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Wellman an All American

Oak Ridge lacrosse player Josh Wellman, seen here last season was recently named an All American. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

BALTIMORE — U.S. Lacrosse recently announced the first of three groups of high school boys’ lacrosse players named U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American, All-Academic honorees or Bob Scott Award winners. Nearly 80 players were recognized for their efforts on and off the field, including Oak Ridge junior Josh Wellman, one of 49 All Americans selected. […]

No Comment / June 13, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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 »

Boys lacrosse: Trojans’ rally falls short

A halftime speech motivated the Oak Ridge High lacrosse team to come back in Saturday’s nonleague game against Foothill but the Pleasanton school hung on to post an 8-5 win. Trailing 5-1 at halftime, Trojan Josh Wellman scored less than a minute into the third period. Prior to taking the field, Troy coach Chad Walden and […]

No Comment / March 30, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lacrosse: Oak Ridge aggressive in tough loss

Tanner Rosenbaum and Tyler Hersh shined Saturday afternoon for the Oak Ridge High lacrosse team, which fell to Amador Valley, 7-6. Rosenbaum had a hat trick with his second and third goals within a minute of the other at the start of the third period. The third goal gave Oak Ridge (1-2-1) a 5-4 lead. […]

No Comment / March 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Priest, Buenzli, Mahlman All Metro 1st team

Trojan Justin Priest brings the ball down in the end zone for a touchdown. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

A combined 10 El Dorado County football players were named to the All Metro teams. Eight Oak Ridge and one player each from Golden Sierra and El Dorado were selected to the first, second and honorable mention teams. Three Oak Ridge gridders were named first team: wide receiver Justin Priest was selected on offense and […]

No Comment / January 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | 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 »

Oak Ridge get Folsom finals rematch

Troy's Josh Wellman breaks through Pleasant Groves defense to score a touchdown Friday night. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

Trojans hold off Eagles; Hughes 3 TDs Oak Ridge High’s varsity football program punched its ticket to the Sac-Joaquin Division I Section championship after a 26-20 semifinals win over visiting Pleasant Grove Friday night. After a first half dominated by stifling defense from both squads, the Trojans established a viable running game in the second […]

2 Comments / December 01, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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