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Trojan cross country teams sweep league championships

BENJI XIE pulls ahead of the pack during the Delta River League Cross Country Championships Saturday. Xie's first place finish came after passing all other racers in his way during the final 1,200 meter stretch of the 3.1 mile course.

FOLSOM — The Oak Ridge High and Ponderosa cross country teams wrapped up the Delta River League championships Saturday at Folsom’s Willow Hills course. The Trojans swept the banners with the varsity boys, varsity girls, frosh/soph boys and frosh/soph girls all winning league titles. The Bruin varsity boys took second while Ponderosa’s varsity girls were […]

No Comment / November 02, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Renewed Oak Ridge topples Jesuit 51-15

With an explosive first quarter that included a pair of touchdowns on its first two offensive series and some of the most relentless defensive plays seen this season, the Oak Ridge High football team showed visiting Jesuit it wasn’t about to let a brutal loss to Pleasant Grove ruin the rest of the season. After scoring […]

No Comment / November 01, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

DRL tennis championships tough battle for Trojans, Bruins

FOLSOM — Last week’s Delta River League tennis championships at Broadstone Racquet Club mirrored the Oak Ridge and Ponderosa High move to Division I — deeper, tougher and better competition. Where in past season’s the year-ending tournament was kind to Trojan and Bruin netters in the Sierra Valley Conference finals, this year it wasn’t as […]

No Comment / November 01, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

12-year-old skateboarding sensation just a regular kid, sort of

DRAKE RIDDIOUGH, 12, of El Dorado Hills, catches some serious hang time during the Sessions Tim Brauch Skateboard Competition last month. Drake too first place out of 45 competitors in the 12 and under class. Photo courtesy of Ken Riddiough

When it comes to skateboarding, Drake Riddiough does it all. He soars over the tops of vert ramps. He carves and grinds in the bowl. And he isn’t afraid to go big on the street, either. He’s won competitions and is sponsored by no less than three companies — DC Shoes, Half Pint Skateboards and Earth […]

No Comment / October 29, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge golfer Swan advances to Masters

DAVIS — Oak Ridge High School golfer Lauren Swan fired a 91 Monday at El Macero Country Club in the Sa-Joaquin Section Division I champion tournament. Swan, who posted the third lowest score individually, is the only Trojan to advance to next week’s Masters tournament . The team’s No. 1 this season, senior Nicolette Bondura, […]

No Comment / October 26, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,Sports | Read More »


Courtesy photo

BOO FEST — El Dorado United U10 Girls Competitive Soccer team took home a first place medal at the Boo Fest Halloween Soccer tournament in Sacramento Monday (that’s “boo” as in the sound ghosts make, not disappointed fans). El Dorado United won three games before switching to penalty kicks for the championship game, due to typhoon conditions. Muddy uniforms […]

1 Comment / October 26, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan volleyball finishes Ponderosa in 5

LONG, LEAN AND MEAN — Katie Vaughn stretches her 6-foot-2 frame for the block during last Thursday's game. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

Katie Vaughn thought she’d ended Thursday’s five-set cliffhanger with Ponderosa High 15 minutes earlier and then again right after that. She finally did with a blazing spike that was tipped at the net, capping a thrilling Oak Ridge comeback as the Trojans avoided a regular season sweep in outlasting the Bruins 23-25, 27-25, 21-25, 25-14, […]

No Comment / October 25, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,Sports | Read More »