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El Dorado Hills 9/10s oh so close

EL DORADO HILLS starting pitcher Jack Pina kept his team in Wednesday's title game with a complete game performance. Photo by Justine Jonutz/Caught in the Act Photography

ROSEVILLE — For the third time in four days, the El Dorado Hills 9-10 All Stars baseball team played Woodcreek and, for the second time in two days, had the chance to claim the District 54 title at Richards Field. Depsite a 45-minute delay, both teams provided excitement from the first pitch to the last. In the […]

Comments Off / July 10, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

El Dorado Hills 9/10s upend Woodcreek

BRADEN FRANK rounds the bag at third Sunday after clubbing a three-run home run that gave the El Dorado Hills 9/10 All Stars a 7-3 lead. Photo by Chris Gaither/Caught in the Act Photography

Advance to title game ROSEVILLE — Three home runs gave the El Dorado Hills 9-10 All Star baseball team a berth in the District 54 championship game. Playing Woodcreek at Richards Field Sunday, El Dorado Hills produced an 11-6 victory. Monday, El Dorado Hills (3-0) played Woodcreek again for a chance to lock up the District […]

Comments Off / July 08, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

El Dorado Hills 9-10’s rout Cosumnes River

ROSEVILLE — Eight hits that included back-to-back home runs set the tone for the El Dorado Hills 9-10 All-Stars baseball team, which routed Cosumnes River, 13-3, in the District 54 All-Stars tournament at Richards Field Thursday. El Dorado Hills sent 17 batters to the plate in the first inning that produced 12 runs off eight hits, four walks, hit […]

Comments Off / July 04, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Major All Stars remain undefeated

GRANITE BAY — A home run and an unexpected steal kept the El Dorado Hills All-Stars baseball team undefeated in the District 54 Majors All-Stars Tournament Wednesday at Ronald L. Fiest Park. El Dorado Hills, which trailed 3-0 after the top of the first inning, rallied to post a 10-6 win over Folsom National. The win improves the local […]

Comments Off / July 03, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Former Olympians share their love for Echo Summit

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their fists in the air again Friday morning at Echo Summit. The former Olympians, members of the 1968 U.S. Olympic Men’s Track and Field team who raced neck-and-neck in the 200 meters at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, were guest speakers at Return to the […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Camp teaches young players fundamental skills

Shelby Peters smiles at a student while leading warm up exercises at the Oak Ridge High School Youth Basketball Camp on June 4. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

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 […]

Comments Off / June 05, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Peterson shines at divisional meet

ELK GROVE — Oak Ridge High long distance runner Rachel Peterson had a personal record, placing fifth in the finals of the 3200 meters at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I finals with a time of 11 minutes, 3.76 seconds. “I really wasn’t expecting it,” said Peterson, a senior. “I’ve had a few bad races the […]

Comments Off / May 25, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »