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Presbyterian Christian School’s C.J. Buckhalter and Cameron Shaw didn’t know each other a few months ago. C.J. was entering the summer before his sophomore year on the Bobcats’ football team, while Shaw was making the move from Fort Worth, Texas, to Hattiesburg.

The Petal Panthers have found themselves in a rare position.

The Panthers’ backfield returns three players in 2019 who combined for 4,123 offensive yards, which leaves Petal coach Marcus Boyles and his assistant coaches with a lot of options on that side of the ball.

As of July 1, Marcus Boyles is back as the Petal Panthers head football coach.

The Mississippi high school coaching legend announced his retirement from his athletics director and head coach positions in March, but took back the reins last week.

Southern Miss basketball coach Jay Ladner admits his path to his new office inside Reed Green Coliseum isn’t common for other coaches.

“How did you do it? How can I do it?”

The Sacred Heart family is mourning right now.


DIFATTA: Before a day on the water, do much-needed inspections

By PHIL DIFATTA,

After a fun-filled day of skiing at Paul B. Johnson State Park a long, long time ago, my friends (both of 'em) and I were headed back to Hattiesburg when a pickup, towing a really nice (as in expensive) ocean-going fishing vessel, blew by us like a rocket and topped the hill. When we reached the top, a frightful sight greeted us.




Pearl River’s Rachal named NJCAA All-American

By FROM PRCC,

POPLARVILLE — The post-season honors keep rolling in for Pearl River standout Brandon Rachal (Natchitoches, La.; Natchitoches Central) as the talented sophomore was named a Second Team All-American by the NJCAA on Monday.


Purvis falls to Greene County

By STAN CALDWELL,

PURVIS – It’s become a free-for-all in Region 7-4A, with one week of region play remaining and four teams contending for two playoff spots.


Southern Miss names McClain new Director of Athletics

By CAMAL PETRO,

Southern Miss has found its new Director of Athletics. Jeremy McClain, who was serving as Troy’s Director of Athletics since September 2015, was announced by Southern Miss President Rodney Bennett Thursday. McClain and his family will be introduced Monday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the Trent Lott Center on campus.


DiFATTA: Word of advice while planning turkey hunting trips

By PHIL DIFATTA,

If you love turkey hunting as much as I, here's a piece of advice you might want to stick under your cap, particularly if your season isn't going so well: Listen to what both the weather man and turkey biologists have to say about gobbler activity on any day you intend to hunt.


CLEVELAND: Mississippi State women plan to reload

By RICK CLEVELAND,

Limping Chloe Bibby was in Oregon last weekend, supporting her Mississippi State teammates, while continuing the rehab process on her injured knee.

Yes, she said, the knee is coming along fine and will be stronger than ever by next season.

Yes, she said, she can't wait to play again.


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