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Girls Basketball Coach of the Year: O’Keefe defies odds in return to basketball

By ANDREW ABADIE,

When Matt O’Keefe took over Sacred Heart, the Lady Crusaders were 3-6 on the year.

However, after taking a 12-year hiatus from a successful coaching career, O’Keefe worked his magic touch and not only turned the program around but brought it a series of firsts.




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.

 


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State health officials: Six COVID-19 cases in Mississippi, including three in Forrest Co.

By JOSHUA WILSON,

There are now six presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, including three cases in Forrest County, according to state health officials.

The first Forrest County case was identified Wednesday night, and the two additional cases in the county were announced Friday.


COLUMN: Baseball Magazine is here; a run through of some of the area's top baseball players

By ANDREW ABADIE,

The PineBeltSPORTS baseball magazine has finally arrived!

Yes, with the high school season on hold, it is somewhat bittersweet and although this may be a biased opinion, the magazine came out great. But even with the season on pause, this magazine is something that is worth your time.





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Starting pitching leads Southern Miss to doubleheader sweep Friday

By CAMAL PETRO,

HATTIESBURG – Unlike in the two games last weekend, starting pitching was not an issue Friday.

On the backs of Walker Powell and Stevie Powers, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles swept a doubleheader with Holy Cross Friday with 4-1 and 5-3 wins. The two combined for 12 strong innings, two earned runs, 12 strikeouts and only one walk.



Book Review: Mitchell’s ‘Race Against Time’ confronts the South’s difficult past

By JOSHUA WILSON,

Mississippi-based investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell is a hero in my eyes, and I was happy to see his much-anticipated memoir, “Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era,” hit bookshelves earlier this year.


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