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Oak Ridge to host robotics competition

More than 14 Northern California robotics teams will be competing on Sunday, Jan. 22, at a FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Qualifying Tournament at Oak Ridge High School. The event is hosted by the ORHS Interact Club, the FIRST FTC Team No. 4238 (RCGFoPL) and Playing @Learning. The competition is free and open to the public. The […]

Comments Off / January 16, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH wrestlers tops at tourneys

EDH club wrestler Zach Crozier wins at the Antelope High School wrestling tournament on Jan. 8. Courtesy photo

Last weekend the El Dorado Hills Elite Wrestling Club had several wrestlers compete in three different tournaments with much success. Saturday most of the team competed at Twelve Bridges in Lincoln while three club wrestlers at took on the competition at the El Dorado Hills Invitational. On Sunday 14 club wrestlers competed at The Rumble at Antelope […]

Comments Off / January 13, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Holy trinity students use art to reach out to Haitian classmates

Holy Trinity students created colorful art for students in Haiti. The art will be on display here until Jan. 30. Courtesy photo

Holy Trinity School Ministry has supported a Haitian mission project for the poorest of school children in Port au Prince, but recently took the challenge to push themselves well beyond monetary aid. As part of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in El Dorado Hills, the school has raised several thousand dollars over the last two years […]

Comments Off / January 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge falls short in overtime

By Shane Theodore The Oak Ridge Trojans got the Delta River League schedule off to an ominous start, falling in overtime Wednesday to visiting Pleasant Grove 73-66. “We played hard, but ultimately, they came out the winner,” Troyan coach Steve Scott said. Bryce Scott knocked down two free throws with seconds left to send the […]

Comments Off / January 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Hands4Hope collects a ton of food

Brady Routon, Rylan Kono, Brayden Kono, Tristan Kono, Burak Askin, Murat Askin, and Arda Askin, left to right, volunteer in Hands4Hope'€™s New Year's Neighborhood Food Drive. The youth collaboratively collected more than 2,000 pounds of food for the Twin Lakes Food Bank in a two-day period. Courtesy photo

On New Year’s Day scores of young volunteers from Hands4Hope were out on foot with a wagon in tow, or riding scooters with a car in tow, collecting bags of groceries from neighbors to help feed those in need. The pint-sized volunteers answered an urgent call for support. “In mid-December, the director from the Twin […]

Comments Off / January 09, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Former Trojan displays some ‘Magic’

Former Trojan Ryan Anderson, right, congratulates teammate J.J. Redick after the Orlando Magic's win over the Sacramento Kings at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento on Sunday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

By Mike Bush SACRAMENTO — Ryan Anderson considers Power Balance Pavilion his second home. The Orlando Magic forward and 2005 Oak Ridge High School graduate has good reasons to  say that about the arena formerly known as Arco Arena. During his senior year Anderson led the Trojans boys basketball team to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II, […]

Comments Off / January 09, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

El Dorado United players head to Phoenix

El Dorado United selectees left to right: Ayden Burnett, Connor Velcelean, Garry Valadez, Nico Carpignano, Jackson Contreras, Riley Terando, Julian Garcia, Joey Scotti, Noah Sonenstein. Courtesy photo

Starting last spring hundreds of District VI youth soccer players converged on Cherry Island for tryouts and an eventual chance to make the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program. ODP is a national identification and development program for high-level soccer players. The program identifies and develops players throughout the country to represent their state associations, […]

1 Comment / January 09, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »