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PRCC wins the state championship for the second consecutive year.  This brings the total state championship wins to 17.

Sunday, November 28, 2004
Pearl River pounds Butler for NJCAA championship
Wildcats undisputed national champions after convincing 35-14 romp over Grizzlies in Dalton Defenders Bowl in Coffeyville, Kan.

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. — Pearl River Community College is now the undisputed NJCAA national football champion after its convincing 35-14 victory over the defending champ Butler County (Kan.) Grizzlies here Sunday in the Dalton Defenders Bowl...more
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
PRCC splits with Northwest to wrap in Gulf Coast Tournament
Wildcats drop to 4-2 with 89-77 loss to Rangers;
Lady Wildcats improve to 6-1 with 58-56 victory
PERKINSTON — Pearl River Community College split with Northwest Mississippi in the inal round of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Tournament here Wednesday...more
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
No. 2 Pearl River guns for NJCAA national title Sunday against 
top-ranked Butler
MACJC champ Wildcats head to Dalton Defenders Bowl in Coffeyville, Kan., 
to challenge Jayhawk champ Grizzlies for first national championship 
since 1961
POPLARVILLE — MACJC state champion Pearl River shoots for its first national championship since 1961 this Sunday when the second-ranked Wildcats take on top-ranked and defending NJCAA champ Butler County (Kan.) in the Dalton Defenders Bowl Sunday in Veterans Memorial Stadium in Coffeyville, Kan...more
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Pearl River sweeps East Miss in Gulf Coast Tournament
Wildcats avenge road loss to Lions with 80-75 romp;
Lady ’Cats trim Lady Lions 62-59 for fifth win of year
PERKINSTON — Pearl River Community College swept East Mississippi in opening-round women’s and men’s basketball action here Monday in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Tournament...more
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
PRCC’s 1961 championship team mirrors 2004 Wildcats
POPLARVILLE - The only time Pearl River Community College won a national championship in football John F. Kennedy was in his first year as president...more
Monday, November 22, 2004
Developmental disabilities workshop held at Woodall Center 
HATTIESBURG--A day-long workshop designed to assist educators with developmental disabilities (DD) students was held recently at the Woodall Advanced Technology Center in Hattiesburg with approximately 125 educators from across Mississippi in attendance...more
Thursday, November 18, 2004
Lady Wildcats rip Bishop 58-39
PRCC women improve to 4-1 with road win in Mobile
MOBILE, Ala. — Pearl River Community College’s Lady Wildcats ripped Bishop State 58-39 to improve to 4-1 overall in NJCAA women’s basketball action here Monday...more
Thursday, November 18, 2004
PRCC quarterback Oliver has had super season
POPLARVILLE - Jimmy Oliver gave Pearl River Community College football fans many moments to remember this season...more
Thursday, November 18, 2004
Charter bus available for PRCC football fans
POPLARVILLE - Fans of Pearl River Community College’s unbeaten and state champion Wildcats have an opportunity to support the football team later this month in its quest for a national championship...more
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
PRCC opens Woodall Advanced Technology Center
HATTIESBURG - Some 300 business, education and community leaders, including Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, were on hand Tuesday for the ribbon cutting, officially opening Pearl River Community College’s Lowery A. Woodall Advanced Technology Center...more
Monday, November 15, 2004
PRCC accepts bid to play for national title in Kansas
POPLARVILLE - Unbeaten Pearl River Community College, ranked No. 2 in the country by the National Junior College Athletic Assn., has accepted an invitation to play No. 1 Butler County (Kan.) Community College in the third annual Dalton Defenders Bowl on Sunday, Nov. 28, in Coffeyville, Kan...more
Saturday, November 13, 2004
PRCC repeats as MACJC champs with 24-13 victory over Hinds
No. 2 Wildcats will now battle top-ranked Butler CC for national title
POPLARVILLE — No. 2-ranked Pearl River Community College repeated as MACJC champions here Saturday with a 24-13 victory over No. 6 Hinds, marking a record 17th state title for the Wildcats...more
Saturday, November 13, 2004
PRCC rips Delgado on road
Defending state champ Wildcats roll to 89-65 victory; Lady ’Cats take 54-47 victory over Lady Dolphins
    NEW ORLEANS — Pearl River Community College swept Delgado in women’s and men’s NJCAA basketball action here Saturday...more
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Four Wildcats ink D-I baseball scholarships
Hartel, Winstead headed to Southern Miss;
Rodriguez to Ole Miss; Varnado to UNO
POPLARVILLE — Four members of Pearl River Community College’s 2004 MACJC state championship baseball team signed grand-in-aid scholarships with Division 1-A colleges Wednesday here on the PRCC campus...more
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Walley says Lady ’Cats could return to MACJC South Division elite in 2004-2005
POPLARVILLE — After winning the Region 23 women’s basketball title in 2002-2003 and a trip to the NJCAA nationals in Kansas, Pearl River Community College missed out on all post-season play last year for the first time in head coach Ed Walley’s four years at the Lady Wildcat helm...more
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Pearl River men relying on freshmen if they’re 
to ‘three-peat’ as MACJC champs in 2004-2005
POPLARVILLE — With well over three decades of basketball coaching under his belt, there’s not much you can tell long-time Pearl River men’s hoops coach Richard Mathis about the game as he enters his 14th season with the Wildcats...more
Tuesday, November 9, 2004
No. 2-ranked Wildcats eyes rematch with Hinds Saturday for MACJC title
Seventh-ranked Eagles’ only blemish to 9-1 record 
was a 37-30 setback to Pearl River Sept. 30 in Raymond
POPLARVILLE — No. 2-ranked and undefeated Pearl River will take on perennial powerhouse Hinds for the second time this season Saturday when the Wildcats cast their wares for a repeat as MACJC champions...more
Tuesday, November 9, 2004
Pearl River splits with East Mississippi
Lady Wildcats win convincingly 77-56; Wildcats suffer first loss 64-60
SCOOBA — Pearl River Community College split with non-division rival East Mississippi in women’s and men’s MACJC basketball action here Monday...more
Monday, November 8, 2004
PRCC hosting tailgate party Saturday
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will host a tailgate party and pep rally at noon Saturday in Dobie Holden Stadium in conjunction with the State Championship title game, pitting the unbeaten Wildcats against Hinds Community College...more
Monday, November 8, 2004
No. 2-ranked PRCC demolishes ICC 40-12 to 
cop berth in MACJC title bout versus Hinds
South champ Wildcats will host rematch with 
Hinds in state championship game Saturday
POPLARVILLE — Defending MACJC state champion Pearl River put a big exclamation point on its prestigious No. 2 national ranking here Saturday, as the Wildcats demolished Itawamba 40-12 to earn a berth in the state title bout versus Hinds...more
Friday, November 5, 2004
Defending MACJC champ Wildcats dominate Mississippi Delta 83-61
Lady Wildcats drop hard-fought 49-43 decision to Lady Trojans
POPLARVILLE — True freshman Alton Robinson had another huge night for defending MACJC champion Pearl River here Tuesday, as the 6-foot-6 forward pumped in 26 points to lead the Wildcats to an 83-61 non-division basketball victory over Mississippi Delta in M.R. White Colisuem...more
Thursday, November 4, 2004
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
Wednesday, November 3, 2004
River tips off hoops season with sweep of Delgado
Defending state champ Wildcats roll to 86-72 victory;
Lady ’Cats demolish Lady Dolphins 74-49
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College tipped off its 2004-2005 women’s and men’s basketball seasons with a bang here Tuesday, sweeping 
Delgado of New Orleans...more
Tuesday, November 2, 2004
No. 2-ranked PRCC eyes rematch with upstart ICC in opening round of 
playoffs Indians snatch post-season berth by killing nationally-ranked Northwest’s playoff hopes with 20-19 win in regular-season finale
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River and Itawamba will do battle for the second time this football season when the second-ranked Wildcats host the Indians in the first round of the MACJC state football playoffs here Saturday at 2 p.m. in Dobie Holden Stadium...more
Tuesday, November 2, 2004
PRCC PTA students give back to local community
HATTIESBURG - Sophomore and freshman students in the Pearl River Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg recently provided community service by working a full day assisting Habitat for Humanity...more
Tuesday, November 2, 2004
PRCC softball coach White pleased with fall workouts
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College women’s softball coach Leigh White feels confident about her 2004 team following six weeks of fall workouts and six exhibition games...more
Tuesday, November 2, 2004
Lady ’Cats end season with 1-0 double-OT 
loss to defending champ Hinds in regionals
RAYMOND — Pearl River Community College’s Lady Wildcats took defend champion Hinds into double overtime before falling 1-0 to the Lady Eagles in the Region 23 Women’s Soccer Tournament here Friday...more
Tuesday, November 2, 2004
Poole receives scholarship
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College's Director of Extended Education, Janice Poole, was awarded the prestigious Red Red Rose A.J. & Elinor Comfort Memorial Scholarship this October during the Mississippi Association of School Administrators Education Conference in Jackson...more