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Mefford dual winner at CIF meet

OAK RIDGE swimmer Bryce Mefford stands atop the podium for his backstroke win at the CIF Championships in Clovis last weekend. Photo by Tim McCormick

CLOVIS — Oak Ridge swimmer Bryce Mefford and the Trojans shined at the first-ever California Interscholastic Federation State Swimming and Diving Championships at Clovis Olympic Swim Complex on the Clovis West High’s campus Saturday. Mefford was a double winner in the 100 backstroke at 48.13 seconds and 200 freestyle at 1 minute, 37.08 seconds. He won the […]

Comments Off / May 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Mark Shields: Voters prefer governors over senators for White House

In the past 94 years, American voters have elected a total of two United States senators — John F. Kennedy in 1960 and Barack Obama — president. By contrast, before Obama, four of the past five men elected to the White House — Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush — were […]

Comments Off / May 20, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EDH boy recognized by Johns Hopkins

Adam Choe

Maria Blackburn Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth BALTIMORE — El Dorado Hills student Adam Choe was recently honored as one of the brightest young students in the world at a regional awards ceremony for academically advanced children sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. Adam, a participant in the CTY […]

Comments Off / May 19, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Athletes of the year

Oak Ridge High School recently named its athletes of the year. The award is given to the best male and female athlete in each class based on their performance this year. In addition to being an outstanding athlete, this person should be someone Oak Ridge is proud to honor for having a good character, great sportsmanship and […]

Comments Off / May 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Henry Robinson

Army Pvt. Henry L. Robinson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed […]

Comments Off / May 19, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »

EDH Elite U17 girls take State Cup

The El Dorado Hills Elite U17 Girls club team won its division in the State Cup Championship for the NorCal Premier Soccer League. Courtesy photo

By Jennifer Yoakum The El Dorado Hills Elite U17 Girls club team is celebrating after the incredible victory over the American River Freedom on May 17 to win the division in the State Cup Championship for the NorCal Premier Soccer League. The final score was 1-0. The Elite began its season in June 2014 and has steadily competed throughout Northern California in […]

Comments Off / May 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Hometown hero: Autumn Porter

Major Autumn Porter

Autumn Porter (Veatch), a native of California and Oak Ridge High School graduate, has been promoted to the rank of Major in the U.S. Army and will attend the JAG advanced course in Charlottesville, Va. She has served in a variety of positions — trial counsel, special assistant to U.S. attorney in California, administrative law and special victim counsel. Currently stationed at […]

Comments Off / May 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »