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With the Petal Panther football team receiving most of the shine with their sSouth State run and District champs title, the men’s basketball team looks to steer the glory to the hard court and continue the progress made from the previous successful year.

The Oak Grove Warriors start the basketball season looking to pick up where they left off last year. Having their best year with Coach LaRon Brumfield at the helm has Oak Grove hungry to build off of a style of play that got the Warriors a 25-win season last year.

The Hattiesburg Tigers have high hopes on the hardwood as they look to take the experienced starters from a successful season a year ago, and make a deep push into the playoffs.

The Oak Grove Warriors’ season came to an end Friday night and with the it the hope of a state championship title .

Nanih Waiya proved to be too big and too strong for Lumberton and the Warriors from Winston County ended the Panthers 2019 season Friday afternoon with a 28-13 win in the 2019 1A state title game.

DIFATTA: Getting acquainted with Mississippi's wild hogs


When I began deer hunting in Greene County years and years ago, there were no wild hogs, at least none that I saw. Then, a couple of years later, while easing down a swamp road on the way to my stand, a huge boar came barreling out of a marsh, stopped and stared me straight in the eye less than 10 yards away.