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Young athletes prepare for triathlon

Srill smiling after seven miles, Jack German-Russell, 12, of Rescue, right, rides with Epic Tri Coach, Amanda Aldrich of Folsom at the Kids Triathlon Camp. Many camp participants will compete in a triathlon next month. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

FOLSOM — Hannah Pawlek has played soccer most of her life but last spring the Oak Ridge High junior suffered an injury that forced her to drop the sport. “I needed a new sport,” said Pawlek who wanted to stay active. “I love biking and I love running.” Pawlek was one of 32 young adults […]

No Comment / August 18, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Former Trojan mourns loss

NEW ORLEANS — Tragedy struck former Oak Ridge High basketball star and New Orleans Pelicans’ forward Ryan Anderson earlier this week when he found his girlfriend and reality TV star Gia Allemand in her New Orleans, La. home Monday after an apparent suicide attempt. According to media reports, Allemand was found unconscious by Anderson, who […]

No Comment / August 18, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz takes championship

The Taz relay team competes at Champs. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils Swim Team claimed first place at the Suburban Swim League Championships, July 26-28, at Sierra College in Rocklin. The Taz posted 1,201 points over the three-day contest. After a four-year run of taking first place at Champs, the Park Terrace Penguins, archrivals to the Taz, fell to second place […]

No Comment / August 04, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Danny LaSarte competes for Team USA in World Dwarf Games

Danny LaSarte

Cameron Park athlete Danny LaSarte will represent Team USA and the Dwarf Athletic Association of America in the 2013 World Dwarf Games, Aug. 3-10, on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing. The World Dwarf Games offer competition in 13 Olympic style individual and team sports. LaSarte, 23,will compete in basketball, soccer, track […]

No Comment / August 01, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Sports | Read More »

Storm takes consolation title in Los Alamitos

Sierra Valley Storm 10s have rattled off 12 straight wins and out-scored their opponents 187 to 30, earning the section, regional and super regional title. Courtesy photo

On July 25 the Sierra Valley Storm 10s continued their run to “win the last game” in Los Alamitos where they faced teams whose members have been playing together since they were 6 years old. This group of 10s from El Dorado Hills and surrounding areas is the second generation of competitive ball players coached […]

No Comment / July 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Brothers water ski Catalina

Water skiier Dallas Diel and his team in the boat reach the finish line at the International Open-Ocean Water Ski Competition in Long Beach. Courtesy photo

Saturday, July 20, began as a typical, gray overcast morning in Long Beach; however, nothing was typical about the roar of 69 boats, mostly twin-engine, open-ocean race boats, leaving the shores on a round-trip adventure to Catalina Island and back. Following each boat, attached to a 200-foot-long line, highly competitive water skiers navigated the rough […]

No Comment / July 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Sophia wins silver

Sophia Barden heads to the world twirling championship next month in Holland. Courtesy photo

Sophia Barden placed second at the 55th National Baton Twirling Championships held this year in Daytona Beach, Fla. The 12-year-old placed first in both state and regional competitions held in California. Her twirling season will continue as she competes in Almere, Holland, next month as the youngest member of the USA Twirling Team.   The daughter of Craig and […]

No Comment / July 23, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »