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Oak Ridge High School gets ‘All Shook Up’

Lace up your Blue Suede Shoes and dance to the Jailhouse Rock … Elvis Presley’s music has arrived at Oak Ridge High School in the musical “All Shook Up,” opening Thursday, Oct. 18. “It’s a lot of fun,” said lead actor/singer/dancer Ryan Van Overeem. “It really brings back that Elvis Presley music. If you love […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | 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 […]

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 »

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 »

Oak Ridge boys come up short

SACRAMENTO — If or when Oak Ridge gets around to watching game film of last Friday’s playoff exit at Sheldon, there’s sure to be a collective cringe in the room. Turnovers are a part of basketball but the ones the Trojans made cost them any chance to upset the host Huskies who eliminated Oak Ridge from […]

Comments Off / March 01, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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