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Lady Trojans lacrosse pens Broncos

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After losing rough games to Granite Bay and Marin Catholic, the Oak Ridge girls lacrosse team came to a crossroads. “We were really struggling to find our identity throughout the beginning of the season,” Trojan coach Ed Holton said. Taking huge steps toward finding that identity Friday night, Oak Ridge pummeled visiting Bella Vista 14-3 […]

No Comment / April 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans Scoreboard

Baseball Oak Ridge 5, Pleasant Grove 4 — The Trojans (2-2, 10-5) overcame four errors and an Eagles’ (3-1, 12-4) lead of 3-1 Monday to score three runs in the top of the fourth inning and one in the top of the fifth to Pleasant Grove ace Zack Stillwell. Oak Ridge pitchers Austin Root and Jason […]

No Comment / April 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Steve Wallen Swim School dives into expansion

For 30 years Steve Wallen has studied and practiced the best methods for teaching his students how to swim. He's currently expanding his El Dorado Hills swim school. Courtesy photo

How do you get a reluctant child to put her face in the water to learn to swim? For 30 years Steve Wallen has studied and practiced the best methods for teaching his students, whether they’re 6 months or 82, new swimmers or triathletes wanting to perfect their strokes. Today Wallen is one of the […]

No Comment / April 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge lacrosse too much for Rams

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A quick start led the Oak Ridge High boys lacrosse team to a 16-6 victory over St. Mary’s of Stockton Wednesday night in a Sacramento Valley League match at Oak Ridge Trojans Stadium. In the first 12 minutes of the first quarter, the Trojans (1-1, 5-4-1) jumped out to a 5-1 lead behind the play […]

No Comment / April 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans triumph in NorCal volleyball tournament

Oak Ridge's boys volleyball squad celebrates its big win at a NorCal tourney. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge Trojans boys varsity volleyball team won the NorCal Invitational Volleyball Tournament in Vallejo earlier this month. Led by senior outside hitters Trent Stigerts and Tim Smolarski, the Oak Ridge team nearly went undefeated, losing only one game all day in the championship match against Drake High School. Returning juniors middle blocker Storm […]

No Comment / April 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan bullpen gives up lead, game to Pleasant Grove

After escaping with a 5-4 win at the start a three-game series with the Pleasant Grove Eagles, the host Oak Ridge baseball team fell flat on offense after three explosive innings while the bullpen spoiled five and two-thirds strong innings from Lance Berringer in a 7-6 setback. “What seems to be a pattern for us […]

No Comment / April 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Winless weekend for Oak Ridge girls lacrosse

Oak Ridge's Morgan Bakarich, right, grabs possession as she emerges from the pack during Saturday's game against Marin Catholic. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The Oak Ridge girls lacrosse team dropped two home games in less than 24 hours over the weekend — falling 12-7 to Granite Bay Friday evening and losing 19-7 to Marin Catholic Saturday afternoon. The second match was the toughest. Highly ranked in the NorCal section, Marin took it to the Trojans under partly cloudy […]

No Comment / April 16, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »