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With the 2018 campaign less than seven weeks away, Southern Miss redshirt-senior placekicker Parker Shaunfield has earned Preseason All-Conference USA nods.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Camal and Andrew discuss a handful of local topics.

Dexter Jordan made a surprise announcement early Tuesday morning. The long-time Louisiana-Lafayette signee declared he will not join the Ragin’ Cajuns’ program this fall, but instead he’ll head down the road to Pearl River Community College in Poplarville.

The Southern Miss quarterback position lost a former starter last week. Former Laurel signal caller Keon Howard announced he was leaving the program via his Twitter account last Thursday.

Last May, Joe Hartfield was on top of the world. The Hattiesburg Tigers had just clinched the school’s first state baseball championship since 2006, and it was the first title of Hartfield’s head-coaching career.

Part 1: Potential Top 15 matchups of '18 prep season

By CAMAL PETRO,

For the third straight year, we’ll discuss the potential Top 15 matchups of the upcoming high school football season. For three weeks, five of those matchups will be discussed and it’s not in any particular order.

Lumberton at Resurrection


Dew returns to JCJC

By FROM JCJC,

ELLISVILLE – A former Jones County Junior College softball standout is returning home.

Tori Dew, who played at JCJC in 2014-15, will be the new assistant softball coach at Jones.

Head coach Chris Robinson made the announcement Thursday morning.



PRCC slugger chases dream, signs with Dodgers

By FROM PRCC,

Pearl River Community College's new home run king is going pro.

On the heels of his record-setting sophomore campaign, Simon Landry opted to chase his dream and sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers.




Former USM player Hoffpauir named PCS baseball coach

By CAMAL PETRO,

The PCS athletics program has gone through a couple of coaching changes in 2018. On Thursday, the school announced former Southern Miss baseball player Jarrett Hoffpauir as its new head baseball coach. A press conference is scheduled for Monday at 10:45 a.m. in the school’s library to introduce the new coach.



Loftin earns NJCAA DII Player of the Year honors

By FROM JCJC,

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s Kelsha Loftin (Mendenhall) has been named the NJCAA Division II Dudley Player of the Year.

Loftin helped the Lady Bobcats to a 54-3 record and its first-ever national championship this season. The award was announced Thursdaymorning.


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