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Oak Ridge captures Toss Up title

TOSS UP CHAMPS — Oak Ridge players gather around the trophy after defeating Inderkum for the tournament championship last week. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

Hailey McCoy Most Valuable Player; Kassidy DeLapp, Briana Dulgar All Tournament  The Oak Ridge High girls basketball team swept its competition at last week’s 21st annual Toss Up Tournament, capping the three home wins with Tuesday’s 51-32 victory over Inderkum Three Oak Ridge players were named to the all-tourney team. Trojan guard Hailey McCoy, who […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge wins Toss Up opener

THREADING THE NEEDLE — Oak Ridge point guard Briana Dulgar delivers a fast-break bounce pass to Skye Lamy at Saturday's Toss Up opener against El Dorado. Photo by Laurie Edwards

After playing its first seven games on the road this season — all tournaments — the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team played its first home game Saturday to kick off the 21st annual Trojan Toss Up Tournament. Playing intra-county neighbor El Dorado in the opener, Oak Ridge’s defense forced the Cougars into many turnovers […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Pereira’s focus is now national

Gabriela Pereira is pictured working out at Snap Fitness in Placerville. Recently, Pereira flexed her way to a first place finish at the NCP Bikini Competition. Village Life Photo by Shelly Thorene

On Mother’s Day five and a half years ago, Gabriela Pereira posed for a picture that led to mixed feelings. “I didn’t realize how much weight I had gained,” said Pereira, who noted she was 30 pounds over her normal weight. “I looked like a brick.” Then 38, Pereira, an El Dorado Hills resident, went […]

Comments Off / December 07, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan football eliminated by Elk Grove

Oak Ridge quarterback Ian Book makes a throw to the flat in Friday's Division I semifinal game at Elk Grove. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

ELK GROVE — One field goal for the lead, plus a trip into the red zone and a three-point difference were the story lines for Oak Ridge in Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I football semifinal game against Elk Grove at the Thundering Herd’s field Friday. The Trojans, the No. 3 seed, battled the No. 2 […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan girls bow out with semifinals loss

Kassidy Lyons, right, meets her Saratoga opponent during lineup introductions at Broadstone Racquet Club Friday. Photo by Jerry Heinzer

Last Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinal volleyball playoff match entering the fifth set was up for grabs but Pitman’s match-ending 12-3 run for the 21-25, 25-18, 16-25, 25-19, 6-15 victory ended Oak Ridge’s season. Pitman (28-6), the No. 4 seed, took the lead in the final set when an Oak Ridge serve hit the […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

It’s Trojans-Thundering Herd Friday

Oak Ridge's Gage Webb cuts upfield behind Kevin Kassis' block in Friday's D-I quarterfinal win over Cosumnes Oaks. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

A combination of superb offensive and defensive play led No. 3 host Oak Ridge past No. 6 Cosumnes Oaks 30-7 Friday in second round Division I action, setting the Trojans up to battle No. 2 Elk Grove Oak Ridge this weekend for a shot to reach the section finals. After its defense held Cosumnes Oaks […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans reach semis

DIG IT! — Trojan Megan Priest makes this defensive play in early round playoff action last week. Photo by Mike Bush

Oak Ridge High volleyball head coach Patrick Sanders had plenty of reasons to smile after his Lady Trojans swept Rodriguez in last Thursday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal match. Sanders’ Trojans dominated the contest in three sets; the final scores were 25-13, 25-8, 25-9. The win sent No. 1 seed Oak Ridge into yesterday’s semifinal […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »