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LUMBERTON – It took 15 seconds into the Friday’s season opener for Lumberton coach Zach Jones to throw his hat to the ground in disgust. Thankfully for Jones, that feeling didn’t last long.

Every week during the football season, Camal Petro and Andrew Abadie will hop on Facebook Live to preview that week’s games. With Week 1 of high school football starting this week, we break down the four games Friday night and the big one Saturday.

On this week’s episode of The PineBeltSPORTS Podcast, Camal and Andrew hit on topics regarding Southern Miss football and this week’s high school football matchups.

The Leaf River Rivalry has become the showcase of Mississippi High School football over the last couple of years, and all eyes will be on the Saturday night contest. With very few games being played on the same night, fans will pack D.I.


Southern Miss drops series to Louisiana Tech

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss will have to wait another weekend for another opportunity to clinch a second consecutive Conference USA baseball crown.

Louisiana Tech jumped out early and the Golden Eagles never were able to catch up in falling 8-3 Sunday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park.



USM baseball adds three during spring signing period

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry announced Thursday the addition of three players during the spring signing period for the 2019 season, right-handed pitcher Aaron Ginn (Wakulla, Fla.) of Pensacola State College, outfielder Hunter LeBlanc (Luling, La.) of Hahnville High School and infielder/outfielder Fisher Norris (Seminar



PCS track claims State Championship

By CAMAL PETRO,

JACKSON – PCS had a record-setting weekend at the MAIS Overall State Track and Field Championships in Jackson. Last week’s 198 total points was the most scored by a PCS track and field team, and it was nearly 50 points better than second-place Jackson Prep’s 148 points.



No. 2 Bobcats swept by No. 20 MCC; will host playoff series

By FROM JCJC,

MERIDIAN – No. 2 Jones County could not come up with a win here Sunday afternoon at Scaggs Field vs. No. 20 Meridian.

The Eagles beat the Bobcats 16-8 in seven innings in game one, snapping an 18-game JCJC winning streak. In game two, MCC scored three runs in its final at-bat and beat Jones, 13-12 in eight innings.


USM baseball honored with two weekly awards

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Southern Miss had two of its baseball players honored Monday as junior third baseman Luke Reynolds garnered the Conference USA Hitter of the Week award, while junior right-handed pitcher Nick Sandlin collected a National Player of the Week nod by the publication Collegiate Baseball.


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