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Hometown Hero: Edward Wilcox

Air Force Airman 1st Class Edward R. Wilcox graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four […]

Comments Off / August 28, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Blue Devils scorch opponents

El Dorado Hills Blue Devils U15 boys soccer team celebrates its tourney win. Pictured are: back, left to right: Coach Eric Davidson, Connor Gann, Cameron Madsen, Sam Miller, Cole Rickard, Jack Davidson, Reese Benson, Trevor Engle and Assistant Coach Dan Streetman; front, left to right: Austin Streetman, Max Dillard, Andrew Greer, Brandon Bollengier, Josh Mouzis, Matt Fehr and Mitch Hauser. Courtesy photo

By Jay Thomas The El Dorado Hills Blue Devils U15 boys soccer team took part in the Fair Oaks Select Cup Soccer Tournament, Aug. 11-12, and came home as champions in the top division. The Blue Devils defeated the Elk Grove Earthquakes 1-0 on a goal by Andrew Greer with a shut-out by goalkeeper Connor Gann […]

Comments Off / August 24, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Butterfly Concert grounded

By Peter Tyner Who knew a butterfly could create its own headwinds? Or, that uplifting community music could become so burdened that it simply stops playing? Ah well, despite singer Elton John’s assertion that “Butterflies are Free” the local and beloved Butterfly Concerts have been grounded, at least until a new flight support system can […]

Comments Off / August 23, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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 »