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Preston Dean has the brawn and brains to match

PRESTON DEAN, right, is honored by the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation for his outstanding athletic, academic and community service accomplishments. Courtesy photo

The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc held its annual Football Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet March 9 at the Sacramento Elks Lodge. MC’d by Fox News 40’s Jim Crandell, the event honored 41 top football players from area high schools/community colleges not just for their dedication to their […]

Comments Off / March 19, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EID update from your representative

Alan Day

By Alan Day District 5 representative  My welcome to EID: Within about 5 minutes of my first board meeting in December three months ago, as El Dorado Hill’s newly elected representative, I was criticized and lectured by a couple of my fellow directors … even before I had said or done anything. Then, was told […]

2 Comments / March 19, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Trojans swim past Ponderosa

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The Oak Ridge high swim team posted dual varsity Delta River league victories over host Ponderosa last week, its boys toppling the Bruins 111-59 while the Trojan girls won 114-55. Of the 11 timed events, the Oak Ridge boys won eight including all three relays while Ponderosa took first in three races. […]

Comments Off / March 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan track teams perform well

The Oak Ridge track and field teams are off to good start this season. Several athletes at the March 3 Sacramento State High School Classic Invite and March 10 Gilbert/King Invite earned medals. The only team scores came from the Gilbert/King Gilbert. The varsity girls were second with 84 points; varsity boys sixth with 28 […]

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Yellowjackets’ sting Oak Ridge with season-ending setback

BERKELEY — Rachel Howard scored 14 points and Berkeley’s scoring all came from its starters to turn back visiting Oak Ridge 49-38 last Tuesday in a CIF NorCal semifinal girls basketball playoff game. The Trojans sent the host Yellowjackets to the foul line 20 times in the fourth quarter in an attempt to extend the […]

Comments Off / March 14, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Silva Valley actors travel to Oz

Dorothy (Allie Pedego), Toto (Madeline Cox), The Scarecrow (Will Evans), The Cowardly Lion (Kaden Call) and The Tin Man (Carson Schumm) battle with The Wicked Witch of the West (Zoe Zimmer) in Silva Valley's production of "The Wizard of Oz." Photo by Christie Evans

Silva Valley Elementary School will present “The Wizard of Oz” on Thursday, March 8, at 3 p.m. and Friday, March 9, at 7 p.m. The production is sponsored by the Silva Valley PTA and is part of an after school theater program directed by Kitty Czarnecki, executive director of Art & Soul Productions. The show […]

Comments Off / March 07, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

GHS students demonstrate ‘Acts of Kindness’

The Powerful N.I.N.J.A.S, Character Nerds and Team Gold put together goody bags with essential items donated by the students for residents of the Upper Room in Placerville. Courtesy photo

As part of Golden Hills School’s Character Education programstudents participate in weekly lessons and activities to promote good character traits and service to the community. On March 1 they put what they learned into practice through the creation of Act of Kindness Day. Eleven teams (made up of students from junior kindergarten through eighth grade) brainstormed ways […]

1 Comment / March 07, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »