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Trojans too much for Mustangs

Varsity record now 6-3 Two minutes into the first quarter of its nonleague game Friday against Rodriguez, the Oak Ridge High School boys basketball team stole the ball almost at will. Disrupting the Mustangs’ offense with smothering half-court pressure that led to eight turnovers in the first quarter alone, defense played a major role in […]

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

Kane retires; Heinzer promoted

Liz Kane, 70, retired Dec. 13 after 11 years as the Mountain Democrat’s fourth sports editor. Working with Kane for the past 11 years is sports writer Jerry Heinzer, who took over as sports editor Dec. 14, announced Group Editor Michael Raffety. Heinzer also coordinates Oak Ridge High School sports coverage for Village Life. Liz […]

No Comment / December 14, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Family dominates taekwondo championships

Taekwondo champions Sharlene Duong, 7, and Aleena Duong, 11, pose with their champion mother Uyenthy Tonnu. Courtesy photo

A trio of young ladies from the same family recently captured championships in their respective divisions at the Pacific Five Star Taekwondo Championships. El Dorado Hills resident Uyenthy Tonnu and her daughters Sharlene Duong, 7, and Aleena Duong, 11, all earned top honors in the highly competitive event held last month. The three black belt […]

No Comment / December 14, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Sierra-at-Tahoe open for the season

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort opened for the 2011-12 season on Saturday, Dec. 17, with very limited terrain — Easy Rider Express chairlift accessing half of Broadway trail. This is a green run and will have a jib and rail park with small to medium features. Building on the reputation as one of the […]

No Comment / December 14, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Hotspurs win the cup

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The El Dorado Hills Soccer Club Hotspur team brought home the 2011 U12 boys District Cup Championship. Along the way the players had to defeat the top competition in their district to bring home the title. Coach Chris Hunt holds “The Cup” for the next year that has all U12 champs engraved on it from […]

No Comment / December 13, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Blue Devils take the cup

The Blue Devils celebrate their victory in Elk Grove last week. This is the third year in a row the team has brought home the District Cup Soccer Championship. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Blue Devils won the District Cup Soccer Championship for the U14 boys select division on Dec. 9, beating the U14 Boys from Elk Grove Soccer Club 3-1 at Bartholomew Sports Park in Elk Grove. The goals were scored by Sam Miller, Sebastian Gardey and Jack Davidson. In the District Cup Playoffs this year […]

No Comment / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans take third place at Shoot Out

TROY'S Jenna Klein drives on El Dorado's Liz Danke. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

By Shane Theodore After a tough two-point loss to Lincoln-of-Stockton Friday night in the second-round of the Trojan Toss Up Tournament, the Oak Ridge girls basketball team entered Saturday’s third place game with a mission. “We definitely drew motivation from Friday’s loss. We knew we could have beat (Lincoln-of-Stockton), and we came into today with something to prove,” Oak […]

No Comment / December 12, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »