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Trojan boys win Bronco Invite

FAIR OAKS — Oak Ridge track and field teams competed at the 18-team Bella Vista Bronco Invitational Saturday under beautiful weather and mild temperatures. The varsity boys’ team won the invitational with 76 points. The Lady Trojans placed sixth with 36 points. The Trojan frosh/soph boys finished in ninth place with 19 points. Many Oak Ridge […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

El Dorado Hills runner commits to Cal Poly

Peyton Bilo

PALO ALTO — The Stanford Invitational will always be a special for Peyton Bilo as the recent meet was a milestone day for several reasons. The St. Francis senior committed to run for Cal Poly following her strong performance in the 3,000 meters, calling the coach from the track to make her decision official. “I will be attending […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Jerpbak pitches Ponderosa past Oak Ridge

Lady Trojan Teya Graves waits for the pitch in front of Ponderosa catcher Erin Anderson in Friday's Pink Zone intra-county nonleague matchup. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge High’s varsity girls softball program hosted intra-county rival Ponderosa Friday afternoon for a non-conference matchup that helped benefit Breast Cancer Awareness. With both squads donning pink to support the cause, the Lady Bruins came away with a 3-0 victory and another momentum boost as the end of regular season action nears. Senior Terra […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan swimmers lose home finale

In its first year in the Sierra Foothill League, the Oak Ridge High boys swim team has made a big splash. Entering Friday’s league home finale against Granite Bay at the Community Service District pool, the Trojans and the Grizzlies have swam to a 5-0 record each. But someone’s league winning streak came to an […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans take bite out of Bulldogs

Laut ties own record Oak Ridge pole vaulter Austin Laut tied his own state-leading height at Wednesday’s Sierra Foothill league meet against Folsom, one of many highlights in the Trojans sweep of the Bulldogs. Laut’s 16 feet, 2 inches leads California prep levels. The old school mark was from Brian Hanson at 15 feet, 6 inches in 2010. Scorewise, […]

Comments Off / April 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans inch closer to outright title

QUALITY START — Oak Ridge hurler Kyle Lucke delivers to the plate during his one-hit shutout of Nevada Union Monday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Lucke one-hitter In 12 Sierra Foothill League baseball games this season, Oak Ridge has averaged nearly eight runs per game. In Monday’s league home game against Nevada Union, the Trojans nearly doubled that with a 15-0 mercy rule shortened victory over Nevada Union. The win gives Oak Ridge (13-0 in the SFL) a four-game lead […]

Comments Off / April 21, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Morgan Jones makes a splash

Oak Ridge senior Morgan Jones recently signed to play water polo for San Jose State. The leading Taz swim team record holder is also the first Oak Ridge water polo player to be signed to a Division 1 school. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge senior Morgan Jones recently signed to play water polo at San Jose State University, becoming the first Division 1 water polo player to come out of the El Dorado Hills high school. The Taz swim team record holder — 16 records, more than anyone in the swim team’s history — has always been a natural athlete, […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News,Sports | Read More »