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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 »

Drossos’ trey keys Trojans

Yumi Drossos was one of two Oak Ridge High girls basketball players who scored in double figures in Tuesday’s 52-47 Delta River League home win over Pleasant Grove. Pleasant Grove led 36-35 with 16 seconds left in the third quarter when Drossos (13 points) eyed the basket and fired a three-pointer to give Oak Ridge […]

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

Bruins stun Oak Ridge in Shingle Springs

Oak Ridge's Matt Battaglia moves past Bruin defenders in Friday's game. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Chris Snyder’s recent bout with the flu left the 6-foot-9 center for the Ponderosa High basketball team completely drained. “I didn’t eat anything for three days straight,” Snyder said. “I could barely run.” Snyder felt much better Friday against Delta River League and intra-county rival Oak Ridge and it showed as the […]

No Comment / February 02, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Claiborne wins Tim Brown title

Brandon Caliborne pins an opponent at the Tim Brown Memorial Invitational, where he earned the title in his weight class. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

NORTH HIGHLANDS – Brandon Claiborne didn’t care much to have the freebie point he was granted prior to facing Henley High’s Connor Noonan in Saturday’s 138-pound title match at the Tim Brown Memorial Invitational so he went out and earned a dozen more. Claiborne’s 13-5 win at the Jackson Sports Academy was the only local championship. […]

No Comment / January 26, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans knock off defending section champs

Host Oak Ridge stole momentum in the third quarter Friday, breaking from a halftime tie to defeat Delta River League foe Sheldon, 51-44, at the Trojans’ gym. Troy forward Jordan Roberts (game-high 15 points) started the third by scoring a basket off a Husky turnover. At the free throw line, Trojan forward Jared Casey missed […]

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

Lady Trojans’ rally falls short

Lady Trojan Shelby Peters drives to the hole during the Oak Ridge vs. Nevada Union game on Saturday. Peters scored five points in the game. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

In their second meeting Saturday, the Oak Ridge High and Nevada Union High girls basketball teams battled to the end. The Trojans, who were behind 31-22 at halftime, rallied in the second half before losing a tough 60-50 contest to the Miners at the Trojans’ gym. Oak Ridge won the first contest, 57-44, at the […]

No Comment / January 19, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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 […]

No Comment / January 12, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »