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It’s baseball season, and time of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast Baseball Preview show. To piggyback off the Baseball Preview Magazine, which will be released late next week, sports editor Camal Petro brings content that won’t be in the magazine.

On Saturday, the Sacred Heart Lady Crusaders celebrated their third straight 1A/2A/3A State Championship, and the fifth title in school history. The feeling of raising the Golden Ball at the end of the soccer season could get repetitive.

That’s not the case, however.

SUMRALL – Monday night was a welcoming sight for Sumrall coach Larry Knight.

HATTIESBURG –Southern Miss pitching coach Chris Ostrander has quite a few options in the bullpen to go to this season, but freshman Jacob Weirich became the first Golden Eagle to appear in multiple games on the opening weekend.

RIDGELAND – The Sacred Heart Lady Crusaders were so eager to claim their third straight 1A/2A/3A State Championship, they had to be ushered off the field twice for premature celebration.


PREP POLL: Oak Grove, Hattiesburg in Top 10

By AP,

After 2-0 starts to the season, Oak Grove and Hattiesburg have been voted into the Overall Top 10 of the Associated Press Mississippi Prep Poll, as the Warriors check in at No. 5 in 6A and Hattiesburg as the second-ranked team in 5A.


Oak Grove's Simon makes presence known after returning from injury

By CAMAL PETRO,

After Oak Grove began the season with a 45-7 win over Purvis, which was highlighted by a dynamic offense that gained 504 yards of total offense by using a plethora of weapons, how could the Warriors get better? Well, their starting running back could come back from injury.  

Sure, that could help.


New Conner at QB, same results

By CAMAL PETRO,

Exactly one year ago, junior Hattiesburg quarterback Jarod “Snoop” Conner was living in Bay Springs and playing quarterback for Sylva Bay Academy. He moved to Hattiesburg just before the Collins game in Week 3 last season and became the team’s third-string running back.


Purvis knows West Marion will be more ready in Week 2

By CAMAL PETRO,

PURVIS – For the Tornadoes, Friday can’t get here soon enough, because Week 1 did not go as planned. However, Purvis coach Perry Wheat is not a coach who likes to throw out film and try to forget how bad of a performance a game was.


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