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Joe Gray’s dream of becoming a professional baseball player has come true. The former Hattiesburg star and two-time PineBeltSPORTS Player of the Year flew to Milwaukee Thursday and signed his pro deal with the Brewers on Friday.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Lumberton head coach Zach Jones joins the show to talk everything Lumberton. He touches on how summer is going, last year’s disappointing finish and the popular misconception of Lumberton schools shutting its doors for good.

Entering his fourth season as the head coach of his hometown team, Lumberton’s Zach Jones has never had a problem finding a running back to tote the ball.

This part of the country is known as an untapped well for the recruitment of high school boy’s soccer players. There are just not many opportunities to go around.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, sports editor Camal Petro kicks off the summer high school football coverage with Oak Grove and a conversation with Mississippi State commit and Warriors’ defensive end, Jack Harris.

In Powers' return, USM advances to C-USA Semifinals


BILOXI – Stevie Powers’ first start since May 5 was certainly eventful. After leaving a contest three weeks ago due to forearm soreness, the junior left-hander pitched a clean first inning before the tournament’s sixth lightning delay of the week.

Sandlin blanks UAB in C-USA Tournament opener


BILOXI – The near 24-hour delay of Southern Miss’ opening game of the Conference USA Tournament didn’t faze junior Nick Sandlin. He was scheduled to start the Thursday game of the tournament anyway.

Tart ‘groomed’ to be Hattiesburg’s next star


Sophomore Caleb Tart is following in some impressive footsteps. Just like Hattiesburg seniors Joe Gray and Dexter Jordan, Tart is in line to be a four-year starter for the Hattiesburg Tigers after beginning his varsity career as a freshman shortstop in 2017.

Billy Cannon’s return ingrained in minds of Ole Miss' fans


Billy Cannon, who died at age 80 over the weekend, remains the answer to a most interesting trivia question:

What native Mississippian scored perhaps the most famous touchdown in college football history, one that still gets replayed countless times nearly 60 years after the deed was performed.

Reedy an asset in leadoff role


As one of the more underrated players on the 2018 Hattiesburg Tigers team, senior Jay Reedy was the one who got the 5A State Championship started on a good note. Facing Bryce Brock, Lewisburg’s Mississippi State signee, he worked a full-count walk to start the game.