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Taz Devils outswim Dolphins

The El Dorado Taz girl swimmers get after it in one of Saturday's races against Loomis Basin. Photo by Eric Boucher

LOOMIS — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team had a big win against the Loomis Basin Dolphins Saturday. As the visiting team, Taz handily won the meet 508-279. Head coach Jenn Soto credited swimmers for getting out of comfort zones. “We had only five 15-18 girls today, which was a challenge with relays,” […]

Comments Off / June 13, 2016 | Posted in News,Sports | Read More »

Scoreboard

Kathryn Bingham competes in the 100 hurdles at Saturday's Golden West Invitational. Village Life ohoto by Jackie Penn

Golden West Invitational Oak Ridge High School June 11, 2016 Boys Hammer: 1-Jack Root, 185-4. D: 5-Root, 148-1. SP: 2-Root, 53-7.75. LJ: 14-Vincent Castiglioni, 16-11.PV: 4-Aaron Travis, 14-0; 8-Grant Laut, 13-0; 12-Castiglioni, 12-0. Girls 100h: 7-Kathryn Bingham, 16.40; 13-Analise Mulert, 18.98. 100: 14-Bingham, 13.35; 16-Jenna Marlett, 13.48. 400: 7-Marlett, 1:02.61. 300h: 3-Bingham, 48.46. Hammer: 2-Crystal […]

Comments Off / June 13, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Root state’s 23rd best discus thrower

Jack Root, pictured earlier in the season, was one of four county athletes to compete at last weekend's CIF State Finals in Clovis. Courtesy photo

CLOVIS — Last weekend’s 98th Annual CIF State Championships at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium ended a day earlier than four area athletes had anticipated. El Dorado County sent discus throwers Jack Root (Oak Ridge) and Trinity Arriola (El Dorado) to track’s biggest stage along with pole vaulters Samantha Engel (El Dorado) and Seth Wilmoth (Ponderosa) in […]

Comments Off / June 06, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge site for Golden West Meet

Oak Ridge hosts Saturday’s 57th annual Golden West Invitational Track and Field Meet, bringing together top high school athletes from throughout the country for the very highest level of competition. Initially conceived as a postseason Southern California invitational and then a Western regional meet, the Golden West Invitational debuted in 1960 as the first national […]

Comments Off / June 06, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Optimist Softball: Trojan girls on winning side

Amber Orchard scores a key run early at last Wednesday's Optimist All Star game. Photo by Brandon Anicich

El Dorado County was well-represented last Wednesday evening at Capital Christian during the 2016 Evening Optimist large school all-star softball game, as four county players — two each from Oak Ridge High and Ponderosa — were selected to participate in the prestigious competition. Trojans Amber Orchard and Katina Vail handled duties at first base and […]

Comments Off / June 06, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz topples Broadstone

Will Kirk was one of Saturday's high point earners against Broadstone. Photo by Eric Boucher

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team hosted neighbors the Broadstone Barracudas Saturday, winning 439-350. It was Taz’ second meet and first win of the season, losing to longtime rival the Park Terrace Penguins May 21. The Taz 11-12 girls took first, second and third places in the 100-yard Individual Medley, 50-yard freestyle and […]

Comments Off / June 05, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Root advances to state discus finals

ELK GROVE — Oak Ridge discus thrower Jack Root and Ponderosa pole vaulter Seth Wilmoth had ice in their veins Thursday afternoon at Elk Grove High, each qualifying for the California state championships on the last off three attempts in two nerve-racking finals. Root, a senior who will continue his track and field career on […]

Comments Off / May 28, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »