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Under the Scoreboard: May 31, 2015

Thirteen area senior athletes are on rosters for the 18th annual Volleyball and 44th annual Baseball Optimist All Star matches/games scheduled this week. In Wednesday’s Division II volleyball match at Capital Christian, Ponderosa’s Haward Gomes and Taylor Charron are on the North team along with Union Mine’s Daniel Joseph and Derek McCulloch. The South is […]

Schedule: June 1-6, 2015

Monday, June 1 Baseball ED @ ED Jr. Legion, Ponderosa, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 Baseball ED @ Liberty Ranch, Galt Com. Park, (2), 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 3 Volleyball Optimist All Stars D-II: 5 p.m. @ Cap Christian HS D-I: following D-II match Friday, June 5 Track and Field CIF State Qualifying Buchanan High, […]

Bruin boys fall to top seed

MORAGA — Ponderosa’s history-setting 2015 season ended Thursday night as it went down in four sets to host Campolindo 16-25, 16-25, 25-23, 16-25. The Bruins’ CIF NorCal semifinals loss to the top seed came two nights after they ousted Saratoga in five edge-of-your-seat sets in Shingle Springs. In Campolindo, Ponderosa faced a powerhouse on its own floor. […]

Bruins sign for college

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High had its signing ceremony for athletes last week who will play sports at the college level. Signing their Letter Of Intent forms were: Angelica Huettl (Soccer, Dominican University), Haward Gomes (Volleyball, Bristol College), Elle Estes (Soccer, Cal State Bakersfield), Alyssa Herrman, Soccer, CSU Stanislaus), Terra Jerpbak (Softball, Yale), Jake Hilliker (Baseball, […]

Sports Scene: May 28, 2015

E-WASTE COLLECTION The ALT Dolphins community swim team in Cool is raising money to replace 20-plus year-old blocks for the safety and self-confidence for the young swimmers. Dolphin swimmers can begin at age 4 and swim through high school age. All proceeds from the upcoming e-waste event will directly contribute to the purchase. The e-waste […]

Engagement: Meghan Irene Brand and Scott Allen Sanstad

Meghan Irene Brand of Rancho Cordova and Scott Allen Sanstad of Orangevale have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Stephen and Kathleen Brand of Rancho Cordova and is a partner at Opportunity Acres in Shingle Springs. The groom-to-be is the son of Stanley and Carole Sanstad and is a computer technician at Intel Corporation in Folsom. The […]

Good time and good music

The Random Strangers will be performing at the monthly Friday night Dinner and Show at Manzanita, Table Nectar Catered Events, 4232 Fowler Lane, Suite 101, in Diamond Springs, on May 29. Doors open at 6 p.m. The dinner and music by the opening band Hickory Wind are from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The farm-to-table buffet menu will feature: Niman Ranch […]

Mefford dual winner at CIF meet

CLOVIS — Oak Ridge swimmer Bryce Mefford and the Trojans shined at the first-ever California Interscholastic Federation State Swimming and Diving Championships at Clovis Olympic Swim Complex on the Clovis West High’s campus Saturday. Mefford was a double winner in the 100 backstroke at 48.13 seconds and 200 freestyle at 1 minute, 37.08 seconds. He won the […]

Waldron gets save at Raley Field

SACRAMENTO — Former Golden Sierra Grizzly Tyler Waldron pitched in several games over the weekend for the Memphis Redbirds in their series at Raley Field against the Sacramento River Cats. Memphis is the Triple A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals MLB organization. The Cardinals obtained Waldron from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the minor league […]

Roundup: May 24, 2015

Cold Springs Ladies Golf Pro points & putts May 22 Ace of the month/ overall low net: Cathy Attabit, net 69 Overall low gross: Patty Mitchell, 82 Low net 1st flight: Jerri Arens, 74; Charlotte Henderson, 77 2nd flight: Marge Dodrill, 70; Adrienne Ligon, 74

Cougar girls win section title

School record for 4×100 sprint TURLOCK — On the strength of yet another 4×100 school record and multiple PRs (personal records) by others Thursday, El Dorado’s Lady Cougars captured the Division IV/V section title after two days of competition at CSU Stanislaus. El Dorado amassed 75 points in the multi-league field, 28 more than second-place Modesto Christian […]

Under the Scoreboard: May 24, 2015

Ponderosa baseball alumni Jerrod Bravo is swinging a hot bat for Cal State Fullerton’s baseball teams as the ex-Bruin ended the regular season on an 8-of-11 tear with three doubles in a sweep of Long Beach State. Bravo, a JC transfer, helped the Titans to the Big West title, the program’s 28th league championship. His 3-for-4 […]

Schedule: May 25-31, 2015

Tuesday, May 26 Volleyball PHS @ NorCals, tbd Wednesday, May 27 Softball Optimist All Stars @ Capital Christian HS Small Schools, 5:30 p.m. Large Schools, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28 Track and Field Masters Meet @ Elk Grove HS Field Finals, 2 p.m. Track Trials, 4 p.m. Friday, May 29 Track and Field Masters Meet […]

Eight punch Master’s Meet tickets

TURLOCK — The CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V Track And Field Championships opened Tuesday at CSU Stanislaus for El Dorado, Union Mine and Golden Sierra. While the bulk of finals were yesterday, a handful of area field athletes had their fate determined in their attempts to qualify for next week’s Master’s Meet at Elk Grove High. […]

Laut captures D-1 pole vault title

ELK GROVE — Oak Ridge’s Austin Laut leaped to first place at the Sac-Joaquin Section Divisional I Track and Field finals at Elk Grove High on Wednesday. The Trojans’ senior, who currently leads all California high school boys pole vaulters at 16 feet, 2 inches, posted a 15-5 mark to capture the D-I title. His top finish […]

Cougar Award Winners

Natalie Hebron Award Sabrina Tate Bruce Lung Award Joel Kaderka All Metro Matt Smith Sabrina Tate A. Dale Lacky Scholarship Dane Neves CIF Scholar Athlete Nominees Joel Kaderka Dane Neves Rebecca McCaughey Sabrina Tate SVC Scholarship Kaela Marcus Army Junior Athlete of the Year Kelsey Liddell Britton Stark College bound Athletes Matt Smith, Sacramento State […]

Roundup: May 21, 2015

Boys lacrosse North Coast Section Playoffs Oak Ridge 13, College Park 6 Oak Ridge 8, De La Salle 10 Track and field  Division II/III finals Bella Vista High  Girls PV: 4-Rylee Johnson, PHS, 9-2; 7-Taylor Trageser, 9-2. LJ: 6-Emily Herman, PHS, 16-7.5. SP: 11-Ashlynn Cichella, PHS, 32-2. Boys HJ: 8-Jack Hartung, PHS, 5-8. D-IV/V finals […]

Curt Yagi to play at Wine Smith

Curt Yagi is proud to announce a music tour of both Placerville and Plymouth on May 23. The San Francisco Bay Guardian’s 2008 Best of the Bay Singer-Songwriter and RAW Artist 2011 Musician of the Year has performed on various TV shows and at live venues including San Francisco’s The Fillmore. His song “Sweep Me” […]

Duty: Air Force Reserve Airman Jared L. Green

Air Force Reserve Airman Jared L. Green 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 […]

Memorial Day closures announced

Some offices throughout El Dorado County will be closed, Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day, a state and federal holiday. Here’s a look at what local residents may expect: All schools in El Dorado County will be closed. The offices of the police, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and fire departments will be closed. For […]

Duty: Patrick T. Irwin

Patrick T. Irwin has received an Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship to California State University, Sacramento. Scholarships are awarded on a merit system in areas such as academic achievement, extra curricular activities, physical fitness, specific performance or accomplishment, leadership abilities and personal interviews. The scholarship entitlements include tuition and fees, an annual […]

Duty: Army Pvt. Henry L. Robinson

Army Pvt. Henry L. Robinson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, […]

Roundup: May 16, 2015

Baseball Section playoffs Oak Ridge 9, Davis 0 — Ryan Sullivan (seven strikeouts) and Nolan Boggini combined on a two-hitter anbd the Trojan offense erupted for 15 hits in last Thursday’s playoff opener at SCC. Logan Denholm (double) and Patrick Smith (two doubles) each had three hits and 3 RBIs while Beau Philip, Chris Roppolo and Jake […]

Schedule: May 17-23, 2015

Monday, May 18 Softball Section playoffs D-III: PHS vs. Cordova, Sac. Softball Complex, 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 Baseball Section playoffs D-I: OR vs. Granite Bay, Sac. City College, 7 p.m. Boys volleyball Section playoffs D-II: Placer @ PHS, 7 p.m. Softball Section playoffs D-III: Sac. Softball Complex, TBD Track and Field D IV/V: ED, […]

Farm Day cultivates understanding

The El Dorado County Ag in the Classroom program held its 14th annual Farm Day at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville on Tuesday, May 12. This event hosts nearly 1,200 El Dorado County third grade students, their teachers and chaperones for a day long, fun, hands-on experience where lessons of agriculture and its […]

Roundup: May 13, 2015

Softball Division VI playoffs Golden Sierra 0, Mariposa 17 — In a battle between Grizzlies Tuesday at Arnaiz Stadium, top-seeded Mariposa scored 11 runs in the first inning to cruise to the 5-inning mercy rule-shortened game. Golden Sierra finishes with an overall record of 9-8. Golf Masters Tournament The Reserve, Spanos Park Individual: Joe Fowler, […]

On tap

Today/tomorrow 47th Hangtown Motocross Classic Prairie City State Recreation Park (Amateurs Friday/Pro races Saturday) Prep playoffs Baseball: OR, ED Softball: PHS, UM, OR Swimming: ED, PHS, UM, OR, GS Visit for updated brackets, locations and times.            

Roundup: May 11, 2015

Baseball Division VI playoffs Golden Sierra 4, Delta 6 — In Monday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoff opener in Clarksburg, the Grizzlies led 2-1 until the bottom of the third inning when Delta scored the tying and go-ahead runs. Golden Sierra (9-12) scored its last two runs in the fifth and sixth innings. The Grizzlies stranded five […]

Hangtown Schedule

47th Hangtown Motocross Classic Prairie City State Recreation Park May 14-16 Ticket Information Thursday/Friday Children 5 years & under: Free Children 6-11 years: $10 12 years and older: $20. Saturday Children 5 years & under: Free Children 6-11 years: $20 12 years and older: $40. Schedule Thursday and Friday 7:00 a.m. — *Hangtown Amateur Days […]

Once upon a dance

What: “Once Upon a Time” Who: Union Mine High School dance department Where: Theater at the Mine, 6530 Koki Lane in El Dorado When: May 14, 15 and 16, doors open at 7 p.m. Cost: Adults $6, students $5, students with ASB card and children 7 and under $4, all available at the door Information: 530-621-4003 […]

Three acts of comedy and romance take center stage

What: “You Can’t Take It With You” Who: “Charter University Prep” Where: The Charles Brown Education Center gym, 6520 Oak Dell Road, El Dorado When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 14, 15 and 16 Cost: Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children Information: e-mail [email protected] Charter University Prep is pleased to announce the return of a celebrated […]

King Fire: Watershed focus of Rubicon tour

An arsonist may be to blame for the scar the King Fire left behind, but the government also played an important role in the fuels that allowed the fire to become the catastrophic event that it was.

Driving into the Rubicon Watershed area, an area that used to harbor 1,000-year-old forest growth, is a devastating experience for those who never knew its beauty before the destruction. It’s especially hard to comprehend for those who have recreated in this area for years.

While 97,000 acres were impacted, the residual effects of the King Fire will be felt for thousands of acres, miles even, throughout the entire state of California. It is difficult to assess the statewide impact of the King Fire, which involves a myriad of agencies, including the U.S. Forest Service …

Under the scoreboard: May 10, 2015

Former Golden Sierra All Metro MVP pitcher Tyler Waldron will be at Raley Field in West Sacramento May 21-24 when his team, the Memphis Redbirds, are in town to face the Sacramento River Cats in a 4-game series. Memphis is the Triple A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. *** Four Oak Ridge Lady Trojan […]

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