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On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, area high school baseball is the main topic.

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.

Pearl River Baseball springs back into action


POPLARVILLE — It is only early January but the reigning MACJC State Champions are already hard at work at Dub “Paw Paw” Herring Park. 

The Pearl River baseball team opened spring practice Thursday afternoon under a clear blue sky. The Wildcats are already zoning in on getting better and improving as a team. 

‘It’s on’ as PRCC softball opens preseason practice


POPLARVILLE — The Lady Wildcats made the most of a beautiful day at Pearl River on Thursday.

The team’s season opener at Pensacola State College is less than a month away and coach Leigh White spent much of the spring's first practice at Lady Wildcats Stadium by drilling home fundamentals.

Dodgers prospect reflects on his growth at Pearl River


POPLARVILLE – When Simon "Meaux" Landry first stepped onto campus in Poplarville, he already looked the part. The Ponchatoula, La., native had "popped" in recruiting and scouting circles years before, but by his own admission Landry needed the college experience.

William Carey upsets Stillman


HATTIESBURG– No. 22 William Carey men's basketball stayed undefeated in Southern States Athletic Conference action as IT defeated No. 8 Stillman College 73-69 Saturday afternoon at Clinton Gym.

Southern Miss football moves on from two assistants


Southern Miss and coach Jay Hopson are parting ways with two assistant coaches. Offensive line coach Erik Losey and head strength and conditioning coach SaJason Finley will not return to the team, The Sun Herald first reported Thursday.