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Boys basketball: Defense the key in Trojan win

Playing its first Sierra Foothill League home game Friday, the Oak Ridge High boys basketball team played solid defense that led to a 54-37 win over Nevada Union. Hanging onto a 30-21 halftime lead, the Trojans (2-1, 12-5) went on an 8-0 run in the first three minutes of the third quarter for a 38-21 […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge’s aggressive tone not enough

Trojan Michael Mello wrestles his opponent in Folsom last week. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

In its first of only two home Sierra Foothill League matches, Oak Ridge wrestled tenaciously in most of its bouts but it was Folsom which came out with a 53-21 victory Wedensday. Trojan grapplers Patrick Irwin (220-pounds), Josh Ploke (113s), Mikey Mello (120s), Jack Santina (126s) and Brandon Claiborne (145s) walked off the mat with […]

Comments Off / January 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans fall to top-ranked Folsom

FOLSOM — Though a four-minute span in the fourth quarter helped the Oak Ridge High boys basketball team, it wasn’t enough against Folsom, which posted a 55-46 Sierra Foothill League win in the opener for both teams inside the Bulldogs’ gym Tuesday. The Trojans went on a 12-5 run in the final four minutes of […]

Comments Off / January 07, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge captures own tourney crown

If the Oak Ridge High boys basketball team needed motivation in the Dec. 30 title game against Monterey Trail of its own Trojan Toss Up, its performance at a previous tournament in toppling a top-ranked team ignited the fuel. Against the Mustangs, Oak Ridge (10-4) played its game and took the top trophy after its 51-42 victory. […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans blitz Greenwave

Oak Ridge's Tyus Millhollin handles the ball while pressured at Saturday's Trojan Toss Up opener in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

Two 15-2 runs in the first and third quarters set the tone for the Oak Ridge High boys basketball team, which beat Churchill County 80-25 to open play in the annual Trojan Toss Up. The Trojans (8-4) dominated on the boards in the first quarter as they out-rebounded the Greenwave, 12-4. That included five offensive rebounds […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans looking to press opponents

Briana Dulgar works her way through three defenders during a recent game against Christian Brothers. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Reload could be the key word for this year’s Oak Ridge High girls basketball team. Gone from previous seasons are three-year starters Ali Bettencourt, Jenn Hoffman and Michelle Barkley, who led to the Lady Trojans to consecutive Delta River League titles and deep runs in the Sac-Joaquin Section and NorCal playoffs, as all three graduated […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans execute in victory

Oak Ridge High boys basketball coach Bobby Edwards received an early Christmas present Tuesday from his team — quick start that led to a win. Hosting Vacaville in a non-league game, the Trojans used full-court pressure defense that resulted into many Bulldog turnovers. Add in clutch shooting, and Oak Ridge (3-1) raced to a 78-49 […]

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