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Sparks fly at tourney

Sparks celebrate — Proudly holding their tournament trophies are, back row left to right: Kendel Gisin, Abby Morgado, Coach Jason Gulbransen, Laci Smith, Kendel Hoffman, Sarah Cox, Julin Kenison, Coach Ryan Smith and Juliet Dias; front row left to right: Grace Stiveson, Ainsley Smith, Ashley Abel and Luci Gulbransen. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO —  The Prospector Soccer Club U11 girls’ soccer team, Sparks, placed first at their first tournament of the season, American River Futbol Club’s Independence Cup at Cherry Island, June 29 through July 1. Sparks ignited quickly in their first game to win 4-0 against River City United FC Freedom. Goalkeeper Juliet Dias and her […]

No Comment / July 09, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Water: How much is the right amount?

By Dr. Steven Long One of the most common questions people ask me is how much water should I drink everyday? Let me explain without drowning you in too much information. You have probably heard these tales. You need to drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Drinking 2 liters per day is the […]

No Comment / July 05, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Education first: A safe place for our students

Vicki Barber

Education plays an important role in the future of our children, community, state and country. At the El Dorado County Office of Education we use every resource available to ensure our students are better prepared and equipped to succeed in the future. The people of California gave us one key resource when they approved Proposition […]

No Comment / July 05, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Huge lead disappears for El Dorado Hills All Stars

WILL CROOKHAM hits a grand slam in the first inning against Woodcreek at Mitchell Field in El Dorado Hills Monday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

A blowout victory was in the making Monday night at Jeff Mitchell Field for the El Dorado Hills 10/11s Little League All Stars baseball team against Woodcreek. El Dorado Hills exploded for eight runs in the first inning alone, a good sign, before Woodcreek slowly tallied three runs in the first three innings followed by […]

No Comment / July 05, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Animal Outreach competes for ASPCA/Rachael Ray grant

Animal Outreach Director Maggie Killackey weighs a kitten transferred from Sac City Animal Services because it was too small to be accepted into their own program. Most municipal shelters euthanize kittens under 2 pounds. Courtesy photo

DIAMOND SPRINGS — An El Dorado County animal shelter has qualified to compete for $100,000 and other monetary grants from the ASPCA/Rachael Ray Foundation $100K Challenge, thanks to more than 14,000 votes from supporters over a 12-day period. Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode ranked 15th out of 104 shelters nationwide, competing with some of the […]

No Comment / June 29, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

San Juan Lightning ’99 Blue wins Cal Cup

San Juan Lightning '€™99 Blue players celebrate their victory. Top row (left to right): N. Clemmer, M. Petri, M. Ormson, J. Garcia, S. McLaughlin, C. Smith, Z. Hayden, A. Molina and A. Chimienti; bottom row (left to right): J. Rosales, C. Etter, N. Rasmussen and  Z. Sievers. Not pictured: D. Hansen, E. Mattice, C. Reveles and  N. Scofield. Courtesy photo

San Juan Soccer Club’s U14 Boys Lightning ’99 Blue soccer team won first place at Cal Cup 2012 on the heels of winning the 2012 NorCal Spring League Region 6-7-8 title. Lightning ’99 Blue consists of players from El Dorado Hills, Folsom and the Sacramento area, as well as attracting players from as far out […]

No Comment / June 27, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Thunder rolls over competition

Here comes the Thunder — Front row, left to right: Sophia Vardas, Jessica Wedworth, Kendall Banks, Emily Fagundes, Rachel Fong, Kianna Bonal, Sydney Gunderson and Alyssa Carranza along with,€“ top row left to right: Asst. Coach Steve Bonal, Abby LaComb, Aine Colgan, Madison Shepherd, Kathryn Kramer, Reagan Hunt, Madison Parsons, Skylar Schuette and Head Coach Steve Banks.

The El Dorado Hills Soccer Club’s U12 Girls Competitive Team Thunder kicked the competition at the CUFA Tahoe soccer tournament, June 23 & 24, brining home the championship trophy. On Saturday Thunder tied the Folsom Phenoms in a 1-1 match, then went on to beat Southern California’s Burbank Red Machine 01s, 3-1. Sunday started with semi-finals and Thunder […]

No Comment / June 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »