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Ty Freehill free wheels to championship

HIGH FLYING Ty Freehill practices at his El Dorado Hills training course. Freehill is a 7-year-old AMA Arena Cross champion. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum

While the rest of us settled on brunch, flowers, candy or a card to honor mom this past Mother’s Day, Ty Freehill had bigger things in mind. The 7-year-old motocross racer added to his already impressive list of accomplishments by winning the Las Vegas Amateur AMA National Arenacross Championship at UNLV’s Sam Boyd Stadium. He […]

No Comment / May 26, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Kasey Stanchek moves on to the Pac-10

OAK RIDGE PITCHER Kasey Stanchek, second from right, always gave credit teammates for the Lady Trojans' success. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Noticably absent from this week’s Sac-Joaquin Section girls’ softball playoffs are Oak Ridge High and four-year senior starting pitcher Kasey Stanchek. For three straight seasons, Stanchek toed the rubber at the Sacramento Softball Complex and pitched the Trojans to back-to-back-to-back section titles —  outright or sometimes in comebacks. Oak Ridge, with eight Division II and III […]

No Comment / May 25, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Eight-run inning by Oak Ridge buries Lady Bruins

Pitcher Kasey Stanchek got the outs, catcher Jackie Schmaeling hit one out and the Oak Ridge defense turned three outs on one play as the Trojans defeated host Ponderosa 11-3 in the teams’ final Delta River League softball matchup. The score was tied 2-2 at one point before Oak Ridge broke out with eight runs in the fourth inning. […]

No Comment / May 13, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Lady Bruins shock St. Francis; secure playoff spot

Brittany Gisin’s return shot into the upper right corner minutes in was buttressed by a monstrous game-long defensive effort by the entire Ponderosa soccer squad Wednesday as the host Lady Bruins upset Delta River League-leading St. Francis 1-0. The victory in the last regular season home game guaranteed Ponderosa (4-3-3) a spot in the upcoming CIF […]

No Comment / May 05, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge baseball edges Bruins

TROJAN PITCHER Austin Ales gets ready to throw another strike. VIllage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Chris Muse-Fisher’s game-ending strikeout of the only batter he faced stranded runners at the corners Saturday as host Oak Ridge held on for a 4-3 Delta River League win over Ponderosa. The Bruins’ uprising began after Trojan starter Austin Ales easily retired the first two in the top of the seventh; he needed one more […]

No Comment / May 02, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan girls fly past Eagles

Marissa Ribeiro’s hat trick sparked an offensive explosion for the Oak Ridge High soccer team Wednesday and the Lady Trojans, behind a season-high number of goals, routed visiting Pleasant Grove 5-zip. Oak Ridge, which improved to 2-2-3 in the Delta River League, carried a 1-0 lead to the second half. Ribeiro scored twice more, Tiffani Reimers headed one […]

No Comment / April 28, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Bruins edge Troy on Kimball’s penalty kick

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SHINGLE SPRINGS — Jenna Hufford’s last-second block of Carisa Rivers’ turn shot made for a dramatic finish in Monday’s Ponderosa-Oak Ridge Delta River League soccer matchup. The denial of the Trojans’ best attempt preserved a lead the host Bruins made stand for a 1-0 victory. Hufford, Ponderosa’s goalie, saw little action thanks to the Bruins’ last line of […]

No Comment / April 28, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »