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OR grad earns his wings

By Rick Dela Cruz 2nd Lt.  Drew Dela Cruz will earn his Silver Wings at graduation on Dec. 13 from the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 13 At Columbus AFB, Mississippi. The 52-week pilot training program begins with a six-week preflight phase of academics and physiological training to prepare students for flight. The second phase, […]

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Never grow up

El Dorado Musical Theatre present “Peter Pan,” Nov. 8-24, at Harris Center for the Arts. As timeless as the boy for whom it is named, “Peter Pan” is the beloved musical adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic novel about a boy who “won’t grow up.” The show includes all of the charming characters created by Barrie including […]

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Grow for it! Peach Leaf Curl

By Kit Smith UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener Peach Leaf Curl is a fungus called Taphrina deformans. It infects both peach and nectarine trees. Overhead irrigation and rain wash the fungi onto buds and new leaves and from leaf to leaf. The Peach Leaf Curl fungus spores infect the trees through bud scales as the […]

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Soccer: Troy takes second

By Brandon Anicich EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s varsity boys soccer program suffered two losses this year in Delta River League action but Tuesday at home, the Trojans avenged one by dropping Pleasant Grove 6-1 on Senior Night to clinch second place and a playoff berth. Seniors Kevin Eccles, Brian Looper, Sean Miller, […]

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Trojans netters perfect in title run

FOLSOM — Oak Ridge High’s 7-2 regular season-ending victory over Ponderosa last month at the Broadstone Racquet Club was the finishing touches to their first, perfect 10-0 Delta River League season and second Division I league championship. The Lady Trojans won 4-of-6 singles matches and swept doubles. Oak Ridge clinched the title after its defeat […]

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Running the Chateau du Medoc Marathon

Michael Brandt, 71, of El Dorado Hills recently completed his 15th international marathon at the 29th Chateau du Medoc Marathon held in Pauillac, France, last month. He is a veteran marathoner, having completed marathons on all seven continents, 15 countries and 105 marathons. How did it go? Read below: This was by far the best marathon I had […]

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Rolling to perfection

The Rolling Hills Middle School eighth grade volleyball team finished its season with a perfect 10-0 record, capturing the Foothill Athletic League title. The squad beat Folsom and Pleasant Grove in the recent playoffs to win the league title. The Bengals are coached by former Oak Ridge volleyball star Robin Portela. Members of the team […]

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