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With the Petal Panther football team receiving most of the shine with their sSouth State run and District champs title, the men’s basketball team looks to steer the glory to the hard court and continue the progress made from the previous successful year.

The Oak Grove Warriors start the basketball season looking to pick up where they left off last year. Having their best year with Coach LaRon Brumfield at the helm has Oak Grove hungry to build off of a style of play that got the Warriors a 25-win season last year.

The Hattiesburg Tigers have high hopes on the hardwood as they look to take the experienced starters from a successful season a year ago, and make a deep push into the playoffs.

The Oak Grove Warriors’ season came to an end Friday night and with the it the hope of a state championship title .

Nanih Waiya proved to be too big and too strong for Lumberton and the Warriors from Winston County ended the Panthers 2019 season Friday afternoon with a 28-13 win in the 2019 1A state title game.



Wallner Named C-USA Hitter of the Week

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

A day after breaking the school career record for home runs, junior Matt Wallner (Forest Lake, Minn.) added another honor to his long list of accolades during his three years at Southern Miss.


CLEVELAND: Mangum would be a lock to win Ferriss Trophy any other year

By RICK CLEVELAND,

Mississippi State's irrepressible Jake Mangum was hitting for a .401 average coming into this week. He had stolen 20 bases. As a centerfielder, he uses sprinter's speed to catch balls others can't reach. He turns triples into outs. He is the heart and soul of a team that has won 42 games while losing 10.



PETRO: My Sumrall jinx is over... finally

By CAMAL PETRO,

I have no idea what Sumrall playing in a state championship looks like. That sounds pretty crazy considering the Bobcats have played for seven state titles since 2008, winning five of those. But they haven’t played for one since I arrived in Hattiesburg nearly four years ago.


West Lauderdale forces Game 3 with Sumrall in 4A South State

By CAMAL PETRO,

COLLINSVILLE – It’ll all come down to Tuesday night in Sumrall for the chance to play for a state championship.

Trailing the 4A South State series 1-0 to the Bobcats, West Lauderdale forced a decisive Game 3 with a 10-0, six-inning win Monday night at Jerry Boatner Field.




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