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Solid performance by El Dorado Hills Major squad

Home runs and solid pitching ignited the El Dorado Hills Major All-Stars baseball team to a 12-3 win over Folsom American in District 54 Tournament on Deputy Jeff Mitchell Field at William Brooks Elementary School Sunday evening. Erik Bare and Drake Bicknell led off the top of the first inning for El Dorado Hills when […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Laut clears bar to become state’s best

Oak Ridge's Austin Laut stands tall on the podium after earnig first place in the pole vault at the 97th annual CIF Track and Field Championships. Village Life photo by Mike Bush

CLOVIS — Before he moves to the East Coast to study economics at Yale this fall, recent Oak Ridge High School graduate Austin Laut had one more goal to conquer — perfection in the pole vault. Winning Sierra Foothill League dual meets, plus Sac-Joaquin Section Division I and Masters’ titles in recent weeks and an array of […]

Comments Off / June 07, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Austin Laut aims high

Oak Ridge's Austin Laut is on his way up and over to a new school record at March's Sturgeon Invitational. Photo by Cindi Dulgar

New chapters in Austin Laut’s life will begin in upcoming months. Last Friday, the Oak Ridge High senior, who has earned a 4.1 grade point average, received his diploma. During the summer, Laut will work as a lifeguard at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pool. Toward the end of August, Laut will move to the East Coast to attend […]

Comments Off / May 31, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Local quartet enjoyed final game

OPTIMIST ALL STARS — From left from Oak Ridge: Sky Divinagracia and Kelsey Sather; from Ponderosa: Terra Jerpbak and Erin Anderson. Photo by Mike Bush

SACRAMENTO — Five El Dorado County high school softball players ended their diamond prep careers at the 38th annual Optimist High School Softball All-Star games on the Capital Christian High diamonds on May 24. Oak Ridge utility player Sky Divinagracia and outfielder Kelsey Sather joined Ponderosa pitcher Terra Jerpbak and catcher Erin Anderson on the South squad for the […]

Comments Off / May 28, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans shine at divisional meet

ELK GROVE — Brandon Jetter was very determined to earn a Sac-Joaquin Section Masters’ berth. This season, the Oak Ridge senior has shined in the 110 hurdles and 100 meters, plus part of the Trojans’ 4×100 relay team. But at the Sierra Foothill League trials almost two weeks ago, Jetter suffered a back injury. But he still competed in […]

Comments Off / May 24, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Baseball: Oak Ridge exits D-I playoffs

SACRAMENTO — For half an inning, the Oak Ridge High baseball team was in the driver’s seat of Thursday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I North losers’ bracket against Elk Grove at Union Stadium on the Sacramento City College campus. As Trojan teammate Logan Denholm stood on first base after hitting a high-flying base hit into right […]

Comments Off / May 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Baseball: Oak Ridge suffers first postseason loss

SACRAMENTO — An opportunity to score runs came and went fast for Oak Ridge in Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I game against Granite Bay at Union Stadium on Tuesday night. The Trojans, the No. 1 seed who swept the No. 7 seed Grizzlies all three times in Sierra Foothill League action, stranded six runners, four in […]

Comments Off / May 20, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »