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Big shoes to fill for Oak Ridge girls basketball

DAKOTA MCLARNAN, shown here in action during last season's monumental State Championship game, is one of Oak Ridge's stronger returning players this season. Mother Lode News file photo by Megan Jeremica

Oak Ridge High School’s varsity girls basketball team begins pre-season play next week, taking to the court for the first time after winning last year’s state championship upset over the longtime dominant Long Beach Polytechnic. With several strong players returning this year, the team has the means to go far — perhaps even another trip […]

No Comment / November 22, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan girls hold off Kennedy

Boys fall 64-47 Ali Bettencourt scored a game-high 23 points, hitting all six of her free throws in the last two minutes, as host Oak Ridge held off a furious fourth-quarter Kennedy rally to defeat the Cougars 52-39 in a Division I section playoff opener Tuesday night. Kennedy had cut its once 22-point deficit to […]

No Comment / February 26, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge girls perfect in league

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Oak Ridge’s 16-1 run to open the second half, led by nine consecutive points from Ali Bettencourt, decided Tuesday’s intra-county matchup with host Ponderosa. The burst opened a big lead and carried the Lady Trojans to the 76-40 victory. The win closed the Delta River League schedule, giving Troy a perfect 10-0 […]

No Comment / February 19, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

It’s all Oak Ridge against Lady Bruins

Lady Trojan Saraya Smith jumps for the basket as Lady Bruin Alex Boyle looks on in Thursday's game. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Oak Ridge High’s varsity girls basketball program hosted intra-county rival Ponderosa Thursday night, defeating the Lady Bruins handily in a 64-20 Delta River League victory. The Bruins, 0-4 in league action heading into the game, found themselves outmatched against an undefeated squad from Troy with an expansive offensive arsenal. The hosts jumped ahead early with […]

No Comment / January 31, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge grounds Cardinals for Toss-Up title

Bettencourt named MVP; Hoffman, Derksen all-tourney A fast start on offense and perimeter defense gave the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team a jump-start toward its 59-36 win over Cardinal Newman to grab the 20th annual Trojan Toss-Up title inside the Lady Trojans’ renovated gym last Monday. Trojan guard Ali Bettencourt, named tournament MVP, scored five of her game-high 18 points within the […]

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

Oak Ridge rolls into Toss-Up finals

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s varsity girls basketball program put together two well-earned wins this weekend at its annual Trojan Toss-Up — defeating Inderkum 72-36 Friday  before conquering River City 57-32 Saturday. In reaching the finals, Oak Ridge takes on Cardinal Newman tonight at 8:15. Troy set the tone early with stifling defense […]

No Comment / December 22, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge girls respond in NorCal opener

PLEASANTON —  The Oak Ridge girls basketball team went on the road to open NorCals Wednesday night, defeating Amador Valley 57-48 in Division I action. The Trojans’ first game since their 22-point loss in the section semis tested the squad’s resolve. Hitting on 9-of-10 free throws in the fourth quarter, Oak Ridge successfully held off […]

No Comment / March 07, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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