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Wedding: Kristy Wilson and Michael Opresko

Kristy Wilson and Michael Opresko, both of Monument, Colo., were wed on March 28 at Crawford’s Barn in Sacramento. J. T. Grayson performed the ceremony. The reception followed at Crawford’s Barn with music provided by the Amazing Johnny B. The bride was given in marriage by her parents Kevin and Beverly Wilson of Cameron Park. The groom is the son of […]

SS concerts celebrate first year

July is the first anniversary for the second Saturday concert series at the Shingle Springs Community Center. The July 11 show will feature the Road Crew and the return of recording artist Sugar plum.   The Road Crew The Road Crew has been playing Americana music since 2010. The group has played at the Rescue Community […]

Bruins squad capture Silver crown

WOODLAND — The Bruins 16U summer baseball travel team, consisting of mostly Ponderosa High student-athletes posted a 3-1 record at the All-World Tournament held at the Woodland Sports Complex that included winning the Silver Division Championship last weekend. In the first game on Saturday, the Bruins beat D-1 Tigers 8-3, led by top hitters Riley […]

Softball: KG Hitters advance

KG Hitters 14U Orchard travel softball team earned a berth in the Premiere Girls Fastpitch National tournament in Stockton last weekend. The squad played hard in the three-day tournament to came out ahead and earned themselves a berth to the PGF Nationals in Huntington Beach next month. KG played cohesively defensively and offensively to beat […]

Dolphins dominate Arden Manor

SACRAMENTO — For a second consecutive weekend, the Dry Diggins Dolphins swim team crushed its opponent. Making the trek to the Capital City to compete against Arden Manor, the Dolphins won 72 of the 80 races and relays en route to an overall score of 2,011-631. Winners on the girls’ side for the Dolphins were Pearl […]

County strikes gold with 2016 gold panning championships

The United States Gold Panning Association recently announced the 40th annual World Gold Panning Championships will take place in Placerville, Sept. 11-18, 2016. More than 600 international competitors from 30-plus countries will vie for title of World Champion Gold Panner. El Dorado County last hosted the World Gold Panning Championships in 1998, when it was held in Coloma — the 1848 gold […]

Sports Scene: June 29, 2015

El Dorado Hills CSD 916-933-6624 Rockball Basketball Clinic (grades 1-8) This newly offered clinic provides the framework for new and experienced players to learn or build on existing skills and help elevate their game to the next level. Fun drills will teach basics as well as advanced skills sets are taught in small groups to […]

Track champs

The County Sports League 2015 track finals winners of the 4×100 meter race recently show off their medals they won recent. Those winners are, left to right, James McNeice, Austen Olguin, Sawyer Radekin and Jeffery Somera. 

Under the Scoreboard: June 29, 2015

Former Golden Sierra softball standout Samantha Bastien completed her first season for the Texas Wesleyan University softball team in Fort Worth, Texas this past spring. Bastien batted an even .500 batting average. Two of her hits were a double and home run.

Schedule: June 29 – July 5, 2015

Monday, June 29 Baseball Little League All Stars 9/10s @ McFarland Park, Folsom Ponderosa vs. Hangtown-Folsom American winner, 5 p.m. 10/11s @ Mahany Park, Roseville Divide vs. EDH/Folsom American winner, 5 p.m. Juniors @ Mahany Park, Roseville Hangtown/Snowline-Lakeside winner vs. Cosumnes River, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 Baseball Little League All Stars Juniors @ Mahany […]

Fun in the mud at Markham

Edwin Markham School hosted the first Markham Mud Run in April. The parents of Markham students said they were tired of participating in traditional fundraisers such as selling cookie dough, See’s Candy, wrapping paper, etc. and decided that they wanted to do something different. Something the students could get excited about and an event that the […]

Naturals take U18 tourney title

TURLOCK — Behind flawless defense and big bats last weekend, the El Dorado Hills Naturals won the USSSA U18 June Jamboree Baseball Tournament in Turlock. The tournament featured elite 18U teams from San Jose , Roseville/Rocklin and the Central Valley. The Naturals outscored their opponents 22-2 with pitchers R.J. Routon, C.J. Pallari and John Cross […]

Sports Scene: June 25, 2015

El Dorado Hills CSD 916-933-6624 Rockball Basketball Clinic (grades 1-8) This newly offered clinic provides the framework for new and experienced players to learn or build on existing skills and help elevate their game to the next level. Fun drills will teach basics as well as advanced skills sets are taught in small groups to […]

Dolphin swim nets Blue Marlins

EL DORADO — Winning 49 of 84 events last Saturday, nearly all the relays, the host Dry Diggins Dolphins cruised past the Cordova Blue Marlins by an overall score of 1650.5-1237.5 at the Aquatic Center pool. The Dolphin girls out pointed their counterparts 866.5-623.5, winning 19 individual races and nine relays. The boys prevailed 784-614 […]

Roundup: June 25, 2015

Baseball El Dorado High School 6, Fairfield TC 5 — The Cougars made three runs in the third inning and another three in the sixth hold up to take Tuesday’s first game at Laurel Creek Park in Fairfield. The host team jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first inning, forcing El Dorado High […]

Duty: Air Force Airman Garrett D. Huffman

Air Force Airman Garrett D. Huffman 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 dart past Sea Otters

FOLSOM — For the second consecutive weekend, the Sierra Sharks recreational swim team notched another Suburban Swim League victory. In Saturday’s meet against the the Folsom Sea Otters, the Sharks took a bite with a 533-232 win. Sierra won 17 of the 20 relay races that led to a 2-2 mark in the SSL. Top […]


Regarding the story “EDH golf course ballot measure in the works” published Monday, June 22: The El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Board of Directors voted to pursue an advisory vote ballot measure, which would ask residents what their position is regarding the former executive good course and if it should remain as open space/recreation in […]

Schedule: June 22-27, 2015

Monday, June 22 Baseball Father’s Day Summer Slam, Chico ED Post 119 vs. Chico Suns Red, Doryland Field, 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 23 Baseball EDHS @ Fairfield, 4 p.m. (2) Father’s Day Summer Slam, Chico ED Post 119 vs. Westside Braves, Doryland Field, 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 Baseball Father’s Day Summer Slam, Chico ED […]

Under the Scoreboard: June 20, 2015

Jerrod Bravo and Cal State Fullerton’s time at the recent College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. was brief as the Titans dropped their first two games of the double-elimination bracket play. Bravo, a 2011 Ponderosa graduate whose big 2-run single at the Super Regional finals against Louisville helped Fullerton advance, ended […]

Engagement: Natache Christiana Goncalves Menezes and Shane Douglas

Natache Christiana Goncalves Menezes of Guaraja, Brasil and Shane Douglas of Chula Vista announced plans to marry in July. The bride-to-be works in retail and is the daughter of Natahe Congalves of Brasil. The groom-to-be is in the United States Navy. He is the son of Doug and Colleen Douglas of Camino. The wedding ceremony will take place at Lake […]

A swine time at the 2015 El Dorado County Fair

HANDS UP FOR FUN — Brian Prillwitz and his son Jack ride the roller coaster at The El Dorado County Fair, which officially opened today. The Hog Days of Summer fair runs through Sunday, June 21, and includes everything from fast rides to a livestock auction to a giant gator and plenty of delicious treats.

Bruins hire new baseball coach

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ben Peterson was named the new Ponderosa High baseball head coach. In addition to his diamond duties, Peterson will also be teaching mathematics on campus. He takes over the baseball program for Robert Taylor, who coached the Bruins’ team for the last two seasons. Peterson’s coaching experience includes assisting with recruiting for William […]

On tap

Today  Mutton Bustin El Dorado County Fair Grandstands, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20 Baseball South Lake Tahoe @ EDHS, noon, (2) Father’s Day Summer Slam ED Post 119 vs. Grass Valley Miners, Chico High, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 21 Baseball Father’s Day Summer Slam ED Post 119 vs. Reno Rebels, Chico High, 4:30 p.m. Wheelbarrow […]

Roundup: June 18, 2015

Baseball Tournament of Champions Juniors El Dorado Hills 6, Woodcreek 10 Ponderosa 17, Cosumnes River 23 Majors El Dorado Hills ‘A’ 3, Folsom National ‘B’ 6 Ponderosa ‘B’ 1, Folsom National ‘A’ 6  

Sharks fall to Park Terrace

CAMERON PARK — After winning its first dual meet two weeks ago, the Sierra Sharks couldn’t stay the course in last Saturday’s home meet against Park Terrace — falling to the Penguins 484.5-304.5 at the Cameron Park Community Center Pool. The Sharks, 1-2 in dual meets this season, had many high-point winners. Avery Pellicano (7-8) set […]

Mallory Velte wins Body Bar title

Former two-time California State Wrestling Champion Mallory Velte qualified last month for the UWW Junior World Championships after taking the gold medal at the Body Bar UWW Junior Nationals in Irving, Texas. Pitted in a best-of-three, winner-takes-the-title showdown with McKendree University’s Alexis Porter, the defending champion and 2014 Junior World Team member, the two took […]

Tahoe City Wine Walk celebrates lakeside sipping

Tahoe City Wine Walk celebrates its 10th anniversary with a line-up of more than 30 wineries and 20 restaurants, numerous merchant discounts, live entertainment and a pre-event online Wine Walk Lodging Giveaway Contest. The event features both big name wines and a growing list of boutique varietals. New for 2015 are several award-winning wineries such […]

Duty: SPC Kayla Boardway

Sixty-one push-ups in 2 minutes, 84 sit ups in 2 minutes and a 14.40 2 mile run. These scores earned SPC Kayla Boardway a total of 328 points on the extended scale of her Basic Combat Training Army Physical Fitness Test, the highest score in her company, Company C, a group of approximately 140 men […]

Entertaining time at the fair

There will be four stages featuring live music during the El Dorado County Fair, June 18 through Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The theme this year is Hog Days of Summer. Visitors can find music playing throughout the day and all through the night on the Budweiser Stage, Wells […]

Red Shoe Rescue opens in Cameron Park

Red Shoe Rescue, a cell phone repair business, is opening a store at 3075 Alhambra Drive, Suite 105, in Cameron Park, on Wednesday, June 17. There will be free hot dogs, chips and soda from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Red Shoe Rescue has been doing repairs in Cameron Park for two years meeting customers at their homes, […]

Markham student this year’s hunting contest winner.

Paris Hokanson, a student at Markham, won the annual hunting contest that each year rewards one student for academic achievement. Hokanson is the youngest winner ever of the contest and its sixth girl in the seven years its been held. The prize is a four-night, three-day stay at the R & R Pheasant Hunting resort […]

Dolphins take it to Tiger Sharks

EL DORADO — The Dry Diggins Dolphins picked up their second straight win of the summer, defeating the Orangevale Tiger Sharks 1720.5-1229.50 last Saturday at the Aquatic Center on the Union Mine High campus. Both boys and girls Dolphin team prevailed: the girls winning 874.5-628.5 while the boys were victorious 846-601. Of the 62 individual […]

D’back sports packet reminder

EL DORADO — If you are interested in playing sports this coming fall at Union Mine High School, you will need to turn in a completed Athletic Packet before you can attend tryouts for fall sports on the first day of school, Monday, Aug.10. Tryouts for football, cross-country, boys soccer, girls golf and girls volleyball […]

Wining for gold at the fair

Three El Dorado County wineries earned top honors at the 27th annual El Dorado County Fair Open Wine Competition. Windwalker Vineyard’s 2012 Barbera — Dick Cooper Ranch won the Best El Dorado County Winemaker and Best of Show awards. Illuminare Estate garnered the Frank Herbert Memorial Award sponsored by the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers for the […]

Roundup: June 16, 2015

Baseball El Dorado Post 119 3, Auburn 7 — Host Post 84’s 6-run second inning held up to win last Sunday’s first game of a doubleheader. For Post 119, Eric Rodenberg had two hits including a double; James Schurtz tripled; and Alex Vargas hit a double. El Dorado Post 119 4, Auburn 13 — Post […]

Roundup: June 14, 2015

Baseball El Dorado High School 11, Kennedy 0 — Hunter Susmill and Daniel Riedling combined for the three-hit shutout as the Cougars won Saturday’s first game of a doubleheader in South Sacramento. Susmill went the first five innings, yielding two hits while striking out four. Riedling pitched the last two and fanned two. The Cougars […]

Under the Scoreboard: June 14, 2015

Three former area softball players completed their college softball seasons. Union Mine alumni Sarah Phillis enjoyed her second year at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colo., shining on defense with a .960 fielding percentage. She also batted .270, scored 31 times and drove in 24 runs. The Mavericks finished the season at 33-23, 28-11 […]

Schedule: June 15-20, 2015

Monday, June 15 Baseball ED Post 119 @ EDHS, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 Baseball Bear River @ EDHS, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20 Baseball South Lake Tahoe @ EDHS, noon, (2) Chico Legion Tourney ED Post 119 vs Grass Valley, 4:30 p.m. Rec Swimming Cordova @ Dolphins Loomis Basin @ Taz Sharks @ Folsom […]

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 […]

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