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Ex-Trojans team up at Fresno State

Kayla Galet's combination of height, speed and long strides in her downfield runs, above left, earned her the nickname "Gazelle." At right, Laurel Maunder's leadership and support for her Oak Ridge teammates made her the unofficial "team mom." Democrat photos by Jackie Penn

After spending the last four seasons elevating the Oak Ridge girl’s lacrosse program, midfielder Kayla Galet and goalie Laurel Maunder want to do the same for Fresno State. Recruited separately, the ex-Trojan duo hope they’ll deliver together the same impact for the Bulldogs that garnered Sierra Foothill and Sacramento Valley League championships and a deep […]

Comments Off / August 22, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Youth players celebrate opening day

The Bumblebees hold hands as they walk in a parade in celebration of the opening of the soccer season. Democrat photo by Jackie Penn

El Dorado Hills Soccer Club began the recreation team season with its second annual opening day ceremony at Community Park Saturday morning. More than 25 teams of U5 to U10 players paraded through the perimeter of the park with one EDHSC competitive team player leading each group. There are 1,750 children in EDHSC and 1,400 […]

Comments Off / August 22, 2016 | Posted in News,Sports | Read More »

Schedule: Aug. 24-29, 2016

Tuesday, Aug. 23 Golf *PHS vs OR, Serrano, 3:30 Tennis *St. Francis vs OR, Broadstone, 3:30 Wednesday, Aug. 24 Volleyball *OR vs Placer, 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 Golf *OR vs Roseville, Sierra View, 3:30 *OR vs Woodcreek, Serrano, 3;30 Tennis OR @ Davis, 3:30 Friday, Aug. 26 Football Amador @ UM, 7:30 OR vs […]

Comments Off / August 22, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

New Zealand softball experience suits Renner

Oak Ridge junior Kelley Renner enjoyed her time competing last month in Hawaii for the New Zealand Junior White Sox softball squad and is hopeful she'll make the roster to play next summer at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Florida. Courtesy photo

Kelley Renner might be the one softball player on the planet able to merge the consumption of frosted flakes and the Haka Maori war dance for a pregame ritual. Huh? Renner didn’t have your ordinary competitive travel softball summer. Rather, the Oak Ridge junior experienced playing for the New Zealand National Junior White Sox team […]

Comments Off / August 15, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Heinz-sight: Missing

Jerry Heinzer

The first installment on payment for last year’s April vote by the Sac-Joaquin Section Board of Managers to move prep soccer to the winter season is deducted this fall as boy’s teams are on hold for several months. No more late-afternoon, early-evening matches under Indian Summer-like conditions to enjoy as the leaves turn. Conversely, no […]

Comments Off / August 15, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Denholm 2nd team All State

Trenton Denholm. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Oak Ridge senior-to-be Trenton Denholm received CBS MaxPreps California Second-Team All State honors for his stellar play as a junior for the Trojans last spring.

Comments Off / August 09, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Club players man the tunnel

SACRAMENTO — Players from the El Dorado Hills soccer club were invited to man the “High Five Tunnel” for Sac Republic FC players at last Saturday’s game against San Antonio.

Comments Off / August 09, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »