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Sierra Valley Storm wins 2011 PONY sectionals


  All-star baseball season is in full swing and Sierra Valley Storm teams are gearing up for a long run. Sierra Valley Storm is a PONY baseball league based primarily in El Dorado Hills.  This year the Storm 11U team is looking to defend their 2010 Northern California Regional title, having won the North and […]

No Comment / July 12, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Woodcreek rally denies El Dorado Hills’ 9/10 All Stars

WILL CROOKHAM doubled and homered for the El Dorado Hills 9/10 All Stars Saturday night. Photo by Justin Heinzer

The stage was set Sunday afternoon at Jeff Mitchell Field in El Dorado Hills: the vibe was good, anticipation high and the moment right as the local 9/10 All Stars  took the field for the bottom of the sixth inning  poised to take down Little League giants with just three outs to go for the District 54 title. The problem […]

No Comment / July 11, 2011 | Posted in 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 »

Ready for some football? Join the Jr. Trojans

JR. TROJANS football gives youngsters a chance to improve their football skills. Tryouts begin July 25. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge Jr. Trojans is now accepting 2011 online football registrations. Regirstration will be a two step process. Each player must register online, pay registration fees, deposits and other options via the website: jrtrojans.org/ Registration. A three-pay payment option is available. All registrants will be required to set up a sign-on ID and password to access their account. After completing the initial registration each […]

No Comment / July 08, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

NITRO Lacrosse brings fast-paced game to EDH

Coach Garth Leone rallies his NITRO Lacrosse first-year students before practice at Steven Harris Park in El Dorado Hills. NITRO will host more lacrosse camps in August. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

For four seasons 12-year-old Spencer Schmidt has played lacrosse. “It’s really fast-paced and you always have to be looking for your guy and the ball,” said Spencer, who plays the midi position. His job is to win the face off and keep the offense and defense strong. When describing his role the El Dorado Hills […]

No Comment / July 06, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Football camp draws 170 future stars

Jake Hoffman, 9, from El Dorado Hills goes through a tackling dummy drill at the football camp held at Oak Ridge. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

During the first real hot spell of this summer 170 young football players, ages 6-14, took the field at Oak Ridge High School for three days of conditioning, drills, practice and scrimmages. And despite the heat — which can be intense on the 2-year-old synthetic turf fields —  the campers never lost their enthusiasm and […]

No Comment / June 30, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Seniors, juniors tee off

PERFECTING THE PUTT — Tarah Kubes, 15, of El Dorado Hills practices putting before the start of the Serrano First Tee Senior/Junior Invitational. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The sun came back just in time for golf. Wednesday 54 First Tee junior golfers joined Serrano’s senior golfers for a day on the beautiful El Dorado Hills course. After a significant storm Tuesday the course was damp but the sun and players’ high spirits guaranteed a bright day ahead. The Serrano First Tee Senior/Junior Invitational […]

No Comment / June 30, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »