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Roundup: Dec. 1, 2015

Boys basketball Sac-Joaquin Section Foundation Games El Dorado 69, Florin 57 Oak Ridge 52, Christian Brothers 58 Girls basketball Foundation Games El Dorado 45, Argonaut 23 Bowling Knotty Pine Lanes, Pollock Pines Mountain Women Bowling League Week 10 Team Standings 1. Bowlin Baggs 26-14 2. Hillbilliettes 25-15 3. Sometimers 23-17 4. Pin Pals 23-17 5. […]

El Dorado boys take 18th

FRESNO — Saturday’s CIF State Championships at Woodward Park closed the season for section qualifiers who took their season to the very end. Locally, the area saw one team and five individuals compete. Racing against the best-of-the-best, the El Dorado boys, led by Dalton Douglas Hilley, finished 18th in Division III. Oak Ridge sent two […]

Students present an evening of dance

What: 16 annual Winter Dance Concert Who: Union Mine High School Dance Department Where: Theatre at the Mine, 6530 Koki Lane, El Dorado When: Dec. 3, 4 and 5, 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 for adults, $6 for students, $5 for children under 7 or who can present an ASB card Information: (530) 621-4003 ext. 4328   Dance will […]

News Bites 12/2

Road workshop set El Dorado County officials will hold a workshop to discuss the major update to the West Slope Transportation Capital Improvement Program and Traffic Impact Mitigation Fee Program on Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the El Dorado County Planning Commission hearing room, 2850 Fairlane Court in Placerville. The workshop will provide an opportunity for the public to comment […]

Roundup: Nov. 29, 2015

Bowling Knotty Pines Lanes, Pollock Pines Mountain Women Bowling League Week 9 Team Standings 1. Pin Pals 23-13 2. Sometimers 22-14 3. Bowlin Baggs 22-14 4. Hillbilliettes 22-14 5. Knotty Girls 19-17 6. Alley Oops! 15-21 7. Fun Gals 15-21 High games: 216 — Jeanne Valentine; 187 — Jeanene Santerelli; 181 — Terese Clusiau. Brunch […]

Schedule: Nov. 30-Dec. 5, 2015

Monday, Nov. 30 Boys basketball Foundation Games Vista del Lago @ PHS, 8 p.m. Foresthill @ GS, 8 p.m. OR @ Christian Bros., 7:30 p.m. ED @ Florin, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Foundation Games Vista del Lago @ PHS, 6 p.m. Foresthill @ GS, 6 p.m. OR @ Christian Bros., 6 p.m. ED @ Argonaut, […]

Trojans sign LOIs

EL DORADO HILLS — Ten Oak Ridge athletes signed Letter of Intent forms at a recent on-campus signing ceremony to play collegate sports next year. Committing were: Patty Gill, Equestrian, Texas Christian University; Shelby Johnson, Rowing, University of Oklahoma; Delani Carlson, Lacrosse, Montevallo; Megan Priest, Volleyball, University of San Diego; Reagan Jacobs, Softball, University of […]

Fall 2015 All League

Sierra Foothill League Soccer Most Valuable Player Nico Carpignano, Oak Ridge Clayton Smith, Oak Ridge Julian Garcia, Oak Ridge Alec Hester, Oak Ridge Capital Valley Conference Soccer Christopher Rudfelt, Ponderosa Ian Pierce, Ponderosa Andoni Oaks, Ponderosa Ricardo Miranda, Ponderosa Volleyball Alex Boyle, Ponderosa Savanah Schroeder, Ponderosa Golf Jasmine Monas, Ponderosa Cora Nuttall, Ponderosa Football Clayton […]

Playing and winning for Nick Brown

High school and travel ball teammates of Nick Brown went to Reno, Nev. last weekend for a Thanksgiving baseball tournament, playing on behalf of Brown who is recovering from a severe brain injury he suffered playing football for Union Mine this fall. Named PFNB (Play For Nick Brown), the 11 players had the name ‘Brown’ […]

XC times

*El Dorado boys — Division III Personal records this season listed next to names Dalton Douglas-Hiley — 16 minutes, 21 seconds Jordan Reams — 16:12 Grayson Egbert — 16:50 Diego Bartolome — 17:17 Robert McGowan — 17:43 Ben Hicks — 18:01 Charlie Plamondon — 18:18 Oak Ridge girls — Division I Maddy Denner — 19:42 […]

News Bites 11/25

Hunter education clinics scheduled The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has released its schedule of Advanced Hunter Education classes for 2016. Several new offerings have been added, including hunter marksmanship, hunt planning and basic game processing. Other popular clinics are still on the roster, including wilderness first aid, wild pig hunting, deer hunting, turkey […]

Lady Bruins moving forward

Nine Ponderosa High senior female student-athletes signed their National Letter of Intent to compete in collegiate athletics next school year. Those young women are Kersten Cohen, soccer, William Jessup University; Alex Boyle, volleyball, Chico State; Jacqueline Nisson, swimming, San Jose State; Saraya Smith, basketball, Fresno State; Annie Weiss, softball, Chico State; Danielle Craft, basketball, Weber […]

County residents earn state berths

El Dorado County resident Brett Lombardi, a junior at Capital Christian High of Sacramento, won the Sac-Joaquin Section boys varsity Division V title with a first-place time of 17 minutes, 6 seconds at Willow Hills on the Folsom High campus earlier this month. Lombardi and the Cougars captured the D-V banner, which is the school’s […]

Duty: U.S. Air Force Airman Christopher L. Dias

U.S. Air Force Airman Christopher L. Dias 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 […]

Sports Scene

Youth wrestling The El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club is accepting new membership applications. Middle school and elementary school ages. All experience levels welcome. The location is 1230 Glenhaven Court, #300, El Dorado Hills, Business Park 3. Practices are Monday-Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for beginner and intermediate grapplers and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for experienced wrestlers. For […]

Do you want to go skiing on Thanksgiving?

DONNER SUMMIT — Sugar Bowl Resort opened Saturday with top-to-bottom skiing and riding on 1,500 vertical feet of terrain. The resort will be closed Monday through Wednesday but re-opens again for the Thanksgiving weekend Thursday through Sunday. Recent cold storms have dropped more than three feet of snow on Sugar Bowl, which has been supplemented by […]

Sports Scene: Nov. 23, 2015

Youth basketball league Come join the Cameron Park Community Services District for another great 2015 winter youth basketball season. This league will help develop and allow players to play basketball in an organized, fun, and safe atmosphere. Players in each division will learn, develop and improve basic and team oriented skills necessary to be successful […]

Schedule: Nov. 23-28, 2015

Thursday, Nov. 26 Happy Thanksgiving! Friday, Nov. 27 Football Section playoffs D-I: OR @ Elk Grove, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 Cross country OR, ED, GS @ State Championships, Woodward Park, Fresno 8 a.m.

Murphy leaving the Gazette

Georgetown Gazette managing editor Rebecca Murphy has announced her decision to step down effective Dec. 31. Murphy has served as the Gazette’s editor since May 2008. “I have truly enjoyed my time as editor of this community newspaper,” said Murphy. “I have other things I want to do and now is the time to do […]

Roundup: Nov. 19, 2015

Bowling Knotty Pines Lanes, Pollock Pines  Mountain Women Bowling League Week 8 Team Standings  1. Knotty Girls 19-13 2. Pin Pals 19-13 3. Sometimers 18-14 4. Bowlin Baggs 18-14 5. Hillbilliettes 18-14 6. Alley Oops! 15-17 7. Fun Gals 15-17 High games: 194 — Bonnie Flint; 191 — Cheryl Haas; 180 — Paula Tillotson. Brunch […]

State meet results

PEBBLE BEACH — Some eagles and birdies are helpful to place near the top echelon of golfers competing at the CIF High School Girls State Championships, even par will do. Short of that and the chances to place high diminish — as was the case for Oak Ridge’s Lexi Perry and Courtney Clark after 18 […]

Placerville artists announce winners

The Placerville Arts Association’s Fall Member Show is a spectacular collection of art hanging at the El Dorado County Government Center, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville, through Friday, Nov. 20 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Visitors can enjoy works in watercolor, oil, pastel, charcoal, acrylic, pencil, photography, digital art and mixed media in categories of seascape, landscape, […]

News Bites Nov. 18

Initiative redirects high speed rail funding to water storage SACRAMENTO — Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner, in partnership with California State Sen. Bob Huff (R-San Dimas), recently announced they have filed an initiative aimed at allowing voters to redirect unspent high speed rail (Prop 1A, 2008) and above ground water storage (Prop 1, 2014) funds […]

Amador winery raises money for firefighters

For the third year in a row the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has partnered with Distant Cellars in Fiddletown in Amador County to offer a special limited wine release to raise money and awareness for an important cause. The mission of the NFFF is to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes, provide resources to […]

Roundup: Grizzlies, Bruins bounced from postseason

Volleyball Section playoffs Golden Sierra def. by Le Grand 3-2 Ponderosa def. by Rocklin 3-0 DSC_5779 ec w Morgan Schaefer gets the volleyball across the net. Democrat photo by Jackie Penn DSC_5774 ec w Captain, Elise Wilson earns a point from mid court. Democrat photo by Jackie Penn DSC_5767 ec w Left to right: Autumn […]

Schedule: Nov. 16-21, 2015

Monday, Nov. 16 Golf CIF State Finals OR’s Lexi Perry, Courtney Clark @ Poppy Hills GC Tuesday, Nov. 17 Volleyball Section playoffs D-I: Pitman @ OR, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 Football Section playoffs D-I: Cosumnes Oaks @ OR, 7 p.m. Tennis NorCal Tournament OR @ Broadstone RC, tba Saturday, Nov. 21 Tennis NorCal Tournament […]

Scoreboard: Nov. 11, 2015

Volleyball Section playoffs No. 9 Ponderosa def. No. 8 Benicia 20-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-22 No. 12 Golden Sierra def. No. 5 Ripon Christian 25-17, 25-17, 25-16 No. 10 Union Mine def. by No. 7 Calaveras 21-25, 20-25, 15-25 — The D’backs finish the season with a 15-13 record.

Roundup: Nov. 12, 2015

Cold Springs Ladies Golf Pro putts & putts Nov. 10 Ace of the month: Gloria Gaetano, net 69 1st flight low gross: Heidi Caldwell, 84 Low net: Linda Keller, 72; Ellen Page, 73 2nd flight low gross: Gloria Gaetano, 94 Low net: Karen McCaughern, 72; Adrienne Ligon, 75

Good music at SS concert

The Saturday, Nov. 14 monthly concert at the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road in Shingle Springs has a great double bill. Opening the show will be the duo Carson and Mike with dance band the Speedsters taking the headliner seat. The Speedsters were formed to provide some entertainment to the Sacramento Valley […]

Wedding: Heather Stone and Erik Dorthé

Heather Stone of Placerville and Erik Dorthé of Burlingham, N.Y. were married on Nov. 1 in San Diego. The bride is the daughter of Chris and Suzanne Stone of Placerville. The groom is the son of Ada Pardini and Steve Brewer. Sister-of-the-bride Caitlyn Stone of Los Angeles served as maid of honor. Following a honeymoon to Italy and Germany, […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Daniel S. Tucker

Air Force Airman Daniel S. Tucker 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 […]

Sports Scene: Nov. 10, 2015

Toy Run The 3rd annual Foster Family Toy Run is Sunday Nov. 15 beginning at Sierra Child & Family Services, 4250 Fowler Lane, Diamond Springs. Registration 8-10 a.m., kick stands up at 10:15. $15 donation plus toy/$25 without toy/$10 for passenger. Run ends and party begins at The Rescue Community Center, 4180 Green Vaalley Road, […]

Almeida makes history

ROSEVILLE — Oak Ridge’s Madeline Almeida won the Individual Sac-Joaquin Section Singles tennis title last Friday at Johnson Ranch in Roseville. Second last year at the same tournament, Almeida avenged against Franklin’s Jacqui Tan, the defending section champ, with a three-set 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory. “We typically go back-and-forth,” Almeida said of her playing history […]

XC results

Division I girls Oak Ridge results 17-Haley Dean, 20:05; 19-Maddy Denner, 20:06; 21-Arial Hendrickson, 20:21; 26-Mikhayla Polivka, 20:31; 35-Gloria Dabiri, 21:10; 47-Sarah Dolley, 21:28; 63-Peyton Wright, 22:06. D-I boys Oak Ridge results 80-Nolan Vanhonsebrouck, 18:43; 88-Kyle Kauffman, 18:57; 106-Blake Fabian, 19:24. D-II boys Ponderosa results 25-Shane Marshall, 17:01; 66-Nathan Kohl, 17:48; 79-Adam Schumann, 18:04; 93-Carson […]

Top finishes for harriers

ANGELS CAMP — Most of the county varsity cross-country teams raced to top finishes at last Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin Subsection Meet at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds. Leading the way were the El Dorado High boys in second place with 66 points in Division III. The Cougars were paced by Dalton Douglas-Hiley, fifth place, and Charlie Plamondon, Diego Bartolome […]

News Bites Nov. 11

Counselors needed Volunteers are needed for Senior Peer Counseling of El Dorado County. Applicants must be 55 or older. Training begins in March 2016. For more information call (530) 621-6304 or e-mail [email protected] Help for veterans There are many state and federal benefits and programs available to veterans and their dependents. To find out if you are eligible […]

Mountain Democrat debuts Stars and Stripes

The newspaper that has given American service members around the world the news and information they needed since World War II has arrived in El Dorado County. Beginning on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Stars and Stripes will be published through the Mountain Democrat. The publication will then be included with the newspaper every other Monday, starting Nov. 23. “Readers will be getting […]

Tennis: Almeida section champ

ROSEVILLE — Oak Ridge’s Madeline Almeida won the Individual Sac-Joaquin Section tennis title Friday at Johnson Ranch after a three-set win over the No. 1 seed from Franklin High. Extended coverage will be in Wednesday’s Democrat.

Cross-country: Cougar boys 2nd at Subs

ANGELS CAMP — The El Dorado High varsity boys cross-country team took second at last Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Subsection race in Calaveras County. Complete coverage of all five county schools will be in Wednesday’s Mountain Democrat.

Roundup: Nov. 8, 2015

Soccer Ponderosa 1, Pitman 3 — The No. 5 Bruins saw their season come to a close with Thursday’s Division II playoff loss at No. 4 Pitman. Ponderosa finishes with an overall record of 12-6-4. The Bruins went 9-4-1 in the Capital Valley Conference to take second place.

Schedule: Nov. 9-14, 2015

Monday, Nov. 9 Golf OR @ Nor Cal, Crazy Horse Ranch, Salinas Tennis Section playoffs D-I: Tracy vs. OR, Broadstone RC, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 Tennis Section playoffs D-I: Semifinals, tbd Volleyball Section playoffs First round D-I: Armijo @ OR, 7 p.m. D-II: PHS @ Benicia, 7 p.m. D-III: Central Valley @ ED, 7 pm. […]

WJU unveils new Veterans Resource Center

The William Jessup University Public Policy and Business Departments, in cooperation with the California State University, Sacramento Air Force ROTC; and the William Jessup University Veterans Club, will host the university’s seventh annual Veterans Day Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The annual event honors veterans from WJU and veterans from the surrounding community and begins at 7:15 […]

El Dorado County consolidated semi-official election results

Tahoe Paradise Resort Improvement Director (full term) Judy Clot — 219 votes Diane Verwoest — 175 votes B. Jordan-Griffith — 49 votes Victor Babbit — 298 votes Tahoe Paradise Resort Improvement Director (unexpired short term) Joseph Cardinale — 240 votes Peter J. Nelligan — 266 votes Franklin C. Jones — 152 votes Jan B. Roman-Gonzales […]

Almeida takes SFL Singles title

FOLSOM — Positioned after its league championship-clinching victory but before its team playoff opener Wednesday, Oak Ridge partook in last week’s Sierra Foothill League Singles/Doubles Tournament at Folsom High where Madeline Almeida defended her title as Singles champ. In doing so, Almeida won a trio of matches. After a first-round bye, the Trojan junior defeated […]

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