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Oak Ridge dominates on home court

Oak Ridge's Cole Compton, who had a double-double in Wednesday's home playoff game against Bella Vista, drives toward the basket. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Millhollin nets 21 in win Oak Ridge started fast Wednesday night and never let up in its 64-40 Sac-Joaquin Division I Section playoff victory over visiting Bella Vista. Trojan starters, led by point guard Tyus Millhollin’s game-high 21 points, scored all but two of the team’s points. The Oak Ridge backcourt combined for 33 points […]

Comments Off / February 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans steamroll Bear Creek

Oak Ridge's Kassidy De Lapp battles for the ball against Bear Creek's Precious Younger in Tuesday's home playoff opener for the Lady Trojans. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Behind disruptive pressure by its defense and a solid display of outside shooting, host Oak Ridge overwhelmed Bear Creek 62-20 in its girl’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff opener Tuesday night. The win advanced the Lady Trojans (24-3) to Thursday’s second-round matchup with River City. Against the Bruins, Isamar Conde led the Oak Ridge starters offensively […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan trio tops again; eight head to Masters

LOOMIS — Been there, done that for Oak Ridge at Saturday’s championships of the two-day Division IA Divisionals at Del Oro High. In an exact replay of last weekend’s finals of the Sierra Foothill League Tournament, the same three Trojans made it to the end, faced the same opponent in those final mathces and secured the same […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan cheer shines in Sunshine State

The Oak Ridge High cheerleading competition team recently took part in National High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, FL. where it took second place out of 29 teams. Courtesy photo

Members of the Oak Ridge High School cheerleading competition team recently competed at the National High School Cheerleading Championships at the ESPN Wide World of Wide of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. where the Trojans took second place in Division I out of 29 teams in the open division. Morgan Becker, Oak Ridge’s pep advisor, said […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge boys secure third place

GRANITE BAY — A fast run in the fourth quarter resulted in visiting Oak Ridge posting a 47-44 win over Granite Bay in Tuesday’s Sierra Foothill League boys basketball finale to take third place. The win ensured the Trojans’ a first-round Sac-Joaquin Section Division I home playoff game against Bella Vista next Wednesday. Leading 32-31 as they […]

Comments Off / February 18, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans race past Grizzlies

GRANITE BAY — Dramatically improved second-half of league defensive play was evident by the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team in Tuesday’s finale against Granite Bay, won easily by the Lady Trojans 55-19. Oak Ridge aggressively forced turnovers from the start to put the finishing touches on its perfect 12-0 run through the Sierra Foothill League, 23-3 […]

Comments Off / February 18, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans pin down three league crowns

Trojan wrestler Patrick Irwin, seen here in an earlier match, took home the title in his weight class at the  Sierra Foothill League Wrestling Tournament Saturday.  Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

FOLSOM — Four months ago, Oak Ridge wrestler Brandon Claiborne wanted to stay in the 140-pound class that he dominated last year as a sophomore. The Trojan junior, however, came down with the flu around the Christmas holidays that sidelined him for almost three weeks going into the New Year. When he recovered from his illness, […]

Comments Off / February 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »