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HATTIESBURG – The best of the best in Mississippi and Alabama have converged on the Hub City in preparation for Saturday’s 31st playing of the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game. Kickoff is set for Noon at Southern Miss’ M.M. Roberts Stadium.

HATTIESBURG – In an important region contest for both the Sacred Heart Lady Crusaders and Crusaders, underclassmen led both squads to big wins over St. Patrick Monday.

On this week’s episode, Southern Miss coach Jay Hopson and three players discuss Thursday’s first practice as the Golden Eagles prepare for Florida State in the Independence Bowl.

HATTIESBURG – PCS basketball plays 10 conference games every season, and in the words of boys’ coach Josh Dorman, the Bobcats will play in 10 “slobber knockers,” so the importance of starting with a win Tuesday night was crucial.

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- The Southern Miss football program on Sunday announced it has accepted an invitation to participate in the 42nd Walk-On’s Independence Bowl.

Purvis continues to roll

By BRANDON SHIELDS,

FLORENCE — The revenge tour continues for Purvis.

Behind a big second quarter and a strong rushing attack, the Tornadoes ran past Florence 41-21 in the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs at Eagle Stadium on Friday night.

Purvis (6-6) will host Poplarville (12-0) next week in the third round of the Class 4A playoffs.

PHOTOS: Tigers roll South Jones

By MATT BUSH,

HATTIESBURG – The Hattiesburg Tigers put their undefeated record on the line in the first round of the 5A playoffs and left little doubt if they could keep the streak going.

Hattiesburg rolled South Jones 50-0 Friday night, and it’ll travel to Stone in the second round next Friday.

Gavin sees first action at USM

By CAMAL PETRO,

HATTIESBURG – It didn’t take long for former Petal Lady Panthers star Kennedy Gavin to make an impact in a Golden Eagles’ uniform.

Petal's D: from unknown to force

By CAMAL PETRO,

During the offseason, questions swirled about the Panthers’ defense. While the players were busy getting ready for the 2017 season, many didn’t know what Petal would look like on that side of the ball.

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