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Trojans rally for section title

Connor Hountalas, center, is congratulated by teammates after his 75th-minute, game winning goal. The Trojans won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I  title in November 2014. Photo by Ernie Valenzuela III

ELK GROVE — With four minutes left in regulation time of Saturday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I boys soccer title game at Cosumnes Oaks High, Oak Ridge and Davis appeared headed toward overtime tied 1-1. Up stepped Trojan Connor Hountalas. The day prior, Hountalas, one of Oak Ridge’s goalies, had talked to Oak Ridge coach Joe […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans corral Mustangs

A free kick was huge for Oak Ridge in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division I home playoff game against Monterey Trail Tuesday. In the 62nd minute of the tied contest, Trojan forward Clayton Smith earned the chance to boot the free kick that was the go-ahead goal in a 2-1 victory. “We knew they were going to be a […]

Comments Off / November 06, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans bitten by Bulldogs

FOLSOM — If the Oak Ridge High football team was going to secure an at-large Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth Friday, it had to find a way to slow down or stop Folsom in Friday’s Sierra Foothill League contest. But the host Bulldogs scored on their first four possessions en route to a 42-7 victory over […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans’ tennis wins share of title

FOLSOM — Twice was nice Thursday for the Oak Ridge High girls tennis team, which zipped past Del Oro for a 6-3 victory to claim a share of the Sierra Foothill League title on Senior Day. The Lady Trojans (11-1 in the SFL, 12-1), who share the title with Rocklin, also earn the league’s No. […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans slip past T’Wolves

Trojan Zack Hayden puts his leg into this kick Wednesday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge High boys soccer head coach Joe Champion admitted he was nervous about the second half of his Wednesday’s Sierra Foothill League home game against Woodcreek. That’s because until the last two minutes of the game, the Trojans led by just a goal. To the rescue came forward Julian Garcia whose late goal lifted […]

Comments Off / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge squanders chances

Andrew Lackowski makes a catch and turns up the sideline for an 80-yard jaunt to the end zone, scoring the Trojan’s last touch down. Photo by Laurie Edwards

Repeat of 2012 section finals favors Granite Bay A seven-point halftime deficit was almost eliminated by the Oak Ridge High football team in Friday’s Sierra Foothill League home game against Granite Bay. Trailing 17-10 at halftime, the Trojans failed to capitalize on several third quarter opportunities and never caught the Grizzlies, who went on to […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans fall in 3

Olivia Reed slams one back at Granite Bay last Thursday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

A quick start in the third set appeared to favor Oak Ridge in Thursday’s Sierra Foothill League volleyball home match against top ranked Granite Bay. The Lady Trojans jumped out 4-0 behind the serving of junior outside hitter Olivia Reid. With kills from Hailey Maniglia and Kimmy Tuttle, Oak Ridge led 7-3 before the Grizzlies rallied to […]

Comments Off / October 10, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »