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Amanda Jones, illustrated

Amanda Jones' achievements in the pool as the Oak Ridge High School varsity girls water polo team hole set and team captain earned her a spot in Sports Illustrated. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

OR water polo star featured in magazine It’s not uncommon for a high school athlete to make the local paper. They might even see their name in regional publications and blogs. But Oak Ridge High School senior Amanda Jones got a real surprise when her skills on the Lady Trojans water polo team earned her […]

No Comment / October 13, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News,Sports | Read More »

Practice makes perfect for Lady Trojans

Oak Ridge senior Amanda Jones blocks a Franklin player during Wednesday's game. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

The Oak Ridge varsity girls water polo team racked up the goals against Franklin Wednesday afternoon. The Lady Trojans topped the Wildcats 14-3 and coach Tim McCormick said it all came down to precision plays designed in practice and beautifully executed in the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pool during the Sacramento Valley League game. […]

No Comment / October 13, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge water polo splits with McClatchy

Trojan Bryan Bare and his team won Monday's match against McClatchy. File photo

Monday’s non-league water polo matches hosted by Oak Ridge at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pool ended with mixed results. The Trojan girls lost the early match 10-7 but the boys team swamped the Lions 11-2. Bryan Cole opened the scoring in the boys game with a powerful shot past the Lion goalie […]

No Comment / October 11, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Turnovers spoil Trojans’ Homecoming date

Oak Ridge's No. 10 Bobby Gatta jumps to catch the ball during Friday's Homecoming game. VIllage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

By Cody Holliday Sometimes numbers are deceiving. When a team has seven turnovers, the final score is usually a runaway. Not so Friday. Amid momentum swings and big plays, host Oak Ridge stayed within striking distance of a win but unfortunately the Trojans’ last-minute drive ended with their final turnover of the night — allowing […]

No Comment / October 10, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Cross Country: Trojans, Bruins compete in second league meet

SACRAMENTO —  Both the Oak Ridge varsity girls and boys cross country teams took second in Wednesday’s Delta River League meet at Granite Regional Park in Sacramento. The girls had 41 points, finishing behind St. Francis with 27. Ponderosa’s varsity girls were third with 80 points. The Trojan boys scored 60 points, edging Jesuit in […]

No Comment / October 10, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Trojans Scoreboard

Girls Tennis Oct. 3: Oak Ridge defeats Pleasant Grove, 8-1. Individual results (OR players first): Tori Trylovich vs. Andie Mouzes, 7-6, 6-3; Julia Dunnigan vs. Anna Kilgrow, 7-6, 2-6, 6-2; Julia Lund vs. Beti Girma, 6-2, 3-6, 4-6; Rachel Librach vs Jana Russick, 6-1, 6-2; Lauren Roppolo vs. Iyanu Adetogun, 6-2, 6-1; Hannah Crookham vs Carinn Candelaria, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3. […]

No Comment / October 10, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Volleyball: Lady Trojans clip Eagles’ wings

After Oak Ridge High School’s girls volleyball team landed firmly on top of the Pleasant Grove Eagles Thursday night I approached coach Becky Potter to report an interesting fact. “Every game I’ve come to the girls have won 3-0,” I said. “We’re a very superstitious team,” Potter replied. “Keep coming.” Good luck charm or not, […]

No Comment / October 07, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »