East Mississippi claims another NJCAA national championship

By Reed DeSalvo The Meridian Star (TNS) BILOXI – It’s official. Buddy Stephens has built a dynasty at East Mississippi Community...

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Itawamba Community College head football coach Sean Cannon has been busy this week. He interviewed all of his players returning for the 2015 season Monday prior to the upcoming Christmas holiday break. He was the defensive coordinator Tuesday through Thursday of the MACJC All-Star Game in Booneville. And […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal BOONEVILLE – The Northeast Lady Tigers were close Thursday. But it was basketball, not horseshoes. In the North Division opener for both schools, the Lady Tigers almost overcame a 19-point deficit, eventually falling to the East Mississippi Lady Lions 68-64. “East Mississippi is good,” Lady Tigers head coach […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The next two nights of basketball really count for the Northeast and Itawamba teams. North Division-opening games are on the schedule today and Monday, with the Northeast Tigers and Lady Tigers hosting East Mississippi today, beginning with the women’s game tipping off at 5:30 p.m. “We haven’t played […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal A tradition continues today at Tiger Stadium on the campus of Northeast Community College. The 28th edition of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges All-Star Football Game kicks off at 1 p.m. and will feature some of the best football talent this state has to offer. […]

Daily Journal reports BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College is looking for a new head football coach. The school announced on Monday that Ricky Smither, who recently completed his seventh season as the Tigers’ head coach, was relieved of his duties. “We believe this decision is in the best interest of our student-athletes, our football […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal FULTON – Two defending champions on the same basketball court. Salty stuff in November for Mississippi junior college ball. Defending national champion Jones County took Itawamba’s best shot Thursday and left the Davis Event Center with an 80-76 victory over the defending state champs. “This game was a […]

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL Xavier Pegues admits what kept him from playing senior college football out of high school, his grades. But after two years at Itawamba CC, Pegues has turned a stumbling block into an even bigger opportunity than he was getting after his senior season at Oxford High. The 6-foot-3, 285-pound defensive […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal FULTON – Host a playoff game. The Itawamba Indians men’s soccer team has not been able to cross that off their to-do list since the program began in 1996 – until now. The MACJC playoffs begin today for the Indians, who will host the Jones County Bobcats beginning […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal FULTON – It might be safe to say the Itawamba Indians are not fans of Butterfingers. For a nationally ranked team like the Gulf Coast Bulldogs, two ICC fumbles were like delicious candy. Two Indians gifts were just part of an impressive first half Saturday as Gulf Coast […]