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San Juan Lightning 99 Blue finishes league on top

The San Juan Lightning 99 Blue took home a league championship last month. Courtesy photo

After competing in Las Vegas over Thanksgiving and then again in December’s regional event in Redwood City, San Juan Lightning 99 Blue was awarded the Coppa Cup as the Western College Development Association U14 Boy’s Tournament Champions. The WCDA is a premier youth soccer program focused on established, elite clubs delivering consistent, high-quality competition and […]

No Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Claiborne Defensive Player of the Year

Zach Claiborne zeros in on Ponderosa quarterback Jacob Bist earlier this season. Photo by Oak Ridge Football Program

Area lands 13 on All-Metro team Zach Claiborne was a force on the Oak Ridge High football team’s defense this season. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound defensive end had a state-leading and all-time Sacramento area-best 25-and-a-half sacks to lead a Trojan defense that held opponents to an average of 16. 5 points per game. His contributions on […]

No Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Community Needs Forum set

The Women’s Fund El Dorado is hosting its annual Community Needs Forum 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Dr. north of Placerville. The topics to be covered in this year’s forum were suggested by Women’s Fund members at last year’s forum. They include youth development, health and mental […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Trojans can’t stop Saraba, Del Campo

An unstoppable scorer and an effort that came too late resulted in a 67-6-1 loss for the host Oak Ridge boys’ basketball team against Del Campo Friday night. The Trojans were dominated by Del Campo’s Visilije Saraba, the Cougars’ lanky sharpshooter who bucketed 34 points, well above his normal 17.7 average per game. The home […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Jr. Bruins host hoops tourney

Cameron Park Jr. Bruins Basketball, a local non-profit eighth-grade competitive AAU team, hosted a four-team tournament at the Cameron Park Community Center Saturday. In addition to the Jr. Bruins, the Vista Talons, the Kings (both Folsom teams) and West Slope (an El Dorado Hills team) competed. There were more than 100 spectators on hand to […]

No Comment / December 23, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Sports | Read More »

Mustangs take the title

Marble Valley coaches Kevin Saunders and Alan Andrus celebrate thier vistory with the team: Max Watson, Larson Mintz, Andrew Romero, Dahveed Mabourakh, Tanner Porter, Skyler Rassmussen, Truman Andrus, Frank Donohue and Mike Ridge, left to right. Courtesy photo

The Marble Valley eighth-grade boy’s basketball team won the County Sports League championship earlier this month. The Mustangs bested Herbert Green, 28-20, in the Dec. 8 championship match at Union Mine High School. Before making it to the final the team faced and defeated teams from Markham (46-29) and Golden Hills (26-12) middle schools. Truman […]

No Comment / December 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Bengal girls win volleyball championship

The Bengals have a lot to celebrate. These Rolling Hills athletes brought home the Foothill Athletic League Championship, capping off an undefeated season. Courtesy photo

EL DORADO HILLS — The Rolling Hills Middle School seventh grade girls volleyball team, coached by Oak Ridge alumni Robin Portela, capped off its undefeated regular season by sweeping the Foothill Athletic League Championships. The team consists of Kate Green-Jones, Haley Dean, Annaliese McNeil, Ellie Reid, Madison LaMont, Hailey Powers, Aubrey Kenny, Anna Tierney, Emily […]

No Comment / December 17, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »