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Troy pins down War Challenge

David Myong faces Trojan James Portilla, right, in the 170-pound weight class at the Trojans' War Wrestling Challenge. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Portilla places first For a second consecutive year, host Oak Ridge won the Trojans’ War Wrestling Challenge team title. The Trojans finished with 197.5 points. Orland was second with 173 and Granite Bay third at 142. “We’re focused on getting better each week,” Oak Ridge head coach Casey Rhyan said. Six Trojan grapplers competed for […]

Comments Off / January 12, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge grapplers win opener

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High wrestling coach Casey Rhyan didn’t expect Jesuit to forfeit weight classes in their Delta River League opener inside the Trojan gym Wednesday. Two of the first three matches were awarded to Troy which went on to post a 46-18 win over the Marauders. Oak Ridge (1-0) won its […]

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

Oak Ridge wins consolation title

Trojan Connor Davis goes up for the shot. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Davis All-Tourney Oak Ridge basketball coach Bobby Edwards preaches to his players that a strong second-half start usually dictates the final outcome. Playing for the consolation title of the annual Trojan Toss-Up against Rio Americano Saturday, the Trojans (7-6) did just that — expanding a 25-23 halftime lead to a 61-51 victory. “Even though we were up […]

Comments Off / January 05, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge grounds Cardinals for Toss-Up title

Bettencourt named MVP; Hoffman, Derksen all-tourney A fast start on offense and perimeter defense gave the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team a jump-start toward its 59-36 win over Cardinal Newman to grab the 20th annual Trojan Toss-Up title inside the Lady Trojans’ renovated gym last Monday. Trojan guard Ali Bettencourt, named tournament MVP, scored five of her game-high 18 points within the […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans’ effort fall short

Trojan Josh Wellman scores the first touchdown against the Folsom Bulldogs Friday night at Sac State.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

SACRAMENTO — For most of the first half in Saturday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I title game at Sacramento State, the Oak Ridge running game and Folsom’s passing game battled like rams. Trojan running back Josh Wellman, behind his offensive line, found holes to move the chains while Bulldog quarterback Jake Browning led his team with his arm. “We […]

7 Comments / December 08, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans advance past Granite Bay

Bunce two interceptions, one TD EL DORADO HILLS — Three interceptions, one leading to the go-ahead score, and revenge played roles for the Oak Ridge High football team in its 28-17 victory over Granite Bay in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff game at the Trojans’ field Friday. Payback was sweet for Oak Ridge, which has been […]

Comments Off / November 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Tennis: Lady Trojans silence Bears

FOLSOM — Nine matches led to a sweep Tuesday for the Oak Ridge High girls tennis team in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs. The Lady Trojans, winners of the Delta River League title, knocked off the visiting Merced Bears, 9-0, at the Broadstone Racquet Club. The win sends Oak Ridge into […]

Comments Off / November 07, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »