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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 »

Oak Ridge captures own tourney crown

If the Oak Ridge High boys basketball team needed motivation in the Dec. 30 title game against Monterey Trail of its own Trojan Toss Up, its performance at a previous tournament in toppling a top-ranked team ignited the fuel. Against the Mustangs, Oak Ridge (10-4) played its game and took the top trophy after its 51-42 victory. […]

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

Oak Ridge alum takes UAV head coach job

Brad Rogers

LANCASTER — University of Antelope Valley Director of Athletics Jeff Bussell has announced the hiring of Brad Rogers as the first ever head men’s basketball coach for UAV. Rogers comes to the Pioneers after spending the last three years working as an assistant men’s basketball coach and assistant athletic director at Arizona Christian University. “Brad’s success in […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans blitz Greenwave

Oak Ridge's Tyus Millhollin handles the ball while pressured at Saturday's Trojan Toss Up opener in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

Two 15-2 runs in the first and third quarters set the tone for the Oak Ridge High boys basketball team, which beat Churchill County 80-25 to open play in the annual Trojan Toss Up. The Trojans (8-4) dominated on the boards in the first quarter as they out-rebounded the Greenwave, 12-4. That included five offensive rebounds […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans take Toss Up title

Trojan Briana Dulgar tears up-court in Tuesday's Toss Up final against Pleasant Grove. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Peters MVP; McCoy, Derksen All Tourney Oak Ridge High’s burst of fourth-quarter offense gave it the lead, cushion and eventual 51-41 win over Pleasant Grove in last Tuesday’s championship game of the 20th annual Trojan Toss Up Tournament. Former league and playoff adversaries, the two finalists were embroiled in a one-point affair after three quarters before Oak […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »