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Another Collie chooses to play for BYU

ALL IN THE FAMILY — Dylan Collie said he shopped around before deciding, "BYU is where I belong." The Oak Ridge junior made a verbal commitment to the school. Villge Life photo by Mike Roberts

Oak Ridge junior Dylan Collie made a verbal commitment to attend Brigham Young University in 2012 last week, continuing a family tradition of Cougar receivers that began with his father, Scott, and continued through his brothers, Zac, then Austin. Austin was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts and became a favorite target of future hall-of-fame quarterback […]

Comments Off / May 27, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

River Cats celebrate high school athletes

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats hosted their third annual All-City High School Sports Awards Sunday, May 22. The River Cats named All-City boys and girls teams in each sport and the male Art Savage Award and the female “V” Award. Oak Ridge has had two “V” Award winners — distance runner Alex Kosinski and […]

Comments Off / May 27, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Ty Freehill free wheels to championship

HIGH FLYING Ty Freehill practices at his El Dorado Hills training course. Freehill is a 7-year-old AMA Arena Cross champion. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum

While the rest of us settled on brunch, flowers, candy or a card to honor mom this past Mother’s Day, Ty Freehill had bigger things in mind. The 7-year-old motocross racer added to his already impressive list of accomplishments by winning the Las Vegas Amateur AMA National Arenacross Championship at UNLV’s Sam Boyd Stadium. He […]

Comments Off / May 26, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans fall to Marauders

TROJAN SOUTHPAW Alex Fitchett held Jesuit scoreless for the first four innings Tuesday at American River College. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

SACRAMENTO — After a pair of convincing postseason victories, Oak Ridge suffered an abysmal offensive outing, falling to Delta River League rival Jesuit 8-0 in Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I baseball playoff semi-final match-up. The Trojans arrived to American River College with just one win standing between them and a championship birth. But with starting pitchers Chris Muse-Fisher and Austin Ales […]

Comments Off / May 25, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Kasey Stanchek moves on to the Pac-10

OAK RIDGE PITCHER Kasey Stanchek, second from right, always gave credit teammates for the Lady Trojans' success. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Noticably absent from this week’s Sac-Joaquin Section girls’ softball playoffs are Oak Ridge High and four-year senior starting pitcher Kasey Stanchek. For three straight seasons, Stanchek toed the rubber at the Sacramento Softball Complex and pitched the Trojans to back-to-back-to-back section titles —  outright or sometimes in comebacks. Oak Ridge, with eight Division II and III […]

Comments Off / May 25, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / May 23, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »