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OR 2015 Schedule

Oct. 28 — Whitney @ Oak Ridge, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4 — Oak Ridge @ Vacaville, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 — Oak Ridge @ Burbank, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 — Oak Ridge @ Reed/Sparks, Nev. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 — Oak Ridge @ Woodcreek, 7:30 p.m.  Oct. 2 — Rocklin @ Oak Ridge, 7:30 p.m.  Oct. 9 — Oak […]

OR 2015 roster

Oak Ridge 2-Gage Webb, Sr. 3-Nick Hulsing, Sr. 4-Cameron Allie, Soph. 5-Brock Martin, Sr. 6-Tommy Dunnigan, Sr. 7-Quinten Graves-Mercado, Sr. 8-Kyle Brown, Jr. 9-Cameron Stone, Jr. 10-Kevin Kassis, Sr. 11-Ian Book, Sr. 12-Parker Barry, Soph. 13-Jordan White, Jr. 14-Jake Topping, Jr. 15-Chase Siegel, Jr. 16-Luke Goins, Sr. 17-Austin Eastman, Jr. 18-Jakob Flores, Jr. 19-Justin Poerio, […]


In the Friday, Aug. 21, article “K-9 deputies get new gear,” Vearl La Berge’s husband should have been identified Jim La Berge, not David La Berge.

Classics come to Main Street

What: Hangtown Car Show Who: Placerville Lions Club, Placerville Downtown Association Where: Main Street in Placerville When: Thursday, Aug. 27 from 5-8 p.m. Cost: No admission Information: Mike Ocenosak at (530) 622-1731 August nights bring out classic cars in many locales and Placerville celebrates that fall tradition with the Hangtown Car Show on Thursday, Aug. 27 from 5-8. Main […]

PHS 2015 Schedule

2015 Schedule Aug. 28 — Lincoln @ Ponderosa Sept. 4 — Ponderosa @ Vista del Lago Sept. 18 — Woodcreek @ Ponderosa Sept. 25 — Antelope @ Ponderosa Oct. 2 – Ponderosa @ Bella Vista Oct. 9 — Ponderosa @ Whitney Oct. 16 — Del Campo @ Ponderosa Oct. 23 — Oakmont @ Ponderosa Oct. […]

PHS FB roster

Ponderosa 1-Scott Martin, Jr. 2-Dante Bailey, Jr. 3-Tanner Smith, Jr. 4-Matt Davinroy, Sr. 5-Adalberto Sanatana, Jr. 6-Justin Corbari, Jr. 7-Jimmy Sanders, Sr. 8-Nicola Aubert, Sr. 9-Daniel Arocan, Jr. 11-Sage Dahl, Sr. 12-Davey Dyas, Sr. 14-Jason Blackburn, Jr. 15-Zack Steiner, Sr. 16-Julian Hassan, Jr. 17-Austin Thayne, Jr. 18-Preston Thayne, Jr. 19-Tommy Larner, Sr. 20-Justin Miller, Jr. […]

Under the Scoreboard: Aug. 23, 2015

Cameron Park’s Corey Pereira, a junior-to-be at the University of Washington and a Ponderosa High alumni, competed last week at the U.S. Amateur Golf Tournament at the Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois. Pereira made the cut to compete in the round of 64 where he took it to the end but was […]

Schedule: Aug. 24-29, 2015

Monday, Aug. 24 Boys soccer ED @ Argonaut, 5:30 p.m. Water polo *PHS boys @ OR, CSD, 4:45 p.m. *PHS girls @ OR, CSD, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 Girls golf *Roseville @ OR, Serrano CC, 3:30 p.m. *UM @ PHS, Cameron Park CC, 3 p.m. Girls tennis *St. Francis @ OR, Broadstone, 3:30 p.m. […]

Info box scrimmages

Saturday, Aug. 22 Football scrimmages Vista del Lago @ Oak Ridge, 9 a.m. Rosemont, Franklin-Elk Grove and Florin @ Ponderosa, 7 p.m. El Dorado, Union Mine and River Valley @ Placer, 9 a.m. Golden Sierra and Galt @ Bret Harte, 10 a.m.

Engagement: Madelyn Grace Esposito and Alexander Douglas Smith

Richard and Janie Esposito of Cameron Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Madelyn Grace Esposito to Alexander Douglas Smith, son of Tim and Cindy Smith of Mahomet, Ill. Esposito received a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and master of arts in marriage and family […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Cody M. Rea

Air Force Airman Cody M. Rea 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 […]

Ponderosa holds Meet the Bruins event

CAMERON PARK — Ponderosa’s football program held its Meet the Bruins event Saturday in the Pizza Factory parking lot in Cameron Park. The day opened with a pancake breakfast and included a performance by the Bruin cheerleaders and player introductions. Various booths were set up, one that sold Ponderosa gear. Jimmy Sanders Scott Martin Kevin Ackernecht […]

The unknown awaits Primal Quest entrants

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – Thrill seekers, endurance athletes, and medical providers are gearing up for this year’s Primal Quest Lake Tahoe. This non-stop, unsupported race attracts adventurers from Truckee to as far as New Zealand. The multi-sport expedition begins on the South Shore at Lake Tahoe August 19 or 20 and spans more than 450 miles […]

Under the Scoreboard: Aug. 17, 2015

Cameron Park resident and Ponderosa baseball alumni Jerrod Bravo recently returned from Gwangju, South Korea where he and his Cal State Fullerton teammates represented the United States in the World University Games at KIA Champions Field. The Titans ended up 2-3, dropping the bronze medal game to Korea. In its opener, Fullerton defeated the Czech […]

Sports Scene: Aug. 16, 2015

El Dorado Hills CSD (916)933-6624 Pee Wee Soccer (ages 3-6) Children are exposed to the fundamentals of soccer by learning how to kick, trap, pass and how to be a goalie. This 4-week camp meets on Thursdays Sept. 10-Oct. 1 at the Promontory Community Park Girls Softball Field, El Dorado Hills. Parents can choose from […]

Schedule: Aug. 17-22, 2015

Saturday, Aug. 22 Football *Vista del Lago @ OR, 9 a.m. *Rosemont, Franklin-EG and Florin @ PHS, 7 p.m. *ED, UM @ Placer, 9 a.m. *GS @ Bret Harte, 10 a.m. Speedway Points Race No. 15 *Scrimmages  

Nello Olivo Wines brings gold to Gold Country

Like the medal count for the countries participating in the Summer or Winter Olympic games, Nello Olivo Winery has its medal count, too. The winery keeps a tally for gold medals and recognitions won in wine competitions each year. “The medals are a rewarding acknowledgement for our efforts to make an outstanding wine. Of course, […]

Roundup: Aug. 13, 2015

Cold Springs Ladies Golf Pro points & putts August 11 Ace of the month: Patty Mitchell, net 69 1st flight low gross: Patty Mitchell, 78 Low net: Jerri Arens, 72; Rosemary Authier, 73 2nd flight low gross: Mary Jo Walter, 94 Low net: Judy Goggins, 72; Helen Glenn, 72 3rd flight low gross: Liz Kane, […]

Sports Scene: Aug. 14, 2015

Cameron Park CSD 530-677-2231 Pooch Plunge & Laps at the Lake Come out Saturday to compete in 5K event. Sign up starts at 8 a.m. at Cameron Park Lake. Enjoy this Cameron Park Lake 5K run starting at 8 a.m. or walk at 9 a.m. with your furry friend, and afterwards let them cool off in our Pooch […]

On tap

Saturday Speedway “Kid’s Night,” Points Races Gates 5 p.m., qualifying 6:30. Sunday Speedway 42nd Hangtown Destruction Derby, 1 p.m.

Sports Scene: Aug. 11, 2015

Fall baseball Hangtown Little League in Placerville is offering an instructional season of Fall Ball to further develop and improve our player’s skills in order to get them ready for the next division in the upcoming spring season. Ages that are currently offered for Fall Ball are: Minors (AAA): 8-10 years old Majors: 11-12 years […]

Roundup: Sierra 12Us come up short at Bronco World Series

Sierra Valley Storm 12U 12, Brownsville 9 — The Storm put together two six-run innings and withstood a last-inning six-run outburst to win Sunday’s first game at the Bronco World Series. Sierra Valley outhit Brownsville 14-10. George Rios had two hits and three RBIs for the Storm while Cameron Walty also drove home three teammates. […]

Roundup: Aug. 10, 2015

Baseball Bronco World Series Sierra Valley Storm 12U 10, Mexico 6 — In the first game of the Bronco World Series in Los Alamitos Friday, the Storm stormed back to win their first game. There were three lead changes in the contest until the sixth inning when Dylan Charles slammed a two-run home run as part […]

Intersection work begins

Beginning today motorists should expect delays at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road and Oak Hill Road in Pleasant Valley as crews complete intersection improvements. The construction work will require lane closures with one-way reversing traffic control. The closures are necessary to ensure motorist and worker. Motorists are advised to slow down through the work zone and […]

National Night Out 2015

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Barden ‘twirls’ to national title

Sophia Barden of El Dorado Hills, is the National Baton Solo, 2-Baton, and Strut Champion. The United States Twirling Association’s National Baton Twirling Championships were held last month at Ford Park Arena in Beaumont, Texas. Nearly 600 of the nation’s best baton twirlers competed at the 57th annual event. Earlkier this week, Barden recently left […]

Things to do: Aug. 7, 2015

ONGOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through Sept. 6 is featuring Karen Hunziker, prolific painter in watercolor and mixed media whose work is influenced by Russian folk themes. Also featured in August is the unique watercolors of Diane Tharp. Her whimsical animal themes show great originality as well as a love […]

On tap

Monday High school fall athletics All five El Dorado County high schools — Oak Ridge, Ponderosa, El Dorado, Union Mine and Golden Sierra — begin practices in football, volleyball, boys soccer, girls golf, girls tennis, water polo (boys and girls) and cross-country (boys and girls). Previews of varsity teams are scheduled to run in upcoming weeks […]

Swimming: Strong finish for Sharks

ROSEVILLE — Out of 35 teams from the greater Sacramento area that competed in the Meet of Champions at the Roseville Aquatics Complex last weekend, the Sierra Sharks made a big splash. The Sharks took second place with 344.50 points among small teams. The Broadstone Barracudas, out of Folsom, captured first place with 429.50 points. Two more […]

Award-winning art on display at Shakspeare Club

The 49th annual National Mother Lode Art Exhibition presented by the Placerville Arts Association is on display at the Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville, with a stunning array of two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art from realism to abstract and experimental in a variety of media. The categories include seascape, landscape, portrait, still life, animals, miniature […]

Shingle Springs concerts continue to rock

In July of 2014 the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road in Shingle Springs, started its second Saturday concerts —  the first featuring Achilles Wheel and Hickory Wind. The idea was to showcase local talent in a concert-style setting and create a monthly event that the community would enjoy and look forward to. […]

Music rocks in Shingle Springs

The Shingle Springs Community Center concerts continue with an amazing showcase of talent on Saturday, Aug. 8 featuring the band Merry Mac along with opening act Christain DeWild. DeWild  is a charismatic performer as well as an accomplished songwriter. He is just as at home singing solo as he is fronting his own rocking band. DeWild’s […]

Moonalice brings San Francisco ’60s sound to Truckee

The band Moonalice, a psychedelic, roots-rock ensemble of seasoned musicians, is playing at the Salty Gebhardt Amphitheater at the Truckee River Regional Park, 10050 Brockway Road in Truckee, on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Hailing from the Bay Area, Moonalice mixes a variety of genres and its shows feature extended musical improvisations. Moonalice was […]

Sports Scene: Aug. 4, 2015

Cameron Park CSD 530-677-2231 Trampoline and tumbling This class teaches youngsters ages 6-14 the basic tumbling skills on the spring floor and trampolines Strength, flexibility coordination and agility are some of the benefits that students will learn from the activities. Tumbling goes hand-in-hand with many sports such as martial arts, dance, cheerleading and more. Classes […]

Local squad advances to World Series

WHITTER — The Sierra Valley Storm 12U all-star baseball team is headed to the World Series. Playing in the West Zone Championship on Sunday, the Storm, based out of El Dorado Hills, weathered a tough first game loss to Ingelwood in the double-elimination tournament to post a 5-1 in the second game. The come-from-behind win gives […]

Roundup: Aug. 3, 2015

Baseball West Zone Championship Sierra Valley Storm 12U 6, Hawaii 3 Sierra Valley Storm 12U 11, Ingelwood PONY 5 Sierra Valley Storm 12U 13, Orem, Utah 2 Note: As of press time Sunday, the Storm was scheduled to play Ingelwood again for the championship. The winner advances to the Bronco Division World Series that begins […]

Under the Scoreboard: Aug. 3, 2015

Former Oak Ridge Trojan and third-team college All-American Jeff McKenzie is now playing professional baseball in Europe, pitching for the Division I Rouen Huskies after two seasons in the Chicago White Sox organization. As a sophomore at Delta College in Stockton, McKenzie pitched the team to a win in the state championship game and was named […]

Taz second behind Park Terrace

ROCKLIN — Despite edging its rival in the Park Terrace Penguins by 13 points in a Suburban Swim League dual meet last month, the El Dorado Hills Tasmanian squads came up short in the league championships held at Sierra College last Saturday. Combined team scores the Taz took second place with 1,268 points behind the […]

Local players in national tournament

ROSEVILLE — This week’s 55-team 2015 ASA/USA 12u National Championship softball tournament that began Monday has several local players participating. Considered one of the five biggest fast-pitch softball tournaments in the nation, the National Championship brings together the best 12u softball players from the United States. The seven-day affair began with opening ceremonies at Woodcreek High […]

Sports scene: July 30, 2015

Fall Ball Signups Hangtown Little League — formerly known Gold Rush Little League — is offering an instructional season of fall ball to further develop and improve player’s skills in order to get them ready for the next division next spring. Fall ball is also meant for both boys and girls ages 8-13 who have […]

News bites: July 31

Fire Station 49 gets a new look Construction has begun at Diamond Springs-El Dorado Fire Protection District’s Station 49 at 501 Main St. in Diamond Springs. The scope of work includes repairing dry rot caused by water intrusion and replacement of windows that were leaking. During the course of repairs the building will undergo some architectural […]

On tap

Saturday Swimming Sac Valley Meet of Champions Taz, Sharks, Dolphins @ Roseville Aquatics Complex, 9 a.m. Speedway Championship Points Racing Sunday Swimming Sac Valley Meet of Champions Taz, Sharks, Dolphins @ Roseville Aquatics Complex, 9 a.m. Editor’s note: The Democrat’s swim coverage earlier this week for the Sharks incorrectly identified their SSL Meet as the […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Geran R. Stoddard

Air Force Airman Geran R. Stoddard 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 […]

Sharks finish mid-pack at SSL Championships

ROCKLIN — The Sierra Sharks battled the entire Suburban Swim League at last weekend’s season-ending league championships at Sierra College, placing fifth with a combined score of 703. Team-wise, Sierra finished above those it defeated in the regular season: College Greens, Loomis Basin and Folsom — and below the programs the Sharks didn’t: El Dorado Hills, […]

Roundup: July 26, 2015

Cold Springs Ladies golf 18ers Club Championship July, 2015 Open division Champion: Patty Mitchell, 84, 79, 83 – 246 2nd low gross: Jerri Arens, 87, 87, 86 – 260 Low net: Cathie Dyer, 75, 70, 74 – 219 Senior division Champion: Karen Beckman, 87, 87, 83 – 257 1st low net: Liz Kane, 71, 68, […]

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