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Girls soccer: Trojans edge Bruins,1-0

A matchup that’s always competitive had a different twist Thursday when the Oak Ridge and Ponderosa girls’ soccer teams met for the first time this season. The Bruins came in undefeated with an 8-0-1 record and ranked No. 1 in the state and nation by MaxPreps. The Trojans, at 6-1-1, is also ranked by MaxPreps, […]

No Comment / March 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Swimming: Oak Ridge wins tri-league meet

Brandon Mills continued to roll for the Oak Ridge High boys swim team. The senior took first place in the 200 IM with a time of 2:01.36, and the 100 breaststroke at 1:01.61 in Wednesday’s Delta River League tri-meet with intra-county rival Ponderosa and Sheldon at the CSD pool. Oak Ridge beat Sheldon, 153-18, in […]

No Comment / March 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Track & Field: Exceptional meet for Trojans

EL DORADO HILLS — It was a great meet for the Oak Ridge track and field athletes at their first home Delta River League meet of the season March 16. Oak Ridge won all four divisions: varsity boys: Oak Ridge 102, Pleasant Grove 33; varsity girls: Oak Ridge 75, Pleasant Grove 51; frosh/soph boys: Oak […]

No Comment / March 20, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge baseball falls a run short to top-ranked Elk Grove

EL DORADO HILLS – In a matchup between the two top-ranked teams in the area, host Oak Ridge left the tying and winning runs on base in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday, falling 6-5 to No. 1 Elk Grove. “We’re easily as good as those guys . We had so many opportunities. Early in the game, […]

No Comment / March 20, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans’ 2nd half comeback falls short

Lady Trojan Jenn Hoffman breaks through the  Yellowjacket's defense at the the CIF NorCal Division I Championship game Saturday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Berkeley holds on SACRAMENTO — A landmark season for the Oak Ridge girls basketball team came to a disappointing close Saturday at Sleep Train Arena in the CIF NorCal Division I Championship. The Trojans let an 8-0 lead against Berkeley slip away and a late rally wasn’t enough as the Yellow Jackets held off Oak […]

No Comment / March 17, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lacrosse: Oak Ridge wins battle of the Trojans

A small lead built into a bigger one for the Oak Ridge boys lacrosse team Friday in its 11-5 victory over Lincoln of Stockton in a battle of Trojans. The game was tied at 2-all in the early minutes in the first quarter before attacker Cody Place scored the go-ahead goal with 2:16 left for […]

No Comment / March 17, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Mountain bikers race out of prison

Local riders enjoyed scenic views along their path during the "Race Behind Bars" in Folsom earlier this month. Photo by Vince Tarry

By Mark Crofoot The second Northern California High School Mountain Bike Race of the season took place on March 10 on the grounds of Folsom Prison. More than 480 racers took part in the first “Race Behind Bars.” The race, taking place over a six-mile course starting from the Folsom fairgrounds, sent racers through the trees […]

1 Comment / March 14, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »