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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.

Purvis knows West Marion will be more ready in Week 2


PURVIS – For the Tornadoes, Friday can’t get here soon enough, because Week 1 did not go as planned. However, Purvis coach Perry Wheat is not a coach who likes to throw out film and try to forget how bad of a performance a game was.

Lumberton hosts bigger 4A team


LUMBERTON – Panthers coach Zach Jones said Lumberton is used to playing tough schedules, and in 2017 his team will play another 4A school in Bay High. Jones said his players have embraced the tough tests every season, because it’ll only make them better later down the road.

CLEVELAND: Sports pages are about accomplishments


It was Earl Warren, the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, who once said, “I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures.”

In Mississippi, here lately, we've had plenty of accomplishments to read about. On the sports page, that is. To wit:

JCJC have solid stable of RBs


ELLISVILLE – Scott Phillips (South Jones) receives the most attention of the Jones County Junior College running backs.

But head coach Steve Buckley believes Phillips, along with Rashaud Green (Bassfield) and DeShawn Smith (Brooksville, Florida) can be equally effective in the backfield.

Splitting carries works to perfection for PCS


PCS coach Joey Hawkins said after Thursday night’s 38-18 win over West Marion that he missed the memo on the spread offense. Traps and counter runs are what he and the PCS Bobcats do on offense.

PCS runs past West Marion


HATTIESBURG – A close contest at halftime turned in PCS’ favor quickly in the second half thanks to a stout rushing attack and timely defense, as the Bobcats earned a 38-18 win in the regular season opener Thursday night.