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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 »

Trojan spikers knock off D’backs in opener

Oak Ridge's Brock Middleton spikes a ball in Wedneday's match. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

EL DORADO — New Oak Ridge High boys volleyball coach Melanie De Mure and Union Mine High coach Mike Yates were pleased with their respective team’s performances Wednesday in an intra-county nonleague match at the Snake Pit. Oak Ridge won in four sets, 25-22, 20-25, 25-21, 25-22 in a battle for every point. “One of the […]

No Comment / March 02, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

The Jaguars are just perfect

Go Jaguars —€” Suzanne Hunt, Adele Gargiulo, Reagan Hunt, Deanna Frack, Hannah Skovensky, Shreya Kowtha, Mrs. Leach and Ella Velcelean, standing left to right, and Alexa Myers, Lauren Bellas, Sydney Gunderson, Mya Velcelean, Ashley Mykrantz and Samantha Ikemoto, kneeling left to right, celebrate a stellar basketball season. Courtesy photo

The Jackson Elementary School girls basketball team went undefeated this year. The Jaguars started the season strong and ended it perfect thanks in part to the twin towers, Deanna Frack and Reagan Hunt, who rebounded the ball well and added basket after basket to the games’ scores. Mighty Samantha Ikemoto and Sydney Gunderson frequently drive the ball to the basket […]

No Comment / March 02, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Sende’s double-double sends Trojans back to section finals

Lauren Sende, pictured earlier this season, recorded a monster double-double in Oak Ridge's semifinal win Tuesday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

STOCKTON — Lauren Sende didn’t let a head cold get in the way of a stellar performance for her Oak Ridge High girls basketball team. The 6-foot-2 Westmont College-bound senior forward recorded a double-double of 20 points and 22 rebounds — including 11 boards in the fourth quarter — and scored the go-ahead basket with 5:30 […]

No Comment / February 29, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan track shines in Elk Grove

Sabrina Andrus teamed with Elli Velez, Rachel Peterson and Mikayla Mefford to win the 4x800 Relay and Medley relay races Saturday. Courtesy photo

ELK GROVE — The Oak Ridge High boys and girls track and field teams kicked off their seasons Saturday at the Capital Classic Relays. Despite the cool windy conditions, many Trojan athletes registered excellent performances against the 18 other schools that competed at the meet. Oak Ridge had several medal winners. The next meet for Troy […]

No Comment / February 28, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »