• On Oct. 15, the seventh-grade Lady Eagles volleyball team soared to a win over the previously undefeated Springfield Mustangs. Oakridge won in two games, 25-13 and 25-21. Jamie Allen had an excellent night serving and hitting the ball, while Adrienne Ehrnschwender and Tiffany Domingue played well at the net - tipping, hitting and setting the ball up. The Lady Eagles are now 8-1 in their division.
• The eighth-grade Lady Eagles defeated Springfield in two sets, 25-21 and 25-22, on the same night. Brooklyn Thomas and Anna Transou played a strong game all around, hustling and diving after each and every ball. Brooklyn Thomas led the team in serves.
• On Oct. 17, the seventh-grade Golden Eagles started slowly allowing Gold Hill to take an early lead. The turning point in the first set came when OMS was down 15-21. Adrienne Ehrnschwender served five strong points bringing the Golden Eagles within striking distance of their opponents. Never giving up in the first set, OMS dug their heels in and fought hard to set the ball up for the spike and the win. Finishing out the first set at 25-23, OMS was on fire for the second set.
They took the lead quickly in the second game and never looked back. Jamie Allen and Shia Jones both made good use of sets by Tiffany Domingue and attacked the ball hard at the net. Finishing this game as well as they started, the team won 25-10. The seventh-grade Lady Eagles finish out their regular season with a 10-1 record and are first in the East Division.
• The eighth-grade team soared above Gold Hill winning the first two sets 25-22 and 25-16. Bonnie Lee had an excellent night hitting, while Candace Boe, Savannah Bryant and Madison Lybrand led the team in serves. The entire team contributed to the win.
• The eighth-grade team lost a close game Oct. 16 against Gold Hill with a final of 28-20. The Golden Eagles jumped out to an early 14-0 lead, having their way against the Bulldog defense. The first drive finished with Bent Prikker running into the end zone on a 25-yard run. Barely into the second quarter, Mikey Angelou passed the ball to Bent Prikker, who made a great catch, for a 10-yard score. Landon Albrick added the 2-point conversion. Gold Hill came storming back during the second quarter scoring two straight touchdowns, and heading into halftime, the score was knotted at 14 points apiece. Gold Hill scored two more straight touchdowns on plays where the Oakridge defense missed numerous tackles. The score with two minutes remaining was Gold Hill 28, Oakridge 14. The Golden Eagles weren’t quite done. On the ensuing possession, Oakridge moved the ball well. A few plays into the drive, Mikey Angelou eluded two defenders, but got hit late out of bounds injuring his elbow on the play. David Saleeba stepped in at quarterback, and on his second play under center, he threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Cole Woodworth. The Golden Eagles attempted an onside kick with 45 seconds left in the game, but they weren’t able to come up with the recovery. Bent Prikker scored two touchdowns on the evening, and Mikey Angelou hooked up with Cole Woodworth numerous times throughout the game. Landon Albrick and Austin Gunnels ran hard for OMS. Missed tackles and bad angles on defense were the difference in the game.
• The OMS seventh-grade football team lost to Gold Hill on Oct. 16 by a score of 44-6. Scoring for the Golden Eagles was Antonio Mitchell on a 7-yard run, one of several good runs by him. Billy George had a good game at quarterback completing several good passes to Brett Fuller and Wade Birkenbach.
Oakridge Middle School posts the fall sports schedule with games starting at 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted:
• Oct. 23, Clover, home (stadium)
• Oct. 30, Conference Tournament, away
• Oct. 23, Clover, away
• Oct. 30, Conference Tournament, home
• Oct. 22, eighth-grade Conference
• Oct. 24, eighth-grade Conference, Dutchman Creek