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Water Polo: Oak Ridge girls fall to Grizzlies

The Lady Trojans attempt to block the ball in Tuesday's game against Granite Bay. Despite great efforts in the pool, the ladies lost to the Grizzlies. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

In a girls water polo nonleague contest last Tuesday, Granite Bay dominated Oak Ridge from tip-off. The Lady Grizzlies jumped out to a 4-0 lead and led 8-3 at the half to post a 10-7 victory. The Lady Trojans (1-2) scored their first goal with 2:46 left in the first quarter when Morgan Jones, one […]

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

Water Polo: Late scoring spree aids Troy over Ponderosa

Varsity Trojan goalee Kasian Strawick makes a save in last week's game against Ponderosa. Oak Ridge beat its intra-county rival 10-5. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The first 25 minutes of Tuesday’s Oak Ridge-Ponderosa boys Delta Valley League water polo match at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pool was defensive. But in the final three minutes, the host Trojans went on a scoring spree that led to a 10-5 victory. Oak Ridge (1-0, 5-2) led just 6-5 at the start […]

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

Trojan tennis has talent, ability

Oak Ridge freshman and No. 1 singles player Madeline Almeida could lead her team to the finals this year. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Oak Ridge High’s tough preseason tennis matchups could serve it well down the road. Should the Lady Trojans return to the playoffs, knowing they’ve defeated last season’s section champ and this year’s favorite may be the difference. So far, Oak Ridge owns two 5-4 wins over Rocklin and one over Davis by the same score. […]

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

No. 4 Troy tips No. 5 Grant

SACRAMENTO — Ian Book is listed as a sophomore on the Oak Ridge football roster but played like a senior in Friday’s big game at Grant. Displaying poise in the pocket, Book riddled the Pacer defense after completing 22-of-36 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns — one the go-ahead score for the 20-17 nonleague […]

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

Trojan runners race at Sac State

Lady Trojan Rachel Peterson placed third in the Hornet Jamboree varsity race with a personal best of 18:35 for 5 kilometers (3.1 miles). Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge cross country teams competed at the Sacramento State Hornet Jamboree on Sept. 11, racing against 24 other high schools. Trojan runners ran in five races at the invitational held at Granite Regional Park(boys and girls open 2.2 mile race, frosh/soph boys race, frosh/soph girls race, varsity boys race, varsity girls race). The varsity […]

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

Fast start carries Troy

ELK GROVE — Defense and three touchdown passes from quarterback Ian Book to wide receiver Justin Priest keyed Oak Ridge’s 21-13 win over Franklin in a nonleague football game at Cosumnes Oaks High Friday. Trojan linebacker James Portilla’s interception and fumble recovery set the defensive tone in the first quarter. The fumble recovery at the […]

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

Troy volleyball overtakes Golden Sierra

Oak Ridge's Emily DeMure hits against the block attempt of Golden Sierra's Becca Brown in last Tuesday's nonleague volleyball action in Garden Valley. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

GARDEN VALLEY — Shaking off an opening-set overtime setback, visiting Oak Ridge came back to upend Golden Sierra in four — 30-32, 25-14, 25-20, 25-20 — in girls nonleague, intra-county varsity volleyball action. Each team came in after appearing, but not meeting, at last weekend’s Chris Craft Tournament. Last Tuesday, the Trojans and Grizzlies tangled […]

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