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Care package drive a rousing success

HANDS4HOPE youth and volunteers take a breather after boxing up packages for the troops following a very successful donation drive. Courtesy photo

Volunteers with Hands4Hope – Youth Making A Difference organized and pulled off a very successful drive to raise money and collect items for soldier care packages. Community members and organizations donated more than 2,500 items and $350 for the Honor Our Troops Committee to help pay for shipping the boxes, which went to local soldiers. The […]

Comments Off / July 19, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Local lacrosse player named an all star

JOSH WELLMAN is now a member of the Adrenaline Shootout all-star team. Courtesy photo

In one of the largest West Coast Lacrosse events of its kind, rising sophomore Josh Wellman of Oak Ridge High School was named to the Adrenaline Shootout all-star team this weekend. Each year, Adrenaline Lacrosse puts together the largest west coast recruiting tournament for elite lacrosse players. With more than 25 teams and 500 players […]

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

Jones, Harriman star in Taz defeat

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By Mike McIntee SACRAMENTO — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swam with determination against their archrivals from Park Terrace Saturday, but ultimately could not overcome a strong and deep Penguins team. The Taz fell to the Penguins 532-365 to suffer its first defeat of the season. Both clubs entered the Suburban Swim League’s marquee […]

1 Comment / July 18, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Draw your swords!

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Pirates invaded the El Dorado Hills Library Saturday to share tall tales and have some swashbuckling adventures with pint-sized pirates who came to see the Privateers of the Dauntless.

Comments Off / July 18, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teacher walks in the footsteps of history

Tom Douglas, right, with the California Society for the Sons of the American Revolution presents teacher Kevin Tierney with a certificate of achievement. Courtesy photo

Kevin A. Tierney, a 52 year-old teacher at Rolling Hills Middle School in El Dorado Hills, was selected by the California Society for the Sons of the American Revolution  to receive a scholarship to attend a course on the American Revolution presented by the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, Penn., earlier this summer. The scholarship […]

Comments Off / July 17, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

En garde! Leanne Comfort masters fencing

LEANNE COMFORT, 14, of El Dorado Hills took third in the nation in the Youth 14 Saber division at Summer Nationals in Reno. Courtesy photo

Two and a half years ago, Leanne Comfort of El Dorado Hills, now 14, was looking for a sport she might like to try. She definitely made a good choice. Leanne is now the California state champion in Senior Women’s Saber, having won that title at the Pacific Coast Championships at the Marin Civic Center […]

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

Sierra Valley Storm wins 2011 PONY sectionals

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  All-star baseball season is in full swing and Sierra Valley Storm teams are gearing up for a long run. Sierra Valley Storm is a PONY baseball league based primarily in El Dorado Hills.  This year the Storm 11U team is looking to defend their 2010 Northern California Regional title, having won the North and […]

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