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Six Trojans, two Bruins win gold at Delta River League track meet

OAK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL sophomore Zach Youngberg and junior Shannon Trumbull celebrate after winning their hurdle races at the Delta River League Championships on May 12. Shannon won the 100-meter high hurdles and 300-meter low hurdle races. She also ran the secondnd leg of the varsity girls 4 x 100 relay, which placed second, and she placed sixth in the 100-meter dash. Zach won the 110-meter high hurdles and 300-meter intermediate hurdles. Photo courtesy of Rob Fairley

El Dorado County will be well represented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I track and field meet Wednesday and Friday at Elk Grove High. Oak Ridge qualified 10 varsity girls and 14 boys, including six Delta River League gold medalists, and Ponderosa advances nine girls and 10 boys with two champions. The top four athletes […]

No Comment / May 15, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge student pens winning essay, goes to D.C.

WINNER — Oak Ridge student Mike Tharratt, left, received recognition from Bill of Rights Institute Director Robert Testwuide, journalist John Stossel and journalist Juan Williams at a gala in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School junior Mike Tharratt recently returned from Washington, D.C., where he, his high school AP U.S. History teacher Matt Hodgins and a parent were treated to an all-expense paid trip courtesy of the Bill of Rights Institute. Last fall Hodgins submitted several essays written by members of his AP U.S. History class […]

No Comment / May 13, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Caffeine addict in disguise: Olympus Caffe has the perfect recipe

Olympus-Logo

How rare is it to sit down, be pampered, have a truly exemplary cup of coffee and have the owner of the shop himself treat you with gratitude and respect? It’s pretty rare, I think you’ll agree. Such a place exists, and it is called Olympus Caffe, located in Town Center in El Dorado Hills. […]

No Comment / May 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Oak Ridge v-ball wins playoff opener

THE OAK RIDGE boys volleyball team won its playoff opener in part thanks to Nate Lambert, seen here in an earlier match, who had 20 digs and one kill against last week's opponent. Courtesy photo

GRANITE BAY — The Oak Ridge boys volleyball team upended host Granite Bay Thursday, wining the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff opener 25-23, 21-25, 25-19, 25-23. The victory advanced the Trojans to next Tuesday’s showdown at Jesuit with the semifinals clash determining who goes on to the title game. Troy’s only two Delta River League […]

No Comment / May 13, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Neighbors look after one of their own

A WELCOME OUTING — Friends Pat Hill, Curtis Howard, Anthony Pizutti, Chip Miller, Fergus Merritt and Wade Goins, left to right, wheeled Mike Shields out to enjoy some sun and basketball. Courtesy photo

Mike Shields, an El Dorado Hills teacher and resident of Fairchild Village is astonished and grateful for the overwhelming support offered by his neighbors, family and friends following an early morning car accident he was involved in on April 14, resulting in severe injuries to his back, foot, sternum and hand. After surgery to his […]

No Comment / May 05, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Varsity lacrosse gets it done

By Chris Donahue Long-time lacrosse rivals Oak Ridge and Granite Bay battled for the win Tuesday evening, with Oak Ridge clinching the 7-5 victory in the last seconds of the game. The varsity Trojans have been hampered by numerous injuries and Tuesday was the first time since the beginning of the season that the entire varsity team was […]

No Comment / May 05, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan girls lacrosse team ties for second overall

In front of a Senior Night crowd, the Oak Ridge girls lacrosse team had a “typical barnburner,” according to coach Ed Holton, against St. Francis Tuesday in the last game of the season, won by St. Francis 11-10. The seniors who played for the final time as Trojans include Megan Lee, Heather Tegley, Jennifer Tegley and […]

No Comment / May 04, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »