Top Sports Stories

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.

Lumberton pushes pause on region


TAYLORSVILLE – The Lumberton Panthers will step out of region play this week to play a pass-heavy Taylorsville team that should make some noise in 2A football come postseason time.

Warriors travel to Meridian


MERIDIAN – Oak Grove coach Drew Causey doesn’t look at Meridian’s 2-4 record. That doesn’t mean anything to him.

PRCC resumes division play


POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College players were in surprisingly good spirits last week, despite coming out on the short end of a 38-36 score at Itawamba.

PHOTOS: PCS soccer advances


The PCS Lady Bobcats took down Oak Forest Academy in the first round of the MAIS playoffs to advance to play Jackson Academy in the semifinals Thursday. 

Jillian Rhian had a hat trick and Avery Smith, Emmy Harvey and Lilly Stayer all notched goals in the contest.

PREP POLL: Hattiesburg alone in Top 10


Hattiesburg is now the lone area team in the AP Top 10, as it stays in the No. 5 slot, and Oak Grove, which was No. 8 last week, dropped out after its loss to Petal. The Warriors are receiving votes, though.

Lumberton remains at No. 3 in the 1A poll, and PCS is the leading vote-getting not in the Private School Top 5.