Game Plan

Published 11:00 am Monday, January 22, 2024

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VGSA softball registration
Registration for the Vicksburg Girls Softball Association’s 2024 spring season is now open and will 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.

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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.

Legends Softball meeting
The Sandlot Legends 8U softball team will hold a meeting for players and parents interested in joining for the 2024 spring tournament season. The meeting will be on Monday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. at The Sandlot, 3422 Wisconsin Ave., in Vicksburg.

For more information, call Roosevelt Brown at 601-738-5185 or Haley Jones at 662-801-6177.

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.

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.

ECCC softball fundraiser
The East Central Community College softball team is conducting an online fundraiser to raise money for new uniforms, equipment, and other expenses. To donate, visit this link.

The players on East Central’s roster include Warren Central alum Kayleigh Karel, a freshman outfielder.

Miss Mississippi pickleball
The Miss Mississippi Pickeball Tournament will be held April 6 at the Halls Ferry Park pickleball courts. The event is a fundraiser for the Miss Mississippi Corporation.

The entry fee is $55, and the tournament is limited to 50 teams. Online rgistration is available through pickleballbrackets.com.

There will be brackets in five age and skill divisions from 18-34 to 70-plus. T-shirts will be given to all players who register before March 7, and registration will close on March 27.

Clear Creek junior golf
Clear Creek Golf Course has announced it is starting a new junior golf program at its facility in Bovina.

The program has three age groups. Children ages 4-8 will have lessons on Mondays; ages 9-13 on Tuesdays; and ages 13-18 on Wednesdays. Each lesson runs from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The fee is $80 per month for the youngest age group, and $100 for the others.

Activities will include developmental drills, skill challenges, team-based games and friendly competitions. Water and range balls will be provided for all ages, and golf clubs will be provided for the 4-8-year-olds’ group.

Lessons will be taught by Clear Creek’s PGA professional Ronny Ross, and pro golfer Joseph Dendy. The program will run during the school year.

For more information or to register, call Joseph Dendy at 601-665-5308 or email him at josephmdendy@gmail.com.

Run Thru History
The 45th annual Run Thru History is scheduled for Saturday, March 2 at 8 a.m. in the Vicksburg National Military Park.

The event features a 10K run, 5K race walk, and 1-mile children’s fun run and is Vicksburg’s biggest running event. The entry fee is $30 for the 10K run and 5K race walk before Feb. 26, and $35 after that date. The 1-miler is free, but limited to children 12 and under.

In addition to the running events, the VNMP will have a number of living history demonstrations during the day. A complimentary bus tour of the park is also available for the first 48 race entrants who sign up at the packet pick-up on March 1.

Registration is available in person at the Vicksburg YMCA, located at 267 YMCA Place, or through raceroster.com. For more information, visit runthruhistory.org; call the Vicksburg YMCA at 601-638-1071; or email race director Phillip Doiron at phillipd@vicksburgymca.com.