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Pondo team takes top Academic Decathlon honors … again

Ponderosa High School Academic Decathlon team celebrates its overall win at the annual event. Cameron Park Life photo by Pat Dollins

Some teams get all excited when they repeat or three-peat, try 23-peating. The Ponderosa High School Bruins navigated through the 10 disciplines in the El Dorado County Academic Decathlon to take the county title for the 23rd consecutive year. The brain bowl took place at Oak Ridge High School on two days — Feb. 4 and […]

Comments Off / February 12, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

El Dorado Musical Theatre hosts Masterclass Week

El Dorado Musical Theatre’s Masterclass Week, a rigorous 5-day experience designed to give young performers (ages 11 and older) who love musical theater the opportunity to learn directly from experienced Broadway and Hollywood professionals, will be held July 21-25. Each day focuses on a specific performance skill  — Wicked Jazz, Precision Dance, Character Development, Improvisation […]

Comments Off / July 01, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Girls soccer: Trojans open league play with tie

Two minutes into Tuesday’s Delta River League opener, the Oak Ridge High girls soccer team appeared to have momentum on its side. Trojan forward Hannah Miller drove the ball down her team’s sidelines while battling a Folsom mark and fired the ball into the net for the goal. Oak Ridge wouldn’t score again but Folsom […]

Comments Off / March 26, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Pondo once again takes top Academic Decathlon honors

Ponderosa High School won the El Dorado County Academic Decathlon on Feb. 1 at Union Mine High School. This is the 22nd consecutive win for the Bruins and now the Shingle Springs high school will represent El Dorado County in the California Academic Decathlon on March 21 and 22. The competition will take place in […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Running the Chateau du Medoc Marathon

Marathoner Michael Brandt

Michael Brandt, 71, of El Dorado Hills recently completed his 15th international marathon at the 29th Chateau du Medoc Marathon held in Pauillac, France, last month. He is a veteran marathoner, having completed marathons on all seven continents, 15 countries and 105 marathons. How did it go? Read below: This was by far the best marathon I had […]

Comments Off / October 27, 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 […]

Comments Off / August 20, 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 […]

Comments Off / July 16, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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