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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 »

Eight-run inning by Oak Ridge buries Lady Bruins

Pitcher Kasey Stanchek got the outs, catcher Jackie Schmaeling hit one out and the Oak Ridge defense turned three outs on one play as the Trojans defeated host Ponderosa 11-3 in the teams’ final Delta River League softball matchup. The score was tied 2-2 at one point before Oak Ridge broke out with eight runs in the fourth inning. […]

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

Investing beyond short-term CDs

Iain Marshall

  Many people depend on certificates of deposit (CDs) to provide extra income. Yet CD rates have been fairly low for a while. In recent months, in fact, one-year CDs were paying about 0.5 percent, two-year CDs topped out at around 1 percent, and five-year CDs paid in the 2 percent to 2. 3 percent range. Those […]

No Comment / May 05, 2011 | Posted in Business Columns,Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Lady Bruins shock St. Francis; secure playoff spot

Brittany Gisin’s return shot into the upper right corner minutes in was buttressed by a monstrous game-long defensive effort by the entire Ponderosa soccer squad Wednesday as the host Lady Bruins upset Delta River League-leading St. Francis 1-0. The victory in the last regular season home game guaranteed Ponderosa (4-3-3) a spot in the upcoming CIF […]

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

Ponderosa baseball downs Folsom

Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

In a season of disappointing losses — some just because the breaks didn’t go Ponderosa’s way and some because the Bruins couldn’t come up with the big hit it needed, the big play, or the key strikeout — Tuesday’s 8-3 win over Folsom just plain felt good for the Ponderosa baseball team. “We’ve battled this […]

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

OR golfers edge Pondo for division berth

OAK RIDGE freshman Charlie Cameron Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

SACRAMENTO — The Oak Ridge boys golf team pulled out an amazing finish to the regular season, capturing what seemed like for much of the year an improbable berth in Monday’s Division I tournament. After struggling all season, the Trojans took over second place following a great outing in the third Delta River League tournament […]

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

Trojans swim hard at Delta River League championships

Brandon-Mills

SACRAMENTO — High school swimmers have two goals through the season — help their teams win their respective league championships and qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section meet. Unlike most sports, winning a team title does not qualify the entire team for the section meet; instead, swimmers must meet or surpass section standard times through the […]

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