Itawamba Community College's softball program is breaking a long list of school records this spring, but head coach Chad Case is also keeping an eye on next season

Softball
n Itawamba Community College’s softball program is breaking a long list of school records this spring, but head coach Chad Case is also keeping an eye on next season.
Case announced a tryout date for Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. at the ICC Softball Complex.
All non-protected players are invited to participate in the workout.
n More softball news, Page 2B
Basketball
n Itawamba Community College’s women’s basketball program has added one signee to its 2009 recruiting class.
Lady Indians Head Coach Nanci Gray signed South Panola High School standout Vetorra Cole.
Cole, a 5-foot-6 guard, averaged 20 points a game this past season in helping lead the Lady Tigers to a 20-3 record.
The 2008-09 all-division selection in 1-5A scored 28 points in a win against Starkville. She is a member of the National Honor Society.
“Vetorra is a reaiily nice signee for us at ICC,” said Gray, who has led her program to back-to-back 20 plus win seasons, which is a first for women’s basketball at ICC. “What really caught our eye is she excels not only on the court, but in the classroom, as well, and that’s important to us.”
Soccer
n Itawamba Community College added to its 2009 men’s soccer recruiting class by signing a trio from the area.
Mark Creekmore and Dalton Cousar of Amory High School joined ICC head coach Mike Sullivan’s program as well as Corinth High School’s Jordan Curtis.
Creekmore, who is a 6-foor-1, 165-pound midfielder, and Cousar, who is a 5-foot-11, 165-pound defender, helped head coach Nathan Clayton’s Panther program win its division every year they played.
“Mark is a very talented player, who is very strong on the ball and can read the game extremely well,” said Sullivan. “He should be a big part of the success will hopefully have next season. Dalton is a guy we found late in the recruiting process but based on his hardnosed play in high school, I am expecting him to compete for a starting job, as well.”
Curtis is a 5-foot-11, 150-pound defender, who played for head coach Greg Parker at Corinth, will be asked to help fill in the gaps of several key losses to graduation on a defensive unit that was ranked fifth in the state last season.
“Jordan is a tireless worker and sees the field very well,” added Sullivan, who also is in charge of the Lady Indians soccer program. “I’m looking for him to work hard for a starting spot next season.”
Sports Calendar
Baseball
Thursday
IAHS at Oxford, 6 p.m.
First game of best-of-3 series
Ackerman at MHS, 6 p.m.
First game of best-of-3- series
Friday
Oxford at IAHS, 6 p.m.
Second game of best-of-3 series
MHS at Ackerman, 6 p.m.
Second game of best-of-3 series
Saturday
Third game of best-of-3
high school series, if necessary
Northeast at ICC, 3 p.m.
End regular season
Softball
Friday
ICC at state tournament
n ICC is No. 2 seed from North;
more softball news, Page 2B
Golf
Thursday
IAHS hosts Division 1-4A tourney
at Fulton Country Club
n More IAHS golf, Page 2B

Lee Adams