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Tupelo volleyball uses summer to rebuild

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Laurie Bishop’s volleyball teams are no stranger to a busy but important summer. “Summer is our preseason. It’s a challenge to get in the gym on a regular basis but it’s a sacrifice players are willing to make going into the season”, said the third-year coach.

THS volleyball, who won the program’s fourth state title in 2011, has been practicing since mid-June. Players participate in drills, conditioning, game play and various team building activities.

The 22-7 team from 2012 lost six pivotal seniors. This year’s squad looks to rebuild with a few new faces. Seniors Kerrigan Buck, Morgan Hereford, and Crystal Coleman will be asked to provide the necessary leadership for this year’s team.

Bishop is prepping her team for an important set of summer league matches tomorrow from 10 a.m. –  4 p.m.

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THS volleyball will host their final summer league day Monday, July 22, and travel to team camp later that same week.

The 2013 season opens in Madison Friday, August, 16th at the Set It Off Classic. THS won the tournament in 2011 and was the runner-up in 2012.

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Welcome to themblankets.com

Welcome to themblankets.com. This will be your one-stop site for up-to-date information regarding Tupelo High School activities.

Things from athletics all the way to band to show choir to theater.

Additions, changes, and major updates with any THS activity will also be blogged right here as soon as they are announced.

Overall, this website is designed to give detailed attention to THS students and their accomplishments as much as possible.

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Quick Look: 2013 Tupelo football schedule

THS football will be hitting the 2013 gridiron six weeks from tomorrow. Recently-hired Trent Hammond, who had the reigns at Amory High last season, and a revised staff look to rebound them from a disappointing 4-7 season in 2012. Let’s take a premature look at their upcoming schedule.

2013 THS football schedule

They’ll open the 2013 season at Golden Wave Stadium August 23rd against the 2010 and 2011 4A champions, Lafayette County. Lafayette defeated THS in 2012, 8-3, in a defensive game that saw zero offensive touchdowns.

THS will travel three-straight weeks (at Center Hill, at Shannon, at Saltillo). Look for the Shannon and Saltillo games to be the talk of Lee County for 14 days. Saltillo replaces Starkville, now a 6A school, from the 2012 season.

After an open week September 20th, Tupelo will open division play at Hernando, a new opponent in 6A-Region 1. The Tigers went 3-8, 1-6 as a 5A team last season.

The Golden Wave will host division rivals Grenada October 4th and Southaven (Homecoming) October 11th. THS defeated GHS 35-14 but lost to SHS 14-10 in 2012.

2012’s 6A champion, South Panola, will host THS October 18th.

THS will conclude by hosting DeSoto Central October 25th, traveling to Horn Lake November 1st, and hosting Senior Night against the 2011 6A champ, Olive Branch, November 8th.

All games, with the exception of the jamboree, will begin at 7 p.m. This new format was put in by MHSAA a few months back.

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