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HATTIESBURG – Jackson Academy’s comeback from a first-half deficit can be summed up by one play.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, winter sports take center stage. First, sports editor Camal Petro details where the area soccer teams stand with less than a month left on the schedule.

HATTIESBURG – For the Oak Grove Warriors Tuesday night, it was a total team effort. There’s no other way to describe it.

HATTIESBURG – Sacred Heart coach Brian Butler believes the holiday break can make or break a team. Well, if Friday’s game against the Sumrall Bobcats was any indicator, the Crusaders are trending toward the former.

HATTIESBURG – Freshman UTEP forward and former Petal Panthers star Tirus Smith was amped up for Thursday’s road game to Southern Miss. Perhaps a little too amped.

The 2017 NFL Draft saved the New Orleans Saints

By RICK CLEVELAND,

The New Orleans Saints were in a funk.

For three straight seasons, they won seven games and lost nine. In the NFL, that classifies as a rut – a bad rut.

So how did they get out of the rut in this magical season that has seen them win 11 regular season games, the NFC South Division title and a first-round playoff game?



PHOTOS: Sacred Heart soccer sweeps Sumrall

By MATT BUSH,

The Sacred Heart Crusaders and Lady Crusaders earned a pair of wins over Sumrall Monday at the Sacred Heart Athletic Complex. Both Sacred Heart teams beat the Bobcats and Lady Bobcats 4-0, too.


USM announces 2018 baseball schedule

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry announced Wednesday the schedule for the team’s 2018 season, which includes 27 home games, a return trip to Pensacola for the Cox Diamond Invitational and a tournament appearance in the Stephen F. Austin event.


Dick Enberg: the voice of championships

By RICK CLEVELAND,

Sports broadcaster extraordinaire Dick Enberg died during the Christmas holidays – Dec. 21 to be exact – at the age of 82. He brought such joy to most sports fans' lives, including this one, his passing should not go without comment.

Naturally my first comment: “Dick Enberg, is gone. Oh my!”


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