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Storm pounds its way to Western Zone

WINNING STREAK — The Sierra Valley Storm 11U Broncos handily defeated their latest opponent and have their sights set on the PONY World Series. Courtesy photo

Last weekend the Sierra Valley Storm 11U Broncos showed their power as they defended their Northern California PONY Region title. Sweeping the tournament in three games by a combined score of 50-9, the Storm 11U boys pounded out 46 hits, while only giving up eight. Pitching and defense were again solid, though overshadowed by the offensive explosion. The Storm hope to continue with this […]

1 Comment / July 19, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EDH kids rock out at state fair

ROCK ON —€” Taylor Haines, 17, and AJ Fletcher, 16, perform "Dog Days Are Over" at the California State Fair Sunday. Rock Generation produced the show featuring kids from El Dorado Hills, Folsom and Orangevale. Courtesy photo

What happens when you take children from completely different backgrounds, cultures, ages and talents and throw them together as a performance team? What you get is a breathtaking show on the Promenade Stage. Twenty-five performers from the Folsom, Orangevale and El Dorado Hills captivated onlookers on Sunday at the California State Fair. The show was […]

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

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 »