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Lauren and Lisa in concert

The Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, presents a very special house concert with Lauren Murphy and Lisa Bond on Saturday, March 28. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and showtime is 8-10 p.m. Camino resident, national touring artist and renowned songwriter Lauren Murphy has just released her new solo CD “El Dorado” centered around not only […]

Dinner shows start in Diamond Springs

Enjoy monthly Friday night Dinner and a Show events at Manzanita, Table Nectar Catered Events, 4232 Fowler Lane, Suite 101, in Diamond Springs. On March 27, the show will feature the popular dance band Late For Dinner with acoustic duo Starhushed — Sarah Gautschi and JonnyPac — opening the evening. A gourmet organic farm to […]

Roundup: Mar. 25, 2015

Baseball Ponderosa 8, El Camino 4 — The Bruins scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning to erase a 4-3 deficit Monday. Oak Ridge 9, Rocklin 0 — Kyle Lucke pitched a one-hitter Monday and struck out seven as the Trojans moved to 4-0 in the Sierra Foothill League. Oak Ridge scored […]

Laut sets, Jetter resets records

FOLSOM — The Oak Ridge High School track and field athletes turned in many outstanding performances in the running and field events at the Depth Charge meet at Folsom High last Saturday. Many Oak Ridge athletes obtained personal bests and medals at the meet under great conditions. Eight schools participated but team scores were available. The Trojans athletes competed […]

Roundup: Mar. 18, 2015

Baseball Golden Sierra 12, Foresthill 4 — The Grizzlies tallied seven runs in the sixth inning of Saturday’s win. El Dorado 1, Galt 10 — The Warriors jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three innings and four-hit the Cougars. Union Mine 5, Rosemont 6 — The host Wolverines rallied with five runs in the […]

Under the Scoreboard: Mar. 22, 2015

Former Oak Ridge basketball standout Bryce Scott started for the Lafayette Leopolds against Villanova last Thursday in the NCAA March Madness men’s basketball tournament, won by the Wildcats. *** Jeremiah Salmonson, brother of former Golden Sierra baseball player Joshua Salmonson (now playing for Folsom Lake College), hosts a weekly baseball show every Thursday at 7 […]

Schedule: Mar. 23-28, 2015

Monday, Mar. 23 Baseball OR @ Rocklin, 4 p.m. PHS @ El Camino, 4 p.m. Golf GS @ SDL Tourney OR @ SFL Tourney, Lincoln Soccer Roseville @ PHS, 4 p.m. Softball Rosemont @ UM, 4:15 p.m. Galt @ ED, 4:15 p.m. GS @ Foresthill, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 24 Baseball Cordova @ UM, 4 […]

Volek honored by NFL chapter

El Dorado High A.D. and varsity football coach Joe Volek was honored by the National Football Foundation’s Sacramento Chapter at a Sunday banquet with the R.P. “Red” Smith Award for outstanding service as the chapter’s Coach of the Year.

Roundup: Mar. 18, 2015

Baseball Oak Ridge 10, Woodcreek 7 — The visiting Trojans put on their rally caps again in Wednesday’s league road game. Oak Ridge (2-0 in the SFL, 7-0) trailed 6-5 in the top of the fifth inning when it scored four runs for a 9-6 lead. The Trojans added their final run in the sixth. Jake Hathaway, plus Troy teammates […]

Sports scene: Mar. 17, 2015

Vintage ball The community is encouraged to attend Fairplay’s Pioneer Park this Saturday for a Gold Country Vintage Baseball exhibition game, circa 1880s era style. The 18 and over men’s league will pit two teams for seven innings of hardball. Play begins at 10 a.m. For those interested in joing the league, contact Marcus Hanson […]

Roundup: Mar. 16, 2015

Wrestling NorCal TOC Del Oro High School Local results — 70: Isiah Medina, GV, 3-3. 89: Jared Lewallen, UG, 4-2. 95: Max McCarver, EDH, 3-2; Matt Chapman, G, 0-2. 100: 7-Michael Remer, EDH. 103: 3-Jared Horstman, MV, 4-1; Bryan McCoard, G, 0-2. 112: Justin Lamson, MV, 2-2; David Walker, PV, 2-2; Collin Heck, PV, 2-2. […]

Laut ties school record

GRANITE BAY — Oak Ridge track and field athletes turned in solid performances at the 22-team Sturgeon Invitational at Granite Bay High School as many athletes obtained personal bests and medals. Medals were given to athletes who placed in the top six. The boys varsity team  placed first with 55.5 points to earn the championship […]

Trojans rally in league opener

EL DORADO HILLS — In its Sierra Foothill League baseball home opener Monday, Oak Ridge scored its runs late to knock off Woodcreek 13-4. The visiting Timberwolves led 4-1 entering the bottom of the fifth inning when Trojan Tyson Solis (3-for-4, 3 RBIs) singled to lead off. After Logan Denholm walked, Tony Bolinger singled in Solis and Denholm to cut […]

Roundup: Mar. 15, 2015

Baseball Oak Ridge 5, Laguna Creek 4 — Trojan reliever Trenton Denholm pitched out of sixth and seventh-inning jams Thursday as Oak Ridge completed the preseason 4-0. Troy scored all its runs in the first three innings highlighted by Jake Hathaway’s RBI double. Ryan Sullivan started and was solid for three innings as was Nolan […]

Schedule: Mar. 16-21, 2015

  Monday, Mar. 16 Baseball Woodcreek @ OR, 4 p.m. Golf OR @ Thunder Tourney, 1:30 p.m. UM @ Aiello Invite, 8:30 a.m. Soccer Granite Bay @ OR, 4 p.m. PHS @ Del Campo, 4 p.m. GS @ Bear River, 3;30 p.m. Softball Galt @ UM, 4:15 p.m. ED @ Cordova, 4:15 p.m. Swimming Rio […]

Roundup: Mar. 11, 2015

Volleyball Ponderosa def. Antelope 23-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-19 Golden Sierra def. Bradshaw Christian 23-25, 25-18, 25-9, 25-23 Union Mine def. by Antelope 23-25, 19-25, 22-25 Union Mine def. by Kennedy 18-25, 25-21, 19-25, 26-24, 4-15 Baseball El Dorado 7, Cordova 0 — Owen MacKendrick drove in five runs, four on a first-inning grand slam, and […]

On tap

Tomorrow Basketball NorCal Playoffs Oakland Tech @ Oak Ridge, 6 p.m. Wrestling Middle/Junior High NorCal TOC Del Oro, Loomis

Discover pure Americana at concert

The Second Saturday Concert at the Shingle Springs Community Center will feature Cheryll Kent with Hickory Wind on the big stage on March 14. Hickory Wind is as free spirited and deeply rooted as its name suggests. Lead singer Cheryll Kent, is a local Camino girl with a rich history singing and performing throughout the California Mother […]

Wedding: Kimberlee Kvistad and Garrett Henderson

Kimberlee Kvistad and Garrett Henderson of Camino were married in a private family ceremony in Placerville. The bride and groom have known each other for more than eight years. They are planning a June reception to celebrate their lives together with family and friends. A honeymoon will follow the reception. The bride is the daughter […]

Duty: U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Tara R. Abrahams

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Tara R. Abrahams 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 […]

Youth sports: Julian Monas wins Winter Tour

CAMERON PARK — Nine year-old Julian Monas, a Blue Oak Elementary School student, won the recent U.S. Kids Sacramento Winter Tour at Wildhawk Golf Club. Competing against players from all over northern California, Julian, a Cameron Park resident, overcame tough chilly conditions to card a 37 over nine holes and end up the season’s champion. […]

Roundup: Oak Ridge boys win Whitney Invitational

Track and Field Whitney Invitational Varsity boys: 1-Oak Ridge, 73; 2-Whitney, 68.5. 100: 2-Brandon Jetter, 11.22; 400: 2-Bret McNamee, 52.00; 110h: 2-Jetter, 15.40 (fourth all-time at OR); 300h: 2-Griffin Prather, 41.96; SP: 2-Jack Root, 48-8 (third all-time at OR); PV: 2-Grant Laut, 13-0; 4×100: 3-OR (Prather, Chibuikem Ohanele, Christian Wootton, Jetter), 43.76; HJ: 2-Will Vaughn, […]

Ponderosa girls third best

MAMMOTH — The slalom ski race at Mammoth Mountain closed the California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation State Championships on Thursday. Three from the area cracked the top 10 on the slopes while four made the podium for the All State ski team. Team-wise, the Ponderosa girls had the highest placing as they finished […]

Roundup: March 6, 2015

Baseball  Oak Ridge 5, Napa 4 — In wine country Saturday, Chris Roppolo singled in Trenton Denholm to break a tie as the Trojans (2-0) won in 13 innings. Tyson Solis pitched the last two innings for the victory. Troy received quality relief pitching from Jeff Cunningham, Crew Winkler, Conner Davis and Denholm. El Dorado […]

Schedule, Mar. 9-14, 2015

Monday, Mar. 9 Baseball ED @ GS, 4 p.m. Soccer Foresthill @ GS, 4 p.m. Bella Vista @ PHS, 4 p.m. Softball Nevada Union @ OR, 4 p.m. ED @ Folsom, 4 p.m. Swimming GS @ Cap. Christian, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 10 Baseball Cordova @ ED, 4 p.m. UM @ Galt, 4 p.m. PHS […]

Roundup: March 4, 2015

Softball Ponderosa 10, St. Francis 4 — The Bruins scored four runs in the sixth and another four in the seventh inning to win Tuesday’s nonleague road game. Karsen O’Rourke went 4-for-5 for Ponderosa while Mckenna Rickles and Annie Weiss each had two hits. On the mound, Terra Jerpbak wen the distance. Union Mine 3, […]

Lambres 2nd, Thompson 4th in state GS race

MAMMOTH — Ponderosa’s Alec Lambres was less than two seconds from a state title Wednesday as the Bruin took second place in the Giant Slalom race as skiers took over Mammoth Mountain at the California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation championships. Lambres’ two runs totaled 1:09.73 and was just off the combined 1:07.86 by Del […]

Bruin Jaclyn Fields sixth best in state

VISALIA —  Determined, focused and unwilling to give in, Ponderosa High senior Jaclyn Fields met her goal by winning a medal at last weekend’s CIF Girls State Wrestling Championships at the Visalia Convention Center. Fighting back in the consolation bracket, the Bruin senior took sixth place in the 160-pound weight division. As a junior, she went […]

Costa 10th at CNISSF Giant Slalom race

MAMMOTH — South 1 Division snowboarders faced tough competition in Monday’s Giant Slalom race to open the week-long California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation State Championships at Mammoth Mountain. Just one local rider, El Dorado’s Sofia Costa, made the top 10. Behind a ninth place run followed by an 11th, Costa placed 10th with a […]

Roundup: Mar. 3, 2015

Track and Field Clarke Massey Relays Boys: 3-El Dorado, 36.96; 16-Union Mine, 6 3200: 4-Dalton Douglas-Hiley, ED, 10:22; 5-Jackson Harris, ED, 10:34; 11-Keis Verleur, UM, 11:00; 23-Austin Cordero, UM, 12:08; 26-Rees Verleur, UM, 12:38. 4×100: 7-ED, 45.84; 11-UM (Kyle McDonald, Zac Cherrington, Raine Scott, Aaron Haggerty), 47.68. 4×800: 7-ED, 9:06. SMR: 5-ED, 1:44; 10-UM (Haggerty, […]

Roundup: Mar. 1, 2015

Track and Field Clarke Massey Relays Boys: 3-El Dorado, 36.96; 16-Union Mine, 6 3200: 4-Dalton Douglas-Hiley, ED, 10:22; 5-Jackson Harris, ED, 10:34; 11-Keis Verleur, UM, 11:00; 23-Austin Cordero, UM, 12:08; 26-Rees Verleur, UM, 12:38. 4×100: 7-ED, 45.84; 11-UM (Kyle McDonald, Zac Cherrington, Raine Scott, Aaron Haggerty), 47.68. 4×800: 7-ED, 9:06. SMR: 5-ED, 1:44; 10-UM (Haggerty, […]

Heartbreaker for Ponderosa

TRACY — A full-court drive and layin with 1.2 seconds left lifted No. 3 seed Kimball High to a dramatic 65-64 girls victory over visiting Ponderosa in Sac-Joaquin Section Division II quarterfinals action last Thursday night. The Bruins’ bid to unseat the undefeated Jaguars (29-0) came on the heels of Tuesday’s win at Sacramento High. […]

Schedule: Mar. 2-7, 2015

Monday, Mar. 2 Alpine Racing ED, PHS, OR, UM, GS @ Mammoth Baseball GS @ Bear River, 3:30 p.m. Golf ED, UM @ Jessup Memorial, Cold Springs OR @ Del Rio Tourney, Modesto Soccer OR @ PHS, 8 p.m. Western Sierra @ GS, 5 p.m. Mira Loma @ UM, 6 p.m. Softball Sac High @ […]

Cameron Park classes

The Cameron Park Community Services District offers classes at the Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park. For more information or to sign up visit or call 530-672-7350. AARP Foundation Free Tax Assistance — Assistance is provided to all ages with a focus on those age 60 and older and there is […]

Roundup: Feb. 26, 2015

Boys basketball Section playoffs Ponderosa 65, Modesto Christian 78 — Despite a team-high 17 points from senior Matthew Bejsovec and 14 by freshman Adam Orr, the 15th-seed Bruins saw their season end at the hands of the No. 2 host Crusaders Wednesday night in a Sac-Joaquin Division II section playoff matchup. Ponderosa trailed by seven at […]

Lichty gets Big 8 hole-in-one

PALO ALTO — Considering the circumstances, environment and location, what happened to Tanner Lichty in early February at the 14-team Standford Invitational tournament on the Stanford University golf course is probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Playing for the American River College men’s golf team, Lichty, a 2011 El Dorado High graduate, sank a hole-in-one on the […]

On tap

Today/Tomorrow Wrestling Girls State Championships Visalia Convention Center Boys Masters Stockton Arena Tonight Boys basketball Section playoffs D-I: OR @ Sheldon, 7 p.m. Next week Alpine Racing CNISSF State Championships Mammoth, CA      

Engagement: Sarah Isabel Maxwell and Clint Bradshaw

Judy and Robert Bertin of Placerville and Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Maxwell of Florence, Ore. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah Isabel Maxwell to Clint Bradshaw, son of Vickie Sciacca of Stevenson, Wash. and Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Bradshaw of Broomfield, Colo. The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Ponderosa High […]

Dirty Cello strings audiences along

Sutter Creek Theatre presents Dirty Cello on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. Starting with a bang and never stopping, Dirty Cello features the virtuosic cello stylings of Rebecca Roudman, one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most exciting cross-over cellists. Dirty Cello takes audiences on a wild tour of up tempo music featuring down […]

Roundup: Feb. 24, 2015

Bowling Knotty Pine Lanes, Pollock Pines  Mountain Women Bowling League Team standings  1. Pin Pals 16-8 2. Bowling Baggs 15-9 3. Knotty Girls 13.5-10.5 4. Team Effort 12-12 5. Hillbilliettes 12-12 6. Sometimers 11-13 7. Alley Oops! 8.5-15.5 8. Fun Gals 8-16 High games: 222 — Leslie Fouche-Munoz; 212 — Terese Clusiau; 188 — Jeanne […]

South 1 Division All League snowboard team

Boys 1 – Charlie Plamondon, El Dorado 1 – Cameron Peeters, El Dorado 3 – Jonas Rogers, El Dorado 3 – Talon Green, Ponderosa 5 – Brad Smith, El Dorado 6 – Ryan Hughes, Union Mine 7 – Will Cann, Golden Sierra 8 – Bryson Able, Union Mine 8 – John Behman, Ponderosa 10 – […]

South 1 Division All League ski team

Girls 1 – Allena Thompson, Oak Ridge 2 – Fiona Zeier, Ponderosa 3 – Amanda Pinski, Ponderosa 4 – Ally Roemer, El Dorado 5 – Marina Neill, Ponderosa 6 – Danica Stevenson, Oak Ridge 7 – Lily Doshier, Oak Ridge 8 – Stephanie Pinski, Ponderosa 9 – Miranda Jachens, Ponderosa 10 – Kat Porter, Ponderosa […]

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