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Trojans edge Pondo

SHINGLE SPRINGS — It was a gritty grind Tuesday afternoon as host Ponderosa squared off against neighboring Oak Ridge in a physical rivalry match that saw the Trojans pull away with a 1-0 victory. “We knew the kind of game it was going to be going into today,” Bruin head coach Greg Spangler said. “When […]

No Comment / October 09, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

JV water polo team tops in Turlock

Oak Ridge's junior varsity squad celebrates a tournament win. Courtesy photo

By Caroline Taylor  Led by Coach Patrick Muniz, the Oak Ridge JV boys’ water polo team returned home as tournament champions after winning all four games at the Turlock Invitational Tournament, Oct. 4-5. In the first game against Golden Valley, Matthew Fehr helped the team with three steals. Jack Davidson and William Kirk had two […]

No Comment / October 07, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Guest column: It’s hard out there for a doctor

America’s doctor shortage is quickly becoming a crisis. No less than 14 states have introduced legislation or created new programs to deal with the problem. The Association of American Medical Colleges reports that the country is currently short 20,000 doctors. Over the next decade, that number could quintuple. And Obamacare is only making things worse. […]

No Comment / October 06, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Folsom Symphony begins season with Wagner, Borodin, Mahler

By Linda Holderness The Folsom Symphony opens its 10th season, “Around the World and Beyond,” on Oct. 12 with “Titans,” featuring three works from German, Russian and Bohemian (now Czech Republic) composers. The evening starts with Richard Wagner’s “Rienzi” overture, continues with Alexander Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances” from the opera “Prince Igor” and closes with Gustav […]

No Comment / October 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Trojan boys fall to Jesuit, Trojan girls lose to St. Francis

Oak Ridge High’s boys and girls water polo programs hosted games against Jesuit and and St. Francis Tuesday at the CSD pool, losing both Delta Valley Conference matchups. Following an exciting JV upset where the Trojans edged Jesuit 7-6 in overtime, Oak Ridge’s varsity boys struggled to find momentum, falling 14-6 to a stingy Jesuit […]

No Comment / October 03, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Hands4Hope hosting dinner for thieves

Tickets are now on sale for Hands4Hope – Youth Making A Difference’s annual benefit dinner and costume ball dedicated to supporting the nonprofit group’s youth development program and numerous outreach activities. “Thieves In The Temple” will have a bit of an “Indiana Jones”/”Lara Croft Tomb Raider”/ “The Mummy: feel to it. Placerville’s Old Town Grill […]

No Comment / September 30, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Varsity runners take on Stanford course

Oak Ridge freshman Luke Bricca leads a pack of runners at the Stanford Invitational. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge’s boys and girls cross country teams ran good races at the Sept. 28 Stanford Cross Country Invitational on the university’s golf course. The varsity girls placed fifth out of 30 teams in the Division 1 race; 209 runners from high schools all over the state and out of state completed the course. Lady Trojan Rachel […]

No Comment / September 30, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »