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Safety stressed at ‘First Team’ football camp

El Dorado Hills resident and First Team Football Academy founder James Greule has one record he’d like to brag about — safety dominates during his youth football summer camps. The father of four will offer his fifth annual camps for 6- to 14-year-olds this summer. A four-day non-contact camp held June 17-20 will emphasize safety […]

No Comment / May 22, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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, […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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. […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / May 13, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »