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Trojan captain delivered on/off the court

Teja Chalamcherla helped the Lady Trojans win a section title this year. Coach Ralph Clark commended the senior for her leadership skills. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Though the Lady Trojans tennis squad fell short at the NorCal Tournament, the team still has plenty to be proud of, especially when it comes to its leadership. As one of three tennis team captains and clearly the most visible, senior Teja Chalamcherla didn’t think twice about assuming the role as team leader. Oak Ridge coach Ralph Clark […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Ski resorts open; dress for success on the slopes

Northstar opened late last month. Here skiers enjoy the seeing the Ritz-Carlton as they go up and come back down the mountain. Courtesy photo

• Boreal Mountain: Open • Northstar California: Open • Heavenly Mountain Resort: Open • Mt. Rose: Open • Kirkwood Mountain Resort: Open • Squaw Valley: Open • Sugar Bowl: Open Although no major snowstorms have descended on Northern California and left Lake Tahoe ski resorts giddy with excitement over enormous snow totals, skiing and snowboarding season has begun. The cold weather and […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge showcases new logo

Oak Ridge Assistant Principal Ron Thomas, center, performs in front of a full house at the high school's new school logo launch, seen on screen. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The Nov. 12 Re-Branding Launch Event at Oak Ridge High was a rousing success — evidenced by the standing-room-only crowd that packed the Trojan Arena on a weeknight. Those attending were entertained with singing, music, dancing, fashion and more from the 370 student performers and witnessed the unveiling of the school’s new athletic logo — a […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans fight for it but fall short

SACRAMENTO — Oak Ridge’s quest to advance past the first round of Friday’s NorCal Tournament ended in disappointment when No. 5 seeded Miramonte used a doubles sweep to eliminate the No. 4 Lady Trojans 4-3 at the Natomas Racquet Club. Ahead 3-2 on the strength of three singles wins, Oak Ridge needed one of its […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans drop semis heartbreaker

ELK GROVE — For two hours and 10 minutes Tuesday, every point was critical between Oak Ridge and Pleasant Grove in their Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinal match. From the first set to the last, both slugged it out to the end. Unfortunately for the Lady Trojans, the host Eagles ended Oak Ridge’s fantastic season with […]

Comments Off / November 20, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Hi 5 Taekwondo athlete brings home bronze

Saejin Yi poses with her well-deserved bronze medal. Courtesy photo

The USA Taekwondo National Poomsae team recently competed at the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico.  There were 46 countries competing in 36 divisions with each and every athlete pursuing a gold medal in their respective division.  After four days of competition, the USA team brought home 20 medals (4 gold, 5 silver and […]

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Oak Ridge wraps up positive cross-country seasons

The Oak Ridge cross country athletes competed well at the section championships on Nov. 15 at the Willow Hills near Folsom High School. The varsity girls’ team placed seventh  in the Division 1 race with 173 points. The team was lead by Arial Hendrickson and Mikhayla Polivka, who placed 17th and 31st, respectively. Arial, who earned a medal, and […]

Comments Off / November 17, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »