Football: Wildcats play Fulton in scrimmage Friday

The Oak Ridge Wildcats will play the Fulton Falcons in a scrimmage on Blankenship Field on Friday.

The scrimmage is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Friday, July 30. Gates open at 5 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Concessions will be available, and T-shirts will be available for purchase, although the availability will be limited, football boosters said. Boosters said you can pickup pre-ordered shirts at the upper concession stand at 5 p.m.

“Come cheer us to victory with the Dance Cats and Wildcat Cheerleaders,” the boosters said.

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Wildcats finish 3rd, 5th, 7th in state track meet

Oak Ridge senior Trent Howe finished third in discus in the TSSAA State Track and Field Championships in Rockvale on Thursday, May 27, 2021. (Photo courtesy Oak Ridge Track and Field)

Oak Ridge senior Trent Howe finished third in the boys’ discus at the state championship track and field meet in Middle Tennessee on Thursday. Four Wildcats finished fifth in the boys’ 4×800-meter relay. And senior Adam Herron finished seventh in the 800-meter run.

Senior Eli Cox finished 10th in the boys’ 1600-meter run, and junior Jacob Berven finished 14th in the 100-meter dash.

The Oak Ridge boys’ 4×800-meter relay team (Manuel Cruz, Eli Cox, Eddie Moore, and Adam Herron) finished fifth in the state track and field championships in Rockvale on Thursday, May 27, 2021. (Photo courtesy Oak Ridge Track and Field)

Here are the results for the Oak Ridge Wildcats from the 2021 TSSAA State Track and Field Championships on Thursday. These results are for the boys in the Division I large schools.

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Wildcats competing in state track meet

The Oak Ridge boys’ 4×800-meter relay team finished third at the Section 1 Championships at Science Hill in Johnson City and is the third seed in the state track meet in Rockvale on Thursday, May 27. The team includes Manuel Cruz, Eli Cox, Adam Herron, and Eddie Moore. (Photo courtesy Oak Ridge Track and Field)

The Oak Ridge Wildcats track and field team is competing in the state meet in Rockvale, Tennessee, on Thursday. Oak Ridge is the third or fourth seed in two of the events.

Five Wildcats are competing in five boys’ events: discus, 100-meter dash, 800-meter run, 1600-meter run, and 4×800-meter relay.

The five Wildcats competing in the five boys’ events are:

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Soccer: Wildcats win district championship

The Oak Ridge Wildcats won the District 3-AAA championship with a 1-0 victory at Powell on Thursday, May 13, 2021. (Photo by John Huotari/Oak Ridge Today)

POWELL—The Oak Ridge soccer team won the district championship with a 1-0 victory at Powell on Thursday.

It was the first time the Wildcats have won the District 3-AAA soccer championship since 2017.

Marvin Media-Jovel scored the one goal for the Wildcats in the 52nd minute on Thursday, getting the ball around a Powell defender on the left side of the net and kicking it into the right side.

Oak Ridge coach Tom Gorman said the first half was back-and-forth between the Wildcats and Panthers, but he was concerned because Powell had better scoring opportunities. But Oak Ridge weathered the storm, settled down in the second half, and played better, Gorman said.

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Soccer: Oak Ridge plays Powell for district championship

Oak Ridge will play Powell for the District 3-AAA soccer championship on Thursday.

Powell is the number one seed in the district tournament, and Oak Ridge is the number two seed.

The Thursday game will start at 7 p.m. at Powell.

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Baseball: Wildcats eliminated by Powell in district semifinal

Powell trailed Oak Ridge 8-2 after four innings in a District 3-AAA semifinal game on Tuesday, but the Panthers rallied to eliminate the Wildcats 9-8.

Powell scored six runs on five hits in the bottom of the sixth inning, trying the game at eight, and senior Parker Haley hit a two-out home run to end the game.

The Wildcats, the number five seed in the district tournament, had advanced to the semifinal game against the Panthers, the number one seed, by upsetting Karns, the number four seed, 10-3 in a quarterfinal game on Monday. Before that loss, the Beavers (15-20) had defeated the Wildcats (18-15) three times this season, twice during the regular season and once in the opening round of the district tournament.

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Baseball: Wildcats play Karns in elimination game

The playoff bracket for the District 3-AAA baseball tournament is pictured above on May 7, 2021. (Image courtesy Powell High School Baseball)

The Oak Ridge Wildcats will play the Karns Beavers in an elimination game in the District 3-AAA baseball tournament at Powell this evening (Monday, May 10).

Karns (15-19), the number four seed in the district tournament, has defeated Oak Ridge, the number five seed, three times this year. This will be the fourth game between the two teams this year. Oak Ridge lost to Karns twice during the regular season: 6-1 on April 6 and 3-2 on April 7, according to records kept by CoachT.com. The Wildcats then lost 13-3 to Karns in a first-round game on Thursday.

After its first-round game on Thursday, Oak Ridge (17-14) defeated Campbell County, the number eight seed, 11-0 in a losers bracket game on Friday. The Wildcats also beat the Cougars (3-21) twice in lopsided victories during the regular season, winning by more than 10 points each time, according to records kept by CoachT.com.

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Oak Ridge plays Campbell Co. in soccer tournament Monday

Image courtesy Powell Boys Soccer

The Oak Ridge Wildcats will play the Campbell County Cougars in the District 3-AAA soccer tournament at home on Monday.

Oak Ridge is the number two seed in the tournament, while Campbell County is the number three seed. The game will start at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 10. The winner will advance to the District 3-AAA championship game on Thursday.

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Baseball: Oak Ridge plays Campbell County in elimination game

Karns defeated Oak Ridge 13-3 in the first round of the District 3-AAA baseball tournament on Thursday.

David Clary, sports broadcaster for Oak Ridge at Prepradio.com, said Wildcats senior Matthew Swigert scored one run against Karns and knocked in two more.

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