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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 »

Oak Ridge captures War Challenge

For a third time this season, the Oak Ridge High wrestling team won a tournament championship — and right inside its own gym. Saturday, with 166.5 points, the Trojans captured their annual Trojan War Challenge team crown, first from a field of 23 schools. Four Oak Ridge grapplers took second place, while four more finished in third and […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Girls basketball: Oak Ridge upends T’wolves 49-22

Kassidy De Lapp had a double-double for the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team Wednesday, which posted a 49-22 Sierra Foothill League win over Woodcreek. The Lady Trojan freshman center registered a game-high 12 points and 11 rebounds — scoring half of her points in the third quarter that helped Oak Ridge (4-0 in the SFL, 15-3) […]

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

Oak Ridge girls bury Miners

A rough first quarter start didn’t last long for the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team, which routed Nevada Union, 61-22, in a Sierra Foothill League home game Friday. The Lady Trojans and Lady Miners combined for 13 turnovers in the first quarter. But toward the end, Oak Ridge (3-0, 13-3) tightened up its man-to-man […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Boys basketball: Defense the key in Trojan win

Playing its first Sierra Foothill League home game Friday, the Oak Ridge High boys basketball team played solid defense that led to a 54-37 win over Nevada Union. Hanging onto a 30-21 halftime lead, the Trojans (2-1, 12-5) went on an 8-0 run in the first three minutes of the third quarter for a 38-21 […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge’s aggressive tone not enough

Trojan Michael Mello wrestles his opponent in Folsom last week. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

In its first of only two home Sierra Foothill League matches, Oak Ridge wrestled tenaciously in most of its bouts but it was Folsom which came out with a 53-21 victory Wedensday. Trojan grapplers Patrick Irwin (220-pounds), Josh Ploke (113s), Mikey Mello (120s), Jack Santina (126s) and Brandon Claiborne (145s) walked off the mat with […]

Comments Off / January 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans fall to top-ranked Folsom

FOLSOM — Though a four-minute span in the fourth quarter helped the Oak Ridge High boys basketball team, it wasn’t enough against Folsom, which posted a 55-46 Sierra Foothill League win in the opener for both teams inside the Bulldogs’ gym Tuesday. The Trojans went on a 12-5 run in the final four minutes of […]

Comments Off / January 07, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »