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On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, it’s a Southern Miss heavy show.

First, Camal gives a quick breakdown of where area high school soccer teams stand in the region standings (8:20), then Camal and Andrew dive into multiple subjects regarding Southern Miss athletics.

HATTIESBURG – Don’t look now, but the defending 5A State Champions have posted a 15-4 record midway through January.

Sometimes getting a fresh pair of eyes on something can prove to be the difference.

PETAL – At halftime of Friday’s Oak Grove-Petal matchup, Petal coach Todd Kimble had an “I told you so” moment with his players.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – NAIA Women's Soccer National Champion Head Coach Danny Owens was named the Select Sport America-NAIA Coach of the Year for 2018, the association announced on Thursday.

OG's Mauldin first in state honored with award

By BETH BUNCH,

Kevin Mauldin, athletic trainer and teacher at Oak Grove High School, was honored during Monday’s meeting of the Lamar County School Board, as the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award.



Pearl River, Jones College split basketball matchups Monday

By FROM PRCC,

POPLARVILLE — No. 17 Pearl River kept its record unblemished Monday, but it wasn’t easy.

Visiting rival Jones College made the undefeated Wildcats work, but a late surge boosted PRCC past the Bobcats 75-68.

“We knew we had it the whole time, I guess you can tell that by how much I’m sweating,” PRCC coach Chris Oney joked.



Southern Miss basketball splits with MTSU

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – It was home-cooking for the Golden Eagle men's basketball team as it played in Reed Green Coliseum for the first time in 30 days. Tyree Griffin scored 21 points and added seven assists to help the Black and Gold to a 77-70 win over Middle Tennessee on Thursday night.



Pearl River Baseball springs back into action

By FROM PRCC,

POPLARVILLE — It is only early January but the reigning MACJC State Champions are already hard at work at Dub “Paw Paw” Herring Park. 

The Pearl River baseball team opened spring practice Thursday afternoon under a clear blue sky. The Wildcats are already zoning in on getting better and improving as a team. 


‘It’s on’ as PRCC softball opens preseason practice

By FROM PRCC,

POPLARVILLE — The Lady Wildcats made the most of a beautiful day at Pearl River on Thursday.

The team’s season opener at Pensacola State College is less than a month away and coach Leigh White spent much of the spring's first practice at Lady Wildcats Stadium by drilling home fundamentals.


Dodgers prospect reflects on his growth at Pearl River

By PATRICK OCHS,

POPLARVILLE – When Simon "Meaux" Landry first stepped onto campus in Poplarville, he already looked the part. The Ponchatoula, La., native had "popped" in recruiting and scouting circles years before, but by his own admission Landry needed the college experience.


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