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Review, Preview, and Blankets of the Week (Sept. 7)

SP SOFTBALL: Lady Wave softball (8-4, 3-0) lost to Tish. County last Tuesday, defeated South Panola Thursday, and lost a double-header to Hatley yesterday. They will travel to Fulton Tuesday (5:00/6:30) and host Oxford Thursday (5:00/6:30).

VOLLEYBALL: Lady Wave volleyball (4-4, 1-0) opened division play with a 3-0 win over Horn Lake last Tuesday. Both squads will travel to Southaven Thursday  (5:30/6:30) to play in a non-division match.

XC: Both squads traveled to Moulton, AL yesterday and participated in the Chickasaw Trails. The teams will travel to Pontotoc to compete Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Tupelo (3-0) remained at No. 5 in last week’s Mississippi AP High School Football poll. Tupelo’s defense has only allowed 15 points in the first three weeks of the season. That number is second in all of 6A. 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 opened the season with a convincing sweep at the Tupelo Aquatic Center Thursday. Both teams will travel to Starkville tomorrow and compete at the Sanderson Center on the campus of Mississippi State University.

 

BLANKETS OF THE WEEK:

  • Freshman outside hitter/setter Addy Parker Spees notched 12 kills, six assists, and two aces in a key volleyball division win over Horn Lake Tuesday night.
  • 8th grade runner Olivia Love ran 13:30 for 2.1 miles to be Tupelo’s top underclassmen performer for the 2nd week in a row and helped the girls to a 2nd place finish out of 30 teams in the junior high girls race yesterday. Ninth grade runner Grant Yancey ran 12:13 to lead a very talented freshman group that secured a 2nd place finish out of 35 teams in the boys junior high race yesterday.
  • Senior running back Tavonta Hadley had nine rushes for 73 yards and a TD in Friday’s 38-8 win over Shannon. He also caught four passes for 73 yards.

 

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Review, Preview, and Blankets of the Week (August 31)

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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Review, Preview, and Blankets of the Week (August 24)

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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Review, Preview, and Blankets of the Week (August 17)

SP SOFTBALL: Lady Wave softball (2-0) captured two big victories over Baldwyn and Pine Grove at the Mooreville Classic yesterday. They will host Myrtle Tuesday (5:00/6:30), travel to Bruce Thursday (5:00/6:30), and the South Pontotoc tournament Saturday.

VOLLEYBALL: Lady Wave volleyball (1-4) fell to Our Lady Academy, Starkville, Oxford, and Olive Branch at the Set it Off Challenge in Jackson. Coach Bishop’s team looks to rebound Tuesday when they travel to New Albany. JV will participate in the Madison Central High tournament Saturday.

XC: Both teams competed in an intrasquad meet at Ballard last Friday. XC will open 2014 at the Memphis Twilight next Saturday, August 30th.

FOOTBALL: Tupelo defeated IAHS 12-0 in a controlled-scrimmage in Fulton last Friday. THS will open the season at Lafayette Friday at 7 p.m. The Tupelo Football Pregame Show sponsored by Itawamba Community College will air at 6:30 and kickoff will be at 7:00 at www.goldenwaveathletics.com. Be sure to tune in!

BLANKETS OF THE WEEK:

  • Junior softballer Ali Watts finished the weekend 4 of 6 at the plate with two doubles, three runs, three RBIs in wins over Baldwyn and Pine Grove.
  • XC freshman Koji Dijkwel ran faster Friday than any run of the year last year. He helped the freshman group finish 3rd at Friday’s intrasquad run. 8th grader Olivia Love, who finished 10th on the team last season, opened the year placing 2nd overall.
  • Senior nose guard Jamal Wren played with high energy and help kick start the defense against IAHS Friday night.

 

 

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Preview of Tupelo High Athletics (August 10)

Welcome back to the blog. Not a lot happened last week due to the start of school but THS activities will officially kickoff this Tuesday.

SP SOFTBALL: Coach Josh Hegwood’s team lost to East Union and IAHS at the Mooreville Classic yesterday. They will travel to the Baldwin Jamboree this Saturday. Opponents will be named later.

VOLLEYBALL: Coach Laurie Bishop’s girls will open the season at Belmont Tuesday. They will then travel to Madison’s Set It Off Challenge Friday and Saturday. Opponents will be named at Set It Off later.

XC: Coach Anna Kathryn Sloan’s and Jonathan Begnaud’s teams will run against one another at Ballard Park Friday at 6 p.m. XC will open 2014 at the Memphis Twilight Saturday, August 30th.

FOOTBALL: Coach Trent Hammond looks to get his first dose of football action in Fulton Friday night. THS will battle IAHS in a controlled scrimmage beginning at 7 p.m. The jamboree will stream LIVE at www.goldenwaveathletics.com. THS will open 2014 at Lafayette Friday, August 22nd.

MEET THE WAVE: Fall sports (volleyball, football, softball, XC, and swim) will be introduced in the Performing Arts Center at THS Thursday, August 14th from 4-6 p.m. Admission is FREE.

 

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Upcoming reminders from Tupelo High athletics

Day 1 is in the books!

Tupelo High School started back today, and that means a new chapter. Here are a few updates and reminders:

  • Volleyball, football, softball, and XC officially began practices today. Swim hits the pools Wednesday.
  • THS Open House will be Thursday, August 14th from 4-6 p.m. Meet the Wave Fall sports will take place in the PAC at 6 p.m. Admission is FREE.
  • Swim will hold a parent meeting in the gym Tuesday, August 5th at 6 p.m. Softball boosters will meet in the cafeteria Thursday, August 7th at 6 p.m.
  • Football will host Center Hill at Renasant Field at Golden Wave Stadium Friday, August 29th at 7 p.m. A community-wide pep rally will take place at Fairpark Thursday, August 28th at 5 p.m. Also, a THS tailgate will take place on the practice fields Friday, August 29th from 4:30-6:30 p.m..
  • In celebration of the new blue turf, THS asks everyone to BLUE-OUT against Center Hill.
  • Speaking of apparel, THS athletic director Andy Schoggin announces official Adidas gear can be ordered at https://rexteamsports.itemorder.com. Click the link and use the code “THSA14“. Deadline to order is Tuesday, August 19th. Items will be delivered to THS for pickup Thursday, August 28th.

Fall sport schedules will be released in the coming days.

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Tupelo football schedule desktop/mobile wallpapers

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Special thanks to William Drummond.

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Tupelo football announces 2014 schedule

After a successful 2013 season, a solid spring, and a good showing at the Tupelo Combine, Trent Hammond and Golden Wave football announce their fall football schedule. It includes six home and five away games. No new opponents have been added, only flipped home-away venues.

THS opens the 2014 season in Oxford at Lafayette County August 22nd.

With the new construction of a track and blue turf at Golden Wave Stadium, Tupelo’s field will be officially introduced as Renasant Field Friday, August 29th when Center Hill comes to THS. This kickoffs four-straight home games: Shannon (September 5th), Saltillo (September 12th), and division foe Hernando (September 26th).

Other division games at Grenada (October 3rd), Southaven, (October 10th), DeSoto Central (October 24th), and Olive Branch (November 7th) pose interesting match ups for the Golden Wave.

Tupelo will conclude at home with games against South Panola (October 17th) and Horn Lake (October 31st). Homecoming will more than likely be against the Tigers and Senior Night versus the Eagles. THS snapped a 12 game losing streak to the Tigers after defeating them 12-3 in last year’s North Half title game.

6A playoffs begin November 14th while the championship, which hasn’t decided on a final venue yet, will be December 5th. Oak Grove defeated Tupelo, who finished 13-2, in 2013’s 6A finals 14-7.

Tupelo’s open date will be September 19th.

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Full recap of Tupelo High School sports in 2013-2014

Red indicates a 6A title. Green is a second place finish in 6A.

 

VOLLEYBALL: THS finished the season 12-16 and 2-5 in division.

S-P SOFTBALL: Tupelo (15-8-1) captured a division title but lost in the 1st Round to Columbus.

FOOTBALL: THS (13-2) earned a trip to Jackson for the first time since 1992 but lost 14-7 to Oak Grove.

XC: Both teams swept 6A state titles. Since 2001, the girls have won 12 while the boys have 11. Both programs have 33 trophies in their history.

SWIM: Both teams swept Class II state titles. The boys won their seventh consecutive while the girls won their third-straight. Both squads won every meet in 2013.

CHEER: Coed won their third-straight Small Varsity Coed state championship. They later finished ninth at Nationals in Orlando, FL.

BASKETBALL: Girls (26-3) won a division title but lost to Olive Branch in the 1st Round. Boys finished their season 19-11 with a loss to Horn Lake in the 1st Round.

SOCCER: Boys (12-3-2) won division but lost in the 1st Round at Northeast Rankin. The girls (15-3), who also won division, lost in North Half at Madison Central.

BOWLING: Both teams swept Class II state titles. The boys finished 15-0-1), girls were 14-0-1.

POWERLIFTING: Boys won a division title and Otis Wilson won his 6A weight class. THS individual girls also competed in Jackson.

BASEBALL: THS (24-10) won division but lost to DeSoto Central in North Half.

F-P SOFTBALL: THS ended the season 8-18.

*TENNIS: THS (12-4) won division but lost to Madison Central in North Half. The team did qualify 11 out of 12 players for state, and *finished No. 1 and No. 2 in 6A boys doubles.

GOLF: THS girls claimed a division title and finish third in 6A. The boys finished 2nd in Jackson.

ARCHERY: THS finished third in 6A for the second-straight season.

TRACK: Both boys and girls captured division titles. Boys went on to finish second in 6A, girls went 10th.

 

Jackson’s Clarion-Ledger will release their annual All-Sports Award in mid-June. THS has won the overall award 18 times since 1987. The Golden Wave claimed points in 20 of MHSAA’s 22 sports. Madison Central, who captured the title in 2013, has won it eight times.

 

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