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PETAL – For a team that lost a Division I player from last season’s roster and is guided by a first-year coach at the school, the Petal Panthers are quietly playing under the radar for a 6A program.

HATTIESBURG – Jackson Academy’s comeback from a first-half deficit can be summed up by one play.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, winter sports take center stage. First, sports editor Camal Petro details where the area soccer teams stand with less than a month left on the schedule.

HATTIESBURG – For the Oak Grove Warriors Tuesday night, it was a total team effort. There’s no other way to describe it.

HATTIESBURG – Sacred Heart coach Brian Butler believes the holiday break can make or break a team. Well, if Friday’s game against the Sumrall Bobcats was any indicator, the Crusaders are trending toward the former.

MRA runs past PCS

By BRANDON SHIELDS,

MADISON — In an unfamiliar situation, you kind of didn’t know what to expect.

Behind the running of Jake Reeves, MRA was able to run past PCS 42-23 in a key MAIS Class AAAA, Division I matchup at Patriot Field on Thursday night.


USM basketball to start small

By CAMAL PETRO,

Expect the Southern Miss basketball team to feature a small lineup this season, especially at the beginning of the season. With only three players taller than 6-foot-6, Golden Eagles coach Doc Sadler only discussed two of those players during his opening statement Tuesday at media day.


OG faces must-win at Pearl

By CAMAL PETRO,

The road doesn’t get any easier for the Oak Grove Warriors, and a road game at the state’s No. 2 team looms Friday night.


Egger to stay on as PRCC coach

By STAN CALDWELL,

POPLARVILLE – Ted Egger was thrown into a difficult situation when he was named interim head football coach at Pearl River Community College at the end of May.

Fortunately, he didn’t have much time to think about it.


Tigers can clinch region title Friday

By CAMAL PETRO,

The Hattiesburg Tigers took a huge step forward with a win at Picayune last week, and now they’re in the driver’s seat to win the region and earn the top seed in the 5A playoffs.


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