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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.


Stinson scores 12 in WCU win

By FROM WILLIAM CAREY,

BLUE MOUNTAIN – William Carey women's basketball spoiled senior day for Blue Mountain College, as it routed the Lady Toppers, 64-40 in SSAC action on Saturday afternoon.



Crusaders drop State Championship to St. Joe

By CAMAL PETRO,

RIDGELAND – Sacred Heart coach Joe Falla used one word when asked what his team was missing in Saturday’s 4-2 State Championship loss to St. Joseph – effort. In the Boys’ 1A/2A/3A State Championship, the Bruins scored two first-half goals, then added two more in the second to keep Sacred Heart at-bay and claim the title.


Southern Miss sweeps Mississippi State

By FROM SOUTHERN MISS,

HATTIESBURG – Six Southern Miss pitchers limited Mississippi State to three singles Sunday as the 21st-ranked Golden Eagles swept the 23rd-ranked Bulldogs with a 5-2 victory Sunday at Pete Taylor Park.



Estill scores in WCU win

By FROM WILLIAM CAREY,

HATTIESBURG – Dylan Spiers (Sr./Carriere) allowed just two hits in six innings of relief work as No. 6 William Carey downed No. 25 Webber International, 6-5 in 11 innings on Friday afternoon at Milton Wheeler Field.



Top-ranked Bobcats sweep

By FROM JCJC,

BREWTON, Alabama – Top-ranked Jones County Junior College rallied for a 5-4, eight-inning victory over Coastal Alabama-East here Thursday afternoon in game one of a doubleheader.

In game two, the Bobcats rolled to a 10-3 decision.


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