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MMA plans in the works for Silva, Pensacola

MADELAIN TIGANO The Corsair Mixed Martial Arts is taking charge in popularity all over the world, and Desiree Cicale believes “Pensacola is going to produce fighters like nowhere else.” Cicale and her partner, Alex Silva Ruas, own a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, and Muay Thai training camp on West Gregory Street in downtown Pensacola. As...

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Lady Pirates earn ticket to state tournament

MADELAIN TIGANO The Lady Pirates, PJC’s volleyball team, are now conference champions after winning Oct. 14 against Gulf Coast Community College in a battle for an entry to the state tournament. “I’m excited to go to state,” said Cassidy Nance, freshman player. “It is what we worked really hard for, and we finally did it.”...

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Pirates overcome Gulf Coast Community College

Lindsey Chavers Published: January 24, 2006 The men’s basketball team gained a much needed win against Gulf Coast Community College on Jan. 17 with a 93-68 victory. PJC gained the lead early and went into the second half with a 10-point lead.  The Pirates managed to keep the Commodores at bay with a strong offensive...

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Flag football ends season

Lindsey Chavers Published: January 8, 2006 The PJC men’s flag football team ended an accomplished season with a trip to the national competition held at the University of West Florida, Dec. 29-31. “This year’s team could have won and were talented enough to win,” said Doug Rogers, the team’s coach. But they fell short, only...

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Lady Pirates prepare for conference

Lindsey Chavers Published: January 8, 2006 The PJC women’s basketball team moved closer to conference games during a two-day tour in Louisiana, Jan. 1-2. Their first match-up was against Louisiana State University- Eunice, who are on their longest winning streak in history.  PJC managed to hold on, and even gained the lead at one point...

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Is your ‘Fantasy’ coming true?

Carlus Page Published: January 8, 2006 So you’ve heard the term “fantasy football” but still aren’t quite sure what it is?  Fantasy Football has been played for more than 20 years, becoming ever so popular over the past six.  Curtis Stothers, a U.S. Marine and college student, says he has been playing Fantasy Football since...

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Pirates overcome Fighting Scots, lose to Saluqis

Lindsey Chavers Published: January 8, 2006 PJC hosted the Collegiate Sports Travel Shoot Out on Dec. 29-30 where the men’s basketball team faced off against McHenry County College and Southwest Tennessee Community College. On Dec. 29, the Pirates played the MCC Fighting Scots.  PJC defeated McHenry in a close and well-fought game, 93-89.  They were...

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Pirates cope with illness, injuries

Lindsey Chavers Published: December 6, 2006 The PJC men’s basketball team lost four of their past six games, ending their previous six-game winning streak, due to many misfortunes. Because of sickness and injuries, the Pirates went into the games weak.  “We’ve had the flu,” said Head Coach Paul Swanson.  “Two guys got it and were...