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Mountain bikers race out of prison

Local riders enjoyed scenic views along their path during the "Race Behind Bars" in Folsom earlier this month. Photo by Vince Tarry

By Mark Crofoot The second Northern California High School Mountain Bike Race of the season took place on March 10 on the grounds of Folsom Prison. More than 480 racers took part in the first “Race Behind Bars.” The race, taking place over a six-mile course starting from the Folsom fairgrounds, sent racers through the trees […]

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Lady Trojans top Vista Del Lago

Meet Oak Ridge's JV softball team: Reagan Jacobs (front row); Clair Cahill, Sky Divinagracia, Jenna Fitzgerald, Kelsey Sather and Kadie Macy (middle row, left to right; and Antonia Goldman, Maddie Dougherty, Bailey McBride, Rachel Russell, Sarah Orman, Katina Vail and Coach Marc Goldman (back row, left to right). Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge and Vista Del Lago’s JV softball teams met for the first time this season with Oak Ridge coming out on top, 16 to 5. Lady Trojans Kelsey Sather and Antonia Goldman combined for five hits; Reagan Jacobs had a home run and Jenna Fitzgerald and Katina Vail each contributed a triple. Jacobs pitched […]

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It’s on to Sleep Train for Lady Trojans

Play for NorCal title BRENTWOOD — Ali Bettencourt exceeded her CIF NorCal scoring average Tuesday — barely — and the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team needed every one of them in its thrilling 51-50 win over Heritage in the regional semifinal game. The victory sends Oak Ridge (30-4) to Saturday’s NorCal D-I final against Berkeley […]

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Girl Scout’s health fair educates children

Girl Scout Mandy Price and Marshall Mouse give a thumbs up at Price's health fair. The Girl Scout said she wanted to educate children about the benefits of healthy lifestyles. Courtesy photo

Girl Scout Mandy Price spent a Saturday morning educating people about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. For her her Girl Scout Gold Award project to benefit children in her community, Price recently hosted a health fair in El Dorado Hills that focused on exercising and eating healthy. Booths at the event educated visitors about bike […]

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Oak Ridge Speech and Debate teams go to State

On to states — ORHS Speech and Debate teammates Nathan Somavrapu and Kathan Somavrapu (back row), along with Sanjay Raavi, Shaheryar Ajmal and Anshman Kotha (front row) celebrate with coach Eric Larsen, center. Two teams of two will go to the state competition next month. Courtesy photo

By Sree Raavi Oak Ridge High School Speech and Debate Team members Sanjay Raavi and Shaheryar Ajmal will represent their school at state competition in two events — International Extemporaneous Speech and Public Forum Debate. The state competition will be held April 18-22 at West Ranch High School in Valencia. “It has been three years […]

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Cotton Patch Gospel raises the roof

"Cotton Patch Gospel" puts a country twist on the story of Jesus. Courtesy phto

The greatest story ever retold is based on Tom Key’s and Russell Treyz’ book “The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan” in which the Gospel is presented in rural Georgia with country music songs. “Cotton Patch Gospel” is the final and perhaps best work of musician/lyricist Harry Chapin. As this Gospel begins, […]

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A dose of Dan: Welcome to the family mobile phone wars

Want to become unpopular in a hurry with your middle school children? Tell them they can’t have a mobile phone when many of their friends are running around with the devices. It’s a struggle my wife and I are managing at home these days. We’re sticking to our guns, and the boys, ages 12 and […]

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