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Christina Fusano’s tennis career veers in new direction

PRO TENNIS PLAYER Christina Fusano, 30, of Plymouth, and a former Bruin, has made it into the U.S. Open. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Here’s some good trivia: which professional player from El Dorado County has played women’s tennis great Serena Williams several times? Tough one? Here’s a clue. She prepped at Ponderosa High and faced Williams not that long ago at Sunrise Mall. You don’t have to ask Christina Fusano this question because she’s the answer. Playing the […]

Comments Off / September 01, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

Trojans fall to Marauders

TROJAN SOUTHPAW Alex Fitchett held Jesuit scoreless for the first four innings Tuesday at American River College. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

SACRAMENTO — After a pair of convincing postseason victories, Oak Ridge suffered an abysmal offensive outing, falling to Delta River League rival Jesuit 8-0 in Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I baseball playoff semi-final match-up. The Trojans arrived to American River College with just one win standing between them and a championship birth. But with starting pitchers Chris Muse-Fisher and Austin Ales […]

Comments Off / May 25, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans thump top-ranked Elk Grove

OAK RIDGE pitcher Chris Muse-Fisher picked up the win in the Trojans' first-round playoff victory Friday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

SACRAMENTO — Oak Ridge right-fielder Luke Eicher provided the defense, and starting pitcher Austin Ales provided the pitching Saturday at American River College in a convincing 8-1 victory over top-ranked Elk Grove in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I baseball playoffs. Ales went seven strong innings, striking out six and allowing zero […]

Comments Off / May 23, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan hitters headed to the playoffs

OAK RIDGE PITCHER Chris Muse-Fisher, seen here in an earlier game, pitched a 74 pitch no-hitter in the Trojan's Monday match-up against Pleasant Grove. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

Host Oak Ridge clinched a playoff berth despite falling to visiting Pleasant Grove 7-6 in Tuesday’s tightly contested Delta River League varsity baseball game. In the top of the seventh inning the score was tied 6-6, but the Eagles sent the eventual winning run home on a pair of errors by the Trojan defense. “We […]

Comments Off / May 13, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Stancheck shines in final Trojan home game

Behind Oak Ridge ace Kasey Stanchek’s complete-game shutout, the host Trojans prevailed 3-0 over Pleasant Grove in Wednesday’s Delta River League softball showdown. Coming in, Oak Ridge faced a virtual must-win against arguably the best pitching in the league in Pleasant Grove’s right-hander Ally Carda. “I told the girls to be aggressive but to realize […]

Comments Off / May 05, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan offense stagnant; they drop pitcher’s duel to St. Francis

The Oak Ridge offense failed to advance a runner past second-base, falling 4-0 to St. Francis in Wednesday’s Delta River League varsity softball match. St. Francis starting pitcher Stephanie Heyward had an afternoon to remember, throwing a complete game one-hit beauty to go with a huge three-run triple in the seventh to extinguish any hopes […]

Comments Off / April 14, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »