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MACJC extends recruiting restrictions until May 31

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Before the recent announcement by the National Junior College Athletic Association lifting their recruiting restrictions nationally on Friday, May 15, the presidents of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College approved a recommendation by the athletic directors at the state’s 15 community colleges to extend the Dead Period restricting in-person recruiting both on and off campus until Sunday, May 31.

“This decision was made with the safety of all our campus communities in mind along with the health and well-being of our prospects and their families and coaches being a top priority, and I fully support the decision,” said MACJC Commissioner Steve Martin in a statement. “Many of our campuses are scheduled to remain closed to the public through the month of May, and this ruling to extend the recruiting restrictions until May 31 is consistent with that schedule.”

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Johnson scored 21 points in VHS 42-32 win over Pearl

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(photo by Marg Sims)

Vicksburg High School ninth grade player Cynia Johnson had a great game Monday night in the Gators 42-32 win over the Pearl Pirates.

Johnson scored 21 points for the Gators in the huge victory as the Pirates were unable to stop her awesome performance.

Johnson has become a key player for the team this season and has led the Gators to a 5-1 record. Each week she proves that she is one of the best freshman players in the City of Vicksburg. Johnson and her team are working hard toward being able to play in the Little Six Championship at the end of the season.

The Gators next game is at home Thursday against Northwest Rankin. Tip off is 5 p.m.

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Burns scored 50 points in PCA victory over Mt. Salus Monday

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(photo by Carrie Martin)

Porter’s Chapel Academy girls basketball player Yakia Burns outscored the entire opposing team in the Eagles 60-20 victory over Mt. Salus.

Burns scored a career high 50 points in the game and led her team to victory once again. She also had five steals and 10 rebounds in the big win.

Burns also played great defense Monday night as she held her opponents to a low scoring game.

Burns is now the highest scoring girl basketball player in the city, averaging more than 30 points per game.

Tbe Lady Eagles will face North Sunflower at PCA Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

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Vicksburg hunter Patrick Southerland got his first deer this weekend

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Patrick Southerland (photo courtesy Brooke Southerland)

Vicksburg hunter Patrick Southerland killed his first deer this weekend in Warren County.

Southerland is 10 years old and a fourth grader at St. Francis Elementary School where he is known as a great student.

Southerland is also a football player for the St. Francis Flashes peewee football team and is well liked by his teammates and coaches.

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