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Select speedway races to benefit Boys and Girls Club

PLACERVILLE — As the 2014 racing season approaches the green flag, Placerville Speedway is gearing up for a much anticipated championship season ahead. Adding to the already action packed Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship schedule, the 48-year-old quarter-mile dirt track has announced that several events in the months to come will benefit a popular local […]

No Comment / March 11, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

South 1 return to Sierra a success

Oak Ridge skier Allena Thompson makes on her second run of the day. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Good weather, great conditions and familiar terrain was some of the backdrop as South 1 Division alpine racers were back in action Wednesday at Sierra-at-Tahoe. The other? Enough snow from a recent storm that made for a safe course on Lower Main as the division reached its midpoint with the season’s first slalom […]

No Comment / February 13, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Baseball mom shatters gender barrier

Little League coach Edie Thompson instills confidence in all her players, boys and girls. Courtesy photo

“I was a complete tomboy,” said El Dorado Hills mom Edie Thompson as she reflected on a lifetime of either playing baseball or coaching it and how nothing stopped her from thriving in a “man’s” sport. “In hindsight, I never realized it was an option to play softball. Baseball was ingrained in my entire family. […]

5 Comments / February 03, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge opens ‘premiere’ athletic wing

MODERN AMENITIES — The new scoreboard with video screen lies at one end of the reconstructed Trojan gym. On the other sits the student rooting section. Village Life by Julie Samrick

Oak Ridge High unveiled its exciting new athletic additions Monday, underscoring the school’s vision to be a premiere high school in California. The $4 million athletic renovation to its gym, weight and wrestling rooms are just one component of that larger goal. “To be ‘the best in class’ there are four pillars of excellence we […]

No Comment / December 11, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Trojans’ effort fall short

Trojan Josh Wellman scores the first touchdown against the Folsom Bulldogs Friday night at Sac State.  Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

SACRAMENTO — For most of the first half in Saturday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I title game at Sacramento State, the Oak Ridge running game and Folsom’s passing game battled like rams. Trojan running back Josh Wellman, behind his offensive line, found holes to move the chains while Bulldog quarterback Jake Browning led his team with his arm. “We […]

7 Comments / December 08, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Tennis: Lady Trojans fall short in section finale

LOOMIS — Wednesday’s tense match between visiting Oak Ridge and Del Oro to determine Division I Sac-Joaquin Section tennis title came down to doubles play — the Lady Trojans and Golden Eagles both seeking their second banner. With three matches left, the team that won 2-of-3 took the prize. Del Oro’s victories at No. 1 […]

No Comment / November 14, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Troy wins turnover battle, not game

FOLSOM — In a game much closer than the final score indicated, Oak Ridge dropped its first Delta River League game of the year in a 35-0 loss to Folsom. The Trojans picked off Folsom quarterback Jake Browning five times but failed to put points on the board. “Defensively, we played well all night. Folsom’s tough to […]

No Comment / October 13, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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