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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.


Lumberton, Sacred Heart start 1A postseason play


The past couple of seasons both Sacred Heart and Lumberton were guaranteed a playoff spot because of only four teams in its region. This season, however, each team had to claw its way in, and both have earned spots in the postseason.

PETRO: It's playoff baseball time


Just like that, the high school baseball playoffs are upon us. I got a late start to normal coverage this season because of Hattiesburg’s run to the state championship in basketball, but it felt like this season flew by faster than normal.

No. 15 Lady Bobcats whip No. 23 Meridian Thursday


MERIDIAN – The 15th-ranked Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats beat Meridian Community College 7-2 Thursday afternoon.

The Lady Bobcats are now 14-3.

In the men’s match, the No. 10 Eagles defeated No. 25 JCJC, 7-2. The Bobcats are 6-11.

Wildcats remain in first place after split with Southwest


POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College got all it wanted from Southwest Mississippi Tuesday in an MACJC doubleheader at Dub Herring Park.

The Bears overcame a 4-0 deficit to win the first game 10-7, but the Wildcats came back to win the nightcap 9-6 and earn a split of the two games.