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Sports highlight of 2014: OR soccer triumphs under new leadership

In what’s arguably the high school sports story of 2014, Oak Ridge’s soccer program completed a massive transformation since head coach Joe Champion and his team took the helm two years ago. The school’s assistant soccer coach Eric Davidson recounted how far the team has come. During varsity girls’ try outs in early 2013, he […]

January 07, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge captures own tourney crown

If the Oak Ridge High boys basketball team needed motivation in the Dec. 30 title game against Monterey Trail of its own Trojan Toss Up, its performance at a previous tournament in toppling a top-ranked team ignited the fuel. Against the Mustangs, Oak Ridge (10-4) played its game and took the top trophy after its 51-42 victory. […]

January 07, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge alum takes UAV head coach job

LANCASTER — University of Antelope Valley Director of Athletics Jeff Bussell has announced the hiring of Brad Rogers as the first ever head men’s basketball coach for UAV. Rogers comes to the Pioneers after spending the last three years working as an assistant men’s basketball coach and assistant athletic director at Arizona Christian University. “Brad’s success in […]

December 31, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Trojans blitz Greenwave

Two 15-2 runs in the first and third quarters set the tone for the Oak Ridge High boys basketball team, which beat Churchill County 80-25 to open play in the annual Trojan Toss Up. The Trojans (8-4) dominated on the boards in the first quarter as they out-rebounded the Greenwave, 12-4. That included five offensive rebounds […]

December 31, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Trojans take Toss Up title

Peters MVP; McCoy, Derksen All Tourney Oak Ridge High’s burst of fourth-quarter offense gave it the lead, cushion and eventual 51-41 win over Pleasant Grove in last Tuesday’s championship game of the 20th annual Trojan Toss Up Tournament. Former league and playoff adversaries, the two finalists were embroiled in a one-point affair after three quarters before Oak […]

December 31, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Taekwondo team brings home the medals

Eleven El Dorado Hills Taekwondo Competition Team members traveled to Portland, Ore., Dec. 12-14 to participate in the Pan American Open Taekwondo Championships. Owner/Master Instructor Paul A. Olson took his group on the journey with the hopes of the team members gaining experience at a tournament featuring international competition. The global-rated event drew athletes from nearly […]

December 31, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge girls deliver when it counts

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 […]

December 24, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,
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