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Fast start carries Troy

ELK GROVE — Defense and three touchdown passes from quarterback Ian Book to wide receiver Justin Priest keyed Oak Ridge’s 21-13 win over Franklin in a nonleague football game at Cosumnes Oaks High Friday. Trojan linebacker James Portilla’s interception and fumble recovery set the defensive tone in the first quarter. The fumble recovery at the […]

No Comment / September 15, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Young athletes prepare for triathlon

Srill smiling after seven miles, Jack German-Russell, 12, of Rescue, right, rides with Epic Tri Coach, Amanda Aldrich of Folsom at the Kids Triathlon Camp. Many camp participants will compete in a triathlon next month. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

FOLSOM — Hannah Pawlek has played soccer most of her life but last spring the Oak Ridge High junior suffered an injury that forced her to drop the sport. “I needed a new sport,” said Pawlek who wanted to stay active. “I love biking and I love running.” Pawlek was one of 32 young adults […]

No Comment / August 18, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Napear ‘calls’ El Dorado Hills home

WEB napear

Grant Napear can be heard and seen in El Dorado County, Northern California and the country. Since 1995, the El Dorado Hills resident has been the host of the ”Grant Napear Show” on KHTK, CBS Sports 1140 weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m. Napear also fills-in for nationally syndicated sports radio talk show host Jim Rome, whose show can also be […]

No Comment / July 15, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Home run does in El Dorado Hills

El Dorado Hills' Anthony Pallari makes contact in Tuesday's game against Woodcreek. Photo by Pam Hennessy, Caught in the Act Photography

RANCHO MURIETA — The El Dorado Hills Majors All-Stars out hit the opposition Tuesday at Stonehouse Field but one of the four Woodreek hits proved to be the difference  — a home run — as the Roseville area team knocked El Dorado Hills out of the winner’s bracket with a 4-1 win. With the game […]

No Comment / July 05, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Giants too much for Red Sox

Back-to-back home runs paved the way for the El Dorado Hills Giants, who posted a 4-1 win over the Ponderosa Red Sox in the District 54 Little League Majors Division’s Tournament of Champions at Rotary Park last Wednesday. Leading 2-1 in the bottom of the third inning, the Giants added the final two runs when […]

No Comment / June 20, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Kubick makes splash at section finals

LODI — Dylan Kubick ended his high school swimming career with second place finishes and All-American status at the Sac-Joaquin Section swimming and diving finals at the Tokay High pool on Saturday. The Oak Ridge senior took second place in the 200 intermediate medley with a time of 1:52.14 that earned him an automatic All-American […]

No Comment / May 12, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans sweep Bruins to capture league crown

Grab No. 1 seed for D-I playoffs SHINGLE SPRINGS — If the Oak Ridge High baseball team was going to win a share of the Delta River League title, the Trojans needed to have a big day at the plate against league and intra-county rival Ponderosa. Oak Ridge banged out 12 hits and winning pitcher […]

No Comment / May 09, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »