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In a season already filled with challenges, Sacred Heart suffered a tough loss to Richton Friday night and fell 40-11 to the Rebels from Perry County.

The No. 1 ranked women's soccer team from William Carey University defeated Thomas University 1-0, last Saturday afternoon at Crusader Field.

The Purvis Tornadoes got their first win of the season Friday night as they defeated Perry Central 27-8. The Tornadoes look to carry that winning momentum forward as they face a tough Northeast Jones Tiger team this week.

2013 is the last year the Hattiesburg Tigers started the season 0-3, but don’t count them out just yet. The Tigers tough first three games might have come in losses but winning division games and postseason play are what counts the most.

Sumrall experienced a tough road loss last Friday to Presbyterian Christian, but is looking to get things going against West Marion this week. The Bobcats are currently on a two-game losing and scoring streak bringing them to a 2-2 record for the season.

PETRO: My Sumrall jinx is over... finally

By CAMAL PETRO,

I have no idea what Sumrall playing in a state championship looks like. That sounds pretty crazy considering the Bobcats have played for seven state titles since 2008, winning five of those. But they haven’t played for one since I arrived in Hattiesburg nearly four years ago.


West Lauderdale forces Game 3 with Sumrall in 4A South State

By CAMAL PETRO,

COLLINSVILLE – It’ll all come down to Tuesday night in Sumrall for the chance to play for a state championship.

Trailing the 4A South State series 1-0 to the Bobcats, West Lauderdale forced a decisive Game 3 with a 10-0, six-inning win Monday night at Jerry Boatner Field.




DiFATTA: Help the environment, take out a feral hog

By PHIL DIFATTA,

A year or two ago my ol' buddy Chip Tatum, aka The Chipster, called to tell me he and some friends had killed a feral sow (that's a wild female hog). He asked if I wanted it, saying the hog would make for some fine eating, and offered to bring it to me. I gladly accepted … because I know wild pork is as tasty as a homegrown pig. .




WCU softball hosts NAIA Opening Round

By FROM WILLIAM CAREY,

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has released the list of 10 host sites for the seventh annual NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round, and for the third straight year William Carey University was selected as a host site.



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