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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 […]

No Comment / August 08, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Tasmanian Devils swim by Sierra Sharks

TAZ SWIMMERS and Special Olympics athletes celebrate after the meet. Photo courtesy of Stacey Joachim

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 […]

1 Comment / July 11, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Elite Taekwondo students add nine more medals

MORE SUCCESS — Master John Jonghun Yi, left, has successfully taught students Samuel Estolas, Justin Jones, Nicholas Tjaden, Connor Adams and Chanelle Reynolds, left to right. They and other students brought home medals from the 2011 No. Cal State Championships. Courtesy photo

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 […]

No Comment / June 29, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

South dominates North in Optimist softball

OLIVIA LUCATUORTO doubled in two at bats in the South's 14-6 win over the North in Wednesday's Optimist softball game. Courtesy photo

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 […]

No Comment / June 09, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

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 […]

No Comment / May 31, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Sara Hickenbottom still a Bruin with Bethany

SIGNING, SMILING —€” Sara Hickenbottom, right, signs her letter of intent to play volleyball and attend Bethany University with her future coach Reed Duffus, left, in attendance. Hickenbottom will play in the California Pacific Conference, NAIA. Cameron Park Life photo by Krysten Kellum

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 […]

No Comment / May 31, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

River Cats celebrate high school athletes

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats hosted their third annual All-City High School Sports Awards Sunday, May 22. The River Cats named All-City boys and girls teams in each sport and the male Art Savage Award and the female “V” Award. Oak Ridge has had two “V” Award winners — distance runner Alex Kosinski and […]

No Comment / May 27, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »