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Baseball: Trojans rally to win playoff opener

In his fourth appearance at home plate, Erik McNeill delivered in a big way for the Oak Ridge High baseball team. The junior second baseman, hitless in two at bats with a walk in Monday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I home opener against Napa, hit the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning […]

Comments Off / May 13, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge wins battle of Trojans

THAT'S GONNA GET IN — Oak Ridge's Hannah Miller, No. 11, watches as teammate Brenna Palmer, right, scores the Trojans' second goal Tuesday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Hannah Miller was all over the field for the Oak Ridge High girls soccer team against Lincoln in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff opener. The senior forward had an assist and took many shots on goal that helped her team to a 3-0 win in the battle of the Trojans. The win sends Oak […]

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

Lacrosse: Lady Trojans win exciting home finale

Defense came up huge for the Oak Ridge girls lacrosse team in Tuesday’s home game against Davis that led to a narrow 10-9 win. With 29 seconds left after a Davis timeout, the Blue Devils worked theirdownfield before Trojan Mariana Alvear forced a turnover. “Defense won this game for us,” Oak Ridge head coach Eldore Wood […]

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Trojans win first round playoff match

OAK RIDGE'S Charlie Conarro won his match in straight sets Monday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

FOLSOM — After posting an 8-2 record in Delta River League action, the Oak Ridge High boys tennis team continued its winning ways Monday in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs with a 9-0 win over Vintage at the Broadstone Racquet Club. Trojan singles players Charlie Conarro, Simon Chan and Clarence Lai […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Locals make splash at league finals

Oak Ridge's Ethan Dillard took first place in two events at the Delta River League finals in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Oak Ridge High swimmers and the Ponderosa dive teams made a splash at the Delta River League finals at the Community Service District’s aquatic center Saturday. Oak Ridge’s Ethan Dillard was a double winner — 200 IM with a time of 1 minute, 58.66 seconds and the 100 breast stroke with a time of 1 minute, 1.03 […]

Comments Off / May 04, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge boys, girls race toward wins

Chubi Ohanele has competed in track and field since he was in middle school and Wednesday against Ponderosa in a Delta River League meet, the Oak Ridge freshman showed he can compete at the varsity level. Ohanele won the 100 meters at 11.19 seconds. He also took second place in the 200 meters at 22.83 seconds, […]

Comments Off / May 01, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Volleyball: Ponderosa boys stand alone

In its final season in the Delta River League, Ponderosa is leaving with a championship banner. Taking on intra-county/league rival Oak Ridge Wednesday, the Bruins played solid in beating the Trojans in four games, 25-17, 24-26, 25-19, 25-19 for Ponderosa’s second league banner in three seasons. “I think we did a pretty good job serving,” Ponderosa […]

Comments Off / May 01, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »