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NEMiss.News Northeast Baseball Tigers


The Northeast Mississippi Community College baseball program is wrapping up a great season with another accolade for its achievements away from the diamond. The Tigers were recipients of the 2022 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award presented by Sports Attack. Northeast obtained this recognition by accumulating an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.29 on a 4.0 scale.

The Tigers were also acknowledged as an All-Academic Team by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). “It does not surprise me one bit that our GPA was that high with this group,” said Northeast head coach Richy Harrelson. “When you get high character kids that care about everything, it’s amazing to watch them. I’m proud of them.”

The Tigers were one of just four members of the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference (MACCC) that received this decoration. There was a total of 34 NJCAA institutions on the ABCA’s scholastic listing. Twenty Northeast players secured individual honors for maintaining a GPA greater than 3.25.

That includes NJCAA All-Academic Award winners Logan Bland (Olive Branch), Hayden Donahue (Booneville), Lock Elliott (Oxford), Colby Holcombe (Florence, Ala.), Eli Jones (Booneville), Jackson McCoy (Booneville), Jackson Owen (Starkville), Carter Phillips (Blue Springs) and Grayson Stone (Tishomingo).

That tandem also earned academic all-conference distinction along with Gray Berry (West Point), Connor Bonds (Burnsville), Dylan Bowers (Southaven), John Eaton (Biggersville), Aidan Foeller (Southaven), AJ Kaelin (Olive Branch), Davis Oswalt (Nettleton), Chess Parker (Corinth), Peyton Peoples (Oak Grove), Jake Reeder (Pontotoc) and Luke Willard (Pinedale).

The Tigers pieced together a historic campaign on the field.

  • Northeast finished the regular season with a 27-16 record and
  • brought playoff action to The Plex for the first time in its brief three-year existence.
  • Northeast won 15 of its last 17 MACCC contests to vault up the standings into a host role. The Tigers had victories over nationally ranked opponents East Central Community College and Pearl River Community College during that stretch.

Among the other highlights for Northeast this year was:

  • a combined no-hitter by Holcombe and Reeder against Kaskaskia (Ill.) College. It was the first no-no by the Tigers since March 2008.
  • Northeast also boasted the NJCAA Defensive Player of the Year in Owen, and the
  • MACCC Pitcher of the Year in Holcombe, who also collected
  • first-team All-American laurels from the NJCAA.

The Tigers have now captured the ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award, which is given to programs at all levels of collegiate athletics plus high schools as well, for four of the past five years.

Members of the Northeast Mississippi Community College baseball program that received the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award include (bottom, from left) Kyle Church of Booneville, Colton Fitzsimmons of New Site, Gray Berry of West Point, Logan Bland of Olive Branch, Khi Holiday of Tupelo, Charlie McAnally of Iuka, Ward Johnson of Biggersville, Luke Smith of Jasper, Ala., Noah Foster of Tupelo, Grayson Stone of Tishomingo, (middle, from left) Shawn Dalton Weatherbee of Thrasher, Jackson Owen of Starkville, Connor Bonds of Burnsville, Zac Gann of Booneville, John Eaton of Biggersville, Davis Oswalt of Nettleton, Eli Jones of Booneville, Peyton Peoples of Oak Grove, Lock Elliott of Oxford, AJ Kaelin of Olive Branch, Chess Parker of Corinth, manager Seth Ivy of Decatur, Ala., (back, from left) Luke Willard of Pinedale, Carter Phillips of Blue Springs, Jackson McCoy of Booneville, Dylan Bowers of Southaven, Mason Walden of New Site, John Whiteside of Haleyville, Ala., Colby Holcombe of Florence, Ala., Jackson Conn of Jackson, Aidan Foeller of Southaven, Alex Marshall of Corinth, Hayden Donahue of Booneville, Seth Bagwell of Jackson, Jake Reeder of Pontotoc and Caleb Huggins of Burnsville.

–Blake Long, Sports Information Director Northeast Mississippi Community College

NEMiss.News Jamarcus Smith


Smith Earns Academic All-America® Honors for Second Straight Year

By: Blake Long


August 5, 2022  AUSTIN, Texas – Jamarcus Smith had one more historic accomplishment to make before officially ending his tenure with the Northeast Mississippi Community College football program. Smith has repeated as a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America® selection as part of the College Division men’s at-large team.

The Saltillo native became Northeast’s inaugural CoSIDA Academic All-America® recipient in 2021. Smith is consequently the first student-athlete in school history to capture this award in consecutive years.

Smith was an arts and humanities major at Northeast with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.66 on a 4.0 scale. He transferred to the University of West Alabama to continue his career on the gridiron following the fall 2021 semester. He was one of just 16 CoSIDA Academic All-America® winners from the College Division, which includes all two-year institutions, Canadian universities and any four-year school in the United States that is not a member of the NCAA or the NAIA.

“I’m very glad that I could contribute to this great school,” said Smith. “I appreciate every one that’s helped me on my journey. I really enjoyed everything here. Working hard is what we were taught, so I stayed on top of my work.”

Smith is the only player ever to lead the Tigers in tackling for three straight seasons. It is a feat that will likely never happen again as Smith took advantage of an additional year of eligibility, due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Smith concluded his final campaign at Northeast with 74 tackles. He had six games with eight or more stops, including a season-best 14 takedowns during a victory by the Tigers at Coahoma Community College.

He received Fall All-America distinction from the Rivals recruiting network publication JCGridiron as well as all-conference honors for helping Northeast finish as the division runner-up during the abbreviated 2020 campaign. The 6-1, 205-pound linebacker racked up 58 stops along with a team-high eight tackles for loss that year. Smith also accounted for two forced fumbles, two sacks and an interception.

“Jamarcus is a very intelligent football player, but even a better person overall,” Tigers head coach Greg Davis said. “He’s got a very, very bright future ahead of him. He put a lot of time and effort into his class work. This is very well deserved.”

Smith’s cumulative stats at Northeast include 221 takedowns, 20.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, three blocked kicks and two interceptions over the course of 24 total contests. Smith averaged 9.2 stops per outing with nine double-digit tackling performances. He posted a career-high 18 tackles during a matchup at East Mississippi Community College as a freshman.

He was twice decorated with scholastic accolades from both the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference (MACCC) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) as well.

Blake Long Sports Information Director Northeast Mississippi Community College

Haney Union Room 215 101 Cunningham Boulevard Booneville, MS 38829


NEMiss.News NMSBCA logo



For the second consecutive year, Northeast Mississippi Community College will host the annual North Mississippi Softball Coaches Association (NMSBCA) All-Star Games on Thursday, June 9 at The Plex.

A home run derby kicks off the action at 2 p.m. followed by a junior all-star game at 3:30 p.m., the 1A-3A senior all-star game at 5:30 p.m. and the 4A-6A senior all-star game at 7:30 p.m.
Included below are rosters for the NMSBCA All-Star Game as they were presented by the coaches association this afternoon. All three games will be broadcast on the Black Channel of NEMCCTV.


Junior All Stars- Kyle Long

  1. Sommer Tyes- Baldwyn HS
  2. Abby Keller- New Albany HS
  3. Kam Thomas- North Pontotoc HS
  4. Ella Jobe- Kossuth HS
  5. Madie Holcomb- South Pontotoc HS
  6. Peyton Flora- East Webster HS
  7. Lulu Franks- Mooreville HS
  8. Carly Dunagin- Senatobia HS
  9. Cari Scott- Shannon HS
  10. DaylonEisenzimmer- Shannon HS

 Junior All Stars- Halford

  1. Gracey Harbour- South Panola HS
  2. Addison Owen- Pontotoc HS
  3. Maddie Terrell- Vardaman HS
  4. Sydney Bean- Houston HS
  5. Lulu Mcnease- Houston HS
  6. Arlee McClellan (Hurt but still coming)- South Pontotoc HS
  7. Katelee Box- East Webster HS
  8. KenselyWoolbright- New Hope HS
  9. Madyson McBrayer- New Hope HS
  10. Sadie Morris- Tupelo HS
  11. Amyah Hill – Saltillo HS
  12. Lauren Brown – Caledonia HS
  13. Joryie McKnight- Pontotoc HS
  14. Carlee Dunlap- South Pontotoc

4-6A Seniors Hicks/Vondenstein

  1. Maggie Ross- South Pontotoc HS
  2. Brittany Johnson- South Panola HS
  3. Kara Johnson- Senatobia HS
  4. Emma O’Bryant- New Hope HS
  5. Carys Goodwin- Corinth HS
  6. Kaylee Owens- Itawamba HS
  7. Madalyn Dvorak- Caledona HS
  8. Ashlyn Jordan- Caledonia HS
  9. Jenna Smith – Houston HS
  10. Taylor Brownlee- New Hope HS
  11. Savley Alyzza Helton- Independence HS

4-6A Seniors- Wildmon

  1. Brooke Knoop- Caledonia HS
  2. Kemya McDonald- Ripley HS
  3. Natalie McKinney- Saltillo HS
  4. Caitlyn Carnathon- Salitillo HS
  5. Chloe MsClain- Itawamba HS
  6. Sydney Brazil- South Pontotoc HS
  7. Madyx McNatt- Tish County HS
  8. Taylor Styers- Lafayette HS
  9. Kat Smith – North Pontotoc
  10. Kaydence Sudduth- Caledonia HS
  11. Shelby Payne- Saltillo HS

1-3A Seniors- Thornton

  1. Liz Massey- East Webster HS
  2. Madison Stokes- Belmont HS
  3. Autumn Campbell- Belmont HS
  4. Hanna Grace Gillien- Mantachie HS
  5. Madison Garrett- Wheeler HS
  6. Chloe Summerford- Smithville HS
  7. Katie Meeks- Kossuth HS
  8. Ava Meeks- Kossuth HS
  9. Millie Speed- TCPS HS
  10. Macie Williams- Amory HS
  11. Cara Whatley- Baldwyn HS

  1-3A Seniors- Bogue

  1. Preslee Fischer- Water Valley HS
  2. Emma Rose Thompson- Hatley HS
  3. Bre Harmon- Hatley HS
  4. Faith Imel- Hamilton HS
  5. Jorja Roberson – East Union HS
  6. Makynlie Jones- Vardaman HS
  7. Orlandria Smith- Smithville HS
  8. Tamiya Martin- Nettleton HS
  9. Kinsley Gordon- Myrtle HS
  10. CaylieStreich- Mrytle HS
  11. Emma Callicutt- West Union HS
  12. ClaireDouell- West Union HS

Blake Long
Sports Information Director
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Haney Union Room 215

NEMiss.News Robby Parman addresses Supervisors


The Union County Supervisors heard presentations from representatives of two organizations partially funded by county taxpayers and conducted routine business at its May 16th meeting.

Ricky Ford, president of Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC), made his annual brief appearance before the board. NEMCC, like most of the state’s community colleges, receives county funding through taxpayer funded scholarships. Union County taxpayers also help fund NEMCC through an annual appropriation. Ford was asked about the promised vocational education building at NEMCC’s New Albany campus. The board was told a few years ago that the building was planned by the state community college board. Ford’s response: “We’re still working on it.” He offered no specifics and no board member pressed him on the question.

Robby Parman, director of the Regional Rehab Center (RRC) in Tupelo, also gave his annual report to the board about the work RRC does in providing mental health and educational services without charging fees to a wide variety of persons. Union County makes an annual appropriation to fund the work of the RRC. Parman said RRC had provided free services to over 1,300 individuals during the past year. Parman was accompanied by Donna Treadaway, a Union County businesswoman, who is a board member of RRC. She also spoke briefly.

In other business, Amber Pickens and Pam Toler of Child Protective Services, appeared before the board to complain about a rat infestation at the Family Services Building on Highway 348 in the eastern part of New Albany. They said they regularly found rat feces throughout the building. County Board Attorney Chandler Rogers said he would speak with the building owner.

The board appointed Billye Jean Stroud to the board of the newly created Tallahatchie River Commission (TRC). State Representative Sam Creekmore IV was among the principal sponsors of the bill creating the commission that was passed during the recent session of the state legislature. The TRC is to encourage development of tourism and economically beneficial activities along the river.

The board received bids on state aid road projects. Murphy Paving Company submitted the only bids. Total amount of the bids was slightly more than three million dollars. Union County will have to match the money received from the state on the road work. The money for road work will be for paving and other improvements, with the funds being evenly distributed over the five county supervisory districts.

The board also transacted routine business, such as paying fees due to county officials and approving personnel changes.

The next meeting of the Union County Board of Supervisors will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 6.

The Northeast Mississippi Community College golf program is looking to piece together two consecutive positive rounds during its state championship defense. The Tigers will compete in the 2022 Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference (MACCC) Tournament beginning on Friday, April 8 at Wolf Hollow Golf Club.

“We’re feeling good,” said Northeast head coach Derek DeVaughn. “I think we’re coming into our A-game right here at the end of the year. We’ve made some adjustments throughout the week and I think that’ll lead to some big improvements.” The Tigers won this event last year at Meridian’s Briarwood Golf Club by four shots over runner-up Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

Tate Dickerson, Carson Wilder and current Troy (Ala.) University standout Jake Kilcrease each made the all-tournament team.

The reigning champs put their title up for grabs on the campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Wolf Hollow is a par-72 course that features 6,745 yards from the longest tees with a slope rating of 120.

“It’s got some what we call quirky holes,” DeVaughn said. “The key is just going to be getting through those and try to attack some of the easier holes. We’re very confident.”  Northeast enters the postseason with a No. 15 ranking among National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II affiliates from Golfstat.

In addition, Dickerson is individually rated 10th in the country and number one in the MACCC. Dickerson has compiled a brilliant second campaign with the Tigers. The Austin Peay State (Tenn.) University transfer earned medalist honors during three of the six regular season conference events and received all-tournament recognition five times. Austin Lauderdale of Booneville has three top 10 finishes to his credit this year while Kossuth’s Wilder has one. Booneville’s John Daniel Deaton and Andrew Fennell of New Albany complete Northeast’s five-man roster for the MACCC Tournament.

The Tigers ended up in third place as a team during each conference competition. However, Northeast held a lead following the opening round at both River Birch Golf Club in Amory and McComb’s Quail Hollow Golf Course. Northeast boasts recent success at Wolf Hollow. The Tigers were runner-up to Meridian Community College at a regular season meet in Wesson from March 3-4, 2021 while Dickerson qualified for an individual playoff for medalist distinction.

The top five finishers at the MACCC Tournament will move on to the NJCAA District D Tournament, which takes place from April 25-26 at Castlewoods Country Club in the Jackson metro area.

–Blake Long Sports Information Director Northeast Mississippi Community College, Haney Union Room 215, 101 Cunningham Boulevard Booneville, MS 38829

Fennell signs to play for NEMCC: https://newalbanyunionco.com/nemcc-signs-bulldog-golfers/