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Trojans take bite out of Bulldogs

Laut ties own record Oak Ridge pole vaulter Austin Laut tied his own state-leading height at Wednesday’s Sierra Foothill league meet against Folsom, one of many highlights in the Trojans sweep of the Bulldogs. Laut’s 16 feet, 2 inches leads California prep levels. The old school mark was from Brian Hanson at 15 feet, 6 inches in 2010. Scorewise, […]

Comments Off / April 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans inch closer to outright title

QUALITY START — Oak Ridge hurler Kyle Lucke delivers to the plate during his one-hit shutout of Nevada Union Monday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Lucke one-hitter In 12 Sierra Foothill League baseball games this season, Oak Ridge has averaged nearly eight runs per game. In Monday’s league home game against Nevada Union, the Trojans nearly doubled that with a 15-0 mercy rule shortened victory over Nevada Union. The win gives Oak Ridge (13-0 in the SFL) a four-game lead […]

Comments Off / April 21, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans lose tough one

The Oak Ridge and Jesuit boys lacrosse teams faced off in a Sacramento Valley League double overtime game Friday with the Marauders netting the winning shot for a 10-9 victory over the Trojans. When the fourth quarter ended, the score was tied 9-9. Oak Ridge, which started the quarter in a 7-7 tie with the Marauders, took an 8-7 […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans fall to Grizzlies

Bailey Easton defends the ball against a Granite Bay player. She scored one of the Trojans' 14 goals but it wasn't enough. The team lost 14-18. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

A second half rally fell short Friday for the Oak Ridge girls who fell to Granite Bay by an 18-14 score. Trialing 13-6 at halftime, the Trojans (5-4) and Grizzlies combined for five goals in the first seven minutes of the second half. Oak Ridge cut the Griz’ lead to 15-10 when Brianne Gross scored one of […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge girls tie it up with Folsom

BALL ON BALL — Oak Ridge's Ashleigh Ball, No. 5, controls possession behind teammate Autumn Derr late in Wednesday's match against Folsom. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Although his Oak Ridge High girls soccer team ended Wednesday’s Sierra Foothill League home game in a 1-1 draw to Folsom, head coach Joe Champion liked the Lady Trojans’ performance. For 80 minutes, the Trojans marked up the Bulldogs’ offense , allowing few shots and just one goal. “I was really pleased with our intensity and […]

Comments Off / April 09, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Ryan Anderson on road to recovery

RYAN ANDERSON works out at last Friday's pre-game shoot-around at Sleep Train Arena. Village Life photo by Mike Bush

SACRAMENTO — From the time he stepped onto the Sleep Train Arena floor last Friday, through warm-ups and until his New Orleans Pelicans left the arena with a 101-95 win over the host Sacramento Kings, Ryan Anderson felt beyond good. The former Oak Ridge High and Cal basketball standout made his second and final appearance of the […]

Comments Off / April 06, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans host Next Level Combine

E.J. DELWICK, 14, from El Dorado Hills, runs the 40 yard dash at the Skills Combine for Football Players Wednesday April 1 at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado HIlls.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

In preparation for the upcoming season this fall, members of the Oak Ridge High football team competed in an NFL style combine Wednesday. The Next Level NorCal Combine was held at Oak Ridge’s stadium. According to Gabe Jackson, strength and conditioning coach for the Trojans’ football program, approximately 107 youth and high school players from […]

Comments Off / April 02, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »