By Blake Long Special to the Journal BOONEVILLE – The second verse between rivals Itawamba and Northeast this season featured a reversal of the script. The Lady Indians avenged a loss on their home floor by defeating Northeast 70-66 in overtime while the Tigers gained revenge for a road loss by besting Itawamba 77-61. Both […]

By David Wheeler Daily Journal This corner of Mississippi has long hosted quality regional sporting events. Perhaps one of the hidden gems of that history is the Northeast TigerFest junior college softball tournament, which gets underway today at Booneville City Park. “I think we have a great field as always,” said Northeast head coach Jody […]

By David Wheeler Daily Journal Round 2 of the rivalry is also for first place tonight. Always some the most entertaining basketball in the area, the Itawamba men’s and women’s teams make the short ride to Booneville to play Northeast. Three of the four teams are basically tied for first place in MACJC North Division […]

By David Wheeler Daily Journal Last season, the Itawamba Indians baseball team powered their way into the playoffs with one of the best hitting lineups in the nation. The 2017 version of the Indians have yet to prove they can swing the bat as well, but ICC certainly could strong-arm its way to wins from […]

All-State selection Jessica Boyd is back in the circle for the Lady Tigers. (Michael H. Miller/NEMCC)

By David Wheeler Daily Journal The Northeast Lady Tigers had an impressive 13-year streak of making the MACJC playoffs. Until the 2016 season – where they failed to make the postseason. Now comes the 2017 slate of games, beginning Friday as the Lady Tigers travel to Dyersburg (Tenn.) State, with first pitch at noon. “I […]

By David Wheeler Daily Journal Richy Harrelson likes the vibe of the 2017 Northeast Tigers baseball team. How “good feelings” translates into wins and loses begins today as the Tigers start their season hosting Calhoun for a doubleheader starting at noon. “I really like this team, they’re a fun team to be around,” said Harrelson, […]

By David Wheeler Daily Journal Before the first pitch, the Itawamba Lady Indians softball team has plenty of pressure and lofty aspirations. The first pitch is Saturday. With a preseason Top 10 ranking, the Lady Indians 2017 squad will open its season Saturday on the road with a doubleheader against Jackson (Tenn.) State. “We had […]

By David Wheeler Daily Journal The Northeast Tigers needed to reload. The Itawamba Indians simply needed to retool. Both appeared to hit their desired marks Wednesday as the two Northeast Mississippi junior colleges monitored football recruits signing on the dotted line during National Signing Day. “I’m pleased how we hit our targets,” said Northeast head […]

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Northeast 2017 signees Debrockus Adams, DL, 6-4, 230, Forest Jaley Adams, RB, 5-10, 220, Kossuth Will Ard, QB, 6-1, 200, Lafayette Blake Arnold, DL 6-3, 290, Kossuth Curtis Bullock, LB, 6-0, 200, Yazoo County Desean Bullock, DB, 6-1, 180, Hernando Tre’Vas Chambers, DL, 6-3, 285, Hahnville (La.) Jalen Cobbs, RB, 5-10, 170, Corinth John Isaac […]