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Lady Gators defeat the Lady Vikings 59-56

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Lady Gators, in green, defend against the Lady Vikings, in white.

The Vicksburg High School women’s basketball team stunned Warren Central today as they won 59-56 over the Vikings.

Both teams kept the score close and the game was decided in the last few seconds.

The Gators (5-4) took the early lead. By the end of the first quarter, they were ahead 16-9. Senior Tiarra Jones led the Gators in the first quarter by dropping six points.

The Vikings (7-3) got the score even closer by halftime with the help of Jamaiya Sanders who scored seven points in the second quarter. By the end of the first half, the Lady Gators were leading 26-24.

In the second half of the game, the defense for both teams were playing at their best. By the end of the third quarter, the Gators only had a one point lead with the score 33-32.

The fourth quarter was hectic with the crowds enthusiastically cheering for their teams.

The Gators let their lead slip away briefly, but sophomore Destiny Sims and senior Cabria Barnes both hit huge three-pointers putting the Gators ahead once again. The Vikings fouled Sims plenty of times in the fourth quarter resulting in Sims hitting five of six free throws and helping the Gators secure the win.

“I was very confident going to the free throw line, and I knew we could pull off the win,” Sims said. She finished the game with 13 points.

The victory marks the Lady Gators first road win of the season.

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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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