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Mountain bikers race out of prison

Local riders enjoyed scenic views along their path during the "Race Behind Bars" in Folsom earlier this month. Photo by Vince Tarry

By Mark Crofoot The second Northern California High School Mountain Bike Race of the season took place on March 10 on the grounds of Folsom Prison. More than 480 racers took part in the first “Race Behind Bars.” The race, taking place over a six-mile course starting from the Folsom fairgrounds, sent racers through the trees […]

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Lady Trojans top Vista Del Lago

Meet Oak Ridge's JV softball team: Reagan Jacobs (front row); Clair Cahill, Sky Divinagracia, Jenna Fitzgerald, Kelsey Sather and Kadie Macy (middle row, left to right; and Antonia Goldman, Maddie Dougherty, Bailey McBride, Rachel Russell, Sarah Orman, Katina Vail and Coach Marc Goldman (back row, left to right). Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge and Vista Del Lago’s JV softball teams met for the first time this season with Oak Ridge coming out on top, 16 to 5. Lady Trojans Kelsey Sather and Antonia Goldman combined for five hits; Reagan Jacobs had a home run and Jenna Fitzgerald and Katina Vail each contributed a triple. Jacobs pitched […]

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Oak Ridge Speech and Debate teams go to State

On to states — ORHS Speech and Debate teammates Nathan Somavrapu and Kathan Somavrapu (back row), along with Sanjay Raavi, Shaheryar Ajmal and Anshman Kotha (front row) celebrate with coach Eric Larsen, center. Two teams of two will go to the state competition next month. Courtesy photo

By Sree Raavi Oak Ridge High School Speech and Debate Team members Sanjay Raavi and Shaheryar Ajmal will represent their school at state competition in two events — International Extemporaneous Speech and Public Forum Debate. The state competition will be held April 18-22 at West Ranch High School in Valencia. “It has been three years […]

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Sale, walk benefit MitoKids

Oak Ridge High School’s Interact Club will host a rummage sale to raise money for the MitoKids Foundation. Shop donated goods in the ORHS upper parking lot, 1120 Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills, beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 6. MitoKids, a non-profit organization, spreads awareness about Mitochondrial Disease and supports the families […]

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Lady Trojans pull off another road win

Oak Ridge guard Jenn Hoffman drives the ball down the court in las week's game agains Amador Valley. They varsity girls beat the No. 7 seed and then claimed a victory over Wilcox later in the week. Courtesy photo

SANTA CLARA — Oak Ridge High girls basketball coach Steve White thought if his team wore down Wilcox with a full-court press in the Nor Cal Division I quarterfinal game, the Trojans would come out victorious. Mission accomplished. The Trojans’ full-court press held Wilcox to a combined 13 points in the second half that helped post a […]

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JV volleyballers win tourney

Oak Ridge's JV squad and coach celebrate the team's tournament victory. Courtesy photo

The  Oak Ridge junior varsity boys volleyball took first place in the March 9 tournament at Placer High School in Auburn. The Trojans started their day with two wins against Rio Linda High School and Chico High School. They went on to play the Rocklin High School and Bear River High School , winning both of those games […]

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Golden girls

Foothill Gold 2001 Comp players are< (front row) Julia Norville, Giana Hays, Mia Perez, Skylar "Smiley" Mitchell, Brooke Niemiec, Haley Orchard; (back Row) Savannah Wyrick, Sky Linnane, Camie Lee, Reagan Hunt, Faith Matis, Leah Polson and Lexi Detwiler. Courtesy photo

Foothill Gold 2001 Comp “A” Girls Fastpitch Softball took second Place in the recent ASA Kick Off Tournament in Lincoln. The girls battled through seven tough games, starting slow but finishing strong. After going 1-2 on Saturday they rallied to go 3-1 in Sunday’s single elimination games. In the championship game the girls had a […]

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