By David Wheeler Special to the Journal BOONEVILLE – The first-place team was determined to stay there. The home team was saying, “Not on our court.” But one team had to win Thursday in an area junior college basketball matchup, and the Itawamba Lady Indians barely did as a last-second shot gave the edge to […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The Northeast Tigers have a little momentum. The challenge is to keep it going forward, and the Tigers certainly have a challenge today as they host rival Itawamba tonight. Tip off will be at approximately 7:30 p.m. “I feel good just in general, I feel good about the […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal As head coach of the Itawamba Lady Indians, with two state championships to show for her efforts, Nanci Gray usually has a good formula for the team next on the schedule. Who is next for the Lady Indians, currently 12-2 for the season? Rival Northeast, where the Lady […]

By John L. Pitts Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Greg Davis was introduced as head football coach at Northeast Mississippi Community College on Thursday afternoon. “For the past month, we’ve been looking for someone who could help us to capitalize on the considerable investment we’ve made in the future of Northeast football,” said school president Dr. […]


By Reed DeSalvo The Meridian Star (TNS) BILOXI – It’s official. Buddy Stephens has built a dynasty at East Mississippi Community College. Behind the play of quarterback Chad Kelly, who threw for 434 yards and five touchdowns, the No. 1 Lions topped second-ranked Iowa Western Community College, 34-17, to claim the 2014 NJCAA national championship […]

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. […]