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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 »

Softball: Lady Trojans drop league finale

Oak Ridge had eight hits but Del Oro posted a 10-3 Sierra Foothill League softball win Tuesday on the Trojans’ Senior Day. The Lady Trojans (6-6 in the SFL, 13-14) came into the game having already clinched one of the league’s five playoff berths. The Golden Eagles (9-3 in the SFL, 16-9) scored their first run in the top […]

Comments Off / May 06, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lacrosse: Late rally not enough for Oak Ridge

A second half rally was close but no victory host Oak Ridge in a boys Senior Night 14-9 loss to Granite Bay. After it was held to one goal in the third period, Oak Ridge, which trailed 7-6 at halftime, scored most of its goals in the fourth period off face-offs and Grizzly turnovers. “The […]

Comments Off / April 30, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »