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Priest, Buenzli, Mahlman All Metro 1st team

Trojan Justin Priest brings the ball down in the end zone for a touchdown. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

A combined 10 El Dorado County football players were named to the All Metro teams. Eight Oak Ridge and one player each from Golden Sierra and El Dorado were selected to the first, second and honorable mention teams. Three Oak Ridge gridders were named first team: wide receiver Justin Priest was selected on offense and […]

No Comment / January 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

JV squad continues winning streak

Oak Ridge JV basketball teammates Nick Alhady, Cole Compton, Austin Frese, Brendan Galbreath, Sean Garmston, Ryan Hurst, Conor Jeffery, Keaton Kisilowicz, Nick Nygaard, Connor Peterson, Armand Souliman, Ben Vargas and  Sergio Warshom, along with coaches Rob Slinger and Eric Schraeder (not pictured), celebrate their Trojan Toss-Up win. Photo by Jami Frese

By Jami Frese  The Oak Ridge JV boys basketball team won the Trojan Toss-Up Tournament earlier this month in the new home gym. In the first round the JV Trojans defeated El Dorado High School, 70-25, on Jan. 2 in a fast-paced game where everyone saw the floor.  The next game against Ponderosa High School […]

No Comment / January 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge wins consolation title

Trojan Connor Davis goes up for the shot. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Davis All-Tourney Oak Ridge basketball coach Bobby Edwards preaches to his players that a strong second-half start usually dictates the final outcome. Playing for the consolation title of the annual Trojan Toss-Up against Rio Americano Saturday, the Trojans (7-6) did just that — expanding a 25-23 halftime lead to a 61-51 victory. “Even though we were up […]

No Comment / January 05, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

JV basketball squad on a roll

Oak Ridge's JV team has a 10-1 record that includes two big tournament wins. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge’s junior varsity boys basketball team won its second tournament in a row Saturday, Dec. 28, at McClatchy High School with a 50-37 win over Pleasant Grove. The JV Trojans beat Sacramento JV in the first round, 58-46, and Vacaville JV in the semi-finals, 62-45. Oak Ridge JV also won the mid-December Don Trolinger […]

No Comment / December 31, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Club wrestlers get the glory

Sunday several of the El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club’s youth wrestlers competed at the recent No Guts, Not Glory tournament at Natomas High School. Tournament results Paton Gunter, 1st place Reese Pollard, 1st place Ryland Smith, 1st place Christian Pebley, 1st place Riley Lawellan, 2nd place Jared Horstman, 2nd place Jackson Redhair, 2nd place Mikey Mello, […]

No Comment / December 30, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Stephen White named Sac-Joaquin Athletic Director of Year

ORHS Athletic Director Steve White

The California State Athletic Directors Association named Oak Ridge’s Stephen White the 2013-14 Sac-Joaquin Section Athletic Director of the Year. He was nominated and selected by his peers from approximately 150 schools for the honor. White has taught and coached at Oak Ridge since 1994. Before becoming athletic director 10 years ago, he coached three […]

No Comment / December 29, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Fourth annual thrower’s clinic

The Foothill Thrower’s track group holds its fourth annual Shot Put and Discus Clinic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 11 at Ponderosa High School. The clinic will feature 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and current American record holder in the women’s discus, Stepfanie Brown-Trafton, who’ll head up the coaching staff. Assisting will be […]

No Comment / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »