More Coast teams continued to make traction in the latest Associated Press prep poll, released Tuesday afternoon.
St. Martin finished one point behind 10th-place Warren Central in the overall Top 10 with 21 points. Ocean Springs (14), Gulfport (2), Pearl River Central (1) and Resurrection Catholic (1) all received points.
OSHS and St. Martin tied for sixth in the Class 6A poll with 19 points, 36 behind fifth-place Clinton.
Pearl River Central received one first-place vote in the Class 5A poll but finished 60 points behind fifth-place West Point. Picayune picked up six points in the Class 5A poll.
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Continuing the trend of Coast schools finishing just on the outside, St. Stanislaus' 38 points in the Class 4A poll were good enough for sixth, 10 points behind fifth-place Lawrence County. East Central picked up six points.
The lone Coast team to actually grace one of the polls was once again Resurrection. With 13 of 15 first-place votes, the Eagles remained in first place, 11 points ahead of No. 2 Simmons.
Harrison Central sweeps Pearl 2-0: Harrison Central (13-5) got off to a fast start in the slow-pitch playoffs Tuesday by sweeping Pearl. HCHS won Game 1 5-1 and Game 2 11-3. Kayla Cade picked up both wins and also registered five hits, three doubles, one triple and four RBIs. Megan Hammontree had three hits and three runs in the series. Amari Ramsey had three hits, as did Jhericka Strickland. Ashley Terwilliger had two hits, a double and an RBI. HCHS advances to play at the winner of Northwest Rankin/West Jones.
Harrison Central def. West Harrison 3-0 (25-11, 25-23, 25-18): Natasha Feyjoo led HCHS (18-14) with 14 service points and 13 kills. Zimar Feyjoo had 17 assists, Deja Pegues and Sarynn Wright had 12 and 10 points respectively. HCHS opens the playoffs Oct. 20 at Oak Grove.
D'Iberville def. Moss Point 3-0 (25-11, 25-11, 25-7): Peyton Swanzy helped pace D'Iberville with eight service points and seven digs. Olivia Boone chipped in 10 service points. D'Iberville hosts St. Patrick for senior night on Thursday before starting the playoffs next Tuesday.