Game Plan

Published 8:00 am Monday, January 30, 2023

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Run Thru History
Registration is now open for the 44th annual Run Thru History, a 10-kilometer run, 5-kilometer race walk and 1-mile children’s fun run through the Vicksburg National Military Park.

The Run Thru History is scheduled for March 4 at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $30 for the run and race walk until Feb. 27, and $35 after that date. The Cannonball Run 1-miler is only for children 12 and under and is free.

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Runners and walkers can register online through, or in person at the Purks YMCA off of East Clay Street. For more information, visit or call 601-638-1071.

Red Carpet Bowl scholarships
Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Red Carpet Bowl scholarships. A $750 scholarship will be awarded to several graduating seniors from each of Warren County’s four high schools. Applications are available from each school’s office, and the deadline for submission is March 15.

Applicants must include a 500-word essay on why the Red Carpet Bowl scholarship is important to them. For more information, email Red Carpet Bowl chairman John Newton at

Viking A-Club scholarship
The Warren Central A-Club Scholarship will reward four scholar-athletes from the school with a $500 scholarship each. The scholarship recognizes outstanding leadership, athletic participation, and academic success.

Applicants must be a senior at Warren Central; have a minimum, unweighted GPA of 3.0; earned at least one varsity letter in their junior or senior year; and submit a 500-word essay.

The deadline to apply is March 15 at noon, and late applications will not be accepted. The online application is available at this link.

VGSA registration
Registration is now open for the Vicksburg Girls Softball Association’s 2023 spring season. The sign-up period will continue until Feb. 4. Registration forms are available at 601 Sports, and more information is available through the VGSA’s Facebook page.

Hinds baseball banquet
The Hinds Community College baseball program will host its inaugural First Pitch Banquet on Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m., at the Mayo Fieldhouse on the Raymond campus.

Southern Miss pitching coach Christian Ostrander will serve as the program’s guest speaker. A meet-and-greet is set for 6 p.m. and will include a silent auction.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. For more information or tickets, visit

Co-Lin football tryouts
Copiah-Lincoln Community College will hold tryouts for its football team on Feb. 8 at its campus in Wesson. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., the tryout at 10, and there is a $20 fee to participate.

The tryout is for unsigned high school seniors and transfers. All players must have a current physical, cleats and workout gear.

EMCC soccer tryouts
Tryouts for the East Mississippi Community College men’s and women’s soccer teams will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Sullivan-Windham Field on the Scooba campus.

The tryout will begin at 1 p.m. and last about two hours. It is open to current EMCC students, unsigned high school seniors, and recent high school graduates with NJCAA eligibility remaining.

Players are required to bring their own workout gear and cleats, and must provide an up-to-date athletic physical form. They should also download and complete a registration form from prior to the tryout.

For additional information, email EMCC head coach Kevin Sherry at

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Sports Force tournaments
Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi will host a number of youth baseball and softball tournaments this spring. For more information on all tournaments, visit

• The President’s Day Classic baseball and softball tournament is scheduled for Feb. 18. The one-day tournament is open to teams in the the 7U through 14U age groups. The entry fee ranges from $150 to $325 per team, based on age, and there is a three-game guarantee.

• The Opening Day Classic baseball and softball tournament is scheduled for Feb. 25 and 26. The tournament is open to teams in the the 7U, 8U coach-pitch, 12U, 13U and 14U age groups. The entry fee ranges from $150 to $325 per team, based on age, and there is a three-game guarantee.

• The 2D Mississippi Opener baseball tournament is scheduled for March 4 and 5. The tournament is open to teams in the the 7U through 14U age groups.