Soccer• Oakridge Middle School boys’ soccer team defeated Sullivan 5-1 April 21. Within the first seven minutes, Oakridge struck with Matthew Gurley scoring on a breakaway with an assist by Camden Largen. At 13 minutes, Alexander Harrell knocked in a corner kick to Nicki Mandakovic who finished it. Two minutes later, Gabriel Patrautanu scored from a well-placed through ball from Georgie Lamparter. The rest of the half remained scoreless. In the seventh minute after the break, Michael D’Agostino picked up a hard rebound off of an Alexander Raine blast. Raine fed Hunter Walden near the end of the game and let Hunter find the back of the net for the first time this year.
• The team defeated Fort Mill Middle School in overtime April 23. Fort Mill was on their heels when Matthew Gurley sliced through the defense and ripped a shot that deflected off Aaron Le. Then, 16 minutes later Gabriel Patrautanu hammered a shot from outside the 18 that was too much for the keeper to control, and Jared Matley got on the scoreboard. The second half was evenly matched with Corey Chambers making 3-5 remarkable saves to keep the lead. After a penalty kick and corner kick goal from Fort Mill with less than 10 minutes to go, the game was tied at the end of regulation. OMS continued to pummel the defense of Fort Mill until Alex Raine ripped a shot from 35 out that curled right into the side net.
• The boys’ soccer team finished the season with a 2-1 loss in overtime April 24. Banks Trail was put on the ropes when Alexander Raine slung the ball across the mouth of the goal and Georgie Lamparter finished it by banking it off the far post and in. The game was played hard and fast until a direct kick from Banks Trail deflected off the wall and in to tie the game. The Wolves scored one in overtime to win.
• On April 22, the OMS ladies soccer team added a win against Sullivan, 11-0. Janae Massey scored her first of two within the first three minutes of play. Hannah Sills followed shortly with another goal, then J’menii Isaac scored a third goal for the team, all before the 22 minute mark. Sills and Isaac added two more, and Meredith Bowman made the final score of the first half, her first of two. During the second half, Teagan Domurat scored her first of the season. Finishing up scoring in the half were Maddie Franks and Olivia Vogt. Other goals were made by J’menii, Meredith, Janae, Emily Tsiukes with two, Bailey Story, Teagan and Grace Sain. Grace spent time as keeper and had two saves, while Isaac had one.
• On April 23, the Lady Golden Eagles beat Fort Mill Middle 5-0. Meredith Bowman began scoring with a pass from J’menii Issac. Hannah Sills shot past several Fort Mill defenders, getting the ball to Isaac, who scored the second goal. Bailey Story then blasted a pass from midfield to Janae Massey to score the third goal. Isaac scored a second goal passed from Massey, and the final goal was passed from Isaac to Sills. Sydney Combs had two saves.
• The Lady Golden Eagles defeated an aggressive Banks Trail team 3-0 on April 24. The first goal was by Janae Massey passed from J’menii Isaac. Though she had some knee troubles, Isaac took a throw in from Kayla Cruse and scored. Within the same minute, Isaac passed the ball to Massey to score the third and final goal.
Softball• The OMS team lost a hotly contested battle April 24 against Clover, 11-9. The Lady Golden Eagles couldn’t overcome errors in the field. The team is 8-2 on the season and will play the final game of the season April 29.
Baseball• On April 21, the OMS baseball team defeated Sullivan 6-3. The team was led offensively and defensively by Brandon Johnson, who played catcher and had a single, homerun and 2 RBIs. Offensively for OMS: Garret Bufford - single and 1 RBI, Luke Darling – RBI, Zach Tully – single, Brandon Johnson - single, homerun, and 2 RBIs, and Tanner Maness – single. Pitching: Bo Bodine earned the win pitching 4 and 2/3 innings, throwing 6 strikeouts and giving up three earned runs. Garrett Bufford earned the save for the Golden Eagles pitching 1 and 1/3 innings and throwing for 1 strikeout.
• On April 23, the team beat York 10-9, coming back from being down 8-1 at one point. Offensively the Golden Eagles were led by Bryan Van Scoyoc. With the score tied in the bottom of their inning, Bryan hit the game winning, walk-off single. Bryan had 2 hits and 3 RBIs. Also contributing offensively were: Parker Johnson - single and 2 RBIs, Kolby Crepeau - 3 hits, and Tanner Maness - 3 hits and 2 RBIs. On the mound, Garrett Bufford - 1 inning and 1 strike out; Luke Darling - 2 innings and 2 strikeouts; Parker Johnson - 2 innings, earned the win in relief.