Ad Spot

Carrie Ball breaks ground at Itawamba

By Staff
From staff reports
May 22, 2002
Carrie Ball recently became the first African-American female athletic director in Mississippi junior college history when she was promoted at Itawamba Community College.
Ball has coached the women's basketball team at ICC for nine years. She also coached the Lady Indians softball team for five years, leading the 1994 team to the MACJC state championship.
Ball will continue her basketball coaching duties.
Marty Stamper
Cumberland to MC
East Central Community College basketball player Lori Cumberland will continue her career for the Mississippi College Lady Choctaws where she will reunite with former Leake Academy teammate Amanda Gulley. The two were vital cogs in Leake's 46-0 season their junior year.
Cumberland averaged nine points and four rebounds for ECCC this past year and was selected to the MACJC All-Star Game.
Marty Stamper
Grand Junction bound
The 10-team field for this year's NJCAA Division I Baseball National Championship at Grand Junction, Col., has been set with play to begin on Saturday.
Mississippi Delta, winner of the Region 23 Tournament, did not advance to the national tournament, losing its best-of-three series to Wallace State-Hanceville last weekend at Moorhead.
Wallace-Hanceville, 39-10, will play 51-9 San Jacinto-North of Houston, Texas, in first-round action.
Other first-round pairings have Louisburg (N.C.) College, 49-9, taking on Jefferson (Mo.) College, 42-15; Middle Georgia College, 49-16, facing Central Arizona College, 45-17; Cowley County (Kan.), 43-14, meeting John A. Logan (Ill.), 37-19; and Manatee (Fla.) Community College, 38-18, squaring off with Lamar (Col.) Community College, 57-3.
Jefferson College slugged Seminole State (Okla.) College 18-2 in inter-regional play to advance to the nationals. Lamar spanked El Paso 14-6; John A. Logan whipped Indian Hills (Iowa) 13-6; Louisburg nipped Potomac (W. Va.) State College 11-10; Cowley County routed Seward County (Kan.) 13-6; and Central Arizona knocked off Salt Lake City (Utah) Community College 9-4.
Finals of the double-elimination tournament are set for June 1.
Marty Stamper
Cats to Millington
The Pearl River Wildcats won their playoff tournament with St. Catherine (Kent.) College and St. Louis-Forest Park to advance to the NJCAA Division II Baseball National Championship at Millington, Tenn. Pearl River beat St. Louis-Forest Park 2-1 in the finals. Play in the eight-team double-elimination tournament begins Saturday. The 41-11 Wildcats meet Northern Oklahoma College-Enid, 40-21, in their opening contest.
Other first-round pairings have Frederick (Md.) Community College, 33-7, playing 36-22 Jefferson State Community College of Birmingham, Ala.; Iowa Central, 42-15, taking on 29-18 Kellogg Community College of Battle Creek, Mich.; and Parkland (Ill.) College, 50-8, taking on Brookdale (N.J.) Community College, 35-13.
Brookdale advanced with a 5-1 victory over Community College of Rhode Island; Northern Oklahoma-Enid blasted Hesston (Kan.) College 12-1; Parkland College blanked Illinois Valley 4-0; and Iowa Central spanked Bethany Lutheran College of Mankato, Minn., 8-1.
Finals in the tournament are slated for March 31.
Marty Stamper

News

BTCPA stages ‘Bad Year for Tomatoes’

Franklin County

County takes needed steps to continue broadband expansion

News

Russellville High School holds Community Partnership Breakfast to connect with community

News

Sign up now for youth rec sports through March 1

News

Russellville club names Bob Seeley Civitan of Year

Franklin County

New year brings official end to concealed carry permit requirement

Franklin County

Schools recognize Franklin County Board of Education

Columnists

Book Lovers Study Club submits 2022 reports

News

RHS alum receives Keller Key at UNA

Franklin County

Cattlemen convene for annual banquet

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen hires football coach for fledgling program

News

City approves temporary fire department promotions

Franklin County

Commission decides to request bids for elevator maintenance

News

Whimsical window art brightens RPL

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen gets football coach

Franklin County

Martin Luther King commemorative march takes place in downtown Russellville

Franklin County

New district attorney swears in

Franklin County

Cattlemen’s Association prepares for annual meeting

News

Russellville Public Library director speaks at Book Lovers meeting

Franklin County

Vina native returns to hometown church to share her story

Franklin County

Couple continues annual Christmas jail ministry

News

City officials reflect on old year, look toward new

Franklin County

MLK march returns to Russellville this year, set for Jan. 16

News

Council approves additional funding for Cramer Children’s Center

x