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Lady Trojans fall to St. Francis

Oak Ridge's Marissa Quilici, left, and Kimmy Tuttle go up for the block in Monday's game against Pleasant Grove. Courtesy photo

SHINGLE SPRINGS — In a Delta River League volleyball showdown Wednesday, Oak Ridge battled St. Francis for every point but was defeated in three sets, 25-23, 25-16, 25-19 at the Ponderosa gym. “They did everything they could,” Oak Ridge co-head coach Bre Horton said of her team. “They definitely had the fight in them tonight.” […]

No Comment / October 17, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge soccer gives Jesuit a scare

Justin Bethke’s goal on a pass from Sam Miller was the only goal host Oak Ridge (2-2-1, 6-2-3) had in its Delta River League game against Jesuit (5-0, 18-0-3), which posted a 2-1 victory to conclude the first round of league play. “If we were close in the last 10 minutes, even if we were down […]

No Comment / October 17, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan, Bruin runners have strong races

SACRAMENTO — Oak Ridge and Ponderosa boys and girls cross-country teams performed strong at the Delta River League meet at Granite Regional Park Wednesday. The Trojan boys finished in third place with 95 points. League and intra-county rival Ponderosa was fourth with 104 points. Sheldon took first place with 24 points and Jesuit second at […]

1 Comment / October 10, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Water Polo: Oak Ridge girls fall to Grizzlies

The Lady Trojans attempt to block the ball in Tuesday's game against Granite Bay. Despite great efforts in the pool, the ladies lost to the Grizzlies. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

In a girls water polo nonleague contest last Tuesday, Granite Bay dominated Oak Ridge from tip-off. The Lady Grizzlies jumped out to a 4-0 lead and led 8-3 at the half to post a 10-7 victory. The Lady Trojans (1-2) scored their first goal with 2:46 left in the first quarter when Morgan Jones, one […]

No Comment / September 22, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Water Polo: Late scoring spree aids Troy over Ponderosa

Varsity Trojan goalee Kasian Strawick makes a save in last week's game against Ponderosa. Oak Ridge beat its intra-county rival 10-5. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The first 25 minutes of Tuesday’s Oak Ridge-Ponderosa boys Delta Valley League water polo match at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pool was defensive. But in the final three minutes, the host Trojans went on a scoring spree that led to a 10-5 victory. Oak Ridge (1-0, 5-2) led just 6-5 at the start […]

No Comment / September 22, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

No. 4 Troy tips No. 5 Grant

SACRAMENTO — Ian Book is listed as a sophomore on the Oak Ridge football roster but played like a senior in Friday’s big game at Grant. Displaying poise in the pocket, Book riddled the Pacer defense after completing 22-of-36 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns — one the go-ahead score for the 20-17 nonleague […]

No Comment / September 22, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Fast start carries Troy

ELK GROVE — Defense and three touchdown passes from quarterback Ian Book to wide receiver Justin Priest keyed Oak Ridge’s 21-13 win over Franklin in a nonleague football game at Cosumnes Oaks High Friday. Trojan linebacker James Portilla’s interception and fumble recovery set the defensive tone in the first quarter. The fumble recovery at the […]

No Comment / September 15, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »