The Southern Miss Dugout Club’s 17th annual First Pitch Banquet featured old faces and the new Golden Eagles of 2020.Former head baseball coach and recently retired Hill Denson served as the master of ceremonies while coach Scott Berry handed out team awards.
With USM’s season-opener on February 14 rapidly approaching, the Golden Eagles have jumped right into live ball action.Southern Miss holds the final of three weekend scrimmages on Sunday and is excited to break in its new synthetic turf field.
Waynesboro is considered a blue-collar town.Billy Ray Jones was a blue-collar guy. He taught his kids the importance of hard work at a young age, especially Benito.When he wasn’t working with his father, Benito was working on the football field.
Javon Kinlaw is widely considered to be a first-round selection in April’s NFL draft.However, he has not travelled the smoothest road to arrive at the doorstep of the NFL.Kinlaw has talked publicly about growing up “pretty much homeless” in Washington, D.C.
A Hattiesburg native has the chance to attend an event that’s seen the likes of Michael Jordan, Lebron James and Candace Parker.Hattiesburg senior Melyia Grayson was nominated to play in the McDonald’s All-American game on April 1 in Houston, Texas.
There are several branches of the Steve Knight coaching tree leading high school basketball teams around Mississippi.LaRon Brumfield scored 1,348 points in four seasons under Knight at William Carey. The 1994 WCU graduate has spent the last six years building his own program at Oak Grove.
Hattiesburg High has advanced to the MHSAA basketball playoffs every season since 2015-16.The Tigers have gradually improved in each outing – reaching the sweet 16 in 2016 and 2017, the elite 8 in 2018 and the final four last season.
Sacred Heart soccer continued its defense of the boys and girls MHSAA championships with a couple of district titles on Wednesday.The Crusaders survived Resurrection Catholic 3-2 in overtime to improve to 9-2-2 and claim the Region 8, class 1A/2A/3A crown.
Pearl River Community College enjoyed its best season of all time in 2018-19. PRCC captured its first Region 23 championship and advanced to the school’s first NJCAA national tournament.The No. 4 Wildcats have not skipped a beat this season. In fact, they might be in even more of a groove.
Just a month after stepping down as head football coach of Laurel High, Todd Breland has found a new home.Breland was introduced to faculty and supporters on Thursday afternoon as the new head football coach and athletic director of South Jones.
Southern Miss led UTEP by one point with 13 minutes to play in El Paso, Texas.However, the Miners rode the strength of their home crowd down the stretch to pull out a 76-64 win, dropping the Golden Eagles to 4-12 (0-3 Conference USA).
The 2019 calendar year began like every other – a fourth straight girls soccer state championship for Sacred Heart – the sixth under coach Poppa Fall in 7 years. And for the first time since 2013, the boys team took home a gold ball as well...
Christmas came a week early for many Pine Belt athletes and the respective universities they signed scholarships with on Wednesday’s National Signing Day.Several local players inked with four-year schools during December’s early signing period...
For the past 17 seasons, Southern Miss golf has hosted the Sam Hall Intercollegiate in honor of one of the program’s most influential persons.Hall will be absent from 2020’s annual fall tournament. The longtime USM golf coach, player and ambassador passed away Sunday at 86 years old.
Nearly 700 miles Mississippi Gulf Coast traveled by bus to Pittsburg, Kansas for the NJCAA national championship.Though, the Bulldogs logged several more miles during a year-long journey that began in the spring of 2019. They’d likely tell you it’s been a heck of a ride.
Just outside Lumberton’s football stadium – known as “The Pit” – is a sign that reads the Panthers’ four state championships (1983, 2004, 2005 and 2010).Lumberton hopes to break out a new bucket of paint and add a fifth title.