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On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Southern Miss Assistant Athletic Director, Jack Duggan, graces us with his presence with an interview.

HATTIESBURG – Luke Reynolds earned Conference USA Player and Newcomer of the Year honors, while Nick Sandlin tallied Pitcher of the Year and Scott Berry garnered Coach of the Year accolades for their respective successful seasons, announced an announcement by the league office.

PETAL – The Petal Panthers didn’t have to go far to find their next head baseball coach, and they tabbed one of their own for the job.

JACKSON – Southern Miss junior right-handed pitcher Nick Sandlin collected the 2018 C Spire Ferriss Trophy Monday afternoon at a luncheon held at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson.

PEARL – The monkey is finally off Joe Hartfield’s back, and an awful nickname won’t stick with him either.

JCJC have solid stable of RBs

By SHAWN WANSLEY/JCJC,

ELLISVILLE – Scott Phillips (South Jones) receives the most attention of the Jones County Junior College running backs.

But head coach Steve Buckley believes Phillips, along with Rashaud Green (Bassfield) and DeShawn Smith (Brooksville, Florida) can be equally effective in the backfield.



Splitting carries works to perfection for PCS

By CAMAL PETRO,

PCS coach Joey Hawkins said after Thursday night’s 38-18 win over West Marion that he missed the memo on the spread offense. Traps and counter runs are what he and the PCS Bobcats do on offense.


PCS runs past West Marion

By CAMAL PETRO,

HATTIESBURG – A close contest at halftime turned in PCS’ favor quickly in the second half thanks to a stout rushing attack and timely defense, as the Bobcats earned a 38-18 win in the regular season opener Thursday night.


New-look PCS takes on West Marion

By CAMAL PETRO,

HATTIESBURG – When PCS and West Marion kicked off the season in 2016, it took the PCS until the second half to jumpstart its offense. The Trojans dominated the first half, but the Bobcats turned the table and finished with five interceptions and nearly 300 rushing yards on offense in a huge win.


Crusaders opens season on the road

By CAMAL PETRO,

BROOKHAVEN – Again, the new Sacred Heart Athletic Facilities saved the day. Sacred Heart was schedule to play a jamboree at Bogue Chitto last Friday night, but the weather forced the teams to relocate the game to Sacred Heart.



Former USM standout Dozier heating up again for Twins

By JIM COLL,

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Matt Garza just missed his spot, elevating his pitch slightly from the catcher’s target and catching too much of home plate. At the crack of the bat it was obvious — Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier had not missed the opportunity.



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