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Steve Wallen Swim School dives into expansion

For 30 years Steve Wallen has studied and practiced the best methods for teaching his students how to swim. He's currently expanding his El Dorado Hills swim school. Courtesy photo

How do you get a reluctant child to put her face in the water to learn to swim? For 30 years Steve Wallen has studied and practiced the best methods for teaching his students, whether they’re 6 months or 82, new swimmers or triathletes wanting to perfect their strokes. Today Wallen is one of the […]

No Comment / April 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge lacrosse too much for Rams

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A quick start led the Oak Ridge High boys lacrosse team to a 16-6 victory over St. Mary’s of Stockton Wednesday night in a Sacramento Valley League match at Oak Ridge Trojans Stadium. In the first 12 minutes of the first quarter, the Trojans (1-1, 5-4-1) jumped out to a 5-1 lead behind the play […]

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

Trojans triumph in NorCal volleyball tournament

Oak Ridge's boys volleyball squad celebrates its big win at a NorCal tourney. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge Trojans boys varsity volleyball team won the NorCal Invitational Volleyball Tournament in Vallejo earlier this month. Led by senior outside hitters Trent Stigerts and Tim Smolarski, the Oak Ridge team nearly went undefeated, losing only one game all day in the championship match against Drake High School. Returning juniors middle blocker Storm […]

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

Trojan bullpen gives up lead, game to Pleasant Grove

After escaping with a 5-4 win at the start a three-game series with the Pleasant Grove Eagles, the host Oak Ridge baseball team fell flat on offense after three explosive innings while the bullpen spoiled five and two-thirds strong innings from Lance Berringer in a 7-6 setback. “What seems to be a pattern for us […]

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

Winless weekend for Oak Ridge girls lacrosse

Oak Ridge's Morgan Bakarich, right, grabs possession as she emerges from the pack during Saturday's game against Marin Catholic. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The Oak Ridge girls lacrosse team dropped two home games in less than 24 hours over the weekend — falling 12-7 to Granite Bay Friday evening and losing 19-7 to Marin Catholic Saturday afternoon. The second match was the toughest. Highly ranked in the NorCal section, Marin took it to the Trojans under partly cloudy […]

No Comment / April 16, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan track trio signs

Signing letters of intent at Oak Ridge High School Wednesday are left to right Holli Arrieta, track, Cal Poly; Jessica Emde, track, UC Santa Barbara; and Shannon Trumbull, track, UC Santa Barbara.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Three Oak Ridge High track and field senior athletes signed Letter of Intents Wednesday in the school’s multi-purpose room to compete at the college level. Shannon Trumbull and Jessica Emde are both headed to the University of California, Santa Barbara, while Holli Arrieta will compete for Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

No Comment / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans scoreboard

Baseball Oak Ridge 0, Jesuit 1 — Marauder senior Logan James outdueled Trojan sophomore Austin Root and host Jesuit pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to win Tuesday’s Delta River League opener. Oak Ridge 3, Jesuit 2 — Cody Uharriet’s sacrifice fly to plate Lance Berringer in the bottom of the […]

No Comment / April 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »