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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 »

Volleyball playoffs: Lady Trojans send the Mustangs home

Oak Ridge High’s varsity volleyball squad saddled up and got down to business at Thursday night’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 quarterfinals, beating the Monterey Trail Mustangs 3-1. After the hard-fought match, Trojan coach Becky Potter let out a sigh of relief. “I knew it was going to be tough,” she said. “They’ve gotten better … […]

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

OR pitcher playing down under

Jon Durket

Growing up in El Dorado Hills, Jon Durket always had a love for baseball. As a young child, Jon would wake his dad Matt each morning at very early hours to go in the yard and play catch, rain or shine. His mom Jody Durket was always Jon’s biggest fan, never missing a game. Now Jon […]

No Comment / November 09, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Volleyball playoffs: Lady Trojans KO Tokay

OAK RIDGE's Haley Simmons, left, and Mysha Davies team up for a block during the varsity Lady Trojans game against Tokay Tuesday night. Troy swept the Tigers, 3-0. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge’s varsity girls volleyball team tamed the Tokay Tigers Tuesday night in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 playoffs’ first round. The Lady Trojans won at home in three, 25-18, 25-9 and 25-11. “We just want to focus on getting through to Davis,” said sophomore Maddie DeGeorge, who had a great night setting and serving. […]

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