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Hometown hero: Tara Abrahams

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Tara R. Abrahams graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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 […]

Comments Off / March 10, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Pondo’s Velasquez wins title

Ponderosa High School senior Zack Velasquez (152-pounds) capped off an undefeated season Saturday with a state title at the California Interscholastic Federation State Wrestling Championships, as he outlasted Justin Thomas of Santiago (Corona) in a 2-1 double-overtime decision on Saturday. His semifinal match was also a tight one, a 3-2 decision over Luke Troy of […]

Comments Off / March 09, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan Claiborne takes fifth place

BAKERSFIELD — Brandon Claiborne celebrated a stellar wrestling performance in a way that very few do: Sitting on the trainers’ table getting his knee looked at. That was just collateral damage from the California Interscholastic Federation State Wrestling Championships, where the Oak Ridge junior earned a fifth-place medal at Rabobank Arena on Saturday. A knee […]

Comments Off / March 09, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

ORHS baseball hosting dinner

The community is invited to meet the 2015 Oak Ridge High School Trojan baseball team at the annual Meet the Trojans tri tip barbecue dinner on Saturday, March 14. This fun and exciting event will celebrate the great winning tradition of ORHS baseball. The event’s featured speaker will be Tony Asaro, former community relations director for the […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan cheer shines in Sunshine State

The Oak Ridge High cheerleading competition team recently took part in National High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, FL. where it took second place out of 29 teams. Courtesy photo

Members of the Oak Ridge High School cheerleading competition team recently competed at the National High School Cheerleading Championships at the ESPN Wide World of Wide of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. where the Trojans took second place in Division I out of 29 teams in the open division. Morgan Becker, Oak Ridge’s pep advisor, said […]

Comments Off / February 22, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Chelini to Play Soccer at Cal Lutheran

Izzy Chelini

SACRAMENTO — St. Francis senior Izzy Chelini will play at Cal Lutheran next fall after committing to the school this fall. She plays for the San Juan soccer club, one of three Troubadours affiliated with the team. “Izzy has been playing with us since the under nines,” said San Juan director Tony Perez. “She has always stood […]

Comments Off / February 11, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Division 1 lacrosse game brings attention to new fund

The Aggies and the Tigers face off during a Saturday's Division 1 lacrosse match at Oak Ridge High School. The UC Davis team toppled UOP. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

College lacrosse came to Oak Ridge High School on a rainy Saturday afternoon as UC Davis played the University of the Pacific on the Trojans’ field. The Aggies came out on top, beating the Tigers 14-7. The game served as a launch event for the El Dorado Hills Lacrosse Foundation, which is designed to engage the […]

Comments Off / February 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »