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Lacrosse: Trojan girls blast Palo Alto

EL DORADO HILLS – Oak Ridge decimated its visitors from Palo Alto on the lacrosse field Friday night, scoring nonstop en route to an 18-3 victory. Oak Ridge sprung into offensive attack-mode and didn’t stop. A steal and score from Kayla Galet followed by three more goals gave the Trojans an early 4-0 lead before […]

Oak Ridge plays to draw

EL DORADO HILLS — The Oak Ridge girls’ soccer team led visiting Franklin for much of Tuesday’s game, but it mattered not, as the showdown ended in a 1-1 draw. Franklin scored the equalizer with 15 minutes remaining and Oak Ridge was unable to regain the advantage. “We knew it was going to be a […]

Green perfect in season opener

Perfection doesn’t normally occur right off the bat but don’t tell that to El Dorado starting pitcher Mike Green who tossed a perfect game against Golden Sierra in both teams’ 2014 season opener Tuesday. Behind Green and plenty of offense, the home Cougars rolled through the Grizzlies 12-0 in an intra-county, mercy rule-shortened affair. Green faced […]

Second quarter does in D’backs

EL DORADO — The Union Mine girls basketball team had a promising start on the court Monday night, but a second quarter collapse derailed early efforts and spelled a season-ending loss to Vista del Lago, 54-38. It was Senior Night for Union Mine with Stephanie Preacher and Trisha Tolbert playing their last games as a […]

Rough start continues for Ponderosa

SHINGLE SPRINGS — In a Delta River League girls basketball contest, Ponderosa lost to Sheldon, 67-33, at the Bruins’ gym Tuesday. Ponderosa continued its rough start to league play, sliding to 0-4, and 10-11 for the season. “Our goal is to get better against each opponent, the second time we face them this year,” said […]

All El Dorado against D’backs

In a showdown between El Dorado’s and Union Mine’s boys basketball teams Tuesday, the host Cougars routed the Diamondbacks 62-30 in Sierra Valley Conference intra-county play. Offensively, Union Mine shot below 24 percent from the field and went 2-for-15 from three-point land. The Cougars capitalized, outscoring their visitors in all four quarters while matching Union […]

Dbacks’ rally falls short

EL DORADO — A late-game comeback from the Union Mine girl’s basketball team made for a close finish between the Diamondbacks and Liberty Ranch in a Sierra Valley Conference game at the Snake Pit Friday. Rallying down the stretch, Union Mine ran out of steam in the final minute and fell 49-45. “We played as […]

Troy can’t stop Saraba, Del Campo

EL DORADO HILLS — An unstoppable scorer and an effort that came too late were the causes why the host Oak Ridge boys’ basketball team lost 67-61 to Del Campo Friday night. The Trojans were dominated by Del Campo’s Visilije Saraba, the Cougars’ lanky sharpshooter who bucketed 34 points, well above his scoring average. The […]

Junior Legion blanks Roseville

EL DORADO — Mercy me! That was the call at the end of the fifth inning at Union Mine High Saturday morning, as the El Dorado Junior Legion baseball squad dismantled visiting Roseville, 11-0, in a mercy-rule game. El Dorado excelled due to the stellar pitching of Ian Boyle, who allowed only one hit, no […]

Ponderosa All Stars roll out the offense

GRANITE BAY – After sweeping its pool play but dropping its championship bracket opener, the Ponderosa Major All Stars headed into Tuesday’s matchup with Roseville West in need of a win to stay alive in the District 54 Tournament. Behind four home runs, two by Christopher Daniels, Ponderosa dumped Roseville West 15-7 at Feist Field. […]

Huge lead disappears for El Dorado Hills All Stars

EL DORADO HILLS — A blowout victory was in the making Monday night at Mitchell Field for the El Dorado Hills 10/11s Little League All Stars baseball team against Woodcreek. El Dorado Hills exploded for eight runs in the first inning alone, a good sign, before Woodcreek slowly tallied three runs in the first three […]

Trojan softball surprises Pleasant Grove

EL DORADO HILLS – Paying little heed to the Delta River League standings, host Oak Ridge defeated front-running Pleasant Grove 4-1 behind solid pitching and two home runs. “This win was huge,” said Trojan head coach Sam Kloczko. “I have been telling them all along that we are better than our record (now 4-8 overall, […]

Lady Bruins upend Huskies 1-0

SHINGLE SPRINGS – After a three week dry-spell, the Ponderosa girls’ soccer team finally notched a victory on Wednesday afternoon, defeating the Sheldon Huskies, 1-0. The Bruins last win came on March 6 against Del Campo and since then, Ponderosa has lost twice with four draws. The Bruins’ victory was their first in the Delta […]

Oak Ridge outlasts EL Camino in overtime

EL DORADO HILLS — After a smooth dispatch of Del Campo in the opening round of the Trojan Toss Up Tournament, the Oak Ridge girls basketball squad faced a worthy opponent in the El Camino Eagles in the second round Thursday evening. Oak Ridge survived to pull out a thrilling 61-54 overtime victory to advance […]

Lady Trojans gain control of Toss Up opener with Del Campo

EL DORADO HILLS — If you control the basketball you can most likely put it in the hoop. That’s where the Cougars of Del Campo and host Oak Ridge parted ways in Wednesday’s opening round of the Trojan Toss Up Tournament Wednesday night. In handling the ball better than its guests, Oak Ridge emerged a […]

Oak Ridge girls win Shoot Out

EL DORADO HILLS — It wasn’t a breeze for Oak Ridge High but when it counted the Lady Trojans were on point in the championship game of the Trojan Shoot-Out Saturday night. An extremely tall and athletic Pleasant Grove team hung with the hosts for the better part of three quarters before a relentless offensive output by Troy equated to an 80-66 victory for […]

Oak Ridge girls toss Turlock

EL DORADO HILLS – If it works, run with it. That is exactly the strategy that the Oak Ridge girls basketball team employed in round two of the Trojan Shoot-Out on Friday evening. The Trojans rolled over the Turlock Bulldogs of 76-37 in very similar fashion to how they played against Nevada Union Thursday, especially […]

Trojan girls win 1st round of Shoot-Out

EL DORADO HILLS – If one was to watch the Oak Ridge girls’ basketball team play any other team, save a few elite programs, all of the games could easily blur into one. Head coach Steve White has a formula for success that he uses in every game and it is a pretty difficult one […]

Dbacks fail to tame Mustangs

Democrat correspondent ÒWe had three goals … One, get 15-20 shots per quarter, which we did; two, score 15 points per quarter which we didnÕt; and three, get offensive boards, which we did finally at the end of the game.Ó Ñ coach Dave Del Rio. EL DORADO Ñ A paper that hangs inside the Union […]

Lady Trojans, James run wild Monday

Democrat correspondent EL DORADO HILLS Ñ Welcome to the Sara James show. ThatÕs not what the Oak Ridge High announcer said on opening night of the Trojan Toss-Up Ñ but it would have fit the occasion. James scored 40 points, breaking an Oak Ridge girls basketball record en route to her teamÕs complete evisceration of […]

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