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Trojans squash Sheldon

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

By Scott Warden Host Oak Ridge broke from an early tie with 35 second-quarter points Friday to completely dominate Sheldon 56-7 and improve to 6-1 on the season. “We started out a little shaky defensively on that first possession then our team game to life. Everyone played hard and our running backs were able to […]

Comments Off / October 20, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Capital Crew takes on Head of the Charles

Chris Graff, Tyler Valicenti , coxswain Keith Lewis, Ben Snedecor, Aaron Rothleder and varsity men’s coach Bob Maclean will test their talents on the East Coast this week. Courtesy photo

Capital Crew rowers Ben Snedecor (Granite Bay High School), Chris Graff (Jesuit High School), Aaron Rothleder (Jesuit High School), Tyler Valicenti (Jesuit High School) and coxswain Keith Lewis (Jesuit High School) headed to Boston on Oct. 16 to compete at the Head of the Charles Regatta. Graff, Valicenti and Lewis live in El Dorado Hills. The […]

1 Comment / October 15, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans, Bruins’ Piatt advance to sections

Oak Rodge freshman Natalie Kinney shot, according to her coach, "the round of her life" at Monday's tournament. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge High girls golf head coach Anthony Diaz was happy to see that extra time spent on the links paid off at the Delta River League tournament at Serrano Country Club Monday. The Lady Trojans took second place at the league tournament with 433 points, just 26 points behind St. Francis, which won the […]

Comments Off / October 15, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Art and Wine Festival pops with color

By Peter Tyner Two of the numerous delights you’ll discover at Placerville’s Art and Wine Festival this year are the, uh, art and the wine. Seriously. This is in addition to the lively music, tasty hors d’oeuvres and wholesome, rip-roarin’ celebration that Hangtown always delivers. The Placerville Downtown Association hosts this 16th annual Art and […]

Comments Off / October 10, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Trojans edge Pondo

SHINGLE SPRINGS — It was a gritty grind Tuesday afternoon as host Ponderosa squared off against neighboring Oak Ridge in a physical rivalry match that saw the Trojans pull away with a 1-0 victory. “We knew the kind of game it was going to be going into today,” Bruin head coach Greg Spangler said. “When […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

JV water polo team tops in Turlock

Oak Ridge's junior varsity squad celebrates a tournament win. Courtesy photo

By Caroline Taylor  Led by Coach Patrick Muniz, the Oak Ridge JV boys’ water polo team returned home as tournament champions after winning all four games at the Turlock Invitational Tournament, Oct. 4-5. In the first game against Golden Valley, Matthew Fehr helped the team with three steals. Jack Davidson and William Kirk had two […]

Comments Off / October 07, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Guest column: It’s hard out there for a doctor

America’s doctor shortage is quickly becoming a crisis. No less than 14 states have introduced legislation or created new programs to deal with the problem. The Association of American Medical Colleges reports that the country is currently short 20,000 doctors. Over the next decade, that number could quintuple. And Obamacare is only making things worse. […]

Comments Off / October 06, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »