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Author Archive: Democrat Staff

Jennings wins national title

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Kyle Jennings had something to prove on the wrestling mat. The Ponderosa High grappler recently won the national championship of the 220-pound class for sophomores at the National High School Coaches Association Grade Level National Championships held in Virginia Beach, Va. The sophomore won the title with a 3-2 overtime decision over Kyle […]

Roundup: April 17, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 2, Orange Glen 1 — Owen MacKendrick pitched a complete game two hitter and struck out nine batters Tuesday at the San Diego Lions Tournament. Matt Smith doubled twice — his second one-hopped the center field fence to drive in Zach Culp with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh […]

Hats On For the Kids raises money for children

The “Derby Day 2014: Hats On For the Kids” fundraiser on Saturday, May 3, celebrates the 140th Kentucky Derby while raising awareness and resources for vulnerable children and their families. The event features a live broadcast of the Derby races on multiple big screen TVs; delicious authentic southern food by Mulvaney’s Bar and Lounge; hosted […]

Spring art brightens government center

The Diamond Springs Art Association’s Spring Art Show and Sale is on display at the El Dorado County Government Center, Building B, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville, through Friday, April 18. The show closes at 3 p.m. The theme wall this year features paintings with a western motif. There also will be paintings in the […]

Roundup: April 15, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 5, Boulder City 0 — The Cougars (12-5) opened action in the San Diego Lions Tournament, and play through Thursday.  Union Mine 11, Monterey Trail 0 — Competing in the Woodland Spring Break Easter Tournament Saturday, the Diamondbacks (9-10) had nine hits and took advantage of four Mustang errors to win the game […]

Tennis: Golden Sierra vs Forest Lake Christian

GARDEN VALLEY — Host Golden Sierra hosted Forest Lake Christian last Thursday in a nonleague match. Results were unavailable at press time. DEO AVALOS, GS #1 boys. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins ALLIE BACHMAN, GS #1 Girls. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins ANTHONY YAMZON, GS #2 Boys. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins PAT_4828 copy WILLOW […]

Roundup: April 10-12

Baseball Oak Ridge 13, Sheldon 3 — Oak Ridge (5-1, 7-5) had 14 hits and scored eight times in the bottom of the third inning in Friday’s home game. Jake Hathaway led the attack, going 3-for-4 and 3 RBIs. Tyson Solis (2-for-3, double) and Jon Seim (2-for-3) followed in multiple hits. Ryan Sullivan and Erik McNeill […]

Under the Scoreboard: April 13, 2014

El Dorado senior volleyball player Elijah Magat is the nation’s leader in aces according to MaxPreps Inc. Magat is credited with 94 aces, 33 more than the player behind him. Magat and the Cougars are currently 9-0 in the Sierra Valley Conference standings. *** Oak Ridge golfer Quinn Carlsen picked up a recent Future Collegians World […]

Schedule: April 14-19, 2014

   Monday, April 14 Baseball OR @ Boras Tourney, McAuliffe Field -OR vs Archbishop Mitty, 4 p.m. Cordova Easter Tourney -GS vs Rosemont, 9:30 a.m. -GS vs Cordova, noon PHS, UM @ Woodland Easter Tourney ED @ San Diego Lions Tourney Tuesday, April 15 Baseball OR @ Boras Tourney, McAuliffe Field Cordova Easter Tourney -GS […]

The Winner Is … Everyone

The big winner in the annual Mr. Ponderosa contest is the Pink Ribbon Running Foundation and the fight against breast cancer. The contestants and the audience win, too. It is a night of fun entertainment with plenty of creativity at Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs. The contestants parade in formal wear, swimwear and perform […]

Roundup: April 9, 2014

Softball Union Mine 12, Galt 0 — Beth Hammer allowed two hits in six innings, struck out 11 and went 3-for-5 at the plate with 4 RBIs in Tuesday’s Sierra Valley Conference game. Shyanne Winje was 3-for-5 with two doubles and 4 RBIs; Miah Linson (double), Calista Almer and Madelyn Heape also each had three […]

Art springs to life

The Diamond Springs Art Association is presenting its Spring Art Show and Sale beginning Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18, at the El Dorado County Government Center, Building B, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville. The hours of show are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and on Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This year’s […]

Hole in one

Union Mine’s Tyler Peterson used a pitching wedge to ace the 123-yard third hole at Cameron Park Country Club during Tuesday’s Sierra Valley Conference match against Liberty Ranch. Peterson was also the medalist with a low of 42 (see Roundup). Union Mine #2, Tyler Petterson. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

Gallery tips a hat to Dr. Seuss

Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery, South Lake Tahoe’s premier fine art gallery is honored to present Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s second book, “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins,” Dr. Seuss’s never-before-seen hat collection will be exhibited from May 17 to  June 22 at the gallery. […]

Trails Advocates to hold candidate’s forum

Trails Advocates of El Dorado County is holding a Meet the Candidates night on Wednesday, April 9 from 6-8. The forum will take place at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in the Organ Room, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Ten of the 14 candidates running for Board of Supervisor seats in district 4 and 5 […]

On tap

Fishing Derby Rain or shine, don’t miss out on the 27th annual Placerville Fishing Derby and casting contest Saturday, April 12 at Lumsden Park. Fishing divisions and times are as follows: Toddler-2nd grade, 9-11 a.m.; 3rd-8th grade, 11- 1 p.m. The El Dorado County Fish & Game Commission will stock Lumsden Pond with Rainbow Trout. […]

Roundup: April 8, 2014

Softball Ponderosa 0, Pleasant Grove 1 — The host Eagles pushed across a fourth-inning run Monday to spoil Terra Jerpbak’s five-hit pitching. Jerpbak doubled twice for half of the Bruins’ hit total. Oak Ridge 4, Sheldon 20 — The visiting Huskies jumped out to a 5-0 first inning lead, scored four in the fourth and […]

Under the Scoreboard

Oak Ridge senior Jenn Hoffman was a first team selection to the All Metro basketball team. Teammate Ali Bettencourt was named to the second team. Honorable Mention went to Ponderosa’s Danielle Craft. For the boys, Trojan Connor Sende and Bruin Chris Snyder were Honorable Mention All Metro picks. Saturday, Hoffman and Bettencourt combined for 12 […]

Hike Yosemite Valley with James McGrew

YExplore Nature Tours presents a five-hour introductory walk through Yosemite Valley, led by James McGrew. He will expertly guide you through the valley to discover its vast beauty while discussing the natural history of this remarkable place. Participants will have ample opportunities to absorb the area’s budding spring wildflowers while uncovering the incredible vistas that have […]

Roundup: April 2, 2014

Soccer Golden Sierra 3, Rio Vista 2 — The Grizzlies overtook the Rams for third place in the Sierra Delta League with Tuesday’s home win. Robin Moore assisted Jazmin Lutey-Willard with the game-winner in the second half for Golden Sierra (4-3-1, 5-7-3). Breeze Baiz scored Golden Sierra’s first two goals with assists from Erin Anderson […]

Engagement: Adam Frega and Wednesday Bienusa

Wednesday Bienusa of Somerset and Adam Frega of Folsom are engaged to be married in July 2016. The bride-elect is the daughter of Alan and Joyce Bienusa of Somerset. She is a graduate of Union Mine High School and Folsom Lake College and is graduating from California State University, Sacramento in May 2014. The groom-to-be […]

Wedding: Candi Marden and Jaime Pike

Candi Marden and Jaime Pike, both of El Dorado, were united in marriage on March 23 aboard the Tahoe Paradise Yacht at Zephyr Cove, Nev. The reception was held on the Tahoe Paradise Yacht. The Rev. David B. Beronio officiated. The bride was given in marriage by her father William Marden. The wedding ceremony united two families into […]

Engagement: Megan Brianna Donnelly and Jonathan Christian Leaf

Megan Brianna Donnelly of Santa Barbara and Jonathan Christian Leaf of Menlo Park announce their engagement. The bride-elect is a student at Westmont College, studying English and graduating in May 2014. She plans to attend graduate school. She is the daughter of Michael and Tania Donnelly from Placerville. The groom-elect is an electrical engineering Ph.D. student at Stanford University. […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Brian Polk

Air Force Airman Brian Polk graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an […]

Roundup: April 1, 2014

Golf Sierra Valley Conference tournament — 18 holes at Del Paso, par 71. Team scores: Vista del Lago 397, Cosumnes Oaks 452, Union Mine 488, Liberty Ranch 492, El Dorado 517, Galt 527. Union Mine: Alex Abel-Smith, 90; Johnny Cray, 96; Tyler Peterson, 98; Max Wiegel, 101; Paul Derochea, 103; Brian Lehner, 106. El Dorado: Derek Delfino 87, Gabe Fierro 98, Gary Shoffner […]

Ex-Cougar Cody Horan is Sims open class winner

SODA SPRINGS — El Dorado High alumni Cody Horan claimed first place in the open class of the recent 2014 Tom Sims Retro World’s Snowboarding Championships at Soda Springs, the place competitive snowboarding got its start back in 1983. Horan won the giant slalom’s timed, best-of-two-runs event. His second run time of 30.36 was the […]

Schedule: Mar. 31-April 5, 2014

Monday, Mar. 31 Baseball OR @ PG, 4 p.m. PHS @ Sheldon, 4 p.m. UM @ River City, 4:15 p.m. ED @ Vista, 4 p.m. Golf UM, ED @ SVC Tourney, Del Paso, 11:30 a.m. Volleyball Bradshaw Christian @ GS, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 Baseball GS @ Vacaville Christian, 4 p.m. Golf Cos. Oaks […]

Roundup: March 27-29

Baseball El Dorado 9, Liberty Ranch 0 — In the first game of a doubleheader in Galt on Friday, Nick Bonniksen pitched six innings, and Owen MacKendrick tossed the final inning of the Sierra Valley Conference contest for the Cougars (7-2, 10-2). El Dorado 0, Liberty Ranch 2 — In a  tough loss, the Cougars’ Zach Terry pitched seven […]

Under the Scoreboard: Mar. 29, 2014

Three Trojans and two Bruins landed on the All Metro Wrestling’s second team. From Oak Ridge, Brandon Claiborne (138 pounds), Ryan Redhair (145) and Bishane Sagal (182) were selected as was Colin Hustrulid (138) and Trae Providence (160) from Ponderosa. All five were state qualifiers. Folsom’s Jerod Nooner (195), a former Bruin, also made the […]

Roundup: Mar. 26, 2014

Baseball Oak Ridge 1, Del Oro 0 — Austin Root pitched another gem Tuesday, a six-hitter, and Erik McNeill drove in the game’s only run in the fourth inning with a sacrifice fly. Tanner Ales went 2-for-3 and Logan Denholm doubled. Root fanned three and didn’t walk a batter for the Trojans (2-2). Golden Sierra […]

D’backs sign

EL DORADO — Two Union Mine athletes, Charlie Swift and Michelle Gonzalez Miranda, signed their Letter of Intent forms last Friday at the campus. Swift, a thrower for the D’back track and field team, heads to Graceland University in Iowa while Gonzalez Miranda takes her running talents to Dominican University. IMG_3606e

Sports Physical Night planned

Students planning to participate in the athletic programs at El Dorado, Ponderosa and Union Mine High Schools for the 2014-15 school year are required to have a current and complete Sports Participation Health Record and updated immunizations, including tetanus and Hepatitis B. This requirement includes a medical physician’s approval for full participation. Physicals must be […]

Under the Scoreboard: Mar. 23, 2014

The Ponderosa freshman girls soccer team is a perfect 9-0 this spring and posted shutouts in its first eight wins. Overall, the Bruins have allowed just one goal while scoring 46. On the roster is Kylie Wright, Megan McFarlin, Marlee Duane, Lauren Joy, Taylor Silva, Gianna Anselmo, Cassidy Pensa, Jacquelyn Silverbush, Erin Ling, Avery Baker, […]

Roundup: March 20, 2014

Baseball Golden Sierra 8, Placer 5 — The visiting Grizzlies scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning to win Saturday’s nonleague contest in Auburn. Golden Sierra (4-5) scored the tying run in the seventh. Jeffrey Klahn (2-for-5, RBI) and Nick White (2-for-5, double, 2 RBIs) led the Grizzlies’ attack while Cameron Stephens, Carter […]

Schedule: Mar. 24-29, 2014

Monday, Mar. 24 Baseball Rio Americano @ PHS, 4 p.m. Galt @ UM, 4:15 p.m. Marysville @ GS, 3:30 p.m. ED @ Liberty Ranch, 4 p.m. Golf OR @ Thunder Invite, Whitney Oaks, 11:30 a.m. Soccer Marysville @ GS, 3:30 p.m. Softball Monterey Trail @ UM, 3:30 p.m. Volleyball Highlands @ GS, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, […]

Roundup: Mar. 19, 2014

Tennis Oak Ridge 9, Ponderosa 0 Singles (OR first): Charlie Conarro def. Trip Moore, 6-3, 6-0; Matt Fergerson def. Quaid Moore, 6-0, 6-3; Simon Chan def. Hunter Portillo, 6-0, 6-0; Clarence Lai def. Kyle Johnson, 6-0, 6-0; Matt Lai def. James Kanzaki, 6-2, 6-2; Sam Miller def. Brandon Kanzaki, 6-2, 6-0. Doubles (OR first): Hayden […]

Duty: Army Pfc. Kyle W. Beasy

Army Pfc. Kyle W. Beasy has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic […]

Wine passports offer a journey for the senses

El Dorado wine country features a wide range of terroir, elevations and weather making it possible to grow and produce many varieties of grapes. Vineyards grow at elevations ranging from 1,200 to 3,500 feet and exist in many microclimates — some just a few rows of one plot of grapes to the next. They might […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Cody R. Eastridge

Air Force Airman Cody R. Eastridge graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

Roundup: March 13, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 6, Cosumnes Oaks 5 — The Cougars (2-1, 5-1) won in the bottom of the ninth on Michael Green’s two-out RBI hit to the gap after Louis Merlo had reached on an error and Matt Smith singled. Zach Terry started and minimized the damage while Owen MacKendrick pitched from the fifth inning […]

Schedule: Mar. 17-22, 2014

Monday, Mar. 17 Baseball River City @ ED, 4 p.m. UM @ Rio Americano, tba Golf OR, PHS @ DRL Meet No. 2, Ancil Hoffman GC, 1 p.m. Soccer Whitney @ PHS, 4 p.m. OR @ Rio Americano, 4 p.m. Tennis Highlands @ GS, 3 p.m. Volleyball Antelope @ OR, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 18 Baseball […]

Roundup: March 12, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 6, Cosumnes Oaks 8 — In a Sierra Valley Conference game in Elk Grove Wednesday, the Cougars scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning but it wasn’t enough. Michael Green had a triple, Zach Culp had a double and Ryan Rodriguez went 2-for-3 for El Dorado (1-1, 4-1), which had five hits […]

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