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Taz wins big, honors graduates

By Patty Pope The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils defeated the Broadstone Barracudas, 518-271, on Saturday, July 14, at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District swimming pool.  Blue skies, cool morning temperatures and crowded parking lots provided the perfect setting for the meet’s first event — the 9-10 Girls 100 yard IM where Katie […]

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Heat-related fires a real threat

“With hot summer weather upon us, everyone needs to be pay attention to what can cause a fire, either in a structure or outdoors, and work towards preventing a fire” cautions Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire. “There are several large fires burning in the northern part of California […]

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Storm hopes to dominate the diamond

For most kids the month of July means water parks, camping, and family vacations. For the ball players in the Sierra Valley Storm baseball program July means only one thing — All-Stars. Starting June 30 all six Sierra Valley teams took to the road to open up sectional play in Vacaville and Rocklin. Of the six teams […]

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Tasmanian Devils send Penguins waddling

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils overcame their arch-rivals, the Park Terrace Penguins, with a win of 416 – 373, on July 7 at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District swimming pool. Both Suburban Swim League clubs entered Saturday’s contest with identical 4-0 records. “It’s going to be nails, man,” said Taz head coach Jason […]

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Freedom ’98 explodes for gold

American River Futbol Club’s Freedom ’98 girls soccer team placed first in their own ARFC Independence Cup at the Cherry Island Soccer Complex, June 30 and July 1. Defense consisted of goalkeepers Alexa Gisin and Shannon Fuchs with defensive backs Riley West, Taryn Perez, Megan and Alexa Gisin. Offense proved equally strong with goals scored […]

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Sparks fly at tourney

SACRAMENTO —  The Prospector Soccer Club U11 girls’ soccer team, Sparks, placed first at their first tournament of the season, American River Futbol Club’s Independence Cup at Cherry Island, June 29 through July 1. Sparks ignited quickly in their first game to win 4-0 against River City United FC Freedom. Goalkeeper Juliet Dias and her […]

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Water: How much is the right amount?

By Dr. Steven Long One of the most common questions people ask me is how much water should I drink everyday? Let me explain without drowning you in too much information. You have probably heard these tales. You need to drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Drinking 2 liters per day is the […]

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