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c spire Baseball News

PRCC Mourns Death Of Earlora Holden
Nine Hinds CC Baseball Players Headed To D1 Level
River Baseball Standouts Sign With Senior Colleges
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
Hinds CC Baseball Releases 2015 Slate
Hinds CC Monster Mash At Moss Has Another Great Turnout
Hinds CC Baseball/softball To Host Monster Mash At Moss On Thursday
PRCC Roundup Up For Education
Northwest Baseball To Host Prospect Camp For 2015-16 Graduates
Former SMCC Bear Dyson To Play In World Series
Hinds CC Wins Halbrook Award For 14th Time
Thompson To Be Inducted To ICC Athletic Hall Of Fame
Hinds CC 2014 Sports Hall Of Fame Class Announced
Zanaboni Named As CCC’s New Sports Information Director
Harrelson Brings Hitting Under The Lights Back For Second Year
Trio To Be Inducted Into Northwest Sports Hall Of Fame
ECCC Alumni Baseball Game Set Oct. 11
ECCC Baseball Team Sponsors Annual Golf Tournament
JCJC Names Creel Assistant Baseball Coach
JCJC Baseball, Softball Release Fall Schedules
PRCC Mourns Death Of Earlora Holden
Release Date: 11/19/2014
Pearl River Community College

POPLARVILLE - Mrs. Earlora Holden, who was associated with Pearl River Community College for 66 years, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, at her home near Poplarville. She was 105 years old.

Mrs. Holden came to PRC in 1948 when her husband, the late Dobie Holden, became the Wildcats football coach.

Living in a dormitory apartment with two young children, she enrolled in classes at the age of 40. As her husband became a legend in junior college coaching circles, she completed her education at the University of Southern Mississippi and began teaching business courses at Pearl River. She soon became department chair, a position she held until her retirement in 1974.

The PRC Board of Trustees named a women’s residence hall in her honor in 2010.

“We truly regret the passing of Earlora Holden,” said Dr. William Lewis, PRCC president. “The Holden family is an integral part of the fabric of this institution. While she was the wife of our famous football coach, Dobie Holden, Mrs. Holden left a legacy of her own. She was a great teacher and friend of the college and did her best to support Pearl River in every way possible. Even after she was over 100 years old, she would attend and support many of our activities and events.

“I believe that it us truly unique that, 105 years of age, Mrs. Holden was born the same year the college was founded. She and her family are a special part of the fabric of our institution”.

In retirement, the Holdens traveled extensively and gardened so successfully that they sold produce to a local grocery store. Coach Holden died in 1986.

Mrs. Holden was an active member of First Baptist Church of Poplarville where she taught Sunday school for years, as well as the Poplarville Garden Club and Delta Kappa Gamma honor society for female educators. She enjoyed oil painting, crocheting, embroidery and reading after retirement.

Doug Daniels of Poplarville met the Holdens when they first came to Pearl River and Coach Holden became an informal foster father to him.

“She was always so consistently ideal as a wife, mother, teacher,” he said. “She was just a very unusual, exceptional woman all her life.”

Mrs. Holden was a mentor to retired PRC instructor Phyllis Daniels, who recalled her gentle disposition.

“When I started teaching at Pearl River, Mrs. Holden was chair of the business department,” she said. “She was a wonderful role model for everyone. I never remember her being any different at any time. She was always just Mrs. Holden.”

Mrs. Holden regularly attended PRC Development Foundation dinners, homecoming and concerts, until her health began to fail. She enjoyed posing for photographs with the recipients of the Coach Dobie Holden Memorial Scholarship awarded annually through the Development Foundation.

She and her children are charter members of the foundation and she was a charter member of the board of the Pearl River Community College Museum. She received the foundation’s Distinguished Service Award in 1989.

“I loved working at Pearl River Junior College,” she said at the time of the dormitory dedication. “It was the highlight of my life.”

She is survived by her son, Dr. Thomas Holden of Grenada; her daughter, Dr. Carole Lund of Mandeville, La; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White’s Funeral Home in Poplarville and at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church or to the PRCC Development Foundation for a scholarship in Mrs. Holden’s name.

c spire Men's Basketball News

PRCC Mourns Death Of Earlora Holden
Mu Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony
CCC Basketball Comes Up Short At East Central
Big Second Half Leads Northwest Over Co-Lin, 86-70
Pearl River Splits With Holmes
ECCC Squads Defeat Coahoma
MACJC Players Of The Week - Week Two
Holmes CC Splits At Pearl River
Bears Hand Rangers First Loss Of Season
ICC Splits Road Tilt At Snead State
ECCC Basketball Squads Collect Victories At MS Delta
Holmes CC Basketball Report
CARROLL GUIDES IMPRESSIVE TIGER GUARD UNIT IN MATINEE VICTORY
ICC To Show Thanks With Free Basketball On Saturday
ICC Swept By Jones County
Bobcat Basketball Teams Whip Delgado
Martin Methodist At Northeast Men's Basketball Box
ECCC Fans Celebrate Victories
Six Rangers Score In Double Figures In 83-74 Win Over Hinds
Bobcats Pick Up Road Victories At Itawamba
PRCC Mourns Death Of Earlora Holden
Release Date: 11/19/2014
Pearl River Community College

POPLARVILLE - Mrs. Earlora Holden, who was associated with Pearl River Community College for 66 years, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, at her home near Poplarville. She was 105 years old.

Mrs. Holden came to PRC in 1948 when her husband, the late Dobie Holden, became the Wildcats football coach.

Living in a dormitory apartment with two young children, she enrolled in classes at the age of 40. As her husband became a legend in junior college coaching circles, she completed her education at the University of Southern Mississippi and began teaching business courses at Pearl River. She soon became department chair, a position she held until her retirement in 1974.

The PRC Board of Trustees named a women’s residence hall in her honor in 2010.

“We truly regret the passing of Earlora Holden,” said Dr. William Lewis, PRCC president. “The Holden family is an integral part of the fabric of this institution. While she was the wife of our famous football coach, Dobie Holden, Mrs. Holden left a legacy of her own. She was a great teacher and friend of the college and did her best to support Pearl River in every way possible. Even after she was over 100 years old, she would attend and support many of our activities and events.

“I believe that it us truly unique that, 105 years of age, Mrs. Holden was born the same year the college was founded. She and her family are a special part of the fabric of our institution”.

In retirement, the Holdens traveled extensively and gardened so successfully that they sold produce to a local grocery store. Coach Holden died in 1986.

Mrs. Holden was an active member of First Baptist Church of Poplarville where she taught Sunday school for years, as well as the Poplarville Garden Club and Delta Kappa Gamma honor society for female educators. She enjoyed oil painting, crocheting, embroidery and reading after retirement.

Doug Daniels of Poplarville met the Holdens when they first came to Pearl River and Coach Holden became an informal foster father to him.

“She was always so consistently ideal as a wife, mother, teacher,” he said. “She was just a very unusual, exceptional woman all her life.”

Mrs. Holden was a mentor to retired PRC instructor Phyllis Daniels, who recalled her gentle disposition.

“When I started teaching at Pearl River, Mrs. Holden was chair of the business department,” she said. “She was a wonderful role model for everyone. I never remember her being any different at any time. She was always just Mrs. Holden.”

Mrs. Holden regularly attended PRC Development Foundation dinners, homecoming and concerts, until her health began to fail. She enjoyed posing for photographs with the recipients of the Coach Dobie Holden Memorial Scholarship awarded annually through the Development Foundation.

She and her children are charter members of the foundation and she was a charter member of the board of the Pearl River Community College Museum. She received the foundation’s Distinguished Service Award in 1989.

“I loved working at Pearl River Junior College,” she said at the time of the dormitory dedication. “It was the highlight of my life.”

She is survived by her son, Dr. Thomas Holden of Grenada; her daughter, Dr. Carole Lund of Mandeville, La; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White’s Funeral Home in Poplarville and at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church or to the PRCC Development Foundation for a scholarship in Mrs. Holden’s name.

c spire Women's Basketball News

Lady Rangers Down Southern-Shreveport 78-59
PRCC Mourns Death Of Earlora Holden
Mu Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony
ICC’s Chills Earns MACJC Player Of The Week Honors
CCC Basketball Comes Up Short At East Central
Pearl River Splits With Holmes
ECCC Squads Defeat Coahoma
MACJC Players Of The Week - Week Two
Holmes CC Splits At Pearl River
ICC Splits Road Tilt At Snead State
ECCC Basketball Squads Collect Victories At MS Delta
Holmes CC Basketball Report
ICC To Show Thanks With Free Basketball On Saturday
ICC Swept By Jones County
Bobcat Basketball Teams Whip Delgado
Bender Leads EC To Victory
Williams' Career Night Leads Lady Rangers To 93-65 Win
Bobcats Pick Up Road Victories At Itawamba
East Mississippi Swept On The Road By Hoops Rival East Central, 89-61 In Women’s Opener And 99-88 In Men’s Nightcap
ECCC Squads Sweep East MS
Lady Rangers Down Southern-Shreveport 78-59
Release Date: 11/19/2014
Northwest Mississippi Community College

SENATOBIA – The Northwest women's basketball team picked up its sixth win of the 2014-15 season on Wednesday night with a 78-59 victory over Southern University-Shreveport in the opening game of the Tri-State Classic at Howard Coliseum.

Northwest stayed unbeaten at 6-0, its best start in a decade, while SU-Shreveport dropped to 3-8.

The Lady Rangers trailed for a good 11 minutes in the first half until freshman Alyssia King scored off a fastbreak at the 6:47-mark to help Northwest regain the lead at 23-21.

The teams exchanged seven ties in the first half alone and were deadlocked, 32-32 at half.

Sara Lytle scored 13 of her game-high 17 points in the first half and Northwest shot 39 percent from the field, compared to SU-Shreveport's 36 percent.

Out of the half, Northwest opened with a 15-4 run to take a 47-36 lead. A pair of 3-pointers by Kelsey Brown highlighted the 5-minute spurt for the Lady Rangers and they never looked back.

The lead ballooned to a game-high 22 points with 4:07 to play as Northwest outscored SUS by a 46-27 second half margin for a 19-point win.

Northwest shot 50 percent from the field in the second half, while SU-Shreveport struggled at 31 percent.

Behind Lytle's 17 points, Tekevanna Young (11 points, 4 rebounds), Brown (11 points, 3 rebounds) and Bethany Lytle (10 points, 7 rebounds) all finished in double figures and made up 63 percent of the scoring.

The Lady Jags forced 18 Northwest turnovers compared to their 15.

SU-Shreveport's Ceddericka Smith had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Chaterra Cage (13) and Shondria Scruggs (10) also scored in double figures for the Lady Jags.

Northwest is back in action on Friday at noon against Lawson State (3-2) to close out the 3-day tournament.

c spire Football News

PRCC Mourns Death Of Earlora Holden
Former Indian Earns All-GSC First Team Honors
SMITHER RELIEVED OF DUTIES AS NORTHEAST HEAD FOOTBALL COACH
ECCC Football Warriors Earn Post Season Honors
12 Wolves Receive Postseason Honors
Warrior Darryl Rogers Performs At ECCC’s Military Event
13 MGCCC Football Players Named All-State, 7 Named All-Region
Mississippi Bowl VII Will Host NJCAA National Championship Game
EMCC Awarded Players Of The Week In All Three Categories
EMCC Reclaims No. 1 Spot In NJCAA Top 20 Football Poll; Lion Players Rack Up Region And State Individual Honors
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
Northwest Lands Eight On 2014 MACJC All-State Football Teams
K'Shun Evans Named To All-MACJC North First Team
Eight Pearl River Wildcats Nab MACJC Football Honors
BARKSDALE TOPS NEMCC HONOREES WITH FIRST-TEAM ALL-STATE NOD
Morgan Named To Capital One Academic All-District 1 Football Team
JCJC’s Ducksworth, Lucas, Patterson Honored
JCJC’s Ducksworth, Lucas, Patterson Honored
Hinds CC Football Stars Garner Postseason Awards
ICC Football Players Earn Postseason Awards
PRCC Mourns Death Of Earlora Holden
Release Date: 11/19/2014
Pearl River Community College

POPLARVILLE - Mrs. Earlora Holden, who was associated with Pearl River Community College for 66 years, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, at her home near Poplarville. She was 105 years old.

Mrs. Holden came to PRC in 1948 when her husband, the late Dobie Holden, became the Wildcats football coach.

Living in a dormitory apartment with two young children, she enrolled in classes at the age of 40. As her husband became a legend in junior college coaching circles, she completed her education at the University of Southern Mississippi and began teaching business courses at Pearl River. She soon became department chair, a position she held until her retirement in 1974.

The PRC Board of Trustees named a women’s residence hall in her honor in 2010.

“We truly regret the passing of Earlora Holden,” said Dr. William Lewis, PRCC president. “The Holden family is an integral part of the fabric of this institution. While she was the wife of our famous football coach, Dobie Holden, Mrs. Holden left a legacy of her own. She was a great teacher and friend of the college and did her best to support Pearl River in every way possible. Even after she was over 100 years old, she would attend and support many of our activities and events.

“I believe that it us truly unique that, 105 years of age, Mrs. Holden was born the same year the college was founded. She and her family are a special part of the fabric of our institution”.

In retirement, the Holdens traveled extensively and gardened so successfully that they sold produce to a local grocery store. Coach Holden died in 1986.

Mrs. Holden was an active member of First Baptist Church of Poplarville where she taught Sunday school for years, as well as the Poplarville Garden Club and Delta Kappa Gamma honor society for female educators. She enjoyed oil painting, crocheting, embroidery and reading after retirement.

Doug Daniels of Poplarville met the Holdens when they first came to Pearl River and Coach Holden became an informal foster father to him.

“She was always so consistently ideal as a wife, mother, teacher,” he said. “She was just a very unusual, exceptional woman all her life.”

Mrs. Holden was a mentor to retired PRC instructor Phyllis Daniels, who recalled her gentle disposition.

“When I started teaching at Pearl River, Mrs. Holden was chair of the business department,” she said. “She was a wonderful role model for everyone. I never remember her being any different at any time. She was always just Mrs. Holden.”

Mrs. Holden regularly attended PRC Development Foundation dinners, homecoming and concerts, until her health began to fail. She enjoyed posing for photographs with the recipients of the Coach Dobie Holden Memorial Scholarship awarded annually through the Development Foundation.

She and her children are charter members of the foundation and she was a charter member of the board of the Pearl River Community College Museum. She received the foundation’s Distinguished Service Award in 1989.

“I loved working at Pearl River Junior College,” she said at the time of the dormitory dedication. “It was the highlight of my life.”

She is survived by her son, Dr. Thomas Holden of Grenada; her daughter, Dr. Carole Lund of Mandeville, La; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White’s Funeral Home in Poplarville and at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church or to the PRCC Development Foundation for a scholarship in Mrs. Holden’s name.

c spire Golf News

Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
MGCCC Golf Team, Player Both Ranked 3rd In Nation
JCJC Holds Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament On Oct. 17
Northeast Tabs Hatfield As Seventh Head Golf Coach
Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament Scheduled For Oct. 4
Gore Named ICC’s Sports Information Director
Long Hired As Northwest’s Athletic Academic Coordinator
ECCC Warrior Golf Classic Winners
Win ECCC Golf Classic Course Prizes
ECCC Warrior Golf Classic Nets $10,000 In Student
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
2013-14 YEAR IN REVIEW: NORTHEAST ATHLETICS CONTINUE TO REWRITE HISTORY BOOKS
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
JCJC Enjoys Banner 2013-14 Year In Athletics
ICC Golfers Earn MACJC Academic Honors
26 ICC Student-athletes Earn MACJC Academic Honors
Sixteen Pearl River Athletes Nab All-Academic Honors
SEVENTEEN NEMCC ATHLETES GARNER ACADEMIC ALL-STATE AWARDS
NEMCC ATHLETES, TEAMS DECORATED WITH NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS
Thirty Northwest Student-Athletes Named MACJC Academic All-State
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
Release Date: 11/12/2014
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – A number of Hinds Community College student-athletes were recently named to Who's Who Among Students in American Community and Junior Colleges.

The sophomore students were named to this program due to their achievements in academics and leadership qualities shown throughout their two years in community college.

Each Hinds recipient was recently honored at the annual Who’s Who ceremony on Friday, Nov. 7 in Cain Cochran Hall on the Raymond Campus.

A complete list of Hinds athletes named to Who's Who include:

Baseball

Graham Ahlrich (Madison)Randy Bell (Woodville)Keller Bradford (Raymond)Houston Case (Brookhaven)Andrew Culver (Brookhaven)Matt Jones (Madison)Chase Lunceford (Clinton)Derek Martin (Flora)Roger Murphy (Brandon)Gage Posey (Brookhaven)Austin Sanders (Madison)Casey Sutton (Monroe, La.)Jonathan Washam (Sterlington, La.)

Men’s Basketball

LaDarrius Drain (Yazoo City)Clayton Tate (Terry)Kaleb Williams (Edwards)

Football

Peter Bailey (Kissimmee, Fla.)Joshua Everett (Lauderdale)Jeramey Hill (Vicksburg)Joseph Houston (Pelahatchie)Sky Logan (Natchez)

Golf

Brandon Bain (Raymond)

Men's Soccer

Cody Dwyer (Terry)Andrew Pace (Terry)Borden Wilkins (Byram)

Women's SoccerDarien Ellison (Ocean Springs)Sarah Paullus (Southaven)Softball

Molli Douglass (Clinton)Courtenay Holt (Brandon)Allison Hux (Magee)Bailey Ladner (Gulfport)Alexis Patterson (Vicksburg)

Men’s Tennis

Peter Bethea (Edwards)

Men’s Track and Field

Kyndarious Bates (Tylertown)

Women’s Track and Field

Bre’Ana Ratliff (Leland)

For more on Hinds athletics go to www.hindsccsports.com.


c spire Rodeo News

Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
East Mississippi Rodeo Teams Place Fourth In Both Men’s And Women’s Competition At Murray State-hosted Event
East Mississippi Rodeo Teams Place Fourth And Seventh At Three Rivers College Event
EMCC Women’s Rodeo Team Makes School History With First-place Finish In Fall Opener At Missouri Valley College
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
Thirty Northwest Student-Athletes Named MACJC Academic All-State
EMCC’s Fisher-Pruitt Team Roping Tandem Finishes 10th To Secure School-best, 28th-place Team Rodeo Finish At 2014 CNFR
Team Roping Tandem Of Colt Fisher And Justin Pruitt To Represent EMCC Rodeo At CNFR In Wyoming
Ben Cullum Wins Ozark Region In Bull Riding
Holmes CC Sports Hall Of Fame Set For April 24
East Mississippi Captures Third Men’s Team Rodeo Title In Four Years By Earning Top Honors At Northwest Mississippi Event
Results Of The MACJC Holmes CC Crappie Rodeo Tournament On Grenada Lake
East Mississippi Men’s Rodeo Team Places Third In EMCC-hosted Event Held At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
East Mississippi CC Set To Host Ozark Region Collegiate Rodeo Beginning Thursday At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
EMCC Women Match Season-best Finish With Second-place Team Showing At Southern Arkansas University Rodeo
EMCC Men Place Third And EMCC Women Finish Fifth During Arkansas-Monticello Rodeo
East Mississippi Opens Spring Rodeo Campaign With Second-place Men’s Team Finish In Arkansas
Holmes Community College NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, MACJC Fishing Rodeo On Grenada Lake
ICC Athletics Earns Prestigious Award For Academic Success
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
Release Date: 11/12/2014
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – A number of Hinds Community College student-athletes were recently named to Who's Who Among Students in American Community and Junior Colleges.

The sophomore students were named to this program due to their achievements in academics and leadership qualities shown throughout their two years in community college.

Each Hinds recipient was recently honored at the annual Who’s Who ceremony on Friday, Nov. 7 in Cain Cochran Hall on the Raymond Campus.

A complete list of Hinds athletes named to Who's Who include:

Baseball

Graham Ahlrich (Madison)Randy Bell (Woodville)Keller Bradford (Raymond)Houston Case (Brookhaven)Andrew Culver (Brookhaven)Matt Jones (Madison)Chase Lunceford (Clinton)Derek Martin (Flora)Roger Murphy (Brandon)Gage Posey (Brookhaven)Austin Sanders (Madison)Casey Sutton (Monroe, La.)Jonathan Washam (Sterlington, La.)

Men’s Basketball

LaDarrius Drain (Yazoo City)Clayton Tate (Terry)Kaleb Williams (Edwards)

Football

Peter Bailey (Kissimmee, Fla.)Joshua Everett (Lauderdale)Jeramey Hill (Vicksburg)Joseph Houston (Pelahatchie)Sky Logan (Natchez)

Golf

Brandon Bain (Raymond)

Men's Soccer

Cody Dwyer (Terry)Andrew Pace (Terry)Borden Wilkins (Byram)

Women's SoccerDarien Ellison (Ocean Springs)Sarah Paullus (Southaven)Softball

Molli Douglass (Clinton)Courtenay Holt (Brandon)Allison Hux (Magee)Bailey Ladner (Gulfport)Alexis Patterson (Vicksburg)

Men’s Tennis

Peter Bethea (Edwards)

Men’s Track and Field

Kyndarious Bates (Tylertown)

Women’s Track and Field

Bre’Ana Ratliff (Leland)

For more on Hinds athletics go to www.hindsccsports.com.


c spire Men's Soccer News

PRCC Mourns Death Of Earlora Holden
REVISED: ECCC Soccer Players Score Goals In MACJC All-Star Games
ECCC Soccer Players Score Goals In MACJC All-Star Games
2014 Soccer All Star Games
MACJC Soccer Allstar Game Recap
ICC’s Howard Earns MACJC All-Star MVP Honors
Five MGCCC Soccer Players Named To MACJC All-Star Team
Hinds CC Men’s Soccer Stars Earn Postseason Honors
ECCC Soccer Standouts Named To MACJC All-Star Squads
Six ICC Soccer Players Earn Postseason Honors
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
Four Wolves Selected For MACJC Soccer All-Star Game
Five To Represent Northwest In MACJC Soccer All-Star Games
Eight ICC Soccer Players Selected As MACJC All-Stars
River Men End Season With 1-0 Loss To NE Texas In South District Playoff
Two Hinds CC Men’s Soccer Players Selected To MACJC All-Star Game
Pearl River Sweeps MACJC/Region 23 Soccer Titles
Pearl River Blanks Bobcats 1-0 In MACJC/Region 23 Tournament
JCJC Hosts MACJC/Region 23 Soccer Tournament Nov. 1-2
Hinds CC Soccer Starts MACJC State Tournament On Saturday
PRCC Mourns Death Of Earlora Holden
Release Date: 11/19/2014
Pearl River Community College

POPLARVILLE - Mrs. Earlora Holden, who was associated with Pearl River Community College for 66 years, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, at her home near Poplarville. She was 105 years old.

Mrs. Holden came to PRC in 1948 when her husband, the late Dobie Holden, became the Wildcats football coach.

Living in a dormitory apartment with two young children, she enrolled in classes at the age of 40. As her husband became a legend in junior college coaching circles, she completed her education at the University of Southern Mississippi and began teaching business courses at Pearl River. She soon became department chair, a position she held until her retirement in 1974.

The PRC Board of Trustees named a women’s residence hall in her honor in 2010.

“We truly regret the passing of Earlora Holden,” said Dr. William Lewis, PRCC president. “The Holden family is an integral part of the fabric of this institution. While she was the wife of our famous football coach, Dobie Holden, Mrs. Holden left a legacy of her own. She was a great teacher and friend of the college and did her best to support Pearl River in every way possible. Even after she was over 100 years old, she would attend and support many of our activities and events.

“I believe that it us truly unique that, 105 years of age, Mrs. Holden was born the same year the college was founded. She and her family are a special part of the fabric of our institution”.

In retirement, the Holdens traveled extensively and gardened so successfully that they sold produce to a local grocery store. Coach Holden died in 1986.

Mrs. Holden was an active member of First Baptist Church of Poplarville where she taught Sunday school for years, as well as the Poplarville Garden Club and Delta Kappa Gamma honor society for female educators. She enjoyed oil painting, crocheting, embroidery and reading after retirement.

Doug Daniels of Poplarville met the Holdens when they first came to Pearl River and Coach Holden became an informal foster father to him.

“She was always so consistently ideal as a wife, mother, teacher,” he said. “She was just a very unusual, exceptional woman all her life.”

Mrs. Holden was a mentor to retired PRC instructor Phyllis Daniels, who recalled her gentle disposition.

“When I started teaching at Pearl River, Mrs. Holden was chair of the business department,” she said. “She was a wonderful role model for everyone. I never remember her being any different at any time. She was always just Mrs. Holden.”

Mrs. Holden regularly attended PRC Development Foundation dinners, homecoming and concerts, until her health began to fail. She enjoyed posing for photographs with the recipients of the Coach Dobie Holden Memorial Scholarship awarded annually through the Development Foundation.

She and her children are charter members of the foundation and she was a charter member of the board of the Pearl River Community College Museum. She received the foundation’s Distinguished Service Award in 1989.

“I loved working at Pearl River Junior College,” she said at the time of the dormitory dedication. “It was the highlight of my life.”

She is survived by her son, Dr. Thomas Holden of Grenada; her daughter, Dr. Carole Lund of Mandeville, La; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White’s Funeral Home in Poplarville and at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church or to the PRCC Development Foundation for a scholarship in Mrs. Holden’s name.

c spire Women's Soccer News

Reigning MACJC-Region 23 Soccer Champ Lady Wildcats Sign Southern Miss Transfer
PRCC Mourns Death Of Earlora Holden
ECCC Women’s Soccer Players Named MACJC All-State
REVISED: ECCC Soccer Players Score Goals In MACJC All-Star Games
ECCC Soccer Players Score Goals In MACJC All-Star Games
2014 Soccer All Star Games
MACJC Soccer Allstar Game Recap
Five MGCCC Soccer Players Named To MACJC All-Star Team
ECCC Soccer Standouts Named To MACJC All-Star Squads
Six ICC Soccer Players Earn Postseason Honors
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
Four Wolves Selected For MACJC Soccer All-Star Game
Five To Represent Northwest In MACJC Soccer All-Star Games
Eight ICC Soccer Players Selected As MACJC All-Stars
Hinds CC Women’s Soccer Has Four Chosen For MACJC All-Star Game
Pearl River Sweeps MACJC/Region 23 Soccer Titles
Record-Setting Women's Soccer Season Ends In State Semis By Susan Harmon/NWCCRANGERS.com
No. 12 Lady Bobcats’ Season Ends In Shootout Vs. Pearl River
ECCC Lady Soccer Warriors Complete Historic Season
JCJC Hosts MACJC/Region 23 Soccer Tournament Nov. 1-2
Reigning MACJC-Region 23 Soccer Champ Lady Wildcats Sign Southern Miss Transfer
Release Date: 11/19/2014
Pearl River Community College

Former OLA star Lyndsey Lee inks with River

POPLARVILLE -
The reigning MACJC-Region 23 women’s soccer champion Pearl River Lady Wildcats have signed University of Southern Mississippi transfer Lyndsey Lee for the 2015 season.

Lee, a midfielder who prepped at Our Lady Academy in Bay St. Louis, will be on the PRCC campus for the 2015 spring semester after playing her freshman season for head coach Mohammed El-Zare’s Lady Golden Eagles.

Lee was an All-State, All-District performer for OLA head coach Andy Fillingame and is the daughter of Dion and Holli Cuevas of Picayune and Ryan Lee of Jackson.

“We’re fortunate to sign a player of Lyndsey’s talent and ability,” said Lady Wildcat head coach Jack Byrd. “She’s going to be an immediate contributor to our program.”

PRCC’s women’s and men’s programs claimed MACJC-Region 23 championship this past season, duplicating a feat they accomplished in 2012.

c spire Softball News

PRCC Mourns Death Of Earlora Holden
JCJC’s National Player Of The Year Tori Dew Inks With Southern Miss
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
Hinds CC Monster Mash At Moss Has Another Great Turnout
Hinds CC Softball Releases 2015 Schedule
ICC Softball Coaches Reflect On Former Lady Indian Cyndal Cleveland
THIRD ANNUAL NEMCC PREP SOFTBALL SHOWCASE SET FOR NOVEMBER
PRCC Roundup Up For Education
Limited Spots Remain For The ICC Fall Softball Clinic
JCJC’s Stokes Inks With Southern Miss
Hinds CC Wins Halbrook Award For 14th Time
NEMCC SOFTBALL RECOGNIZED AS TOP TEN ACADEMIC TEAM BY NFCA
SOFTBALL’S BLACK AND GOLD SERIES TO VISIT NEW ALBANY, CORINTH
Zanaboni Named As CCC’s New Sports Information Director
ICC Softball Earns NFCA All-Academic Team Honors
JCJC Names Herrington Softball Associate Head Coach
SOFTBALL ALUMNI GAME TO CONCLUDE BUSY HOMECOMING WEEKEND
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Release Date: 11/19/2014
Pearl River Community College

POPLARVILLE - Mrs. Earlora Holden, who was associated with Pearl River Community College for 66 years, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, at her home near Poplarville. She was 105 years old.

Mrs. Holden came to PRC in 1948 when her husband, the late Dobie Holden, became the Wildcats football coach.

Living in a dormitory apartment with two young children, she enrolled in classes at the age of 40. As her husband became a legend in junior college coaching circles, she completed her education at the University of Southern Mississippi and began teaching business courses at Pearl River. She soon became department chair, a position she held until her retirement in 1974.

The PRC Board of Trustees named a women’s residence hall in her honor in 2010.

“We truly regret the passing of Earlora Holden,” said Dr. William Lewis, PRCC president. “The Holden family is an integral part of the fabric of this institution. While she was the wife of our famous football coach, Dobie Holden, Mrs. Holden left a legacy of her own. She was a great teacher and friend of the college and did her best to support Pearl River in every way possible. Even after she was over 100 years old, she would attend and support many of our activities and events.

“I believe that it us truly unique that, 105 years of age, Mrs. Holden was born the same year the college was founded. She and her family are a special part of the fabric of our institution”.

In retirement, the Holdens traveled extensively and gardened so successfully that they sold produce to a local grocery store. Coach Holden died in 1986.

Mrs. Holden was an active member of First Baptist Church of Poplarville where she taught Sunday school for years, as well as the Poplarville Garden Club and Delta Kappa Gamma honor society for female educators. She enjoyed oil painting, crocheting, embroidery and reading after retirement.

Doug Daniels of Poplarville met the Holdens when they first came to Pearl River and Coach Holden became an informal foster father to him.

“She was always so consistently ideal as a wife, mother, teacher,” he said. “She was just a very unusual, exceptional woman all her life.”

Mrs. Holden was a mentor to retired PRC instructor Phyllis Daniels, who recalled her gentle disposition.

“When I started teaching at Pearl River, Mrs. Holden was chair of the business department,” she said. “She was a wonderful role model for everyone. I never remember her being any different at any time. She was always just Mrs. Holden.”

Mrs. Holden regularly attended PRC Development Foundation dinners, homecoming and concerts, until her health began to fail. She enjoyed posing for photographs with the recipients of the Coach Dobie Holden Memorial Scholarship awarded annually through the Development Foundation.

She and her children are charter members of the foundation and she was a charter member of the board of the Pearl River Community College Museum. She received the foundation’s Distinguished Service Award in 1989.

“I loved working at Pearl River Junior College,” she said at the time of the dormitory dedication. “It was the highlight of my life.”

She is survived by her son, Dr. Thomas Holden of Grenada; her daughter, Dr. Carole Lund of Mandeville, La; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White’s Funeral Home in Poplarville and at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. at the church.

Memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church or to the PRCC Development Foundation for a scholarship in Mrs. Holden’s name.

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Release Date: 11/12/2014
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RAYMOND – A number of Hinds Community College student-athletes were recently named to Who's Who Among Students in American Community and Junior Colleges.

The sophomore students were named to this program due to their achievements in academics and leadership qualities shown throughout their two years in community college.

Each Hinds recipient was recently honored at the annual Who’s Who ceremony on Friday, Nov. 7 in Cain Cochran Hall on the Raymond Campus.

A complete list of Hinds athletes named to Who's Who include:

Baseball

Graham Ahlrich (Madison)Randy Bell (Woodville)Keller Bradford (Raymond)Houston Case (Brookhaven)Andrew Culver (Brookhaven)Matt Jones (Madison)Chase Lunceford (Clinton)Derek Martin (Flora)Roger Murphy (Brandon)Gage Posey (Brookhaven)Austin Sanders (Madison)Casey Sutton (Monroe, La.)Jonathan Washam (Sterlington, La.)

Men’s Basketball

LaDarrius Drain (Yazoo City)Clayton Tate (Terry)Kaleb Williams (Edwards)

Football

Peter Bailey (Kissimmee, Fla.)Joshua Everett (Lauderdale)Jeramey Hill (Vicksburg)Joseph Houston (Pelahatchie)Sky Logan (Natchez)

Golf

Brandon Bain (Raymond)

Men's Soccer

Cody Dwyer (Terry)Andrew Pace (Terry)Borden Wilkins (Byram)

Women's SoccerDarien Ellison (Ocean Springs)Sarah Paullus (Southaven)Softball

Molli Douglass (Clinton)Courtenay Holt (Brandon)Allison Hux (Magee)Bailey Ladner (Gulfport)Alexis Patterson (Vicksburg)

Men’s Tennis

Peter Bethea (Edwards)

Men’s Track and Field

Kyndarious Bates (Tylertown)

Women’s Track and Field

Bre’Ana Ratliff (Leland)

For more on Hinds athletics go to www.hindsccsports.com.


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RAYMOND – A number of Hinds Community College student-athletes were recently named to Who's Who Among Students in American Community and Junior Colleges.

The sophomore students were named to this program due to their achievements in academics and leadership qualities shown throughout their two years in community college.

Each Hinds recipient was recently honored at the annual Who’s Who ceremony on Friday, Nov. 7 in Cain Cochran Hall on the Raymond Campus.

A complete list of Hinds athletes named to Who's Who include:

Baseball

Graham Ahlrich (Madison)Randy Bell (Woodville)Keller Bradford (Raymond)Houston Case (Brookhaven)Andrew Culver (Brookhaven)Matt Jones (Madison)Chase Lunceford (Clinton)Derek Martin (Flora)Roger Murphy (Brandon)Gage Posey (Brookhaven)Austin Sanders (Madison)Casey Sutton (Monroe, La.)Jonathan Washam (Sterlington, La.)

Men’s Basketball

LaDarrius Drain (Yazoo City)Clayton Tate (Terry)Kaleb Williams (Edwards)

Football

Peter Bailey (Kissimmee, Fla.)Joshua Everett (Lauderdale)Jeramey Hill (Vicksburg)Joseph Houston (Pelahatchie)Sky Logan (Natchez)

Golf

Brandon Bain (Raymond)

Men's Soccer

Cody Dwyer (Terry)Andrew Pace (Terry)Borden Wilkins (Byram)

Women's SoccerDarien Ellison (Ocean Springs)Sarah Paullus (Southaven)Softball

Molli Douglass (Clinton)Courtenay Holt (Brandon)Allison Hux (Magee)Bailey Ladner (Gulfport)Alexis Patterson (Vicksburg)

Men’s Tennis

Peter Bethea (Edwards)

Men’s Track and Field

Kyndarious Bates (Tylertown)

Women’s Track and Field

Bre’Ana Ratliff (Leland)

For more on Hinds athletics go to www.hindsccsports.com.