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Oak Ridge senior earns lacrosse scholarship

ON THE LINE — Oak Ridge lacrosse player Case Donahue signs his letter of intent. Photo courtesy of Chris Donahue.

Oak Ridge senior Case Donahue signed his letter of intent to play lacrosse for NCAA Division II Dominican University in San Rafael April 13. Donahue, the first player from Oak Ridge to earn a lacrosse scholarship, also received an academic scholarship from the university. When the lacrosse club program began about six years ago, organizers […]

No Comment / April 14, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Trojan offense stagnant; they drop pitcher’s duel to St. Francis

The Oak Ridge offense failed to advance a runner past second-base, falling 4-0 to St. Francis in Wednesday’s Delta River League varsity softball match. St. Francis starting pitcher Stephanie Heyward had an afternoon to remember, throwing a complete game one-hit beauty to go with a huge three-run triple in the seventh to extinguish any hopes […]

No Comment / April 14, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans battle the Huskies in scoreless match

Ashley Pearl can use all the technical jargon she wants to describe stopping several point-blank Sheldon shots in the second half that saved Oak Ridge’s hide but that still doesn’t explain how the Trojan goalie single-handedly helped her team avoid a loss. On the other side, the Huskies boarded the bus wondering how they didn’t […]

No Comment / April 14, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans blank Bulldogs at the net

NICE SHOT — Oak Ridge Senior Tim Spykerman pounds the ball past a Folsom defender. The varsity Trojans beat the Bulldogs in three games. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge’s varsity boys volleyball team took on and defeated the Folsom Bulldogs Tuesday. The Trojans won the league match in three games — 25-17, 25-19 and 25-23. Kills, digs and assists kept the Trojans on top. Senior Jonathan Tuttle had 16 kills on the night and also led in the stats with 16 assists […]

No Comment / April 13, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans stun Pleasant Grove with near no-hitter from Ales

ON HIS GAME — Trojan pitcher Austin Ales, seen here in an earlier game, struck out six, issued zero walks and allowed just two hits in seven strong innings against Pleasant Grove Monday. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins.

By Justin Heinzer Starting pitcher Austin Ales threw a two-hit gem for Oak Ridge, humbling the previously undefeated Eagles 6-0 in Monday’s Delta River League varsity baseball matchup. Ales breezed through the first six innings, facing the minimum number of Eagle batters without yielding a single hit (a double-play in the second erased a runner […]

No Comment / April 12, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge track competes in Arcadia Invitational

RUNNERS UNITE —€” Antonio Arce, a former Palmdale High School cross country and track athlete coached by Rob Fairley and a former Notre Dame runner, left, hooks up with Oak Ridge senior Benji Xie, the captain of the track and cross country teams who set the school record for the 3,200-meter run at the Arcadia Invitational with a time of 9:13.61, and coach Rob Fairley. Courtesy photo

LOS ANGELES — Thirteen Oak Ridge track and field athletes competed at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational in Los Angeles April 8-9 against top competitors from around the nation. Benji Xie, Will Findlay and Shannon Trumbull turned in outstanding performances. Xie broke the school record in the 3,200-meter seeded race Saturday night, blazing eight laps in […]

No Comment / April 12, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans’ scoreboard: April 4-9

Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Baseball The varsity Trojans put a muzzle on the Folsom Bulldogs on April 4, beating them 21-8. The winning streak continued April 5 when the varsity team took down the Ponderosa Bruins 6-4. The junior varsity team also beat the Bulldogs, 14-9, and the Bruins, 10-3. The Jesuit Marauders defeated the JV Trojans, 8-6. The freshman […]

No Comment / April 08, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »