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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 »

Club wrestlers get the glory

Sunday several of the El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club’s youth wrestlers competed at the recent No Guts, Not Glory tournament at Natomas High School. Tournament results Paton Gunter, 1st place Reese Pollard, 1st place Ryland Smith, 1st place Christian Pebley, 1st place Riley Lawellan, 2nd place Jared Horstman, 2nd place Jackson Redhair, 2nd place Mikey Mello, […]

Comments Off / December 30, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Grow For It!: Garden resolutions

As 2013 came to a close and we are inspired to do better this year, let’s not forget our gardens. This is a wonderful time to pause, reflect and plan. Stop and consider: Is your garden meeting your needs or are there fundamental changes you want to tackle this year? Are you using resources wisely […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Fourth annual thrower’s clinic

The Foothill Thrower’s track group holds its fourth annual Shot Put and Discus Clinic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 11 at Ponderosa High School. The clinic will feature 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and current American record holder in the women’s discus, Stepfanie Brown-Trafton, who’ll head up the coaching staff. Assisting will be […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Wrestling: Trojans take silver at Casa Robles

Oak Ridge's Ryan Redhair gets a good grip on Bruin T.J. Holloway during their final match. Redhair earned the win. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge’s varsity wrestling team took second place at the Marty Manges Invitational in December, just behind inter-county rival Ponderosa High, at Casa Robles High School. Troy’s Brandon Claiborne and Ryan Redhair took first in their respective weight categories. Claiborne beat Colin Hustrulid of Ponderosa. Hustrulid was up by one, until Brandon pinned him with 20 seconds […]

Comments Off / December 23, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

My turn: The great question

(The last week of November) the House Judiciary Committee raised the overarching question of our generation: Will the American Constitution stand? All the laws passed under that Constitution have well-developed and well-armed agencies to enforce them, but the Constitution itself has no such protections. It was designed to be internally self-enforcing, with the powers of […]

Comments Off / December 18, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »