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Volleyball: Ponderosa boys stand alone

In its final season in the Delta River League, Ponderosa is leaving with a championship banner. Taking on intra-county/league rival Oak Ridge Wednesday, the Bruins played solid in beating the Trojans in four games, 25-17, 24-26, 25-19, 25-19 for Ponderosa’s second league banner in three seasons. “I think we did a pretty good job serving,” Ponderosa […]

Comments Off / May 01, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge powers past Ponderosa

TROJAN Chris Roppolo, right, makes it to second base on a play involving Bruin infielder Emory Thompson during Monday's intra-county matchup. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

EL DORADO HILLS — Two hits in the top of the first inning gave Ponderosa momentum against Oak Ridge in Monday’s intra county and Delta River League baseball game. Brett Pankow and Shea McLinden smacked singles to right field. Add in a walk to Parker Wright, and the Bruins loaded the bases. But Oak Ridge pitcher […]

Comments Off / April 29, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Girls soccer: Trojans’ fast start sinks Ponderosa

Two goals in the first half helped Oak Ridge post a 3-1 win over Ponderosa in a Delta River League girls soccer game Thursday. In the ninth minute, the Trojans (5-0-3, 8-3-5) got their quick start rolling when Megan Graham booted the ball from 10 yards into the net for a 1-0 lead. After that […]

Comments Off / April 25, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Pitching the ‘Root’ cause of Trojans’ victory

Trojan Austin Root pitches during the April 21 game at Oak Ridge. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

Meinhofer 2-run single Austin Root went the distance on the mound for the Oak Ridge High baseball team on April 21,  to a 4-1 win over Folsom. The senior struck out five Bulldog batters, including three in the last two innings of the Delta River League game. Root, who has an earned run average of 0.71, improved […]

Comments Off / April 22, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / April 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »