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On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS, it’s high school baseball playoff time. Camal and Andrew dive into conversations about each playoff series involving Petal, Purvis, Sumrall, Sacred Heart and Lumberton. Plus, interviews from some of the area’s coaches.

The top-seeded Purvis Tornadoes and the second-seeded Sumrall Bobcats have had their fair-share of intense battles this season, but as the two begin their respective playoff journey, a rematch wouldn’t happen until the south state series.

The Oak Grove Lady Warriors are a young team, but most of the players were a part of last season’s early playoff exit. A year older, Oak Grove has posted an 18-2 overall record and it earned a first-round bye in the 6A playoffs after sweeping Region 5-6A play.

The Purvis Tornadoes have found their new head football coach, and they didn’t go very far to get him. PineBeltSPORTS learned Monday afternoon Purvis defensive coordinator Brad Hankins will now lead the program.

This was a no-brainer for Sacred Heart – the 2-year old baseball field at the Sacred Heart Athletic Complex was always going to dubbed after the architect of Sacred Heart baseball.

USM continues practice Friday

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – While the Southern Miss football team finished just its second practice of fall camp Friday morning, the Golden Eagles continue to look toward the upcoming season with their sights set on challenging for a Conference USA championship and third-straight bowl berth.


Campbell to begin pro career

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Former Southern Miss men's basketball standout Quinton Campbell has signed to play with Obras Sanitarias of Argentina's Liga Nacional de Básquet, as 



USM opens fall practice

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – The first official step toward the 2017 football season was taken Wednesday morning for Southern Miss as Jay Hopson’s squad utilized an almost three-hour workout in Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium.


Freeze resigns from Ole Miss

By ASSOCIATED PRESS,

Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday after university officials found a "pattern of personal misconduct" that they found unacceptable.





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.


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