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Bassoonist Jacob Wellman has big dreams

Oak Ridge senior Jacob Wellman hopes to professionally play bassoon. "I have no problem doing it for the rest of my life," the 17-year-old said. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

“Sweet … but also somber,” 17-year-old bassoonist Jacob Wellman described his instrument as such after a moment of thought. The Oak Ridge High School senior has found his passion with the instrument. He dreams of Julliard and a performance career — goals easily attainable by this talented musician. Jacob was recently selected to perform with […]

No Comment / January 11, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge musicians make prestigious symphony

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STUDENT MUSICIANS Stephen Bailey, left, trumpet, and junior Jacob Wellman, bassoon, were accepted to the All-State (Fresno) and National Honor Bands (Indianapolis) this year. More than 1,500 students auditioned for a spot in one of the orchestras. Both Bailey and Wellman made the top-caliber wind symphony Feb. 19 in Fresno, playing under the direction of University […]

No Comment / February 22, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Trojans’ effort fall short

Trojan Josh Wellman scores the first touchdown against the Folsom Bulldogs Friday night at Sac State.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

SACRAMENTO — For most of the first half in Saturday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I title game at Sacramento State, the Oak Ridge running game and Folsom’s passing game battled like rams. Trojan running back Josh Wellman, behind his offensive line, found holes to move the chains while Bulldog quarterback Jake Browning led his team with his arm. “We […]

7 Comments / December 08, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Troy takes down Jesuit in OT

CARMICHAEL — Down 42-21 at the half Saturday, Oak Ridge’s coaching staff went to work. The challenge? Slow down the Jesuit ground game — the one that had shredded Troy’s defense for 420 yards and had scored on each of its six first half possessions. The Trojan defense came alive in the second half, holding […]

No Comment / November 10, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge puts the kibosh to Bruins

Oak Ridge's Justin Priest carries the football in for a touchdown during Friday's game against Ponderosa. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

By Cody Holliday SHINGLE SPRINGS — Visiting Oak Ridge turned in solid performances on both sides of the ball Friday and blanked Ponderosa 41-0 in Delta River League football action before a packed crowd. Troys’ victory marked the end of the Trojan-Bruin rivalry dating back to the early 80s. With lots of pregame and halftime […]

No Comment / October 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans use big plays to silence Thunder

EL DORADO HILLS — Squaring off the last time as non league opponents, the Oak Ridge Trojans and Rocklin Thunder football teams treated fans to a preview of a typical Sierra Foothill League game next year — plenty of offense, key defensive stops and down to the wire action. Oak Ridge made the final big plays, […]

No Comment / September 09, 2013 | Posted in Sports,Uncategorized | Read More »

‘Book’ smart Trojans rip Vista del lago

Oak Ridge High’s varsity football program made quick work of visiting Vista del Lago Friday night, shutting out the Eagles in a 38-0 preseason route. Sophomore quarterback Ian Book put in a clinic in accuracy during his debut, completing 15 of 18 passes en route to throwing for 259 yards and three touchdowns. “Ian had […]

No Comment / September 01, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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