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Mr. Ponderosa contestants strut their stuff

Mr. Ponderosa candidates did their best to win the hearts and minds of the electorate and raise money for two important causes. The ninth annual pageant held late last month at Ponderosa High School featured a fantastic field of candidates who paraded their talents before fellow students and a panel of judges. After an evening […]

April 07, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Tagged ,

Genius at work: Golden Hills students earn bronze at Science Olympiad

Golden Hills School students brought home an impressive third place team trophy from the Sacramento Elementary Science Olympiad tournament recently held at Mira Loma High School in Sacramento. The Science Olympiad, which celebrates its 31st anniversary this year, is one of the largest and oldest science competitions in the country. Golden Hills School students in third through sixth grade […]

April 01, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Wrestlers bring home medals

El Dorado Hills wrestling Club grapplers gave their all at the 2015 USA California Folkstyle State Wrestling Championships at Selland Arena in Fresno last month with many placing in the top 10. Middle school state placers were: Jose Sanchez, 2nd; Kaden West, 3rd; Kaylin Pebley, 4th; Justin Hall, 4th; and Justin Ramos, 5th. Elementary state placers were: Christian Pebley, 2nd; Josiah Ramos, […]

April 01, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Trojans rally in league opener

In its Sierra Foothill League baseball home opener Monday, Oak Ridge scored its runs late to knock off Woodcreek 13-4. The visiting Timberwolves led 4-1 entering the bottom of the fifth inning when Trojan Tyson Solis (3-for-4, 3 RBIs) singled to lead off. After Logan Denholm walked, Tony Bolinger singled in Solis and Denholm to cut the lead to […]

March 20, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged

Trojan bikers take the lead

GRANITE BAY — The Oak Ridge High mountain bike team overtook the Ponderosa squad in team points for the NorCal season by winning the Granite Bay Grinder High school cycling race at Granite Bay State Park last weekend. The Trojans’ victory gave them a total of 2,072 points for the season. The Bruins are second at 1,977 and […]

March 20, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged

Hometown hero: Tara Abrahams

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Tara R. Abrahams graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training […]

March 25, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Pondo’s Velasquez wins title

Ponderosa High School senior Zack Velasquez (152-pounds) capped off an undefeated season Saturday with a state title at the California Interscholastic Federation State Wrestling Championships, as he outlasted Justin Thomas of Santiago (Corona) in a 2-1 double-overtime decision on Saturday. His semifinal match was also a tight one, a 3-2 decision over Luke Troy of […]

March 11, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,
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