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MOBILE – A former Petal Panther is living out his dream in Mobile, Alabama, this week.

Oak Grove (16-4, 2-2) was finally able to bounce back from its three-game losing streak by taking down rival Petal (15-3, 2-2), 57-49 Friday.

Both teams opened the game in a fast tempo with either team taking no more than a four-point lead in the entire first half.

HATTIESBURG – Both of the Oak Grove soccer teams needed wins over George County Friday night. Without wins, road playoff games loomed when the postseason starts later this month.

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.

PRCC basketbal sweeps MGCCC


PERKINSTON — Tuesday's rivalry meeting at Gulf Coast's Weathers/Wentzell Center featured a clash of two styles, the defensive Bulldogs and No. 14 Pearl River with its wide-open attack.

Hattiesburg FC joins amateur soccer league


The Hattiesburg area is getting a semi-professional sports team to help waste away the summer months. A part of the Gulf Coast Premier League, Hattiesburg Futbol Club will participate in the 18-team league this summer.

OG's Mauldin first in state honored with award


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


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


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.