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Jr. Trojans help Cal team win in Florida

El Dorado Hills Jr. Trojans Bailey Smith, Jack Laing, Cameron Allie, Nate Otto, JT Eichorn, left to right, were selected to be on the 2013 Shrine Bowl Football Team. Courtesy photo

Congratulations to five El Dorado Hills Jr. Trojans. Eighth-graders Bailey Smith, Jack Laing, Cameron Allie, Nate Otto and JT Eichorn were selected to be on the 2013 South Youth Shrine football team benefitting Shriners Hospital. Collectively they raised more than $4,000 for the hospital. On Nov. 16 the California South team defeated the California North […]

No Comment / December 14, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge opens ‘premiere’ athletic wing

MODERN AMENITIES — The new scoreboard with video screen lies at one end of the reconstructed Trojan gym. On the other sits the student rooting section. Village Life by Julie Samrick

Oak Ridge High unveiled its exciting new athletic additions Monday, underscoring the school’s vision to be a premiere high school in California. The $4 million athletic renovation to its gym, weight and wrestling rooms are just one component of that larger goal. “To be ‘the best in class’ there are four pillars of excellence we […]

No Comment / December 11, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Trojans’ effort fall short

Trojan Josh Wellman scores the first touchdown against the Folsom Bulldogs Friday night at Sac State.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

SACRAMENTO — For most of the first half in Saturday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I title game at Sacramento State, the Oak Ridge running game and Folsom’s passing game battled like rams. Trojan running back Josh Wellman, behind his offensive line, found holes to move the chains while Bulldog quarterback Jake Browning led his team with his arm. “We […]

7 Comments / December 08, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge get Folsom finals rematch

Troy's Josh Wellman breaks through Pleasant Groves defense to score a touchdown Friday night. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

Trojans hold off Eagles; Hughes 3 TDs Oak Ridge High’s varsity football program punched its ticket to the Sac-Joaquin Division I Section championship after a 26-20 semifinals win over visiting Pleasant Grove Friday night. After a first half dominated by stifling defense from both squads, the Trojans established a viable running game in the second […]

2 Comments / December 01, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan sophomore wins at Wildhorse

Oak Ridge sophomore Dylan VanderVeer, pictured with NCJGT's Mike Lucas, holds his award for winning the two-day Wildhorse Junior Open. Photo by David VanderVeer

Oak Ridge sophomore Dylan VanderVeer birdied a playoff hole to win the recent two-day, third annual Wildhorse Junior Open. VanderVeer shot a 75 in the first round and an 80 in the second at the Northern California Junior Golf Tour event. Eighteen boys, ages 15 to 18, participated, including another El Dorado Hills Player — Kevin […]

No Comment / November 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans advance past Granite Bay

Bunce two interceptions, one TD EL DORADO HILLS — Three interceptions, one leading to the go-ahead score, and revenge played roles for the Oak Ridge High football team in its 28-17 victory over Granite Bay in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff game at the Trojans’ field Friday. Payback was sweet for Oak Ridge, which has been […]

No Comment / November 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge tennis drops NorCal opener

SACRAMENTO — Oak Ridge saw its season end Friday at the hands of Menlo-Atherton which dealt the Lady Trojans a 2-5 first-round, CIF NorCal Championships exit at the Natomas Racquet Club. Menlo won three-of-four singles and two-of-three doubles. The NorCal format featured seven instead of nine matches, forcing Oak Ridge to juggle its lineup. Trojan wins came […]

No Comment / November 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »