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El Dorado Hills sailor takes Camellia Cup

2014 Camellia Cup Champion Craig Lee, right, holds up his long-awaited trophy. The El Dorado Hills resident has participated in the annual Folsom Lake race for more than four decades. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Sailor Craig Lee of El Dorado Hills finally accomplished his lifelong ambition of, at age 60, becoming Camellia Cup champion. Lee has competed in the Camellia Cup, the Sacramento area’s longest running sailboat regatta, since the age of 14 and took the trophy on April 27. Sailing his single-handed Banshee, In n Out, […]

Comments Off / May 04, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Ponderosa sweeps Trojans

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Six Delta River League sets equals two wins for Ponderosa which followed up its victory at Jesuit with Friday’s 26-24, 25-21, 25-14 victory over visiting Oak Ridge. After the first set went overtime, the Bruins led the second after breaking a 13-13 tie before storming back from an early deficit in the […]

Comments Off / April 06, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Softball: Lady Trojans pull away

SHINGLE SPRINGS — “Make ‘em pay” were the final words Amber Orchard heard as teammate Caitlyn Olan was walked to load the bases in the sixth-inning of Thursday’s intra-county Delta River League clash between visiting Oak Ridge and Ponderosa. Orchard did, ripping a huge 3-run double, as the Trojans pulled away to defeat the Bruins […]

Comments Off / April 06, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Girls soccer: Trojans edge Bruins 2-1

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Anna Lippuner’s penalty kick late in the second half capped a comeback that gave Oak Ridge the 2-1 Delta River League victory over host Ponderosa Tuesday. Mother Nature’s wrath — varying degrees of rain, chill and wind gusts  — threatened to  undermine play on the pitch. Not until the Bruins broke the […]

Comments Off / April 03, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Softball: Cook’s clutch against Union Mine

Bailey Cook’s two-out, sixth-inning double to the gap in left-center scored pinch-runner Jenna Fitzgerald all the way from first base in Oak Ridge’s 5-4 victory over Union Mine. The Trojans’ come-from-behind win Saturday morning opened Oak Ridge’s round-robin tournament. Both Troy and the D’backs played Center in the afternoon. Trailing 4-2, Caitlyn Olan’s triple into […]

Comments Off / March 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans’ NorCal trek gets diverted

Senior Michelle Barkley goes up for a tough shot between two Monte Vista defenders during Saturday's NorCal playoff game. Despite the team's best efforts — Barkley led with 13 points — the Lady Trojans were eliminated by the Mustangs. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge’s gritty second-half attempt to overtake Monte Vista fell short Saturday and the host Trojans were eliminated from the NorCal playoffs after a 54-42 loss to the Mustangs. Though Oak Ridge (26-6) trimmed a once 15-point deficit to two in the fourth quarter, Monte Vista scored 15 of the last 20 points to triumph […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

On to Sleep Train for Trojans

STOCKTON — Oak Ridge can check off all scenarios in three victories over Pleasant Grove this season: home, away, neutral. Tuesday’s at the Spanos Center on the University of the Pacific campus was the biggest as the Lady Trojans toppled the Eagles 59-45 for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinal win. Oak Ridge (26-4) now […]

Comments Off / March 06, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »