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Oak Ridge takes finale

Already accepted to Chico State and the University of Nevada, Oak Ridge senior wrestler Nick Diaz-Kokaisl awaits to hear from his top college choice. “If I got in to Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo), that would be nice,” the Trojans’ 180-pounder said after his team’s 55-8 home victory over Woodcreek last week. “It would be […]

No Comment / February 08, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Community shines after Oak Ridge theft

Oak Ridge junior Bryce Parker uses the TIG welder donated by Todd and Julie Ford to the Oak Ridge Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program, which lost a lot of its equipment during a recent break-in at the school. Courtesy photo

Authorities have arrested two men suspected of stealing tens of thousands of dollars in equipment at Oak Ridge High School on Jan. 17. Three suspects remain at large. On Jan. 29 El Dorado County sheriff’s officials announced the arrests of 51-year-old Mike Zivkovich of Sacramento and 35-year-old Matthew Fleeman of El Dorado Hills. Searches of their homes led […]

No Comment / February 03, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge beat by Del Oro

Oak Ridge High’s varsity boys program suffered through a tough loss at home last Tuesday, falling 64-52 to a Del Oro squad that outplayed the Trojans in all aspects of the game. Troy trailed the Golden Eagles through all four quarters, failing to jump ahead despite keeping within striking distance. “We flat-out got outplayed,” head […]

No Comment / January 25, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Thieves steal Oak Ridge trailer, tools

A surveillance image shows two of the suspects who stole a trailer and tools from Oak Ridge High School.

At 4:30 a.m. Sunday four unidentified suspects broke into Oak Ridge High School’s manufacturing workshop and stole five welders and two plasma cutters, and the thieves took off with the ORHS football trailer, which contained a camera system, headsets, medical bags and other items, according to El Dorado County sheriff’s officials. The suspects hitched the trailer to […]

No Comment / January 18, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge girls tested

A solid fourth-quarter effort on the heels of a strong finish to the third propelled host Oak Ridge past Folsom 50-43 in a tense Sierra Foothill League opener last Wednesday. For two and a half quarters, the Lady Bulldogs were more than the Trojans could handle, enjoying a nine-point halftime lead that stretched into the […]

No Comment / January 11, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge grinds out Toss Up title

Cole Compton, pictured at the Toss Up opener, scored the go-ahead basket in the Trojans' semifinal win. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

Matt Battaglia named tournament MVP The biggest accomplishment of its young season reminded Oak Ridge boys basketball of what it lacks. “We’re not a team that’s going to run the other guys off the court,” Trojan senior guard Matt Battaglia said. “To get a win, we need to grunt and grind.” Don’t sell Oak Ridge […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge captures Toss Up title

TOSS UP CHAMPS — Oak Ridge players gather around the trophy after defeating Inderkum for the tournament championship last week. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

Hailey McCoy Most Valuable Player; Kassidy DeLapp, Briana Dulgar All Tournament  The Oak Ridge High girls basketball team swept its competition at last week’s 21st annual Toss Up Tournament, capping the three home wins with Tuesday’s 51-32 victory over Inderkum Three Oak Ridge players were named to the all-tourney team. Trojan guard Hailey McCoy, who […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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