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Softball: Lady Trojans pull away

SHINGLE SPRINGS — “Make ‘em pay” were the final words Amber Orchard heard as teammate Caitlyn Olan was walked to load the bases in the sixth-inning of Thursday’s intra-county Delta River League clash between visiting Oak Ridge and Ponderosa. Orchard did, ripping a huge 3-run double, as the Trojans pulled away to defeat the Bruins […]

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

Girls soccer: Trojans edge Bruins 2-1

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Anna Lippuner’s penalty kick late in the second half capped a comeback that gave Oak Ridge the 2-1 Delta River League victory over host Ponderosa Tuesday. Mother Nature’s wrath — varying degrees of rain, chill and wind gusts  — threatened to  undermine play on the pitch. Not until the Bruins broke the […]

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

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 »