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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 »

Bruins, Trojans crown six DRL champs

EL DORADO HILLS — A combined 32 varsity athletes fom Oak Ridge and Ponderosa punched their tickets to Wendesday’s and Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I meet at Elk Grove High after qualifying performances at last week’s Delta River League Championships at the Trojans’ track. The top four in each event advanced as did those meeting/surpassing […]

Comments Off / May 21, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans fall short of D-I banner

OAK RIDGE'S Anna Lippuner draws a crowd of St. Francis Troubadours in Saturday's Sac-Joaquin Division I Section final at Cosumnes Oaks High. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

ELK GROVE — Anna Gregg’s first-half goal stood as St. Francis denied Oak Ridge’s title hopes with Saturday’s 1-0 win at Cosumnes High for the Division I championship in the all-Delta River League final. The Troubadour’s bend-don’t-break defense survived numerous Trojan chances. Alone, Oak Ridge lined up for nine corner kicks and relentlessly crashed the […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge gallups past Mustangs, falls to Grizzlies

OAK RIDGE'S Wyatt Rowland smashes a kill around the Monterey block at Tuesday's playoff match in El Dorado Hills. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

Oak Ridge advanced through opening rounds of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs Tuesday, hosting and defeating Monterey Trail in three sets, 25-10, 26-24 and 25-20 but their efforts fell short two days later with a shutout loss to Granite Bay. Last Tuesday Troy jumped out to an early lead in game one but the […]

Comments Off / May 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Soccer: Lady Trojans reach D-I title game

ELK GROVE — Julia Crawford and Nina Grimes delivered for the Oak Ridge High girls soccer team Wednesday. Crawford scored two goals, including one in penalty kicks, while Grimes made a huge PK save for the Lady Trojans in their Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinal game against Franklin that produced a 3-1 victory on PKs. […]

Comments Off / May 15, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Baseball: Trojans rally to win playoff opener

In his fourth appearance at home plate, Erik McNeill delivered in a big way for the Oak Ridge High baseball team. The junior second baseman, hitless in two at bats with a walk in Monday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I home opener against Napa, hit the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning […]

Comments Off / May 13, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

TAZ swimmers ready to defend title

TAZ swimmers practice for the upcoming season. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swimmers started practice earlier this month, and the 2014 season introduces brand-new endeavors for the 49-year-old TAZ team. First and foremost, the TAZ welcomes in head coach Marc Brown. Coach Marc is not new to the TAZ organization. He previously served as assistant coach for three consecutive years alongside […]

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