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Trojans thump top-ranked Elk Grove

OAK RIDGE pitcher Chris Muse-Fisher picked up the win in the Trojans' first-round playoff victory Friday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

SACRAMENTO — Oak Ridge right-fielder Luke Eicher provided the defense, and starting pitcher Austin Ales provided the pitching Saturday at American River College in a convincing 8-1 victory over top-ranked Elk Grove in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I baseball playoffs. Ales went seven strong innings, striking out six and allowing zero […]

No Comment / May 23, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Three county athletes earn gold at Division I track meet

ELK GROVE — The Oak Ridge girls and boys varsity track and field teams had very successful evenings in their first Division I meet, qualifying 10 girls and seven boys for Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet, the final event before the CIF State Meet June 3-4. Both Trojan teams finished third. Fairfield won the varsity […]

No Comment / May 23, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan mountain bikers win silver

ROUGH TERRAIN — Riders make their way through a water obstacle on the race course. Photo courtesy of Mark Ferry

The Trojans High School Mountain Bike Team pedaled over most of the competition at the National Interscholastic Cycling Association’s California State Championships May 15, earning second place in Division II. Thirty-nine teams representing the NorCal and SoCal regions raced to the finish line in Los Olivos “and we came in second,” said proud coach Mark Ferry. […]

No Comment / May 19, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

OR athletes celebrated

YES! —€” Katie Vaughn celebrates a victory at a varsity volleyball game last fall. The Lady Trojans finish thier season with an overall record of 20-17 and Vaughn will continue her volleyball career this fall at Brigham Young University. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge High honored its student athletes for their outstanding academic and athletic performances at a dinner Sunday, May 15. Katie Vaughn (girls volleyball) and Vince Waldhauser (wrestling) were voted Outstanding Career Athletes for their four years of accomplishments while competing for the Trojans. The Senior Athletes of the Year are Samantha Ralstin (track, cross-country), and Will […]

No Comment / May 18, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Varsity volleyball out of playoffs

BLOCKED — Trojans Jon Tuttle, left, and Tim Spykerman block the ball sent over the net during Oak Ridge's game against Jesuit. They lost the match in four games. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge’s varsity boys volleyball squad fell to Jesuit in the Sac-Joaquin Division 1 semifinal match on May 17. The Trojans challenged the Marauders in four games, winning the first, 25-22, but falling in close match-ups there after — 23-25, 22-25, 21-25. This was coach Tom Van Der Wende’s final year leading the team. The varsity squad […]

No Comment / May 18, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Community celebrates Little League

EL DORADO HILLS Town Center hosted Little League Day Saturday and the community came out in force to support young players. More than 800 kids from 66 Little League teams participated in the event, which included a parade and a visit from Dinger, the Sacramento RiverCats mascot. At right, Cole Trumbull, 9, holds Old Gory as the National Anthem is sung. Above, Jaxon Russo, 6, takes a swing.

El Dorado Hills Town Center hosted Little League Day Saturday and the community came out in force to support young players. More than 800 kids from 66 Little League teams participated in the event, which included a parade and a visit from Dinger, the Sacramento RiverCats mascot.      

No Comment / May 16, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Six Trojans, two Bruins win gold at Delta River League track meet

OAK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL sophomore Zach Youngberg and junior Shannon Trumbull celebrate after winning their hurdle races at the Delta River League Championships on May 12. Shannon won the 100-meter high hurdles and 300-meter low hurdle races. She also ran the secondnd leg of the varsity girls 4 x 100 relay, which placed second, and she placed sixth in the 100-meter dash. Zach won the 110-meter high hurdles and 300-meter intermediate hurdles. Photo courtesy of Rob Fairley

El Dorado County will be well represented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I track and field meet Wednesday and Friday at Elk Grove High. Oak Ridge qualified 10 varsity girls and 14 boys, including six Delta River League gold medalists, and Ponderosa advances nine girls and 10 boys with two champions. The top four athletes […]

No Comment / May 15, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »