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Alpine Racing: Diel, Thompson post wins

Oak Ridge's Allena Thompson  won last Monday's South 1 Division Giant Slalom ski races at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — On time, on schedule and on location, Monday’s South 1 Division opener went off without a hitch as local ski and snowboarders completed the season’s first Giant Slalom race at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Unlike last season when Mother Nature forced a delay and then shift to Northstar, conditions, under a mix of sunshine and clouds, […]

Comments Off / January 18, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Battaglia, Compton and Co. rock Rocklin

Cole Compton, pictured earlier this season, scored, rebounded, blocked and assisted in Oak Ridge's victory Saturday over Rocklin. Democrat photo by Jackie Penn

Playing less than 24 hours after an exciting overtime victory in Grass Valley, Oak Ridge returned home to defeat Rocklin 71-47 in an early evening Sierra Foothill League matchup Saturday. Matt Battaglia, behind a fast start and strong finish, scored a game-high 25 points while Cole Compton recorded added 17 points, 8 rebounds, several blocks […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge girls tested

A solid fourth-quarter effort on the heels of a strong finish to the third propelled host Oak Ridge past Folsom 50-43 in a tense Sierra Foothill League opener last Wednesday. For two and a half quarters, the Lady Bulldogs were more than the Trojans could handle, enjoying a nine-point halftime lead that stretched into the […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans dismiss threat of Thunder

Trojan Sydney Crozier, shown at the Toss Up, buried two three-pointers in Oak Ridge's win Saturday. Democrat photo by Jackie Penn

Can Oak Ridge win without starting post Kassidy De Lapp? That question was answered Saturday afternoon. The Lady Trojans defeated Rocklin 55-24 with De Lapp spending a good chunk of the Sierra Foothill League matchup on the bench in foul trouble — the other part of the game not needed due to the lopsided score, […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans power through Pleasant Grove

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Hailey McCoy’s 11-point explosion, part of her 14-point second quarter, allowed host Oak Ridge to pull away from Pleasant Grove Monday night for a 63-39 victory in second-round play at the annual Toss Up Tournament. McCoy’s run turned a 23-19 lead into a 34-21 advantage after she went strong with a baseline move for a […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Brozek’s commonality split for Jr. Trojans

Twin sisters Reese, left, and Riley Brozek took on different roles for the Oak Ridge Junior Trojan Jr. Pee Wee football team during the fall season. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

They’re identical, yet different … similar, yet contrastive. Ten year-old sisters Riley and Reese Brozek, for all their genetic resemblance, do diverge at times. Take this past fall. The two El Dorado Hills, Silva Valley fifth-grade identical twins joined the Oak Ridge Junior Trojan football program, one as a cheerleader, the other in helmet and […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge tennis drops NorCal opener

FOLSOM — Whether snake bit, unlucky or over-matched, Oak Ridge girls tennis will have to wait at least another year for its first-ever NorCal win. Hosting the 10-team tournament last weekend at the Broadstone Racquet Club, their third straight NorCal appearance, the Lady Trojans fell 5-2 to Saratoga in their first match Friday, ending their […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »