The Vicksburg-Warren School District has inducted seven former athletes into the VWSD Hall of Fame in a ceremony held on Thursday night.
Jimmy Sweet, Bowen Woodson, Donna Brown-Wynn, Robert Lee Erves, Jr., Arthur “Bobo” Harris, Kelvin Reed and Dellie C. Robinson were the inductees in Thursday’s Hall of Fame ceremony, surrounded by family and supporters.
Brown-Wynn dominated in basketball at Vicksburg High School and was also a great softball and track athlete for the Missy Gators. She went on to play basketball at Mississippi State University and now coaches Franklin Christian Academy.
Woodson was a stellar athlete on the VHS baseball team. He led the Gators to a 4A North State Championship during his time with the team. He was awarded both the offensive and defensive MVP team award in high school and was also the MVP of the soccer team in 2008. He went on to play baseball at Tulane where he started 149 games and made 187 appearances.
Robinson left a legacy at VHS. He coached the Gators from 1992-2017. VHS won over 400 games with Robinson as Head Coach and he also led the team to a 2003 state championship. They also appeared in the 2011 and 2014 state championships before his retirement.
Harris was a track athlete and a most notable football star for VHS before heading to the University of Southern Mississippi. He also played in the Mississippi All-Star Game.
Sweet played football and ran track at Rosa A. Temple and North Vicksburg. He was a part of the big 8 championship team. After football, he spent nearly 30 years with the Vicksburg Police Department.
Reed played basketball for Warren Central in the 1980s and averaged double digits in scoring for the Vikings as a three-year starter. He also played at Pensacola Junior College where he led them to a 1993 NJCAA Division I national championship.
Erves played football for Temple and Warren Central before going off to Mississippi Valley State University. He then became a longtime assistant coach at Vicksburg High School while also coaching the powerlifting team to a 2003 state championship.See a typo? Report it here.