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Spirit of a Champion

From England to El Dorado County — New Oak Ridge head soccer coach Joe Champion said he wants to get young players excited about wearing the Trojans uniform. Tryouts are this week. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Joe Champion named Oak Ridge’s head soccer coach It was Shakespeare’s Juliet who so famously asked, “What’s in a name?” Joe Champion, Oak Ridge’s new head soccer coach, said his last name has been a lot to live it up to over his lifetime. Yet the name also helped him stand out as a young […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

OR, Pondo grapplers medal in Sac tourney

Keaton Subjeck, left, proves to be a tough opponent at the Tim Brown Memorial Tournament Saturday. The Trojan wrestler took second in his weight class. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

SACRAMENTO — Ponderosa High wrestler Nick Troquato capped off a perfect performance Saturday afternoon at the Sacramento Convention Center. The Bruin pinned Liberty’s Tanner Blank in the 182-pound class in one minute, 50 seconds at the Tim Brown Memorial Tournament. The victory capped off a good weekend for Troquato, who went 4-0 in the two-day […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge focused in silencing Sheldon

The Oak Ridge girls basketball team stayed home and Sheldon Lady Huskies 56-37, in a Delta River League game Friday night at the Trojans’ gym. “Our girls came out really focused and understood the game plan. We did a good job of taking them out of their rhythm. We missed some early shots, but after […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Ponderosa pins down Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge and Ponderosa renewed their wrestling rivalry Wednesday evening in a Delta River League and intra-county dual meet at the Trojans’ gym. The Trojans and Bruins battled throughout the dual meet, but at the end, Ponderosa was able to emerge with a difficult 31-24 victory over the Trojans. “Those guys were tough tonight, and […]

Comments Off / January 17, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans beat Troubadours in thriller

The tug of war came to a joyful end as Oak Ridge held off a late rally by rival St. Francis in a Delta River League girls basketball game Tuesday night, beating the Troubadours 58-54 in overtime. “I give St. Francis a lot of credit, they had a great game plan and had an answer […]

Comments Off / January 16, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Kids rally for 2013 soccer tryouts

Silva Valley fifth-grader Carson Schumm tries out for a spot on EDHSC's U11 team. Last year he was goal keeper for the EDHSC U10 Arsenal. Photo by Julie Samrick

Despite freezing temperatures, hundreds of 7- to 10-year-olds came out to Promontory Park this past weekend in the hopes of earning a spot on one of El Dorado Hills’ two largest competitive soccer clubs.  Both El Dorado Hills Soccer Club and Ethos held annual tryouts over a three-day period for their 2013 U9-U11 teams, with […]

Comments Off / January 13, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EDH wrestlers win silver

EDH wrestler Carter Patterson takes control of his opponent during Saturday's match. The third grader helped his team win second place at the Roseville tournament. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club’s third- through fifth-grade competition team placed second in team duals in Roseville last weekend. The team   beat Vacaville to get into finals against Roseville Tigers and lost by three points. El Dorado Hills’ third-grade team also placed second, losing to Roseville’s Orange Crush team. Wrestlers competing were: Corbin Squires, Matsen Wurm, Ryland Smith, Brady Hofacre, Christian Pebley, […]

Comments Off / January 13, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »