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HATTIESBURG – Most said it wouldn’t be done, but those people were wrong.

PETAL – The Oak Grove soccer program is rolling right along through the 2017-18 season, and Friday at Petal was another example of its dominance.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Southern Miss bowl preparation, the early signing period and the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game are the talking points.

HATTIESBURG – The best of the best in Mississippi and Alabama have converged on the Hub City in preparation for Saturday’s 31st playing of the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game. Kickoff is set for Noon at Southern Miss’ M.M. Roberts Stadium.

HATTIESBURG – In an important region contest for both the Sacred Heart Lady Crusaders and Crusaders, underclassmen led both squads to big wins over St. Patrick Monday.

CLEVELAND: Glass half-empty or half-filled for Saints?

By RICK CLEVELAND,

New Orleans Saints fans these days should decide whether they prefer their glasses half-empty or half-filled.

This is, of course, ignoring the fact that most New Orleanians will tell you straight-up they prefer their cocktail glasses filled to the brim.

Half empty?

Trussell leaving HPSD for Starkville

By CAMAL PETRO,

It was announced Monday that Hattiesburg Public School District’s Director of Athletics, Dr. Cheyenne Trussell, will step down to take over the same role for the Starkville Oktibbeha School District.

It was a tough decision for Trussell, but a move he had been dreaming of making.

PHOTOS: HHS leaves for Oxford

By JOHN SCARPA,

The Hattiesburg Tigers left the Hub City Saturday morning at 9 a.m., boarding a charter bus for Oxford. Hattiesburg and West Point are set for the 5A State Championship Saturday at 7 p.m. The game is played at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on the campus of Ole Miss. 

VIDEO: 2017 Hattiesburg highlights

By CAMAL PETRO,

As Hattiesburg prepares for the 5A State Championship Saturday, check out highlights from the 2017 season.

The Tigers will play West Point Saturday in Oxford at 7 p.m. for the State Championship. It’s the first trip for Hattiesburg since 1998, while the Green Wave have defending 5A Champs and winners of 27-straight games. 

HHS seniors prepare for final game

By CAMAL PETRO,

The Hattiesburg Tigers’ senior class has been the backbone for the 2017 team. As ninth-graders, Hattiesburg had a 6-7 overall record with a first-round loss, and now the group of 28 seniors will lead a 14-0 region champion team into Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Saturday night.

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