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Varsity runners take on Stanford course

Oak Ridge freshman Luke Bricca leads a pack of runners at the Stanford Invitational. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge’s boys and girls cross country teams ran good races at the Sept. 28 Stanford Cross Country Invitational on the university’s golf course. The varsity girls placed fifth out of 30 teams in the Division 1 race; 209 runners from high schools all over the state and out of state completed the course. Lady Trojan Rachel […]

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

Oak Ridge boys double-up ‘Dogs

Oak Ridge receiver Trent Buenzli signals to quarterback Jacob Sipes who leaves the pocket in Friday's game with visiting Vacaville. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Sipes fills in after injury By Scott Warden EL DORADO HILLS — Host Oak Ridge and Vacaville stood toe-to-toe with each other on the way to a 14-14 deadlock at the halftime of Friday’s nonleague encounter. That changed in the second half as the Trojans took control and overpowered the Bulldogs for the 28-14 victory. […]

Comments Off / September 29, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Soccer: Trojans tie Woodcreek

Oak Ridge 0, Woodcreek 0 By Brandon Anicich EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s varsity boys soccer program wrapped up preseason action Tuesday at home, playing visiting Woodcreek to a 0-0 draw. Both teams enjoyed an even share of possession throughout the match, but stingy defenses on both ends kept any momentum in check. […]

Comments Off / September 29, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

The Foothill Gold takes home gold

Foothill Gold '01

The Foothill Gold ’01 softball team swept the Central Valley Showcase 6-0 for the Championship win in Madera on Sept. 21-22. Gold ’01 played a nail-biter game on Sunday against the Central Cal Angels to win themselves a spot in the championship game. In the last inning with the Angels, bases were loaded with one […]

Comments Off / September 29, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Grow for it! Perennials – easy and beautiful

By Deborah Nicolls UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener My favorite gardening season is fall. Other than watering and dead-heading I don’t garden in the summer because I rely primarily on perennials in my yard and they don’t need a lot of attention during the summer. With the arrival of fall it is time to […]

Comments Off / September 29, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Winemaker revives history

Nello Olivo has produced award-winning wines from the grapes grown at his Cameron Park vineyard.

In the year 2000 Nello Olivo purchased 21 acres on Rancho Road in Cameron Estates with the intention of growing grapes for his home winemaking hobby. He planned to sell the surplus to fellow local winemakers. With the expert help of neighbor Lance Johnson, who was delighted to use his enology degree from U.C. Davis […]

Comments Off / September 26, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Hometown hero: Shannon McGoey

Hero_Shannon McGoey

Shannon McGoey, 20, graduated Ranger School in August and has been promoted to corporal with the 75th Ranger Regiment in the Army Infantry. McGoey is stationed in Fort Benning, Ga. McGoey has completed various rigorous trainings, including and not limited to Airborne School, Ranger School and RASP (in order to be selected to serve with the 75th Regiment Army Rangers). Ranger […]

Comments Off / September 25, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories | Read More »