Game Plan

Published 1:55 pm Thursday, May 9, 2024

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Chillin’ in the Hills
Registration is 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

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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.

Learn to Swim
Registration for the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program will be held at City Park Pavilion, adjacent to City Pool, from May 15-17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, and on May 18 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Learn to Swim program provides low-cost swim lessons to people of all ages throughout the summer. Each two-week session is taught by certified water safety instructors and includes eight 45-minute lessons. There are sessions for 3- and 4-year-olds, beginner adults, and varying ability levels, with morning and evening classes.

The cost is $15, payable by cash or check only at the time of registration. Because of high demand and limited space, registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis only.

Sessions will be held June 3-14; June 24-July 5; and July 15-26. Classes are from 10 a.m. to 10:45 for Levels 1-3; 11 to 11:45 a.m. for Levels 4-6; and 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. for beginner adults and 3-4-year-olds.

For more information, call Vicksburg City Pool director Sylvia Gurtowski at 601-831-3831 or email her at

WC softball tryouts
Tryouts for Warren Central’s softball team will be held May 20 and 21, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. each day at Lucy Young Field. Tryouts are open to players entering grades 7-12. All players must had a copy of their grades, a current physical, and their own softball equipment.

The registration form is available at this link. For information or to sign up, email coaches Brian Ellis at or Katie Jackson at

VHS softball tryouts
Tryouts for Vicksburg High’s junior varsity and varsity softball teams will be held May 21 and 22, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. each day, at the Softball Swamp field on Army Navy Drive. The tryouts are open to players entering grades 7-12. All players must have a current physical, and bring their own glove and gym clothes.

For more information, email coach Briana Knox at

Bubba Mims Golf Tournament
Porter’s Chapel Academy will host the Bubba Mims Memorial Golf Tournament Friday, May 10 at the Vicksburg Country Club. The tournament is a four-person scramble. The entry fee is $100 per person, and hole sponsorships are also available for $100. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and play begins at 1 p.m.

To register or for more information, email PCA athletic director Blake Purvis at

The tournament honors former PCA football coach Bubba Mims, who died in 2004, and proceeds go toward the school’s Bubba Mims Memorial Scholarship.

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

Play 2 Wynn basketball camp
The Play 2 Wynn Girls Basketball Camp will be held July 22-26 at Vicksburg High School’s gym. The camp will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, and drills will focus on basketball fundamentals and individual development. There will be 5-on-5 scrimmages as well.

The cost of the camp is $100. For information or to register, contact coach Donna Brown-Wynn at 615-974-4015 or