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Tasmanian Devils attack Sharks

The Taz and Sharks battle it out in the pool during their meet Saturday. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils defeated the Sierra Sharks 422-367 on Saturday, June 23, at the Cameron Park Community Services District Pool. In a run of 19 regular season meets between the neighboring clubs, the Taz swam away with their sixth straight victory. Leading up to the competition, coaching staff for both teams prepared […]

No Comment / June 25, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

ARFC Freedom ’98 takes silver at Reno’s Zephyr Cup

ARFC Freedom '98 players are: back row, left to right: Megan Williams, Megan Gisin, Britney Johnson, Hannah Lewandowski, Alexa Gisin, Gabriella O’Conner, Madison Jana and Riley West along with front row left to right: Olivia Teerlink, Natalie Cowlishaw, Taryn Perez, Jaycie Schenone, Paige Garvey, Sarah Kelly, Angelica Huettl and Shannon Fuchs. Courtesy photo

RENO, NEV. — American River Futbol Club U14 girls’ soccer team Freedom ’98 placed second at their first tournament of the season — the Zephyr Cup. ARFC’s Freedom ’98 girls’ team features players from both El Dorado and Sacramento County. This is the girls’ fourth season and started it off June 16 & 17 at the Nevada Elite […]

No Comment / June 22, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Foothill Gold earns a spot in the nationals

10U Foothill Gold softball team heads to Nationals next month. Courtesy photo

The 10U Foothill Gold softball team played some incredible softball this weekend at the ASA Metro Association Tournament in Folsom. With three wins, including a hard fought 5-4 victory over the Folsom Freedom, the Gold earned a spot to represent Sacramento in the highly competitive ASA National Tournament July 30 through Aug. 5 in Bloomington, […]

No Comment / June 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz host Folsom Hills Special Olympics team

Team Folsom Hills Special Olympic Swimmers and coaches pose for a group photo with El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devil swimmers and coaches after an exhibition swim on Saturday, June 16.  Team Folsom Hills heads to the Northern California Special Olympic Summer Games in Davis this weekend. Courtesy photo

Team Folsom Hills Special Olympians participated in a swim exhibition last June 16 alongside the El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team. The event marked the fifth year that both teams have swam the exhibition races together, where an extraordinary partnership has formed between the Taz and Team Folsom Hills. Individual heats showcasing the Special Olympians and […]

No Comment / June 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Devils dunk Otters

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils and the Folsom Sea Otters battled during record high temperatures June 16 and the Taz seized a 475-314 victory. Both teams swam hard despite the 104-degree poolside temperature reading. Madison Grinnell, 15, led the women’s division by scoring 16 points. Both Annie Harriman, 18, and Morgan Jones, 14, came away […]

No Comment / June 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Young players tackle football basics

Evan Robinson, 10, from El Dorado Hills runs a play at the football camp held last Wednesday at Oak Ridge High School. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Fundamentals taught at 3-day camp Former Oak Ridge football coach Chris Jones feels the best way for young players to pick up the sport is to make sure they have a good experience learning the game’s basics. Jones, now the Vista del Lago varsity coach, and Mark Watson, who served as Trojan head football coach […]

No Comment / June 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Dillin’ it up, pickleball style

Cheri Carruth gets ready to hit the ball in a Pickleball match while her teammate, Scott Carr looks on at The Four Seasons Lodge in El Dorado Hills. Pickle Ball is played on a court with four players using paddles and a wiffle ball. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

“Pickleball is here to stay, you betcha!” said Minnesota native Cheri Carruth about her new favorite hobby. On a trip to her hometown, Virginia, Minn., she and her husband Lee were introduced to the sport that changed their lives. “We just kinda heard about it and were visiting her hometown. And they had (tennis) courts, […]

2 Comments / June 13, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News,Sports | Read More »