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Late goal sinks Oak Ridge soccer

Cameron Madsen, left, and a Jesuit Marauder battle for possession in Saturday's D-I title game. Photo by Mike Bush

ELK GROVE — In a battle of the No. 1 and No. 2 California high school boys soccer teams for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I title at Cosumnes Oaks High on Saturday, Oak Ridge and Jesuit lived up to the hype. The Trojans, also ranked No. 1 in D-I, were denied an opportunity to win […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

On to semis for Trojan soccer

Oak Ridge's Clayton Smith sends a kick upfield in Thursday's win over McClatchy. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

For the second time in two months, the Oak Ridge and McClatchy boys soccer teams met — this time in Thursday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal game. The host Trojans (14-1-3), the No. 1 seed in the section and California, silenced the Lions with a 3-1 win. Their first meeting was a 2-2 tie at […]

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

Volleyball wins equate to league title

The Lady Trojans, shown celebrating a point against Rocklin, can now revel as Sierra Foothill league champions. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

First-year Oak Ridge volleyball head coach Patrick Sanders is pleased with his players’ domination on the court and Tuesday’s sweep of Woodcreek is proof as the Lady Trojans attacked the net and served tough to win 25-13, 25-12, 25-20. Oak Ridge (11-0 in the SFL, 27-2), ranked No. 10 in California and 41st in the […]

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

Trojans seeded No. 1 for playoffs

Oak Ridge's Cameron Madsen, left, fights a Nevada Union Miner for control last week. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

With the Sierra Foothill League title wrapped up, the Oak Ridge High boys soccer team continued to take care of business Tuesday with a 3-0 win over Nevada Union on Senior Day. Friday, the playoff brackets for Division I had the Trojans as the top seed. Yesterday, Oak Ridge hosted Edison to open the postseason. […]

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

Lady Trojans protect the home court

Oak Ridge's Kassandra McGill pounds a kill through the Rocklin block last Tuesday in the Trojans' sweep of the Thunder. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

One reason Oak Ridge is off to a fantastic start is its players hustle all over the court. Displaying that athleticism against Granite Bay in last Thursday’s Sierra Foothill League volleyball matchup, the Lady Trojans swept the Grizzlies 25-17, 25-11, 25-17. Troy’s victory came on the heels of a big sweep of Rocklin (see below) […]

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

Oak Ridge soccer team suffers first SFL setback

FOLSOM — After completing the first round of Sierra Foothill League action with a 5-0-1 record, Oak Ridge opened the second half against rival Folsom last Tuesday and the host Bulldogs took a bite out of the Trojans’ defense to post a 3-0 win at Prairie City Stadium. Oak Ridge (5-1-1 in SFL, 8-1-2), the defending […]

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

Oak Ridge ‘Burns’ Lady Thunder for split

Lady Trojan Sydney Reed, pictured against Ponderosa, scored Oak Ridge's third goal in the win over Rocklin. Democrat photo by Cliff Gagliardo

An early lead paced the Oak Ridge girls water polo team to its first Sierra Foothill League victory of the season, a 13-6 decision over Rocklin at the CSD pool Tuesday. Amanda Burns scored six of the Trojans’ goals that included four in the first half, which led to a 5-2 halftime lead. The senior […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »