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Collie gets a shot with the Niners

Oak Ridge alum Austin Collie craddles the football during a San Francisco 49ers training session. Collie previously played for the Indianapolis Colts. Photo courtesy of the 49ers

Austin Collie is fighting for his professional football life, vying for a spot on a San Francisco 49ers team that many believe will return to the Super Bowl next January. The former Oak Ridge standout is now 27. He gained a reputation for hard work, dependability and intelligence with the Indianapolis Colts in 2009, a […]

Comments Off / August 12, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Collies brand the magic

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El Dorado Hills’ first family of football, the Collies, will host a series of football camps and receiver competitions this summer. Zac and Austin Collie tore up the gridiron at Oak Ridge in the early 2000s, shattering school and state records along the way. The youngest son, Dylan, is coming off a stellar senior season […]

2 Comments / May 24, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Austin Collie chills with prize winner

COLLIE IN THE COMMUNITY —€” Oak Ridge star reciever Ausin Collie, right, who now plays with the Indianapolis Colts, took time to chat at Rockin' Frog Yogurt with, left to right, Victor and David Rudd, both 12, and Kyle Smith, 14, who won the "meet and greet" at Marina Village Middle School. Collie talked about life in the NFL and swapped injury stories with the starstruck middle schoolers. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Fourteen-year-old Kyle Smith and friends David and Victor Rudd, both 12, shared frozen yogurt and football stories with Indianapolis Colts receiver Austin Collie last week. Smith won the honor in a drawing at Marina Middle School’s Family Jam fundraiser. The teen, his friends and his parents Jodi and Parveen Lal met the NFL star at Rockin’ Frog Frozen Yogurt Thursday. Collie […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Another Collie chooses to play for BYU

ALL IN THE FAMILY — Dylan Collie said he shopped around before deciding, "BYU is where I belong." The Oak Ridge junior made a verbal commitment to the school. Villge Life photo by Mike Roberts

Oak Ridge junior Dylan Collie made a verbal commitment to attend Brigham Young University in 2012 last week, continuing a family tradition of Cougar receivers that began with his father, Scott, and continued through his brothers, Zac, then Austin. Austin was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts and became a favorite target of future hall-of-fame quarterback […]

Comments Off / May 27, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Volleyball: Late loss denied Oak Ridge Craft title bid

EL DORADO HILLS — As far as varsity volleyball goes, Oak Ridge High’s gymnasiums may have exceeded the record for “talent per square inch” Saturday, as head coach Patrick Sanders and the Lady Trojans hosted a dozen elite programs for their annual Chris Craft Memorial volleyball invitational. “We’re in a great place as far as […]

No Comment / September 13, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Volleyball: Oak Ridge girls sweep past Wildcats

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s varsity girls volleyball program extended its successful start to fall action last week at home, defeating Whitney in a three-game sweep, 25-19, 25-17 and 25-23 for its third consecutive sweep of the season. Troy charged ahead in game one after Shannon Dwyer kicked off serving and sophomore Gracie […]

No Comment / September 12, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Foundation solid for Oak Ridge girls volleyball

Oak Ridge's Shannon Dwyer sets teammate Hailey Maniglia during last week's Foundation Game intra-county match at Ponderosa. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Overcoming a slow start, Oak Ridge swept host Ponderosa 25-23, 25-12, 25-19 in last week’s 14th round of the annual Foundation Games. The Bruins enjoyed an early 9-3 first-set lead before the Trojans, behind the play of Cameryn Collie, Gracie Rowland and Shannon Dwyer, mounted a comeback and caught Ponderosa at 11-all. […]

No Comment / September 04, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »



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