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Eight punch tickets to Rabobank

Claiborne takes second STOCKTON — Competing at the two-day CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet at Stockton Arena, eight combined Oak Ridge and Ponderosa wrestlers placed in the top seven to advance to the state wrestling championships this weekend at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. The Trojans send five and the Bruins three. As a team, Oak Ridge finished fifth with […]

No Comment / March 03, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

JV Trojans are league champs

JV Trojans celebrate their DRL championship. Photo by Jami Frese

Oak Ridge JV boys basketball team claimed the Delta River League Championship last month after defeating Ponderosa, 62-39. The team ended the season 24-2 overall, 9-1 league. The only league loss was by one point to Sheldon High School. Team members are: Nick Alhady, Cole Compton, Tommy Dunnigan, Austin Frese, Brendan Galbreath, Sean Garmston, Ryan Hurst, Conor Jeffery, Keaton […]

No Comment / March 03, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans charge past Enochs

Lady Trojan Briana Dulgar charges past an Enochs defender during Thursday's decisive victory in Oak Ridge's favor. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ali Bettencourt’s signed autograph for a youngster after her playoff opener Tuesday has doubled in value. Thursday the Oak Ridge senior maintained her hot hand, burying 19 of her game-high 21 points in the first half, as the Trojans cruised past Enochs 64-33 in the second-round of CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I […]

No Comment / February 28, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan girls hold off Kennedy

Boys fall 64-47 Ali Bettencourt scored a game-high 23 points, hitting all six of her free throws in the last two minutes, as host Oak Ridge held off a furious fourth-quarter Kennedy rally to defeat the Cougars 52-39 in a Division I section playoff opener Tuesday night. Kennedy had cut its once 22-point deficit to […]

No Comment / February 26, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Providence, Clairborne win titles

Trojan Brandon Claiborne, left, faces Ponderosa's Colin Hustrulid at the 2013 Marty Manges tournament. Claiborne came out on top at this match and subsequent meetings between the two wrestlers. Photo courtesy of James Protilla Sr.

18 Bruin, Trojan grapplers advance to Masters ELK GROVE — Four months ago, Ponderosa High wrestler Trae Providence knew sacrifices had to be met in order to lose 10 pounds to compete in the 160-pound class. “I cut down all of the junk food,” Providence said. “I just had to eat smart and keep running. I completely feel […]

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

Trojans edge Bruins in league finale

Oak Ridge High’s varsity boys basketball team hosted Delta River League and intra-county rival Ponderosa Tuesday, topping the Bruins 56-47 in the league finale. Fans treated the showdown as if it was a section semifinal, giving both squads an electric environment to compete in. The Trojans’ win secured a playoff spot. “Playing against Oak Ridge […]

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

Oak Ridge goes 10-0

Oak Ridge's Jenn Hoffman moves past two Pondo defenders during last Tuesday's game. The Lady Trojans decidedly won the intra-county match. Photo courtesy of Michael Bettencourt

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Oak Ridge’s 16-1 run to open the second half, led by nine consecutive points from Ali Bettencourt, decided Tuesday’s intra-county matchup with host Ponderosa. The burst opened a big lead and carried the Lady Trojans to the 76-40 victory. The win closed the Delta River League schedule, giving Troy a perfect 10-0 […]

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