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Friday, February 26, 2010
Ruckel to present PRCC lecture

Dr. Ryan Ruckel will present the third lecture of the 2009_10 Humanities and Social Studies Faculty Lecture Series at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 3...more

Friday, February 26, 2010
Johnson named Miss PRCC Wildcat

POPLARVILLE - Andrea Johnson of Wiggins captured the Miss PRCC Wildcat crown Thursday night at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville...more

Friday, February 26, 2010
Wildcats squeak by Lions to win MACJC state title
River’s 61-58 victory over host East Miss marks fifth state championship in 19 years under Mathis

SCOOBA — Pearl River’s Wildcats squeaked past East Mississippi’s Lions 61-58 for the 2010 MACJC men’s state championship here Thursday, marking head coach Richard Mathis’ fifth such title since taking over the program 19 years ago...more

Friday, February 26, 2010
PRCC to dedicate Moody, Holden residence halls

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will dedicate two residence halls on March 9 to women who helped make the college what it is today...more

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wildcats facing host Lions in MACJC state title bout
Pearl River smacks Itawamba, East Miss trims Jones County in OT in Wednesday’s semi-finals to set stage for men’s state championship game

SCOOBA — Pearl River head coach Richard Mathis will be gunning for his fifth MACJC state basketball championship in his 19-year stint with the Wildcats here Thursday after disposing of a scrappy Itawamba squad 79-71 in Wednesday’s state tournament semi-finals...more

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Lady Wildcats ‘pretty as pink’ in 2-0, 15-5 sweep of EMCC
PRCC softball team improves to 7-3

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats pulled off a second doubleheader softball sweep over East Mississippi in a week here Tuesday, trimming the Lady Lions 2-0 in the first game of the twin bill before recording a five-inning, 10-1 lopsided victory in the nightcap...more

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
PRCC hosts high school Skills USA competition

POPLARVILLE - Approximately 210 students from 18 South Mississippi high schools competed Tuesday at Pearl River Community College for district Skills USA-Mississippi honors...more

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Wildcats’ 68-48 demolition of Bulldogs spells advance to state tournament semis
River’s Wednesday battle versus Itawamba will decide 2009-2010 MACJC title bout berth

SCOOBA — Pearl River’s Wildcats will face off with North Division No. 2-seed Itawamba Wednesday for a berth in the 2009-2010 state title bout after demolishing North No. 4 Holmes 68-48 here Monday in opening-round action of the MACJC State Tournament...more

Monday, February 22, 2010
PRCC softball splits at Faulkner
Lady ’Cats can Jefferson State 3-0, but fall to host Lady Sun Chiefs 7-4

BAY MINETTE, Ala. — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats split in a pair of softball contests here Saturday at Faulkner State CC, defeating Jefferson State (Ala.) 3-0 before falling to the host Lady Sun Chiefs 7-4...more

Monday, February 22, 2010
River trims Wallace-Dothan, then falls to Central Alabama Saturday at L.B. Wallace
Wildcat baseball now 2-9 overall

 ANDALUSIA, Ala. — Pearl River’s Wildcats split a pair of baseball match ups here Saturday at L.B. Wallace Community College, defeating Wallace State-Dothan (Ala.) 3-2 before falling to Central Alabama 1-0...more

Friday, February 19, 2010
Hasselvander, Dale to represent PRCC at HEADWAE program

POPLARVILLE - A long-time instructor and a third-semester nursing student are Pearl River Community College’s nominees for Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) 2010...more

Friday, February 19, 2010
PRCC students encouraged to dream big, work hard

HATTIESBURG - Dream big and work hard Wiley Quinn Jr. advised Pearl River Community College students Thursday as guest speaker for the fourth annual Black History Month Observance at the Forrest County Center...more

Friday, February 19, 2010
Division-champ Wildcats enter MACJC State Tournament Monday as South’s top seed
Pearl River puts its 14-game winning streak up against North No. 4 Holmes Monday at North champ East Mississippi ini Scooba

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Wildcats enter next week’s MACJC State Tournament in Currie Coliseum at East Mississippi CC in Scooba as the South Division’s No. 1 seed, opening tourney play against North No. 4 seed Holmes Monday at 2 p.m...more

Friday, February 19, 2010
Wildcats end regular season with 14-game winning streak via 84-51 blowout of Wolves
Division champ PRCC men enter next week’s MACJC State Tournament as South’s No. 1 seed; Lady Wildcats wrap season at 7-16 with 75-58 loss

WESSON — MACJC South Division men’s basketball champion Pearl River wrapped up its regular season here Thursday with a lopsided 84-51 division victory over Copiah-Lincoln, marking the 14th-straight win for the Wildcats...more

Friday, February 19, 2010
Lady Wildcats sweep Lady ‘Dawgs 4-2, 7-1
Pearl River softball pumps overall record to 4-2

GOODMAN — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats pumped their overall record to 4-2 here Thursday with an MACJC non-division doubleheader softball sweep over Holmes’ Lady Bulldogs...more

Thursday, February 18, 2010
PRCC to host high school musicians

POPLARVILLE - Two bands comprised of top high school musicians from 30 South Mississippi schools will be presented in concert at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Pearl River Community College...more

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
River splits with Faulkner
Wildcats get first win of baseball season in nightcap of home-opening doubleheader

POPLARVILLE — After eight tries, Pearl River Community College finally got into the win column here Tuesday in Wildcat Stadium with an NJCAA baseball doubleheader split with Faulkner State (Ala.)...more

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Lady Wildcats sweep Lady Lions 1-0, 16-1
PRCC softball evens overall mark to 2-2

SCOOBA — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats evened their 2010 overall record to 2-2 here Tuesday with an MACJC non-division doubleheader softball sweep over East Mississippi’s Lady Lions...more

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Wildcats clinch MACJC South Division with 70-58 home victory over Warriors
PRCC men pump winning streak to 13 straight; Lady ’Cats suffer 81-70 setback to Lady Warriors

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Wildcats clinched the MACJC South Division crown here Monday with a dominating 70-58 victory over East Central...more

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Wildcats drop to 0-7 after Pirates pull off four-game road sweep in Pensacola, Fla.
PRCC returns to action Tuesday for its home opener against Faulkner State

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Pearl River Community College’s Wildcats dropped to 0-7 overall after suffering a four-game losing sweep to Pensacola JC’s Pirates here Saturday and Sunday...more

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Division-leading Wildcats pump win streak to 12 straight with 76-41 bashing of Bears; Lady Wildcats suffer 74-65 setback

POPLARVILLE — The MACJC South Division-leading Pearl River Wildcats pumped their winning streak to 12 here Thursday in Shivers Gymnasium with a dominating 76-41 bashing of Southwest Mississippi...more

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Thornton named assistant to PRCC dean

HATTIESBURG - Dr. Janet Thornton has been named assistant to the dean for evening programs at the Forrest County Center of Pearl River Community College...more

Thursday, February 11, 2010
PRCC to host Black History Month program

HATTIESBURG - The Forrest County Center of Pearl River Community College will host an observance of Black History Month at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18...more

Thursday, February 11, 2010
Clinton wins showchoir competition hosted by PRCC

HATTIESBURG - Clinton High School’s showchoir, Attache, was named grand champion at the Mississippi Showchoir Contest hosted by Pearl River Community College on Feb. 5 and 6...more

Thursday, February 11, 2010
LSU-E sweeps in 2010 PRCC softball openers
Lady ’Cats take 7-5, 12-4 home losses to Lady Bengals

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Lady Wildcats opened their 2010 softball season on a down note here Wednesday, falling to LSU-Eunice 7-5 and 12-4...more

Thursday, February 11, 2010
Hoops tip off times for Thursday’s Pearl River-Southwest Mississippi games moved to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Winter storm warnings prompt change due to possible dangerous road conditions

POPLARVILLE — The tip off times for Pearl River Community College’s MACJC South Division women’s and men’s basketball games with Southwest Mississippi set for Thursday here in Shivers Gymnasium have been changed due to possible dangerous road conditions from the winter storm that is to hit the state...more

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Wildcats pump winning streak to 11 straight with victory over Panthers
Pearl River women, men resume MACJC South Division action Thursday at home against Southwest Mississippi

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Wildcats extended their winning streak to 11 straight here Monday with a convincing 79-66 men’s basketball victory over New Horizon...more

Tuesday, February 09, 2010
PRCC musicians named to all-state band

POPLARVILLE - Ten Pearl River Community College musicians have been selected to participate in the Mississippi Community College All_State Band Clinic Thursday through Saturday at the University of Southern Mississippi...more

Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Hornsby earns tenth college degree

HATTIESBURG - Pearl River Community College social studies instructor Dr. Benny Hornsby recently earned his tenth college degree - a Master of Arts in Sociology from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces...more

Monday, February 08, 2010
PRCC to host Crochet Party

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will host the Crochet Party with the Loopy Ladies, beginning Feb. 23...more

Monday, February 08, 2010
PRCC gives free dental care to area students

HATTIESBURG _ Pearl River Community College dental hygiene students honed their skills and about 40 children walked away with clean teeth Friday during the annual Give Kids A Smile Day...more

Monday, February 08, 2010
Wildcats clinch post-season berth with 68-58 road win over Bulldogs
South Division-leading PRCC men win 10th straight; Lady Wildcats women tale 51-38 defeat at Gulf Coast

PERKINSTON — Pearl River’s Wildcats clinched a berth in the MACJC State Tournament here Monday with a convincing 68-58 South Division basketball victory over arch-rival Mississippi Gulf Coast...more

Friday, February 05, 2010
Pearl River signs 29 to letters of intent on National Signing Day

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College head football coach Tim Hatten signed 27 high school standouts to national letters of intent here Wednesday on National Signing Day, while two other prospects signed Thursday...more

Wednesday, February 03, 2010
PRCC hosts showchoir contest in Hattiesburg

The Mississippi Showchoir Contest, sponsored by Pearl River Community College, will be held Friday and Saturday at William Carey University in Hattiesburg...more

Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Second-half comeback propels Wildcats to 70-66 division road win over Hinds
PRCC men in tie for first in South with Jones; Pearl River women fall 63-55 to Lady Bulldogs

UTICA — Pearl River’s Wildcats bounced back from a seven-point halftime deficit here Monday to take a 70-66 MACJC South Division victory over Hinds...more

Tuesday, February 02, 2010
PRCC Women’s Health Symposium brings in 200 women

POPLARVILLE - More than 200 women took a few hours for themselves Saturday when they attended the fourth annual Women’s Health Symposium at Pearl River Community College...more

Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Watch PRCC baseball opener via webcast
Wildcats open Saturday in First Pitch Classic against St. Pete at Gulf Coast in Panama City, Fla.

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River Community College opens its 2010 baseball season Saturday against St. Pete CC (Fla.) in the First Pitch Classic Tournament in Panama City, Fla...more

Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Wildcats in three-way tie for first place in South after bombing Bobcats 81-64
Pearl River women fall 89-64 to Jones County

POPLARVILLE — Pearl River’s Wildcats are in a three-way tie for first place in the MACJC South Division after bombing Jones County 81-64 in ‘Cat Fight II here Thursday...more