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On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, we focus solely on this weekend’s first round of the high school baseball playoffs.

It’s not about how the Purvis Tornadoes spent most of the season with peaks and valleys, coach Tony Farlow said. It’s about how they’re playing entering the postseason, and the Tornadoes are coming off two solid wins over Poplarville and Lumberton to close out the regular season.

The Lumberton Panthers have had quite an interesting road to the playoffs. The Panthers started the season by winning six of their first seven games, but now they’ve lost three of their last four.

Oak Grove native Hayes Maples is participating in something he’s never done before. Yes, he’s been playing football for a while now, but he’s never gone through spring practice at Southern Miss nor at Oak Grove.

Southern Miss is now without a head basketball coach.

After fives years leading the Golden Eagles program, Doc Sadler stepped down Thursday amidst reports of his return to the University of Nebraska as an assistant coach under new head coach Fred Hoiberg.



Pearl River releases 2019 football schedule

By FROM PRCC,

POPLARVILLE — The dates have been set for Pearl River's 2019 football season.

The Wildcats will need to be road warriors next season with five of the team's nine games taking place away from Dobie Holden Stadium.


George County uses big inning to get by Oak Grove

By STAN CALDWELL,

HATTIESBURG – In the first game of a two-game series between two of the state’s top-ranked teams, it was visiting George County that drew first blood over Oak Grove.

The Warriors committed two costly errors in a decisive four-run rally that propelled the Rebels to a 5-1 victory Tuesday night at Harry Breland Field.



WCU basketball advances to NAIA Semifinals

By FROM WILLIAM CAREY,

KANSAS CITY – No. 14 William Carey University advances to the Fab Four for the first time in program history as it rallied to defeat the University of Science & Arts (Okla.) 102-98 in quarterfinal action of the 2019 NAIA Men's Basketball National Tournament at historic Municipal Auditorium.


Southern Miss finishes off sweep of ODU Sunday

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss scored seven runs in the opening inning and six Golden Eagle pitchers blanked the visiting Monarchs for a 9-0 victory over Old Dominion Sunday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park to complete the three-game Conference USA sweep.




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