Review, Preview, and Blankets of the Week (March 16)

BASEBALL: Baseball (6-2) went 1-1 at Oxford’s Spring Break Tournament, lost to Southaven but defeated Lake Cormorant. Head coach Gary Enis also earned his 250th career win Friday  when THS beat Oxford. Tupelo will open Division 2-6A play at South Panola Tuesday, host the Tigers Friday, and travel to IAHS for a varsity only game Saturday at noon. All three games this week will stream LIVE at www.goldenwaveathletics.com.

FAST-PITCH SOFTBALL: Softball (3-4) went 1-1 at last week’s South Pontotoc tournament, losing to the Lady Cougars but defeating Water Valley. They will have a busy schedule this week. The Lady Wave travels to Smithville Tuesday, open Division 2-6A play at Hernando Thursday, travel to Saltillo Friday, and host the Tupelo Tourney at Veteran’s Park Saturday.

TENNIS: THS (1-1) opens division-play by hosting Grenada at Rob Leake Park Tuesday,  JV only will host Oxford Wednesday, and varsity will travel to South Panola Thursday. All matches begin at 4 p.m.

GOLF: THS boys/girls host Lewisburg, Itawamba, Starkville at Natchez Trace golf course Monday, host Corinth, Pontotoc, and Ingomar at Tupelo Country Club Tuesday (boys only), and travel to Covington (LA) for the Beau Chene Invitational Saturday and Sunday (boys only).

ARCHERY: THS (1-0) will travel to Saltillo Monday at 5:30 p.m.

TRACK: Track and field will compete in the Ole Miss Invitational in Oxford Friday.

RIPTIDE: Tupelo’s Riptide ensemble placed 2nd overall at yesterday’s WGI competition in Hattiesburg. It was Tupelo’s first group to ever compete.

 

BLANKETS OF THE WEEK:

  • Senior Ty Wheeler went 6 for 9 with two RBIs in three games last week. Wheeler is currently batting .464 with 13 hits, eight singles, five doubles, four walks, and five RBIs this season. Sophomore Drew Hurst pitched in his first career start and earned the win over Lake Cormorant.
  • Powerlifters Satsha Burden, Otis Wilson, James Gilleylen, and Tavonta Hadley qualified for state finals April 5th.
  • Jeremy Hendrix, a sophomore, has done well for the Riptide indoor percussion ensemble. He does a phenomenal job working and going above and beyond to make sure he didn’t disappoint anyone. Jason Grant, a sophomore, is a newcomer that was invited by his friends to test the waters of the Riptide indoor percussion ensemble. He has gone full speed and has never looked back. Jason works very hard on and off the scene.

 

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