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Trojans execute in victory

Oak Ridge High boys basketball coach Bobby Edwards received an early Christmas present Tuesday from his team — quick start that led to a win. Hosting Vacaville in a non-league game, the Trojans used full-court pressure defense that resulted into many Bulldog turnovers. Add in clutch shooting, and Oak Ridge (3-1) raced to a 78-49 […]

Comments Off / December 11, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EDH boy is nation’s fastest 9-year-old

William McCoy, 9, won the All-American National Cross Country title for his age bracket. He traveled to the Kansas race with his proud grandfather Bob McCoy, who is also an accomplished athlete. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills fourth-grader William McCoy won the 2014 All-American National Cross Country Championship in his age division Saturday, Dec. 6. He ran a 3K, or 1.86 miles, in 11 minutes and 20 seconds. Remarkably, his parents Allen and Rochelle McCoy didn’t know they had a super runner until recently. “We knew he was fast on the […]

1 Comment / December 07, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Northstar, Heavenly boast of new snowfall

TRUCKEE — Northstar California Resort received an additional lots of new snow last week and this past weekend and snow accumulation has reached more than 31 inches on upper-mountain slopes. As a result, Northstar opened 12 additional trails last Thursday including East Ridge, Delight, Stump Alley, Ax Handle, Springboard, Dutchman, The Chute, Tonini’s, Crosscut, Flume, Powder Bowl […]

Comments Off / December 07, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan captain delivered on/off the court

Teja Chalamcherla helped the Lady Trojans win a section title this year. Coach Ralph Clark commended the senior for her leadership skills. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Though the Lady Trojans tennis squad fell short at the NorCal Tournament, the team still has plenty to be proud of, especially when it comes to its leadership. As one of three tennis team captains and clearly the most visible, senior Teja Chalamcherla didn’t think twice about assuming the role as team leader. Oak Ridge coach Ralph Clark […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Ski resorts open; dress for success on the slopes

Northstar opened late last month. Here skiers enjoy the seeing the Ritz-Carlton as they go up and come back down the mountain. Courtesy photo

• Boreal Mountain: Open • Northstar California: Open • Heavenly Mountain Resort: Open • Mt. Rose: Open • Kirkwood Mountain Resort: Open • Squaw Valley: Open • Sugar Bowl: Open Although no major snowstorms have descended on Northern California and left Lake Tahoe ski resorts giddy with excitement over enormous snow totals, skiing and snowboarding season has begun. The cold weather and […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge showcases new logo

Oak Ridge Assistant Principal Ron Thomas, center, performs in front of a full house at the high school's new school logo launch, seen on screen. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The Nov. 12 Re-Branding Launch Event at Oak Ridge High was a rousing success — evidenced by the standing-room-only crowd that packed the Trojan Arena on a weeknight. Those attending were entertained with singing, music, dancing, fashion and more from the 370 student performers and witnessed the unveiling of the school’s new athletic logo — a […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans fight for it but fall short

SACRAMENTO — Oak Ridge’s quest to advance past the first round of Friday’s NorCal Tournament ended in disappointment when No. 5 seeded Miramonte used a doubles sweep to eliminate the No. 4 Lady Trojans 4-3 at the Natomas Racquet Club. Ahead 3-2 on the strength of three singles wins, Oak Ridge needed one of its […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »