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RIDGELAND – The Sacred Heart Lady Crusaders were so eager to claim their third straight 1A/2A/3A State Championship, they had to be ushered off the field twice for premature celebration.

HATTIESBURG – Hattiesburg coach Ernie Watson called sophomore Cameron Brown “the future” of Hattiesburg basketball after the Tigers’ 49-47 win over Pearl River Central in the Region Championship game Friday.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Hattiesburg star and Ole Miss baseball signee Joe Gray joins the show to discuss the Tigers and other topics around his game.

HATTIESBURG – The Sacred Heart Crusaders’ knife was sharp in Tuesday’s 1A/2A/3A South State Championship. That’s how head coach Joe Falla explained his team’s win over Resurrection to earn a trip to the State Championship.

HATTIESBURG – When Petal beat Oak Grove by 37 points last month to sweep the two-game season series, Panthers’ coach Todd Kimble said it was going to be tough to beat a team three times.

Estill scores in WCU win


HATTIESBURG – Dylan Spiers (Sr./Carriere) allowed just two hits in six innings of relief work as No. 6 William Carey downed No. 25 Webber International, 6-5 in 11 innings on Friday afternoon at Milton Wheeler Field.

Top-ranked Bobcats sweep


BREWTON, Alabama – Top-ranked Jones County Junior College rallied for a 5-4, eight-inning victory over Coastal Alabama-East here Thursday afternoon in game one of a doubleheader.

In game two, the Bobcats rolled to a 10-3 decision.

Brandon prevails over Oak Grove in shootout


HATTIESBURG – Momentum is the name of the game and in soccer, sometimes it’s hard to stop. The Oak Grove Lady Warriors experienced that Wednesday in the 6A South State Championship, losing to Brandon in a shootout.

JCJC men top PRCC; Lady Wildcat prevail


POPLARVILLE – The Jones County Junior College Bobcats held Pearl River Community to only 14 points in the second half and rallied to stun the homestanding Wildcats, 53-47, here Thursday night at the White Coliseum.

In the women’s game, the Lady Wildcats scored in the final seconds and upset No. 3 JCJC, 70-69.