The Oak Ridge Wildcats won a close one-point game against Hardin Valley Academy on Friday night when the Hawks missed an extra point with 21.5 seconds left in the season opener. Here are photos from the 21-20 win by John Huotari. [Read more…]
The Oak Ridge Wildcats won a close one-point game against Hardin Valley Academy on Friday night when the Hawks missed an extra point with 21.5 seconds left in the season opener.
The Hawks scored in the final minute after Oak Ridge junior linebacker Jeremy Mitchell dropped a Hardin Valley player in the backfield, and the football came loose. There was a scramble for the ball near the goal line, and it squirted into the end zone, where Hardin Valley recovered it for a touchdown. The Hawks then trailed by just one point, 21-20.
They had a chance to tie the game at 21 with an extra point, and they had a chance to take the lead with a two-point conversion.
A few extra point attempts by Hardin Valley were waived off due to penalties, including one on a try that was no good and bounced down to Blankenship Field off the crossbar on an Oak Ridge offsides.
The final attempt went wide left, and Oak Ridge kept its 21-20 lead with 21.5 seconds remaining.
Hardin Valley, a Class 6A team, used an onsides kick to try for one final score in the final seconds of the non-region game. But Oak Ridge, a Class 5A team, recovered and only had to take a knee to run out the clock. [Read more…]
The Oak Ridge girls soccer team shut out Halls 8-0 during the first home game of the regular season on Thursday.
The Lady Wildcats led 5-0 at halftime and scored three more goals in the second half.
Sophomore Maddie Peters, credited with five shots, scored first for Oak Ridge about eight minutes into the game. She fired a shot from the right side of the goal box, and it bounced in off the left upright.
About 13 minutes later, senior Zoe Van Hook passed the soccer ball across the field from right to left and freshman Katelyn Mattus kicked it into the left side of the net.
A minute later, Oak Ridge scored again when sophomore Katie O’Brien lofted a shot that bounced in off the hands of Halls goalkeeper Madison Wright. [Read more…]
KNOXVILLE—The Oak Ridge girls soccer team opened its regular season at Knoxville Catholic on Tuesday. Here are photos by Luther Simmons.
The girls will play their first home game of the regular season at 7 p.m. today (Thursday, August 17) at the Oak Ridge High School Pro2Serve Soccer Complex. It’s also the first district game.
The girls lost to Catholic 2-1 on Tuesday. That was a non-district game. [Read more…]
The Oak Ridge High School volleyball team will open its regular season at home against Hardin Valley on Tuesday.
Junior varsity starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday, and varsity begins at 6 p.m.
“We’re looking forward to getting the season going in earnest,” Coach David Kolodney said. “Practice is great, but matches are where it’s at!”
See the 2017 ORHS volleyball schedule below: [Read more…]
BLOUNT COUNTY—Oak Ridge had an opening football scrimmage at Heritage High School in Blount County on Monday. Here are photos by Luther Simmons.
The final score was Oak Ridge 41, Heritage 14. You can see some of the highlights posted by Oak Ridge Sports on Twitter.
During the freshman scrimmage, Oak Ridge scored three touchdowns while holding Heritage scoreless. [Read more…]
Here is the 2017 game schedule for Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats soccer:
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Note: This story was updated at 11:20 a.m.
Here is the 2017 game schedule for Oak Ridge Wildcats football:
Fulton and West, both of Knoxville, are new regional opponents of Oak Ridge in 2017 under the 2017-2018 classification.
Farragut and Lenoir City—two high schools that were in Division I, Class 5A, Region 3, with Oak Ridge last year—have both moved to another class or region. Farragut, a longtime Oak Ridge rival, is now in Class 6A, although the Wildcats will still play the Admirals this season. Farragut won the Class 5A state championship in 2016 after losing to Oak Ridge during the regular season. [Read more…]
Phil Cox, principal of Jefferson Middle School in Oak Ridge, has been inducted into the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame, according to the Middlesboro (Kentucky) Daily News.
The newspaper reported that Cox, a high school basketball legend, was one of 19 inductees in the 2017 class.
Cox was a standout at Loyall Elementary School, where he played for Hall of Fame member Billy Hicks, and he earned all-state honors by the time he was a junior at Cawood High School, where he averaged 35 points a game, the Daily News said. He was Mr. Basketball in Kentucky as a senior and was, at the time, the all-time leading scorer in Harlan County, with 2,401 points. [Read more…]
The Oak Ridge High School WildBand Preview Show is at 6 p.m. today (Friday, July 28) at Blankenship Field.
If it’s raining at 4 p.m. today, the show will be presented in the ORHS Performing Arts Center Auditorium.
The students have been working hard to prepare “Danza del Toro” for the fall marching season, a press release said. [Read more…]
The Oak Ridge cross country team will have its annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, August 5, at First United Methodist Church next to the high school. Breakfast will be served from 8-10 a.m.
Tickets are available from any team member or at the door for $5.
“So come on out and support ORXC,” a press release said. “We look forward to seeing you there and thanks for your support!”
University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones will be the special guest at a July 11 fundraiser for Blankenship Field.
Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally will also be there. So will board members of the Blankenship Field Revitalization Foundation.
The fundraiser will start at 11:30 a.m. July 11 in the banquet room of the DoubleTree Hotel on South Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. Tickets are $100 per person for this buffet lunch, and they include an opportunity to hear from Jones, an event notice said. [Read more…]