• On Sept. 30, the eighth-grade Oakridge Middle School Lady Eagles’ volleyball team beat the previously undefeated Springfield team in two sets winning 25-23 and 25-16. In the first set, after taking an early lead, the team played point to point with Springfield throughout the rest of the match.Tiffany Dominigue, Jamie Allen, Adrienne Ehrnschwender, Taylor Blake
dominated at the net.Shia Jones
played excellent defense against Springfield team’s hits and tips. Tied 23-23, the girls played hard and grabbed the last two points to take the win. In the second set, the Lady Eagles played point to point with Springfield again.Rachel Cullen
played an excellent set, while Sprouse did a great job at setter. With a score of 20-16,Adrienne Ehrnschwender
served five straight on the way to the win.
• The eighth-grade team suffered a loss Oct. 2 to Banks Trail, losing two of three sets. The team started out sluggish and Banks Trail took an early lead. OMS fought to come back, but could not dig themselves out, losing the first set 14-25. In the second set, they started strong, but after taking a big lead, Banks Trail came back and almost tied it up. The Golden Eagles held the Wolves off long enough to win the second set 25-23. Then, the girls struggled in the third set to maintain the lead, letting Banks Trail take the win, 15-10.Sophia Sprouse
played a great game at setter, whileTiffany Dominigue
played an excellent game at the net.
• On Sept. 30, the seventh-grade OMS Lady Eagles volleyball team suffered a loss to the Springfield Mustangs by scores of 25-21 and 25-18. Despite the loss, some players had an excellent night.Hailey Dennis
did well serving and passing, getting the ball over the net as server for the first time in a game.Sarah Lerner
filled in as passers and controlled the ball well.
• On Oct. 2, the seventh grade Lady Eagles played top-seeded Banks Trail Middle School losing two sets: 26-24 and 25-20. This game was a success on many levels.Brooklyn Gunn
had a tremendous night, digging and hitting at the net.Maggie Payne
had excellent runs at serving.
• The eighth-grade team finally got in the end zone Oct. 1, however, Banks Trail got in the end zone six more times. The final score was Banks Trail 48, OMS 6. The OMS defense was ready to stop the run, but Banks Trail did their damage with passing. Early in the first quarter,Robbie Rose
stopped the opposing team’s running back and forced a fumble, which was recovered byDalton Eddington
. The offense moved the ball better than they had all season. Turnovers still hurt the team’s chances to capitalize.Chance Woodworth, Dalyn Garrett, Dalton Eddington, Heze Massey, Hunter Holland
all did a great running the ball, thanks to the offensive line.Antonio Mitchell, Isaiah Farmer, Colby Crepeau, Tyler Anderson, Benicio Ramirez
led the way up front. Antonio had the biggest block of the night, dropping two Banks Trail players to the ground with one hit. The Golden Eagles earned more than 10 first downs on the evening, most of which came on third down conversions.Dalyn Garrett
was able to cap off the longest drive of the night with a 5-yard run into the end zone.
• The seventh-graders lost a thriller Oct. 1 to Banks Trail 36-34. The Wolves scored with less than a minute left to tie the game, and then got the 2 point conversion to clinch the victory. Leading the way for the Golden Eagles on offense were:Tay Cupe,
15 rushes for 65 yards and 1 touchdown;Drew Moore,
14 rushes for 124 yards and 1 touchdown;Zion Robbins,
7 rushes for 34 yards and 1 touchdown; andBlackmon Huckabee,
3 rushes for 11 yards. Huckabee was 3 of 7 for 64 yards and 2 touchdowns in the passing department.Dylan Gray
had an 18-yard touchdown for his first catch of the season. Defensively, the Golden Eagles were led byHayden Johnson
with 6 tackles, Huckabee with 4, andEvan Enix
with 3 each.Donnie Saleeba
had a fumble recovery, andJosh Twilley
an onside kick recovery.