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Sacred Heart’s boys basketball team is off to a rocky 4-12 start, but first-year Crusader coach Andrew Little said his young team has promise for years to come.

If you've hunted hard this season, yet haven't gotten your deer, now is NOT the time to throw in the towel. Instead, it's time to get serious. REAL serious.

If you were watching pro football Sunday, you probably saw 76-year-old Jimmy Johnson, the former two-time Super Bowl champion coach of the Dallas Cowboys, tearfully receive the news he has been selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

With the boys’ program getting much of the attention, the Oak Grove Lady Warriors are silently off to a great start in the 2019-20 basketball season.

The Sacred Heart Lady Crusaders are looking for direction with a new coach midway through the season. Veteran coach Matt O’Keefe came out of retirement to lead the team after the previous coach left after just nine games.

Warriors welcome Wayne County for home opener

By JESSE JOHNSON,

The Oak Grove Warriors still have the taste of a missed state championship season left over from last year. Even though a lot of key players have moved on to college, the Warriors still have a good nucleus of game-time experience to lead this team back to playoff contention.



Colts QB is leaving the NFL at the top of his game.

By RICK CLEVELAND,

It was so shocking because it happens so seldom: An NFL superstar retiring at the top of his game.

Andrew Luck's retirement this past weekend from the Indianapolis Colts caught the football world off guard for so many reasons:

• Luck is one of the best in the world at what he did.


Abraham back at QB for Golden Eagles

By ALAN HINTON,

Jack Abraham will be the Southern Miss quarterback in the Golden Eagles’ first game of the 2019 football season Saturday night, but he won’t be throwing to All-Conference USA wide receiver Quez Watkins.


Warrior Club $1.5M campaign for new field, other improvements ongoing.

By BETH BUNCH,

When the Oak Grove Warriors take the field in just a couple of weeks, they’ll be doing so on brand new turf. But they aren’t the only ones benefitting.

The new turf is the result of a $1.5 million Warrior Club Oak Grove Capital Improvement campaign that’s been five months in the making.


All new drivers need a 'Coach Pool'

By DAVID GUSTAFSON,

My youngest son, Solomon, passed his driver’s permit test recently.

It was a proud moment for the unassuming 15-year-old high school sophomore – and sort of terrifying for yours truly.

Don’t get me wrong. He’s (mostly) a responsible kid. He (usually) makes excellent grades. He (generally) uses good judgment.



Mitchell living out childhood dream at USM

By STAFF,

In a wide receivers room loaded with experience, perhaps none is bigger than redshirt senior Jordan Mitchell's.

Born and raised in Hattiesburg, Mitchell's childhood dream became a reality when he gave his commitment to the Golden Eagles in 2014. In fact, 24 hours prior to that commitment, he didn't hold a single Division I offer.


School board honors AD’s, scholar athletes

By BETH BUNCH,

Extracurricular activities and athletics are important parts of a school district, but academics can’t be pushed aside. In Lamar County, efforts are being made for the two to work hand-in-hand with great results.


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