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Oak Ridge lacrosse girls fall to Novato

Oak Ridge goalie Laurel Maunder makes a stick save in heated action with Novato Saturday. In front, Trojans Sidney Salmon and Emma Reed, No. 5, react to the play. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

Northern California’s top girls team lived up to its billing Saturday when Novato paid Oak Ridge a visit and came away with the 14-6 victory. Overcoming an early 2-0 deficit, the defending North Coast section champs outscored the host Trojans by 10 the rest of the way behind a defensive and offensive effort the hosts […]

Comments Off / April 04, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans drop 5-setter

Oak Ridge's Ben Gillingham, left, and Austin Frese team for a block last week against Rocklin. Photo by Jerry Heinzer

Too early in the season for intense 5-set volleyball but that’s where host Oak Ridge and Rocklin went for Tuesday’s Sierra Foothill League match, won by the Thunder 25-18, 25-20, 19-25, 20-25, 15-12. That the Trojans didn’t fold after dropping the first two sets says something … as does Troy’s late push to try to […]

Comments Off / March 21, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge basketball settles for Elite 8

Trojan senior Briana Dulgar's stellar career as Oak Ridge's point guard ended Tuesday in the NorCal semifinals. Photo by Cindi Dulgar

CASTRO VALLEY — Despite 23 points from Kassidy De Lapp and two others in double figures, Oak Ridge saw its season come to an end with Tuesday’s 63-59 loss to host Castro Valley in girl’s Division I Final Four NorCal semifinal action. The Trojans entered the fourth quarter as they did Saturday against Dublin — […]

Comments Off / March 21, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan softball downs D’backs

Oak Ridge starting pitcher Leah Polson went four innings against Union Mine Thursday. Village Life Photo by Shelly Thorene

Host Oak Ridge, working its way back from nine rainouts, cashed in twice on two-out, runners at second and third situations to rally past Union Mine 4-2 in Thursday’s intra-county nonleague matchup. Two, two-run singles erased the Diamondbacks’ 2-0 lead and gave the Trojans their second straight win. “We started a little slow and that’s […]

Comments Off / March 21, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge lacrosse gets big win

YEAH, NO PRACTICE TOMORROW! — The Oak Ridge varsity lacrosse team is all smiles after Thursday's pre-Spring Break win over Granite Bay. Photo by Jerry Heinzer

Brianne Gross’ last of four, second-half goals — a stop-and-go hesitation move from the side with 1:34 left — broke a tie as host Oak Ridge edged Granite Bay 10-9 Thursday. The victory was the Trojans’ first against the Grizzlies since 2011. Immediately after celebrating the back-and-forth affair, Oak Ridge broke for Spring Break. “We […]

Comments Off / March 21, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans pick up two NorCal wins

Oak Ridge's Cameron Kirtlan, right, was an integral part of the Trojans' fourth quarter comeback Saturday against Dublin. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

Hailey McCoy scored 11 of her team-high 20 points in the fourth quarter as host and No. 3 Oak Ridge came back from 10 down to overtake No. 11 Dublin 51-46 in girls second-round NorCal action Saturday night. Trailing 42-31 after three, the Trojans reeled off seven straight to get back in it. During the […]

Comments Off / March 14, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge skiers second best in state

CONSISTENCY — Trojan Parker Doshier placed high on the All-State ski team after his two-day performance at Mt.Shasta last week at the state championships. Photo by Janine Turner

MT. SHASTA — Five points separated the Oak Ridge boy’s skiers from the state championship at last week’s CNISSF State Championships at Mt. Shasta. The Trojan skiers — Parker Doshier, Dallas Diel, Tom Shaller, Ben Soloman, Colin Kong, Lukas Yoffie, Bruno Wilhelm and Maurice Fitzgerald — trailed Davis which outpointed Oak Ridge 673-668. In combined points, Troy […]

Comments Off / March 14, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »