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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 […]

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

Trojan scoreboard

Girls lacrosse Oak Ridge 10, California 9 — The Trojans beat the traditional Bay Area powerhouse with the go-head goal in the last 40 seconds. Oak Ridge overcame an early 5-0 deficit to tie it at 5-5 at the half. Troy is now 2-0. Oak Ridge JV 12, California 12  Oak Ridge 13, University High 8 — […]

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

Oak Ridge girls win NorCal opener

Oak Ridge's Nikki Dow drives to the basket in Wednesday's win over Washington. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

EL DORADO HILLS — It didn’t have the urgency of a section title game or atmosphere of Power Balance Pavilion but Oak Ridge’s CIF NorCal home opener Wednesday was vastly more important in that the Lady Trojans had to win or call it a season. With the stakes high for both Troy and Washington High, […]

No Comment / March 08, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Keaton Subjeck state’s fifth-best 160-pounder

Keaton Subjeck controls Hoopa's Louis Cosce in his first match Friday to open the CIF State Wrestling Championships at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. Photo by Billie West

By Lee Gordon BAKERSFIELD — They’re all about paying it forward in the Oak Ridge wrestling program. And judging by the payouts on the medal podium, it’s a system that commands respect. Trojan junior Keaton Subjeck added his name (again) to the list of Oak Ridge wrestlers to place in the Top 8 at the California […]

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

Double overtime heartbreak — Lady Trojans fall to Kennedy

Jenn Hoffman, who had a three-point hot streak during the game, crosses half court in Saturday's championship game with Kennedy. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

SACRAMENTO — Jenn Hoffman’s additional practice time working on three-pointers and scoring in the paint did help the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team take Kennedy deep into the second overtime Saturday at Power Balance Pavilion but it was the Cougars’ late execution that gave the South Sacramento team the 62-58 victory for the CIF […]

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