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Alcorn names Nate Kilbert as women’s basketball head coach

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Nate Kilbert (Photo courtesy Alcorn State Athletics)

Alcorn State University has named Nate Kilbert as its new head coach for women’s basketball.

Kilbert, who previously served as Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s head coach, was announced as the Braves new head coach Tuesday.

The move marks a return to Alcorn where he was an assistant coach for the Braves from 1991 to 2001, helping the Braves win nine titles, including three SWAC titles.

“What an awesome opportunity this is to be able to return to Alcorn State University where I not only earned my master’s degree, but also helped the Lady Braves establish themselves as a powerhouse in the SWAC,” Kilbert said in a statement. “Beginning with success in the classroom and doing something I’ve always done — recruiting students who are equipped with skills to matriculate success in their academic fields, and who will all leave the university with their degree in-hand.”

Kilbert took a head coaching job at Mississippi Valley State University in 2001 where he stayed for 12 seasons before getting an offer to coach at Arkansas-Pine Bluff in 2012. He holds the record for being the winningest head coach in Arkansas-Pine Bluff history.

Kilbert graduated from MVSU with a bachelor’s in health, physical education and recreation in 1987. He earned his master’s in secondary education, health and physical education from Alcorn in 1989.

 

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Vicksburg freshman Davion Williams scored 10 points Thursday

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Vicksburg High School freshman basketball player Davion Willams came in second in points for his team Thursday, helping to lead the Gators to victory over Northwest Rankin.

Williams scored 10 points in the 62-32 win over the Cougars. He was a key reason the Gators maintained a big lead throughout the entire game.

Williams had lots of help from teammate Kealon Bass who scored 17 points and Chris Green who scored 8.

Williams and the Gators are now 8-0 and will return to play next Monday against Clinton.

 

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USACE hosts annual youth deer hunt

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(Photo by Will Swann on Unsplash)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces that Grenada Lake will host its annual youth deer hunt over two weekends, Dec. 26 to 28, 2020, and Jan. 1 to 3, 2021.

To be eligible for participation, youth hunters must be between the ages of eight and 15 and be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 21 years old with a valid Mississippi hunting license.

Registration begins Dec. 3 and ends Dec. 8. Hunters may register by emailing Natural Resources Specialist Will Clark at [email protected]. The email must include the youth hunter’s name and age as well as the accompanying adult’s name, age and phone number.

“We are excited to continue our annual tradition of hosting this event for young hunters,” Clark said in a news release. “We wish them all a safe and successful hunting season.”

Youth hunters may harvest a maximum of one buck and two does during the hunt.

Hunters and their locations will be selected through a random drawing process. All hunters will be provided with a packet outlining the hunt’s rules and regulations as well as a detailed map of their hunting area. Each hunting area will contain ground blinds and two-man ladder stands for hunters’ use.

The purpose of the hunt is to encourage young people to become more involved in outdoor recreation and habitat preservation. The hunt also helps control the deer population.

For more information about this hunt or other hunting opportunities at Grenada Lake, please contact the Grenada Lake Field Office at 662-226-5911.

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10-year-old Addie G. Clay killed a big buck Saturday

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Vicksburg resident Addie G. Clay killed killed a big buck Saturday, marking her first kill of deer hunting season.

Clay is 10-years-old and in fifth grade at St. Francis Elementary School in Vicksburg. She is  known as both a great and athletic student.

Clay got the kill in Issaquena County hunting with her dad Robert Clay. In addition to getting this amazing buck Saturday, it was the anniversary of her first kill exactly three years ago.

 

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