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Oak Ridge Starts season with a 33-22 win over Vista

Special teams’ play factors into outcome By Cody Holliday Friday night’s Oak Ridge High-Vista del Lago football game to kick off the season featured just about all that could go right — and wrong — on a football field: Two tantalizing kickoff returns for touchdowns; several long passes going for scores; defenses that came up […]

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

USA Pride takes second place

USA PRIDE players Sky Divinagracia, Maddie Campos, Anissa Maldanado, Nicole Martin, Jenn Woo, Amanda Miller, Alyssa Burns, Joanne Johnson, Alexis Anglin, Samantha Bastian, Megan Lockhart and Mackenzie Lockhart took second place at the August Meltdown Tournament. Not pictured are Rene Bardini, Michelle Bardini and Jade Mercadel. Courtesy photo

USA Pride (16U) Softball based out of El Dorado Hills won second place at the National Softball Association August Meltdown Tournament, Aug. 20-21. USA Pride went undefeated in the seeding and playoff rounds outscoring the competition 27-8 over four games. The only game they lost was the championship to a very strong team out of […]

No Comment / August 22, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge alumnus outruns the pack at PARTY fun run

OAK RIDGE High School alumni Amjed Aboukhadijeh ran “the just under 6-mile course” at the Fun Run/Walk benefitting the Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth program held Aug. 20. Aboukhadijeh won by seven minutes. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Hundreds of people laced up Aug. 20 for the Fun Run/Walk to benefit the Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth (PARTY) program. PARTY aims to prevent teen injury while driving. Local Oak Ridge High School alumnus Amjed Aboukhadijeh ran “the just under 6-mile course” in 28:16, winning by 7 minutes and achieving […]

No Comment / August 22, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Freedom ’02 wins Clasico tourney

FREEDOM '02 teammates took home the gold at a recent tournament. Front row, left to right: Emilee Collier, Isabel Becerra, Amber Ryder, Mckenzie Corr and Sydney Ellis; back row, left to right: Coach Rachel Lewin, Emme Dowkes, Sydney Walters, Kendel Gisin, Kayla Garcia, Emily Hurd, Courtney Aitken, Kora Cadle and Coach Rick Carrigan. (Not pictured: Addison Turner.) Courtesy photo

Congratulations to American River Futbol Club Freedom ’02 Girls U10 soccer team on winning their first championship at the Davis Legacy’s Super Clasico Tournament, Aug. 13-14. After a tough 4-3 loss to North Bay’s ’01 Galaxy in the first game, Freedom ’02 came back to win game 2, 3-0, against Cal Blues’ Fury ’02. A […]

No Comment / August 18, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Young golfer wins big

GREAT GOLFER — Cooper Hunt, 10, has mastered the game of golf, recently bringing home a state championship award. Courtesy photo

Folsom’s Cooper Hunt won the U.S. Kids Golf California State Championships 10-year-old division earlier this summer. This was the first-ever state championship U.S. Kids Golf hosted. Golfers ages 5 to 14 played 36 holes over two days at the Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore. In his first round, Cooper shot a 77 and then followed […]

1 Comment / August 17, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

American River girls soccer brings home silver

GREAT KICKERS —€” Freedom '98 members brought home the second-place trophy after an intense tournament earlier this month. Front row, left to right: Paige Garvey, Sarah Kelly, Brittney Johnson, Jaycie Schenone, Shannon Fuchs, Bonnie Ford, Anna Ottley and Alyssa Balga. Back row, left to right: Coaches Beth and Ed Fuchs, Payton Garvey, Olivia Teerlink, Alexa Gisin, Hannah Lewandowski, Megan Gisin, Laurel Pyle, Natalie Cowlishaw and Coach Jeff Lewandowski. (Not pictured: Riley West, Kayla Galet and Kara Fukui). Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — The American River FC U14 girls’ soccer team, Freedom ’98, placed second at the Suntan Classic Tournament, Aug. 6-7, hosted by the Sac United Soccer Club at Cherry Island! This tough Freedom team beat out their competition all the way to the finals. They won their first game 4-0 against East Diablo’s Impact Xplosion. […]

No Comment / August 15, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

United Crew ’00 wins the cup

WINNERS —€” The El Dorado United Crew '00 U12 Boys brought home the cup after the Albion Cup National Soccer Showcase in Southern California. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado United Crew ’00 U12 Boys team took the Championship Cup after beating out five Southern California teams at the Albion Cup Premier Showcase Tournament in July. The boys worked hard with training and conditioning three days a week since February.  This was a big win for the team, which includes players Abel Bingham, […]

2 Comments / August 12, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »