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Lady Trojans reach semis

DIG IT! — Trojan Megan Priest makes this defensive play in early round playoff action last week. Photo by Mike Bush

Oak Ridge High volleyball head coach Patrick Sanders had plenty of reasons to smile after his Lady Trojans swept Rodriguez in last Thursday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal match. Sanders’ Trojans dominated the contest in three sets; the final scores were 25-13, 25-8, 25-9. The win sent No. 1 seed Oak Ridge into yesterday’s semifinal […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Volleyball wins equate to league title

The Lady Trojans, shown celebrating a point against Rocklin, can now revel as Sierra Foothill league champions. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

First-year Oak Ridge volleyball head coach Patrick Sanders is pleased with his players’ domination on the court and Tuesday’s sweep of Woodcreek is proof as the Lady Trojans attacked the net and served tough to win 25-13, 25-12, 25-20. Oak Ridge (11-0 in the SFL, 27-2), ranked No. 10 in California and 41st in the […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans protect the home court

Oak Ridge's Kassandra McGill pounds a kill through the Rocklin block last Tuesday in the Trojans' sweep of the Thunder. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

One reason Oak Ridge is off to a fantastic start is its players hustle all over the court. Displaying that athleticism against Granite Bay in last Thursday’s Sierra Foothill League volleyball matchup, the Lady Trojans swept the Grizzlies 25-17, 25-11, 25-17. Troy’s victory came on the heels of a big sweep of Rocklin (see below) […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2015 | 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 […]

Comments Off / September 20, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Lady Trojans capture Gold bracket

Craft Champs 9-16

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 »

The vet knows best

Dr. Penny Hodge Last August, Dr. Hodge joined MarketPlace Veterinary Hospital. Hodge previously worked in Stockton for 19 years. She takes patients of the canine and feline variety and said she loves working with animals and tackling the day’s unique challenges. Hodge earned her degree at UC Davis in 1990. She grew up around animals […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Life in the Hills | Read More »



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