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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 »

Trojan mountain bikers win silver

ROUGH TERRAIN — Riders make their way through a water obstacle on the race course. Photo courtesy of Mark Ferry

The Trojans High School Mountain Bike Team pedaled over most of the competition at the National Interscholastic Cycling Association’s California State Championships May 15, earning second place in Division II. Thirty-nine teams representing the NorCal and SoCal regions raced to the finish line in Los Olivos “and we came in second,” said proud coach Mark Ferry. […]

Comments Off / May 19, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »