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Granite Bay ends Trojans’ postseason run

Oak Ridge receiver Dylan Collie hauls in one of his two touchdown catches against Granite Bay Friday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Mike Bush Staff writer  GRANITE BAY — Time wasn’t on the side of the Oak Ridge High football team in the fourth quarter of Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal game at Granite Bay. After Trojan quarterback Jason Samuel hit senior wide receiver Dylan Collie on a 40-yard scoring strike with 8:09 left in […]

No Comment / November 21, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Marble Valley works toward another championship

Marble Valley Middle School players Truman Andrus and Tanner Porter trap a Camerado player in the back court. Both Tanner and Truman have been standouts all season for Marble Valley. Courtesy photo

Marble Valley  School’s boys baskeyball team is preparing to repeat as 8th-grade champs in the County Sports League. It all comes down to games the Mustangs will play at Union Mine High School in El Dorado on Dec. 9 and 10. Currently the El Dorado Hills team is in a first place tie with Herbert […]

No Comment / November 17, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Volleyball: OR goes down fighting

Championship hopes left the Oak Ridge gym with the third-seeded St. Mary’s volleyball team Tuesday night as the visiting Rams knocked the Lady Trojans out of the playoffs with a three-set 25-22, 25-23, 25-11 sweep in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinals. “St. Mary’s is a very strong program,” said Oak Ridge coach Becky Potter a […]

No Comment / November 16, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge boys cross country team goes ‘bananas’

TROJAN DUSTY ARMSTRONG took third in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I cross country race to lead the Oak Ridge team to its first ever section title. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

FOLSOM — The heavily favored Davis High cross country team set up camp right next to Oak Ridge Saturday morning as both programs prepared for a day of racing in the Sac-Joaquin Section Meet at Willow Hills in Folsom. And when the Division I boys race was over, the Blue Devils had a ringside seat […]

No Comment / November 14, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan scoreboard

Cross Country Nov. 12: The Trojans won their first Division 1 Sac-Joaquin Section championship, beating the favored Davis Blue Devils 51-50. Read the story on VillageLife.com. Boys water polo Nov. 12: Oak Ridge lost to Jesuit, 4-17, in the semifinal match. The Trojans finish the season with a 25-9 record. Note: The Marauders went on to […]

No Comment / November 14, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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 »