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On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, we focus solely on this weekend’s first round of the high school baseball playoffs.

It’s not about how the Purvis Tornadoes spent most of the season with peaks and valleys, coach Tony Farlow said. It’s about how they’re playing entering the postseason, and the Tornadoes are coming off two solid wins over Poplarville and Lumberton to close out the regular season.

The Lumberton Panthers have had quite an interesting road to the playoffs. The Panthers started the season by winning six of their first seven games, but now they’ve lost three of their last four.

Oak Grove native Hayes Maples is participating in something he’s never done before. Yes, he’s been playing football for a while now, but he’s never gone through spring practice at Southern Miss nor at Oak Grove.

Southern Miss is now without a head basketball coach.

After fives years leading the Golden Eagles program, Doc Sadler stepped down Thursday amidst reports of his return to the University of Nebraska as an assistant coach under new head coach Fred Hoiberg.




With so much loss, Schaefer has MSU women back at the top

By RICK CLEVELAND,

Vic Schaefer's Mississippi State Bulldogs lost four starters from last season's SEC championship team.

They lost their leading scorer, first-team All-American Victoria Vivians. They lost 90 percent of their 3-point shooting. Seven weeks ago, they lost their best 3-point shooter this season, Chloe Bibby.


Want an early start to turkey hunting? Take a kid

By PHIL DIFATTA,

Wanna get a head start on the 2019 turkey season? Sure you do ... if you're a turkey hunter. All you gotta do is grab a kid, 15-years-old or younger, and head to the woods on March 8. That's when Mississippi's Youth Spring season opens.



Pearl River’s Ewing named MACJC Player of the Week

By FROM PRCC,

POPLARVILLE — For the third week in a row, a Pearl River Wildcat has been honored by the MACJC.

Center fielder Reece Ewing (Mobile, Ala.; Faith Academy) has been named the MACJC's Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.


Edwards named finalist for the C Spire Howell Trophy

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

JACKSON – Southern Miss senior guard Cortez Edwards continues to garner recognition for his outstanding achievements, this time with his second-straight year as a finalist for the C Spire Howell Trophy, presented annually to the state's top player.



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