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Oak Ridge captures War Challenge

For a third time this season, the Oak Ridge High wrestling team won a tournament championship — and right inside its own gym. Saturday, with 166.5 points, the Trojans captured their annual Trojan War Challenge team crown, first from a field of 23 schools. Four Oak Ridge grapplers took second place, while four more finished in third and […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Girls basketball: Oak Ridge upends T’wolves 49-22

Kassidy De Lapp had a double-double for the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team Wednesday, which posted a 49-22 Sierra Foothill League win over Woodcreek. The Lady Trojan freshman center registered a game-high 12 points and 11 rebounds — scoring half of her points in the third quarter that helped Oak Ridge (4-0 in the SFL, 15-3) […]

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

Mixed All Star Dual Team takes third place

EL DORADO COUNTY wrestlers and coaches show off their third-place trophy. Courtesy photo

ELK GROVE — Elite middle school wrestlers recently came together from all over El Dorado County to form an All-Star Dual Team to compete at the Brandon Matsumoto Team Duals at Kerr Middle School in Elk Grove. The wrestlers placed third as a team out of 10 teams — its only loss to the first place team […]

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

Oak Ridge girls bury Miners

A rough first quarter start didn’t last long for the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team, which routed Nevada Union, 61-22, in a Sierra Foothill League home game Friday. The Lady Trojans and Lady Miners combined for 13 turnovers in the first quarter. But toward the end, Oak Ridge (3-0, 13-3) tightened up its man-to-man […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Boys basketball: Defense the key in Trojan win

Playing its first Sierra Foothill League home game Friday, the Oak Ridge High boys basketball team played solid defense that led to a 54-37 win over Nevada Union. Hanging onto a 30-21 halftime lead, the Trojans (2-1, 12-5) went on an 8-0 run in the first three minutes of the third quarter for a 38-21 […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Freshmen clinch Toss-Up title

The freshmen Trojans hold their Toss Up trophy. From left to right in picture: coach Allen McCoy , Richard Hull, Hayden Nabers, Matt Johnson, Drew Day, Koelbe DiMauro, Tyler McLaughlin, Addison Frese, Max Van Deventer, Nate Otto, Ritvik Shrivastava, Ivan Brustad, Tyler VanderVeer and assistant coach Sheri Millhollin. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge freshman boys basketball team claimed victory in the Trojan Toss-Up tournament last week. After defeating Vista del Lago, 72-36, the boys battled Rio Americano for the second time this season. The Trojans won the game in overtime, 73-70.  On Dec. 30, the freshmen claimed the championship title in a hard fought battle over Del Oro, 55-48. […]

Comments Off / January 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge’s aggressive tone not enough

Trojan Michael Mello wrestles his opponent in Folsom last week. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

In its first of only two home Sierra Foothill League matches, Oak Ridge wrestled tenaciously in most of its bouts but it was Folsom which came out with a 53-21 victory Wedensday. Trojan grapplers Patrick Irwin (220-pounds), Josh Ploke (113s), Mikey Mello (120s), Jack Santina (126s) and Brandon Claiborne (145s) walked off the mat with […]

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