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National race promises gold to local businesses

ADDITIONAL SEATING has been added to the hillside at Placerville Speedway to accommodate the upcoming Bullring Nationals. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The upcoming Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series Bullring Nationals presented by K&N Filters is creating quite a buzz in El Dorado County. Placerville Speedway is bringing national-level racing to our community July 29-30 for the first time in more than 20 years. The event will be a boost to the local business community that […]

No Comment / July 25, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Twirl away

TWIRLING CHAMPS — Sage, left, and Sophia Barden had a great time performing at the U. S. Twirling Association’s National Baton Twirling Competition and they cam home with several trophies. Courtesy photo

Sisters Sophia, right, and Sage Barden of El Dorado Hills both won National Championships in their age groups at the U. S. Twirling Association’s National Baton Twirling Competition held this year in Little Rock, Ark., July 11-16. More than 600 twirlers attended. Sophia, 10, won the Solo and Dance Twirl competition. Little sister Sage, 5 […]

No Comment / July 25, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Storm pounds its way to Western Zone

WINNING STREAK — The Sierra Valley Storm 11U Broncos handily defeated their latest opponent and have their sights set on the PONY World Series. Courtesy photo

Last weekend the Sierra Valley Storm 11U Broncos showed their power as they defended their Northern California PONY Region title. Sweeping the tournament in three games by a combined score of 50-9, the Storm 11U boys pounded out 46 hits, while only giving up eight. Pitching and defense were again solid, though overshadowed by the offensive explosion. The Storm hope to continue with this […]

1 Comment / July 19, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Local lacrosse player named an all star

JOSH WELLMAN is now a member of the Adrenaline Shootout all-star team. Courtesy photo

In one of the largest West Coast Lacrosse events of its kind, rising sophomore Josh Wellman of Oak Ridge High School was named to the Adrenaline Shootout all-star team this weekend. Each year, Adrenaline Lacrosse puts together the largest west coast recruiting tournament for elite lacrosse players. With more than 25 teams and 500 players […]

No Comment / July 18, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Jones, Harriman star in Taz defeat

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By Mike McIntee SACRAMENTO — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swam with determination against their archrivals from Park Terrace Saturday, but ultimately could not overcome a strong and deep Penguins team. The Taz fell to the Penguins 532-365 to suffer its first defeat of the season. Both clubs entered the Suburban Swim League’s marquee […]

1 Comment / July 18, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Spencer and Corinna make a stylish splash at Nationals

GRACEFUL LEFT — Corinna Jacobs hoists synchronized swimming partner Spencer Gates into the air during their performance at nationals. Courtesy photo

Three things all synchronized swimmers need: grace, stamina and gelatin (yes, you read that right). Just ask Oak Ridge students Spencer Gates, 15, and Corinna Jacobs, 16. The Sacramento Synchronized Swim Team members and coach Kristin Walton came home from the USA Synchronized Swimming Age Group Nationals 2011 held earlier this month in Federal Way, Wash., with an […]

No Comment / July 15, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

En garde! Leanne Comfort masters fencing

LEANNE COMFORT, 14, of El Dorado Hills took third in the nation in the Youth 14 Saber division at Summer Nationals in Reno. Courtesy photo

Two and a half years ago, Leanne Comfort of El Dorado Hills, now 14, was looking for a sport she might like to try. She definitely made a good choice. Leanne is now the California state champion in Senior Women’s Saber, having won that title at the Pacific Coast Championships at the Marin Civic Center […]

No Comment / July 15, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »