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These girls own the court

SERVICE — Jayhawks team member, Rebecca Bricker, 11, of El Dorado Hills gets ready to serve the ball during an El Dorado Hills Community Services District Youth Volleyball League game. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Making the cut for the school team or getting selected to an elite club squad aren’t prerequisites to participate in the El Dorado Hills Community Service District girls volleyball league. All you need is the desire to have fun and learn the sport. The new league, which runs on Tuesday nights in the CSD gym, […]

No Comment / June 24, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Little League tourney comes to EDH

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El Dorado Hills Little League is proud to announce it has been selected by District 54 to host its first All-Star Tournament for 9- and 10-year-old regional All-Stars. The tournament will be held June 25 through July 10 at the prestigious Deputy Jeff Mitchell Field in El Dorado Hills and will feature teams from regional […]

No Comment / June 22, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Team Arsenal clobbers the competition

Photo courtesy of Sarah Juarez

BIG WINNERS — El Dorado Hills Soccer Team Arsenal U11 Select celebrates the first-place finish earned at the recent El Dorado United Soccer Academy Summer Shootout, one of the largest Academy U9-U11 tournaments in Northern California. Arsenal U11 was tops in the Gold Division.

No Comment / June 20, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Teens invited to experience the Tahoe Rim Trail

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association and Sierra Nevada Journeys are partnering for the fourth annual Youth Backcountry Camps summer program. All youths ages 14-17 are invited to attend 2011 Youth Backcountry Camps. These programs are a unique opportunity for teens to develop backcountry skills in the beautiful mountains of Lake Tahoe. Make new friends while […]

No Comment / June 17, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Young El Dorado Hills wrestlers ‘freestyle’ it

AT 5 YEARS OLD, Scotty Moore has already proven he's a serious wrestler. He bought home a sixth place medal from the the Dave Schultz Kids Freestyle State Tournament. Courtesy photo

FRESNO — Two El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club grapplers came home with medals after the Dave Schultz Kids Freestyle State Tournament at the Selland Arena earlier this month. Kaden West (5-1) placed second in the intermediate division. His only loss was in the finals to Eli Pearson from Colinga. Scotty Moore (7-2) placed sixth in the Bantum division. […]

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

Taz overcomes Rain, Dolphins and Gators

TAZ swimmer David Handen, 8, confers with coach Matt Candau before the 7-8 Boys 25-yard Freestyle. David finished fourth in the event with a personal best time of 22.01. Courtesy photo

By Mike McIntee The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils defeated the visiting College Greens Gators to raise their record to 2-0. The Taz entered the day having beaten the Loomis Basin Dolphins. The June  opening day meet was marked by a steady rainfall. “Nobody can remember a meet in which it rained,” said Taz Vice […]

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

Life is anything but drag for racing family

FAMILY IN DRAG — Team Clevenger€ is an El Dorado Hills family that includes three generations of drag racers. Josh and Makinna Clevenger, back and front, are 16 and 18 respectively, and have been racing since they were 8 and 10 years old. Their father, Curtis Clevenger, back right, has been racing with his father, Ron, not pictured, since the late 1970s. Melanie Clevenger, left, is team mom and marketing director. The team hopes to land a sponsor for Makinna, who at 17 was the youngest person to ever qualify as for an "Advanced E.T." license. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Makinna Clevenger wants you to believe she’s a normal teenager. She just graduated from Oak Ridge High School, where she was a good student, played rugby and was a popular cheerleader. But unlike the other cheerleaders, this 18-year-old spends her free time rocketing down a race track at 200 miles per hour. So much for normalcy. […]

No Comment / June 10, 2011 | Posted in News,Sports | Read More »