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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.

Bobcats rout Southwest


SUMMIT – Jones County Junior College head coach Steve Buckley said his Bobcats would not overlook winless Southwest.

The second-year head Bobcat proved to prophetic as JCJC routed the Bears 61-20 here Thursday night at John I. Hurst Stadium.

PCS will try to bounce back Friday


HATTIESBURG – It’s been quite a while since the Bobcats have lost two games in a row, but here they are in that situation.

There’s no panic from PCS coach Joey Hawkins, though.

“Hey, it’s a long season,” he said. “You have to keep playing and continue to be excited and do the things you have to do to win the ballgame.”

Bobcats continue division play with road trip to Southwest


ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College is riding a three-game winning streak and received votes in the latest NJCAA football poll.

Southwest is winless and has had a number of injuries during the first part of the season.

But JCJC head coach Steve Buckley said the Bears will provide a test for the Bobcats this week.

PRCC steps out of division this week


POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College will get a much-needed break from South Division play this week when the Wildcats venture north to battle Itawamba in their final non-division game of the season.

PREP POLL: Oak Grove moves up


Oak Grove was the only area team that saw a bump up in its rankings, moving from No. 9 in the state to No. 8. Positioned at No. 5 overall, Hattiesburg is still the highest ranked team in the area.

Mistakes too much for PRCC in loss


POPLARVILLE – Too many self-inflicted mistakes proved too much for Pearl River Community College to overcome Thursday night in a 42-16 setback at the hands of Hinds in South Division football action at Dobie Holden Stadium.

JCJC whips 20th-ranked Wolves


ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Bobcats used a stifling defense, a strong ground attack and big plays to subdue No. 20 Copiah-Lincoln, 35-10, here Thursday night at Bobcat Stadium/Sim Cooley Field.