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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.

A quick look at Jarius Reimonenq’s Twitter account and you’d think he’s a huge Batman fan. His cover photo is from the movie “The Dark Knight Rises” and his Twitter name is “Dark Knight.”

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, long-time Southern Miss beat writer Jason Munz joins the show to discuss his time in Hattiesburg and how tough it is to leave for Memphis.

Believe it or not, there are some things Joe Gray enjoys doing as much as being on the baseball diamond.

Almost.

Remembering Hattiesburg’s own, the ‘Blade’

By RICK CLEVELAND,

Ricky Donegan, who threw some of the prettiest passes these eyes ever saw, died of cancer April 17 at age 68 in his adopted hometown of Tupelo. And I know what some of you older readers are thinking: “Ricky Donegan, where have I heard that name before?”


Homers lift Tulane over USM

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Luke Reynolds hit a pair of home runs in the same game for the third time this season Tuesday night but it wasn’t enough as No. 13 Southern Miss fell 10-7 to Tulane at Pete Taylor Park.


Armstrong, Moore talk NFL Draft selection

By CAMAL PETRO,

HATTIESBURG – Former Southern Miss Golden Eagles’ Tavarius Moore and Cornell, two of the three USM players drafted in last week’s NFL Draft, met with the local media Tuesday afternoon to discuss their selections.


Sumrall drops Game 3 to West Lauderdale Monday

By BRANDON SHIELDS,

COLLINSVILLE — Coming into the series West Lauderdale had the slight advantage pitching and Sumrall had a slight advantage hitting. 
Behind Hunter Eldridge and the late pitching of Mason Willis, the Knights got past Sumrall 4-2 at Jerry Boatner Field in the decisive Game 3 of the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A Baseball Playoffs.


PRCC rallies to sweep doubleheader at Holmes

By STAN CALDWELL,

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College got its offense back on track Saturday in sweeping an MACJC doubleheader against Holmes.

The Wildcats made short work of the Bulldogs, rapping out 15 hits in a 16-1 victory in the opener, then scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to complete the sweep 10-9 at Goodman.





Oak Grove sweeps Pearl

By BRANDON SHIELDS,

PEARL — All it took for Oak Grove was one big inning.

Behind a three-run fifth inning and the pitching of sophomore Luke Lyon the Warriors got past Pearl 5-1 to sweep the Pirates in the second round of the MHSAA Class 6A Baseball playoffs at Pirate Park on Saturday night.


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