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Swimming: Trojans dominate Bruins in dual meet

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High’s varsity swim program hosted Oak Ridge Wednesday for a Delta River League and intra-county showdown. The visiting Trojans led the way in most categories, as the boys beat the Bruins 139-50, while the Lady Trojans downed their counterparts 119.5-69.5. Oak Ridge’s boys and girls seized victory in all relay events, dominating […]

Comments Off / April 06, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Swimming: Oak Ridge wins tri-league meet

Brandon Mills continued to roll for the Oak Ridge High boys swim team. The senior took first place in the 200 IM with a time of 2:01.36, and the 100 breaststroke at 1:01.61 in Wednesday’s Delta River League tri-meet with intra-county rival Ponderosa and Sheldon at the CSD pool. Oak Ridge beat Sheldon, 153-18, in […]

Comments Off / March 24, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz swimmers hit the pool

Taz swimmer Rand Peterson, 11-12 boys, swims the 50-yard butterfly during Saturday’s Mock Meet. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team kicked off its 50th season with its Mock Meet on May 16, which gives swimmers the regular swim meet experience and establishes stroke times for each athlete. “This is such a huge year for us. It’s our 50th anniversary year and so exciting,” said Taz President Brett Jones. […]

No Comment / May 18, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Taz turns 50

Every Taz is Awesome — Taz swimmers and supporters dressed in style to cheer on the home team at a meet last year. Courtesy photo

For 50 years El Dorado Hills youth have competed on the Taz swim team. What began as an immigrant’s dream with only 20 swimmers on its roster is a powerhouse today, boasting nearly 500 swimmers strong. Any local kid from any generation will say the same thing: The friendships and memories made kept them coming […]

No Comment / May 11, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

CPCSD gearing up for summer

Summer is almost here. Your kids will be out of school soon and you need something for them to do. The Cameron Park Community Services District has programs available to keeps them busy. Summer Kids Kamp is a week-long program for ages 6-13. Campers spend the week playing games, swimming, doing gymnastics, cooking, participating in arts and crafts […]

No Comment / April 28, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Morgan Jones makes a splash

Oak Ridge senior Morgan Jones recently signed to play water polo for San Jose State. The leading Taz swim team record holder is also the first Oak Ridge water polo player to be signed to a Division 1 school. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

Oak Ridge senior Morgan Jones recently signed to play water polo at San Jose State University, becoming the first Division 1 water polo player to come out of the El Dorado Hills high school. The Taz swim team record holder — 16 records, more than anyone in the swim team’s history — has always been a natural athlete, […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News,Sports | Read More »

Publisher’s Ink: This drought emergency is ‘nuts’

“This executive order is done under emergency power. It has the force of law … It affects lawns. It affects people — how long they stay in the shower. How businesses use water.” — Gov. Jerry Brown So there you have it. Our drought-time governor has officially declared an emergency. We’re still in a drought […]

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

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