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When the Oak Grove Warriors take the field in just a couple of weeks, they’ll be doing so on brand new turf. But they aren’t the only ones benefitting.

All athletic activities scheduled between Sacred Heart Catholic School and Presbyterian Christian School – including next Thursday’s football game – have been cancelled by Sacred Heart.

In a wide receivers room loaded with experience, perhaps none is bigger than redshirt senior Jordan Mitchell's.

When Travis Creel finished up his playing days in Hattiesburg, Southern Miss coach Scott Berry knew he could have a career in coaching. Berry didn’t, however, necessarily think Creel would end up back in Hattiesburg.

Presbyterian Christian School’s C.J. Buckhalter and Cameron Shaw didn’t know each other a few months ago. C.J. was entering the summer before his sophomore year on the Bobcats’ football team, while Shaw was making the move from Fort Worth, Texas, to Hattiesburg.


WCU softball hosts NAIA Opening Round

By FROM WILLIAM CAREY,

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has released the list of 10 host sites for the seventh annual NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round, and for the third straight year William Carey University was selected as a host site.



Combined no-hitter, 23 runs help PRCC softball earn playoff berth

By FROM PRCC,

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River team has been playing playoff softball unofficially for several weeks. On Sunday, the Lady Wildcats guaranteed they’ll be playing official playoff games next week when they swept Coahoma 9-1 in six innings and 14-0 in five innings.



St. Martin evens 6A third-round series with Oak Grove

By STAN CALDWELL,

OAK GROVE – This time there was no late-inning magic for Oak Grove. Indeed, there was no magic at all.

With a chance to sweep the Class 6A third round series against St. Martin at home, the Warriors came out flat, as the Yellow Jackets defeated the Warriors 6-2 Friday night at Harry Breland Field.


St. Stanislaus forces Game 3 with Sumrall Saturday

By ANDREW ABADIE,

SUMRALL — For the first time this season, Sumrall dropped a home game. In a 4A third series, St. Stanislaus won Game 2 5-3 to force a rubber match Saturday.

For the Bobcats, it’s the second time in the playoffs that they 10-run-ruled an opposing team in Game 1 and then came back and lost in Game 2.


DIFATTA: A trip to the Sooner State to find gobblers

By PHIL DIFATTA,

Outdoor information tends to get a little slim this time of year, and folks often ask me how I think of something to write week after week. That's a good question, too, especially when you consider my limited “thinking” capacity!



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