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Former Olympians share their love for Echo Summit

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their fists in the air again Friday morning at Echo Summit. The former Olympians, members of the 1968 U.S. Olympic Men’s Track and Field team who raced neck-and-neck in the 200 meters at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, were guest speakers at Return to the […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Former Trojan now a Marlin

Oak Ridge alum Kyle Porter will pitch for the Marlins. File photo

Former Oak Ridge High and Cal pitcher Kyle Porter was selected by the Miami Marlins in last week’s Major League Baseball Draft in the 31st round. This past season for the Bears, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Porter went 6-5 with a 3.01 ERA. During his years at Cal, he picked up a combined 15 wins with a 3.04 […]

Comments Off / June 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz breaks Barracudas, swims alongside Special Olympians

Team Folsom Hills Special Olympians, above, swam with the El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils this past weekend — a warm up for the Summer Games in Davis beginning this Friday. Courtesy photo

Saturday, June 21, was an extraordinary meet for the El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team. Taz defeated the Broadstone Barracudas 479-310, advancing into Week 5 of the Suburban Swim League as the only team with perfect a 4-0 record. Katie Tadayeski, 6, established a new team record during Event 42, the Girls 6 and Under […]

Comments Off / June 23, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Summer schools for youth football players

West Coast Youth Football will hold classes for football players who want to improve their performances on the field. A quarterback school will teach the fundamentals to youth football players interested in playing the position at Oak Ridge High from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 27, and 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June […]

Comments Off / June 22, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz scores more than 500, beats archrivals

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The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils Swim Team prepared all week for a close competition against its archrivals the Park Terrace Penguins, which took place on Saturday, June 14. Both teams entered Saturday’s contest with undefeated records of 2-0, but the Taz dominated with a final score of 503–286. Though not the tight battle anticipated, […]

Comments Off / June 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz maintain perfect record

Head Coach Marc Brown congratulates Jake Gomann, 10, on relay team’s first place finish in the 9-10 boys 100-yard medley relay. Gomann's teammates were Ethan Mueller, 10; Jacob Seabourne,10; and Mason Buehler, 9.

It was an eventful week for the El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team. Despite a demanding schedule, the Taz defeated the Sierra Sharks on June 7 at the Cameron Park Community Services District swimming pool. The final score was 498-291.  “This week we are stacking yards. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, every single day […]

Comments Off / June 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Local grads receive athletic scholarships

Trent Buenzli

The CIF Sac-Joaquin Section awarded $35,600 in scholarships last month to the 51 winners of the A. Dale Lacky/CSEA Scholarships for outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success during their four years of high school. Two local athletes, Oak Ridge’s Trent Buenzli and El Dorado’s Michael Weston, each received $600. The award, named after […]

Comments Off / June 08, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »