Oakridge Middle School kicks off spring sport play

March 9, 2013 

Soccer

• On March 5, the OMS Lady Golden Eagles soccer team traveled to Springfield for the first match of the season, which ended in a 1-1 draw. After a scoreless first half, Springfield scored off a penalty kick at the 17:00 mark. Goalie Sydney Combs had a wonderful stop, but the rebound went to the host and they were able to score. OMS was able to respond five minutes later on a rebound goal from Janelle Taliaferro. The Lady Golden Eagles stayed on the attack in the second half but were unable to pull ahead from a tough Lady Mustang defense. Leah Endean and Sara Barr provided hustle throughout the game and Elizabeth East, Krystal Nielson, Sydney Combs and Haley Stewart paced the defense.

On March 7, the OMS Lady Golden Eagles soccer team tied Fort Mill 0-0 in a defensive battle. Sara Barr, J’Menii Isaac and Kaidyn Nadolny held the back line and had many chances to score, missing the goal by inches. The defense was led by Sarah Avery Archer and Leah Endean. OMS’ record stands at 0-0-2.

• On March 7, OMS bounced back from a tough loss, to take on another neighboring town rival, Fort Mill. The scoring started quickly with a goal by Parker Largen in the first three minutes. A beautiful cross came in from Ashanti Long, who was then passed by Buddy Curtin to Parker Largen who finished it strong. This was followed by a great effort from Brandon LaForge to finish the second goal Parker assisted. The game settled down until Fort Mill scored off a mishap in the back. The second half started off quickly again as LaForge finished off of a shot from Long that he worked hard to get. The last goal was a finish again by LaForge. The freshly built defense played strong with Matt Ringler organizing the defense.

Baseball

On March 4, AJ Nicholas collected three hits, sparking the OMS Golden Eagles baseball team to a 7-2 victory in seven innings over Springfield Middle School. Cole Hybarger struck out nine, paving the way for a the Golden Eagles win. Hybarger allowed one earned run, six hits and five walks over seven innings.

OMS schedule

Game time is at 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Baseball

March 12 vs. York, away

• March 13 vs. Fort Mill, home

• March 20 vs. Clover, home

• March 21 vs. Banks Trail, home

• March 25 vs. Springfield, home

• March 27 vs. Gold Mill, away

• April 9 vs. York, home

• April 11 vs. Banks Trail, away

• April 25 vs. Fort Mill, away

• April 17 vs. Clover, away

• April 19-20, conference tournament, York

Softball

• March 12 vs. Fort Mill, away

• March 14 vs. Clover, home

• March 19 vs. Banks Trail, away

• March 21 vs. Springfield, home

• March 25 vs. Gaston Christian, away, 6 p.m.

• March 26 vs. Gold Hill, away

• March 28 vs. Fort Mill, home

• April 11 vs. Clover, away

• April 16 vs. Banks Trail, home

• April 18 vs. Springfield, away

• April 22 vs. Gold Hill, home

• April 24, conference tournament, away

Boys soccer

• March 12 vs. Gold Hill, home

• March 14 vs. Sullivan, home

• March 21 vs. Banks Trail, home

• March 26 vs. Clover, away

• March 28 vs. Springfield, home

• April 9 vs. Fort Mill, away, 6:15 p.m.

April 11 vs. Gold Hill, away

• April 16 vs. Sullivan, away

• April 23 vs. Banks Trail, away

• April 25 vs. Clover, home

• April 29-May 1, conference tournament, home

Girls soccer

• March 12 vs. Gold Hill, home

• March 14 vs. Sullivan, home

• March 16 vs. Clover, Manchester, 8 p.m.

• March 21 vs. Banks Trail, home

• March 28 vs. Springfield, home

• April 9 vs. Fort Mill, away

• April 11 vs. Gold Hill, away, 6:15 p.m.

• April 15 vs. Sullivan, away

• April 23 vs. Banks Trail, away, 6:15 p.m.

• April 25 vs. Clover, home

• April 29-May 1, conference tournament, home

Track

• March 21 vs. Fort Mill and Dutchman Creek at Dutchman Creek

• March 27 vs. Castle Heights and Sullivan at Sullivan

• April 10 vs. York at York

• April 16 vs. Sullivan and Springfield at Clover

• April 18 vs. Clover at Clover

April 23 vs. Banks Trail and Springfield at Springfield

• April 25 vs. Clover, Fort Mill, Gold Hill, Springfield, Banks Trail at Fort Mill High School

• April 30 vs. Conference Meet - field events - at Clover, 4:30 p.m.

• May 1 vs. Conference Meet - running events - at Clover, 4:30 p.m.

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