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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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / March 26, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Baseball: Trojans drop home opener

Trojans salute as the flag is raised at Oak Ridge's baseball home opener. Courtesy photo

In the first home game of the season Thursday, the Oak Ridge High baseball team fell 8-5 to Bella Vista in nonleague play. The Broncos overcame a 5-4 deficit with three runs in the fifth and another in the sixth. Behind 4-2 entering the bottom of the fourth inning, Oak Ridge took a 5-4 lead as Jake […]

Comments Off / March 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lacrosse: Oak Ridge aggressive in tough loss

Tanner Rosenbaum and Tyler Hersh shined Saturday afternoon for the Oak Ridge High lacrosse team, which fell to Amador Valley, 7-6. Rosenbaum had a hat trick with his second and third goals within a minute of the other at the start of the third period. The third goal gave Oak Ridge (1-2-1) a 5-4 lead. […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Softball: Oak Ridge girls corral Mustangs

Seven hits in two innings set the tone Monday for the Oak Ridge High softball team against Monterey Trail in its 12-2, six-inning, mercy rule-shortened nonleague win. Trojan catcher Caitlyn Olan clubbed a three-run homer over the left-center field fence to end it. Oak Ridge leadoff hitter Kendall Kelly, second baseman Taylor Railey — both […]

Comments Off / March 11, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans finish second to St. Mary’s

Lady Trojan Jenn Hoffman goes up for a shot during Saturday night's game against St. Mary's. Though the girls lost, they still advance to the Nor Cal playoffs beginning Wednesday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

SACRAMENTO — In the third quarter of its CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I title game Saturday at Sleep Train Arena, the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team had St. Mary’s on the ropes. The Trojans had mounted a run to obliterate the Rams’ 39-31 halftime lead. Key baskets from  Shelby Peters and Ali Bettencourt helped tie […]

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