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PURVIS – For the first time since 2017, Purvis defeated Sumrall on the hardwood by a score of 66-33 Monday night.

PETAL – Holding just a two-point lead over Petal with just three seconds left before halftime, Oak Grove’s Jay Barnes came up with a steal and nailed a 3-point shot that gave the Warriors a 23-18 half time lead.

Sacred Heart’s boys basketball team is off to a rocky 4-12 start, but first-year Crusader coach Andrew Little said his young team has promise for years to come.

If you've hunted hard this season, yet haven't gotten your deer, now is NOT the time to throw in the towel. Instead, it's time to get serious. REAL serious.

If you were watching pro football Sunday, you probably saw 76-year-old Jimmy Johnson, the former two-time Super Bowl champion coach of the Dallas Cowboys, tearfully receive the news he has been selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.



Scouts keep watchful eye on FCAHS’ Campbell

By JESSE JOHNSON,

There is no secret to which player the scouts are in town to see when the Forrest County AHS Aggies take the floor. Senior Ashton Campbell is a quick guard who can score double digits in a short period of time. Campbell is averaging 28.6 points per game and dropped 50 points against rival Purvis on Dec. 3.


Purvis Tornadoes off to hot start at 9-2

By JESSE JOHNSON,

With seven seniors, Coach Eric Cooper and the Purvis Tornadoes men’s basketball team look to their experience and chemistry to give them that push needed to have a successful season.



OG battles to Coca-Cola classic victory

By JESSE JOHNSON,

Oak Grove and Hattiesburg High went down to the wire with a big shot at the buzzer in the championship game at the Hattiesburg Coca Cola Classic. The rival schools met for the second time this season.


Every Southerner’s must-haves for ‘winter’ season

By PHIL DIFATTA,

It's a New Year, and just because much of the Deep South experienced summer-like temperatures during the Christmas holidays doesn't mean we're gonna have an early spring. We may, but we may not, so we're not out of the woods yet. After all, January and February are often the two coldest months of the year in Mississippi.




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