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Water Polo: Oak Ridge in the playoffs

Last Wednesday’s big showdown between visiting Ponderosa at Oak Ridge for two water polo matches determined which teams would advance to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. The Trojan boys toppled the Bruins 16-8 with a huge fourth quarter after trading leads throughout the first three quarters. “Our counterattack played really well today and we got a […]

Comments Off / October 20, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Big second half leads Trojans over Bruins

OAK RIDGE GOALIE, David Item, leaps to clear a shot as teammates Trevor Callahan, No. 14, and Ben Schowengerdt, No. 12, and Ponderosa's Conner Dashnaw look on. Photo by jannaweissphotography

Monday’s rivalry soccer game between Oak Ridge and visiting Ponderosa was a tale of two halves. After a first half of tough defense and missed opportunities, the Trojans put on an offensive and defensive clinic as they coasted to their first Delta River League win with a 3-0 victory over the Bruins. Oak Ridge is […]

Comments Off / October 18, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Local LAX players join elite teams

Marina Village eighth-grader Chris Vasquez, Oak Ridge sophomore Josh Wellman and Marina Village seventh-grader Sam Wellman earned spots on the Elite Titans teams. Courtesy photo

Three El Dorado Hills Lacrosse players were selected to be on the Elite Titans teams run out of the Bay Area by professional players Chris Rotelli and Eric Martin. The Golden State Titan teams select only the best players from the Northern California area. Tryouts were extremely competitive and the selection process consisted of two […]

Comments Off / October 18, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans prevail in intra-county clash with Bruins

Trojan Dylan Collie holds on to the ball in Friday's match against Pondo. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — It’s a game both teams look toward each season. Friday night, Ponderosa and Oak Ridge continued their intra-county football rivalry and for the first half, it was a defensive gem. The Trojans only mustered a seven-point halftime lead but the second half was a different story as Oak Ridge got its offense […]

Comments Off / October 17, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge water polo splits with McClatchy

Trojan Bryan Bare and his team won Monday's match against McClatchy. File photo

Monday’s non-league water polo matches hosted by Oak Ridge at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pool ended with mixed results. The Trojan girls lost the early match 10-7 but the boys team swamped the Lions 11-2. Bryan Cole opened the scoring in the boys game with a powerful shot past the Lion goalie […]

Comments Off / October 11, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Royal treatment

Photo by Laurie Edwards

Oak Ridge High School’s newly crowned Homecoming King Taylor Clarke and Queen McKennan Saxon enjoy their time in the spotlight at Friday’s Homecoming game.

Comments Off / October 10, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos | Read More »

Turnovers spoil Trojans’ Homecoming date

Oak Ridge's No. 10 Bobby Gatta jumps to catch the ball during Friday's Homecoming game. VIllage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

By Cody Holliday Sometimes numbers are deceiving. When a team has seven turnovers, the final score is usually a runaway. Not so Friday. Amid momentum swings and big plays, host Oak Ridge stayed within striking distance of a win but unfortunately the Trojans’ last-minute drive ended with their final turnover of the night — allowing […]

Comments Off / October 10, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »