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OR pitcher playing down under

Growing up in El Dorado Hills, Jon Durket always had a love for baseball. As a young child, Jon would wake his dad Matt each morning at very early hours to go in the yard and play catch, rain or shine. His mom Jody Durket was always Jon’s biggest fan, never missing a game. Now Jon […]

Hometown Hero: Christian Munoz

Airman Basic Christian M. Munoz has graduated from Basic Training at Lackland Air Force base. During his training, the airman was an element leader. He is taking extended training at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. Munoz, a 2010 Independence High School graduate, is the son of Lauri Lenhardt of El Dorado Hills.

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Trojan tennis goes out fighting

DAVIS — Oak Ridge needed its best in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal tennis match at Davis Monday and got it but the host Blue Devils still squeaked out the 5-4 win. The Lady Trojans won three of the five matches that extended to three sets. In all five, Oak Ridge rallied after dropping […]

American River Lacrosse teams take on the Bay Area

The American River Lacrosse Girl’s High School team won first place in its division at the Bay Area Bonanza tournament held in Dublin Nov. 5 and 6. They were undefeated throughout the tournament, winning five games against lacrosse teams from Bay Area clubs BearLax, Bay Area Wave, Triple Threat and the Bonanza “House” team. The […]

Reflections of a Vietnam War veteran

By Pete Schwieder Special to Village Life  Each year at this time as Veterans Day approaches it seems as if I am forced to remember the time that I spent in Vietnam. My mind tells me to forget the lives taken in combat and the lives of my friends who killed as well. But, my […]

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Eclipse Luna ’97 takes tourney

Ashley Worden scored on a pass from Erin Krigger as time expired in double overtime to secure a thrilling 2-1 win for the EDUSA Eclipse ’97 Luna over Davis Legacy in the championship match of the Lily Nisen Memorial Tournament Oct. 30 in Davis. The Luna scored first at the 5-minute mark of the first half […]

In health: Childhood obesity can be deadly

By Dr. Steven Long There is an obvious trend in America. We all see it. I don’t mean to be cruel but we are the fattest nation on the planet. It is obvious that this problem is beginning earlier and earlier in our lives. Overweight children most often become overweight adults. Sure, there are those […]

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