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Lady Trojans win Toss-Up opener

Riding the early hot hand of Dakota McLarnan and benefiting from Vista del Lago’s inability to put the ball in the basket for four quarters, host Oak Ridge opened the annual Trojan Toss Up with a 68-39 victory over the Eagles. If Oak Ridge wanted a jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring win to kick off its own tournament, […]

No Comment / December 22, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Ex Marine still pounds ground after sight loss

SACRAMENTO — When runners Richard Hunter and Amjed Aboukhadijeh crossed the finish line of the California International Marathon in 3 hours, 20.18 minutes, no one was more surprised than Hunter, a visually impaired veteran from Sacramento. “I was worried about the race; I had a severe hamstring injury,” Hunter said. “I underwent aggressive physical therapy […]

No Comment / December 20, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge athletes crazy about egg nog

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CHUGGA-LUGGA-EGG NOG! — Five Oak Ridge High School track athletes and one graduate participated in what some might consider the area’s least appetizing athletic event — the annual Egg Nog Mile. Runners completed four laps around the track, chugging 12 ounces of egg nog before each time around. Runners were required to keep it all […]

No Comment / December 20, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Folsom football wins state championship

STATE CHAMPS Folsom celebrate in the pouring rain at the end of Saturday's grueling CIF State Championship game. Photo by Lee Gordon

By Lee Gordon Mother Lode News correspondent A steady barrage was interrupted by two feverish bursts Saturday in the Division II CIF State Football Championship. That’s not a rain reference. It was awful weather and awful field conditions at the Home Depot Center on the California State University Dominguez Hills campus, but anyone associated with […]

No Comment / December 20, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Wrestler Waldhauser is Trojans’ unsung hero

VINCE WALDHAUSER from Oak Ridge pins his opponent in a match last year. Mother Lode News photo by Megan Jeremica

Oak Ridge High senior Vince Waldhauser doesn’t seek the limelight but he certainly deserves credit and recognition for what he has accomplished since he started wrestling at age 4 and a half. Upbeat and personable off the mat, Waldhauser is all business when he’s competing. He captured the attention of onlookers at the Walsh Ironman […]

No Comment / December 15, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Blue Devils take the cup

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THE EDH BLUE DEVILS won their second straight District Cup soccer championship for the Under-14 age division Saturday at Bryte Park in West Sacramento. The Devils beat the boys from Folsom Soccer Club by a score of 2-1, with goals scored by Luke Johnson and Cameron Madsen. The team played a total of five games […]

No Comment / December 13, 2010 | Posted in Sports,Uncategorized | Read More »

Tahoe ski resorts celebrate the holidays

VACATIONERS tube at Sierra at Tahoe. Mother Lode News file photo

LAKE TAHOE — Lake Tahoe is the place to be for the upcoming holidays thanks to record-setting November snowstorms that dropped more than 10 feet of snow, transforming the region into a winter wonderland in a little less than a week. Starting the season with a healthy snowpack is a boon for travelers who will […]

1 Comment / December 13, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »