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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.

PETRO: Four teams alive in playoff hunt

By CAMAL PETRO,

My columns the last couple of weeks have highlighted two particular teams – Hattiesburg and Lumberton. Both were district champions and both are considered favorites entering the postseason Friday to make a trip to its respective state championship.

Oak Grove ends season with a shutout

By BUSTER WOLFE,

Friday night’s Oak Grove homecoming victory against winless Jim Hill of Jackson brought out a lot of smiles on the Warriors sideline and in the home stands.

Petal's Dykes signs with JCJC

By CAMAL PETRO,

Petal senior Hunter Dykes took all of two hours to decide to make his commitment to play baseball at Jones County Junior College. When he was first offered a scholarship over the summer, he quickly called back.

“In about two hours, I made my decision and called right back,” Dykes said.

Sumrall hits the road for first-round matchup with Knights

By CAMAL PETRO,

For the first since 2012, the Sumrall Bobcats are gearing up for a playoff game. Third-seeded Sumrall (6-5) travels to second-seeded West Lauderdale (7-4) Friday for a 7 p.m. contest.

The winner matches up with No. 1 East Central (9-0) and Lanier (4-7) next week.

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