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Oak Ridge boys defeat Bruins, finish league

Hitting on four of six free throws in the final 49 seconds and withstanding Ponderosa’s fourth-quarter three-point barrage, the Oak Ridge boys basketball team stayed just beyond the Bruins’ grasp and held on for a 64-60 victory to close the Delta River League regular season Friday. The Trojans held a 15-point third-quarter lead at one point and were […]

No Comment / February 19, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge girls sour Pondo Senior Night

By Tyler Schmidt Mother Lode News correspondent SHINGLE SPRINGS — The Ponderosa girl’s basketball team celebrated Senior Night at home against intra-county rival Oak Ridge Friday night for the final Delta River League game of the season. In a packed gym in front of an enthusiastic Bruin crowd, Ponderosa honored its two seniors Nikki Johnson […]

No Comment / February 19, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

From Trojan to Bulldog: Ryan Adams signs to Concordia

RYAN ADAMS, joined by his future coach Ted Hall, left and former coach Eric Cavaliere, signs a letter of intent to play for Concordia University-Nebraska Wednesday in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Oak Ridge football player Ryan Adams’ future looks bright. He’s got the grades. He’s got the skills. And thanks to his skills as a powerful running back, he’ll enjoy one of the best college educations available in the United States. In an informal get-together as his parents’ El Dorado Hills home Wednesday, Adams singed a […]

No Comment / February 17, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Pondo’s boy skiers secure 4th title

Ponderosa's Alex Mazat, shown here in an earlier race, had his best finish in Monday's slalom. Cameron Park Life photo by Krysten Kellum

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Despite a push by El Dorado in the final race of the season, Ponderosa’s boys skiers claimed their fourth consecutive South 1 Division ski title at Sierra-at-Tahoe. The Bruins won Monday’s race on Lower Main by the score of 104-103 over the Cougars to total 629 team points for a 17-point winning margin […]

No Comment / February 17, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans nab DRL championship

The visiting Lady Trojans jumped out to a 41-17 halftime lead and coasted to the Delta River League victory Friday. Oak Ridge walked away with the league pennant and a final score of 70-36. Dakota McLarnan led the offense with 13 points, Haley Anderson scored 10; Natalie Stone, Carly Bettencourt and Jenna Klein each tallied […]

No Comment / February 14, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge boys fall short against Folsom

By Tyler Schmidt Mother Lode News correspondent The Oak Ridge boys basketball team entered Friday’s game against Folsom on a high note after having knocked off Pleasant Grove Wednesday and breaking a four-game losing streak, but the high was erased with an 58-50 overtime loss to the Bulldogs. The Trojans played the first half without their […]

No Comment / February 14, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge, Pondo sends 23 to Divisionals

KEATON SUBJECK works an arm bar on Bruin wrestler Chip Hendricks during a January dual meet. The two met again at the DRL Championships, with Subjeck again finishing the victor. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

By Scott Warden Mother Lode News correspondent ELK GROVE — The Ponderosa and Oak Ridge wrestling teams started the postseason and the road to the state meet Saturday at Pleasant Grove in the Delta River League championships. The top four wrestlers in each weight class advance to this weekend’s Divsional meet at Franklin High. Ponderosa’s […]

No Comment / February 14, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »