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Trojan tennis breaks serve in new league

OAK RIDGE senior Tanner Schmutte gets ready to swing during a set against a Ponderosa High School player at the March 14 match. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The Oak Ridge and Ponderosa boys tennis teams embark on new challenges this spring playing in a new league and a higher division. One thing that won’t change: as members of the Delta River League, the Trojans and Bruins will still play each other twice during the regular season. Their first match ended with a […]

Comments Off / March 18, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Subjeck takes 8th at States

KEATON SUBJECK grabbles with his opponent during the quarter final round of the CIF State Championships. Courtesy photo

BAKERSFIELD — Capping an impressive end to his sophomore season, Oak Ridge High’s Keaton Subjeck was declared the state’s eighth best 145-pounder after his two-day showing at the CIF State Wrestling Championships at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. The medal earned Subjeck the distinction as the eighth Trojan wrestler in school history to place at the state level. […]

Comments Off / March 07, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Waldhauser falls to USA’s No. 1

VINCE WALDHAUSER stops opponent Scotty Bacon from fleeing the mat, earning an overtime win by forcing a penalty point. Courtesy photo

BAKERSFIELD — Vince Waldhauser’s bid to be the first in Oak Ridge wrestling history to bring a gold medal home to the El Dorado Hills campus and his attempt to defeat the nation and state’s No. 1 ranked 160-pounder at the 2011 CIF Wrestling State Championships fell short Saturday on the center mat at Bakersfield’s […]

Comments Off / March 07, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

One more win ’til Arco for Oak Ridge girls

TROJAN Carly Benttencourt breaks toward the basket against Pleasant Grove Thursday night. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

Oak Ridge’s full-court press proved to be the difference late against Pleasant Grove as the  host Trojans won 58-51 Thursday in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I second-round girls basketball match-up. Point guard Carly Bettencourt played a near complete game, controlling the tempo for the Trojans in a fast-paced fourth quarter which saw multiple Eagle turnovers […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan, Bruin wrestlers field champs at Divisionals

BRUIN Allen Emmons, shown here in a December match, was one of several runners-up in the championship round of the Divisional meet held in Elk Grove Feb. 18-19. He went on to compete in Masters Feb., 25-26.Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

ELK GROVE — It was a near 100-percent success rate for Ponderosa and Oak Ridge wrestlers this weekend at the two-day Divisional Sac-Joaquin Division 1 North meet hosted by Franklin High. At stake was advancement to the Masters Meet starting Friday at the Stockton Arena. Of the 24 Bruins and Trojans competing, 22 move on, including all […]

Comments Off / February 21, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge boys defeat Bruins, finish league

Hitting on four of six free throws in the final 49 seconds and withstanding Ponderosa’s fourth-quarter three-point barrage, the Oak Ridge boys basketball team stayed just beyond the Bruins’ grasp and held on for a 64-60 victory to close the Delta River League regular season Friday. The Trojans held a 15-point third-quarter lead at one point and were […]

Comments Off / February 19, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Pondo’s boy skiers secure 4th title

Ponderosa's Alex Mazat, shown here in an earlier race, had his best finish in Monday's slalom. Cameron Park Life photo by Krysten Kellum

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Despite a push by El Dorado in the final race of the season, Ponderosa’s boys skiers claimed their fourth consecutive South 1 Division ski title at Sierra-at-Tahoe. The Bruins won Monday’s race on Lower Main by the score of 104-103 over the Cougars to total 629 team points for a 17-point winning margin […]

Comments Off / February 17, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »