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Harvest Run this Sunday

CAMINO — What began as an earnest attempt by the Apple Hill Growers Association to convince visitors that the season didn’t close at the end of October has evolved into one of the most popular family races in Northern California. The growers organized every aspect of the race at first, but after over a decade […]

Roundup: Oct. 27, 2012

Soccer Ponderosa 3, Sheldon 0 — Bruins goals: Trevor Swartz, 3. Assists: Josh Holbrook, 2; Matt Culver. Senior Day for Jarrad Saint, Eric Ray, Nathaniel Israel, Spencer DeVetter, Culver, Joe Cornelius, Josh Arevalo and Keenan Akers. Union Mine 1, Vista 6 — Senior Day for Sean Fitch, AJ Hillenbrand, Daniel Saich, Emerson Herrmann, Luis Viayra and Tomas […]

Schedule: Oct. 29 – Nov. 3, 2012

Monday, Oct. 29 Golf Masters Tourney, The Reserve, Stockton Volleyball OR @ St Francis, 5:30 *Sheldon @ PHS, 5:30 GS @ Rio Vista, 5:30 Tuesday, Oct. 30 Soccer SJS Playoffs Whitney @ Ponderosa, 5 p.m. Tennis SJS Playoffs Downey/Lincoln-Stockton winner @ OR, Broadstone, 2 p.m. Volleyball *UM @ ED, 6 p.m. Water polo D-II SJS […]

Trylovich crowned Super Singles champ

SACRAMENTO — Oak Ridge’s No. 1 singles player Tori Trylovich defeated St. Francis’ Jessica Jossiah 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 Tuesday at the Natomas Racquet Club to win the Delta River League’s Super Singles title. The victory returns Trylovich to the Individual section tournament next week. Look for more results from the Delta River League championships, including […]

Roundup: Oct. 25, 2012

Volleyball Ponderosa def. Folsom 14-25, 25-20, 25-13, 26-24 — PHS kills: Alex Rader, 18; Lendsey Bowles, 15; Morgan Jones, 5. Assists: Nicole Banke, 21; Kylie Christensen, 19. Aces: Morgan O’Neill, 7; Christensen, 4; Bowles, 3; Rader, 3. Blocks: Lauren Williams, 2; Sarah Walker, 2; Digs: O’Neill, 22; Rader, 13; Christensen, 10; Bowles, 9; Banke, 6. […]

Roundup: Oct. 23, 2012

Knotty Pine Lanes — Pollock Pines, CA Mountain Women Bowling League — Week 6 Team Standings 1. KNOTTY GIRLS 18-6 2. SOMETIMERS 17-7 3. FUN GALS 15-9 4. ALLEY OOPS! 14-10 5. MS. FITS 9-15 6. HILLBILLIETTES 9-15 7. PIN PALS 8-16 8. BOWLIN BAGGS 6 18 High games 206 – Jeanne Valentine 201 – […]

Sports scene: Oct. 23, 2012

Hunting contest A contest is underway for El Dorado County students aged 12-16 for a 4-night, 3-day pheasant hunt with parent/guardian at R&R Pheasant Hunting Resort ( in Seneca South Dakota, which is one of only a few Cabela’s certified hunting destinations. This is the fourth year that the contest has taken place. The program […]

Oak Ridge gets top seeding

Rainout leads to coin toss Monday’s highly anticipated one-match play-off between Oak Ridge and St. Francis at the Broadstone Racquet Club was canceled due to the rain. Tied in the Delta River League standings and each an owner of a 6-3 win over the other, Monday’s match was to determine seeding for the upcoming section […]

Weather belts section golfers

Han advances to Masters EL DORADO HILLS — Though rain, wind and more rain put a damper on Monday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I North Girls Golf Tournament at Serrano Country Club, it didn’t deny Oak Ridge High’s Beomyun Han. Han, one of three Trojans in the individual field, carded a 90 under tough conditions […]

Roundup: Oct. 21, 2012

Volleyball Ponderosa def. Folsom 15-25, 25-20, 25-18, 9-25, 17-15 — PHS kills: Lindsey Bowles, 18; Megan Jones, 13; Lauren Williams, 8. Assists: Kylie Christensen, 20; Nicole Banke, 15. Aces: Banke, 3; Bowles, 3; Morgan O’Neill, 2. Blocks: Sarah Walker, 2; Williams, 2. Digs: O’Neill, 25; Christensen, 15; Bowles, 12; Banke, 9. Serve receive: O’Neill, 43; Jones, […]

Oak Ridge girls win 1st D-1 title

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Both Oak Ridge and Ponderosa closed out the regular season with Thursday’s intra-county match at the Millennium SportsClub. The Lady Trojans, who finished tied with St. Francis atop the Delta River League standings, defeated the Bruins 7-2. Troy’s victory was their first Division I championship and meant the team hosts the Troubadours […]

Schedule: Oct. 22-27, 2012

Monday, Oct. 22 Golf OR. PHS @ Sections, Serrano CC, 8 a.m. UM, ED @ Sections, Elkhorn GC Tennis St. Francis @ OR, Broadstone, 3:45 Volleyball OR @ PHS, “Dig Pink,” 5:30 GS @ Rosemont, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 Soccer ED @ UM, 6:30 *Pleasant Grove @ OR, 3:30 GS @ Rio Vista, 3:30 […]

Liberty Ranch flys by Cougars

GALT — Quarterback Nick Bonniksen passed for 173 yards and wide receiver Zachary Culp had nine receptions for 96 yards but it wasn’t enough for El Dorado which lost to Liberty Ranch 63-7 Saturday night at Erv Hatzenbuhler Field. The Cougars’ lone touchdown came in the second quarter when Derek Delfino hauled in a 4-yard pass from Bonniksen. Overall, mistakes […]

Straight talk about crooked teeth

How to reduce your risk of periodontal disease WHY ARE CROOKED TEETH A PROBLEM? Teeth that are not aligned properly in your mouth create what dentists call malocclusion. Left untreated, malocclusion can lead to periodontal disease and create abnormal amounts of stress on teeth and jaws, which leads to premature wear. WHAT TYPE OF MALOCCLUSION […]

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Senior nutrition home delivered meals

Do you have concerns about a loved one? Wondering if they are eating right or getting the nutrition they need? The Senior Nutrition Program can help. Home made, nutritionally balanced meals can be delivered daily on week days, Monday through Friday with frozen meals available for weekends. Ensure that your loved one (or yourself gets […]

AquaSol names award winners

EL DORADO — AquaSol celebrated its 2011-2012 season with five awards covering 10 swimmers. Kaela Marcus was awarded the coveted Terry Jones Award, given to those that have most fervently adhered to the training program, committed themselves as student -athletes and best represented what  Terry instilled in his swimmers. From 2001 to 2007, Jones coached […]

Roundup: Oct. 18, 2012

Tennis Oak Ridge 7, Sheldon 2 Singles (OR first): Rachael Librach def. Nguyen 6-1, 6-2; Hannah Crookham def. Tan 6-2, 6-3; Miranda Miller def. Ho 6-0, 6-0; Gabby Zeagler def. Vo 6-0, 6-2; Megan McMillen def. by Sedgwick, 2-6, 1-6; Lauren Ropollo def. Liang, 6-3, 6-0. Doubles (OR first): Sydney Newman-Jessica Williams def. by Ngo-Curranag […]

Sports scene: Oct 16, 2012

Hunting contest A contest is underway for El Dorado County students aged 12-16 for a 4-night, 3-day pheasant hunt with parent/guardian at R&R Pheasant Hunting Resort ( in Seneca South Dakota, which is one of only a few Cabela’s certified hunting destinations. This is the fourth year that the contest has taken place. The program […]

Trojans take 3rd, Bruins come in 4th

CAMERON PARK — The Delta River League closed out its regular season girls golf schedule with Monday’s golf tournament at the Cameron Park Country Club. The order of finish duplicated the final league standings. St. Francis and Pleasant Grover ended up 1-2; Oak Ridge took third; Ponderosa, fourth; and Folsom and Sheldon 5-6. Monday, the […]

Roundup: Oct. 15, 2012

Golf Union Mine 266, Cosumnes Oaks 322 — Cameron Park CC, par 37. UM scores: Medalist Megan Sturgeon, 50; Kinsey Del Rio, 52; Trisha Tolbert, 53; Marilyn Dunne, 53; Maleah Denault, 58; Sarah Bence, 65. Soccer Golden Sierra 3, Faith Christian 1 — In Monday’s nonleague game in Garden Valley, Matt Smith scored two of […]

Time for annual Grizzly Run

The 33rd annual Grizzly 5K and 10K Runs will take place Sunday, Oct. 21 at Golden Sierra High School. The Georgetown Running Club is sponsoring the event. The races, a combination of run and walk, are scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is $20 for the race and T-shirt. Students in grades kindergarten through high […]

Schedule: Oct. 15-20, 2012

Monday, Oct. 15 Golf OR, PHS @ DRL Tourney, Cameron Park CC, noon UM, ED @ SVC Tourney Soccer Faith Christian @ GS, 3:30 Vista del Lago @ ED, 6:30 Volleyball Folsom @ OR, 5:30 GS @ Bradshaw Christian, 5:30 St. Francis @ PHS, 5:30 UM @ Cosumnes Oaks, 6 p.m. Water polo OR girls […]

Roundup: Oct. 12, 2012

Tennis Oak Ridge 8, Folsom 1 Singles (OR first): Tori Trylovich def. Hayes 6-0, 6-0; Rachael Librach def. Crippen, 6-3, 6-1; Teja Chalmcherla def. Arcelli 6-0, 6-0; Hannah Crookham def. Wu 6-0, 6-1; Miranda Miller def. Tangella 6-0, 6-4; Gabby Zeagler def. Chow, 6-1, 6-1. Doubles (OR first): Lauren Roppolo-Heather Dunham def. Prazid-Montecillo 6-1, 7-5; […]

Sports scene: Oct. 11, 2012

Self defense This class sponsored by Placerville Recreation for ages 18 and up is great for anyone who wants to work on hand/foot and eye coordination. Students work on strikes, kicks, blocks, focus and self-discipline. Fee of $119 includes a free uniform. The next classes at Foothill Taekwondo in Placerville, 1319 Broadway, will run on […]

Local swimmers show well at Jr. Olympics

Two dozen members of the Aquasol Swim team participated in Sierra Nevada Long Course Junior Olympics at the Summer Sanders Pool in Roseville recently. Kaela Marcus, 15, swam to 12 personal best times and qualified for International Grand Prix competition in so doing. Marcus won both the 100 and 200 breaststroke races by huge margins, clocking 1:16.45 […]

Engagement Lindsey Barrington-Brandon Bryne

Lindsey Barrington and Brandon Bryne, both of Carmichael, have announced their engagement. The bride is the daughter of Becky Barrington of Placerville. She is an Oak Ridge High School graduate She works at Morgan Taylor Salon in El Dorado Hills. The groom is the son of Kevin and Linda Bryne of Turlock. He is a […]

Roundup: Oct. 10, 2012

Tennis Ponderosa 5, Sheldon 4 Singles (PHS first): Ashley Tank def. Nugyen 7-6, 6-4; Susan Parkyn def. Tan 7-6, 6-1; Tiffany Prather def Ho 6-4, 6-4; Marissa Peterson def. Vo 6-2, 6-0; Kaitlyn Friesen def. by Sedgwick 6-3, 5-7, default; Paige Bergin def. by Wang 4-6, 2-6. Doubles (PHS first): Daphne Green-Katie Wright def. by […]

Sports scene: Oct. 9, 2012

Softball Tournament The El Dorado High softball team is hosting an Adult C0-Ed Softball Tournament at Lyons Park on Saturday, Oct. 27 as a fundraiser to support high school athletes. The format is two pitch, 50-minute games with a 3-game guarantee. Games begin at 8 a.m. Division champions receive T-shirts up to 13 players. Entry fee is […]

Roundup: Oct. 9, 2012

Volleyball Oak Ridge def. Pleasant Grove 25-23, 22-25, 25-19, 25-22. OR kills: Emily DeMure, 16; Mysha Davies, 12; Hayley Corell, 9; Marissa McConnell, 7. Assists: Tara McDermott, 51; Digs: Maddie Chambliss, 32; Davies, 16; Amelia Crye, 8; Rachael McVicar, 8; McDermott, 7. Serve receive: Chambliss, 32; Davies, 19; Nicole Tsivikas, 10; Crye, 10; McVicar, 8. […]

Roundup: Oct. 7, 2012

Tennis Oak Ridge 7, Sheldon 2 Singles (OR first): Rachael Librach def. Kilgrow, 6-7, 6-1, 6-4; Teja Chalamcherla def. Scheer, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0; Hannah Crookham def. by Sterk, 3-6, 7-6, 3-6; Miranda Miller def. Goetz, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2; Gabby Zeagler def. by Candelaria, 0-6, 4-6; Megan McMillen def. Wagner, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Doubles (OR first): […]

D’backs grounded by Hawks

GALT — At one point in the second quarter of Friday’s Sierra Valley Conference game at Erv Hatzenbuhler Field, the Union Mine football team was on Liberty Ranch’s toes. Diamondback quarterback Scott McIntyre scored on a 6-yard run with 6:39 left in the quarter to cut the Hawks’ lead to 28-6. But the night belonged to Liberty […]

Schedule: Oct. 8-13, 2012

Monday, Oct. 8 Soccer Victory Christian @ GS, 3:30 Volleyball OR @ Pleasant Grove, 5:30 GS @ Highlands, 5:30 Water polo McClatchy @ OR, EDH CSD, 5, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 Golf UM @ Vista del Lago, Empire Ranch, 3:30 ED @ River City, 3:30 PHS @ Mira Loma, 3 p.m. Soccer Jesuit @ […]

Roundup: Oct. 3, 2012

Volleyball Union Mine def. Galt 25-13, 25-14, 25-20 El Dorado def. Liberty Ranch 25-5, 25-14, 25-6 Golden Sierra def. Rio Vista 25-12, 25-5, 25-13  Soccer Golsen Sierra 2, Highlands 6 — The Grizzlies were outscored 5-1 in the second half of Tuesday’s Sierra Delta League road match. Matt Smith and Kell Bowman scored for Golden […]

Downing, USA win Marble Cup

For a fourth consecutive year, Shingle Springs resident Martha Downing competed for the USA when she played at last month’s 32nd annual International Tennis Federation Super Senior International Team Competition in Umag and Novigrad, Croatia. A former four-time USTA Nor Cal Senior Player of the Year, Downing, 63, played doubles and was teamed with Toni […]

Trojan harriers fare well at Stanford Invite

PALO ALTO — It was a good day of racing for the Oak Ridge cross country teams at the 39th Annual Stanford Cross Country Invitational against teams from California and out of state. The varsity girls’ team placed third out of 27 teams in the Division 1 race. Captain Rachel Peterson led Oak Ridge with […]

Roundup: Oct. 1, 2012

Tennis Oak Ridge 7, Sheldon 2 Singles (OR first): Rachael Librach def Nguyen, 6-1, 6-3; Teja Chalamcherla def. Tan, 6-0, 6-0; Hannah Crookham def. Ho, 6-1, 6-4; Gabby Zeagler def. Vo, 6-0, 6-1; Megan McMillen def. Sedgwick, 6-3, 6-4; Haesoo Kim def. by Liang, 0-6, 2-6. Doubles (OR first): Ashley Gonzales-Jessica Williams def. Ngo-Currameng, 1-6, […]

Prospector Fury wins Soccerfest

EL DORADO HILLS — The U14 girls Prospector Fury is rapidly carrying the torch of a winning tradition established by previous prospector Fury teams, evidenced by the fact that this year’s Fury team hasn’t finished lower than fourth in any tournament — capped off by winning the recent El Dorado Hills Soccerfest Championship. The Fury’s […]

Roundup: Sept. 29, 2012

Volleyball El Dorado def. Cosumnes Oaks 25-19, 25-11, 25-16 Ponderosa def. by Christian Brothers 13-25, 12-25, 12-25. Kills: Alex Rader, 8. Assists: Kyle Christensen, 6; Nicole Banke, 6. Digs: Rader, 9; Morgan O’Neill, 7; Christensen, 7; Lindsey Bowles, 5. Serve receive: Rader, 24; O’Neill, 14; Bowles, 10. Water polo El Dorado boys def.Florin 16-1 El […]

Grizzlies force the action in 35-12 victory

VACAVILLE — Behind an aggressive defense that produced four turnovers and a run-oriented offense that found the end zone four times, Golden Sierra picked up its second win with Friday’s 35-12 Sierra Delta League victory over host Vacaville Christian. The Grizzlies had three interceptions — one that Brian Cann returned for a touchdown — and […]

Schedule: Oct 1-6, 2012

Monday, Oct. 1 Volleyball Pleasant Grove @ PHS, 5:30 OR @ Sheldon, 5:30 GS @ San Juan, 5:30 Tuesday, Oct. 2 Cross Country UM, ED @ SVC Meet, Granite Reg’l Park, 4 p.m. Golf OR, PHS @ DRL Tourney, Empire Ranch, 1 p.m. ED @ Liberty Ranch, 3:30 Soccer PHS @ OR, 3:30 UM @ […]

Jeff Watson Band to perform free concert at Findleton

The Findleton Estate and Vineyard will host a free public concert on Sunday, Sept. 30, featuring the Jeff Watson Band. The band is from Reno and known for its award-winning rock ‘n’ roll blues music. The concert is from 3 to 6 p.m at the estate, located at 3500 Carson Road in Camino.

Roundup: Sept 27, 2012

Volleyball Oak Ridge def. Folsom 25-19, 24-26, 25-20, 16-25, 16-14 Ponderosa def. by St. Francis 18-25, 19-25, 13-25 — Kills: Lindsey Bowles, 10. Assists: Nicole Banke, 8; Kylie Christensen, 7. Blocks: Sarah Walker, 5; Bowles, 2. Digs: Morgan O’Neill, 5. Aces: Alex Rader, 7. Serve receive: O’Neill, 21; Bowles, 20; Rader, 16. Water polo Ponderosa […]

Roundup: Sept. 26, 2012

Golf SVC League Tourney Bartley Cavanaugh GC  Team scores: 1-Union Mine 474; 2-Vista del Lago 502; 3-Cosumnes Oaks 512; 4-Galt 6-3; 5-El Dorado 606. UM scores: Megan Sturgeon, 85; Trisha Tolbert, 90; Kinsey Del Rio, 98; Marilyn Dunne, 98; Larrisa Garcia, 103; Maleah Denault, 112. ED scores: Kaitlyn Strahlendorf, 103; Sami Jumper, 121; Ivory Linger, […]

Roundup: Sept. 25, 2012

Bowling Mountain Women Bowling League – Week 2 Team : W L 1. Knotty Girls, 7-1 2. Fun Gals, 7-1 3. Bowling Angels, 5-3 4. Hillbilliettes, 4-4 5. Alley Opps!, 4-4 6. Ms. Fits, 2-6 7. Pin Pals, 2-6 8. Bowlin Baggs, 1-7 High scratch games Dani Yandow – 222 Cheryl Haas – 214 Marci […]

Cougar swimmer Owens a Scholar Athlete

Haley Owens, 16, a member of the Aquasol USA swim team, is one of eight swimmers from the Sacramento region named a Scholar Athlete by USA Swimming, the sport’s national governing body. The award is given to members of USA Swimming that achieve time standards that are “Grand Prix” level while maintaining a high GPA. Last […]

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