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Going the Distance

Going the Distance

Alex Verdelus, Sports Editor

November 16, 2016

Cross country requires a lot of determination. The rigorous and demanding sport is only one of the challenges junior Daniel Marrero faces as he strives to become one of the school’s all-time top runners in a sport he’s cherished since eighth grade. Marrero talked about some of the challenges ...

Pioneers Fall in Playoff Decider

Alex Verdelus, Sports Editor

November 1, 2016

Oak Ridge came up short towards the end in Thursday’s playoff deciding game in a rugged 27-13 defeat against Olympia. The loss eliminated the Pioneers from playoff contention. Oak Ridge came in with high energy and motivation to secure their chances for a playoff spot and captured a modest 13-12...

Experiencing Golf Solo

Experiencing Golf Solo

Samantha Bailon, Editor in Chief

November 1, 2016

Kerlenz Lapaine, SGA treasurer, honor student, and soon-to-be golf soloist was recently announced to be qualified for the girl's golf regionals in Daytona, Florida. Junior Kerlenz, had recently played in districts with her team this past month at the Celebration golf course, earning a score of 118 making h...

Go Diego Go

Go Diego Go

Gabriela Alonso, News Editor

October 26, 2016

Long before he became one of Oak Ridge’s top boys swimmers, Diego Caceres, born in Caracas, Venezuela, moved to the United States at the age of 4 with his parents looking for political asylum. He wanted to free himself from the corrupt Venezuelan government. After witnessing his parents split and her mom b...

Pioneers Rally For Homecoming Win

Alex Verdelus, Sports Editor

October 24, 2016

Oak Ridge found success in all parts of the game against University during Monday's homecoming tilt, and that boosted the Pioneers to a 28-21 win, the team's second in five days. Oak Ridge, which played twice in five days due to Hurricane Matthew's effect on the scheduled, sealed the win in the f...

New Boys Hoop Coach Settling In

Jasmine Boyens, Staff Writer

October 23, 2016

Less than a decade removed from running the floor as a key part of Oak Ridge's boys basketball team, O'Neil Lubic is back to run the whole program. In August, Oak Ridge hired Lubin, a former Pioneer guard, to fill its vacant head coaching position after Orange County Public Schools decided not to app...

Panthers Defeat Pioneers

Gabriela Alonso, News Editor

October 15, 2016

The Oak Ridge Lady Pioneers volleyball team dropped a 4-1 match to Dr. Phillips on Sept. 22. Net fouls, missed serves, and poor communication by Dr. Phillips allowed the Pioneers to take a 19-13 in the first set and the Pioneers held on to take it 25-19. The second set featured high tension, wi...

Swimming Upstream

Swimming Upstream

Reynette Gonzalez, Co-Sports Editor

September 21, 2016

Oak Ridge’s swim team lost 94-25 to University on Aug. 26, at the South Orlando YMCA, and team size again played a role in the outcome. Madelyn Rogachesky took first place in the 100 butterfly. Oak Ridge also placed third in the 200 medley relay. A typical swim meet features 11 events, inclu...

Will Oak Ridge Welcome Lacrosse?

Samantha Bailon, Co-Editor in Chief

September 20, 2016

With over 50 athletes already interested, Oak Ridge awaits district funds for the boys and girls lacrosse teams. Most students are aware that Oak Ridge offers swimming, golf, soccer and our most famous, football. However, over the past few years rumors have flown campus emphasizing an up-and-comi...

Tigers Pounce on Pioneers

Tigers Pounce on Pioneers

Gabriela Alonso, News Editor

September 9, 2016

Already at a loss after losing a dozen players to rival Jones High School. Over the summer, fans suffered a heavier blow when the Pioneers lost 52-6 to the Tigers Friday night. Build up to the highly anticipated game included a pre-game tailgate and plenty of social media trash-talking. But it tur...

Marrero Leads Pioneer Runners

Alex Verdelus, Sports Editor in Chief

August 31, 2016

Junior Daniel Marrero captured 6th place out of 58 runners  and three freshmen ran in their first race as Pioneers Saturday at the Early Hawk Classic in Minneola. Kiante Jackson, Isaiah Evans, and Antonio Ortiz finished 39, 55, and 58, respectively. The boy's team held the sixth spot in the overal...

Boone Muscles Way Past Pioneers

Alex Verdelus, Sports Editor

August 26, 2016

Inexperience and mistakes doomed Oak Ridge Aug. 19 in the team’s season-opening game at Boone. The Pioneers suffered a 20-7 road loss to the Braves due, in part, to penalties. The yellow flags seemingly sailed through the air for much of the night as Oak Ridge racked up more than 60 yards in penalties. ...

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