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Neighbors look after one of their own

A WELCOME OUTING — Friends Pat Hill, Curtis Howard, Anthony Pizutti, Chip Miller, Fergus Merritt and Wade Goins, left to right, wheeled Mike Shields out to enjoy some sun and basketball. Courtesy photo

Mike Shields, an El Dorado Hills teacher and resident of Fairchild Village is astonished and grateful for the overwhelming support offered by his neighbors, family and friends following an early morning car accident he was involved in on April 14, resulting in severe injuries to his back, foot, sternum and hand. After surgery to his […]

Comments Off / May 05, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Varsity lacrosse gets it done

By Chris Donahue Long-time lacrosse rivals Oak Ridge and Granite Bay battled for the win Tuesday evening, with Oak Ridge clinching the 7-5 victory in the last seconds of the game. The varsity Trojans have been hampered by numerous injuries and Tuesday was the first time since the beginning of the season that the entire varsity team was […]

Comments Off / May 05, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan girls lacrosse team ties for second overall

In front of a Senior Night crowd, the Oak Ridge girls lacrosse team had a “typical barnburner,” according to coach Ed Holton, against St. Francis Tuesday in the last game of the season, won by St. Francis 11-10. The seniors who played for the final time as Trojans include Megan Lee, Heather Tegley, Jennifer Tegley and […]

Comments Off / May 04, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Making changes in New Orleans

DIRTY WORK — John Taseff, left, and friends remove mold from a New Orleans home damaged by Hurrican Katrina. Courtesy photo

Earlier in the year I decided to take the plunge and sign up for what is called Alternate Student Break – a group at Northwestern University that  organizes about 10 different trips across the Midwest to work on service projects. It means not coming home for break (which means being at NU for almost six […]

Comments Off / May 03, 2011 | Posted in Commentary,Feature Photos | Read More »

Girl Scout hosting self-defense class

Kelsey Nager

Kelsey Nager wants to open young girls’ eyes to the dangers of sex trafficking Local Girl Scout Kelsey Nager invites girls ages 12-18 to a free event at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 14 to learn about sex trafficking and to participate in a […]

Comments Off / April 29, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

JV softball having a great season

ANOTHER VICTORY —€” The Lady Trojans JV softball team celebrates their win over Sheldon Wednesday. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge High School JV Softball is doing phenomenal this year with a 5-1-1 record in League (Delta River League D1) and 14-3-1 overall including tournament play. The girls defeated Sheldon High School from Elk Grove Wednesday at home, 25-1.

Comments Off / April 28, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge athletes sign on dotted line

Signing at Oak Ridge High School Monday are left to right, Nicolette Bondure, golf, CSUS, Jackie Mansoor, track, Chico State, Brittany Putman, Cross Country/Track, UC, Santa Barbara, Case Donahue, Lacrosse, Dominican University of California, Carly Bettencourt, Basketball, California State Universiy, East Bay, Ryan Adams, Football, Concordia, (Nebraska), Will Findlay, Track, Stanford, Samantha Ralstin, Cross Country/Track, Cal Berkeley, Benji Xie, Track/MIT, Zach Speno, Track, USA  Pacific, and Jon Tuttle, Volleyball, California Baptist University. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Breakfast and forms to sign greeted 11 Oak Ridge athletes bright and early Monday morning. As family and friends enjoyed the moment the students signed letters of intent to continue competing for the college or university of their choice after months of agonizing, visits and decision making. Golfer Nicolette Bondura will play for California State […]

Comments Off / April 28, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »