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Bruins battle Broncos in loss

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High’s varsity boys basketball program hosted Bella Vista Friday night, falling to the Broncos 51-45 in Capital Valley Conference action. The Bruins traded buckets with their guests through the majority of the first half, but couldn’t shut down Bella Vista’s offense in the second quarter, trailing 26-19 at halftime. Grinding through […]

Raider press stifles Bruins

EL DORADO HILLS — Ponderosa battled a tough River City squad for its Trojan Toss-Up opener Saturday and despite coming in with momentum, the Lady Bruins hit an obstacle with the Raiders’ press and couldn’t recover, falling 48-33 in the matchup. “We didn’t play well at all,” Danielle Craft said after the game. “They (River City) […]

Oak Ridge girls deliver when it counts

EL DORADO HILLS — Given a run for its money Saturday by Inderkum during its own Trojan Toss-Up opener, host Oak Ridge assembled a solid final three minutes to pull out a 62-52 victory in front of a supportive home crowd. The win came together in a final collage of productive plays in the last […]

Bruins ‘Craft’ three weekend victories

Ponderosa’s girls met Union Mine Thursday in both squad’s opener of the “Battle in the Foothills” round robin format and the Lady Bruins, behind Danielle Craft’s 32-point effort, subdued the Diamondbacks 54-33. Ponderosa wrangled early control despite executing a “feeling out” stage that limited its offense against Union Mine in the first quarter. The D’backs, making […]

Lady Diamondbacks race past Calaveras

EL DORAD) — It was a tale of two halves Tuesday night at Union Mine High as the varsity Lady Diamondbacks hosted Calaveras for its second nonleague game of the year. Following a dismal showing in the first two quarters, Union Mine reversed a two-point deficit at halftime with an 18-point third quarter and another […]

Volleyball: Oak Ridge spikers sweep Kennedy

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s varsity girls volleyball program hosted Kennedy Tuesday night, cruising through the Cougars 25-20, 25-19, 25-11 in CIF Sac-Joaquin Division I playoff action. It was a smooth first-round win for the Trojans, who compensated for a slow start in set No. 1 to dispatch their counterparts with ease the rest […]

Football: Oak Ridge knocks off Nevada Union

EL DORADO HILLS — Needing a win to aide its playoff chances, and supported intensely by a loud homecoming crowd on Senior Night, Oak Ridge High’s varsity football program delivered a 24-21 Sierra Foothill League victory over Nevada Union in a game that kept the outcome from becoming apparent until the final Miner possession. Leading 17-7 […]

EL Dorado rally overtakes Hawks

GALT — El Dorado High’s varsity football program extended its perfect record Friday night on the road, traveling to/returning from Liberty Ranch with a 40-29 comeback Sierra Valley Conference victory. Cougar conditioning kicked in late as El Dorado reversed a 10-point fourth quarter deficit with 21 unanswered points on three Nick Bonniksen touchdown passes in an […]

Football: Diamondbacks too much for Matadors

EL DORADO — Union Mine High’s varsity football squad steamrolled Mira Loma 58-0 in a non-conference game Friday. For Diamondbacks interim head coach Davy Johnson and his players, the win was a good mark for the season record, but also an opportunity to rotate all players onto the field after the first quarter. “We didn’t keep […]

Grizzlies crush San Juan

GARDEN VALLEY — It was thunder in the sky and thunder on the field Friday as Golden Sierra steamrolled visiting San Juan 64-6 in Sierra Delta League action. Coming off a tough loss to Colfax, the Grizzlies surged forward with a chip on the shoulder en route to a 28-0 rout in the first quarter. […]

Oak Ridge girls upend Miners 3-1

El DORADO HILL — Oak Ridge extended its perfect streak Tuesday night at home, defeating Nevada Union 25-21, 20-25, 25-15 and 25-17 in Sierra Foothill League volleyball action. Sporting a solid win in game one, Troy faltered throughout game 2 on miscommunication and a troubling service receive — allowing the Miners to pick up a […]

Ponderosa falls to Timberwolves

ROSEVILLE — Ponderosa High wrapped up preseason action Friday night at Woodcreek, falling 28-14 to an undefeated Timberwolves program in nonconference play. For the Bruins, it was a tale of missed opportunities in the red zone. Ponderosa fought its way inside the 20 four times but failed to find pay dirt against a stout Woodcreek […]

Bruins pull out thrilling comeback

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Pulling off a gutsy two-point conversion in the final seconds, host Ponderosa edged Vista del Lago 43-42 in the Bruins’ home opener Friday. Down by a score, Ponderosa quarterback Colby Chiverton found Josh Bist on the left side for a 30-yard touchdown with under 15 seconds remaining in the game. From there, head […]

Late Trojan goals subdue Ponderosa

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Oak Ridge and Ponderosa High’s boys soccer programs faced off Wednesday night in Bruin country for the first and last intra-county showdown in preseason action. Oak Ridge’s junior varsity and varsity programs each took earned 2-1 victories over the hosts, despite the Bruins holding a one-goal lead for the majority of the […]

D’backs record 48-0 shutout

SACRAMENTO — Union Mine High’s varsity football program kicked off its 2014 season on a high note Friday, traveling to Foothill High and returning with a 48-0 preseason victory. Junior running back Austin Rigsby tallied four rushing touchdowns in the win — two he earned with change-in-direction runs and two that relied on brute strength, […]

Oak Ridge gallups past Mustangs

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge advanced through opening rounds of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs Tuesday, hosting and defeating Monterey Trail in three sets, 25-10, 26-24 and 25-20. Troy jumped out to an early lead in game one but the Mustangs came alive in the second set, forcing Oak Ridge to grind out […]

Lady Trojans douse Lodi Flames

Oak Ridge advances to semifinals EL DORADO HILLS — The Oak Ridge High varsity girls soccer team hosted Lodi in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs, posting a commanding 3-0 victory Thursday. The Lady Trojans dominated possession throughout both halves, drawing first blood in the 37th minute when Julia Crawford’s corner kick […]

Cougars drop season finale

El Dorado High’s varsity girls soccer program hosted Galt Thursday, falling 1-0 to the Lady Warriors in Sierra Valley Conference action. “We played a great first half,” Cougar head coach Chris Herrman said. “We did a lot better opening up our passing and controlling possession — we just struggled to finish on the offensive end.” […]

Troy unpends Davis

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s varsity boys lacrosse program hosted Davis Tuesday night, downing the Top-25 ranked Blue Devils 7-5 in a close battle. “This was a great win for us,” head coach Chad Walden said. “Our attack line with Tanner (Rosenbaum), Conner (Herr) and Austin (Hunter) played its best game of the […]

Lacrosse: Trojans battle but fall to St. Francis

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge endured a hard-fought match at home Thursday, falling 11-7 to St. Francis in an intense grind. Looking to avenge a 15-9 loss to the Troubadors earlier in the week, Troy found itself locked into a demanding struggle that lasted both halves. “We never look past any team we are […]

Troy triumphs 9-5

EL DORADO HILLS — Host Oak Ridge overcame Lincoln Tuesday night by a 9-5 score. With a roster troubled by injuries, the Trojans were forced to grind it out against a stingy Zebra squad. Oak Ridge dominated in face offs, winning 12-of-17 in a game where persistence decided the victor. Austin Hunter led the charge […]

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 […]

Soccer: One goal helps Union Mine beat El Dorado

EL DORADO — Union Mine High’s varsity girls soccer program hosted Sierra Valley Conference and intra-county rival El Dorado Tuesday night, posting a 1-0 win at the Diamondbacks’ field. Both squads fought for dominance in a game that was kept in limbo through two halves, with only a handful of shots on goal coming at […]

El Dorado sweeps D’backs

El Dorado High’s varsity boys volleyball program made quick work of intra-county rival Union Mine Thursday night at home, dropping the Diamondbacks in three straight games, 25-12, 25-19 and 25-7. With an experienced roster featuring players who have developed collectively under head coach Alan Magat, the Cougars were well prepared to take on a D’back […]

Oak Ridge girls unload on Broncos

EL DORADO HILLS — Coming off its frustrating defeat to Granite Bay, the Oak Ridge varsity girls lacrosse program bounced back with a vengeance Friday night, improving to 6-2 with a 26-1 rout of Bella Vista Friday night at home. Scoring four goals in four minutes to jump ahead, the Lady Trojans made quick work […]

Cougars fall to River City

El Dorado High’s varsity girls soccer program hosted River City Tuesday night, fighting hard but coming up short in a 2-1 Sierra Valley Conference loss. Caught off guard by an early Raiders push, El Dorado gave up two quick goals in the opening 15 minutes of play before renegotiating the pace and holding its guests […]

Bruins fall in 4

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High hosted Roseville Thursday night, beating its guests 25-16 in game one before losing the next three 25-19, 25-23 and 29-27. “We played well,” Bruin head coach Amy Stockett said. “We unfortunately weren’t able to keep enough momentum in the last three games.” The match allowed both squads to see how […]

D’back spikers fall to Davis

EL DORADO — Union Mine High’s varsity boys volleyball program hosted Davis Tuesday night, falling in four games to the Blue Devils 25-16, 25-21, 23-25 and 25-18. Davis jumped out to an early lead in game one, notching a win without much struggle from the hosts. Union Mine saw a change in confidence during games […]

Trojans edge Bruins in league finale

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s varsity boys basketball team hosted Delta River League and intra-county rival Ponderosa Tuesday, topping the Bruins 56-47 in the league finale. Fans treated the showdown as if it was a section semifinal, giving both squads an electric environment to compete in. The Trojans’ win secured a playoff spot. “Playing […]

Bruins break through

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa picked up its first Delta River League victory Thursday night at home, dropping Folsom 57-50. The Lady Bruin offense blitzed its way to a 19-point first quarter and 32-point first half while holding Folsom to 15. “Our goal the second time through our schedule had been to improve and the past […]

Bruins drop home finale

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High’s varsity boys basketball program hosted Sheldon Wednesday night, falling 56-44 in Delta River League action. The game was Ponderosa’s last regular season home game and before tipoff the program honored Richie Munoz, Marcus Forbes, Shelby Lee, Josh Boiler, Dillon Gugin, Mitch Milicevich and Chris Snyder who received ovations from an […]

El Dorado boys crush Galt’s Warriors

El Dorado High’s varsity boys basketball program pulled off a commanding Sierra Valley Conference win over Galt Friday night at home, overpowering the Warriors 68-13 in a game that saw every Cougar on the roster score. There were many positives throughout. Stifling defense held Galt to a single point in the first quarter, while the […]

Cougars fall to Cosumnes Oaks

El Dorado High’s varsity boys basketball program hosted Cosumnes Oaks Tuesday evening, suffering a 75-53 loss in Sierra Valley Conference action. While the Cougars enjoyed spurts of momentum, they struggled to compete with a Wolfpack squad that featured a bigger and faster roster. “Those guys (Cosumnes Oaks) are a good team,” Cougar head coach Conrad […]

It’s all Oak Ridge against Lady Bruins

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s varsity girls basketball program hosted intra-county rival Ponderosa Thursday night, defeating the Lady Bruins handily in a 64-20 Delta River League victory. The Bruins, 0-4 in league action heading into the game, found themselves outmatched against an undefeated squad from Troy with an expansive offensive arsenal. The hosts […]

Bruin effort isn’t enough

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High’s varsity boys basketball program endured a tough loss Friday evening at home, losing 81-48 to an offensively charged Folsom squad in Delta River League action. Facing a Bulldog roster stacked with scorers and filled with size, Ponderosa coach Troy Selvey knew his Bruins would have to bring their best game […]

Raiders spoil D’backs’ Sr. Night

EL DORADO — Union Mine High’s varsity wrestling program fell to Sierra Valley Conference foe River City, 42-26, on Senior Night at the Snake Pit Wednesday. Three Diamondback forfeits created an 18-point deficit the hosts never overcame. “It’s tough to overcome 18 points — the team wrestled well, we just didn’t have quite enough tenacity […]

D’backs lose tough game to Raiders

EL DORADO — Union Mine High’s varsity boys basketball team fell to an experienced River City squad, 58-37, Thursday at the Snake Pit in a Sierra Valley Conference contest. The Diamondbacks (1-3, 5-11) held their guests to 23 points in the second half, but couldn’t finish at the rim consistently enough to build a comeback. “We […]

Cougars denied by Wolfpack

El Dorado High’s varsity girls basketball program came up short Friday at home, falling to Cosumnes Oaks 61-46 in Sierra Valley Conference action. The Cougars pushed for an early lead, forcing Cosumnes Oaks to take note but trouble finishing at the rim and second-chance baskets for the Wolfpack had El Dorado trailing at the end […]

Bruin boys defeat Sheldon

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High’s varsity wrestling program overcame Sheldon Wednesday night, handling the Huskies 48-21 in its first Delta River League dual meet of the year. Zack Velasquez, Trae Providence, Nathaniel Moody and Zack Miller all managed to pin their opponents en route to victory, while Joshua Ferry, Joe DelValle and Kyle Jennings contributed […]

Oak Ridge rolls into Toss-Up finals

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s varsity girls basketball program put together two well-earned wins this weekend at its annual Trojan Toss-Up — defeating Inderkum 72-36 Friday  before conquering River City 57-32 Saturday. In reaching the finals, Oak Ridge takes on Cardinal Newman tonight at 8:15. Troy set the tone early with stifling defense […]

D’backs upend Griz

Union Mine High’s varsity girls basketball program made quick work of Golden Sierra Thursday night, downing the Grizzlies 61-19 in preseason action. Union Mine held Golden Sierra to seven points in the first half, while scoring at least 11 in each quarter.  Trisha Tolbert had a game-high 11 points for the hosts while Courtney Bruno […]

Bruins edge past Cougars

SHINGLE SPRINGS — It was an intra-county showdown Tuesday night at Ponderosa High as the Bruins hosted El Dorado for their annual varsity boys preseason matchup. After trading big scoring runs in the first half, both squads were neck-and-neck down the stretch with the hosts coming away with a 63-60 victory. Ponderosa worked its way […]

Oak Ridge gets Folsom finals rematch

Trojans hold off Eagles; Hughes gets 3 TDs EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s varsity football program punched its ticket to the Sac-Joaquin Division I Section championship after a 26-20 semifinals win over visiting Pleasant Grove Friday night. After a first half dominated by stifling defense from both squads, the Trojans established a viable […]

Football: Balanced attack gives Oak Ridge victory

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s football team charged through the opening round of CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs Friday with a 31-7 win over Napa. Trojan quarterback Ian Book completed 12-of-18 passes for 142 yards and three touchdowns — two of which targeted senior Trent Buenzli on a couple of crafty routes up […]

Trojans oust Davis

SHINGLE SPRINGS  — Oak Ridge advanced through its opening-round Division I section playoff match Tuesday, dropping visiting Davis 25-19, 16-25, 25-23 , 25-17 at Ponderosa High. “We hadn’t seen Davis this year,” co-head coach Christy Bergin said, “We struggled to get in rhythm at times but when the girls found it you could really notice […]

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