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Vicksburg native hired as women’s head soccer coach at Alcorn

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Kevin Larry (Photo courtesy Alcorn State Athletics)

Vicksburg native Kevin Larry was named the head women’s soccer coach at Alcorn State University Thursday.

“Coach Larry is very experienced and brings a wealth of knowledge,” ASU’s Director of Athletics Derek Horne said in a statement. “He’s an excellent recruiter, and he’s coming back home. We’re so excited to have him on board, and with the experiences and knowledge he has of Southwest Mississippi, we feel that Coach Larry will be an excellent addition to our program.”

Larry served as assistant coach at Jackson State in 2019. He helped the Tigers register a 7-3 conference record as the team finished the regular season on a six-game winning-streak without allowing a single goal. They finished the season with a 8-12 record in 2019.

Larry began coaching for the Braves in 2012 as a volunteer, and now he has the opportunity to lead ASU with his vision.

“On behalf of myself and the Larry family, I’d like to extend a gracious thank you to madam President Felecia Nave, AD Derek Horne and all of those involved in making this dream come true. I began my journey as a college coach right here at Alcorn almost 10 years ago as a volunteer,” Larry said in the statement. “I had a bunch of nervous energy, but I was determined to succeed. That’s the same attitude I have now that I am the head coach.”

From 2015 to 2018, Larry was an assistant coach for the men and women’s soccer team at Shaw University.

Alcorn suffered a 1-15 season last year, but now under new leadership, the Braves could soon get back to their winning ways.

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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 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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