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Trojan captain delivered on/off the court

Teja Chalamcherla helped the Lady Trojans win a section title this year. Coach Ralph Clark commended the senior for her leadership skills. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Though the Lady Trojans tennis squad fell short at the NorCal Tournament, the team still has plenty to be proud of, especially when it comes to its leadership. As one of three tennis team captains and clearly the most visible, senior Teja Chalamcherla didn’t think twice about assuming the role as team leader. Oak Ridge coach Ralph Clark […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge showcases new logo

Oak Ridge Assistant Principal Ron Thomas, center, performs in front of a full house at the high school's new school logo launch, seen on screen. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The Nov. 12 Re-Branding Launch Event at Oak Ridge High was a rousing success — evidenced by the standing-room-only crowd that packed the Trojan Arena on a weeknight. Those attending were entertained with singing, music, dancing, fashion and more from the 370 student performers and witnessed the unveiling of the school’s new athletic logo — a […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans fight for it but fall short

SACRAMENTO — Oak Ridge’s quest to advance past the first round of Friday’s NorCal Tournament ended in disappointment when No. 5 seeded Miramonte used a doubles sweep to eliminate the No. 4 Lady Trojans 4-3 at the Natomas Racquet Club. Ahead 3-2 on the strength of three singles wins, Oak Ridge needed one of its […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojan tennis captures section title

The Lady Trojans pose with the well-deserved section banner they earned on Nov. 12. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — On a day Oak Ridge High unveiled its new sports logo, the old one in use still packed a punch as the Lady Trojans, behind steely determination, captured the Sac-Joaquin Division I section title Wednesday afternoon at Broadstone Racquet Club — defeating Rocklin 7-2 in an all-Sierra Foothill League final. The banner was the second in program […]

Comments Off / November 13, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Tennis: Oak Ridge girls halfway there

FOLSOM — Because the NFL’s Oakland Raiders are currently 0-9, was Oak Ridge senior Teja Chalamcherla’s Raider cap subliminal messaging in that 0-9 translated in team tennis terms is the worst possible outcome? Maybe. Were the rearranged court-assignments by Trojan coach Ralph Clark — you now need a map to figure it out — meant to throw Franklin off […]

Comments Off / November 12, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Soccer: Oak Ridge blanks Pitman to reach semis

Oak Ridge's Julian Garcia goes for the ball in Thursday's match against PItman.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Striking twice minutes within the second half Thursday, host Oak Ridge went on to a 3-0 second-round CIF Division I Section playoff victory over Pitman. The win sent the Trojans to tomorrow’s semifinal matchup with Jesuit and atoned for last year’s playoff loss at Pitman by a 2-nil score. “As seniors, we remember last year’s loss so […]

Comments Off / November 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans capture 9-0 postseason victory

OAK RIDGE senior Teja Chalamcherla won her match Tuesday in straight sets. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

FOLSOM — Oak Ridge breezed past Napa 9-0 to open the CIF Section Division I playoffs at the Broadstone Racquet Club on Nov. 4. The Bulldogs, the Monticello Empire League’s second seed, edged Atwater 5-4 in Monday’s first round. Against the Lady Trojans, Napa was held set-less and managed just 12 points — five coming […]

Comments Off / November 06, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »