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Oak Ridge dominant in Shoot-Out sweep

Lady Trojan forward Michelle Barkley shoots in Oak Ridge’s game against Pleasant Grove during the Trojan Shoot-Out Saturday. The home team came out on top, beating the Eagles 75-31. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Facing Pleasant Grove in the championship game of the annual Trojan Shoot-Out Saturday, host Oak Ridge came out and dominated the Eagles, cruising to a 75-31 win over its Delta River League neighbors. In taking home the first place trophy, the Lady Trojans upped their record to 6-1. Thus far, Oak Ridge’s only loss has […]

Comments Off / December 09, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge holds on in tense finish

With powerful rushing, timely defense and clutch special teams play, host Oak Ridge held off a late surge from the Pitman Pride to win Friday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinals 17-16. The win moves the Trojans into Saturday’s semifinals at Burbank which beat Pleasant Grove 32-27. Oak Ridge beat the Titans last year to open […]

1 Comment / November 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans pull away in win over Enochs

Trojan Ross Dwelly runs with the ball. He scored a touchdown just before halftime Friday, extending Oak Ridge's lead over the visiting Eagles. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Withstanding the wind, weather and the option offense, the Oak Ridge Trojans blew out the visiting Enochs Eagles of Modesto 49-21 in the first round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs Friday. The two teams combined for four touchdowns within the first five minutes before Oak Ridge took over. “We did expect Enochs to […]

Comments Off / November 11, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge knocks out Marauders

Looking to polish off a landmark 9-1 season, Oak Ridge did just that Friday, exhausting visiting Jesuit 28-14 behind power running and a quick-strike passing attack. The Trojans’ Senior Night and Homecoming victory clinched a home playoff game next week while eliminating the Marauders from the postseason picture. “We knew that they were going to […]

Comments Off / November 04, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge girls get Senior Night sweep of Eagles

After honoring its seven seniors, the Oak Ridge Lady Trojan volleyball team showed why its second in the Delta River League after sweeping Pleasant Grove, 26-24, 25-14, 25-14. “We did a good job of maintain focus throughout. I think we wavered a little bit early on after the emotion of Senior Night, but they really […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans ratchet up play to sweep Bruins

Oak Ridge coach Becky Potter, right, laughs with her team during a time out in Monday's game where Oak Ridge dominated host Ponderosa. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The cause was good, the atmosphere was great and the volleyball was fantastic. The much-anticipated rematch of an earlier five-set match between the Oak Ridge Trojans and Ponderosa Bruins rekindled the same emotion. Monday, on the night of the 5th annual Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness and fundraiser night, the visiting Lady […]

Comments Off / October 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Pondo soccer gets past Trojans

SHINGLE SPRINGS — In vying for a potential postseason spot, host Ponderosa had to earn it against arch-rival Oak Ridge Thursday. “Oak Ridge always comes out strong and with a lot of effort,” Bruin coach Greg Spangler said after his Bruins were able to pull out a gritty 1-0 Delta River League soccer win over the […]

Comments Off / October 21, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »