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Bruins stun Oak Ridge in Shingle Springs

Oak Ridge's Matt Battaglia moves past Bruin defenders in Friday's game. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Chris Snyder’s recent bout with the flu left the 6-foot-9 center for the Ponderosa High basketball team completely drained. “I didn’t eat anything for three days straight,” Snyder said. “I could barely run.” Snyder felt much better Friday against Delta River League and intra-county rival Oak Ridge and it showed as the […]

No Comment / February 02, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

It’s all Oak Ridge against Lady Bruins

Lady Trojan Saraya Smith jumps for the basket as Lady Bruin Alex Boyle looks on in Thursday's game. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Oak Ridge High’s varsity girls basketball program hosted intra-county rival Ponderosa Thursday night, defeating the Lady Bruins handily in a 64-20 Delta River League victory. The Bruins, 0-4 in league action heading into the game, found themselves outmatched against an undefeated squad from Troy with an expansive offensive arsenal. The hosts jumped ahead early with […]

No Comment / January 31, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Jesuit rolls Oak Ridge

TROJAN Conner Davis, pictured earlier this season, scored 13 points for Oak Ridge Wednesday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Leave it to the section’s second-ranked team to quiet the host gym by turning a close game into a route like what happened Wednesday night in El Dorado Hills. Flexing both offensive and defensive muscle, particularly in the middle quarters, No. 2 Jesuit upended Oak Ridge 75-57 in Delta River League action. With the Blue […]

No Comment / January 30, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Club wrestlers have another great weekend

El Dorado Hills club wrestler Justin Lamson went 9-0 this past weekend. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club wrestlers participating in weekend tournaments brought home many medals. Sunday, wrestlers competed in the Sacramento Area Wrestling Association’s Folkstyle Wrestling Championships. The El Dorado Hills Club had eight champions. First place:  Kaden West, Justin Lamson, Brody Deatherage, Kade Roeder, Zane Roeder, Josiah Ramos, Riley West and Payton Gunter Second place: Christian Pebley, Caleb […]

No Comment / January 27, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Claiborne wins Tim Brown title

Brandon Caliborne pins an opponent at the Tim Brown Memorial Invitational, where he earned the title in his weight class. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

NORTH HIGHLANDS – Brandon Claiborne didn’t care much to have the freebie point he was granted prior to facing Henley High’s Connor Noonan in Saturday’s 138-pound title match at the Tim Brown Memorial Invitational so he went out and earned a dozen more. Claiborne’s 13-5 win at the Jackson Sports Academy was the only local championship. […]

No Comment / January 26, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Either way it’s an Oak Ridge victory

Trojan Ryan Redhair (145) celebrates his victory over Bruin Colin Hustrulid at the intracounty rival match last week. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ryan Redhair’s task was crystal clear for Wednesday’s final bout at the intra-county matchup between Oak Ridge and host Ponderosa. To protect his team’s narrow one-point lead, the Trojan 145-pounder needed to win and left nothing to chance, pinning Bruin Colin Hustrulid in an outcome that didn’t count; followed by a 16-7 […]

No Comment / January 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans knock off defending section champs

Host Oak Ridge stole momentum in the third quarter Friday, breaking from a halftime tie to defeat Delta River League foe Sheldon, 51-44, at the Trojans’ gym. Troy forward Jordan Roberts (game-high 15 points) started the third by scoring a basket off a Husky turnover. At the free throw line, Trojan forward Jared Casey missed […]

No Comment / January 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »