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Thunder breaks the competition

El Dorado Hills Thunder U12 girls soccer team celebrates its tourney win. Pictured with their medals are: back, left to right: Coach Steve Banks, Jessica Sanders, Abby LaComb, Madison Shepherd, Kendall Banks, Rachel Fong, Taylor Gann, Sydney Gunderson, Jessica Wedworth and Coach Steve Bonal; front, left to right: Lexie Likins, Kianna Bonal, Sophia Vardas, Emily Fagundes, Kelcie Bonal and, Brynn Thomas. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Thunder U12 girls soccer team took part in the Santa Cruz Breakers Cup Soccer Tournament on August 4-5 and came home as champions in the Gold Division. The Thunder defeated the Cal Blues Shock 3-0 to take first place. This is the team’s second tournament win this summer, having won the CUFA […]

No Comment / August 10, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Baton twirler knows how to strut

Twirler Sophia Barden won the Baton Strut competition at the U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships last month. Courtesy photo

Eleven-year-old Sophia Barden, daughter of Craig and Cynthia Barden of El Dorado Hills, won a national title in baton twirling held this year in Fairborn, Ohio. The U.S. National Championships were held July 9-14 at the Ervin J. Nutter Center. With more than 600 athletes, Sophia competed in four events, winning Baton Strut and placing […]

No Comment / August 07, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

CASA BOCA Jrs ’95 wins again

The CASA BOCA U17 girls€™ soccer team celebrates after scoring a goal during the Pleasanton Rage College Showcase. Courtesy photo

The Capital Athletic Soccer Academy BOCA U17 girls’ soccer team, CASA BOCA Jrs ’95, placed first for the second year consecutively at the recent Pleasanton Rage College Showcase. The girls were placed in a higher bracket this year, the Super 2 flight, and once again came out on top. The tournament hosted by the Rage Soccer Club features teams […]

No Comment / August 06, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Sierra Storm rolls into PONY World Series

Sierra Valley 12s play in the PONY World Series this week. Courtesy photo

Sierra Valley Storm 12u boys are rolling along at the Bronco World Series in Monterey, as of Monday going 3-0 on their way to the championship Aug. 9. The players’ bats and arms have continued to be strong, posting 29 runs and giving up only eight.  However, the competition remains very challenging with several teams […]

No Comment / July 31, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Pride takes second in Reno tourney

Quite proud of their second-place finish, USA PRIDE 16U girls fastpitch softball teammates are (bottom left ot right): Anissa Maldanado, Taryn Sigl, Amanda Miller, Bailey Nordquist, Summer Muir and Sky Divinagracia, along with, top left to right, assistant coach Dave Moore, Morgan Moore, Raechel Hooper, Sam Bastien, Maraya Balmediano, Kaylee Ries, Adrianna Reagan, Jenn Woo and head coach Lawrence Divinagracia. Not pictured are Maddie Campos, Ashlee Freitas and Joe Campos. Courtesy photo

The USA PRIDE 16U girls fastpitch softball team placed 2nd in the Triple Crown World Series National Championship. The week long tournament, held in Reno Nevada July 24-28, hosted close to 85 teams. It was a very intense tournament with the Pride playing 11 games over five days. USA PRIDE came on strong with an overall record of seven wins […]

No Comment / July 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Penguins deny Taz perfect season

Nicholas Grinnell, 12, broke three league records, making Taz coaches very proud during Champs. Courtesy photo

By Patty Pope The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team claimed second place this past weekend during the Suburban Swim League Championships at Sierra College in Rocklin. Falling to their archrivals the Park Terrace Penguins by 53 points, the Taz earned 1,055 points total, brought home a perfect regular season record of 7-0 and received […]

No Comment / July 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz is perfect

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By Patty Pope The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team shut down the Loomis Basin Dolphins on Saturday, July 21, at Del Oro High School, during the last regular meet of the Suburban Swim League season. The victory and impressive final score of 464-325 granted Taz a perfect season record of 7-0.  The Tasmanian […]

No Comment / July 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »