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Oak Ridge defeats Shasta for consolation title

Trojan Connor Sende gets ready to shoot up and over a defender during Saturday's game. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

After Thursday’s tough loss and Friday’s nail-biter, the host Oak Ridge boys basketball team put together a complete effort Saturday in knocking off Shasta 50-36 for the Trojan Toss-Up Tournament consolation championship. “I thought overall we did a good job against a well-coached Shasta team. There were times where we made gambles that hurt us, but […]

No Comment / January 06, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Prospector Sparks Soccer sweeps championship

Sparks celebrate — Coach Jason Gulbransen, Sarah Cox, Julin Kenison, Abby Morgado, Kendel Gisin, Grace Stiveson, Coach Ryan Smith, back row, and Luci Gulbransen, Ainsley Smith, Juliet Dias, Lacy Smith and Kendall Hoffman pose after their big win. (Not pictured: Katie Clark). Courtesy photo

Seventeen teams from Northern and Central California competed over two weekends in December and El Dorado County’s Prospector Sparks U11 girls team became champions at this year’s Assocation Cup. Hosted at Cherry Island near Sacramento, the Association Cup was the final tournament of the Sparks showcase season. The Sparks won all of the team’s six […]

No Comment / January 06, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

San Juan Lightning 99 Blue finishes league on top

The San Juan Lightning 99 Blue took home a league championship last month. Courtesy photo

After competing in Las Vegas over Thanksgiving and then again in December’s regional event in Redwood City, San Juan Lightning 99 Blue was awarded the Coppa Cup as the Western College Development Association U14 Boy’s Tournament Champions. The WCDA is a premier youth soccer program focused on established, elite clubs delivering consistent, high-quality competition and […]

No Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Claiborne Defensive Player of the Year

Zach Claiborne zeros in on Ponderosa quarterback Jacob Bist earlier this season. Photo by Oak Ridge Football Program

Area lands 13 on All-Metro team Zach Claiborne was a force on the Oak Ridge High football team’s defense this season. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound defensive end had a state-leading and all-time Sacramento area-best 25-and-a-half sacks to lead a Trojan defense that held opponents to an average of 16. 5 points per game. His contributions on […]

No Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans can’t stop Saraba, Del Campo

An unstoppable scorer and an effort that came too late resulted in a 67-6-1 loss for the host Oak Ridge boys’ basketball team against Del Campo Friday night. The Trojans were dominated by Del Campo’s Visilije Saraba, the Cougars’ lanky sharpshooter who bucketed 34 points, well above his normal 17.7 average per game. The home […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Jr. Bruins host hoops tourney

Cameron Park Jr. Bruins Basketball, a local non-profit eighth-grade competitive AAU team, hosted a four-team tournament at the Cameron Park Community Center Saturday. In addition to the Jr. Bruins, the Vista Talons, the Kings (both Folsom teams) and West Slope (an El Dorado Hills team) competed. There were more than 100 spectators on hand to […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Sports | Read More »

Mustangs take the title

Marble Valley coaches Kevin Saunders and Alan Andrus celebrate thier vistory with the team: Max Watson, Larson Mintz, Andrew Romero, Dahveed Mabourakh, Tanner Porter, Skyler Rassmussen, Truman Andrus, Frank Donohue and Mike Ridge, left to right. Courtesy photo

The Marble Valley eighth-grade boy’s basketball team won the County Sports League championship earlier this month. The Mustangs bested Herbert Green, 28-20, in the Dec. 8 championship match at Union Mine High School. Before making it to the final the team faced and defeated teams from Markham (46-29) and Golden Hills (26-12) middle schools. Truman […]

No Comment / December 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »