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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 »

Masterson, Kosinski win conference titles

Two former area athletes now competing at the the college level were both successful at their recent, respective league championships — each winning Division I titles. Kosinski, who briefly held the national record back in 2007 as an Oak Ridge prep in the 1,600, won the Pac-12 championship in the 10,000 with a time of […]

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

Area athletes fail in CIF State Finals bid

CLOVIS — Just qualifying for the CIF State Track and Field Championship is a big accomplishment — bringing back one of the six awarded medals per event grants that athlete not only elite-status for California but the nation as well. Unfortunately, the six El Dorado County participants at Buchanan High in Clovis — Ponderosa’s Sydney […]

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

Six county athletes advance to state finals

Oak Ridge's Maxine Goyette qualified for the state meet, placing 2nd at Masters Finals. Courtesy photo

ELK GROVE — Cool temperatures and nagging winds affected performances throughout the day, but six qualifying finishes were achieved by El Dorado county athletes at Friday’s CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet at Elk Grove High, serving as the regional qualifier for next weekend’s CIF-State Championships at Buchanan High School in Clovis. Ponderosa girls’ team led the […]

No Comment / May 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EDH lacrosse players chosen for Bay Area tourney

Bay Area's Finest lacrosse team included three players from El Dorado Hills. Courtesy photo

Three players from the U15A El Dorado Hills Youth Lacrosse team — Reed Fine (middle), Tyler Hersh (attack) and Gage Webb (middle) — were handpicked by Ben Allen (defense), a U15A player for the Diablo Scorpions, to compete in the Bay Area Super Series Tournament as the team named “Bay Area’s Finest.” The Bay Area […]

No Comment / May 30, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »