Game Plan

Published 4:00 am Monday, April 1, 2024

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Viking A-Club scholarship
Applications are now being accepted for the Warren Central Viking A-Club scholarships.

The scholarships are open to senior Warren Central athletes who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have earned at least one varsity letter during their junior or senior year. Students can also attend River City Early College.

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A total of six $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Some students who have already accepted a large athletic scholarship might not be eligible and should check with Dr. Stanton before applying. The deadline to apply is April 1 at noon.

Application forms are available at this link, and the link can only be accessed with a email account.

For more information, email

Miss Mississippi pickleball
The Miss Mississippi Pickleball 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 registration is available through

There will be brackets in five age and skill divisions from 18-34 to 70-plus.

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

Carson Kurtz Memorial
The Carson Kurtz Memorial 4Ball golf tournament will be held May 4-5 at Clear Creek Golf Course and Vicksburg Country Club. The entry fee is $400 per two-person team and includes lunch and beverages both days. There will be a Saturday night Calcutta with dinner and music.

The tournament will be at Clear Creek on May 4 and the Country Club on May 5. Proceeds benefit a scholarship fund honoring Warren Central and St. Aloysius soccer player Carson Kurtz, who died in 2019.

For more information or to register, call Chris Whittington at 601-415-7451; Shawn Kurtz at 601-415-9540; or visit the Carson Kurtz Memorial Facebook page.

Chillin’ in the Hills
Registration is now open for the 15th annual Chillin’ in the Hills 5K run and race walk. The race is scheduled for Saturday, May 11 at 8 a.m. It begins and ends at Martin’s at Midtown, 1101 Belmont St., and follows a course through downtown Vicksburg.

The registration fee for the 5K run and 5K race walk is $25. The children’s 1-mile fun run is free. Online registration is available through For more information, call Laura Jones at 601-636-5703 or email her at

The Chillin’ in the Hills 5K is a fundraiser for Grace Christian Counseling Center, which provides low-cost mental health and counseling services for individuals, families and groups in the Vicksburg area.

Ergon Charity Golf Tournament
The inaugural Ergon Refining, Inc., Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for May 16 at Clear Creek Golf Couse. The four-person scramble will begin at noon, with check-in starting at 10 a.m. and lunch at 11.

There are prizes for the winners of each of three flights, as well as for longest drive and closest to the hole. All proceeds from the tournament benefit Good Shepherd Community Center and Preschool.

For more information or to register, call 601-630-8300 or email

Core Mississippi Magic AAU Basketball
The Core Mississippi Magic AAU basketball program is hosting tryouts for it’s boys’ and girls’ youth travel teams. Tryouts are hosted throughout March and April and are available only by sign up and invitation. To sign up, call 601-301-2090 for more information.

Warren Central archery tryouts
Tryouts for Warren Central’s archery team will be held Wednesday, April 10 in Gym B at the high school, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The tryouts are open to Warren Central and WC-zoned students at River City Early College.

Bows and arrows will be provided, but all archers must have a current physical and parental consent form to try out. For more information, email coach Matt Brewer at