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Trojan boys win Bronco Invite

FAIR OAKS — Oak Ridge track and field teams competed at the 18-team Bella Vista Bronco Invitational last Saturday under beautiful weather and mild temperatures. The varsity boys’ team won the invitational with 76 points. The Lady Trojans placed sixth with 36 points. The Trojan frosh/soph boys finished in ninth place with 19 points. Many Oak […]

Schedule: April 26-May 2, 2015

Monday, April 27 Baseball Del Campo @ PHS, 4 p.m. OR @ Folsom, 4 p.m. UM @ Liberty Ranch, 4 p.m. Girls soccer PHS @ Cosumnes Oaks, 7 p.m. GS @ Highlands, 5:30 p.m. Golf OR @ SFL Tourney No. 2, Auburn Valley, noon PHS @ CVC Tournament, Woodcreek GC, 3:15 p.m. ED, UM @ SVC […]

Races called

Saturday’s racing action at Speedway was cancelled because of too much rain and standing water. Look for the track action to resume this weekend.

Roundup: April 22, 2015

Golf El Dorado 223, Galt 312 — 9 holes at Cold Springs, par 36.ED scores: Co-Medalist Auston Wells, 4; Co-Medalist Christian Grier, 41; Gabe Fierro, 43; Anthony Smylie, 46; Cody Pugh, 52; Aaron Morris, 55. Union Mine 229, Rosemont 329 — 9 holes at Cameron Park CC, par 36 — UM scores: Medalist Tyler Peterson, […]

PAA announces winners

The Spring Member Art Show presented by the Placerville Arts Association is on display at the El Dorado County Government Center, Building B, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville. The free show will hang through Friday, April 24 from 8-5 p.m. A diverse collection of pieces represent art from realism to abstract and experimental in watercolor, […]

Ken Scanavino honored for volunteerism

AARP Services Inc., a for-profit subsidiary of AARP that oversees providers and the products offered to its members, recognized Kenneth Scanavino for his 50-plus hours of volunteer service in the community. Community involvement is an important part of the organization’s Mission and Kenneth Scanavino’s life. Scanavino has volunteered at Green Valley Community Church on Saturday […]

Roundup: April 21, 2015

Lacrosse Oak Ridge girls 17, Casa Roble 0 — Trojan goals: Allison Harris, 3; Bailey Eastman, 2; Madi Hallare, 2; Brooke Hull, 2; Alia Crook, 2; Courtney Watts; Sara Cody; Mady Olds; Bri Gross; Sidney Salmon; Aly De Caro. Assists: Skylar Shuette, 3; Sam Donaghey, 2; Emma Reed; De Caro; Crook. Saves: Laurel Maunder, 2. […]

Visit the amazing Home and Garden Show

Spring is here and that means it is time for the 35th annual El Dorado County Home and Garden Show at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The amazing show features vendors offering everything for the home and the garden and is from Friday to Sunday, April 24 to 26. Admission to […]

Sports scene: April 20, 2015

Charity Golf Tournament The Knights of Columbus, for a 17th consecutive year, is hosting the annual Mother Teresa Maternity Home Golf Tournament June 1 at the Cold Springs Golf & Country Club. Registration begins at 11:30 with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Tournament fee is $160 per person/$640 per foursome (includes gold cart, range ball […]

Roundup: Oak Ridge baseball running away with SFL title

Baseball Union Mine 6, Cordova 1 — Colton Peters pitched a complete game four-hitter for the SVC win. Andrew Vaughn and Jonathan Lowder each had two hits for the D’backs. Oak Ridge 13, Del Oro 6 — The Trojans completed the sweep of the Eagles to move to 12-0 in the SFL as Logan Denholm […]

Schedule: April 19-25, 2015

Monday, April 20 Baseball Nevada Union @ OR, 4 p.m. Antelope @ PHS, 4 p.m. Golf ED, UM @ SVC Tourney, Empire Ranch Girls soccer Del Oro @ OR, 4 p.m. *Oakmont @ PHS, 4 p.m. Lacrosse OR girls @ Casa Roble, 6:30 p.m. Softball UM @ ED, 4 p.m. Swimming GS vs Dixon @ Lindhurst, […]

Roundup: April 15, 2015

Swimming Girls Ponderosa 95, Bella Vista 89 200 MR – P (Ashlie Stoddard, Gabby Costamagna, Jacqueline Nisson, Alexandra Nisson), 2:01.17; 200 free: 1-Natalie Bresnahan, 2:09.78; 200 IM: 1-J.Nisson, 2:23.34; 100 fly: 1-Stoddard, 1:08.41; 100 free: 1-Bresnahan, 56.81; 500 free: 1-J. Nisson, P, 5:40.77; 200 FR: 1-P (Costamagna, Katy Suggs, Barbie Suggs, Bresnahan), 1:51.03; 100 back: 1-Stoddard, P, 1:07.31; 100 breast: 1-Costamagna, 1:15.62; 400 FR: […]

Duty: Army Pvt. Jesse E. Speck

Army Pvt. Jesse E. Speck 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, […]

Oldest living pilot confirmed

On April 14, Peter Weber, Jr. received an e-mail from Guinness World Records confirming that he now holds the record as the Oldest Living Active (Current) Pilot. The World Record Website at guinnessworldsrecord.com shows Weber as the record holder. The record was set on March 30 at the Placerville Airport. The Cameron Park resident was […]

Easy Rider

EL DORADO HIGH alumni Cody Horan competes at the recent Tom Sims Retro World Championships at Boreal Mountain Resort where he won his third consecutive open men’s division title. Photo by Brandon Parrish/Snowboardmag.com

Duty: Army Pvt. Scott D. Seither

Army Pvt. Scott D. Seither 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: April 14, 2015

Baseball Oak Ridge 7, Del Oro 3 — Kyle Lucke tossed a four-hitter for the Trojans in Monday’s Sierra Foothill League road contest. Jeff Cunningham and Trenton Denholm also saw time on the hill for Oak Ridge. At the plate, Oak Ridge (10-0 in the SFL, 16-2) had 14 hits; Tyson Solis and Beau Phillip […]

Trojan duo shine at Arcade Invitational

ARCADIA — Two Oak Ridge track and field athletes competed at the prestigious Arcade Invitational and the rest to the Thunder Invite in Rockland for a successful weekend of competition. Seniors Austin Laut and Brandon Jetter competed in Arcadia against top prep athletes throughout the nation. Also present was Union Mine senior vaulter Leah Bertuccelli. Laut won […]

Conde shines as Optimist All Star

ANTELOPE — Oak Ridge senior Isamar Conde scored a game-high 16 points at Saturday’s 38th Annual Optimist girl’s All Star basketball game at Center High for the South team which fell 63-58 to the North. Conde bucketed four three-pointers while Trojan teammate Grace Derksen added six points. Oak Ridge’s Shelby Peters was also on the […]

Schedule: April 12-18, 2015

Monday, April 13 Baseball OR @ Del Oro, 4 p.m. PHS @ Oakmont, 4 p.m. Softball Cosumnes Oaks @ PHS, 4 p.m. ED @ Galt, Galt SB Complex, 3:30 p.m. UM @ Rosemont, 4:15 p.m. Girls soccer Rocklin @ OR, 4 p.m. PHS @ Whitney, 7 p.m. ED @ GS, 5 p.m. Volleyball GS @ […]

Spring art show blooms at government center

The member artists of the Diamond Springs Art Association are showing a collection of watercolors, oils, acrylics and other media at the El Dorado County Government Center, 360 Fair Lane, Building B, Placerville, through Friday, April 10 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The judge for the show was 
Rand Huggett, an artist from Sutter Creek, best known for […]

Popular acts return to Shingle Springs Community Center

Saturday, April 11, brings the return of two popular musical acts to the stage at the Shingle Springs Community Center. Local troubadour J. Woody will open the concert at 7 p.m. As a singer and songwriter Woody has been entertaining folks throughout northern California for decades. Pulling from his vast list of tunes and a […]

Veteran received well-deserved EDCAR scholarship

The El Dorado County Association of Realtors recently awarded a scholarship to local veteran Tyler Jones, who is pursuing a business management degree at California State University, Sacramento. Jones received the scholarship at a special event earlier this month. His wife Renee, daughter Isabella, 4, and son Bryce, 1 1/2, also attended. The funds come from EDCAR’s Honor […]

Track and Field: Laut vaults to Stanford win

PALO ALTO — Oak Ridge pole vaulter Austin Laut took first place at last weekend’s prestigious two-day Stanford Invitational meet at the Palo Alto campus. Laut’s vault of 15-5 won it from a field of 88 schools representing the western region. The Trojan is currently tied for the state’s best mark at 16 feet.

Sports Scene: April 7, 2015

El Dorado Hills CSD 916-933-6624 Pee Wee T-Ball (ages 3-6) Camp participants learn the fundamentals of baseball by learning how to throw, catch, run the bases and hit off a stationary “T”. This 4-week camp meets on Thursdays from May 14 – June 16 and again from July 16 – August 6 at the Promontory […]

Roundup: April 7, 2015

Track and Field Stanford Invitational Oak Ridge finals results Boys — PV: 1-Austin Laut, 15-5. 100: 8-Brandon Jetter, 11.31. 400h: 8-Griffin Prather, 59.56; 4×400: 5-OR (Prather, Josh Gladwell, Jetter, Bret McNamee), 3:30.44. SP: 6-Jack Root, 47-00.75. HJ: 7-William Vaughn, 6-2. Girls — 400h: 4-Jaimi Gotro, 69.52; 5-Kathryn Sanders, 69.71. DMR: 8-OR (Kayla Renner, Briana Dulgar, […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Gina E. Somara

Air Force Airman Gina E. Somara 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 […]

Duty: Air Force Airman 1st Class Conner McKenzie

Air Force Airman 1st Class Conner McKenzie 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 […]

Schedule: April 6-11, 2015

Monday, April 6 Baseball Granite Bay @ OR, 4 p.m. Girls soccer Antelope @ PHS, 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 Baseball UM @ ED, 4 p.m. Softball Granite Bay @ OR, 4 p.m. Cosumnes Oaks @ PHS, 4 p.m. Boys tennis Del Oro @ OR, Broadstone, 3:30 p.m. PHS @ Bella Vista, 3:30 p.m. Boys […]

Roundup: April 4, 2015

Baseball El Dorado 6, Washington 5 — Aaron Farney’s ground ball RBI single through the right side capped a bottom-of-the-seventh-inning rally Thursday as the Cougars edged the Eagles in the semifinals of the San Diego Lions’ Tournament. The win advanced El Dorado to the finals against Hemet. Trailing 5-3, Nick Bonniksen singled to lead off […]

Under the Scoreboard: April 4, 2015

Six Oak Ridge High girls basketball players, led by Isamar Conde’s first-team selection, are a part of the All Metro teams annouced last week. Conde, a senior, finished strong in helping Oak Ridge reach the CIF NorCal title game at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. Senior guard Grace Derksen was named to the second team […]

Roundup: April 2, 2015

Baseball El Dorado 7, Sierra Canyon 3 — Nick Bonniksen scattered nine hits over seven innings in Wednesday’s win at Hoover High to give the Cougars a 3-0 record at the San Diego Lions Tournament. Bonniksen, who had two of El Dorado’s 10 hits, struck out eight and allowed just one earned run. Sierra Canyon, […]

County Sports League

Wrestling Tournament  Sixth-eighth grade 70s — 1-Zach Ratcliff, GTR; 2-Aiden Joyce, MAR; 3-Zach Cox, MAR 76s — 1-Riley Jones, GTR; 2-Cameron Douglas. 89s — 1-Bradley Morris, GTR; 2-Matt Chapman, GEO; 3-Brayden Brunius, CAM; 4-Nate Amann, MAR. 95s — 1-Miles Tresser, CMP, 2-Daniel Bunantello, GEO; 3-Rory Hidgon, MAR; 4-Jeremiah Holton, SR. 103s — 1-Luis Ramirez, MAR; […]

Dinner reaches new heights

El Dorado County wines are known for their food-friendly balance and a great way to experience the subtle complexities is at the winemaker dinners being presented by Manzanita, Table Nectar Catered Events, 4232 Fowler Lane, Suite 101, in Diamond Springs. The “Taste at a Higher Level” winemaker dinner is a gourmet, customized farm-to-table five-course dinner. The meals, […]

County Sports League Girls Basketball Tournament results

County Sports League Girls Basketball Playoffs Eighth grade  Championship Markham 37, Herbert Green 32 — Markham: Kyli Segura 18, Skylar Winter 9. HG: Danielle Sime 14, Kiersten Parker 12. Third place Golden Sierra 41, Gold Trail 23 — GT: Ashley Tolbert and Taylor Sexton 8 points each. Semifinals Markham 38, Gold Trail 12 — Markham: […]

Roundup: Mar. 31, 2015

Baseball El Dorado 10, Horizon Christian Academy 2 — Owen MacKendrick pitched six innings, struck out nine, gave up five hits, two runs and walked no one as the Cougars opened up the San Diego Lion’s Tournament with Monday’s win at Clairemont High. Offensively, Nick Bonniksen, Matt Smith (two doubles, four RBIs) and Nathaniel Erskine […]

Local anglers win FPTC

NICE — Overcoming a sub-par first-day weight of just 12.34 pounds, Northern region anglers Danny Cross and Dugan Wilson, both Ponderosa High graduates, recovered from that disappointment to produce respective 37.95 and 29.36 pound five-fish bass limits over the next two days to take the Coors Light Future Pro Tour Classic crown. “We don’t know what […]

Mr. Ponderosa contestants are winners

Taking money in this election is perfectly acceptable and, in fact, is a big part of the campaign. The candidates for the coveted title of Mr. Ponderosa do their best to win the hearts and minds of the electorate and raise money for two important causes. The ninth annual Mr. Ponderosa pageant at Ponderosa High […]

Two Cougars voted Spider Sabich Award winners

El Dorado High snowboarder Cameron Peeters and skier Ally Roemer were this year’s recipients of the annual award which exemplifies, embodies and represents the spirit of the sport as voted on by their peers. Cameron’s brother Tyler won the award two years ago.

Correction

In a story that ran Friday, March 27, regarding the Collina di Mela olive oil ranch, it was reported that Ron Sbragia is president of the Apple Hill Growers Association. He is vice president. Lynn Larsen is the current president.

Roundup: Mar. 27, 2015

Golf El Dorado 228, Union Mine 238 — 9 holes at Cold Springs CC, par 36. ED scores: Christian Grier, 40; Gabe Fierro 41; Auston Wells, 44; Cody Pugh, 49; Anthony Smylie, 54; Mason Porter, 58. UM scores: Medalist Tyler Peterson, 36; Nate Jetton, 40; Johnny Cray, 49; Zack Gutierrez, 54; Curtis Regan, 59; Zach […]

Combine at Oak Ridge

Are you a youth or returning high school football player who wants to work on his skills this week? The Oak Ridge High football program will be hosting the Nor Cal Next Level Combine at the Trojans’ stadium on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The camp is for fourth through eighth graders, and incoming freshmen […]

Schedule: Mar. 30-Apr. 4, 2015

Monday, March 30 Baseball GS @ UM, 4 p.m. Spring Tournaments PHS vs. Casa Roble, 9:30 a.m. PHS vs. River Valley, 12:30 p.m ED vs. Horizon @ Clairemont HS, noon Soccer GS @ Yuba City, 6 p.m. Softball Valley Christian @ GS, 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 Baseball Spring Tournaments OR vs. Clovis West, 4 […]

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