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Bruins tie Trojans for second place

Ponderosa's Austin Ward and Oak Ridge's Josh Ploke (101) face off.

Ponderosa qualifies 13, Oak Ridge 12 SHINGLE SPRINGS — It was a successful outing for both the Oak Ridge and host Ponderosa at Saturday’s Delta River League wrestling championships. At stake was advancement to next week’s Divisionals. Of the 26 varsity Bruins and Trojans who took to the mat, all but one moves on. Oak […]

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

Lady Trojans sink Sheldon

Another impressive perimeter shooting display featuring 10 three-pointers carried Oak Ridge past Sheldon 66-43 Friday. The Trojans’ Delta River League win came on Senior Night as the program honored Ali Bettencourt, Jenn Hoffman, Michelle Barkley and Celeste Vitolas. “It’s a special group — fun to be around, fun to coach and great people,” Oak Ridge […]

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

South 1 return to Sierra a success

Oak Ridge skier Allena Thompson makes on her second run of the day. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Good weather, great conditions and familiar terrain was some of the backdrop as South 1 Division alpine racers were back in action Wednesday at Sierra-at-Tahoe. The other? Enough snow from a recent storm that made for a safe course on Lower Main as the division reached its midpoint with the season’s first slalom […]

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

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

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