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Trojans ousted in round 1 of basketball playoffs

STOCKTON — McNair’s 11-4 run late in the third quarter gave the host team the lead for good and the Eagles, paced by five players in double figures, ended Oak Ridge’s season with a 62-58 victory in the first round of the boys Sac-Joaquin Section Division I basketball playoffs Wednesday night. After spotting McNair a […]

No Comment / February 25, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan, Bruin wrestlers field champs at Divisionals

BRUIN Allen Emmons, shown here in a December match, was one of several runners-up in the championship round of the Divisional meet held in Elk Grove Feb. 18-19. He went on to compete in Masters Feb., 25-26.Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

ELK GROVE — It was a near 100-percent success rate for Ponderosa and Oak Ridge wrestlers this weekend at the two-day Divisional Sac-Joaquin Division 1 North meet hosted by Franklin High. At stake was advancement to the Masters Meet starting Friday at the Stockton Arena. Of the 24 Bruins and Trojans competing, 22 move on, including all […]

No Comment / February 21, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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 »