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Never grow up

Dylan Gray (Smee), Alex Levy (Captain Hook) and Bethany Wheat (Peter Pan). Courtesy photo

El Dorado Musical Theatre present “Peter Pan,” Nov. 8-24, at Harris Center for the Arts. As timeless as the boy for whom it is named, “Peter Pan” is the beloved musical adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic novel about a boy who “won’t grow up.” The show includes all of the charming characters created by Barrie including […]

No Comment / November 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grow for it! Peach Leaf Curl

By Kit Smith UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener Peach Leaf Curl is a fungus called Taphrina deformans. It infects both peach and nectarine trees. Overhead irrigation and rain wash the fungi onto buds and new leaves and from leaf to leaf. The Peach Leaf Curl fungus spores infect the trees through bud scales as the […]

No Comment / November 03, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Soccer: Troy takes second

By Brandon Anicich EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s varsity boys soccer program suffered two losses this year in Delta River League action but Tuesday at home, the Trojans avenged one by dropping Pleasant Grove 6-1 on Senior Night to clinch second place and a playoff berth. Seniors Kevin Eccles, Brian Looper, Sean Miller, […]

No Comment / October 30, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans netters perfect in title run

FOR THE NEW GYM WALL — Oak Ridge A.D. Steve White presents the DRL championship banner to Rachel Librach, Kami Lally, Haesoo Kim, Ashlee Gonzales, Heather Dunham, Emily Abraham and Miranda Miller last Thursday at the Broadstone Racquet Club. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Oak Ridge High’s 7-2 regular season-ending victory over Ponderosa last month at the Broadstone Racquet Club was the finishing touches to their first, perfect 10-0 Delta River League season and second Division I league championship. The Lady Trojans won 4-of-6 singles matches and swept doubles. Oak Ridge clinched the title after its defeat […]

No Comment / October 29, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Running the Chateau du Medoc Marathon

Marathoner Michael Brandt

Michael Brandt, 71, of El Dorado Hills recently completed his 15th international marathon at the 29th Chateau du Medoc Marathon held in Pauillac, France, last month. He is a veteran marathoner, having completed marathons on all seven continents, 15 countries and 105 marathons. How did it go? Read below: This was by far the best marathon I had […]

No Comment / October 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Rolling to perfection

Rolling Hills takes home the championship. Courtesy photo

The Rolling Hills Middle School eighth grade volleyball team finished its season with a perfect 10-0 record, capturing the Foothill Athletic League title. The squad beat Folsom and Pleasant Grove in the recent playoffs to win the league title. The Bengals are coached by former Oak Ridge volleyball star Robin Portela. Members of the team […]

No Comment / October 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge puts the kibosh to Bruins

Oak Ridge's Justin Priest carries the football in for a touchdown during Friday's game against Ponderosa. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

By Cody Holliday SHINGLE SPRINGS — Visiting Oak Ridge turned in solid performances on both sides of the ball Friday and blanked Ponderosa 41-0 in Delta River League football action before a packed crowd. Troys’ victory marked the end of the Trojan-Bruin rivalry dating back to the early 80s. With lots of pregame and halftime […]

No Comment / October 27, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »