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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.

Southern Miss finishes off sweep of ODU Sunday


HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss scored seven runs in the opening inning and six Golden Eagle pitchers blanked the visiting Monarchs for a 9-0 victory over Old Dominion Sunday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park to complete the three-game Conference USA sweep.

PHOTOS: Purvis drops game with Lawrence County


PURVIS – Lawrence County scored two runs in the fifth to take the lead on Purvis for good Friday night, defeating the Tornadoes 4-3 in a Region 7-4 contest.

Purvis is now 9-4-1 overall and 3-1 in region play, and the Cougars are now 7-4-1 and 2-2 in the region.

Record setting season comes to an end for Pearl River


HUTCHINSON, Kansas — Eleventh-seed Pearl River gave Odessa all it could handle in the second half Wednesday and nearly rallied back to complete its upset bid of the 6th-seeded Wranglers before coming up just short in the NJCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 matchup, falling 69-61 at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

Cold weather isn't slowing down snakes, insects


Just because temperatures dropped into the low 40s and high 30s in some parts of south Mississippi this week doesn't mean that disease-carrying insects and venomous snakes are still in hiding. Trust me, they're not, and we outdoors types must beware.