Sports News and Scores

ICC football announces date for open tryouts

Itawamba Community College has announced the date and times for their open tryouts for the 2013 football team.

The non-contact tryouts will be Wednesday, March 6 at 1:00 p.m. for ICC students and 3:00 p.m. for non-ICC students at Eaton Field, next to the Davis Event Center on the Fulton campus.

Participants will be responsible for bringing cleats, shorts, shirt and gloves. Tryouts are opened to unsigned players that meet National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) eligibility standards.

For more information on the tryouts contact Defensive Line Coach Ray Williams via email or by calling 662-862-8115.

ICC soccer to hold open tryouts in February

The Itawamba Community College Lady Indians’ and Indians’ soccer teams will be hosting open tryouts on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2:00 p.m. for the women and 3:00 p.m. for the men. The tryouts will be held at the ICC Soccer Complex near the Davis Event Center and directly across from Eaton Field and Roy Cresap Field.

All potential players will have to sign a waiver and fill out a questionnaire when they arrive for the tryouts. Participants are responsible for bringing all soccer gear, and shin guards are required to participate.

Please contact head coach Mike Sullivan ( or assistant coach Cody Carson ( with any questions.

Signups ongoing for Tupelo spring tennis program

Tupelo Parks and Recreation in conjunction with the Tupelo Tennis Association will hold six weeks of tennis lessons for pee-wee, youth and adults Mar. 18-22 at Rob Leake City Park in Tupelo.

Cost is $65 per person with a limit of 14 participants per class.
For more information, contact Dennis Otono at 662-891-7589 or Curtis Brown at 662-231-2797.

MSU’s Thompson to headline 2013 ICC Baseball Leadoff Banquet

Itawamba Community College head baseball coach Rick Collier has announced Mississippi State associate head baseball coach and former Indian pitcher Butch Thompson will headline the 2013 Leadoff Banquet.

Thompson, who is in his fourth season in Starkville, was recently named one of college baseball’s top assistant coaches by Perfect Game USA, a leading national baseball scouting service.

The banquet is set for Feb. 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Student Service Building on the Fulton campus. For more information or to order tickets, call Coach Collier at 662-862-8118 or assistant coach Alex Williamson at 662-862-8298. Adam Gore/

Weekly scoreboard

ICC Basketball

January 22

ICC (G) 65 East MS 45
ICC (B) 66 East MS 84
January 24

ICC (G) 71 MS Delta 33
ICC (B) 70 MS Delta 73

High School Basketball

January 22

IAHS (G) 53 Corinth 49
IAHS (B) 33 Corinth 59
Mantachie (G) 55 Aberdeen 30
Mantachie (B) 34 Aberdeen 89
Tremont (B) 53 Red Bay 49

January 25

IAHS (G) 63 Amory 25
IAHS (B) 53 Amory 65
Mantachie (G) 38 Kossuth 54
Mantachie (B) 64 Kossuth 68
Tremont (B) 83 Vardaman 36

January 26

IAHS (G) 39 Ripley 45
Tremont (G) 36 Ingomar 57