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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 […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

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, […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge puts the kibosh to Bruins

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 […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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 […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,
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