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Baseball: Oak Ridge exits D-I playoffs

SACRAMENTO — For half an inning, the Oak Ridge High baseball team was in the driver’s seat of Thursday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I North losers’ bracket against Elk Grove at Union Stadium on the Sacramento City College campus. As Trojan teammate Logan Denholm stood on first base after hitting a high-flying base hit into right […]

No Comment / May 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Baseball: Oak Ridge suffers first postseason loss

SACRAMENTO — An opportunity to score runs came and went fast for Oak Ridge in Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I game against Granite Bay at Union Stadium on Tuesday night. The Trojans, the No. 1 seed who swept the No. 7 seed Grizzlies all three times in Sierra Foothill League action, stranded six runners, four in […]

No Comment / May 20, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lacrosse: Late rally not enough for Oak Ridge

A second half rally was close but no victory host Oak Ridge in a boys Senior Night 14-9 loss to Granite Bay. After it was held to one goal in the third period, Oak Ridge, which trailed 7-6 at halftime, scored most of its goals in the fourth period off face-offs and Grizzly turnovers. “The […]

No Comment / April 30, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

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