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Jeff Haeger

A Pass Christian, MS native, Jeff Haeger graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2013 with a degree in broadcast journalism. He's been hooked on sports ever since watching Michael Jordan in the 1997 NBA finals, and chose broadcast journalism as a means to express that passion. He now does so five days a week, as he was hired to work as a full-time digital journalist for WHLT-TV CBS 22 in 2013.

Email Jeff at jhaeger@WHLT.com.

 

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  • HIGHLIGHTS: Southern Miss Falls To Mississippi State, 49-0

    HIGHLIGHTS: Southern Miss Falls To Mississippi State, 49-0

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:58:51 GMT
    Southern Miss Football Report…Aug. 31, 2014 Record 0-1, 0-0 C-USA Last Week L, 49-0, at Mississippi State (Davis Wade Stadium/Starkville, Miss./61,889) This Week Sept. 6, Alcorn State, 6 p.m. CT (Carlisle-Faulkner Field at Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, Miss., 36,000/Videostream through Southern Miss All-Access) Notes • The Golden Eagles opened their 98th football season by playing an in-state opponent for the first time since the 2009 season when they entertained Alcorn State to start the ...
    Southern Miss Football Report…Aug. 31, 2014 Record 0-1, 0-0 C-USA Last Week L, 49-0, at Mississippi State (Davis Wade Stadium/Starkville, Miss./61,889) This Week Sept. 6, Alcorn State, 6 p.m. CT (Carlisle-Faulkner Field at Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, Miss., 36,000/Videostream through Southern Miss All-Access) Notes • The Golden Eagles opened their 98th football season by playing an in-state opponent for the first time since the 2009 season when they entertained Alcorn State to start the ...
  • Ball Security Issues Prove Costly For USM In Shutout Loss To MSU

    Ball Security Issues Prove Costly For USM In Shutout Loss To MSU

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:58:00 GMT
    Southern Miss Football Report…Aug. 31, 2014 Record 0-1, 0-0 C-USA Last Week L, 49-0, at Mississippi State (Davis Wade Stadium/Starkville, Miss./61,889) This Week Sept. 6, Alcorn State, 6 p.m. CT (Carlisle-Faulkner Field at Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, Miss., 36,000/Videostream through Southern Miss All-Access) Notes • The Golden Eagles opened their 98th football season by playing an in-state opponent for the first time since the 2009 season when they entertained Alcorn State to start the ...
    Southern Miss Football Report…Aug. 31, 2014 Record 0-1, 0-0 C-USA Last Week L, 49-0, at Mississippi State (Davis Wade Stadium/Starkville, Miss./61,889) This Week Sept. 6, Alcorn State, 6 p.m. CT (Carlisle-Faulkner Field at Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, Miss., 36,000/Videostream through Southern Miss All-Access) Notes • The Golden Eagles opened their 98th football season by playing an in-state opponent for the first time since the 2009 season when they entertained Alcorn State to start the ...
  • HIGHLIGHTS: Hattiesburg Takes 93rd Rendition Of Crosstown Rivalry Over Laurel

    HIGHLIGHTS: Hattiesburg Takes 93rd Rendition Of Crosstown Rivalry Over Laurel

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:17:43 GMT
    On Friday Hattiesburg and Laurel squared off for the 93rd consecutive season, for the right to take home the coveted Little Brown Jug. The Tornadoes reclaimed the old whiskey jug from the Tigers at home last year, but this time it was Hattiesburg defending its home turf. The Tigers built an early 22-0 lead and never looked back, as they defeated the Tornadoes, 42-26. Both teams are now 1-1 overall on the young season.
    On Friday Hattiesburg and Laurel squared off for the 93rd consecutive season, for the right to take home the coveted Little Brown Jug. The Tornadoes reclaimed the old whiskey jug from the Tigers at home last year, but this time it was Hattiesburg defending its home turf. The Tigers built an early 22-0 lead and never looked back, as they defeated the Tornadoes, 42-26. Both teams are now 1-1 overall on the young season.
  • HIGHLIGHTS: 2A Bassfield Knocks Off 4A Forrest Co. AHS

    HIGHLIGHTS: 2A Bassfield Knocks Off 4A Forrest Co. AHS

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:03:13 GMT
    In a meeting of the 2A (Bassfield) and 4A (Forrest Co. AHS) high school football state champions from a year ago, it was the smaller of the two schools that came out with something to prove Friday night. The Yellowjackets used their bulldozer of a running back T-Rod Daniels early and often, as the senior scampered for two bruising touchdowns in the first half. Bassfield entered halftime leading 12-0, and ultimately won by a score of 24-7.
    In a meeting of the 2A (Bassfield) and 4A (Forrest Co. AHS) high school football state champions from a year ago, it was the smaller of the two schools that came out with something to prove Friday night. The Yellowjackets used their bulldozer of a running back T-Rod Daniels early and often, as the senior scampered for two bruising touchdowns in the first half. Bassfield entered halftime leading 12-0, and ultimately won by a score of 24-7.
  • Friday Sports: Ole Miss Drops Boise State, 35-13 & Under The Helmet

    Friday Sports: Ole Miss Drops Boise State, 35-13 & Under The Helmet

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:55:02 GMT
    By PAUL NEWBERRYAP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) - For much of the night, it was tough to watch. Mississippi hardly looked like the 18th-ranked team in the country. Boise State in no way resembled the program that used to beat the big boys with such regularity. The Rebels finally came around in the fourth quarter, pulling away to beat Boise State 35-13 in a sloppy season opener Thursday. Shaking off three first-half interceptions, Bo Wallace threw for 387 yards and four touchdowns - three of the...
    By PAUL NEWBERRYAP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) - For much of the night, it was tough to watch. Mississippi hardly looked like the 18th-ranked team in the country. Boise State in no way resembled the program that used to beat the big boys with such regularity. The Rebels finally came around in the fourth quarter, pulling away to beat Boise State 35-13 in a sloppy season opener Thursday. Shaking off three first-half interceptions, Bo Wallace threw for 387 yards and four touchdowns - three of the...
  • Thursday Sports: USM Hires Hogue, Little Brown Jug & Under The Helmet

    Thursday Sports: USM Hires Hogue, Little Brown Jug & Under The Helmet

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:26:40 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 27, 2014 Hogue Announced as Southern Miss Head Softball Coach Wendy Hogue named the eighth head softball coach in school history HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis officially announced the hiring of Wendy Hogue as the school’s head coach for its softball program Wednesday afternoon. Hogue joins the Golden Eagles after spending 10 years as the head softball coach of NAIA national power William Carey. “We have hired a first-cla...
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 27, 2014 Hogue Announced as Southern Miss Head Softball Coach Wendy Hogue named the eighth head softball coach in school history HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis officially announced the hiring of Wendy Hogue as the school’s head coach for its softball program Wednesday afternoon. Hogue joins the Golden Eagles after spending 10 years as the head softball coach of NAIA national power William Carey. “We have hired a first-cla...
  • Southern Miss Announces New Softball Coach Wendy Hogue

    Southern Miss Announces New Softball Coach Wendy Hogue

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:27:43 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 27, 2014 Hogue Announced as Southern Miss Head Softball Coach Wendy Hogue named the eighth head softball coach in school history HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis officially announced the hiring of Wendy Hogue as the school’s head coach for its softball program Wednesday afternoon. Hogue joins the Golden Eagles after spending 10 years as the head softball coach of NAIA national power William Carey. “We have hired a first-cla...
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 27, 2014 Hogue Announced as Southern Miss Head Softball Coach Wendy Hogue named the eighth head softball coach in school history HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss Director of Athletics Bill McGillis officially announced the hiring of Wendy Hogue as the school’s head coach for its softball program Wednesday afternoon. Hogue joins the Golden Eagles after spending 10 years as the head softball coach of NAIA national power William Carey. “We have hired a first-cla...
  • MSU Offense, Defense Pose Challenges For Southern Miss; USM Basketball Releases Schedule

    MSU Offense, Defense Pose Challenges For Southern Miss; USM Basketball Releases Schedule

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:32:33 GMT
    With USM's in-state clash with Mississippi State just four days away, the challenges associated with facing an SEC opponent on the road are becoming more and more evident. On offense MSU is led by junior quarterback Dak Prescott, who is the epitome of a dual threat signal caller. The Bulldogs then return a defense that ranked No. 18 in the nation in yards per game a year ago. Considering Nick Mullens is starting just his seventh game under center for Southern Miss, the Golden Eagles can expec...
    With USM's in-state clash with Mississippi State just four days away, the challenges associated with facing an SEC opponent on the road are becoming more and more evident. On offense MSU is led by junior quarterback Dak Prescott, who is the epitome of a dual threat signal caller. The Bulldogs then return a defense that ranked No. 18 in the nation in yards per game a year ago. Considering Nick Mullens is starting just his seventh game under center for Southern Miss, the Golden Eagles can expec...
  • Under The Helmet: One-On-One Interview With USM's Todd Monken

    Under The Helmet: One-On-One Interview With USM's Todd Monken

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:39:41 GMT
    In part six of WHLT's Under The Helmet series with the Southern Miss football team, WHLT's Jeff Haeger goes one-on-one with head coach Todd Monken. The second-year head man of the Golden Eagles discusses last year's five-touchdown win at UAB, renewing in-state rivalries, his breakout player of the year candidate and much more.
    In part six of WHLT's Under The Helmet series with the Southern Miss football team, WHLT's Jeff Haeger goes one-on-one with head coach Todd Monken. The second-year head man of the Golden Eagles discusses last year's five-touchdown win at UAB, renewing in-state rivalries, his breakout player of the year candidate and much more.
  • Monday Sports Recap: USM/MSU Preview & HS Football - Petal/Hattiesburg & North Forrest/Purvis

    Monday Sports Recap: USM/MSU Preview & HS Football - Petal/Hattiesburg & North Forrest/Purvis

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:45:44 GMT
    On Monday Southern Miss football coaches and players addressed the media in the team's first press conference of the new campaign. The Golden Eagles open up the 2014 season at Mississippi State, an in-state rivalry game that has not taken place in 24 years. Both players and coaches express their eagerness to take the field come Saturday.It was also a busy weekend for high school football around the Pine Belt, as several teams opened up their seasons under the lights on Friday and Saturday. On...
    On Monday Southern Miss football coaches and players addressed the media in the team's first press conference of the new campaign. The Golden Eagles open up the 2014 season at Mississippi State, an in-state rivalry game that has not taken place in 24 years. Both players and coaches express their eagerness to take the field come Saturday.It was also a busy weekend for high school football around the Pine Belt, as several teams opened up their seasons under the lights on Friday and Saturday. On...
  • Combined Thursday/Friday Preview: Hattiesburg/Petal 6A Showdown

    Combined Thursday/Friday Preview: Hattiesburg/Petal 6A Showdown

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:26:29 GMT
    The unusual Saturday game between Petal and Hattiesburg is a Class 6A showdown that will undoubtedly remind everyone that football is back.Although Hattiesburg is no longer in the same Region 3 that Petal and Oak Grove occupy, the intensity of this crosstown rivalry is still swirling around both locker rooms.Over at Hattiesburg the Tigers are rebounding from a first round playoff exit to Oak Grove, as well as a disappointing 4-8 overall record in 2013.The first of those losses actually came ...
    The unusual Saturday game between Petal and Hattiesburg is a Class 6A showdown that will undoubtedly remind everyone that football is back.Although Hattiesburg is no longer in the same Region 3 that Petal and Oak Grove occupy, the intensity of this crosstown rivalry is still swirling around both locker rooms.Over at Hattiesburg the Tigers are rebounding from a first round playoff exit to Oak Grove, as well as a disappointing 4-8 overall record in 2013.The first of those losses actually came ...
  • Oak Grove Football Team Completes Ice Bucket Challenge

    Oak Grove Football Team Completes Ice Bucket Challenge

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:49:37 GMT
    The Ice Bucket Challenge is a viral movement taking over social media, and spreading ALS awareness across the country.Wednesday it was the Oak Grove football team's turn to take a bath in the sub-freezing temperatures.The Warriors were actually not challenged by any one person, team or institution - it was an idea that originated from offensive line coach and run game coordinator Drew Causey.Head coach Nevil Barr quickly hopped on board."You know ALS is something that we need to find a cure f...
    The Ice Bucket Challenge is a viral movement taking over social media, and spreading ALS awareness across the country.Wednesday it was the Oak Grove football team's turn to take a bath in the sub-freezing temperatures.The Warriors were actually not challenged by any one person, team or institution - it was an idea that originated from offensive line coach and run game coordinator Drew Causey.Head coach Nevil Barr quickly hopped on board."You know ALS is something that we need to find a cure f...
  • USM's Nick Mullens Continues Quick Development Under Center

    USM's Nick Mullens Continues Quick Development Under Center

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:38:14 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 19, 2014 Golden Eagles Finish Fall Camp Tuesday HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss football team finished its 19-day fall camp here Tuesday with a two and a half hour morning practice at the Joe P. Park Practice Facility. The Golden Eagles, which open the season Saturday, Aug. 30, at Mississippi State, went in full pads for its final workout of camp and will begin transitioning into their weekly routine starting Thursday. Fall semester classes begin on Wednes...
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 19, 2014 Golden Eagles Finish Fall Camp Tuesday HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss football team finished its 19-day fall camp here Tuesday with a two and a half hour morning practice at the Joe P. Park Practice Facility. The Golden Eagles, which open the season Saturday, Aug. 30, at Mississippi State, went in full pads for its final workout of camp and will begin transitioning into their weekly routine starting Thursday. Fall semester classes begin on Wednes...
  • Tuesday Sports Recap: USM Football, Softball, Baseball & Jamierra Faulkner

    Tuesday Sports Recap: USM Football, Softball, Baseball & Jamierra Faulkner

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:02:39 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 19, 2014 Golden Eagles Finish Fall Camp Tuesday HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss football team finished its 19-day fall camp here Tuesday with a two and a half hour morning practice at the Joe P. Park Practice Facility. The Golden Eagles, which open the season Saturday, Aug. 30, at Mississippi State, went in full pads for its final workout of camp and will begin transitioning into their weekly routine starting Thursday. Fall semester classes begin on Wednesda...
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 19, 2014 Golden Eagles Finish Fall Camp Tuesday HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss football team finished its 19-day fall camp here Tuesday with a two and a half hour morning practice at the Joe P. Park Practice Facility. The Golden Eagles, which open the season Saturday, Aug. 30, at Mississippi State, went in full pads for its final workout of camp and will begin transitioning into their weekly routine starting Thursday. Fall semester classes begin on Wednesda...
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  • Jones County Woman Found Dead In Woods

    Jones County Woman Found Dead In Woods

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:08:17 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Of Jones County Sheriff's DepartmentPhoto Courtesy Of Jones County Sheriff's Department
    JONES CO., Miss - After about 4 hours of searching Jones County volunteers found the body of 31-year-old Ashley Clark about 600 feet away from her parents' home. According to officials, Clark went missing after wandering off around 10 a.m. Sunday. Family members told Lt.. David Ward of the Jones County Sheriff's Department that she could have been under the influence, "she said she might have been under the influence of some type of unknown substance."Officials say after waiting overnight for...
    JONES CO., Miss - After about 4 hours of searching Jones County volunteers found the body of 31-year-old Ashley Clark about 600 feet away from her parents' home. According to officials, Clark went missing after wandering off around 10 a.m. Sunday. Family members told Lt.. David Ward of the Jones County Sheriff's Department that she could have been under the influence, "she said she might have been under the influence of some type of unknown substance."Officials say after waiting overnight for...
  • Col. Holden, first black to lead NC Patrol, dies

    Col. Holden, first black to lead NC Patrol, dies

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:07:34 GMT
    Col. Richard Holden of Cary, the first African-American to lead the North Carolina Highway Patrol, died Thursday.
    Col. Richard Holden of Cary, the first African-American to lead the North Carolina Highway Patrol, died Thursday.
  • Raiders tab rookie Derek Carr as starting QB

    Raiders tab rookie Derek Carr as starting QB

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:01:34 GMT
    Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start the first game of his rookie season.
    Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start the first game of his rookie season.
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