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Oak Ridge alumnus outruns the pack at PARTY fun run

OAK RIDGE High School alumni Amjed Aboukhadijeh ran “the just under 6-mile course” at the Fun Run/Walk benefitting the Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth program held Aug. 20. Aboukhadijeh won by seven minutes. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Hundreds of people laced up Aug. 20 for the Fun Run/Walk to benefit the Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth (PARTY) program. PARTY aims to prevent teen injury while driving. Local Oak Ridge High School alumnus Amjed Aboukhadijeh ran “the just under 6-mile course” in 28:16, winning by 7 minutes and achieving […]

Comments Off / August 22, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Freedom ’02 wins Clasico tourney

FREEDOM '02 teammates took home the gold at a recent tournament. Front row, left to right: Emilee Collier, Isabel Becerra, Amber Ryder, Mckenzie Corr and Sydney Ellis; back row, left to right: Coach Rachel Lewin, Emme Dowkes, Sydney Walters, Kendel Gisin, Kayla Garcia, Emily Hurd, Courtney Aitken, Kora Cadle and Coach Rick Carrigan. (Not pictured: Addison Turner.) Courtesy photo

Congratulations to American River Futbol Club Freedom ’02 Girls U10 soccer team on winning their first championship at the Davis Legacy’s Super Clasico Tournament, Aug. 13-14. After a tough 4-3 loss to North Bay’s ’01 Galaxy in the first game, Freedom ’02 came back to win game 2, 3-0, against Cal Blues’ Fury ’02. A […]

Comments Off / August 18, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

American River girls soccer brings home silver

GREAT KICKERS —€” Freedom '98 members brought home the second-place trophy after an intense tournament earlier this month. Front row, left to right: Paige Garvey, Sarah Kelly, Brittney Johnson, Jaycie Schenone, Shannon Fuchs, Bonnie Ford, Anna Ottley and Alyssa Balga. Back row, left to right: Coaches Beth and Ed Fuchs, Payton Garvey, Olivia Teerlink, Alexa Gisin, Hannah Lewandowski, Megan Gisin, Laurel Pyle, Natalie Cowlishaw and Coach Jeff Lewandowski. (Not pictured: Riley West, Kayla Galet and Kara Fukui). Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — The American River FC U14 girls’ soccer team, Freedom ’98, placed second at the Suntan Classic Tournament, Aug. 6-7, hosted by the Sac United Soccer Club at Cherry Island! This tough Freedom team beat out their competition all the way to the finals. They won their first game 4-0 against East Diablo’s Impact Xplosion. […]

Comments Off / August 15, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Girl Scouts learn about nature

BE AWARE —€” Girl Scout Troop 850 hung out with Smokey Bear during a recent trip to Sly Park Lake. Courtesy photo

This summer Girl Scouts of El Dorado Hills, Service Unit 151, hosted at three-day weekend Camporee at Sly Park.  The following activities were included: • “How to Build a Campfire” (Hosted by Denise Rice from Placerville Ranger Station-El Dorado National Forest, Forest Service volunteers and Smokey Bear. Joan McNamara, forest fuels officer, El Dorado National Forest […]

Comments Off / August 15, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

Superheroes, villains unite for Big Brothers Big Sisters

HEROIC BOWLERS — El Dorado Disposal’s Jeff England and Michael Peters, back row left to right, have some fun with Melody Buyers and Christine Russell, front row left to right. Courtesy photo

Setting aside their differences, some of cinema’s best-known heroes and villains, and a few never seen before, participated in the fifth annual Waste Connections Bowling Championship at the Folsom Lake Bowl Aug. 11. Approximately 100 El Dorado Disposal and Waste Connections employees, business partners and family members raised $25,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of […]

Comments Off / August 15, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

United Crew ’00 wins the cup

WINNERS —€” The El Dorado United Crew '00 U12 Boys brought home the cup after the Albion Cup National Soccer Showcase in Southern California. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado United Crew ’00 U12 Boys team took the Championship Cup after beating out five Southern California teams at the Albion Cup Premier Showcase Tournament in July. The boys worked hard with training and conditioning three days a week since February.  This was a big win for the team, which includes players Abel Bingham, […]

2 Comments / August 12, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Assistance League helps soccer clubs

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This difficult economy has created a need for all youth sports groups to look for more ways to support their organizations. Gold Nugget Soccer Club and Sierra Gold Soccer Club recently received support from the Assistance League of the Sierra Foothills. From left are: Grant and Celia Russell, Cindy Melton, Barbara Brown, Dave Gleason, Bret […]

Comments Off / August 11, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »