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Thursday, October 29, 2002
Division champ 'Cats wrap up regular season vs. Co-Lin Thur.
PRCC clinched title with 42-41 come-from-behind win over Perk to grab first
league title since 1992; awaits playoff game Nov. 8 against North No. 2 seed
POPLARVILLE   The South Division champion Pearl River Community College
Wildcats will wrap up their 2002 regular season here Thursday when league rival
Copiah-Lincoln visits for a 7 p.m. battle in Dobie Holden Stadium...more
Thursday, October 29, 2002
PRCC fourth-quarter rally spells South Division title with 42-41 win over Perk
Wildcats trailed Bulldogs by as many as 17 points, but rally to ice league title with 21 points in fourth quarter
PERKINSTON   Pearl River Community College clinched its first MACJC South
Division championship in a decade here Saturday with a stunning come-from-behind 42-41 victory over arch-rival Mississippi Gulf Coast amidst the mud and muck of A.L. May Stadium...more
Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Playoff-bound PRCC seeks South title versus Gulf Coast Saturday
Morgan boasts record-setting day in last week's 44-17 win over Jones
POPLARVILLE   One of the most-heralded rivalries in all of community college
football hits the gridiron for the 70th time this Saturday when the playoff-bound Pearl
River Wildcats take on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Bulldogs at 3 p.m. in A.L. May Stadium in Perkinston...more
Wednesday, October 23, 2002
PRCC choral department has busy schedule
POPLARVILLE - Dr. Mark Malone, Director of Choral Music at Pearl River
Community College, has another busy calendar for students this school
year...more
Wednesday, October 23, 2002
PRCC baseball coach pleased with fall workouts
POPLARVILLE - Following six weeks of workouts and several exhibition
games this fall, Pearl River Community College head baseball coach Jay
Artigues says Wildcat fans have something exciting to look forward to
again next spring...more
Monday, October 21, 2002
Pearl River sweeps Jones
Lady 'Cats to host women's MACJC Tournament this weekend after clinching
regular season division crown with 3-0 shutout; Wildcats defeat Bobcats 2-1
POPLARVILLE   Pearl River Community College's Lady Wildcats clinched the
South Division women's regular season soccer crown here Monday with a 3-0 shutout
over rival Jones and will host the women's 2002 MACJC State Tournament this
weekend...more
Monday, October 21, 2002
PRCC dominates 'Cat Fight 44-17
4-0 Wildcats take over sole possession of first place in division race with blowout over arch-rival Jones Saturday in Ellisville
ELLISVILLE   Pearl River Community College clinched a post-season playoff spot for the first time in 10 years and grabbed sole possession of the top spot in the MACJC South Division football race with a dominating 44-17 victory over nationally-ranked arch-rival Jones here Saturday...more
Wednesday, October 16, 2002
PRCC splits with Gulf Coast
Lady 'Cats retain South Division lead with 2-0 win over Lady Bulldogs; Bulldogs shut out Wildcats 4-0
POPLARVILLE   Pearl River Community College's Lady Wildcats retained their
lead in the MACJC-Region XXIII women's soccer derby here Tuesday, blanking arch-
rival Mississippi Gulf Coast 2-0...more
Wednesday, October 16, 2002
72nd-annual 'Cat Fight Sat. 
4-2 Pearl River eyes 5-1, nationally-ranked JCJC on coattail of Bobcats' heartbreaking 6-3 triple-OT loss to East Central
POPLARVILLE   One of the keenest rivalries in junior college football will hit the
gridiron for the 72nd time this Saturday when the Pearl River Community College
Wildcats host the nationally-ranked and defending state champion Jones Bobcats in a
2:00 p.m. battle in Ellisville...more
Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Division-leading PRCC bombs Southwest 36-9
River rolls behind first-time starting QB Tapper
POPLARVILLE   Pearl River Community College grabbed a firm hold on the lead
of the MACJC South Division football race here Saturday with a lopsided 36-9
Homecoming victory over the Southwest Bears...more
Thursday, October 10, 2002
PRCC women, men still top league soccer races with sweep over Jones
Lady 'Cats improve to 8-1-2 overall, 4-0 in division with 2-1 win over Lady Bobcats; Wildcats take 1-0 squeaker off Powell's penalty shot
ELLISVILLE   Pearl River Community College swept rival Jones in women's and
men's MACJC soccer action here Wednesday...more
Wednesday, October 9, 2002
Southwest visits for PRCC's Homecoming battle Saturday
Wildcats, Bears enter game off losses last week
POPLARVILLE   Pearl River Community College hopes to get back on the
winning track this Saturday when Southwest's Bears visit Dobie Holden Stadium for the Wildcats' 2002 Homecoming game...more
Wednesday, October 9, 2002
Reunions, Sports Hall of Fame highlight PRCC Homecoming
POPLARVILLE - Homecoming Day this Saturday (Oct. 12) at Pearl
River Community College will be packed full of activities including
reunions, tours of the campus, an alumni luncheon and the presentation
of the Homecoming court before the PRCC-Southwest football game at Dobie
Holden Stadium...more
Monday, October 7, 2002
Itawamba second-half rally knocks off Wildcats 23-20
Chris Shoup boots 33-yard field goal with 1:27 left to lift Indians to their second victory of 2002 season
POPLARVILLE   Freshman Chris Shoup kicked a 33-yard field goal in the final
two minutes of play to lift Itawamba Community College to a stunning 23-20 come-from-behind victory over non-division rival Pearl River here Saturday in Dobie Holden Stadium...more
Monday, October 7, 2002
Francis Herrin has soft spot in his heart for Pearl River 
POPLARVILLE - Ten to 12 times a year, Francis Herrin makes the 90-minute
drive from his Metairie, La. home to the campus of Pearl River Community College...more
Monday, October 7, 2002
PRCC to induct 4 into Sports Hall of Fame
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will induct four new
members into its Sports Hall of Fame here Saturday as part of the
college's 2002 homecoming celebration...more
Monday, October 7, 2002
Chrisman powers Pearl River to 5-0 shutout over Shelton State
Lady Wildcat freshman forward has scored an unprecedented 21 goals for 7-1-2 Lady Wildcats
POPLARVILLE   Pearl River Community College forward Ashley Chrisman
scored three goals here Saturday to propel the Lady Wildcats to a 5-0 shutout over
Shelton State...more
Friday, October 4, 2002
Wildcats grab attention of NJCAA football pollsters
Pearl River's 3-1 overall record garners votes in Oct. 1 poll
POPLARVILLE   Pearl River Community College's three-game winning streak
has garnered the attention of the NJCAA football pollsters, as the Wildcats received an
unknown number of votes in the most-recent poll released Tuesday...more
Friday, October 4, 2002
Hurricane Lili prompts postponement of Thursday's PRCC-Itawamba game
Game rescheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday in Dobie Holden Stadium
POPLARVILLE   Pearl River Community College's football game with non-
division rival Itawamba has been postponed from Thursday until Saturday due to
threatening weather from Hurricane Lili...more
Friday, October 4, 2002
Levens' last-second goal spurs Wildcats' 2-1 win over defending national champion Meridian
Pearl River women's 6-0 bombing of Lady Eagles pushes 3-0 Lady Wildcats into sole possession of lead in South Division
POPLARVILLE   Pearl River Community College midfielder David Levens scored
a last-second goal here Tuesday to spur the Wildcats to a 2-1 South Division soccer
victory over defending national champion Meridian...more
Friday, October 4, 2002
Wildcats win third straight with 31-22 decision over nationally-ranked Hinds
Pearl River improves to 3-1 overall, 2-0 in South Division with victory; Cannon rushes and catches for 191 total yards
RAYMOND   Pearl River Community College's Wildcats pushed perennial
football power Hinds out of the national spotlight here Saturday, handing the No. 7-
ranked and previously unbeaten Eagles a 31-22 setback to improve to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in South Division play...more
Friday, October 4, 2002
Wildcats put three-game winning streak on the line against Itawamba Thursday
PRCC improves to 3-1 overall, 2-0 in South Division with 31-22 victory over nationally-ranked Hinds last week in Raymond
POPLARVILLE   Pearl River Community College's Wildcats will put their three-
game winning streak on the line this Thursday when the Itawamba Indians visit Dobie
Holden Stadium for a 7 p.m. match up...more