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PODCAST: 120 - All-Area Basketball Teams, Basketball Coaches of the Year, NCAA Eligibility

By ANDREW ABADIE,

On this week's episode of the PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, WDAM's Taylor Curet returns again to discuss the All-Area Basketball Teams and Coaches of the Year. Andrew and Taylor then breakdown the NCAA's vote to allow players to have an extra year of eligibility and what that means for the sports world.

 


ABADIE: Life without sports is no fun, let’s get through this together

By ANDREW ABADIE,

The withdrawal of having no sports has really started to settle in.

There is no finer example than when I went home to see my parents over the weekend.

Like many, my dad, who is naturally a diehard sports fan and Tulane fan, has succumbed to rewatching previously televised games to try and fill the void of having no sports.


City Council plans April meetings at Jackie Dole Community Center

By HASKEL BURNS,

In keeping with guidelines, recommendations and regulations handed down by health and other local officials during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hattiesburg City Council has cut the number of its April meetings in half – from the usual four down to two – and will move those meetings from City Hall to a larger location.


DiFATTA: Be smart with this free time, let’s build our hunting heritage

By PHIL DIFATTA,

Maybe you’re not into turkey hunting. Or, if  fishing has been less than productive for you, just stay home and twiddle your thumbs.

That’s not easy for me to say, especially while I sit home struggling to punch out the Weekly Mistake with all 10 of my thumbs! Imagine the mess I’d have trying to twiddle them!


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USM starts C-USA play 0-2; women drops home game

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HOUSTON – The 2019 calendar year did not start as hoped for the Southern Miss men's basketball team, as Rice overcame a 42-33 halftime deficit to win 73-65 on Thursday afternoon.

It was the Golden Eagles' fifth consecutive road game, having spanned Wichita State, Kansas State, South Dakota and Louisiana Tech since Dec. 16.




Pine Belt shocked, saddened at tragic death of Hattiesburg’s Forrest Phillips

By RICKY NOBILE,

As a sports official, Hattiesburg’s Forrest Phillips did not specialize. No, he called football, basketball and baseball.

He officiated private schools and public schools, girls and boys. He called little league games, high school games, junior college games and college games.


Loneliness at Christmas

By KEITH BALL,

For many people the holiday season is a time for peace, joy, and happiness.

This time of year often brings cheery songs, gifts, lights, parties, family gatherings, and the celebration of a New Year, but for many people the holiday season means loneliness and the feeling of “being left out the celebration.”


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