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El Dorado Hills sailor takes Camellia Cup

2014 Camellia Cup Champion Craig Lee, right, holds up his long-awaited trophy. The El Dorado Hills resident has participated in the annual Folsom Lake race for more than four decades. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Sailor Craig Lee of El Dorado Hills finally accomplished his lifelong ambition of, at age 60, becoming Camellia Cup champion. Lee has competed in the Camellia Cup, the Sacramento area’s longest running sailboat regatta, since the age of 14 and took the trophy on April 27. Sailing his single-handed Banshee, In n Out, […]

No Comment / May 04, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge boys, girls race toward wins

Chubi Ohanele has competed in track and field since he was in middle school and Wednesday against Ponderosa in a Delta River League meet, the Oak Ridge freshman showed he can compete at the varsity level. Ohanele won the 100 meters at 11.19 seconds. He also took second place in the 200 meters at 22.83 seconds, […]

No Comment / May 01, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Volleyball: Ponderosa boys stand alone

In its final season in the Delta River League, Ponderosa is leaving with a championship banner. Taking on intra-county/league rival Oak Ridge Wednesday, the Bruins played solid in beating the Trojans in four games, 25-17, 24-26, 25-19, 25-19 for Ponderosa’s second league banner in three seasons. “I think we did a pretty good job serving,” Ponderosa […]

No Comment / May 01, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge powers past Ponderosa

TROJAN Chris Roppolo, right, makes it to second base on a play involving Bruin infielder Emory Thompson during Monday's intra-county matchup. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

EL DORADO HILLS — Two hits in the top of the first inning gave Ponderosa momentum against Oak Ridge in Monday’s intra county and Delta River League baseball game. Brett Pankow and Shea McLinden smacked singles to right field. Add in a walk to Parker Wright, and the Bruins loaded the bases. But Oak Ridge pitcher […]

No Comment / April 29, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

EDH Wrestling brings home championship

Champions Mikey Mells and Kaden West hold their trophies. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club earned its first State Championship team title at the two-day championship tournament in Fresno last month. Three EDH wrestlers took the championship titles in their respective divisions — Kaden West, Mike Mello and Scotty Moore. The wrestling club competed against more than 200 other clubs from all over California. Results: Hart […]

No Comment / April 28, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Little slugger

Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Sylvie Thompson, 5, won the El Dorado Hills Little League T-ball division’s hit-a-thon during the league’s opening ceremonies in March. Results were tallied and winners notified last week. There are a dozen T-ball teams with approximately 10 kids on each, said Sylvie’s mom and Texas Rangers coach Edie Thompson. The Lake Forest kindergartener hit the […]

No Comment / April 27, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Girls soccer: Trojans’ fast start sinks Ponderosa

Two goals in the first half helped Oak Ridge post a 3-1 win over Ponderosa in a Delta River League girls soccer game Thursday. In the ninth minute, the Trojans (5-0-3, 8-3-5) got their quick start rolling when Megan Graham booted the ball from 10 yards into the net for a 1-0 lead. After that […]

No Comment / April 25, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »