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Saturday, April 30, 2005
Wildcats eye MACJC title bout Sunday
Defending state champ Pearl River defeats Northwest, Itawamba to move to title 
game Sunday at 3 p.m.

SENATOBIA — Nationally-ranked Pearl River recorded back-to-back victories over host Northwest Mississippi and Itawamba here Saturday in the MACJC State Tournament to earn a shot at a state championship "repeat"? in Sunday title bout...more
Friday, April 29, 2005
Defending champ PRCC falls into MACJC tournament losers' bracket with 4-2, 10-inning loss to Meridian
SENATOBIA — Defending state champ Pearl River eyes an uphhill climb to retain its crown here in the MACJC State Tournament underway at Northeast Mississippi CC, as Meridian pulled out a 4-2, 10-inning victory to push the nationally-ranked Wildcats into the losers' bracket...more
Friday, April 29,2005
Defending state champ Pearl River bombs Holmes 11-1 in six innings in first-round action of MACJC State Tournament
SENATOBIA — Defending state champ Pearl River bombed Holmmes 11-1 in six innings here Thursday in first-round action of the MACJC State Tournament underway at Northwest Mississippi CC...more
Friday, April 29,2005
Big crowd attends PRCC chapel dedication
   POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College formally dedicated its
new Malone Chapel on the school’s main campus Thursday...more
Wednesday, April 27,2005
Nationally-ranked Pearl River sets sights on title ‘repeat’ in MACJC Tournament
Defending champ Wildcats enter event in Senatobia ranked No. 2 by NJCAA
POPLARVILLE — Defending champ Pearl River sets its sights on a baseball title “repeat” this week when it travels to Northwest Mississippi CC in Senatobia for the 2005 MACJC State Tournament set for Thursday through Sunday...more
Tuesday, April 26,2005
PRCC receives Student Support Services grant
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College’s Student Support
Services program has received a $298,263 grant. The grant is for the
first year of a four-year program that was approved...more
Tuesday, April 26,2005
2004 Pearl River football awards announced by coaching staff
POPLARVILLE — The Pearl River Community College football coaching staff
have announced the award winners for the 2004 national and state
championship season. The Wildcats finished the season with a 12-0
record...more
Monday, April 25,2005
PRCC Larry Brackins drafted
During NFL pre-draft workouts, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers showed the most
interest in Pearl River Community College wide receiver Larry Brackins.
It didn’t come as a big surprise Sunday when the Buccaneers used
their fifth-round choice to select the Junior College All-American Larry Brackins...more
Monday, April 25,2005
Division champ Pearl River set single-season win record with sweep over Southwest to wrap up regular season
Defending state champ Wildcats take 4-2, 5-3 victory to push overall mark to 39-7
POPLARVILLE — South Division champ Pearl River set a new single-season victory record here Saturday with a 4-3, 5-3 doubleheader sweep over division rival Southwest Mississippi to push its overall mark to 39-7...more
Thursday, April 21,2005
Lady Wildcats sweep Lady Bulldogs to remain in post-season playoff hunt
PRCC evens division mark at 6-6; eyes ‘must win” scenario
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats remain in the post-season playoff hunt with their 3-2, 9-1 South Division doubleheader softball sweep over arch-rival Mississippi Gulf Coast here Wednesday...more
Wednesday, April 20,2005
PRCC Recruitment Team already on the job
POPLARVILLE - The 2005 Wildcat Recruitment Team, made up of some 17
Pearl River Community College students from throughout the college’s
six-county district, are already on the job working to recruit students
to PRCC...more
Wednesday, April 20,2005
Pearl River clinches division crown with win over Perk
No. 1-ranked ’Cats win 5-2 in first game of doubleheader; lose nine-inning nightcap 9-6 to Mississippi Gulf Coast
POPLARVILLE — No. 1-ranked Pearl River clinched its second straight MACJC South Division championship here Tuesday with a 5-2 victory over arch-rival Mississippi Gulf Coast in the first game of a division doubleheader in Wildcat Stadium...more
Wednesday, April 20,2005
Students recognized at PRCC Awards Day
POPLARVILLE--Traci Comesana of Purvis was recognized four times during
Pearl River Community College’s annual Awards Day program held recently
in Moody Hall Auditorium. Comesana was awarded the PTK All USA Academic
Award, the PTK Hallmark Award, the Annual Staff Award, and the Student
Government Association Award...more
Wednesday, April 20,2005
PRCC slips to No. 2 in NJCAA baseball poll
POPLARVILLE — The defending MACJC state baseball champion Pearl River Community College Wildcats slipped to No. 2 in the latest NJCAA’s Division II baseball poll released Wednesday...more
Tuesday, April 19,2005
Excellent entertainment for the community at a good price.
Thanks so much for supporting your schools,
Pamela Luke
 
POPLARVILLE­The Pearl River Community College Concert Band, under the direction of Archie Rawls and Dr. Kyle Hill, will present their annual Spring concert on Monday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Moody Hall Auditorium on the Poplarville campus.  The concert will include works by John Philip Sousa, Mozart, and Duke Ellington.  The concert will also feature adjunct woodwind instructor Jimmy Mullen on alto saxophone in Sammy Nestico’s arrangement of “Persuasion.”  The concert is free, and the public is welcomed...more
Tuesday, April 19,2005
PRCC chapel dedication April 28
POPLARVILLE - The dedication of Pearl River Community College’s new
Malone Chapel on the school’s main campus will take place on Thursday,
April 28...more
Monday, April 18,2005
Pearl River sweeps Jones in critical division twin bill
Lady 'Cats take 14-5, 13-9 wins to even league record at 4-4
POPLARVILLE-Pearl River's Lady Wildcats swept arch-rival Jones here Thursday in MACJC South Division softball action to improve to 12-11 overall and 4-4 in league action...more
Monday, April 18,2005
Lady Wildcats ink two district hoops stars to letters of intent
Picayune’s Jones, East Marion’s Stokes sign with PRCC
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College head women’s basketball coach Ed Walley signed two in-district basketball standouts to national letters of intent Tuesday...more
Monday, April 18,2005
Co-Lin sweeps Lady Wildcats 4-2, 8-0 in key division twin bill
Pearl River drops to 12-13 overall, 4-6 in South Division
WESSON — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats were swept by Copiah-Lincoln’s Lady Wolves here Saturday in a key MACJC South Division softball doubleheader.
PRCC dropped to 12-13 overall and 4-6 in the division race with the losses...more
Monday, April 18,2005
’Cats split with Trojans
No. 1-ranked Pearl River falls 5-4, wins 5-1 in nightcap
MOORHEAD — No. 1-ranked Pearl River Community College fell 5-4 in the first game of an MACJC non-division baseball doubleheader with Mississippi Delta here Friday, but bounced back in the nightcap to take a 5-1 victory and improve to 37-7 overall...more
Thursday, April 14,2005
PRCC summer registration dates set; classes in Waveland and at Stennis
Registration for new students attending Pearl River Community
College during the 2004 summer semester will be held on both the
Hattiesburg and Poplarville campuses...more
Thursday, April 14,2005
Football Wildcats make progress in spring drills
POPLARVILLE - Only five months have passed since the 2004 Pearl
River Community College football team won the NJCAA National
Championship in Coffeeville, Kan., and already the 2005 Wildcats are
making preparations for another season...more
Thursday, April 14,2005
Wildcats sweep Wolves
No. 1-ranked Pearl River bombs Copiah-Lincoln 12-2, 8-5
POPLARVILLE — No. 1-ranked Pearl River Community College blew past rival Copiah-Lincoln 12-2, 8-5 in MACJC South Division doubleheader baseball action here Wednesday to improve to 36-6 overall and 8-2 in league...more
Thursday, April 14,2005
PRCC’s River Extravaganza raises record $86,000
POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College Development
Foundation’s 18th annual River Extravaganza held last weekend in M.R.
White Coliseum was another huge success...more
Thursday, April 14,2005
PRCC remains No. 1 in NJCAA baseball poll
POPLARVILLE — The defending MACJC state baseball champion Pearl River Community College Wildcats remain in No. 1 in the nation according to the latest NJCAA’s Division II poll released Wednesday...more
Wednesday, April 13,2005
Softball ’Cat Fight postponed until Thursday;
Pearl River’s Thursday doubleheader with East Central cancelled
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Tuesday 1 p.m. MACJC South Division softball doubleheader with arch-rival Jones County has been postponed until Thursday due to potential inclimate weather conditions, says Lady Wildcat head coach Leigh White...more
Wednesday, April 13,2005
Lady Wildcats sweep Lady Bears
PRCC back on winning track with 12-4, 8-0 division wins over Southwest
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats got back on the winning track here Saturday with a 12-4, 8-0 MACJC South Division doubleheader sweep over Southwest Mississippi...more
Wednesday, April 13,2005
PRCC tennis swept by Jones
Lady Wildcats lose 8-1; Wildcats fall 9-0
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College’s women’s and men’s tennis teams were swept by Jones here Tuesday with the Lady Wildcats falling 8-1 and the Wildcats 9-0...more


Monday, April 11,2005
Wildcats split with Bobcats
No. 1-ranked PRCC drops first battle of doubleheader 4-2, but bounces back with 8-1 blowout in nightcap in Ellisville

ELLISVILLE — No. 1-ranked Pearl River Community College dropped the first game of an MACJC South Division doubleheader 4-2 to arch-rival Jones County here Saturday, but bounced to take an 8-1 victory in the nightcap to improve to 34-6 overall...more
Friday, April 8,2005
PRCC tennis teams split with Holmes
Lady Wildcats 8-1 winners; Wildcats lose 7-2
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College’s women’s and men’s tennis teams split with Holmes here Thursday with the Lady Wildcats taking an 8-1 victory and the Wildcats falling 7-2...more
Friday, April 8,2005
PRCC to offer dorms for summer semester
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will open some
dormitories for male and female students attending classes on its main
campus again this summer...more
Wednesday, April 6,2005
Pearl River No. 1 in NJCAA baseball poll
Defending state champs entered season ranked No. 7
POPLARVILLE — The defending MACJC state baseball champion Pearl River Community College Wildcats are No. 1 in the nation according to the NJCAA’s first Division II poll of the 2005 season released Wednesday...more
Wednesday, April 6,2005
Wildcats’ win streak halted at 27 with 2-1 loss to Bears 
Troxclair’s 12 Ks propels PRCC to 7-0 shutout in nightcap
SUMMIT — Defending MACJC state champ Pearl River’s record 27-game winning streak was halted with a 2-1 loss to Southwest Mississippi in the first game of an MACJC South Division baseball doubleheader here Tuesday...more
Tuesday, April 5,2005
Lady Wildcats swept by Perk PRCC softball team drops to 0-4 in division with 4-3, 8-1 road losses
PERKINSTON — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats were swept by rival Mississippi Gulf Coast 4-3 and 8-1 in MACJC South Division softball action here Monday.
PRCC dropped to 8-11 overall and 0-4 in league play, while MGCCC improved to 19-4 and 2-0...more
Tuesday, April 5,2005
Pearl River extends win streak to 27 with 4-3, 3-2 sweep over Gulf Coast
PERKINSTON — Defending MACJC state champ Pearl River extended its winning streak to 27 games here Monday with a 4-3, 3-2 South Division doubleheader sweep over rival Mississippi Gulf Coast...more
Tuesday, April 5,2005
Pearl River tennis teams swept by Meridian; split with Hinds
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College’s women’s and men’s tennis teams were swept by Meridian March 29, but bounced back with a split against Hinds on March 30...more
 
Monday, April 4,2005
Seventeen restaurants will provide goodies at PRCC Extravaganza
POPLARVILLE - Seventeen restaurants from South Mississippi provide a
grand smorgasbord for Pearl River Community College’s 2004 18th annual
River Extravaganza this Sunday...more
 
Friday, April 1,2005
Good Afternoon, Some of MS's beautiful young women.
Thanks for supporting your schools, Pamela Luke
POPLARVILLE – At Pearl River Community College’s recent Ms. PRCC Wildcat Scholarship Pageant, Cristy Carr of Lumberton was chosen as winner and awarded full tuition for one semester at PRCC.  The contestants are judged according to poise, stage presence, style, speaking, and overall appearance.  Pictured, from left, are second alternate Lauren McLeod of Lucedale, winner Cristy Carr, first alternate Starr Montgomery of Columbia, and third alternate Robin Drake of Hattiesburg...more
 
Friday, April 1,2005
Four students honored as top scholars at PRCC
POPLARVILLE - Four Pearl River Community College students were
recently selected to the 2005 All-Mississippi Academic Team...more
 
Friday, April 1,2005
Wet fields postpones PRCC’s Saturday baseball, softball doubleheaders with Gulf Coast
South Division twin bills set for Monday in Perkinston
POPLARVILLE — Saturday’s MACJC South Division softball and baseball doubleheaders in Perkinston between arch rivals Pearl River and Mississippi Gulf Coast have been postponed until Monday due to extreme wet conditions on MGCCC’s diamonds...more
 
Friday, April 1,2005
PRCC Fine Arts Departments Presents “Big River”
POPLARVILLE--The Pearl River Community College Fine Arts Department will take
audiences down the mighty Mississippi River during a performance featuring the musical comedy "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" this April 13, 14, and 15 at 7:00 P.M. in Moody Hall on the PRCC campus in Poplarville...more
 
Friday, April 1, 2005
Defending South champ Co-Lin blisters Pearl River in division softball openers
Lady ’Cats fall 10-2, 15-4 to drop to 8-9 overall, 0-2 in league
POPLARVILLE — Defending MACJC South Division softball champ Copiah-Lincoln whalloped Pearl River 0-2 and 15-4 to open both squads’ league schedule here Wednesday in Lady Wildcat Stadium...more