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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.

The Petal Panthers have found themselves in a rare position.

The Panthers’ backfield returns three players in 2019 who combined for 4,123 offensive yards, which leaves Petal coach Marcus Boyles and his assistant coaches with a lot of options on that side of the ball.

As of July 1, Marcus Boyles is back as the Petal Panthers head football coach.

The Mississippi high school coaching legend announced his retirement from his athletics director and head coach positions in March, but took back the reins last week.

Southern Miss basketball coach Jay Ladner admits his path to his new office inside Reed Green Coliseum isn’t common for other coaches.

“How did you do it? How can I do it?”

The Sacred Heart family is mourning right now.


WCU sweeps on Senior Day

By FROM WILLIAM CAREY,

HATTIESBURG – William Carey wrapped up the regular season with a series sweep of Loyola University, defeating the Wolfpack 10-0 in Game 3 Saturday afternoon at Milton Wheeler Field.



Plumlee's walk-off gives Oak Grove series lead

By STAN CALDWELL,

OAK GROVE – Sometimes it really is better to be lucky than good.

Oak Grove got some lucky breaks when it was needed most and cashed them in for a dramatic 4-3 victory over Harrison Central in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs Friday night at Harry Breland Field.


Southern Miss takes Game 1 over MTSU

By CAMAL PETRO,

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Walker Powell tossed a complete game and the Golden Eagles used a five-run, sixth inning to capture a 7-1 series-opening victory over Middle Tennessee Friday night at Reese Smith Jr. Field.


Lady Tornadoes drop Game 1 of third-round series

By ANDREW ABADIE,

PURVIS – Simply put, Newton County’s pitcher Shelby Anderson controlled the 4-0 win over Purvis in Game 1 of the third-round series. Anderson threw 14 strikeouts in the complete game shutout, and the Lady Cougars will have two games at their home field to close out the series Saturday.


DIFATTA: Battling the elements for a bird

By PHIL DIFATTA,

I was on my first solo turkey hunt in Greene County, near Leakesville, and I had a gobbler coming to my calls. The bird hadn't quite made it to where I sat adjacent a food plot when the weather turned on me.




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