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Lady Trojans repeat as DRL champs

Ali Bettencourt buried four, first-half three-pointers — three early in the game — and Saraya Smith scored all 10 of her points in the second quarter as host Oak Ridge clinched the Delta River League title with Tuesday’s ‘Pink Zone’ 68-50 victory over St. Francis. Just two teams, Sheldon (tonight) and Ponderosa, stand in the […]

No Comment / February 12, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan girls blitz Del Oro

LADY TROJAN Ali Bettencourt puts up a tough shot in Saturday's action. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Buoyed by a lead-grabbing 11-0 run to end the first quarter and a defensive effort yielding five points in the middle two, host Oak Ridge easily defeated Del Oro in a mid-afternoon girls nonleague game Saturday. The victory was the Trojans second straight in less than 24 hours and came on the heels of Friday’s […]

No Comment / February 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Jesuit rolls Oak Ridge

TROJAN Conner Davis, pictured earlier this season, scored 13 points for Oak Ridge Wednesday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Leave it to the section’s second-ranked team to quiet the host gym by turning a close game into a route like what happened Wednesday night in El Dorado Hills. Flexing both offensive and defensive muscle, particularly in the middle quarters, No. 2 Jesuit upended Oak Ridge 75-57 in Delta River League action. With the Blue […]

No Comment / January 30, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Either way it’s an Oak Ridge victory

Trojan Ryan Redhair (145) celebrates his victory over Bruin Colin Hustrulid at the intracounty rival match last week. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ryan Redhair’s task was crystal clear for Wednesday’s final bout at the intra-county matchup between Oak Ridge and host Ponderosa. To protect his team’s narrow one-point lead, the Trojan 145-pounder needed to win and left nothing to chance, pinning Bruin Colin Hustrulid in an outcome that didn’t count; followed by a 16-7 […]

No Comment / January 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans claim Shoot-Out title

Lady Trojan Jenn Hoffman gets ready to drive in the ball during Saturday's Shootout. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Hoffman named MVP A 12-2 spurt to close the third quarter and a solid defensive effort in the fourth carried Oak Ridge past Nevada Union 57-44 for the Shoot-Out title Saturday afternoon. The Lady Trojans broke from a 32-all tie to lead 44-34 and extended over the final eight minutes in what had been a […]

No Comment / December 15, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge tennis drops NorCal opener

SACRAMENTO — Oak Ridge saw its season end Friday at the hands of Menlo-Atherton which dealt the Lady Trojans a 2-5 first-round, CIF NorCal Championships exit at the Natomas Racquet Club. Menlo won three-of-four singles and two-of-three doubles. The NorCal format featured seven instead of nine matches, forcing Oak Ridge to juggle its lineup. Trojan wins came […]

No Comment / November 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Tennis: Almeida defeats section’s No.1

MADELINE ALMEIDA'S win sent shock waves through Loomis Wednesday. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

LOOMIS — Add Madeline Almeida to the list of David-versus-Goliath improbable outcomes in the world of prep sports. An obvious underdog against the section’s individual singles champion Wednesday, the Oak Ridge freshman shook off a semis loss less than 24 hours earlier to upstage Del Oro’s Abby Bacharach 0-6, 6-4, 7-5 in their battle at […]

No Comment / November 14, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »