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Former Olympians share their love for Echo Summit

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their fists in the air again Friday morning at Echo Summit. The former Olympians, members of the 1968 U.S. Olympic Men’s Track and Field team who raced neck-and-neck in the 200 meters at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, were guest speakers at Return to the […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Camp teaches young players fundamental skills

Shelby Peters smiles at a student while leading warm up exercises at the Oak Ridge High School Youth Basketball Camp on June 4. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

In order to be one of the best high school basketball players in the Sacramento region, mastering the fundamentals is a prerequisite. Approximately 50 kids did just that this week at the 22nd annual Oak Ridge Summer Basketball Camp, held in the Trojans’ gym that began Monday and ran through yesterday. The camp, separated into afternoon […]

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

Peterson shines at divisional meet

ELK GROVE — Oak Ridge High long distance runner Rachel Peterson had a personal record, placing fifth in the finals of the 3200 meters at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I finals with a time of 11 minutes, 3.76 seconds. “I really wasn’t expecting it,” said Peterson, a senior. “I’ve had a few bad races the […]

Comments Off / May 25, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Local athletes shine at D-I meet

ELK GROVE — Eight El Dorado County high school field athletes raised the bar Wednesday, literally. Competing in the finals of the Sac Joaquin Section Division I Track and Field trials/finals at Elk Grove High, Oak Ridge’s Austin Laut and Kasian Strawick took fifth and sixth places, respectively, as they cleared the bar at 14 feet, […]

Comments Off / May 22, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Soccer: Lady Trojans reach D-I title game

ELK GROVE — Julia Crawford and Nina Grimes delivered for the Oak Ridge High girls soccer team Wednesday. Crawford scored two goals, including one in penalty kicks, while Grimes made a huge PK save for the Lady Trojans in their Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinal game against Franklin that produced a 3-1 victory on PKs. […]

Comments Off / May 15, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Baseball: Trojans rally to win playoff opener

In his fourth appearance at home plate, Erik McNeill delivered in a big way for the Oak Ridge High baseball team. The junior second baseman, hitless in two at bats with a walk in Monday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I home opener against Napa, hit the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning […]

Comments Off / May 13, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge wins battle of Trojans

THAT'S GONNA GET IN — Oak Ridge's Hannah Miller, No. 11, watches as teammate Brenna Palmer, right, scores the Trojans' second goal Tuesday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Hannah Miller was all over the field for the Oak Ridge High girls soccer team against Lincoln in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff opener. The senior forward had an assist and took many shots on goal that helped her team to a 3-0 win in the battle of the Trojans. The win sends Oak […]

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