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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.

Sacred Heart playing for its seniors


The Sacred Heart Crusaders were officially eliminated from making a return trip to the 1A playoffs last week, but don’t tell that to the Sacred Heart seniors who are playing in their final two games this week and next week. They’re still playing their hearts out, according to Sacred Heart head coach Lonny Schraeder.

PRCC confident heading into season finale


POPLARVILLE – It will be a confident group from Pearl River Community College that will make the trip to Wesson Saturday to battle Copiah-Lincoln in the Wildcats’ football season finale.

PREP POLL: Hattiesburg stays put, Lumberton moves up


Again, it’s another week of not much movement for our area teams. Undefeated Hattiesburg stays put at No. 5 in the Overall Poll and No. 2 in the 5A poll, but Lumberton (7-2) did move up to No. 4 in the 1A Poll after being ranked No. 5 last week.


Bobcats move up to No. 8


ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College continues to climb in the NJCAA rankings.

Head coach Steve Buckley’s Bobcats moved up to No. 8 in this week’s poll, which was released Tuesday afternoon. JCJC was No. 8 last week.

PCS finishes regular season at MRA


It’s not a 100 percent fact, but when Presbyterian Christian visits Madison-Ridgeland Academy Thursday night, it could be the first of two matchups in back-to-back weeks.