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Laut clears bar to become state’s best

CLOVIS — Before he moves to the East Coast to study economics at Yale this fall, recent Oak Ridge High School graduate Austin Laut had one more goal to conquer — perfection in the pole vault. Winning Sierra Foothill League dual meets, plus Sac-Joaquin Section Division I and Masters’ titles in recent weeks and an array of […]

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Freehill brothers ride to glory

Without a doubt, 11-year-old Ty Freehill wants to become a professional arenacross/motocross racer. His little brother Nate, 8, has racing dreams too. Both El Dorado Hills riders came one step closer to going pro last month when they earned first place in their respective age categories at the AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championships in Las Vegas. […]

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Taz off to winning start

The Tasmanian Devils swim team defeated the Sierra Sharks during their first dual meet, regular season opener on Saturday, May 30, at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Swimming Pool. The final score was 512-277. “Our swimmers did awesome,” said Taz head coach Marc Brown, “We had quite a few personal records and some really […]

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Marble Valley Soccer so close

Marble Valley Academy soccer reached the semi-finals before going home last month. The team defeated Freedom Christian during the first round of soccer playoffs at Country Day of Sacramento in mid-May. The Mustangs won in a 1-0 shoot-out; at the end of regulation play, the game was tied 3-3. Captain Afsheen Toosinejad led Marble Valley with […]

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Austin Laut aims high

New chapters in Austin Laut’s life will begin in upcoming months. Last Friday, the Oak Ridge High senior, who has earned a 4.1 grade point average, received his diploma. During the summer, Laut will work as a lifeguard at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District pool. Toward the end of August, Laut will move to the East Coast to attend […]

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Local quartet enjoyed final game

SACRAMENTO — Five El Dorado County high school softball players ended their diamond prep careers at the 38th annual Optimist High School Softball All-Star games on the Capital Christian High diamonds on May 24. Oak Ridge utility player Sky Divinagracia and outfielder Kelsey Sather joined Ponderosa pitcher Terra Jerpbak and catcher Erin Anderson on the South squad for the […]

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Mefford dual winner at CIF meet

CLOVIS — Oak Ridge swimmer Bryce Mefford and the Trojans shined at the first-ever California Interscholastic Federation State Swimming and Diving Championships at Clovis Olympic Swim Complex on the Clovis West High’s campus Saturday. Mefford was a double winner in the 100 backstroke at 48.13 seconds and 200 freestyle at 1 minute, 37.08 seconds. He won the […]

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