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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 »

Storm moves on

Storm 10U players won the regional championship. Courtesy photo

This week both Storm 10U and 12U All-Star teams travel to their respective Super Regional tournaments and take one more step to their goal to “win the last game.” The 10s continued a torrid pace through their Regional tournament in Rocklin winning four more straight, all by the 10-run mercy rule. Through the first two […]

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

Taz swimmers are perfect

Coach Jason Brown encourages Cade Fair, 6, as teammates Nicholas Jacks, 5, and Jeremiah Tomasello, 6, look on during the Boys 6 and Under 25-Yard Backstroke event. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils had a big season finish Saturday, defeating he College Green Gators and securing a perfect 7-0 record. This at-home victory follows the July 13 win over the Loomis Basin Dolphins, 495-294, at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District swimming pool. Head coach Jason Brown has guided the Taz for three […]

No Comment / July 16, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Gold wins gold

GO GOLD — Top, left to right: Camie Lee, Lexi Detwiler, Reagan Hunt, Skylar Linnane, Savannah Wyrick, Faith Matis. Bottom, left to right: Julia Norville, Brooke Niemiec, Giana Hayes, Mia Perez, Haley Orchard and Leah Polson. Coaches in very back are: Paul Niemiec, Tim Perez, Alan Orchard, and Johnny Polson. Courtesy photo

The 12U Gold ’01 team takes first place in the recent “Summer Shootout” in Roseville. The girls battled hard during the weekend tournament and came out strong to beat the USA Pride, Redding Rebels and defeat the Roseville Heat in the championship game 16-1. With 29 runs scored and only allowing two in the tournament, the Gold ’01 team won it […]

No Comment / July 16, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

The USA Stars shine

USA Stars U12G SC Regional Champs: (Left to Right): Top Row- AJ Utush (Coach), Audrey Salvador, Montanah Hermosillo, Jocelyn Lopez, Janae DeFazio, Anisah Ware, Molly Branigan, Ava Frazetta, Mark Willis (Team Mgr).  Bottom Row: Jasmin Leath, Lauren Helwig, Emma Duckett, Jessica Willis, Kiera Utush, Jadyn Shinn, Grace Roberts, Isabella Torrao, Kaylen Mohr.

The local U12 Girls Soccer team, The USA Stars, coached by AJ Utush, recently represented Northern California in a SoCal Regional tournament in Orange County. The Starts was one of six teams that  participated in this “by invitation only” competition. The girls beat the State Champs from Utah and Washington. They also beat two powerhouse teams in […]

1 Comment / July 16, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Volleyball coach named Mrs. California Galaxy

WEB Melanie Demure #220 - 5x7

Melanie DeMure, 42, of El Dorado Hills, was crowned Mrs. California Galaxy last month and will go on to compete for the title of Mrs. Galaxy 2014 during the final competition in Orlando, Fla. July 30 through Aug. 4, 2013. DeMure is the mother of four children ages 15 years to 15 months. She is […]

No Comment / July 15, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »