Review, Preview, and Blankets of the Week (March 2)

BOWLING: SWEEP! The Lady Wave (14-0-1) made it four-straight crowns while the boys (15-0-1) won their sixth of the last seven. Congrats to Coach Susan Dudley and her teams on their Class II championships!

BASEBALL: THS (1-1) opened the season with a win over Saltillo Friday night and a loss to Louisville Saturday. They will travel to North Pontotoc Friday and Pontotoc Saturday. At Warrior Field, they’ll face Alcorn Central at 3 p.m and Pontotoc at 5 p.m.

FAST-PITCH SOFTBALL: Softball (1-1) opened 2014 with a loss to Tishomingo County and win over Kossuth at yesterday’s Kossuth Classic. They’ll host IAHS Tuesday and Smithville Thursday at 6:30. Josh Hegwood’s squad will then travel to the South Panola Tournament Saturday.

DECA: Five students placed at last week’s state conferences and six qualified for international competition in Atlanta in May.

ATHLETIC AND DEBATE TEAM: A&D competed in the ICC Invitational Tournament last week and placed 2nd. THS will host a tournament March 29th and the next road venue will be April 5th at Madison Central.

TENNIS: THS opened classic play at Ridgeland last week. Laurie Bishop’s team lost to Ocean Springs and Madison Central both 2-5. They’ll travel to Oxford Tuesday, host Meet the Wave at Rob Leake Park Wednesday, and travel to New Albany Friday.

GOLF: Boys golf opened 2014 with wins over New Albany and Baldwyn at Natchez Trace golf course last Monday. Hayden Buckley was the individual medalist. Girls golf tied with New Albany and defeated IAHS. They’ll travel to Riverbirch in Amory tomorrow.

ARCHERY: Archery opens 2014 in the rubber floor gym against Potts Camp and Starkville tomorrow at 4:30 p.m.

TRACK: Track will travel to Hattiesburg Friday to participate in the USM Invitational.

POWERLIFTING: Boys will travel to Charleston to compete in North Half Saturday at 9 a.m.

TPSD AT A GLANCE: March’s episode will air Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 a.m. on WTVA.

 

BLANKETS OF THE WEEK:

  • Freshman bowler Emily McCaleb provided the spark the girls need to keep spirits high during the state championship tournament. Freshman bowler Josh Turberville remained calm and provided needed strikes and spares in the 10th frames during the boys Bakers finals.
  • Senior pitcher Hudson Roy pitched six shut-out innings and only allowed two walks in Tupelo’s win over Saltillo.
  • Senior pitcher Reagan Aldridge went 6 for 8 hitting with a triple and an RBI versus Tish. Co. and Kossuth yesterday. Sophomore left-fielder Ali Watts had a solo home run against Tish. Co., and seventh-grade pitcher Ivy Watts had two hits and two RBIs against Kossuth.
  • A&D’s Charlie Davis averaged over 48 points per game at Vanderbilt and ICC tournaments. This puts him in the top 5% of individuals of both tournaments.
  • Junior Mitchell Ostrander continued his dominance on the court for tennis, winning both doubles matches against Ocean Springs and Madison Central in Friday’s classic matches. Seventh-grader Eric Huey got off to a fast start with tennis in Friday’s classic matches. He earned his first career win on the Boys Doubles 1 court against last year’s State Champion, Ocean Springs, and played an impressive match against last year’s Boys Singles State Runner-Up from Madison Central.
  • Senior Hayden Buckley shot a 35 (-1) and was the individual medalist at the Natchez Trace last week.

 

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