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Mixed All Star Dual Team takes third place

EL DORADO COUNTY wrestlers and coaches show off their third-place trophy. Courtesy photo

ELK GROVE — Elite middle school wrestlers recently came together from all over El Dorado County to form an All-Star Dual Team to compete at the Brandon Matsumoto Team Duals at Kerr Middle School in Elk Grove. The wrestlers placed third as a team out of 10 teams — its only loss to the first place team […]

Comments Off / January 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge girls bury Miners

A rough first quarter start didn’t last long for the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team, which routed Nevada Union, 61-22, in a Sierra Foothill League home game Friday. The Lady Trojans and Lady Miners combined for 13 turnovers in the first quarter. But toward the end, Oak Ridge (3-0, 13-3) tightened up its man-to-man […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Boys basketball: Defense the key in Trojan win

Playing its first Sierra Foothill League home game Friday, the Oak Ridge High boys basketball team played solid defense that led to a 54-37 win over Nevada Union. Hanging onto a 30-21 halftime lead, the Trojans (2-1, 12-5) went on an 8-0 run in the first three minutes of the third quarter for a 38-21 […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Freshmen clinch Toss-Up title

The freshmen Trojans hold their Toss Up trophy. From left to right in picture: coach Allen McCoy , Richard Hull, Hayden Nabers, Matt Johnson, Drew Day, Koelbe DiMauro, Tyler McLaughlin, Addison Frese, Max Van Deventer, Nate Otto, Ritvik Shrivastava, Ivan Brustad, Tyler VanderVeer and assistant coach Sheri Millhollin. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge freshman boys basketball team claimed victory in the Trojan Toss-Up tournament last week. After defeating Vista del Lago, 72-36, the boys battled Rio Americano for the second time this season. The Trojans won the game in overtime, 73-70.  On Dec. 30, the freshmen claimed the championship title in a hard fought battle over Del Oro, 55-48. […]

Comments Off / January 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge’s aggressive tone not enough

Trojan Michael Mello wrestles his opponent in Folsom last week. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

In its first of only two home Sierra Foothill League matches, Oak Ridge wrestled tenaciously in most of its bouts but it was Folsom which came out with a 53-21 victory Wedensday. Trojan grapplers Patrick Irwin (220-pounds), Josh Ploke (113s), Mikey Mello (120s), Jack Santina (126s) and Brandon Claiborne (145s) walked off the mat with […]

Comments Off / January 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans fall to top-ranked Folsom

FOLSOM — Though a four-minute span in the fourth quarter helped the Oak Ridge High boys basketball team, it wasn’t enough against Folsom, which posted a 55-46 Sierra Foothill League win in the opener for both teams inside the Bulldogs’ gym Tuesday. The Trojans went on a 12-5 run in the final four minutes of […]

Comments Off / January 07, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Sports highlight of 2014: OR soccer triumphs under new leadership

Connor Hountalas, center, is congratulated by teammates after his 75th-minute, game winning goal. The Trojans won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I  title in November 2014. Photo by Ernie Valenzuela III

In what’s arguably the high school sports story of 2014, Oak Ridge’s soccer program completed a massive transformation since head coach Joe Champion and his team took the helm two years ago. The school’s assistant soccer coach Eric Davidson recounted how far the team has come. During varsity girls’ try outs in early 2013, he […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »