The Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats soccer team beat Grace Christian 3-1 at home on Tuesday, August 29, and the girls defeated West 2-1 at home on Tuesday, September 12. Here are photos from the games by John Huotari of Oak Ridge Today.
The Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats soccer team has won its last four games, and the girls have won both of their district games this season.
The most recent win for the girls was a 2-1 victory at home against West on Tuesday. That was a non-district game.
Before that, the Oak Ridge girls won their last three games. Those were a 8-1 win at Heritage on August 30, a 3-1 victory at home against Grace Christian on August 29, and an 8-3 win at Campbell County, a district game, on August 22.
In their first district game on August 17, the Lady Wildcats (6-2-1, 2-0 District 3-AAA) beat Halls 8-0 at home.
Oak Ridge is playing at Farragut (5-5, 3-0 District 4-AAA) in a non-district game at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday, September 13).
Here is the girls’ record of wins and losses so far this season: [Read more…]
The Oak Ridge girls soccer team beat Science Hill 3-1 at home on Wednesday.
It was the first match between the Lady Wildcats and Lady Hilltoppers since September 2014, when Oak Ridge lost 2-1 in the Science Hill Invitational.
Oak Ridge won the Science Hill Championship at Science Hill in Johnson City last year, but the two teams did not meet because the Lady Hilltoppers were bumped out of the tournament, Lady Wildcats Coach Jeff Trombly said.
Oak Ridge (6-1, 3-0 District 3-AAA) had a big shot advantage throughout the game on Wednesday at the Pro2Serve Oak Ridge Soccer Complex. With one minute to play, for example, the shot margin was 27-7.
“I think it was a good effort, good to get three goals,” Trombly said. Oak Ridge could have had even more, he said. [Read more…]
Note: This story was last updated at 12:15 p.m.
The Oak Ridge Wildcats boys and girls basketball teams opened the regular season with wins over Grace Christian on Tuesday.
The boys won 87-67, and the girls won 39-27. It was the first game for new coach Paige Green, who replaced former girls coach David Scott in June. Paige Green is married to Aaron Green, the boys basketball coach.
The Oak Ridge teams play at home again tonight (Thursday, November 19) against the Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK). The girls game starts at 6 p.m., and the boys game begins at 7:30. [Read more…]
The undefeated Jefferson Middle School Eagles finished the football season 8-0 and won the league championship 30-14 at home against Grace Christian on Thursday. They were named Tennessee Valley Athletic Conference champions.
A week earlier, the Eagles won the city championship in a 52-0 win over Robertsville Middle School.
That means the Eagles were city champions, league champions, and undefeated this year. That gave jubilant JMS fans a reason to celebrate as they tried to recount the last season like this. It’s the best in a long, long time, Jefferson Middle School Coach Brian Wilson said.
It was the second time this year that the Eagles beat the Grace Christian Rams.
JMS eighth-grade quarterback Jack Replogle ran for two touchdowns on Blankenship Field on Thursday and three two-point conversions. [Read more…]
The Oak Ridge Wildcats will play McMinn County at home on Thursday rather than on Friday because of a high chance of thunderstorms on Friday, and a league championship game featuring Jefferson Middle School will start earlier Thursday.
The Wildcats game starts at 8 p.m. Thursday, October 8, on Blankenship Field, Oak Ridge Coach Joe Gaddis said. Gates will open at 7 p.m.
There is also a previously scheduled game on Blankenship Field on Thursday. That’s the Tennessee Valley Athletic Conference league championship game, and it features undefeated Jefferson Middle School and Grace Christian, which has lost two football games, including one to JMS. That game had been scheduled to start at 6 p.m., but it will now start at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Gaddis said.
He said there is a 90 percent chance of thunderstorms on Friday and Friday night, continuing into Saturday morning, and coaches didn’t want to take chances. The Wildcats have already had one game this season stopped in the first quarter and then restarted a few days later because of lightning. [Read more…]
Five Jefferson Middle School football players scored touchdowns, and Eagles quarterback Jack Replogle ran for two and threw for one during a 52-0 blowout city championship win over Robertsville Middle School on Blankenship Field on Thursday.
Replogle wasn’t the only Eagle to score two touchdowns. Isaiah Johnson also had two. He returned an interception for a touchdown a few minutes into the first quarter, and he returned a punt for a TD about two minutes after that, giving Jefferson a 24-0 lead at 4:05 in the first quarter.
Three other Eagles scored touchdowns during the annual city championship on Thursday: Jonathan Ellis, Carson Hope, and Mitchell Gibbons. [Read more…]
The Jefferson Middle School Eagles are undefeated, and the 5-0 team will play Webb at home on Thursday. It will be one of the last few games of the football season.
“It’s going to be a competitive, tough game,” said Brian Wilson, Eagles football coach and JMS physical education teacher.
The Eagles will play the Robertsville Middle School Rams on Thursday, October 1.
The Tennessee Valley Athletic Conference will have its league championship on Thursday, October 8, although it’s not clear yet who will play. The team that is ranked number one will host it. That will be the end of the middle school season. [Read more…]
Note: This story was last updated at 9:30 a.m.
Senior midfielder Alex Allen had her first hat trick for the Lady Wildcats on Tuesday, scoring three goals for Oak Ridge in a 6-1 win over Grace Christian at home.
Also scoring for Oak Ridge were senior Ellie Brown, junior Carleigh White, and senior Katie Welsh.
Junior Allie Dunn scored the one goal for Grace Christian.
“I guess I just had a good game,” Allen said.
The undefeated Lady Wildcats will play a district game at Powell at 6 p.m. Thursday. [Read more…]
The undefeated Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats won the championship soccer game 2-0 in the Science Hill Tournament in Johnson City on Saturday night.
The Lady Wildcats beat Tates Creek High School of Lexington, Kentucky, in the final game, Oak Ridge Coach Jeff Trombly said. It was Oak Ridge’s third match of the tournament.
The score was 0-0 at halftime in the competitive championship game, Trombly said. The two teams were fairly even in terms of shots on goal, he said.
Trombly said freshman forward Kate Hausladen scored first for Oak Ridge at about the 65th minute on a cross behind the defense from junior right back Leah Scudder. [Read more…]
Information from WYSH Radio
The Clinton High School football team will host the Tennessee Orthopedic Clinic Jamboree on Friday, August 14, at Dragon Stadium in downtown Clinton.
It starts at 6 p.m. with Grace Christian squaring off against Claiborne. That will be followed by a skills competition, and then the Dragons will face Union County in the nightcap.
WYSH Radio’s Fox and Farley Friday Night Football returns Friday, August 21, at 7 p.m. when the Orange and Black head to Oak Ridge for a season-opening showdown with the Wildcats.
KARNS—They had a rough start in the season-opener on Tuesday, but the relatively young Oak Ridge Wildcats improved after the first quarter and turned a 12-point deficit into a 70-54 win.
Junior point guard Geevantay Gee, the only returning starter to play in the season-opener at Grace Christian in Karns, scored the only points for the Wildcats during the first quarter—seven total. Meanwhile, the Rams started hot and quickly racked up 19 points.
But after their nerves calmed, the Wildcats started defending better—stepping up their pressure and forcing turnovers—and their performance improved. For example, Oak Ridge Coach Aaron Green said, the Wildcats had two assists at the half, and Gee alone had five in the second.
After giving up 19 points in the first quarter, the Wildcats held the Rams to 35 total in the next three. Green said he thought Grace Christian became fatigued. [Read more…]