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Oak Grove three-sport athlete Tyson Keys prefers smooth peanut butter over crunchy. He loves Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, too. The senior eats a lot of peanut butter, but that’s not only because it’s his favorite snack.

SUMRALL – Senior Hunter Barrett was supposed to be primarily a bullpen arm for the Sumrall Bobcats this season. That’s at least what coach Larry Knight said a few weeks before the season started.

RUSTON – On a day where the Southern Miss Golden Eagles recorded 10 runs on 12 hits, the Southern Miss catchers shined the brightest in Sunday’s win over Louisiana Tech.

The Sumrall Bobcats completed their two-game sweep over Poplarville with a 13-3 win Friday night. The Bobcats defeated the Hornets 9-3 Thursday night to set up the sweep.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Camal visits with Sumrall baseball coach Larry Knight to discuss a number of topics. Also, Andrew and Camal preview the Conference USA basketball tournament, as well as talk a little bit about Southern Miss baseball’s offensive woes.

Hattiesburg FC joins amateur soccer league


The Hattiesburg area is getting a semi-professional sports team to help waste away the summer months. A part of the Gulf Coast Premier League, Hattiesburg Futbol Club will participate in the 18-team league this summer.

OG's Mauldin first in state honored with award


Kevin Mauldin, athletic trainer and teacher at Oak Grove High School, was honored during Monday’s meeting of the Lamar County School Board, as the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award.

Pearl River, Jones College split basketball matchups Monday


POPLARVILLE — No. 17 Pearl River kept its record unblemished Monday, but it wasn’t easy.

Visiting rival Jones College made the undefeated Wildcats work, but a late surge boosted PRCC past the Bobcats 75-68.

“We knew we had it the whole time, I guess you can tell that by how much I’m sweating,” PRCC coach Chris Oney joked.

Southern Miss basketball splits with MTSU


HATTIESBURG – It was home-cooking for the Golden Eagle men's basketball team as it played in Reed Green Coliseum for the first time in 30 days. Tyree Griffin scored 21 points and added seven assists to help the Black and Gold to a 77-70 win over Middle Tennessee on Thursday night.