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Foothill Gold 14U softball team playing well

CAMERON PARK — The Foothill Gold 14U fast-pitch softball team out of Cameron Park won an earlier tournament and were also, more recently, the runner-up in the Gold Bracket of a USSSA Tournament. The team is coached by Danny Vaqueiro and Steve Lee. The players, from both Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills are: Brooke […]

On tap

  Saturday, June 13 Speedway Championship Series Points Race Sunday, June 14 Baseball NCAA College World Series Jerrod Bravo/ CSU Fullerton vs Vanderbilt TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Neb., 5 p.m. ESPN2

Roundup: June10, 2015

Cold Springs Ladies Golf Pro points & putts June 9 Ace of the month: Heidi Caldwell, net 67 Overall low gross: Heidi Caldwell, 83 Overall low net: Cathie Dyer, net 69 1st flight net: Ellen Page, 70; Elaine Boggess, 71; Jerri Arens, 72 2nd flight net: Helen Glenn, 73; Cher Williams, 76; Karen McCaughern, 76 […]

Hear soulful music at the community center

This month’s concert at the Shingle Springs Community Center will feature Frankie Soul and No Control, along with the Balladier Fred Archer Wilson on Saturday, June 13. Frankie “Soul” Rodriguez has been playing music in the Northern California area for 30 years. Rodriguez has appeared on stage opening shows for such noted acts as Tower of […]

Sharks regain their winning strokes

CAMERON PARK — The Sierra Sharks touched the team win column last Saturday after a season-opening setback — upending College Greens 423-364 at the Cameron Park Community Center pool. Broken down, the boys prevailed 234-153 behind high point-earners Miles Tresser, Nicholas Pagcaliuagan and Avery Pellicano. On the girl’s side, the Gators out-swam Sierra 204-185. Overall, […]

Roundup: June 7, 2015

Rec Swimming Boys Sharks 234, Gators 153 Girls Sharks 185, Gators 204 Combined Sharks 423, Gators 364 Look for coverage in Wednesday’s Democrat.

Schedule: June 8-14, 2015

Wednesday, June 10 Baseball Auburn @ ED Post 119, 5:30 Thursday, June 11 Baseball Folsom @ EDHS, 7:30 Saturday, June 13 Baseball EDHS @ Kennedy, 11 a.m. (2) ED Post 119 @ Auburn, 10 a.m. (2) Rec Swiming Park Terrace @ Sharks Orangevale @ Dolphins Taz @ Barracudas Speedway Points Race No. 6    

Lady Trojans honored

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s year-end awards ceremony recognized three Lady Tojans basketball players. The Senior Athlete of the Year is Isamar Conde; Junior Athlete of the Year is Briana Dulgar; and the Career Athlete is Grace Derksen. The trio played together and helped Oak Ridge reach the NorCal finals

Sports Scene: June 4, 2015

Soccer camp The Oak Ridge Boys Soccer Summer Camp is Monday, July 13 through Thursday, July 16th at the Oak Ridge Stadium. Open to 8th, 9th and 10th graders (based upon 2015/16 enrollment). Camp runs from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Cost $150 per camper (includes Oak Ridge Soccer t-shirt). To register, visit


In the story “Comfort grows in Healing Garden,” Leadership El Dorado class member Laurie Randall should have been identified as a licensed vocational nurse at Western Slope Health Center in Placerville.

Roundup: June 4, 2015

Baseball El Dorado High 8, Liberty Ranch 7 — The Cougars pushed a run across in the eighth inning to win Tuesday’s road game in Galt. Tied at 7-7, Jack Grigsby drew a walk and was moved up 90 feet on Chris Pederson’s sacrifice bunt. After a wild pitch advanced Grigsby to third, an error […]

Long live the Wagon Train

In a county that exudes history, the Highway 50 Wagon Train continued to be a breath of fresh air as it rolled down the mountain this week on its way to Placerville. The annual reminder of where we came from is much appreciated and continually anticipated by much of the area’s residents. Set to arrive […]

Hang ‘em high

Visitors to Main Street in Placerville will be treated to a colorful display of public art hanging from the light poles thanks to the efforts of 29 artists. Banners on Parade will decorate downtown through Oct. 17 with an array of flowers, gardens and fanciful scenes. Before being placed on the light poles, the banners […]

Sunset Sippin’ at Boeger is back

Sunset Sippin’ at Boeger Winery, 1709 Carson Road in Placerville, is every Friday through Aug. 28 from 6-9 p.m. Kick back and relax with friends every Friday night at Boeger Winery’s spectacular picnic grounds. Enjoy music, wine by-the-glass or bottle and a delicious array of snacks for sale in the tasting room. Parking is limited and […]

Heavenly elevates summer fun

Looking forward to the summer season, Heavenly Mountain Resort will open for full seven-day-a-week summer operations beginning Friday, June 12 with the debut of the resort’s new four-line Hot Shot Zip Line as well as the Discovery Forest Ropes Course and Boulder Cove Ropes Course, which opened in summer 2014. The Blue Streak Zip Line, Black […]

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 […]

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