Game Plan

Published 9:00 am Sunday, August 9, 2020

Cannons baseball tryouts
The Vicksburg Cannons 10U baseball team will have tryouts on Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Culkin baseball fields. Tryouts will start at 10 a.m., and there is no need to pre-register. For more information, contact Dustin Chamblee at 601-415-1681.

WC softball tryouts
Tryouts for Warren Central’s fast-pitch softball team will be held Aug. 11 and 13, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. each day at Warren Central’s softball field.

All new players must attend both days of tryouts. Returning players only need to attend the tryout session on Aug. 13.

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All players should bring a glove, cleats and batting helmet. All players must also have a current physical, concussion form and clearance form. For more information, email head coach Dana McGivney at

VSO fall registration
Registration for the Vicksburg Soccer Organization’s fall season is now open and will continue until Aug. 15.

There are six leagues for players in the U5 through U12 age divisions, and games will be played at Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi. Practices begin Aug. 31, and games on Sept. 14.

The registration fee for all players is $20. Uniforms are $60, but VSO uniforms from previous seasons can be used. The league will follow the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines outlined by the Mississippi Soccer Association.

For more information or to register, visit or email Daniel Sumerall at

WC basketball tryouts
Tryouts for Warren Central’s ninth-grade and varsity boys basketball teams will be held Aug. 15-17 at Warren Central Junior High.

The tryouts are from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Aug. 15; from 4 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 16; and from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 17.

All players must have completed physical, concussion and clearance forms, which are available online at Players must also bring their own bottle of water and towel to the tryouts.

YMCA football registration
Registration for the Vicksburg YMCA’s 2020 flag football season is now open and will continue until Sept. 1. The league is open to players in kindergarten through sixth grade, and will be broken up into several age divisions.

The registration fee is $50 for YMCA members and $70 for non-members. Parents can register their children at the Purks YMCA, online at, or by calling 601-638-1071.

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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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