Review, Preview, and Blankets of the Week (February 9)

BASKETBALL: Golden Wave basketball (16-9) couldn’t capture the Div. 2-6A No. 1 seed Tuesday night when they lost to Grenada but they did capture Lee County bragging rights with an exciting OT win over Shannon Friday. The No. 2-ranked Lady Wave (23-1) defeated Grenada and Shannon in fairly easy fashion. Both teams will host Horn Lake and Corinth Tuesday and Friday night this week. Horn Lake girls are No. 1 in the state. THS has never hosted a No. 1-No. 2 basketball match in 30 years. Friday will be Senior Night for both squads as they conclude regular season play.

  • FYI: Tuesday’s games could be affected by winter weather moving through the area Monday evening. If games stay as scheduled both will be broadcasted live at at 6 and 7:30 p.m.

SOCCER: Lady Wave soccer (15-3) concluded their season at Madison Central last Wednesday as the Lady Jags defeated THS in the 6A North Half championship. Madison Central eventually went on to defeat Brandon to win the 6A title Friday.

BOWLING: Both squads defeated East Webster, Northwest Rankin, and East Union last week. The Lady Wave (12-0-1) won all three matches 8-0. Highlights included sophomore Taylor Russell posted a MHSAA girls record 290 against East Union Friday and senior Ashleigh Burns getting a high game of 233 against East Webster Tuesday. The Golden Wave (13-0-1) won 7-1 twice and 8-0. High games included Jake Houston and Josh Turberville. Both teams will participate in the MHSAA Class II North Regional tournament at Depot Lanes in Philadelphia Saturday.

THS COED: Cheerleading finished 9th out of 33 in the Small Coed Varsity division at Nationals in Orlando, FL yesterday.

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Be sure to check out our articles from #NSD last week: Football, volleyball, soccer, and XC.



  • Junior guard Jaleigha Polk had 17 points and four steals in their win over Shannon Friday.
  • Junior forward Malik Douglas totaled 12 points (eight in OT) and seven rebounds in Tupelo’s OT win at Shannon Friday.
  • Senior Ashleigh Burns bowled a 233 high game versus East Webster. Sophomore Taylor Russell bowled a MHSAA girls record of 290 against East Union. She also recorded a 745 series, which is the first 700+ series for either Tupelo teams this season, against the Urchins.
  • Junior Jake Houston bowled a 188, 246, and 233 in Tupelo’s win over East Webster. Junior Clayton Horton lead THS to a win over East Union by bowling a 244, 217, and 217 for a three-game series of 675.


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