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The Jaguars are just perfect

Go Jaguars —€” Suzanne Hunt, Adele Gargiulo, Reagan Hunt, Deanna Frack, Hannah Skovensky, Shreya Kowtha, Mrs. Leach and Ella Velcelean, standing left to right, and Alexa Myers, Lauren Bellas, Sydney Gunderson, Mya Velcelean, Ashley Mykrantz and Samantha Ikemoto, kneeling left to right, celebrate a stellar basketball season. Courtesy photo

The Jackson Elementary School girls basketball team went undefeated this year. The Jaguars started the season strong and ended it perfect thanks in part to the twin towers, Deanna Frack and Reagan Hunt, who rebounded the ball well and added basket after basket to the games’ scores. Mighty Samantha Ikemoto and Sydney Gunderson frequently drive the ball to the basket […]

No Comment / March 02, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Sende’s double-double sends Trojans back to section finals

Lauren Sende, pictured earlier this season, recorded a monster double-double in Oak Ridge's semifinal win Tuesday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

STOCKTON — Lauren Sende didn’t let a head cold get in the way of a stellar performance for her Oak Ridge High girls basketball team. The 6-foot-2 Westmont College-bound senior forward recorded a double-double of 20 points and 22 rebounds — including 11 boards in the fourth quarter — and scored the go-ahead basket with 5:30 […]

No Comment / February 29, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan track shines in Elk Grove

Sabrina Andrus teamed with Elli Velez, Rachel Peterson and Mikayla Mefford to win the 4x800 Relay and Medley relay races Saturday. Courtesy photo

ELK GROVE — The Oak Ridge High boys and girls track and field teams kicked off their seasons Saturday at the Capital Classic Relays. Despite the cool windy conditions, many Trojan athletes registered excellent performances against the 18 other schools that competed at the meet. Oak Ridge had several medal winners. The next meet for Troy […]

No Comment / February 28, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Eight area wrestlers make the Bakersfield cut

Oak Ridge's Keaton Subjeck, right, tries to slip the grasp of McNair's Jim Wilson in their title match Friday. VIllage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

STOCKTON — Then there were eight. Thursday, 31 El Dorado County wrestlers from Golden Sierra High, Oak Ridge, Ponderosa and Union Mine competed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament at the Stockton Arena. Friday, eight  advanced to next weekend’s CIF State Championships by placing in the top seven in their respective weight classes, the cutoff to reach […]

No Comment / February 27, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Wrestling coach Mike Sundby honored at EDH Wrestling Tournament

MIKE SUNDBY with a plaque honoring him for time spent in community service and coaching. Courtesy photo

Mike Sundby was honored for more than 10 years of excellent community service and coaching, first at Marina Village and then with the El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club. Since 2000, Sundby has given starts to the careers of many Oak Ridge High and Ponderosa wrestlers including the following Trojan graduates who went on to wrestle at Division […]

No Comment / February 27, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge’s season ends in 74-59 loss to Bethel

VALLEJO — Bethel High’s Daseion Cole and Rodney Cook combined for 43 points Friday as the host Jaguars knocked Oak Ridge out of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I basketball playoffs with a 74-59 quarterfinal victory. The duo had 21 in the first half. The victory advances Bethel (23-6) to the semifinals at Power Point Pavilion […]

No Comment / February 27, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Marina Mustangs come from behind to claim championship

These seventh-graders have a lot to celebrate. Starting from back, left to right: Coach Saufferer, Kassidy De Lapp, Jackie Mahon, Alexa Ray, Erin Dwyer, Brittnay Belanger, Sydney Crozier, Mairenn Atkinson, Aubrielle Martin, Kristen Hoffman, Cameron Kirtlan, Maria Dutton and Skyelin Lamy. Courtesy photo

The Marina Village Middle School Mustangs seventh- and eighth-grade girls’ basketball teams coached by Terry Saufferer finished off their winning season in championship form before a sold out crowd at Rolling Hills last month. The seventh-grade Mustangs came into the tournament the second seed behind the undefeated Folsom Jaguars. Marina first had to beat the Sutter […]

No Comment / February 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »