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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 »

Laut ties pole vault record

Oak Ridge pole vaulter Austin Laut cleared the bar at 16 feet for a new personal and school record at Friday’s 4th annual Cougar Coed Relays at El Dorado High’s Harvey E. West Stadium. Entering the event, Laut was tied for second in California at 15 feet, 10 inches. Marina’s Jeff Gordon had the top […]

Comments Off / March 29, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Girls lacrosse: Trojan rally falls short

The Oak Ridge High girls lacrosse team fell to San Ramon Valley 12-10 in a nonleague home game Saturday evening. The Lady Trojans (2-3) and Lady Wolfpack were tied at 5-5 at halftime. The two teams tied again at 6s and 7s on goals from Cristina Drossos. The Trojans took an 8-7 lead when Sam […]

Comments Off / March 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Baseball: Oak Ridge takes Woodcreek 3-1

In its first two Sierra Foothill League games last week against Woodcreek, Oak Ridge scored a combined 23 runs. In last Friday’s third contest, the Trojans pulled out a 3-1 win over the visiting Timberwolves to remain perfect in league (3-0) and on the season (8-0). Oak Ridge broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom […]

Comments Off / March 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »