Former Trojan now a Marlin

Former Oak Ridge High and Cal pitcher Kyle Porter was selected by the Miami Marlins in last week’s Major League Baseball Draft in the 31st round. This past season for the Bears, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Porter went 6-5 with a 3.01 ERA. During his years at Cal, he picked up a combined 15 wins with a 3.04 […]

June 25, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Taz breaks Barracudas, swims alongside Special Olympians

Saturday, June 21, was an extraordinary meet for the El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team. Taz defeated the Broadstone Barracudas 479-310, advancing into Week 5 of the Suburban Swim League as the only team with perfect a 4-0 record. Katie Tadayeski, 6, established a new team record during Event 42, the Girls 6 and Under […]

June 25, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Summer schools for youth football players

West Coast Youth Football will hold classes for football players who want to improve their performances on the field. A quarterback school will teach the fundamentals to youth football players interested in playing the position at Oak Ridge High from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 27, and 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June […]

June 24, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged

Taz scores more than 500, beats archrivals

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils Swim Team prepared all week for a close competition against its archrivals the Park Terrace Penguins, which took place on Saturday, June 14. Both teams entered Saturday’s contest with undefeated records of 2-0, but the Taz dominated with a final score of 503–286. Though not the tight battle anticipated, […]

June 18, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Taz maintain perfect record

It was an eventful week for the El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team. Despite a demanding schedule, the Taz defeated the Sierra Sharks on June 7 at the Cameron Park Community Services District swimming pool. The final score was 498-291.  “This week we are stacking yards. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, every single day […]

June 11, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Local grads receive athletic scholarships

The CIF Sac-Joaquin Section awarded $35,600 in scholarships last month to the 51 winners of the A. Dale Lacky/CSEA Scholarships for outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success during their four years of high school. Two local athletes, Oak Ridge’s Trent Buenzli and El Dorado’s Michael Weston, each received $600. The award, named after […]

June 11, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Camp teaches young players fundamental skills

In order to be one of the best high school basketball players in the Sacramento region, mastering the fundamentals is a prerequisite. Approximately 50 kids did just that this week at the 22nd annual Oak Ridge Summer Basketball Camp, held in the Trojans’ gym that began Monday and ran through yesterday. The camp, separated into afternoon […]

June 11, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,