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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.

Oak Grove stays hot, defeats Petal 55-43

By ANDREW ABADIE,

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.


Crusaders struggle, but still promising

By JESSE JOHNSON,

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.

Only two of the team’s 15 players are seniors. There are four upperclassmen on the varsity lineup. The other 11 are sophomores and younger.


The time is now to get serious and land that deer you've set out for.

By PHIL DIFATTA,

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.

That's true. You see, this old geezer of a pretend outdoors writer has been hunting the nooks and crannies of south Mississippi for more than 55 years.


Perfectly Imperfect

By RICK CLEVELAND,

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.


Oak Grove girls off to hot start.

By JESSE JOHNSON,

With the boys’ program getting much of the attention, the Oak Grove Lady Warriors are silently off to a great start in the 2019-20 basketball season. Sitting at 10-5 overall, Coach Mark Swindle and the Lady Warriors are doing everything they can to keep the streak alive as district play gets underway.


O'Keefe brings hope to Lady Crusaders

By JESSE JOHNSON,

The Sacred Heart Lady Crusaders are looking for direction with a new coach midway through the season. Veteran coach Matt O’Keefe came out of retirement to lead the team after the previous coach left after just nine games. O’Keefe, who has been retired for the last 12 years, is the fifth coach in five years for the Lady Crusaders.


Lady Aggies show promise

By JESSE JOHNSON,

A youthful Forrest County Agricultural High School Lady Aggies basketball team is off to a slow start this season, but Coach Mack Gardner believes the young team could produce big results in coming years.



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