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Oak Ridge falls short in Toss Up title game

MATT HOWARD shoots over a Bronco in Friday's championship game of the Toss Up tournament. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Shane Theodore After rallying off two impressive victories to reach the Trojan Toss Up championship game, host Oak Ridge faltered in its third comeback bid and lost to the Bella Vista Broncos by a score of 65-55 in Friday’s championship game. “We were trying to force the issue too much tonight, and their size […]

No Comment / January 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans roll in semifinal win

Trojan Bryce Bastian goes against a Shasta defender in Wednesday's Toss Up opener. They beat Shast and followed with a win against Rio Americano. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Shane Theodore After a close call against Shasta Wednesday, the Oak Ridge Trojans came into Thursday’s game against Rio Americano with a new mindset. “We came into tonight knowing what we had to change and improve on to win,” senior center Scott Sanchez said after Oak Ridge clobbered the Raiders 61-46 to advance to […]

No Comment / December 30, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans claim Toss Up trophy in win over Kennedy

OAK RIDGE'S Lauren Sende goes to the bucket in first-half action of Friday's Toss Up championship game. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Lauren Sende scored 16 points, pulled in 13 rebounds and blocked two shots Friday to help lift Oak Ridge past Kennedy 61-49 for the Lady Trojan Toss Up title. Nicknamed “The Beast,”Sende scored 10 quick points in a competitive opening quarter before Troy’s 1-2-2 zone took over against the smaller Cougars who struggled offensively to […]

No Comment / December 24, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge outlasts Eagles 61-54 in overtime

Lady Trojan Haley Anderson puts a high arc on the ball during Oak Ridg'e Trojan Toss Up game against El Camino Thursday. Their win sent them to the finals. See villagelife.com for those game results. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

By Jackson Long After a smooth dispatch of Del Campo in the opening round of the Trojan Toss Up Tournament, the Oak Ridge girls basketball squad faced a worthy opponent in the El Camino Eagles in the second round Thursday evening. Oak Ridge survived to pull out a thrilling 61-54 overtime victory to advance to […]

No Comment / December 23, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

New soccer club offers worldly experience

A student from the UK plays soccer at a school in Beijing that Fritz Libby co-founded. Photo courtesy of Fritz Libby

A second competitive soccer club is coming to El Dorado Hills and, instead of a singular focus on soccer, those behind Ethos plan to provide additional opportunities for players to experience an education that can’t be gained on a playing field or even in a classroom. Through travel, charity work and hosting exchanges between international […]

12 Comments / December 23, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans gain control of Toss Up opener

By Jackson Long If you keep control of the basketball you can most likely put it in the hoop. That’s where the Cougars of Del Campo and host Oak Ridge parted ways in Wednesday’s opening round of the Trojan Toss Up Tournament Wednesday night. In handling the ball better than its guests, Oak Ridge emerged […]

No Comment / December 22, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

CASA Boca Jrs 95 take first

Sacramento'€™s Boca Jrs 95 girls soccer team celebrates their victory at the Davis Legacy Winter College Showcase. Courtesy photo

Sacramento’s Boca Jrs 95 girls soccer team placed first in the Davis Legacy Winter College Showcase earlier this month. The team is comprised of girls from  Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer counties and has been climbing in ranks this season. The girls are currently 10th of 122 U16 teams listed in Northern California on the […]

No Comment / December 20, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »