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Tow is better than one

Tow is better than one

By Scott Johnston

A quick look beyond the statistics and past the accomplishments reveals something more, something rare, something possessed by few and desired by many.

Coaches thirst for it, teachers praise it and classmates gravitate toward it.

Union Mine High’s Cody and Sean Tow have it – a quiet confidence, approachability and the innate ability to feather life’s throttle just enough, while maintaining perspective and wisdom well beyond their teenage years.

Slight of build and humble to a fault, the brothers – wrestling champs and football stars – are easily two of the more recognizable figures as they make their way around their El Dorado Hills campus.

Cody, a senior, and Sean, a sophomore, have seen their legacy grow daily, a result no doubt of their legendary athletic accomplishments, as well as their approachable, easy-going attitudes in and out of the classroom.

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The Wonder of Twin Power

The Wonder of Twin Power

By Scott Johnston

Over the past three decades, the Ponderosa High wrestling team has left plenty of opponents seeing double.

Since 1971, the Bruins, who are currently in the Delta River League, have failed to capture an outright league or conference title only three times, sharing the ’94-’95 Sierra Foothill League title and finishing second twice, once in the Sierra Valley Conference (’07-’08) and once in the Golden Empire League (’80-’81).

This season, the Bruins were the top team in the Delta River League this season, leaving more than a few adversaries seeing double, and in more ways than one.

The 2011 Ponderosa team featured not one, but three sets of twins – seniors Erik and Alex Greybill are identical, while Walker and Tim Ditrich are fraternal; sophomores Jonathan and David Timm, are also identical and round out the group.

EID offers wastewater treatment plant tours in EDH

EID offers wastewater treatment plant tours in EDH

EL DORADO HILLS - Ever wondered what happens after you flush the toilet? You can find out by joining a tour of EID's El Dorado Hills wastewater treatment plant (link opens a map).

Tours are set for the following Thursdays in 2011: April 14, May 12, June 9, and July 14. Each tour is limited to 25 guests (priority to District ratepayers) and lasts from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

To make a reservation for a tour, email jmurphy@eid.org or call 530-642-4408.

El Dorado Hills Bowmen host 3D animal archery tournament

EL DORADO HILLS, CA - The El Dorado Hills Bowmen hosted the 2011 North American Animal 3D tournament Saturday and Sunday.

SLIDESHOW: Archers take their mark at tournament

Archers shot three arrows at 28 different 3D animals at marked yardages.

Nearly 200 people registered between Saturday and Sunday.

The first, second and third place scores in each class from, combined, Saturday and Sunday shooters will be awarded prizes.

Archers paid $10 for Youth and Cubs, $22 for Adults and $36 for an entire family to shoot.

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Boys D-IV Section Finals: (3) Colfax 53, (4) Amador 44

SACRAMENTO, CA - The (3) Colfax Falcons overcame an injury to their star player, but rallied to knock off the (4) Amador Buffaloes 55-44 in the Boys Sac-Joaquin Division IV Section Finals, at Power Balance Pavilion on Saturday.

Falcons leading scorer Chase Mosier, who came into the Section final averaging 20 points per game, suffered an injury to his left knee, serious enough to be carted off the court on a stretcher.  Mosier played just over three minutes and scored two points.

Seniors Austin Oberg and Ben Buell picked up the scoring in Mosier's absence.  Oberg scored 15 points, but struggled shooting, going 3/11 from the floor.  Buell chipped in ten points and grabbed five rebounds, in the fourth boys Section Championship in Colfax history, all of which since 2004.

Amador was led by Clinton Tremelling, who had a team high 15 points, while Max Perry contributed ten points for the Buffaloes. 

Girls D-IV Section Finals: (1) Modesto Christian, (3) Calaveras

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Modesto Christian Crusaders defeated Calaveras 71-52 to win the Girls D-IV Sac-Joaquin Section Title at Power Balance Pavilion Saturday afternoon.

The victory Gives the Crusaders back to back Section Championships, including five Titles in the past six years.

Modesto Christian was led by Charise Holloway who scored 16 points and grabbed a game high 22 rebounds. Nikki Gleason led Calaveras with 21 points.


Horizon Charter Schools Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade Roundup

Horizon Charter Schools Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade Roundup

Horizon Charter Schools invite you to their Placerville Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade round-up on Tuesday, March 22, 2011.

Find out about your FREE public education options, no fees or tuitions.

There will be guest speakers and child care is provided.

Where: 6831 Mother Lode Drive, Placerville
When: Tuesday, March 22, 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

For more information about Horizon Charter Schools, visit our website: www.horizoncharterschool.org, or contact our Admissions Department at 800.338.8003 x 5210