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Second half push carries Oak Ridge water polo past Cougars

OAK RIDGE'S Annie Harriman looks to score in Thursday's intra-county match with El Dorado. Photo by jannaweissphotography.com

EL DORADO — There were no boys, just girls, at Thursday afternoon’s intra-county, nonleague water polo match between host El Dorado High and Oak Ridge. Annie Harriman and Amanda Jones each scored five goals for the varsity Lady Trojans and, coupled with strong second half play, Oak Ridge upended the Cougars 13-6 at the Western […]

Comments Off / September 12, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge’s Preston Dean takes Rocklin to school

Preston Dean’s two touchdown runs in the last half of the fourth quarter broke a tie to give host Oak Ridge High a 21-7 defensive-oriented preseason win over Rocklin Friday night. Dean went up the middle from 9 yards out with 7:03 left to put the Trojans in the lead before rumbling in for a […]

Comments Off / September 04, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Routsong brothers reunite at Embry Riddle

BROTHERS Jesse Routsong, 18, left, and Jeff, 22, stand in the wrestling room at Ponderosa High School. Cameron park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

SHINGLE SPRINGS — When Jesse Routsong returned to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz, last month for his second year of college and his second wrestling season, he had more than new clothes and school supplies with him. His brother Jeff is going as a new recruit. Like most brothers after high school, Jesse and […]

Comments Off / September 01, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

Local entrepreneur creates CÖR fitness product


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. […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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, […]

Comments Off / June 24, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »