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Former VHS football star Paul Wilson to play his senior season at West Alabama

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Paul Wilson (Photo courtesy west Alabama Athletics)

Former Vicksburg High cornerback Paul Wilson is entering his first year of playing eligibility at West Alabama University after transferring from the University of North Colorado last season.

Wilson is a 2016 graduate of VHS where he shined on the gridiron for the Gators, helping them to a playoff appearance in 2015. At VHS, Wilson had a total of 75 tackles, one sack, one interception and caused 13 fumbles.

He committed to Copiah-Lincoln Community College in 2016. Wilson immediately made an impact at Co-Lin by recording  54 tackles, two sacks, five tackles for loss, two interceptions and three broken up passes in his two seasons at the school.

In 2018, Wilson left Co-Lin to play for the University of North Colorado. Wilson appeared in 11 games during the 2018 season where he had 21 tackles and 15 solos.

Wilson transferred from North Colorado to the University of West Alabama in 2019, where he had to sit out the 2019 football season due to NCAA transfer rules.

He is now prepared to play his final collegiate football season at UWA where he plans to make an impact as he did at every school he attended.

Wilson will play his first game this year on Sept. 3 against Tusculum University in Tennessee.

 

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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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Former WC player Sims gets scholarship offer from Millsaps College

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(Photo courtesy Malik Sims)

Hinds Community College and former Warren Central High School football player Malik Sims has started to receive more football scholarship offers.

Last week, Sims received an offer from Millsaps College to further his football career. Sims posted the announcement on Facebook. Previously, Sims received an offer from Holmes Community College.

Sims recently finished his first season playing for the Hinds Eagles where he was a starting linebacker, and he performed well on defense making some big plays every game. He helped Hinds to a successful 3-1 season.

Sims has not officially committed to any four year college as of now, and he has not mentioned if he will return to Hinds for his sophomore year. He expects more offers to be made during the offseason.

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