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Oak Ridge outlasts Burbank

TROJAN Shay Mueller dives into the end zone for an Oak Ridge touchdown in Friday's big playoff victory over Burbank. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

SACRAMENTO — Kyle Belcher’s interception with 1:22 left ended host Burbank’s attempt at a game-winning drive Friday as 13th-seed Oak Ridge shocked the fourth-seed Titans 30-28 to open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I  playoffs. With time running out, Burbank quarterback Reymond Morris had just completed a 25-yard pass over the middle to move possession to the Trojan […]

No Comment / November 12, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

National signing day inks Trojan trio

Oak Ridge High athletes, left to right, Elizabeth Shaefer, 17, of El Dorado Hills; Alex Fitchett, 17, of El Dorado Hills; and Bryce Scott, 17, of El Dorado Hills sign on the dotted line, committing to play for their chosen colleges. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Three Oak Ridge High athletes signed their letters of intent forms Wednesday to play college sports. The national signing day on-campus ceremony featured Elizabeth Shaefer, 17, who will play lacrosse for the University of Southern California; Alex Fitchett, 17, who is going to Sacramento State for baseball; and Bryce Scott, 17, who will take his […]

No Comment / November 11, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Volleyball playoffs: Lady Trojans send the Mustangs home

Oak Ridge High’s varsity volleyball squad saddled up and got down to business at Thursday night’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 quarterfinals, beating the Monterey Trail Mustangs 3-1. After the hard-fought match, Trojan coach Becky Potter let out a sigh of relief. “I knew it was going to be tough,” she said. “They’ve gotten better … […]

No Comment / November 11, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

OR pitcher playing down under

Jon Durket

Growing up in El Dorado Hills, Jon Durket always had a love for baseball. As a young child, Jon would wake his dad Matt each morning at very early hours to go in the yard and play catch, rain or shine. His mom Jody Durket was always Jon’s biggest fan, never missing a game. Now Jon […]

No Comment / November 09, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Volleyball playoffs: Lady Trojans KO Tokay

OAK RIDGE's Haley Simmons, left, and Mysha Davies team up for a block during the varsity Lady Trojans game against Tokay Tuesday night. Troy swept the Tigers, 3-0. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge’s varsity girls volleyball team tamed the Tokay Tigers Tuesday night in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 playoffs’ first round. The Lady Trojans won at home in three, 25-18, 25-9 and 25-11. “We just want to focus on getting through to Davis,” said sophomore Maddie DeGeorge, who had a great night setting and serving. […]

No Comment / November 09, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan tennis goes out fighting

DAVIS — Oak Ridge needed its best in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal tennis match at Davis Monday and got it but the host Blue Devils still squeaked out the 5-4 win. The Lady Trojans won three of the five matches that extended to three sets. In all five, Oak Ridge rallied after dropping […]

No Comment / November 08, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

American River Lacrosse teams take on the Bay Area

The American River Lacrosse Girl's High School team coached by Nathan Hendel and Eldoré Wood outlasted the competition at the Bay Area Bonanza tournament. Courtesy photo

The American River Lacrosse Girl’s High School team won first place in its division at the Bay Area Bonanza tournament held in Dublin Nov. 5 and 6. They were undefeated throughout the tournament, winning five games against lacrosse teams from Bay Area clubs BearLax, Bay Area Wave, Triple Threat and the Bonanza “House” team. The […]

No Comment / November 08, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »