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Game Plan

Star Spangled Night Run
Registration is now open for the Third Annual Star Spangled Night Run, a 5K run and race walk through downtown Vicksburg.

The race is scheduled for Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m. and will begin and end at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center.

The entry fees are $30 for adults, and $15 for children 12 and under. The first 150 registered participants will be guaranteed a tank top, as well as a glow item.
Entry forms and complete event details are available by visiting southernculture.org. Entry forms and fees can be dropped off at the SCHF business office or mailed to: SCHF, 1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Online registration is at RaceRoster.com. For more information, call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

Summer tennis camp
The City of Vicksburg’s annual summer tennis camp at Halls Ferry Park is under way and will continue through July.

The camp is open to children ages 5-18, and there is no charge to participate. Sessions run from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday for children ages 5 to 10; and on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon for players ages 10-18.

A junior team tennis session will also be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

For more information, call City of Vicksburg tennis director Rick Shields at 601-618-4757.

Adult softball league
Registration is now open for the City of Vicksburg’s adult softball league, and will continue until June 19. Registration packets are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday at the Parks and Recreation offices at 100 Army-Navy Drive.

The cost is $175 per team, with an extra $10 fee for non-city residents and a $20 fee for residents of Sharkey, Issaquena, Claiborne and Hinds counties.

A mandatory coaches meeting will be held on June 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Parks and Rec office. All teams must have a representative at this meeting. For more information, call Parks and Rec director Joseph Graves at 601-634-4514.

St. Al, PCA physicals
Elite Performance and Rehab will conduct free athletic physicals for all high school athletes at St. Aloysius and Porter’s Chapel Academy on Saturday, June 27, from 8 to 11 a.m.

No appointment is necessary, but athletes must have a completed physical form that is available either at Elite or from their respective schools. Elite is located at 1901 A Mission 66.

For more information, call Elite at 601-638-5518.

VHS, WC volleyball tryouts
Tryouts for Vicksburg High and Warren Central’s volleyball teams have been scheduled in June. To help comply with COVID-19 restrictions, all tryouts will be by appointment only and will be held at the Warren Central Junior High gym.

Vicksburg’s tryouts are June 22 and 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students can sign up for a tryout date and time by emailing coach Vicksburg coach Deborah Brown at dbrown@vwsd.org.

Warren Central’s tryouts are scheduled for June 25 and 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. To schedule a tryout date and time, email coach Matt Gullett at mgullett@vwsd.org.
Students must have updated physical, concussion, and clearance forms, which are available at vwsd.org. They must also come prepared to work out and should be stretched and ready when their time slot arrives. Each player will only have a 15-minute window in which to try out.

MC football camp
Mississippi College will host its annual football camp on July 1 on its campus in Clinton. The camp costs $50 and will have two sessions.

Session I will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is for offensive linemen, defensive linemen, running backs, linebackers, deep-snappers, kickers and punters.
Session II goes from 3 to 5 p.m. and is for quarterbacks, tight ends, wide receivers and defensive backs.

No walk-up registration is allowed, and players must bring their own water bottles. To register or for more information, visit mc.edu/mcfootballcamps.

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