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Providence, Clairborne win titles

Trojan Brandon Claiborne, left, faces Ponderosa's Colin Hustrulid at the 2013 Marty Manges tournament. Claiborne came out on top at this match and subsequent meetings between the two wrestlers. Photo courtesy of James Protilla Sr.

18 Bruin, Trojan grapplers advance to Masters ELK GROVE — Four months ago, Ponderosa High wrestler Trae Providence knew sacrifices had to be met in order to lose 10 pounds to compete in the 160-pound class. “I cut down all of the junk food,” Providence said. “I just had to eat smart and keep running. I completely feel […]

No Comment / February 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans edge Bruins in league finale

Oak Ridge High’s varsity boys basketball team hosted Delta River League and intra-county rival Ponderosa Tuesday, topping the Bruins 56-47 in the league finale. Fans treated the showdown as if it was a section semifinal, giving both squads an electric environment to compete in. The Trojans’ win secured a playoff spot. “Playing against Oak Ridge […]

No Comment / February 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge goes 10-0

Oak Ridge's Jenn Hoffman moves past two Pondo defenders during last Tuesday's game. The Lady Trojans decidedly won the intra-county match. Photo courtesy of Michael Bettencourt

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Oak Ridge’s 16-1 run to open the second half, led by nine consecutive points from Ali Bettencourt, decided Tuesday’s intra-county matchup with host Ponderosa. The burst opened a big lead and carried the Lady Trojans to the 76-40 victory. The win closed the Delta River League schedule, giving Troy a perfect 10-0 […]

No Comment / February 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge girls perfect in league

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Oak Ridge’s 16-1 run to open the second half, led by nine consecutive points from Ali Bettencourt, decided Tuesday’s intra-county matchup with host Ponderosa. The burst opened a big lead and carried the Lady Trojans to the 76-40 victory. The win closed the Delta River League schedule, giving Troy a perfect 10-0 […]

No Comment / February 19, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Shiver and Shake take silver

Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Shiver and Shake basketball team took second place in the 2014 Reno Presidents Day Jam Tournament. It was the second-grade players’ first time playing in an AAU event. From left to right, starting in the back row: Coach Ray McKee, Cody Hersh, Peyton Crawford, Bryson Elliott and Isaiah McKee.; kneeling in […]

No Comment / February 19, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EDH wrestlers’ success continues

EDH club wrestlers and coaches celebrate the team's second place finish at the NOR-CAL 12 & Under Wrestling Championships earlier this month. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Club Wrestlers competed at the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Vacaville Sunday, with several wrestlers going all the way to the top. Feb. 16 results: Payton Gunter, 1st; Christian Pebley, 3rd; Jackson Ramos, 3rd; Kade Roeder, 1st.; Zane Roeder, 1st; Jake Lewallen, 2nd; Riley Lewallen, 2nd; Jackson Redhair, 1st; and Josiah Ramos, 3rd. Saturday, wrestlers showed off their strength at the SpringView […]

No Comment / February 17, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Bruins tie Trojans for second place

Ponderosa's Austin Ward and Oak Ridge's Josh Ploke (101) face off.

Ponderosa qualifies 13, Oak Ridge 12 SHINGLE SPRINGS — It was a successful outing for both the Oak Ridge and host Ponderosa at Saturday’s Delta River League wrestling championships. At stake was advancement to next week’s Divisionals. Of the 26 varsity Bruins and Trojans who took to the mat, all but one moves on. Oak […]

No Comment / February 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »