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Family dominates taekwondo championships

Taekwondo champions Sharlene Duong, 7, and Aleena Duong, 11, pose with their champion mother Uyenthy Tonnu. Courtesy photo

A trio of young ladies from the same family recently captured championships in their respective divisions at the Pacific Five Star Taekwondo Championships. El Dorado Hills resident Uyenthy Tonnu and her daughters Sharlene Duong, 7, and Aleena Duong, 11, all earned top honors in the highly competitive event held last month. The three black belt […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Sierra-at-Tahoe open for the season

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort opened for the 2011-12 season on Saturday, Dec. 17, with very limited terrain — Easy Rider Express chairlift accessing half of Broadway trail. This is a green run and will have a jib and rail park with small to medium features. Building on the reputation as one of the […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Hotspurs win the cup

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The El Dorado Hills Soccer Club Hotspur team brought home the 2011 U12 boys District Cup Championship. Along the way the players had to defeat the top competition in their district to bring home the title. Coach Chris Hunt holds “The Cup” for the next year that has all U12 champs engraved on it from […]

Comments Off / December 13, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Blue Devils take the cup

The Blue Devils celebrate their victory in Elk Grove last week. This is the third year in a row the team has brought home the District Cup Soccer Championship. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Blue Devils won the District Cup Soccer Championship for the U14 boys select division on Dec. 9, beating the U14 Boys from Elk Grove Soccer Club 3-1 at Bartholomew Sports Park in Elk Grove. The goals were scored by Sam Miller, Sebastian Gardey and Jack Davidson. In the District Cup Playoffs this year […]

Comments Off / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans take third place at Shoot Out

TROY'S Jenna Klein drives on El Dorado's Liz Danke. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Shane Theodore After a tough two-point loss to Lincoln-of-Stockton Friday night in the second-round of the Trojan Toss Up Tournament, the Oak Ridge girls basketball team entered Saturday’s third place game with a mission. “We definitely drew motivation from Friday’s loss. We knew we could have beat (Lincoln-of-Stockton), and we came into today with something to prove,” Oak […]

Comments Off / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans crush Eagles

TROJAN Scott Sanchez goes over a Vista defender for two. VIllage Life photo by Pat Dollins

The visiting Vista del Lago Eagles landed with a thud on the Oak Ridge basketball court Tuesday night as the Trojan varsity team easily triumphed, 65-29, in its home opener. Strong double-team defense kept Vista del Lago’s shooters from getting good looks at the basket. Troy also took advantage of sloppy passing on their opponents’ part […]

Comments Off / December 07, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taking on Ironman

Richard Hunter, 44, left, trains with coach Jon Klingensmith, 36. Thanks to both men's tireless efforts Hunter completed his first Ironman challenge. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Editor’s note: After El Dorado Hills’ Richard Hunter was diagnosed with retinitus pigmentosa, an eye disease that leads to complete loss of sight, he became a runner. He’s been training hard since competing in the Boston Marathon in 2008 and is breaking down barriers for visually impaired athletes through the C Different Foundation. Hunter worked with […]

Comments Off / November 28, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »