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Trojans take Toss Up title

Trojan Briana Dulgar tears up-court in Tuesday's Toss Up final against Pleasant Grove. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Peters MVP; McCoy, Derksen All Tourney Oak Ridge High’s burst of fourth-quarter offense gave it the lead, cushion and eventual 51-41 win over Pleasant Grove in last Tuesday’s championship game of the 20th annual Trojan Toss Up Tournament. Former league and playoff adversaries, the two finalists were embroiled in a one-point affair after three quarters before Oak […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taekwondo team brings home the medals

Eleven El Dorado Hills Takwondo teammates and Master Instructor Paul A. Olson took on the competition in Oregon earlier this month, bringing home 15 medals. Courtesy photo

Eleven El Dorado Hills Taekwondo Competition Team members traveled to Portland, Ore., Dec. 12-14 to participate in the Pan American Open Taekwondo Championships. Owner/Master Instructor Paul A. Olson took his group on the journey with the hopes of the team members gaining experience at a tournament featuring international competition. The global-rated event drew athletes from nearly […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge girls deliver when it counts

Oak Ridge's Grace Derksen drives the ball down the court, past an Inderkm defender during Saturday's toss-up game. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

Given a run for its money Saturday by Inderkum during its own Trojan Toss-Up opener, host Oak Ridge assembled a solid final three minutes to pull out a 62-52 victory in front of a supportive home crowd. The win came together in a final collage of productive plays in the last minutes as Troy found […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Club wrestlers compete at Oakdale

Coach Benjamin West, Kaden West, Reece Kopka, Christian Pebley and Coach Kevin Pebley, left to right, pose for a photo after the Oakdale competition. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club wrestlers competed at the Dec. 14 Oakdale Jr. Classic TOC qualifier with two — Justin Hall and Kaden West — taking first place in their respective categories. West, a seventh-grader, and Hall, an eighth-grader, have qualified for the Tournament of Champions, joining fellow wrestler Jared Horstman. Other results from the Oakdale Jr. […]

Comments Off / December 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans looking to press opponents

Briana Dulgar works her way through three defenders during a recent game against Christian Brothers. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Reload could be the key word for this year’s Oak Ridge High girls basketball team. Gone from previous seasons are three-year starters Ali Bettencourt, Jenn Hoffman and Michelle Barkley, who led to the Lady Trojans to consecutive Delta River League titles and deep runs in the Sac-Joaquin Section and NorCal playoffs, as all three graduated […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans execute in victory

Oak Ridge High boys basketball coach Bobby Edwards received an early Christmas present Tuesday from his team — quick start that led to a win. Hosting Vacaville in a non-league game, the Trojans used full-court pressure defense that resulted into many Bulldog turnovers. Add in clutch shooting, and Oak Ridge (3-1) raced to a 78-49 […]

Comments Off / December 11, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EDH boy is nation’s fastest 9-year-old

William McCoy, 9, won the All-American National Cross Country title for his age bracket. He traveled to the Kansas race with his proud grandfather Bob McCoy, who is also an accomplished athlete. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills fourth-grader William McCoy won the 2014 All-American National Cross Country Championship in his age division Saturday, Dec. 6. He ran a 3K, or 1.86 miles, in 11 minutes and 20 seconds. Remarkably, his parents Allen and Rochelle McCoy didn’t know they had a super runner until recently. “We knew he was fast on the […]

1 Comment / December 07, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »