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Foothill Gold wins silver

Foothill Gold celebrates a second-place finish. Courtesy photo

The Foothill Gold 12U softball team took second place in the Fall Fastpitch Fever in Lincoln this past weekend. The team played the Folsom Freedom, Mizuno All America and the Breeze on Saturday, winning all three.  Coming back Sunday, the girls won two games to make the championship game, where they came in a respectable […]

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

Buenzli earns Eagle Scout

Trent Buenzli of Troop 454 recently added Eagle Scout to his resume, which also includes Oak Ridge  football player and future television star. Trent will appear on National Geographic's "Are You Tougher Than A Boy Scout" this fall. Courtesy photo

Trent Buenzli of Troop 454 in El Dorado Hills achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at his Court of Honor Sunday, Sept. 9 at Beal’s Point in Folsom. The lake and an enormous flag in the background, as well as several hundred little flags gently blowing in the wind, set the tone for this Eagle […]

1 Comment / September 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Dirt bike accident gives EDH man new perspective

Josh Cooper stands beside his Yamaha 250 at his home in El Dorado Hills. Will he ride again after a summer accident nearly left him paralyzed? He hasn't decided yet. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

A dirt bike accident in June nearly left 21-year-old Josh Cooper in a wheelchair for the rest of his life but the El Dorado Hills resident credits his family and friends for his speedy recovery. “I’m about 80 percent recovered,” Cooper said a little more than two months after he flew off his dirt bike. […]

1 Comment / September 10, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Flames welcome home returning soldier

Senior Master Sgt. Chris Estep was greeted by the Flames and an American flag when he returned home after serving in Afghanistan. Courtesy photo

Prospector’s U9 Girls Flames took time from their soccer tournament last month to welcome home Senior Master Sgt. Chris Estep, who is the uncle of a Flame goalie. Estep served in the Kunduz Province of Afghanistan, where he and his team worked with provincial and district judges and prosecutors to help them facilitate their own […]

1 Comment / September 05, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Cousins reach Eagle Scout

Cousins from Troop 728 Steven Cooper, left, and Nathan Padilla have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Courtesy photo

Just one month apart, cousins Nathan Padilla and Steven Cooper earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. The boys are with Troop 728. On July 18 Padilla was joined by family members and friends at his ceremony. Nate is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has been actively involved […]

No Comment / September 04, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Run for Education coming up

Calling all runners, walkers and families who want to help local schools! Registration is now open for second annual Making the Grade Run for Education scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16, at the old El Dorado Hills golf course at the bottom of Serrano Parkway in El Dorado Hills. This fun and festive family event will […]

1 Comment / September 04, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Bella Vista blanks Oak Ridge

The Oak Ridge High boys soccer program fell 4-0 to Bella Vista Thursday evening at home, postponing its elusive first win of the pre-season at least one more match. Bella Vista, fresh off of a 5-0 win over Roseville, scored all four goals in the first half. A deep shot from beyond the 18-yard mark, and a trio of […]

No Comment / August 31, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »