Sports

From couch potato to runner

When Hassan Aboukhadijeh’s sons graduated from Oak Ridge High and moved away to college, he knew life was going to change. Having watched Feross and Amjed run cross country ...

Athlete of the Week: Sharlene Duong

Sharlene Duong, 11, earned three medals at the 2015 US National Taekwondo Championships held in Austin, Texas, July 4-11. Duong, whose sisters Aleena and Catarina also earned meda ...

15th Annual Senior Softball Western Nationals Heats Up Placer Valley

Strap on your gloves and get your bats ready! The 15th annual Senior Softball-USA Western Nationals (SSUSA) will take place August 3-9 at Foskett Regional Park in Lincol ...

Folsom’s Tilford drives to second speedway victory

 Folsom resident Jon Tilford drove to his second victory of the season Saturday night during the 12th Red Hawk Casino Championship points race at Placerville Speedway located ...

GOLF TIPS: The green: It’s a dance floor for avid golfers

OK, we finally got the ball safely onto our virtual green and it’s now time to drain the putt. Here’s where it can get interesting. The way some of these greens are sha ...

TOURNEY TIME: Sacramento, Placer County softball players begin ASA Nationals in Roseville today

Split at the seams and cracked beyond repair, the tattered remains of four softballs sat in a trash can inside the spacious California Breeze training facility in South Sacramento ...

Summer pole vault camp at Oak Ridge draws a dozen athletes

John Hardwick was never prouder when Austin Laut won the gold medal in the pole vault at the CIF state track and field championships in June. Hardwick, who’s coached the pol ...

2,500 fans agree: Fast Fridays is an Auburn treasure

I’d like to think Michael Kirby just forgot to mention it, but I’m pretty sure he purposely let me catch the first few waves of airborne sod with my face before shoutin ...

South Team wins 24th North-South Challenge Fast Fridays

With both teams loaded with talent this year the 24th annual North vs. South Challenge at Fast Friday’s Motorcycle Speedway in Auburn was a spectacular display of speedway mo ...

Oak Ridge cross country getting mileage over the summer

The 2015-16 school year is less than a month away and most high school students have been trying to find ways to relax and beat the summer heat. Oak Ridge cross country coach Rob F ...

Punahou an Intriguing foe for Del Oro football

For Punahou School football coach Kale Ane, the summer literally flew by. “There’s really no summer anymore,” Ane said last week from his office on the Punahou c ...

Outdoors with JD Richey: There’s something fishy about 2015

Well, I can honestly say I’ve never seen a year quite like this one. With the drought, of course, there’s a lot of negative stuff happening, but there are also some bri ...

CIVIL CIRCUIT: Fast Fridays hosts North vs. South annual clash

Auburn motorcycle racer Bart Bast has competed in so many North vs. South Civil War Challenges at the Fast Friday’s Motorcycle Speedway that he will soon be cast for his own ...

Athlete of the Week: Brady Routon

Brady Routon played a key role for the El Dorado Hills Little League’s 10-11-year-old All-Star team’s run to the championship game of the District 54 All-Star tournamen ...

Soccer players work on skills, build continuity at camp

Freshman and sophomores gathered for the Oak Ridge boys’ soccer summer camp at the Oak Ridge School Stadium July 13-July 16. Head varsity soccer coach Joe Champion and new h ...