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Oak Ridge wins sixth straight Toss-Up


By Scott Warden Mother Lode News correspondent After a thrilling victory over El Camino the night before the Oak Ridge Lady Trojan basketball team rolled into the finals of  the Trojan Toss-Up looking for a sixth straight title and seventh overall. “This was been a strong tournament with tough competition this year,” Oak Ridge coach […]

No Comment / December 25, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Close one for Lady Trojans

TROJAN post Lauren Sende looks to score in Tuesday’s Toss Up opener. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

Challenged wire-to-wire by El Camino Wednesday in the second round of the Trojan Toss Up, host Oak Ridge held on for a 60-54 victory to advance to the tournament final against either Kennedy or Christian Brothers. Returning to the championship game of their own tournament is nothing new to the Lady Trojans — being in […]

No Comment / December 23, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans win Toss-Up opener

Riding the early hot hand of Dakota McLarnan and benefiting from Vista del Lago’s inability to put the ball in the basket for four quarters, host Oak Ridge opened the annual Trojan Toss Up with a 68-39 victory over the Eagles. If Oak Ridge wanted a jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring win to kick off its own tournament, […]

No Comment / December 22, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Ex Marine still pounds ground after sight loss

SACRAMENTO — When runners Richard Hunter and Amjed Aboukhadijeh crossed the finish line of the California International Marathon in 3 hours, 20.18 minutes, no one was more surprised than Hunter, a visually impaired veteran from Sacramento. “I was worried about the race; I had a severe hamstring injury,” Hunter said. “I underwent aggressive physical therapy […]

No Comment / December 20, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge athletes crazy about egg nog

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CHUGGA-LUGGA-EGG NOG! — Five Oak Ridge High School track athletes and one graduate participated in what some might consider the area’s least appetizing athletic event — the annual Egg Nog Mile. Runners completed four laps around the track, chugging 12 ounces of egg nog before each time around. Runners were required to keep it all […]

No Comment / December 20, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Folsom football wins state championship

STATE CHAMPS Folsom celebrate in the pouring rain at the end of Saturday's grueling CIF State Championship game. Photo by Lee Gordon

By Lee Gordon Mother Lode News correspondent A steady barrage was interrupted by two feverish bursts Saturday in the Division II CIF State Football Championship. That’s not a rain reference. It was awful weather and awful field conditions at the Home Depot Center on the California State University Dominguez Hills campus, but anyone associated with […]

No Comment / December 20, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Wrestler Waldhauser is Trojans’ unsung hero

VINCE WALDHAUSER from Oak Ridge pins his opponent in a match last year. Mother Lode News photo by Megan Jeremica

Oak Ridge High senior Vince Waldhauser doesn’t seek the limelight but he certainly deserves credit and recognition for what he has accomplished since he started wrestling at age 4 and a half. Upbeat and personable off the mat, Waldhauser is all business when he’s competing. He captured the attention of onlookers at the Walsh Ironman […]

No Comment / December 15, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »