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PEARL – The Sumrall Bobcats couldn’t find that elusive timely hit in Game 2 of the 4A State Championship series Friday.

PEARL – The Sumrall offense scored seven runs off nine hits Thursday in Game 1 of the 4A State Championship series, but 11 runners left on base came back to haunt the Bobcats.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast it’s all Sumrall baseball, as the Bobcats prepare for the 4A State Championship series this weekend.

SUMRALL – Hunter Barrett found himself at the bottom of a dogpile Tuesday night, and there was no place he’d rather be in that moment.

After resigning as the Southern Miss head softball coach Friday, Wendy Hogue is returning to Petal High School to head the softball program once again. The school board approved the hiring on Tuesday, and she’ll be introduced at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday inside the Petal Football Fieldhouse.


Smith named Player of the Week

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – On the strength of his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game and longest scoring run in school history in Southern Miss’ 31-29 victory over UTSA last Saturday, senior running back Ito Smith collected his second Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week award.


USM's Dorbeck returns to Oline, prompts USM to makes changes

By CAMAL PETRO,

When redshirt sophomore Drake Dorbeck stepped on the field last Saturday at UTSA, it felt like the first game of the season for him.

“I was nervous all week, because that was my first full game to ever play at the college level,” Dorbeck, a Vicksburg native, said. “It was like the first game of the season for me.”


PRCC takes down Southwest

By STAN CALDWELL,

SUMMIT – When Pearl River Community College needed big plays against Southwest Mississippi, the Wildcats were able to deliver.


JCJC wins fifth straight

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

ELLISVILLE – The 17th-ranked Jones County Junior College Bobcats continue to post impressive victories.

DeShawn Smith (Brooksville, Florida) scored four touchdowns and Scott Phillips (South Jones) rushed for over 100 yards as JCJC whipped East Central 49-7 here Thursday night at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field.



PODCAST: Petal head coach Marcus Boyles + plus breakdowns of area games

By CAMAL PETRO,

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, sports editor Camal Petro sits down with Petal head coach Marcus Boyles. They discuss last week’s win over Oak Grove, Boyles’ team and this week’s matchup with Brandon.

After the break, the other seven contests featuring area teams are analyzed. 


Crusaders travel to East Marion

By CAMAL PETRO,

COLUMBIA – The Crusaders have had two weeks to think about their 44-0 loss to Resurrection, and they’re eager to get back on the field this week at East Marion.

Coach Lonny Schraeder said his bunch had a productive off week, too.


PCS faces off against Parklane

By CAMAL PETRO,

MCCOMB – For the second straight season, PCS will face an undefeated Parklane Academy team. There is, however, a huge difference from last season to this season, though.


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