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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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  • Play It Again Sports Player Of The Week: D.J. Cameron

    Play It Again Sports Player Of The Week: D.J. Cameron

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-09-17 02:05:37 GMT
    In sports it is all about being opportunistic when your number is called - just ask Wayne Co. running back D.J. Cameron.In the second quarter of Friday's game against Hattiesburg, the senior recorded his only two carries of the game."D.J. touches the ball two times, offensive line does a good job opening up holes for him and once he got into the secondary it was touchdown," says Wayne Co. head football coach Todd Mangum."I feel like when I get on the field I can make things happen, so when I ...
    In sports it is all about being opportunistic when your number is called - just ask Wayne Co. running back D.J. Cameron.In the second quarter of Friday's game against Hattiesburg, the senior recorded his only two carries of the game."D.J. touches the ball two times, offensive line does a good job opening up holes for him and once he got into the secondary it was touchdown," says Wayne Co. head football coach Todd Mangum."I feel like when I get on the field I can make things happen, so when I ...
  • HIGHLIGHTS: Southern Miss Falls To Alabama, 52-12

    HIGHLIGHTS: Southern Miss Falls To Alabama, 52-12

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:53:02 GMT
    Southern Miss Captains: 11 - Kalan Reed, 23 - Markese Triplett, 25 - Corey Acosta and 37 - Alan Howze. #SMTTT Coin Flip: Southern Miss wins toss; elects to receive. Team Notes: *Southern Miss played its first ranked team since playing at Nebraska on Sept. 7, 2013, the Huskers were ranked No. 22 by the Associated Press. Alabama is the first game since an AP Top 10 team since defeating No. 7 Houston 49-28 in the 2011 C-USA Championship game (12/3/11). * The announced crowd of 101,821 is the...
    Southern Miss Captains: 11 - Kalan Reed, 23 - Markese Triplett, 25 - Corey Acosta and 37 - Alan Howze. #SMTTT Coin Flip: Southern Miss wins toss; elects to receive. Team Notes: *Southern Miss played its first ranked team since playing at Nebraska on Sept. 7, 2013, the Huskers were ranked No. 22 by the Associated Press. Alabama is the first game since an AP Top 10 team since defeating No. 7 Houston 49-28 in the 2011 C-USA Championship game (12/3/11). * The announced crowd of 101,821 is the...
  • Blowout Loss To Alabama Not Without Positives For Southern Miss

    Blowout Loss To Alabama Not Without Positives For Southern Miss

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:43:37 GMT
    Southern Miss Football Report…Sept. 14, 2014 Record 1-2, 0-0 C-USA Last Week L, 52-12, at No. 3 Alabama (Bryant-Denny Stadium/Tuscaloosa, Ala./101,821) This Week Sept. 20, Appalachian State, 6 p.m. CT (Carlisle-Faulkner Field at Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, Miss., 36,000/ASN, Dave Armstrong, Play-by-Play; Jim Donnan, Analysis; Sidelines, TBA) Player of the Week Nominations Special Teams Corey Acosta, PK, 6-0, 190, Memphis, Tenn. (Christian Brothers HS) Acosta registered a career-high tyin...
    Southern Miss Football Report…Sept. 14, 2014 Record 1-2, 0-0 C-USA Last Week L, 52-12, at No. 3 Alabama (Bryant-Denny Stadium/Tuscaloosa, Ala./101,821) This Week Sept. 20, Appalachian State, 6 p.m. CT (Carlisle-Faulkner Field at Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, Miss., 36,000/ASN, Dave Armstrong, Play-by-Play; Jim Donnan, Analysis; Sidelines, TBA) Player of the Week Nominations Special Teams Corey Acosta, PK, 6-0, 190, Memphis, Tenn. (Christian Brothers HS) Acosta registered a career-high tyin...
  • HIGHLIGHTS: Petal Steals Thriller Over Madison Central, 40-37

    HIGHLIGHTS: Petal Steals Thriller Over Madison Central, 40-37

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-09-13 04:26:16 GMT
    On Friday night the Petal Panthers (3-1) came out on top in a Class 6A showdown against Madison Central (3-1), behind the strong play of junior quarterback Samuel Hopper and running back Darren Ross. Ross did most of his work in the first quarter, as the junior notched a pair of big runs to go along with two touchdown plunges in that frame. Hopper led the Panthers to victory late with a 25-yard touchdown strike to Nigel Wood, with just 41 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Without any t...
    On Friday night the Petal Panthers (3-1) came out on top in a Class 6A showdown against Madison Central (3-1), behind the strong play of junior quarterback Samuel Hopper and running back Darren Ross. Ross did most of his work in the first quarter, as the junior notched a pair of big runs to go along with two touchdown plunges in that frame. Hopper led the Panthers to victory late with a 25-yard touchdown strike to Nigel Wood, with just 41 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Without any t...
  • HIGHLIGHTS: Wayne Co. Downs Hattiesburg, 49-6

    HIGHLIGHTS: Wayne Co. Downs Hattiesburg, 49-6

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-09-13 04:14:09 GMT
    On a rainy Friday night Wayne Co. jumped out to an early lead against Hattiesburg (1-2) and never looked back, as the War Eagles improved to 2-1 with a blowout victory over the Tigers. Josh Murphy corralled a lucky bounce for Hattiesburg's lone touchdown late in the second quarter, which brought the Tigers within two scores at 21-6. The rest was all Wayne Co., however, as the War Eagles put two more touchdowns on the scoreboard before halftime, before ultimately securing a 49-6 road victory.
    On a rainy Friday night Wayne Co. jumped out to an early lead against Hattiesburg (1-2) and never looked back, as the War Eagles improved to 2-1 with a blowout victory over the Tigers. Josh Murphy corralled a lucky bounce for Hattiesburg's lone touchdown late in the second quarter, which brought the Tigers within two scores at 21-6. The rest was all Wayne Co., however, as the War Eagles put two more touchdowns on the scoreboard before halftime, before ultimately securing a 49-6 road victory.
  • Play It Again Sports Player Of The Week: Samuel Hopper

    Play It Again Sports Player Of The Week: Samuel Hopper

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-09-13 03:58:36 GMT
    On Friday Petal quarterback Samuel Hopper torched the West Jones defense for 352 yards and four touchdowns through the air. The junior signal caller also went without committing a single turnover in the game, one the Panthers won handily, 31-0. His performance helped Petal improve to 2-1 on the year, and was good enough to earn him WHLT's very first Play It Again Sports Player of the Week award.---To see Petal's remaining 2014 schedule, click here: http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/petal-p...
    On Friday Petal quarterback Samuel Hopper torched the West Jones defense for 352 yards and four touchdowns through the air. The junior signal caller also went without committing a single turnover in the game, one the Panthers won handily, 31-0. His performance helped Petal improve to 2-1 on the year, and was good enough to earn him WHLT's very first Play It Again Sports Player of the Week award.---To see Petal's remaining 2014 schedule, click here: http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/petal-p...
  • Southern Miss Playing Crimson Tide Personal For Alabama Natives

    Southern Miss Playing Crimson Tide Personal For Alabama Natives

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-09-13 03:58:08 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 10, 2014 Golden Eagles Get Practice in Despite Late Start Wednesday HATTIESBURG, Miss. – A late afternoon shower delayed the start of practice for the Southern Miss football team by 30 minutes, but the Golden Eagles were able to get their entire workout in here Wednesday evening on the Roberts Stadium game field. In shoulder pads and shorts, the Golden Eagles continued to get ready for its nationally ranked opponent, Alabama, this weekend as the two teams will kick...
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 10, 2014 Golden Eagles Get Practice in Despite Late Start Wednesday HATTIESBURG, Miss. – A late afternoon shower delayed the start of practice for the Southern Miss football team by 30 minutes, but the Golden Eagles were able to get their entire workout in here Wednesday evening on the Roberts Stadium game field. In shoulder pads and shorts, the Golden Eagles continued to get ready for its nationally ranked opponent, Alabama, this weekend as the two teams will kick...
  • Monday Sports: USM Ends 1,015-Day Home Losing Streak & More

    Monday Sports: USM Ends 1,015-Day Home Losing Streak & More

    Monday, September 8 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-09-09 00:36:26 GMT
    Southern Miss Football Report…Sept. 7, 2014 Record 1-1, 0-0 C-USA Last Week W, 26-20, vs. Alcorn State (Roberts Stadium/Hattiesburg, Miss./26,448) This Week Sept. 13, at Alabama, 5 p.m. CT (Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 101,821/ESPN 2) Player of the Week Nominations Offense Nick Mullens, So., 6-1, 196, Hoover, Ala. (Spain Park HS) In his eighth career start, Mullens threw for 208 yards on 21-of-33 passing and two touchdown passes. He also added a career-high tying 45 yards rushin...
    Southern Miss Football Report…Sept. 7, 2014 Record 1-1, 0-0 C-USA Last Week W, 26-20, vs. Alcorn State (Roberts Stadium/Hattiesburg, Miss./26,448) This Week Sept. 13, at Alabama, 5 p.m. CT (Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 101,821/ESPN 2) Player of the Week Nominations Offense Nick Mullens, So., 6-1, 196, Hoover, Ala. (Spain Park HS) In his eighth career start, Mullens threw for 208 yards on 21-of-33 passing and two touchdown passes. He also added a career-high tying 45 yards rushin...
  • Southern Miss Football Team Visits DuBard School

    Southern Miss Football Team Visits DuBard School

    Friday, September 5 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-09-05 18:59:26 GMT
    For the Golden Eagles sometimes life is about more than just football, because to them football is more than just a game. "It's a bigger picture than what you see," says Southern Miss sophomore fullback Johntre' Goudy. "It's not always just black and white.""It's great to support others," says Southern Miss sophomore quarterback Nick Mullens. "Seeing the smile on those kids' faces makes you really feel good inside, so it's nice to get out and do something that's out of the ordinary for the da...
    For the Golden Eagles sometimes life is about more than just football, because to them football is more than just a game. "It's a bigger picture than what you see," says Southern Miss sophomore fullback Johntre' Goudy. "It's not always just black and white.""It's great to support others," says Southern Miss sophomore quarterback Nick Mullens. "Seeing the smile on those kids' faces makes you really feel good inside, so it's nice to get out and do something that's out of the ordinary for the da...
  • Tuesday Sports: USM Looks To End Home Losing Streak, Shows Physicality On Defense & More

    Tuesday Sports: USM Looks To End Home Losing Streak, Shows Physicality On Defense & More

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:18:13 GMT
    Southern Miss coach Todd Monken Weekly Media Conference The Alcorn State game…Sept. 1, 2014 Opening Statement… “After looking at the game tape from yesterday, we have moved on. We are looking forward to coming home and playing here at The Rock this weekend in front of a great crowd against another in-state rival. In terms of Alcorn State, Jay Hopson has coached here previously and done a great job there. They had a great season last year. I see them on the recruiting trail looking at some of ...
    Southern Miss coach Todd Monken Weekly Media Conference The Alcorn State game…Sept. 1, 2014 Opening Statement… “After looking at the game tape from yesterday, we have moved on. We are looking forward to coming home and playing here at The Rock this weekend in front of a great crowd against another in-state rival. In terms of Alcorn State, Jay Hopson has coached here previously and done a great job there. They had a great season last year. I see them on the recruiting trail looking at some of ...
  • 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...
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  • High Level LSD Distributor Arrested in Madison County

    High Level LSD Distributor Arrested in Madison County

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:23:08 GMT
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    MADISON COUNTY, Miss. - Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker says they have made an arrest of a high level distributor of Synthetic LSD between Madison, Starkville and Mississippi State University. 
    MADISON COUNTY, Miss. - Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker says they have made an arrest of a high level distributor of Synthetic LSD between Madison, Starkville and Mississippi State University. 
  • 16-year-old girl stabs another 65 times after nude photos posted on Facebook

    16-year-old girl stabs another 65 times after nude photos posted on Facebook

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-04-02 19:29:36 GMT
    A 16-year-old girl is accused of fatally stabbing her teen ‘best friend' in an attack spurred by nude photos of the pair together posted on social media, according to several media sources.  Anel Baez,
    A 16-year-old girl is accused of fatally stabbing her teen ‘best friend' in an attack spurred by nude photos of the pair together posted on social media, according to several media sources.  Anel Baez,
  • September Is National Recovery Month

    September Is National Recovery Month

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:11:16 GMT
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - September is National Recovery Month. It's a month that brings awareness to and honors those who have overcome substance abuse. "Most people are just really unaware of their addiction. Most people are in denial about it," said Isaac Boose, Director of Pine Grove's Next Step Center.Next Step it a 12 step program that aids men into chemical dependent recovery, and is a top program in the country, according to Boose."We confront all of the things that they are afraid of, and...
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - September is National Recovery Month. It's a month that brings awareness to and honors those who have overcome substance abuse. "Most people are just really unaware of their addiction. Most people are in denial about it," said Isaac Boose, Director of Pine Grove's Next Step Center.Next Step it a 12 step program that aids men into chemical dependent recovery, and is a top program in the country, according to Boose."We confront all of the things that they are afraid of, and...
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