A LEGEND THAT WILL BE MISSED BY SO MANY

Today’s Tribe Sports Report written by the Tribe Sports Network Director Ryan Scott. Featured picture by Mississinewa Athletics Twitter.

Coach A rounded third and headed for home on Tuesday, February 23rd. After a hard battle with cancer. Atkinson graduated from Mississinewa in 1965 where in 1964 he played on the first baseball team as a junior. His name had baseball written all over it but so did Mississinewa. Atkinson spent 27 years with Mississinewa Community Schools with 20 of those years being the head baseball coach for the Tribe. Indians baseball coach said “Rest easy Coach. Your contribution and legacy will continue for a long time. Because of you, I get to continue my passion for this game. We will make sure your commitment to this community will never be forgotten. The entire Atkinson family is in our thoughts and prayers”.

“After graduation, Rick played three years of baseball with Taylor University and was conference champion, representing Indiana in the N.A.I.A. Area 6 Tournament all three years. He then transferred to Greenville College (Illinois) where they became conference champions. During his time at Greenville, the team had a record of 20-5, Rick led the nation in home run averages (12 in 22 games or 1/2 home run per game) and was third in RBI average per game (1 ½), all while hitting .438. After graduation from Greenville College, Rick signed with the Atlanta Braves in 1969. Rick then returned to his alma mater, Mississinewa, where he spent the next 27 years, including two years as varsity wrestling coach, 20 years as varsity baseball coach, and 24 years as athletic director. During this time, Rick served 13 years as the secretary-treasurer of the Central Indiana Conference and one year as president of District 2 of the Indiana Athletic Director’s Association. He also played host to numerous girls’ basketball sectional tournaments and one regional tournament. Rick was president of the Indiana Baseball Coaches Association in 1987-88 and in 1990 was the head coach of the north squad of the Indiana North/South All Stars, which defeated the south two games to one. Additionally, he was the organizer for the North/South All Star organization”. -Grant County Sports Hall of Fame.

In 2003, Coach A was inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame.

Rest In Heaven, Coach A!

Atkinson Field

Boys Hoops set to tip off

Today’s Tribe Sports Report written by the Tribe Sports Network Director Ryan Scott. Featured picture by Mississinewa Sports Photographer John Carper.


Boys Basketball: James Reed’s 11-6 Mississinewa Indians will welcome Eli Henson’s 8-5 Manchester Squires to Gas City tonight as the Indians look to get back on the winning side after dropping the last two games.

RJB Basketball: No results were reported from last night.

Tonight’s Events:
-RJB Wrestling at Wabash with Triton 6pm.
-MHS Boys Basketball vs. Manchester 6pm.

#How2Watch . TribeTV will have tonight’s game right here! . Watch Here

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Lady Indians Drop CIC Battle to Tigers, Wrestlers Split

Today’s Tribe Sports Report written by the Media Director Brooks Holloway


2021 Civil Rights Program . Mississinewa High School Band & Choir along with Principal Steve Quaderer would like to invite our community to attend this great performing arts program on Friday morning at 9:30am at Mississinewa High School. Students of MCSC will not attend this program, but will either watch live or later during the day. Everyone can watch live at YouTube.com/c/TribeTVMHS.

MHS Girls Basketball . Alexandria topped the Lady Indians last night in Gas City 63-34. Mia Catey led Mississinewa in the CIC battle with 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 steals. Kate Ramey added 6 points, and Megan Stanley scored 5 with 6 rebounds to round out the top of the Lady Indians stat sheet. Coach Friday and the team face Elwood on Saturday at home.

MHS Wrestling . Mississinewa split meets in the Raider Three-Way last night at Shenandoah. The Indians lost to Connersville 42-36, but defeated the host Raiders 60-24. Ole Miss is back on the mat next Tuesday at Marion.

RJB Girls Basketball . No results were reported for the Junior Lady Indians last night.

Schedule Updates . Boys Varsity Basketball will face Blackford on February 4 at 7:00pm. The Lady Indians will play Blackford on January 25.

Boys Basketball C-Team will not play Elwood this weekend, nor will they face Marion on February 10. Boys Hoops will tip against Elwood at 6:00pm.

The RJB Lady Indians will not face Kokomo on February 9, that game has been cancelled.

RJB Wrestlers will not participate in the Frankfort Invitational on March 6, as it has been cancelled.


Upcoming Events
Today, the R.J. Baskett Boys send the 7th grade AB teams to Madison Grant while the 8th grade AB teams host the Argylls at 6:00pm. The tip in Fairmount will be 5:00pm.

Tomorrow, Coach Reed and the Indians travel to Elwood at 6:00pm. Remember that there will not be a C-Team contest.

Looking ahead to this weekend, the Boys C-Team will tip at Eastbrook on Saturday morning at 8:00am, R.J. Baskett 7th grade boys and girls will compete in Fairmount in the Grant Four starting at 9:00am, and the Lady Indians host Elwood at 6:00pm on MCSC Athletics YouTube for a Saturday CIC Showdown.

#How2Watch . TribeTV will have the RJB 8th graders against Madison Grant on MCSC Athletics Facebook. Watch Here

Tomorrow, the Mississinewa Boys Basketball team will travel to Elwood to face the Panthers at 6:00pm. Elwood hosts their live streams at IHSAAtv.org/Elwood.

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