SP SOFTBALL: Lady Wave softball (7-2, 2-0) etched two wins over Oxford last Thursday and took a loss to Amory Tuesday. Yesterday’s game, due to weather, will be finished this Saturday when Tupelo will travel to Hatley. They host Tish. County Tuesday (5:00/6:30), travel to South Panola Thursday for a (5:00/6:30), and at Hatley Saturday for a double-header (1:00).
VOLLEYBALL: Lady Wave volleyball (3-4) defeated Jackson Academy 3-0 last Tuesday. Coach Bishop’s team will open division play against Horn Lake at THS Thursday at 6 p.m. No JV will be played.
XC: Both squads opened 2014 at the Memphis Twilight last night. Varsity girls placed 11th, behind Starkville and ahead of Pearl and Madison Central. The boys finished 24th, behind Pearl and ahead of Madison Central and Starkville. JV girls finished 2nd, boys finished 19th. Both teams will travel to Moulton, AL Saturday to complete in the Chickasaw Trails.
FOOTBALL: Tupelo (2-0) entered the Mississippi AP High School Football poll at No. 5 Tuesday. After a sluggish first half against Center Hill Friday, the Golden Wave scored 41 unannounced second half points. THS will host the next two games against in-county rivals Shannon (0-1) and Saltillo (2-0) before entering a bye week. The Tupelo Football Pregame Show sponsored by Itawamba Community College will air at 6:10 and kickoff will be at 7:00 at www.goldenwaveathletics.com.
SWIM: THS swim will open the 2014 season at the Tupelo Aquatic Center Thursday at 4 p.m. Opponents include Starkville, Lewisburg, Amory, and West Point. This will be the first official high school meet since the center opened last spring.
BLANKETS OF THE WEEK:
- Senior infielder Rachel Rooney went 5-8 at the plate, with five runs scored, six RBIs, and a three-run homer against Oxford.
- Senior runner Christina Daniels posted a 19:01, her 2nd fastest time every, in yesterday’s 5K. It was the 7th fastest time out of 587 girls. 8th grader Sam Sliman was honored at Friday’s football for recording a perfect score on his SATP. Saturday, he placed 2nd in the boys 5K and was 15 seconds off the course record.
- The offensive linemen for Tupelo football allowed the Golden Wave to have 43 carries and 424 rushing yards in their 48-7 win over Center Hill.
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