Sports

Roundup: First Round

By CAMAL PETRO,

The MHSAA high school baseball playoffs began Friday and there were five teams in our coverage area that competed. Six total teams are playing in the postseason, but Oak Grove is the lone team with a bye into the second round.

Below is a recap of area Game 1s:

Purvis 1, St. Stanislaus 1


USM women beat UAB

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

BIRMINGHAM – Led by career-highs from Shonte Hailes and Megan Brown, the Southern Miss women’s basketball team (10-7, 2-2) snapped UAB’s (14-3, 3-1) seven-game win streak Thursday night with a 80-63 win over the Blazers in Bartow Arena.







CLEVELAND: Mangum would be a lock to win Ferriss Trophy any other year

By RICK CLEVELAND,

Mississippi State's irrepressible Jake Mangum was hitting for a .401 average coming into this week. He had stolen 20 bases. As a centerfielder, he uses sprinter's speed to catch balls others can't reach. He turns triples into outs. He is the heart and soul of a team that has won 42 games while losing 10.







Hogue returns to Petal

By ANDREW ABADIE,

After resigning as the Southern Miss head softball coach Friday, Wendy Hogue is returning to Petal High School to head the softball program once again. The school board approved the hiring on Tuesday, and she’ll be introduced at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday inside the Petal Football Fieldhouse.


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