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EDH Wrestling Club takes top 13

BIG FINISH — The El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club qualified 11 wrestlers for the 2011 Middle School Tournament of Champions. The came home with an impressive 13th-place finish. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club won 19 matches at the Northern California Junior High Tournament of Champions held at Del Oro High School, taking home 13th place. Rolling Hills seventh-grader Brandon Claiborne led the EDHWC charge with a 6-1 record that earned a third place podium position at 108 pounds. Eighth-grade team members Josh […]

Comments Off / March 14, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Irish Dancers ready for St. Patrick’s Day

IRISH DANCERS Amanda Sweeney, 9, of Folsom and Ashley Anderson, 12, of Folsom wear dresses embroidered in Ireland and practice the 2-Hand Dance at Hawkins School of performing Arts in preparation for St. Patrick's Day. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The Claddagh Folsom dancers will perform at 11:45 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day at 621 Capitol Mall in Sacramento. The Claddagh school is proud to include more than North American championship Irish dancers in solo and team events as well as overseas champions. Its eight dance studios are located all over California, including Folsom. The […]

Comments Off / March 14, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Lady Trojans back-to-back championship dream dashed

The Oak Ridge High School’s girls basketball team won’t get a chance at Division 1 Championship title this year. The Lady Trojans’ bid to return to the NorCal finals ended Thursday as host and top seed Berkeley eliminated them 75-49 in second-round action. Oak Ridge, which beat Berkeley in last season’s state title run, finished with a […]

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

Ales, Muse-Fisher no hit Del Campo

BIG HIT — Teammates greet Trojan No. 7 Bobby Gatta after he scores the winning run in the 10th inning against Del Campo Wednesday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge’s first game of the 2011 baseball season kicked off with an epic pitcher’s duel between the host Trojans and Del Campo Wednesday, won by Oak Ridge in 10 innings. Oak Ridge starting pitcher Austin Ales was near unhittable from the start. Inning after inning. he kept Del Campo at bay in the batter’s box […]

Comments Off / March 10, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Seniors live it up on Fat Tuesday

SURROUNDED BY BEAUTY — Senior Support Council Members Yvonne Griffin, Joe Wilson and Evelyn Weick, left to right, enjoy the Fat Tuesday celebration at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center. Photo by Janet Kenneweg

The El Dorado Hills Senior Center hosted a Mardi Gras celebration March 8 and seniors really went wild … with their costumes, that is.

Comments Off / March 10, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Lady Trojans bounce Lowell in NorCal competition

SAN FRANCISCO — The Oak Ridge girls basketball team eliminated host Lowell by 25 points in Tuesday’s Northern California Regional Tournament opener at Kezar Pavilion. Seniors Natalie Stone and Dakota McLarnan each sank four three-pointers to lead the offense while Jenna Klein keyed the Trojans’ trapping-pressing defense that caused Lowell (28-5) fits. “They (Lowell) had a hard time […]

Comments Off / March 10, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge students encourage you to Walk for Mito Kids

WALKERS UNITE for the Walk for Mito Kids held last year in El Dorado Hills. This year's event will take place at Town Center on April 2. Courtesy photo

By Alex Bennett Oak Ridge High School and the surrounding community will support the Help Mito Kids Foundation, a non-profit which aids families dealing with mitochondrial disease as well as researches for a possible cure, at the Walk for Mito Kids — a 5k run/walk on Saturday, April 2, in El Dorado Hills Town Center. […]

Comments Off / March 10, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »