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  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Nov. 17

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Nov. 17

    Friday, November 17 2017 11:43 PM EST2017-11-18 04:43:48 GMT
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    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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  • Mississippi Ag Player of the Week (Purvis senior running back John Bolton)

    Mississippi Ag Player of the Week (Purvis senior running back John Bolton)

    Friday, November 17 2017 5:26 PM EST2017-11-17 22:26:51 GMT

    In the big moments and on the big stage, big time players are expected to show up. That's exactly what John Bolton did last week to help Purvis defeat Florence.

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    In the big moments and on the big stage, big time players are expected to show up. That's exactly what John Bolton did last week to help Purvis defeat Florence.

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  • USM hopes to send seniors out on winning note

    USM hopes to send seniors out on winning note

    Friday, November 17 2017 4:19 PM EST2017-11-17 21:19:07 GMT
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    The University of Southern Mississippi will be saying farewell to nearly a quarter of their football roster Saturday afternoon at M.M. Roberts Stadium. And USM football coach Jay Hopson said he hopes the 23-man senior class will be sent out with a bang in the final home game of their careers. “Just a special day,” Hopson said. “Hopefully, we have a big crowd to send these seniors out. They’re a bunch of young men (who) have done a lot of tremendous things for...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi will be saying farewell to nearly a quarter of their football roster Saturday afternoon at M.M. Roberts Stadium. And USM football coach Jay Hopson said he hopes the 23-man senior class will be sent out with a bang in the final home game of their careers. “Just a special day,” Hopson said. “Hopefully, we have a big crowd to send these seniors out. They’re a bunch of young men (who) have done a lot of tremendous things for...More >>
  • Unbeaten Hattiesburg visits Stone for a spot in South State

    Unbeaten Hattiesburg visits Stone for a spot in South State

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:17 AM EST2017-11-17 05:17:50 GMT

    Hattiesburg High school won its first region title since 1998 and wrapped up a perfect regular season. But the Tigers are still hungry for more. The proof was in last week's 50-0 shutout victory over South Jones. Hattiesburg is on the road this week to face Stone, a team it defeated in September by the score of 62-27.

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    Hattiesburg High school won its first region title since 1998 and wrapped up a perfect regular season. But the Tigers are still hungry for more. The proof was in last week's 50-0 shutout victory over South Jones. Hattiesburg is on the road this week to face Stone, a team it defeated in September by the score of 62-27.

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  • Collins and Bay Springs meet for class 2A South State bid

    Collins and Bay Springs meet for class 2A South State bid

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:10 AM EST2017-11-17 05:10:22 GMT
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    The Collins Tigers are one of the best turn-around stories in the Pine Belt area. In his second season as head coach, Eric Booth has led the Tigers to an 11-2 record after winning just two games last season.

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    The Collins Tigers are one of the best turn-around stories in the Pine Belt area. In his second season as head coach, Eric Booth has led the Tigers to an 11-2 record after winning just two games last season.

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  • Stringer softball's Madison Rayner signs with USM

    Stringer softball's Madison Rayner signs with USM

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:00 AM EST2017-11-17 05:00:21 GMT
    Stringer's Madison Rayner signs to play softball with Southern Miss. Courtesy: WDAMStringer's Madison Rayner signs to play softball with Southern Miss. Courtesy: WDAM

    Stringer's Madison Rayner took the next step in her softball career on Tuesday, signing with the University of Southern Mississippi. "Its been a blast," Rayner said. "Started out my tenth grade year and I just fell in love with [softball] each year. [USM softball] coach [Wendy] Hogue is great. I'm ready to play under her. It feels like home, it's close."

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    Stringer's Madison Rayner took the next step in her softball career on Tuesday, signing with the University of Southern Mississippi. "Its been a blast," Rayner said. "Started out my tenth grade year and I just fell in love with [softball] each year. [USM softball] coach [Wendy] Hogue is great. I'm ready to play under her. It feels like home, it's close."

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  • Taylorsville, North Forrest looking to take another postseason step

    Taylorsville, North Forrest looking to take another postseason step

    Thursday, November 16 2017 8:23 PM EST2017-11-17 01:23:43 GMT
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    Taylorsville and North Forrest high schools both have progressed further into the Class 2A football playoffs than either did last year. But that doesn’t mean either is ready to stop now. One team will continue its journey after the two teams meet at 7 p.m. Friday in Eatonville in a South State Class 2A semifinal game. “We’ve emphasized all week, ‘Hey, you’ve come this far, you’ve come this close, let’s not have a letdown,’”...More >>
    Taylorsville and North Forrest high schools both have progressed further into the Class 2A football playoffs than either did last year. But that doesn’t mean either is ready to stop now. One team will continue its journey after the two teams meet at 7 p.m. Friday in Eatonville in a South State Class 2A semifinal game. “We’ve emphasized all week, ‘Hey, you’ve come this far, you’ve come this close, let’s not have a letdown,’”...More >>
  • Poplarville visits Purvis in playoff rematch

    Poplarville visits Purvis in playoff rematch

    Thursday, November 16 2017 8:04 PM EST2017-11-17 01:04:31 GMT
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    Pressure can do many things. Pressure can make diamonds. Pressure can tear things apart. We applaud grace under pressure, the exquisite performance under the gun. We extol those who seemingly ignore it, shoulder it, can cope with it, or better yet, excel despite it. Pressure makes for intrigue in the Friday night Region 7-4A rematch between Poplarville and Purvis high schools in a semifinal of the South State Class 4A playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Purvis. Both have hand...More >>
    Pressure can do many things. Pressure can make diamonds. Pressure can tear things apart. We applaud grace under pressure, the exquisite performance under the gun. We extol those who seemingly ignore it, shoulder it, can cope with it, or better yet, excel despite it. Pressure makes for intrigue in the Friday night Region 7-4A rematch between Poplarville and Purvis high schools in a semifinal of the South State Class 4A playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Purvis. Both have hand...More >>
  • Men’s basketball adds 2 players during early signing period

    Men’s basketball adds 2 players during early signing period

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 4:50 PM EST2017-11-15 21:50:05 GMT
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    The University of Southern Mississippi men's basketball team signed two players for the 2018-19 season. Southern Miss added Madison St. Joseph Catholic High School point guard Gabriel Watson and Southwest Christian Academy (Little Rock) forward Nikola Jerotic to letters of intent during the early signing period, according to a press release from USM Sports Information.  Watson, 6 feet 2 inches, is considered a top prospect in the state, averaging 29.5 points, six rebouns, ...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi men's basketball team signed two players for the 2018-19 season. Southern Miss added Madison St. Joseph Catholic High School point guard Gabriel Watson and Southwest Christian Academy (Little Rock) forward Nikola Jerotic to letters of intent during the early signing period, according to a press release from USM Sports Information.  Watson, 6 feet 2 inches, is considered a top prospect in the state, averaging 29.5 points, six rebouns, ...More >>
  • "Thunder and Lightning" lead Lumberton backfield

    "Thunder and Lightning" lead Lumberton backfield

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 1:30 AM EST2017-11-14 06:30:12 GMT
    Lumberton junior running back Davion Edwards. Courtesy: WDAMLumberton junior running back Davion Edwards. Courtesy: WDAM

    Normally when a team loses a player like Dre Coleman, who rushed for over 2,500 yards and 32 touchdowns in 2016, its run game will take a step back. Not the case for Lumberton High School this season, as freshman Robert Henry and Davion Edwards have made a name for themselves. "I would say thunder and lightning," said Panthers head coach Zach Jones.

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    Normally when a team loses a player like Dre Coleman, who rushed for over 2,500 yards and 32 touchdowns in 2016, its run game will take a step back. Not the case for Lumberton High School this season, as freshman Robert Henry and Davion Edwards have made a name for themselves. "I would say thunder and lightning," said Panthers head coach Zach Jones.

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  • Petal ready for rematch with Meridian in class 6A playoffs

    Petal ready for rematch with Meridian in class 6A playoffs

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 12:57 AM EST2017-11-14 05:57:07 GMT
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    The Petal Panthers have been in playoff mode for several weeks now, having to win their final regular season games against George County and Terry to qualify for the class 6A playoffs. Petal (8-4) enters the second round of the "official" postseason this week at Meridian (6-6). The Panthers fell to the Wildcats 28-21 on October 20.

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    The Petal Panthers have been in playoff mode for several weeks now, having to win their final regular season games against George County and Terry to qualify for the class 6A playoffs. Petal (8-4) enters the second round of the "official" postseason this week at Meridian (6-6). The Panthers fell to the Wildcats 28-21 on October 20.

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  • USM baseball to host Thanksgiving Kids Camp

    USM baseball to host Thanksgiving Kids Camp

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 12:32 AM EST2017-11-14 05:32:56 GMT
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    Southern Miss baseball has a number of camps and showcases coming up this Thanksgiving. Head coach Scott Berry and the Golden Eagles host a fall showcase camp on November 19 for high school and junior college players. For the first time, USM will hold a Thanksgiving Kids camp from November 20-21. Several current Golden Eagles will be there to teach kids the fundamentals of hitting, base running and defense. Southern Miss has a Winter Showcase camp on January 13, 2018.

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    Southern Miss baseball has a number of camps and showcases coming up this Thanksgiving. Head coach Scott Berry and the Golden Eagles host a fall showcase camp on November 19 for high school and junior college players. For the first time, USM will hold a Thanksgiving Kids camp from November 20-21. Several current Golden Eagles will be there to teach kids the fundamentals of hitting, base running and defense. Southern Miss has a Winter Showcase camp on January 13, 2018.

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  • USM’s win at Rice provides dividends, recognition

    USM’s win at Rice provides dividends, recognition

    Monday, November 13 2017 9:32 PM EST2017-11-14 02:32:18 GMT
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    University of Southern Mississippi offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson had a moment with his defensive counterpart Tony Pecoraro Saturday following the Golden Eagles’ 43-34 Conference USA at the University of Rice. “I think we were just thankful we won,” Dawson said, smiling. “I don’t remember exactly what was said, but it was probably something along those lines. It was suggested to Dawson that Pecararo might have been saying thank you for an offensiv...More >>
    University of Southern Mississippi offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson had a moment with his defensive counterpart Tony Pecoraro Saturday following the Golden Eagles’ 43-34 Conference USA at the University of Rice. “I think we were just thankful we won,” Dawson said, smiling. “I don’t remember exactly what was said, but it was probably something along those lines. It was suggested to Dawson that Pecararo might have been saying thank you for an offensiv...More >>
  • Laurel sets up Class 5A rematch with Brookhaven, Poplarville to face Purvis in Class 4A south state semis

    Laurel sets up Class 5A rematch with Brookhaven, Poplarville to face Purvis in Class 4A south state semis

    Monday, November 13 2017 8:32 PM EST2017-11-14 01:32:42 GMT
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    PICAYUNE: In a football game that on offense resembled two heavyweight boxers walking into the middle of the ring to take turns swapping haymakers, Laurel High School’s defense, in the end, simply stole the bout. Three interceptions on three consecutive Picayune High School possessions in the latter part of the fourth quarter set up the Golden Tornadoes’ go-ahead touchdown Friday night and then sealed a 42-35 victory over the Maroon Tide in the in the opening round o...

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    PICAYUNE: In a football game that on offense resembled two heavyweight boxers walking into the middle of the ring to take turns swapping haymakers, Laurel High School’s defense, in the end, simply stole the bout. Three interceptions on three consecutive Picayune High School possessions in the latter part of the fourth quarter set up the Golden Tornadoes’ go-ahead touchdown Friday night and then sealed a 42-35 victory over the Maroon Tide in the in the opening round o...

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  • Pine Belt teams to vie for Class 2A South State football crown

    Pine Belt teams to vie for Class 2A South State football crown

    Monday, November 13 2017 5:41 PM EST2017-11-13 22:41:30 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Heading into the weekend of the semifinals of the South State high school football playoffs, each of the six classifications features at least one team from the Pine Belt viewing area still chasing a state championship dream. The whittling resumes Friday night, and in the case of Class 2A, the Pine Belt is assured of having a representative playing for a state football title the first weekend in December on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford. North Forrest 50, Enterprise...More >>
    Heading into the weekend of the semifinals of the South State high school football playoffs, each of the six classifications features at least one team from the Pine Belt viewing area still chasing a state championship dream. The whittling resumes Friday night, and in the case of Class 2A, the Pine Belt is assured of having a representative playing for a state football title the first weekend in December on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford. North Forrest 50, Enterprise...More >>
  • Erik Losey brings passion, "juice" to USM football

    Erik Losey brings passion, "juice" to USM football

    Monday, November 13 2017 1:37 AM EST2017-11-13 06:37:07 GMT
    USM offensive line coach Erik Losey. Courtesy: WDAMUSM offensive line coach Erik Losey. Courtesy: WDAM

    In just his first season as USM's offensive line coach, Erik Losey has already put his stamp on the program. Much of the energy coach Losey brings to the Golden Eagles is inspired by watching his favorite WWE professional wrestler "Triple H."

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    In just his first season as USM's offensive line coach, Erik Losey has already put his stamp on the program. Much of the energy coach Losey brings to the Golden Eagles is inspired by watching his favorite WWE professional wrestler "Triple H."

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  • Gametime show - November 10

    Gametime show - November 10

    Monday, November 13 2017 1:00 AM EST2017-11-13 06:00:18 GMT
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    All the high school football highlights from November 10, 2017 around the Pine Belt.

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    All the high school football highlights from November 10, 2017 around the Pine Belt.

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  • Lumberton, Jefferson Davis, Stringer, Petal advance to South State semifinals

    Lumberton, Jefferson Davis, Stringer, Petal advance to South State semifinals

    Sunday, November 12 2017 8:24 PM EST2017-11-13 01:24:25 GMT
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    LUMBERTON _ Lumberton High School has made a habit of starting slowly in its football games this fall.

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    LUMBERTON _ Lumberton High School has made a habit of starting slowly in its football games this fall.

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  • Beyond the Sidelines: North Forrest football

    Beyond the Sidelines: North Forrest football

    Sunday, November 12 2017 12:20 AM EST2017-11-12 05:20:28 GMT
    North Forrest high school hosts Taylorsville in the class 2A South State semfinals. Courtesy: WDAMNorth Forrest high school hosts Taylorsville in the class 2A South State semfinals. Courtesy: WDAM

    North Forrest High (9-4) defeated Enterprise-Clarke 56-30 in the second round of the class 2A playoffs. The Eagles host Taylorsville (12-1) in the South State semifinals on Friday night.

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    North Forrest High (9-4) defeated Enterprise-Clarke 56-30 in the second round of the class 2A playoffs. The Eagles host Taylorsville (12-1) in the South State semifinals on Friday night.

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  • Newcomers lead Golden Eagles hoops to win over SUNO

    Newcomers lead Golden Eagles hoops to win over SUNO

    Saturday, November 11 2017 10:51 PM EST2017-11-12 03:51:40 GMT
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    Junior guard Tyree Griffith posted a double-double in his first game as a Golden Eagle Friday as the University of Southern Mississippi opened the season with a 79-69 victory over Southern University of New Orleans at Green Coliseum.

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    Junior guard Tyree Griffith posted a double-double in his first game as a Golden Eagle Friday as the University of Southern Mississippi opened the season with a 79-69 victory over Southern University of New Orleans at Green Coliseum.

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  • USM football hangs on for 43-34 at Rice

    USM football hangs on for 43-34 at Rice

    Saturday, November 11 2017 8:14 PM EST2017-11-12 01:14:28 GMT
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    For the better part of the last three quarters of play Saturday afternoon, the University of Southern Mississippi defense had few answers for Rice University. 

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    For the better part of the last three quarters of play Saturday afternoon, the University of Southern Mississippi defense had few answers for Rice University. 

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  • RAW VIDEO: Port Gibson vs. Seminary highlights

    RAW VIDEO: Port Gibson vs. Seminary highlights

  • RAW VIDEO: Stone vs. West Jones highlights

    RAW VIDEO: Stone vs. West Jones highlights

  • RAW VIDEO: Hattiesburg vs. South Jones highlights

    RAW VIDEO: Hattiesburg vs. South Jones highlights

  • RAW VIDEO: Taylorsville vs. Perry Central highlights

    RAW VIDEO: Taylorsville vs. Perry Central highlights

  • RAW VIDEO: North Forrest vs. Enterprise highlights

    RAW VIDEO: North Forrest vs. Enterprise highlights

  • RAW VIDEO: Kemper County vs. Jeff Davis County highlights

  • RAW VIDEO: Petal vs. D'Iberville highlights

    RAW VIDEO: Petal vs. D'Iberville highlights

  • RAW VIDEO: Lumberton vs. Vardaman highlights

    RAW VIDEO: Lumberton vs. Vardaman highlights

  • Hattiesburg defense sets tone in Class 5A win over South Jones

    Hattiesburg defense sets tone in Class 5A win over South Jones

    Saturday, November 11 2017 2:25 PM EST2017-11-11 19:25:40 GMT
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    Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

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    Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

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  • USM football looking to extend Rice streak

    USM football looking to extend Rice streak

    Friday, November 10 2017 7:33 PM EST2017-11-11 00:33:56 GMT
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    Perhaps Saturday’s Conference USA football contest between the University of Southern Mississippi and Rice University should be dubbed the “Clinch or Snap Game.”

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    Perhaps Saturday’s Conference USA football contest between the University of Southern Mississippi and Rice University should be dubbed the “Clinch or Snap Game.”

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  • Lady Eagles run past William Carey, 82-44

    Lady Eagles run past William Carey, 82-44

    Friday, November 10 2017 6:49 PM EST2017-11-10 23:49:08 GMT
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    The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team got about what expected from its season-opening game Friday afternoon with cross-town rival William Carey University.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi women’s basketball team got about what expected from its season-opening game Friday afternoon with cross-town rival William Carey University.

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  • Game of the Week: Hattiesburg vs. South Jones

    Game of the Week: Hattiesburg vs. South Jones

    Thursday, November 9 2017 11:14 PM EST2017-11-10 04:14:44 GMT

    On one side you a have a program accustomed to postseason play. On the other is a program that hasn’t played in a playoff game since 2009. This all makes for an intriguing game of the week matchup between Hattiesburg and South Jones.

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    On one side you a have a program accustomed to postseason play. On the other is a program that hasn’t played in a playoff game since 2009. This all makes for an intriguing game of the week matchup between Hattiesburg and South Jones.

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  • Stakes even higher in Perry Central-Taylorsville rematch

    Stakes even higher in Perry Central-Taylorsville rematch

    Thursday, November 9 2017 7:42 PM EST2017-11-10 00:42:25 GMT
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    When Taylorsville and Perry Central high schools met on the football field Sept. 22 in New Augusta, a potential unbeaten regular season was on the line. Friday night, both teams will be competing to continue playing this season. The Bulldogs (10-1) will visit the Tartars (11-1) at 7 p.m. Friday for a second-round showdown in the Class 2A playoffs. The winner will face the winner of Friday’s Enterprise (Clarke)-North Forrest second-round game in a Class 2A South State semifina...More >>
    When Taylorsville and Perry Central high schools met on the football field Sept. 22 in New Augusta, a potential unbeaten regular season was on the line. Friday night, both teams will be competing to continue playing this season. The Bulldogs (10-1) will visit the Tartars (11-1) at 7 p.m. Friday for a second-round showdown in the Class 2A playoffs. The winner will face the winner of Friday’s Enterprise (Clarke)-North Forrest second-round game in a Class 2A South State semifina...More >>
  • Unbeaten Hattiesburg meets South Jones in opening-round 5A clash

    Unbeaten Hattiesburg meets South Jones in opening-round 5A clash

    Thursday, November 9 2017 5:18 PM EST2017-11-09 22:18:16 GMT
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    For the past three months, Hattiesburg High School football has followed a simple mantra during its weekly preparation for each upcoming opponent. “When the game is over, we want to be 1-0 that week,” HHS coach Tony Vance has said on more than one occasion. “We tell our guys we want to be 1-0 every week.” So far, that creed has worked to perfection, with the Tigers ripping off 11 consecutive victories on their way to a Region 4-5A championship and the first u...More >>
    For the past three months, Hattiesburg High School football has followed a simple mantra during its weekly preparation for each upcoming opponent. “When the game is over, we want to be 1-0 that week,” HHS coach Tony Vance has said on more than one occasion. “We tell our guys we want to be 1-0 every week.” So far, that creed has worked to perfection, with the Tigers ripping off 11 consecutive victories on their way to a Region 4-5A championship and the first u...More >>
  • Mississippi Ag Player of the Week: South Jones quarterback John Mitchell

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 10:11 PM EST2017-11-08 03:11:05 GMT

    Life has changed for South Jones football and its quarterback John Mitchell. This time a year ago, the Braves were without their star QB and weren't preparing for a playoff game.

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    Life has changed for South Jones football and its quarterback John Mitchell. This time a year ago, the Braves were without their star QB and weren't preparing for a playoff game.

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  • Sacred Heart ends tough football season on high note

    Sacred Heart ends tough football season on high note

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 8:42 PM EST2017-11-08 01:42:14 GMT
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    HATTIESBURG: Sacred Heart High School may not be going to postseason play this year, not after a series of midseason injuries contributed to a four-game losing streak that all but dashed the Crusaders’ playoff hopes. 

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    HATTIESBURG: Sacred Heart High School may not be going to postseason play this year, not after a series of midseason injuries contributed to a four-game losing streak that all but dashed the Crusaders’ playoff hopes. 

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  • USM quarterback Kwadra Griggs expected to start Saturday

    USM quarterback Kwadra Griggs expected to start Saturday

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 12:52 AM EST2017-11-07 05:52:19 GMT
    USM junior quarterback Kwadra Griggs. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior quarterback Kwadra Griggs. Courtesy: WDAM

    Shortly after the University of Southern Mississippi’s 24-10 loss Saturday night at the University of Tennessee, USM coach Jay Hopson acknowledged a change likely was forthcoming at quarterback for the Golden Eagles.

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    Shortly after the University of Southern Mississippi’s 24-10 loss Saturday night at the University of Tennessee, USM coach Jay Hopson acknowledged a change likely was forthcoming at quarterback for the Golden Eagles.

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  • Darian Yancey: A lover of football and animals

    Darian Yancey: A lover of football and animals

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 12:45 AM EST2017-11-07 05:45:45 GMT
    USM junior linebacker Darian Yancey with his pet bearded dragon "Jeffrey." Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior linebacker Darian Yancey with his pet bearded dragon "Jeffrey." Courtesy: WDAM

    Darian Yancey stepped up for the Golden Eagles on Saturday at Tennessee, playing on the defensive line after spending most of the season at linebacker. The junior's efforts helped Southern Miss limit the Volunteers to just 95 yards rushing and 2-for-13 on third down.

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    Darian Yancey stepped up for the Golden Eagles on Saturday at Tennessee, playing on the defensive line after spending most of the season at linebacker. The junior's efforts helped Southern Miss limit the Volunteers to just 95 yards rushing and 2-for-13 on third down.

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  • North Forrest ready for rematch with Enterprise in the postseason

    North Forrest ready for rematch with Enterprise in the postseason

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 12:22 AM EST2017-11-07 05:22:37 GMT
    North Forrest head football coach Anthony Dillon. Courtesy: WDAMNorth Forrest head football coach Anthony Dillon. Courtesy: WDAM

    North Forrest took care of business in the first round of the class 2A playoffs, beating Mize 50-30 on the road. The win earns the Eagles (8-4) a home playoff game against Enterprise-Clark (4-8).

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    North Forrest took care of business in the first round of the class 2A playoffs, beating Mize 50-30 on the road. The win earns the Eagles (8-4) a home playoff game against Enterprise-Clark (4-8).

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  • Seminary hopes to ride momentum into second round of playoffs

    Seminary hopes to ride momentum into second round of playoffs

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 12:10 AM EST2017-11-07 05:10:20 GMT
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    At 5-6, Seminary entered the class 3A playoffs as a No. 4 seed. The Bulldogs evened their record and advanced the second round after knocking off one-seeded Velma Jackson 21-20 on the road.

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    At 5-6, Seminary entered the class 3A playoffs as a No. 4 seed. The Bulldogs evened their record and advanced the second round after knocking off one-seeded Velma Jackson 21-20 on the road.

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  • Columbia Academy takes another step forward on football field

    Columbia Academy takes another step forward on football field

    Monday, November 6 2017 9:09 PM EST2017-11-07 02:09:45 GMT
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    COLUMBIA: Last season, the Columbia Academy Cougars made the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools football playoffs for the first time since 2012, winning an opening-round game before falling in the second round of the postseason. This fall, the Cougars have taken another step forward. Sophomore quarterback Ras Pace rushed for 139 yards and four touchdowns and threw for a fifth as Columbia Academy took down once-beaten Riverfield Academy Friday 38-26 in Rayville, La. The ...More >>
    COLUMBIA: Last season, the Columbia Academy Cougars made the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools football playoffs for the first time since 2012, winning an opening-round game before falling in the second round of the postseason. This fall, the Cougars have taken another step forward. Sophomore quarterback Ras Pace rushed for 139 yards and four touchdowns and threw for a fifth as Columbia Academy took down once-beaten Riverfield Academy Friday 38-26 in Rayville, La. The ...More >>
  • Hattiesburg's Jordan Murphy grabs first college reception

    Hattiesburg's Jordan Murphy grabs first college reception

    Monday, November 6 2017 6:07 PM EST2017-11-06 23:07:31 GMT
    Hattiesburg High grad Jordan Murphy (11) is a freshman wide receiver at the University of Tennessee. Courtesy: WDAMHattiesburg High grad Jordan Murphy (11) is a freshman wide receiver at the University of Tennessee. Courtesy: WDAM

    Tennessee freshman Jordan Murphy had appeared in three games prior to Saturday's contest against Southern Miss. It seemed the Hattiesburg High grad waited until he faced his hometown's college football team to grab his first career catch. Murphy caught a 12-yard pass in the second quarter of the Volunteers' 24-10 win over the Golden Eagles.

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    Tennessee freshman Jordan Murphy had appeared in three games prior to Saturday's contest against Southern Miss. It seemed the Hattiesburg High grad waited until he faced his hometown's college football team to grab his first career catch. Murphy caught a 12-yard pass in the second quarter of the Volunteers' 24-10 win over the Golden Eagles.

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  • Hattiesburg wraps up unbeaten regular-season

    Hattiesburg wraps up unbeaten regular-season

    Sunday, November 5 2017 12:08 PM EST2017-11-05 17:08:41 GMT
    Courtesy: WDAMCourtesy: WDAM

    GULFPORT_ For the first time since 1998, the Hattiesburg High School football team finished a regular season unbeaten. . 

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    GULFPORT_ For the first time since 1998, the Hattiesburg High School football team finished a regular season unbeaten. . 

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  • USM wins yardage battle, loses scoreboard war at Tennessee

    USM wins yardage battle, loses scoreboard war at Tennessee

    Sunday, November 5 2017 1:22 AM EST2017-11-05 06:22:11 GMT
    source: wdamsource: wdam

    Southern Miss drops to 5-4 on the season after their 24-10 loss against Tennessee. 

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    Southern Miss drops to 5-4 on the season after their 24-10 loss against Tennessee. 

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  • USM football facing tough bounce-back at Tennessee

    USM football facing tough bounce-back at Tennessee

    Saturday, November 4 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-11-04 21:37:28 GMT
    Coach Jay HopsonCoach Jay Hopson

    The previous time the University of Southern Mississippi lost a football game, the Golden Eagles responded with a three-game winning streak.

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    The previous time the University of Southern Mississippi lost a football game, the Golden Eagles responded with a three-game winning streak.

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  • RAW VIDEO: Heidelberg vs. Loyd Star

    RAW VIDEO: Heidelberg vs. Loyd Star

  • RAW VIDEO: Oak Grove vs. Jim Hill

  • RAW VIDEO: Laurel vs. Natchez

  • RAW VIDEO: North Forrest vs. Mize

    RAW VIDEO: North Forrest vs. Mize

  • RAW VIDEO: Taylorsville vs Bogue Chitto

    RAW VIDEO: Taylorsville vs Bogue Chitto

  • RAW VIDEO: Jackson Wingfield vs. South Jones

    RAW VIDEO: Jackson Wingfield vs. South Jones

  • RAW VIDEO: Clinton vs. Pelahatchie

  • RAW VIDEO: Perry Central vs. St. Joseph Catholic

    RAW VIDEO: Perry Central vs. St. Joseph Catholic

  • Perry Central rolls, sets up Class 2A rematch with Taylorsville

    Perry Central rolls, sets up Class 2A rematch with Taylorsville

    Saturday, November 4 2017 12:42 AM EDT2017-11-04 04:42:05 GMT
    Perry Central vs. St. Joseph Catholic; 49-0Perry Central vs. St. Joseph Catholic; 49-0

    Perry Central High School got off to a very fast start Friday night in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs.

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    Perry Central High School got off to a very fast start Friday night in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs.

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  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Nov. 3 Pt. 2

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Nov. 3 Pt. 2

  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Nov. 3 Pt. 1

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Nov. 3 Pt. 1

  • William Carey hosts pair of soccer playoff games on Friday

    William Carey hosts pair of soccer playoff games on Friday

    Thursday, November 2 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-11-03 01:19:50 GMT
    William Carey men's soccer coach Barry Farrell. Courtesy: WDAMWilliam Carey men's soccer coach Barry Farrell. Courtesy: WDAM

    Following a season which featured a 16-3-2 record, SSAC regular season and conference tournament titles, and a run to the Elite 8 of the NAIA National Tournament, the expectations were high for William Carey men's soccer entering 2017. Yet, the Crusaders have managed to exceed those expectations. Ranked No. 1 in the NAIA for most of the season, William Carey (15-0) repeated as SSAC regular season champs and hopes to defend its 2017 SSAC Soccer Championship.

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    Following a season which featured a 16-3-2 record, SSAC regular season and conference tournament titles, and a run to the Elite 8 of the NAIA National Tournament, the expectations were high for William Carey men's soccer entering 2017. Yet, the Crusaders have managed to exceed those expectations. Ranked No. 1 in the NAIA for most of the season, William Carey (15-0) repeated as SSAC regular season champs and hopes to defend its 2017 SSAC Soccer Championship.

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  • PRCC goalkeeper Lie earns national honor

    PRCC goalkeeper Lie earns national honor

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-11-01 22:47:50 GMT
    Kobe Lie. SOURCE: PRCC AthleticsKobe Lie. SOURCE: PRCC Athletics
    By Stan Caldwell, Pearl River Community College Sports Information Kobe Lie’s work in goal during last week’s Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College/Region 23’s men’s soccer championships not only earned the Pearl River Community College redshirt freshman state-wide recognition, but also national honors. Tuesday, Lie was named MACJC “Goalkeeper of the Week” for the third time this season. Wednesday, Lie was selected National Junio...More >>
    By Stan Caldwell, Pearl River Community College Sports Information Kobe Lie’s work in goal during last week’s Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College/Region 23’s men’s soccer championships not only earned the Pearl River Community College redshirt freshman state-wide recognition, but also national honors. Tuesday, Lie was named MACJC “Goalkeeper of the Week” for the third time this season. Wednesday, Lie was selected National Junio...More >>
  • Mississippi Ag Player of the Week: Columbia Academy wide receiver Aaron Thomas

    Mississippi Ag Player of the Week: Columbia Academy wide receiver Aaron Thomas

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-11-01 03:44:50 GMT

    The state’s leader in receiving yards and touchdowns? That would be Columbia Academy senior Aaron Thomas. The senior showed his hands and play making abilities are dangerous on the other side of the ball as well last week.

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    The state’s leader in receiving yards and touchdowns? That would be Columbia Academy senior Aaron Thomas. The senior showed his hands and play making abilities are dangerous on the other side of the ball as well last week.

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  • USM disappointed with Saturday’s late play, outcome

    USM disappointed with Saturday’s late play, outcome

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 5:33 PM EDT2017-10-31 21:33:42 GMT
    USM Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAM
    Saturday was not what the University of Southern Mississippi football team wanted. Not at all. After leading 12-7 at halftime, USM’s offense went stale in the second half, and though trailing just 13-12 heading into the fourth quarter, the Golden Eagles’ defense could not stop the University of Alabama-Birmingham from taking a 30-12 Conference USA victory at M.M. Roberts Stadium. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak by the Golden Eagles (5-3, 3-2 C-USA) and gave...More >>
    Saturday was not what the University of Southern Mississippi football team wanted. Not at all. After leading 12-7 at halftime, USM’s offense went stale in the second half, and though trailing just 13-12 heading into the fourth quarter, the Golden Eagles’ defense could not stop the University of Alabama-Birmingham from taking a 30-12 Conference USA victory at M.M. Roberts Stadium. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak by the Golden Eagles (5-3, 3-2 C-USA) and gave...More >>
  • USM athletics to come under Adidas apparel umbrella

    USM athletics to come under Adidas apparel umbrella

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-10-31 18:41:41 GMT
    SOURCE: WDAMSOURCE: WDAM
    The University of Southern Mississippi athletic teams are about to get a different look starting next season. The Golden Eagles still will sport the black-and-gold, but all 16 athletic teams will wear the uniforms and footwear of Adidas AG Group. The eight-year contract, which runs through 2024-25, will begin in August when USM’s current, five-year deal with Russell Athletic expires. No details of the Adidas contract were given in the university’s announcement Tuesday. ...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi athletic teams are about to get a different look starting next season. The Golden Eagles still will sport the black-and-gold, but all 16 athletic teams will wear the uniforms and footwear of Adidas AG Group. The eight-year contract, which runs through 2024-25, will begin in August when USM’s current, five-year deal with Russell Athletic expires. No details of the Adidas contract were given in the university’s announcement Tuesday. ...More >>
  • Mize hosts North Forrest in class 2A first rounder

    Mize hosts North Forrest in class 2A first rounder

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 12:54 AM EDT2017-10-31 04:54:25 GMT
    Mize Bulldogs. Courtesy: WDAMMize Bulldogs. Courtesy: WDAM

    After enduring just the second losing season (4-7) in program history last year, Mize has bounced back with a 7-4 campaign in 2017. The Bulldogs are rewarded with a home playoff game as they host North Forrest (7-4) on Friday in the first round of the class 2A playoffs. In his 37th year with the Mize program, head coach Kenny Robinson understands the importance of playing at home in November.

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    After enduring just the second losing season (4-7) in program history last year, Mize has bounced back with a 7-4 campaign in 2017. The Bulldogs are rewarded with a home playoff game as they host North Forrest (7-4) on Friday in the first round of the class 2A playoffs. In his 37th year with the Mize program, head coach Kenny Robinson understands the importance of playing at home in November.

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  • Taylorsville enters class 2A playoffs at 10-1

    Taylorsville enters class 2A playoffs at 10-1

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 12:37 AM EDT2017-10-31 04:37:12 GMT
    Taylorsville high school. Courtesy: WDAMTaylorsville high school. Courtesy: WDAM

    After finishing 4-7 in Chuck Robertson's first season as head coach, Taylorsville is thrilled to enter the 2017 postseason at 10-1. However, the Tartars have a lot more they want to accomplish, starting with a win over Bogue Chitto in the opening round of the class 2A playoffs on Friday.

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    After finishing 4-7 in Chuck Robertson's first season as head coach, Taylorsville is thrilled to enter the 2017 postseason at 10-1. However, the Tartars have a lot more they want to accomplish, starting with a win over Bogue Chitto in the opening round of the class 2A playoffs on Friday.

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  • USM football coach Jay Hopson previews Tennessee contest

    USM football coach Jay Hopson previews Tennessee contest

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 12:27 AM EDT2017-10-31 04:27:48 GMT
    USM Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAM
    Southern Miss head football coach Jay Hopson met with reporters on Monday to talk about the Golden Eagles' upcoming game against Tennessee on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.More >>
    Southern Miss head football coach Jay Hopson met with reporters on Monday to talk about the Golden Eagles' upcoming game against Tennessee on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.More >>
  • WDAM All-Star: USM senior Rod Crayton

    WDAM All-Star: USM senior Rod Crayton

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-10-31 04:21:06 GMT
    USM senior defensive lineman Rod Crayton. Courtesy: WDAMUSM senior defensive lineman Rod Crayton. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss defensive lineman Rod Crayton has defied the odds his entire life. When the fifth-year senior wraps up his Golden Eagle career, he hopes to prove even more people wrong by making a run at the National Football League. But if pro football isn't in the cards for Crayton, he has a back-up plan.

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    Southern Miss defensive lineman Rod Crayton has defied the odds his entire life. When the fifth-year senior wraps up his Golden Eagle career, he hopes to prove even more people wrong by making a run at the National Football League. But if pro football isn't in the cards for Crayton, he has a back-up plan.

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  • Columbia Academy advance in Class AAA playoffs

    Columbia Academy advance in Class AAA playoffs

    Monday, October 30 2017 1:14 AM EDT2017-10-30 05:14:05 GMT
    Columbia Academy Cougars. Courtesy: WDAMColumbia Academy Cougars. Courtesy: WDAM

    Senior Aaron Thomas scored on a pair of long interception returns and hauled in four passes for 110 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown, as Columbia Academy rolled past Wayne Academy 60-14 Friday night in the first round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ playoffs. The Cougars (6-5) will travel to Rayville, La., Friday to take on Riverfield Academy (10-1) at 7 p.m. in the Class AAA quarterfinals.

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    Senior Aaron Thomas scored on a pair of long interception returns and hauled in four passes for 110 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown, as Columbia Academy rolled past Wayne Academy 60-14 Friday night in the first round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ playoffs. The Cougars (6-5) will travel to Rayville, La., Friday to take on Riverfield Academy (10-1) at 7 p.m. in the Class AAA quarterfinals.

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  • PRCC men, JCJC women win MACJC soccer titles

    PRCC men, JCJC women win MACJC soccer titles

    Monday, October 30 2017 12:41 AM EDT2017-10-30 04:41:35 GMT
    PRCC men's soccer captured its sixth MACJC championship on Sunday. Courtesy: Brett Russ/PRCC Sports InformationPRCC men's soccer captured its sixth MACJC championship on Sunday. Courtesy: Brett Russ/PRCC Sports Information

    Jones County Junior College soccer captured its second straight MACJC/Region 23 title with a 3-2 win over Holmes on Sunday afternoon. Freshman Mikayla Banks scored the first goal of the game and freshman Aimee Durn followed up with two more goals for the Lady Bobcats. JCJC hosts Eastern Florida State College in an NJCAA District H playoff game next week.

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    Jones County Junior College soccer captured its second straight MACJC/Region 23 title with a 3-2 win over Holmes on Sunday afternoon. Freshman Mikayla Banks scored the first goal of the game and freshman Aimee Durn followed up with two more goals for the Lady Bobcats. JCJC hosts Eastern Florida State College in an NJCAA District H playoff game next week.

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  • UAB smothers USM in second half

    UAB smothers USM in second half

    Sunday, October 29 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-10-29 21:02:51 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi and University of Alabama-Birmingham had not played each other since 2014.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi and University of Alabama-Birmingham had not played each other since 2014.

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  • UAB smothers USM in second half

    UAB smothers USM in second half

    Saturday, October 28 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-10-29 03:45:28 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM
    The University of Southern Mississippi and University of Alabama-Birmingham had not played each other since 2014. Unfortunately for the Golden Eagles, the Blazers picked up where they had left off in the series. With freshman running back Spencer Brown rushing for 209 yards and UAB’s defense pitching a second-half shutout, the Golden Eagles saw their three-game winning streak snapped in a 30-12 bruising before 19,101 at M.M. Roberts Stadium. After winning the first nine ...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi and University of Alabama-Birmingham had not played each other since 2014. Unfortunately for the Golden Eagles, the Blazers picked up where they had left off in the series. With freshman running back Spencer Brown rushing for 209 yards and UAB’s defense pitching a second-half shutout, the Golden Eagles saw their three-game winning streak snapped in a 30-12 bruising before 19,101 at M.M. Roberts Stadium. After winning the first nine ...More >>
  • WATCH: Gametime show Oct. 27

    WATCH: Gametime show Oct. 27

    Saturday, October 28 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-10-28 22:54:12 GMT

    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by joining us in conversation on social media. ...

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    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by joining us in conversation on social media. ...

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  • West Jones sets up Region 3-5A title game

    West Jones sets up Region 3-5A title game

    Saturday, October 28 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-10-28 22:13:28 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Senior Austin Land and sophomore Jasper Jones each ran for a touchdown and junior Dusty Cook threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to junior Jalan Graham Friday night as West Jones High School rolled past Jackson Wingfield High 35-8. With their seventh consecutive win, the Mustangs (8-2, 6-0 Region 3-5A) set up a showdown between the region’s two unbeatens. Brookhaven High School (9-1, 6-0), which held off South Jones High School Friday 43-37 in overtime, will visit West Jones at...More >>
    Senior Austin Land and sophomore Jasper Jones each ran for a touchdown and junior Dusty Cook threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to junior Jalan Graham Friday night as West Jones High School rolled past Jackson Wingfield High 35-8. With their seventh consecutive win, the Mustangs (8-2, 6-0 Region 3-5A) set up a showdown between the region’s two unbeatens. Brookhaven High School (9-1, 6-0), which held off South Jones High School Friday 43-37 in overtime, will visit West Jones at...More >>
  • West Jones Rolls past Jackson Wingfield

    West Jones Rolls past Jackson Wingfield

    Saturday, October 28 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-10-28 04:53:16 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    West Jones continues to roll. 

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    West Jones continues to roll. 

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  • USM football focus squarely on UAB

    USM football focus squarely on UAB

    Friday, October 27 2017 3:42 PM EDT2017-10-27 19:42:40 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    With a win Saturday night, the University of Southern Mississippi would log its sixth win of the football season and become bowl-eligible for a third consecutive season. It’s a subject that USM football coach Jay Hopson has no desire whatsoever to even consider discussing at this point in the season. “No, not something we’ve even talked about,” Hopson said. “You count your chips at the end. It’s a one-game deal, every week.” That approach h...More >>
    With a win Saturday night, the University of Southern Mississippi would log its sixth win of the football season and become bowl-eligible for a third consecutive season. It’s a subject that USM football coach Jay Hopson has no desire whatsoever to even consider discussing at this point in the season. “No, not something we’ve even talked about,” Hopson said. “You count your chips at the end. It’s a one-game deal, every week.” That approach h...More >>
  • Hattiesburg clinches Region 4-5A with 48-19 win over Long Beach

    Hattiesburg clinches Region 4-5A with 48-19 win over Long Beach

    Friday, October 27 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-10-27 04:20:55 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Unbeaten Hattiesburg High School won Thursday night its first region football championship in nearly two decades with a 48-19 Region 4-5A victory over Long Beach High School at D.I. Patrick Stadium. But the Tigers insist they still have plenty of other goals ahead of them. “It’s real fun, but we still have a lot of work to do,” said senior safety Dexter Jordan.

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    Unbeaten Hattiesburg High School won Thursday night its first region football championship in nearly two decades with a 48-19 Region 4-5A victory over Long Beach High School at D.I. Patrick Stadium. But the Tigers insist they still have plenty of other goals ahead of them. “It’s real fun, but we still have a lot of work to do,” said senior safety Dexter Jordan.

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  • Region powers meet to settle 4-1A title

    Region powers meet to settle 4-1A title

    Thursday, October 26 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-10-27 00:15:22 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
     Both Lumberton High School coach Zach Jones and Stringer High School coach John Brown insist that their respective football teams are approaching Friday night’s Region 4-1A showdown as they would any other game. For the supporters of each school, probably not so much. In Stringer, memories likely are short and feelings still a bit frayed recalling Lumberton’s 34-14 regular-season victory that gave the Panthers the 2016 region title, followed up by a 66-14 thrashing...More >>
     Both Lumberton High School coach Zach Jones and Stringer High School coach John Brown insist that their respective football teams are approaching Friday night’s Region 4-1A showdown as they would any other game. For the supporters of each school, probably not so much. In Stringer, memories likely are short and feelings still a bit frayed recalling Lumberton’s 34-14 regular-season victory that gave the Panthers the 2016 region title, followed up by a 66-14 thrashing...More >>
  • Long-time rivals meet with playoffs on the line

    Long-time rivals meet with playoffs on the line

    Thursday, October 26 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-10-27 00:11:39 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Situated 19 miles apart, Forrest County Agricultural High School and Purvis High have engaged in a long, time-tested football rivalry. This year, the teams meet with the Class 4A playoffs at stake. While the exact postseason scenarios are myriad, in part depending on the outcome of another Region 7-4A game between Sumrall and Greene County high schools, Purvis (4-5, 2-2) and FCAHS (5-5, 1-3) both need a win to remain in the conversation for the most part. “There’re...More >>
    Situated 19 miles apart, Forrest County Agricultural High School and Purvis High have engaged in a long, time-tested football rivalry. This year, the teams meet with the Class 4A playoffs at stake. While the exact postseason scenarios are myriad, in part depending on the outcome of another Region 7-4A game between Sumrall and Greene County high schools, Purvis (4-5, 2-2) and FCAHS (5-5, 1-3) both need a win to remain in the conversation for the most part. “There’re...More >>
  • PRCC football coach named to permanent position

    PRCC football coach named to permanent position

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 11:28 PM EDT2017-10-26 03:28:13 GMT
    Source: PRCCSource: PRCC
    By Stan Caldwell, PRCC Sports Information: Ted Egger was thrown into a difficult situation when he was named interim head football coach at Pearl River Community College at the end of May. Fortunately, he didn’t have much time to think about it. “It started May 31,” Egger said. “I remember it because the parents of all our freshmen were coming in the following Monday for orientation. That was the best thing that could have happened because I didn’t hav...More >>
    By Stan Caldwell, PRCC Sports Information: Ted Egger was thrown into a difficult situation when he was named interim head football coach at Pearl River Community College at the end of May. Fortunately, he didn’t have much time to think about it. “It started May 31,” Egger said. “I remember it because the parents of all our freshmen were coming in the following Monday for orientation. That was the best thing that could have happened because I didn’t hav...More >>
  • Former USM standout placed on Saints’ active roster

    Former USM standout placed on Saints’ active roster

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 10:49 PM EDT2017-10-26 02:49:31 GMT
    Former Southern Miss center Cameron Tom. Courtesy: WDAMFormer Southern Miss center Cameron Tom. Courtesy: WDAM

    After receiving a $20,000 raise last week, former University of Southern Miss center Cameron Tom received possibly the best news of all Wednesday. Tom, who was signed as free agent in May and had spent the season on the New Orleans Saints’ practice roster, was called up to the 53-man active roster. Cornerback Sterling Moore was released by the Saints Wednesday, opening a roster spot for Tom. The 6-foot-4, 287-pound Tom, who played for the Golden Eagles from 2013-16, was a fou...

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    After receiving a $20,000 raise last week, former University of Southern Miss center Cameron Tom received possibly the best news of all Wednesday. Tom, who was signed as free agent in May and had spent the season on the New Orleans Saints’ practice roster, was called up to the 53-man active roster. Cornerback Sterling Moore was released by the Saints Wednesday, opening a roster spot for Tom. The 6-foot-4, 287-pound Tom, who played for the Golden Eagles from 2013-16, was a fou...

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  • Mississippi Ag Player of the Week: Sacred Heart junior Garrett Crowder

    Mississippi Ag Player of the Week: Sacred Heart junior Garrett Crowder

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-10-25 03:54:00 GMT

    During a sunny and crisp afternoon practice, Garrett Crowder asked he was in a certain play. You can’t blame him. It’s rare the Sacred Heart junior is off the field.

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    During a sunny and crisp afternoon practice, Garrett Crowder asked he was in a certain play. You can’t blame him. It’s rare the Sacred Heart junior is off the field.

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  • East Marion volleyball chasing a state title

    East Marion volleyball chasing a state title

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 12:27 AM EDT2017-10-24 04:27:47 GMT
    East Marion Volleyball. Courtesy: WDAMEast Marion Volleyball. Courtesy: WDAM

    East Marion volleyball finished 20-5 a season ago, falling to the eventual state runner-up Resurrection in the first round of the playoffs. The Eagles are hungry for more in 2017. "They have that fever," said sixth-year East Marion volleyball coach Mandell Echols. "They want to take [Resurrection's] place and end up winning the championship."

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    East Marion volleyball finished 20-5 a season ago, falling to the eventual state runner-up Resurrection in the first round of the playoffs. The Eagles are hungry for more in 2017. "They have that fever," said sixth-year East Marion volleyball coach Mandell Echols. "They want to take [Resurrection's] place and end up winning the championship."

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  • Following emotional win, USM turns focus toward UAB

    Following emotional win, USM turns focus toward UAB

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-10-24 04:12:03 GMT
    USM junior linebacker Allen Fails Jr. (49). Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior linebacker Allen Fails Jr. (49). Courtesy: WDAM

    Trailing Louisiana Tech by 11 points with just 1:30 to play, Southern Miss had a 0.2 percent win probability. But the Golden Eagles pulled off the improbable, beating the Bulldogs 34-27 in double overtime and improving to 3-1 in the Conference USA. "Jumping up, screaming, I was crawling," said USM junior defensive lineman Delmond Landry of his actions after the Eagles' win.

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    Trailing Louisiana Tech by 11 points with just 1:30 to play, Southern Miss had a 0.2 percent win probability. But the Golden Eagles pulled off the improbable, beating the Bulldogs 34-27 in double overtime and improving to 3-1 in the Conference USA. "Jumping up, screaming, I was crawling," said USM junior defensive lineman Delmond Landry of his actions after the Eagles' win.

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  • Hattiesburg comes from behind to remain unbeaten

    Hattiesburg comes from behind to remain unbeaten

    Monday, October 23 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-10-24 03:57:31 GMT

    The Friday night showdown between the leaders of Region 4-5A lived up to its pregame billing and then some. Trailing by nine points, Hattiesburg High School scored two touchdowns in the final six minutes of the game to pull off a 41-37 win at Picayune High School. “Just real proud of these guys,” Hattiesburg coach Tony Vance said.

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    The Friday night showdown between the leaders of Region 4-5A lived up to its pregame billing and then some. Trailing by nine points, Hattiesburg High School scored two touchdowns in the final six minutes of the game to pull off a 41-37 win at Picayune High School. “Just real proud of these guys,” Hattiesburg coach Tony Vance said.

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  • PCS playing for home-field advantage

    PCS playing for home-field advantage

    Monday, October 23 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-10-24 03:54:20 GMT
    PCS/Photo credit: WDAMPCS/Photo credit: WDAM

    Presbyterian Christian School likely faces a simple proposition Thursday night: Defeat Madison-Ridgeland Academy and the Bobcats will host a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAAA playoff game. The opponent: the very same MRA. “There’s one scenario, but it’s a low percentage one, so it looks we’re going to play back to back,” PCS coach Joey Hawkins said.

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    Presbyterian Christian School likely faces a simple proposition Thursday night: Defeat Madison-Ridgeland Academy and the Bobcats will host a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAAA playoff game. The opponent: the very same MRA. “There’s one scenario, but it’s a low percentage one, so it looks we’re going to play back to back,” PCS coach Joey Hawkins said.

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  • USM overcomes turnovers, late deficit to beat Louisiana Tech

    USM overcomes turnovers, late deficit to beat Louisiana Tech

    Monday, October 23 2017 1:32 AM EDT2017-10-23 05:32:12 GMT
    USM head coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss was knocking on Louisiana Tech's door, in position to take its first lead of the game in the fourth quarter. However, Tez Parks fumbled at the one-yard-line and the Bulldogs drove 96 yards to the end zone. In the blink of an eye, the Golden Eagles trailed by 11 points with just 4:08 to play. With time precious, USM did not waver for a second.

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    Southern Miss was knocking on Louisiana Tech's door, in position to take its first lead of the game in the fourth quarter. However, Tez Parks fumbled at the one-yard-line and the Bulldogs drove 96 yards to the end zone. In the blink of an eye, the Golden Eagles trailed by 11 points with just 4:08 to play. With time precious, USM did not waver for a second.

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  • Korey Robertson comes up with two big TD catches in USM win

    Korey Robertson comes up with two big TD catches in USM win

    Monday, October 23 2017 12:55 AM EDT2017-10-23 04:55:40 GMT
    USM junior Korey Robertson (18) caught a career-high nine passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns in USM's win over Louisiana Tech. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior Korey Robertson (18) caught a career-high nine passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns in USM's win over Louisiana Tech. Courtesy: WDAM

    It takes more than two hands to count the number of game-changing plays made in USM's 34-27 double-overtime win over Louisiana Tech. However, there are two plays in particular that stand out - Korey Robertson's touchdown grab in the fourth quarter and the catch that proved to be the game-winner for Southern Miss in the second overtime.

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    It takes more than two hands to count the number of game-changing plays made in USM's 34-27 double-overtime win over Louisiana Tech. However, there are two plays in particular that stand out - Korey Robertson's touchdown grab in the fourth quarter and the catch that proved to be the game-winner for Southern Miss in the second overtime.

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  • USM, Howard stuns Louisiana Tech in 2OT

    USM, Howard stuns Louisiana Tech in 2OT

    Sunday, October 22 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-10-22 22:00:26 GMT
    Coach Hopson and Golden Eagles win in overtime in La. TechCoach Hopson and Golden Eagles win in overtime in La. Tech

    The University of Southern Mississippi rallied for 11 points down with a little more than four minutes to play Saturday night and then pulled off a 34-27 double-overtime victory at Louisiana Tech University. 

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    The University of Southern Mississippi rallied for 11 points down with a little more than four minutes to play Saturday night and then pulled off a 34-27 double-overtime victory at Louisiana Tech University. 

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  • West Jones rallies past South Jones, 30-21

    West Jones rallies past South Jones, 30-21

    Saturday, October 21 2017 1:37 AM EDT2017-10-21 05:37:03 GMT
    Photo credit: Ryan Moore WDAMPhoto credit: Ryan Moore WDAM

    Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

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    Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

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  • Meridian defeats Petal, 28-21

    Meridian defeats Petal, 28-21

    Saturday, October 21 2017 12:49 AM EDT2017-10-21 04:49:17 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM
    Petal had it’s winning streak stopped at three games Friday after falling to Meridian 28-21. The Panthers got the scoring going with a touchdown connection from Jordan Wilson to Natorian Watts. The Wildcats answered with three straight touchdowns to take a 21-7 lead. Petal  visits George County next week. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. More >>
    Petal had it’s winning streak stopped at three games Friday after falling to Meridian 28-21. The Panthers got the scoring going with a touchdown connection from Jordan Wilson to Natorian Watts. The Wildcats answered with three straight touchdowns to take a 21-7 lead. Petal  visits George County next week. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. More >>
  • WATCH: WDAM Gametime show Oct. 20

    WATCH: WDAM Gametime show Oct. 20

    Saturday, October 21 2017 12:28 AM EDT2017-10-21 04:28:52 GMT
    WDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAMWDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAM

    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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  • USM opens second half of season at Louisiana Tech

    USM opens second half of season at Louisiana Tech

    Friday, October 20 2017 7:17 PM EDT2017-10-20 23:17:35 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    The University of Memphis. University of Louisville. University of South Florida. All once were football opponents of the University of Southern Mississippi who gave Golden Eagle fans not only something to cheer about on game day, but someone to really pull against. From the late 1940s through the 1980s, Louisiana Tech University arguably could have been included in that category of steadfast rivalry. The Golden Eagles and the Bulldogs met for 27 consecutive seasons from 1946 throug...More >>
    The University of Memphis. University of Louisville. University of South Florida. All once were football opponents of the University of Southern Mississippi who gave Golden Eagle fans not only something to cheer about on game day, but someone to really pull against. From the late 1940s through the 1980s, Louisiana Tech University arguably could have been included in that category of steadfast rivalry. The Golden Eagles and the Bulldogs met for 27 consecutive seasons from 1946 throug...More >>
  • Perry Central to visit Collins in Region 8-2A clash

    Perry Central to visit Collins in Region 8-2A clash

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:46:53 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Perry Central High School hasn’t missed a beat on the football field all season. Collins High School hasn’t lost a football game since August. Friday night, something will have to give. The co-leaders in Region 8-2A square off starting at 7 p.m. in Collins, with the winner holding the inside track to claim the title of the five-team region. “I don’t know the playoff scenarios or how that all works, I really don’t,” Perry Central coach Chip ...More >>
    Perry Central High School hasn’t missed a beat on the football field all season. Collins High School hasn’t lost a football game since August. Friday night, something will have to give. The co-leaders in Region 8-2A square off starting at 7 p.m. in Collins, with the winner holding the inside track to claim the title of the five-team region. “I don’t know the playoff scenarios or how that all works, I really don’t,” Perry Central coach Chip ...More >>
  • Jones County rivals clash in key Region 3-5A contest

    Jones County rivals clash in key Region 3-5A contest

    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:44 PM EDT2017-10-19 17:44:07 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    South Jones High School football has been here before. Now, Coach Cory Reynolds wants his Braves to take the next step forward. 

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    South Jones High School football has been here before. Now, Coach Cory Reynolds wants his Braves to take the next step forward. 

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  • Mississippi Ag Player of the Week: Jeff Davis running back Kyser Booth

    Mississippi Ag Player of the Week: Jeff Davis running back Kyser Booth

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-10-18 03:15:07 GMT

    Although he checks in at 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds, Kyser Booth is making a big impact for Jefferson Davis County.

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    Although he checks in at 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds, Kyser Booth is making a big impact for Jefferson Davis County.

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  • South Jones grad Mary-Kate Smith enjoying first season at Ole Miss

    South Jones grad Mary-Kate Smith enjoying first season at Ole Miss

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:49 AM EDT2017-10-17 04:49:47 GMT
    South Jones grad Mary-Kate Smith (15) is in her first season at Ole Miss. Courtesy: Ole Miss Sports ProductionsSouth Jones grad Mary-Kate Smith (15) is in her first season at Ole Miss. Courtesy: Ole Miss Sports Productions

    After leading South Jones on the soccer field, Mary-Kate Smith is enjoying her first season at Ole Miss. The junior midfielder has played in all 15 games for the Rebels, scoring two goals and dishing out a team-high seven assists. After spending a season at Southern Miss and Jones County Junior College, respectively, Smtih seems to have found the right fit at Ole Miss.

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    After leading South Jones on the soccer field, Mary-Kate Smith is enjoying her first season at Ole Miss. The junior midfielder has played in all 15 games for the Rebels, scoring two goals and dishing out a team-high seven assists. After spending a season at Southern Miss and Jones County Junior College, respectively, Smtih seems to have found the right fit at Ole Miss.

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  • USM quarterback competition remains a weekly battle

    USM quarterback competition remains a weekly battle

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:38 AM EDT2017-10-17 04:38:00 GMT
    Southern Miss quarterbacks Keon Howard (2) and Kwadra Griggs (7). Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss quarterbacks Keon Howard (2) and Kwadra Griggs (7). Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss sophomore quarterback Keon Howard started for Southern Miss for the second straight game on Saturday, leading the Golden Eagles to their second straight win. Howard passed for 221 yards, a touchdown and threw two interceptions in USM's 24-0 win over UTEP.

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    Southern Miss sophomore quarterback Keon Howard started for Southern Miss for the second straight game on Saturday, leading the Golden Eagles to their second straight win. Howard passed for 221 yards, a touchdown and threw two interceptions in USM's 24-0 win over UTEP.

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  • Oak Grove's Kendall Parham making most of opportunity at JCJC

    Oak Grove's Kendall Parham making most of opportunity at JCJC

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-10-17 04:14:22 GMT
    JCJC sophomore wide receiver Kendall Parham. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC sophomore wide receiver Kendall Parham. Courtesy: WDAM

    It was a short pass just meant to give Jones County Junior College some breathing room. Next thing you know, Kendall Parham is breaking through a wall of PRCC defenders; ahead of him, nothing but open field. Ninety-three yards later, Parham was celebrating the longest touchdown reception of his football life.

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    It was a short pass just meant to give Jones County Junior College some breathing room. Next thing you know, Kendall Parham is breaking through a wall of PRCC defenders; ahead of him, nothing but open field. Ninety-three yards later, Parham was celebrating the longest touchdown reception of his football life.

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  • USM football looking toward Louisiana Tech

    USM football looking toward Louisiana Tech

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-10-17 01:22:55 GMT
    Courtesy: WDAMCourtesy: WDAM
    The University of Southern Mississippi’s 24-0 victory over the University of Texas-El Paso Saturday may not have been a thing of sheer beauty, but even after a weekend to consider it, USM coach Jay Hopson remained inclined to keep another win in his pocket. “Any time you get a ‘W,’ that’s a good thing,” Hopson said Monday during his weekly news conference. “Lot of positives. There are certainly things we can work on.” Certainly. ...More >>
    The University of Southern Mississippi’s 24-0 victory over the University of Texas-El Paso Saturday may not have been a thing of sheer beauty, but even after a weekend to consider it, USM coach Jay Hopson remained inclined to keep another win in his pocket. “Any time you get a ‘W,’ that’s a good thing,” Hopson said Monday during his weekly news conference. “Lot of positives. There are certainly things we can work on.” Certainly. ...More >>
  • USM freshman Jaylond Adams grabs first career TD

    USM freshman Jaylond Adams grabs first career TD

    Monday, October 16 2017 12:39 AM EDT2017-10-16 04:39:14 GMT
    USM freshman wide receiver Jaylond Adams. Courtesy: WDAMUSM freshman wide receiver Jaylond Adams. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss defeated UTEP 24-0 on Saturday, but it took a moment for the Golden Eagle offense to get going. USM turned to a freshman to kick-start its offense. Wide receiver Jaylond Adams hauled in a 52-yard touchdown from Keon Howard to put the Eagles on the board in the first quarter.

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    Southern Miss defeated UTEP 24-0 on Saturday, but it took a moment for the Golden Eagle offense to get going. USM turned to a freshman to kick-start its offense. Wide receiver Jaylond Adams hauled in a 52-yard touchdown from Keon Howard to put the Eagles on the board in the first quarter.

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  • Poplarville stays unbeaten; West Marion tops Wesson

    Poplarville stays unbeaten; West Marion tops Wesson

    Sunday, October 15 2017 8:28 PM EDT2017-10-16 00:28:33 GMT
    Poplarville vs Sumrall (WDAM staff)Poplarville vs Sumrall (WDAM staff)

    SUMRALL _ For lack of a better phrase, Poplarville High School football is on a roll. 

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    SUMRALL _ For lack of a better phrase, Poplarville High School football is on a roll. 

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  • Southern Miss stifles Texas-El Paso, 24-0

    Southern Miss stifles Texas-El Paso, 24-0

    Saturday, October 14 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-10-15 03:43:42 GMT
    USM vs UTEP imageUSM vs UTEP image

    There’s an old football adage that says while offense sells tickets, defense wins ballgames.

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    There’s an old football adage that says while offense sells tickets, defense wins ballgames.

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  • Jefferson Davis County rolls past Columbia, 46-7

    Jefferson Davis County rolls past Columbia, 46-7

    Saturday, October 14 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-10-15 02:19:17 GMT
    Jeff Davis vs Columbia (WDAM)Jeff Davis vs Columbia (WDAM)

    BASSFIELD _ Columbia High School coach James Harvey stood near the 50-yard line of Howard L. Willoughby Friday night watching his Wildcats wrap up the ritualistic postgame congratulations with Jefferson Davis County High School.

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    BASSFIELD _ Columbia High School coach James Harvey stood near the 50-yard line of Howard L. Willoughby Friday night watching his Wildcats wrap up the ritualistic postgame congratulations with Jefferson Davis County High School.

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  • Hattiesburg rolls on; West Jones tops Laurel

    Hattiesburg rolls on; West Jones tops Laurel

    Saturday, October 14 2017 7:37 PM EDT2017-10-14 23:37:00 GMT

    WAYNESBORO _ When Tony Vance looks at Hattiesburg High School’s record this football season, he acknowledges the eight consecutive victories next to the Tigers’ name in the standings. 

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    WAYNESBORO _ When Tony Vance looks at Hattiesburg High School’s record this football season, he acknowledges the eight consecutive victories next to the Tigers’ name in the standings. 

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  • JCJC and PRCC meet in annual "Cat Fight"

    JCJC and PRCC meet in annual "Cat Fight"

    Saturday, October 14 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-10-14 04:14:23 GMT
    Source: PRCCSource: PRCC

    Jones County Junior College and Pearl River Community College renew their annual "Cat Fight" on Saturday. The Wildcats (3-3, 2-1 South Division) host the No. 14 Bobcats (5-1, 3-0 South Divison) at 1 p.m. in Poplarville. The all-time series is deadlocked at 42-42-2. "They've done a great job," said JCJC head coach Steve Buckley.

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    Jones County Junior College and Pearl River Community College renew their annual "Cat Fight" on Saturday. The Wildcats (3-3, 2-1 South Division) host the No. 14 Bobcats (5-1, 3-0 South Divison) at 1 p.m. in Poplarville. The all-time series is deadlocked at 42-42-2. "They've done a great job," said JCJC head coach Steve Buckley.

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  • Southern Miss taking nothing for granted with UTEP coming to town

    Southern Miss taking nothing for granted with UTEP coming to town

    Friday, October 13 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-10-13 22:07:53 GMT
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    The University of Texas-El Paso has yet to win a game seven weeks into the football season, has yet to score more than 21 points in any game and went back to the future for an interim head coach after their former one resigned on Oct. 1. But USM coach Jay Hopson said his Golden Eagles cannot afford to take any Conference USA opponent lightly, including the Miners, who come to town for a 6 p.m. Saturday kickoff at M.M. Roberts Stadium. “It’s conference play and it’s...More >>
    The University of Texas-El Paso has yet to win a game seven weeks into the football season, has yet to score more than 21 points in any game and went back to the future for an interim head coach after their former one resigned on Oct. 1. But USM coach Jay Hopson said his Golden Eagles cannot afford to take any Conference USA opponent lightly, including the Miners, who come to town for a 6 p.m. Saturday kickoff at M.M. Roberts Stadium. “It’s conference play and it’s...More >>
  • Jefferson Davis County welcomes Columbia for 8-3A showdown

    Jefferson Davis County welcomes Columbia for 8-3A showdown

    Thursday, October 12 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-10-13 01:26:16 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Lance Mancuso knows plenty about winning football. In his nine seasons at Bassfield High School, the Yellowjackets played for the South State football championship eight times and went on  to win five Class 2A state crowns, including four consecutive titles from 2012-15. Bassfield High is no more, merging with Prentiss High School this fall to form Jefferson Davis County High School. As JDCHS’s athletic director, Mancuso has overseen the merger of the new school&rsq...

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    Lance Mancuso knows plenty about winning football. In his nine seasons at Bassfield High School, the Yellowjackets played for the South State football championship eight times and went on  to win five Class 2A state crowns, including four consecutive titles from 2012-15. Bassfield High is no more, merging with Prentiss High School this fall to form Jefferson Davis County High School. As JDCHS’s athletic director, Mancuso has overseen the merger of the new school&rsq...

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  • Mississippi Ag Player of the Week: Taylorsville quarterback Ty Keyes

    Mississippi Ag Player of the Week: Taylorsville quarterback Ty Keyes

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-10-11 02:23:50 GMT

    From former NFL QB Jason Campbell to current Major League Billy Hamilton…Taylorsville football has witnessed the early feats of next level athletes. Ty Keyes is next up.

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    From former NFL QB Jason Campbell to current Major League Billy Hamilton…Taylorsville football has witnessed the early feats of next level athletes. Ty Keyes is next up.

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  • USM's Ito Smith named C-USA offensive player of week

    USM's Ito Smith named C-USA offensive player of week

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-10-10 21:53:24 GMT
    USM running back Ito Smith. Courtesy: WDAMUSM running back Ito Smith. Courtesy: WDAM
    For the second time this season and second time in his career, Southern Miss running back Ito Smith earned Conference USA Offensive Player of the week honors. The honor came after Smith rushed for 178 yards on 17 carries, including an 89-yard touchdown run in the Golden Eagles’ 31-29 win over UTSA. The senior’s touchdown scamper marked the longest scoring run in school history and hoped him move ahead of Ben Garry and Derrick Nix to second place on USM’s all-time r...More >>
    For the second time this season and second time in his career, Southern Miss running back Ito Smith earned Conference USA Offensive Player of the week honors. The honor came after Smith rushed for 178 yards on 17 carries, including an 89-yard touchdown run in the Golden Eagles’ 31-29 win over UTSA. The senior’s touchdown scamper marked the longest scoring run in school history and hoped him move ahead of Ben Garry and Derrick Nix to second place on USM’s all-time r...More >>
  • USM QB status: 'Waiting to see"

    USM QB status: 'Waiting to see"

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-10-10 21:43:32 GMT
    Southern Miss quarterbacks Keon Howard (2) and Kwadra Griggs (7). Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss quarterbacks Keon Howard (2) and Kwadra Griggs (7). Courtesy: WDAM

    It every bit of the spring football practice and summer camp for sophomore Keon Howard to find out that he would get his first start of the season as the University of Southern Mississippi’s quarterback. It took USM’s coaches about all of six days to let him know he’d be starting his second.

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    It every bit of the spring football practice and summer camp for sophomore Keon Howard to find out that he would get his first start of the season as the University of Southern Mississippi’s quarterback. It took USM’s coaches about all of six days to let him know he’d be starting his second.

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  • WDAM All-Star: USM's Paxton Schrimsher

    WDAM All-Star: USM's Paxton Schrimsher

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-10-10 21:34:27 GMT
    USM sophomore linebacker Paxton Schrimsher. Courtesy: WDAMUSM sophomore linebacker Paxton Schrimsher. Courtesy: WDAM

    “I remember thinking like, I made two or three tackles back to back to back and I was like, ‘This is going to be a long game,’” said USM sophomore linebacker Paxton Schrimsher. Schrimsher ended up with five tackles, including two for loss, in the Golden Eagles' 31-29 win over UTSA.

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    “I remember thinking like, I made two or three tackles back to back to back and I was like, ‘This is going to be a long game,’” said USM sophomore linebacker Paxton Schrimsher. Schrimsher ended up with five tackles, including two for loss, in the Golden Eagles' 31-29 win over UTSA.

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  • Sumrall gets back on track; Poplarville stays unbeaten

    Sumrall gets back on track; Poplarville stays unbeaten

    Monday, October 9 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-10-10 01:54:38 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    After losing second half leads for two consecutive weeks, Sumrall High School was determined that a third time would not be the charm Friday. Quarterback Billy Garrity scored on four, short touchdown runs and threw a scoring pass for a fifth as the Bobcats claimed a 34-20 victory over visiting Lawrence County High School in Region 7-4A play. “Played pretty (well), and closed it out this time,” Sumrall coach Shannon White said. “Hopefully, we’ve figured o...More >>
    After losing second half leads for two consecutive weeks, Sumrall High School was determined that a third time would not be the charm Friday. Quarterback Billy Garrity scored on four, short touchdown runs and threw a scoring pass for a fifth as the Bobcats claimed a 34-20 victory over visiting Lawrence County High School in Region 7-4A play. “Played pretty (well), and closed it out this time,” Sumrall coach Shannon White said. “Hopefully, we’ve figured o...More >>
  • Full Jay Hopson press conference

    Full Jay Hopson press conference

    Monday, October 9 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-10-10 01:15:30 GMT
    USM head football coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head football coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss head football coach Jay Hopson recaps the Golden Eagles' 31-29 win over UTSA and previews USM's homecoming game against UTEP on Saturday.

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    Southern Miss head football coach Jay Hopson recaps the Golden Eagles' 31-29 win over UTSA and previews USM's homecoming game against UTEP on Saturday.

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  • Hattiesburg stays unbeaten; Petal wins overtime thriller

    Hattiesburg stays unbeaten; Petal wins overtime thriller

    Sunday, October 8 2017 7:43 PM EDT2017-10-08 23:43:43 GMT
    Photo cred: WDAMPhoto cred: WDAM

    CARRIERE _ The Automatic Touchdown Machine also known as the Hattiesburg High School offense had been quite the prolific scoring instrument this season, averaging 46 points in the Tigers’ first six games.

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    CARRIERE _ The Automatic Touchdown Machine also known as the Hattiesburg High School offense had been quite the prolific scoring instrument this season, averaging 46 points in the Tigers’ first six games.

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  • USM stuns Texas-San Antonio, 31-29

    USM stuns Texas-San Antonio, 31-29

    Saturday, October 7 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-10-08 03:37:23 GMT
    Photo credit: USMPhoto credit: USM

    Running back Ito Smith capped off a three-touchdown scoring binge with the longest touchdown run in the University of Southern Mississippi’s football history Saturday night and the Golden Eagles held on for a 31-29 Conference USA  over the University of Texas-San Antonio at the Alamodome. 

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    Running back Ito Smith capped off a three-touchdown scoring binge with the longest touchdown run in the University of Southern Mississippi’s football history Saturday night and the Golden Eagles held on for a 31-29 Conference USA  over the University of Texas-San Antonio at the Alamodome. 

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    WATCH: Southern Miss vs. UTSA game streaming live on Facebook

    Saturday, October 7 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-10-07 23:50:12 GMT
    Photo credit: USMPhoto credit: USM

    No power? No worries! The Southern Miss vs. UTSA game is streaming live on Stadium: Live College Football's Facebook page.  

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    No power? No worries! The Southern Miss vs. UTSA game is streaming live on Stadium: Live College Football's Facebook page.  

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  • Collins wins 8-2A showdown over North Forrest, 35-20

    Collins wins 8-2A showdown over North Forrest, 35-20

    Saturday, October 7 2017 1:01 AM EDT2017-10-07 05:01:53 GMT
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  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Oct. 6

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Oct. 6

    Saturday, October 7 2017 12:43 AM EDT2017-10-07 04:43:57 GMT
    WDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAMWDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAM

    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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  • Fan of the Night: Taylorsville's Billy Hamilton

    Fan of the Night: Taylorsville's Billy Hamilton

    Saturday, October 7 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-10-07 04:33:36 GMT
    Courtesy: WDAMCourtesy: WDAM

    Former Taylorsville Tartar Billy Hamilton was in town on Friday night to watch his alma mater defeat Lumberton 48-22. Hamilton just wrapped up his fifth season with Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds, batting .247 with a .299 on-base percentage. The speed Hamilton was known for in Taylorsville has translated to the major leagues.

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    Former Taylorsville Tartar Billy Hamilton was in town on Friday night to watch his alma mater defeat Lumberton 48-22. Hamilton just wrapped up his fifth season with Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds, batting .247 with a .299 on-base percentage. The speed Hamilton was known for in Taylorsville has translated to the major leagues.

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  • Petal defeats Brandon in overtime

    Petal defeats Brandon in overtime

    Saturday, October 7 2017 12:31 AM EDT2017-10-07 04:31:16 GMT
    Photo cred: WDAMPhoto cred: WDAM
    The Petal Panthers got a huge win over Oak Grove last week, but they couldn’t relax this week. They hosted Brandon Friday in another tough Region 3-6A game. The Panthers built an early 21-7 lead only to see the Bulldogs come back. The game went into overtime before the Panthers got the 31-28 victory. Petal opened the scoring with a touchdown pass from Jordan Wilson to Nataurean Watts. This lead increased to 14-0 after a connection from Wilson to Trent Williams. The Bulldogs a...More >>
    The Petal Panthers got a huge win over Oak Grove last week, but they couldn’t relax this week. They hosted Brandon Friday in another tough Region 3-6A game. The Panthers built an early 21-7 lead only to see the Bulldogs come back. The game went into overtime before the Panthers got the 31-28 victory. Petal opened the scoring with a touchdown pass from Jordan Wilson to Nataurean Watts. This lead increased to 14-0 after a connection from Wilson to Trent Williams. The Bulldogs a...More >>
  • USM faces tall task in San Antonio

    USM faces tall task in San Antonio

    Friday, October 6 2017 6:37 PM EDT2017-10-06 22:37:02 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Last Saturday, the University of Southern Mississippi faced the best offensive team, statistically, that Conference USA had to offer. This weekend, the Golden Eagles go up against the league’s best defense. For a second consecutive season, USM (2-2, 0-1 C-USA) will head to the Alamodome to face the University of Texas-San Antonio (3-0) at 6 p.m. Saturday. “By far, this will be our biggest challenge of the year, so far,” USM offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson sai...More >>
    Last Saturday, the University of Southern Mississippi faced the best offensive team, statistically, that Conference USA had to offer. This weekend, the Golden Eagles go up against the league’s best defense. For a second consecutive season, USM (2-2, 0-1 C-USA) will head to the Alamodome to face the University of Texas-San Antonio (3-0) at 6 p.m. Saturday. “By far, this will be our biggest challenge of the year, so far,” USM offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson sai...More >>
  • Hattiesburg Country Club sold, under private ownership

    Hattiesburg Country Club sold, under private ownership

    Friday, October 6 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-10-06 18:42:18 GMT
    Source: Country Club HattiesburgSource: Country Club Hattiesburg

    The grande dame’ of Hattiesburg-area golf clubs has entered a new era.

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    The grande dame’ of Hattiesburg-area golf clubs has entered a new era.

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  • North Forrest faces Collins in Region 8-2A showdown

    North Forrest faces Collins in Region 8-2A showdown

    Thursday, October 5 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-10-05 22:16:56 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Collins and North Forrest high schools seemingly have been working from the same playbook this football season. Both opened with consecutive, close losses. The Tigers dropped a 9-6 decision to Seminary High School and 22-20 to Jefferson Davis County High School. The Eagles fell 12-8 to Lumberton High School and 36-30 in overtime to Magee High School. Today, both are among the Pine Belt’s hottest teams, each riding five game winning streaks as North Forrest (5-2) heads to Colli...More >>
    Collins and North Forrest high schools seemingly have been working from the same playbook this football season. Both opened with consecutive, close losses. The Tigers dropped a 9-6 decision to Seminary High School and 22-20 to Jefferson Davis County High School. The Eagles fell 12-8 to Lumberton High School and 36-30 in overtime to Magee High School. Today, both are among the Pine Belt’s hottest teams, each riding five game winning streaks as North Forrest (5-2) heads to Colli...More >>
  • USM’s missed opportunity flips momentum

    USM’s missed opportunity flips momentum

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-10-04 00:33:18 GMT
    USM head football coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head football coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAM
    One play does not make a football game. But Saturday night, one play seemed to signal a turn in the University of Southern Mississippi’s fortunes in what turned out to be a 44-28 Conference USA loss to the visiting  University of North Texas at M. M. Roberts Stadium. Leading 21-7 halfway through the second quarter, a 39-yard punt by USM’s Zac Everett had pinned the Mean Green at its own 5-yard line. On first down, UNT running back Jeffrey Wilson took a handoff...More >>
    One play does not make a football game. But Saturday night, one play seemed to signal a turn in the University of Southern Mississippi’s fortunes in what turned out to be a 44-28 Conference USA loss to the visiting  University of North Texas at M. M. Roberts Stadium. Leading 21-7 halfway through the second quarter, a 39-yard punt by USM’s Zac Everett had pinned the Mean Green at its own 5-yard line. On first down, UNT running back Jeffrey Wilson took a handoff...More >>
  • Full Jay Hopson press conference

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 10:09 AM EDT2017-10-03 14:09:32 GMT
    USM head football coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head football coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss head football coach Jay Hopson talks about the Golden Eagles' upcoming road matchup with UTSA at his weekly Monday press conference.

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    Southern Miss head football coach Jay Hopson talks about the Golden Eagles' upcoming road matchup with UTSA at his weekly Monday press conference.

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  • USM's Sidney Coleman a Hall of Famer on and off the field

    USM's Sidney Coleman a Hall of Famer on and off the field

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-10-03 05:10:38 GMT
    Former USM linebacker Sidney Coleman. Courtesy: WDAMFormer USM linebacker Sidney Coleman. Courtesy: WDAM

    by Chris Turner, WTOK Former Southern Miss linebacker Sidney Coleman once made a living on sacking quarterbacks. Now, Coleman lives in the Queen City, patrolling the schools and the streets. "[Coleman] came on in July of 2014," said Meridian School District Police Chief Ricardo Clayton.

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    by Chris Turner, WTOK Former Southern Miss linebacker Sidney Coleman once made a living on sacking quarterbacks. Now, Coleman lives in the Queen City, patrolling the schools and the streets. "[Coleman] came on in July of 2014," said Meridian School District Police Chief Ricardo Clayton.

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  • USM basketball holds first practice of 2017-18 season

    USM basketball holds first practice of 2017-18 season

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 12:55 AM EDT2017-10-03 04:55:09 GMT
    USM sophomore guard Cortez Edwards. Courtesy: WDAMUSM sophomore guard Cortez Edwards. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss basketball held its first practice of the 2017-18 season on Monday. The Golden Eagles open the season against Southern-New Orleans on November 10. USM will look different this season as three newcomers and three players who redshirted last year are set to suit up for the Eagles. While there are questions for coach Doc Sadler and company to answer, Southern Miss feels confident it will exceed last season's nine wins.

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    Southern Miss basketball held its first practice of the 2017-18 season on Monday. The Golden Eagles open the season against Southern-New Orleans on November 10. USM will look different this season as three newcomers and three players who redshirted last year are set to suit up for the Eagles. While there are questions for coach Doc Sadler and company to answer, Southern Miss feels confident it will exceed last season's nine wins.

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  • USM faces C-USA's top-ranked defense in UTSA

    USM faces C-USA's top-ranked defense in UTSA

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 12:42 AM EDT2017-10-03 04:42:43 GMT
    USM head coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAM

    After falling to the Conference USA's top-ranked offense North Texas 43-28 on Saturday, Southern Miss (2-2, 0-1 C-USA) heads on the road this week to battle the conference's No. 1 ranked defense in UTSA. The Roadrunners (3-0) opened the season with a 17-10 over Baylor and are allowing just 13.7 points and 207 yards per game.

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    After falling to the Conference USA's top-ranked offense North Texas 43-28 on Saturday, Southern Miss (2-2, 0-1 C-USA) heads on the road this week to battle the conference's No. 1 ranked defense in UTSA. The Roadrunners (3-0) opened the season with a 17-10 over Baylor and are allowing just 13.7 points and 207 yards per game.

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  • USM's Brian Dozer advances to first MLB postseason of career

    USM's Brian Dozer advances to first MLB postseason of career

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 12:22 AM EDT2017-10-03 04:22:41 GMT
    USM alum Brian Dozier is headed the MLB playoffs for the first time in his six-year professional career. Courtesy: WDAMUSM alum Brian Dozier is headed the MLB playoffs for the first time in his six-year professional career. Courtesy: WDAM

    For the first time in his six-year career, Southern Miss alum Brian Dozier is headed the MLB playoffs with the Minnesota Twins. After finishing with the worst record in baseball last season (59-103), Minnesota faces the New York Yankees in the American League wild-card game on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The winner advances to the AL Division Series against the Cleveland Indians.

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    For the first time in his six-year career, Southern Miss alum Brian Dozier is headed the MLB playoffs with the Minnesota Twins. After finishing with the worst record in baseball last season (59-103), Minnesota faces the New York Yankees in the American League wild-card game on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The winner advances to the AL Division Series against the Cleveland Indians.

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  • Purvis gets past Sumrall late; Poplarville wins battle of unbeatens

    Purvis gets past Sumrall late; Poplarville wins battle of unbeatens

    Monday, October 2 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-10-03 03:19:05 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    For a second consecutive week, the Purvis High School football team was able to gut out a victory. And for a second, consecutive week, Sumrall High School saw a double-digit lead slip away in a heartbreaking defeat. Purvis recovered a muffed punt late in the fourth quarter to set up a senior quarterback Ty Howell’s 4-yard run touchdown run with less than a minute to play as the Tornadoes got past the visiting Bobcats 35-28 n the Region 7-4A opener for both schools. “Tha...More >>
    For a second consecutive week, the Purvis High School football team was able to gut out a victory. And for a second, consecutive week, Sumrall High School saw a double-digit lead slip away in a heartbreaking defeat. Purvis recovered a muffed punt late in the fourth quarter to set up a senior quarterback Ty Howell’s 4-yard run touchdown run with less than a minute to play as the Tornadoes got past the visiting Bobcats 35-28 n the Region 7-4A opener for both schools. “Tha...More >>
  • Lumberton wins third straight; Laurel loses heartbreaker

    Lumberton wins third straight; Laurel loses heartbreaker

    Monday, October 2 2017 4:13 PM EDT2017-10-02 20:13:18 GMT

    COLUMBIA _ Lumberton High School remained unbeaten in Region 4-1A football after a 38-34 road win at East Marion High School. 

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    COLUMBIA _ Lumberton High School remained unbeaten in Region 4-1A football after a 38-34 road win at East Marion High School. 

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  • Former Golden Eagles remember 1997 football team

    Former Golden Eagles remember 1997 football team

    Monday, October 2 2017 2:04 AM EDT2017-10-02 06:04:23 GMT
    USM honored the 1997 Golden Eagle football team on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAMUSM honored the 1997 Golden Eagle football team on Saturday. Courtesy: WDAM

    Donning black and gold threads inspired by the 1997 Southern Miss uniforms, the Golden Eagles honored the team that ranked 19th in the nation 20 years ago. The '97 USM football team that finished 9-3, captured the school's first outright Conference USA championship and defeated Pitt 41-7 in the Liberty Bowl was honored during the Eagles' loss to North Texas on Saturday.

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    Donning black and gold threads inspired by the 1997 Southern Miss uniforms, the Golden Eagles honored the team that ranked 19th in the nation 20 years ago. The '97 USM football team that finished 9-3, captured the school's first outright Conference USA championship and defeated Pitt 41-7 in the Liberty Bowl was honored during the Eagles' loss to North Texas on Saturday.

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  • Six inducted into USM M-Club Hall of Fame

    Six inducted into USM M-Club Hall of Fame

    Monday, October 2 2017 1:37 AM EDT2017-10-02 05:37:24 GMT
    Former USM volleyball player Tosha Barnicoat Firestone. Courtesy: WDAMFormer USM volleyball player Tosha Barnicoat Firestone. Courtesy: WDAM

    Six Golden Eagles had their names forever etched in the Southern Miss record books on Friday as USM held its M-Club Hall of Fame ceremony. Sidney Coleman (football), Art Gill (football), Tosha Barnicoat Firestone (volleyball), Renee Magee (women's basketball), Brad Willcutt (baseball) and Joe Bryant (honorary member) make up the 2017 Hall of Fame class.

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    Six Golden Eagles had their names forever etched in the Southern Miss record books on Friday as USM held its M-Club Hall of Fame ceremony. Sidney Coleman (football), Art Gill (football), Tosha Barnicoat Firestone (volleyball), Renee Magee (women's basketball), Brad Willcutt (baseball) and Joe Bryant (honorary member) make up the 2017 Hall of Fame class.

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  • USM bested by North Texas, 43-28

    USM bested by North Texas, 43-28

    Saturday, September 30 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-10-01 03:48:33 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi started off its Conference USA football opener with a bang Saturday, but then watched as the University of North Texas’ offense exploded.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi started off its Conference USA football opener with a bang Saturday, but then watched as the University of North Texas’ offense exploded.

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  • Hattiesburg rolls Stone, 62-27; Perry Central remains unbeaten

    Hattiesburg rolls Stone, 62-27; Perry Central remains unbeaten

    Saturday, September 30 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-09-30 21:17:10 GMT
    HATTIESBURG _ Last week, Hattiesburg High School football coach Tony Vance talked about how proud he was of Tigers for taking care of the football, having committed just one turnover all season. So, of course, Hattiesburg goes out Friday and turns the ball over three times in the game’s opening half, including an interception returned for a touchdown and a lost fumble at the Tigers’ 1-yard line. While the early turnovers allowed Stone High School to hang around and keep ...More >>
    HATTIESBURG _ Last week, Hattiesburg High School football coach Tony Vance talked about how proud he was of Tigers for taking care of the football, having committed just one turnover all season. So, of course, Hattiesburg goes out Friday and turns the ball over three times in the game’s opening half, including an interception returned for a touchdown and a lost fumble at the Tigers’ 1-yard line. While the early turnovers allowed Stone High School to hang around and keep ...More >>
  • Hattiesburg remains unbeaten with win over Stone

    Hattiesburg remains unbeaten with win over Stone

    Saturday, September 30 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-09-30 04:53:46 GMT
    Source: WDAM archivesSource: WDAM archives
    Hattiesburg continued to flex its offensive muscles Friday with a 62-27 win over Stone. The Tigers exploded on the very first offensive play of the game when Jarod Conner tossed the ball to D’andre Humbles, who found William Robinson wide open for a touchdown. The Tomcats responded with a touchdown. Conner, Drexlan Allen and Fabian Franklin responded with touchdowns of their own to help push Hattiesburg to the win. Hattiesburg is on the road for the next three games with game...More >>
    Hattiesburg continued to flex its offensive muscles Friday with a 62-27 win over Stone. The Tigers exploded on the very first offensive play of the game when Jarod Conner tossed the ball to D’andre Humbles, who found William Robinson wide open for a touchdown. The Tomcats responded with a touchdown. Conner, Drexlan Allen and Fabian Franklin responded with touchdowns of their own to help push Hattiesburg to the win. Hattiesburg is on the road for the next three games with game...More >>
  • PCS defeats Oak Forest, 42-28

    PCS defeats Oak Forest, 42-28

    Saturday, September 30 2017 12:49 AM EDT2017-09-30 04:49:20 GMT
    PCS/Photo credit: WDAMPCS/Photo credit: WDAM
    PCS ended homecoming on a positive note Friday, taking down Oak Forest Academy 42-28. The Bobcats led 28-21 at the half before the Yellowjackets scored on the opening kickoff of the third quarter. PCS answered with a touchdown run from Alden Rhian. The Bobcats visit Parklane Academy next week. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. More >>
    PCS ended homecoming on a positive note Friday, taking down Oak Forest Academy 42-28. The Bobcats led 28-21 at the half before the Yellowjackets scored on the opening kickoff of the third quarter. PCS answered with a touchdown run from Alden Rhian. The Bobcats visit Parklane Academy next week. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. More >>
  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Sept. 29

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Sept. 29

    Friday, September 29 2017 9:58 PM EDT2017-09-30 01:58:51 GMT

    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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  • Southern Miss to face its opposite Saturday

    Southern Miss to face its opposite Saturday

    Friday, September 29 2017 7:34 PM EDT2017-09-29 23:34:45 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    When the University of Southern Mississippi takes to the football field Saturday night at M.M. Roberts Stadium, the Golden Eagles might be forgiven if they feel like they are looking into a mirror. The University of North Texas has been productive, actually, very, very productive on offense through its first games of the season, ranking 16th nationally at 503.5 yards total offense a game and 32nd at 37.8 points a game. On the other hand, USM has been downright stingy on de...More >>
    When the University of Southern Mississippi takes to the football field Saturday night at M.M. Roberts Stadium, the Golden Eagles might be forgiven if they feel like they are looking into a mirror. The University of North Texas has been productive, actually, very, very productive on offense through its first games of the season, ranking 16th nationally at 503.5 yards total offense a game and 32nd at 37.8 points a game. On the other hand, USM has been downright stingy on de...More >>
  • Oak Grove, Petal set to renew rivalry

    Oak Grove, Petal set to renew rivalry

    Friday, September 29 2017 12:21 PM EDT2017-09-29 16:21:26 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Even if it were horseshoes or checkers, put teams from Oak Grove High School across from Petal High School and the competition will be fierce. While the long-time rivalry reached another level in baseball long ago, that intensity has been matched on the football field, especially now with the schools slotted in the same region. “It’s a rivalry game, and now that we’re in the same (region), it makes it even more important,” Petal coach Marcus Boyles said. Fri...

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    Even if it were horseshoes or checkers, put teams from Oak Grove High School across from Petal High School and the competition will be fierce. While the long-time rivalry reached another level in baseball long ago, that intensity has been matched on the football field, especially now with the schools slotted in the same region. “It’s a rivalry game, and now that we’re in the same (region), it makes it even more important,” Petal coach Marcus Boyles said. Fri...

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  • Last-second field goal lifts Taylorsville over Bay Springs

    Last-second field goal lifts Taylorsville over Bay Springs

    Friday, September 29 2017 12:54 AM EDT2017-09-29 04:54:31 GMT
    Taylorsville defeated Bay Springs 42-40 on Kenner Todd's game-winning 37-yard field goal. Courtesy: WDAMTaylorsville defeated Bay Springs 42-40 on Kenner Todd's game-winning 37-yard field goal. Courtesy: WDAM

    Taylorsville and Bay Springs certainly upstaged the NFL's Thursday night football, as the two high schools battled in one of the more memorable editions to this storied Mississippi rivalry. Taylorsville junior Kenner Todd kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Tartars to a 42-40 road win over Bay Springs.

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    Taylorsville and Bay Springs certainly upstaged the NFL's Thursday night football, as the two high schools battled in one of the more memorable editions to this storied Mississippi rivalry. Taylorsville junior Kenner Todd kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Tartars to a 42-40 road win over Bay Springs.

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  • Lamar County rivals square off in Region 7-4A opener

    Lamar County rivals square off in Region 7-4A opener

    Thursday, September 28 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-09-28 23:50:04 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Shannon White and Perry Wheat will find themselves along opposite wings of a grassy and lime-lined stage as the curtain opens Friday night on a five-week drama that will decide whether their football teams will have the opportunity to potentially play for a Class 4A state football championship. 

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    Shannon White and Perry Wheat will find themselves along opposite wings of a grassy and lime-lined stage as the curtain opens Friday night on a five-week drama that will decide whether their football teams will have the opportunity to potentially play for a Class 4A state football championship. 

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    HHS calling all former football Tigers

    HHS calling all former football Tigers

    Thursday, September 28 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-09-28 18:35:24 GMT
    Source: WDAM archivesSource: WDAM archives

    Hattiesburg High School’s athletic department is inviting all former football Tigers to be recognized at Friday night’s Region 4-5A game between unbeaten HHS (5-0) and Stone High School (4-1) at D.I. Patrick Stadium. 

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    Hattiesburg High School’s athletic department is inviting all former football Tigers to be recognized at Friday night’s Region 4-5A game between unbeaten HHS (5-0) and Stone High School (4-1) at D.I. Patrick Stadium. 

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  • Bobcats hit the road to continue South Division play

    Bobcats hit the road to continue South Division play

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-09-27 20:42:32 GMT
    Source: JCJCSource: JCJC

    Two football teams heading in opposite directions will meet Thursday night when Jones County Junior College travels to Summit to visits Southwest Mississippi Community College in South Division play. 

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    Two football teams heading in opposite directions will meet Thursday night when Jones County Junior College travels to Summit to visits Southwest Mississippi Community College in South Division play. 

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  • WDAM All-Star: JCJC soccer's Aimee Durn

    WDAM All-Star: JCJC soccer's Aimee Durn

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 1:13 AM EDT2017-09-26 05:13:53 GMT
    JCJC freshman forward Aimee Durn. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC freshman forward Aimee Durn. Courtesy: WDAM

    Though she stands at just 4-foot-10, Aimee Durn is a force for the Jones County Junior College women's soccer club. The short freshman from England is a big reason the Lady Bobcats are 5-0-1. "They say big things come in small packages and that's very true for Aimee," said tenth-year JCJC women's soccer coach Dolores Deasley.

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    Though she stands at just 4-foot-10, Aimee Durn is a force for the Jones County Junior College women's soccer club. The short freshman from England is a big reason the Lady Bobcats are 5-0-1. "They say big things come in small packages and that's very true for Aimee," said tenth-year JCJC women's soccer coach Dolores Deasley.

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  • USM assistant football coach takes leave of absence

    USM assistant football coach takes leave of absence

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 12:57 AM EDT2017-09-26 04:57:07 GMT
    USM running backs coach Lytrel Pollard. Courtesy: WDAMUSM running backs coach Lytrel Pollard. Courtesy: WDAM

    After a week without a football game, the University of Southern Mississippi may be getting some of their walking wounded back as the Golden Eagles prepare to open Conference USA play Saturday with a visit from the University of North Texas. But USM will be down an assistant football coach. USM coach Jay Hopson confirmed Monday that running backs coach Lytrel Pollard was “not with us right now.”

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    After a week without a football game, the University of Southern Mississippi may be getting some of their walking wounded back as the Golden Eagles prepare to open Conference USA play Saturday with a visit from the University of North Texas. But USM will be down an assistant football coach. USM coach Jay Hopson confirmed Monday that running backs coach Lytrel Pollard was “not with us right now.”

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  • USM faces C-USA's top-ranked offense in North Texas

    USM faces C-USA's top-ranked offense in North Texas

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 12:49 AM EDT2017-09-26 04:49:04 GMT
    USM defensive coordinator Tony Pecoraro. Courtesy: WDAMUSM defensive coordinator Tony Pecoraro. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss (2-1) opens conference play on Saturday against the No. 1 ranked offense in the C-USA: North Texas. The Mean Green (2-2, 1-0 C-USA) average over 500 yards of total offense per game. North Texas comes off a 46-43 shootout win over UAB in which running back Jeffery Wilson rushed for 211 yards.

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    Southern Miss (2-1) opens conference play on Saturday against the No. 1 ranked offense in the C-USA: North Texas. The Mean Green (2-2, 1-0 C-USA) average over 500 yards of total offense per game. North Texas comes off a 46-43 shootout win over UAB in which running back Jeffery Wilson rushed for 211 yards.

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  • JCJC women's soccer off to 5-0-1 start

    JCJC women's soccer off to 5-0-1 start

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-09-26 04:07:28 GMT
    JCJC women's soccer is 5-0-1 so far this season. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC women's soccer is 5-0-1 so far this season. Courtesy: WDAM

    Coming off a 2016 season which featured MACJC and Region 23 titles and a 15-2 record, the expectations were high for Jones County Junior College Women's Soccer entering this year. However, the transition has been challenging. Thirteen of the team's 19 players this season are freshman. While 2017 has been an adjustment, there's hardly been a drop off for JCJC. The Lady Bobcats are 5-0-1 entering Wednesday's contest at Holmes.

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    Coming off a 2016 season which featured MACJC and Region 23 titles and a 15-2 record, the expectations were high for Jones County Junior College Women's Soccer entering this year. However, the transition has been challenging. Thirteen of the team's 19 players this season are freshman. While 2017 has been an adjustment, there's hardly been a drop off for JCJC. The Lady Bobcats are 5-0-1 entering Wednesday's contest at Holmes.

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  • West Marion wins historic meeting with Columbia Academy

    West Marion wins historic meeting with Columbia Academy

    Monday, September 25 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-09-25 23:14:24 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    For the first time, Columbia Academy faced off with one of Marion County’s high school football teams Friday night. Those in attendance certainly got their money’s worth. The teams combined for 98 points, as West Marion High School built a large lead and then held off the visiting Cougars 58-40. “I was very proud of our guys,” West Marion coach Brad Duncan said. “They kind of understood the importance of (the game), the historic nature of it. The acade...More >>
    For the first time, Columbia Academy faced off with one of Marion County’s high school football teams Friday night. Those in attendance certainly got their money’s worth. The teams combined for 98 points, as West Marion High School built a large lead and then held off the visiting Cougars 58-40. “I was very proud of our guys,” West Marion coach Brad Duncan said. “They kind of understood the importance of (the game), the historic nature of it. The acade...More >>
  • Xavier "PawPaw" Thigpen leads USM's "Bald-headed Bandits"

    Xavier "PawPaw" Thigpen leads USM's "Bald-headed Bandits"

    Monday, September 25 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-09-25 05:10:47 GMT
    USM senior defensive end Xavier "PawPaw" Thigpen. Courtesy: WDAMUSM senior defensive end Xavier "PawPaw" Thigpen. Courtesy: WDAM

    On a wet Saturday night in September 2016, Xavier Thigpen feasted. A season-high four tackles-for-loss against Troy, the most by a Golden Eagle since Cleveland Brown Jamie Collins recorded the same in 2012. Thigpen has continued his tenacious play through three games of 2017: Nine tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery to the end zone so far. This season will be the last ride for "PawPaw" Thigpen.

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    On a wet Saturday night in September 2016, Xavier Thigpen feasted. A season-high four tackles-for-loss against Troy, the most by a Golden Eagle since Cleveland Brown Jamie Collins recorded the same in 2012. Thigpen has continued his tenacious play through three games of 2017: Nine tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery to the end zone so far. This season will be the last ride for "PawPaw" Thigpen.

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  • USM volleyball falls to UTSA at home

    USM volleyball falls to UTSA at home

    Monday, September 25 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-09-25 04:46:58 GMT
    Southern Miss volleyball. Courtesy: WDAMSouthern Miss volleyball. Courtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss was unable to overcome a 2-1 deficit on Sunday, falling to UTSA in four sets (21-25, 25-23, 18-25, 18-25). Following a five-set win over North Texas to open Conference USA play on Friday, the Golden Eagles fell short to the Roadrunners, who came into Reed-Green Coliseum with a 2-10 record. Freshman Chandler Marshall recorded 19 kills in the loss after a career-high 25 on Friday.

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    Southern Miss was unable to overcome a 2-1 deficit on Sunday, falling to UTSA in four sets (21-25, 25-23, 18-25, 18-25). Following a five-set win over North Texas to open Conference USA play on Friday, the Golden Eagles fell short to the Roadrunners, who came into Reed-Green Coliseum with a 2-10 record. Freshman Chandler Marshall recorded 19 kills in the loss after a career-high 25 on Friday.

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  • USM offensive line making strides

    USM offensive line making strides

    Monday, September 25 2017 12:38 AM EDT2017-09-25 04:38:51 GMT
    Courtesy: WDAMCourtesy: WDAM

    Southern Miss enjoyed a bye this week after beating Louisiana-Monroe 28-17 last Saturday. In that win over the Warhawks, the Golden Eagles rushed for a season-high 284 yards as Ito Smith racked up a career-high 219 on the ground.

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    Southern Miss enjoyed a bye this week after beating Louisiana-Monroe 28-17 last Saturday. In that win over the Warhawks, the Golden Eagles rushed for a season-high 284 yards as Ito Smith racked up a career-high 219 on the ground.

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  • Lumberton whips Mount Olive; Perry Central remains unbeaten

    Lumberton whips Mount Olive; Perry Central remains unbeaten

    Sunday, September 24 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-09-24 20:22:07 GMT

    LUMBERTON _ For a team that Coach Zach Jones said still is feeling its way along on offense, the Lumberton High School Panthers certainly did plenty enough right Friday night.

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    LUMBERTON _ For a team that Coach Zach Jones said still is feeling its way along on offense, the Lumberton High School Panthers certainly did plenty enough right Friday night.

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  • A look back: 1997 Southern Miss football

    A look back: 1997 Southern Miss football

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:58:57 GMT
    USM defeated Pitt 41-7 in the 1997 Liberty Bowl. Courtesy: WDAMUSM defeated Pitt 41-7 in the 1997 Liberty Bowl. Courtesy: WDAM

    The 1997 Southern Miss football team is one that is talked about 20 years later. In fact, the University will honor the '97 Golden Eagles during USM's Conference USA opener against North Texas on Saturday. The Eagles finished 9-3 in 1997, claimed their second straight Conference USA title and knocked off Pittsburgh 41-7 in the Liberty Bowl.

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    The 1997 Southern Miss football team is one that is talked about 20 years later. In fact, the University will honor the '97 Golden Eagles during USM's Conference USA opener against North Texas on Saturday. The Eagles finished 9-3 in 1997, claimed their second straight Conference USA title and knocked off Pittsburgh 41-7 in the Liberty Bowl.

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  • Errors doom Pearl River CC to loss

    Errors doom Pearl River CC to loss

    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:25 PM EDT2017-09-24 02:25:40 GMT
    Source: PRCCSource: PRCC

    Too many self-inflicted mistakes proved too much for Pearl River Community College to overcome Hinds Community College Thursday night. 

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    Too many self-inflicted mistakes proved too much for Pearl River Community College to overcome Hinds Community College Thursday night. 

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  • Hattiesburg rolls in 4-5A opener

    Hattiesburg rolls in 4-5A opener

    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-09-24 02:12:26 GMT

    HATTIESBURG _ The education of Hattiesburg High School junior quarterback Jarod Conner continued along a very productive path Friday night. 

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    HATTIESBURG _ The education of Hattiesburg High School junior quarterback Jarod Conner continued along a very productive path Friday night. 

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  • Jackson Prep storms past PCS, 41-9

    Jackson Prep storms past PCS, 41-9

    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:35 AM EDT2017-09-23 14:35:33 GMT

    Simply put, Jerrion Ealy is a difference make on the football field, and Friday night, the junior running back/return man from Jackson Preparatory School made all the difference against Presbyterian Christian School. Playing just three quarters, Ealy rushed for 235 and four touchdowns on 19 carries and returned a kickoff 97 yards for another score as the visiting Patriots topped the Bobcats 41-9. JPS (6-0, 1-0 AAAA-District 1), the five-time Division I Mississippi Association of Ind...

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    Simply put, Jerrion Ealy is a difference make on the football field, and Friday night, the junior running back/return man from Jackson Preparatory School made all the difference against Presbyterian Christian School. Playing just three quarters, Ealy rushed for 235 and four touchdowns on 19 carries and returned a kickoff 97 yards for another score as the visiting Patriots topped the Bobcats 41-9. JPS (6-0, 1-0 AAAA-District 1), the five-time Division I Mississippi Association of Ind...

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  • High school football roundup: Hattiesburg, North Forrest win at home

    High school football roundup: Hattiesburg, North Forrest win at home

    Saturday, September 23 2017 1:24 AM EDT2017-09-23 05:24:16 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    Hattiesburg/Gautier Hattiesburg continued its winning ways Friday with a 56-13 win over Gautier. Jarod Conner scored twice to help ignite the Tigers offense. The Tigers host Stone next week. North Forrest/Heidelberg North Forrest won its fourth game in a row, taking down Heidelberg 20-6. Daylyn Croom found Jalen Grant in the corner of the end zone to finish the scoring for the Eagles. North Forrest will host St. Patrick next week while Heidelberg visits Collins. Copyrig...

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    Hattiesburg/Gautier Hattiesburg continued its winning ways Friday with a 56-13 win over Gautier. Jarod Conner scored twice to help ignite the Tigers offense. The Tigers host Stone next week. North Forrest/Heidelberg North Forrest won its fourth game in a row, taking down Heidelberg 20-6. Daylyn Croom found Jalen Grant in the corner of the end zone to finish the scoring for the Eagles. North Forrest will host St. Patrick next week while Heidelberg visits Collins. Copyrig...

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  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Sept. 22

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Sept. 22

    Friday, September 22 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-09-23 02:29:03 GMT
    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...More >>
    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...More >>
  • Perry Central, Taylorsville to meet in battle of Class 2A unbeatens

    Perry Central, Taylorsville to meet in battle of Class 2A unbeatens

    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-09-22 00:51:05 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Chip Bilderback and Chuck Robertson were once fellow assistant coaches and remain good friends these days. Friday night, the two will lead their respective undefeated high school teams onto the football field ion New Augusta for a Class 2A showdown. “We both coached together at Jones (County Junior College), and we’ve had a good time with it this week,” said Robertson, Taylorsville High School’s head coach. “We’ve given each other a hard time with...More >>
    Chip Bilderback and Chuck Robertson were once fellow assistant coaches and remain good friends these days. Friday night, the two will lead their respective undefeated high school teams onto the football field ion New Augusta for a Class 2A showdown. “We both coached together at Jones (County Junior College), and we’ve had a good time with it this week,” said Robertson, Taylorsville High School’s head coach. “We’ve given each other a hard time with...More >>
  • PCS to host Jackson Prep in AAAA-Division I clash

    PCS to host Jackson Prep in AAAA-Division I clash

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:21:15 GMT
    PCS/Photo credit: WDAMPCS/Photo credit: WDAM
    The last time Jackson Preparatory School visited Presbyterian Christian School, the Patriots broke the at-the-time-unbeaten Bobcats’ hearts with a 27-24 victory in the semifinals of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ playoffs. Friday night, the Bobcats (4-1) will get their first crack at payback when the Patriots (5-0) return for a 7 p.m. kickoff that will open AAAA-Division I play for both teams. But for PCS to avenge that loss, the Bobcats wi...More >>
    The last time Jackson Preparatory School visited Presbyterian Christian School, the Patriots broke the at-the-time-unbeaten Bobcats’ hearts with a 27-24 victory in the semifinals of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ playoffs. Friday night, the Bobcats (4-1) will get their first crack at payback when the Patriots (5-0) return for a 7 p.m. kickoff that will open AAAA-Division I play for both teams. But for PCS to avenge that loss, the Bobcats wi...More >>
  • Ito Smith climbs USM record books after career-high 219 rushing yards

    Ito Smith climbs USM record books after career-high 219 rushing yards

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:26 AM EDT2017-09-19 05:26:56 GMT
    Ito Smith rushed for a career-high 219 yards in USM's 28-17 win over ULM. Courtesy: WDAMIto Smith rushed for a career-high 219 yards in USM's 28-17 win over ULM. Courtesy: WDAM

    Coming off the third-most rushing yards in a single Southern Miss season (1,459) in 2016, Ito Smith garnered all the hype headed into his senior year. The running back was named to the Doak Walker and Maxwell Award watch lists before the 2017 season. Smith failed to eclipse the 100-yard mark in USM's first two games, but finally erupted in game three.

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    Coming off the third-most rushing yards in a single Southern Miss season (1,459) in 2016, Ito Smith garnered all the hype headed into his senior year. The running back was named to the Doak Walker and Maxwell Award watch lists before the 2017 season. Smith failed to eclipse the 100-yard mark in USM's first two games, but finally erupted in game three.

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  • USM deep at defensive line

    USM deep at defensive line

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:36 AM EDT2017-09-19 04:36:28 GMT
    USM linebacker Racheem Boothe (41). Courtesy: WDAMUSM linebacker Racheem Boothe (41). Courtesy: WDAM

    USM's 28-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday marked the third straight game the "Nasty Bunch" defense held its opponent to under 20 points. A week after holding Southern to a school-record 0-for-12 on third down, the Golden Eagles limited the Warhawks to 3-for-16 on Saturday including a goal line stand from the one-yard line in the second quarter.

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    USM's 28-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday marked the third straight game the "Nasty Bunch" defense held its opponent to under 20 points. A week after holding Southern to a school-record 0-for-12 on third down, the Golden Eagles limited the Warhawks to 3-for-16 on Saturday including a goal line stand from the one-yard line in the second quarter.

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  • USM efficient on both sides of ball in win over ULM

    USM efficient on both sides of ball in win over ULM

    Monday, September 18 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-09-18 05:10:36 GMT
    Allenzae Staggers (15) had a game-high four receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown in USM's 28-17 win over ULM. Courtesy: WDAMAllenzae Staggers (15) had a game-high four receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown in USM's 28-17 win over ULM. Courtesy: WDAM

    For three straight weeks, Southern Miss has played competitive football, resulting in a 2-1 record after the Golden Eagles knocked off Louisiana-Monroe 28-17 on Saturday. "I call it a win and a win's a win," said USM second-year head coach Jay Hopson.

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    For three straight weeks, Southern Miss has played competitive football, resulting in a 2-1 record after the Golden Eagles knocked off Louisiana-Monroe 28-17 on Saturday. "I call it a win and a win's a win," said USM second-year head coach Jay Hopson.

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  • Sacred Heart bounces back to bounce St. Patrick, 21-14

    Sacred Heart bounces back to bounce St. Patrick, 21-14

    Sunday, September 17 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-09-18 00:14:24 GMT

    Sacred Heart High School made enough mistakes to lose Friday night’s game with visiting St. Patrick High School But the Crusaders dug in and made enough plays to come away with a 21-14 victory over the Fighting Irish.

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    Sacred Heart High School made enough mistakes to lose Friday night’s game with visiting St. Patrick High School But the Crusaders dug in and made enough plays to come away with a 21-14 victory over the Fighting Irish.

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  • Southern Miss hangs on to top Louisiana-Monroe, 28-17

    Southern Miss hangs on to top Louisiana-Monroe, 28-17

    Sunday, September 17 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-09-18 00:09:41 GMT

    Senior running back Ito Smith became the first University of Southern Mississippi runner to break the 200-yard rushing mark in almost two seasons as the Golden Eagles held off the University of Louisiana-Monroe 28-17 Saturday night at Malone Stadium. 

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    Senior running back Ito Smith became the first University of Southern Mississippi runner to break the 200-yard rushing mark in almost two seasons as the Golden Eagles held off the University of Louisiana-Monroe 28-17 Saturday night at Malone Stadium. 

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  • Sumrall pushes past Richton, 42-18

    Sumrall pushes past Richton, 42-18

    Saturday, September 16 2017 10:10 PM EDT2017-09-17 02:10:14 GMT

    RICHTON _ Winning makes a football coach’s world a brighter place. 

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    RICHTON _ Winning makes a football coach’s world a brighter place. 

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  • Poplarville wears down Heidelberg, 33-14

    Poplarville wears down Heidelberg, 33-14

    Saturday, September 16 2017 1:14 AM EDT2017-09-16 05:14:33 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM
  • High school football roundup: Sumrall, Sacred Heart pick up wins

    High school football roundup: Sumrall, Sacred Heart pick up wins

    Saturday, September 16 2017 12:38 AM EDT2017-09-16 04:38:18 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Sumrall at Richton Sumrall won its fourth straight game Friday with a 42-18 win over Richton. The Bobcats led 7-6 after one quarter of play. They took a 14-6 lead after a rushing touchdown from Derrick Lemieux and did not look back. Sumrall will face Pass Christian at home next week, while Richton will travel to Meridian to face Clarkdale.  St. Patrick at Sacred Heart Sacred Heart defeated St. Patrick 21-14 Friday, snapping a two-game losing streak for the Crusaders. A...More >>
    Sumrall at Richton Sumrall won its fourth straight game Friday with a 42-18 win over Richton. The Bobcats led 7-6 after one quarter of play. They took a 14-6 lead after a rushing touchdown from Derrick Lemieux and did not look back. Sumrall will face Pass Christian at home next week, while Richton will travel to Meridian to face Clarkdale.  St. Patrick at Sacred Heart Sacred Heart defeated St. Patrick 21-14 Friday, snapping a two-game losing streak for the Crusaders. A...More >>
  • WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Sept. 15

    WATCH: WDAM 7 Gametime Show Sept. 15

    Friday, September 15 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-09-16 01:46:34 GMT

    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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  • USM not quite sure what to expect from Louisiana-Monroe

    USM not quite sure what to expect from Louisiana-Monroe

    Friday, September 15 2017 4:17 PM EDT2017-09-15 20:17:10 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    With one football game played in the remnants of hurricane and another cancelled by another, the University of Louisiana-Monroe will offer more than a bit of intrigue for the University of Southern Mississippi. 

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    With one football game played in the remnants of hurricane and another cancelled by another, the University of Louisiana-Monroe will offer more than a bit of intrigue for the University of Southern Mississippi. 

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  • Poplarville puts perfect record on line at Heidelberg

    Poplarville puts perfect record on line at Heidelberg

    Friday, September 15 2017 1:20 PM EDT2017-09-15 17:20:00 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    So far, unbeaten Class 4A Poplarville High School has split its football season between playing laughers and nailbiters. Poplarville head coach Jay Beech is expecting more of the latter Friday night when the Hornets head north up Interstate 59 to take on Class 2A Heidelberg High School. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. “They have playmakers on offense, are athletic on defense, and I just think they’re really good,” Beech said of the Oilers. “They’re just a re...

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    So far, unbeaten Class 4A Poplarville High School has split its football season between playing laughers and nailbiters. Poplarville head coach Jay Beech is expecting more of the latter Friday night when the Hornets head north up Interstate 59 to take on Class 2A Heidelberg High School. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. “They have playmakers on offense, are athletic on defense, and I just think they’re really good,” Beech said of the Oilers. “They’re just a re...

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  • Carey men's soccer improves to 5-0

    Carey men's soccer improves to 5-0

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 9:42 PM EDT2017-09-14 01:42:26 GMT
    The William Carey University men's soccer team improved to 5-0 on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Louisiana State University-Shreveport at Crusader field in Hattiesburg. Carey took a first half lead after a goal from freshman Ben  Whalley, and took a 2-0 lead in the second when junior Joaquin Ruiz Cabello scored on a pass from junior Michael Conejero, according to the WCU sports information director.  LSUS only made two shots on goal, both blocked by senior Grant Adams, on t...More >>
    The William Carey University men's soccer team improved to 5-0 on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Louisiana State University-Shreveport at Crusader field in Hattiesburg. Carey took a first half lead after a goal from freshman Ben  Whalley, and took a 2-0 lead in the second when junior Joaquin Ruiz Cabello scored on a pass from junior Michael Conejero, according to the WCU sports information director.  LSUS only made two shots on goal, both blocked by senior Grant Adams, on t...More >>
  • PCS, Taylorsville remain unbeaten; Laurel upends Petal in last seconds

    PCS, Taylorsville remain unbeaten; Laurel upends Petal in last seconds

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 9:50 AM EDT2017-09-12 13:50:38 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM

    MENDENHALL _ Presbyterian Christian School had made its living through the first three games of the football season by overpowering opponents with a running game that was averaging right at 390 rushing yards per game.

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    MENDENHALL _ Presbyterian Christian School had made its living through the first three games of the football season by overpowering opponents with a running game that was averaging right at 390 rushing yards per game.

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  • WDAM All-Star: JCJC's Harry Ballard

    WDAM All-Star: JCJC's Harry Ballard

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 12:38 AM EDT2017-09-12 04:38:13 GMT
    JCJC redshirt freshman wide receiver Harry Ballard. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC redshirt freshman wide receiver Harry Ballard. Courtesy: WDAM

    Jones County wide receiver Harry Ballard was forced to watch every game from the sideline last season, redshirting his freshman year. But Ballard is back in a Bobcat uniform this season, enjoying every second of action.

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    Jones County wide receiver Harry Ballard was forced to watch every game from the sideline last season, redshirting his freshman year. But Ballard is back in a Bobcat uniform this season, enjoying every second of action.

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  • USM freshmen seeing the football field

    USM freshmen seeing the football field

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-09-12 04:17:29 GMT
    USM head football coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAMUSM head football coach Jay Hopson. Courtesy: WDAM

    For the better of the spring and summer, University of Southern Mississippi’s football coaches insisted that youth would be served during the 2107 season. They weren’t kidding. According to the participation list from Saturday’s 45-0 victory over Southern University, 20 freshmen or redshirt freshmen appeared against the Jaguars.

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    For the better of the spring and summer, University of Southern Mississippi’s football coaches insisted that youth would be served during the 2107 season. They weren’t kidding. According to the participation list from Saturday’s 45-0 victory over Southern University, 20 freshmen or redshirt freshmen appeared against the Jaguars.

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  • PRCC Rodeo hosts event in Hattiesburg

    PRCC Rodeo hosts event in Hattiesburg

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 12:10 AM EDT2017-09-12 04:10:57 GMT
    PRCC. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC. Courtesy: WDAM

    Pearl River Community College Rodeo is set to host its first event this week at the J. Lynn Cartlidge Multi-Purpose Center in Hattiesburg. Thirteen teams from the Ozark Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association will compete in the rodeo that begins Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and runs through Saturday.

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    Pearl River Community College Rodeo is set to host its first event this week at the J. Lynn Cartlidge Multi-Purpose Center in Hattiesburg. Thirteen teams from the Ozark Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association will compete in the rodeo that begins Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and runs through Saturday.

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  • JCJC football travels to Coahoma on Thursday

    JCJC football travels to Coahoma on Thursday

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 12:02 AM EDT2017-09-12 04:02:06 GMT
    JCJC head football coach Steve Buckley. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC head football coach Steve Buckley. Courtesy: WDAM

    After falling to No. 2 East Mississippi in week one, Jones County Junior College bounced back with a 51-10 win over Mississippi Delta in week two. The Bobcats dominated in all three phases of the game, even limiting the Trojans to just five yards rushing.

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    After falling to No. 2 East Mississippi in week one, Jones County Junior College bounced back with a 51-10 win over Mississippi Delta in week two. The Bobcats dominated in all three phases of the game, even limiting the Trojans to just five yards rushing.

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  • T'Rod Daniels shows off speed in USM's win

    T'Rod Daniels shows off speed in USM's win

    Monday, September 11 2017 1:28 AM EDT2017-09-11 05:28:57 GMT
    T'Rod Daniels scored his first touchdown at USM in Saturday's win over Southern. Courtesy: WDAMT'Rod Daniels scored his first touchdown at USM in Saturday's win over Southern. Courtesy: WDAM

    "T'Rod [Daniels] is fast," said USM senior running back Ito Smith. "He kind of reminds me of myself but he's just faster than me." "Man, that's about the fastest guy I've ever seen," said USM junior linebacker Jeremy Sangster. "He is 'shwoo.' That's all I can say: 'shwoo.'" The Golden Eagles have talked about the speed of newcomer T'Rod Daniels all offseason long.

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    "T'Rod [Daniels] is fast," said USM senior running back Ito Smith. "He kind of reminds me of myself but he's just faster than me." "Man, that's about the fastest guy I've ever seen," said USM junior linebacker Jeremy Sangster. "He is 'shwoo.' That's all I can say: 'shwoo.'" The Golden Eagles have talked about the speed of newcomer T'Rod Daniels all offseason long.

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  • USM defense scores two touchdowns in Southern win

    USM defense scores two touchdowns in Southern win

    Monday, September 11 2017 1:02 AM EDT2017-09-11 05:02:17 GMT
    Xavier Thigpen (32) celebrates after recovering a fumble for a touchdown in USM's 45-0 win over Southern. Courtesy: WDAMXavier Thigpen (32) celebrates after recovering a fumble for a touchdown in USM's 45-0 win over Southern. Courtesy: WDAM

    When the Southern Miss box score reads 45-0, it's easy to see the Golden Eagle offense was productive in Saturday's win over Southern. However, the USM defense played just as pivotal, if not more significant, of a role on Saturday.

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    When the Southern Miss box score reads 45-0, it's easy to see the Golden Eagle offense was productive in Saturday's win over Southern. However, the USM defense played just as pivotal, if not more significant, of a role on Saturday.

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  • Kwadra Griggs efficient in first USM start

    Kwadra Griggs efficient in first USM start

    Monday, September 11 2017 12:39 AM EDT2017-09-11 04:39:56 GMT
    USM junior quarterback Kwadra Griggs. Courtesy: WDAMUSM junior quarterback Kwadra Griggs. Courtesy: WDAM

    Kwadra Griggs had already played a full half against Kentucky, so when he made his first start for Southern Miss in Saturday's win over Southern, Griggs felt a lot more comfortable.

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    Kwadra Griggs had already played a full half against Kentucky, so when he made his first start for Southern Miss in Saturday's win over Southern, Griggs felt a lot more comfortable.

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  • South Jones, Sumrall improve to 3-1

    South Jones, Sumrall improve to 3-1

    Sunday, September 10 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-09-11 00:36:14 GMT

    LAUREL _ Like most high schools in the Pine Belt, South Jones High School lost more than a few seniors from its 2016 football team, and then got hit with a few injuries up front on the offensive line. 

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    LAUREL _ Like most high schools in the Pine Belt, South Jones High School lost more than a few seniors from its 2016 football team, and then got hit with a few injuries up front on the offensive line. 

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  • Golden Eagles take care of business at the Rock

    Golden Eagles take care of business at the Rock

    Sunday, September 10 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-09-10 22:08:30 GMT

    The University of Southern Mississippi did precisely as expected against an outgunned opponent, scoring early and often to swarm all over Southern University 45-0 Saturday night at M.M. Roberts Stadium. 

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    The University of Southern Mississippi did precisely as expected against an outgunned opponent, scoring early and often to swarm all over Southern University 45-0 Saturday night at M.M. Roberts Stadium. 

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  • Lumberton pulls away in 4th quarter; Perry Central stays unbeaten

    Lumberton pulls away in 4th quarter; Perry Central stays unbeaten

    Saturday, September 9 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-09-09 22:28:32 GMT
    Lumberton/Photo credit: WDAMLumberton/Photo credit: WDAM

    Zach Jones has seen his share of dominating football performances during his time along the Lumberton High School sideline.

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    Zach Jones has seen his share of dominating football performances during his time along the Lumberton High School sideline.

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  • Heidelberg Oilers off to 3-1 start

    Heidelberg Oilers off to 3-1 start

    Saturday, September 9 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-09-09 20:55:25 GMT
    Heidelberg beat Wilkinson County 34-0 on Friday. Courtesy: WTOKHeidelberg beat Wilkinson County 34-0 on Friday. Courtesy: WTOK

    Heidelberg has returned from its 2016 third-round playoff exit with vengeance. The Oilers are off to a 3-1 start after beating Wilkinson County 34-0 on Friday.

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    Heidelberg has returned from its 2016 third-round playoff exit with vengeance. The Oilers are off to a 3-1 start after beating Wilkinson County 34-0 on Friday.

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  • Conner’s 4 TDs help Hattiesburg past Oak Grove, 42-28

    Conner’s 4 TDs help Hattiesburg past Oak Grove, 42-28

    Saturday, September 9 2017 3:00 AM EDT2017-09-09 07:00:37 GMT

     As it turned out Friday night at D.I Patrick Stadium, the Oak Grove High School Warriors wound up having with a pair of quarterback issues. Oak Grove was without its starting quarterback, junior sparkplug Jon  Rhys Plumlee, who was injured the previous week. And Hattiesburg High School had junior quarterback Jarod Conner on its side of the field. Conner rushed for 134 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries and threw for 199 yards as the unbeaten Tigers handed the W...

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     As it turned out Friday night at D.I Patrick Stadium, the Oak Grove High School Warriors wound up having with a pair of quarterback issues. Oak Grove was without its starting quarterback, junior sparkplug Jon  Rhys Plumlee, who was injured the previous week. And Hattiesburg High School had junior quarterback Jarod Conner on its side of the field. Conner rushed for 134 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries and threw for 199 yards as the unbeaten Tigers handed the W...

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  • USM set to welcome Southern University

    USM set to welcome Southern University

    Friday, September 8 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-09-08 22:17:35 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM

    University of Southern Mississippi defensive coordinator Ton Pecoraro spent four years in Lorman, Miss., running the Alcorn State University defense for his then and current boss, Jay Hopson. 

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    University of Southern Mississippi defensive coordinator Ton Pecoraro spent four years in Lorman, Miss., running the Alcorn State University defense for his then and current boss, Jay Hopson. 

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  • JCJC routs Mississippi Delta 51-10

    JCJC routs Mississippi Delta 51-10

    Friday, September 8 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-09-08 04:07:10 GMT
    JCJC running backs Rashaud Green (20), Scott Phillips (22) and head coach Steve Buckley. Courtesy: WDAMJCJC running backs Rashaud Green (20), Scott Phillips (22) and head coach Steve Buckley. Courtesy: WDAM

    Jones County Junior College bounced back from its season-opening loss in profound fashion. After giving up a field goal to Mississippi Delta in the opening minutes, JCJC scored 51 unanswered points en route to a 51-10 win over the Trojans. The Bobcats rushed for 207 yards while holding Mississippi Delta to just eight yards on the ground. JCJC (1-1) visits Coahoma next Thursday at 7 p.m.

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    Jones County Junior College bounced back from its season-opening loss in profound fashion. After giving up a field goal to Mississippi Delta in the opening minutes, JCJC scored 51 unanswered points en route to a 51-10 win over the Trojans. The Bobcats rushed for 207 yards while holding Mississippi Delta to just eight yards on the ground. JCJC (1-1) visits Coahoma next Thursday at 7 p.m.

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  • PRCC falls to 5th-ranked Northwest

    PRCC falls to 5th-ranked Northwest

    Thursday, September 7 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-09-08 03:54:52 GMT
    PRCC head coach Ted Egger. Courtesy: WDAMPRCC head coach Ted Egger. Courtesy: WDAM

    Pearl River Community College couldn't pull off its second-straight upset win. A week removed from their 27-21 win over ninth-ranked Northeast, the Wildcats fell to fifth-ranked Nortwest 34-21 on Thursday. The Rangers jumped out to a 27-0 lead in the second quarter when Quarderman Sloan rushed eight yards to the end zone.

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    Pearl River Community College couldn't pull off its second-straight upset win. A week removed from their 27-21 win over ninth-ranked Northeast, the Wildcats fell to fifth-ranked Nortwest 34-21 on Thursday. The Rangers jumped out to a 27-0 lead in the second quarter when Quarderman Sloan rushed eight yards to the end zone.

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  • Hattiesburg-Oak Grove meet in battle of unbeatens

    Hattiesburg-Oak Grove meet in battle of unbeatens

    Thursday, September 7 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-09-07 23:33:31 GMT
    In any given football season, Hattiesburg High School squaring off against Oak Grove High School looms large, from the field to the gate to the grocery store. “It’s always a good game for both schools,” Oak Grove coach Drew Causey said. “It’s going to be fun.” Friday’s renewal of the cross-town rivalry carries even more cachet this season. Both will come into D.I. Patrick Stadium at 7 p.m. unbeaten, sporting gaudy offensive numbers and rank...More >>
    In any given football season, Hattiesburg High School squaring off against Oak Grove High School looms large, from the field to the gate to the grocery store. “It’s always a good game for both schools,” Oak Grove coach Drew Causey said. “It’s going to be fun.” Friday’s renewal of the cross-town rivalry carries even more cachet this season. Both will come into D.I. Patrick Stadium at 7 p.m. unbeaten, sporting gaudy offensive numbers and rank...More >>
  • Player of the Week: Daylyn Croom

    Player of the Week: Daylyn Croom

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 9:55 PM EDT2017-09-06 01:55:21 GMT

    It wasn't looking good for North Forrest Friday night. The Eagles trailed at home to Columbia 21-0. Daylyn Croom had a message for his teammates at the half.

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    It wasn't looking good for North Forrest Friday night. The Eagles trailed at home to Columbia 21-0. Daylyn Croom had a message for his teammates at the half.

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  • PRCC football welcomes Northwest Mississippi

    PRCC football welcomes Northwest Mississippi

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 8:33 AM EDT2017-09-05 12:33:32 GMT
    Source: PRCCSource: PRCC

    The biggest task facing the football coaching staff at Pearl River Community College this week may be getting the players back down to earth. 

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    The biggest task facing the football coaching staff at Pearl River Community College this week may be getting the players back down to earth. 

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  • JCJC soccer splits with Mississippi Gulf Coast

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    Tuesday, September 5 2017 8:30 AM EDT2017-09-05 12:30:23 GMT
    Source: JCJCSource: JCJC

    The 19th-ranked 19 Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats opened the season in thrilling fashion this past weekend at Bobcat Soccer Field. 

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    Tuesday, September 5 2017 8:28 AM EDT2017-09-05 12:28:11 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    The University of Southern Mississippi’s season-opening football game with the University of Kentucky appears to have resolved any mystery about the Golden Eagles’ starting quarterback saga.

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    The University of Southern Mississippi’s season-opening football game with the University of Kentucky appears to have resolved any mystery about the Golden Eagles’ starting quarterback saga.

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    WDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAMWDAM Gametime app. Source: WDAM

    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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    Missed the WDAM 7 Gametime show? No worries! We have your high school highlights right here!  MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the show. About the WDAM 7 Gametime app:  The WDAM 7 Gametime app is bringing you the latest on Pine Belt sports. The app features up to the minute scores for games, video highlights from local games, in-depth interviews with coaches, and updated schedules for your convenience. Interact with us by sending us your pictures from local games or by...

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