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Mello wins Manges Invite

Trojan Mikey Mello throws Oakdale's Cody Williams in their title match Saturday. Photo by Kristin Bicocca

ORANGEVALE — Oak Ridge sophomore wrestler Mikey Mello swept through the 126-pound weight class last weekend to capture the Marty Manges Invitational title at Casa Roble High. Mello had four pins before defeating Oakdale’s Cody Williams 7-2 in the finals. Overall, nine Trojans medaled from 14 weight divisions. Jared Horstman (113), Jackson Redhair (132) and […]

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Fordham swim gets Mitchell

Chloe Mitchell is pictured at last month's signing ceremony at St. Francis High School. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — When it came time to selecting her school for college, St. Francis High senior swimmer and El Dorado Hills resident Chloe Mitchell had a good idea of the atmosphere and environment she wanted. After taking three visits, Mitchell chose to swim for Fordham next fall. “Fordham felt more like home,” Mitchell said. “It […]

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Jr. Trojans at Shrine Bowls

Youth Shrine Bowl selections from left: Nicholas Scalise, Annalise Nicholson, Evan Robinson, Avant Jacobs, Kiley Baum, and Sean Gatson (not pictured-Carly Christensen and Julia Kakavas)
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Four Oak Ridge Junior Trojan Midget football players: Sean Gatson, Avant Jacobs, Evan Robinson, and Nicholas Scalise, participated at last month’s 20th Youth Shrine Bowl at Hughes Stadium on the campus of Sacramento City College. All four ORJT Midget football players were selected to represent the California team in Orlando, FL at the California-Florida Youth […]

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Schedule: Dec. 23-29, 2015

Wednesday, Dec. 23 Boys basketball OR, PHS @ St. Hope’s Classic, Sac High/Hiram Johnson High Friday, Dec. 25 Merry Christmas! Saturday, Dec. 26 Girls basketball OR @ San Diego Tournament Sunday, Dec. 27 Girls basketball OR @ San Diego Tournament Monday, Dec. 28 Boys basketball Trojan Toss Up @ ORHS -OR vs Shasta, 6:30 Tuesday, […]

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Scoreboard: Dec. 14, 2015

Girls basketball ABC Tournament Oak Ridge 54, Berkeley 48 Oak Ridge 63, James Logan 38 Boys basketball Nonleague Oak Ridge 55, Campolinda 43

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Under the Scoreboard: Dec. 14, 2015

Ali Bettencourt

Former Oak Ridge basketball player Bryce Scott scored his 1,oooth career point last week in Lafayette’s overtime loss to Fairleigh Dickinson. The Leopold senior rallied his team in overtime with a clutch layup and three-pointer to get Lafayette within 1 point with 25 seconds left. Scott surpassed the milestone within his 22-point performance. *** Ali […]

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Brozek’s commonality split for Jr. Trojans

Twin sisters Reese, left, and Riley Brozek took on different roles for the Oak Ridge Junior Trojan Jr. Pee Wee football team during the fall season. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

They’re identical, yet different … similar, yet contrastive. Ten year-old sisters Riley and Reese Brozek, for all their genetic resemblance, do diverge at times. Take this past fall. The two El Dorado Hills, Silva Valley fifth-grade identical twins joined the Oak Ridge Junior Trojan football program, one as a cheerleader, the other in helmet and […]

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