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JV lacrosse takes second

SECOND PLACE FINISH —€” The Oak Ridge High School JV lacrosse team made it to the championship round at the Alhambra Bulldog Classic in Martinez on March 5. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge JV team took second place at the Alhambra Bulldog Classic in Martinez on March 5, going undefeated in pool play against Ygnacio Valley, Berkeley, San Francisco and tournament hosts Alhambra. The Lady Trojans’ only loss was to Piedmont High School in the championship game. “This year’s JV squad is comprised of many players that are new to the sport of […]

Comments Off / March 08, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Art show ‘Awash With Color’

"Traverse City Victorian"€ by Ken Potter was the Best of Show 2010 Members Exhibit.

“Awash With Color” — WASH Inc. or Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons presents its annual members’ watercolor show. Juried by Steve Walters, “Awash With Color” will be a display of up to 100 members’ watercolor paintings at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5330 B Gibbons Drive in Carmichael. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 7 […]

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Taekwondo student brings home the gold

GOLD MEDAL WINNER Allison Prior of El Dorado Hills looks calm as a judge ranks her No. 1 at USA Taekwondo's 2011 US Open in Texas last month. She trains at Elite Taekwondo USA in Cameron Park. Courtesy photo

Twelve-year-old Allison Prior of El Dorado Hills traveled to Austin, Texas, last month to compete in the 12-13 year old Cadet 2 category in Sports Poomsae (forms) at USA Taekwondo’s 2011 U.S. Open. She topped all opponents. Allison’s field of competitors consisted of 22 athletes who traveled from Korea, Mexico, Canada, and 11 states. In […]

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Oak Ridge varsity athletes achieve personal bests at Sac State track meet

HURDLER Shannon Trumball, an Oak Ridge junior, out jumps an opponent at the Sacramento Track Classic at Sac State. Photo courtesy of Bridgette Youngberg

Varsity high school track and field athletes from 35 schools enjoyed competing at Sacramento State’s facility on March 5, a very mild day with very little wind. Many Oak Ridge athletes set personal bests or came very close to their personal bests at this early season invitational. Athletes who placed in the top three in […]

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Students paint island escape on classroom wall

ART IN THE CLASSROOM — Sixth-graders Alexa Van Komen, 11, left, and Madison Fischer, 11, are immersed in the ocean they and their classmates painted with math teacher Lynn Simpkin and muralist Nancie Chopp in their Marina Village Middle School classroom. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Lynn Simpkin’s students might have a hard time concentrating in class these days. Why? The ocean and sandy beach painted on her marina Village Middle School classroom wall beckons them. Simpkin, muralist Nancie Chopp and the sixth-graders painted the mural as part of a lesson on island and ocean biomes. “We were looking for a way […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Meadow artists showcase their work

ART APPRECIATORS — Oak Meadow fourth-graders Tyler Silva, Grant Silva and Austin Green, left to right, study stocking sculptures made out of nylon stockings, wheat paste, wire hangers and paint from Mrs. Brennan's fourth-grade class at the second annual Oak Meadow Art Walk on Feb. 24. Photo by Michelle Silva

By Michelle Silva More than 600 students and family members of Oak Meadow Elementary attended the second annual Oak Meadow Art Walk, a visual arts showcase of all Oak Meadow students’ work. The Feb. 24 event featured masterpieces on display for one evening only. The projects were created with a wide variety of material and mediums inspired […]

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Storm rains down on competition

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THE EL DORADO HILLS YOUTH BASKETBALL girls team Storm won their championship in a close and exciting game Feb. 26 at Oak Ridge High School. Pictured left to right are coach Keith DeLapp, Krosby DeLapp, Dominique Pizzuti, Katey Nill, Claire Freeman, Emma Olds and Victoria Ramirez (seated).

Comments Off / March 02, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »