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Robotics teams battle at Oak Ridge

The RoboKnights, Team No. 5220, from Fremont celebrate their win as Alliance Captain at Oak Ridge's  robotics competition held Sunday. Photo by Murali Golconda

Fourteen Northern California robotics teams competed at the second annual FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Qualifying Tournament at Oak Ridge High School Sunday. The event was hosted by the FIRST FTC Team No. 4238 — Robo Chicken Gator Flys of Papayaland and Playing @Learning. Two winning teams will advance to the NorCal Championship being held on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Newark […]

No Comment / January 09, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Prospector Sparks Soccer sweeps championship

Sparks celebrate — Coach Jason Gulbransen, Sarah Cox, Julin Kenison, Abby Morgado, Kendel Gisin, Grace Stiveson, Coach Ryan Smith, back row, and Luci Gulbransen, Ainsley Smith, Juliet Dias, Lacy Smith and Kendall Hoffman pose after their big win. (Not pictured: Katie Clark). Courtesy photo

Seventeen teams from Northern and Central California competed over two weekends in December and El Dorado County’s Prospector Sparks U11 girls team became champions at this year’s Assocation Cup. Hosted at Cherry Island near Sacramento, the Association Cup was the final tournament of the Sparks showcase season. The Sparks won all of the team’s six […]

No Comment / January 06, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Fire Poster Contest winners named

Lynn Yang shows off her winning poster with El Dorado Hills firefighters. Courtesy photo

Two young ladies know what it takes to safely escape a fire and now their art sharing that message will grace El Dorado Hills Fire Department fire prevention vehicles. Lakeview Elementary School student Alysia Huang (first through third grade category) and Oak Meadow Elementary School student Lynn Yang (fourth through fifth-grade category) won the department’s […]

No Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

San Juan Lightning 99 Blue finishes league on top

The San Juan Lightning 99 Blue took home a league championship last month. Courtesy photo

After competing in Las Vegas over Thanksgiving and then again in December’s regional event in Redwood City, San Juan Lightning 99 Blue was awarded the Coppa Cup as the Western College Development Association U14 Boy’s Tournament Champions. The WCDA is a premier youth soccer program focused on established, elite clubs delivering consistent, high-quality competition and […]

No Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Claiborne Defensive Player of the Year

Zach Claiborne zeros in on Ponderosa quarterback Jacob Bist earlier this season. Photo by Oak Ridge Football Program

Area lands 13 on All-Metro team Zach Claiborne was a force on the Oak Ridge High football team’s defense this season. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound defensive end had a state-leading and all-time Sacramento area-best 25-and-a-half sacks to lead a Trojan defense that held opponents to an average of 16. 5 points per game. His contributions on […]

No Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Community Needs Forum set

The Women’s Fund El Dorado is hosting its annual Community Needs Forum 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Dr. north of Placerville. The topics to be covered in this year’s forum were suggested by Women’s Fund members at last year’s forum. They include youth development, health and mental […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Trojans can’t stop Saraba, Del Campo

An unstoppable scorer and an effort that came too late resulted in a 67-6-1 loss for the host Oak Ridge boys’ basketball team against Del Campo Friday night. The Trojans were dominated by Del Campo’s Visilije Saraba, the Cougars’ lanky sharpshooter who bucketed 34 points, well above his normal 17.7 average per game. The home […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »