Game Plan

Published 7:50 am Wednesday, March 11, 2020

VHS volleyball tryouts
Tryouts for Vicksburg High’s varsity volleyball team are scheduled for March 23 and 24, from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. each day in the VHS gym. The tryouts are for girls in grades 9-12.

Players must have a current physical, their latest report card, a T-shirt, shoes, knee pads, socks and tennis shoes. For more information, contact coach Deborah Brown at or 601-636-2914.

WC golf tournament
The 2020 Viking Golf 4-Man Scramble, a golf tournament to benefit the Warren Central golf team, is scheduled for March 21 at Vicksburg Country Club. The tournament will begin at 12:30 p.m.

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The entry fee is $100 per person, or $400 per four-person team, and includes lunch and one mulligan per player. There are prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin. Overall prizes for first through third places will be awarded as well.

Cart, hole and title sponsorships are also available. For more information, call Matt Williams at 601-218-8295; Chris Sullivan at 601-618-4646; or Jackie Pettway at 601-218-4036.

Lifeguard class
The Vicksburg YMCA will hold an American Red Cross lifeguard certification class March 30 through April 10 at the Purks YMCA pool.

Those taking the class must be 15 years of age or older before April 10, 2020, and pass an endurance test on the first day. The endurance test consists of a 300-yard swim; two minutes of treading water without using hands; and a 20-yard swim, surface dive, and retrieval of a 10-pound brick, followed by another 20-yard swim without the use of hands.

The cost of the class is $125 for YMCA members and $175 for non-members. Completion of the class and Red Cross certification is required to hold a lifeguard job at public pools.

Registration is available at the Purks YMCA, 267 YMCA Place. For more information, contact Wayne Scott at 601-638-1071 or

Hinds football tryouts
Hinds Community College has rescheduled its football tryouts for Wednesday, March 18, at 1 p.m. at Joe Renfroe Stadium on the Raymond campus. Registration will begin at noon at Mayo Athletic Field House. All players must have a current physical, shorts, a T-shirt and cleats. The cost of the tryout is $20. For more information, visit

USM baseball camps
The Southern Miss baseball program will host a pair of spring break camps at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.

The camp dates are March 12-13 and March 16-17. The cost is $100 and includes a T-shirt. The camps run from 9 a.m.-noon each day for kids ages 6-13.

The camps will cover the fundamentals of baseball and a game will be played at the end of each day. Instruction will be provided by the USM coaching staff.

For more information, visit or contact USM assistant coach Ladd Rhodes at 601-297-7703 or at

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About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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