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EDH academy helps college boxers

BOXING COACH Norm Tavalero, center, stands with his students Manuel Ballestero, right, and Gabriel Mejorado at Urban Sprawl in El Dorado Hills. VIllage Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The track record of El Dorado County student-athletes going to four-year colleges to continue their careers is impressive. Most, if not all of the major sports are covered: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, track and field, cross country, tennis and swimming. But has an area athlete ever gone for boxing? Ever? Thanks to trainer […]

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

Elite outshines and outplays others in Concord tournament

Elite teammates and coaches celebrate their tournament win. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Soccer Club U17 girls comp team, Elite, won the U17 Gold Division Championship at the recent Diablo FC Jenna Betti Memorial tournament. During the three-day competition Elite won all games, only giving up one goal in the last game. The team shutout the competition, 5-0 on its first game. Elite entered this tournament […]

1 Comment / August 19, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Former Trojan Aboukhadijeh hits the ground running

Amjed Aboukhadijeh, right and the Hurley brothers. Courtesy photo

Entrepreneurial spirit LOS ANGELES — Oak Ridge and recent UCLA graduate Amjed Aboukhadijeh, like his brother Feross, is making it big right out of college. While Feross made an immediate impact in the tech world, selling his startup PeerCDN to internet giant Yahoo, Amjed and his partners recently turned down an offer of acquisition from […]

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

Sign up for youth basketball

By Lori Lasecki Registration is now open for the 2014-15 El Dorado Hills Youth Basketball season. All teams are limited to eight players and the season is open to players in 3rd through 12th grade — 3rd through 5th, 6th through 8th, and 9th through 12th grade boys teams; 3rd through 5th and 6th through […]

No Comment / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Rush No. 1 in California

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By Kristen Slaughter El Dorado Hills has its first-ever Little League Intermediate State Champs. After winning the CA Div 2 50/70 Little League Championship in Chowchilla, the District 54 team of 13- to 14-year-olds, all from El Dorado Hills, travelled to Nogales, Ariz., to defeat the SoCal Intermediate Little League team and be named the California State Champions […]

No Comment / August 04, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz celebrates exceptional season

Malaney Scholarship recipients Jerry Chen, Sam Sruba, Sonia Chimni, Ashley Abraham, Trevor Dong and Calin Navickas stand to be recognized at the Taz annual awards event. The swim season wrapped up last month with Taz winning it all. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team concluded the 2014 season with its annual Awards Night Picnic on Tuesday, July 29, during which the Taz Board of Directors recognized all swimmers for outstanding personal and team accomplishments on the season and at the Suburban Swim League championship meet. “I was very proud of the team and our […]

No Comment / August 04, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Gold ’01 comes in third

Foothill Gold '01 COACH Johnny Polson stands with players Giana Hayes, Leah Polson, Shelby Pfeiler, Lexi Detwiler, Faith Matis and coach Alan Orchard in the back row, left to right; front row, left to right: Savannah Wyrick, Bailey Pfeiler, Reagan Hunt, coach Tim Perez, Adreanna Killingsworth, Sydney Littles and Mia Perez. Courtesy photo

The Foothill Gold 01′ softball team took third place in the recent TCS Western World Series in Reno, Nev., a competition that features 108 teams. Going undefeated until Friday night against the Nor Cal Bownet team, the Gold girls had to battle against Hawaii Dynasty to stay in the tournament. They beat Hawaii in a Friday night nail […]

No Comment / August 03, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »