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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


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 »

Dry Diggings Festival to feature reggae music, beer, camping

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The organizers for the Cali Roots Festival are presenting a new two-day Northern California-based event for 2015, the Dry Diggings Festival on Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive. The festival name goes back to Placerville’s former name Dry Diggings. The event billed as a music, camping […]

No Comment / September 20, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Lady Trojans capture Gold bracket

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Jenna Miller’s kill on Elizabeth Cameron’s set ended the day-long Chris Craft Tournament Saturday with host Oak Ridge as champs of the Gold Bracket after its tense 25-18, 17-25, 15-12 win over Vista del Lago. The Trojans made the finals with a competitive 26-24, 25-16 victory over Granite Bay, setting the stage for Oak Ridge […]

No Comment / September 14, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge sweeps Ponderosa

Last Thursday, the Oak Ridge High and Ponderosa High volleyball teams squared in an intra county and non-league match at the Trojans’ gym. The host Lady Trojans, led by new head coach Patrick Sanders battled for every point in the first two games of their contest. But Oak Ridge pulled away in the third set […]

Comments Off / September 06, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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