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Oak Ridge rolls into Toss-Up finals

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s varsity girls basketball program put together two well-earned wins this weekend at its annual Trojan Toss-Up — defeating Inderkum 72-36 Friday  before conquering River City 57-32 Saturday. In reaching the finals, Oak Ridge takes on Cardinal Newman tonight at 8:15. Troy set the tone early with stifling defense […]

No Comment / December 22, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EDH wrestlers off to a good start

EDH wrestler Christian Pebley celebrates his 1st-place finish at the Oakdale Jr. Classic. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club is training champions again this season. Club Wrestlers competed at three tournaments this past weekend at Golden Hills School on Saturday and Amador High School and Oak Dale High School on Sunday. Coaches are thrilled with the success the boys and girls of our club are having so early in the […]

No Comment / December 16, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans claim Shoot-Out title

Lady Trojan Jenn Hoffman gets ready to drive in the ball during Saturday's Shootout. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Hoffman named MVP A 12-2 spurt to close the third quarter and a solid defensive effort in the fourth carried Oak Ridge past Nevada Union 57-44 for the Shoot-Out title Saturday afternoon. The Lady Trojans broke from a 32-all tie to lead 44-34 and extended over the final eight minutes in what had been a […]

No Comment / December 15, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Jr. Trojans help Cal team win in Florida

El Dorado Hills Jr. Trojans Bailey Smith, Jack Laing, Cameron Allie, Nate Otto, JT Eichorn, left to right, were selected to be on the 2013 Shrine Bowl Football Team. Courtesy photo

Congratulations to five El Dorado Hills Jr. Trojans. Eighth-graders Bailey Smith, Jack Laing, Cameron Allie, Nate Otto and JT Eichorn were selected to be on the 2013 South Youth Shrine football team benefitting Shriners Hospital. Collectively they raised more than $4,000 for the hospital. On Nov. 16 the California South team defeated the California North […]

No Comment / December 14, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge opens ‘premiere’ athletic wing

MODERN AMENITIES — The new scoreboard with video screen lies at one end of the reconstructed Trojan gym. On the other sits the student rooting section. Village Life by Julie Samrick

Oak Ridge High unveiled its exciting new athletic additions Monday, underscoring the school’s vision to be a premiere high school in California. The $4 million athletic renovation to its gym, weight and wrestling rooms are just one component of that larger goal. “To be ‘the best in class’ there are four pillars of excellence we […]

No Comment / December 11, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Trojans’ effort fall short

Trojan Josh Wellman scores the first touchdown against the Folsom Bulldogs Friday night at Sac State.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

SACRAMENTO — For most of the first half in Saturday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I title game at Sacramento State, the Oak Ridge running game and Folsom’s passing game battled like rams. Trojan running back Josh Wellman, behind his offensive line, found holes to move the chains while Bulldog quarterback Jake Browning led his team with his arm. “We […]

7 Comments / December 08, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge get Folsom finals rematch

Troy's Josh Wellman breaks through Pleasant Groves defense to score a touchdown Friday night. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

Trojans hold off Eagles; Hughes 3 TDs Oak Ridge High’s varsity football program punched its ticket to the Sac-Joaquin Division I Section championship after a 26-20 semifinals win over visiting Pleasant Grove Friday night. After a first half dominated by stifling defense from both squads, the Trojans established a viable running game in the second […]

2 Comments / December 01, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »