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PURVIS – With the game on the line in extra innings, every team would want to have its best hitter at the plate for the chance to win the game. For the Purvis Lady Tornadoes on Tuesday, that was Kadie Hale.

HATTIESBURG – Sacred Heart senior Griffin Wiggins admitted he was depressed earlier this season. Pitching in a game, he suffered an arm injury for the second straight year, and it would prevent him from seeing the field the rest of his high school career.

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- The spring campaign came to a close for the Southern Miss football team on a balmy Saturday afternoon in M.M. Roberts Stadium, where the Gold squad jumped out to a 20-0 halftime lead and held on for the 20-15 victory.

PETAL – Friday night was 38 years in the making for the Petal Panthers baseball program. Well, 42 years, to be exact.

PURVIS – After posting a 19-3 overall record in the regular season, it’s not a secret the Purvis Tornadoes have high expectations in the 4A playoffs. They opened up with the McComb Tigers in the first round, and Purvis handled its business in tune for a 9-1 win.

Lady Bobcats whip Northwest to reach Region 23 semifinals

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

CLINTON – Fifth-rated Jones County Junior College placed five players in double figures as they eased past Northwest 77-55 in the first round of the Region 23 Tournament here Wednesday afternoon at the A.E. Wood Coliseum on the campus of Mississippi College.


Turnovers plague Lady Warriors in 6A Semifinals

By CAMAL PETRO,

JACKSON – Even without their leading scorer and a key defensive presence in the paint, the Murrah Lady Mustangs ended the Oak Grove Lady Warriors’ season with a 43-37 loss in the 6A Semifinals Wednesday.


JCJC softball, baseball ranked No. 1

By FROM JCJC,

ELLISVILLE – A bit of history was made Tuesday afternoon.

Both the Jones County Junior College baseball and softball teams are ranked No. 1 in the nation in the first 2018 NJCAA Division II regular season polls that were released.


Wildcats knock off Gulf Coast to advance in regional

By STAN CALDWELL,

CLINTON – The beat goes on for Pearl River Community College in men’s basketball.

The Wildcats used a smothering defense and got enough out of their offense to roll past Mississippi Gulf Coast 66-57 Tuesday night in the quarterfinal round of the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament at Wood Coliseum on the Mississippi College campus.


Going undefeated is hard to do

By RICK CLEVELAND,

Years ago, New Hope's baseball team went through an entire season undefeated and finished 43-0, causing the late, great baseball legend Boo Ferriss to gush.

“Forty-three and zero,” Ferriss said. “That's unbelievable! There are too many pebbles and rocks on a baseball field to do that. Sooner or later, you've got to get a bad hop.”


WCU wins SSAC Championship

By FROM WILLIAM CAREY,

MONTGOMERY – No. 12 William Carey University captured the 2018 SSAC Men's Basketball Tournament Championship defeating Dalton State, 83-76 in the title game at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex in Montgomery.

Saturday’s win was the Crusaders second SSAC Tournament Title with the last coming in 2014.



Lady Bobcats capture second straight state championship

By SHAWN WANSLEY,

SENATOBIA –  Fifth-ranked Jones County Junior College has done it again.

The Lady Bobcats jumped out to a 16-2 lead midway through the first quarter and went on to whip Copiah-Lincoln 78-53 in the MACJC Tournament championship game here Thursday night at Howard Coliseum.



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