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Hometown Hero: Christian Munoz

Christian Munoz

Airman Basic Christian M. Munoz has graduated from Basic Training at Lackland Air Force base. During his training, the airman was an element leader. He is taking extended training at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. Munoz, a 2010 Independence High School graduate, is the son of Lauri Lenhardt of El Dorado Hills.

Comments Off / November 09, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Trojan tennis goes out fighting

DAVIS — Oak Ridge needed its best in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal tennis match at Davis Monday and got it but the host Blue Devils still squeaked out the 5-4 win. The Lady Trojans won three of the five matches that extended to three sets. In all five, Oak Ridge rallied after dropping […]

Comments Off / November 08, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

American River Lacrosse teams take on the Bay Area

The American River Lacrosse Girl's High School team coached by Nathan Hendel and Eldoré Wood outlasted the competition at the Bay Area Bonanza tournament. Courtesy photo

The American River Lacrosse Girl’s High School team won first place in its division at the Bay Area Bonanza tournament held in Dublin Nov. 5 and 6. They were undefeated throughout the tournament, winning five games against lacrosse teams from Bay Area clubs BearLax, Bay Area Wave, Triple Threat and the Bonanza “House” team. The […]

Comments Off / November 08, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Reflections of a Vietnam War veteran

Pete Schwieder joined the Army after high school.

By Pete Schwieder Special to Village Life  Each year at this time as Veterans Day approaches it seems as if I am forced to remember the time that I spent in Vietnam. My mind tells me to forget the lives taken in combat and the lives of my friends who killed as well. But, my […]

Comments Off / November 07, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Eclipse Luna ’97 takes tourney

We're No. 1 —€” El Dorado United Eclipse Luna '97 coach Rich Krigger, far left back row, celebrates with Kaci Peel, Gaby Fortino, Tatiana Goldman, Summer Condie, Sydney Rivera, Hannah O’Donnell, Lydia Molitor, Kylie Goyton, Kira Sahaida and coach Ueli Lippuner, left to right, as well as Sarah Huber, Anna Lippuner, Erin Krigger, Ashley Worden, Chris McDaniel and Kelly Krigger, front row left to right. Not pictured are Madison VanOverbeek and Samantha Gerstle.

Ashley Worden scored on a pass from Erin Krigger as time expired in double overtime to secure a thrilling 2-1 win for the EDUSA Eclipse ’97 Luna over Davis Legacy in the championship match of the Lily Nisen Memorial Tournament Oct. 30 in Davis. The Luna scored first at the 5-minute mark of the first half […]

Comments Off / November 04, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

In health: Childhood obesity can be deadly

Dr. Steve Long

By Dr. Steven Long There is an obvious trend in America. We all see it. I don’t mean to be cruel but we are the fattest nation on the planet. It is obvious that this problem is beginning earlier and earlier in our lives. Overweight children most often become overweight adults. Sure, there are those […]

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Oak Ridge’s debate team tops at tourneys

Oak Ridge High School Speech and Debate Team members Anshu Kowtha, Kaythan Somavarapu, Shariar Ajmal, Prakar, Cassie, Ravi Pandya and Sunjay Raavi participated at the Mira Loma High School Debate tournament. Celebrating with them are coach Eric Larsen and team captain Nathan Somavarapu, a junior. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School’s Speech and Debate Team won twice in a row at the regional tournaments conducted by the Capital Valley Forensic League last month. The Capital Forensic League is one of the biggest speech and debate leagues in the area with 26 participating schools in the tri-county of Yolo, El Dorado and Sacramento. The high school team […]

1 Comment / November 01, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »