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Thunder volleyball sweeps Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge's Michael Montejano is shown scoring a kill against Union Mine in a recent match. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

A young Oak Ridge High volleyball team fell to visiting Rocklin 25-19, 25-9, 26-24 in volleyball action Thursday night in El Dorado Hills. “We’re still getting used to each others tendencies, and the team chemistry will come with time,” junior Michael Montejano said after the Trojans showed glimpses of greatness but inconsistency in the three-set […]

Comments Off / March 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge soccer falls to Bella Vista

Oak Ridge goalie Carisa Rivers boots the ball up the field in Thursday's match. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Failing to provide a successful press in the open field, and a stagnant offense doomed the Oak Ridge Lady Trojans as they fell to the visiting Bella Vista Broncos 1-0 Thursday afternoon in nonleague soccer action. The match started slowly as early missed opportunities prevented the Trojans from reaching the scoreboard but Oak Ridge’s Carisa […]

Comments Off / March 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans blast Grant in playoff opener

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After a very successful season in which they went 20-7 overall and 7-3 in Delta River League play, the Oak Ridge Lady Trojans came into Tuesday’s playoff opener against visiting Grant with a sense of urgency and walloped the Pacers from start to finish in a 76-36 rout.  “It’s playoff time, and there’s no room […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Bruins stun Trojans with buzzer-beater

Trojan Joss Simms drives to the basket. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The Ponderosa-Oak Ridge boys basketball rivalry has always been heated with tense games that go down to the wire. Friday’s game was no exception as the Bruins stormed back from 14 down in the fourth quarter and won 52-51 as Josh Hufford converted a 15-foot shot at the buzzer for Ponderosa’s first victory against the […]

Comments Off / February 20, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Exciting finish goes Oak Ridge’s way

After a tough loss to highly ranked Sheldon, the Oak Ridge Lady Trojans came into Friday’s Senior Night matchup against Delta River League rivals St. Francis with a clear goal. “We really wanted a win for the seniors,” junior Haley Anderson said. So, after three physical, grueling quarters, the Trojans fought back and got that […]

Comments Off / February 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge loss isn’t pretty

After establishing themselves as an area power with five league wins, the Oak Ridge Lady Trojans had only playoff positioning to worry about. With that in mind Wednesday against visiting Sheldon, the Oak Ridge offense was out of sync and its defense never competitive in a 51-40 Delta River League loss to the Huskies. “We […]

Comments Off / February 08, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans’ second half play upends Folsom

After two quarters of evenly matched play in Friday night’s Delta River League boys basketball game, host Oak Ridge took control on both ends of the floor in the second half to stomp the Folsom Bulldogs 55-43. “Our defense really stepped up in the second half and that was vital against a good team like […]

Comments Off / February 06, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »