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In health: Childhood obesity can be deadly

By Dr. Steven Long There is an obvious trend in America. We all see it. I don’t mean to be cruel but we are the fattest nation on the planet. It is obvious that this problem is beginning earlier and earlier in our lives. Overweight children most often become overweight adults. Sure, there are those […]

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Oak Ridge’s debate team tops at tourneys

Oak Ridge High School’s Speech and Debate Team won twice in a row at the regional tournaments conducted by the Capital Valley Forensic League last month. The Capital Forensic League is one of the biggest speech and debate leagues in the area with 26 participating schools in the tri-county of Yolo, El Dorado and Sacramento. The high school team […]

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Slightham, Han come up short in Masters golf tournament

STOCKTON — El Dorado golfer, Jessica Slightham, and Oak Ridge’s Victoria Han, the only county girls to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters tournament at The Reserve at Spanos Park Mondy, shot two solid scores on the tough links-style course but they weren’t low enough to move on the to NCGA/CIF State Tournament as individuals. […]

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Trojan tennis takes second; Trylovich qualifies for sections

Oak Ridge hosts Napa in team playoff match ELK GROVE — St. Francis High’s fall tennis run to an undefeated first-place finish in the Delta River League carried over to last week’s Singles/Doubles Tournament as the Troubadours enjoyed most of the success. Both Oak Ridge and Ponderosa participated at the two-day event at the Laguna […]

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Team Robotatouille takes a tour

Girls in a robotics team? You bet! Robotatouille, a team of fifth-grade girls from Folsom, is a First Lego League robotics team working on this year’s official FLL challenge — “Food Factor.” The challenge is to learn about how food is grown, harvested, processed and transported to our homes, and the difference ways that food can get contaminated along the way. the team will identify a problem and then develop an innovative solution. As part of their research Team Robotatouille visited Raley’s in Folsom where Assistant […]

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JV soccer dominates Delta League

The Oak Ridge High School boys junior varsity soccer team finished the 2011 season with a 9-1 record in the competitive Delta League. Oak Ridge’s only loss was at the feet of a strong Jesuit squad last week. The game ended with Oak Ridge losing 2-4 on a last second score by Jesuit.  After beating […]

Ryan’s Rockin’ Halloween Closet needs your costumes

Eleven-year old Ryan Manriquez loves Halloween and gets a huge kick out of dressing up each year. Putting on a costume is an annual treat he feels every kid should get to experience. So for his Rolling Hills Middle School sixth-grade community service project, the charismatic Manriquez is launching Ryan’s Rockin’ Halloween Closet to provide […]

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