HATTIESBURG – The 2018 season didn’t start as planned for junior Southern Miss pitcher J.C. Keys. Tabbed as the Sunday start through the first two weeks of the season, Keys pitched six innings in two games with a 0-1 record.
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A lot of things had to go right for the Purvis Tornadoes last Friday, but those things went right. Purvis coach Perry Wheat said his team caught “a couple of breaks,” but in the end, his players had to make plays to beat top-seeded Mendenhall in the first round of the 4A playoffs.
Can Mississippi State defeat No. 1 Alabama Saturday night at Starkville?
The easy answer is: Yes, of course, the Bulldogs can.
Alabama opened as a 14.5-point favorite over State. Bigger underdogs win every week in college football. Much bigger favorites lose.
The girls and boys’ Petal basketball teams earned its first win of the season over Forrest County AHS Tuesday night.
The Lady Panthers beat the Lady Aggies in a 10-point, 48-38 game, while the Panthers turned in a dominant performance with a 68-45 win. Both teams are now 1-0 after playing classic games over the weekend.
Southern Miss redshirt junior defensive lineman Darian Yancey loves animals.
He’s had many animals in his life. Some were normal pets like a few dogs, a cat, a few birds or a couple of rabbits, and some were more on the stranger side like his ball python and an iguana.
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.
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.
Welcome back to the postseason, Purvis.
The Purvis Tornadoes have reached the playoffs for the 11th straight season in 2017, and they have their hands full with their first-round matchup.