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EDH middle-schooler a taekwondo star

Sharlene Duong shows off exquisite form during a recent taekwondo competition. Photo by Jay Black

El Dorado Hills resident and Rolling Hills Middle School student Sharlene Duong impressed longtime and well-known Taekwondo instructor Arnold Chung of Los Angeles at the California State Taekwondo Championships earlier this month in Fresno. “This girl was amazing!” he posted on Facebook, commenting on a photograph taken by sports photographer Jay Black. As director of the Elite […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taekwondo team brings home the medals

Eleven El Dorado Hills Takwondo teammates and Master Instructor Paul A. Olson took on the competition in Oregon earlier this month, bringing home 15 medals. Courtesy photo

Eleven El Dorado Hills Taekwondo Competition Team members traveled to Portland, Ore., Dec. 12-14 to participate in the Pan American Open Taekwondo Championships. Owner/Master Instructor Paul A. Olson took his group on the journey with the hopes of the team members gaining experience at a tournament featuring international competition. The global-rated event drew athletes from nearly […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Fifth-grader wins gold

El Dorado Hills fifth-grader Sharlene Duong shows off her medal after her first-place win in Las Vegas. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills fifth-grader Sharlene Duong recently won the Gold Medal in Sport Poomsae at the US Taekwondo Open held in Las Vegas, Nev., last month. The event is essentially an open invitation by the United States to all Taekwondo athletes from around  the world to come here and compete. The U.S. Taekwondo Open is […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taekwondo sisters bring home the gold

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AUSTIN, Tex. — Three El Dorado Hills sisters, all El Dorado Hills Taekwondo Center students, struck gold on USA Taekwondo’s largest stage this past week in Austin, Texas at the USAT National Championships. Among 7,000 competitors overall, Aleena, Sharlene and Catarina Duong were among the contingency of more than 700 competitors from California to make […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2015 | 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 […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Buckeye’s Best showcases young talent

THE LAZER STRINGS — Chase Forsberg, 8, Zack Foster, 10, and Preston Forsberg, 10, add Hawaiian flare to the Buckeye's Best talent show. The trio will perform "Surf's Up." Village Life photo by Noel Stack

For one night only 43 of the finest young acts El Dorado County has to offer will perform on one stage … all in the name of education. “It’s pretty awesome and the quality … they’ll blow your socks off,” said Theresa Miller, the show’s producer. Buckeye’s Best, a talent show featuring about 120 children […]

Comments Off / December 01, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

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