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Hometown Hero: Shannon McGoey

Shannon McGoey

Army Private 2 Shannon McGoey graduated from the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program from Fort Benning Army Base, Ft Benning, Ga., on June 12. The PV2 infantryman completed an intensive 14-week one-station unit training, then moved on to three weeks of basic Airborne training. He then moved to Pre-RASP spending three weeks preparing for the […]

6 Comments / June 13, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Devils leave Gators in their wake

Taz v. Gators — Swimmers dive in during the June 9 meet. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team defeated the Granite Bay Gators, 540-248 June 9 at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pool. “Our 9 – 10 boys medley relay, consisting of Raghubir Chimni, Curtis Seabourne, JT Ross, and Luke Mulert, had a great finish coming in just 0.13 milliseconds ahead of Granite Bay to take […]

No Comment / June 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Baby bird caretakers needed

Summer is on its way, and Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s Baby Bird Nursery is fast filling up with wild nestlings and fledglings. The nursery is in operation from approximately through July 30 at SWR’s Wildlife Center, 3030 Newtown Road in Placerville. Caring for orphaned or injured baby birds is a wonderful way to help SWR and […]

No Comment / June 07, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

First tournament title for Ethos

Ethos FC U12 Boys Gold celebrate their HSC Invitational win last month. Courtesy photo

Ethos FC U12 Boys Gold grabbed the first tournament title in the club’s history at the HSC Invitational in Concord on May 27. The Saints defeated the host team Heritage Venom 2-1 in the championship game at Tesoro Field. Ethos is in its first year of competitive soccer and is based in El Dorado Hills. […]

1 Comment / June 07, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz swims past Gators

Taz swimmers hit the pool last Saturday, beating the Gators. Courtesy photo

In the first dual meet of the 2012 season, the El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils cruised past the College Greens Gators, 564-224, on June 2. Leading Taz scorers were Patrick Sammon, 8; Jack Davidson, 13; Samantha Sruba, 15; and Josh Verner, 17. “This year kicked off the 47th year of the SSL (Suburban Swim League). […]

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

Karate — not just for kids anymore

Ron Flynn, 72, of Cameron Park; Diane Melson, 60, of El Dorado Hills; and Bob Parker, 73, of El Dorado Hills are part of the Silver Tigers. Courtesy photo

Diane Melson of El Dorado Hills always celebrates in May, the month of her birth. But last May she enjoyed two celebrations — her 60th birthday and the acquisition of her karate black belt. Three years earlier Melson had experienced a heinous act of violence against her family. It was then that she and her daughter decided to learn […]

No Comment / June 05, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Sports | Read More »

Masterson, Kosinski win conference titles

Two former area athletes now competing at the the college level were both successful at their recent, respective league championships — each winning Division I titles. Kosinski, who briefly held the national record back in 2007 as an Oak Ridge prep in the 1,600, won the Pac-12 championship in the 10,000 with a time of […]

No Comment / June 04, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »