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Sixth-grader wins Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu championship

Angelo Tengan conquered his opponents at the Warrior's Quest Jiu-Jitsu Championships. Courtesy photo

Angelo Tengan, a sixth-grader at Sutter Middle School and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu student at El Dorado Hills Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, won the GI Division of the Warrior’s Quest Jiu-Jitsu Championships earlier this month. Angelo came back from behind in points to win by a triangle submission in the finals of the tournament. Angelo started learning Brazilian […]

No Comment / November 23, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Granite Bay ends Trojans’ postseason run

Oak Ridge receiver Dylan Collie hauls in one of his two touchdown catches against Granite Bay Friday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Mike Bush Staff writer  GRANITE BAY — Time wasn’t on the side of the Oak Ridge High football team in the fourth quarter of Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal game at Granite Bay. After Trojan quarterback Jason Samuel hit senior wide receiver Dylan Collie on a 40-yard scoring strike with 8:09 left in […]

No Comment / November 21, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Give back

Many people need a helping hand this season. Here are few ways you can make their holidays a little brighter: • The Hands4Hope Club at Oak Ridge High School has partnered with the El Dorado Hills Library to expand the Warm & Fuzzy Drive. The Oak Ridge H4H Club is collecting new and gently used […]

No Comment / November 18, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Marble Valley works toward another championship

Marble Valley Middle School players Truman Andrus and Tanner Porter trap a Camerado player in the back court. Both Tanner and Truman have been standouts all season for Marble Valley. Courtesy photo

Marble Valley  School’s boys baskeyball team is preparing to repeat as 8th-grade champs in the County Sports League. It all comes down to games the Mustangs will play at Union Mine High School in El Dorado on Dec. 9 and 10. Currently the El Dorado Hills team is in a first place tie with Herbert […]

No Comment / November 17, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Hometown hero: Christopher Fitchett

Christopher Fitchett

Christopher Fitchett graduated basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in September and is continuing his education for Security Forces at Lackland until mid-December. In January he will travel to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. Fitchett has lived in El Dorado Hills for the past 15 years and graduated from Oak Ridge High […]

No Comment / November 17, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Trojan scoreboard

Cross Country Nov. 12: The Trojans won their first Division 1 Sac-Joaquin Section championship, beating the favored Davis Blue Devils 51-50. Read the story on VillageLife.com. Boys water polo Nov. 12: Oak Ridge lost to Jesuit, 4-17, in the semifinal match. The Trojans finish the season with a 25-9 record. Note: The Marauders went on to […]

No Comment / November 14, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

National signing day inks Trojan trio

Oak Ridge High athletes, left to right, Elizabeth Shaefer, 17, of El Dorado Hills; Alex Fitchett, 17, of El Dorado Hills; and Bryce Scott, 17, of El Dorado Hills sign on the dotted line, committing to play for their chosen colleges. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Three Oak Ridge High athletes signed their letters of intent forms Wednesday to play college sports. The national signing day on-campus ceremony featured Elizabeth Shaefer, 17, who will play lacrosse for the University of Southern California; Alex Fitchett, 17, who is going to Sacramento State for baseball; and Bryce Scott, 17, who will take his […]

No Comment / November 11, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »