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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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Ponderosa pins down Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge and Ponderosa renewed their wrestling rivalry Wednesday evening in a Delta River League and intra-county dual meet at the Trojans’ gym. The Trojans and Bruins battled throughout the dual meet, but at the end, Ponderosa was able to emerge with a difficult 31-24 victory over the Trojans. “Those guys were tough tonight, and […]

Comments Off / January 17, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans beat Troubadours in thriller

The tug of war came to a joyful end as Oak Ridge held off a late rally by rival St. Francis in a Delta River League girls basketball game Tuesday night, beating the Troubadours 58-54 in overtime. “I give St. Francis a lot of credit, they had a great game plan and had an answer […]

Comments Off / January 16, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans handle Folsom

After a tough loss to Pleasant Grove to open the Delta River League schedule, Oak Ridge’s varsity basketball squad fired on all cylinders in beating Folsom 46-29 at home Friday. The Trojans led 22-4 at halftime, 15-4 after the first quarter. “When we’re running our defense correctly, it’s a very difficult defense to score on. Even when we […]

Comments Off / January 13, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge defeats Shasta for consolation title

Trojan Connor Sende gets ready to shoot up and over a defender during Saturday's game. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

After Thursday’s tough loss and Friday’s nail-biter, the host Oak Ridge boys basketball team put together a complete effort Saturday in knocking off Shasta 50-36 for the Trojan Toss-Up Tournament consolation championship. “I thought overall we did a good job against a well-coached Shasta team. There were times where we made gambles that hurt us, but […]

Comments Off / January 06, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge girls pocket Toss Up trophy

Trojan Shelby Peters eyes the bucket in Thursday's Toss Up opener to score two of her game-high 14 points in the win over Will C. Wood. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Anderson named tournament MVP Playing its second tournament in as many weeks, the Oak Ridge High girls basketball squad duplicated its previous Shoot Out success — taking home the Toss Up championship after beating Christian Brothers 58-47 Saturday night. “We beat a very quality opponent tonight. (Christian Brothers) is one of the toughest teams in […]

Comments Off / December 17, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »