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Professional Bull Riders tour returns to Arco

JB MAUNEY rides Moreno's Troubadour for 86 points during the Championship round of the Sacramento Built Ford Tough series PBR. Photo by Andy Watson

SACRAMENTO — Led by defending champion J.B. Mauney of Mooresville, N.C., and Brendon Clark of Hollister, the nationally televised Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series returns to ARCO Arena Friday, Jan. 14, and Saturday, Jan. 15. Mauney, who electrified a standing-room-only crowd of more than 10,000 when he won in 2010, is one of […]

No Comment / January 10, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Undefeated Trojans cruise by Yuba; league starts Wednesday

BRYCE SCOTT sets up a play during the Toss-Up tournament last month. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene.

By Tyler Schmidt Mother Lode News correspondent Coming off a win in the Trojan Toss Up Tournament, the Oak Ridge boys basketball team was 14-0 and brimming with confidence for Thursday’s game with 5-9 Yuba City. The Trojans fell behind early, but feeding off the high energy at home with a loud crowd in attendance, […]

No Comment / January 10, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Folsom pulls off narrow Trojan defeat

XAVIER LOPEZ of Oak Ridge, top, pins his opponent in Wednesday's Delta River League meet. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

The Oak Ridge wrestling team didn’t know what to expect heading into last Wednesday’s dual meet with Folsom. The Delta River League competition is uncharted territory for both Oak Ridge and Ponderosa this year, but the Trojans were well aware that the Bulldogs were coming in on the heels of four consecutive DRL championships. What […]

No Comment / January 06, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Marble B-ballers CSL champs

Courtesy photo

THE MARBLE VALLEY MUSTANGS wrapped up an awesome season Dec. 11, beating Camino in the final round of the El Dorado County Sports League Championships. The 8th-graders defeated Markham Middle School and Gold Trail on their way to their meeting with Camino, which ended with a score of 53-29. Gavin Smith led the team in […]

No Comment / January 04, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Alpine death highlights importance of ski safety

By Jeffrey Weidel Mother Lode News correspondent Each ski season tragedy occurs on the slopes nationwide and awakens people to the inherent dangers that can occur in this winter sport. The latest reminder that skiing and snowboarding can result in tragic consequences occurred last week when emergency search crews discovered the body of snowboarder Shawnte […]

No Comment / January 03, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Nike TOC a learning experience for Oak Ridge

JENNA KLEIN looks for a pass during the Trojan Toss-Up tournament last month. Oak Ridge came off a pair of tournament championships to experience a series of sobering losses in Phoenix's Nike Tournament of Champions. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge’s varsity girls basketball team got a lesson in humility and the value of preparedness during last week’s Nike Tournament of Champions. The day after Christmas, Oak Ridge’s girls flew out to Phoenix, Ariz. for the tournament — one of the most prestigious in the nation. Hoping to at least walk away with a […]

No Comment / January 03, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans squeeze by Folsom in Toss-Up final

TROJAN JOHN CUNNINGHAM prepares to send a two-pointer over the head of a Folsom defender. Oak Ridge defeated Foslom 57-50 in the championship game of Oak Ridge's Toss-Up tournament. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

Matt Howard came off the bench to score a career high 16 points Thursday and Bryce Scott added 15 as host Oak Ridge High held off neighboring Folsom 57-50 to win the annual Trojan Toss Up title. Oak Ridge threatened to pull away in the third, establishing a 12-point lead, but the Bulldogs narrowed the […]

No Comment / January 03, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »