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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.

Lumberton pushes pause on region


TAYLORSVILLE – The Lumberton Panthers will step out of region play this week to play a pass-heavy Taylorsville team that should make some noise in 2A football come postseason time.

Warriors travel to Meridian


MERIDIAN – Oak Grove coach Drew Causey doesn’t look at Meridian’s 2-4 record. That doesn’t mean anything to him.

PRCC resumes division play


POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College players were in surprisingly good spirits last week, despite coming out on the short end of a 38-36 score at Itawamba.

PHOTOS: PCS soccer advances


The PCS Lady Bobcats took down Oak Forest Academy in the first round of the MAIS playoffs to advance to play Jackson Academy in the semifinals Thursday. 

Jillian Rhian had a hat trick and Avery Smith, Emmy Harvey and Lilly Stayer all notched goals in the contest.

PREP POLL: Hattiesburg alone in Top 10


Hattiesburg is now the lone area team in the AP Top 10, as it stays in the No. 5 slot, and Oak Grove, which was No. 8 last week, dropped out after its loss to Petal. The Warriors are receiving votes, though.

Lumberton remains at No. 3 in the 1A poll, and PCS is the leading vote-getting not in the Private School Top 5.