SP SOFTBALL: Lady Wave softball (5-1) notched two wins over Bruce and Houlka. They host Amory Tuesday (5:00/6:30), travel to Oxford Thursday for a double-header (5:00), and host Hately Saturday (4:00/5:30).
VOLLEYBALL: Lady Wave volleyball (2-4) defeated New Albany 3-0 last Tuesday. JV went 5-1 and finished second in the Madison Central JV tournament yesterday. Both varsity and JV will host Jackson Academy Tuesday at 5:30 and 6:30. Both matches will stream live at www.goldenwaveathletics.com. A middle school match versus JA will be played at THS at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon.
XC: Both squads will open 2014 at the Memphis Twilight this Saturday.
FOOTBALL: Tupelo opened 2014 with a 20-0 win at Lafayette, the 2013 5A Runner-Up, last Friday. The win was the third shut out since the Trent Hammond era opened last August. Tupelo now focuses on Center Hill (0-1) in their first home game on the newly constructed Renasant Field at Golden Wave Stadium. A community-wide pep rally will take place at Fairpark Thursday 5 p.m. THS hosts a community-wide tailgate beside Golden Wave Stadium Friday from 5:00-6:30. Fans are asked to wear BLUE at Friday’s game. 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.
BLANKETS OF THE WEEK:
- Sophomore softballer Lauren Knight went 3-1 last week pitching, including one shut out. She hit 8-12 with a double, a triple, two RBIs, and five runs scored.
- Freshman setter Gabbie Freeman led her team to six wins this week. She totaled 11 aces, six kills, 12 assists, and five digs in those games.
- Senior linebacker Justin Clifton picked up an interception, a sack, a fumble, and four tackles (one for a loss) in Friday’s win over Lafayette.
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