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A Year in Sports – 2019

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) – The 2019 calendar year began like every other – a fourth straight girls soccer state championship for Sacred Heart – the sixth under coach Joe “Poppa” Falla in seven years.

And for the first time since 2013, the boys team took home a gold ball as well.

The Pine Belt was treated to some good basketball in March. After 21 years of coaching, Calvin Brown finally led East Marion to its first state title. Bay Springs followed suit with its second state championship.

Three straight state and region titles for coach Missy Bilderback and company sent the Lady Bobcats back to the NJCAA tournament – while Chris Oney led the PRCC men to its first region 23 title and national tournament berth. Both schools fell in the second round.

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