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Taz topples the Sharks; Pickett returns to the pool

Sierra Shark swimmers surround Zach Pickett, who jumped into the pool for the cheering crowd. The Ponderosa senior suffered a sinal injury last year. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team clinched its third straight victory Saturday in the meet against Cameron Park’s Sierra Sharks. Though the Tasmanian Devils and Sharks might sound like fierce enemies, these two teams are more like family.  The two teams come from the same beginning, separating in 1993 when the El Dorado Hills Community […]

Comments Off / June 16, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Tasmanian Devils attack Sharks

The Taz and Sharks battle it out in the pool during their meet Saturday. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils defeated the Sierra Sharks 422-367 on Saturday, June 23, at the Cameron Park Community Services District Pool. In a run of 19 regular season meets between the neighboring clubs, the Taz swam away with their sixth straight victory. Leading up to the competition, coaching staff for both teams prepared […]

Comments Off / June 25, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Tasmanian Devils swim by Sierra Sharks

TAZ SWIMMERS and Special Olympics athletes celebrate after the meet. Photo courtesy of Stacey Joachim

By Mike McIntee The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils and Sierra Sharks waged a spirited contest through much of the day June 9 before the Taz pulled away for a 479-417 victory. The Taz win sets up another epic showdown with the two-time defending champion Park Terrace Penguins next weekend. The win moved the Taz […]

1 Comment / July 11, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Board inks deal with Sharks

By Eric Laughlin Mother Lode News correspondent The Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors has reached a pool usage contract with the Sierra Sharks Swim Team that doesn’t stray much from what was agreed to last year. The swim team will have access to the pool for a total of 263 hours from […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Baby Trevor’s legacy lives on … and saves a life

Angela Kott, left, traveled with Matt Lenzi to Stanford to offer moral support during his stem cell retrieval process. Lenzi, inspired by baby Trevor Kott's story, joined the stem cell registry and was a match for an unknown recipient in the United States. Courtesy photo

Swim team brought the Kott and Lenzi families together six years ago, but it was baby Trevor Kott’s story that bonded the two families for life. Trevor was diagnosed with congenital acute myeloid leukemia soon after birth in 2006 and died when he was only six months old because a bone marrow match for him […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

‘Sharknado 2′ roars in to EDH theater

Just when audiences thought it was safe to go back to the movie theater — they will get a fresh dose of scares and laughs as Syfy’s “Sharknado 2: The Second One” hits cinemas nationwide for a one-night event at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, courtesy of Fathom Events, Syfy and the Asylum. The […]

Comments Off / August 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Taz celebrates exceptional season

Malaney Scholarship recipients Jerry Chen, Sam Sruba, Sonia Chimni, Ashley Abraham, Trevor Dong and Calin Navickas stand to be recognized at the Taz annual awards event. The swim season wrapped up last month with Taz winning it all. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team concluded the 2014 season with its annual Awards Night Picnic on Tuesday, July 29, during which the Taz Board of Directors recognized all swimmers for outstanding personal and team accomplishments on the season and at the Suburban Swim League championship meet. “I was very proud of the team and our […]

Comments Off / August 04, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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