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Trojans beaten with PK

Bruin Samantha Gerstle, No. 13, battles Oak Ridge's Summer Santangelo, No. 8, in Monday's nonleague action as Dominique Carranza shades the play. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Five goals were scored between the Oak Ridge and Ponderosa girls soccer teams in the March 2 intracounty/nonleague match at Bruin Stadium, but the most important one favored the host Lady Bruins, who posted a 3-2 win over the Lady Trojans. In the 74th minute of the contest, Bruin midfielder Sarah Pacheco drove the ball […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans advance to D-I semis

Lady Trojan Hailey McCoy takes on the River City defense during Thursday's D-I playoff game where Oak Ridge came out on top. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

In Thursday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal home game, the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team had a strong finish to post a 49-25 win over River City. The victory advances the Lady Trojans, the No. 2 seed, into Tuesday’s semifinal game against No. 3 McClatchy at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. The win also guarantees a […]

Comments Off / March 01, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Three Trojans, Bruins reach Rabobank

Velasquez, Claiborne pin down crowns STOCKTON — Ponderosa High wrestler Zack Velasquez entered the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament with a perfect 45-0 record and added four more wins on his way to the 152-pound title at Stockton Arena Saturday. After winning his first three matches by pins, Velasquez took an early commanding leading over Merced’s Romeo Medina […]

Comments Off / March 01, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge boys secure third place

GRANITE BAY — A fast run in the fourth quarter resulted in visiting Oak Ridge posting a 47-44 win over Granite Bay in Tuesday’s Sierra Foothill League boys basketball finale to take third place. The win ensured the Trojans’ a first-round Sac-Joaquin Section Division I home playoff game against Bella Vista next Wednesday. Leading 32-31 as they […]

Comments Off / February 18, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans race past Grizzlies

GRANITE BAY — Dramatically improved second-half of league defensive play was evident by the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team in Tuesday’s finale against Granite Bay, won easily by the Lady Trojans 55-19. Oak Ridge aggressively forced turnovers from the start to put the finishing touches on its perfect 12-0 run through the Sierra Foothill League, 23-3 […]

Comments Off / February 18, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans pin down three league crowns

Trojan wrestler Patrick Irwin, seen here in an earlier match, took home the title in his weight class at the  Sierra Foothill League Wrestling Tournament Saturday.  Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

FOLSOM — Four months ago, Oak Ridge wrestler Brandon Claiborne wanted to stay in the 140-pound class that he dominated last year as a sophomore. The Trojan junior, however, came down with the flu around the Christmas holidays that sidelined him for almost three weeks going into the New Year. When he recovered from his illness, […]

Comments Off / February 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge silences Thunder on Senior Night

Oak Ridge's Jake Plaskon, seen here in an earlier match this season, helped his team post big wins against Rocklin last week. VIllage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

A combination of decisions and forfeits helped the Oak Ridge High wrestling team post a 56-12 Sierra Foothill League home finale win against Rocklin on Senior Night Thursday. Out of 14 matches, the Trojans (3-2 in the SFL) won four by decisions, six by forfeits and one by pin. In the 122-pound class, Oak Ridge’s […]

Comments Off / January 30, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »