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Softball: Cook’s clutch against Union Mine

Bailey Cook’s two-out, sixth-inning double to the gap in left-center scored pinch-runner Jenna Fitzgerald all the way from first base in Oak Ridge’s 5-4 victory over Union Mine. The Trojans’ come-from-behind win Saturday morning opened Oak Ridge’s round-robin tournament. Both Troy and the D’backs played Center in the afternoon. Trailing 4-2, Caitlyn Olan’s triple into […]

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

Trojans’ NorCal trek gets diverted

Senior Michelle Barkley goes up for a tough shot between two Monte Vista defenders during Saturday's NorCal playoff game. Despite the team's best efforts — Barkley led with 13 points — the Lady Trojans were eliminated by the Mustangs. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge’s gritty second-half attempt to overtake Monte Vista fell short Saturday and the host Trojans were eliminated from the NorCal playoffs after a 54-42 loss to the Mustangs. Though Oak Ridge (26-6) trimmed a once 15-point deficit to two in the fourth quarter, Monte Vista scored 15 of the last 20 points to triumph […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

On to Sleep Train for Trojans

STOCKTON — Oak Ridge can check off all scenarios in three victories over Pleasant Grove this season: home, away, neutral. Tuesday’s at the Spanos Center on the University of the Pacific campus was the biggest as the Lady Trojans toppled the Eagles 59-45 for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinal win. Oak Ridge (26-4) now […]

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

Oak Ridge upends Cougars in 4

El Dorado's Daniel Hayes tries to block Trojan Miguel Maestras. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Several key plays by Oak Ridge’s Conner Peterson late in the fourth set turned the tide in Friday’s nonleague match with host El Dorado, won by the Trojans 25-18, 25-22, 23-25, 25-22. On the comeback trail, the Cougars wanted to force at fifth game. Tied at 20-all, Peterson tipped in a winner, won a skirmish […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans charge past Enochs

Lady Trojan Briana Dulgar charges past an Enochs defender during Thursday's decisive victory in Oak Ridge's favor. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ali Bettencourt’s signed autograph for a youngster after her playoff opener Tuesday has doubled in value. Thursday the Oak Ridge senior maintained her hot hand, burying 19 of her game-high 21 points in the first half, as the Trojans cruised past Enochs 64-33 in the second-round of CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I […]

Comments Off / February 28, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan girls hold off Kennedy

Boys fall 64-47 Ali Bettencourt scored a game-high 23 points, hitting all six of her free throws in the last two minutes, as host Oak Ridge held off a furious fourth-quarter Kennedy rally to defeat the Cougars 52-39 in a Division I section playoff opener Tuesday night. Kennedy had cut its once 22-point deficit to […]

Comments Off / February 26, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge goes 10-0

Oak Ridge's Jenn Hoffman moves past two Pondo defenders during last Tuesday's game. The Lady Trojans decidedly won the intra-county match. Photo courtesy of Michael Bettencourt

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Oak Ridge’s 16-1 run to open the second half, led by nine consecutive points from Ali Bettencourt, decided Tuesday’s intra-county matchup with host Ponderosa. The burst opened a big lead and carried the Lady Trojans to the 76-40 victory. The win closed the Delta River League schedule, giving Troy a perfect 10-0 […]

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