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Morgan Jones makes a splash

Oak Ridge senior Morgan Jones recently signed to play water polo for San Jose State. The leading Taz swim team record holder is also the first Oak Ridge water polo player to be signed to a Division 1 school. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge senior Morgan Jones recently signed to play water polo at San Jose State University, becoming the first Division 1 water polo player to come out of the El Dorado Hills high school. The Taz swim team record holder — 16 records, more than anyone in the swim team’s history — has always been a natural athlete, […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News,Sports | Read More »

EDH middle-schooler a taekwondo star

Sharlene Duong shows off exquisite form during a recent taekwondo competition. Photo by Jay Black

El Dorado Hills resident and Rolling Hills Middle School student Sharlene Duong impressed longtime and well-known Taekwondo instructor Arnold Chung of Los Angeles at the California State Taekwondo Championships earlier this month in Fresno. “This girl was amazing!” he posted on Facebook, commenting on a photograph taken by sports photographer Jay Black. As director of the Elite […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge freshman captures national taekwondo title

Champion Aleena Duong, center, proudly wears her medal she earned thanks to help and guidance from Grand Master Jun Yoon, left, and instructor Paul Olson. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School freshman Aleena Duong earned gold medal honors and the title — National High School Female Individual Sport Poomsae Champion — on April 4 at the National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships held on the campus of the University of Delaware. The competition marked the 40th anniversary of the annual event, which brings together the top […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Track and field athletes beat, tie records

Chibuikem Ohanele, nearest lane, and Brandon Jetter run in the varsity boys' 200-meter dash at last week's meet against Nevada Union. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge vs. Nevada union GRASS VALLEY — The Oak Ridge track and field athletes had a great day competing against Nevada Union on April 15. The varsity boys, varsity girls and frosh/soph boys were victorious. A great team effort was displayed by the Oak Ridge athletes throughout the meet. Valuable points were earned by […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans lose tough one

The Oak Ridge and Jesuit boys lacrosse teams faced off in a Sacramento Valley League double overtime game Friday with the Marauders netting the winning shot for a 10-9 victory over the Trojans. When the fourth quarter ended, the score was tied 9-9. Oak Ridge, which started the quarter in a 7-7 tie with the Marauders, took an 8-7 […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan duo shine at Arcade Invitational

ARCADIA — Two Oak Ridge track and field athletes competed at the prestigious Arcade Invitational and the rest to the Thunder Invite in Rocklin for a successful weekend of competition. Seniors Austin Laut and Brandon Jetter competed in Arcadia against top prep athletes throughout the nation. Also present was Union Mine senior vaulter Leah Bertuccelli. Laut won the […]

Comments Off / April 13, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans fall to Grizzlies

Bailey Easton defends the ball against a Granite Bay player. She scored one of the Trojans' 14 goals but it wasn't enough. The team lost 14-18. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

A second half rally fell short Friday for the Oak Ridge girls who fell to Granite Bay by an 18-14 score. Trialing 13-6 at halftime, the Trojans (5-4) and Grizzlies combined for five goals in the first seven minutes of the second half. Oak Ridge cut the Griz’ lead to 15-10 when Brianne Gross scored one of […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »