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Hinds Bulldogs set to take on NWCC in the MACJC State Playoffs



(photo by Tracy Duncan, Hinds CC)

The MACJC South Division’s No. 2 seeded Hinds Community College Bulldogs (14-7, 9-5) will take on the MACJC North Division’s No. 3 seeded Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers (15-8, 7-5) on Monday, Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Miss.

“I am extremely excited and proud of our men’s basketball program, the coaching staff, and the players; particularly the sophomores who helped lay the foundation last year and are now being rewarded with Hinds first playoff appearance in many years,” said Hinds Athletic Director Gene Murphy.

Forward Dontrell McQuarter is one of the Bulldogs’ sophomores that has been particularly instrumental in the success of the team. McQuarter has played in all 21 games for the Bulldogs this season and is averaging a team-leading 15 points per game.

“It feels good being part of changing the culture of this historic team by buying in to what Coach Yusef has taught us. I’m enjoying the overall experience and helping Hinds bring it because they deserve it,” McQuarter said.

Below is the full schedule for the MACJC Men’s State Playoffs.

Monday, Feb. 24, Men’s Games

Game 1: (No. 2 North) East Mississippi Community College vs (No. 3 South) Jones Community College – 1 p.m.

Game 2: (No. 1 South) Pearl River Community College vs (No. 4 North) Itawamba Community College – 3 p.m.

Game 3: (No. 2 South) Hinds Community College vs (No. 3 North) Northwest Mississippi Community College – 5:30 p.m.

Game 4: (No. 1 North) Northeast Mississippi Community College vs (No. 4 South) Southwest Mississippi Community College – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, Games

Men’s Game 5: Winner of Game 1 and Game 2 – 3 p.m.

Men’s Game 6: Winner of Game 3 and Game 4 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 27, Championship Game

Men’s Game 7: Winners of Game 5 and 6 – 7:30 p.m.



Vicksburg freshman Davion Williams scored 10 points Thursday



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



(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



Vicksburg resident Addie G. Clay 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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