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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.

A quick look at Jarius Reimonenq’s Twitter account and you’d think he’s a huge Batman fan. His cover photo is from the movie “The Dark Knight Rises” and his Twitter name is “Dark Knight.”

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, long-time Southern Miss beat writer Jason Munz joins the show to discuss his time in Hattiesburg and how tough it is to leave for Memphis.

Believe it or not, there are some things Joe Gray enjoys doing as much as being on the baseball diamond.

Almost.

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.





PHOTOS: OLA at Oak Grove

By MATT BUSH,

The Oak Grove Lady Warriors fell to Our Lady Academy Crescents in straight sets (25-19, 25-16, 25-12) Tuesday night. It was the first match of the season for both teams.

Oak Grove will play in the Set It Off Challenge in Jackson this weekend before playing a road match at Hattiesburg Thursday. 


USM announces three-game football series with Mississippi State

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss Director of Athletics Jon Gilbert announced Tuesday that the school has reached an agreement to play three football games with Mississippi State.

The initial contest of this series in 2019 will be a guarantee game for Southern Miss, while the final two games in 2023 and 2024 are a home-and-home series.


PHOTOS: PCS at Petal volleyball

By MATT BUSH,

The PCS Lady Bobcats swept Petal Monday night (25-16, 25-19, 25-13) to earn their third win of the young season and improve to a perfect 3-0. It was the Lady Panthers’ first match.

PCS returns to action at the Set it Off Challenge this weekend in Jackson, and Petal will travel to Columbia Thursday for a 7 p.m. contest.



USM continues practice Friday

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – While the Southern Miss football team finished just its second practice of fall camp Friday morning, the Golden Eagles continue to look toward the upcoming season with their sights set on challenging for a Conference USA championship and third-straight bowl berth.


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