Fort Mill Times

Oakridge Middle School volleyball teams have big day at net


• On Oct. 4, the eighth grade OMS Lady Eagles volleyball team won the Bearcat Tournament. The tournament started at 8:30 a.m. and was not over until 9 p.m. The girls started the morning in the pool play, facing Banks Trail, Castle Heights, Clover Middle and Dutchman Creek.

Shia Jones

played great at the net, hitting and tipping the ball.

Janae Massey


Angelica Jeanty

had key serves during the pool play. The team advanced to the silver bracket, first defeating Rawlinson Road in two sets, 25-14 and 25-19.

Maddy McMullen

had an awesome block in the second set, while

Adrienne Ehrnschwender

dominated serving 8 points in a row in the first set.

Vanessa Lewis

played a great game at setter. Next the team faced Castle Heights and took them out in two sets winning 25-19 and 25-21.

Tiffany Dominigue

served 9 serves in a row in the first set.

Sophia Sprouse

did a great job setting up

Dominigue, Taylor Blake


Rachel Cullen

at the net.


had an awesome kill to win the first set for the team. The team played excellent defensively throughout these two matches.


was selected as the All-Tournament Player from OMS.

• On Oct. 7, the eighth-graders crushed Fort Mill in two sets winning 25-9 and 25-10.

Maddy McMullen

was the top server of the night serving 9 serves in a row.

Angelica Jeanty


Janae Massey

also had great serves and played excellent defense.

Vanessa Lewis

did an awesome job setting up her teammates at the net.

• The Oakridge Middle School eighth-graders defeated Gold Hill Oct. 9 in two sets winning 25-23 and 25-10. After a close first set, the girls dominated the second set.

Maddy McMullen


Sophia Sprouse

were the top servers of the night with McMullen serving 9 in a row.

Taylor Blake

did an excellent job covering the court defensively and had several strong hits at the net.

Tiffany Dominigue

played an all around great game defensively and offensively, and

Rachel Cullen

played well at the net.

Angelica Jeanty

stepped up at the end to win the match with an incredible kill.

• The OMS seventh grade volleyball team participated in the annual Bearcat Tournament in Rock Hill Oct. 4. The Golden Eagles won the first two games against Gold Hill 25-14 and 25-8 in the pool play.

Maggie Payne

delivered 7 in a row at one point. Oakridge’s next two games against Fort Mill did not go as well. The Golden Eagles lost 25-17 and 25-13. Shaking off the losses, the girls then played two games against Rawlinson Road winning the first 25-21 and losing the second 25-20.

Lakyn Seamster

contributed to the win with her serving in the first game. OMS played its final game of pool play against Banks Trail. Losing the first 18-25, the girls fought hard and won the second 27-26.

Brooklyn Gunn

had an excellent game with digs and serves. The Golden Eagles’ 4record of 4-4 placed the team third in its pool. The long day caught up to the ladies and OMS suffered two close, yet disappointing losses: 25-19 and 25-23 to Castle Heights in the silver bracket round.

Brooklyn Gunn

was awarded the All-Tournament Player for her serving, hustle and attacks of the ball at the net. Throughout the day, her consistency earned the team many points.

• On Oct. 7, the seventh grade Lady Eagles faced Fort Mill Middle School. With a jump server and 6-foot tall hitter, Fort Mill presented a challenge for the Golden Eagles.

Olivia John

made a number of digs and excellent passes.

Maggie Payne

played well at the net, blocking a few of the hits.

Brooklyn Gunn

was set up and hit the ball back at Fort Mill, and

Dakota Peters

did an excellent job serving and earning the team points. The Lady Jackets game play was too strong and OMS lost in two sets 25-9 and 25-10.

• On Oct. 9, the seventh grade Lady Eagles played Gold Hill Middle School. The Lady Eagles lost the first set 22-25 but won the second and third 25-16 and 15-11.

Brooklyn Gunn

hit the ball well including an attack with her left hand.

Maggie Wilson

served an excellent night scoring her team 12 points overall.

Maggie Payne


Lakyn Seamster

showed improvement at the net by blocking and tipping the ball as well as setting up the hit.


• On Oct. 10, the seventh grade team team lost its second straight game in the final seconds by a score of 22-20.

Zion Robbins

started the scoring with a 30 yard TD and

Drew Moore

added the PAT. After Springfield tied the game,

Tay Cupe

added a short run for a TD to put OMS back up. Springfield scored to go up 16-14 before

Drew Moore

scored to put the Golden Eagles back on top 20-14. Springfield scored again with one minute to go in game adding the PAT to go up 22-20. OMS marched downfield and ran out of time inside the 5-yard line. The Golden Eagles were led on offense by


with 11 rushes for 77 yards, 1 TD, I reception for 14 yds;


had 8 rushes 57 yards 1 TD, 2 pass completions for 35 yards, and a 2-point conversion; and


with 1 rush for a 37-yard TD and one reception 21 yards. On defense, Cupe had an interception, Moore had 7 tackles,

Caleb Ratcliff

a sack, and

Hayden Johnson

5 tackles.

• On Oct. 10, the eighth grade team lost to Springfield 28-0.

Dalyn Garrett

notched two quarterback sacks and had several defensed passes and tackles.

Drew Brightman, Robbie Rose


Hunter Holland

had several tackles.

Blake Carter

put a lot of pressure on the quarterback throughout the game.

Heze Massey

had his first interception of the season, picking off a pass intended for a wide receiver in the back corner of the end zone. Offensively, Oakridge moved the ball methodically, but once again, there were many turnovers.

Chance Woodworth, Garrett, Dalton Eddington, Brightman



had tough runs every series. Holland and Woodworth were both able to break 30-plus yard runs.

Lake King, Taylor Stoneburner, Hunter O’Donegan


Andrez Dalton

had nice runs. On special teams,

Drayton Adams

had a great kickoff return for about 50 yards, but it was called back due to a penalty.