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Jerpbak pitches Ponderosa past Oak Ridge

Lady Trojan Teya Graves waits for the pitch in front of Ponderosa catcher Erin Anderson in Friday's Pink Zone intra-county nonleague matchup. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge High’s varsity girls softball program hosted intra-county rival Ponderosa Friday afternoon for a non-conference matchup that helped benefit Breast Cancer Awareness. With both squads donning pink to support the cause, the Lady Bruins came away with a 3-0 victory and another momentum boost as the end of regular season action nears. Senior Terra […]

No Comment / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Dramatic finale for Oak Ridge actors

Jurors take a vote in "Twelve Angry Jurors," opening at Oak Ridge on April 30. The drama is a social commentary on prejudice and politics. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Prejudice, personal relationships and bias could end a young man’s life. Oak Ridge Drama actors tackle tough emotions and conflict in “Twelve Angry Jurors,” the final show for the 2014-15 school year. “I love drama and more serious plays,” said drama instructor Tanya Mirell, who chose this play as the season finale. “I wanted to […]

No Comment / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Oak Ridge freshman captures national taekwondo title

Champion Aleena Duong, center, proudly wears her medal she earned thanks to help and guidance from Grand Master Jun Yoon, left, and instructor Paul Olson. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School freshman Aleena Duong earned gold medal honors and the title — National High School Female Individual Sport Poomsae Champion — on April 4 at the National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships held on the campus of the University of Delaware. The competition marked the 40th anniversary of the annual event, which brings together the top […]

No Comment / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge show highlights students’ creativity

Art students Laura Soper, Kayla Maechler, Grace Derksen and Hunter Spriggs, left to right, sit in front of print-making projects, which will be on display at the upcoming Oak Ridge art show. Grace holds her creation, “Bursting Flower.”

More than 400 students will display their works at Oak Ridge’s second annual free student art show, themed “Celebrate the Creative” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. “After thinking about what Oak Ridge has to offer in terms of art I realized we didn’t have an art show yet,” said senior and […]

No Comment / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Oak Ridge girls tie it up with Folsom

BALL ON BALL — Oak Ridge's Ashleigh Ball, No. 5, controls possession behind teammate Autumn Derr late in Wednesday's match against Folsom. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Although his Oak Ridge High girls soccer team ended Wednesday’s Sierra Foothill League home game in a 1-1 draw to Folsom, head coach Joe Champion liked the Lady Trojans’ performance. For 80 minutes, the Trojans marked up the Bulldogs’ offense , allowing few shots and just one goal. “I was really pleased with our intensity and […]

No Comment / April 09, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Baseball: Oak Ridge takes Woodcreek 3-1

In its first two Sierra Foothill League games last week against Woodcreek, Oak Ridge scored a combined 23 runs. In last Friday’s third contest, the Trojans pulled out a 3-1 win over the visiting Timberwolves to remain perfect in league (3-0) and on the season (8-0). Oak Ridge broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom […]

Comments Off / March 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge sets up Berkeley rematch

Yumi Drossos made several threes, helping Oak Ridge win Saturday night. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Missing from Oak Ridge High’s section semifinals loss to McClatchy last week at UOP was a shot-making difference-maker to put pressure on the defense and open it up for everyone else. With the job open, Trojan senior Yumi Drossos filled the void Saturday night and did so in a big way. Behind a varsity career-high in three-pointers and total […]

Comments Off / March 15, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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