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Lady Trojan soccer bows out in semis loss to Davis

By Bruce Gallaudet DAVIS — What Oak Ridge High girls soccer coach Joe Champion called a “good journey” has ended. Despite Wednesday night’s 1-0 road loss to No. 1-seed Davis, the Trojans had exceeded all expectations. Coming off a 6-9-5 campaign in 2012, Oak Ridge (12-5-3) served notice in March when it upset rival Ponderosa, […]

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Trojans baseball falls to Franklin

SACRAMENTO — A landmark varsity baseball season for Oak Ridge that saw a 12 game winning streak bring a Delta River League championship to El Dorado Hills came to an end Wednesday night as the Trojans fell to the Franklin Wildcats 4-1 at Sacramento City College. “Gotta tip your hat to (Franklin); they played well,” […]

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Un-American

BOLO — Be On the Lookout — is usually something one associates with police agencies issuing a bulletin to watch out for a person who just committed a major crime. But at the IRS it means Be On the Lookout for Tea Party groups. Not just Tea Party groups, but “Patriots,” “9/12 Project,” groups concerned […]

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My turn: Freedom under siege

Just a week after the President extolled the benign virtues of big government and told university students to ignore those who warn of its dangers, Americans woke up to headlines that this government has been targeting groups and individuals that it doesn’t like for intimidation and harassment. I appreciate the president’s sudden interest in getting […]

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Students live like pioneers for a day

Parent Deb Dean shows third graders Grace Goins, center, and Gabriela Marsh how to churn butter during Pioneer Day at Lake Forest Elementary. Photo by Julie Samrick

Lake Forest continued its annual tradition of holding Pioneer Day for its third and fourth graders last Thursday. It’s a day set aside to remember the region’s rich history as students travel back in time. With the help of many parents and teachers, Principal Bruce Peters arranges the day each year, calling on experts in […]

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Stellar spellers compete and w-i-n

The Marina Village sixth-grade team won the Division 3 El Dorado County Spelling Bee, mastering words like c-h-a-o-s and t-e-c-h-n-i-q-u-e. Front row, left to right: Ben Fox, Ryann Fox, Ethan Huang and Leyla Soltani; Back row, left to right: Laura Nepo, teacher/coach Amy Trexler and Jacob Crannell. Photo by Peggy Soltani

Oak Meadow Elementary and Marina Village Middle School dominated the competition at last Friday’s 33rd annual El Dorado County Spelling Bee in Pollock Pines.  Students representing 25 schools from as far as Lake Tahoe competed in each of four divisions. Oak Meadow students placed first in the Division 1 competition of first- and second-grade teams. […]

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Countdown to county fair begins

PLACERVILLE — We know you’ve been waiting … and it’s almost here! On June 13 the “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams” 2013 El Dorado County Fair begins. Come to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds from June 13-16 and join the fun! Be transported to the outback as the Aussie Kingdom shows off native Australian wildlife […]

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