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Taz tops Park Terrace

Taz swimmer Ian Koopman, center lane, battles with Park Terrace swimmers J. Ferguson and Wilson Urkov in the 11-12 boys 100-yard individual medley Saturday. Koopman went on to win the event. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team narrowly defeated the Park Terrace Penguins, 401-388, Saturday at the Park Terrace Swim and Tennis Club in Sacramento. Taz head coach Marc Brown started prepping his swimmers for their second dual meet of the season early in the week. “Park Terrace is our biggest rival in the […]

Comments Off / June 08, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Laut clears bar to become state’s best

Oak Ridge's Austin Laut stands tall on the podium after earnig first place in the pole vault at the 97th annual CIF Track and Field Championships. Village Life photo by Mike Bush

CLOVIS — Before he moves to the East Coast to study economics at Yale this fall, recent Oak Ridge High School graduate Austin Laut had one more goal to conquer — perfection in the pole vault. Winning Sierra Foothill League dual meets, plus Sac-Joaquin Section Division I and Masters’ titles in recent weeks and an array of […]

Comments Off / June 07, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Freehill brothers ride to glory

Nate and Ty Freehill practice for the upcoming motocross season. The El Dorado Hills borthers recently won first place in their respective categories at a national arenacross championship. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

Without a doubt, 11-year-old Ty Freehill wants to become a professional arenacross/motocross racer. His little brother Nate, 8, has racing dreams too. Both El Dorado Hills riders came one step closer to going pro last month when they earned first place in their respective age categories at the AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championships in Las Vegas. […]

Comments Off / June 07, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Taz off to winning start

Morgan Jones was a top point scorer for the EDH Taz during Saturday's meet. Courtesy photo

The Tasmanian Devils swim team defeated the Sierra Sharks during their first dual meet, regular season opener on Saturday, May 30, at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Swimming Pool. The final score was 512-277. “Our swimmers did awesome,” said Taz head coach Marc Brown, “We had quite a few personal records and some really […]

Comments Off / June 01, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Marble Valley Soccer so close

Marble Valley Academy soccer team captain Afsheen Toosinejad works the ball around a defender tourning a recent game. Photo by Dane Porter

Marble Valley Academy soccer reached the semi-finals before going home last month. The team defeated Freedom Christian during the first round of soccer playoffs at Country Day of Sacramento in mid-May. The Mustangs won in a 1-0 shoot-out; at the end of regulation play, the game was tied 3-3. Captain Afsheen Toosinejad led Marble Valley with […]

Comments Off / May 31, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Austin Laut aims high

Oak Ridge's Austin Laut is on his way up and over to a new school record at March's Sturgeon Invitational. Photo by Cindi Dulgar

New chapters in Austin Laut’s life will begin in upcoming months. Last Friday, the Oak Ridge High senior, who has earned a 4.1 grade point average, received his diploma. During the summer, Laut will work as a lifeguard at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pool. Toward the end of August, Laut will move to the East Coast to attend […]

Comments Off / May 31, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Local quartet enjoyed final game

OPTIMIST ALL STARS — From left from Oak Ridge: Sky Divinagracia and Kelsey Sather; from Ponderosa: Terra Jerpbak and Erin Anderson. Photo by Mike Bush

SACRAMENTO — Five El Dorado County high school softball players ended their diamond prep careers at the 38th annual Optimist High School Softball All-Star games on the Capital Christian High diamonds on May 24. Oak Ridge utility player Sky Divinagracia and outfielder Kelsey Sather joined Ponderosa pitcher Terra Jerpbak and catcher Erin Anderson on the South squad for the […]

Comments Off / May 28, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »