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Lady Trojans blitz Ponderosa

Lady Trojan Jenna Ford moves to keep the ball from Pondo defenders. Photo by Janna Weiss

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Expectations of a tight, competitive intra-county matchup between Oak Ridge and host Ponderosa never materialized as the Lady Trojans, behind a fast start, buried the Bruins 73-30 in Delta River League basketball action Thursday night. Troy’s relentless backcourt pressure, unselfish play and adept shooting early in the first quarter enabled the El Dorado Hills’ […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Now there are nine …

EDH Wrestling Club grappler Jack Santina pins his opponent and makes the cut for the upcoming Tournament of Champions. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills club wrestler Jack Santina, a seventh grader, pined his Argronaut Wrestling Club opponent Sunday at Massacre in the Mountains and solidified his spot in the Nor Cal Tournament of Champions. Santina joins eight fellow El Dorado Hills Wrestling CLub grapplers to make the cut. Joining him are: eighth-graders Taylor Chapman, Bobby Mello, Ricky […]

Comments Off / January 23, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Repeat wins for year’s second alpine race

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Two races are in the books, as Alpine racers enjoyed a second consecutive Monday of sunshine as skiers and snowboarders attacked Sierra-at-Tahoe’s Lower Powderhorn course in the season’s second Giant Slalom event. Ponderosa won both boys and girls ski as teams in a repeat of last week. The El Dorado girls boarders did the same […]

Comments Off / January 22, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Spirit of a Champion

From England to El Dorado County — New Oak Ridge head soccer coach Joe Champion said he wants to get young players excited about wearing the Trojans uniform. Tryouts are this week. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Joe Champion named Oak Ridge’s head soccer coach It was Shakespeare’s Juliet who so famously asked, “What’s in a name?” Joe Champion, Oak Ridge’s new head soccer coach, said his last name has been a lot to live it up to over his lifetime. Yet the name also helped him stand out as a young […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

OR, Pondo grapplers medal in Sac tourney

Keaton Subjeck, left, proves to be a tough opponent at the Tim Brown Memorial Tournament Saturday. The Trojan wrestler took second in his weight class. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

SACRAMENTO — Ponderosa High wrestler Nick Troquato capped off a perfect performance Saturday afternoon at the Sacramento Convention Center. The Bruin pinned Liberty’s Tanner Blank in the 182-pound class in one minute, 50 seconds at the Tim Brown Memorial Tournament. The victory capped off a good weekend for Troquato, who went 4-0 in the two-day […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge focused in silencing Sheldon

The Oak Ridge girls basketball team stayed home and Sheldon Lady Huskies 56-37, in a Delta River League game Friday night at the Trojans’ gym. “Our girls came out really focused and understood the game plan. We did a good job of taking them out of their rhythm. We missed some early shots, but after […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Ponderosa pins down Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge and Ponderosa renewed their wrestling rivalry Wednesday evening in a Delta River League and intra-county dual meet at the Trojans’ gym. The Trojans and Bruins battled throughout the dual meet, but at the end, Ponderosa was able to emerge with a difficult 31-24 victory over the Trojans. “Those guys were tough tonight, and […]

Comments Off / January 17, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »