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Amanda Jones, illustrated

Amanda Jones' achievements in the pool as the Oak Ridge High School varsity girls water polo team hole set and team captain earned her a spot in Sports Illustrated. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

OR water polo star featured in magazine It’s not uncommon for a high school athlete to make the local paper. They might even see their name in regional publications and blogs. But Oak Ridge High School senior Amanda Jones got a real surprise when her skills on the Lady Trojans water polo team earned her […]

No Comment / October 13, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News,Sports | Read More »

TAZ swim team prepares 2013 season

TAZ Buddies Amanda Jones, McKenna Michelin, Eric Rohrer, Trenton Randall, left to right, have some fun at the TAZ Mock Meet Saturday. Photo courtesy of Patty Pope

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils recently hosted two events at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Pool, both significant occasions for launching a victorious season. The TAZ held its annual Mock Meet on Saturday, May 18. Unlike other swim meets where another Suburban Swim League  team is the opponent, the Mock Meet is […]

No Comment / May 21, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz names scholarship recipients

By Patty Pope The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils Swim Team recently nominated four college scholarship recipients: Taz swimmers and 2012 Oak Ridge High School graduates Eric Rohrer, Amanda Jones, Taylor Wetzel and Megan Moestopo. “This year the Scholarship Committee recommended that we do not stick to just two scholarships, which is the norm for […]

No Comment / August 20, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz is perfect

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By Patty Pope The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team shut down the Loomis Basin Dolphins on Saturday, July 21, at Del Oro High School, during the last regular meet of the Suburban Swim League season. The victory and impressive final score of 464-325 granted Taz a perfect season record of 7-0.  The Tasmanian […]

No Comment / July 23, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz wins big, honors graduates

Tasmanian Devil Amrita Chimni smiles after coming in first in the second heat of the women's 15-18 50-yard freestyle at the swim meet against Broadstone. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

By Patty Pope The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils defeated the Broadstone Barracudas, 518-271, on Saturday, July 14, at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District swimming pool.  Blue skies, cool morning temperatures and crowded parking lots provided the perfect setting for the meet’s first event — the 9-10 Girls 100 yard IM where Katie […]

No Comment / July 16, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

River Cats name area athletes to All-City teams

Lady Trojan Jenna Klein was one of 36 local athletes named to the Sacramento River Cats' 2011-12 Fall, Winter, Spring All-City teams. Village Life file photo by Shelly Thorene

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats’ Triple-A baseball team, an affiliate of the Oakland A’s, named 36 local athletes to its 2011-12 Fall, Winter, Spring All-City teams. The athletes were honored in a ceremony prior to a River Cats’ game May 13. Those who chose to attend received a ticket to the game  and an […]

No Comment / May 29, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans swim past Ponderosa

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The Oak Ridge high swim team posted dual varsity Delta River league victories over host Ponderosa last week, its boys toppling the Bruins 111-59 while the Trojan girls won 114-55. Of the 11 timed events, the Oak Ridge boys won eight including all three relays while Ponderosa took first in three races. […]

No Comment / March 18, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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