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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 »

Devils leave Gators in their wake

Taz v. Gators — Swimmers dive in during the June 9 meet. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team defeated the Granite Bay Gators, 540-248 June 9 at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pool. “Our 9 – 10 boys medley relay, consisting of Raghubir Chimni, Curtis Seabourne, JT Ross, and Luke Mulert, had a great finish coming in just 0.13 milliseconds ahead of Granite Bay to take […]

No Comment / June 12, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

First tournament title for Ethos

Ethos FC U12 Boys Gold celebrate their HSC Invitational win last month. Courtesy photo

Ethos FC U12 Boys Gold grabbed the first tournament title in the club’s history at the HSC Invitational in Concord on May 27. The Saints defeated the host team Heritage Venom 2-1 in the championship game at Tesoro Field. Ethos is in its first year of competitive soccer and is based in El Dorado Hills. […]

1 Comment / June 07, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz swims past Gators

Taz swimmers hit the pool last Saturday, beating the Gators. Courtesy photo

In the first dual meet of the 2012 season, the El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils cruised past the College Greens Gators, 564-224, on June 2. Leading Taz scorers were Patrick Sammon, 8; Jack Davidson, 13; Samantha Sruba, 15; and Josh Verner, 17. “This year kicked off the 47th year of the SSL (Suburban Swim League). […]

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

Karate — not just for kids anymore

Ron Flynn, 72, of Cameron Park; Diane Melson, 60, of El Dorado Hills; and Bob Parker, 73, of El Dorado Hills are part of the Silver Tigers. Courtesy photo

Diane Melson of El Dorado Hills always celebrates in May, the month of her birth. But last May she enjoyed two celebrations — her 60th birthday and the acquisition of her karate black belt. Three years earlier Melson had experienced a heinous act of violence against her family. It was then that she and her daughter decided to learn […]

No Comment / June 05, 2012 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Sports | Read More »

In other sports news …

Former Oak Ridge standouts Stanchek and Wolny are leaving their mark in the post season. Washington Huskies Pitcher Kasey Stanchek beat No. 23 Texas Tech on their way to advancing to the Super Regionals. Kasey pitched four innings of no-hit shutout ball to pick up the win while improving to 10-2 on her freshman year. […]

No Comment / June 04, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »