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On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Southern Miss bowl preparation, the early signing period and the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game are the talking points.

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.

Sumrall soccer to get its own soccer facility

By CAMAL PETRO,

Sumrall’s basketball gymnasium is less than 10 years old, the Lady Bobcats’ softball complex just completed its second year in use and Larry Knight Field is one of the nicest baseball fields in the area, and now it’s the Sumrall soccer program’s turn to call something its own.

Cooper tabbed to lead Purvis basketball

By CAMAL PETRO,

When Purvis basketball makes its annual trip up Highway 589 to play Sumrall next season, it’ll be a familiar setting for new Tornadoes head coach Eric Cooper. However, the four-year letterman at Sumrall will be on the visiting bench.

Petal returns deep passing game

By CAMAL PETRO,

PETAL – The Panthers are spending their offseason trying to replace a Division I running back in Stephon Huderson, an all-around athlete in Tanner Estill and numerous players on the defensive side of the ball.

Petal head coach Marcus Boyles says it’s been tough, but he likes what he’s seen so far.

Bolar, Bolton ready for senior season

By CAMAL PETRO,

People around the Hattiesburg area know about Purvis as a town and as a football team, but pretty soon, the entire state will get acquainted, if they already haven’t, with two of the better players in the state.

Watch out, because Purvis could have one of the best wide receiver-running back combinations this season.

Lang chooses MGCCC

By CAMAL PETRO,

A former Hattiesburg Tiger and Jackson State commit has a new home for his baseball future.

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