Review, Preview, and Blankets of the Week (August 25)

Busy, busy week. Let’s take a look at how THS athletics fared last week.

VOLLEYBALL: The Lady Wave improved to 3-3 with a win over New Albany Thursday. Coach Bishop’s team will host Belmont Tuesday (5:30/6:30) and Corinth Thursday (5:3-/6:30) this week. Here is Gene Phelps’ New Albany recap Friday.

S-P SOFTBALL: Pretty eventful week for first-year THS head coach, Josh Hegwood. His slow-pitch team (4-1-1) defeated IAHS, Myrtle, and Houston last week. Hegwood also became a first-time father Sunday night. The Lady Wave will host Oxford Tuesday in their first division game of the season (5/6). WiFi Sports will broadcast the Oxford-Tupelo game live on Here are Gene Phelps’ recaps Tuesday and today.

FOOTBALL: Trent Hammond’s Golden Wave football team opened 2013 with a solid win over No. 21 Lafayette Friday night. David Wheeler recapped the night in Saturday’s edition of the Daily Journal. THS travels to Center Hill Hill in Olive Branch to battle the Mustangs Friday at 7 p.m. Center Hill fell to Horn Lake last week, 55-6. WiFi Sports will broadcast the event live on

XC: Boys and girls both opened 2013 at TCPS Saturday night. Even though team competition wasn’t score, both teams had great showings. Tupelo girls placed four runners in the top 10 of the race, including Christina Daniels notching a time of 15:20 in the 4K event. The boys placed five in the top 10. Here’s David’s recap from today.


  • Senior Lady Wave volleyball middle blocker Kerrigan Buck had 7 kills, 5 aces and 2 blocks against New Albany in the home-opening win (25-21, 25-20, 25-20).


  • In slow-pitch, Rachel Rooney went 4-4 against Myrtle, Lauren Knight had outstanding defense in the South Pontotoc tournament, and Reagan Aldridge had the game-winning hit against Houston.


  • Offensively, the entire football O-line (Ron Millage, Chase Cannon, Nathan Cox, Graham Taylor, Dylan Flanigan, London Ruth, and Devin Hadley) all graded a 100. On defense, Justin Clifton stood out against the Commodores. Special teams was lead by Reed Bigham with two pivotal field goals.


  • Blakely Lollar made a name for herself in her first girls varsity race Saturday. She finished fourth for the team and in the top 10 of race with a time of 17:20. For the boys, Logan Long also made his varsity debut yesterday with an extremely strong showing.


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