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Lady Trojans sweep Bruins

In their first and only nonconference volleyball meeting Wednesday, Oak Ridge and Ponderosa provided excitement in front of their respective fans inside the Trojans’ gym. There were several long rallies in the contest, but Oak Ridge (9-0) posted a three-game sweep over Ponderosa (5-6) by the scores of 25-20, 25-17, 25-21. In the first game, Oak […]

Comments Off / September 14, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge captures Craft

Out of 11 games played in the 26th annual Christine Craft Tournament, the most important one for Oak Ridge Saturday was the final against Oakmont. The Lady Trojans’ three-set win was good for the first place trophy in the Gold Playoff Bracket. Oak Ridge won 25-19, 21-25, 15-9. According to Oak Ridge co-head coaches Christy Bergin and Breanna […]

Comments Off / September 07, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Troy beats old foe

Oak Ridge's Kelly Krigger digs one out Wednesday against Rio Americano. Courtesy photo

Although the Oak Ridge High volleyball team played St. Francis in Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Foundation match, it felt — just like old times — that the Delta River League title was at stake. The former Delta River League neighbors matched one another point-per-point in their two-hour, four-set match that netted Oak Ridge a 25-21, 30-28, […]

Comments Off / September 03, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans ready for tougher league

Book bros., running backs and receivers headline offense Team: Oak Ridge Division: I League: Sierra Foothill League — Del Oro, Folsom, Granite Bay, Nevada Union, Rocklin and Woodcreek. 2013 record: 12-2 overall, Sac-Joaquin Section D-I runner-up; 4-1 in Delta River League, second place. Head coach: Eric Cavaliere, eighth year. Assistant coaches: Mark Watson (quarterbacks/passing game coordinator), Chris Williams (offensive line/running game coordinator), Bill Bunce […]

Comments Off / August 24, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

New law tackles gridiron concussion problem

El Dorado County varsity high school football head coaches have mixed feelings regarding a new state law Gov. Jerry Brown signed last week. The bill, AD 2127, limits full-contact football practices to two hours a week during the season and prohibits summer full-contact camps, including those out-of-state. The bill’s aim is to reduce the number of concussions […]

Comments Off / July 31, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

El Dorado Hills 9/10s oh so close

EL DORADO HILLS starting pitcher Jack Pina kept his team in Wednesday's title game with a complete game performance. Photo by Justine Jonutz/Caught in the Act Photography

ROSEVILLE — For the third time in four days, the El Dorado Hills 9-10 All Stars baseball team played Woodcreek and, for the second time in two days, had the chance to claim the District 54 title at Richards Field. Depsite a 45-minute delay, both teams provided excitement from the first pitch to the last. In the […]

Comments Off / July 10, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

El Dorado Hills 9/10s upend Woodcreek

BRADEN FRANK rounds the bag at third Sunday after clubbing a three-run home run that gave the El Dorado Hills 9/10 All Stars a 7-3 lead. Photo by Chris Gaither/Caught in the Act Photography

Advance to title game ROSEVILLE — Three home runs gave the El Dorado Hills 9-10 All Star baseball team a berth in the District 54 championship game. Playing Woodcreek at Richards Field Sunday, El Dorado Hills produced an 11-6 victory. Monday, El Dorado Hills (3-0) played Woodcreek again for a chance to lock up the District […]

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