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Oak Ridge silences Thunder on Senior Night

Oak Ridge's Jake Plaskon, seen here in an earlier match this season, helped his team post big wins against Rocklin last week. VIllage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

A combination of decisions and forfeits helped the Oak Ridge High wrestling team post a 56-12 Sierra Foothill League home finale win against Rocklin on Senior Night Thursday. Out of 14 matches, the Trojans (3-2 in the SFL) won four by decisions, six by forfeits and one by pin. In the 122-pound class, Oak Ridge’s […]

Comments Off / January 30, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

South 1 season gets under way

Oak Ridge junior Dallas Diel makes a run down the hill during the South 1 race last week. The Trojans skiers took first place in giant slolom. Photo by Annika Anderson, AAnderson Photography

OLYMPIC VALLEY — Making up for lost ground, South 1 Division alpine racers shifted to Alpine Meadows for a Slalom/Giant Slalom doubleheader Tuesday. Individually, Ponderosa’s Tori Castaneda was a dual winner, posting large margins over second place. Teamwise, the Lady Bruins, led by Castaneda, Morgan Minch, Cora Nuttall and Rylee Anderson, took first in each […]

Comments Off / January 28, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Local club has top finishers

Over the weekend, members of the El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club competed at three tournaments. On Saturday in Rocklin at the Hardwood Palace was the middle school Natomas Tournament of Champions qualifier. First-place trophies went to Jose Sanchez, Kai Schaefer and Kaden West. At the Elementary Championships at Kerr Middle School in Elk Grove, Gavin Luna brought home third place, and Caleb […]

Comments Off / January 26, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge crashes its way to victory

Oak Ridge's Hailey McCoy works her way around a Granite Bay defender during Friday's game. The Lady Trojans came out on top thanks to strong rebounding efforts. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

On a night shots were there but weren’t consistently falling, the Oak Ridge girls more than overcompensated with a strong rebounding effort to power past visiting Granite Bay 53-29 in Sierra Foothill League action Friday evening. The Trojans’ rebounding success, especially offensive, made for more opportunities to score after initial shot attempts rimmed out. “Our pursuit of […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans hold off Granite Bay

Tyus Millhollin’s game-high 22 points, including 11 in a key third-quarter push, lifted host Oak Ridge past Granite Bay 56-49 to close the first round of Sierra Delta League play Friday night. Millhollin scored all but six of his points in the second half. The Trojans (3-3) held off the Grizzlies (2-4) by making 6-of-8 free […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Cycling team gives back

Cycling Development, the Sacramento region’s largest high school mountain biking program, has donated $1,000 to a trail repair fundraising campaign coordinated by Folsom-Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition and the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. With nearly 70 student-athletes and more than a couple dozen volunteer coaches and ride leaders regularly utilizing multi-use trails in Granite Bay and Auburn […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

New fund supports lacrosse program

The El Dorado Community Foundation announces its newest fund — the El Dorado Hills Lacrosse Foundation Fund. “Meeting new people and assisting them with pursuing their passions is the best part of the work we do at the El Dorado Community Foundation,” said foundation Executive Director Bill Roby. “We never know what new dreams will […]

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