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Oak Grove three-sport athlete Tyson Keys prefers smooth peanut butter over crunchy. He loves Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, too. The senior eats a lot of peanut butter, but that’s not only because it’s his favorite snack.

SUMRALL – Senior Hunter Barrett was supposed to be primarily a bullpen arm for the Sumrall Bobcats this season. That’s at least what coach Larry Knight said a few weeks before the season started.

RUSTON – On a day where the Southern Miss Golden Eagles recorded 10 runs on 12 hits, the Southern Miss catchers shined the brightest in Sunday’s win over Louisiana Tech.

The Sumrall Bobcats completed their two-game sweep over Poplarville with a 13-3 win Friday night. The Bobcats defeated the Hornets 9-3 Thursday night to set up the sweep.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Camal visits with Sumrall baseball coach Larry Knight to discuss a number of topics. Also, Andrew and Camal preview the Conference USA basketball tournament, as well as talk a little bit about Southern Miss baseball’s offensive woes.

With so much loss, Schaefer has MSU women back at the top


Vic Schaefer's Mississippi State Bulldogs lost four starters from last season's SEC championship team.

They lost their leading scorer, first-team All-American Victoria Vivians. They lost 90 percent of their 3-point shooting. Seven weeks ago, they lost their best 3-point shooter this season, Chloe Bibby.

Want an early start to turkey hunting? Take a kid


Wanna get a head start on the 2019 turkey season? Sure you do ... if you're a turkey hunter. All you gotta do is grab a kid, 15-years-old or younger, and head to the woods on March 8. That's when Mississippi's Youth Spring season opens.

Pearl River’s Ewing named MACJC Player of the Week


POPLARVILLE — For the third week in a row, a Pearl River Wildcat has been honored by the MACJC.

Center fielder Reece Ewing (Mobile, Ala.; Faith Academy) has been named the MACJC's Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.

Edwards named finalist for the C Spire Howell Trophy


JACKSON – Southern Miss senior guard Cortez Edwards continues to garner recognition for his outstanding achievements, this time with his second-straight year as a finalist for the C Spire Howell Trophy, presented annually to the state's top player.

Schedules set for Region XXIII Tournaments


POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s basketball programs now know their Region XXIII Tournament fates.

The Lady Wildcats (16-8 overall) will open against Co-Lin (20-6) at 1 p.m. Tuesday, while the No. 15 Wildcats (22-3) will play at 5 p.m. Wednesday against Northeast (19-6).

Diamond Wildcats sweep BRCC


POPLARVILLE — No. 8 Pearl River put on a hitting clinic against visiting Baton Rouge on Tuesday night at Dub Herring Park. The Wildcats swept the series, picking up run-rule shortened wins of 11-1 in five innings and 18-3 in five innings.