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Taz swim gobbles up Gators

Mackenzie Buehler gives her all swimming the butterfly last Saturday against Granite Bay. Courtesy photo by Eric Boucher

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team ruled the pool Saturday against visiting team the Granite Bay Gators, winning the meet 550-239. “Once again our team showed up ready to race. Granite Bay has a huge team and is typically tough competition,” head coach Jenn Soto said. “Many swimmers were out of town last […]

Comments Off / June 27, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

ADVNC lacrosse plays up, comes up big

TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS top row from left: Cooper Gravlin, Anderson Marks, Jake Engelken, Matt Salone, Brad Davito, Elliot Himan, Walker Yarbrough, Gavin Beadle, Ryan Carpenter, Ben Juarez, Everett Hayes. Bottom row from left: Zach Russell, Ben Mazure, Matt Fowler, Kabe Teague, Julian Dardano, Brandon Wamsley, Ryan Rodgers, Jace Foddrill, Spenser Cova. Courtesy photo

More than 100 elite club lacrosse teams traveled to the Sierra Nevada mountains over the June 16-19 weekend to endure rain, wind and sun to compete in the annual North Lake Tahoe Summit Lacrosse Classic. For the second consecutive year, the boys 2019 ADVNC club lacrosse team, which includes six Oak Ridge High School freshman […]

Comments Off / June 27, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Tasmanian Devils earn another big win

SACRAMENTO — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team earned its third straight win Saturday, a crushing 554-231 road victory over the College Green Gators. Sixteen-year-old Leon Kassianenko also broke the first Taz team record of the season in the 100-meter backstroke swimming four laps in 55.03. “The kids were excited to swim at College Greens; they […]

Comments Off / June 19, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EDH swimmers heading to U.S. Olympic Trials

Bryce Mefford and Dylan Kubick — El Dorado Hills residents and Sierra Marlins (Mefford current, Kubick former) swim team members — have qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials taking place in Omaha, Neb., June 26 through July 3. As the only selection meet for the U.S. swim team competing at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Mefford […]

Comments Off / June 19, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Coach Norwood shines bright

Loved by athletes and parents alike, Bruin track and field coach Karen Norwood's eternally optimistic and supportive presence is a key reason for nearly ten percent of Ponderosa students signing up for the team each spring. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

SHINGLE SPRINGS — El Dorado Hills resident Virginia Yarak couldn’t have been more impressed during a track meet her middle school-age son participated in at Ponderosa High School last season. As she sat in the bleachers, Yarak described a smooth operation by the hosting Camerado Middle School and Ponderosa High School teams and said she […]

Comments Off / June 16, 2016 | Posted in News,Sports | Read More »

Root nails down Golden West title

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In an encore preformance a week after competing at the CIF State Championships, recent Oak Ridge alumni Jack Root competed in three events last Saturday at the 57th Annual Golden West Invitational — winning the hammer throw with a distance of 185-4. Root’s victory came in the morning at Sacramento State before he shifted to […]

Comments Off / June 13, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz Devils outswim Dolphins

The El Dorado Taz girl swimmers get after it in one of Saturday's races against Loomis Basin. Photo by Eric Boucher

LOOMIS — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team had a big win against the Loomis Basin Dolphins Saturday. As the visiting team, Taz handily won the meet 508-279. Head coach Jenn Soto credited swimmers for getting out of comfort zones. “We had only five 15-18 girls today, which was a challenge with relays,” […]

Comments Off / June 13, 2016 | Posted in News,Sports | Read More »