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Girls soccer: Trojans’ fast start sinks Ponderosa

Two goals in the first half helped Oak Ridge post a 3-1 win over Ponderosa in a Delta River League girls soccer game Thursday. In the ninth minute, the Trojans (5-0-3, 8-3-5) got their quick start rolling when Megan Graham booted the ball from 10 yards into the net for a 1-0 lead. After that […]

No Comment / April 25, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Troy unpends Davis

Oak Ridge's Tanner Rosenbaum looks for a wrap-around score against Davis in the April 22 home match. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

Oak Ridge High’s varsity boys lacrosse program hosted Davis on April 22, downing the Top-25 ranked Blue Devils 7-5 in a close battle. “This was a great win for us,” head coach Chad Walden said. “Our attack line with Tanner (Rosenbaum), Conner (Herr) and Austin (Hunter) played its best game of the year.” Persistent offense […]

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

Pitching the ‘Root’ cause of Trojans’ victory

Trojan Austin Root pitches during the April 21 game at Oak Ridge. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

Meinhofer 2-run single Austin Root went the distance on the mound for the Oak Ridge High baseball team on April 21,  to a 4-1 win over Folsom. The senior struck out five Bulldog batters, including three in the last two innings of the Delta River League game. Root, who has an earned run average of 0.71, improved […]

No Comment / April 22, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Club wrestlers take on Worlds

Jared Horstman placed first at Reno Worlds. Courtesy Photo

El Dorado Hills Club Wrestlers showed off their determined talents at the recent Reno Worlds national championship. EDH wrestler Jared Horstman placed first in his weight category. After winning his first match by pin, Horstman followed up by tech falling his next two opponents, 16-0 and 16-0, to get into the finals where he defeated […]

No Comment / April 20, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Baseball: Oak Ridge suffers tough 2-1 setback

SACRAMENTO — On the field, the Oak Ridge High baseball team outhit Granite Bay, 6-5. But the Grizzlies pulled out a thrilling 2-1 win over the Trojans in a pool play game Wednesday of the Boras Baseball Classic Tournament at Don McAuliffe Field. “Offensively, we had plenty of opportunities to drive in a run,” Oak Ridge head […]

No Comment / April 17, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lacrosse: Trojans battle but fall to St. Francis

Oak Ridge endured a hard-fought match at home Thursday, falling 11-7 to St. Francis in an intense grind. Looking to avenge a 15-9 loss to the Troubadors earlier in the week, Troy found itself locked into a demanding struggle that lasted both halves. “We never look past any team we are competing against,” Trojan coach […]

No Comment / April 13, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Track: Oak Ridge squads race past Pleasant Grove

TROJAN TRIO — From left, Oak Ridge's Sabrina Andrus, Kristina O'Donnell and Briana Dulgar finished 3-2-1 in Wednesday's 400 meter race. All three set personal records. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Rachel Peterson has been lowering her times in the 1600 and 3200 meter races — and that’s a good thing. The Oak Ridge long distance runner shined in Wednesday’s Delta River League home dual meet against Pleasant Grove. Peterson, a senior, was first in the 1600 at 5 minutes, 27.50 seconds and second in the […]

No Comment / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »