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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.

Combined no-hitter, 23 runs help PRCC softball earn playoff berth


POPLARVILLE — Pearl River team has been playing playoff softball unofficially for several weeks. On Sunday, the Lady Wildcats guaranteed they’ll be playing official playoff games next week when they swept Coahoma 9-1 in six innings and 14-0 in five innings.

St. Martin evens 6A third-round series with Oak Grove


OAK GROVE – This time there was no late-inning magic for Oak Grove. Indeed, there was no magic at all.

With a chance to sweep the Class 6A third round series against St. Martin at home, the Warriors came out flat, as the Yellow Jackets defeated the Warriors 6-2 Friday night at Harry Breland Field.

St. Stanislaus forces Game 3 with Sumrall Saturday


SUMRALL — For the first time this season, Sumrall dropped a home game. In a 4A third series, St. Stanislaus won Game 2 5-3 to force a rubber match Saturday.

For the Bobcats, it’s the second time in the playoffs that they 10-run-ruled an opposing team in Game 1 and then came back and lost in Game 2.

DIFATTA: A trip to the Sooner State to find gobblers


Outdoor information tends to get a little slim this time of year, and folks often ask me how I think of something to write week after week. That's a good question, too, especially when you consider my limited “thinking” capacity!

Jones College baseball sweeps Pearl River Tuesday


POPLARVILLE — The No. 5 Pearl River Wildcats lost two closely contested baseball games Tuesday night to No. 7 Jones College 9-8 and 6-5.

The Wildcats (32-11 overall, 17-9 MACJC) went back and forth with the Bobcats (34-8, 18-6) through both contests but were not able to keep up the rallies. 

H'burg native Jordan earns Player of the Week honor


POPLARVILLE — Pearl River second baseman Dexter Jordan (Hattiesburg) hit his way to the MACJC Player of the Week honor, the league announced Tuesday.

The freshman had a stellar week at the plate for No. 6 Pearl River (32-9 overall, 17-7 MACJC) as the Wildcats split with Hinds and swept Coahoma.