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Oak Ridge wins it in walk-off style

On the white board inside the Oak Ridge baseball team’s dugout reads, “Adversity or failure allows us the opportunity to reach our potential.” In the bottom of the seventh inning of Saturday’s Delta River League home game against Pleasant Grove, the Trojans faced the adversity of a 2-all tie but used the opportunity to produce […]

No Comment / April 06, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Softball: Lady Trojans pull away

SHINGLE SPRINGS — “Make ‘em pay” were the final words Amber Orchard heard as teammate Caitlyn Olan was walked to load the bases in the sixth-inning of Thursday’s intra-county Delta River League clash between visiting Oak Ridge and Ponderosa. Orchard did, ripping a huge 3-run double, as the Trojans pulled away to defeat the Bruins […]

No Comment / April 06, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Swimming: Trojans dominate Bruins in dual meet

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High’s varsity swim program hosted Oak Ridge Wednesday for a Delta River League and intra-county showdown. The visiting Trojans led the way in most categories, as the boys beat the Bruins 139-50, while the Lady Trojans downed their counterparts 119.5-69.5. Oak Ridge’s boys and girls seized victory in all relay events, dominating […]

No Comment / April 06, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Girls soccer: Trojans edge Bruins 2-1

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Anna Lippuner’s penalty kick late in the second half capped a comeback that gave Oak Ridge the 2-1 Delta River League victory over host Ponderosa Tuesday. Mother Nature’s wrath — varying degrees of rain, chill and wind gusts  — threatened to  undermine play on the pitch. Not until the Bruins broke the […]

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

Girls lacrosse: Oak Ridge girls unload on Broncos

Lady Trojan Madisyn Hallare passes the ball during Friday's home match against Bella Vista. Oak ridge came out on top 26-1. Village Life photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

Coming off its frustrating defeat to Granite Bay, the Oak Ridge varsity girls lacrosse program bounced back with a vengeance Friday night, improving to 6-2 with a 26-1 rout of Bella Vista Friday night at home. Scoring four goals in four minutes to jump ahead, the Lady Trojans made quick work of a struggling Bella […]

No Comment / March 30, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Boys lacrosse: Trojans’ rally falls short

A halftime speech motivated the Oak Ridge High lacrosse team to come back in Saturday’s nonleague game against Foothill but the Pleasanton school hung on to post an 8-5 win. Trailing 5-1 at halftime, Trojan Josh Wellman scored less than a minute into the third period. Prior to taking the field, Troy coach Chad Walden and […]

No Comment / March 30, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge boys knock off Chico

Oak Ridge boys volleyball players have warm-up T-shirts that read “Lock, Load and Explode.” The Trojans did exactly that on serve during the third set of Wednesday’s nonleague home match against Chico, leading to a four-set 25-17, 20-25, 25-15, 25-17 victory. With the match tied at one win each entering the third game, Oak Ridge […]

No Comment / March 27, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »