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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. […]

Comments Off / September 04, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Shingle Springs couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

Bernhart “Bernie” Ritscher was on leave, a Navy man in the midst of World War II in 1944, when the Seattle-born boy decided to take a look around Sacramento. He soon spotted the Navy Club, run by mothers of men in the service and decided to drop in. “The place was full of good-looking chicks,” […]

Comments Off / August 02, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Scout’s Eagle project goes straight to the dogs

Eagle Scout Ricky Rauchfuss, 15, of Shingle Springs uses a treat to lead Shyla, a border collie up a teeter totter, one of several agility course items he and other scouts from Diamond Springs Troop 95 built for his Eagle Scout project at Animal Services' facility.  Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Crash, Bailey, Leyla and Cookie must be pretty great dogs, since their pal Ricky Rauchfuss decided to earn his Eagle Scout wings by planning and building an obstacle course at the El Dorado County Animal Services facility for the canines there. “I decided to build this for the shelter so that the dogs there will be […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Trojan girls bow out with semifinals loss

Kassidy Lyons, right, meets her Saratoga opponent during lineup introductions at Broadstone Racquet Club Friday. Photo by Jerry Heinzer

Last Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinal volleyball playoff match entering the fifth set was up for grabs but Pitman’s match-ending 12-3 run for the 21-25, 25-18, 16-25, 25-19, 6-15 victory ended Oak Ridge’s season. Pitman (28-6), the No. 4 seed, took the lead in the final set when an Oak Ridge serve hit the […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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 »

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