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  • Pine Belt prep baseball schedule/results (April 16-23)

    Pine Belt prep baseball schedule/results (April 16-23)

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:27 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:27:33 GMT
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    Pine Belt prep baseball results/schedule (April 16-21)

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    Pine Belt prep baseball results/schedule (April 16-21)

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  • JCJC picks up MACJC baseball road sweep of Mississippi Gulf Coast

    JCJC picks up MACJC baseball road sweep of Mississippi Gulf Coast

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:33 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:33:30 GMT
    The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)

    Fifth-ranked Jones County Junior College relied on different methods to come up with a pair of Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College baseball victories at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The Bobcats (29-7, 14-4 MACJC) rallied for two runs in the top of the ninth inning to win the opening game 4-2, then jumped out to 10-0 lead after three innings in the nightcap before holding on for a 14-9 win.

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    Fifth-ranked Jones County Junior College relied on different methods to come up with a pair of Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College baseball victories at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The Bobcats (29-7, 14-4 MACJC) rallied for two runs in the top of the ninth inning to win the opening game 4-2, then jumped out to 10-0 lead after three innings in the nightcap before holding on for a 14-9 win.

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  • PRCC remains atop baseball standings with sweep of Hinds CC

    PRCC remains atop baseball standings with sweep of Hinds CC

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:29 PM EDT2018-04-20 01:29:26 GMT
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    PRCC. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC. Courtesy: WDAM

    Simon Landry hit a home run in each game to help Pearl River Community College stay atop the Mississippi Association of Community Community and Junior Colleges' baseball standings with a doubleheader sweep of Hinds Community College.

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    Simon Landry hit a home run in each game to help Pearl River Community College stay atop the Mississippi Association of Community Community and Junior Colleges' baseball standings with a doubleheader sweep of Hinds Community College.

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  • USM women’s golf finishes sixth at C-USA championship

    USM women’s golf finishes sixth at C-USA championship

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:51:22 GMT

    Paced by Nichada Satasuk, Miranda Holt and Valentina Haupt, the University of Southern Mississippi moved up two spots to finish sixth at the 2018 Conference USA Women’s Golf Championship played at the Verandah Club’s Old Orange Course.

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    Paced by Nichada Satasuk, Miranda Holt and Valentina Haupt, the University of Southern Mississippi moved up two spots to finish sixth at the 2018 Conference USA Women’s Golf Championship played at the Verandah Club’s Old Orange Course.

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  • Dabo Swinney makes a visit to Hattiesburg

    Dabo Swinney makes a visit to Hattiesburg

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:11 AM EDT2018-04-19 12:11:33 GMT

    Dabo Swinney experienced a first Thursday night in Hattiesburg. It was his first time in the city. Swinney was the guest speaker at Southern Miss for First Priority's live auction.

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    Dabo Swinney experienced a first Thursday night in Hattiesburg. It was his first time in the city. Swinney was the guest speaker at Southern Miss for First Priority's live auction.

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  • Hattiesburg star guard Ulmer signs with Southwest

    Hattiesburg star guard Ulmer signs with Southwest

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 10:56 PM EDT2018-04-18 02:56:55 GMT

    Terralyn Ulmer has held down the point guard spot at Hattiesburg High for the last three years. She ended her career on top with a Class 5A state championship. Now it's time for Ulmer to start all over at the college level.

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    Terralyn Ulmer has held down the point guard spot at Hattiesburg High for the last three years. She ended her career on top with a Class 5A state championship. Now it's time for Ulmer to start all over at the college level.

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  • USM gets 12-4 win over Southeastern Louisiana

    USM gets 12-4 win over Southeastern Louisiana

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-04-18 02:40:34 GMT
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    Thirteenth ranked Southern Miss baseball produced a season-high 20 hits en route to a 12-4 victory Tuesday at Southeastern Louisiana.

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    Thirteenth ranked Southern Miss baseball produced a season-high 20 hits en route to a 12-4 victory Tuesday at Southeastern Louisiana.

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  • JCJC’s Woullard honored as MACJC baseball player of week

    JCJC’s Woullard honored as MACJC baseball player of week

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-04-17 21:33:10 GMT
    The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)

    Jones County Junior College outfielder Luther Woullard was named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges baseball player of the week...

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    Jones County Junior College outfielder Luther Woullard was named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges baseball player of the week...

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  • Brad Hankins named Purvis head football coach

    Brad Hankins named Purvis head football coach

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:13 AM EDT2018-04-17 04:13:18 GMT
    Brad Hankins. Courtesy: WDAMBrad Hankins. Courtesy: WDAM
    Brad Hankins. Courtesy: WDAMBrad Hankins. Courtesy: WDAM

    Purvis defensive coordinator Brad Hankins has been promoted to head coach of the Tornadoes, the school announced on Monday. Hankins spent the past four seasons as an assistant under Purvis coach Perry Wheat – Wheat retired on March 23.

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    Purvis defensive coordinator Brad Hankins has been promoted to head coach of the Tornadoes, the school announced on Monday. Hankins spent the past four seasons as an assistant under Purvis coach Perry Wheat – Wheat retired on March 23.

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  • WDAM All-Star: Wayne County pitcher Tanner Wells

    WDAM All-Star: Wayne County pitcher Tanner Wells

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:05 AM EDT2018-04-17 04:05:17 GMT
    Wayne County junior Tanner Wells. Courtesy: WDAMWayne County junior Tanner Wells. Courtesy: WDAM
    Wayne County junior Tanner Wells. Courtesy: WDAMWayne County junior Tanner Wells. Courtesy: WDAM

    It happened nearly a month ago, but the perfect game Tanner Wells’ pitched is big enough of a deal to talk about in April. The Wayne County junior struck out ten of the 18 batters he faced in the War Eagles’ 10-0 win over Laurel on March 27.

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    It happened nearly a month ago, but the perfect game Tanner Wells’ pitched is big enough of a deal to talk about in April. The Wayne County junior struck out ten of the 18 batters he faced in the War Eagles’ 10-0 win over Laurel on March 27.

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  • Seminary baseball seeks 2nd straight state title appearance

    Seminary baseball seeks 2nd straight state title appearance

    Monday, April 16 2018 11:55 PM EDT2018-04-17 03:55:38 GMT
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    Seminary baseball. Courtesy: WDAMSeminary baseball. Courtesy: WDAM

    Seminary’s run to the 2017 state championship was huge for the program, marking its first title appearance since 2003. The Bulldogs fell to Mooreville in the class 3A state championship, and the result has fueled them all season long. The Region 8-3A champs open the 2018 playoffs on Friday against Forest. The Seminary seniors and head coach Jeff Graves – who plans to resign after the season – hope to go out on top.

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    Seminary’s run to the 2017 state championship was huge for the program, marking its first title appearance since 2003. The Bulldogs fell to Mooreville in the class 3A state championship, and the result has fueled them all season long. The Region 8-3A champs open the 2018 playoffs on Friday against Forest. The Seminary seniors and head coach Jeff Graves – who plans to resign after the season – hope to go out on top.

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  • No. 11 William Carey takes SSAC series from Loyola-New Orleans

    No. 11 William Carey takes SSAC series from Loyola-New Orleans

    Monday, April 16 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-04-17 02:16:00 GMT

    Marcus Buckley drove in four runs with a pair of singles and Lucas Scott went 3-for-5 Sunday as William Carey University knocked off Loyola University-New Orleans 9-3..

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    Marcus Buckley drove in four runs with a pair of singles and Lucas Scott went 3-for-5 Sunday as William Carey University knocked off Loyola University-New Orleans 9-3..

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  • Two Lady Bobcats named basketball All-America

    Two Lady Bobcats named basketball All-America

    Monday, April 16 2018 9:44 PM EDT2018-04-17 01:44:49 GMT
    The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)

    From Jones County Junior College Sports Information The honors continue to mount for Jones County Junior College teammates Alexis Tolefree and Nique Cherry. The two Lady Bobcats were named National Junior College Athletic Association Division I All-America for a second consecutive season. 

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    From Jones County Junior College Sports Information The honors continue to mount for Jones County Junior College teammates Alexis Tolefree and Nique Cherry. The two Lady Bobcats were named National Junior College Athletic Association Division I All-America for a second consecutive season. 

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  • Jonathan live from Hattiesburg vs. Laurel game with a Hattiesburg fans

    Jonathan live from Hattiesburg vs. Laurel game with a Hattiesburg fans

  • USM secures 9th straight C-USA baseball series

    USM secures 9th straight C-USA baseball series

    Sunday, April 15 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-04-15 19:40:43 GMT

    LeeMarcus Boyd’s home run in the fifth inning helped break open a tight game Sunday and the University of Southern Mississippi ended the contest early with an eight-run, seventh inning to take a 13-1 win over Florida International University at Infinity Insurance Park.

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    LeeMarcus Boyd’s home run in the fifth inning helped break open a tight game Sunday and the University of Southern Mississippi ended the contest early with an eight-run, seventh inning to take a 13-1 win over Florida International University at Infinity Insurance Park.

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  • USM baseball falls to FIU, 5-4

    USM baseball falls to FIU, 5-4

    Sunday, April 15 2018 12:54 AM EDT2018-04-15 04:54:55 GMT

    Florida International University bunched five hits in a five-run fourth inning Saturday, including a three-run triple and two-run home run, and held off the University of Southern Mississippi's’ late comeback effort to take a 5-4 Conference  USA victory at Infinity Insurance Park. 

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    Florida International University bunched five hits in a five-run fourth inning Saturday, including a three-run triple and two-run home run, and held off the University of Southern Mississippi's’ late comeback effort to take a 5-4 Conference  USA victory at Infinity Insurance Park. 

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  • FIU takes Game 2 over USM

    FIU takes Game 2 over USM

    Saturday, April 14 2018 11:44 PM EDT2018-04-15 03:44:28 GMT
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    Florida International defeated Southern Miss 5-4 Saturday in Game 2 of the Conference USA series. The Golden Eagles took at 1-0 lead in the third inning before the Panthers took control in the fourth.

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    Florida International defeated Southern Miss 5-4 Saturday in Game 2 of the Conference USA series. The Golden Eagles took at 1-0 lead in the third inning before the Panthers took control in the fourth.

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  • State-champion coach Chuck Robertson to leave Taylorsville

    State-champion coach Chuck Robertson to leave Taylorsville

    Saturday, April 14 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-04-15 03:10:09 GMT
    Chuck Robertson raises the 2017 class 2A state title. Courtesy: WDAMChuck Robertson raises the 2017 class 2A state title. Courtesy: WDAM
    Chuck Robertson raises the 2017 class 2A state title. Courtesy: WDAMChuck Robertson raises the 2017 class 2A state title. Courtesy: WDAM

    After a state championship season, coach Chuck Robertson is leaving the Taylorsville football program to take a position as the Men’s Housing Director at Jones County Junior College. The Tartars finished 15-1 in 2017, capturing the class 2A state title with a 41-26 win over Winona – their sixth championship in school history. Robertson was 19-8 in two seasons with Taylorsville High School.

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    After a state championship season, coach Chuck Robertson is leaving the Taylorsville football program to take a position as the Men’s Housing Director at Jones County Junior College. The Tartars finished 15-1 in 2017, capturing the class 2A state title with a 41-26 win over Winona – their sixth championship in school history. Robertson was 19-8 in two seasons with Taylorsville High School.

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  • Pine Belt prep baseball scores (April 13)

    Pine Belt prep baseball scores (April 13)

    Saturday, April 14 2018 4:51 PM EDT2018-04-14 20:51:01 GMT
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    Pine Belt prep baseball scores 

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    Pine Belt prep baseball scores 

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  • Pine Belt prep baseball scores (April 12)

    Pine Belt prep baseball scores (April 12)

    Saturday, April 14 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-04-14 20:39:28 GMT
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    Pine Belt prep baseball scores

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    Pine Belt prep baseball scores

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  • PRCC splits doubleheader with Mississippi Delta

    PRCC splits doubleheader with Mississippi Delta

    Saturday, April 14 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-04-14 04:04:20 GMT
    PRCC baseball. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC baseball. Courtesy: WDAM
    PRCC baseball. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC baseball. Courtesy: WDAM

    Pearl River Community College split its two-game series with Mississippi Delta on Friday, but the Wildcats remain atop the MACJC standings. PRCC beat the Trojans 12-4 in eight innings in game one of the doubleheader but fell 4-3 in the second game. The Wildcats (27-7) remain one game ahead of Jones County in the conference standings with an MACJC record of 13-3.

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    Pearl River Community College split its two-game series with Mississippi Delta on Friday, but the Wildcats remain atop the MACJC standings. PRCC beat the Trojans 12-4 in eight innings in game one of the doubleheader but fell 4-3 in the second game. The Wildcats (27-7) remain one game ahead of Jones County in the conference standings with an MACJC record of 13-3.

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  • USM takes Game 1 against FIU 5-0

    USM takes Game 1 against FIU 5-0

    Friday, April 13 2018 11:53 PM EDT2018-04-14 03:53:22 GMT
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    Southern Miss baseball opened it's three-game series against Florida International Friday with a 5-0 victory. Stevie Powers got the start on the mound, pitching a complete game-game shutout and striking out nine.

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    Southern Miss baseball opened it's three-game series against Florida International Friday with a 5-0 victory. Stevie Powers got the start on the mound, pitching a complete game-game shutout and striking out nine.

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  • Sacred Heart names baseball field after late Larry Mixon

    Sacred Heart names baseball field after late Larry Mixon

    Friday, April 13 2018 11:50 PM EDT2018-04-14 03:50:55 GMT
    Larry Mixon Field. Courtesy: WDAMLarry Mixon Field. Courtesy: WDAM
    Larry Mixon ield. Courtesy: WDAMLarry Mixon ield. Courtesy: WDAM

    When Larry Mixon inherited the Sacred Heart baseball program, the Crusaders didn’t even have a baseball field. On Friday, Sacred Heart honored the late Mixon by naming the baseball field after him in front of his wife Sandra, mother Gloria, other family and friends. Mixon passed away in January after his second battle with cancer.

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    When Larry Mixon inherited the Sacred Heart baseball program, the Crusaders didn’t even have a baseball field. On Friday, Sacred Heart honored the late Mixon by naming the baseball field after him in front of his wife Sandra, mother Gloria, other family and friends. Mixon passed away in January after his second battle with cancer.

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  • Olympic dreams for Hattiesburg star Diandrenique Gaines

    Olympic dreams for Hattiesburg star Diandrenique Gaines

    Friday, April 13 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-04-13 14:04:41 GMT

    From the streets of Port Gibson to international grounds, Diandrenique Gaines has left the competition in her rear view mirror. Ahead of her is a future with limitless possibilities.

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    From the streets of Port Gibson to international grounds, Diandrenique Gaines has left the competition in her rear view mirror. Ahead of her is a future with limitless possibilities.

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  • Hattiesburg sophomore Grayson gets offer from Ole Miss

    Hattiesburg sophomore Grayson gets offer from Ole Miss

    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-04-12 22:07:51 GMT

    Melyia Grayson usually towers over her competition at 6-foot-2. She put up 9 points, 16 boards and 8 blocks in Hattiesburg's Class 5A state championship victory over West Jones. Oh yeah, she's just a sophomore.

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    Melyia Grayson usually towers over her competition at 6-foot-2. She put up 9 points, 16 boards and 8 blocks in Hattiesburg's Class 5A state championship victory over West Jones. Oh yeah, she's just a sophomore.

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  • Former Petal standout Smith transferring from UTEP

    Former Petal standout Smith transferring from UTEP

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-04-11 22:57:35 GMT

    Former Petal standout Tirus Smith has announced that he will transfer from the University of Texas at El Paso.

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    Former Petal standout Tirus Smith has announced that he will transfer from the University of Texas at El Paso.

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  • USM hoops gets huge addition with Ladarius Marshall

    USM hoops gets huge addition with Ladarius Marshall

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-04-11 21:53:57 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi men's basketball program finished the 2017-18 season with a lot of momentum and a surprise run to the Conference USA Tournament semifinals.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi men's basketball program finished the 2017-18 season with a lot of momentum and a surprise run to the Conference USA Tournament semifinals.

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  • Former USM standout Shelton Gandy returns home to coach Wayne County football

    Former USM standout Shelton Gandy returns home to coach Wayne County football

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-04-11 04:27:01 GMT
    New Wayne County football coach Shelton Gandy. Courtesy: WDAMNew Wayne County football coach Shelton Gandy. Courtesy: WDAM
    New Wayne County football coach Shelton Gandy. Courtesy: WDAMNew Wayne County football coach Shelton Gandy. Courtesy: WDAM

    Football has taken Shelton Gandy around the country, but he has returned home after accepting the position of Wayne County’s new head football coach. A former Waynesboro Central High standout, Gandy is eager to begin his head coaching career in the area that he grew up. Gandy spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Tyler Robert E. Lee High school in East Texas.

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    Football has taken Shelton Gandy around the country, but he has returned home after accepting the position of Wayne County’s new head football coach. A former Waynesboro Central High standout, Gandy is eager to begin his head coaching career in the area that he grew up. Gandy spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Tyler Robert E. Lee High school in East Texas.

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  • Pine Belt prep baseball scores-April 10

    Pine Belt prep baseball scores-April 10

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:00 AM EDT2018-04-11 04:00:41 GMT
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    Pine Belt prep baseball scores 

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    Pine Belt prep baseball scores 

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  • High school baseball scores - April 6

    High school baseball scores - April 6

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-04-11 03:47:41 GMT
    Hattiesburg Tigers baseball. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg Tigers baseball. Courtesy: WDAM

    There were a number of high school baseball teams in action on Friday night as the postseason approaches. Here’s a look at some of the prep scores from around the Pine Belt: Sumrall (2) FCAHS (0) – 11 innings Garrett Robbins hit the game-winning double in extra innings for the Bobcats. Hattiesburg (7) Picayune (4) The Tigers (14-6) are one win away from capturing the Region 7-5A title.

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    There were a number of high school baseball teams in action on Friday night as the postseason approaches. Here’s a look at some of the prep scores from around the Pine Belt: Sumrall (2) FCAHS (0) – 11 innings Garrett Robbins hit the game-winning double in extra innings for the Bobcats. Hattiesburg (7) Picayune (4) The Tigers (14-6) are one win away from capturing the Region 7-5A title.

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  • USM set for rematch with Ole Miss

    USM set for rematch with Ole Miss

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 10:51 AM EDT2018-04-10 14:51:01 GMT
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    Southern Miss and Ole Miss meet for the second time this season on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at Trustmark Park in Pearl. In their March 27 matchup, the No. 12 Golden Eagles (22-9) fell to the No. 5 Rebels 7-6 after leading 5-0. USM hopes to bounce back from a 4-3 week which included two Conference USA losses.

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    Southern Miss and Ole Miss meet for the second time this season on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at Trustmark Park in Pearl. In their March 27 matchup, the No. 12 Golden Eagles (22-9) fell to the No. 5 Rebels 7-6 after leading 5-0. USM hopes to bounce back from a 4-3 week which included two Conference USA losses.

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  • WDAM All-Star: Northeast Jones soccer's Esmeralda Figueroa

    WDAM All-Star: Northeast Jones soccer's Esmeralda Figueroa

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 10:15 AM EDT2018-04-10 14:15:19 GMT
    Northeast Jones senior Esmeralda Figueroa. Courtesy: WDAMNortheast Jones senior Esmeralda Figueroa. Courtesy: WDAM

    Esmeralda Figueroa – “Esmo” as she’s known at Northeast Jones – was named first-team all-state this season. But the forward is a star off the field as well, recently being named one of Mississippi’s Wendy’s High School Heisman finalists. “I feel very blessed from a lot of people,” Figueroa said. “God has really had a huge impact. Luke 1:37 says, ‘With Him there’s nothing impossible.’

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    Esmeralda Figueroa – “Esmo” as she’s known at Northeast Jones – was named first-team all-state this season. But the forward is a star off the field as well, recently being named one of Mississippi’s Wendy’s High School Heisman finalists. “I feel very blessed from a lot of people,” Figueroa said. “God has really had a huge impact. Luke 1:37 says, ‘With Him there’s nothing impossible.’

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  • Picasso Nelson Jr. back in the black and gold

    Picasso Nelson Jr. back in the black and gold

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 12:36 AM EDT2018-04-10 04:36:35 GMT
    USM senior defensive back Picasso Nelson Jr. Courtesy: WDAMUSM senior defensive back Picasso Nelson Jr. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM senior defensive back Picasso Nelson Jr. Courtesy: WDAMUSM senior defensive back Picasso Nelson Jr. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss continues to prepare for its spring football game on April 21 and no one is happier to be back on the practice field than Picasso Nelson Jr. The redshirt senior returns this season after missing all of 2017 with an ankle injury. Before going down, Nelson Jr. recorded 143 tackles and four interceptions in his three years. Losing eight defensive back to graduation, the Golden Eagles will lean on Nelson Jr. and his experience this upcoming season.

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    Southern Miss continues to prepare for its spring football game on April 21 and no one is happier to be back on the practice field than Picasso Nelson Jr. The redshirt senior returns this season after missing all of 2017 with an ankle injury. Before going down, Nelson Jr. recorded 143 tackles and four interceptions in his three years. Losing eight defensive back to graduation, the Golden Eagles will lean on Nelson Jr. and his experience this upcoming season.

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  • Dabo Swinney to speak at First Priority auction

    Dabo Swinney to speak at First Priority auction

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 12:17 AM EDT2018-04-10 04:17:04 GMT
    Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney. Courtesy: WDAMClemson head football coach Dabo Swinney. Courtesy: WDAM
    Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney. Courtesy: WDAMClemson head football coach Dabo Swinney. Courtesy: WDAM
    First Priority welcomes another key-note speaker to Hattiesburg as Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney is set to speak on April 18. The 2016 National Champion coach of the Tigers will speak at 7 p.m. during First Priority’s 19th live/silent auction at USM’s Thad Cochran Center. “I talked to his brother, Tracy,” said JD Simpson, the executive director of First Priority of South Mississippi. “It’s a family environment. He said, ‘JD, Clemson is...More >>
    First Priority welcomes another key-note speaker to Hattiesburg as Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney is set to speak on April 18. The 2016 National Champion coach of the Tigers will speak at 7 p.m. during First Priority’s 19th live/silent auction at USM’s Thad Cochran Center. “I talked to his brother, Tracy,” said JD Simpson, the executive director of First Priority of South Mississippi. “It’s a family environment. He said, ‘JD, Clemson is...More >>
  • Prep baseball schedule, results for the week of April 2

    Prep baseball schedule, results for the week of April 2

    Sunday, April 8 2018 9:31 AM EDT2018-04-08 13:31:17 GMT
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    Prep baseball schedule, results for the week of April 2

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    Prep baseball schedule, results for the week of April 2

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  • USM vs. Western Kentucky postponed until Saturday at 2 p.m.

    USM vs. Western Kentucky postponed until Saturday at 2 p.m.

    Saturday, April 7 2018 12:33 AM EDT2018-04-07 04:33:21 GMT
    USM baseball coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM baseball coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM baseball coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM baseball coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM

    Hunter Slater’s seventh home run of the season extended USM’s lead to 7-2 over Western Kentucky in the eighth inning. Not long after, the game was delayed due to weather. The Golden Eagles will continue Friday’s game on Saturday at 2 p.m. Forty-five minutes after the finish of the postponed contest, Southern Miss and Western Kentucky will play game two of the series.

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    Hunter Slater’s seventh home run of the season extended USM’s lead to 7-2 over Western Kentucky in the eighth inning. Not long after, the game was delayed due to weather. The Golden Eagles will continue Friday’s game on Saturday at 2 p.m. Forty-five minutes after the finish of the postponed contest, Southern Miss and Western Kentucky will play game two of the series.

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  • JCJC hosts Piney Woods Region Special Olympics

    JCJC hosts Piney Woods Region Special Olympics

    Saturday, April 7 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-04-07 04:26:02 GMT
    Piney Woods Region Special Olympics. Courtesy: WDAMPiney Woods Region Special Olympics. Courtesy: WDAM
    Piney Woods Region Special Olympics. Courtesy: WDAMPiney Woods Region Special Olympics. Courtesy: WDAM

    Jones County Junior College hosted the Piney Woods Region of the Special Olympics Mississippi Springs on Friday morning. Countless athletes from around the Pine Belt participated, hoping to move on to the state games that are scheduled from May 11-13 in Biloxi. “It’s so worth it once it finally gets here,” said Jessica Zinn, Piney Wood Region director.

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    Jones County Junior College hosted the Piney Woods Region of the Special Olympics Mississippi Springs on Friday morning. Countless athletes from around the Pine Belt participated, hoping to move on to the state games that are scheduled from May 11-13 in Biloxi. “It’s so worth it once it finally gets here,” said Jessica Zinn, Piney Wood Region director.

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  • MACJC baseball race heats up for JCJC, PRCC

    MACJC baseball race heats up for JCJC, PRCC

    Friday, April 6 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-04-06 04:25:14 GMT
    JCJC head coach Chris Kirtland. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC head coach Chris Kirtland. Courtesy: WDAM
    JCJC head coach Chris Kirtland. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC head coach Chris Kirtland. Courtesy: WDAM

    The turnover at two-year junior colleges is a challenge for programs each season. With a lot of new faces inside the Jones County dugout this year, there have been some growing pains. The No. 12 Bobcats (21-7, 8-4 MACJC) are in a three-way tie for second-place in the conference. “This season has been one that has had, I guess you can say some ups and downs,” said JCJC head coach Chris Kirtland.

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    The turnover at two-year junior colleges is a challenge for programs each season. With a lot of new faces inside the Jones County dugout this year, there have been some growing pains. The No. 12 Bobcats (21-7, 8-4 MACJC) are in a three-way tie for second-place in the conference. “This season has been one that has had, I guess you can say some ups and downs,” said JCJC head coach Chris Kirtland.

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  • No. 11 William Carey welcomes No. 1 Faulkner

    No. 11 William Carey welcomes No. 1 Faulkner

    Friday, April 6 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-04-06 04:10:57 GMT
    William Carey baseball. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey baseball. Courtesy: WDAM
    William Carey baseball. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey baseball. Courtesy: WDAM

    The No. 11 Crusaders face their toughest test of the season this weekend. William Carey (25-10, 10-2 SSAC) hosts No. 1 Faulkner in a three-game series beginning on Friday at 6 p.m. “Faulkner will probably be the best team in the country,” said William Carey coach Bobby Halford. “Faulkner’s going to be the team. It’s just a matter of each weekend, just taking care of your business.”

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    The No. 11 Crusaders face their toughest test of the season this weekend. William Carey (25-10, 10-2 SSAC) hosts No. 1 Faulkner in a three-game series beginning on Friday at 6 p.m. “Faulkner will probably be the best team in the country,” said William Carey coach Bobby Halford. “Faulkner’s going to be the team. It’s just a matter of each weekend, just taking care of your business.”

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  • Derek White takes over PCS football program

    Derek White takes over PCS football program

    Friday, April 6 2018 12:02 AM EDT2018-04-06 04:02:39 GMT
    Newly-hired PCS football coach Derek White. Courtesy: WDAMNewly-hired PCS football coach Derek White. Courtesy: WDAM
    Newly-hired PCS football coach Derek White. Courtesy: WDAMNewly-hired PCS football coach Derek White. Courtesy: WDAM

    An eight-time state champion, Derek White comes to Presbyterian Christian School as a proven winner. The newest Bobcat football coach was introduced in front of faculty and students on Thursday morning on the campus of PCS.

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    An eight-time state champion, Derek White comes to Presbyterian Christian School as a proven winner. The newest Bobcat football coach was introduced in front of faculty and students on Thursday morning on the campus of PCS.

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  • Shelton Gandy named Wayne Co. head football coach

    Shelton Gandy named Wayne Co. head football coach

    Thursday, April 5 2018 2:29 PM EDT2018-04-05 18:29:55 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Former Southern Mississippi running back Shelton Gandy has been named the new head football coach at Wayne County High School.

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    Former Southern Mississippi running back Shelton Gandy has been named the new head football coach at Wayne County High School.

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  • USM to celebrate National Student-Athlete Day

    USM to celebrate National Student-Athlete Day

    Thursday, April 5 2018 1:29 PM EDT2018-04-05 17:29:58 GMT
    Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)
    Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)

    The University of Southern Mississippi is celebrating National Student-Athlete Day at The Rock on Thursday.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi is celebrating National Student-Athlete Day at The Rock on Thursday.

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  • USM falls to Louisiana-Lafayette, 7-4

    USM falls to Louisiana-Lafayette, 7-4

    Thursday, April 5 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-04-05 04:06:43 GMT
    USM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM

    After coming back from a five-run deficit to defeat Louisiana-Lafayette in walk-off fashion on Tuesday, Southern Miss came up short of a second straight comeback. The Ragin’ Cajuns jumped out to a 6-1 lead before eventually defeating the Golden Eagles 7-4 on Wednesday night. Southern Miss drops to 20-8 on the season and will host Western Kentucky in a three-game series beginning Friday at 6 p.m.

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    After coming back from a five-run deficit to defeat Louisiana-Lafayette in walk-off fashion on Tuesday, Southern Miss came up short of a second straight comeback. The Ragin’ Cajuns jumped out to a 6-1 lead before eventually defeating the Golden Eagles 7-4 on Wednesday night. Southern Miss drops to 20-8 on the season and will host Western Kentucky in a three-game series beginning Friday at 6 p.m.

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  • JUCO baseball, softball scores - April 4

    JUCO baseball, softball scores - April 4

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 11:58 PM EDT2018-04-05 03:58:18 GMT
    JCJC baseball. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC baseball. Courtesy: WDAM
    JCJC baseball. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC baseball. Courtesy: WDAM

    Several Pine Belt area teams were in action at the junior college level on Wednesday. Here’s a look at some of the scores: Baseball JCJC (13) Southwest (1) – Game 1 JCJC (5) Southwest (1) – Game 2 Cooper Brune’s grand slam in the Bobcats game one victory over Southwest highlighted the afternoon as No. 12 Jones County Junior College improved to 21-7 (8-4 MACJC).

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    Several Pine Belt area teams were in action at the junior college level on Wednesday. Here’s a look at some of the scores: Baseball JCJC (13) Southwest (1) – Game 1 JCJC (5) Southwest (1) – Game 2 Cooper Brune’s grand slam in the Bobcats game one victory over Southwest highlighted the afternoon as No. 12 Jones County Junior College improved to 21-7 (8-4 MACJC).

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  • Another walk-off win for USM

    Another walk-off win for USM

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 1:41 AM EDT2018-04-04 05:41:06 GMT
    Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)
    Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)

    Southern Miss baseball added to its list of late game heroics Tuesday night at Pete Taylor Park. Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette.

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    Southern Miss baseball added to its list of late game heroics Tuesday night at Pete Taylor Park. Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette.

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  • WDAM All-Star: PRCC's Bryson Medious

    WDAM All-Star: PRCC's Bryson Medious

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 12:39 AM EDT2018-04-03 04:39:40 GMT
    PRCC sophomore Bryson Medious. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC sophomore Bryson Medious. Courtesy: WDAM
    PRCC sophomore Bryson Medious. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC sophomore Bryson Medious. Courtesy: WDAM

    After a stellar high school football and baseball career at Columbia High, Bryson Medious was ecstatic when he signed his letter of intent to play baseball for Jones County Junior College in January 2015. After one season with the Bobcats, Medious realized JCJC just wasn’t the place for him and found a new home at Pearl River Community College.

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    After a stellar high school football and baseball career at Columbia High, Bryson Medious was ecstatic when he signed his letter of intent to play baseball for Jones County Junior College in January 2015. After one season with the Bobcats, Medious realized JCJC just wasn’t the place for him and found a new home at Pearl River Community College.

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  • JCJC, PRCC among top 20 teams in NJCAA

    JCJC, PRCC among top 20 teams in NJCAA

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 12:29 AM EDT2018-04-03 04:29:01 GMT
    PRCC baseball. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC baseball. Courtesy: WDAM
    PRCC baseball. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC baseball. Courtesy: WDAM

    If one were to take a look at the most recent NJCAA Division II baseball rankings, they would see that six Mississippi schools rank inside the top 20. Itawamba Community College (19-5) ranks second in the nation, Jones County Junior College (19-7) sits at No. 9, Hinds (18-6) at No. 14, East Central (19-7) at No. 17, Pearl River Community College (22-4) at No. 18 and Mississippi Gulf Coast (22-6) at No. 20.

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    If one were to take a look at the most recent NJCAA Division II baseball rankings, they would see that six Mississippi schools rank inside the top 20. Itawamba Community College (19-5) ranks second in the nation, Jones County Junior College (19-7) sits at No. 9, Hinds (18-6) at No. 14, East Central (19-7) at No. 17, Pearl River Community College (22-4) at No. 18 and Mississippi Gulf Coast (22-6) at No. 20.

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  • Rice coach Wayne Graham talks Southern Miss

    Rice coach Wayne Graham talks Southern Miss

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 12:17 AM EDT2018-04-03 04:17:55 GMT
    USM pitcher Nick Sandlin. Courtesy: WDAMUSM pitcher Nick Sandlin. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM pitcher Nick Sandlin. Courtesy: WDAMUSM pitcher Nick Sandlin. Courtesy: WDAM

    Despite falling to Rice 7-6 on Sunday, Southern Miss still ranks as high as No. 12 in the nation by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

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    Despite falling to Rice 7-6 on Sunday, Southern Miss still ranks as high as No. 12 in the nation by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

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  • William Carey to battle Biloxi Shuckers in exhibition

    William Carey to battle Biloxi Shuckers in exhibition

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 12:06 AM EDT2018-04-03 04:06:16 GMT
    William Carey baseball. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey baseball. Courtesy: WDAM
    William Carey baseball. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey baseball. Courtesy: WDAM

    For the second straight year, William Carey will battle the Biloxi Shuckers in an exhibition game at MGM Park. The Crusaders lost to the Milwaukee Brewers’ minor-league affiliate last April by a score of 6-0. Once again, Carey and the Shuckers will play a seven-inning, wood-bat contest. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday and tickets are seven dollars.

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    For the second straight year, William Carey will battle the Biloxi Shuckers in an exhibition game at MGM Park. The Crusaders lost to the Milwaukee Brewers’ minor-league affiliate last April by a score of 6-0. Once again, Carey and the Shuckers will play a seven-inning, wood-bat contest. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday and tickets are seven dollars.

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  • West Marion grabs 14-0 win over Tylertown

    West Marion grabs 14-0 win over Tylertown

    Monday, April 2 2018 11:53 PM EDT2018-04-03 03:53:05 GMT
    West Marion baseball. Courtesy: WDAMWest Marion baseball. Courtesy: WDAM
    West Marion baseball. Courtesy: WDAMWest Marion baseball. Courtesy: WDAM

    Behind a six-run second inning, West Marion defeated Tylertown 14-0 on Monday night in Foxworth. Trace McNabb’s three-run triple in the second inning broke things open for the Trojans as they went on to defeat the Chiefs in four innings. West Marion improved to 14-5 on the season while Tylertown dropped to 6-12.

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    Behind a six-run second inning, West Marion defeated Tylertown 14-0 on Monday night in Foxworth. Trace McNabb’s three-run triple in the second inning broke things open for the Trojans as they went on to defeat the Chiefs in four innings. West Marion improved to 14-5 on the season while Tylertown dropped to 6-12.

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  • USM blows late-game lead, falls to Rice 7-6

    USM blows late-game lead, falls to Rice 7-6

    Monday, April 2 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-04-02 05:01:41 GMT
    USM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Scott Berry. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Golden Eagles entered the eighth inning with a 6-2 lead over Rice but saw the Owls leave Hattiesburg with a 7-6 win in the series finale. Southern Miss took the lead with a six-run fifth inning, thanks in large part to Matt Wallner’s grand slam over the centerfield fence. Cody Carroll held the Owls off in his 2.1 innings of relief, striking out five of the nine batters he faced.

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    The Golden Eagles entered the eighth inning with a 6-2 lead over Rice but saw the Owls leave Hattiesburg with a 7-6 win in the series finale. Southern Miss took the lead with a six-run fifth inning, thanks in large part to Matt Wallner’s grand slam over the centerfield fence. Cody Carroll held the Owls off in his 2.1 innings of relief, striking out five of the nine batters he faced.

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  • Pine Belt prep baseball schedule, results for week of March 26

    Pine Belt prep baseball schedule, results for week of March 26

    Sunday, April 1 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-04-01 05:01:27 GMT
    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons
    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons

    Pine Belt prep baseball schedule/results for week of March 26

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    Pine Belt prep baseball schedule/results for week of March 26

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  • Wayne County grabs walk-off win over Northeast Jones

    Wayne County grabs walk-off win over Northeast Jones

    Sunday, April 1 2018 12:21 AM EDT2018-04-01 04:21:41 GMT
    Wayne County beats Northeast Jones 3-2 on Saturday night. Courtesy: WDAMWayne County beats Northeast Jones 3-2 on Saturday night. Courtesy: WDAM
    Wayne County beats Northeast Jones 3-2 on Saturday night. Courtesy: WDAMWayne County beats Northeast Jones 3-2 on Saturday night. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Wayne County War Eagles grabbed a big 3-2 win over Northeast Jones on Saturday night in Waynesboro. Wayne County trailed the Tigers 2-1 headed to the bottom of the seventh inning. Northeast Jones senior Reid Reynolds gave his team the lead with his solo homer over the left field fence in the top of the seventh. In the bottom of the frame, the War Eagles loaded the bases with no outs.

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    The Wayne County War Eagles grabbed a big 3-2 win over Northeast Jones on Saturday night in Waynesboro. Wayne County trailed the Tigers 2-1 headed to the bottom of the seventh inning. Northeast Jones senior Reid Reynolds gave his team the lead with his solo homer over the left field fence in the top of the seventh. In the bottom of the frame, the War Eagles loaded the bases with no outs.

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  • Matt Wallner's walk-off completes USM's comeback win over Rice

    Matt Wallner's walk-off completes USM's comeback win over Rice

    Sunday, April 1 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-04-01 04:10:44 GMT
    USM sophomore Matt Wallner. Courtesy: WDAMUSM sophomore Matt Wallner. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM sophomore Matt Wallner. Courtesy: WDAMUSM sophomore Matt Wallner. Courtesy: WDAM

    Although Matt Wallner provided the walk-off single to lift USM past Rice 8-7 in 12 innings, there were heroes up and down the Golden Eagle lineup in Saturday’s come-from-behind win. Southern Miss found themselves in quite a predicament after the Owls scored six runs in the top of the eighth inning to take a 7-2 lead.

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    Although Matt Wallner provided the walk-off single to lift USM past Rice 8-7 in 12 innings, there were heroes up and down the Golden Eagle lineup in Saturday’s come-from-behind win. Southern Miss found themselves in quite a predicament after the Owls scored six runs in the top of the eighth inning to take a 7-2 lead.

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  • College Baseball Scores - March 30

    College Baseball Scores - March 30

    Saturday, March 31 2018 12:34 AM EDT2018-03-31 04:34:34 GMT
    JCJC baseball. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC baseball. Courtesy: WDAM
    JCJC baseball. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC baseball. Courtesy: WDAM

    Here’s a look at some of the college baseball scores from around the Pine Belt on Friday...

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    Here’s a look at some of the college baseball scores from around the Pine Belt on Friday...

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  • 17 Golden Eagles perform at Southern Miss Pro Day

    17 Golden Eagles perform at Southern Miss Pro Day

    Saturday, March 31 2018 12:19 AM EDT2018-03-31 04:19:30 GMT
    Former Golden Eagle running back Ito Smith at Southern Miss Pro Day. Courtesy: WDAMFormer Golden Eagle running back Ito Smith at Southern Miss Pro Day. Courtesy: WDAM
    Former Golden Eagle running back Ito Smith at Southern Miss Pro Day. Courtesy: WDAMFormer Golden Eagle running back Ito Smith at Southern Miss Pro Day. Courtesy: WDAM

    A rainy Thursday morning didn’t hinder 17 draft-eligible Golden Eagles from showcasing their skills at Southern Miss Pro Day. The former USM players, three Alcorn State Braves – including Perry Central alum De’Lance Turner – and Delta State running back Chris Robinson performed in front of scouts from 27 of the NFL’s 32 teams.

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    A rainy Thursday morning didn’t hinder 17 draft-eligible Golden Eagles from showcasing their skills at Southern Miss Pro Day. The former USM players, three Alcorn State Braves – including Perry Central alum De’Lance Turner – and Delta State running back Chris Robinson performed in front of scouts from 27 of the NFL’s 32 teams.

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  • Hattiesburg High track primed for state championship

    Hattiesburg High track primed for state championship

    Friday, March 30 2018 11:59 PM EDT2018-03-31 03:59:51 GMT

    Hattiesburg's track and field program is one of the best in the state. The girls and boys took the championship at the team's meet earlier this week. The Tigers feature some of the best athletes in Class 5A and are primed to bring home state championships.

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    Hattiesburg's track and field program is one of the best in the state. The girls and boys took the championship at the team's meet earlier this week. The Tigers feature some of the best athletes in Class 5A and are primed to bring home state championships.

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  • Sandlin twirls pitching gem as USM routs Rice, 12-1

    Sandlin twirls pitching gem as USM routs Rice, 12-1

    Friday, March 30 2018 11:34 PM EDT2018-03-31 03:34:48 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    Nick Sandlin pitched one-run ball over a career-high eight innings as 14th-ranked University of Southern Mississippi downed Rice University 12-1 Friday in the opening game of a three-game Conference USA series at Pete Taylor Park.

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    Nick Sandlin pitched one-run ball over a career-high eight innings as 14th-ranked University of Southern Mississippi downed Rice University 12-1 Friday in the opening game of a three-game Conference USA series at Pete Taylor Park.

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  • Southern Miss 2018 Pro Day

    Southern Miss 2018 Pro Day

    Thursday, March 29 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-03-29 20:01:33 GMT
    Southern Miss hosted its NFL Pro Day on Thursday morning. (Photo source: WDAM)Southern Miss hosted its NFL Pro Day on Thursday morning. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Southern Miss hosted its NFL Pro Day on Thursday morning.

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    Southern Miss hosted its NFL Pro Day on Thursday morning.

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  • PRCC’s Taggard earns MACJC Player of Week honors

    PRCC’s Taggard earns MACJC Player of Week honors

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 11:06 PM EDT2018-03-29 03:06:58 GMT
    PRCC. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC. Courtesy: WDAM
    PRCC. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC. Courtesy: WDAM

    Freshman Elizabeth Taggard of Picayune was honored as the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges’ softball player of week.

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    Freshman Elizabeth Taggard of Picayune was honored as the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges’ softball player of week.

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  • USM’s young offensive line gifted with experience

    USM’s young offensive line gifted with experience

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-03-29 01:30:22 GMT
    Last fall, two redshirt sophomores and a redshirt freshman were among the starting five linemen in 10 of USM’s 13 games. (Photo source: USM)Last fall, two redshirt sophomores and a redshirt freshman were among the starting five linemen in 10 of USM’s 13 games. (Photo source: USM)
    Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)

    Initially last spring, Woodlyson Alcius wasn’t quite sure what he had gotten himself into. 

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    Initially last spring, Woodlyson Alcius wasn’t quite sure what he had gotten himself into. 

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  • Penn State defeats MSU in NIT semifinals

    Penn State defeats MSU in NIT semifinals

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 12:24 AM EDT2018-03-28 04:24:47 GMT

    Mississippi State men's basketball saw it's season end Tuesday night, losing to Penn State 75-60 in the semifinal round of the NIT.

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    Mississippi State men's basketball saw it's season end Tuesday night, losing to Penn State 75-60 in the semifinal round of the NIT.

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  • Wayne County junior Wells pitches perfect game

    Wayne County junior Wells pitches perfect game

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 11:56 PM EDT2018-03-28 03:56:54 GMT
    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons
    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons

    Tanner Wells was a Tuesday night Pine Belt standout. The Wayne County junior pitched a perfect game in the War Eagles' 10-0 win over Laurel.

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    Tanner Wells was a Tuesday night Pine Belt standout. The Wayne County junior pitched a perfect game in the War Eagles' 10-0 win over Laurel.

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  • No. 4 Ole Miss rallies past No. 14 Southern Miss, 7-6

    No. 4 Ole Miss rallies past No. 14 Southern Miss, 7-6

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-03-28 03:37:06 GMT
    Thomas Dillard’s three-run home run capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning as the fourth-ranked University of Mississippi overcame a five-run deficit to defeat 14th-ranked USM. (Photo source: WDAM archive)Thomas Dillard’s three-run home run capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning as the fourth-ranked University of Mississippi overcame a five-run deficit to defeat 14th-ranked USM. (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    Thomas Dillard’s three-run home run capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning as the fourth-ranked University of Mississippi overcame a five-run deficit to defeat 14th-ranked University of Southern Mississippi 7-6 Tuesday night at Swayze Field. The Golden Eagles (17-6), who led 5-0 after 3 ½ innings, scored once in the ninth inning and had the tying- and go-ahead runs at first and third with two outs before Hunter Slater — who already had had home...

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    Thomas Dillard’s three-run home run capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning as the fourth-ranked University of Mississippi overcame a five-run deficit to defeat 14th-ranked University of Southern Mississippi 7-6 Tuesday night at Swayze Field. The Golden Eagles (17-6), who led 5-0 after 3 ½ innings, scored once in the ninth inning and had the tying- and go-ahead runs at first and third with two outs before Hunter Slater — who already had had home...

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  • USM set for Tuesday night trip to Ole Miss

    USM set for Tuesday night trip to Ole Miss

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 12:24 AM EDT2018-03-27 04:24:48 GMT
    USM infielder Hunter Slater. Courtesy: WDAMUSM infielder Hunter Slater. Courtesy: WDAM
    Thomas Dillard’s three-run home run capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning as the fourth-ranked University of Mississippi overcame a five-run deficit to defeat 14th-ranked USM. (Photo source: WDAM archive)Thomas Dillard’s three-run home run capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning as the fourth-ranked University of Mississippi overcame a five-run deficit to defeat 14th-ranked USM. (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    Southern Miss baseball renews its rivalry with Ole Miss on Tuesday night in Oxford. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. It will be a top 15 matchup between the two Mississippi schools. The Golden Eagles (17-5) rank 14th while the Rebels (22-3) are the No. 4 team in the nation.

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    Southern Miss baseball renews its rivalry with Ole Miss on Tuesday night in Oxford. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. It will be a top 15 matchup between the two Mississippi schools. The Golden Eagles (17-5) rank 14th while the Rebels (22-3) are the No. 4 team in the nation.

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  • From Taylorsville to Cincinnati - Billy Hamilton enters sixth MLB season

    From Taylorsville to Cincinnati - Billy Hamilton enters sixth MLB season

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 12:17 AM EDT2018-03-27 04:17:20 GMT
    Billy Hamilton. Courtesy: WDAMBilly Hamilton. Courtesy: WDAM
    Billy Hamilton. Courtesy: WDAMBilly Hamilton. Courtesy: WDAM

    Billy Hamilton is right-handed. Yet, if you watch a Cincinnati Reds game this season, you’ll notice the Taylorsville native batting lefty. It’s an adjustment Hamilton made when he got to the big leagues – drafted by the Reds in the second round of the 2009 MLB Draft. While no step in Hamilton’s career has been easy, he makes everything seem effortless.

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    Billy Hamilton is right-handed. Yet, if you watch a Cincinnati Reds game this season, you’ll notice the Taylorsville native batting lefty. It’s an adjustment Hamilton made when he got to the big leagues – drafted by the Reds in the second round of the 2009 MLB Draft. While no step in Hamilton’s career has been easy, he makes everything seem effortless.

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  • Southern Miss QBs on display this spring

    Southern Miss QBs on display this spring

    Monday, March 26 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-03-27 01:59:17 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    The University of Southern Mississippi’s quarterback derby seemed to have calmed by the end of the 2017 football season. Not so much.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi’s quarterback derby seemed to have calmed by the end of the 2017 football season. Not so much.

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  • No. 14 PRCC sweeps road series at Northeast Mississippi CC

    No. 14 PRCC sweeps road series at Northeast Mississippi CC

    Monday, March 26 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-03-27 00:23:32 GMT
    PRCC. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC. Courtesy: WDAM
    PRCC. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC. Courtesy: WDAM

    Simon Landry’s three-run home run helped power Pearl River Community College to a first-game victory and Magruder O’Bannon and Matt Taylor each drove in two runs in the nightcap Saturday to sweep a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges' doubleheader at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

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    Simon Landry’s three-run home run helped power Pearl River Community College to a first-game victory and Magruder O’Bannon and Matt Taylor each drove in two runs in the nightcap Saturday to sweep a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges' doubleheader at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

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  • No. 3 JCJC baseball sweeps Northwest over weekend

    No. 3 JCJC baseball sweeps Northwest over weekend

    Monday, March 26 2018 8:14 PM EDT2018-03-27 00:14:43 GMT
    The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)

    Cooper Brune allowed one hit over seven innings to dominate the opening game, and Jones County Junior College rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the second to sweep a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges doubleheader Saturday from visiting Northwest Mississippi Community College...

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    Cooper Brune allowed one hit over seven innings to dominate the opening game, and Jones County Junior College rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the second to sweep a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges doubleheader Saturday from visiting Northwest Mississippi Community College...

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  • Carey sweeps SSAC road series from Martin Methodist

    Carey sweeps SSAC road series from Martin Methodist

    Monday, March 26 2018 7:37 PM EDT2018-03-26 23:37:53 GMT
    The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    No. 11 William Carey University took a double baseball dip with 11-9 and 7-0 victories Friday before finishing off the Southern States Athletic Conference sweep of Martin Methodist College with an 8-2 victory Saturday.

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    No. 11 William Carey University took a double baseball dip with 11-9 and 7-0 victories Friday before finishing off the Southern States Athletic Conference sweep of Martin Methodist College with an 8-2 victory Saturday.

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  • William Carey baseball to play exhibition against Biloxi Shuckers

    William Carey baseball to play exhibition against Biloxi Shuckers

    Monday, March 26 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-03-26 21:57:34 GMT
    The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    For a second consecutive year, the William Carey University baseball team will play an exhibition game against the Biloxi Shuckers, the Double-A, minor-league affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The teams will meet at 6:35 p.m. on April 3 at MGM Park in Biloxi..

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    For a second consecutive year, the William Carey University baseball team will play an exhibition game against the Biloxi Shuckers, the Double-A, minor-league affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The teams will meet at 6:35 p.m. on April 3 at MGM Park in Biloxi..

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  • William Carey softball off to 19-5 start

    William Carey softball off to 19-5 start

    Monday, March 26 2018 1:06 AM EDT2018-03-26 05:06:50 GMT
    William Carey softball. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey softball. Courtesy: WDAM
    William Carey softball. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey softball. Courtesy: WDAM

    William Carey isn’t far removed from its runner-up finish in the 2014 NAIA Softball World Series – the Lady Crusaders fell to Auburn-Montgomery 10-6 in the championship game. Following that 52-12 season, head coach Wendy Hogue accepted the same position at Southern Miss. But the Lady Crusaders have been in good hands since then – fourth-year head coach Craig Fletcher has led Carey to three straight seasons of 39 wins or more.

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    William Carey isn’t far removed from its runner-up finish in the 2014 NAIA Softball World Series – the Lady Crusaders fell to Auburn-Montgomery 10-6 in the championship game. Following that 52-12 season, head coach Wendy Hogue accepted the same position at Southern Miss. But the Lady Crusaders have been in good hands since then – fourth-year head coach Craig Fletcher has led Carey to three straight seasons of 39 wins or more.

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  • West Jones among tough teams in class 5A baseball

    West Jones among tough teams in class 5A baseball

    Monday, March 26 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-03-26 04:41:45 GMT
    West Jones baseball. Courtesy: WDAMWest Jones baseball. Courtesy: WDAM
    West Jones baseball. Courtesy: WDAMWest Jones baseball. Courtesy: WDAM

    The West Jones Mustangs are off to a 14-1 start following Saturday’s 15-0 win over Columbia Academy. Hattiesburg folks probably remember the Mustangs’ head coach, Trey Sutton, for his time at Southern Miss from 2005-08.

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    The West Jones Mustangs are off to a 14-1 start following Saturday’s 15-0 win over Columbia Academy. Hattiesburg folks probably remember the Mustangs’ head coach, Trey Sutton, for his time at Southern Miss from 2005-08.

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  • USM baseball takes FAU series with 14-3 win

    USM baseball takes FAU series with 14-3 win

    Sunday, March 25 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-03-26 02:42:35 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    Walker Powell posted a career day on the mound and Matt Wallner hit the first grand slam of his career Sunday as the University of Southern Mississippi downed Florida Atlantic University 14-3. 

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    Walker Powell posted a career day on the mound and Matt Wallner hit the first grand slam of his career Sunday as the University of Southern Mississippi downed Florida Atlantic University 14-3. 

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  • Pine Belt prep baseball schedule/results for week of March 19

    Pine Belt prep baseball schedule/results for week of March 19

    Sunday, March 25 2018 10:15 PM EDT2018-03-26 02:15:49 GMT
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    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons

    Pine Belt prep baseball schedule/results for week of March 19

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    Pine Belt prep baseball schedule/results for week of March 19

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  • Hattiesburg baseball set for national tournament

    Hattiesburg baseball set for national tournament

    Saturday, March 24 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-03-25 02:16:24 GMT

    With a talented senior class and national ranking (13th by Perfect Game), Hattiesburg High baseball entered the 2018 season with high expectations. The Tigers will get a chance to compete against some of the nation's best squads next week in Cary, North Carolina at the National High School Invitational.

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    With a talented senior class and national ranking (13th by Perfect Game), Hattiesburg High baseball entered the 2018 season with high expectations. The Tigers will get a chance to compete against some of the nation's best squads next week in Cary, North Carolina at the National High School Invitational.

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  • USM baseball bounces back against FAU, 5-2

    USM baseball bounces back against FAU, 5-2

    Saturday, March 24 2018 8:52 PM EDT2018-03-25 00:52:15 GMT

    Matt Wallner hit a two-run home run and picked up his fourth save of the season with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless pitching as the University of Southern Mississippi downed Florida Atlantic University 5-2 Saturday at FAU Baseball Stadium.

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    Matt Wallner hit a two-run home run and picked up his fourth save of the season with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless pitching as the University of Southern Mississippi downed Florida Atlantic University 5-2 Saturday at FAU Baseball Stadium.

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  • Position switch seems to suit USM's Anderson

    Position switch seems to suit USM's Anderson

    Saturday, March 24 2018 8:24 PM EDT2018-03-25 00:24:12 GMT

    Red-shirt freshman Steven Anderson has made an early splash during the University of Southern Mississippi's spring football after switching from quarterback to running back.

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    Red-shirt freshman Steven Anderson has made an early splash during the University of Southern Mississippi's spring football after switching from quarterback to running back.

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  • USM sees 7-game winning streak snapped in 6-5 loss at FAU

    USM sees 7-game winning streak snapped in 6-5 loss at FAU

    Friday, March 23 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-03-24 02:32:44 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    Florida Atlantic scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a wild pitch to take 6-5 victory over Southern Miss, snapping the Golden Eagles' seven-game winning streak.

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    Florida Atlantic scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a wild pitch to take 6-5 victory over Southern Miss, snapping the Golden Eagles' seven-game winning streak.

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  • Purvis High School football coach resigns

    Purvis High School football coach resigns

    Friday, March 23 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-03-23 21:15:01 GMT
    Purvis High School football coach Perry Wheat has resigned. (Photo source: WDAM)Purvis High School football coach Perry Wheat has resigned. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Longtime Purvis High School football coach Perry Wheat has resigned after 12 seasons as the leader of the Tornadoes.

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    Longtime Purvis High School football coach Perry Wheat has resigned after 12 seasons as the leader of the Tornadoes.

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  • Salvant and Moore named NAIA All-Americans

    Salvant and Moore named NAIA All-Americans

    Thursday, March 22 2018 10:02 PM EDT2018-03-23 02:02:59 GMT

    William Carey men's basketball got some national love Wednesday with Troy Salvant and Jaylen Moore being named to the NAIA All-America team.

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    William Carey men's basketball got some national love Wednesday with Troy Salvant and Jaylen Moore being named to the NAIA All-America team.

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  • PRCC wraps up 1st week of spring football

    PRCC wraps up 1st week of spring football

    Thursday, March 22 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-03-22 23:56:29 GMT
    PRCC. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC. Courtesy: WDAM
    PRCC. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC. Courtesy: WDAM

    Pearl River Community College, coming off its first winning football season in three years, wrapped up its first week of spring practice Thursday.

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    Pearl River Community College, coming off its first winning football season in three years, wrapped up its first week of spring practice Thursday.

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  • Carey's Toscano named SSAC Track Athlete of Week

    Carey's Toscano named SSAC Track Athlete of Week

    Thursday, March 22 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-03-22 23:17:57 GMT
    The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    William Carey University sophomore Gino Toscano was honored as Southern States Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week.

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    William Carey University sophomore Gino Toscano was honored as Southern States Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week.

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  • Pair of basketball Crusaders named NAIA All-America

    Pair of basketball Crusaders named NAIA All-America

    Thursday, March 22 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-03-22 23:13:39 GMT
    The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    William Carey University senior guards Troy Salvant and Jaylen Moore were named All-America Thursday by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. 

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    William Carey University senior guards Troy Salvant and Jaylen Moore were named All-America Thursday by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. 

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  • Lady Bobcats fall in national JuCo women’s basketball tourney

    Lady Bobcats fall in national JuCo women’s basketball tourney

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 11:14 PM EDT2018-03-22 03:14:12 GMT
    The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)

    Jones County Junior College suffered through a scoreless stretch at one of the worst possible times Wednesday afternoon. The fourth-ranked Lady Bobcats failed to score over the final 5 minutes, 4 seconds, of its second-round game with No. 20 Trinity Valley, falling78-69 to the Lady Cardinals in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Women’s Basketball Championship at Rip Griffin Center.

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    Jones County Junior College suffered through a scoreless stretch at one of the worst possible times Wednesday afternoon. The fourth-ranked Lady Bobcats failed to score over the final 5 minutes, 4 seconds, of its second-round game with No. 20 Trinity Valley, falling78-69 to the Lady Cardinals in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Women’s Basketball Championship at Rip Griffin Center.

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  • Lady Bobcats lose in second round of JUCO tournament

    Lady Bobcats lose in second round of JUCO tournament

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 10:07 PM EDT2018-03-22 02:07:59 GMT

    The JCJC Lady Bobcats' return to the national junior college basketball team was cut short Wednesday, losing to Trinity Valley 78-69.

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    The JCJC Lady Bobcats' return to the national junior college basketball team was cut short Wednesday, losing to Trinity Valley 78-69.

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  • USM scores late, but often, in 12-1 win over Southern University

    USM scores late, but often, in 12-1 win over Southern University

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 10:43 PM EDT2018-03-21 02:43:01 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    It took No. 15 University of Southern Mississippi a while to get untracked Tuesday night at Pete Taylor Park. But once the Golden Eagles got going, they rolled to a 12-1 victory over Southern University in USM’s first midweek home game of the 2018 baseball season. 

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    It took No. 15 University of Southern Mississippi a while to get untracked Tuesday night at Pete Taylor Park. But once the Golden Eagles got going, they rolled to a 12-1 victory over Southern University in USM’s first midweek home game of the 2018 baseball season. 

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  • WDAM All-Star: JCJC's Alexis Tolefree

    WDAM All-Star: JCJC's Alexis Tolefree

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 12:23 AM EDT2018-03-20 04:23:54 GMT
    JCJC sophomore Alexis Tolefree. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC sophomore Alexis Tolefree. Courtesy: WDAM
    JCJC sophomore Alexis Tolefree. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC sophomore Alexis Tolefree. Courtesy: WDAM

    Fifty points. It’s not an easy number to reach at any level of basketball. So when Alexis Tolefree scored a career-high 50 points in JCJC’s 98-74 win over Copiah-Lincoln in the Region 23 championship, she opened some eyes. “My teammates set me up really well,” Tolefree said.

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    Fifty points. It’s not an easy number to reach at any level of basketball. So when Alexis Tolefree scored a career-high 50 points in JCJC’s 98-74 win over Copiah-Lincoln in the Region 23 championship, she opened some eyes. “My teammates set me up really well,” Tolefree said.

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  • USM opens spring football Tuesday

    USM opens spring football Tuesday

    Monday, March 19 2018 7:48 PM EDT2018-03-19 23:48:12 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    Every spring, college football teams take to the practice fields to assess and answer questions arising after the previous season. This spring, the University of Southern Mississippi faces more questions than usual. 

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    Every spring, college football teams take to the practice fields to assess and answer questions arising after the previous season. This spring, the University of Southern Mississippi faces more questions than usual. 

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  • Sandlin honored after weekend pitching performance

    Sandlin honored after weekend pitching performance

    Monday, March 19 2018 7:23 PM EDT2018-03-19 23:23:00 GMT

    University of Southern Mississippi right-hander Nick Sandlin dominated the University of Texas-San Antonio Saturday in a 12-2 Conference USA victory at Pete Taylor Park. Monday, the junior from Evans, Ga., was honored for that performance. Sandlin was named C-USA Pitcher of the Week after tying allowing three hits in seven shutout innings that included tying a career high with 14 strikeouts and walking only one. 

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    University of Southern Mississippi right-hander Nick Sandlin dominated the University of Texas-San Antonio Saturday in a 12-2 Conference USA victory at Pete Taylor Park. Monday, the junior from Evans, Ga., was honored for that performance. Sandlin was named C-USA Pitcher of the Week after tying allowing three hits in seven shutout innings that included tying a career high with 14 strikeouts and walking only one. 

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  • Satcher takes over football reins at South Jones

    Satcher takes over football reins at South Jones

    Monday, March 19 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-03-19 23:18:48 GMT
    Roger Satcher was confirmed earlier this month by the Jones County Board of Education as the new head football coach at South Jones High School. (Photo source: WDAM archive)Roger Satcher was confirmed earlier this month by the Jones County Board of Education as the new head football coach at South Jones High School. (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    Five years ago, Roger Satcher got a phone call that took him out of the principal’s office and back to the football field. Now, Satcher will be running his own program on a full-time basis for the first time. The long-time high school coach and administrator was confirmed earlier this month by the Jones County Board of Education as the new head football coach at South Jones High School. Satcher, 54, who spent the past four football seasons as the Braves’ defensive coord...

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    Five years ago, Roger Satcher got a phone call that took him out of the principal’s office and back to the football field. Now, Satcher will be running his own program on a full-time basis for the first time. The long-time high school coach and administrator was confirmed earlier this month by the Jones County Board of Education as the new head football coach at South Jones High School. Satcher, 54, who spent the past four football seasons as the Braves’ defensive coord...

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  • Hall of Fame PCS football, track coach retires

    Hall of Fame PCS football, track coach retires

    Monday, March 19 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-03-19 23:17:29 GMT
    Presbyterian Christian School announced the retirement of head football coach Joey Hawkins Monday. (Photo source: WDAM)Presbyterian Christian School announced the retirement of head football coach Joey Hawkins Monday. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Presbyterian Christian School announced the retirement of head football coach Joey Hawkins Monday. (Photo source: WDAM)Presbyterian Christian School announced the retirement of head football coach Joey Hawkins Monday. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Presbyterian Christian School announced the retirement of head football coach Joey Hawkins Monday.  Headmaster Dr. Allen Smithers posted the announcement to the PCS Bobcats Sports Twitter account. "Coach Hawkins has been talking to us over the last year or so about retirement," Smithers said in the statement. "He wanted to make sure that he had his programs in a good position when someone else took over." Hawkins' 37-year coaching career includes a 234-75 fo...More >>
    Presbyterian Christian School announced the retirement of head football coach Joey Hawkins Monday.  Headmaster Dr. Allen Smithers posted the announcement to the PCS Bobcats Sports Twitter account. "Coach Hawkins has been talking to us over the last year or so about retirement," Smithers said in the statement. "He wanted to make sure that he had his programs in a good position when someone else took over." Hawkins' 37-year coaching career includes a 234-75 fo...More >>
  • Lady Bobcats head to 2nd straight NJCAA tournament

    Lady Bobcats head to 2nd straight NJCAA tournament

    Monday, March 19 2018 12:45 AM EDT2018-03-19 04:45:11 GMT
    JCJC wins its second straight Region 23 championship. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC wins its second straight Region 23 championship. Courtesy: WDAM
    JCJC wins its second straight Region 23 championship. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC wins its second straight Region 23 championship. Courtesy: WDAM

    Jones County Junior College makes its second straight appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament in Lubbock, Texas. The four-seeded Lady Bobcats (26-3) face the winner of Northeast Oklahoma A&M and Trinity Valley on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

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    Jones County Junior College makes its second straight appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament in Lubbock, Texas. The four-seeded Lady Bobcats (26-3) face the winner of Northeast Oklahoma A&M and Trinity Valley on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

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  • USM-UTSA Sunday baseball finale washed out

    USM-UTSA Sunday baseball finale washed out

    Sunday, March 18 2018 2:34 PM EDT2018-03-18 18:34:23 GMT

    The inclement weather that had forced a weekend-long reshuffling of the Conference USA baseball series between the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Texas-San Antonio proved too much to overcome Sunday. After a 2-hour, 36-minute delay, the series finale was canceled and will not be made up.

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    The inclement weather that had forced a weekend-long reshuffling of the Conference USA baseball series between the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Texas-San Antonio proved too much to overcome Sunday. After a 2-hour, 36-minute delay, the series finale was canceled and will not be made up.

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  • USM baseball opens C-USA play with doubleheader victories

    USM baseball opens C-USA play with doubleheader victories

    Sunday, March 18 2018 1:40 AM EDT2018-03-18 05:40:55 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi swept a Conference USA-opening doubleheader from the University Texas-San Antonio, 12-2 and 4-3, Saturday at Pete Taylor Park. 

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    The University of Southern Mississippi swept a Conference USA-opening doubleheader from the University Texas-San Antonio, 12-2 and 4-3, Saturday at Pete Taylor Park. 

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  • Sandlin dominates in USM's 12-2 win over UTSA

    Sandlin dominates in USM's 12-2 win over UTSA

    Saturday, March 17 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-03-17 21:50:58 GMT

    University of  Southern Mississippi junior right-hander Nick Sandlin allowed just three hits and matched a career high with 14 strikeouts in seven shutout innings and the Golden Eagles banged out 14 hits in rolling past the University of Texas-San Antonio 12-2 Saturday.

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    University of  Southern Mississippi junior right-hander Nick Sandlin allowed just three hits and matched a career high with 14 strikeouts in seven shutout innings and the Golden Eagles banged out 14 hits in rolling past the University of Texas-San Antonio 12-2 Saturday.

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  • USM, Powell dominate Tulane, 12-3

    USM, Powell dominate Tulane, 12-3

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 11:55 PM EDT2018-03-15 03:55:12 GMT

    University of Southern Mississippi sophomore right-hander Walker Powell pitched six scoreless innings, allowing four singles while walking none and striking out six as the 15th-ranked Golden Eagles dominated the Green Wave 12-3..

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    University of Southern Mississippi sophomore right-hander Walker Powell pitched six scoreless innings, allowing four singles while walking none and striking out six as the 15th-ranked Golden Eagles dominated the Green Wave 12-3..

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  • Carey falls in opening round of NAIA national basketball tourney

    Carey falls in opening round of NAIA national basketball tourney

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-03-14 21:44:10 GMT
    The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    William Carey University dropped a 68-67 decision to Life University Wednesday morning in the opening game of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 2018 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

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    William Carey University dropped a 68-67 decision to Life University Wednesday morning in the opening game of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 2018 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

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  • WDAM All-Star: Hattiesburg's Chelsea Ulmer

    WDAM All-Star: Hattiesburg's Chelsea Ulmer

    Tuesday, March 13 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-03-13 04:12:12 GMT
    Chelsea Ulmer and sister, Terralyn Ulmer. Courtesy: WDAMChelsea Ulmer and sister, Terralyn Ulmer. Courtesy: WDAM
    Chelsea Ulmer and sister, Terralyn Ulmer. Courtesy: WDAMChelsea Ulmer and sister, Terralyn Ulmer. Courtesy: WDAM

    The previous two times Hattiesburg girls basketball made it to the state title, they lost by one possession on both occasions. The third time was the charm for the Lady Tigers. A last-second layup by Chelsea Ulmer gave Hattiesburg its first state championship in girls basketball. “I just looked up and saw Chelsea with the ball and just prayed it went in and it did,” said Hattiesburg head coach Caronica Jackson.

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    The previous two times Hattiesburg girls basketball made it to the state title, they lost by one possession on both occasions. The third time was the charm for the Lady Tigers. A last-second layup by Chelsea Ulmer gave Hattiesburg its first state championship in girls basketball. “I just looked up and saw Chelsea with the ball and just prayed it went in and it did,” said Hattiesburg head coach Caronica Jackson.

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  • USM's Wednesday visit to Tulane precedes C-USA opener on Friday

    USM's Wednesday visit to Tulane precedes C-USA opener on Friday

    Monday, March 12 2018 11:54 PM EDT2018-03-13 03:54:26 GMT
    USM sophomore pitcher Walker Powell. Courtesy: WDAMUSM sophomore pitcher Walker Powell. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM sophomore pitcher Walker Powell. Courtesy: WDAMUSM sophomore pitcher Walker Powell. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss is just four days away from opening the Conference USA slate against UTSA on Friday at Pete Taylor Park. But before then, the Golden Eagles (11-4) visit Tulane (8-8) on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Sophomore Walker Powell is expected to make his fourth start of the season on the mound.

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    Southern Miss is just four days away from opening the Conference USA slate against UTSA on Friday at Pete Taylor Park. But before then, the Golden Eagles (11-4) visit Tulane (8-8) on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Sophomore Walker Powell is expected to make his fourth start of the season on the mound.

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  • Samantha Papp's walk-off homer leads USM to first C-USA win of the year

    Samantha Papp's walk-off homer leads USM to first C-USA win of the year

    Monday, March 12 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-03-13 00:19:41 GMT
    USM junior catcher Samantha Papp (30). Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior catcher Samantha Papp (30). Courtesy: WDAM
    USM junior catcher Samantha Papp (30). Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior catcher Samantha Papp (30). Courtesy: WDAM

    It took extra innings, but Lady Eagle softball found a way to win its first Conference USA contest of the season on Sunday night. Junior catcher Samantha Papp hit a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift Southern Miss over Western Kentucky 2-0 on Sunday.

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    It took extra innings, but Lady Eagle softball found a way to win its first Conference USA contest of the season on Sunday night. Junior catcher Samantha Papp hit a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift Southern Miss over Western Kentucky 2-0 on Sunday.

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  • Hattiesburg beats Oak Grove 3-2 at the first Dr. Clemon Terrell Baseball Classic

    Hattiesburg beats Oak Grove 3-2 at the first Dr. Clemon Terrell Baseball Classic

    Monday, March 12 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-03-13 00:01:48 GMT
    Hattiesburg baseball. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg baseball. Courtesy: WDAM
    Hattiesburg baseball. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg baseball. Courtesy: WDAM

    Hattiesburg High baseball held the first Dr. Clemon Terrell Baseball Classic on Saturday in honor of the late Hattiesburg parks and recreation director. The Tigers grabbed an 11-1 win over Lawrence County followed by a 3-2 win over Oak Grove to improve to 8-2 on the year.

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    Hattiesburg High baseball held the first Dr. Clemon Terrell Baseball Classic on Saturday in honor of the late Hattiesburg parks and recreation director. The Tigers grabbed an 11-1 win over Lawrence County followed by a 3-2 win over Oak Grove to improve to 8-2 on the year.

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  • Lady Bobcats awarded 4th seed, 1st-round bye in national JuCo basketball tournament

    Lady Bobcats awarded 4th seed, 1st-round bye in national JuCo basketball tournament

    Monday, March 12 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-03-12 22:38:32 GMT
    The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)

    The Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats were tabbed as the No. 4 seed in the 24-team field for next week’s National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division I women’s basketball tournament. As one of the top eight seeds, JCJC (26-3) received a first-round bye.

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    The Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats were tabbed as the No. 4 seed in the 24-team field for next week’s National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division I women’s basketball tournament. As one of the top eight seeds, JCJC (26-3) received a first-round bye.

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  • USM sweeps weekend baseball series from Georgia Southern

    USM sweeps weekend baseball series from Georgia Southern

    Monday, March 12 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-03-12 22:00:33 GMT

    After two, one-run walk-off victories to clinch the weekend baseball series with Georgia Southern University, the University of Southern Mississippi left little doubt on its way to a sweep.

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    After two, one-run walk-off victories to clinch the weekend baseball series with Georgia Southern University, the University of Southern Mississippi left little doubt on its way to a sweep.

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  • PRCC baseball reaches double-digit wins with sweep

    PRCC baseball reaches double-digit wins with sweep

    Monday, March 12 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-03-12 21:57:39 GMT
    PRCC. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Pearl River Community College Wildcats swept a hastily-arranged doubleheader this past weekend with Lake Land College of Mattoon, Ill. Drake NIghtengale (1-0) and Preston Krummel combined on a one-hitter in the opener that the Wildcats won 10-0 in five innings. Shemar Page (4-0) allowed a run on three hits with seven strikeouts in four innings in the nightcap, as PRCC (11-3) rallied from a run down to take 3-1 victory. 

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    The Pearl River Community College Wildcats swept a hastily-arranged doubleheader this past weekend with Lake Land College of Mattoon, Ill. Drake NIghtengale (1-0) and Preston Krummel combined on a one-hitter in the opener that the Wildcats won 10-0 in five innings. Shemar Page (4-0) allowed a run on three hits with seven strikeouts in four innings in the nightcap, as PRCC (11-3) rallied from a run down to take 3-1 victory. 

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  • State Champions - Third time's the charm for Lady Tiger basketball

    State Champions - Third time's the charm for Lady Tiger basketball

    Sunday, March 11 2018 12:26 AM EST2018-03-11 05:26:02 GMT
    Hattiesburg Lady Tiger basketball captured their first state championship. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg Lady Tiger basketball captured their first state championship. Courtesy: WDAM
    Hattiesburg Lady Tiger basketball captured their first state championship. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg Lady Tiger basketball captured their first state championship. Courtesy: WDAM

    It was a much-anticipated matchup throughout the 2017-18 basketball season. West Jones (26-3) and Hattiesburg (25-6) finally got the chance to meet in the class 5A girls basketball state championship on Friday at the Mississippi Coliseum.

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    It was a much-anticipated matchup throughout the 2017-18 basketball season. West Jones (26-3) and Hattiesburg (25-6) finally got the chance to meet in the class 5A girls basketball state championship on Friday at the Mississippi Coliseum.

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  • William Carey softball goes 2-1 at tournament

    William Carey softball goes 2-1 at tournament

    Sunday, March 11 2018 12:01 AM EST2018-03-11 05:01:31 GMT
    The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    Eighth-ranked William Carey softball went 2-1 Saturday at the Leadoff Classic in Columbus, Ga. The Lady Crusaders opened the tournament with a loss to the University of South Carolina-Beaufort (4-2) before getting wins over Lindsey Wilson (10-2) and Saint Ambrose University (10-2).

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    Eighth-ranked William Carey softball went 2-1 Saturday at the Leadoff Classic in Columbus, Ga. The Lady Crusaders opened the tournament with a loss to the University of South Carolina-Beaufort (4-2) before getting wins over Lindsey Wilson (10-2) and Saint Ambrose University (10-2).

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  • Lady Bobcats repeat as Region 23 champs

    Lady Bobcats repeat as Region 23 champs

    Saturday, March 10 2018 11:59 PM EST2018-03-11 04:59:04 GMT

    Ole Miss signee Alexis Tolefree dropped 50 points to lead Jones County Junior College to it's second straight Region 23 women's basketball championship Friday, defeating Co-Lin 98-74.

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    Ole Miss signee Alexis Tolefree dropped 50 points to lead Jones County Junior College to it's second straight Region 23 women's basketball championship Friday, defeating Co-Lin 98-74.

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  • William Carey baseball ends series with loss

    William Carey baseball ends series with loss

    Saturday, March 10 2018 11:54 PM EST2018-03-11 04:54:39 GMT
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    Source: Flickr Creative CommonsSource: Flickr Creative Commons

    The number eight William Carey baseball team ended it's series against 15th ranked Middle Georgia State College Saturday with a 14-2 loss. The Crusaders still took the series 2-1.

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    The number eight William Carey baseball team ended it's series against 15th ranked Middle Georgia State College Saturday with a 14-2 loss. The Crusaders still took the series 2-1.

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  • Hattiesburg Lady Tigers bring home first state title

    Hattiesburg Lady Tigers bring home first state title

    Saturday, March 10 2018 7:55 PM EST2018-03-11 00:55:57 GMT

    The Hattiesburg Lady Tigers defeated  the West Jones Mustangs 48-47 Friday night.

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    The Hattiesburg Lady Tigers defeated  the West Jones Mustangs 48-47 Friday night.

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  • Wallner's walk-off gives USM 3-2 victory against Georgia Southern

    Wallner's walk-off gives USM 3-2 victory against Georgia Southern

    Saturday, March 10 2018 6:35 PM EST2018-03-10 23:35:51 GMT
    USM defeats Georgia Southern 3-2; (Photo Source: WDAM)USM defeats Georgia Southern 3-2; (Photo Source: WDAM)
    USM defeats Georgia Southern 3-2; (Photo Source: WDAM)USM defeats Georgia Southern 3-2; (Photo Source: WDAM)

    The Southern Miss Golden Eagles defeated Georgia Southern 3-2 in game two of their three game series against Georgia Southern.

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    The Southern Miss Golden Eagles defeated Georgia Southern 3-2 in game two of their three game series against Georgia Southern.

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  • Top-ranked JCJC softball sweeps Coahoma

    Top-ranked JCJC softball sweeps Coahoma

    Friday, March 9 2018 11:51 PM EST2018-03-10 04:51:31 GMT
    The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)

    The top-ranked Jones County Junior College softball team swept Coahoma Friday, getting an 8-0 victory in Game 1 before winning 16-0 in the second game.

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    The top-ranked Jones County Junior College softball team swept Coahoma Friday, getting an 8-0 victory in Game 1 before winning 16-0 in the second game.

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  • USM pulls out win over Georgia Southern in extra innings, 4-3

    USM pulls out win over Georgia Southern in extra innings, 4-3

    Friday, March 9 2018 11:30 PM EST2018-03-10 04:30:38 GMT

    First baseman Hunter Slater’s opposite-field single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning allowed No. 15 USM to escape with a 4-3 victory over Georgia Southern University at Taylor Park. 

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    First baseman Hunter Slater’s opposite-field single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning allowed No. 15 USM to escape with a 4-3 victory over Georgia Southern University at Taylor Park. 

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  • Schedule and scores for MHSAA basketball championships

    Schedule and scores for MHSAA basketball playoff semifinals

    Friday, March 9 2018 9:36 PM EST2018-03-10 02:36:34 GMT
    The Mississippi High School Activities Association basketball playoffs are now in the semifinal round, and eight teams from the Pine Belt are trying to play their way into championship games. (Photo source: Raycom Image Bank)The Mississippi High School Activities Association basketball playoffs are now in the semifinal round, and eight teams from the Pine Belt are trying to play their way into championship games. (Photo source: Raycom Image Bank)

    The Mississippi High School Activities Association basketball playoffs are now in the semifinal round, and eight teams from the Pine Belt are trying to play their way into championship games.

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    The Mississippi High School Activities Association basketball playoffs are now in the semifinal round, and eight teams from the Pine Belt are trying to play their way into championship games.

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  • Southern Miss men's basketball falls in C-USA semis

    Southern Miss men's basketball falls in C-USA semis

    Friday, March 9 2018 6:09 PM EST2018-03-09 23:09:36 GMT
    the University of Southern Mississippi’s run in the 2018 Conference USA Men’s Basketball Tournament came to an end in Friday’s semifinals. (Photo source: USM)the University of Southern Mississippi’s run in the 2018 Conference USA Men’s Basketball Tournament came to an end in Friday’s semifinals. (Photo source: USM)
    Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)

    Junior Cortez Edwards became the first Golden Eagle in two seasons to score at least 30 points in a game, but it was not enough as the University of Southern Mississippi’s run in the 2018 Conference USA Men’s Basketball Tournament came to an end in Friday’s semifinals. 

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    Junior Cortez Edwards became the first Golden Eagle in two seasons to score at least 30 points in a game, but it was not enough as the University of Southern Mississippi’s run in the 2018 Conference USA Men’s Basketball Tournament came to an end in Friday’s semifinals. 

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  • Bay Springs one win away from second state title

    Bay Springs one win away from second state title

    Friday, March 9 2018 12:21 AM EST2018-03-09 05:21:39 GMT
    Bay Springs boys basketball. Courtesy: WDAMBay Springs boys basketball. Courtesy: WDAM
    Bay Springs boys basketball. Courtesy: WDAMBay Springs boys basketball. Courtesy: WDAM

    After leading Bay Springs basketball to its first state championship in school history in 2015, head coach Corey Mackey and the Bulldogs are back in the state title game. Bay Springs battles Coahoma County in the Mississippi Coliseum on Friday at 3 p.m. In his 11 seasons as head coach, Mackey as established a winning program at Bay Springs.

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    After leading Bay Springs basketball to its first state championship in school history in 2015, head coach Corey Mackey and the Bulldogs are back in the state title game. Bay Springs battles Coahoma County in the Mississippi Coliseum on Friday at 3 p.m. In his 11 seasons as head coach, Mackey as established a winning program at Bay Springs.

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  • JCJC women's basketball advances to region title game

    JCJC women's basketball advances to region title game

    Thursday, March 8 2018 11:51 PM EST2018-03-09 04:51:02 GMT
    The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)

    The fifth-ranked Jones County Junior College women's basketball squad got an 88-66 victory over Northeast Mississippi Community College Thursday at Mississippi College, advancing to the Region 23 championship game.

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    The fifth-ranked Jones County Junior College women's basketball squad got an 88-66 victory over Northeast Mississippi Community College Thursday at Mississippi College, advancing to the Region 23 championship game.

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  • Southern Miss upsets MTSU in C-USA tourney, advances to semis

    Southern Miss upsets MTSU in C-USA tourney, advances to semis

    Thursday, March 8 2018 10:40 PM EST2018-03-09 03:40:23 GMT
    Junior guards Coretz Edwards and Dominic Magee knocked down key, 3-pointers in overtime Thursday as ninth-seeded University of Southern Mississippi stunned top-seeded Middle Tennessee State University 71-68 in the quarterfinals. (Photo source: USM)Junior guards Coretz Edwards and Dominic Magee knocked down key, 3-pointers in overtime Thursday as ninth-seeded University of Southern Mississippi stunned top-seeded Middle Tennessee State University 71-68 in the quarterfinals. (Photo source: USM)
    Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)Bryant Bowen was the hero on this night with his walk-off single, giving the Golden Eagles a 9-8 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. (Photo source: USM)

    Junior guards Cortez Edwards and Dominic Magee knocked down key, 3-pointers in overtime Thursday as ninth-seeded University of Southern Mississippi stunned top-seeded Middle Tennessee State University 71-68 in the quarterfinals of the 2108 Conference USA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Edwards (23 points) and Magee (12 points,nine rebounds) combined to make 7-of-10 shots from 3-points range as USM (16-17) knocked down 13-of-25 shots from beyond the arch.

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    Junior guards Cortez Edwards and Dominic Magee knocked down key, 3-pointers in overtime Thursday as ninth-seeded University of Southern Mississippi stunned top-seeded Middle Tennessee State University 71-68 in the quarterfinals of the 2108 Conference USA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Edwards (23 points) and Magee (12 points,nine rebounds) combined to make 7-of-10 shots from 3-points range as USM (16-17) knocked down 13-of-25 shots from beyond the arch.

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  • JCJC baseball, softball teams ranked No. 1 nationally

    JCJC baseball, softball teams ranked No. 1 nationally

    Thursday, March 8 2018 7:50 PM EST2018-03-09 00:50:22 GMT
    The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)

    The Jones County Junior College baseball and softball teams were both ranked No. 1 in the first 2018 NJCAA Division II regular-season polls released Tuesday.

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    The Jones County Junior College baseball and softball teams were both ranked No. 1 in the first 2018 NJCAA Division II regular-season polls released Tuesday.

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  • Carey to play in opening game of NAIA national basketball tournament

    Carey to play in opening game of NAIA national basketball tournament

    Thursday, March 8 2018 6:50 PM EST2018-03-08 23:50:09 GMT
    The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    Tenth-ranked William Carey University (25-5) will face Life University (20-11) at 9 a.m. Wednesday at historic Memorial Auditorium in the opening game of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' national basketball tournament.

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    Tenth-ranked William Carey University (25-5) will face Life University (20-11) at 9 a.m. Wednesday at historic Memorial Auditorium in the opening game of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' national basketball tournament.

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  • Alabama hands USM first shutout of season, 3-0

    Alabama hands USM first shutout of season, 3-0

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 11:03 PM EST2018-03-08 04:03:12 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    Five University of Alabama pitchers limited No. 15 University of Southern Mississippi to just two singles and seven baserunners Wednesday night as the Crimson Tide took a 3-0 win at Sewell-Thomas Stadium..

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    Five University of Alabama pitchers limited No. 15 University of Southern Mississippi to just two singles and seven baserunners Wednesday night as the Crimson Tide took a 3-0 win at Sewell-Thomas Stadium..

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  • Edwards fuels USM's first C-USA tourney win in 4 years

    Edwards fuels USM's first C-USA tourney win in 4 years

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 10:14 PM EST2018-03-08 03:14:30 GMT

    University of Southern Mississippi junior guard Cortez Edwards tied a career-high with 29 points Wednesday as the Golden Eagles nipped Florida International University 69-68 in the opening round of the 2018 Conference USA Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas.

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    University of Southern Mississippi junior guard Cortez Edwards tied a career-high with 29 points Wednesday as the Golden Eagles nipped Florida International University 69-68 in the opening round of the 2018 Conference USA Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas.

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  • Lady Eagles fall in C-USA tourney to UTEP, 72-67

    Lady Eagles fall in C-USA tourney to UTEP, 72-67

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 3:56 PM EST2018-03-07 20:56:09 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi fought back from an 11-point deficit in the third quarter, but could not overcome a 6 ½-minute cold streak down the stretch as the Lady Eagles fell 72-67 to the University of Texas-El Paso Wednesday in the opening game of the 2018 Conference USA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi fought back from an 11-point deficit in the third quarter, but could not overcome a 6 ½-minute cold streak down the stretch as the Lady Eagles fell 72-67 to the University of Texas-El Paso Wednesday in the opening game of the 2018 Conference USA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

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  • Lady Eagles drop first game of Conference USA tournament

    Lady Eagles drop first game of Conference USA tournament

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 2:36 PM EST2018-03-07 19:36:50 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi could not overcome a 6 1/2 –minute scoreless stretch in the fourth quarter Wednesday as the University of Texas-El Paso held off the Lady Eagles 72-67 in Game 1 of CUSA tournament. (Photo source: CUSA)The University of Southern Mississippi could not overcome a 6 1/2 –minute scoreless stretch in the fourth quarter Wednesday as the University of Texas-El Paso held off the Lady Eagles 72-67 in Game 1 of CUSA tournament. (Photo source: CUSA)
    The University of Southern Mississippi could not overcome a 6 1/2 –minute scoreless stretch in the fourth quarter Wednesday as the University of Texas-El Paso held off the Lady Eagles 72-67 in Game 1 of CUSA tournament. (Photo source: CUSA)The University of Southern Mississippi could not overcome a 6 1/2 –minute scoreless stretch in the fourth quarter Wednesday as the University of Texas-El Paso held off the Lady Eagles 72-67 in Game 1 of CUSA tournament. (Photo source: CUSA)
    The University of Southern Mississippi could not overcome a 6 1/2 –minute scoreless stretch in the fourth quarter Wednesday as the University of Texas-El Paso held off the Lady Eagles 72-67 in the opening round  of the 2018 Conference USA Women’s Basketball Tournament. USM sophomore point guard Shonte Hailes finished with a game-high 23 points and eight assists, but the eighth-seeded Lady Eagles (15-15) saw their season come to an end as the ninth-seeded Lady Mi...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi could not overcome a 6 1/2 –minute scoreless stretch in the fourth quarter Wednesday as the University of Texas-El Paso held off the Lady Eagles 72-67 in the opening round  of the 2018 Conference USA Women’s Basketball Tournament. USM sophomore point guard Shonte Hailes finished with a game-high 23 points and eight assists, but the eighth-seeded Lady Eagles (15-15) saw their season come to an end as the ninth-seeded Lady Mi...More >>
  • Bay Springs seeks first state title since 2015

    Bay Springs seeks first state title since 2015

    Tuesday, March 6 2018 3:27 PM EST2018-03-06 20:27:54 GMT
    Bay Springs faces South Delta in the semifinals on Tuesday. Courtesy: WDAMBay Springs faces South Delta in the semifinals on Tuesday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Just three years ago, Bay Springs raised the first boys basketball state championship in school history. The Bulldogs hope to raise another one in 2018. After beating Ingomar 60-53 in the MHSAA quarterfinals, Bay Springs plays South Delta in the semifinals on Tuesday at noon.

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    Just three years ago, Bay Springs raised the first boys basketball state championship in school history. The Bulldogs hope to raise another one in 2018. After beating Ingomar 60-53 in the MHSAA quarterfinals, Bay Springs plays South Delta in the semifinals on Tuesday at noon.

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  • WDAM All-Star: USM senior D'Angelo Richardson

    WDAM All-Star: USM senior D'Angelo Richardson

    Tuesday, March 6 2018 12:35 AM EST2018-03-06 05:35:18 GMT
    USM senior guard D'Angelo Richardson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM senior guard D'Angelo Richardson. Courtesy: WDAM
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    The Golden Eagles’ regular season finale win over Louisiana Tech propelled them into the Conference USA tournament. It also marked the final home game for redshirt senior D’Angelo Richardson. The lone Southern Miss senior is glad he decided to transfer from Holmes Community College in 2016.

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    The Golden Eagles’ regular season finale win over Louisiana Tech propelled them into the Conference USA tournament. It also marked the final home game for redshirt senior D’Angelo Richardson. The lone Southern Miss senior is glad he decided to transfer from Holmes Community College in 2016.

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  • Carey baseball splits doubleheader to claim SSAC series opener

    Carey baseball splits doubleheader to claim SSAC series opener

    Monday, March 5 2018 9:26 PM EST2018-03-06 02:26:56 GMT
    The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    Shaking off a first-game no-hitter, William Carey University bounced back to win the nightcap of a doubleheader and its opening Southern States Athletic Conference baseball series at Bethel University this past weekend.

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    Shaking off a first-game no-hitter, William Carey University bounced back to win the nightcap of a doubleheader and its opening Southern States Athletic Conference baseball series at Bethel University this past weekend.

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  • USM football Homecoming weekend set for Oct. 20

    USM football Homecoming weekend set for Oct. 20

    Monday, March 5 2018 8:20 PM EST2018-03-06 01:20:13 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 20, when the Golden Eagles football team welcomes the University of Texas-San Antonio to M.M. Roberts Stadium.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 20, when the Golden Eagles football team welcomes the University of Texas-San Antonio to M.M. Roberts Stadium.

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  • Lady Eagles' King named 2nd-team All-C-USA

    Lady Eagles' King named 2nd-team All-C-USA

    Monday, March 5 2018 7:43 PM EST2018-03-06 00:43:36 GMT

    University of Southern Mississippi forward Jayla King, who led the Lady Eagles in scoring and rebounding, was named second-team All-Conference USA. 

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    University of Southern Mississippi forward Jayla King, who led the Lady Eagles in scoring and rebounding, was named second-team All-Conference USA. 

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  • No. 15 USM bounces back to trounce Nicholls State, 20-4

    No. 15 USM bounces back to trounce Nicholls State, 20-4

    Sunday, March 4 2018 7:41 PM EST2018-03-05 00:41:11 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    USM catcher Bryant Bowen matched career highs with three hits and four runs batted in as the Golden Eagles closed out the Cox Diamond Invitational Sunday afternoon by pounding Nicholls State University 20-4. 

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    USM catcher Bryant Bowen matched career highs with three hits and four runs batted in as the Golden Eagles closed out the Cox Diamond Invitational Sunday afternoon by pounding Nicholls State University 20-4. 

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  • 7 Pine Belt area teams advance to basketball semifinals

    7 Pine Belt area teams advance to basketball semifinals

    Sunday, March 4 2018 12:41 AM EST2018-03-04 05:41:22 GMT
    Jefferson Davis girls basketball. Courtesy: WDAMJefferson Davis girls basketball. Courtesy: WDAM
    Jefferson Davis girls basketball. Courtesy: WDAMJefferson Davis girls basketball. Courtesy: WDAM

    Seven Pine Belt area basketball teams advanced to the semifinals of the MHSAA state tournament. Here’s the schedule for next week at the Mississippi Coliseum.

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    Seven Pine Belt area basketball teams advanced to the semifinals of the MHSAA state tournament. Here’s the schedule for next week at the Mississippi Coliseum.

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  • William Carey hoops wins SSAC championship

    William Carey hoops wins SSAC championship

    Sunday, March 4 2018 12:13 AM EST2018-03-04 05:13:47 GMT
    The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    William Carey men's basketball won the SSAC tournament championship Saturday, defeating Dalton State 83-76. The Crusaders were led by Troy Salvant's 20 points. 

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    William Carey men's basketball won the SSAC tournament championship Saturday, defeating Dalton State 83-76. The Crusaders were led by Troy Salvant's 20 points. 

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  • Golden Eagles finish strong with win over Tech

    Golden Eagles finish strong with win over Tech

    Sunday, March 4 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-03-04 05:05:53 GMT

    Southern Miss men's basketball finished the regular season strong Saturday, getting a 72-64 victory over Louisiana Tech. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Bulldogs.

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    Southern Miss men's basketball finished the regular season strong Saturday, getting a 72-64 victory over Louisiana Tech. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Bulldogs.

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  • Last-second layup lifts Tylertown to semifinals

    Last-second layup lifts Tylertown to semifinals

    Sunday, March 4 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-03-04 05:05:51 GMT
    Tylertown advances to the class 3A semifinals. Courtesy: WDAMTylertown advances to the class 3A semifinals. Courtesy: WDAM
    Tylertown advances to the class 3A semifinals. Courtesy: WDAMTylertown advances to the class 3A semifinals. Courtesy: WDAM

    High-flying slam dunks, buzzer-beating game-winners – the Tylertown and Choctaw County contest had it all on Saturday morning at the Mississippi Coliseum. Ultimately, it was Dralen Bearden’s lay-up with four seconds left that lifted the Tylertown Chiefs over Choctaw County 39-38.

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    High-flying slam dunks, buzzer-beating game-winners – the Tylertown and Choctaw County contest had it all on Saturday morning at the Mississippi Coliseum. Ultimately, it was Dralen Bearden’s lay-up with four seconds left that lifted the Tylertown Chiefs over Choctaw County 39-38.

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  • USM women's hoops falls to FIU

    USM women's hoops falls to FIU

    Saturday, March 3 2018 11:57 PM EST2018-03-04 04:57:00 GMT

    Southern Miss women's basketball ended the regular season Saturday with a 74-70 loss to Florida International. The Lady Eagles will now focus on the Conference USA tournament next week in Frisco, Texas.

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    Southern Miss women's basketball ended the regular season Saturday with a 74-70 loss to Florida International. The Lady Eagles will now focus on the Conference USA tournament next week in Frisco, Texas.

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  • Oak Grove girls basketball advances to semifinals

    Oak Grove girls basketball advances to semifinals

    Saturday, March 3 2018 11:43 PM EST2018-03-04 04:43:31 GMT
    The Oak Grove girls beat Tupelo 50-46 to advance to the semifinals. Courtesy: WDAMThe Oak Grove girls beat Tupelo 50-46 to advance to the semifinals. Courtesy: WDAM
    The Oak Grove girls beat Tupelo 50-46 to advance to the semifinals. Courtesy: WDAMThe Oak Grove girls beat Tupelo 50-46 to advance to the semifinals. Courtesy: WDAM

    It took all 32 minutes but when the final buzzer sounded, the Oak Grove girls basketball team walked off Williams Assembly Center court with a 50-46 win over Tupelo. The Lady Warriors held a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter before the Lady Wave stormed back, pulling within one-point of Oak Grove in the final minute.

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    It took all 32 minutes but when the final buzzer sounded, the Oak Grove girls basketball team walked off Williams Assembly Center court with a 50-46 win over Tupelo. The Lady Warriors held a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter before the Lady Wave stormed back, pulling within one-point of Oak Grove in the final minute.

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  • No. 15 USM stumbles down stretch in loss to Ohio State

    No. 15 USM stumbles down stretch in loss to Ohio State

    Saturday, March 3 2018 8:53 PM EST2018-03-04 01:53:43 GMT

    Two misplayed fly balls helped fuel a four-run eighth inning as Ohio State University rallied for a 9-6 victory over No. 15 University of Southern Mississippi Saturday in the Cox Diamond Invitational at Blue Wahoos Stadium.

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    Two misplayed fly balls helped fuel a four-run eighth inning as Ohio State University rallied for a 9-6 victory over No. 15 University of Southern Mississippi Saturday in the Cox Diamond Invitational at Blue Wahoos Stadium.

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  • Schedule and scores for MHSAA basketball playoff quarterfinals

    Schedule and scores for MHSAA basketball playoff quarterfinals

    Saturday, March 3 2018 8:14 PM EST2018-03-04 01:14:33 GMT
    Photo credit: Raycom Image BankPhoto credit: Raycom Image Bank
    The Mississippi High School Activities Association basketball playoffs are now in the semifinal round, and eight teams from the Pine Belt are trying to play their way into championship games. (Photo source: Raycom Image Bank)The Mississippi High School Activities Association basketball playoffs are now in the semifinal round, and eight teams from the Pine Belt are trying to play their way into championship games. (Photo source: Raycom Image Bank)

    Basketball teams from across the state, including several from the Pine Belt, are in Jackson for the Mississippi High School Activities Association basketball playoff quarterfinals.

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    Basketball teams from across the state, including several from the Pine Belt, are in Jackson for the Mississippi High School Activities Association basketball playoff quarterfinals.

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  • No. 6 Carey wins SSAC baseball opener

    No. 6 Carey wins SSAC baseball opener

    Saturday, March 3 2018 5:03 PM EST2018-03-03 22:03:45 GMT
    The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    Hunter Speer struck out 10 batters over seven shutout innings to help No. 6 William Carey University win its Southern States Athletic Conference baseball opener 2-1 Friday night over Bethel University. 

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    Hunter Speer struck out 10 batters over seven shutout innings to help No. 6 William Carey University win its Southern States Athletic Conference baseball opener 2-1 Friday night over Bethel University. 

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  • USM rallies past Eastern Michigan, 9-4

    USM rallies past Eastern Michigan, 9-4

    Friday, March 2 2018 10:27 PM EST2018-03-03 03:27:24 GMT
    USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)USM (9-9, 2-3), which saw a two-game winning streak snapped. (Photo source: USM)

    First baseman Hunter Slater collected three hits and drove in two runs as No. 15 University of Southern Mississippi rallied from three runs down to top Eastern Michigan University 9-4 Friday in the opening round of the Cox Diamond Invitational. 

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    First baseman Hunter Slater collected three hits and drove in two runs as No. 15 University of Southern Mississippi rallied from three runs down to top Eastern Michigan University 9-4 Friday in the opening round of the Cox Diamond Invitational. 

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  • Lady Eagles top Western Kentucky, 69-63

    Lady Eagles top Western Kentucky, 69-63

    Friday, March 2 2018 12:13 AM EST2018-03-02 05:13:04 GMT
    USM defeated Western Kentucky 69-63 on Thursday night. Courtesy: WDAMUSM defeated Western Kentucky 69-63 on Thursday night. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM defeated Western Kentucky 69-63 on Thursday night. Courtesy: WDAMUSM defeated Western Kentucky 69-63 on Thursday night. Courtesy: WDAM

    After losing four straight, the Lady Eagles have responded with two straight wins including a 69-63 win over the Conference USA’s top-ranked team Western Kentucky on Thursday. Sophomore Shonte Hailes paced Southern Miss with 17 points and seven assists.

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    After losing four straight, the Lady Eagles have responded with two straight wins including a 69-63 win over the Conference USA’s top-ranked team Western Kentucky on Thursday. Sophomore Shonte Hailes paced Southern Miss with 17 points and seven assists.

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  • Lady Bobcats win second straight MACJC title

    Lady Bobcats win second straight MACJC title

    Friday, March 2 2018 12:07 AM EST2018-03-02 05:07:07 GMT
    The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)The closings affect the Greene County and Jasper County centers. (Photo source: JCJC)

    The fifth-ranked Jones County Junior College women's basketball team won the MACJC state championship Thursday, defeating Copiah-Lincoln 78-53 at Howard Coliseum in Senatobia.

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    The fifth-ranked Jones County Junior College women's basketball team won the MACJC state championship Thursday, defeating Copiah-Lincoln 78-53 at Howard Coliseum in Senatobia.

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  • William Carey men's basketball advances in SSAC tournament

    Friday, March 2 2018 12:01 AM EST2018-03-02 05:01:17 GMT
    The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)The William Carey University women's tennis team ranked sixth in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Top 25 poll released earlier this week.  (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    The 12th ranked William Carey men's basketball team advanced in the SSAC tournament Thursday with an 86-83 win over Mobile.

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    The 12th ranked William Carey men's basketball team advanced in the SSAC tournament Thursday with an 86-83 win over Mobile.

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  • USM baseball headed to Pensacola

    USM baseball headed to Pensacola

    Thursday, March 1 2018 11:50 PM EST2018-03-02 04:50:41 GMT
    USM infielder Hunter Slater. Courtesy: WDAMUSM infielder Hunter Slater. Courtesy: WDAM
    Thomas Dillard’s three-run home run capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning as the fourth-ranked University of Mississippi overcame a five-run deficit to defeat 14th-ranked USM. (Photo source: WDAM archive)Thomas Dillard’s three-run home run capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning as the fourth-ranked University of Mississippi overcame a five-run deficit to defeat 14th-ranked USM. (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    Eight games into the season, Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry still has questions about his ball club. Berry learns something new about the Golden Eagles (6-2) each week. He expects to find more answers during this weekend’s Cox Diamond Invitational in Pensacola, Florida.

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    Eight games into the season, Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry still has questions about his ball club. Berry learns something new about the Golden Eagles (6-2) each week. He expects to find more answers during this weekend’s Cox Diamond Invitational in Pensacola, Florida.

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  • Double duty for East Marion hoops coach

    Double duty for East Marion hoops coach

    Thursday, March 1 2018 5:54 PM EST2018-03-01 22:54:09 GMT

    For twenty years Calvin Brown has wrapped up one practice only to lead another. This is life as the girls and boys basketball coach at East Marion High.

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    For twenty years Calvin Brown has wrapped up one practice only to lead another. This is life as the girls and boys basketball coach at East Marion High.

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  • USM golf coach Jerry Weeks says "it's just time"; will retire at end of season

    USM golf coach Jerry Weeks says "it's just time"; will retire at end of season

    Tuesday, February 27 2018 12:31 AM EST2018-02-27 05:31:47 GMT
    Southern Miss golf coach Jerry Weeks. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss golf coach Jerry Weeks. Courtesy: WDAM
    Southern Miss golf coach Jerry Weeks. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss golf coach Jerry Weeks. Courtesy: WDAM

    Jerry Weeks came to Hattiesburg in 1981. He stayed for good reason. The University of Alabama graduate spent 25 years as the Director of Golf Operations at the Hattiesburg County Club and has coached Southern Miss golf for the last 12 seasons. However, earlier this year Weeks announced that he would be retiring after USM’s spring season.

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    Jerry Weeks came to Hattiesburg in 1981. He stayed for good reason. The University of Alabama graduate spent 25 years as the Director of Golf Operations at the Hattiesburg County Club and has coached Southern Miss golf for the last 12 seasons. However, earlier this year Weeks announced that he would be retiring after USM’s spring season.

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  • Jefferson Davis basketball hopes to make history in inaugural season

    Jefferson Davis basketball hopes to make history in inaugural season

    Tuesday, February 27 2018 12:17 AM EST2018-02-27 05:17:11 GMT
    Marcus Luckett and Tony Woody have both led the Jefferson Davis girls and boys basketball teams to the quarterfinals of the 2018 playoffs. Courtesy: WDAMMarcus Luckett and Tony Woody have both led the Jefferson Davis girls and boys basketball teams to the quarterfinals of the 2018 playoffs. Courtesy: WDAM
    Marcus Luckett and Tony Woody have both led the Jefferson Davis girls and boys basketball teams to the quarterfinals of the 2018 playoffs. Courtesy: WDAMMarcus Luckett and Tony Woody have both led the Jefferson Davis girls and boys basketball teams to the quarterfinals of the 2018 playoffs. Courtesy: WDAM

    In April of 2017, newly-appointed athletic director Lance Mancuso was tasked with hiring coaches for the inaugural sports season at Jefferson Davis County High School. The two coaches Mancuso chose to lead the JDC boys and girls basketball teams proved to be wise decisions. Boys coach Tony Woody and girls coach Marcus Luckett have led their respective teams to the quarterfinals of the MHSAA playoffs.

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    In April of 2017, newly-appointed athletic director Lance Mancuso was tasked with hiring coaches for the inaugural sports season at Jefferson Davis County High School. The two coaches Mancuso chose to lead the JDC boys and girls basketball teams proved to be wise decisions. Boys coach Tony Woody and girls coach Marcus Luckett have led their respective teams to the quarterfinals of the MHSAA playoffs.

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  • USM hopes to learn from UT-Martin loss

    USM hopes to learn from UT-Martin loss

    Monday, February 26 2018 1:15 AM EST2018-02-26 06:15:28 GMT
    USM dropped to 5-2 following Saturday's loss to UT-Martin. Courtesy: WDAMUSM dropped to 5-2 following Saturday's loss to UT-Martin. Courtesy: WDAM
    USM dropped to 5-2 following Saturday's loss to UT-Martin. Courtesy: WDAMUSM dropped to 5-2 following Saturday's loss to UT-Martin. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss won the series over Tennessee-Martin with two convincing victories by a combined 29 runs. However, the Golden Eagles tripped up in the series finale, falling to the Skyhawks 13-10 after trailing 11-1 at one time in the game.

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    Southern Miss won the series over Tennessee-Martin with two convincing victories by a combined 29 runs. However, the Golden Eagles tripped up in the series finale, falling to the Skyhawks 13-10 after trailing 11-1 at one time in the game.

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  • Hattiesburg Fire Department defeats Police Department in basketball showdown

    Hattiesburg Fire Department defeats Police Department in basketball showdown

    Monday, February 26 2018 1:03 AM EST2018-02-26 06:03:07 GMT
    The Hattiesburg Fire Department and Police departments played a game of basketball inside Reed-Green Coliseum on Sunday. Courtesy: WDAMThe Hattiesburg Fire Department and Police departments played a game of basketball inside Reed-Green Coliseum on Sunday. Courtesy: WDAM
    The Hattiesburg Fire Department and Police departments played a game of basketball inside Reed-Green Coliseum on Sunday. Courtesy: WDAMThe Hattiesburg Fire Department and Police departments played a game of basketball inside Reed-Green Coliseum on Sunday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Lady Eagle basketball snapped a four-game losing streak on Sunday with a 60-53 win over UTEP. Junior Megan Brown led Southern Miss (14-13, 6-8 Conference USA) with a career-high 22 points. However, the more highly-contested matchup came at halftime of USM’s win. The Hattiesburg Fire Department battled the Hattiesburg Police Department on center-court of Reed-Green Coliseum. In a six-minute game filled with air balls and ill-advised passes, the firefighters prevailed with a 6-4.

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    Lady Eagle basketball snapped a four-game losing streak on Sunday with a 60-53 win over UTEP. Junior Megan Brown led Southern Miss (14-13, 6-8 Conference USA) with a career-high 22 points. However, the more highly-contested matchup came at halftime of USM’s win. The Hattiesburg Fire Department battled the Hattiesburg Police Department on center-court of Reed-Green Coliseum. In a six-minute game filled with air balls and ill-advised passes, the firefighters prevailed with a 6-4.

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  • Hattiesburg Youth Soccer host annual tournament

    Hattiesburg Youth Soccer host annual tournament

    Monday, February 26 2018 12:48 AM EST2018-02-26 05:48:39 GMT
    Hattiesburg Youth Soccer Association Spring Classic. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg Youth Soccer Association Spring Classic. Courtesy: WDAM
    Hattiesburg Youth Soccer Association Spring Classic. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg Youth Soccer Association Spring Classic. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Hattiesburg Youth Soccer Association hosted its annual spring classic tournament on Saturday from early morning to early evening. Tatum Park, Sacred Heart, PCS, Hattiesburg High and William Carey served as sites for the 157 teams from across the southeast competing in the tournament.

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    The Hattiesburg Youth Soccer Association hosted its annual spring classic tournament on Saturday from early morning to early evening. Tatum Park, Sacred Heart, PCS, Hattiesburg High and William Carey served as sites for the 157 teams from across the southeast competing in the tournament.

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  • USM wins series over UT-Martin, falters in finale

    USM wins series over UT-Martin, falters in finale

    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:45 AM EST2018-02-25 05:45:31 GMT
    Southern Miss fell to Tennessee-Martin 13-10 on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss fell to Tennessee-Martin 13-10 on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAM
    Southern Miss fell to Tennessee-Martin 13-10 on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss fell to Tennessee-Martin 13-10 on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Following a 13-4 win over Tennessee-Martin to begin the day, it looked as if Southern Miss was on its way to a clean sweep of the Skyhawks. However, the Golden Eagles dug themselves an 11-1 hole in the weekend finale and eventually fell to UT-Martin 13-10.

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    Following a 13-4 win over Tennessee-Martin to begin the day, it looked as if Southern Miss was on its way to a clean sweep of the Skyhawks. However, the Golden Eagles dug themselves an 11-1 hole in the weekend finale and eventually fell to UT-Martin 13-10.

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  • HIGHLIGHTS: Boys basketball playoffs

    HIGHLIGHTS: Boys basketball playoffs

    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:07 AM EST2018-02-25 05:07:03 GMT
    Collins advanced the quarterfinals of the MHSAA playoffs. Courtesy: WDAMCollins advanced the quarterfinals of the MHSAA playoffs. Courtesy: WDAM
    Collins advanced the quarterfinals of the MHSAA playoffs. Courtesy: WDAMCollins advanced the quarterfinals of the MHSAA playoffs. Courtesy: WDAM

    Eight boys basketball teams from around the Pine Belt advanced to the quarterfinals of the MHSAA playoffs. Here’s a look at all the scores from Saturday’s games...

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    Eight boys basketball teams from around the Pine Belt advanced to the quarterfinals of the MHSAA playoffs. Here’s a look at all the scores from Saturday’s games...

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  • HPD, HFD set to face off in pickup basketball game

    HPD, HFD set to face off in pickup basketball game

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:15 PM EST2018-02-24 21:15:50 GMT
    The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each other in a pickup basketball game at halftime during the University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP Sunday. (Photo source: Facebook)The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each other in a pickup basketball game at halftime during the University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP Sunday. (Photo source: Facebook)
    The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each other in a pickup basketball game at halftime during the University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP Sunday. (Photo source: Facebook)The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each other in a pickup basketball game at halftime during the University of Southern Mississippi Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP Sunday. (Photo source: Facebook)

    The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each-other in a pick-up basketball game at halftime during the Southern Miss Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP. 

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    The Hattiesburg Police Department and the Hattiesburg Fire Department will face each-other in a pick-up basketball game at halftime during the Southern Miss Lady Eagle basketball game against UTEP. 

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  • Nick Sandlin's 14 strikeouts helps USM to 16-2 win over UT-Martin

    Nick Sandlin's 14 strikeouts helps USM to 16-2 win over UT-Martin

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:04 AM EST2018-02-24 06:04:19 GMT
    Nick Sandlin struck out a career-high nine batters in USM's 16-2 win over UT-Martin. Courtesy: WDAMNick Sandlin struck out a career-high nine batters in USM's 16-2 win over UT-Martin. Courtesy: WDAM
    Nick Sandlin struck out a career-high nine batters in USM's 16-2 win over UT-Martin. Courtesy: WDAMNick Sandlin struck out a career-high nine batters in USM's 16-2 win over UT-Martin. Courtesy: WDAM

    Less than 24 hours after scheduling a weekend series with Tennessee-Martin, Southern Miss laced it up against the Skyhawks at Pete Taylor Park. Granted, it took a three-hour rain delay before the contest finally began.

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    Less than 24 hours after scheduling a weekend series with Tennessee-Martin, Southern Miss laced it up against the Skyhawks at Pete Taylor Park. Granted, it took a three-hour rain delay before the contest finally began.

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  • Go-ahead grand slam keeps JCJC undefeated

    Go-ahead grand slam keeps JCJC undefeated

    Saturday, February 24 2018 12:51 AM EST2018-02-24 05:51:42 GMT
    JCJC baseball improves to 8-0. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC baseball improves to 8-0. Courtesy: WDAM
    JCJC baseball improves to 8-0. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC baseball improves to 8-0. Courtesy: WDAM

    No. 1 Jones County Junior College grabbed two wins over Dyersburg State in a Friday doubleheader. Following the Bobcats 3-0 win over the Eagles in the morning, JCJC capped off the day with a come-from-behind 7-6 win to improve to 8-0.

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    No. 1 Jones County Junior College grabbed two wins over Dyersburg State in a Friday doubleheader. Following the Bobcats 3-0 win over the Eagles in the morning, JCJC capped off the day with a come-from-behind 7-6 win to improve to 8-0.

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  • Sacred Heart girls bring home fifth state title in six years

    Sacred Heart girls bring home fifth state title in six years

    Saturday, February 24 2018 12:39 AM EST2018-02-24 05:39:02 GMT
    The Sacred Heart girls soccer team has won five state championships in the last six seasons. Courtesy: WDAMThe Sacred Heart girls soccer team has won five state championships in the last six seasons. Courtesy: WDAM
    The Sacred Heart girls soccer team has won five state championships in the last six seasons. Courtesy: WDAMThe Sacred Heart girls soccer team has won five state championships in the last six seasons. Courtesy: WDAM

    For the fifth time in six seasons, Sacred Heart girls soccer brought home a state championship trophy to Hattiesburg. The Lady Crusaders defeated St. Andrew’s 2-1 in overtime on Saturday to capture their second straight state title.

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    For the fifth time in six seasons, Sacred Heart girls soccer brought home a state championship trophy to Hattiesburg. The Lady Crusaders defeated St. Andrew’s 2-1 in overtime on Saturday to capture their second straight state title.

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  • 8 girls basketball teams from the Pine Belt advance to quarterfinals

    8 girls basketball teams from the Pine Belt advance to quarterfinals

    Saturday, February 24 2018 12:15 AM EST2018-02-24 05:15:53 GMT
    The Lady Tigers defeated Laurel 68-49 on Friday. Courtesy: WDAMThe Lady Tigers defeated Laurel 68-49 on Friday. Courtesy: WDAM
    The Lady Tigers defeated Laurel 68-49 on Friday. Courtesy: WDAMThe Lady Tigers defeated Laurel 68-49 on Friday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Eight high school girls basketball teams from the Pine Belt area advanced the quarterfinals of the MHSAA playoffs on Friday. Here's all the scores from Friday's second round action...

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    Eight high school girls basketball teams from the Pine Belt area advanced the quarterfinals of the MHSAA playoffs on Friday. Here's all the scores from Friday's second round action...

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  • Carey ‘steals’ 13-6 victory over Vermont St. Joe’s

    Carey ‘steals’ 13-6 victory over Vermont St. Joe’s

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-02-21 22:35:04 GMT

    William Carey University banged out 13 hits and swiped 12 bases Tuesday to overwhelm visiting College of St. Joseph’s of Vermont 13-6 at Milton Wheeler Field. 

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    William Carey University banged out 13 hits and swiped 12 bases Tuesday to overwhelm visiting College of St. Joseph’s of Vermont 13-6 at Milton Wheeler Field. 

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  • Southern Miss baseball cancels 3-game road trip

    Southern Miss baseball cancels 3-game road trip

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:53 PM EST2018-02-21 21:53:36 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team’s nine-game road swing just got three games shorter. (Photo source: USM)The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team’s nine-game road swing just got three games shorter. (Photo source: USM)

    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team’s nine-game road swing just got three games shorter. The Golden Eagles announced Wednesday afternoon that plans to play in a round-robin invitational tournament this week at Stephen F. Austin University had been cancelled because of expected inclement weather in the Nacogdoches, Texas, area. USM (3-1) was scheduled to play South Dakota State University on Friday, University of Texas-Arlington on Saturday and Stephen F. Austi...

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    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team’s nine-game road swing just got three games shorter. The Golden Eagles announced Wednesday afternoon that plans to play in a round-robin invitational tournament this week at Stephen F. Austin University had been cancelled because of expected inclement weather in the Nacogdoches, Texas, area. USM (3-1) was scheduled to play South Dakota State University on Friday, University of Texas-Arlington on Saturday and Stephen F. Austi...

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  • USM bullpen falters in 10-9 loss at South Alabama

    USM bullpen falters in 10-9 loss at South Alabama

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:22 PM EST2018-02-21 21:22:39 GMT

    No. 13 University of Southern Mississippi saw a five-run lead evaporate in the late innings as No. 17 University of South Alabama rallied Tuesday for a 10-9 victory in a marathon of a ballgame at Eddie Stanky Field.

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    No. 13 University of Southern Mississippi saw a five-run lead evaporate in the late innings as No. 17 University of South Alabama rallied Tuesday for a 10-9 victory in a marathon of a ballgame at Eddie Stanky Field.

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  • HS Girls Basketball Playoffs - First round

    HS Girls Basketball Playoffs - First round

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:26 AM EST2018-02-20 05:26:50 GMT
    The North Forrest girls beat Clarkdale in triple overtime on Monday. Courtesy: WDAMThe North Forrest girls beat Clarkdale in triple overtime on Monday. Courtesy: WDAM

    The high school girls basketball playoffs begin on Monday night. Here are some of the scores from around the Pine Belt...

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    The high school girls basketball playoffs begin on Monday night. Here are some of the scores from around the Pine Belt...

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  • Luke Reynolds name C-USA hitter of the week

    Luke Reynolds name C-USA hitter of the week

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:05 AM EST2018-02-20 05:05:04 GMT
    USM junior Luke Reynolds batted .600 in his first three games as a Golden Eagle. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior Luke Reynolds batted .600 in his first three games as a Golden Eagle. Courtesy: WDAM

    Luke Reynolds had not played in a baseball game since 2015. However, he clearly didn’t miss a beat based on his performance in USM’s three-game sweep of Mississippi State.

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    Luke Reynolds had not played in a baseball game since 2015. However, he clearly didn’t miss a beat based on his performance in USM’s three-game sweep of Mississippi State.

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  • Lady Eagles thrashed by Louisiana Tech, 89-57

    Lady Eagles thrashed by Louisiana Tech, 89-57

    Monday, February 19 2018 10:17 PM EST2018-02-20 03:17:09 GMT

    Louisiana Tech University women’s basketball team set a single-game record by making 14 baskets from 3-point range as the Lady Techsters rained an 89-57 decision on the University of Southern Mississippi at the Thomas Assembly this past weekend.

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    Louisiana Tech University women’s basketball team set a single-game record by making 14 baskets from 3-point range as the Lady Techsters rained an 89-57 decision on the University of Southern Mississippi at the Thomas Assembly this past weekend.

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  • Crusaders’ Smith named SSAC Pitcher of Week

    Crusaders’ Smith named SSAC Pitcher of Week

    Monday, February 19 2018 9:00 PM EST2018-02-20 02:00:24 GMT

    William Carey University junior right-hander Devin Smith was named Southern States Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 12-18. 

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    William Carey University junior right-hander Devin Smith was named Southern States Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 12-18. 

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  • Carey’s Moak earns 2nd straight SSAC honor

    Carey’s Moak earns 2nd straight SSAC honor

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:29 PM EST2018-02-20 01:29:21 GMT

    For a second consecutive week, William Carey University softball pitcher Hannah Moak was named Southern States Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 12-18.

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    For a second consecutive week, William Carey University softball pitcher Hannah Moak was named Southern States Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 12-18.

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  • USM’s set to return to the mound

    USM’s set to return to the mound

    Monday, February 19 2018 7:25 PM EST2018-02-20 00:25:53 GMT
    The Golden Eagles are coming a season-opening sweep of nationally-ranked Mississippi State. USM outscored  the Bulldogs 23-6, hitting .296 with 29 hits in the three games of the Farm Bureau Classic. (Photo source: WDAM archive)The Golden Eagles are coming a season-opening sweep of nationally-ranked Mississippi State. USM outscored  the Bulldogs 23-6, hitting .296 with 29 hits in the three games of the Farm Bureau Classic. (Photo source: WDAM archive)
    One of the questions regarding the University of Southern Mississippi’s pitching staff coming into the 2018 baseball season was just how long it might take Walker Powell to recover from arm issues that cost him the 2017 season. As it turns out, not very long at all. Powell, a sophomore right-hander from Fayetteville, Ark., was announced as USM’s starting pitcher when the 13th-ranked Golden Eagles (3-0) visit No. 17 University of South Alabama (3-1) at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday a...More >>
    One of the questions regarding the University of Southern Mississippi’s pitching staff coming into the 2018 baseball season was just how long it might take Walker Powell to recover from arm issues that cost him the 2017 season. As it turns out, not very long at all. Powell, a sophomore right-hander from Fayetteville, Ark., was announced as USM’s starting pitcher when the 13th-ranked Golden Eagles (3-0) visit No. 17 University of South Alabama (3-1) at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday a...More >>
  • Southern Miss baseball jumps in rankings after MSU sweep

    Southern Miss baseball jumps in rankings after MSU sweep

    Monday, February 19 2018 3:58 PM EST2018-02-19 20:58:39 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team jumped in national college baseball rankings after an opening weekend sweep of Mississippi State. (Photo source: WDAM archive)The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team jumped in national college baseball rankings after an opening weekend sweep of Mississippi State. (Photo source: WDAM archive)

    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team jumped in national college baseball rankings after an opening weekend sweep of Mississippi State.  The Golden Eagles outscored the Bulldogs 23-6 and never trailed in the three-game home series at Pete Taylor Park in Hattiesburg. National rankings released Monday reflected the impressive sweep.  Collegiate Baseball ranked Southern Miss No. 13. (Previously ranked No. 25) Baseball America ranked South...

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    The University of Southern Mississippi baseball team jumped in national college baseball rankings after an opening weekend sweep of Mississippi State.  The Golden Eagles outscored the Bulldogs 23-6 and never trailed in the three-game home series at Pete Taylor Park in Hattiesburg. National rankings released Monday reflected the impressive sweep.  Collegiate Baseball ranked Southern Miss No. 13. (Previously ranked No. 25) Baseball America ranked South...

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  • Southern Miss completes sweep with 5-2 win over Miss State

    Southern Miss completes sweep with 5-2 win over Miss State

    Sunday, February 18 2018 7:38 PM EST2018-02-19 00:38:58 GMT
    USM defeats MSU 5-2 to complete the sweep; Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)USM defeats MSU 5-2 to complete the sweep; Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)

     Six University of Southern Mississippi pitchers limited Mississippi State University 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.

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     Six University of Southern Mississippi pitchers limited Mississippi State University 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.

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  • UAB blitzes USM in 2nd half of 2nd half, 87-69

    UAB blitzes USM in 2nd half of 2nd half, 87-69

    Sunday, February 18 2018 5:14 PM EST2018-02-18 22:14:41 GMT

    The University of Alabama-Birmingham went on a 21-2 run late in the second half to run away from the University of Southern Mississippi 87-69 Saturday evening at Reed Green Coliseum.

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    The University of Alabama-Birmingham went on a 21-2 run late in the second half to run away from the University of Southern Mississippi 87-69 Saturday evening at Reed Green Coliseum.

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  • USM baseball sets season-ticket record

    USM baseball sets season-ticket record

    Sunday, February 18 2018 4:10 PM EST2018-02-18 21:10:11 GMT

    USM athletic officials reported that the Golden Eagles had sold more than 1,700 season tickets before the gates opened on the year at Pete Taylor Park.

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    USM athletic officials reported that the Golden Eagles had sold more than 1,700 season tickets before the gates opened on the year at Pete Taylor Park.

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  • USM tops State for second consecutive day to clinch series

    USM tops State for second consecutive day to clinch series

    Saturday, February 17 2018 6:22 PM EST2018-02-17 23:22:37 GMT
    USM tops State for second consecutive day to clinch series; Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)USM tops State for second consecutive day to clinch series; Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)

    Center fielder Jaylon Keys and third baseman Luke Reynolds homered to help the University of Southern Mississippi build an early lead, and the 21st-ranked Golden Eagles downed No. 23 Mississippi State University 7-4 Saturday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park.

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    Center fielder Jaylon Keys and third baseman Luke Reynolds homered to help the University of Southern Mississippi build an early lead, and the 21st-ranked Golden Eagles downed No. 23 Mississippi State University 7-4 Saturday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park.

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  • Southern Miss secures 2nd win against MSU 7-4

    Southern Miss secures 2nd win against MSU 7-4

    Saturday, February 17 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-02-17 22:56:53 GMT
    Southern Miss defeats MSU 7-4; Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)Southern Miss defeats MSU 7-4; Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)
    Southern Miss defeats MSU 7-4; Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)Southern Miss defeats MSU 7-4; Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)

    Southern Miss secured its second win against the Bulldogs in the Farm Bureau Classic with a 7-4 victory. 

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    Southern Miss secured its second win against the Bulldogs in the Farm Bureau Classic with a 7-4 victory. 

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  • Sandlin, USM shut down State, 11-0

    Sandlin, USM shut down State, 11-0

    Friday, February 16 2018 10:28 PM EST2018-02-17 03:28:00 GMT

    Nick Sandlin threw seven shutout innings and four Golden Eagles drove in at least two runs as the University of Southern Mississippi shut down Mississippi State University 11-0 Friday.

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    Nick Sandlin threw seven shutout innings and four Golden Eagles drove in at least two runs as the University of Southern Mississippi shut down Mississippi State University 11-0 Friday.

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  • Southern Miss opens season with win over MSU, 11-0

    Southern Miss opens season with win over MSU, 11-0

    Friday, February 16 2018 8:29 PM EST2018-02-17 01:29:37 GMT
    Southern Miss opens 2018 season with 11-0 win over Mississippi State. (Photo source: WDAM)Southern Miss opens 2018 season with 11-0 win over Mississippi State. (Photo source: WDAM)
    In the first start of his career, University of Southern Mississippi right-hander Nick Sandlin struck out nine in seven shutout innings as the No. 21 Golden Eagles shutdown No. 23 Mississippi State 11-0 in the season opener for both teams. The eighth-largest crowds in Pete Taylor Park history, 4,948, saw Sandlin set a personal best in strikeouts during the longest appearance of his collegiate career while scattering four hits and walking none. Designated hitter Matthew Guidry, third...More >>
    In the first start of his career, University of Southern Mississippi right-hander Nick Sandlin struck out nine in seven shutout innings as the No. 21 Golden Eagles shutdown No. 23 Mississippi State 11-0 in the season opener for both teams. The eighth-largest crowds in Pete Taylor Park history, 4,948, saw Sandlin set a personal best in strikeouts during the longest appearance of his collegiate career while scattering four hits and walking none. Designated hitter Matthew Guidry, third...More >>
  • USM hosts Mississippi State in Farm Bureau Classic

    USM hosts Mississippi State in Farm Bureau Classic

    Friday, February 16 2018 1:41 PM EST2018-02-16 18:41:40 GMT

    In what some have pegged as the top season-opening series in college baseball, the University of Southern Mississippi will host intrastate rival Mississippi State University for three games this weekend at Pete Taylor Park. 

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    In what some have pegged as the top season-opening series in college baseball, the University of Southern Mississippi will host intrastate rival Mississippi State University for three games this weekend at Pete Taylor Park. 

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  • USM comes up empty down the stretch, falls to MTSU

    USM comes up empty down the stretch, falls to MTSU

    Thursday, February 15 2018 11:35 PM EST2018-02-16 04:35:23 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi went scoreless over the final 7:14 of play play in a 72-62 loss to visiting Middle Tennessee State University at Green Coliseum Thursday.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi went scoreless over the final 7:14 of play play in a 72-62 loss to visiting Middle Tennessee State University at Green Coliseum Thursday.

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  • Lady Eagles’ rally comes up short at North Texas

    Lady Eagles’ rally comes up short at North Texas

    Thursday, February 15 2018 10:21 PM EST2018-02-16 03:21:38 GMT

    A furious rally by the University of Southern Mississippi fell just short Thursday night as the University of North Texas held on for a 71-62 Conference USA women’s basketball win.

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    A furious rally by the University of Southern Mississippi fell just short Thursday night as the University of North Texas held on for a 71-62 Conference USA women’s basketball win.

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  • MTSU pulls away late to defeat USM, 72-62

    MTSU pulls away late to defeat USM, 72-62

    Thursday, February 15 2018 10:02 PM EST2018-02-16 03:02:16 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi failed to score in the final 7 minutes, 14, seconds, of basketball Thursday night as Conference USA-leading Middle Tennessee State University pulled away to a 72-62 victory. (Photo source: WDAM archive)The University of Southern Mississippi failed to score in the final 7 minutes, 14, seconds, of basketball Thursday night as Conference USA-leading Middle Tennessee State University pulled away to a 72-62 victory. (Photo source: WDAM archive)
    The University of Southern Mississippi failed to score in the final 7 minutes, 14, seconds, of basketball Thursday night as Conference USA-leading Middle Tennessee State University pulled away to a 72-62 victory at Green Coliseum. A 3-pointer by USM freshman guard LaDavius Draine tied the game at 62-62, but those were the final points of the night for USM (13-14, 6-8 C-USA) as the Blue Raiders (21-5, 13-1) won their eighth consecutive game. Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reser...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi failed to score in the final 7 minutes, 14, seconds, of basketball Thursday night as Conference USA-leading Middle Tennessee State University pulled away to a 72-62 victory at Green Coliseum. A 3-pointer by USM freshman guard LaDavius Draine tied the game at 62-62, but those were the final points of the night for USM (13-14, 6-8 C-USA) as the Blue Raiders (21-5, 13-1) won their eighth consecutive game. Copyright WDAM 2018. All rights reser...More >>
  • JCJC softball pitcher earns player of week honors

    JCJC softball pitcher earns player of week honors

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 6:59 PM EST2018-02-14 23:59:55 GMT

    Jones County Junior College freshman Hallie Donald, who helped the second-ranked Lady Bobcats open the 2018 softball season 4-0, was honored as Pitcher of the Week by two organizations.

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    Jones County Junior College freshman Hallie Donald, who helped the second-ranked Lady Bobcats open the 2018 softball season 4-0, was honored as Pitcher of the Week by two organizations.

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  • Pair of Carey athletes earns Player of Week honors

    Pair of Carey athletes earns Player of Week honors

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-02-14 22:44:08 GMT

    Hannah Moak and Troy Salvant came up huge for their respective William Carey University sports teams last week, and both were honored as Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

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    Hannah Moak and Troy Salvant came up huge for their respective William Carey University sports teams last week, and both were honored as Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

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  • Christian Ostrander takes reins of USM pitching

    Christian Ostrander takes reins of USM pitching

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 3:47 PM EST2018-02-14 20:47:58 GMT
    Christian Ostrander enters his first season as USM's pitching coach. Courtesy: WDAMChristian Ostrander enters his first season as USM's pitching coach. Courtesy: WDAM

    For seven years as the head baseball coach of Jones County Junior College, Christian Ostrander watched the Southern Miss program from a distance. Third-year JCJC head coach Chris Kirtland spent six seasons on Ostrander’s Bobcat staff and knows what coach “Oz” can bring in his first season as the Golden Eagles pitching coach.

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    For seven years as the head baseball coach of Jones County Junior College, Christian Ostrander watched the Southern Miss program from a distance. Third-year JCJC head coach Chris Kirtland spent six seasons on Ostrander’s Bobcat staff and knows what coach “Oz” can bring in his first season as the Golden Eagles pitching coach.

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  • Sacred Heart soccer chasing another state title

    Sacred Heart soccer chasing another state title

    Monday, February 12 2018 11:52 PM EST2018-02-13 04:52:42 GMT
    Sacred Heart boys soccer coach Joe Falla Jr. Courtesy: WDAMSacred Heart boys soccer coach Joe Falla Jr. Courtesy: WDAM

    If it is playoff soccer season, it’s safe to bet Sacred Heart is still playing. The boys and girls soccer teams host a pair of South State title games on Tuesday night. The Lady Crusaders face Our Lady Academy at 5 p.m. followed by the Crusaders’ matchup with Resurrection Catholic at 7 p.m.

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    If it is playoff soccer season, it’s safe to bet Sacred Heart is still playing. The boys and girls soccer teams host a pair of South State title games on Tuesday night. The Lady Crusaders face Our Lady Academy at 5 p.m. followed by the Crusaders’ matchup with Resurrection Catholic at 7 p.m.

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  • JCJC baseball off to 2-0 start

    JCJC baseball off to 2-0 start

    Monday, February 12 2018 1:05 AM EST2018-02-12 06:05:46 GMT
    JCJC enters the 2018 season ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA.JCJC enters the 2018 season ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA.

    Three new Southern Miss players – Fred Franklin, Erick Hoard and Mason Strickland – will suit up for the first time as Golden Eagles on Friday. Just a season ago, the trio was helping Jones County Junior College to a 46-4 campaign.

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    Three new Southern Miss players – Fred Franklin, Erick Hoard and Mason Strickland – will suit up for the first time as Golden Eagles on Friday. Just a season ago, the trio was helping Jones County Junior College to a 46-4 campaign.

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  • Jay Hopson "high" on USM signee Trivenskey Mosley

    Jay Hopson "high" on USM signee Trivenskey Mosley

    Monday, February 12 2018 12:55 AM EST2018-02-12 05:55:55 GMT
    Southern Miss signee Trivenskey Mosley. Courtesy: KTBSSouthern Miss signee Trivenskey Mosley. Courtesy: KTBS

    Southern Miss football focused on the defensive side of the ball during this signing season. Of the Golden Eagles 23 signees, 14 are expected to line up on defense. However, USM added a running back that coach Jay Hopson expects to make an impact in the black and gold.

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    Southern Miss football focused on the defensive side of the ball during this signing season. Of the Golden Eagles 23 signees, 14 are expected to line up on defense. However, USM added a running back that coach Jay Hopson expects to make an impact in the black and gold.

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  • Jay Hopson excited about new signee Ky'el Hemby

    Jay Hopson excited about new signee Ky'el Hemby

    Monday, February 12 2018 12:47 AM EST2018-02-12 05:47:37 GMT
    Southern Miss signee Ky'el Hemby. Courtesy: Iowa Western TVSouthern Miss signee Ky'el Hemby. Courtesy: Iowa Western TV

    Southern Miss signed seven new Golden Eagles to its 2018 recruiting class on Wednesday, five of them being defensive players. USM fulfilled some needs on both ends of the ball, especially in the defensive backfield.

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    Southern Miss signed seven new Golden Eagles to its 2018 recruiting class on Wednesday, five of them being defensive players. USM fulfilled some needs on both ends of the ball, especially in the defensive backfield.

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  • USM bounces back to trounce Charlotte, 72-54

    USM bounces back to trounce Charlotte, 72-54

    Saturday, February 10 2018 9:00 PM EST2018-02-11 02:00:58 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi broke away from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte soon after halftime, limiting the 49ers to four points in a 10-minute, 6-second, span of the second half before rolling away to a 72-54 win.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi broke away from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte soon after halftime, limiting the 49ers to four points in a 10-minute, 6-second, span of the second half before rolling away to a 72-54 win.

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  • Lady Eagles stunned by ODU, 74-55

    Lady Eagles stunned by ODU, 74-55

    Saturday, February 10 2018 7:11 PM EST2018-02-11 00:11:15 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team was ambushed at home Saturday afternoon. Old Dominion University made 61.4 percent of its shots from the floor and the Lady Monarchs buried the Lady Eagles in the second and third quarters in a 74-55 Conference USA decision at Reed Green Coliseum.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team was ambushed at home Saturday afternoon. Old Dominion University made 61.4 percent of its shots from the floor and the Lady Monarchs buried the Lady Eagles in the second and third quarters in a 74-55 Conference USA decision at Reed Green Coliseum.

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  • Highlights: Girls soccer playoffs

    Highlights: Girls soccer playoffs

    Friday, February 9 2018 11:56 PM EST2018-02-10 04:56:42 GMT
    Northeast Jones girls soccer defeated Caledonia 2-1 in the class 4A playoffs. Courtesy: WDAMNortheast Jones girls soccer defeated Caledonia 2-1 in the class 4A playoffs. Courtesy: WDAM

    The Mississippi high school playoffs are heating as February inches along. The Northeast Jones girls advanced to the class 4A south state finals behind 8th-grader Kennedy Parish’s go-ahead penalty kick in the 78th minute.

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    The Mississippi high school playoffs are heating as February inches along. The Northeast Jones girls advanced to the class 4A south state finals behind 8th-grader Kennedy Parish’s go-ahead penalty kick in the 78th minute.

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  • No. 17 Carey rallies to trip up No. 11 Dalton St. in OT, 89-86

    No. 17 Carey rallies to trip up No. 11 Dalton St. in OT, 89-86

    Friday, February 9 2018 9:21 PM EST2018-02-10 02:21:10 GMT

    William Carey University erased a 19-point, second-half deficit to force overtime where the 17th-ranked Crusaders pulled off an 89-86 victory over 11th-ranked Dalton State College Thursday night at Clinton Gym. 

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    William Carey University erased a 19-point, second-half deficit to force overtime where the 17th-ranked Crusaders pulled off an 89-86 victory over 11th-ranked Dalton State College Thursday night at Clinton Gym. 

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  • No. 6 Carey baseball wins rubber match to take series

    No. 6 Carey baseball wins rubber match to take series

    Friday, February 9 2018 8:08 PM EST2018-02-10 01:08:50 GMT

    The sixth-ranked William Carey University baseball team put up an eight-run third inning and then held off Lindsey Wilson College for an 8-7 victory Friday afternoon at Milton Wheeler Field. The Crusaders (5-1) and Blue Raiders (3-3) had split a Thursday doubleheader.

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    The sixth-ranked William Carey University baseball team put up an eight-run third inning and then held off Lindsey Wilson College for an 8-7 victory Friday afternoon at Milton Wheeler Field. The Crusaders (5-1) and Blue Raiders (3-3) had split a Thursday doubleheader.

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  • ODU hands USM first home-court defeat, 68-63

    ODU hands USM first home-court defeat, 68-63

    Thursday, February 8 2018 10:56 PM EST2018-02-09 03:56:43 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi came into Thursday night’s Conference USA men’s basketball throwdown with Old Dominion University unbeaten in nine home games at Reed Green Coliseum. (Photo source: WDAM archive)The University of Southern Mississippi came into Thursday night’s Conference USA men’s basketball throwdown with Old Dominion University unbeaten in nine home games at Reed Green Coliseum. (Photo source: WDAM archive)
    The University of Southern Mississippi came into Thursday night’s Conference USA men’s basketball throwdown with Old Dominion University unbeaten in nine home games at Reed Green Coliseum. The Monarchs had not lost in five conference road games. Something had to give, and USM did in the final 15 minutes of the game. ODU erased an 11-point deficit with a 13-0 run over a 4:11 span of the second half, and after swapping leads four more times, finally seized the lead for go...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi came into Thursday night’s Conference USA men’s basketball throwdown with Old Dominion University unbeaten in nine home games at Reed Green Coliseum. The Monarchs had not lost in five conference road games. Something had to give, and USM did in the final 15 minutes of the game. ODU erased an 11-point deficit with a 13-0 run over a 4:11 span of the second half, and after swapping leads four more times, finally seized the lead for go...More >>
  • National Signing Day 2018

    National Signing Day 2018

    Thursday, February 8 2018 5:34 PM EST2018-02-08 22:34:41 GMT
    The WDAM 7 Sports Team has all the latest news on athletes here in the Pine Belt who are signing on to play at football the next level. (Photo source: WDAM)The WDAM 7 Sports Team has all the latest news on athletes here in the Pine Belt who are signing on to play at football the next level. (Photo source: WDAM)

    The WDAM 7 Sports Team has all the latest news on athletes here in the Pine Belt who signed on to play football at the next level.

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    The WDAM 7 Sports Team has all the latest news on athletes here in the Pine Belt who signed on to play football at the next level.

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  • Jefferson Davis safety Malik Shorts signs with Southern Miss

    Jefferson Davis safety Malik Shorts signs with Southern Miss

    Thursday, February 8 2018 12:07 AM EST2018-02-08 05:07:05 GMT
    Jefferson Davis' Malik Shorts signed with Southern Miss on Wednesday. Courtesy: WDAMJefferson Davis' Malik Shorts signed with Southern Miss on Wednesday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Jefferson Davis County product Malik Shorts joins the large group of Bassfield talent to sign a football scholarship with Southern Miss. Shorts inked with the Golden Eagles on Wednesday’s National Signing Day, joining USM’s 23-man 2018 class.

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    Jefferson Davis County product Malik Shorts joins the large group of Bassfield talent to sign a football scholarship with Southern Miss. Shorts inked with the Golden Eagles on Wednesday’s National Signing Day, joining USM’s 23-man 2018 class.

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  • USM football signs 7 Wednesday to round out recruiting class

    USM football signs 7 Wednesday to round out recruiting class

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 7:40 PM EST2018-02-08 00:40:32 GMT

    University of Southern Mississippi football coach Jay Hopson and his staff knew they were going to see an exodus of defensive backs and defensive linemen at the conclusion of the 2017 football season. So, Hopson and his assistants hit the recruiting trail to try and replenish the ranks. Mission accomplished. USM signed seven players to letters-of-intent Wednesday to join the 16-man contingent the Golden Eagles brought in during the new early signing period in late December. 

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    University of Southern Mississippi football coach Jay Hopson and his staff knew they were going to see an exodus of defensive backs and defensive linemen at the conclusion of the 2017 football season. So, Hopson and his assistants hit the recruiting trail to try and replenish the ranks. Mission accomplished. USM signed seven players to letters-of-intent Wednesday to join the 16-man contingent the Golden Eagles brought in during the new early signing period in late December. 

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  • USM football signs 6 Wednesday morning

    USM football signs 6 Wednesday morning

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 11:30 AM EST2018-02-07 16:30:36 GMT
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    The University of Southern Mississippi defense may have gotten some future help early Wednesday morning, signing .six football players for the Class of 2018, including a quartet of defensive standouts.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi defense may have gotten some future help early Wednesday morning, signing .six football players for the Class of 2018, including a quartet of defensive standouts.

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  • Less is more for Lamar Christian girls basketball

    Less is more for Lamar Christian girls basketball

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 11:53 PM EST2018-02-07 04:53:47 GMT

    If you check out a  Lamar Christian girls basketball practice, you may think some players are missing. You would be wrong.

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    If you check out a  Lamar Christian girls basketball practice, you may think some players are missing. You would be wrong.

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  • Former USM receiver headed to NFL Scouting Combine

    Former USM receiver headed to NFL Scouting Combine

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 6:26 PM EST2018-02-06 23:26:26 GMT

    Former University of Southern Mississippi receiver Korey Robertson was invited Tuesday to the 2018 National Football League Scouting Combine.

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    Former University of Southern Mississippi receiver Korey Robertson was invited Tuesday to the 2018 National Football League Scouting Combine.

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  • Lady Eagles win 3rd consecutive game

    Lady Eagles win 3rd consecutive game

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 5:51 PM EST2018-02-06 22:51:27 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team had five players score 10 or more points in a game for the first time this season as the Lady Eagles pulled away to a 70-61 victory over Marshall University at Reed Green Coliseum. 

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    The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team had five players score 10 or more points in a game for the first time this season as the Lady Eagles pulled away to a 70-61 victory over Marshall University at Reed Green Coliseum. 

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  • USM football to wrap up 2018 signing class

    USM football to wrap up 2018 signing class

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 4:06 PM EST2018-02-06 21:06:02 GMT

    University of Southern Mississippi football coach Jay Hopson sounded pleased in December with the Golden Eagles’ recruiting efforts during the shakedown cruise of the newly-minted early signing period.

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    University of Southern Mississippi football coach Jay Hopson sounded pleased in December with the Golden Eagles’ recruiting efforts during the shakedown cruise of the newly-minted early signing period.

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  • Almonds are the top Super Bowl 'snack' in MS

    Almonds are the top Super Bowl 'snack' in MS

    Saturday, February 3 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-02-03 22:56:13 GMT
    Almonds are top Super Bowl "snack" for MS; Photo Source: PixabayAlmonds are top Super Bowl "snack" for MS; Photo Source: Pixabay
    Almonds are top Super Bowl "snack" for MS; Photo Source: PixabayAlmonds are top Super Bowl "snack" for MS; Photo Source: Pixabay

    According to Under Armor, almonds are most popular Super Bowl "snack" in the state of Mississippi.

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    According to Under Armor, almonds are most popular Super Bowl "snack" in the state of Mississippi.

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  • Pine Belt prep baseball schedule/results (April 16-23)

    Pine Belt prep baseball schedule/results (April 16-23)

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:27 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:27:33 GMT
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    Pine Belt prep baseball results/schedule (April 16-21)

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    Pine Belt prep baseball results/schedule (April 16-21)

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  • New skatepark headed to Laurel

    New skatepark headed to Laurel

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:55 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:55:55 GMT
    Design of the new skatepark headed to Laurel (Photo source: city of Laurel.)Design of the new skatepark headed to Laurel (Photo source: city of Laurel.)

    A portion of Laurel's Daphne Park will soon be transformed into a skater's paradise. "We are taking bids for the skatepark that's going to be built in Daphne Park," Mayor Johnny Magee said. Boards shredding Pascagoula's Skatepark on the coast is an example of what you will see in the coming months in Laurel. "I'm really excited about it," local business owner Sean Stewart said.  Stewart said he is ecstatic to see the city and mayor behind th...

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    A portion of Laurel's Daphne Park will soon be transformed into a skater's paradise. "We are taking bids for the skatepark that's going to be built in Daphne Park," Mayor Johnny Magee said. Boards shredding Pascagoula's Skatepark on the coast is an example of what you will see in the coming months in Laurel. "I'm really excited about it," local business owner Sean Stewart said.  Stewart said he is ecstatic to see the city and mayor behind th...

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  • Regions on track to open new mortgage center by spring 2019

    Regions on track to open new mortgage center by spring 2019

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:55 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:55:22 GMT
    Crews work on the foundation of the new Regions Mortgage Operations Center in West Hattiesburg Thursday. Photo credit WDAM.Crews work on the foundation of the new Regions Mortgage Operations Center in West Hattiesburg Thursday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Construction of the new Regions Bank Mortgage Operations Center in West Hattiesburg is progressing on schedule, according to Regions' South Mississippi Area president Greg Garraway. 

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    Construction of the new Regions Bank Mortgage Operations Center in West Hattiesburg is progressing on schedule, according to Regions' South Mississippi Area president Greg Garraway. 

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