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On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, area high school baseball is the main topic.

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.

Hattiesburg native helps PRCC sweep CACC Tuesday


BREWTON, Ala. — No. 8 Pearl River did a little bit of everything Tuesday to get a comfortable sweep at Coastal Alabama-East. The Wildcats didn’t score a combined 34 runs against the Warhawks like they did Sunday at Baton Rouge, but they did cruise to 10-2 and 6-1 wins.

CLEVELAND: C-USA’s flex scheduling may cost more than it helps


Tired of getting one bid annually to the NCAA Basketball Tournament – and believing it deserved more – Conference USA is trying something bold and different this season.

It almost surely won't work. It will probably cost the schools more money. But at least they are trying something.

Report: Hopson to hire offensive coordinator


According to FootballScoop .com, Southern Miss head coach Jay Hopson has found an offensive coordinator. Buster Faulkner, who has spent the last three years at Arkansas State, will take on the role in Hattiesburg.

Pearl River announces 2019 signing class


POPLARVILLE — Pearl River announced the addition of 34 new Wildcats on Wednesday as part of National Signing Day 2019.

The large class checks a lot of boxes and fills plenty of needs after PRCC graduated a number of difference makers in December.

Sumrall’s Landrum, Coleman sign Wednesday


Sumrall’s Solomon Landrum and Nijewel Coleman signed their National Letters of Intent Wednesday, each with a pair of Mississippi junior colleges.

Landrum signed with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, which is an opportunity that he says he is grateful for.