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Camp teaches young players fundamental skills

Shelby Peters smiles at a student while leading warm up exercises at the Oak Ridge High School Youth Basketball Camp on June 4. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

In order to be one of the best high school basketball players in the Sacramento region, mastering the fundamentals is a prerequisite. Approximately 50 kids did just that this week at the 22nd annual Oak Ridge Summer Basketball Camp, held in the Trojans’ gym that began Monday and ran through yesterday. The camp, separated into afternoon […]

Comments Off / June 05, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Saturday’s points race to benefit Boys and Girls Club

PLACERVILLE — After a week off for a special event, the excitement of Weekly Points Racing resumes this Saturday night in the Jackson Rancheria Championship Season at Placerville Speedway. Four divisions will be on the menu this week in an action packed event that will benefit one of the area’s well known charitable organizations, the Boys and […]

Comments Off / June 05, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans take to the track one last time

It was a good two days of competition for the Oak Ridge track and field athletes at the Masters trials on May 29 and the Masters finals on May 30 at Elk Grove High School. Three Oak Ridge athletes obtained personal bests at the Masters trials on May 29. Junior Brandon Jetter set a school […]

Comments Off / June 02, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz wins season opener

Taz swimmer Samantha Torres took in first place in the competition's first event Saturday — the 9-10 girls individual medley. Courtesy photo

With a final score of 650-138, the El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team established an early season record of 1-0 by defeating the Folsom Sea Otters on Saturday, May 31, at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District swimming pool. It was the first dual meet of the season for both Suburban Swim League […]

Comments Off / June 02, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Peterson shines at divisional meet

ELK GROVE — Oak Ridge High long distance runner Rachel Peterson had a personal record, placing fifth in the finals of the 3200 meters at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I finals with a time of 11 minutes, 3.76 seconds. “I really wasn’t expecting it,” said Peterson, a senior. “I’ve had a few bad races the […]

Comments Off / May 25, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Safety stressed at ‘First Team’ football camp

El Dorado Hills resident and First Team Football Academy founder James Greule has one record he’d like to brag about — safety dominates during his youth football summer camps. The father of four will offer his fifth annual camps for 6- to 14-year-olds this summer. A four-day non-contact camp held June 17-20 will emphasize safety […]

Comments Off / May 22, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Local athletes shine at D-I meet

ELK GROVE — Eight El Dorado County high school field athletes raised the bar Wednesday, literally. Competing in the finals of the Sac Joaquin Section Division I Track and Field trials/finals at Elk Grove High, Oak Ridge’s Austin Laut and Kasian Strawick took fifth and sixth places, respectively, as they cleared the bar at 14 feet, […]

Comments Off / May 22, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »