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Baseball: Trojans drop home opener

Trojans salute as the flag is raised at Oak Ridge's baseball home opener. Courtesy photo

In the first home game of the season Thursday, the Oak Ridge High baseball team fell 8-5 to Bella Vista in nonleague play. The Broncos overcame a 5-4 deficit with three runs in the fifth and another in the sixth. Behind 4-2 entering the bottom of the fourth inning, Oak Ridge took a 5-4 lead as Jake […]

No Comment / March 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Softball: Cook’s clutch against Union Mine

Bailey Cook’s two-out, sixth-inning double to the gap in left-center scored pinch-runner Jenna Fitzgerald all the way from first base in Oak Ridge’s 5-4 victory over Union Mine. The Trojans’ come-from-behind win Saturday morning opened Oak Ridge’s round-robin tournament. Both Troy and the D’backs played Center in the afternoon. Trailing 4-2, Caitlyn Olan’s triple into […]

No Comment / March 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans’ NorCal trek gets diverted

Senior Michelle Barkley goes up for a tough shot between two Monte Vista defenders during Saturday's NorCal playoff game. Despite the team's best efforts — Barkley led with 13 points — the Lady Trojans were eliminated by the Mustangs. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge’s gritty second-half attempt to overtake Monte Vista fell short Saturday and the host Trojans were eliminated from the NorCal playoffs after a 54-42 loss to the Mustangs. Though Oak Ridge (26-6) trimmed a once 15-point deficit to two in the fourth quarter, Monte Vista scored 15 of the last 20 points to triumph […]

No Comment / March 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lacrosse: Oak Ridge aggressive in tough loss

Tanner Rosenbaum and Tyler Hersh shined Saturday afternoon for the Oak Ridge High lacrosse team, which fell to Amador Valley, 7-6. Rosenbaum had a hat trick with his second and third goals within a minute of the other at the start of the third period. The third goal gave Oak Ridge (1-2-1) a 5-4 lead. […]

No Comment / March 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lacrosse: Oak Ridge girls blast Palo Alto

By Jackson Long The Lady Trojans decimated their visitors from Palo Alto on the lacrosse field Friday night, scoring nonstop en route to an 18-3 victory. Oak Ridge sprung into offensive attack-mode and didn’t stop. A steal and score from Kayla Galet followed by three more goals gave the Trojans an early 4-0 lead before […]

No Comment / March 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Fifth-grader wins gold

El Dorado Hills fifth-grader Sharlene Duong shows off her medal after her first-place win in Las Vegas. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills fifth-grader Sharlene Duong recently won the Gold Medal in Sport Poomsae at the US Taekwondo Open held in Las Vegas, Nev., last month. The event is essentially an open invitation by the United States to all Taekwondo athletes from around  the world to come here and compete. The U.S. Taekwondo Open is […]

No Comment / March 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Soccer: Oak Ridge plays to draw

By Jackson Long The Oak Ridge girls’ soccer team led visiting Franklin for much of Tuesday’s game, but it mattered not, as the showdown ended in a 1-1 draw. Franklin scored the equalizer with 15 minutes remaining and Oak Ridge was unable to regain the advantage. “We knew it was going to be a tough […]

No Comment / March 12, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »