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Tennis Teams Start Season on Fire

Dequan Oakley Clark, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018

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

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

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

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...

Pioneer Basketball Dominates Jones

Pioneer Basketball Dominates Jones

Lincoln Philips, Sports Editor

December 7, 2017

Senior power forward Emmitt Williams shined in his season debut Friday as the boys basketball team dominated Jones for a 64-39 win at home, and the team claimed an even bigger win Saturday in clipping Orlando Christian Prep, 64-61. The Pioneers (1-0) used the momentum generated by the return of Williams, ...

Girls Basketball Wins Two of First Three

Girls Basketball Wins Two of First Three

Matthew Pomales, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

The varsity girls basketball team lost, 50-43, at home against rival Jones on Dec 1. Pioneer head coach Latorrie Williams spoke highly of junior Jasmine Quarterman, who played a big role, scoring 20 points. Anijah Grant also proved to be a key player by scoring 11 points and pulling in 15 rebound...

Rookie in Rotation, Antonio Blakeney

Jasmine Boyens, Editor in Chief

November 17, 2017

Class of 2015 Pioneer graduate Antonio Blakeney scored 16 points and pulled in two rebounds in 22 minutes of playing time for the Chicago Bulls Wednesday. Blakeney is expected to continue playing in the Bulls rotation as the coach speaks highly of the player. Previously, Blakeney had appeared in an...

Soccer Team Opens Season

Soccer Team Opens Season

Jasmine Boyens, Editor in Chief

November 7, 2017

The boy's varsity soccer team dominated, 9-1, in the season-opener against Foundation Academy. The team took over the first half of the game while the Lions had few shot attempts, leaving the Pioneer goalkeeper with few necessary saves. The first half ended with a score of 5-0. In the second half,...

Loss against Olympia Costs Pioneers Districts

Lincoln Philips, Sports Editor

November 4, 2017

Marcus Taylor was limited to one touchdown, while the Pioneers lacked their usual sporadic offense, allowing Olympia to steamroll their way into a 48-13 home win. This game was a must win for Oak Ridge; losing this game resulted in lost hope for them to reach Districts this season. Oak Ridge’s...

Malik Davis; Game Changer

Malik Davis; Game Changer

Lincoln Philips, Sports Editor

November 4, 2017

The big moment arrives; his moment to prove he is the one. He will take this team to the next level. Loud instruments from the back rows of the bleachers echo into the open night and consume him. The head coach blasts numerous commands for him to follow, and he looks down at the grass on the field and r...

Senior Night for Football Team

November 2, 2017

Senior football players will be recognized Friday during the team's last game of the season. The team hosts Apopka. The game will begin at 7 p.m. weather permitting. The group to be recognized totals approximately two dozen seniors, including Marcus Taylor, who is seeking college offers after exploding...

Pioneer Duo Take Texas Trip

November 2, 2017

Senior guards Antwann Jones and Damon Harge are set to visit the Lone Star State as they explore opportunities for playing basketball at the college level. Jones reportedly will visit Texas A&M and a second school. Meanwhile, Harge will visit Texas Southern.

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