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Welding instructor James Patterson, second from right, watches Monday as student Steve Collins of Jackson finishes attaching the Pearl River Community College Wildcat mascot to the pedestrian bridge at the Forrest County Center. Looking on, from left, are welding students Tim Folse of Columbia, Yancey Trotter and Earl Loyd, both of Hattiesburg, who helped fabricate the mascot.
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Monday, April 30, 2007
PRCC presents annual awards to top students
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College honored its best students during its annual Awards Day Program on April 19...more
Monday, April 30, 2007
Dubuisson’s one-hitter over Southwest propels Lady Wildcats into MACJC 
State Tournament
PRCC kicks off post-season play Friday against Northeast Miss.
SUMMIT — Pearl River ace Jessica Dubuisson hurled a one-hit shutout over Southwest Mississippi in the nightcap of a South Division softball doubleheader here Saturday propelling the Lady Wildcats into the MACJC State Tournament for the first time since 2004...more
Monday, April 30, 2007
PRCC offering several skills classes
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College, in conjunction with the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation and TDWA (Twin Districts Workforce Area), will be offering some specialized skills classes this summer at sites in Pearl River, Forrest, Lamar and Hancock counties...more
Monday, April 30, 2007
‘Cats clinch MACJC Tournament berth with sweep over Wolves
Pearl River takes 7-0, 3-2 victories; opens post-season play Friday at Mississippi Gulf Coast in Perkinston
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Wildcats snatched a berth in this week’s MACJC State Tournament in Perkinston with a doubleheader sweep over Copiah-Lincoln here Saturday in Wildcats Stadium...more
Monday, April 30, 2007
State director urges PRCC students to grab opportunities
POPLARVILLE - Dr. Wayne Stonecypher encouraged a group of Pearl River Community College students Wednesday to take advantage of every opportunity that comes their way...more
Monday, April 30, 2007
PRCC to offer dorms for summer semester
POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will open dormitories for male and female students attending classes on its main campus again this summer...more
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Lady ‘Cats stay alive in post season chase with split at Jones
Pearl River must sweep Southwest Miss. Saturday to grab MACJC State Softball Tournament berth
ELLISVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats remain in the mix for a berth in the upcoming MACJC State Softball Tournament after splitting with South Division rival Jones County here Wednesday...more
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
PRCC takes care of business with sweep in ‘Cat Fight II
Wildcats now eye Saturday showdown with Copiah-Lincoln for South Division’s No. 2 seed in MACJC State Tournament
ELLISVILLE — Pearl River took care of its own business in grand fashion here Tuesday in ’Cat Fight II and propelled itself into a ‘do or die’ scenario with Copiah-Lincoln to decide the South Division’s No. 2 seed in the upcoming MACJC State Tournament in Perkinston...more
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
PRCC gives students taste of non-traditional careers
POPLARVILLE - Kim Clifford tested the electrical system in a Jeep Tuesday and Jay Gibbs fixed the hair on a mannequin...more
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Pearl River splits with Hinds
Lady Wildcats pound season-high 20 hits in 12-7 non-division victory, but fall 7-4 in nightcap game
RAYMOND — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats pounded out a season-high 20 hits in its 12-7 victory over Hinds, but fell 7-4 to the Lady Eagles in the nightcap of a MACJC non-division doubleheader to drop to 16-26 overall here Monday...more
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
PRCC equipment training fills workforce gap
POPLARVILLE _ Dirt movers working on the Pearl River Community College driving range look like any other site preparation crew _ orange hard hats and safety vests worn over jeans and dusty boots...more
Monday, April 23, 2007
Bevill State sweeps Pearl River
Lady ’Cats suffer pair of one-run road losses to Lady Bears
SUMMINTON, Ala. — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats suffered a pair of one-run losses here Friday, falling 4-3 and 8-7 to Bevill State’s Lady Bears in NJCAA softball action...more
Monday, April 23, 2007
Wildcats split with Bears
PRCC now 5-7 in league play with two South Division doubleheaders remaining in 2007 regular season
SUMMIT — Pearl River’s Wildcats split with Southwest Mississippi in MACJC South Division doubleheader baseball action here Saturday, taking a 6-3 victory in the first game, but dropping the nightcap 5-3 to fall to 20-22 overall and 5-7 in league play...more
Friday, April 20, 2007
Lady ‘Cats sweep Lady Wolves
Pearl River takes 3-2, 9-3 victories over defending MACJC, Region 23 champ Co-Lin to stay alive in post-season hunt
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River remains in the thick of the post-season playoff hunt, as the Lady Wildcats swept defending state, Region 23 champ Copiah-Lincoln 3-2 and 9-3 in MACJC South Division doubleheader softball action here Wednesday...more
Friday, April 20, 2007
Perk sweeps Pearl River
Wildcats drop to 4-6 in South Division with 8-1, 11-6 losses to No. 4-ranked Bulldogs
POPLARVILLE — Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Bulldogs clinched the MACJC South Division crown here Wednesday with an 8-1, 11-7 doubleheader sweep over Pearl River’s Wildcats in Wildcat Stadium...more
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Pearl River’s Walley signs five more to hoops pacts
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College Lady Wildcat basketball coach Ed Walley signed five standouts to national letters of intent recently for the 2007-2008 season...more
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
No. 3-ranked Gulf Coast sweeps Lady Wildcats
Arch-rival Lady ’Dogs take 9-0, 7-5 victories
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats were swept here Monday by the nationally-ranked Mississippi Gulf Coast Lady Bulldogs 9-0 and 7-5 in MACJC South Division softball action in Lady Wildcat Stadium...more
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
PRCC gets $350,000 from state arts commission
POPLARVILLE - The Mississippi Arts Commission recently awarded Pearl River Community College a $350,000 Building Fund for the Arts grant...more
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
PRCC alumni take top engineering awards
POPLARVILLE - Two graduates of Pearl River Community College have been honored by the Mississippi Engineering Society...more
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Guzman named to academic team for PRCC
Michelle Guzman of Picayune has been named to represent Pearl River Community College on the 2007 All-Mississippi Academic Team...more
Monday, April 16, 2007
PRCC Symphonic Band to present concert
POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College Symphonic Band will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. Monday at Olivia Bender Cafeteria on the Poplarville campus...more
Monday, April 16, 2007
PRCC sweeps Southwest
Lady Wildcats get much-needed 13-2, 9-6 South Division victories
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats and Southwest Mississippi’s Lady Bears were at huge crossroads here Thursday if they had any hopes of making it to the MACJC post-season tournament...more
Monday, April 16, 2007
Wildcats swept by Eagles
Pearl River falls 13-3, 4-1 on non-division road trip
MERIDIAN — Pearl River’s Wildcats saw their overall record even up at 19-19 after dropping a pair of MACJC non-division baseball contests here Thursday to Meridian’s Eagles...more
Friday, April 13, 2007
Wildcats sign Hattiesburg High hoops duo
Williams, White to suit-up for Mathis in 2007-2008 season
POPLARVILLE — Two Hattiesburg High basketball standouts in Adrian Williams and Jeremy White signed national letters of intent Wednesday to play for the Pearl River Community College Wildcats in 2007-2008...more
Friday, April 13, 2007
PRCC sweeps Baton Rouge
Wildcats get back on winning track with 3-0, 13-10 victories over Bears
POPLARVILLE — After dropping three straight in a two-day span last week, Pearl River’s Wildcats got back on the winning track here Wednesday with a 3-0, 13-10 doubleheader baseball sweep over Baton Rouge CC’s Bears...more
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Wildcat Soccer Academy set May 9-11 at PRCC
POPLARVILLE — The Pearl River Community College Wildcat Soccer Academy is set for May 9-11 (Wednesday through Friday)...more
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
PRCC women’s hoops ink blue chipper in Columbia High’s Olivia Magee
Hoops star averaged 31 points a game with Lady Wildcats
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College Lady Wildcat basketball coach Ed Walley has added a blue chipper to his 2007-2008 roster as he signed Columbia High standout Olivia Magee to a national letter of intent Monday...more
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Hinds trims ‘Cats 17-12
PRCC’s nine errors take their toll
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Wildcats committed a whopping nine errors in their nine-inning MACJC non-division game with Hinds here Friday and the visiting Eagles took a 17-12 victory...more
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
LSU-E sweeps Pearl River
Lady Wildcats suffer 10-0, 8-5 road defeats
EUNICE, La. — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats were swept by LSU-Eunice in NJCAA doubleheader softball action here Thursday, losing to the Lady Bengals 10-0 and 8-5 to drop to 11-20 overall...more
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
‘Cats swept by Dolphins
Pearl River smacked 8-5, 21-14 to Delgado in unprecedented high-scoring twin bill
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Wildcats were swept by Delgado’s Dolphins in NJCAA baseball action here Thursday, losing the first game 8-5 and the nightcap by an unprecedented 21-14 count...more
Monday, April 9, 2007
AT&T renews commitment to PRCC endowment
POPLARVILLE - AT&T recently contributed $4,000 to its scholarship endowment fund at Pearl River Community College...more
Monday, April 9, 2007
PRCC Wildcat turns up at Forrest County Center
HATTIESBURG - Motorists driving into the Forrest County Center of Pearl River Community College in Hattiesburg Monday easily spotted the newest edition to campus - a PRCC Wildcat...more
Monday, April 9, 2007
PRCC alumni to hold cookout
POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River County chapter of the Pearl River Community College Alumni Association will hold An Evening in the Park, its second annual cookout, from 5 to 7 p.m. April 20 at Jack Read Park in Picayune...more
Monday, April 9, 2007
Auditions set for PRCC choral scholarships
POPLARVILLE - Auditions for choral scholarships to Pearl River Community College will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. April 27 in the band hall/choral room...more
Monday, April 9, 2007
PRCC drum major, color guard auditions set
POPLARVILLE - Auditions will be held April 28 for drum majors and color guard for the Pearl River Community College Spirit of the River marching band...more
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
PRCC splits with Jones in first Lady ‘Cat Fight
Krystal Penton’s three-run homer propels Lady ’Cats to their first MACJC South Division win of season
POPLARVILLE — Krystal Penton smashed a three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth here Tuesday to propel Pearl River Community College to a 10-0 victory via the eight-run rule over arch-rival Jones County, marking the Lady Wildcats’ first MACJC South Division victory of the season...more
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Wildcats swept by Wolves
PRCC, Copiah-Lincoln deadlocked in second place at 4-4 in South Division race after 9-3, 6-2 road losses Tuesday
WESSON — Pearl River and Copiah-Lincoln are deadlocked in second place of the 2007 MACJC South Division baseball derby after the host Wolves handed the Wildcats 9-3 and 6-2 losses here Tuesday...more
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
River rolls on tennis court
POPLARVILLE — The Pearl River Community College women’s and men’s tennis teams played a double header here March 24...more
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
PRCC students receive scholars’ awards from MUW
POPLARVILLE - Two Pearl River Community College students have been named University Transfer Scholars at Mississippi University for Women...more
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
PRCC alumna to return for graduation
POPLARVILLE - The invitation to speak at Pearl River Community College’s 2007 graduation ceremonies both shocked and elated alumna Sherie Hinton Henry...more
Monday, April 2, 2007
PRCC sweeps ‘Cat Fight
Wildcats bomb South Division rival Jones 8-1, 4-0
POPLARVILLE — The Pearl River Wildcats won the first of two ’Cat Fights with MACJC South Division rival Jones County here Saturday, sweeping the Bobcats 8-1 and 4-0 to improve to 17-12 overall and 4-2 in division play...more
Monday, April 2, 2007
Pearl River’s Mathis, Walley to coach Juco All-Star squads
Jones, Husband to play for South men’s, women’s elite teams
POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College’s men’s and women’s head basketball coaches, Richard Mathis and Ed Walley, respectively, have been named head coaches of the South Division squads selected for the MACJC All-Star Basketball Classic set for Friday, April 13, at Choctaw Central High School near Philadelphia...more