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Ethos U10 team brings home the trophies

The Ethos U10 Boys Blue team won its last two tournaments, beating some tough competition. Courtesy photo

By Jennifer Ostrode   The U10 Boys Blue team brought home the coveted first-place trophy at the Juventus Tournament of Champions on Aug. 3-5. This is one of the most prestigious tournaments in Northern California and the boys fought hard to come out on top. After tying Turlock 0-0 in their first game, the boys went […]

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

Ethos Soccer makes great strides

The Ethos U14 soccer team poses with exhchange players Dennis and David Wei, third and fourth from left in the front row. Next year temas plan to travel to China to visit schools and possibly complete a humanitarian project. Courtesy photo

One year ago they didn’t have practice fields or even entry into the area competitive league, but midway through Ethos soccer club’s inaugural season the approximately 100 kids that comprise eight competitive teams of U10- U14 players are shining in regional tournaments while living the organization’s creed of “character, commitment and community.” With a staff […]

1 Comment / August 20, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz names scholarship recipients

By Patty Pope The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils Swim Team recently nominated four college scholarship recipients: Taz swimmers and 2012 Oak Ridge High School graduates Eric Rohrer, Amanda Jones, Taylor Wetzel and Megan Moestopo. “This year the Scholarship Committee recommended that we do not stick to just two scholarships, which is the norm for […]

No Comment / August 20, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Sand, surf and a silver finish for the Sparks

Sparks players Abby Morgado, Kendel Gisin, Juliet Dias, Laci Smith, Julin Kennison, Grace Stiveson, Kendall Hoffman, Nate Gulbransen (team mascot) Luci Gulbransen, Ainsley Smith and Ashley Abel showed admirable spirit at the Breakers Cup competition. Courtesy photo

By Kim Gisin The Prospector Soccer Club U11 girls’ competitive team Sparks played at Santa Cruz’ Breakers Cup, narrowly missing a championship victory. Starting off at an early morning game and a heavy marine layer, the Sparks came out ready to play against Walnut Creek’s Tsunami. Combining goals by Julin Kennison and Kendel Gisin, and […]

No Comment / August 13, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Storm falls to Chinese Taipei

Sierra Valley Storm Manager Ryan Rodriguez, along with coaches Jim Gasser and Mark Denholm, pose with their players Phil Apodaca, Trenton Denholm, Robert Gasser, Evan Gibbons, Connor Harrison, Bryce Kirk, Jake Martin, Jacob O'Donnell, Brady Rodriguez, Patrick Smith, Nate Thimjon and Johnny Welch. Courtesy photo

 By Geoff Smith The Sierra Valley Storm 12’s incredible run this summer reached its peak last Thursday night in the Bronco World Series Championship game against perennial power Chinese Taipei. The Storm was a perfect 5-0 going into this game, and after outscoring opponents 64-12 in 5 games, they knew they had the firepower to […]

No Comment / August 13, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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 »