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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 […]

Comments Off / November 11, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Get the blues; have a brew this Saturday

John Lee Hooker, Jr. headlines the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills' Blues and Brews event benefitting the planned veterans memorial in El Dorado Hills. Frank Vigil Photography

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills presents Blues and Brews, a fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 12, benefitting the El Dorado Hills Veterans Memorial. John Lee Hooker Jr. and The Used Blues Band headline this world-class blues event to be held at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym, 1021 Harvard Way, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. […]

Comments Off / November 10, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Hometown hero: Jacob Tanner

Jacob Tanner

Jacob Tanner, son of Erin and James Blaylock and Robert and Jenny Tanner recently completed basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., with the 198th Infantry Brigade, Echo Company. Jake successfully completed 10 weeks of training designed to challenge new Army Infantry recruits both physically and mentally. He has begun additional training for another five weeks […]

Comments Off / November 10, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

OR pitcher playing down under

Jon Durket

Growing up in El Dorado Hills, Jon Durket always had a love for baseball. As a young child, Jon would wake his dad Matt each morning at very early hours to go in the yard and play catch, rain or shine. His mom Jody Durket was always Jon’s biggest fan, never missing a game. Now Jon […]

Comments Off / November 09, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Christian Munoz

Christian Munoz

Airman Basic Christian M. Munoz has graduated from Basic Training at Lackland Air Force base. During his training, the airman was an element leader. He is taking extended training at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. Munoz, a 2010 Independence High School graduate, is the son of Lauri Lenhardt of El Dorado Hills.

Comments Off / November 09, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Trojan tennis goes out fighting

DAVIS — Oak Ridge needed its best in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal tennis match at Davis Monday and got it but the host Blue Devils still squeaked out the 5-4 win. The Lady Trojans won three of the five matches that extended to three sets. In all five, Oak Ridge rallied after dropping […]

Comments Off / November 08, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

American River Lacrosse teams take on the Bay Area

The American River Lacrosse Girl's High School team coached by Nathan Hendel and Eldoré Wood outlasted the competition at the Bay Area Bonanza tournament. Courtesy photo

The American River Lacrosse Girl’s High School team won first place in its division at the Bay Area Bonanza tournament held in Dublin Nov. 5 and 6. They were undefeated throughout the tournament, winning five games against lacrosse teams from Bay Area clubs BearLax, Bay Area Wave, Triple Threat and the Bonanza “House” team. The […]

Comments Off / November 08, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »