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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 »

Six Eagles honored

Band of  brothers — Eagle Scouts Ashish Nag, Kees Vanderwyk, Cameron Hoyt, Evan Hoyt, Joshua Verner, Devin McDonald, Alexander Adams and Michael Tharratt from Troop 454 in El Dorado Hills supported each other during their Eagle Scout projects and Devin's illness. Courtesy photo

By Charlene McDonald They called themselves the “Eagle Patrol:” The name would turn out to be prophetic. Six young men — Alexander Adams, Evan Hoyt, Cameron Hoyt, Devin McDonald, Ashish Nag and Kees Vanderwyk — were honored Sunday at Lakehills Covenant Church for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouting. […]

No Comment / June 25, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Town Center’s Fireworks Jubilee lights up the night Tuesday

Village Life file photo by William A. Scales

Don’t miss live music, delicious chili and a spectacular fireworks show at the third annual Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center. The patriotic fun will run from 6 to 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3. Events at this crowd-pleasing jubilee include Radio Disney’s Rockin’ Road Show and bounce houses for the little ones, live […]

No Comment / June 25, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Tasmanian Devils attack Sharks

The Taz and Sharks battle it out in the pool during their meet Saturday. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils defeated the Sierra Sharks 422-367 on Saturday, June 23, at the Cameron Park Community Services District Pool. In a run of 19 regular season meets between the neighboring clubs, the Taz swam away with their sixth straight victory. Leading up to the competition, coaching staff for both teams prepared […]

No Comment / June 25, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »