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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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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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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