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EDH wrestlers do well in weekend tourneys

EDH wrestlers Kaci Pebley, 2nd place; Keeton West, 3rd place; Kaylin Pebley, 1st place; Bailey Hofacre, 4th place (back row, left to right) along with Emily Gonzalez, 3rd place; Kali Stewart, 4th place; and Riley Brozek, 2nd place (front row, left to right) smile at the Harris Middle School Girls Tournament. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club grapplers participated in some great tournaments this weekend. Results are as follows: Natomas TOC Qualifier Jake Williams — 1st Kaden West — 1st Ryan Claiborne — 2nd Jack Santina — 5th Taylor Chapman — 2nd Ricky Eyemann — 5th Bobby Mello — 5th Mikey Mello — 5th Brody Deatherage — […]

No Comment / January 28, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge boys upend Bruins 50-40

Trojan Josh Simms shoots over Ponderosa defenders during Friday's game. Oak Ridge bested the Bruins by 10 points. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Led by a feverish home crowd and the play of senior guard Josh Simms, the Oak Ridge Trojans avenged last year’s devastating loss with a 50-40 victory over the visiting Ponderosa Bruins. “It was a huge win for us. We came out strong and in rhythm. We’re confident and know that we can beat anyone when […]

No Comment / January 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Cougars win twice, Oak Ridge once at 3-team dual

By David Pimentel El Dorado wrestling hosted a three-team dual Thursday that included Oak Ridge and Whitney. Both local squads defeated the Wildcats before the Cougars rallied to defeat the Trojans on a pin by John Kunkle in the evening’s final match. Oak Ridge, minus its top guns, opened its 47-24 win against Whitney. Starting […]

No Comment / January 25, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans blitz Ponderosa

Lady Trojan Jenna Ford moves to keep the ball from Pondo defenders. Photo by Janna Weiss

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Expectations of a tight, competitive intra-county matchup between Oak Ridge and host Ponderosa never materialized as the Lady Trojans, behind a fast start, buried the Bruins 73-30 in Delta River League basketball action Thursday night. Troy’s relentless backcourt pressure, unselfish play and adept shooting early in the first quarter enabled the El Dorado Hills’ […]

No Comment / January 25, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Now there are nine …

EDH Wrestling Club grappler Jack Santina pins his opponent and makes the cut for the upcoming Tournament of Champions. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills club wrestler Jack Santina, a seventh grader, pined his Argronaut Wrestling Club opponent Sunday at Massacre in the Mountains and solidified his spot in the Nor Cal Tournament of Champions. Santina joins eight fellow El Dorado Hills Wrestling CLub grapplers to make the cut. Joining him are: eighth-graders Taylor Chapman, Bobby Mello, Ricky […]

No Comment / January 23, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Repeat wins for year’s second alpine race

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Two races are in the books, as Alpine racers enjoyed a second consecutive Monday of sunshine as skiers and snowboarders attacked Sierra-at-Tahoe’s Lower Powderhorn course in the season’s second Giant Slalom event. Ponderosa won both boys and girls ski as teams in a repeat of last week. The El Dorado girls boarders did the same […]

No Comment / January 22, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Spirit of a Champion

From England to El Dorado County — New Oak Ridge head soccer coach Joe Champion said he wants to get young players excited about wearing the Trojans uniform. Tryouts are this week. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Joe Champion named Oak Ridge’s head soccer coach It was Shakespeare’s Juliet who so famously asked, “What’s in a name?” Joe Champion, Oak Ridge’s new head soccer coach, said his last name has been a lot to live it up to over his lifetime. Yet the name also helped him stand out as a young […]

No Comment / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »