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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 […]

Comments Off / November 22, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Girls basketball: Oak Ridge upends T’wolves 49-22

Kassidy De Lapp had a double-double for the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team Wednesday, which posted a 49-22 Sierra Foothill League win over Woodcreek. The Lady Trojan freshman center registered a game-high 12 points and 11 rebounds — scoring half of her points in the third quarter that helped Oak Ridge (4-0 in the SFL, 15-3) […]

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

Oak Ridge girls lock up title; boys avenge earlier loss

Grace Derksen led a balanced scoring attack with 14 points Friday, leading Oak Ridge past Del Oro 54-42 for the Sierra Foothill League basketball title. Trojan varsity teams played back-to-back — winning both and celebrating Senior Night. The girls’ win gave them the outright banner as it pushed Troy two games ahead of Del Oro with one to […]

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

Oak Ridge girls bury Miners

A rough first quarter start didn’t last long for the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team, which routed Nevada Union, 61-22, in a Sierra Foothill League home game Friday. The Lady Trojans and Lady Miners combined for 13 turnovers in the first quarter. But toward the end, Oak Ridge (3-0, 13-3) tightened up its man-to-man […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge girls deliver when it counts

Oak Ridge's Grace Derksen drives the ball down the court, past an Inderkm defender during Saturday's toss-up game. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

Given a run for its money Saturday by Inderkum during its own Trojan Toss-Up opener, host Oak Ridge assembled a solid final three minutes to pull out a 62-52 victory in front of a supportive home crowd. The win came together in a final collage of productive plays in the last minutes as Troy found […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2014 | 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / February 19, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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