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Trojans advance to semis after ‘Vintage’ win

Oak Ridge's Beau Philip makes the throw to first as teammate Erik Mc'Neill looks on in Saturday's playoff win over Vintage. VIllage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

SACRAMENTO — Oak Ridge faced off against Vintage Saturday afternoon at Sacramento City College, crushing the Crushers 7-2 in Division I playoff action courtesy of pitching from Connor Davis and a crucial four-run sixth inning. Davis gave up a solo home run in the first inning and another run in the third but his “keep the […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans tighten 2nd place hold

Oak Ridge setter Austin Frese, No. 2, feeds a pass to Ben Gillingham, right, with Ben Kopania, No. 12, on the outside. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge High’s boys volleyball program hosted Folsom Thursday evening, making quick work of the Bulldogs, 25-8, 25-10 and 25-14 in Sierra Foothill League action. Connor Petersen led Troy’s offense with a game-high seven kills, while teammate Nicholas White had six kills and senior Ben Kopania finished with five. Austin Frese was effective with his […]

Comments Off / May 01, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Jerpbak pitches Ponderosa past Oak Ridge

Lady Trojan Teya Graves waits for the pitch in front of Ponderosa catcher Erin Anderson in Friday's Pink Zone intra-county nonleague matchup. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge High’s varsity girls softball program hosted intra-county rival Ponderosa Friday afternoon for a non-conference matchup that helped benefit Breast Cancer Awareness. With both squads donning pink to support the cause, the Lady Bruins came away with a 3-0 victory and another momentum boost as the end of regular season action nears. Senior Terra […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Volleyball: Trojans fall in 4

Oak Ridge High’s varsity boys volleyball program squared off against Nevada Union Thursday night, fighting hard but falling in four to the Miners in conference action, 19-25, 25-19, 20-25 and 25-27 at home. No game was a runaway victory for either side, which gave Troy fans an optimistic estimate for what a rematch might look […]

Comments Off / March 29, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans reach NorCal finals

LADY TROJAN Hailey McCoy drives the ball toward the basket as teammate Kassidy DeLapp looks on. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Oak Ridge signed, sealed and delivered its ticket to Sleep Train Arena Tuesday night at home via a commanding victory over post-season rival Berkeley, 58-49, in girls CIF NorCal semifinal action. A flawless 12-0 regular season, high seeding and victory over Oakland Tech merited a home playoff game against Berkeley. It was the first time […]

Comments Off / March 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge girls deliver when it counts

Oak Ridge's Grace Derksen drives the ball down the court, past an Inderkm defender during Saturday's toss-up game. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

Given a run for its money Saturday by Inderkum during its own Trojan Toss-Up opener, host Oak Ridge assembled a solid final three minutes to pull out a 62-52 victory in front of a supportive home crowd. The win came together in a final collage of productive plays in the last minutes as Troy found […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge knocks off Nevada Union

Needing a win to aide its playoff chances, and supported intensely by a loud Homecoming crowd on Senior Night, Oak Ridge High’s varsity football program delivered a 24-21 Sierra Foothill League victory over Nevada Union in a game that kept the outcome from becoming apparent until the final Miner possession. Leading 17-7 at halftime via […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »