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Trojans rally in league opener

OAK RIDGE'S Luke Johnson, left, greets John Mook after Mook's solo home run to right field Monday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

In its Sierra Foothill League baseball home opener Monday, Oak Ridge scored its runs late to knock off Woodcreek 13-4. The visiting Timberwolves led 4-1 entering the bottom of the fifth inning when Trojan Tyson Solis (3-for-4, 3 RBIs) singled to lead off. After Logan Denholm walked, Tony Bolinger singled in Solis and Denholm to cut the lead to […]

Comments Off / March 17, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan bikers take the lead

GRANITE BAY — The Oak Ridge High mountain bike team overtook the Ponderosa squad in team points for the NorCal season by winning the Granite Bay Grinder High school cycling race at Granite Bay State Park last weekend. The Trojans’ victory gave them a total of 2,072 points for the season. The Bruins are second at 1,977 and […]

Comments Off / March 17, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Laut ties school record

Oak Ridge senior Austin Laut clears 15 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault at the Sturgeon Invitational. Courtesy photo

GRANITE BAY — Oak Ridge track and field athletes turned in solid performances at the 22-team Sturgeon Invitational at Granite Bay High School as many athletes obtained personal bests and medals. Medals were given to athletes who placed in the top six. The boys varsity team  placed first with 55.5 points to earn the championship […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge sets up Berkeley rematch

Yumi Drossos made several threes, helping Oak Ridge win Saturday night. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Missing from Oak Ridge High’s section semifinals loss to McClatchy last week at UOP was a shot-making difference-maker to put pressure on the defense and open it up for everyone else. With the job open, Trojan senior Yumi Drossos filled the void Saturday night and did so in a big way. Behind a varsity career-high in three-pointers and total […]

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

Volleyball: Oak Ridge solid in victory

In 45 minutes Tuesday, the Oak Ridge High boys volleyball team defeated Capital Christian in straight sets by the final score of  25-17, 25-8, 25-15. In the first set, the Trojans jumped out to a 10-3 lead behind the serving of Ben Kopania and Wyatt Rowland. Along with kills at the net from Chase Berri and […]

Comments Off / March 12, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Boys 1st, girls 3rd at Whitney Invite

Oak Ridge sophomore Natalie Loggins took first place in the varsity girls pole vault with 9 feet, 0 inches — a personal best — at the Whitney Invitational. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge track and field athletes enjoyed success at the Whitney Invitational at Whitney High School on March 7. Twenty-five teams competed in this invitational. The Trojan varsity boys’ team placed first with 73 points, earning the championship trophy. Whitney placed 2nd in the varsity boys division with 68.5 points. “It was a great team effort […]

Comments Off / March 10, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Pondo’s Velasquez wins title

Ponderosa High School senior Zack Velasquez (152-pounds) capped off an undefeated season Saturday with a state title at the California Interscholastic Federation State Wrestling Championships, as he outlasted Justin Thomas of Santiago (Corona) in a 2-1 double-overtime decision on Saturday. His semifinal match was also a tight one, a 3-2 decision over Luke Troy of […]

Comments Off / March 09, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »