Juco softball playoffs begin today

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Like most spring sports, junior college softball tap danced around wet weather during the regular...

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Going back in time, the North Division champion Itawamba Lady Indians were upset in the first round of the MACJC State Tournament 76-74 by Meridian on Feb. 23. It is sometimes amazing the motivation that follows a setback. Now the Lady Indians are in Kansas following three straight […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Weather has meant that Mississippi junior college baseball teams have basically scratched the surface of their schedules. It also means that schools such as the Northeast Tigers and Itawamba Indians have barely dented the new division format for qualifying for post-season play. “We’d already been playing South teams, […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal FULTON – It rained for most of Game 2 on Sunday versus the No. 2 nationally ranked Hinds Eagles, and yet the Itawamba Indians were not feeling the precipitation. Until the last inning. Errors, walks, hit batters, and Itawamba saw its 6-0 lead drowned by an 8-6 loss […]

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Kaelin Kneeland really wanted to make a trip to Kansas. The 5-foot-9 sophomore forward scored Itawamba Community College’s first nine points and finished with 21 overall to lead the Lady Indians to an 84-64 victory Saturday against Jones in the NJCAA Region 23 championship game at Mississippi College’s […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The Northeast Tigers and the Itawamba Indians are getting an icy welcome to their 2015 division schedules. Northeast was supposed to be hosting Gulf Coast today in Booneville. Changed. Itawamba was scheduled to host World Series participant Hinds today. Moved a day. In the case of the Tigers […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The Northeast Tigers are certainly tickled to still be playing basketball in March. But would a little variety be better than playing a team for the third time in five games? The Tigers should have little trouble digging up its scouting report on the Holmes Bulldogs, who they […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Baseball coaches keep up with the weather about as well as anyone. “This time of year, you want to know what the weather is, call a baseball coach,” said Northeast head baseball coach Kent Farris. Weather has certainly affected the early portion of the 2015 baseball season for […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal Postseason in junior college basketball can have its share of question marks. Not the case for North Division champion Itawamba Lady Indians when they open play in the MACJC State Tournament today at 1 p.m. at Copiah-Lincoln. The Lady Indians are matched against Meridian, a team they have […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal In a 12-year head coaching career at Itawamba Community College marked by post-season success, head coach Rick Collier had a first occur in 2014. The Indians missed the playoffs. With a deeper pitching rotation, and a potentially potent offense, Collier likes the chances of the 2015 Indians to […]