October, 2011 Archives
Monday, Oct 31, 2011
'Cats wrap season with 2-0 loss in Region 23 title bout
River men fall to Mississippi Gulf Coast to finish year at 12-4-1; MGCCC women drop Meridian for regional title

PERKINSTON - Pearl River's Wildcats wrapped up its 2011 soccer season here Saturday with a 2-0 loss to arch-rival Mississippi Gulf Coast in the men's championship game of the Region 23 Tournament. PRCC, which got to the title bout via a 3-1 victory over M ...more

Friday, Oct 28, 2011
Jones wins 'Cat Fight 35-7
Bobcats throttle potent River offense to prevail in 81st-annual season-ending battle with Wildcats

POPLARVILLE - A season of great expectations ended in disheartening dismay for Pearl River Community College here Thursday in Dobie Holden Stadium, as arch-rival Jones County took a convincing 35-7 victory in the 81st-annual 'Cat Fight and handed the host ...more

Friday, Oct 28, 2011
Ruckel honored as PRCC Humanities Teacher of the Year

HATTIESBURG - Dr. Ryan Ruckel has been named Humanities Teacher of the Year at Pearl River Community College.Ruckel teaches history and English at PRCC's Forrest County Center where he also serves as advisor to the Beta Tau Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kapp ...more

Friday, Oct 28, 2011
Public Broadcasting comes to PRCC to produce show

POPLARVILLE - A television production crew recently spent several hours on the Pearl River Community College campus videotaping students in the utility lineman technology program.The footage will be used in a segment of "The Job Hunter" on the Mississippi ...more

Thursday, Oct 27, 2011
PRCC students pledge to complete college

POPLARVILLE - Several hundred Pearl River Community College students have signed a pledge that could change their lives.The students pledged to complete their community college degrees or certificate programs. Statistics show that community college gradua ...more

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011
Hinds squashes River playoff hopes with 59-32 beat down
No. 12 Eagles clinch post-season berth with lopsided MACJC South Division win

RAYMOND - About eight weeks ago, then-No. 8-ranked Pearl River entered its 2001 football season with high expectations, but those elite aspirations were quickly squashed here Saturday with a lopsided 59-32 MACJC South Division beat down by the now-playoff ...more

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011
'Cat Fight hits gridiron for 81st time Thursday
With post-season playoff hopes out the window, River and Jones play for pride in 2011 season finale

POPLARVILLE - One of the most storied rivalries in all of community college football hits the gridiron for the 81st time Thursday when Pearl River hosts Jones County in a "playing for pride" MACJC South Division battle. The host Wildcats, 5-4 overall, 3-2 ...more

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011
Pearl River drops women's, men's MACJC title bouts to Miss. Gulf Coast by identical 1-0 scores in Ridgeland
Lady Wildcats' season ends; 'Cats still eye Region 23 berth

RIDGELAND - Pearl River Community College fell 1-0 in both the women's and men's MACJC State Tournament championship games to Mississippi Gulf Coast in M&F Bank Stadium on the grounds of Freedom Ridge Park here Sunday. The Lady Wildcats, the South D ...more

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011
Wildcats in Region 23 Tournament Friday against Meridian at MGCCC
PRCC men nab berth due to MCC's losing record

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River's Wildcat soccer team grabbed a berth in this weekend's Region 23 Tournament at Mississippi Gulf Coast in Perkinston, despite losing to MGCCC 1-0 in the MACJC state championship game Sunday in Ridgeland. PRCC, 11-5-1 overall aft ...more

Friday, Oct 21, 2011
PRCC honors Donohue, Wilson as Lamplighters

Pearl River Community College officials recently recognized excellence in two instructors by sending them to the annual Lamplighter Conference.Doug Donohue, a math instructor at PRCC's Forrest County Center, and Michelle Wilson, who teaches social science ...more

Thursday, Oct 20, 2011
PRCC Alumni to host tailgating fish fry

POPLARVILLE - The Pearl River Community College Alumni Association will host a tailgating fish fry at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, before the PRCC Wildcats host the Jones County Junior College Bobcats in the annual Cat Fight..Frank Ladner of Bay St. Louis, a ...more

Thursday, Oct 20, 2011
Wildcats drop Bobcats for South Division title; Lady 'Cats 4-3 winners
River men, women head into MACJC Tournament as top seeds for second time in the two teams' history

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College's women's and men's soccer teams enter this weekend's MACJC State Tournament at Holmes CC in Ridgeland as the South Division's No. 1 seeds after the Wildcats trimmed rival Jones County 4-2 to claim the division ...more

Thursday, Oct 20, 2011
River tackles No. 12 Eagles Saturday
Wildcats face 'must win' scenario from here on out with Hinds, Jones looming for final two regular season battles

POPLARVILLE - The situation is a simple one for the Pearl River Wildcats: win out and make the MACJC post-season football playoffs. Lose just one and it's all over but the crying. And it all cranks up Saturday when PRCC treks to Raymond to tackle the No. ...more

Monday, Oct 17, 2011
River sweeps Southwest
South Division champ Lady Wildcats take 6-0 win; Wildcats remain in post-season hunt via 9-0 shutout

SUMMIT - Pearl River swept Southwest Mississippi here Friday in MACJC women's and men's South Division soccer action with a pair of lopsided shutouts. The division champ Lady Wildcats blanked the Lady Bears 6-0 to improve to 13-1 overall and 7-0 in league ...more

Monday, Oct 17, 2011
No. 3-ranked East Miss spoils River's Homecoming 41-17
Nationally-ranked Lions bombard Wildcats in turnover-plagued MACJC non-division battle

POPLARVILLE - Third-ranked East Mississippi Community College proved more than worthy of its prestigious NJCAA national ranking, as the Lions bombarded Pearl River 41-17 to spoil the host Wildcats' 2011 Homecoming outing. EMCC, which improved to 7-0 with ...more

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011
PRCC students celebrate fall, donate food to Salvation Army

HATTIESBURG - Students and employees at Pearl River Community College's Forrest County Center donated 2,300 items of non-perishable food to the Salvation Army Wednesday, Oct. 12, as part of annual Fall Fest activities."I want to thank all of you for the h ...more

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2011
PRCC breaks ground for $10.4 million Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for Performing Arts

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College officials hefted golden shovels here Tuesday, Oct. 11, to ceremonially break ground for the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Performing Arts.More than a decade in the planning, the facility will showcase P ...more

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2011
PRCC Board of Trustees welcomes new member

POPLARVILLE _ Pearl River Community College's Board of Trustees welcomed a new member during the regular October meeting here Tuesday. Don Welsh of the Ceasar community, a PRCC graduate and longtime employee of the college, succeeds Barry Harper. "I feel ...more

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2011
River targets No. 3-ranked East Miss Saturday in 2011 Homecoming battle
Wildcats out to avenge 2010's pivotal 42-36 road setback that KO'd a PRCC berth spot in the post-season playoffs

POPLARVILLE - The top two passing offenses in the state and nation will do battle Saturday when Pearl River tackles third-ranked and undefeated East Mississippi for its 2011 Homecoming game here in Dobie Holden Stadium at 3 p.m.. Not only is it Homecomin ...more

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2011
Wildcats down Wolfpack 26-5
River rebounds with big South Division win over Co-Lin

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River's Wildcats bounced back into the win column Thursday with a 26-5 bombing of Copiah-Lincoln in MACJC South Division football action here in Dobie Holden Stadium. PRCC improved to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in division play with the victo ...more

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2011
Lady Wildcats clinch South Division crown
Pearl River women win seventh division title in history with 1-0 win over Miss. Gulf Coast; men's squad remains in post-season hunt with 2-0 shutout over Bulldogs

POPLARVILLE - Jordan Organ drilled a first-half goal off an assist by Ana Lee and the Pearl River Lady Wildcats hung on for a 1-0 shutout soccer victory over Mississippi Gulf Coast to claim their seventh MACJC South Division championship in the 13-year hi ...more

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2011
PRCC to induct 6 into Sports Hall of Fame

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will induct six new members into its Sports Hall of Fame here Saturday (Oct. 15) as part of the college's 2011 homecoming celebration. The list includes women's softball star Maghan James (2004-05) of Oak Grove, ...more

Friday, Oct 07, 2011
Steve Nagy built himself into all-state player at PRCC

POPLARVILLE - Steve Nagy looks back to his transformation from a skinny high school football player at Petal to his selection as a junior college All-American at Pearl River Community College and laughs about it now. As a senior at Petal High in 1975, he ...more

Friday, Oct 07, 2011
Chris Ryan set standard for runningbacks at PRCC

POPLARVILLE - In Pearl River Community College's long and storied football history, Chris Ryan was the Wildcats' most punishing runner of all time, a runaway train so to speak. People around Mississippi junior college circles still talk about his explosiv ...more

Thursday, Oct 06, 2011
James first softball inductee into PRCC sports hall

POPLARVILLE - Maghan James already has her name carved into the Pearl River Community College record books. As an all-state and all-region 23 softball player for the Wildcats from 2004-05, she batted .515 with eight home runs, both school records, her sop ...more

Thursday, Oct 06, 2011
River sweeps Co-Lin
Lady Wildcats 2-1 winners, 'Cats blow out Wolfpack 6-1

WESSON - Pearl River Community College swept Copiah-Lincoln in MACJC women's and men's South Division soccer action here Wednesday with the Lady Wildcats pulling off a 2-1 come-from-behind win, while the Wildcats blew out the host Wolfpack 6-1. PRCC's wom ...more

Thursday, Oct 06, 2011
PRCC offering free welding classes

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College is offering a free welding class from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Poplarville campus.Funded through Workforce Development, the 100-hour class is open to the public at no cost. St ...more

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011
River out for South Division redemption versus Co-Lin
After last week's loss to MGCCC, Wildcats targeting victory over reigning MACJC South Division champion Wolfpack

POPLARVILLE - After a huge 17-10 MACJC South Division road loss to Mississippi Gulf Coast a week ago, Pearl River's Wildcats are out to bounce back into the win column against reigning division champion Copiah-Lincoln when the Wolfpack visits Thursday. A ...more

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011
PRCC to break ground for performing arts center

POPLARVILLE - Pearl River Community College will formally break ground next week for the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Performing Arts on the Poplarville campus.The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, on the practice field across Riv ...more

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011
River splits at Holmes
Lady Wildcats blow out Lady Bulldogs 6-0; Wildcats fall 2-1

RIDGELAND - Pearl River Community College splits in MACJC women's and men's non-division soccer action here Friday with the Lady Wildcats blowing out host Holmes 6-0, while the Wildcat squad suffered a hard-fought 2-1 defeat. PRCC's women improved to 10-1 ...more

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011
Drum major trio leads PRCC Spirit of the River

POPLARVILLE - Three drum majors lead the Spirit of the River marching band at Pearl River Community College.Taylor Trigg of Petal joined Michael Boyte of Sumrall and Allen Grace of Hattiesburg as drum majors for the 2011 football and parade season."We fel ...more

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