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JAXX rocks the house, wins at Jammies

JAXX takes over the stage and rocks the Crest on May 13. Courtesy photo

By Anthony Savas El Dorado Hills rock band JAXX recently took first place in this year’s 2011 Sacramento Jammies awards. The competition included many high-school-age bands from all over the Sacramento area. The competiton was fierce and began with the submission of a two-song CD (all original material) as a first-round acceptance followed by several […]

Comments Off / May 23, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Super spellers

RESCUE SUPERINTENDENT Carol Bly moderated the Division I El Dorado County Spelling Bee, and was warmly greeted by members of the first- and second-grade team from Jackson Elementary. Left to right are: Sofia Gonzalez, Maya Nambisan, Ethan Rutherford and Cade Bundalian. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

El Dorado Hill students p-e-r-f-o-r-m-e-d well at the 31st annual El Dorado County Spelling Bee hosted by the Pollock PInes Elementary School District. Students from 20 elementary schools from Tahoe to El Dorado Hills participated in the event. Oak Meadow Elementary’s third- and fourth-graders won first place in Division II competition. Lake Forest Elementary’s fifth-grade […]

1 Comment / May 17, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Community celebrates Little League

EL DORADO HILLS Town Center hosted Little League Day Saturday and the community came out in force to support young players. More than 800 kids from 66 Little League teams participated in the event, which included a parade and a visit from Dinger, the Sacramento RiverCats mascot. At right, Cole Trumbull, 9, holds Old Gory as the National Anthem is sung. Above, Jaxon Russo, 6, takes a swing.

El Dorado Hills Town Center hosted Little League Day Saturday and the community came out in force to support young players. More than 800 kids from 66 Little League teams participated in the event, which included a parade and a visit from Dinger, the Sacramento RiverCats mascot.      

Comments Off / May 16, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Six Trojans, two Bruins win gold at Delta River League track meet

OAK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL sophomore Zach Youngberg and junior Shannon Trumbull celebrate after winning their hurdle races at the Delta River League Championships on May 12. Shannon won the 100-meter high hurdles and 300-meter low hurdle races. She also ran the secondnd leg of the varsity girls 4 x 100 relay, which placed second, and she placed sixth in the 100-meter dash. Zach won the 110-meter high hurdles and 300-meter intermediate hurdles. Photo courtesy of Rob Fairley

El Dorado County will be well represented in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I track and field meet Wednesday and Friday at Elk Grove High. Oak Ridge qualified 10 varsity girls and 14 boys, including six Delta River League gold medalists, and Ponderosa advances nine girls and 10 boys with two champions. The top four athletes […]

Comments Off / May 15, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge student pens winning essay, goes to D.C.

WINNER — Oak Ridge student Mike Tharratt, left, received recognition from Bill of Rights Institute Director Robert Testwuide, journalist John Stossel and journalist Juan Williams at a gala in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School junior Mike Tharratt recently returned from Washington, D.C., where he, his high school AP U.S. History teacher Matt Hodgins and a parent were treated to an all-expense paid trip courtesy of the Bill of Rights Institute. Last fall Hodgins submitted several essays written by members of his AP U.S. History class […]

Comments Off / May 13, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Caffeine addict in disguise: Olympus Caffe has the perfect recipe

Olympus-Logo

How rare is it to sit down, be pampered, have a truly exemplary cup of coffee and have the owner of the shop himself treat you with gratitude and respect? It’s pretty rare, I think you’ll agree. Such a place exists, and it is called Olympus Caffe, located in Town Center in El Dorado Hills. […]

Comments Off / May 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Oak Ridge v-ball wins playoff opener

THE OAK RIDGE boys volleyball team won its playoff opener in part thanks to Nate Lambert, seen here in an earlier match, who had 20 digs and one kill against last week's opponent. Courtesy photo

GRANITE BAY — The Oak Ridge boys volleyball team upended host Granite Bay Thursday, wining the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff opener 25-23, 21-25, 25-19, 25-23. The victory advanced the Trojans to next Tuesday’s showdown at Jesuit with the semifinals clash determining who goes on to the title game. Troy’s only two Delta River League […]

Comments Off / May 13, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »