By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Back in the spring, the Itawamba Community College baseball team was a playoff squad, featuring one of the best hitting lineups in the country with a .339 batting average. But with the quick turnaround of junior college sports, the Indians must replace significant losses from the batting order. […]

By Brandon Shields Special to the Journal RAYMOND – Dan Ellington and Peyton Bender have developed a dynamic 1-2 punch at quarterback for Itawamba. It showed on Thursday night. Ellington and Bender were able to set the tone and the ICC defense was solid in the second half to lead the Indians (2-0) to a […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Sean Cannon is hoping last week is in the rear-view mirror for his Itawamba Indians football team. Still, it is hard to shed the fringe benefits of beating then No. 4 in the nation Gulf Coast 23-12 to open the season. And, jumping into the NJCAA national rankings […]

Daily Journal The Itawamba Community College football team jumped from unranked to No. 11 in the latest NJCAA rankings after opening the season with a 23-12 victory over preseason No. 4 Mississippi Gulf Coast. The No. 11 ranking is the highest national ranking for the Indians since they were ranked No. 4 on October 1, […]

ICC quarterback Dan Ellington jukes Mississippi Gulf Coast defensive back Vaughnte Dorsey for a first down. (Lee Adams/

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal FULTON – Itawamba Community College entered Thursday night’s season opener against No. 4 Mississippi Gulf Coast playing like there was nothing to lose. The mentality paid off. ICC (1-0) came away with the 23-12 upset over Gulf Coast. The Indians jumped out to an early lead behind the stellar play […]

Northeast quarterback Mason Cunningham looks for an open receiver. He threw for 148 yards in the win. (Michael H. Miller/NEMCC)

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal BOONEVILLE – When adversity tried to reach out and trip up the Northeast Tigers football team in the second half of their season-opener Thursday night, the home team had the appropriate response. Successfully trading a score for a score in the second half, the Tigers began their 2016 […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Football openers can be tricky. When that opener is against a highly ranked opponent that beat you twice last season, the anticipation is magnified. Ready or not, Itawamba, here come the Gulf Coast Bulldogs for the season opener of 2016 for both schools, with the game slated for […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Head football coaches value knowledge, and Northeast Tigers’ coach Greg Davis certainly likes what he knows about his 2016 squad. But this week brings a frustrating unknown – just who the heck are the Pearl River Wildcats? Davis and the Tigers will find out about Pearl River on […]

Defensive tackle Lee Autry brings veteran leadership to ICC’s defense. (Lee Adams/ICC)

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal A nice balance of defense and offense helped the Itawamba Community College Indians to a playoff berth for the 2015 football season. But in the world of two-year colleges, graduation losses can appear to disrupt that balance. The top 14 leading tacklers from last season for the Indians […]