The boys’ and girls’ track and field teams placed in several events and beat personal records at the April 23 division meet.
• Girls: 4x100 - second place 54.94 - Mindal Reese, Malina Bowe, Tiona Walls, Emma Johnson; 100m - second place 13.50 - Emma Johnson; 400m - seventh place 1:12.57 Jen Ramsey; sprint medley - third place 2:14.47 Mindal Reese, Malina Bowe, Tiona Walls, Savannah Bryant; 200m - third place 28.01 Emma Johnson; 4x400 - third place 4:59.07 Savannah Bryant, Tiona Walls, Jen Ramsey Ashley Atkinson; long jump - fifth place 13’0” Ashley Atkinson.
The girls’ team took sixth overall and had 12 personal records.
• Boys: 4x100 - fifth place 53.08 Machai Purnell, Heze Massey, Justin Liu, Charlie Hoffman;1600m - fifth place 5:43.92 Luke Barz; 400m - fourth place 58.75 Brendon Fisher; fifth place 59.40 Landon Albrick; sprint medley - fourth place 2:04.14 Charlie Hoffman, Heze Massey, Justin Liu, Jordan Parlier; 800m - sixth place 2:36.00 Luke Barz; 4x400 - second place 4:18.58 Brendan Fisher, Machai Purnell, Jordan Parlier, Landon Albrick; long jump - seventh place 15’10” Landon Albrick; high jump - seventh place 4’8” Machai Purnell; discus - fifth place 91’1” Peyton Webster; shot put - fourth place 34’3.5” Peyton Webster.
The boys’ team took fifth overall and had 11 personal records.
On May 11, both teams placed fourth in the meet at Winthrop and set 16 personal records.
• Girls: 4x100 - second - 55.22 Mindal Reese, Malina Bowe, Tiona Walls, Emma Johnson; 1600 - fourth - 6:29 Lily Elston; 100 - fourth - 13.41 Emma Johnson; 400 - fourth - 1:11.2 Jen Ramsey; fifth - 1:11.44 Megan Bailey; Medley - second - 2:09.44 Mindal Reese, Malina Bowe, Tiona Walls, Savannah Bryant (new school record); 4x400 - third - 4:53.19 Savannah Bryant, Tiona Walls, Jennifer Ramsey, Ashley Atkinson; long jump - fourth - 12’10” - Megan Bailey
• Boys: 1600m - fourth - 5:32.44 - Luke Barz; 400 - second - 58.10 - Landon Albrick; third - 59.94 - Brendan Fisher; sprint medley - third - 2:02.28 Heze Massey, Charlie Hoffmann, Justin Liu, Jordan Parlier; 4x400 - second - 4:17.63 – Brendan Fisher, Payton Barrow, Jordan Parlier, Landon Albrick; shot put - second - 36’5” Peyton Webster; discus - second - 98’ 10” Peyton Webster
• On April 28, the Lady Golden Eagles soccer team continued its playoff run by defeating Sullivan 8-1. Kayla Cruse began the scoring with a ball that bounced off the Sullivan goalie, then Meredith Bowman followed with a goal passed from Grace Sain. Janae Massey got the third team goal, the first of her hat trick. Two were passed from Teagan Domurat, who scored a one of her own from Emily Tsuikes, and the third came from Maddie Franks. Franks made a goal passed from Domurat and then assisted the final goal made by Bailey Story.
The OMS Lady Golden Eagles’ soccer team clinched a spot in the championship game by defeating Springfield to 2-0 on April 29. Springfield played well defensively, but were unable to get to goal. Halfway through the first half, Emily Tsuikes made a pass to J’menii Isaac for the first goal of the game. After several drives toward the goal, 28 minutes into the second half, Janae Massey recovered the ball from a Springfield player and went straight to the goal, sealing the win. Sydney Combs stopped all 11 attempts on the goal.
On April 30, the Lady Golden Eagles defeated Gold Hill 2-1 in the York County Middle School soccer championship. Both teams seem to get off to a rocky start while they adjusted to playing on the turf at Nation Ford High School. It took Gold Hill almost 20 minutes to get on the board. Then J’menii Isaac found Janae Massey near the goal, and Massey sent the ball flying above the goalie into the net. The second half both teams remained scoreless. Keeper Sydney Combs kept 11 balls from entering her goal throughout the game. After one scoreless overtime, Bailey Story took a direct kick from about 35 yards out, and Isaac headed the ball into the goal.
• On April 28, the boys’ team defeated cross-town rival Clover Middle School. After the game ended in a 0-0 tie, Garrett Neuffer, Alexander Harrell, Alexander Raine and Zach Pierce scored the goals in the shootout where it ended tied 4-4. Matthew Gurley and Gabriel Patreatanu scored in sudden death. Austin Gunnels prevented two of the Blue Eagles from scoring to seal the victory.
On April 28, the Oakridge softball team finished off its season dominating Saluda Trail 16-7. Tiffany Domingue pitched, striking out eight batters. Leading the way for Oakridge on offense were: Domingue - 5 for 5, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 1 homerun, and 4 runs scored, Sophia Sprouse - 2 for 3, singled, doubled, and scored 4 runs, Cecily Williams - doubled, 2 runs scored, Tia Kalau - singled, 2 runs scored, Jackie Van Slambrook - singled and scored a run, and Sydney Beatham - singled and scored a run. The Lady Eagles finished with an overall record of 9-2 on the season.