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Fresh air inspires artist Bill Monaghan

"Anywhere, California" by Bill Monaghan.

By Mike Bush On the lower right hand side of an old drafting table Bill Monaghan that sits in his home studio is an age-old Chinese saying, “First you see the hills in the painting, then you see the painting in the hills.” This holds true for a recent Monaghan oil painting done in his […]

No Comment / September 19, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Del Oro’s might proves too much for Trojans

By Cody Holliday LOOMIS — For the first three quarters of Friday night’s big Oak Ridge-Del Oro preseason showdown, it looked like the team who had the football last would emerge the winner. After opening the fourth quarter with a scoring drive to close within a touchdown, the undefeated Trojans looked poised to rally. Instead, […]

No Comment / September 19, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Another win for the freshman

A FAST FRESHMAN Trojan tries to break through Del Oro's defense at Thursday's game. Courtesy photo

The Freshman Trojans football team brought home another victory, beating the Del Oro Eagles 17-6 Thursday night. The Trojans had a great game with some awesome sacks against Del Oro. Two great sacks were made by No. 42 Sutton Foltz and No. 44 Teagan Elkins. The Eagles also couldn’t adjust to the Trojans tough defense. Freshman […]

1 Comment / September 16, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Getting to know Achilles personally

Dan Francisco

I’ve never been a big fan of Greek mythology, but circumstances have forced me to become intimately familiar with Achilles. Recall that Achilles was a powerful hero in Homer’s Iliad and the greatest warrior on the battlefield in Troy. When Achilles was an infant, his mother immersed him in the river Styx to make him […]

No Comment / September 16, 2011 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Benjamin Lowry

Benjamin Lowry

U.S. Navy Private Seaman Benjamin E. Lowry graduated from U.S. Naval boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois. The seaman successfully completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Naval core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Upon completion of basic training, Private Seaman Lowry […]

1 Comment / September 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Foothill Gold blasts to second place

THE FOOTHILL GOLD girls proudly hold up their second-place trophies from the Fallball Blast Off Tournament at McClellan Air Force Base. Photo by Suzanne Hunt

Foothill GOLD 10U Competitive softball team took second place in the Fallball Blast Off Tournament at McClellan Air Force Base last weekend. The girls had to fight off three great teams in order to play in the championship game against the Oakdale GOLD Sunday afternoon. The Foothill GOLD team battled until the end but came out with […]

No Comment / September 15, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans best Grizzlies in five-set battle

By Bill Christner GARDEN VALLEY — It was a battle royale between the Golden Sierra and Oak Ridge volleyball teams Tuesday in Garden Valley. At the end of of the night the Trojans left the Rod Hedlund gym winners with a hard-fought 25-18, 25-20, 15-25, 18-25, 15-13 victory. The tiebreaker was a tight contest with eight […]

No Comment / September 15, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »