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BILOXI – It’s only fitting Southern Miss’ home run king stepped up to the plate one swing away from winning a first-round game in the Conference USA Tournament.

Some say “magic mustards” and some use “championship golds,” but one thing is for sure, there is something special about those all-gold jerseys Pearl River donned Saturday afternoon.

FULTON — When No. 6 Pearl River packed for Fulton and the Region XXIII Tournament, the Wildcats made sure to bring an extra box — containing “championship gold” uniforms.

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.

PETRO: Observations after a month of football


Just like that, we’re four weeks into the high school football season and two weeks into the college football season, so naturally, I have some thoughts I’d like to share. Like I did a few weeks ago, I’ll break down those thoughts into four subject lines.

First down: How good is Hattiesburg?

JCJC to make long trip to Coahoma


ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College head coach Steve Buckley knows his Bobcats are in for a challenge as they make the long road trip to Clarksdale this week to battle Coahoma.

PRCC opens South Division play at East Central Thursday night


POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College looks to get back on track and open South Division the right way this week when the Wildcats make their first road trip of the season to East Central.

Kickoff Thursday at Bailey Stadium in Decatur is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

PREP POLL: Hattiesburg moves up in Top 10


Hattiesburg was the big winner in this week’s Associated Press Prep Poll, as the Tigers climbed into the Top 5 after beating previously No. 4-ranked Oak Grove.

The Warriors dropped to No. 8 in the overall poll, and No. 5 in the 6A poll, while Hattiesburg stayed put behind West Point in 5A, which is the No. 1 team in the state.

WATCH: Highlights from Southern Miss-Southern U (Week 2)


Southern Miss took down Southern University 45-0 Saturday, Sept. 9 to earn its first win of the season.

The Golden Eagles (1-1) will travel to Louisiana-Monroe, a Sun Belt Conference team, Saturday for a 6 p.m. contest.

Here are highlights from the Southern University game from Conference USA:

JCJC soccer sweeps


ELLISVILLE – There were plenty of superlatives for both Jones County Junior College soccer teams here on a pleasant Friday night at Bobcat Soccer Field.

Aimee Durn (Watford, England) had four goals and an assist to help the No. 19 Jones County Lady Bobcats whip Meridian, 8-1.

Bobcats blitz Mississippi Delta


ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College was solid all the way around in gaining its first victory of the season Thursday night at Bobcat Stadium-Sim Cooley Field.