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Thursday, April 30, 2009
Frank ‘Twig’ Branch named to MACJC Sports Hall of Fame

POPLARVILLE - Former Pearl River Community College football great Frank "Twig" Branch of Picayune was inducted into the Mississippi Community and Junior College Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies Tuesday night in Jackson...more

Monday, April 27, 2009
PRCC student wins five honors at Awards Day

POPLARVILLE - An English major from Foxworth walked away with five awards from the Pearl River Community College annual Awards Day...more

Monday, April 27, 2009
Lady Wildcats go 1-1 in state tournament

Pearl River earns berth in Region 23 Tournament with 11-9 win over Itawamba, but is eliminated with 8-2 loss to eventual champion Co-Lin

WESSON — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats secured a berth in next week’s Region 23 Tournament here Friday with a hard-fought, 11-9 victory over Itawamba in first-round action of the MACJC State Tournament; but were eliminated Saturday by eventual state champ Copiah-Lincoln with a 8-2 loss...more

Monday, April 27, 2009
‘Cats cop post-season berth
Pearl River splits with East Central in regular-season finale;

secure MACJC Playoff Series spot on road versus Itawamba

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Wildcats are headed to next weekend’s MACJC Playoff Series after wrapping up their regular season Saturday with a South Division split with East Central...more

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
‘Cats get much-needed sweep over Bulldogs

River’s post-season hopes still alive after 8-4, 11-9 road wins over division-leading Mississippi Gulf Coast

PERKINSTON — Pearl River saw its post-season baseball playoff hopes get a huge shot in the arm here Wednesday, as the Wildcats swept the MACJC South Division leader Mississippi Gulf Coast 8-4 and 11-9...more

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
PRCC offers welding headstart to high school students

HATTIESBURG - Students at North Forrest High School are getting a head start on college or the job market through a Pearl River Community College afterschool program...more

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
PRCC radiography students show off new equipment

HATTIESBURG - Students in Pearl River Community College’s radiographic technology got a chance to show off the program’s new equipment Monday when William K. Ray, director of the Asbury Foundation, came to visit...more

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
River tennis teams finish fifth in MACJC Tournament

Wildcat head coach Olson named men’s ‘Coach of the Year’

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College’s Wildcat and Lady Wildcat tennis teams wrapped their season Saturday with a fifth place spot for both squads in the MACJC State Tournament played at the Terry Tennis Complex at Tatum Park in Hattiesburg...more

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Playoff-bound Pearl River wraps regular season with sweep over East Central

Lady Wildcats secure No. 3 finish in South Division with 8-0, 4-2 victories over No. 4 Lady Warriors

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats secured a third-place finish in the MACJC South Division with a doubleheader sweep over East Central’s Lady Warriors here Monday to wrap the 2009 regular season...more

Monday, April 20, 2009
‘Cat Fight II ends in split

Jones County wins pitching duel opener 3-0, while Pearl River takes 5-4 extra-inning victory in nightcap

POPLARVILLE — Dustin Langley belted a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning to propel Pearl River’s Wildcats to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the arch-rival Jones County Bobcats in the nightcap of an MACJC South Division baseball doubleheader here Saturday...more

Monday, April 20, 2009
Pearl River sweeps Gulf Coast in division softball twin bill

Lady ’Cats improve to 25-13, 14-8 with 4-0, 11-3 victories

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats picked up a pair huge MACJC South Division softball victories here Saturday, sweeping arch-rival Mississippi Gulf Coast 4-0 and 11-3 in six innings via the eight-run rule...more

Friday, April 17, 2009
River splits with Co-Lin

Wildcats now 22-18 overall, 8-10 in MACJC South Division as post-season playoffs loom

WESSON — Pearl River’s Wildcats split with Copiah-Lincoln’s Wolves in MACJC South Division doubleheader baseball action here Wednesday, winning the first game of the twin bill 4-2 in eight inning, but falling 7-3 in the nightcap...more

Thursday, April 16, 2009
River splits with Co-Lin

Wildcats now 22-18 overall, 8-10 in MACJC South Division as post-season playoffs loom

WESSON — Pearl River’s Wildcats split with Copiah-Lincoln’s Wolves in MACJC South Division doubleheader baseball action here Wednesday, winning the first game of the twin bill 4-2 in eight inning, but falling 7-3 in the nightcap...more

Thursday, April 16, 2009
River sweeps ‘Cat Fight II

Lady Wildcats take 14-4, 4-3 victories over Lady Bobcats to improve to 21-13 overall, 10-8 in MACJC South Division

ELLISVILLE — Pearl River swept Jones County in Lady ‘Cat Fight II here Wednesday, taking a 14-4 victory in the first game of the MACJC South Division doubleheader and a 4-3 win in the nightcap...more

Thursday, April 16, 2009
Taylor tells PRCC students to think broadly about education

POPLARVILLE - Congressman Gene Taylor today advised Pearl River Community College students to think broadly about education and get as much of it as possible...more

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Wildcats 2-4, Lady ‘Cats 4-2 over last two weeks on tennis courts

Pearl River women’s team winners of four straight before suffering back-to-back losses to Jones County and Hinds

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College’s women’s tennis team sports a 4-2 record over the last two weeks, winning four straight before suffering back-to-back losses to Jones County and Hinds...more

Monday, April 13, 2009
PRCC offering summer classes in Columbia

Summer registration for students attending Pearl River Community College is currently underway...more

Monday, April 13, 2009
PRCC dental assisting class scores high on tests

HATTIESBURG - All 11 students in Pearl River Community College’s dental assisting technology program have passed two-thirds of the tests required for certification...more

Monday, April 13, 2009
River sweeps Southwest

Wildcats back in post-season hunt with 9-2, 10-9 MACJC South Division doubleheader wins over Bears

POPLARVILLE — Good Friday was definitely a good Friday for Pearl River Community College baseball...more

Monday, April 13, 2009
Co-Lin rips River 8-5, 9-1

Lady ’Cats fall to 19-13, 8-8 after Lady Wolves’ sweep

WESSON — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats dropped a pair of MACJC South Division softball battles here Thursday to Copiah-Lincoln, dropping to 19-13 overall and evening their league mark to 8-8...more

Monday, April 13, 2009
PRCC Jazz Cats, RiverRoad to perform

POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College Jazz Cats jazz band and RiverRoad show choir will present a spring concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in Olivia Bender Cafeteria...more

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Bassfield’s Walker signs on with Pearl River

Recruit averaged 19 points, 12 boards for Yellowjackets in 2008-2009

POPLARVILLE — Former Bassfield High School basketball standout John Walker Jr. signed on with the Pearl River Community College Wildcats here Wednesday...more

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Pearl River sweeps Baton Rouge

’Cats back on winning track; now 19-17 overall

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Wildcats swept Baton Rouge CC’s Bears 12-8, 7-0 in an NJCAA baseball doubleheader here Tuesday in Wildcat Stadium...more

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Southwest sweeps River

Lady Wildcats fall to 19-11 overall, 8-6 in South Division following identical 7-6 doubleheader road losses to Lady Bears

SUMMIT — The Pearl River Lady Wildcats were swept by Southwest Mississippi’s Lady Bears here Tuesday in MACJC South Division softball doubleheader action, dropping both games by identical 7-6 scores...more

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Gulf Coast sweeps Pearl River

Lady Wildcats suffer 6-1, 6-2 road losses to fall to No. 2 in MACJC South Division softball derby

PERKINSTON — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats relinquished its No. 1 sport in the MACJC South Division softball standings here Monday after Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Lady Bulldogs swept their likes 6-1, 6-2...more

Monday, April 6, 2009
Dr. Lewis elected new humanities council board member

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College President William Lewis has been elected to a four-year term on the Mississippi Humanities Council board of directors...more

Monday, April 6, 2009
PRCC cheerleading clinics, tryouts set

POPLARVILLE - Two clinics will be held this month for students who want to try out for the 2009-10 Pearl River Community College cheerleading squad...more

Monday, April 6, 2009
No. 2-ranked LSU-E sweeps River

Defending national, Region 23 champs prove too much for Wildcats with a pair of lopsided 16-6 Sunday victories

POPLARVILLE — Defending national and Region 23 champion LSU-Eunice blasted Pearl River’s Wildcats here Sunday, taking back-to-back 16-6 doubleheader victories to improve to 34-5...more

Monday, April 6, 2009
Jackson, Ly elected Mr. and Miss PRCC

Students also elect class favorites

POPLARVILLE - Darnell Jackson and Kheo Ly were elected Mr. and Miss PRCC recently by the Pearl River Community College student body...more

Monday, April 6, 2009
Pearl River tumbles back into South Division cellar after 12-6, 5-4 sweep by No. 1 Hinds
Wildcats now tied for last place in division with Southwest;

Eagles take over sole possession of first, Gulf Coast second

RAYMOND — Pearl River’s Wildcats tumbled into a tie for last place in the MACJC South Division race after being swept 12-6, 5-4 here Saturday to Hinds, which took over sole possession of first place in the league with the wins...more

Saturday, April 6, 2009
River, Jones split in first South Division ‘Cat Fight

Lady Bobcats win 2-1 in first game of doubleheader, but division-leading Pearl River bombards Jones County with 11-3, five-inning blowout

POPLARVILLE — Round No. 1 of 2009's MACJC South Division softball ’Cat Fight resulted in a doubleheader split between arch-rivals Pearl River and Jones County here Friday in Lady Wildcat Stadium...more

Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wildcat hurlers Lancaster, Wilson ink with William Carey Crusaders

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College pitchers Kody Lancaster and Kye Wilson have signed on with head coach Bobby Halford’s William Carey University Crusaders for the 2010 season...more

Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wildcat sweep over Warriors marks 3-way tie for fourth place in MACJC South Division
Discon’s seventh-inning grand slam ices 11-9, come-from-behind win in first game of doubleheader; PRCC takes 8-1 victory in nightcap

DECATUR — Matt Discon belted a grand slam home run in the top of the seventh inning to propel Pearl River’s Wildcats to an 11-9 victory over host East Central in the first half of an MACJC South Division baseball doubleheader here Wednesday...more

Thursday, April 2, 2009
Lady Wildcats first in South Division race after 3-0, 10-2 doubleheader softball sweep over Lady Eagles

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats grabbed first place in the MACJC South Division softball championship derby here Wednesday with a 3-0, 10-2 doubleheader sweep over Hinds...more

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Pearl River, Perk split in division doubleheader
Tortorich’s grand slam caps Wildcats’ come-from-behind rally in 11-7 nightcap victory; Bulldogs open twin bill with 7-3 win

POPLARVILLE — Derek Tortorich belted a grand slam home run in the bottom of the seventh to propel Pearl River’s Wildcats to an 11-7 victory over arch-rival Mississippi Gulf Coast to insure an MACJC South Division doubleheader split here Sunday...more

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Broussard, Day headline PRCC Centennial finale

POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College family will celebrate the college’s 100th anniversary with a Grand Finale weekend April 24 and 25...more

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Creative writers meet at PRCC

POPLARVILLE - The Mississippi Community College Creative Writing Association held its 2009 meeting on March 27 at Pearl River Community College...more

 

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