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Foundation solid for Oak Ridge girls volleyball

Oak Ridge's Shannon Dwyer sets teammate Hailey Maniglia during last week's Foundation Game intra-county match at Ponderosa. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Overcoming a slow start, Oak Ridge swept host Ponderosa 25-23, 25-12, 25-19 in last week’s 14th round of the annual Foundation Games. The Bruins enjoyed an early 9-3 first-set lead before the Trojans, behind the play of Cameryn Collie, Gracie Rowland and Shannon Dwyer, mounted a comeback and caught Ponderosa at 11-all. […]

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Big second half for Trojan football

Truman Andrus was met at the goal line but pushed across to score on this 3-yard touchdown reception Friday night. Village Life photo by Jerry Heinzer

Win the turnover battle, win the game. Host Oak Ridge did just that against Vacaville Friday night on Military Appreciation Night, coming away 41-15 victors for the Trojans’ second non league win in two attempts. The Bulldogs (1-1) battled well into the third quarter before Oak Ridge reeled off three unanswered touchdowns to secure the […]

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Schedule: Sept. 5-10, 2016

Tuesday, Sept. 6 Golf OR vs Woodcreek, Sierra Pines GC, 3 p.m. Tennis OR @ Del Oro, 3:30 Wednesday, Sept. 7 Golf OR @ Granite Bay CC, 3 p.m. Volleyball Whitney @ OR, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 Golf OR vs Rocklin, Whitney GC, 3:30 Tennis PHS, OR @ Clovis Tourney Friday, Sept. 9 Football […]

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EDH All Stars honored

Assembly Member Beth Gaines, California Assembly District 6, right, stands with coaches Steve Uharriet, Larry Oreskes and Mike Frank and members of the El Dorado Hills 12 year old Major All-Stars after presenting them with certificates of achievement for making it all the way to the NorCal State Little League tournament. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

California Assembly member Beth Gaines, District 6, presented certificate of achievements last Tuesday to the El Dorado Hills 12s All Stars for their recent accomplishment of making it all the way to the NorCal Little League State Tournament. “I’m proud to represent a community of parents that dedicate so much of their lives to ensure […]

Comments Off / August 30, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taekwondo team scores 17 medals


RICHMOND, VA. — The El Dorado Hills Taekwondo Center’s National Competition Team traveled 2,700 miles to Richmond, Virginia to compete with more than 5,000 other athletes for the coveted USAT National Championship medals. The 8-member team earned a total of 17 medals with five athletes earning qualifications for the U.S. National Team Trials in Colorado Springs and […]

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Oak Ridge football wins opener

Michael Pittman. Photo by LaVerne Gonzales

Second-half defense shuts down Vista FOLSOM — As the Oak Ridge Trojans walked off at halftime their coaches quickly went to work on making adjustments. Host Vista del Lago and its spread offense had moved the ball well and trailed just 21-18 at the break. Armed with sideline replays, the coaches got a good idea […]

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Oakmont Invitational 2.5 miles Varsity boys: OR 5th place — 3-Luke Bricca, 12:10 (broke course record); 7-Drew Spencer, 12:28; 38- Tyler Salcido, 13:39; 34-Lance Bricca, 13:45; 51-Christian Wilde, 13:51. Varsity girls: 6-Maddy Denner, 14:42; 8-Elena Denner, 14:43; 22-Haley Dean. JV boys: 5-Ben Langreck, 14:36; 13-Andrew Bellas, 15:10; 44-Rodrigo Gonzalez, 16:19; 57-Julian Andaya, 16:47. JV girls: OR […]

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