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Sand, surf and a silver finish for the Sparks

Sparks players Abby Morgado, Kendel Gisin, Juliet Dias, Laci Smith, Julin Kennison, Grace Stiveson, Kendall Hoffman, Nate Gulbransen (team mascot) Luci Gulbransen, Ainsley Smith and Ashley Abel showed admirable spirit at the Breakers Cup competition. Courtesy photo

By Kim Gisin The Prospector Soccer Club U11 girls’ competitive team Sparks played at Santa Cruz’ Breakers Cup, narrowly missing a championship victory. Starting off at an early morning game and a heavy marine layer, the Sparks came out ready to play against Walnut Creek’s Tsunami. Combining goals by Julin Kennison and Kendel Gisin, and […]

No Comment / August 13, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Storm falls to Chinese Taipei

Sierra Valley Storm Manager Ryan Rodriguez, along with coaches Jim Gasser and Mark Denholm, pose with their players Phil Apodaca, Trenton Denholm, Robert Gasser, Evan Gibbons, Connor Harrison, Bryce Kirk, Jake Martin, Jacob O'Donnell, Brady Rodriguez, Patrick Smith, Nate Thimjon and Johnny Welch. Courtesy photo

 By Geoff Smith The Sierra Valley Storm 12’s incredible run this summer reached its peak last Thursday night in the Bronco World Series Championship game against perennial power Chinese Taipei. The Storm was a perfect 5-0 going into this game, and after outscoring opponents 64-12 in 5 games, they knew they had the firepower to […]

No Comment / August 13, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Thunder breaks the competition

El Dorado Hills Thunder U12 girls soccer team celebrates its tourney win. Pictured with their medals are: back, left to right: Coach Steve Banks, Jessica Sanders, Abby LaComb, Madison Shepherd, Kendall Banks, Rachel Fong, Taylor Gann, Sydney Gunderson, Jessica Wedworth and Coach Steve Bonal; front, left to right: Lexie Likins, Kianna Bonal, Sophia Vardas, Emily Fagundes, Kelcie Bonal and, Brynn Thomas. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Thunder U12 girls soccer team took part in the Santa Cruz Breakers Cup Soccer Tournament on August 4-5 and came home as champions in the Gold Division. The Thunder defeated the Cal Blues Shock 3-0 to take first place. This is the team’s second tournament win this summer, having won the CUFA […]

No Comment / August 10, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Adoption fee for kittens and cats reduced

El Dorado County Animal Services, in collaboration with People for Animal Welfare in El Dorado County, has reduced kitten and cat adoption fees for a limited time at the Animal Services shelter in Placerville. The fee to adopt a kitten or cat at the shelter will be cut in half, from $80 to $40. According […]

No Comment / August 08, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Baton twirler knows how to strut

Twirler Sophia Barden won the Baton Strut competition at the U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships last month. Courtesy photo

Eleven-year-old Sophia Barden, daughter of Craig and Cynthia Barden of El Dorado Hills, won a national title in baton twirling held this year in Fairborn, Ohio. The U.S. National Championships were held July 9-14 at the Ervin J. Nutter Center. With more than 600 athletes, Sophia competed in four events, winning Baton Strut and placing […]

No Comment / August 07, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EDH business gets high-five from Mickey Mouse

By John Poimiroo WorldPass Travel Group of El Dorado Hills virtually swept this year’s Walt Disney Resorts Symposium Awards, being honored 10 times, including receiving Disney’s prestigious “Partner” Award for lifetime achievement. The Disney Symposium is an event at which the world renown entertainment park operator rewards its highest 30 producing travel planners. WorldPass President […]

No Comment / August 06, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CASA BOCA Jrs ’95 wins again

The CASA BOCA U17 girls€™ soccer team celebrates after scoring a goal during the Pleasanton Rage College Showcase. Courtesy photo

The Capital Athletic Soccer Academy BOCA U17 girls’ soccer team, CASA BOCA Jrs ’95, placed first for the second year consecutively at the recent Pleasanton Rage College Showcase. The girls were placed in a higher bracket this year, the Super 2 flight, and once again came out on top. The tournament hosted by the Rage Soccer Club features teams […]

No Comment / August 06, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »