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Lake tourists stall local businesses

The record-low levels of Folsom Lake are bringing tourists to the area in droves, but instead of spending dollars, some local businesses say they’ve only been a nuisance. “It’s wild,” said owner of the Green Valley Center Amy Anders. “There’s a steady stream of people every weekend, I’d even say even an international crowd, to […]

Comments Off / February 03, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Draining Folsom

Folsom Lake was at 26 percent of capacity as of Nov. 19. And it’s shrinking. The South Fork of the American River below Salmon Falls Bridge looks more like a creek or a canal. The 400-500 cubic feet of water flowing into Folsom Lake from the North and South forks is only because of releases […]

Comments Off / November 26, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Cross Country: Trojans, Bruins compete in second league meet

SACRAMENTO —  Both the Oak Ridge varsity girls and boys cross country teams took second in Wednesday’s Delta River League meet at Granite Regional Park in Sacramento. The girls had 41 points, finishing behind St. Francis with 27. Ponderosa’s varsity girls were third with 80 points. The Trojan boys scored 60 points, edging Jesuit in […]

Comments Off / October 10, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Six Trojans, two Bruins win gold at Delta River League track meet

OAK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL sophomore Zach Youngberg and junior Shannon Trumbull celebrate after winning their hurdle races at the Delta River League Championships on May 12. Shannon won the 100-meter high hurdles and 300-meter low hurdle races. She also ran the secondnd leg of the varsity girls 4 x 100 relay, which placed second, and she placed sixth in the 100-meter dash. Zach won the 110-meter high hurdles and 300-meter intermediate hurdles. Photo courtesy of Rob Fairley

El Dorado County will be well represented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I track and field meet Wednesday and Friday at Elk Grove High. Oak Ridge qualified 10 varsity girls and 14 boys, including six Delta River League gold medalists, and Ponderosa advances nine girls and 10 boys with two champions. The top four athletes […]

Comments Off / May 15, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Ponderosa baseball downs Folsom

Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

In a season of disappointing losses — some just because the breaks didn’t go Ponderosa’s way and some because the Bruins couldn’t come up with the big hit it needed, the big play, or the key strikeout — Tuesday’s 8-3 win over Folsom just plain felt good for the Ponderosa baseball team. “We’ve battled this […]

Comments Off / May 05, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

Cross Country: Lady Trojans win league title

The Oak Ridge varsity girls cross country team, seen here at an earlier meet, took home the Sierra Foothill League title last week. Front left to right: Mikhayla Polivka and Elena Denner, back left to right: Kayla Renner, Sarah Dolley, Arial Hendrickson, Maddy Denner, Gloria Dabiri and Peyton Wright.  Courtesy photo

ROCKLIN — The Oak Ridge varsity girls’ team put in a stellar performance Friday to win the Sierra Foothill League finals and earn the league banner. The Lady Trojans varsity girls scored 45 points to beat Woodcreek by eight points and the majority set significant personal bests for 5,000 meters on a rainy evening in Rocklin’s Johnson-Springview Park. Freshmen Elena and Maddy Denner had […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans Scoreboard

Softball Oak Ridge 10, Folsom 0 Baseball Oak Ridge 20, Ponderosa 6 — Alec de Watteville and Mason Watkins had five hits each, part of the Trojans’ 19-hit attack in Tuesday’s big win in Shingle Springs. de Watteville doubled, tripled and drove in five runs while Watkins doubled and drove in four. Logan Marston (double, three […]

Comments Off / May 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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