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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.

Lady Bobcats hold off Co-Lin; Bobcats fall to Wolves


ELLISVILLE – Alexis Tolefree (Conway, Arkansas) made two free throws with 6.8 seconds left as third-ranked Jones County Junior College held off Copiah-Lincoln Community College 80-76 here Thursday night at A.B. Howard Gymnasium.

It was the ninth straight victory for Jones.

Wallner, Sandlin named first-team All-American


HATTIESBURG – Junior right-handed reliever Nick Sandlin (Evans, Ga.) and sophomore outfielder/pitcher Matt Wallner (Forest Lake, Minn.) have each been tabbed preseason first-team All-Americans by Tuesday morning.