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Youth had spooky fun at ‘Haunted Hills’ soccer jamboree

Queen Bee Sting coach Sherie Voorhies, center background, co-organized the Halloween tournament with U8 boys coach James Thum. Photo by Julie Samrick

If you build it they will come. And so they did. El Dorado Hills Soccer Club U8 competitive girls’ coach Sherrie Voorhies and U8 competitive boys’ coach James Thum realized there aren’t many opportunities for U8 players to experience soccer tournaments so they decided to host the Haunted Hills Halloween Jamboree. U8 teams from across […]

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Oak Ridge cross country runs short-handed

Lady Trojans' Haley Dean, middle, and Mikhayla Polivka, right, compete at Saturday's Bronco Invite. Photo by Mike Bush

FAIR OAKS — It was a good day of racing at the Bella Vista Bronco Cross Country Invitational for the Oak Ridge High athletes. Though each of the teams missed athletes due to illness or injury and some of the athletes who raced didn’t feel 100 percent healthy, the Trojan teams still competed very well […]

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

Trojan football edges Del Oro 24-21

Oak Ridge head coach Eric Cavaliere instructing his players in the season opener against Whitney. To his left in the background is defensive coordinator Darren Jonutz. Village Life photo by Cliff Gagliardo

Reality keeps getting better for the Oak Ridge football team. For their 24-21 victory over longtime nemesis Del Oro last Friday, the Trojans have Ian Book’s imagination to thank. Standing to punt on a 4th-and-1 from his own 25-yard-line early in the fourth quarter, the senior quarterback/punter swore he heard — but didn’t actually hear […]

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Scoreboard: Oct. 19, 2015

Kassidy Lyons, pictured earlier in the fall, won her singles match against Rocklin last week. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Tennis Oak Ridge 6, Rocklin 3 Singles (OR first): Madeline Almeida def. Attota 6-0, 6-3; Lily Wainwright def. Panedero 6-2, 0-6, 6-1; Kassidy Lyons def. Hopping 6-1, 6-3; Margaret Asperheim def. by Luna 0-6, 0-6; Julia Van Boening def. Greenwell 6-4, 5-7, 6-4; Kapri Lyons def. by Danamudi 1-6, 0-6. Doubles (OR first): Kelly McMillen-Masha […]

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Schedule: Oct. 21-27, 2015

Wednesday, Oct. 21 Soccer OR @ Granite Bay, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 Tennis OR @ Del Oro, 3:30 p.m. Water polo OR boys/girls @ SFL playoffs, tbd Friday, Oct. 23 Cross country OR @ SFL Championships, Rocklin, 3:15 p.m. Football OR @ Nevada Union, 7:30 p.m. Soccer Del Oro @ OR, 3:30 p.m. Water […]

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Scoreboard: Oct. 12, 2015

GIANT JUNIOR PEE WEE VICTORY — Junior Trojan Pee Wee running back Donovan Parler goes untouched into the end zone for Saturday's only score in a 6-0 win over Granite Bay. Photo by Jerry Heinzer

Cross Country Sierra Foothill League Meet Varsity girls Team — 1-Granite Bay, 45; 2-Nevada Union, 74; 3-Oak Ridge, 75 OR: 9-Arial Hendrickson, 19.38; 15-Peyton Wright, 20.22; 16-Haley Dean, 20.27; 17-Mikhayla Polivka, 20.32; 18-Sarah Dolley, 20.35; 33-Gloria Dabiri, 21.26; 49-Lexie Hayek, 25.12; 77-Hannah Howard, 26.30; 78-Katie Sanfelice, 26.46; 81-Megan Moore, 27.49; 84-Emma Ratzlaff, 28.46. Varsity boys […]

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Lady Trojans protect the home court

Oak Ridge's Kassandra McGill pounds a kill through the Rocklin block last Tuesday in the Trojans' sweep of the Thunder. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

One reason Oak Ridge is off to a fantastic start is its players hustle all over the court. Displaying that athleticism against Granite Bay in last Thursday’s Sierra Foothill League volleyball matchup, the Lady Trojans swept the Grizzlies 25-17, 25-11, 25-17. Troy’s victory came on the heels of a big sweep of Rocklin (see below) […]

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