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Baseball: Oak Ridge suffers tough 2-1 setback

SACRAMENTO — On the field, the Oak Ridge High baseball team outhit Granite Bay, 6-5. But the Grizzlies pulled out a thrilling 2-1 win over the Trojans in a pool play game Wednesday of the Boras Baseball Classic Tournament at Don McAuliffe Field. “Offensively, we had plenty of opportunities to drive in a run,” Oak Ridge head […]

No Comment / April 17, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Track: Oak Ridge squads race past Pleasant Grove

TROJAN TRIO — From left, Oak Ridge's Sabrina Andrus, Kristina O'Donnell and Briana Dulgar finished 3-2-1 in Wednesday's 400 meter race. All three set personal records. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Rachel Peterson has been lowering her times in the 1600 and 3200 meter races — and that’s a good thing. The Oak Ridge long distance runner shined in Wednesday’s Delta River League home dual meet against Pleasant Grove. Peterson, a senior, was first in the 1600 at 5 minutes, 27.50 seconds and second in the […]

No Comment / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Good start leads to Oak Ridge victory

TROJAN Tanner Ales scores on a ball to the backstop during Monday's Delta River League win over Sheldon. Photo by Ernest Valenzuella III

Kyle Stephens made his first start on the mound for Oak Ridge Monday in the Trojans 11-1 Delta River League baseball win over Sheldon. The senior, who missed last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, shut out the Huskies for four innings, giving up three hits, and struck out three Husky batters. “I’m real happy […]

No Comment / April 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge wins it in walk-off style

On the white board inside the Oak Ridge baseball team’s dugout reads, “Adversity or failure allows us the opportunity to reach our potential.” In the bottom of the seventh inning of Saturday’s Delta River League home game against Pleasant Grove, the Trojans faced the adversity of a 2-all tie but used the opportunity to produce […]

No Comment / April 06, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Boys lacrosse: Trojans’ rally falls short

A halftime speech motivated the Oak Ridge High lacrosse team to come back in Saturday’s nonleague game against Foothill but the Pleasanton school hung on to post an 8-5 win. Trailing 5-1 at halftime, Trojan Josh Wellman scored less than a minute into the third period. Prior to taking the field, Troy coach Chad Walden and […]

No Comment / March 30, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge boys knock off Chico

Oak Ridge boys volleyball players have warm-up T-shirts that read “Lock, Load and Explode.” The Trojans did exactly that on serve during the third set of Wednesday’s nonleague home match against Chico, leading to a four-set 25-17, 20-25, 25-15, 25-17 victory. With the match tied at one win each entering the third game, Oak Ridge […]

No Comment / March 27, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Girls soccer: Trojans open league play with tie

Two minutes into Tuesday’s Delta River League opener, the Oak Ridge High girls soccer team appeared to have momentum on its side. Trojan forward Hannah Miller drove the ball down her team’s sidelines while battling a Folsom mark and fired the ball into the net for the goal. Oak Ridge wouldn’t score again but Folsom […]

No Comment / March 26, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »