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Foothill Gold wins silver

Foothill Gold celebrates a second-place finish. Courtesy photo

The Foothill Gold 12U softball team took second place in the Fall Fastpitch Fever in Lincoln this past weekend. The team played the Folsom Freedom, Mizuno All America and the Breeze on Saturday, winning all three.  Coming back Sunday, the girls won two games to make the championship game, where they came in a respectable […]

No Comment / September 17, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge pulls away from Pacers 42-14

After their last game against Washington of Fremont, Oak Ridge football coach Eric Cavaliere was already ahead of the rest of the team. “It’s the most important game on our schedule,” he said after the win against the Huskies, referring to Friday’s test against area powerhouse Grant. The Trojans passed with flying colors — thrashing […]

No Comment / September 17, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan second-half rally nets win

Oak Ridge midfielder Daniel Bonal sprints up field with a Cordova defender on his tail. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

After a sluggish first half where both teams struggled to get off shots, the Oak Ridge Trojan soccer squad came back from a second-half deficit Monday to pull off a late 2-1 win, improving its record to 1-2 on the young season. Defense dictated the whole first half with just four shots overall. Oak Ridge […]

No Comment / September 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans do well in Craft tourney

The Lady Trojans take on Bradshaw Christian in the 24th annual Christine Craft Memorial Tournament. The varsity squad emerged with a 4-1 record for the day. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Oak Ridge volleyball coach Becky Potter had a beaming smile on her face Saturday afternoon inside the Trojan gym after a 4-1 overall record at the 24th annual Christine Craft Memorial Tournament. In its first match in the Gold bracket, Oak Ridge beat Monterey Trail in straight sets before losing to El Camino in single-elimination play. […]

No Comment / September 10, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge aerial assault riddles Huskies

Trojan Blake Martin cradles the ball on a run against the Washington Huskies. Oak Ridge's varsity team never let their opponents reach the end zone.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

To conclude the annual Football for Families showcase Saturday, the Oak Ridge Trojan football team walloped visiting Washington 49-0. Senior quarterback Jason Samuels torched the Husky defense for four touchdowns in the first half, three to Byron Spain. Oak Ridge ups its record to 3-0 while Washington from Fremont fell to 0-2. “When you play […]

No Comment / September 10, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge overwhelms D’backs

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In an intra-county nonleague match in which both squads tried different schematics, the Oak Ridge Trojan soccer team bowled over visiting Union Mine 8-0. “We played well, but there is a lot to work on before league play starts,” Oak Ridge coach Henry Reis said. The host Trojans got on the board early last Tuesday, […]

No Comment / September 05, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Flames welcome home returning soldier

Senior Master Sgt. Chris Estep was greeted by the Flames and an American flag when he returned home after serving in Afghanistan. Courtesy photo

Prospector’s U9 Girls Flames took time from their soccer tournament last month to welcome home Senior Master Sgt. Chris Estep, who is the uncle of a Flame goalie. Estep served in the Kunduz Province of Afghanistan, where he and his team worked with provincial and district judges and prosecutors to help them facilitate their own […]

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