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On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Hattiesburg girls basketball coach Caronica Jackson joins the show to talk all things State Championship. Her Lady Tigers claimed the 5A State Title last Friday, and she goes into detail about everything from that night.

PETAL – For a brief moment, Petal’s sophomore catcher Matt Mercer was in the doghouse. The keyword – brief.

HATTIESBURG – Hattiesburg senior A.J. Stinson saved his best outing of the season for a good time.

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss starting pitcher Stevie Powers hurled a gem Saturday in Game 2 of the series against Georgia Southern. He didn’t earn the win after throwing 6.1 innings of six-hit ball, but the Golden Eagles did, and that’s all the matters to him.

JACKSON – The ghosts of past state championship losses almost haunted the Hattiesburg Lady Tigers Friday night inside the Mississippi Coliseum, but sophomore Chelsea Ulmer wanted none of it.

JCJC men top PRCC; Lady Wildcat prevail


POPLARVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Bobcats held Pearl River Community to only 14 points in the second half and rallied to stun the homestanding Wildcats, 53-47, here Thursday night at the White Coliseum.

In the women’s game, the Lady Wildcats scored in the final seconds and upset No. 3 JCJC, 70-69.

A breakdown of Southern Miss' recruiting class


The Southern Miss Golden Eagles added 23 football signees to the 2018 class, picking up seven new players on Wednesday’s National Signing Day after signing 16 on December’s early signing day.

Here’s a list of USM’s 2018 recruiting class, followed by a breakdown of each player.  

Dr. Doom well deserving of NFL Hall of Fame


The question is not whether or not Jackson State great Robert Brazile deserved his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this past weekend.

Of course, he does. The question is what took them so long.

Fielder signs with WCU


Oak Grove senior Zachary Fielder has gone through just about everything during his high school track and field career. He’s suffered through a knee injury, a shoulder injury, disappointment at the State Track Meet and he’s felt the glory of becoming a State Champion while breaking a state record.

Lady Bobcats hold off Co-Lin; Bobcats fall to Wolves


ELLISVILLE – Alexis Tolefree (Conway, Arkansas) made two free throws with 6.8 seconds left as third-ranked Jones County Junior College held off Copiah-Lincoln Community College 80-76 here Thursday night at A.B. Howard Gymnasium.

It was the ninth straight victory for Jones.