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Cross country: Trojans 1st at Granite Bay

CARMICHAEL — The Oak Ridge High cross-country teams competed at the recent Granite Bay Invitational at Ancil Hoffman Park. The varsity course was 5,000 meters — 3.1 miles — and the Frosh/Soph course was 4,000 meters — 2.5 miles. Harriers from 10 schools participated in the invitational. Eight Oak Ridge athletes received medals. The Oak […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

What did we learn from the shutdown?

Government is simply a word for the things we decide to do together. And if there is one lesson that the recent 16-day government shutdown taught us, it is this: There are a lot of things we Americans have decided to do, together, and people were angry when these things were taken away. Michelle Langbehn […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Trojans squash Sheldon

By Scott Warden Host Oak Ridge broke from an early tie with 35 second-quarter points Friday to completely dominate Sheldon 56-7 and improve to 6-1 on the season. “We started out a little shaky defensively on that first possession then our team game to life. Everyone played hard and our running backs were able to […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Capital Crew takes on Head of the Charles

Capital Crew rowers Ben Snedecor (Granite Bay High School), Chris Graff (Jesuit High School), Aaron Rothleder (Jesuit High School), Tyler Valicenti (Jesuit High School) and coxswain Keith Lewis (Jesuit High School) headed to Boston on Oct. 16 to compete at the Head of the Charles Regatta. Graff, Valicenti and Lewis live in El Dorado Hills. The […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Trojans, Bruins’ Piatt advance to sections

Oak Ridge High girls golf head coach Anthony Diaz was happy to see that extra time spent on the links paid off at the Delta River League tournament at Serrano Country Club Monday. The Lady Trojans took second place at the league tournament with 433 points, just 26 points behind St. Francis, which won the […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Art and Wine Festival pops with color

By Peter Tyner Two of the numerous delights you’ll discover at Placerville’s Art and Wine Festival this year are the, uh, art and the wine. Seriously. This is in addition to the lively music, tasty hors d’oeuvres and wholesome, rip-roarin’ celebration that Hangtown always delivers. The Placerville Downtown Association hosts this 16th annual Art and […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Trojans edge Pondo

SHINGLE SPRINGS — It was a gritty grind Tuesday afternoon as host Ponderosa squared off against neighboring Oak Ridge in a physical rivalry match that saw the Trojans pull away with a 1-0 victory. “We knew the kind of game it was going to be going into today,” Bruin head coach Greg Spangler said. “When […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,
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