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Pioneers Fall to DP in Key Game

Pioneers Fall to DP in Key Game

November 1, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

  The road to the playoffs got a lot bumpier for Oak Ridge Friday. The Pioneers fell 35-18 to district power Dr. Phillips at the Panthers' place. Oak Ridge needed a win against Dr. Phillips to stay on course for a playoff berth. Only the top team in District 8A-5 is guaranteed a playoff berth....

For the Win: Deion Slade

For the Win: Deion Slade

Camelia Rosario, Sports Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Deion Slade heard the words “You have gotta hang on to the ball!” After three seasons without seeing the field, Slade finally got into the game. And what did he do? Fumble. He wanted to quit. Maybe the spectators were right maybe he wasn’t good enough. But as soon as he got off the field and saw his...

Pioneers Fall to Jones in Rivalry Game

Pioneers Fall to Jones in Rivalry Game

Jasmine Boyens, Features Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Jones defeated Oak Ridge, 40-13, Aug. 31 The Tigers built a three-touchdown lead in the first half, and it was too much of a deficit for the Pioneers to erase. Sophomore Demetrius Boney hooked up three times for touchdown strikes in the first half, and Jones added a 26-yard touchdown run by Men...

Oak Ridge Beats Freedom to Stretch Win Streak to Two

Damien Johnson, Sports Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Oak Ridge defeated Freedom, 38-7, Friday at Lee Leonard Field for the second win of the season. Senior running back Greg Fields scored three times on the ground and the Pioneer defense allowed Freedom to score only once. “It felt good. My boys, they blocked up front for me and they just led me to the ...

Pioneers Pound Evans

September 12, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Two weeks ago, Oak Ridge sophomore Junior Muratovic showed a flash of what he can do after coming off the bench to spark the offense against Pomona. This week, that spark turned into a full-on blaze. Muratovic and the Pioneers caught fire for a 42-8 home win, the first of the season, against rival...

Pioneers Ready for Road Rivalry

Maiya Torres, Sports Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Will senior quarterback CorVondre Curate celebrate victory against his former team? Curate, a transfer from Jones, hopes to play this Friday when the Pioneers travel to Jones to continue a long rivalry. Curate started the season on the bench for the Pioneers but came into the team’s season-opening 32-14 loss las...

Winner! Winner! Boys Take State Title

Winner! Winner! Boys Take State Title

April 1, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball

Fans’ shirts said “history,” but what 13 boys and their coaches achieved on March 10 will affect the future, too. The boys basketball team defeated Wellington 71-60 to claim the Class 9A state championship in Lakeland. The fans, players and coaches now can say that the best of the best have p...

Lady Pioneers Burning Up the Track

Taylor Moore, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

  Behind a big effort from senior Marquasha Myers, the girls track team kicked off the 2018 season with a first-place team finish Feb. 23 at the Royal Open hosted by First Academy and a second-place finish at the Bob Mosher Wildcat Open Feb. 19.  At the Royal Open, the Pioneers dominated...

Tennis Teams Start Season on Fire

Dequan Oakley Clark, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Other Sports, Sports

The boys and girls tennis teams began the season with three straight wins. The biggest was during the Orlando Tennis Jam, a multi-team event. The girls team won the tournament by defeating Cocoa 4-3. The boys played finished second overall. They lost 6-1 in the championship match to Cocoa. Boys ten...

National Signing Day

National Signing Day

Mackens Mitil, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under Recruiting News, Sports

Four Pioneer football players celebrated National Signing Day on Feb. 7 by formally signing to play for a college. Wide receiver Marcus Taylor, defensive end Connor Parks, athlete Darvion Bailey, and linebacker Lawarren Meadows gathered in the gym to announce their college plans. “It’s an honor,...

District Preview

District Preview

Lincoln Phillips, Sports Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports

Oak Ridge heads into the district tournament at Freedom High School with a 23-4 record after defeating East River 80-50 Friday at home. Emmitt Williams had 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Pioneers. Oak Ridge is the top seed in the tournament and earned a first-round bye. The Pioneers won nin...

Pioneer Girls Improve to 4-0 in District

Pioneer Girls Improve to 4-0 in District

Natalia Ribas, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports

The girls varsity basketball team defeated Dr. Phillips 41-37 during a home game Tuesday. The game ended with senior guard Taylor Duffy connecting for a buzzer-beating three-pointer. Her shot capped a fierce comeback that saw Caleigh-Rose West tie the score on a pair of baskets.  The win improved the Pio...

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