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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 »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / November 14, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Tennis: Lady Trojans fall short in section finale

LOOMIS — Wednesday’s tense match between visiting Oak Ridge and Del Oro to determine Division I Sac-Joaquin Section tennis title came down to doubles play — the Lady Trojans and Golden Eagles both seeking their second banner. With three matches left, the team that won 2-of-3 took the prize. Del Oro’s victories at No. 1 […]

Comments Off / November 14, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »