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Blue Devils scorch opponents

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 […]

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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 […]

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Ethos U10 team brings home the trophies

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Sand, surf and a silver finish for the Sparks

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 […]

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Storm falls to Chinese Taipei

 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 […]

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