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Oak Ridge volleyball outlasts Del Oro

By Kristi Speir Mother Lode News correspondent  It’s been four long years since the Oak Ridge High volleyball team won a match against Del Oro. But with determination and strong leadership in Tuesday’s preseason match, the Trojans got it done decisively — sweeping the Golden Eagles in three straight games, 26-24, 25-23, 25-23. Oak Ridge is […]

No Comment / August 31, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Thunder rolls into second place

GO THUNDER —€” This girls team took their skills all the way to the El Dorado Hills Soccerfest championship game. Photo courtesy of Suzanne Hunt

The U11 Thunder Girls team took second place last weekend in the El Dorado Hills Soccerfest. The girls battle three amazing teams to make it to the championship. The Thunder beat Davis and Eureka on Saturday to put them in a great position going into Sunday’s games.  They beat the Eureka Crush 1-0 with Lexi Likins […]

No Comment / August 29, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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 »