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Local entrepreneur creates CÖR fitness product

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Entrepreneurship 101: See need, develop need, market need. Greg Reffner knows the steps well. As the corporate executive officer and owner of CÖR Systems, the Union Mine High graduate and former Diamondback skier and soccer player created and developed The CÖR Bench, a hybrid exercise system that forces core musculature activation and increases range of motion. […]

No Comment / July 29, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Donene Vukovich wins Eppie’s Ironwoman title

GREAT RACER Donene Vukovich runs in Eppie's Great Race. She later celebrated a come-from-behind victory. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — The 2011 Ironwoman championship in the 38th Eppie’s Great Race came down to the final 400 meters, something the winner wasn’t aware of. Donene Vukovich’s primary goal wasn’t necessarily first place in the annual triathlon but she still relied on a true and tested strategy that has served her well during a lengthy running career — catch the […]

1 Comment / July 27, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Woodcreek rally denies El Dorado Hills’ 9/10 All Stars

WILL CROOKHAM doubled and homered for the El Dorado Hills 9/10 All Stars Saturday night. Photo by Justin Heinzer

The stage was set Sunday afternoon at Jeff Mitchell Field in El Dorado Hills: the vibe was good, anticipation high and the moment right as the local 9/10 All Stars  took the field for the bottom of the sixth inning  poised to take down Little League giants with just three outs to go for the District 54 title. The problem […]

No Comment / July 11, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

These girls own the court

SERVICE — Jayhawks team member, Rebecca Bricker, 11, of El Dorado Hills gets ready to serve the ball during an El Dorado Hills Community Services District Youth Volleyball League game. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Making the cut for the school team or getting selected to an elite club squad aren’t prerequisites to participate in the El Dorado Hills Community Service District girls volleyball league. All you need is the desire to have fun and learn the sport. The new league, which runs on Tuesday nights in the CSD gym, […]

No Comment / June 24, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

South dominates North in Optimist softball

OLIVIA LUCATUORTO doubled in two at bats in the South's 14-6 win over the North in Wednesday's Optimist softball game. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — Prep softball took a final bow Wednesday in the 34th Optimist All Star North-South game at Capital Christian High School, won by the South 14-6. Oak Ridge’s Kasey Stanchek and Jenessa Jeppesen, Ponderosa’s Olivia Lucatuorto and Golden Sierra’s Sarah Rasmussen each donned school colors one final time to partake in the annual event […]

No Comment / June 09, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Jeff McKenzie has a hand (actually, an arm) in state title

PITCHER PERFECT — Former Trojan Jeff McKenzie pitches at the California Community College Athletic Association state championship game.  He was voted the tournament MVP after winning the title game. Courtesy photo

Jeff McKenzie came close to winning a state championship last summer with the El Dorado Post 119 Senior Legion team but the bid fell short. Now he knows how it feels to win a state title. He and his teammates at Stockton’s Delta College won the recent California Community College Athletic Association state baseball title with […]

No Comment / June 03, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Sara Hickenbottom still a Bruin with Bethany

SIGNING, SMILING —€” Sara Hickenbottom, right, signs her letter of intent to play volleyball and attend Bethany University with her future coach Reed Duffus, left, in attendance. Hickenbottom will play in the California Pacific Conference, NAIA. Cameron Park Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Ponderosa High senior middle blocker Sara Hickenbottom will continue her volleyball career for Bethany University in Scott’s Valley near Santa Cruz. Hickenbottom put her signature to her letter of intent at a recent signing ceremony in the school’s gymnasium attended by her new coach, Reed Duffus, family, friends and teammates. Bethany’s mascot is also a […]

No Comment / May 31, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Cameron Park Sports | Read More »