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New law tackles gridiron concussion problem

El Dorado County varsity high school football head coaches have mixed feelings regarding a new state law Gov. Jerry Brown signed last week. The bill, AD 2127, limits full-contact football practices to two hours a week during the season and prohibits summer full-contact camps, including those out-of-state. The bill’s aim is to reduce the number of concussions […]

No Comment / July 31, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz wins championship!

Taz teammates cheer during the league championships held this past weekend. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team claimed first place at the Suburban Swim League Championship Meet this past weekend at Sierra College in Rocklin. Taz led the league with a perfect regular season record of 7-0, while three league teams followed in a tie for second place. “The Granite Bay Gators, the Broadstone Barracudas […]

No Comment / July 28, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Mello brothers headed to nationals

Mikey Mello is El Dorado Hills' first back-to-back Greco All-American wrestler, earning the title this year and last year. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Club wrestlers Mikey, Bobby and Ricky Mello recently tested themselves against some of the best competition in the country June 10-26, they competed at Western Regionals in Pocatello, Idaho. Ricky wrestled in an impressive 25 matches while brothers Mikey and Bobby had 15 matches each. All three wrestlers qualified for national tournaments. Mikey, competing […]

No Comment / July 28, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz finishes on top, honors graduates

Taz honored its senior swimmers at Saturday's meet. From left to right are: Kyle Bare, Jerry Chen, Aaron Taylor, Calin Navickas, Trevor Dong, Ashley Abraham, Sonia Chimni and Sam Sruba. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team concluded their regular season Saturday, July 19, as they hosted and defeated the Granite Bay Gators during the last dual meet of the Suburban Swim League. The final score of 432-353 gives Taz top placement in the league with a perfect 7-0 record. During Saturday’s meet and […]

No Comment / July 21, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Foothill All Stars take silver

Foothill Girls Softball 10U All Stars celebrate their success. Back row, left to right, coaches Don Oas, Brian Mueller and Dawn Martin; middle row, left to right, Hailey Wilcox, Abigail Helwig, Lauren Rodenberg, Kylie Kirtlan, Alyssa Rodne and Erin Whelihan; front row, left to right, head coach Francine Malabo, Jessie Polson, Samantha Martin, Genna Ghidossi, Isabella Malabo, Chase Mueller, Brooke Almaraz and Tegan Oas. Not pictured: Emma Heller. Courtesy photo

Foothill Girls Softball 10U All Stars came in second place at the recent Norcal All Star Tournament in Elk Grove. These tough ladies eliminated some seasoned competition including Davis, Rocklin and 5 Cities.

No Comment / July 20, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Hi 5 athletes win gold medals

Margaret Kim, Master Jong Yi, Saejin Yi and Stephany Kim are all smiles at the 2014 US National Team Trials held in San Jose. Courtesy photo

Saejin Yi, a member of Hi 5 Taekwondo of El Dorado Hills, took part in the recent 2014 US National Team Trials held in San Jose. She and  her two teammates, Stephany Kim and Margaret Kim of Southern California, won first place gold medals. The 20-year-old college sophomore, trained by Master Jong Yol Yi, competed in […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Sierra Valley Storm heading south again

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In a four-game sweep, including a dramatic six-run deficit comeback victory in the Super Regional Championship game, the Storm 11s are back to back Super Regional Champs and are heading to Southern California again to take another shot at the Bronco 11 Zone title and a trip to the World Series in Virginia. The 11s […]

No Comment / July 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »