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Tennis: Lady Trojans survive quarterfinals scare

FOLSOM — The Oak Ridge girls tennis team advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals after Monday’s 5-4 win over Armijo at the Broadstone Racquet Club but it wasn’t easy. After the Trojans cruised to singles wins behind No. 1 Tori Trylovich and No. 3 Teja Chalamcherla in the daylight, the stubborn Monticello Empire League champs […]

Comments Off / November 06, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan water polo ends Bruins’ season

Bryan Cole scored consecutive goals to break a fourth period tie as Oak Ridge held off host Ponderosa 11-9 to close the regular season at the Aquatics Center Wednesday afternoon. A lot rode on the outcome, hence the big crowd for the final intra-county match under a downpour, sun and a double rainbow. The Trojans’ […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Martin’s touchdown run gives Trojans a win

Trojan Blake Martin goes down with the ball at the hands of Bruin Ponderosa's Andrew Olson during Friday night's game at Oak Ridge. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Blake Martin’s 75-yard late fourth quarter touchdown run gave Oak Ridge the lead before Zack Claiborne’s strip and Jacob Proul’s fumble recovery ended Ponderosa’s last hope as the host Trojans ground out a hard-fought 20-17 Delta River League victory Friday night. Working his way back from an injury, Martin ran for 137 yards, the bulk […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans crush Huskies

SACRAMENTO — Rebounding in resounding fashion from last week’s loss to Folsom, Oak Ridge crushed host Sheldon 63-7 in Delta River League action Friday night. The Trojans led 49-0 before the Huskies scored on special teams. Even the high-flying, gymnastic-oriented Oak Ridge cheerleaders kicked you-know-what with their halftime performance. “I knew this team would be […]

Comments Off / October 15, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan spikers rally past Bruins

Lady Trojan Hayley Corell, left, hits the ball over Bruin Kylie Christensen during Wednesday's intra-county match.  VIllage Life photo by Pat Dollins

Two things disappeared after the third set of Wednesday’s intra-county volleyball match between host Oak Ridge and Ponderosa — the Trojans’ need to regroup and discuss matters and the Bruins’ momentum going forward. Down two games to one, Oak Ridge reversed course to rally for the 25-22, 18-25, 15-25, 25-13, 15-6 Delta River League victory. Troy […]

Comments Off / October 04, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans overcome Vacaville 24-21

JOSH WELLMAN dashes to the outside against Vacaville. Photo courtesy of Bailey McBride, ORHS Yearbook staff

VACAVILLE — Byron Spain’s twisting, reach-back 11-yard grab of a Jason Samuels’ delivery put Oak Ridge ahead with a minute left and the defense held on as a Vacaville’s game-tying field goal attempt fell short — preserving the Trojans’ hard-fought 24-21 nonleague victory Friday night. Nick Gordon’s strip and Josh Wellman’s fumble recovery halted a […]

Comments Off / September 24, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Fluke mishap injures Ponderosa swimmer


Ponderosa High swimmer Zachary Pickett suffered a serious injury days before the start of the 2012-13 school year, leaving a void on the Shingle Springs’ campus. Lifeguarding at Cameron Park Lake, the junior class president simply ran into the water and dove in to cool off, according to his dad Tod. Tragically, Zachary struck an unseen […]

Comments Off / August 29, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »