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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 »

Oak Ridge showcases new logo

Oak Ridge Assistant Principal Ron Thomas, center, performs in front of a full house at the high school's new school logo launch, seen on screen. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The Nov. 12 Re-Branding Launch Event at Oak Ridge High was a rousing success — evidenced by the standing-room-only crowd that packed the Trojan Arena on a weeknight. Those attending were entertained with singing, music, dancing, fashion and more from the 370 student performers and witnessed the unveiling of the school’s new athletic logo — a […]

Comments Off / November 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge wraps up positive cross-country seasons

The Oak Ridge cross country athletes competed well at the section championships on Nov. 15 at the Willow Hills near Folsom High School. The varsity girls’ team placed seventh  in the Division 1 race with 173 points. The team was lead by Arial Hendrickson and Mikhayla Polivka, who placed 17th and 31st, respectively. Arial, who earned a medal, and […]

Comments Off / November 17, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Follow the yellow brick road to Oak Ridge

The Scarecrow (Dalton Johnson) sings "If I Only Had a Brain" to Dorothy (Alanna Underwood) during an Oak Ridge Drama rehearsal of "The Wizard of Oz."

Travel somewhere over the rainbow with Oak Ridge High School’s talented actors, actresses and theater crews as they present “The Wizard of Oz.” This colorful production complete with munchkins, flying monkeys and, of course, those gorgeous ruby slippers will delight audiences of all ages and also teach theatergoers important lessons. “It reminds us that family […]

Comments Off / November 06, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

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