Review, Preview, and Blankets of the Week (Sept. 21)

SP SOFTBALL: Lady Wave softball (8-8, 3-2) lost to Tish. County last Monday and South Panola twice last Thursday. They will host Saltillo Tuesday (5:00 /6:30), travel to Saltillo for a varsity double-header Thursday (5:00), and host South Pontotoc Saturday (10:00/11:30 DH).

VOLLEYBALL: Lady Wave volleyball (9-7, 1-0) lost to DeSoto Central last Thursday, 3-0. Varsity hosted their 15th Annual Tupelo Volleyfest Saturday, went 5-1, and placed 2nd in the Best of the Best tourney. They will host division foe Starkville Tuesday (5:30/6:30), travel to Columbus Thursday (5:00/6:00), and travel to Clinton’s tournament at Mississippi College Saturday.

XC: Both squads ran at Saltillo yesterday. Girls and boys both swept competition. The teams will travel to Pensacola, FL to compete in the Gulf Coast Stampede Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Despite a bye week, Tupelo (4-0) rose one spot to No 3 in last week’s Mississippi AP High School Football poll. The Golden Wave will open Division 1-6A Friday with Hernando on Homecoming. The City of Tupelo will host a downtown parade Thursday at 4 p.m. and a pep rally at Fairpark after. The 2014 Homecoming Court will be presented during halftime Friday night.

SWIM: THS swim boys took first place while the girls placed 2nd at last week’s invitation at the Tupelo Aquatic Center. THS will host a number of teams Tuesday.



  • Lady Wave varsity volleyball, 10 players over six matches at yesterday’s Volleyfest, totaled 47 aces, 106 kills, 15 blocks, 94 assists, and 63 digs last week.
  • 8th grade runner Leanna Long snagged a top 10 finish at Saltillo to help the girls finish first overall. On the boys side, sophomore William Bradford has improved his time over every race since September 2013. During the last year, he’s improved his 5K time by over ten minutes.
  • Junior band member captain Gabriel Spencer never complains, is always on time, and tries to always motivate others as first person section leader. She’s also very studious and has the perfect balance between academics and extracurricular band activities.


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