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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.

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.





Sumrall cruises past Pass High in six-inning Game 1

By STAN CALDWELL,

SUMRALL – Sumrall treated the opening game of the Class 4A baseball playoffs like it was just another day at the office.

The Bobcats were all business as the rolled methodically over Pass Christian 10-0 in six innings in the first game of the best-of-three first round series Friday night at Larry Knight Field.


No. 6 Pearl River provides the thunder in sweep of Holmes

By FROM PRCC,

POPLARVILLE — No. 6 Pearl River provided the thunder and Mother Nature supplied the lightning Friday as the Wildcats belted four homers en route to a convincing sweep of Holmes at Dub Herring Park. The Wildcats used a seven-run first to run rule HCC 10-0 in Game 1.


Roundup: First Round

By CAMAL PETRO,

The MHSAA high school baseball playoffs began Friday and there were five teams in our coverage area that competed. Six total teams are playing in the postseason, but Oak Grove is the lone team with a bye into the second round.

Below is a recap of area Game 1s:

Purvis 1, St. Stanislaus 1


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