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Trojans struck by Thunder

ROCKLIN — It’s hard telling the more impressive at Rocklin High Friday night: its dance squad, the halftime pyrotechnics show or its football team. Safe guess to say Oak Ridge thinks it’s the latter after the Thunder rolled past the Trojans 59-21 in Sierra Foothill League action. Rocklin, which celebrated its homecoming, owned field positioning all evening. Thunder quarterback […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EDH academy helps college boxers

BOXING COACH Norm Tavalero, center, stands with his students Manuel Ballestero, right, and Gabriel Mejorado at Urban Sprawl in El Dorado Hills. VIllage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The track record of El Dorado County student-athletes going to four-year colleges to continue their careers is impressive. Most, if not all of the major sports are covered: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, track and field, cross country, tennis and swimming. But has an area athlete ever gone for boxing? Ever? Thanks to trainer […]

Comments Off / August 21, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EDH Majors fall one run short

GRANITE BAY – Drew Walling’s successive strikeouts stranded Anthony McDaris at second base in the bottom of the sixth inning as Lakeside edged El Dorado Hills 6-5 in District 54 Little League Majors’ All Star action at Feist Park Saturday. El Dorado Hills had battled back from a 5-0 deficit and were in good shape with […]

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

Trojans fall short of D-I banner

OAK RIDGE'S Anna Lippuner draws a crowd of St. Francis Troubadours in Saturday's Sac-Joaquin Division I Section final at Cosumnes Oaks High. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

ELK GROVE — Anna Gregg’s first-half goal stood as St. Francis denied Oak Ridge’s title hopes with Saturday’s 1-0 win at Cosumnes High for the Division I championship in the all-Delta River League final. The Troubadour’s bend-don’t-break defense survived numerous Trojan chances. Alone, Oak Ridge lined up for nine corner kicks and relentlessly crashed the […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Baseball: Troy wins with walk-off

Logan Denholm’s RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning drove in Mickey Meinhofer as host and playoff-bound Oak Ridge posted the 7-6 walkoff Senior Day victory over Jesuit Tuesday. Meinhofer had reached on an inning-opening dropped line drive to right field. After Tyson Solis sacrificed and Tanner Ales walked, Denholm […]

Comments Off / May 08, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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 »