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Blue Devils take the cup

The Blue Devils celebrate their victory in Elk Grove last week. This is the third year in a row the team has brought home the District Cup Soccer Championship. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Blue Devils won the District Cup Soccer Championship for the U14 boys select division on Dec. 9, beating the U14 Boys from Elk Grove Soccer Club 3-1 at Bartholomew Sports Park in Elk Grove. The goals were scored by Sam Miller, Sebastian Gardey and Jack Davidson. In the District Cup Playoffs this year […]

Comments Off / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans take third place at Shoot Out

TROY'S Jenna Klein drives on El Dorado's Liz Danke. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Shane Theodore After a tough two-point loss to Lincoln-of-Stockton Friday night in the second-round of the Trojan Toss Up Tournament, the Oak Ridge girls basketball team entered Saturday’s third place game with a mission. “We definitely drew motivation from Friday’s loss. We knew we could have beat (Lincoln-of-Stockton), and we came into today with something to prove,” Oak […]

Comments Off / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans crush Eagles

TROJAN Scott Sanchez goes over a Vista defender for two. VIllage Life photo by Pat Dollins

The visiting Vista del Lago Eagles landed with a thud on the Oak Ridge basketball court Tuesday night as the Trojan varsity team easily triumphed, 65-29, in its home opener. Strong double-team defense kept Vista del Lago’s shooters from getting good looks at the basket. Troy also took advantage of sloppy passing on their opponents’ part […]

Comments Off / December 07, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taking on Ironman

Richard Hunter, 44, left, trains with coach Jon Klingensmith, 36. Thanks to both men's tireless efforts Hunter completed his first Ironman challenge. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Editor’s note: After El Dorado Hills’ Richard Hunter was diagnosed with retinitus pigmentosa, an eye disease that leads to complete loss of sight, he became a runner. He’s been training hard since competing in the Boston Marathon in 2008 and is breaking down barriers for visually impaired athletes through the C Different Foundation. Hunter worked with […]

Comments Off / November 28, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge harriers wrap up season

The Oak Ridge varsity boys and girls cross country teams ran under a sunny sky at the CIF Cross Country State Championships in Fresno Nov. 26. The girls placed 15th out of 22 teams and the boys placed 18th out of 22 teams in the Division 1 races. The girls race, with 190 athletes on the […]

Comments Off / November 28, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Sixth-grader wins Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu championship

Angelo Tengan conquered his opponents at the Warrior's Quest Jiu-Jitsu Championships. Courtesy photo

Angelo Tengan, a sixth-grader at Sutter Middle School and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu student at El Dorado Hills Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, won the GI Division of the Warrior’s Quest Jiu-Jitsu Championships earlier this month. Angelo came back from behind in points to win by a triangle submission in the finals of the tournament. Angelo started learning Brazilian […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Granite Bay ends Trojans’ postseason run

Oak Ridge receiver Dylan Collie hauls in one of his two touchdown catches against Granite Bay Friday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Mike Bush Staff writer  GRANITE BAY — Time wasn’t on the side of the Oak Ridge High football team in the fourth quarter of Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal game at Granite Bay. After Trojan quarterback Jason Samuel hit senior wide receiver Dylan Collie on a 40-yard scoring strike with 8:09 left in […]

Comments Off / November 21, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »