The Sacred Heart Crusaders swept a doubleheader with Salem Friday night, which allowed them to finish third in Region 8-1A and clinch a playoff spot. They won the first game 7-1 then capped off the night with a 6-3 victory.
PURVIS – Lawrence County scored two runs in the fifth to take the lead on Purvis for good Friday night, defeating the Tornadoes 4-3 in a Region 7-4 contest.
Purvis is now 9-4-1 overall and 3-1 in region play, and the Cougars are now 7-4-1 and 2-2 in the region.
Two of the best soccer programs in the state collided Monday night, as Brandon traveled to Oak Grove for a pair of games. The Lady Bulldogs scored the lone goal of the match halfway through the second half to beat the Oak Grove girls 1-0, then the Brandon boys and Warriors tied 0-0 in the nightcap.
The City of Hattiesburg held a Parade of Champions to honor area high school state championships from the school year. Hattiesburg, PCS and Sacred Heart were all honor during the event.
HATTIESBURG – The Hattiesburg Tigers put their undefeated record on the line in the first round of the 5A playoffs and left little doubt if they could keep the streak going.
Hattiesburg rolled South Jones 50-0 Friday night, and it’ll travel to Stone in the second round next Friday.
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.
HATTIESBURG – The Sacred Heart Crusaders ended their season with a bang Friday night by beating the Stringer Red Devils 42-38.
The Crusaders scored first then led Stringer 28-21 at the break. Sacred Heart fell behind 38-35 after third quarters, but pulled out the victory.
The PCS Lady Bobcats took down Oak Forest Academy in the first round of the MAIS playoffs to advance to play Jackson Academy in the semifinals Thursday.
Jillian Rhian had a hat trick and Avery Smith, Emmy Harvey and Lilly Stayer all notched goals in the contest.