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Former Pioneer Playing with Bulls

October 20, 2017

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

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

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

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...

Potential Win Slips Away from Pioneers

Potential Win Slips Away from Pioneers

Lincoln Phillips, Sports Editor

October 9, 2017

The Oak Ridge varsity football team experienced yet another loss to the hands of Evans in the team’s second game with a score of 38-35. The game may of been close when solely looked at the end score. However, a majority of the game was not as clear. The first half of the game was dominated by the...

Volleyball Hitter, Kennedy Logan

Mackens Mitil, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

How well do you know our Girls Volleyball Team? Kennedy Logan is one of Oak Ridge hitters in their Girls Volleyball team. Kennedy Logan was born and grew up in Orlando, Florida. Kennedy would like to attend UF college to study physical therapy. She chose physical therapy in order to learn how to treat...

Jones shuts out Pioneers

Jones shuts out Pioneers

Lincoln Phillips, Sports Editor

September 29, 2017

The varsity football team lost an away game 40-0 Sept. 19 against Jones in a game that had been suspended weeks prior because of dangerous weather conditions at the end of the first quarter. The Pioneers failed to move the ball on offense and could not stop Jones from scoring  This was true for both the first quarter and the ...

Basketball recruiter arrested Tuesday by FBI visited Oak Ridge days ago

Channai Williams, Lincoln Phillips, and Jasmine Boyens

September 28, 2017

The FBI arrested a college basketball assistant coach on bribery and fraud charges Tuesday as part of an investigation into a recruiting scandal that may impact the recruitment decision of one of this school’s top recruits. In a press conference, the FBI alleged that Oklahoma State University basketball recruiter ...

Wekiva Muscles Past Pioneers

Wekiva Muscles Past Pioneers

Lincoln Phillips, Sports Editor

September 7, 2017

Oak Ridge suffered a 41-6 home loss to Wekiva at Lee Leonard Stadium in the team’s season-opener Friday. Despite the lopsided result, the Pioneers stayed competitive throughout the first half. The Pioneers forced a Wekiva fumble on the first play of the game and intercepted the Wekiva quar...

New Lacrosse team takes center stage

Alex Verdelus, Sports Editor

May 5, 2017

Entering the season, the girl's lacrosse team had a mixture of excited enthusiasm and nervousness as they became the first lacrosse team in Oak Ridge History. With both an inexperienced coach and untaught players, the season began with a series of difficulties. Fabine Azemar and Lydie Guercin spoke o...

Track Pioneers Reach State

Alex Verdelus, Sports Editor

May 5, 2017

Junior Marquasha Myers smashed the school’s triple jump record April 27 at the Region 1 meet in Bunnell to advance to this weekend's state meet at IMG Academy. Myers leaped 40 feet, 3 inches. Her feat established a new school record in the event. Her jump also is just a few inches short of this year...

Osceola slips past Oak Ridge

Alex Verdelus, Sports Editor

March 16, 2017

Oak Ridge played a memorable game against the Osceola on Feb. 24 Osceola but came up short in a crushing 63-60 defeat. Senior Tevin Florent shifted the momentum by grabbing a missed free throw late in the game. With 8.4 seconds left, Florent’s rebound extended the Kowboy’s lead to three and pr...

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