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Oak Ridge alum takes UAV head coach job

Brad Rogers

LANCASTER — University of Antelope Valley Director of Athletics Jeff Bussell has announced the hiring of Brad Rogers as the first ever head men’s basketball coach for UAV. Rogers comes to the Pioneers after spending the last three years working as an assistant men’s basketball coach and assistant athletic director at Arizona Christian University. “Brad’s success in […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans blitz Greenwave

Oak Ridge's Tyus Millhollin handles the ball while pressured at Saturday's Trojan Toss Up opener in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

Two 15-2 runs in the first and third quarters set the tone for the Oak Ridge High boys basketball team, which beat Churchill County 80-25 to open play in the annual Trojan Toss Up. The Trojans (8-4) dominated on the boards in the first quarter as they out-rebounded the Greenwave, 12-4. That included five offensive rebounds […]

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Trojans take Toss Up title

Trojan Briana Dulgar tears up-court in Tuesday's Toss Up final against Pleasant Grove. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Peters MVP; McCoy, Derksen All Tourney Oak Ridge High’s burst of fourth-quarter offense gave it the lead, cushion and eventual 51-41 win over Pleasant Grove in last Tuesday’s championship game of the 20th annual Trojan Toss Up Tournament. Former league and playoff adversaries, the two finalists were embroiled in a one-point affair after three quarters before Oak […]

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Taekwondo team brings home the medals

Eleven El Dorado Hills Takwondo teammates and Master Instructor Paul A. Olson took on the competition in Oregon earlier this month, bringing home 15 medals. Courtesy photo

Eleven El Dorado Hills Taekwondo Competition Team members traveled to Portland, Ore., Dec. 12-14 to participate in the Pan American Open Taekwondo Championships. Owner/Master Instructor Paul A. Olson took his group on the journey with the hopes of the team members gaining experience at a tournament featuring international competition. The global-rated event drew athletes from nearly […]

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Oak Ridge girls deliver when it counts

Oak Ridge's Grace Derksen drives the ball down the court, past an Inderkm defender during Saturday's toss-up game. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

Given a run for its money Saturday by Inderkum during its own Trojan Toss-Up opener, host Oak Ridge assembled a solid final three minutes to pull out a 62-52 victory in front of a supportive home crowd. The win came together in a final collage of productive plays in the last minutes as Troy found […]

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Club wrestlers compete at Oakdale

Coach Benjamin West, Kaden West, Reece Kopka, Christian Pebley and Coach Kevin Pebley, left to right, pose for a photo after the Oakdale competition. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club wrestlers competed at the Dec. 14 Oakdale Jr. Classic TOC qualifier with two — Justin Hall and Kaden West — taking first place in their respective categories. West, a seventh-grader, and Hall, an eighth-grader, have qualified for the Tournament of Champions, joining fellow wrestler Jared Horstman. Other results from the Oakdale Jr. […]

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Lady Trojans looking to press opponents

Briana Dulgar works her way through three defenders during a recent game against Christian Brothers. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Reload could be the key word for this year’s Oak Ridge High girls basketball team. Gone from previous seasons are three-year starters Ali Bettencourt, Jenn Hoffman and Michelle Barkley, who led to the Lady Trojans to consecutive Delta River League titles and deep runs in the Sac-Joaquin Section and NorCal playoffs, as all three graduated […]

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