Review, Preview, and Blankets of the Week (September 22)

VOLLEYBALL: Lady Wave volleyball (10-7, 1-0) dropped their fourth-straight match last Tuesday at DeSoto Central. THS will travel to Starkville (13-7, 2-1) Tuesday, host Columbus (0-3, 0-3) Thursday, and travel to Mississippi College in Clinton Saturday to participate in the CHS Invitational Tournament. Tournament opponents include Northwest Rankin, Ripley, Clinton, Jackson Academy, Madison Central, Madison-St. Joe’s, and Germantown.

S-P SOFTBALL: Lady Wave softball (8-5-1, 3-1) defeated Oxford 17-3 last Monday, South Panola 23-5 in Game 1 of their double-header Thursday, and lost to SP 11-9 in Game 2. Tupelo’s Saturday game against IAHS was rained-out. Coach Hegwood’s team will host Saltillo tomorrow 6 and travel to the Lady Tigers Thursday. Monday’s game will broadcast LIVE at at 5:50.

FOOTBALL: After a bye week, THS football (4-0) will focus on the newly-6A Hernando Tigers (3-1). This will be the first division game of the season for both squads. The Golden Wave is currently ranked in three different polls: AP (No. 10), Mississippi Gridiron (No. 20), and Mississippi Public Broadcasting (No. 11). Last week, senior LB James Gilleylan was chosen at MLM Player of the Week and Farm Bureau Defensive Player of the Week with his performance against Saltillo. Craig Horton, Todd Jordan, and WTHS will broadcast Friday’s game LIVE at at 6:50 p.m.

XC: Tupelo produced yet another dominate performance at the Saltillo Invitational yesterday. Check out David Wheeler’s recap here. Both teams now look to prepare for a week off before traveling to Fayetteville’s (AR) Chili Pepper meet Oct. 5th.

SWIMMING: THS swim recorded nice showings in Starkville last Thursday when they swept the Starkville Invitational at the Sanderson Center on the campus of Mississippi State University. They’ll host Madison Central, Oxford, and Starkville at Rob Leake City Park this Saturday.



  • Senior volleyball outside hitter Crystal Coleman had five digs and five kills against DeSoto Central.
  • Senior softballers Abby Stafford and Paige Cox had eight hits, four RBIs six runs, and seven hits, five RBIs, and three runs respectively versus Oxford and South Panola
  • Senior Andrew White and junior Darnell Collier placed 1st and 2nd for the second-straight week, switching places from last week. In fact, the only Mississippians they’ve lost to in the last four races have been each other (twice each).


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