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Local entrepreneur creates CÖR fitness product

SPO_COR Bench WEB

Entrepreneurship 101: See need, develop need, market need. Greg Reffner knows the steps well. As the corporate executive officer and owner of CÖR Systems, the Union Mine High graduate and former Diamondback skier and soccer player created and developed The CÖR Bench, a hybrid exercise system that forces core musculature activation and increases range of motion. […]

No Comment / July 29, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

CASA BOCA Jrs ’95 shuts out competition at Pleasanton

CASA BOCA Jrs. '95 won it all in Pleasanton. The players from El Dorado and Sacramento counties are: Savannah Droke, Caitlin Hoversten, Jessica Becker, Emily Hansen, Mia Sapiandante, Julia Beck, Julia Crawford, Elizabeth Hutchinson and Sheridan Fox, back row left to right, and Jenna Mark, Elena Hanson, Alyssa Andres, Dominique Fernandez, Melissa Hanson, Selena Brewer, Brittany Gisin and Marian Haarmeyer, front row left to right. Courtesy photo

PLEASANTON — The Capital Athletic Soccer Academy BOCA U16 girls’ soccer team, CASA BOCA Jrs ’95, shut out the competition at the elite Pleasanton Rage College Showcase, July 21-23. Of 56 teams participating in their age bracket, only two teams kept their competitors from scoring on them. The tournament was hosted by the Rage Soccer […]

No Comment / July 28, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Storm has strong showing in tourney

THE SIERRA VALLEY STORM played their best at the PONY West Zone Tournament in Walnut. Courtesy photo

THE SIERRA VALLEY STORM 11u boys represented El Dorado Hills and Northern California extremely well at the the PONY West Zone Tournament in Walnut, winning two of the skills competitions and placing 2nd and 3rd in the other two. Taking the field for their first game on July 21, the 11u Storm bested strong team from Spokane, Wash., […]

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

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 »