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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.

Panthers finish season with Salem


The Lumberton Panthers (8-2, 5-0 in Region 4-1A) claimed their second consecutive region title with a win over Stringer Friday, so it was nice, relaxing weekend for the Lumberton coaches and players, right?

Sort of.

Bolden optimistic about Bobcats


ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College will be in a rebuilding situation heading into the 2017-18 season.

Not only did the Bobcats lose most every player off of last season’s MACJC and Region 23 Tournament championship team, they will also have a completely new coaching staff.

PREP POLL: Hattiesburg, Lumberton move up


Hattiesburg moved up in this week’s Associated Prep Poll, bumping up one spot to No. 4 in the Overall Poll. The Tigers are still No. 2 in the 5A poll, as West Point remains on top of both the 5A poll and the Overall Poll.

Lumberton moved up a spot in the 1A poll to No. 3.