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Rotary Speech Contest wants you!

Have a way with words and love helping others? Enter the Rotary Club Speech Contest. The contest is open to all high school students, including those home-schooled. Contestants must give a five- to eight-minute speech on “Peace Through Service,” Rotary International’s 2012-13 theme. Notes are allowed at the club and semifinal level but not at […]

Comments Off / January 10, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Robotics teams battle at Oak Ridge

The RoboKnights, Team No. 5220, from Fremont celebrate their win as Alliance Captain at Oak Ridge's  robotics competition held Sunday. Photo by Murali Golconda

Fourteen Northern California robotics teams competed at the second annual FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Qualifying Tournament at Oak Ridge High School Sunday. The event was hosted by the FIRST FTC Team No. 4238 — Robo Chicken Gator Flys of Papayaland and Playing @Learning. Two winning teams will advance to the NorCal Championship being held on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Newark […]

Comments Off / January 09, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Prospector Sparks Soccer sweeps championship

Sparks celebrate — Coach Jason Gulbransen, Sarah Cox, Julin Kenison, Abby Morgado, Kendel Gisin, Grace Stiveson, Coach Ryan Smith, back row, and Luci Gulbransen, Ainsley Smith, Juliet Dias, Lacy Smith and Kendall Hoffman pose after their big win. (Not pictured: Katie Clark). Courtesy photo

Seventeen teams from Northern and Central California competed over two weekends in December and El Dorado County’s Prospector Sparks U11 girls team became champions at this year’s Assocation Cup. Hosted at Cherry Island near Sacramento, the Association Cup was the final tournament of the Sparks showcase season. The Sparks won all of the team’s six […]

Comments Off / January 06, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Fire Poster Contest winners named

Lynn Yang shows off her winning poster with El Dorado Hills firefighters. Courtesy photo

Two young ladies know what it takes to safely escape a fire and now their art sharing that message will grace El Dorado Hills Fire Department fire prevention vehicles. Lakeview Elementary School student Alysia Huang (first through third grade category) and Oak Meadow Elementary School student Lynn Yang (fourth through fifth-grade category) won the department’s […]

Comments Off / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

San Juan Lightning 99 Blue finishes league on top

The San Juan Lightning 99 Blue took home a league championship last month. Courtesy photo

After competing in Las Vegas over Thanksgiving and then again in December’s regional event in Redwood City, San Juan Lightning 99 Blue was awarded the Coppa Cup as the Western College Development Association U14 Boy’s Tournament Champions. The WCDA is a premier youth soccer program focused on established, elite clubs delivering consistent, high-quality competition and […]

Comments Off / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Claiborne Defensive Player of the Year

Zach Claiborne zeros in on Ponderosa quarterback Jacob Bist earlier this season. Photo by Oak Ridge Football Program

Area lands 13 on All-Metro team Zach Claiborne was a force on the Oak Ridge High football team’s defense this season. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound defensive end had a state-leading and all-time Sacramento area-best 25-and-a-half sacks to lead a Trojan defense that held opponents to an average of 16. 5 points per game. His contributions on […]

Comments Off / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Community Needs Forum set

The Women’s Fund El Dorado is hosting its annual Community Needs Forum 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Cold Springs Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Dr. north of Placerville. The topics to be covered in this year’s forum were suggested by Women’s Fund members at last year’s forum. They include youth development, health and mental […]

Comments Off / December 23, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »