Christina Fusano’s tennis career veers in new direction

Here’s some good trivia: which professional player from El Dorado County has played women’s tennis great Serena Williams several times? Tough one? Here’s a clue. She prepped at Ponderosa High and faced Williams not that long ago at Sunrise Mall. You don’t have to ask Christina Fusano this question because she’s the answer. Playing the […]

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Taz Devils splash to second place at ‘Champs’

 By Mike McIntee The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils recreation swim team raced to a second place finish at the Suburban Swim League Championships July 30-31. Despite posting very fast times, the Taz couldn’t overcome their rivals, the two-time defending champion Park Terrace Penguins, who outpointed the Taz over the three-day competition 1,355–1,048.50. The Sierra Sharks […]

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Tasmanian Devils swim by Sierra Sharks

By Mike McIntee The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils and Sierra Sharks waged a spirited contest through much of the day June 9 before the Taz pulled away for a 479-417 victory. The Taz win sets up another epic showdown with the two-time defending champion Park Terrace Penguins next weekend. The win moved the Taz […]

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Elite Taekwondo students add nine more medals

Elite Taekwondo USA took competitors to the 2011 No. Cal State Championships held at UC Davis. This is the final qualifier on the road to the National Competition and Junior Olympics as well as team USA tryouts. Athletes competed in sparring, poomsae and sports poomsae. The Elite team members have worked hard and it showed […]

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South dominates North in Optimist softball

SACRAMENTO — Prep softball took a final bow Wednesday in the 34th Optimist All Star North-South game at Capital Christian High School, won by the South 14-6. Oak Ridge’s Kasey Stanchek and Jenessa Jeppesen, Ponderosa’s Olivia Lucatuorto and Golden Sierra’s Sarah Rasmussen each donned school colors one final time to partake in the annual event […]

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Sac-Joaquin Section Swim and Dive roundup

LODI — The Sac-Joaquin Section Swim and Dive Championships were held at Tokay High in Lodi May 5-7. Competitors included all swimmers from every division who had met or surpassed the section standard times throughout the season. The more qualified swimmers each team entered, the better chance the teams had to place high in the […]

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Sara Hickenbottom still a Bruin with Bethany

Ponderosa High senior middle blocker Sara Hickenbottom will continue her volleyball career for Bethany University in Scott’s Valley near Santa Cruz. Hickenbottom put her signature to her letter of intent at a recent signing ceremony in the school’s gymnasium attended by her new coach, Reed Duffus, family, friends and teammates. Bethany’s mascot is also a […]

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