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12-year-old skateboarding sensation just a regular kid, sort of

DRAKE RIDDIOUGH, 12, of El Dorado Hills, catches some serious hang time during the Sessions Tim Brauch Skateboard Competition last month. Drake too first place out of 45 competitors in the 12 and under class. Photo courtesy of Ken Riddiough

When it comes to skateboarding, Drake Riddiough does it all. He soars over the tops of vert ramps. He carves and grinds in the bowl. And he isn’t afraid to go big on the street, either. He’s won competitions and is sponsored by no less than three companies — DC Shoes, Half Pint Skateboards and Earth […]

Comments Off / October 29, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Bruins upset Huskies in 3, Pondo volleyball faces Oak Ridge this week

By Scott Warden Mother Lode News correspondent SHINGLE SPRINGS – With several starters out, another home game on the road and fighting for better playoff positioning, Ponderosa High volleyball showed resilience Thursday in three tough games against visiting Sheldon. Never wavering, the Bruins came away with a victory in three straight games by scores of  25-21, 25-16, and 25-18. Ponderosa proved its […]

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Think Pink

Mother Lode News photo by Krysten Kellum

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS — Ponderosa High School volleyball athletes Samantha Rains and Alex Mettler pose with the rest of the school’s “Think Pink” team to promote breast cancer awareness during the month of October. Other team members pictured are, left to right, Allison Proud, Aubree Thayer, Samantha Teter and Emily Summers. Mettler lost her mother […]

Comments Off / October 28, 2010 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

InAlliance fun run raises $8k for charity; Pondo runners tie for 1st in 10 mile

Few places match the beauty of the Sierra Nevada foothills in the fall and Saturday, Oct. 9, was no exception as InAlliance hosted the second annual Gold Rush Fun Run & Walk with great success. More than 200 participants gathered on the El Dorado Trail in Placerville to run and walk for people with developmental […]

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