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Priest, Buenzli, Mahlman All Metro 1st team

Trojan Justin Priest brings the ball down in the end zone for a touchdown. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

A combined 10 El Dorado County football players were named to the All Metro teams. Eight Oak Ridge and one player each from Golden Sierra and El Dorado were selected to the first, second and honorable mention teams. Three Oak Ridge gridders were named first team: wide receiver Justin Priest was selected on offense and […]

Comments Off / January 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

JV squad continues winning streak

Oak Ridge JV basketball teammates Nick Alhady, Cole Compton, Austin Frese, Brendan Galbreath, Sean Garmston, Ryan Hurst, Conor Jeffery, Keaton Kisilowicz, Nick Nygaard, Connor Peterson, Armand Souliman, Ben Vargas and  Sergio Warshom, along with coaches Rob Slinger and Eric Schraeder (not pictured), celebrate their Trojan Toss-Up win. Photo by Jami Frese

By Jami Frese  The Oak Ridge JV boys basketball team won the Trojan Toss-Up Tournament earlier this month in the new home gym. In the first round the JV Trojans defeated El Dorado High School, 70-25, on Jan. 2 in a fast-paced game where everyone saw the floor.  The next game against Ponderosa High School […]

Comments Off / January 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Bodacious Biking Babes give away bikes

Bodacious Biking Babes Carrie Cain, Kathy Hurd, Kim Fish, Colleen Yeandle-Rich, team sponsor John Crews, Cindy Freeman, Michele Ruscito, Pauline Curtis and Lisa Robbins, left to right, donated bikes and safety gear to women who need reliable transportation. Courtesy photo

Guided by their motto “Girls Geared to Give,” the Bodacious Biking Babes, a women’s cycling team based in El Dorado Hills, recently donated bicycles to foster and orphaned teen girls locally and around the world so the girls could have their own set of wheels to get to school or work. Through their fundraising efforts, […]

Comments Off / January 08, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

What are your options for care?

By Liz Heape-Caldwell Mr. and Mrs. Markis live independently within their home. Recently, Mr. Markis was diagnosed with dementia. He is presenting behaviors that make it difficult for Mrs. Markis to handle his care alone. Currently Mrs. Markis is unable to leave him alone and therefore is not able to get out to the grocery […]

Comments Off / January 08, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Oak Ridge alum’s company acquired Yahoo

2008 Oak Ridge valedictorian Feross Aboukhadijeh started a technology company called PeerCDN in March 2013, which was just acquired by the Internet giant Yahoo. Aboukhadijeh was a member of Oak Ridge’s cross-country, track and basketball teams, and he represented Oak Ridge twice at the California Cross Country State Championships. He attended Stanford University where he studied computer […]

Comments Off / January 06, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

My turn: CASA, Big Brothers and Sisters provide important role models

By Vern Pierson Every parent has looked into the eyes of their child and wondered who will they be when they grow up. What or whom will influence that outcome? Good or bad, kids imitate the role models in their lives. When things go right, children are inspired by their own parents, relatives, a dedicated […]

Comments Off / January 02, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

JV basketball squad on a roll

Oak Ridge's JV team has a 10-1 record that includes two big tournament wins. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge’s junior varsity boys basketball team won its second tournament in a row Saturday, Dec. 28, at McClatchy High School with a 50-37 win over Pleasant Grove. The JV Trojans beat Sacramento JV in the first round, 58-46, and Vacaville JV in the semi-finals, 62-45. Oak Ridge JV also won the mid-December Don Trolinger […]

Comments Off / December 31, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »