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Trojans fall short of D-I banner

OAK RIDGE'S Anna Lippuner draws a crowd of St. Francis Troubadours in Saturday's Sac-Joaquin Division I Section final at Cosumnes Oaks High. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

ELK GROVE — Anna Gregg’s first-half goal stood as St. Francis denied Oak Ridge’s title hopes with Saturday’s 1-0 win at Cosumnes High for the Division I championship in the all-Delta River League final. The Troubadour’s bend-don’t-break defense survived numerous Trojan chances. Alone, Oak Ridge lined up for nine corner kicks and relentlessly crashed the […]

No Comment / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge gallups past Mustangs, falls to Grizzlies

OAK RIDGE'S Wyatt Rowland smashes a kill around the Monterey block at Tuesday's playoff match in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

Oak Ridge advanced through opening rounds of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs Tuesday, hosting and defeating Monterey Trail in three sets, 25-10, 26-24 and 25-20 but their efforts fell short two days later with a shutout loss to Granite Bay. Last Tuesday Troy jumped out to an early lead in game one but the […]

No Comment / May 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Soccer: Lady Trojans reach D-I title game

ELK GROVE — Julia Crawford and Nina Grimes delivered for the Oak Ridge High girls soccer team Wednesday. Crawford scored two goals, including one in penalty kicks, while Grimes made a huge PK save for the Lady Trojans in their Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinal game against Franklin that produced a 3-1 victory on PKs. […]

No Comment / May 15, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Baseball: Trojans rally to win playoff opener

In his fourth appearance at home plate, Erik McNeill delivered in a big way for the Oak Ridge High baseball team. The junior second baseman, hitless in two at bats with a walk in Monday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I home opener against Napa, hit the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning […]

No Comment / May 13, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

TAZ swimmers ready to defend title

TAZ swimmers practice for the upcoming season. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swimmers started practice earlier this month, and the 2014 season introduces brand-new endeavors for the 49-year-old TAZ team. First and foremost, the TAZ welcomes in head coach Marc Brown. Coach Marc is not new to the TAZ organization. He previously served as assistant coach for three consecutive years alongside […]

No Comment / May 11, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Soccer: Lady Trojans douse Lodi Flames

Oak Ridge advances to semifinals The Oak Ridge High varsity girls soccer team hosted Lodi in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs, posting a commanding 3-0 victory Thursday. The Lady Trojans dominated possession throughout both halves, drawing first blood in the 37th minute when Julia Crawford’s corner kick met Hannah Miller directly […]

No Comment / May 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge wins battle of Trojans

THAT'S GONNA GET IN — Oak Ridge's Hannah Miller, No. 11, watches as teammate Brenna Palmer, right, scores the Trojans' second goal Tuesday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Hannah Miller was all over the field for the Oak Ridge High girls soccer team against Lincoln in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff opener. The senior forward had an assist and took many shots on goal that helped her team to a 3-0 win in the battle of the Trojans. The win sends Oak […]

No Comment / May 08, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »