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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.


Oak Grove's Jay Barnes drops 42 in 88-53 win against Petal.

By JESSE JOHNSON,

It was the “Jay Barnes and Blake Roberts Show” Friday night when the two out scored Petal 60-53 on the way to a 88-53 trouncing home win over the Panthers.

Barnes nailed 12 three-pointers and 42 points overall to lead the Warriors. Roberts ended with 18 with 14 of those coming in the first half.



Here's the buzz on outdoor fun

By PHIL DIFATTA,

Just because south Mississippi hasn't experienced bone-chilling, hypothermia-type weather this winter doesn't mean outdoorsmen are “out of the woods” as far as dangerous situations are concerned. In fact, if relatively warm weather prevails, outdoorsmen could actually be in more danger.


College football- win, lose, or draw

By RICK CLEVELAND,

This is surreal. Mississippi college football, that is. Little more than a month ago, Matt Luke was the Ole Miss head football coach, trying to win the Egg Bowl with a fresh vote of confidence from the university’s administration.



Lady Tornadoes off to a hot start

By JESSE JOHNSON,

The Purvis Tornadoes women’s basketball team is off to a hot start winning their first 15 games of the year. The Tornadoes are currently 16-1 with their lone loss to Oak Grove in the Lamar County Tournament Championship Game.




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