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Thunder volleyball sweeps Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge's Michael Montejano is shown scoring a kill against Union Mine in a recent match. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

A young Oak Ridge High volleyball team fell to visiting Rocklin 25-19, 25-9, 26-24 in volleyball action Thursday night in El Dorado Hills. “We’re still getting used to each others tendencies, and the team chemistry will come with time,” junior Michael Montejano said after the Trojans showed glimpses of greatness but inconsistency in the three-set […]

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

Trojans swim past Ponderosa

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The Oak Ridge high swim team posted dual varsity Delta River league victories over host Ponderosa last week, its boys toppling the Bruins 111-59 while the Trojan girls won 114-55. Of the 11 timed events, the Oak Ridge boys won eight including all three relays while Ponderosa took first in three races. […]

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Trojan track teams perform well

The Oak Ridge track and field teams are off to good start this season. Several athletes at the March 3 Sacramento State High School Classic Invite and March 10 Gilbert/King Invite earned medals. The only team scores came from the Gilbert/King Gilbert. The varsity girls were second with 84 points; varsity boys sixth with 28 […]

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Yellowjackets’ sting Oak Ridge with season-ending setback

BERKELEY — Rachel Howard scored 14 points and Berkeley’s scoring all came from its starters to turn back visiting Oak Ridge 49-38 last Tuesday in a CIF NorCal semifinal girls basketball playoff game. The Trojans sent the host Yellowjackets to the foul line 20 times in the fourth quarter in an attempt to extend the […]

No Comment / March 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

El Dorado Hills’ Brandon Claiborne wins gold in Jr. High TOC

El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club grappler Brandon Caliborne puts Alta Vista's Justin Duram to the mat in Saturday's semifinal match. Courtesy photo

LOOMIS — Brandon Claiborne, 13, a member of the El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club, won the 135-pound weight class in the 44th annual Northern California Junior High Tournament of Champions Saturday. Claiborne, who took third last year as a seventh-grader in his third year of wrestling, breezed with a technical fall in his opening match […]

No Comment / March 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Bay-bound Oak Ridge girls to face Berkeley again

Oak Ridge's Katie Hoisington pulls up from the foul line in Saturday's NorCal quarterfinals win against Heritage. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge High’s backcourt of Jenna Klein and Jenn Hoffman combined for 19 points as the Lady Trojans led start to finish in their 44-29 NorCal victory over Heritage-Brentwood Saturday night in El Dorado Hills. Dealing with the Patriot’s physicality wasn’t pretty but Oak Ridge effectively grinded its way to next week’s semifinals where Troy […]

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

Oak Ridge soccer falls to Bella Vista

Oak Ridge goalie Carisa Rivers boots the ball up the field in Thursday's match. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Failing to provide a successful press in the open field, and a stagnant offense doomed the Oak Ridge Lady Trojans as they fell to the visiting Bella Vista Broncos 1-0 Thursday afternoon in nonleague soccer action. The match started slowly as early missed opportunities prevented the Trojans from reaching the scoreboard but Oak Ridge’s Carisa […]

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