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Lady Trojans break losing streak

Carly Bettencourt scored a game-high 20 points and Dakota McLarnan added 15 Friday as Oak Ridge High stopped a five-game losing streak by upending visiting Folsom 74-30 Friday night. The victory gave the Trojans their first win of 2011 and squared their Delta River League record at 1-1 as they prepare to take on Bella […]

No Comment / January 17, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge comeback overwhelms Jesuit


By Tyler Schmidt Mother Lode News correspondent The Oak Ridge boys basketball team trailed Jesuit for nearly the entire game in Wednesday’s first Delta River League Wednesday, but with the home crowd rocking the gym the Trojans came from behind in the second half for what became an epic battle as Troy forced the contest […]

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

Professional Bull Riders tour returns to Arco

JB MAUNEY rides Moreno's Troubadour for 86 points during the Championship round of the Sacramento Built Ford Tough series PBR. Photo by Andy Watson

SACRAMENTO — Led by defending champion J.B. Mauney of Mooresville, N.C., and Brendon Clark of Hollister, the nationally televised Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series returns to ARCO Arena Friday, Jan. 14, and Saturday, Jan. 15. Mauney, who electrified a standing-room-only crowd of more than 10,000 when he won in 2010, is one of […]

No Comment / January 10, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Undefeated Trojans cruise by Yuba; league starts Wednesday

BRYCE SCOTT sets up a play during the Toss-Up tournament last month. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene.

By Tyler Schmidt Mother Lode News correspondent Coming off a win in the Trojan Toss Up Tournament, the Oak Ridge boys basketball team was 14-0 and brimming with confidence for Thursday’s game with 5-9 Yuba City. The Trojans fell behind early, but feeding off the high energy at home with a loud crowd in attendance, […]

No Comment / January 10, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Folsom pulls off narrow Trojan defeat

XAVIER LOPEZ of Oak Ridge, top, pins his opponent in Wednesday's Delta River League meet. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

The Oak Ridge wrestling team didn’t know what to expect heading into last Wednesday’s dual meet with Folsom. The Delta River League competition is uncharted territory for both Oak Ridge and Ponderosa this year, but the Trojans were well aware that the Bulldogs were coming in on the heels of four consecutive DRL championships. What […]

No Comment / January 06, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Marble B-ballers CSL champs

Courtesy photo

THE MARBLE VALLEY MUSTANGS wrapped up an awesome season Dec. 11, beating Camino in the final round of the El Dorado County Sports League Championships. The 8th-graders defeated Markham Middle School and Gold Trail on their way to their meeting with Camino, which ended with a score of 53-29. Gavin Smith led the team in […]

No Comment / January 04, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Alpine death highlights importance of ski safety

By Jeffrey Weidel Mother Lode News correspondent Each ski season tragedy occurs on the slopes nationwide and awakens people to the inherent dangers that can occur in this winter sport. The latest reminder that skiing and snowboarding can result in tragic consequences occurred last week when emergency search crews discovered the body of snowboarder Shawnte […]

No Comment / January 03, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »