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Sometimes when something takes a little more time than seems necessary, the result is simply so much sweeter. Without a doubt, that is the case with the recent induction of J.E. Loiacano in the Gulfport Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday evening at the Lyman Community Center.
We had a big crew out at the Cat Island House recently. Dr Lori Marshall and her husband Derek had been planning the trip for over a year. It was a vacation/Birthday Party for their son William. So, along with 4 adults, also came 6 young men from the Madison, MS area.
Saint Stanislaus College senior thinclad William Weber signed a National Letter on Intent to run track and field with Millsaps College on Wednesday, May 22nd.
On August 1, 2018, this past athletic year began in earnest not knowing what the future held or what the outcome would be for the four area schools and their student-athletes during their 10-month ordeal on the fields and courts of interscholastic play.
The Pearl River Community College Wildcats are making a return trip to the NJCAA World Series this weekend after their 11-2 rout of LSU-Eunice on Saturday in the Region XXIII championship game wearing their "championship gold" uniforms. The win gave the Wildcats a 40-12 record and the #1-see…
We’ve had some big groups out at the Cat Island House the last couple weeks. Our all inclusive overnight trips have been a lot of fun, the last several years. Corporate groups have certainly taken a liking to these trips.
It is not too often that a father and a son enjoy playing athletics at the collegiate level. It is even more rare that the tradition expands to a third generation. However, that has happened in our area this year when Saint Stanislaus College senior Luke Ladner signed a National Letter of In…
The Hancock Hawks hosted a three-team jamboree that featured Long Beach High School and Poplarville High School on Thursday night at Brett Favre Field in Kiln.
For those of us who love to take in the gridiron, the last two weeks have been a mild cleansing of the soul to get us ready for the grind of summer as we await the Friday Night Lights to illuminate the fall skies.
Southwest sophomore guards Jamaya Galloway and Amari Pittman, both graduates of Bay High School, signed scholarships Wednesday afternoon to continue their athletic and academic careers. Galloway elected to sign with the LSU-Alexandria Lady Generals while Pittman signed with the Tougaloo Coll…
I knew I was in trouble when I hopped into the boat. It was a little before 4am and I had just hitched up to the trailer. I was in a rush leaving on my previous trip, and left a recirculating pump on. Both my cranking and house battery were left on, and were now stone dead.
The Class 2A/4A/6A state track meet was postponed on Saturday due to severe weather passing through the state and rescheduled for Monday at Pearl High School.
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws (25-9) bowed out of the Class 4A state baseball playoffs with a 11-0 loss to the Sumrall Bobcats on Monday evening at the Brother Philip Memorial Athletic Complex.
Fishing has been really picking up the last couple of days. Everyday, the salinity, bait, weather and catches improve. After a very tricky winter, I think everyone is looking forward to some great spring fishing!
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws and Sumrall opened their Class 4A state quarterfinal series on Thursday evening at the Brother Philip Memorial Athletic Complex. And, it did not exactly turn out the way SSC (24-8) wanted. Sumrall scored early and often on their way to a 11-1 victory in game one.
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws (24-7) swept the Northeast Lauderdale Trojans in a best-of-three series in the second round of the Class 4A state baseball playoffs with steady pitching and timely hits.
The Pass Christian Lady Pirates traveled to Flowood to claim the Class 4A South State girls track and field team title as they racked up 136.5 points to runner-up Moss Point's 87.5 points in a field of 20 teams. The Bay High Lady Tigers scored 11 points to finish 15th overall.
St. Stanislaus College recently named Zach Villarrubia as the head soccer coach replacing Danny Patton who had led the tradition-rich program for the last three seasons. Villarrubia has been the Saint Patrick girls head coach for the past two seasons.
Mother Nature will always have the last laugh. After a season of adjustment, postponement, and cancellations, the high school baseball diamonds in south and central Mississippi were abandoned on Thursday evening which was supposed to be the first game of the second round due to severe weathe…
The city of Bay St. Louis had a great evening on Monday against the city of Purvis on the local high school diamonds. The Bay High Lady Tigers held off a hard-charging Tornado squad in the first game of the second round of the Class 4A state softball playoffs at the Leo Seal Softball Complex…
There are dream jobs out there for everyone and many people land their dream jobs every day. On Thursday, former St. Stanislaus head basketball coach, was given his dream job when the University of Southern Mississippi named him as the new head men's basketball coach.
After all the delays, cancellations and postponement from the weather all diamond season long, we are now at the start of the second season -- the state playoffs. And, with the start of the second season, the weather seems to be complying and warming up slightly.
Had some family in town recently, and of course , we had to do a little fishing! My young nieces, Bea (4) and Eloise (2), had never been on a boat. This was gonna be a big day. With the very young kiddos, I’m a big fan of strategy. My biggest fear is to scar a kid into not wanting to fish ev…
After a couple of days of rain last week, the skies have cleared and this past week was gorgeous on the diamond. An area team claimed the baseball division title and #1-seed.
There is no doubt that this has taken more than it's fair share of time, but it finally happened. Former Saint Stanislaus College multi-sport star, as well as, Bay High and Gulfport High head coach and Mississippi State University strength and conditioning coach J.E. Loiacano has been named …
Saint Stanislaus/Our Lady Academy Tennis Team won the 8-4A Division championship last week. The win makes it their 20th Division Championship. The OLA/SSC tennis team has an overall record of 8-2 this season
The area suffered another snafu from Mother Nature late last week when she decided to, again, open the heavens on the area and inundate diamonds with more water. Several games were adjusted in advance of the weather while others were simply postponed or cancelled.
It is against the law for charter fishing guides in Mississippi waters, to keep their limit of speckled trout on a charter trip. Did you know how this law came to be? The law was proposed by our own Mississippi Charter fishing guides, in the Dept of Marine Resources Charter for Hire Task For…
For the second consecutive week, the weather gods have cooperated with area teams. Games on both diamonds were played without interruption and on dry fields.
One of my last trips to the Louisiana Marsh, I had two guys from Arkansas. These guys had never been redfishing, but you would have never known it. These two gents have had plenty of practice casting, bass fishing the last several decades.
The area experienced the first full week of the diamond season with decent weather in 2019. The teams did not have any cancellations or reschedules for the first time in 2019.
Our first wave of spring breakers have been a lot of fun to fish with. Just on my boat the last few days, I’ve had folks from: Texas, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, even Wisconsin.
Roughly four years ago, one of Saint Stanislaus College's longest standing track and field records was broken. It looks as though that record may be eclipsed yet again.
Now that the area has had a decent week of weather, the ball fields have drained and dried out; however, we now have those incessantly voracious gnats to deal with. Aaaahhhhh the madness......
Thursday night was a big evening for track and field with the annual Bearcat Classic being held in Long Beach and the 24th annual Rock Relays at the Brother Philip Memorial Athletic Complex.
The PGA Tour Champions will once again host its open qualifier for the Rapiscan Systems Classic (formerly Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic) at Diamondhead Country Club. This year’s qualifiers began on Friday, and will take place again this Monday, March 25, at Diamondhead Country Club’s Pine …
Mr Charlie has been fishing with us for a year or so now. He is a die hard fly fisherman. Capt Alex and I have been taking him out every couple of months. Mr Charlie has fished all over the world. Some of the places he has been, stories he tells, and fish he’s caught are simply unbelievable.
Just when you thought it was drying out enough to have clean fields, here comes another front. Will the mad dampness ever end??!!