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Pioneer Basketball Dominates Jones

Pioneer Basketball Dominates Jones

Lincoln Philips, Sports Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Boys Basketball, Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports Briefs

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


Filed under Soccer, Sports

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


Filed under Football, Sports

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


Filed under Features, Football, Sports

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


Filed under Sports Briefs

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


Filed under Recruiting News, Sports Briefs

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.

Former Pioneer Playing with Bulls

October 20, 2017


Filed under Sports Briefs

A former Oak Ridge basketball player scored his first basket Thursday in his NBA debut. Antonio Blakeney, a 2015 graduate, survived the NBA's final roster cuts and secured a spot on the Chicago Bulls, where he signed as a free agent after no team selected him last June in the NBA Draft. Blakenely played...

Pioneers Win Big on Homecoming Friday

Pioneers Win Big on Homecoming Friday

Lincoln Phillips, Sports Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Sports

The pressure of a homecoming win sparked Oak Ridge’s offense as the varsity football team (3-4) defeated Cypress Creek 36-15 at home for their third win in the last four games. The Pioneers were able to overpower Cypress Creek’s defensive line for the first three quarters, scoring a total of five t...

Available: Shooting Guard

Staff Report

October 16, 2017


Filed under Sports

Antwann Jones dropped his commitment to play basketball at Oklahoma State next year. The senior guard hopes to land elsewhere and has standing offers from LSU, Memphis, South Carolina, Rutgers, Texas A&M and Wake Forrest, according to ESPN's recruiting page. Jones committed to Oklahoma State in September, but tOklahoma State fired assis...

Taylor Sets School Record With 6 TDs

Taylor Sets School Record With 6 TDs

Staff Report

October 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

Senior Marcus Taylor etched his name into the record books Monday with an epic six-touchdown game in Oak Ridge’s 58-30 road win against Freedom. Taylor set the school record for touchdowns in a game with four TD catches, one rushing touchdown and a 96-year kick off return TD. “I have a knack...

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