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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 »

Taz wins big, honors graduates

Tasmanian Devil Amrita Chimni smiles after coming in first in the second heat of the women's 15-18 50-yard freestyle at the swim meet against Broadstone. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

By Patty Pope The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils defeated the Broadstone Barracudas, 518-271, on Saturday, July 14, at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District swimming pool.  Blue skies, cool morning temperatures and crowded parking lots provided the perfect setting for the meet’s first event — the 9-10 Girls 100 yard IM where Katie […]

No Comment / July 16, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Anderson re-signs with Magic, traded to Hornets

Oak Ridge alum and now-former Orlando Magic star Ryan Anderson will play for the New Orleans Hornets nest season. Photo by Fernando Medina, Orlando Magic ©

Ryan Anderson received a hefty pay raise from the Orlando Magic — and now has a new NBA team. The former Oak Ridge High and Cal basketball standout who played for the Magic the last three seasons officially agreed Wednesday to re-sign with Orlando, then traded to the New Orleans Hornets as part of a […]

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

Storm hopes to dominate the diamond

The Sierra Valley Storm 10U team celebrated a section championship victory. Courtesy photo

For most kids the month of July means water parks, camping, and family vacations. For the ball players in the Sierra Valley Storm baseball program July means only one thing — All-Stars. Starting June 30 all six Sierra Valley teams took to the road to open up sectional play in Vacaville and Rocklin. Of the six teams […]

No Comment / July 11, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Tasmanian Devils send Penguins waddling

Taz and Penguin swimmers compete in the backstroke at Saturday's meet where the Taz came out on top, remaining undefeated. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils overcame their arch-rivals, the Park Terrace Penguins, with a win of 416 – 373, on July 7 at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District swimming pool. Both Suburban Swim League clubs entered Saturday’s contest with identical 4-0 records. “It’s going to be nails, man,” said Taz head coach Jason […]

No Comment / July 09, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »