Kevan Lindsey

Photo/John Larson

Sacred Heart continues dominance on the pitch

While the Sacred Heart Lady Crusaders fell to St. Andrews Episcopal Saturday, the boys made up for it with an overtime victory. With their victory, Sacred Heart soccer as a whole has a streak that rivals West Point football, or maybe even more impressive.

Since 2012, Sacred Heart soccer as a whole has hoisted the gold ball 10 times counting Saturday’s victory for the boys. That is dominance.

This might be the most special in many ways. Seniors made it back to Ridgeland where they fell in the State Championship during their sophomore season to St. Joseph. Those seniors get to go out on top.

Another reason is for the late Carson Hall who both teams devoted their seasons to. Speaking with players over the past two weeks, both knew things were bigger than a State Championship that they were playing for.

Sacred Heart continued their dominance as the decade closed out, but fans should look for that dominance to continue as we enter a new decade.

Baseball is back

JUCO baseball has kicked off their season, D-1 baseball is this week, and jamborees for high school baseball are also starting in the coming days.

Hallelujah.

This will be my first season covering games at “The Pete” and I cannot wait. Scott Berry’s Golden Eagles should dominate on the mound while their batting tries to get consistency. The new turf looks stunning and the players are excited as anyone to play on it.

Meanwhile, our Sports601 baseball magazine will be dropping soon and will be filled with high school previews, a USM story, William Carey story, and Pearl River Community College story, along with players to watch. It is unique and it is hard for me not to give anything away.

Baseball is back, and I am ready. Let’s go.

Pine Belt stars sign to continue their dreams

Last Wednesday I was busy. Incredibly busy. Schools throughout the Hattiesburg Impact/Sports601 coverage area had athletes signing letters of intent to play at the JUCO and D-1 level.

Some kids stayed close to home to play, while others opted to play out of state. One thing is for certain: they should all represent their Alma Maters well.

Someone told me they felt this gets a bit mundane, but I disagree. Seeing a young man or woman further their athletic career while getting a scholarship to play the sport they love will never get old. It is always exciting.

While I did not get to every signing [unfortunately cloning isn’t a viable option yet], I made sure to scan social media to retweet and congratulate signees.

Congratulations again, students. Represent the Pine Belt well.

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