Game Plan

Published 12:55 pm Sunday, September 5, 2021

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Whitetails Unlimited banquet
The Warren County Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited will host its annual banquet on Sept. 7 at 5 p.m., at the Levee Street Warehouse, 1609 Levee St. in Vicksburg. The banquet benefits Whitetails Unlimited, a non-profit organization involved in nature conservation and hunting projects in the Vicksburg area. Among the projects are organized outings for youth and disabled hunters.

Advance tickets to the banquet are $35 for adults, $25 for spouses, and $20 for children 15 and under. Tickets will cost $5 more at the door. Anyone purchasing tickets before Aug. 24 will be automatically entered into a drawing for a gun giveaway.

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For more information or to purchase tickets, call Melissa Reeves at 601-415-1081 or visit

City softball league
Registration is now open for the City of Vicksburg’s fall adult slow-pitch softball leagues. There will be men’s and women’s leagues, as well as a co-ed church league.

The cost is $175 per team, plus $10 for each Warren County resident outside the city limits and $20 for each resident of Sharkey, Issaquena, Claiborne or Hinds counties. Forms are available at the Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department office, 100 Army Navy Drive, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday.

There will also be a mandatory coaches meeting at the Parks and Rec office on Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call Rick Daughtry at 601-218-9501 or Jay Harper at 601-831-0429.

VHS bowling tryouts
Tryouts for Vicksburg High’s bowling team are scheduled for Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m., at Fun Lanes in Uptown Vicksburg. The tryouts are open to all students in grades 7-12. All bowlers must have a pair of socks, a $5 shoe rental fee, and a current physical.

For more information, email coach Stacey Banks at

Hinds baseball showcase
The Hinds Community College baseball program will host the 2021 Hinds Baseball Fall Showcase on Sept. 26 at Joe G. Moss Field on the Raymond campus.

The showcase is open to players in grades 9-12 who are looking to display their talents in front of the Hinds baseball coaching staff, along with numerous other junior colleges, universities and scouts.

Check-in/registration will begin at 11 a.m. on Sept. 26, and the showcase will run from noon until completion.

The cost is $100 per player. All players must have a physical dated Oct. 25, 2019 or later.

Payment will not be accepted until the day of the showcase, but players can pre-register online and download a waiver form through

For more information, email Hinds assistant coach Andrew Gunn at

Over the River Run
The 30th annual Over the River Run will start at 8 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Old Mississippi River Bridge located at I-20 and Washington Street. The event features a 5-mile run and 5-mile walk race across the Old Mississippi River

Bridge and end at the state welcome center. A 1-mile fun run will follow.

The cost is $25 for adults, and $15 for ages 10 and younger. Parking will be at the Ameristar Hotel. After the race, entertainment and refreshments for all participants will be offered at the Ameristar Delta Point parking lot.
For more information, call 601-631-2997, email, or visit

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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