Athletics

VWSD SPORTS HALL OF FAME 

Nominations are being accepted through JUNE 15, 2017 for individuals to be considered for induction into the Vicksburg Warren School District Sports Hall of Fame. 
 
Click here for form to nominate deserving athletes, coaches and/or administrators.  
 

ATHLETES: To be eligible, individuals must have attended and participated at least 2 years at Vicksburg High School, or Warren Central High school beginning with 1970 and have been part of a class that has graduated at least 15 years prior to nomination for election.

 

COACHES: They must have coached for at least 5 years within VWSD and must have coached for at least 10 years in their sport. They must also be out of coaching for the sport nominated in for at least 5 years.

 

ADMINISTRATOR: To be eligible for selection, the individual must have made significant contributions to the VWSD athletics program and must be 5 years removed.

 

 
 
2016 INDUCTEES

Carl Blue

Sean Brewer 

 

 Carl Blue

Sean Brewer 

 

 Cynthia Hall

Barry Hassell 

 

 Cynthia Hall

Barry Hassell 

 

Tony Smith

   

Tony Smith

   

 

 

 

 


 

Athletics Calendars

 

2016-17 Sport

Vicksburg

Warren Central

FALL   

Swimming Gators Swimming Vikings Swimming
 Slow Pitch Softball  Missy Gators Softball Lady Vikings Softball 
Volleyball  Missy Gators Volleyball Lady Vikings Volleyball
Football VHS Football - 8, 9, JV & Varsity Vikings Football - 8, 9, JV & Varsity 

 WINTER 

Basketball Boys & Girls Basketball   

Interscholastic Activities

The Vicksburg Warren School District will participate in interscholastic activities governed by the Mississippi High School Athletic Association. These activities are academic competitions, band, choir, baseball, basketball, football, swimming, power lifting, softball, cross country, soccer, track, golf, tennis, debate, one-act plays and public speaking.

Intramural Athletics

Opportunities are provided at the junior high level for students not participating on the interscholastic teams to be involved in an intramural sports program. The program will be coordinated by the department head of health and physical education.

Competitive Sports in the High Schools

Fall Winter Spring
Cross Country Basketball Baseball
Football Soccer Fast Pitch Softball
Slow Pitch Softball Power Lifting Golf
Swimming   Tennis
 Volleyball   Track

Junior High Sports

Fall Winter Spring
Football Basketball Track

Academic Rules for High School Students

For a complete set of eligibility rules, please reference the Mississippi High School Activities Association, Inc. Handbook.

To be eligible for athletics and activities, students must pass the number of courses required by their local district in order to stay on graduation track. The units will be averaged as a whole, either numerically or by GPA, and must be 2.0 or better each semester in order to maintain eligibility.

A student athlete may become eligible for the second semester only once during his/her high school career if he/she fails the year end average the previous year, by passing the required number of units with a 2.0. This will be done in order to keep the student on track for graduation.

VWSD requires students must pass 6 credits toward graduation to be eligible. If a student signs up to opt-out, he/she must pass 6 credits toward graduation with one year of 5 1/2 credits.

Special education students will be academically eligible if they are making satisfactory progress according to the committees reviewing their Individual Education Plans (IEP).

Out of School One or More Semesters: If a pupil who is eligible for a given semester drops out of school for one or more semesters, he/she is then ineligible until he/she passes the required number of courses with an overall average of 2.0 during a semester. A pupil who is eligible for a given semester cannot drop out of school during the semester or remain out of school for one or more semesters and then be eligible for the next semester he attends.

Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Grade Academic Rules

For a complete set of eligibility rules, please reference the Mississippi High School Activities Association, Inc. Handbook.

Pupils in the seventh grade, eighth grade, and entering the ninth grade participating in high school extra-curricular activities must have a 2.0 overall average (computed numerically or by GPA) for the four core courses (English, math, science and social studies) from the preceding semester. The year-end average for the spring semester will be used to compute averages for the fall semester. Students must be on track to be promoted to be eligible.

If a student meets promotional requirements at the end of the school year but is retained in the same grade, the student is ineligible for one (1) year. This is commonly referred to as redshirting. If the student participates after being declared ineligible, the school will be placed on athletic probation by the MHSAA. Also, the school could lose accreditation by the State Department of Education.

Summer School Credits

For a complete set of eligibility rules, please reference the Mississippi High School Activities Association, Inc. Handbook.

An accredited summer school shall be considered as an extension of the second semester of the school session, and credits earned in such a school may be considered in determining the scholastic eligibility of students. The completion of a full unit, major subject, during a summer school shall be classed as passing one major subject for one unit of credit and not as passing two major subjects for one half unit each. Accredited correspondence courses may be accepted for establishing athletic eligibility provided the course has been completed and recorded by the opening of school.

General Eligibility Rules

For a complete set of eligibility rules, please reference the Mississippi High School Activities Association, Inc. Handbook.

To be eligible to participate in interschool activities a contestant must:

    a. Be a bona fide student, having enrolled not later than the 15th day of any semester of participation, carry five (5) major subjects and deport himself satisfactorily.
    b. Any pupil who becomes 19 years of age prior to August 1 shall be ineligible for interschool competition. A FINE OF $1000 WILL BE ASSESSED ANY SCHOOL THAT PLAYS A STUDENT TOO OLD.
    c. Not be a graduate of a four-year high school.
    d. Not have enrolled in a college or junior college or participated in athletics above the high school level, and no eligible high school student shall be permitted to participate on a college level in any activity that is sponsored by the Mississippi High School Activities Association, Incorporated. However, a student who has successfully completed his or her junior year and is academically talented may take no more than two (2) college courses or a maximum of six hours per semester during his - her senior year, none of which would render the student more proficient in any sponsored activity of the MHSAA. The only restriction to be observed by pupils who participate in summer college academic programs is that they must not take any course that would ordinarily render them more proficient in a sponsored high school activity during their senior year. An illustration of this restriction is that a pupil should not take a summer college course in debating or in public speaking if he plans to participate in these activities during his senior year in high school.
    e. Upon the completion of grade eight, choose the high school he wishes to attend in a city or district where there are two or more high schools or schools of secondary grade. When a student has chosen a high school and enrolled in and attended that school for one day or longer, the school of his choice shall become his home school. In a junior high school situation, the choice of grade nine in a given junior high school means the choice of the senior high school, which is designated by the appropriate school board as the senior high school for the graduates of that particular junior high school. Any pupil who enters grade 9 in a member public junior high school or grade 10 or above in a member public high school and then transfers to a member private or parochial high school shall be ineligible for a period of one year. The same is true where a pupil enters grade 9 in a member parochial or private junior high school or grade 10 or above in a member parochial or private high school and then transfers to a member public high school. Upon transfer from the first member high school chosen to the second member school, he will be ineligible for competition in both athletic and literary contests or meets until he has been in the second school for one year from the date he enrolls in the second school.

General Eligibility Rules - Junior High / Middle Schools

For a complete set of eligibility rules, please reference the Mississippi High School Activities Association, Inc. Handbook.

To be eligible to participate in interschool Junior High / Middle activities a contestant must:

    a. Be a bona fide student having enrolled not later than the fifteenth day of any semester of participation, carry four basic courses* and deport himself satisfactorily.
    b. A pupil must attend school in the school district of which his parents are actual bona fide residents.
    c. A student must pass their grade level by achieving at least an average of 2.0 in four basic courses* the previous semester (computed numerically or by GPA). The year-end average for the spring semester will be used to compute averages for the fall semester.
    d. To be eligible for participation as a seventh grader a student must be promoted with an average of 2.0 from sixth to seventh grade and for participation as an eighth grader a student must be promoted from seventh to eighth grade with a 2.0 average.
    e. A pupil who is not eligible at the beginning of the school year may become eligible the second semester only once during the student’s junior high school career by passing four basic courses with an overall average of 2.0.
    f. The instructional program of the district is based on an instructional management plan/system which defines core objectives, standards of mastery, and criteria for the academic promotion/progression of students from one grade level to the next. The criteria prohibit the retention of students for extracurricular purposes.
    g. Have on file with the Executive Director at least 15 days prior to the first game or contest the eligibility list giving all information on the form required by the Director.
    h. Age
        - Seventh grader must not have reached 14 years of age prior to August 1.
        - Eighth grader must not have reached 15 years of age prior to August 1.
        - Ninth grader must not have reached 16 years of age prior to August 1.
    i. Birth Certificates Required. Seventh, eighth, and ninth graders shall not be eligible to participate until a certified copy of his birth certificate, issued by the Bureau of Vital Statistics in the state in which he was born, has been presented to the Principal or his designee of the school. Date of birth and birth certificate number shall be listed on eligibility list (form 1) along with other information the first time a pupil’s name is submitted to the state office.
    j. Students must have been examined by a physician and have been declared physically fit. Nurse practitioners may give physicals to athletes provided they are doing so in compliance with state law and are operating under proper approved protocols. A physician or nurse practitioner must sign the certificate.
    k. A player shall not play in more than four quarters per week in football.
    l. Players cannot be transferred back to junior high/middle school team once they play on the high school varsity or “B” team.

* Basic courses - Any subject that meets the equivalent of at least 250 minutes per week or meets the State Department requirement.