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Nike TOC a learning experience for Oak Ridge

JENNA KLEIN looks for a pass during the Trojan Toss-Up tournament last month. Oak Ridge came off a pair of tournament championships to experience a series of sobering losses in Phoenix's Nike Tournament of Champions. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge’s varsity girls basketball team got a lesson in humility and the value of preparedness during last week’s Nike Tournament of Champions. The day after Christmas, Oak Ridge’s girls flew out to Phoenix, Ariz. for the tournament — one of the most prestigious in the nation. Hoping to at least walk away with a […]

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

Trojans squeeze by Folsom in Toss-Up final

TROJAN JOHN CUNNINGHAM prepares to send a two-pointer over the head of a Folsom defender. Oak Ridge defeated Foslom 57-50 in the championship game of Oak Ridge's Toss-Up tournament. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

Matt Howard came off the bench to score a career high 16 points Thursday and Bryce Scott added 15 as host Oak Ridge High held off neighboring Folsom 57-50 to win the annual Trojan Toss Up title. Oak Ridge threatened to pull away in the third, establishing a 12-point lead, but the Bulldogs narrowed the […]

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

Little League puts hold on composite bats

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Little League International has placed a moratorium on the use of composite bats in the Little League Major division and all other baseball divisions of Little League, effective immediately. “Today’s decision of the Little League International Board of Directors Executive Committee is based on scientific research data from the University of […]

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

Trojans squash McClatchy’s Toss-Up hopes

Breaking from a one-point advantage with a 9-0 run in the final three minutes Wednesday, host Oak Ridge High put away upset-minded McClatchy 53-43 on the middle night of the annual Trojan Toss-Up Tournament. After the Lions had pulled to within 44-43 on a pair of free throws, Bryce Scott drove baseline for a 3-point […]

No Comment / December 30, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge pounds Elk Grove in Toss-Up opener

Oak Ridge's #13, DJ Leszczynski goes airborn for two points Tuesday night in a game against Elk Grove. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

Tyler Simms sank five three-pointers on his way to a game-high 22 points Tuesday and Bryce Scott added 16 to pace host Oak Ridge High past Elk Grove 64-35 to open the Toss Up Tournament. The victory advanced the third-ranked Trojans, playing their first official home game, to tonight’s 8 p.m. matchup with McClatchy. With […]

No Comment / December 29, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Ponderosa starts new year with new gym

NEW GYMNASIUM — assistant principal Darrin Slojkowski shows the written plans for the newly completed gym renovation at Ponderosa High School. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

SHINGLE SPRINGS — It’s got curb appeal, grandiosity and loads of amenities. It’s also centrally located — smack in the middle of the school’s campus. Yes, Ponderosa High’s newly reconfigured gym is the jewel of the Delta River League. Thanks to Measure Q (passed by voters in 2008), improvements were implemented in two phases — the […]

No Comment / December 29, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Gymnast Natasha Sundby signs to Arizona State

NATASHA SUNDBY signs the dotted line during a ceremony in November at Oak Ridge. The senior will attend Arizona State next year on a gymnastics scholarship. Mother Lode News photo by Krysten Kellum

Six days of training a week, 12 competitions a year and risking career-hindering injury every day on the mat is all part of being a gymnast. And for Oak Ridge High School senior Natasha Sundby, it’s paying off in a big way. In November Sundby, 17, signed a letter of intent to attend Arizona State […]

No Comment / December 27, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »