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  Vancleave’s Chonteze Franklin signs with Belhaven University

Franklin was surrounded by friends, family, and even old coaches as she finalized her decision.

Jackson Academy hosts first-ever National Wheelchair Basketball Association sanctioned tourney

Mississippi athletes will be able to earn money for likeness

  D’Iberville sweeps boys, girls powerlifting state titles

  Isaih Moore to transfer to Southern Miss

Southern Miss splits with Louisiana Tech Saturday

  Harrison Central’s Sam Murray offered by Baylor

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  Ed Orgeron on QB battle: ‘they’re all competing for the job’

  Pearl River closes spring football practice

  Isabel Leatherman, Kyle Foretich win Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete award

Brett Favre says politics are ruining sports; protests are ‘more turmoil than good’

  Antonia Bryant signs with Southwest Mississippi Community College

Gulf Coast Monarchy football team schedule

  Jeff Norwood named West Harrison boys basketball head coach

West Harrison has named Jeff Norwood its next head boys basketball coach, WLOX confirmed on Tuesday.

Latest baseball coaches poll ranks Mississippi teams in top 6

The poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of 31 head coaches at Division I schools.

Sen. McDaniel says ‘to hell with the NCAA’ after potential boycott over trans legislation

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker called the statement from the NCAA “unbelievable” while McDaniel described it as a “woke stance.”

  MGCCC men’s tennis finishes undefeated in conference play

Six of the 10 members of the team are from South Mississippi.

  NCAA suggests states with transgender ban will not host championships

Kevin James to play Sean Payton in upcoming movie about bountygate

Pearl River men’s basketball misses cut for national tournament

  Justin Walley awarded 6A Mr. Football award

  Mississippi Select AAU team teaching lessons on and off court

  Bulldogs batter Bears

  No. 11 Pearl River secures spot in Region XXIII semifinals

There are seemingly very few sure things in life: Death, taxes and the Pearl River men’s basketball team in the Region XXIII semifinals.

  St. Stanislaus E-Sports team competing with those across state and country

E-sports are officially recognized by the Mississippi High School Athletics Association through PlayVS and include Madden, FIFA, Rocket League, and many others.

Diamondhead’s Karstyn Altese ties for second place in national golf championship

Diamondhead native Karstyn Altese tied for second place in the Drive, Chip, and Putt national finals golf competition on Sunday.

  Noreel White commits to Florida State

St. Martin freshman football star Noreel White pledged his commitment to Florida State on Thursday.

  Biloxi Shuckers inching closer to opening day

As Major League ballparks opened their gates to the 2021 season on Thursday, all remained quiet inside MGM Park - but not for much longer. The Shuckers are on their way to Spring Training - one stop away from the regular season.

  D’Iberville Amarion Fells signs with Louisiana Community Christian

The senior forced two fumbles in 2020, had a pair of interceptions and 70 total tackles en route to a perfect regular season for the Warriors.

Gov. Tate Reeves announces new K-12 seating restrictions

Gov. Tate Reeves officially extended the existing Executive Order, but also eased restrictions on K-12 events.

NFL owners approve 17-game regular season, 3 preseason games

The NFL is increasing the regular season to 17 games and reducing the preseason to three games.

  St. Martin hosts first track meet in over 20 years

St. Martin high school hosted its first track & field event in over 20 years on Monday, as a number of middle schools from throughout the coast gathered on a pleasant - and historic - afternoon.

  12-year-old Diamondhead girl prepares again for national golf championship

A little over a year ago, Karstyn Altese of Diamondhead was preparing for the Drive, Chip, and Putt national finals at Augusta National.

  Pearl River men’s basketball claims back-to-back MACCC titles

The ninth-ranked Wildcats claimed their second-straight share of the MACCC championship and the program’s third championship in four years.

  Southern Miss opens conference play Friday

Entering Tuesday’s game against Alabama, Southern Miss was statistically one of the worst hitting teams in Conference-USA. But one come-from-behind win later, and momentum is on their side.

Mississippi State leaning on strengths for NIT quarterfinals

Mississippi State returns to the hardwood on Thursday to square off with Richmond in the NIT quarterfinals.

Saints expected to give Superdome naming rights to Caesars Entertainment

A report from The Athletic says the groundbreaking deal would give Caesars Entertrainment naming rights for the next two decades.

  Coast soccer coach refuses to let cancer sideline him

A person’s strength is often defined by who they are when times get tough. For D’Iberville girls soccer coach Paul Langham and his family, that began last January - when he was diagnosed with colon cancer.

Montenegro’s Two-Run Double Lifts Southern Miss over No. 23 Alabama

Gabe Montenegro had a season-high three hits, including a two-run go-ahead double in the seventh, to lead Southern Miss to a 5-4 non-conference baseball victory over No. 23 Alabama Tuesday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

  Walker Powell throws eight shutout innings as Southern Miss blanks Missouri State

The Golden Eagles (11-6) captured their seventh victory over the last eight games, as they also posted their fourth shutout of the campaign.

Pearl River softball splits with East Mississippi

The Pearl River softball team earned a sweep with East Mississippi on Saturday, claiming Game 1 15-1 in five innings before falling 5-4 in Game 2.

  March Madness brings money to South Mississippi sportsbooks

After being canceled last year due to the pandemic, Round One of March Madness kicked off Friday, bringing with it a frenzy of sports betting to casinos on the Gulf Coast.

  Lilli Havens signs with MGCCC

She will continue the D’Iberville-to-Perkinston pipeline, as former Warrior Shae Mallard just wrapped up her sophomore year at MGCCC.

  Landen Payne signs with Pearl River

He’s a two-way star for the yellow jackets, hitting over .340 this season at the plate with 10 runs batted in, as well as an ace on the bump.

  Southern Miss previews weekend series with Missouri State

Southern Miss enters this weekend’s series against Missouri State as winners of five of its last six games. And while there has been no shortage of impressive performances on the mound.

  Southern Miss Athletics Set to Hold Super Saturday March 27

The Southern Miss football Black and Gold Scrimmage, a baseball doubleheader with Louisiana Tech and three tennis matches sets the stage for Super Saturday on the Golden Eagle campus, March 27.

‘From Drew, with love’: Brees pens ‘Thank You’ letter to Saints and the city

Days after announcing his retirement from the NFL, quarterback Drew Brees has shared a “Thank you” letter to the Saints organization, fans and the City of New Orleans.

  Jay Hopson added to Mississippi State coaching staff

Former Southern Miss head coach Jay Hopson has a new home, and he won’t be going far.

  No. 9 Pearl River rolls past Gulf Coast as Chris Oney claims 100th win

The No. 9 Pearl River men’s basketball team cruised to victory in its road contest against rival Gulf Coast on Monday, winning 78-49.

  Drew Brees fans in Miss. explain what the superstar quarterback has meant to them

NFL star quarterback Drew Brees has led the New Orleans Saints to victories, championships and a Super Bowl.

Ole Miss, MSU selected to play in NIT

Ole Miss and Mississippi State’s men’s basketball teams missed out on the Big Dance, but both will play on.

Brees visits Tom Benson’s gravesite on first day of retirement

March 15 is the three year anniversary of Tom Benson's death.

  ‘It’s just a dream I always had’: Gulfport PE coach completes 100-mile run

Jeannie Cook says she trained for nine months, running seven days a week to prepare for this 100-miler.

“We will forever be grateful,” Saints owner Gayle Benson, Coach Payton react to Brees’ announcement

"We found a player with a burning desire to win," Head Coach Sean Payton said

  Battle at the Beach day 3 (3/13/21)

The Battle at the Beach continued into the weekend!

  Greyhound Lacrosse holds fundraiser game benefitting local nonprofit for veterans

The Ocean Springs Greyhounds Lacrosse team laced their cleats to help raise money for veterans in need.

  Battle at the beach: day 1 (03/11/2021)

Exactly one year ago Thursday, the NBA officially suspended its season, sending the sports world into a screeching halt.

  Annual Battle on the Beach baseball tournament happening this weekend

Nearly 40 teams are in town for the fifth annual Battle on the Beach, which is taking place at Biloxi High and other high school baseball diamonds on the Gulf Coast.

  Gov. Reeves signs bill banning trans athletes from school sports

It’s called the Mississippi Fairness Act.

  Ole Miss enters SEC tournament on NCAA bubble

On Thursday, the Ole Miss men’s basketball team will take the court exactly one year removed from the last SEC tournament game played before the pandemic put a stop to the season.

  No. 2 MGCCC sweeps PRCC

After an uncharacteristically quiet offensive performance Monday, No. 2 Mississippi Gulf Coast pushed 20 runs across in a sweep of archrival Pearl River on Wednesday at Ross-Smith Field.

  No. 7 Pearl River earns rivalry sweep of Gulf Coast

After rallying late to claim a pitcher’s duel in the opener 2-1 in 10 innings, Pearl River then put together two huge innings in Game 2 to take a 10-6 victory and secure the second sweep of MGCCC on the season.

  Saints reportedly to release Emmanuel Sanders, Kwon Alexander

It was no secret the Saints entered this off-season in a salary cap nightmare. Over the last few days, Mickey Loomis and company have been busy re-structuring and releasing expensive contracts to cut into that deficit.

NFL sets Salary Cap for 2021 season

One week before the NFL turns the calendar to the 2021 season officially, they released the salary cap for all teams and the Saints still have lots of work to do.

  Southern Miss Set to Increase Capacity for Outdoor Sports This Spring

First priority will be given to individuals who are on waiting lists for spring sport season tickets.

Southern Miss to increase capacity for outdoor sporting events

Southern Miss announced Tuesday seating capacity at all spring sports venues will be increased.

  Sunkist Country Club, golfers ready for Slavic Invitational’s return

Many from all over will be playing golf in South Mississippi on the last weekend of September in the 46th Annual Slavic Invitational.

  Nick Krass commits to Ole Miss

Krass was a standout this past season on both sides of the floor, averaging almost 18 points per contest, along with over five rebounds, and three steals.

  Flanagan’s layup gives Gulf Coast late win

Mississippi Gulf Coast has been on the losing end of four last-minute defeats in 2021, including a heartbreaking 3-pointer at the buzzer to lose at Southwest the first time the teams met.

  No. 9 Pearl River comes alive to hand Hinds first loss

No. 9 Pearl River handed the MACCC’s lone undefeated team its first loss Monday night when the Wildcats left little doubt which was the better team inside Marvin R. White Coliseum.

  Looking back at COVID’s impact on local sports

For last year’s seniors, it’s, unfortunately, a season they’ll never get back, but for this year’s senior class, they’re putting a little extra motivation behind every swing.

Poplarville’s Khalid Moore commits to Mississippi State

The junior is listed at 6′2 206 pounds.

Southern Miss shuts out Jacksonville State to give Scott Berry 400th win

Southern Miss scored three runs in both the fifth and seventh innings, giving the Golden Eagles all the runs they needed in the contest.

  After A Year Off: Vancleave youth baseball kicks off with open day ceremony

After a year into the pandemic, many are eager to get back to their everyday lives. On Saturday, many were able to do that at the Vancleave Complex.

  Southern Miss spring practice in full swing

One of the many things to watch this offseason is the quarterback battle - with Jack Abraham gone, the position is up for grabs. Two names that have popped up early on are true freshman Tee Webb, and returning sophomore Trey Lowe, who saw time in four games last year - and has made big strides since

  Tim Jones invited to 2021 NFL Combine

Golden Eagle wideout and Biloxi alum Tim Jones received an invite to the NFL Combine this week.

  Southern Miss searching for offensive spark

Southern Miss is back to a .500 record after Wednesday’s loss to Mississippi State, and have now dropped back-to-back games for the first time since May of 2019.

  MGCCC announces new attendance policies

For basketball games, 50 percent capacity will be allowed inside, with more tickets available to the student body, as well as a limited number of tickets dedicated to the general public.

  High school basketball state semi-finals (3/3/21)

The Harrison Central boys took on Clinton while the girls faced off against Germantown.

  Local junior colleges easing crowd capacity restrictions

With COVID restrictions easing across the state, capacity restrictions at sporting events are easing up too.

  USM, MSU preview Wednesday’s baseball showdown

Southern Miss and Mississippi State were supposed to take the diamond in Pearl on Tuesday night. But, as has seemed to have become the norm over the last year, it’s been postponed. The Golden Eagles and Bulldogs will now square off on Wednesday.