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Laut ties pole vault record

Oak Ridge pole vaulter Austin Laut cleared the bar at 16 feet for a new personal and school record at Friday’s 4th annual Cougar Coed Relays at El Dorado High’s Harvey E. West Stadium. Entering the event, Laut was tied for second in California at 15 feet, 10 inches. Marina’s Jeff Gordon had the top […]

No Comment / March 29, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Girls lacrosse: Trojan rally falls short

The Oak Ridge High girls lacrosse team fell to San Ramon Valley 12-10 in a nonleague home game Saturday evening. The Lady Trojans (2-3) and Lady Wolfpack were tied at 5-5 at halftime. The two teams tied again at 6s and 7s on goals from Cristina Drossos. The Trojans took an 8-7 lead when Sam […]

No Comment / March 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Baseball: Oak Ridge takes Woodcreek 3-1

In its first two Sierra Foothill League games last week against Woodcreek, Oak Ridge scored a combined 23 runs. In last Friday’s third contest, the Trojans pulled out a 3-1 win over the visiting Timberwolves to remain perfect in league (3-0) and on the season (8-0). Oak Ridge broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom […]

No Comment / March 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Volleyball: Oak Ridge solid in victory

In 45 minutes Tuesday, the Oak Ridge High boys volleyball team defeated Capital Christian in straight sets by the final score of  25-17, 25-8, 25-15. In the first set, the Trojans jumped out to a 10-3 lead behind the serving of Ben Kopania and Wyatt Rowland. Along with kills at the net from Chase Berri and […]

No Comment / March 12, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans beaten with PK

Bruin Samantha Gerstle, No. 13, battles Oak Ridge's Summer Santangelo, No. 8, in Monday's nonleague action as Dominique Carranza shades the play. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Five goals were scored between the Oak Ridge and Ponderosa girls soccer teams in the March 2 intracounty/nonleague match at Bruin Stadium, but the most important one favored the host Lady Bruins, who posted a 3-2 win over the Lady Trojans. In the 74th minute of the contest, Bruin midfielder Sarah Pacheco drove the ball […]

No Comment / March 03, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans advance to D-I semis

Lady Trojan Hailey McCoy takes on the River City defense during Thursday's D-I playoff game where Oak Ridge came out on top. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

In Thursday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal home game, the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team had a strong finish to post a 49-25 win over River City. The victory advances the Lady Trojans, the No. 2 seed, into Tuesday’s semifinal game against No. 3 McClatchy at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. The win also guarantees a […]

No Comment / March 01, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Three Trojans, Bruins reach Rabobank

Velasquez, Claiborne pin down crowns STOCKTON — Ponderosa High wrestler Zack Velasquez entered the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament with a perfect 45-0 record and added four more wins on his way to the 152-pound title at Stockton Arena Saturday. After winning his first three matches by pins, Velasquez took an early commanding leading over Merced’s Romeo Medina […]

No Comment / March 01, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »