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Trojans rally for section title

Connor Hountalas, center, is congratulated by teammates after his 75th-minute, game winning goal. The Trojans won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I  title in November 2014. Photo by Ernie Valenzuela III

ELK GROVE — With four minutes left in regulation time of Saturday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I boys soccer title game at Cosumnes Oaks High, Oak Ridge and Davis appeared headed toward overtime tied 1-1. Up stepped Trojan Connor Hountalas. The day prior, Hountalas, one of Oak Ridge’s goalies, had talked to Oak Ridge coach Joe […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojan tennis captures section title

The Lady Trojans pose with the well-deserved section banner they earned on Nov. 12. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — On a day Oak Ridge High unveiled its new sports logo, the old one in use still packed a punch as the Lady Trojans, behind steely determination, captured the Sac-Joaquin Division I section title Wednesday afternoon at Broadstone Racquet Club — defeating Rocklin 7-2 in an all-Sierra Foothill League final. The banner was the second in program […]

Comments Off / November 13, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Tennis: Oak Ridge girls halfway there

FOLSOM — Because the NFL’s Oakland Raiders are currently 0-9, was Oak Ridge senior Teja Chalamcherla’s Raider cap subliminal messaging in that 0-9 translated in team tennis terms is the worst possible outcome? Maybe. Were the rearranged court-assignments by Trojan coach Ralph Clark — you now need a map to figure it out — meant to throw Franklin off […]

Comments Off / November 12, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Golf: Trojans fall short; Perry advances

SALINAS — The Oak Ridge girls team took seventh place at Monday’s NorCal Tournament at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch — 24 strokes shy of a state finals berth — to end a strong postseason run. Despite the disappointment, Trojan sophomore Lexi Perry played her best round of the season in carding a 78 […]

Comments Off / November 12, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Soccer: Oak Ridge blanks Pitman to reach semis

Oak Ridge's Julian Garcia goes for the ball in Thursday's match against PItman.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Striking twice minutes within the second half Thursday, host Oak Ridge went on to a 3-0 second-round CIF Division I Section playoff victory over Pitman. The win sent the Trojans to tomorrow’s semifinal matchup with Jesuit and atoned for last year’s playoff loss at Pitman by a 2-nil score. “As seniors, we remember last year’s loss so […]

Comments Off / November 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans capture 9-0 postseason victory

OAK RIDGE senior Teja Chalamcherla won her match Tuesday in straight sets. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

FOLSOM — Oak Ridge breezed past Napa 9-0 to open the CIF Section Division I playoffs at the Broadstone Racquet Club on Nov. 4. The Bulldogs, the Monticello Empire League’s second seed, edged Atwater 5-4 in Monday’s first round. Against the Lady Trojans, Napa was held set-less and managed just 12 points — five coming […]

Comments Off / November 06, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans corral Mustangs

A free kick was huge for Oak Ridge in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division I home playoff game against Monterey Trail Tuesday. In the 62nd minute of the tied contest, Trojan forward Clayton Smith earned the chance to boot the free kick that was the go-ahead goal in a 2-1 victory. “We knew they were going to be a […]

Comments Off / November 06, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »