I never expected to be writing this letter. Many times I thought to myself about how lucky I am to have this job and that I had no intentions of ever leaving it.

I was shocked and saddened to learn of the recent passing of Carson Hall, who graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic School about a month ago.

The big news this past week was Ole Miss Interim Athletic Director Keith Carter’s decision not to extend the contract of Rebels baseball coach Mike Bianco for a customary fourth year. Bianco's present contract will run out in three years.   

Wow! Mississippi State scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to stun Auburn, 5-4, Sunday night in the Bulldogs' opening game in the College World Series. It was their 28th  comeback win of the season. MSU was scheduled to play Vanderbilt on Tuesday night in their second contest …

Like many of you, I was on the Coast recently to watch the Southern Miss baseball team paint Biloxi black and gold, and remind everyone who runs Conference USA. What a week it was for the Golden Eagles, who used, among other things, a no-hitter and a walk-off homer to go 4-0 in the five-day …

From their first win at Smokie Harrington Park to their journey to Trustmark Park, the Sumrall Bobcats kept me busy this past baseball season. For that, I say thank you. Though the team came up short of hoisting the gold glove trophy, they took us all on one heckuva ride.

The Pine Belt was recently pummeled by three straight days of rain, and the soggy weather threw a wrench into the South State baseball playoffs. Never before have I seen a high school baseball game played on a Sunday, much less on Mother’s Day. But that was the last and mandatory resort for …

It’s crazy to think LeBron James missed out on the postseason this year for the first time since 2005. What’s even crazier is these NBA playoffs are thriving without him—both a current and all-time great. In fact, these have been the best, most entertaining playoffs in years.

When I wasn’t covering playoff baseball late last week, I was watching my second-favorite sporting event of the year, the NFL Draft. Seven rounds and 254 total selections came and went during the three-day spectacle, and as with every year, there were storylines abound. Here’s a few that cau…

Let’s be clear: On most days, I consider myself a casual golf fan. But when Tiger Woods is on my TV, well, I’m hardcore. Whatever I’m doing, I don’t care if it’s laundry, dishes, etc., I’ll drop it all in a heartbeat to watch Tiger do his thing. One does not simply pass up an opportunity to …

Students at Pearl River Community College have numerous resources that aid and support them on their academic journey. Included in these resources is an internship program offered through PRCC’s Workforce Development Programs. The internships are designed to enhance a student’s skillset whil…

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I do not know Jeremy McClain personally, but within the first five minutes of his introductory speech as Southern Miss’ new Director of Athletics on Monday evening, I felt like I did. First impression? McClain is genuinely a nice, down-to-earth guy who has a knack for working towards and cro…

Southeastern Baptist College in Laurel has announced three new additions to its athletics department staff. The three new staff members all have strong connections to the Laurel/Jones County area. 

Jeremy McLain blasted a grand slam in his first official action as athletic director at Southern Mississippi. McLain, a former All-American pitcher at Delta State, reached out and hired Hattiesburg native Jay Ladner this past week to lead the Golden Eagles basketball program.

The Super Bowl of Golf will take place this weekend in Augusta, Georgia. The 83rd annual Masters Golf Tournament is the most famous of the world’s golf tournaments. Augusta has a population of about 200,000, but on this weekend the city will double in population.

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Sports and debate go together like apple pie and ice cream. Sure, you can have one without the other, but who really wants to live in a world without them together?

Mississippi State’s women’s basketball team saw its historic season come to an end with an 88-84 loss to No. 7 Oregon in the Elite Eight on Sunday afternoon in Portland, Oregon. Teaira McCowan closed her career recording 19 points and 15 rebounds. She finished as the all-time leading rebound…

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For college basketball fans, March is sacred. Even for the casual sports fan, the month is pretty special.

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Last Tuesday was a long, tough day in Jackson for our remaining area basketball teams as not one, not two, but all three were bounced in the semifinal round of the MHSAA playoffs. Let’s just call it an unfortunate ending to an otherwise fun year.

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I was disappointed by the end of last week’s Southern Miss-Mississippi State baseball series in Starkville for a variety of a reasons.

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Doc Sadler deserves a significant pay raise as Southern Miss’ mens basketball coach. Heck, if the Golden Eagles keep doing what they’ve been doing for the last month, he might be worthy of a statue outside Reed Green Coliseum, too.

The Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs won their second straight SEC title, 68-64, over their nemesis from the East in South Carolina. The Lady Bulldogs (15-1, 27-2) won for their first time in Columbia, South Carolina, since the 2010 season. The Lady Gamecocks had no answer for States’ 6-foot-…

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Baseball season is here. Man, it feels good to finally say that again.

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Certainly I’m not alone in thinking this year’s Super Bowl was subpar. I mean, it was 3-3 headed to the fourth quarter. Even at that point, the Patriots felt like a lock to win. To the satisfaction of Saints fans, the Rams proved to be pretenders on the game’s biggest stage. Jarod Goff shrun…

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The Anthony Davis era in New Orleans appears to be on life support. News broke recently that Davis requested a trade from the Pelicans, the team that selected him first overall in the 2012 NBA Draft. Davis instantly became the face of the franchise and later a five-time NBA All-Star and one …

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The country took notice of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) in November after their decision to rob Maori Davenport of her senior basketball season at Charles Henderson High School. 

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Has there been a changing of the guard in college football? Since 2009, Alabama has rolled the competition and run the show, but has their time at the top of the sport come and gone? It’s a legitimate question after what Clemson did to them in last Monday’s College Football Playoff National …

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Make no mistake, I’m a big fan of SEC football. There’s just something special about football in the south. To me, special was always tuning in to CBS every Saturday afternoon at 2:30 to see Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson call the day’s biggest game. The kick-six from the …

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Hello, 2019. Here’s to hoping we’re in for a great year of sports in Hattiesburg and Covington County. Before we get too invested, though, let’s take a quick look back at 2018. Here’s what will stick with me the most.

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There seems to be a growing discussion among college football connoisseurs about the possibility of playoff expansion in the not too distant future. As it stands right now, four teams are selected based off strength of schedule, head-to-head results against common opponents, championships wo…