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Trojans execute in victory

Oak Ridge High boys basketball coach Bobby Edwards received an early Christmas present Tuesday from his team — quick start that led to a win. Hosting Vacaville in a non-league game, the Trojans used full-court pressure defense that resulted into many Bulldog turnovers. Add in clutch shooting, and Oak Ridge (3-1) raced to a 78-49 […]

Comments Off / December 11, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans drop semis heartbreaker

ELK GROVE — For two hours and 10 minutes Tuesday, every point was critical between Oak Ridge and Pleasant Grove in their Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinal match. From the first set to the last, both slugged it out to the end. Unfortunately for the Lady Trojans, the host Eagles ended Oak Ridge’s fantastic season with […]

Comments Off / November 20, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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 »