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Lady Trojans nab DRL championship

The visiting Lady Trojans jumped out to a 41-17 halftime lead and coasted to the Delta River League victory Friday. Oak Ridge walked away with the league pennant and a final score of 70-36. Dakota McLarnan led the offense with 13 points, Haley Anderson scored 10; Natalie Stone, Carly Bettencourt and Jenna Klein each tallied […]

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Oak Ridge boys fall short against Folsom

By Tyler Schmidt Mother Lode News correspondent The Oak Ridge boys basketball team entered Friday’s game against Folsom on a high note after having knocked off Pleasant Grove Wednesday and breaking a four-game losing streak, but the high was erased with an 58-50 overtime loss to the Bulldogs. The Trojans played the first half without their […]

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Oak Ridge, Pondo sends 23 to Divisionals

KEATON SUBJECK works an arm bar on Bruin wrestler Chip Hendricks during a January dual meet. The two met again at the DRL Championships, with Subjeck again finishing the victor. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

By Scott Warden Mother Lode News correspondent ELK GROVE — The Ponderosa and Oak Ridge wrestling teams started the postseason and the road to the state meet Saturday at Pleasant Grove in the Delta River League championships. The top four wrestlers in each weight class advance to this weekend’s Divsional meet at Franklin High. Ponderosa’s […]

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Hometown Hero: Jonathan Lucas

JonathanLucas

Air Force Airman Jonathan M. Lucas graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

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Neighbor saves Folsom family from blaze

FOLSOM — Folsom Fire Department and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District firefighters responded to a single alarm structure fire inside a mobile home located in the 700 block of Oakdale Street Saturday morning. A total of four engines companies, two truck companies, three paramedic ambulances, three chief officers and one fire investigator were dispatched to the […]

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Got an investigative spirit? Join the Grand Jury

The opportunity for residents to submit their names for possible nomination for the 2011-12 El Dorado County Grand Jury is now available. The Grand Jury acts as an investigative body to ensure that county, special district, and city government is being effectively run. The Grand Jury is not a jury for a trial. The Judges […]

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So much from so many / Dr. Vicki Barber

Dr. Vicki Barber

When a tragedy occurs, our community steps forward and envelopes those who have been impacted with strong, caring arms. Last week we in El Dorado County experienced such an event. When Sam LaCara died in a senseless shooting on Feb. 2 we lost a wonderful husband, father, principal and community leader. Even though we may never […]

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