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Root takes 1st in discus throw

Jack Root

ROCKLIN — The Oak Ridge track and field athletes competed very well at the Thunder Invitational at Rocklin High last weekend. Fifty-three teams competed and many Trojan athletes obtained personal bests despite the cool rainy conditions. Senior Jack Root led the varsity boys by taking first in the discus with a throw of 159-6 and […]

Comments Off / April 11, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

My Turn: Potential record voter turnout

The 2016 elections are shaping up to be possibly some of the busiest El Dorado County has experienced. We currently have 106,022 registered voters in our county. We have the Presidential Primary election on June 7 and the Presidential General Election on Nov. 8. Both of those elections should see approximately 70 to 75 percent of our voters using […]

Comments Off / April 06, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Legos help children learn about trash

The Green People team, Cadie Cox, George Kisling, Abbigail Reding and Eric Clements, left to right, present their Lego creation. Courtesy photo

Thousands of brightly colored, molded plastic pieces brightened the Holy Trinity gymnasium when Holy Trinity School hosted its annual Junior Lego Robotics Exposition. Since the beginning of the year nine teams met once a week before school to conceptualize, design and build a table top Lego creation that encompassed the theme Waste Wise. Last month teams came together […]

Comments Off / April 06, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Troy’s Blue and Gold auction April 16

The Oak Ridge Sports Boosters Club hosts the 16th annual Blue & Gold Auction Saturday, April 16, from 6-11 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District (CSD). A Trojan tradition, the “We are OR” event celebrates Oak Ridge student athletes. Join with good friends for good food, music and fun in support of […]

Comments Off / April 04, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge rider takes varsity race

Trojan Kristofer Lewis navigates the mud on the way to winning the first varsity boy's race of the season. Courtesy photo

FORT ORD — The first high school mountain bike race weekend started with the cancelation of Saturdays pre-ride in an effort to preserve the twisty single track as rain started to fall. Heavy down pours overnight left the track in great racing condition with a few slippery mud puddles thrown in for excitement. Mother Nature […]

Comments Off / March 28, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

ALSF gives to Little League

Assistance League of Sierra Foothills President Carol Kovak poses with Hangtown Little League President Mikol Maitland. Courtesy photo

The recent opening day for the Hangtown Little League at Union Mine High School in El Dorado was especially memorable thanks to a generous donation. During the opening ceremony, Assistance League of Sierra Foothills President Carol Kovak handed Hangtown Little League President Mikol Maitland a check for $4,200. Assistance League of Sierra Foothills “Sports Locker” […]

Comments Off / March 21, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Master Food Preservers: The best time of the year — for lemons

By Sari Cochrane A winter garden is beautiful, especially to a UCCE Master Preserver. The season’s bounty can be found in a search among the gothic branches and bramble of the foothills and unpruned gardens. Rosehips and kiwi are at their best, but both put up a fight so wear long gloves. Another garden warrior […]

Comments Off / March 20, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »