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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.

Pearl River softball sweeps weekly honors

By FROM PRCC,

POPLARVILLE — For the fourth time in just over a week Pearl River’s softball team has earned a sweep. After taking both ends of doubleheaders at East Mississippi and against both Copiah-Lincoln and Northwest last week, the Lady Wildcats swept the MACJC’s weekly honors.




WCU sweeps on Senior Day

By FROM WILLIAM CAREY,

HATTIESBURG – William Carey wrapped up the regular season with a series sweep of Loyola University, defeating the Wolfpack 10-0 in Game 3 Saturday afternoon at Milton Wheeler Field.



Plumlee's walk-off gives Oak Grove series lead

By STAN CALDWELL,

OAK GROVE – Sometimes it really is better to be lucky than good.

Oak Grove got some lucky breaks when it was needed most and cashed them in for a dramatic 4-3 victory over Harrison Central in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs Friday night at Harry Breland Field.


Southern Miss takes Game 1 over MTSU

By CAMAL PETRO,

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Walker Powell tossed a complete game and the Golden Eagles used a five-run, sixth inning to capture a 7-1 series-opening victory over Middle Tennessee Friday night at Reese Smith Jr. Field.


Lady Tornadoes drop Game 1 of third-round series

By ANDREW ABADIE,

PURVIS – Simply put, Newton County’s pitcher Shelby Anderson controlled the 4-0 win over Purvis in Game 1 of the third-round series. Anderson threw 14 strikeouts in the complete game shutout, and the Lady Cougars will have two games at their home field to close out the series Saturday.


DIFATTA: Battling the elements for a bird

By PHIL DIFATTA,

I was on my first solo turkey hunt in Greene County, near Leakesville, and I had a gobbler coming to my calls. The bird hadn't quite made it to where I sat adjacent a food plot when the weather turned on me.


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