Review, Preview, and Blankets of the Week (Sept. 7)

SP SOFTBALL: Lady Wave softball (8-4, 3-0) lost to Tish. County last Tuesday, defeated South Panola Thursday, and lost a double-header to Hatley yesterday. They will travel to Fulton Tuesday (5:00/6:30) and host Oxford Thursday (5:00/6:30).

VOLLEYBALL: Lady Wave volleyball (4-4, 1-0) opened division play with a 3-0 win over Horn Lake last Tuesday. Both squads will travel to Southaven Thursday  (5:30/6:30) to play in a non-division match.

XC: Both squads traveled to Moulton, AL yesterday and participated in the Chickasaw Trails. The teams will travel to Pontotoc to compete Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Tupelo (3-0) remained at No. 5 in last week’s Mississippi AP High School Football poll. Tupelo’s defense has only allowed 15 points in the first three weeks of the season. That number is second in all of 6A. The Tupelo Football Pregame Show sponsored by Itawamba Community College will air at 6:10 and kickoff will be at 7:00 at www.goldenwaveathletics.com.

SWIM: THS swim opened the season with a convincing sweep at the Tupelo Aquatic Center Thursday. Both teams will travel to Starkville tomorrow and compete at the Sanderson Center on the campus of Mississippi State University.

 

BLANKETS OF THE WEEK:

  • Freshman outside hitter/setter Addy Parker Spees notched 12 kills, six assists, and two aces in a key volleyball division win over Horn Lake Tuesday night.
  • 8th grade runner Olivia Love ran 13:30 for 2.1 miles to be Tupelo’s top underclassmen performer for the 2nd week in a row and helped the girls to a 2nd place finish out of 30 teams in the junior high girls race yesterday. Ninth grade runner Grant Yancey ran 12:13 to lead a very talented freshman group that secured a 2nd place finish out of 35 teams in the boys junior high race yesterday.
  • Senior running back Tavonta Hadley had nine rushes for 73 yards and a TD in Friday’s 38-8 win over Shannon. He also caught four passes for 73 yards.

 

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