Game Plan

Published 7:45 am Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Spooky Sprint 5K
The fifth annual Spooky Sprint 5K is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26 in downtown Vicksburg.

The race will feature a 5-kilometer run and race walk, as well as a 1-mile fun run beginning at 8 a.m. Runners and walkers are encouraged to wear costumes, and afterward there will be a Halloween carnival with food, music and awards. The race will begin at the BancorpSouth parking lot, at 820 South St.

The entry fee is $35 for the run and walk, or $20 for the fun run, and online registration is available at until Oct. 23.

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The Spooky Sprint 5K is a fundraiser for Vicksburg Catholic Schools.

Online hunter ed class
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks is now allowing the state’s hunters to complete a mandatory education course online.

The internet course, “Today’s Hunter in Mississippi,” can be found at the agency’s website, The class is video-narrated and interactive. The certificate from the online course can be presented as a digital or paper copy to license vendors to purchase a hunting license.

Residents under 16 who choose to take the internet course will still need to attend a three-hour classroom course before being certified.

The next classroom course offered in Warren County is scheduled for Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fisher Ferry Fire Department on Lee Road.
Registration for the classroom class must be done online at

Realtor golf tournament
The annual Vicksburg Realtor Golf Tournament will be Friday, Oct. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Vicksburg Country Club. This event is hosted by the Vicksburg-Warren County Board of Realtors and proceeds benefit The Warrior Bonfire Program. Cost is $90 per player or $325 per four-man team.

A team and hole sponsorship combination is available for $400. To sign up or sponsor, call Nevada Bob’s Golf at 601-713-1700. For more information on the tournament, call 601-618-5351.

Sports Force baseball tournament
Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi will host the Round Tripper Tournament, a sanctioned Grand Slam youth baseball tournament for teams in the 7U-13U age divisions, Oct. 19 and 20.

The tournament fees range from $185 to $375 per team, depending on the age group. Each team will receive three guaranteed games and championship rings for first and second place finishers. Umpires and baseballs are included in the entry fee.

For more information, contact Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi at 317-445-6230 or

Monster Mash softball
Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi will host the Monster Mash fast-pitch youth softball tournament on Oct. 26 and 27. The tournament is for girls teams in the 8U to 18U age divisions, and sanctioned by the FASA. The entry fee is $260 per team, and there is a four-game guarantee.

For more information, contact Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi at 317-445-6230 or

Kudzu Classic soccer
The Kudzu Classic youth soccer tournament is scheduled for Nov. 9 and 10 at Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi in Vicksburg.

The tournament is for teams in the 9U to 18U age groups. The entry fee ranges from $375 to $425 per team, depending on the age group, and there is a three-game guarantee. For more information or to register, contact Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi at 470-863-5623 or by email at

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