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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 »

Sierra Valley Storm wins 2011 PONY sectionals

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  All-star baseball season is in full swing and Sierra Valley Storm teams are gearing up for a long run. Sierra Valley Storm is a PONY baseball league based primarily in El Dorado Hills.  This year the Storm 11U team is looking to defend their 2010 Northern California Regional title, having won the North and […]

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

Woodcreek rally denies El Dorado Hills’ 9/10 All Stars

WILL CROOKHAM doubled and homered for the El Dorado Hills 9/10 All Stars Saturday night. Photo by Justin Heinzer

The stage was set Sunday afternoon at Jeff Mitchell Field in El Dorado Hills: the vibe was good, anticipation high and the moment right as the local 9/10 All Stars  took the field for the bottom of the sixth inning  poised to take down Little League giants with just three outs to go for the District 54 title. The problem […]

No Comment / July 11, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »