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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 »

Freedom ’98 explodes for gold

Freedom '98 Coach Ed Fuchs celebrates with Gabriella O'€™Connor, Megan Gisin, Hannah Lewandowski, Alex Gisin, Jaycie Schenone, Britney Johnson, Sarah Kelly, Olivia Teerlink and Coach Beth Fuchs, back row left to right, as well as Angelica Huettl, Madison Jana, Taryn Perez, Natalie Cowlishaw, Riley West and Shannon Fuchs, front row left to right. Not pictured are Megan Williams and Paige Garvey. Courtesy photo

American River Futbol Club’s Freedom ’98 girls soccer team placed first in their own ARFC Independence Cup at the Cherry Island Soccer Complex, June 30 and July 1. Defense consisted of goalkeepers Alexa Gisin and Shannon Fuchs with defensive backs Riley West, Taryn Perez, Megan and Alexa Gisin. Offense proved equally strong with goals scored […]

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

Sparks fly at tourney

Sparks celebrate — Proudly holding their tournament trophies are, back row left to right: Kendel Gisin, Abby Morgado, Coach Jason Gulbransen, Laci Smith, Kendel Hoffman, Sarah Cox, Julin Kenison, Coach Ryan Smith and Juliet Dias; front row left to right: Grace Stiveson, Ainsley Smith, Ashley Abel and Luci Gulbransen. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO —  The Prospector Soccer Club U11 girls’ soccer team, Sparks, placed first at their first tournament of the season, American River Futbol Club’s Independence Cup at Cherry Island, June 29 through July 1. Sparks ignited quickly in their first game to win 4-0 against River City United FC Freedom. Goalkeeper Juliet Dias and her […]

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

Huge lead disappears for El Dorado Hills All Stars

WILL CROOKHAM hits a grand slam in the first inning against Woodcreek at Mitchell Field in El Dorado Hills Monday. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

A blowout victory was in the making Monday night at Jeff Mitchell Field for the El Dorado Hills 10/11s Little League All Stars baseball team against Woodcreek. El Dorado Hills exploded for eight runs in the first inning alone, a good sign, before Woodcreek slowly tallied three runs in the first three innings followed by […]

No Comment / July 05, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Seniors buddy up, stay healthy

Seniors follow the movements on the big screen during the El Dorado Hills Senior Center class "You Think You Can't Exercise? Yes You Can!" Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

What started as an idea to get seniors  active and mobile led to the development of “You Think You Can’t Exercise? Yes You Can!” The class, hosted by the El Dorado Hills Community Service District, started in June 2009 and continues to simultaneously provide seniors a way to interact with others and improve their health. Seniors […]

No Comment / June 29, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »