In the lead: Tigers on target in North Division rivalry battle

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal BOONEVILLE – There is still work left in the regular season, but for one night, the work the...

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal BOONEVILLE – The race for the four men’s basketball playoff spots in the MACJC North Division is a clustered mess – five teams within one game of each other. The area’s two junior colleges – the Northeast Tigers and Itawamba Indians – are right in middle of that […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal BOONEVILLE – Richy Harrelson got to see pretty much all of his Northeast Tigers pitching staff Saturday. There is a little work to be done in the next few weeks prior to the beginning of MACJC division play. In the season-opening series, the Tigers carried a lead into […]

Northeast Mississippi CC Mario Addison made what was considered at the time to be a brash prediction about his Carolina Panthers last July before the National Football League season got underway. “I see a Super Bowl. I feel it, man,” Addison told reporters prior to team training camp in South Carolina. “We’re going all the […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The Itawamba Lady Indians softball team has put four straight North Division championships in the bank. A fifth in a row is impossible in 2016 – divisions have been eliminated – but that is not stopping head coach Andy Kirk from preparing the Lady Indians to make a […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Richy Harrelson has been a significant influence on the Northeast Tigers baseball program for four seasons as an assistant coach. Starting with the 2016 season, call him the head coach. Harrelson gets to debut as the Tigers head coach Saturday as his squad opens its season with a […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The important paperwork is done, now it’s back to football at Itawamba and Northeast. The 2016 signing day is in the books for the two junior colleges whose campuses are in Northeast Mississippi, and both Sean Cannon and Greg Davis indicate successful days. “I felt like we did […]

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By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Most of the heavy lifting has been done, now Sean Cannon and Greg Davis are basically waiting for Wednesday and the fax machine to start humming. The Itawamba and Northeast head coaches are among the hundreds of two-year and four-year college football programs that have identified skilled players, […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal BOONEVILLE – On the court, the business was trying to notch a North Division victory. Between games, it was about honoring the class and success of Ricky Ford. Down to business, the Northeast Lady Tigers got back on the winning track Thursday night, holding off a comeback attempt […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal FULTON – Solo first place was in the grasp of the Itawamba Lady Indians. Until, as Lady Indians head coach Nanci Gray put it, “they outplayed us.” In the key North Division pairing of junior colleges on Tuesday, the East Mississippi Lady Lions over came a seven point […]