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Oak Ridge puts the kibosh to Bruins

Oak Ridge's Justin Priest carries the football in for a touchdown during Friday's game against Ponderosa. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

By Cody Holliday SHINGLE SPRINGS — Visiting Oak Ridge turned in solid performances on both sides of the ball Friday and blanked Ponderosa 41-0 in Delta River League football action before a packed crowd. Troys’ victory marked the end of the Trojan-Bruin rivalry dating back to the early 80s. With lots of pregame and halftime […]

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Soccer: Trojans jump on Ponderosa

By Brandon Anicich Oak Ridge High’s varsity boys soccer program hosted Ponderosa Thursday night at home, jumping on a timid Bruin performance in the first half en route to a 3-1 victory. From the opening kick, Ponderosa walked on eggshells, failing to attack aggressively and pursue 50-50 balls with tenacity. Sensing that, Oak Ridge scored […]

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Placerville concert lets freedom ring

On Veterans Day weekend, Placerville’s Edwin Markham School will host Camerata California Chamber Choir and VITA Chamber Orchestra presenting their critically acclaimed program “Let Freedom Ring.” The program includes “Lincoln Lyrics,” which includes poetry by Edwin Markham, the famous Placerville poet and educator from the 1800s for whom the school is named. Markham’s poetry was […]

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Coco, Prada endorsed

Our editorial board having spent nearly an hour each with three candidates running for the El Dorado Irrigation District board, we have a different take on them than many of the establishment groups supporting one candidate or another. For Division 4, it was crystal clear to us that Dr. Dale Coco is an outstanding candidate […]

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Mighty Mites win big

Courtesy photo

The Mighty Mite Jr. Trojans won their game agains Woodcreek Saturday, 32-6. The team, coached by James Greule, plays in the Sierra Athletic Conference and playoffs begin Nov. 2 at Oak Ridge High School.

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

Another Eagle soars

Eagle Scout Nathan Klaff

Nathan Klaff of Boy Scout Troop 465 in El Dorado Hills received his Eagle Scout award on Sept. 10. The Eagle Scout award is the highest rank offered by the Boy Scouts of America. Nathan earned 34 merit badges, 13 badges more than the required 21 badges for the Eagle Scout rank. Nathan is also […]

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Cross country: Trojans 1st at Granite Bay

FIRST — The winning Lady Trojan cross country team from left: race winner Rachel Peterson, Arial Hendrickson, Mikhayla Polivka, Peyton Wright, Sarah Dolley, Briana Dulgar. Photo by Cindi Dulgar

CARMICHAEL — The Oak Ridge High cross-country teams competed at the recent Granite Bay Invitational at Ancil Hoffman Park. The varsity course was 5,000 meters — 3.1 miles — and the Frosh/Soph course was 4,000 meters — 2.5 miles. Harriers from 10 schools participated in the invitational. Eight Oak Ridge athletes received medals. The Oak […]

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