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EDH Elite U17 girls take State Cup

The El Dorado Hills Elite U17 Girls club team won its division in the State Cup Championship for the NorCal Premier Soccer League. Courtesy photo

By Jennifer Yoakum The El Dorado Hills Elite U17 Girls club team is celebrating after the incredible victory over the American River Freedom on May 17 to win the division in the State Cup Championship for the NorCal Premier Soccer League. The final score was 1-0. The Elite began its season in June 2014 and has steadily competed throughout Northern California in […]

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

Track and Field: Trojans, Grizzly boys take first place

Sewell, Belluomini 3-time league champs Three El Dorado County high school track and field teams completed for their league championships last week with advancement to the postseason at stake. Two boy’s teams won titles while one school had two triple-event winners. In Division I action, Oak Ridge trekked to Del Oro with its varsity boys […]

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

Taz swimmers hit the pool

Taz swimmer Rand Peterson, 11-12 boys, swims the 50-yard butterfly during Saturday’s Mock Meet. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team kicked off its 50th season with its Mock Meet on May 16, which gives swimmers the regular swim meet experience and establishes stroke times for each athlete. “This is such a huge year for us. It’s our 50th anniversary year and so exciting,” said Taz President Brett Jones. […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Track & field: Varsity boys top in league

The Oak Ridge varsity boys track ad field team won the Sierra Foothill League championship and the varsity girls tied for third. The teams recently competed at the Sierra Foothill League Finals on May 15. “It was a very memorable evening of competition for the Oak Ridge track and field teams,” coach Rob Fairley said. “The […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans advance to semis after ‘Vintage’ win

Oak Ridge's Beau Philip makes the throw to first as teammate Erik Mc'Neill looks on in Saturday's playoff win over Vintage. VIllage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

SACRAMENTO — Oak Ridge faced off against Vintage Saturday afternoon at Sacramento City College, crushing the Crushers 7-2 in Division I playoff action courtesy of pitching from Connor Davis and a crucial four-run sixth inning. Davis gave up a solo home run in the first inning and another run in the third but his “keep the […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Softball: Lady Trojans drop league finale

Oak Ridge had eight hits but Del Oro posted a 10-3 Sierra Foothill League softball win Tuesday on the Trojans’ Senior Day. The Lady Trojans (6-6 in the SFL, 13-14) came into the game having already clinched one of the league’s five playoff berths. The Golden Eagles (9-3 in the SFL, 16-9) scored their first run in the top […]

Comments Off / May 06, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans tighten 2nd place hold

Oak Ridge setter Austin Frese, No. 2, feeds a pass to Ben Gillingham, right, with Ben Kopania, No. 12, on the outside. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge High’s boys volleyball program hosted Folsom Thursday evening, making quick work of the Bulldogs, 25-8, 25-10 and 25-14 in Sierra Foothill League action. Connor Petersen led Troy’s offense with a game-high seven kills, while teammate Nicholas White had six kills and senior Ben Kopania finished with five. Austin Frese was effective with his […]

Comments Off / May 01, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »