Pearl River’s Diamond Jones and Turner Swistak named Forrest General Wildcats of the Week

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, February 23, 2021

POPLARVILLE, Miss. —Pearl River standouts Diamond Jones (Gonzales, La.; East Ascension) and Turner Swistak (Hattiesburg; Oak Grove) have been named Forrest General Wildcats of the Week.

Jones helped the volleyball team post a 1-1 record on the week, including a thrilling come-from-behind 3-2 (25-14, 21-25, 19-25, 25-21, 17-15) victory over Pensacola State College. In both the PSC victory and the 3-1 (25-23, 18-25, 25-13, 25-16) defeat at Lawson State, Jones led PRCC (4-4 overall) with 17 and 19 kills respectively.

As a permanent fixture in coach Haley Chatham’s lineup, Jones has excelled for PRCC this year. Her 124 kills are tops on the team. Additionally, her 5.90 kills-per-set ranks No. 1 in the NJCAA.

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Swistak turned in a strong performance in Pearl River’s 13-2 victory at Meridian on Sunday. The freshman right-hander scattered three hits and two walks over 4 1/3 innings, surrendering just one run to improve to 2-0 on the season. He also struck out one Eagle in the run-ruled contest. 

On the year, Swistak is 2-0 with six strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings of work for No. 7 PRCC (8-2).

Both teams are back in action Tuesday. The volleyball Wildcats travel to Gadsden State for a 6 p.m. start, while the baseball team hosts Southwest for a 2 p.m. first pitch. The baseball games will be livestreamed at and will also be available at

Feb. 15: Earl Smith (Men’s basketball) and Brandy Scott (Women’s Basketball)
Feb. 8: Hannah Embry (Softball) and Von Seibert (Baseball)
Feb. 1: Otashae Burrage (Women’s basketball) and Jariyon Wilkens (Men’s basketball)
Nov. 16: Noah Mitchell (Football)
Nov. 9: Jakob Greer (Football)
Nov. 2: Tavion Smith (Football)
Oct. 19: Jakob Greer (Football)
Oct. 12: Noah Mitchell (Football)
Oct. 5: Jairus McFarland (Football) 

Most home events will be broadcast at but in some instances where multiple teams are at home, PRCC will also have a feed on its auxiliary channel at Fans who have Roku or Amazon Fire devices can also watch the Wildcats on their televisions by downloading the “Pearl River CC” channel from their app store.