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Oak Ridge holds signing ceremony

Oak Ridge High athletes sign letters of intent in the gym on April 13. Left to right, Ashley Tai, Amber Piwkiewicz, Courtney Clark, Kaitlyn Malinovsky, Riley Bui, Connor Gann, Nicole Garcia, Jack Root. (not pictured, Camile Frace.) Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Ashley Tai (Gymnastics, Stanford), Amber Piwkiewicz (Acrobat/Tumbling, University of Oregon), Courtney Clark (Golf, UC Davis), Kaitlyn Malinovsky (Rowing, University of Wisconsin), Riley Bui (Rowing, University of San Diego), Connor Gann (Rowing, University of Washington), Nicole Garcia (Swim, University of Chicago), and Jack Root (Track and Field, Colorado School of Mines) were a part of last […]

Comments Off / April 18, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge rider takes varsity race

Trojan Kristofer Lewis navigates the mud on the way to winning the first varsity boy's race of the season. Courtesy photo

FORT ORD — The first high school mountain bike race weekend started with the cancelation of Saturdays pre-ride in an effort to preserve the twisty single track as rain started to fall. Heavy down pours overnight left the track in great racing condition with a few slippery mud puddles thrown in for excitement. Mother Nature […]

Comments Off / March 28, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge lacrosse gets big win

YEAH, NO PRACTICE TOMORROW! — The Oak Ridge varsity lacrosse team is all smiles after Thursday's pre-Spring Break win over Granite Bay. Photo by Jerry Heinzer

Brianne Gross’ last of four, second-half goals — a stop-and-go hesitation move from the side with 1:34 left — broke a tie as host Oak Ridge edged Granite Bay 10-9 Thursday. The victory was the Trojans’ first against the Grizzlies since 2011. Immediately after celebrating the back-and-forth affair, Oak Ridge broke for Spring Break. “We […]

Comments Off / March 21, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge says it’s better than racial slurs

Nearly two weeks after hosting the McClatchy girls’ basketball team, Oak Ridge High School is being called out as intolerant because members of the student cheering section reportedly made racial slurs at the Feb. 25 playoff game. McClatchy parent Glen Kumamoto made the incident known March 8 with a public post on Facebook. “So a […]

9 Comments / March 14, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge girls, Ponderosa battle to 0-0 draw

Oak Ridge's Autumn Derr, left, gets a pass off despite pressure from Ponderosa's Jadah Suarez. Democrat photo by Jackie Penn

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Friday’s preseason action between intra-county rivals Ponderosa High and Oak Ridge must have been watched by Odin himself, as both junior varsity and varsity matches took place amidst a torrential storm that felt more “Viking hurricane” than simply “rain.” Happening in Bruin country, Ponderosa’s junior varsity program set the tone with a […]

Comments Off / March 07, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Almeida makes Oak Ridge tennis history

Madeline Almeida is the only Trojan to ever play in a Sac-Joaquin Section Individual Singles tournament finals match. Courtesy photo

ROSEVILLE — Health and a tinge of payback worked in harmony for Oak Ridge’s Madeline Almeida who last week won the Individual Sac-Joaquin Section tennis title Friday at Johnson Ranch in Roseville. Second last year at the same tournament, Almeida, minus the turned ankle that affected her performance, got over the top this time against […]

Comments Off / November 09, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Track and Field: Trojans, Grizzly boys take first place

Sewell, Belluomini 3-time league champs Three El Dorado County high school track and field teams completed for their league championships last week with advancement to the postseason at stake. Two boy’s teams won titles while one school had two triple-event winners. In Division I action, Oak Ridge trekked to Del Oro with its varsity boys […]

Comments Off / May 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »



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