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Boys 1st, girls 3rd at Whitney Invite

Oak Ridge sophomore Natalie Loggins took first place in the varsity girls pole vault with 9 feet, 0 inches — a personal best — at the Whitney Invitational. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge track and field athletes enjoyed success at the Whitney Invitational at Whitney High School on March 7. Twenty-five teams competed in this invitational. The Trojan varsity boys’ team placed first with 73 points, earning the championship trophy. Whitney placed 2nd in the varsity boys division with 68.5 points. “It was a great team effort […]

No Comment / March 10, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Pondo’s Velasquez wins title

Ponderosa High School senior Zack Velasquez (152-pounds) capped off an undefeated season Saturday with a state title at the California Interscholastic Federation State Wrestling Championships, as he outlasted Justin Thomas of Santiago (Corona) in a 2-1 double-overtime decision on Saturday. His semifinal match was also a tight one, a 3-2 decision over Luke Troy of […]

No Comment / March 09, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans can’t catch McClatchy

STOCKTON — Let’s face it, Oak Ridge wouldn’t mind if the CIF changed venues for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinal game. Win or lose, the Lady Trojans don’t play their best on the UOP campus. Take Tuesday, March 3 against McClatchy. Miserable first half, decent first half — 56-40 loss to the Lions. At […]

No Comment / March 09, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan Claiborne takes fifth place

BAKERSFIELD — Brandon Claiborne celebrated a stellar wrestling performance in a way that very few do: Sitting on the trainers’ table getting his knee looked at. That was just collateral damage from the California Interscholastic Federation State Wrestling Championships, where the Oak Ridge junior earned a fifth-place medal at Rabobank Arena on Saturday. A knee […]

No Comment / March 09, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Register for Track & Field champs

The Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County Western Slope would like to announce the creation of the El Dorado County Track & Field Championships, open to El Dorado County students in fourth through eighth grade who wish to compete for county-wide track and field titles. The championships will take place on Saturday, May […]

No Comment / March 05, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

ORHS baseball hosting dinner

The community is invited to meet the 2015 Oak Ridge High School Trojan baseball team at the annual Meet the Trojans tri tip barbecue dinner on Saturday, March 14. This fun and exciting event will celebrate the great winning tradition of ORHS baseball. The event’s featured speaker will be Tony Asaro, former community relations director for the […]

No Comment / March 03, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans beaten with PK

Bruin Samantha Gerstle, No. 13, battles Oak Ridge's Summer Santangelo, No. 8, in Monday's nonleague action as Dominique Carranza shades the play. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Five goals were scored between the Oak Ridge and Ponderosa girls soccer teams in the March 2 intracounty/nonleague match at Bruin Stadium, but the most important one favored the host Lady Bruins, who posted a 3-2 win over the Lady Trojans. In the 74th minute of the contest, Bruin midfielder Sarah Pacheco drove the ball […]

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