Tigers, Indians fight for playoffs

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The Northeast Lady Tigers need wins on the softball field to maintain a precarious hold on one of...

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal FULTON – After some heartbreaking losses, mostly on the road, the Itawamba Indians baseball team found their league legs at home Wednesday. Almost in need of a sweep to remain in contention in MACJC league play, the Indians (10-8, 4-6) did exactly that, edging the No. 17 nationally […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal FULTON – The Itawamba Lady Indians softball team maintained their lock on second place in the North Division with a victory on Saturday. But there are a lot of moving parts to their grasp. On the field, the Lady Indians came from behind to down the fourth place […]

Northeast celebrates Trent Turner's winning run in the Tigers' 6-5 come-from-behind victory over Itawamba on Tuesday. (Michael H. Miller/NEMCC)

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal BOONEVILLE – A 15-run loss probably required an industrial-size eraser to wipe from the brains of the Northeast Tigers baseball team. Whatever head coach Kent Farris did, it worked as the Tigers turned Tuesday’s Game 2 pitching duel into a show of clutch hitting, culminated by Eric Patterson’s […]

Daily Journal SALINA, Kan. – Itawamba Community College’s women dropped a 70-51 decision to NO. 18 Wabash Valley College on Monday in the opening round of the NJCAA national tournament at the Bicentennial Center. ICC (23-4) shot 28 percent from the floor, while Wabash Valley (27-6) hit 48 percent to pull away. LaNikkie McMillian, of […]

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal BOONEVILLE – Despite scheduling challenges related to the weather, the Northeast Tigers baseball team has managed to win half its division games of the young season – all on the road. The Tigers (6-7, 2-2) get a home division doubleheader today against their rival from this corner of […]

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 […]