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OR girls, boys basketball teams open strong at Foundation

LAUREN SENDE posts up for two during Monday's Foundation game. The defending state champs took visiting Rocklin by storm, winning it 85-22. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

Girls win by 85-22 landslide, boys meet tougher competition What do you say to your team trailing by 60 points? The Rocklin High School girls basketball coach had few options during a third-quarter timeout. “Not to worry, after all, Oak Ridge’s Lady Trojans are the defending Division I state champion,” might have brought some consolation. Or perhaps […]

No Comment / November 30, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans give solid performances at XC States

OAK RIDGE VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY teams pose for a group shot after the Div. I finals last month. Front row: Abby Walker, LeeAnn Hold, Kaileen Palmero, Benji Xie, Jackie Mansoor, Brittney Putman, Maxine Goyette, Holli Arrieta, coach Rob Fairley. Back row: Coach John Mansoor, Dusty Armstrong, Marcos, Conde, Clay McNamee, Jeroen Keukenkamp, Zach Speno, Brandon Williams. Courtesy photo

FRESNO — Cold weather and rain greeted the cross country runners in Fresno Saturday for the CIF State Meet. The boys and girls varsity teams from Oak Ridge High, along with the girls team from Ponderosa and three individual qualifiers from the boys team who qualified at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet competed in the […]

No Comment / November 29, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Locals win gold in charity run

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WORKING UP AN APPETITE — John Mansoor and Amjed Aboukhadijeh of El Dorado Hills and Kevin Pool of Folsom joined 28,000 fellow runners in the 17th annual Thanksgiving Run to Feed the Hungry on Thursday. It may have been one of the coldest Thanksgivings in Sacramento’s history, but all three men brought home gold. Pool, 27, finished in just over […]

2 Comments / November 26, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

El Dorado United teams win championships

EL DORADO UNITED U-10 teams Luna (back row) and Sol pose for a victory shot after winning the Nor Cal Championships. Courtesy photo

NOR CAL CHAMPS — The El Dorado United U-10  competitive girls teams Luna and Sol came out on top in Northern California’s State Cup Nov. 21. Both teams had tough matches but went on to win the championships in their respective divisions.

No Comment / November 23, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Youth wrestlers meet Olympian

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST Henry Cejudo with poses with Jared Horstman and Kaden West. Courtesy photo

Two El Dorado Hills youth wrestlers had an experience they won’t soon forget. Jared Horstman and Kaden West met 2008 Olympic wrestling gold medalist Henry Cejudo at the National Wrestling Coaches Association VIP luncheon in Fresno this past weekend. The luncheon was a fundraiser to keep wrestling programs in California in Division I colleges and […]

No Comment / November 23, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Big shoes to fill for Oak Ridge girls basketball

DAKOTA MCLARNAN, shown here in action during last season's monumental State Championship game, is one of Oak Ridge's stronger returning players this season. Mother Lode News file photo by Megan Jeremica

Oak Ridge High School’s varsity girls basketball team begins pre-season play next week, taking to the court for the first time after winning last year’s state championship upset over the longtime dominant Long Beach Polytechnic. With several strong players returning this year, the team has the means to go far — perhaps even another trip […]

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

Ski season here in full force

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 […]

No Comment / November 18, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »