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Kids rally for 2013 soccer tryouts

Silva Valley fifth-grader Carson Schumm tries out for a spot on EDHSC's U11 team. Last year he was goal keeper for the EDHSC U10 Arsenal. Photo by Julie Samrick

Despite freezing temperatures, hundreds of 7- to 10-year-olds came out to Promontory Park this past weekend in the hopes of earning a spot on one of El Dorado Hills’ two largest competitive soccer clubs.  Both El Dorado Hills Soccer Club and Ethos held annual tryouts over a three-day period for their 2013 U9-U11 teams, with […]

No Comment / January 13, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EDH wrestlers win silver

EDH wrestler Carter Patterson takes control of his opponent during Saturday's match. The third grader helped his team win second place at the Roseville tournament. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club’s third- through fifth-grade competition team placed second in team duals in Roseville last weekend. The team   beat Vacaville to get into finals against Roseville Tigers and lost by three points. El Dorado Hills’ third-grade team also placed second, losing to Roseville’s Orange Crush team. Wrestlers competing were: Corbin Squires, Matsen Wurm, Ryland Smith, Brady Hofacre, Christian Pebley, […]

No Comment / January 13, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge grapplers win Trojan War Challenge

Spectators watch as the Trojans dominate their home wrestling tournament Saturday. Oak Ridge topped a field of 22 teams. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Camilli 1st at Engle The host Oak Ridge wrestling team outpointed a field of 22 teams Saturday, taking the top spot at The Trojan War Wrestling Challenge. Oak Ridge, led by bracket winners Keaton Subjeck (182 pounds) and Josh Ploke (106), finished with 171.5 team points, 11 better than Orland. Union Mine and El Dorado […]

No Comment / January 13, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans handle Folsom

After a tough loss to Pleasant Grove to open the Delta River League schedule, Oak Ridge’s varsity basketball squad fired on all cylinders in beating Folsom 46-29 at home Friday. The Trojans led 22-4 at halftime, 15-4 after the first quarter. “When we’re running our defense correctly, it’s a very difficult defense to score on. Even when we […]

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Empire Ranch Men’s Golf Club gets good press

FOLSOM — Empire Ranch Men’s Golf Club has been lauded as a “model club” and is being featured in the January Blue Book edition of the Northern California Golf Association Magazine for its unprecedented 28 percent growth in 2012. With a growing membership of more than 460 golf enthusiasts, the Men’s Club features an active […]

1 Comment / January 08, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge defeats Shasta for consolation title

Trojan Connor Sende gets ready to shoot up and over a defender during Saturday's game. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

After Thursday’s tough loss and Friday’s nail-biter, the host Oak Ridge boys basketball team put together a complete effort Saturday in knocking off Shasta 50-36 for the Trojan Toss-Up Tournament consolation championship. “I thought overall we did a good job against a well-coached Shasta team. There were times where we made gambles that hurt us, but […]

No Comment / January 06, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Prospector Sparks Soccer sweeps championship

Sparks celebrate — Coach Jason Gulbransen, Sarah Cox, Julin Kenison, Abby Morgado, Kendel Gisin, Grace Stiveson, Coach Ryan Smith, back row, and Luci Gulbransen, Ainsley Smith, Juliet Dias, Lacy Smith and Kendall Hoffman pose after their big win. (Not pictured: Katie Clark). Courtesy photo

Seventeen teams from Northern and Central California competed over two weekends in December and El Dorado County’s Prospector Sparks U11 girls team became champions at this year’s Assocation Cup. Hosted at Cherry Island near Sacramento, the Association Cup was the final tournament of the Sparks showcase season. The Sparks won all of the team’s six […]

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