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Lady Trojans comeback dumps Bruins

PONDEROSA'S Jennifer Curto shoots while Trojan Dakota McLarnan stands ground in Friday's intra-county battle. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

By Tyler Schmidt Mother Lode News While the Oak Ridge boys basketball team survived a tough challenge in Shingle Springs against Ponderosa Friday night, the Lady Trojans had their work cut out for them in El Dorado Hills as the Lady Bruins came in looking for a win in Delta River League action. And the […]

No Comment / January 24, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Bruins take down Oak Ridge wrestlers


With victories in its first 10 bouts, visiting Ponderosa dominated Oak Ridge 62-10 in Wednesday’s intra-county Delta River League wrestling meet. The Bruins tallied the first 53 points to mathematically win before the Trojans added points near the end of the one-sided match. Ponderosa had six pins, four in a row at one point, and […]

No Comment / January 20, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Tiny Tumblers: Playtime with a purpose

BELLY BUBBLES — €“Gymnastic Instructor Holly Stroncak, 34, Of El Dorado Hills blows bubbles on the bellies of her students at the Tiny Twos tumbling class held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The class is one section of Tiny Tumblers, a series of classes that teaches motor skills to growing children. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene.

They run. They turn somersaults (actually, “forward roll” is the appropriate gymnastics term). Some even stand on their heads. Tiny Tumblers, the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s newest class for preschoolers, teaches toddlers the basics of gymnastics through obstacle courses, music and rhythm games. Under the enthusiastic direction of instructor Hollie Stroncak kids develop […]

1 Comment / January 18, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge, Ponderosa sports schedules

Tuesday, Feb. 8 Girls basketball *Pleasant Grove @ OR, 7 p.m. PHS @ Folsom, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 Boys basketball *Folsom @ PHS, 7 p.m. OR @ Pleasant Grove, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 Boys basketball Folsom @ OR, 7 p.m. PHS @ Jesuit, 7 p.m. Girls basketball PHS @ St. Francis, 7 p.m. […]

No Comment / January 18, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Youth wrestlers hit the mat, win medals

TOUGH GUYS — Members of the El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club pose with their coach Benjamin West, far right. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club wrestlers competed in two tournaments this past weekend — Saturday at the 11th annual El Dorado Hills Invitational and Sunday at the Mother Lode Wrestling Association Tournament of Champions qualifier at Angels Camp. Wrestlers who participated in Saturday’s tournament included Daelin and Devin Wofford, Anthony and Joey Whiting, Justin […]

No Comment / January 17, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans break losing streak

Carly Bettencourt scored a game-high 20 points and Dakota McLarnan added 15 Friday as Oak Ridge High stopped a five-game losing streak by upending visiting Folsom 74-30 Friday night. The victory gave the Trojans their first win of 2011 and squared their Delta River League record at 1-1 as they prepare to take on Bella […]

No Comment / January 17, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge comeback overwhelms Jesuit


By Tyler Schmidt Mother Lode News correspondent The Oak Ridge boys basketball team trailed Jesuit for nearly the entire game in Wednesday’s first Delta River League Wednesday, but with the home crowd rocking the gym the Trojans came from behind in the second half for what became an epic battle as Troy forced the contest […]

No Comment / January 13, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »