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Oak Ridge site for Golden West Meet

Oak Ridge hosts Saturday’s 57th annual Golden West Invitational Track and Field Meet, bringing together top high school athletes from throughout the country for the very highest level of competition. Initially conceived as a postseason Southern California invitational and then a Western regional meet, the Golden West Invitational debuted in 1960 as the first national […]

Comments Off / June 06, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Optimist Softball: Trojan girls on winning side

Amber Orchard scores a key run early at last Wednesday's Optimist All Star game. Photo by Brandon Anicich

El Dorado County was well-represented last Wednesday evening at Capital Christian during the 2016 Evening Optimist large school all-star softball game, as four county players — two each from Oak Ridge High and Ponderosa — were selected to participate in the prestigious competition. Trojans Amber Orchard and Katina Vail handled duties at first base and […]

Comments Off / June 06, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz topples Broadstone

Will Kirk was one of Saturday's high point earners against Broadstone. Photo by Eric Boucher

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team hosted neighbors the Broadstone Barracudas Saturday, winning 439-350. It was Taz’ second meet and first win of the season, losing to longtime rival the Park Terrace Penguins May 21. The Taz 11-12 girls took first, second and third places in the 100-yard Individual Medley, 50-yard freestyle and […]

Comments Off / June 05, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Root advances to state discus finals

ELK GROVE — Oak Ridge discus thrower Jack Root and Ponderosa pole vaulter Seth Wilmoth had ice in their veins Thursday afternoon at Elk Grove High, each qualifying for the California state championships on the last off three attempts in two nerve-racking finals. Root, a senior who will continue his track and field career on […]

Comments Off / May 28, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan baseball drops 2, season over

SACRAMENTO — After blinding 10-run victories, sparkling back-to-back no-hitters and a postseason run gleaming with walk-off magic, the light faded on Oak Ridge High’s varsity baseball program Friday afternoon and evening, as Troy dropped two in a row to Elk Grove in the California Interscholastic Federation Sac-Joaquin Section Division I North championship at Sacramento City […]

Comments Off / May 28, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

OR baseball wins twice

Trojan first baseman Trenton Denholm makes the grab on his foul pop-up Saturday against Woodcreek. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

SACRAMENTO — Oak Ridge High’s varsity baseball program showed its resilience Saturday afternoon at Sacramento City College, coming back to defeat Woodcreek 9-8 in CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I action. Down 8-4 in the bottom of the seventh, Billy Martina and Rhys Kennedy singled and doubled on first-pitch fastballs, respectively, before Crew Winkler’s hard liner […]

Comments Off / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Sports Short: May 24, 2016

OAK RIDGE SUMMER SOCCER CAMP Open to Boys and Girls 8th through 10th (based on 2016-17 school year) Monday, July 18 through Thursday, July 21st 8:30-11:30 a.m., Oak Ridge Stadium Camp lead by 2016-17 Oak Ridge soccer staff Cost $150.00 (includes t-shirt) To Register: trojanpride.com – Men’s Soccer/Women’s Soccer – Additional Links – Summer Camp

Comments Off / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »