By Jeffrey Weidel Mother Lode News correspondent By most accounts, the ski season was a dramatic success a year ago for Lake Tahoe and other California resorts. According to statistics compiled by the California Travel & Tourism Commission (CTTC), skier visits numbered 7.5 million in the golden state, an increase from the 6.7 million in […]
By Shelly Thorene Mother Lode News SHINGLE SPRINGS – Last Saturday’s Gladiator Challenge Mixed Martial Arts fights at the Redhawk Casino in Shingle Springs were a fine mix of fighters — some with raw talent, some with years of experience and some young fighters out for blood. The three title fights measured up to their billing but […]
OAK RIDGE WRESTLER Vince Waldhauser smiles at parents, teachers and coaches gathered to watch he and softball’s Kasey Stanchek, left, volleyball player Katie Vaughn, gymnast Natasha Sundby and softball player Jenessa Jeppesen sign letters of intent Monday to continue their sports careers in college next fall.
Lauren Looper, a 20-year-old attending the United States Military Academy, and daughter of Linda and Bill Looper of El Dorado Hills, took the national women’s title at the Ironman Collegiate National Championship held in Austin, Texas, Oct. 6. The championship event was a half ironman requiring athletes to swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles and […]
Loss was Vaughn’s final Oak Ridge match SACRAMENTO — Reaching the postseason semifinals in any sport is always a solid accomplishment. Stopping there when you’re accustomed to advancing further isn’t. Amidst disappointment, hurt and some tears Tuesday, the Oak Ridge High volleyball team’s season ended to host St. Francis with a 14-25, 24-26, 16-25 loss. […]
FOLSOM – After two years of frustration, Oak Ridge High cross country runner Benji Xie will run in the CIF State Cross Country meet Nov. 27 in Fresno. The star-crossed Xie, who was the No. 2 runner on the Trojan team behind Amjed Aboukhadijeh, collapsed on the Willow Hills course in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet the past […]
Trojans ousted after near comeback By Tyler Schmidt Mother Lode News correspondent STOCKTON — In what became one of the craziest games of the year, the Oak Ridge High Trojans and host Lincoln-Stockton Trojans endured a power outage, two days of play, a major comeback and a last minute game-winning drive. Lincoln-Stockton came out victorious […]