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Taking on Ironman

Richard Hunter, 44, left, trains with coach Jon Klingensmith, 36. Thanks to both men's tireless efforts Hunter completed his first Ironman challenge. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Editor’s note: After El Dorado Hills’ Richard Hunter was diagnosed with retinitus pigmentosa, an eye disease that leads to complete loss of sight, he became a runner. He’s been training hard since competing in the Boston Marathon in 2008 and is breaking down barriers for visually impaired athletes through the C Different Foundation. Hunter worked with […]

No Comment / November 28, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge harriers wrap up season

The Oak Ridge varsity boys and girls cross country teams ran under a sunny sky at the CIF Cross Country State Championships in Fresno Nov. 26. The girls placed 15th out of 22 teams and the boys placed 18th out of 22 teams in the Division 1 races. The girls race, with 190 athletes on the […]

No Comment / November 28, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Sixth-grader wins Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu championship

Angelo Tengan conquered his opponents at the Warrior's Quest Jiu-Jitsu Championships. Courtesy photo

Angelo Tengan, a sixth-grader at Sutter Middle School and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu student at El Dorado Hills Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, won the GI Division of the Warrior’s Quest Jiu-Jitsu Championships earlier this month. Angelo came back from behind in points to win by a triangle submission in the finals of the tournament. Angelo started learning Brazilian […]

No Comment / November 23, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Granite Bay ends Trojans’ postseason run

Oak Ridge receiver Dylan Collie hauls in one of his two touchdown catches against Granite Bay Friday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Mike Bush Staff writer  GRANITE BAY — Time wasn’t on the side of the Oak Ridge High football team in the fourth quarter of Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal game at Granite Bay. After Trojan quarterback Jason Samuel hit senior wide receiver Dylan Collie on a 40-yard scoring strike with 8:09 left in […]

No Comment / November 21, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Marble Valley works toward another championship

Marble Valley Middle School players Truman Andrus and Tanner Porter trap a Camerado player in the back court. Both Tanner and Truman have been standouts all season for Marble Valley. Courtesy photo

Marble Valley  School’s boys baskeyball team is preparing to repeat as 8th-grade champs in the County Sports League. It all comes down to games the Mustangs will play at Union Mine High School in El Dorado on Dec. 9 and 10. Currently the El Dorado Hills team is in a first place tie with Herbert […]

No Comment / November 17, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Volleyball: OR goes down fighting

Championship hopes left the Oak Ridge gym with the third-seeded St. Mary’s volleyball team Tuesday night as the visiting Rams knocked the Lady Trojans out of the playoffs with a three-set 25-22, 25-23, 25-11 sweep in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinals. “St. Mary’s is a very strong program,” said Oak Ridge coach Becky Potter a […]

No Comment / November 16, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge boys cross country team goes ‘bananas’

TROJAN DUSTY ARMSTRONG took third in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I cross country race to lead the Oak Ridge team to its first ever section title. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

FOLSOM — The heavily favored Davis High cross country team set up camp right next to Oak Ridge Saturday morning as both programs prepared for a day of racing in the Sac-Joaquin Section Meet at Willow Hills in Folsom. And when the Division I boys race was over, the Blue Devils had a ringside seat […]

No Comment / November 14, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »