Player of the Week

  Laurel student wins girls tennis state championship

Just two years into her tennis career, Micah Hill is the 5A girls singles tennis state champion.

PRCC’s Dailey earns MACCC goalkeeper honor

Former USM standout RB now NFL free agent

MACCC honors 5 from Jones College, 3 from Pearl River CC

Former Oak Grove standout honored as MACCC’s ‘Player of Week’

USM’s Grayson named Conference USA co-Freshman of the Year

USM’s Stanley named C-USA ‘Pitcher of the Week’

Continued Coverage

USM’s Hardy earns C-USA ‘Player of the Week’ honor

  WDAM’s Pine Belt football Player of the Year: Marquis Crosby

USM’s Grayson honored as C-USA ‘Freshman of the Week’

  Player of the Week - Taylorsville’s talented tailback Jeffery Pittman

Player of the Week - West Jones Defensive Back Cedric Bender

  Player of the Week - Stone Ross helps carry Wayne Academy to state championship

  Player of the Week - Petal QB Jackson Allen leads Panthers into 6A playoffs

The Panthers needed a win on Friday night in order to clinch the playoffs, which is something Petal quarterback Jackson Allen didn’t take lightly.

  Player of the Week - Kabe Barnett next in line at Oak Grove

He makes it sound easy."I just trust the [offensive line] to not let any [defensive] lineman, linebacker touch me and then [I] just give the receiver a chance to catch the ball,” said Oak Grove junior quarterback Kabe Barnett.

  Player of the Week - Quandarius Hubbard paces the Pirates

Mount Olive has passed the football just 14 times this season. The Pirates have carried it 250 times for 2,089 yards rushing.Even though opponents know what’s coming, they still can’t seem to stop it.

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week VIII-Roundup III

Pine Belt Prep Football-Week VIII-Roundup III

  Player of the Week - Robert Henry continues to be Lumberton’s heavy-lifter

  Player of the Week - Xavier Evans carries Laurel to come-from-behind win

JC’s McLaurin named MACCC Defensive Player of the Week

  Player of the Week - Sumrall QB John Ford

  Player of the Week - West Marion’s “Tater Rabbit” gets it done on both sides of the ball

Former USM standout Mullens to start for 49ers Sunday

  Player of the Week - PCS running back Marquis Crosby

Marquis Crosby has been tearing through defenses long before he donned a Bobcat uniform.As a sophomore at Seminary, he led the Bulldogs to the class 3A state championship game behind 2,063 yards and 24 touchdowns. His decision to transfer to Presbyterian Christian School in 2019 was not on a whim.

Jimmy Smith makes list of NFL Hall of Fame nominees

Former Jackson State University standout Jimmy Smith makes list of NFL Hall of Fame nominees.

  Player of the Week - Ty Keyes captains Taylorsville comeback

The Ty Keyes stat-line was impressive again on Friday. But perhaps more impressive is how the senior quarterback led Taylorsville back from a 34-14 halftime deficit, outscoring Seminary 44-8 in the second half...

  Hattiesburg’s Thompson named WDAM ‘Player of Week’

Hattiesburg High School senior safety Walton Thompson was named WDAM-TV's "Player of the Week" after coming up with three interceptions in the Tigers' win over Laurel High School in the 99th annual edition of The Battle for the Lil' Brown Jug.

Alvin Kamara not present at Saints Camp

The fourth-year back out of Tennessee is coming off an injury-riddled 2019, where he saw a dip in production, after a career-high in all purpose yards and touchdowns in 2018.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Al’jurae Arnold working for one more Jefferson Davis County title run

Al'jurae Arnold is working for one more Jefferson Davis County High School title run

  Players of the Pine Belt: Perry Central’s Jaden Scott planning for Bulldogs’ big year

Perry Central High School senior Jaden Scott expecting big year for the Bulldogs.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Stringer running back JoJo Sampson is set to go-go for the Red Devils

Stringer High School running back JoJo Sampson is set to go-go for the Red Devils.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Northeast Jones counting on senior Sam White on its front line

Northeast Jones High School counting on senior Sam White on its front line.

  Players of the Pine Belt: HHS’ Jaquez Andrews earns expanded running back role

Hattiesburg High School cornerback Jaquez Andrews appears poised for a bigger role on offense for the Tigers this fall.

  Players of the Pine Belt: North Forrest’s Michael Martin a force on both sides of the football

North Forrest High School senior lineman Michael Martin a force on both sides of the football.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Wayne County’s Tim Bonner ready for larger role

Wayne County High School senior receiver Tim Bonner is looking forward to a larger role on offense.

  Players of Pine Belt: Seminary’s Seth Gilmore ready for 4th season on offensive line

Seminary High School offensive guard Seth Gilmore is about to begin 4th season on offensive line for Bulldogs.

  Players of the Pine Belt: West Marion duo, Jartavious Martin, Qavonte Swanigan, share the spotlight

West Marion High School seniors Jartavious Martin and Qavonte Swanigan ready to share spotlight in final season for Trojans.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Collins’ Emmanuel Lockhart hoping to play senior year

Collins High School running back/free safety Emmanuel Lockhart is hoping he'll be able to get in his senior football season.

  USM’s Steven Anderson enters transfer portal

The redshirt junior becomes the fourth Golden Eagle to opt out of 2020 season. After 23 career games with the Black and Gold, Anderson plans to become a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility remaining.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Bay Springs’ LaMarcus Stubbs ready to hit

Bay Springs High School senior running back/linebacker LaMarcus Stubbs is ready to go for his senior season.

  Players of the Pine Belt: FCAHS’ Josh Daniels wants his senior season to happen

Forrest County Agricultural High School running back Josh Daniels said he hopes his senior season does not fall victim to COVID-19.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Richton’s Devin Miller talks softly, but delivers big hits

Richton High School's Devin Miller lets his actions speak for him.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Jonathan Harris plays big for Petal

Petal High School receiver Johnathan Harris never may be the biggest football player on the field, so he'll just have to to settle for making the biggest plays.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Laurel’s dual-threat QB Xavier Evans to transition to dual-threat RB/WR

Laurel High School quarterback Xavier Evans sliding into full-time role as running back.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Sylva Bay’s Holden Brown ready for final season with Saints

Senior Holden Brown hopes to help Sylva Bay Academy make another Class 4A playoff run in Midsouth Association of Independent Schools football.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Wayne Academy’s Will Hodo ready for Friday night’s lights

Wayne Academy receiver/linebacker Will Hodo said he's anxious to see football kick off Friday night.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Oak Grove senior E.J. Newell to anchor Warriors’ ground game

Oak Grove High School running back E.J. Newell is looking forward to his senior season.

  Players of the Pine Belt: South Jones’ Reid Gavin expected to have big impact for Braves

Senior offensive lineman Reid Gavin will give the South Jones High School offensive line a big boost this football season.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Sumrall’s Cole Daniels ready to come up big

Sumrall High School senior defensive tackle Cole Daniels will be starting his fifth season up front for the Bobats' defense.

  Players of the Pine Belt: East Marion’s Carlos Stubbs a threat on both sides of the football

East Marion High School senior Carlos Stubbs is heading into his fourth season at wide receiver and his second as a shake-'em-up pass rusher off the edge.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Sacred Heart’s Kasen Noble ready to go on two fronts

Sacred Heart's Kasen Noble will be a key player on both the offensive and defensive lines for the Crusaders.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Purvis RB Ty Badon to take on larger role in 2020

Purvis High School junior running back Ty Badon is expected to take on a bigger role for the Tornadoes during the 2020 football season.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Columbia Academy’s Robert Johnson set to double down

Columbia Academy receiver/free safety Robert Johnson is all set to pull double duty.

  Players of the Pine Belt: West Jones QB Alan Follis primed for senior season

West Jones High School senior quarterback Alan Follis is set to be front and center while behind center for the Mustangs.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Dream comes true for Lumberton’s Steven Lonadier

Lumberton High School offensive tackle Steven Lonadier is living out the dream of playing football for the team he idolized as a youngster.

  Players of the Pine Belt: PCS’ Marquis Crosby expected to be major force

Presbyterian Christian School running back Marquis Crosby is healthy and that could be bad news for the Bobcats' football opponents this fall.

  Players of the Pine Belt: Columbia’s Dashod Ball ready for leadership role

Columbia High School football player Dashod Ball is ready to step up in his final football season as a Wildcat.

  Saints veterans report to training camp; two players opt out

For the first week of training camp, players must pass 3 tests over a 4-day span before entering the facility.

Miss. football player receives key to hometown after stance on state flag

Kylin Hill received a key to his hometown, Columbus, on Tuesday.

  Cade Crosby talks Southern Miss commitment

Former Long Beach & Gulfport infielder describes how his fandom of the Golden Eagles began.

  Gulfport’s Cade Crosby commits to Southern Miss Baseball

Originally committed to Samford and a former Long Beach Bearcat, Crosby hit .422 in his career at Long Beach.

Drew Brees tweets his concerns about the upcoming season

New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees took to social media Sunday, July 19, to voice his concerns about the upcoming season.

Quez Watkins signs rookie deal with Philadelphia Eagles

Four-year contract projected to be worth up to $3.5 million with a signing bonus around $165K.

  Paul Pounds talks coaching Archie Manning back in high school

The former coach of Drew High School now resides in Columbia with his wife, Brenda, and their bed and breakfast.

  Southern Miss’ Guidry calls it a career, says goodbye to Eagle fanbase

The two-time team captain will forever be remembered for ending his career on a 72-game on-base streak.

  NFL cuts preseason in half

Saints will face Steelers August 23rd and host Texans August 29th.

  Three Pelicans tested positive for COVID-19

Players are in isolation and will rejoin team after two consecutive negative tests. Were among the 16 of the NBA's 302 players that tested last week.

  MHSAA discuss fall sports being played in 2020

Committee will reconvene July 14th.

5th PRCC women’s basketball player signs with 4-year college

Pearl River Community College sophomore Olivia Mosley became the 5th Wildcat off the 2019-20 team to sign a women's basketball scholarship with a 4-year school.

  Saints’ Malcolm Jenkins uncomfortable with NFL return amid COVID-19

The All-Pro safety doesn't think football can be played until health & safety measures are addressed.

  Saints announce 2020 Hall of Fame class: Jahri Evans, Roman Harper, & Marco Garcia

Class of 2020 will be inducted during events on a weekend to be announced this season.

  Two of Mississippi’s top talents talk recruiting, senior seasons

All it takes is a 20 mile drive along Highway 28 to watch two of Mississippi’s most talented football players. Taylorsville’s Ty Keyes and Magee’s Chandler Pittman are ranked No. 6 and No. 9, respectively, among ESPN’s top Mississippi recruits in the class of 2021.College coaches from all over...

USM’s Richards has high hopes jumping into future

University of Southern Mississippi high jump All-American Eric Richards not only had his final year cut short, but his Olympic aspirations delayed until 2021. But Richards intends to return to Hattiesburg for a "second" senior season.

  From Oak Grove to the Ivy League

Alex and Lauren Perren are competitive.“They’d call me on weekends,’” said Oak Grove head softball coach Benji Hornsby. “’Coach can we come to the fieldhouse and hit? Coach, can you pitch to us, can we catch?’" The twins are even competitive about who was born first – Lauren wins that battle.

  Senior Spotlight - North Forrest Eagles

Anthony Dillon not only coached North Forrest football this school year, but he led the Track and Field team as well.Unfortunately, the Eagles’ season fell victim to the Coronavirus pandemic and so did the senior years of six...

  Senior Spotlight - Perry Central Bulldogs

Perry Central baseball is just two years removed from its first region championship.The Bulldogs’ senior class of four leaves the program after just ten games in their final season...

  Senior Spotlight - Jefferson Davis Jaguars

The Jefferson Davis Jaguars are one of many Track and Field teams that weren’t afforded the chance to see their season play out due to the Coronavirus pandemic.Head coach Coleman Price sends off seven seniors...

  Senior Spotlight - Greene County Wildcats

The Wildcats were optimistic about the 2020 season, beginning the year 8-4 until the Coronavirus pandemic cut in.Head coach Nick Chatham graduates six seniors from the Greene County program...

  Senior Spotlight - Magee Trojans

The Magee Trojans are just a year removed from the class 3A South State championship and were looking for another great season in 2020.However, their campaign interrupted just nine games in. Head coach Allen Eubanks sends off three seniors...

  Senior Spotlight - Collins Tigers

The Collins Tigers played just two games before COVID-19 came calling.Head coach Lester Magee says his goodbyes to seven seniors...

  Senior Spotlight - Sacred Heart Crusaders

We were able to witness just a snippet of what Sacred Heart baseball looked like under longtime Petal head coach Larry Watkins.The 42-year coaching veteran with six state championships and 868 wins added nine more victories during the Crusaders’ shortened season.