In a season of firsts, the Laurel girls basketball team reached the ultimate milestone on Friday night.The Lady Tornadoes survived Holmes County Central 39-36 at the “Big House” in Jackson to claim the program’s first state championship.
Since Sherri Cooley joined the Lady Tornadoes two years ago, the girls basketball program has done nothing but reach new heights.After leading Laurel to its first semifinal appearance in 2020, “Cooley & the Gang” are headed to the school’s first state championship.
The Hattiesburg Tigers did everything they could to keep their “Cinderella story” alive but time ran out and the proverbial clock struck midnight.Lake Cormorant withstood Hattiesburg 56-51 in Tuesday’s class 5A semifinal battle.
History was made at Oak Grove High School on Saturday night when the Warriors punched their first ticket to the “Big House.”Oak Grove took down Gulfport 55-40 to advance to the school’s first “Final Four” appearance in Jackson’s Mississippi Coliseum.
It’s been less than smooth sailing for Drew Boyd since his arrival to Southern Miss in 2018.Tommy John surgery during his senior year at Oak Grove made the road bumpy for the former “Dandy Dozen” player.
After 27 years of coaching high school baseball, Larry Knight began a new journey when he signed on to be Jones College’s pitching coach in October.Knight brings a winning mentality to Ellisville, no doubt.
When Scott Berry sits down to fill out his first lineup card of the season on Friday, he may not see as much power among those nine batters as in years past.However, what Berry does expect to see is smart hitters.
Opening Day is rapidly approaching for Southern Miss baseball.Coach Scott Berry returns several players with game experience but will be looking toward a few freshman to step up in 2021. Slade Wilks, in particular, could provide the Golden Eagles with some much-needed power at the plate.
He’s never adopted the moniker “Mr. Taylorsville” but it would certainly fit Mitch Evans – the former Tartars quarterback who stayed to coach his alma mater for nine years and three as the head coach.A new chapter began for Evans on Tuesday when he was named Seminary’s head football coach.
The city of Hattiesburg has more than one connection with Super Bowl LV.Presbyterian Christian School graduate Morgan Domingue will be in Tampa Bay, Florida on Sunday to cheer on the Buccaneers – quite literally.Domingue is in her second year as a Buccaneers cheerleader.
Coach Steve Buckley and company welcome another talented group of recruits to Ellisville as the calendar turns to February.Jones College signed 19 players on Wednesday’s “National Signing Day,” highlighted by five Pine Belt natives.
It’s been a long time coming but the Bobcats will finally be back on the baseball diamond Wednesday afternoon.Jones College opens its season at 2 p.m. against Meridian in the first of 21 doubleheaders in 2021.
For a program which hasn’t recorded a winning season in 12 years, it’s safe to say the William Carey women’s basketball team is off to a stellar start.The Lady Crusaders are 10-3 this season with a 6-2 record in the Southern States Athletic Conference...
Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry could’ve told you his pitching staff would be the team’s strength in 2021 even before the Golden Eagles took Hill Denson Field for their first practice on Friday.USM boasts 20 pitchers on its staff, including five lefties.
After 32 years, and a lot more victories, Marcus Boyles is hanging up his whistle.Petal’s football coach of the last nine seasons informed his team on Friday he’s moving on from football. Boyles is taking a sales representative job with BSN Sports.
William Carey hasn’t enjoyed a day off since the calendar turned to 2021.WCU finally got a break on Saturday after its weekend opponent Blue Mountain College was forced to quarantine.Steve Knight and company take it as a blessing in disguise.
After a slow start to the season, the Lady Eagles have found their stride in January.Southern Miss (5-5, 3-5 Conference USA) has won three straight games and it’s the young players who have led the way.
The finish line for soccer season is in sight, with playoffs set to begin on Monday around the Pine Belt.Once again, Sumrall High School is in the hunt. Both the boys and girls clubs clinched region 6-4A titles for the fifth straight year.
The Golden Eagles are four games into the new-look Conference USA format.Southern Miss is 1-3 in league play, but have been competitive with both UTEP and UAB.That’s where Jay Ladner is encouraged. However, he’s discouraged by USM’s C-USA ranking in turnover margin – dead last at -2.5.
Pearl River Community College’s historic 28-0 season seems like a lifetime ago. Granted, it did take place in a pre-Coronavirus world.Yet, it’s been less than a year since the Wildcats became Mississippi’s first junior college program to earn the top seed in the NJCAA Tournament.