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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 »

Oak Ridge too much for Nevada Union

Oak Ridge water polo player Crystal Burns and the Lady Trojans burned the Nevada Union Lady Miners in an SFL contest. Photo by Janna Weiss

If the Oak Ridge High boys varsity water polo team wanted to score at random in Tuesday’s Sierra Foothill League match against Nevada Union, it did. The Trojans, leading 6-3 after the first period, broke open the close game in the second period for a resounding 25-7 win over the Miners at the El Dorado Hills […]

Comments Off / October 08, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Tennis: Lady Trojans pound former section champs

HANNAH CROOKHAM won her singles match for Oak Ridge Thursday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

FOLSOM — Madeline Almeida is a sophomore who plays with experience for the Oak Ridge girls tennis team. In Thursday’s Sierra Foothill League contest against Granite Bay at the Broadstone Racquet Club, Almeida, who plays tennis year-round, posted a straight set victory that helped Oak Ridge to an 8-1 victory. The win was huge. Though the Trojans […]

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