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Ethos U10 team brings home the trophies

The Ethos U10 Boys Blue team won its last two tournaments, beating some tough competition. Courtesy photo

By Jennifer Ostrode   The U10 Boys Blue team brought home the coveted first-place trophy at the Juventus Tournament of Champions on Aug. 3-5. This is one of the most prestigious tournaments in Northern California and the boys fought hard to come out on top. After tying Turlock 0-0 in their first game, the boys went […]

Comments Off / August 22, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz names scholarship recipients

By Patty Pope The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils Swim Team recently nominated four college scholarship recipients: Taz swimmers and 2012 Oak Ridge High School graduates Eric Rohrer, Amanda Jones, Taylor Wetzel and Megan Moestopo. “This year the Scholarship Committee recommended that we do not stick to just two scholarships, which is the norm for […]

Comments Off / August 20, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Can you avoid falling off the ‘fiscal cliff’?

Americans follow a lot of metrics on Wall Street, but right now they are closely following a situation in Washington that involves our dysfunctional Congress. There are several dates you need to examine leading up to the “fiscal cliff,” which is creating uncertainty for business owners, investors and taxpayers in general. What is the fiscal […]

Comments Off / August 17, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / August 08, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »