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Choice wins in high school boundary fight

Oak Ridge High School’s multipurpose room was filled during a special El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 20. During the four-hour public workshop, school attendance boundaries in the Blackstone region and an eastern Serrano neighborhood nicknamed “the finger” were discussed and different scenarios proposed. Though no formal action could be […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sky’s the limit for brothers in med school

The Vaught brothers are not only officers and gentlemen, they’re both in medical school while on active duty. The middle of three sons, Brian, 26, decided on the path he and younger brother Eric, 23, would both take first. Their parents, Dave and Marjorie Vaught of El Dorado Hills, said the 2006 Oak Ridge graduate […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge captures War Challenge

For a third time this season, the Oak Ridge High wrestling team won a tournament championship — and right inside its own gym. Saturday, with 166.5 points, the Trojans captured their annual Trojan War Challenge team crown, first from a field of 23 schools. Four Oak Ridge grapplers took second place, while four more finished in third and […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Sports highlight of 2014: OR soccer triumphs under new leadership

Connor Hountalas, center, is congratulated by teammates after his 75th-minute, game winning goal. The Trojans won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I  title in November 2014. Photo by Ernie Valenzuela III

In what’s arguably the high school sports story of 2014, Oak Ridge’s soccer program completed a massive transformation since head coach Joe Champion and his team took the helm two years ago. The school’s assistant soccer coach Eric Davidson recounted how far the team has come. During varsity girls’ try outs in early 2013, he […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge alum takes UAV head coach job

Brad Rogers

LANCASTER — University of Antelope Valley Director of Athletics Jeff Bussell has announced the hiring of Brad Rogers as the first ever head men’s basketball coach for UAV. Rogers comes to the Pioneers after spending the last three years working as an assistant men’s basketball coach and assistant athletic director at Arizona Christian University. “Brad’s success in […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

School boundary beef heats up

Parents and students attended last Tuesday’s El Dorado Union High School District board meeting to express their continued concerns with school boundaries. Since they were redrawn in 2005 a small number of El Dorado Hills’ students change schools at every level instead of going to recognized feeder schools in their neighborhoods. Some of the children […]

41 Comments / December 15, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

High school district grapples with enrollment issues

Oak Ridge only school with projected growth There was no discussion and only a few questions after the presentation of a 10-year SchoolWorks study on enrollment projections for El Dorado Unified High School District at the Nov. 18 meeting. The Board of Trustees has heard it before as the district has been in a slow, […]

Comments Off / November 24, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

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