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High school educators earn Crystal Apples

Vista Del Lago High School teacher Sham Sidhu and student Hunter Ales, Oak Ridge Principal Steve Wehr and student Rebecca Dudley and Folsom High School student Austin White and teacher Mark Nelson celebrate at the Crystal Apple Award ceremony. Courtesy photo

The sixth annual Crystal Apple Awards night honored three high school educators from Oak Ridge, Folsom and Vista del Lago high schools. More than 100 students from the early morning seminary program sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints selected teachers who they felt have shown exceptional dedication and positive influence.  The […]

Comments Off / June 06, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Go Blue! EDH team East League Champs

Front row: Matthew Creech, Caden Shoemake, Dominic Brancoli, Cole Trumbull, Rylan Kono Middle Row:  JT Ross, Rand Peterson, Peyton Bounds, Blake Howard, Jack Lasater, Cade Silva, Matthew Cortopassi Back row: Nick Mountain, Makaile Shaddix, Braden Yonano, Jack Dillard, Cole Shoemake, Patrick Sammon. Coaches: Bob Ross, Darren Silva (Danton Kono not pictured).

The El Dorado Hills Lacrosse U11B Blue Team completed their 2013 NCJLA season on Saturday, May 4. The team’s 13-1-1 league play record and 550 power ranking earned them the 2013 NCJLA East League Championship that consisted of 19 teams.  Additionally, the team finished the season with a total record of 14-2-1 and earned them […]

Comments Off / June 05, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Congrats to DRL All-League athletes

Baseball Player of the Year Alec de Watteville, Oak Ridge Logan Marsten, Oak Ridge Ross Dwelley, Oak Ridge Mikey Meinhofer, Oak Ridge Tommy Hummer, Oak Ridge FP Santangelo, Oak Ridge Golf Player of the Year Corey Pereira, Ponderosa Charlie Cameron, Oak Ridge Quinn Carlsen, Oak Ridge Volleyball Co-Players of the Year Tanner Charron, Ponderosa Joe […]

Comments Off / June 02, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Winter squash: A confession

Winter squash come in all colors and shapes. They keep for months, making them a great decorative piece in addition to a delicious meal. Courtesy photo

By Paula Bertram UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener Dear Readers, I have a confession: I’ve got a crush on winter squash (Cucurbita), hence forth “WS” in this article. All the warning signs are there: obsessive thumbing through catalogues for pictures and descriptions, daydreaming about WS — those hunky shapes, those amazing colors, talking to […]

Comments Off / June 02, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Athletes of the Year named

Keaton Subjeck

Oak Ridge High School has honored the following athletes for their outstanding performances during the 2012-13 school year: Freshmen Female Athlete of the Year: Emily DeMure (volleyball, track) Freshmen Male Athlete of the Year: Tommy Dunnigan (football, basketball) Sophomore Female Athlete of the Year: Madisyn Hallare (lacrosse) Sophomore Male Athlete of the Year: Ryan Sullivan […]

Comments Off / May 26, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Sipes headed to States

Oak Ridge High School’s Jacob Sipes will represent his school at the state track and field meet. The junior qualified to compete in the 300-meter hurdles with his third place finish at the Masters last week. “It has been quite a season for Jacob in the 300-meter hurdles,” according to coach Rob Fairley. “His first race […]

Comments Off / May 26, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oh! Oh! Oleander!

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As spring warms into summer, one of the highest color impacts we enjoy along our roadways and in our landscapes has to be the bountiful, blooming oleander. Oleanders are characterized by summer blooming, heavily scented flowers that may be red, pink, white or yellow depending on cultivar. In our warm climate area, the leaves are […]

Comments Off / May 26, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »