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Eagle Scout ready for a new mission

Eagle Scout Roman Andrus, left, seen here with Troop 529 leader Adam Jones, will travel to Mexico next month to begin his two-year church mission. Courtesy photo

Roman Andrus, 18, of El Dorado Hills Troop 529 recently received his Eagle Scout Award. For his Eagle project Andrus built and installed outdoor benches at Marble Valley School. While at Oak Ridge High School, the 2012 graduate was also in community service projects as well as high school varsity football, basketball and track and field. In the […]

Comments Off / February 10, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cougars win twice, Oak Ridge once at 3-team dual

By David Pimentel El Dorado wrestling hosted a three-team dual Thursday that included Oak Ridge and Whitney. Both local squads defeated the Wildcats before the Cougars rallied to defeat the Trojans on a pin by John Kunkle in the evening’s final match. Oak Ridge, minus its top guns, opened its 47-24 win against Whitney. Starting […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Now there are nine …

EDH Wrestling Club grappler Jack Santina pins his opponent and makes the cut for the upcoming Tournament of Champions. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills club wrestler Jack Santina, a seventh grader, pined his Argronaut Wrestling Club opponent Sunday at Massacre in the Mountains and solidified his spot in the Nor Cal Tournament of Champions. Santina joins eight fellow El Dorado Hills Wrestling CLub grapplers to make the cut. Joining him are: eighth-graders Taylor Chapman, Bobby Mello, Ricky […]

Comments Off / January 23, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

In health: Does the fountain of youth exist?

People are living longer. That is a fact. The average life span at the turn of the 21st century was 47. At the turn of this century it is almost 80. The question you need to ask yourself is: Do you plan on living a healthy fulfilling life, or one filled with doctor’s appointments for […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Jesus Christ Superstar

Lakehills Youth Performing Arts Group takes on “Jesus Christ Superstar” written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Courtesy photo

The Lakehills Youth Performing Arts Group explore the last week of Jesus’ life in the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The show opens Friday, Jan. 25, and runs through Feb. 2 at Lakehills Church in El Dorado Hills. Becky Reilly, a youth leader at Lakehills Church and leader of the Youth Performing Group directs and […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

EDH wrestlers win silver

EDH wrestler Carter Patterson takes control of his opponent during Saturday's match. The third grader helped his team win second place at the Roseville tournament. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club’s third- through fifth-grade competition team placed second in team duals in Roseville last weekend. The team   beat Vacaville to get into finals against Roseville Tigers and lost by three points. El Dorado Hills’ third-grade team also placed second, losing to Roseville’s Orange Crush team. Wrestlers competing were: Corbin Squires, Matsen Wurm, Ryland Smith, Brady Hofacre, Christian Pebley, […]

Comments Off / January 13, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge grapplers win Trojan War Challenge

Spectators watch as the Trojans dominate their home wrestling tournament Saturday. Oak Ridge topped a field of 22 teams. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Camilli 1st at Engle The host Oak Ridge wrestling team outpointed a field of 22 teams Saturday, taking the top spot at The Trojan War Wrestling Challenge. Oak Ridge, led by bracket winners Keaton Subjeck (182 pounds) and Josh Ploke (106), finished with 171.5 team points, 11 better than Orland. Union Mine and El Dorado […]

Comments Off / January 13, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »