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Lady Trojans back-to-back championship dream dashed

The Oak Ridge High School’s girls basketball team won’t get a chance at Division 1 Championship title this year. The Lady Trojans’ bid to return to the NorCal finals ended Thursday as host and top seed Berkeley eliminated them 75-49 in second-round action. Oak Ridge, which beat Berkeley in last season’s state title run, finished with a […]

Comments Off / March 11, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Ales, Muse-Fisher no hit Del Campo

BIG HIT — Teammates greet Trojan No. 7 Bobby Gatta after he scores the winning run in the 10th inning against Del Campo Wednesday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge’s first game of the 2011 baseball season kicked off with an epic pitcher’s duel between the host Trojans and Del Campo Wednesday, won by Oak Ridge in 10 innings. Oak Ridge starting pitcher Austin Ales was near unhittable from the start. Inning after inning. he kept Del Campo at bay in the batter’s box […]

Comments Off / March 10, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans bounce Lowell in NorCal competition

SAN FRANCISCO — The Oak Ridge girls basketball team eliminated host Lowell by 25 points in Tuesday’s Northern California Regional Tournament opener at Kezar Pavilion. Seniors Natalie Stone and Dakota McLarnan each sank four three-pointers to lead the offense while Jenna Klein keyed the Trojans’ trapping-pressing defense that caused Lowell (28-5) fits. “They (Lowell) had a hard time […]

Comments Off / March 10, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

New lacrosse team wins first game

THE EDHY JV Lacrosse Trojans "get the goalie" following their win over the Pleasant Grove Blue Team. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills has a new sports team to root for — the EDHY JV Lacrosse Trojans. Players completed tryouts and started practice three weeks ago. Lacrosse has grown tremendously in El Dorado Hills with more than 400 players on boys and girls teams in the El Dorado Hills Youth Lacrosse Club and high school […]

Comments Off / March 09, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Varsity volleyball flies over Eagles, Golden Eagles

The Oak Ridge boys varsity volleyball team knocked down two of its opponents in matches as easy as 1 … 2 … 3. Monday night the Trojans took on Vista Del Lago and won in three games — 25-15, 25-21 and 25-18. Chris Gomm and Jonathan Tuttle dominated the net with six kills each while […]

Comments Off / March 09, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans edge D’backs in pitching duel

By Justin Heinzer Hits were at a premium in Tuesday’s non conference intra-county varsity softball game between visiting Union Mine and Oak Ridge but the Lady Trojans outlasted the Diamondbacks to claim a 3-1 victory over their former league opponent. Oak Ridge starting pitcher Kasey Stanchek surrendered just one hit and one earned run while […]

Comments Off / March 09, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Young golfer takes second in regional championship

RAINY WEATHER couldn't dampen the spirit of 10-year-old golfer Cooper Hunt. He finished second at the U.S. Kids Regional Championship "Desert Shootout." Photo courtesy of Kelly Hunt

By Kelly Hunt El Dorado Hills’ Cooper Hunt placed second in the U.S. Kids Regional Championship “Desert Shootout” in Phoenix, Ariz., this past weekend in the 10-year-old division. He was the No. 1 player from the United States; Mexico and Germany were also represented. Cooper shot 79 the first round during pouring rain and windy […]

Comments Off / March 08, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »