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Lady Trojans advance to semifinals

Dominating on the offensive and defensive glass, the Oak Ridge Lady Trojans advanced to the semifinals of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs after a hard-fought 52-37 victory over visiting Monterey Trail Thursday night. “Rebounding was really important for us. In the first half they weren’t really boxing out that well, so we got a lot of […]

No Comment / February 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge girls tame Broncos

Opening up the Division I Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs at home Tuesday, the Oak Ridge Lady Trojans crushed Bella Vista, winning 68-29. “We had a good second quarter, but we brought the intensity defensively in the second half,” coach Steve White said on an effort that limited the Broncos to only seven points after halftime. Oak […]

No Comment / February 21, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Boys basketball: Oak Ridge wins thriller over Ponderosa

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The annual meeting between Oak Ridge and Ponderosa boys basketball teams is always a hard fought grudge match to the wire. That notion held true Tuesday inside the Bruins’ gym as the visiting Trojans escaped with a 46-44 win on the Bruins’ Senior Night and Delta River League finale. The win also clinched […]

No Comment / February 13, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Failure to execute costs Trojan boys

Trailing by only one at halftime, the Oak Ridge Trojans were outscored 17-7 in the third quarter in a 52-45 loss to visiting Jesuit Wednesday. Oak Ridge falls to 4-4 in the Delta River League and 14-11 overall. “We struggled to execute all night long. Didn’t matter who we put in there, we had a […]

No Comment / February 10, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge falls short against Eagles

After a hard-fought first meeting, the 2nd-ranked Pleasant Grove Eagles outlasted host Oak Ridge Wednesday in their second Delta River League matchup, winning 42-37. “I’m really proud of how hard they played, we battled the entire night. We’re playing the top teams in Northern California and we’re close; we just can’t get over that hump,” […]

No Comment / January 31, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge boys upend Bruins 50-40

Trojan Josh Simms shoots over Ponderosa defenders during Friday's game. Oak Ridge bested the Bruins by 10 points. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Led by a feverish home crowd and the play of senior guard Josh Simms, the Oak Ridge Trojans avenged last year’s devastating loss with a 50-40 victory over the visiting Ponderosa Bruins. “It was a huge win for us. We came out strong and in rhythm. We’re confident and know that we can beat anyone when […]

No Comment / January 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge focused in silencing Sheldon

The Oak Ridge girls basketball team stayed home and Sheldon Lady Huskies 56-37, in a Delta River League game Friday night at the Trojans’ gym. “Our girls came out really focused and understood the game plan. We did a good job of taking them out of their rhythm. We missed some early shots, but after […]

No Comment / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »