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Joe Gray’s dream of becoming a professional baseball player has come true. The former Hattiesburg star and two-time PineBeltSPORTS Player of the Year flew to Milwaukee Thursday and is set to sign his pro deal with the Brewers on Friday, he told PineBeltSPORTS Wednesday.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Lumberton head coach Zach Jones joins the show to talk everything Lumberton. He touches on how summer is going, last year’s disappointing finish and the popular misconception of Lumberton schools shutting its doors for good.

Entering his fourth season as the head coach of his hometown team, Lumberton’s Zach Jones has never had a problem finding a running back to tote the ball.

This part of the country is known as an untapped well for the recruitment of high school boy’s soccer players. There are just not many opportunities to go around.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, sports editor Camal Petro kicks off the summer high school football coverage with Oak Grove and a conversation with Mississippi State commit and Warriors’ defensive end, Jack Harris.



Purvis travels to Poplarville

By CAMAL PETRO,

Friday’s win over Lawrence County was the type of offensive output Purvis coach Perry Wheat has been wanting to see for all season. The Tornadoes racked 455 total yards of offense, which was led by a ground attack that had 353 yards.


PRCC welcomes Gulf Coast

By STAN CALDWELL,

POPLARVILLE – Coming off a hard-fought defeat at the hands of Jones County, Pearl River Community College gets no respite, as the Wildcats welcome Mississippi Gulf Coast to the PRCC campus for homecoming.



USM' Parks enjoys solid outing Saturday after early-season injury

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG Southern Miss redshirt junior running back Tez Parks enjoyed a bit of a breakout game in last Saturday’s 24-0 shutout of UTEP.

Parks, the LaGrange, Ga., native, missed the first three games with an injury and had seen limited duty in his first two games back with 17 yards on five carries.


OG put itself 'in a hole' last week

By CAMAL PETRO,

Not too many people saw last week’s game playing out the way it did, and now the Oak Grove Warriors are in a situation where they can’t afford any more losses. Their backs are against the wall.


Sacred Heart facing adversity

By CAMAL PETRO,

The Sacred Heart Crusaders are going through tough times, as they prepare for Mount Olive Friday night. Injuries have mounted up and the offense has stalled against good competition to go along with other issues inside the program.


PREP POLL: Hattiesburg remains No. 5 in state

By STAFF REPORTS,

Not much changed in this week’s Associated Press Prep Poll, as the Hattiesburg remains the only team in the area ranked in Overall Top 10 at No. 5. Petal is also receiving a vote in the poll, but it’s 15 votes behind No. 10 East Central.

Lumberton dropped from T-4 to sitting alone at No. 5 in the 1A poll, too.


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