Game Plan

Published 2:03 pm Monday, December 18, 2023

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PCA basketball camp
Porter’s Chapel will host a youth basketball camp Dec. 20-22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. It will be led by coach Donna Brown Wynn and is for all ages. The registration fee is $75. For more information or to register, call PCA basketball coach Casey Fisher at 601-218-3872.

VHS Ugly Sweater Softball
Vicksburg High School will play its annual Ugly Sweater Christmas softball game on Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. at the Softball Swamp field on Army Navy Drive.

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The event features a slow-pitch game with Vicksburg High’s baseball and softball players. Admission is a gift or donation that will be donated to needy families in Warren County.

VGSA softball registration
Registration for the Vicksburg Girls Softball Association’s 2024 spring season will begin Jan. 2 and continue until Feb. 5. There are five divisions for players ages 4-16, and the registration fee is $60 per player.

Teams will form in mid-February, practices begin Feb. 26, and the season on March 18. Registration forms are available at 601 Sports, or on the VGSA’s Facebook page.

For more information, contact Alyssa Lick at 601-218-5997; Hannah Smith at 601-218-9783; Gary Jackson at 601-415-0170; or email vicksburggsa@gmail.com.

Red Carpet Bowl scholarships
Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Red Carpet Bowl scholarships. Several $750 scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors in the Class of 2024 at Porter’s Chapel Academy, St. Aloysius, Vicksburg High and Warren Central.

Applicants must fill out a form that includes extracurricular activities and other information, attach an unofficial transcript, and write a 500-word essay.

The deadline to apply is March 5, 2024.

To get an application form, students can visit their guidance counselor or email Red Carpet Bowl committee members Wayne Roberts at wayner@dimco.net; Johnny Reynolds at johnnylr4545@gmail.com; Lester Tzotzolas at ltzotzolas@gbtonline.com; or Jay Hodges at Jay@dmi-agent.com.

Free riding classes
The Louisiana Legends bareback riding and saddle bronc riding school will be held Dec. 27-29 at the Franklin Parish Activity Center in Winnsboro, Louisiana. The free program provided classes in several rodeo disciplines, taught by pro riders.

The classes will begin at 8 a.m. and continue through the day. Lunch will be provided, as will assistance with equipment. For more information or to register, email Gene Ingram at IngramGene427@gmail.com.

Laces for Love Run
The inaugural Laces for Love run is scheduled for Feb. 10 in downtown Vicksburg. The event will include 5K and 10K runs, a 5-kilometer race walk, and a 1-mile children’s fun run.

The race will begin at 8 a.m. in front of Key City Brewery and Milano’s Restaurant on Washington Street, and follow a course through the downtown area. An after-party will follow in the parking lot adjacent to the start-finish line.

The registration fee is $30 for the 5K events, $35 for the 10K run, or $15 for the fun run. After Jan. 1, the registration fees increase by $5 each. Online registration is available through raceroster.com.

For more information, email race chairman Johnna Riddick at johnnacriddick@gmail.com.