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Getting ready for marching season
Kara Lee rehearses with the Spirit of the River Marching Band.  The band has been practicing diligently in preparation for the first football game, Thursday, September 4.

September 27, 2003
PRCC grabs division road sweep of Perk

PERKINSTON   Pearl River Community College swept arch-rival Mississippi 
Gulf Coast here Tuesday in women's and men's MACJC South Division soccer 
September 27, 2003
Pearl River falls to Hinds
Eagles' 95-yard kickoff return for TD answers
Wildcats' come-from-behind rally late in fourth
POPLARVILLE   Hinds' Chris Humes returned a cross-field lateral from
Almonza Banks on a kickoff for a 95-yard game-winning touchdown with 1:25
remaining to defeat defending MACJC South Division champion and previously-
undefeated Pearl River Community College 31-27 here Saturday in Dobie Holden
September 27, 2003
Pearl River sweeps ’Cat Fight II
Lady Wildcats win 3-1,  ’Cats take 5-1 win with second-half resurge
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College swept MACJC South Division
arch-rival Jones for the second time this season, as the Lady Wildcats
posted a 3-1 victory and the Wildcats won 5-1 here Saturday...more
September 26, 2003
Lobdell Scholarship to Michigan up for grabs
A scholarship valued at some $50,000 over a two-year period at the
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., is available to a select
Pearl River Community College student...more
September 26, 2003
PRCC softball coach White pleased with fall workouts
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College interim women’s softball
coach Leigh White feels confident about her 2004 team as the Lady
Wildcats go through six weeks of fall workouts...more
September 26, 2003
Howze named Dislocated Worker Program Coordinator
HATTIESBURG - Stephanie Howze is the new Dislocated Worker Program
Coordinator for the Pearl River Community College Workforce Development
September 24, 2003
PRCC blanks Co-Lin in division soccer sweep
WESSON  Pearl River handed Copiah-Lincoln back-to-back shutouts here Wednesday in women's and men's MACJC South Division soccer action...more
September 24, 2003
Bell joins Workforce Development staff
Lee Bell has joined the Pearl River Community College Workforce
Development Center staff as a Workforce Training Project Manager...more
September 22, 2003 
No. 13 PRCC eyes 2-1 Hinds in division showdown Sat. 
Undefeated Wildcats nab first NJCAA poll spot in '03; 
look to make it three-in-a-row over talented Eagles 
POPLARVILLE   For the past two football seasons, nationally-ranked and
undefeated Pearl River Community College have had Hinds' number...more
September 22, 2003
PRCC’s Workforce Development Center served more than 9,300 last year
HATTIESBURG - Pearl River Community College’s Workforce Development
Center in Hattiesburg served more than 9,300 citizens within its
six-county district last year...more
September 20, 2003
Wildcats battle Meridian to 2-2 double-OT deadlock; Lady 'Cats win division opener 3-0
MERIDIAN  Pearl River Community College's Wildcats battled South Division rival Meridian to a 2-2 double-overtime stalemate here Saturday, while the Lady Wildcats opened their division schedule with a 3-0 shutout over the Lady Eagles...more
Septemer 18, 2003
Wildcats blow out Warriors in South Division opener
Defending division champ PRCC remains undefeated
at 3-0 following lopsided 35-6 road win at East Central
DECATUR   Pearl River Community College opened its MACJC South Division
football schedule with bang here Thursday, blowing out rival East Central 35-6...more
September 18, 2003
Tour Day set Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Allied Health Center
HATTIESBURG - Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County campus is
hosting an Allied Health Center Tour Day for high school students who
are enrolled in Allied Health programs in PRCC’s six-county district...more
September 17, 2003
Pearl River Community College Museum opens after expansion
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College’s museum, on the
Poplarville campus, has undergone an expansion which has doubled the
display square footage...more
September 17, 2003
Wildcat mascot Eli Corley enjoys entertaining
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College freshman Eli Corley’s
ambition one day is to be a professional mascot, maybe for one of the
National Football League teams...more
September 16, 2003
Wildcats extend winning streak to eight with lopsided shutout over Warriors in division opener
Lady Wildcats' seven-win string ends at hands of Shelton State
POPLARVILLE   Pearl River Community College's Wildcats extended their
impressive win streak to eight here Tuesday with a 6-0 blowout over East Central to
open their 2003 MACJC South Division schedule...more
September 15, 2003
Undefeated, unranked Pearl River tackles Warriors Thur. in Decatur
MACJC's top two offenses to square off for 64th time
POPLARVILLE   The top two offenses in the Mississippi Association of
Community & Junior Colleges football league square off Thursday in Decatur, as the
East Central Warriors host the Pearl River Wildcats in the 63rd renewal of the South Division rivalry that dates back to 1935...more
September 15, 2003
Jennifer Rawls new recruiter at Pearl River CC
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College graduate Jennifer G. Rawls
is the new recruiter at PRCC...more
September 13, 2003
River women, men roll to seventh straight win in sweep of Jones in
MACJC division soccer openers
PRCC bumps records to 7-1, as Lady Wildcats
take 5-1 victory, Wildcats top rival Bobcats 5-2
ELLISVILLE   Pearl River Community College's women's and men's soccer
teams extended their impressive win streaks to seven here Saturday to open their
MACJC South Division schedules, as the Lady Wildcats took a 5-1 victory over Jones,
while the Wildcats trimmed the Bobcats 5-2...more
September 11, 2003
Wildcats smack Rangers 17-7
Pearl River should make dramatic move up NJCAA
poll ladder with victory over No. 4-ranked Northwest
POPLARVILLE   Pearl River Community College should make a dramatic move
up in the NJCAA weekly poll ladder this week, as the Wildcats knocked off No. 4-ranked
Northwest Mississippi 17-7 in MACJC non-division football action here Thursday in
Dobie Holden Stadium...more
September 10, 2003
River women, men roll to sixth straight soccer win with sweep of Northwest
PRCC bumps record to 6-1, as Lady ’Cats take 4-3 OT win, Wildcats blow out Rangers 8-1
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College’s women’s and men’s soccer teams bumped their win streaks to six here Wednesay, as the Lady
Wildcats took a 4-3 double-overtime victory over intra-divisional rival
Northwest, while the Wildcats pounded the Rangers 8-1...more
Monday, September 9, 2003
Wildcats tackle No. 3 Rangers Thur.
Northwest out to avenge last year’s 20-18 setback in Senatobia
 POPLARVILLE — Pearl River hosts Northwest in MACJC football action here Thursday in Dobie Holden Stadium, marking the 31st time the two nationally-ranked schools have battled it out on the gridiron...more

Monday, September 8, 2003
Wildcats extend win streak to five with 3-1 road victory over Holmes

GOODMAN -  Pearl River Community College's Wildcats won their fifth straight soccer match up here Saturday with a 9-1 victory over MACJC rival Holmes...more
Monday, September 8, 2003
PRCC Associate Degree Nursing program receives highest accreditation 
POPLARVILLE - The Associate Degree Nursing program at Pearl River Community College was recently awarded ongoing accreditation by one of the most prestigious nursing accrediting agencies in the nation, the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC)...more

Friday, September 5, 2003
'Cats blow out Tigers 43-3 in opener
Nationally-ranked PRCC easily disposes of Northeast

Pearl River Community College opened its 2003 football season with a big bang here Thursday, blowing out the defending MACJC North Division champion Northeast Tigers 43-3 here in Dobie Holden Stadium...more

Wednesday, September 3, 2003
Pearl River sweeps Miss. Delta
Wildcats, Lady Wildcats each improve to 4-1 with 5-1, 5-0 wins

The Lady Wildcats rolled to a 5-1 victory to improve to 4-1 overall, while the Wildcats shut out the Trojans in the visitors’ season opener 5-0 to also improve to 4-1. MDCC’s women evened their 2003 record at 1-1 with the loss, while its men dropped to 0-1...more

Wednesday, September 3, 2003
Defending MACJC division champs PRCC, Northeast face off Thursday
to kick off ’03 Juco football season
Wildcats out to avenge last year’s 13-6 setback in opener

Pearl River Community College’s 2003 football season opener pits the MACJC South Division champion Wildcats against the North Division champ Northeast Mississippi Tigers here Thursday inDobie Holden Stadium, marking the 28th time in history the two schools have faced off on the gridiron...more
Wednesday, September 2, 2003
PRCC Briefs for September 2, 2003
PRCC test site for ACT exams
TABE score required for career-technical students
PRAXIS I testing this fall
Residual ACT test date set...more