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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. […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / March 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Eight punch tickets to Rabobank

Claiborne takes second STOCKTON — Competing at the two-day CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet at Stockton Arena, eight combined Oak Ridge and Ponderosa wrestlers placed in the top seven to advance to the state wrestling championships this weekend at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. The Trojans send five and the Bruins three. As a team, Oak Ridge finished fifth with […]

No Comment / March 03, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Providence, Clairborne win titles

Trojan Brandon Claiborne, left, faces Ponderosa's Colin Hustrulid at the 2013 Marty Manges tournament. Claiborne came out on top at this match and subsequent meetings between the two wrestlers. Photo courtesy of James Protilla Sr.

18 Bruin, Trojan grapplers advance to Masters ELK GROVE — Four months ago, Ponderosa High wrestler Trae Providence knew sacrifices had to be met in order to lose 10 pounds to compete in the 160-pound class. “I cut down all of the junk food,” Providence said. “I just had to eat smart and keep running. I completely feel […]

No Comment / February 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans falls to Folsom in OT

Three Oak Ridge players scored in double digits in Friday’s Delta River League home game against Folsom but the Bulldogs escaped with a 73-64 overtime victory. Trojan guard Tyus Millhollin scored 10 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter including two, three-pointers. Forward Connor Sende scored five of his 14 in the fourth and guard Matt […]

No Comment / February 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge can still catch Folsom

Oak Ridge High’s Kevan Cryan knows Pleasant Grove’s Rossin Erbe very well on the mat as the two have competed against each other almost a half-dozen times over the years. At Wednesday’s Senior Night and Delta River League dual meet finale inside the Trojans’ gym, Cryan posted a close 13-8 decision over Erbe in the […]

No Comment / February 06, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »