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The Boys Come Out on Top in the Breast Cancer Awareness Classic Tournament

Jamicha McCoy, Sports Writer

December 4, 2018

Oak Ridge goes against Downey Christian School (OCS) during the Breast Cancer Awareness Classic this weekend resulting in an 87-59 win. Power forward C.J Walker dropped 18 points in the first half of the game. Small forward Kaleb Coleman drops a big 22 points in this game. Zaviyon Smith ended...

Pioneers Notch Road Win at TC

December 1, 2018

Seniors Corvondre Curate and Greg Fields provided the offense and stingy defense made it stand up. Oak Ridge defeated Timber Creek 36-7. Curate,  the quarterback, and Fields, a running back, took turns doing their damage. For the running game, it was the first truly dominant effort for the Pioneers'...

Boys Varsity Basketball

November 30, 2018

C.J. Walker Signs with Oregon

Channai Williams, Sports Editor

November 29, 2018

Oak Ridge senior forward C.J. Walker announced last week that he plans to play for the Oregon Ducks next year. Walker had scholarship offers from Oregon, LSU, Miami. and other Division I schools but opted to play for Ducks coach Dana Altman. Oregon failed to qualify for the NCAA Tournament last year...

Pioneers Fall to DP in Key Game

Pioneers Fall to DP in Key Game

November 1, 2018

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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...

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