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Schedule: Aug. 27-Sept. 2

Monday, Aug. 27 Volleyball Foundation Games GS @ PHS, 7 p.m. Antelope @ UM, 7 p.m. OR @ Rio Americano, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 Golf UM @ Galt, Dry Creek GC, 3:30 Vista del Lago @ ED, Cold Springs GC, 3:30 Soccer McClatchy @ OR, 4 p.m. Amador @ ED, 6:30 PHS @ Rocklin, […]

Roundup: Aug. 20

Cold Springs Ladies Golf 18-holers club championship Aug. 14 Open division Low gross: Heidi Caldwell, 282; Mary Jo Walter, 295 Low net: Adrienne Ligon, 227 Senior division 1st flight Low gross: Berta Galvez, 276 Low net: Kathy Goldman, 221; Marianne Chavez, 222 2nd flight Low net: Esther Purdie, 227; Gena Foote, 228

Prospector Galaxy wins Sun Stroke Classic

ELK GROVE — The under 14 Prospector Galaxy soccer team took the championship trophy at the Elk Grove Sun Stroke Classic. Overall the team was 4-0, averaging five goals and surrendering none. The team was greeted in Elk Grove with windy and cool weather for an August weekend, but that didn’t stop it from coming […]

Under the Scoreboard: Aug. 19, 2012

Sacramento Orthodontist Vic Vicari, 53, a Ponderosa alumni, won his fifth straight Ironman title at last month’s 40th Eppies’ Great Race. Vicari, in winning for the eighth time, posted a time of 1:44.34. His other victories came in 2002, 2003 and 2005. The 5.82 mile run, 12.5 mile bike and 6.35 mile paddle  triathlon competition […]

Schedule: August 20-25, 2012

Tuesday, Aug. 21 Golf PHS @ UM, Cameron Park CC, scrimmage, 3:30 p.m. Tennis OR @ Rocklin, scrimmage, 3:30 p.m. Volleyball UM @ Roseville, scrimmage, 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 Golf UM @ OR, Serrano CC, scrimmage, 3:30 p.m. Soccer Forest Lake Christian @ GS, 4 p.m. Tennis Rio Americano @ OR, Broadstone, scrimmage, 3:30 […]

Roundup: Aug. 16, 2012

Golf Hole in one Eddie Torix used a sand wedge to deliver a Nike ball from 102 yards out to ace the 15th hole at Apple Mountain Golf Resort.

Trojans, Cougars host scrimmages

Two of the five El Dorado County high school football teams will host controlled scrimmages tomorrow. Oak Ridge will host Colfax at 8:30 a.m. El Dorado will kick off its jamboree that also features Ponderosa, Rosemont and Rio Americano. The varsity teams are scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. In other action, Union Mine makes […]

Mother Lode art show announces winners

What: 46th annual National Mother Lode Art Exhibition Who: Placerville Arts Association Where: Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville When: Through Sunday, Aug. 26 open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. including Sundays. Closes at 3 p.m. the final day Cost: No charge Information: The 46th annual National Mother Lode Art Exhibition is on display at […]

Engagement Justy Rogers-Cody Holliday

Justy Rogers and Cody Holliday, both of Orangevale, have announced their engagement. The bride is the daughter of Garry and Gayla Rogers of Orangevale. She is a 1995 graduate of Victory Christian High School in Sacramento. She works in customer service. The groom is the son of Richard and Cindy Holliday of Antelope. The Hollidays lived […]

Engagement Samantha Leigh Gillmor-Matthew Michael Smith

Samantha Leigh Gillmor and Matthew Michael Smith, both of Placerville, have announced their engagement. The bride is the daughter of Tim and Mardelle Gillmor of Pollock Pines. She is a 1997 El Dorado High School graduate, and a graduate of Central Valley ROP Cosmetology. She works as a hairstylist. The groom is the son of Gloria Mullins of Placerville […]

Meet the Trojans a success

EL DORADO HILLS — Saturday’s annual Meet the Trojans event at Town Center braved hot temperatures to generate enthusiasm for the upcoming prep football season, which kicks off Friday, Aug. 24. Players and teams from all levels of the Oak Ridge and Junior Trojan programs were in attendance. The cheerleaders performed; young fans could get autographs and […]

Evanoff brothers have solid summers

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Former Ponderosa baseball alumni Matt and Tyler Evanoff had solid summers performing for their respective college wood bat teams. Evanoff, a left-handed pitcher, fanned 32 batters and sported a 1.52 ERA for the second-place Neptune Beach Pearl. He was named first-team Horizon Air Summer Series All-Series 2012 and also second-team All-Far West […]

Freedom wins silver

FOLSOM — American River Futbol Club’s (ARFC) Freedom ‘02 girls did outstanding at Folsom’s Summer Challenge Soccer in mid July, finishing 2-1-1 for second place. The girls battled hard in all four of their games, demonstrating a number of newly acquired skills that included passing and possession. Offensively, the team scored 11 goals and only […]

Sunset sipping and listening at Boeger

For more than 22 years, local contemporary jazz musicians Tony Windle and Scott Reams have performed an annual concert in Placerville. The duo is back after a two-year hiatus and will be performing at Boeger Winery, 1709 Carson Road in Placerville, on Friday, Aug. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. They will be joined by […]

Celebrate the season at the Steiner Road Feast

PLYMOUTH — Everyone is invited to share the bounties of summer with the wineries of Steiner Road during Steiner Road Summer Fest. The festival will take place Saturday, Aug. 11 from noon to 4 p.m., starting at 12300 Steiner Road, located near Shenandoah Road on Highway 16, east of Plymouth in Amador County. The free food […]

Freedom ’98 soccer explodes for Gold

SACRAMENTO — American River Futbol Club’s Freedom ’98 girls’ soccer team placed first in their own ARFC Independence Cup early last month at the Cherry Island Soccer Complex. While the defense of goalkeepers Alexa Gisin and Shannon Fuchs along with defensive backs Riley West, Taryn Perez, Megan and Alexa Gisin led the way, the offense […]

Roundup: August 7, 2012

Golf Hole-In-One Apple Mountain Golf Resort El Dorado Hills’ resident George Simko aced the second hole from 132 yards out using a Wilson Staff PW club. Witnesses were Steve Thomson and Lou Rain.

BOCA U17s place 1st

PLEASANTON — The CASA (Capital Athletic Soccer Academy) BOCA U17 girls’ soccer team, CASA BOCA Jrs ’95, comprised of players from El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento counties, placed first for the second consecutive year at the elite Pleasanton Rage College Showcase. The tournament, hosted by the Rage Soccer Club, featured teams from Utah, Washington, Oregon, […]

Wedding Tami Van Veldhuizen-Kristof Christner

Tami Van Veldhuizen of Camino and Kristof Christner of Pollock Pines were married on Saturday, July 7. The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Terri Van Veldhuizen of Camino. The groom is the son of Jim and Michelle Munson of Pollock Pines and John and Susan Christner of Kingman, Ariz. The wedding was held at the Sierra […]

Roundup: August 5, 2012

Golf Hole-In-One Cold Springs Country Club Briana Lerza, a Cold Springs’ member, used a 6-iron on the 17th hole from 105 yards out to ace the shot. Joe Lerza served as a witness.

Music by Brooke at the Snooty Frog

Music by Brooke is represented by the unique styling in the 15 original songs that she has written and performed at many venues around the El Dorado County area. Most recently, Music by Brooke has performed for the American Cancer Society, the chamber of commerce and at a full house at the Snooty Frog, 3330 […]

Wedding Rachael Van Veldhuizen-Jeremiah Smart

Rachael Van Veldhuizen of Camino and Jeremiah Smart of Rocklin were married on Saturday, June 16. The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Terri Van Veldhuizen of Camino. The groom is the son of John and Lynn Smart of Pine Grove. The grandparents of the bride are Margaret and Ellsworth Rose. The grandparents of the groom […]

SlugFest is a golden event

The fifth annual SlugFest is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. Colibri Ridge, 6100 Gray Rock Road, and dkcellars, 7380 Vineyard View Drive, invited neighboring winery Perry Creek, 7400 Perry Creek Road, all in Fair Play,  to pinch-hit in place of Oakstone/Obscurity Cellars, due to the […]

Real estate agent hurt in wreck

RE/MAX Gold agent Rachel Gray suffered major burns after an accident on the Rubicon Trail during the Jeepers Jamboree on July 28. Following the fiery wreck in which Gray’s vehicle rolled multiple times, ejecting Gray and a passenger, the 21-year-old woman from El Dorado Hills was flown to UC Davis Medical Center. She has since […]

Delta River League All League, Spring 2012

Softball Player of the Year Natalie Kessing, Ponderosa Gianna Bilotta, Ponderosa Sky Jerpbak, Ponderosa Paris Hallums. Ponderosa Lauren Bertoy, Oak Ridge Jackie Schmaeling, Oak Ridge Jade Matsumoto, Oak Ridge Bailey O’Mara, St. Francis Alexis Viramontes, St. Francis Stephanie Heyward, St. Francis MeShalon Moore, Sheldon Amber Glenn, Sheldon Alexis Cooper, Sheldon Amber Murray, Pleasant Grove Lindsey […]

On Duty Army Spc. Daniel Chavez

Army Spc. Daniel Chavez, a Pollock Pines resident who is an operating room specialist with the 352nd Combat Support Hospital in the Army Reserves, represented the 807th Medical Command in the 2012 United States Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wis. earlier this month. All competitors in Best Warrior are tested in various “Warrior […]

Fleet Reserve celebrates anniversary

The Fleet Reserve Association, Branch and Unit 275 celebrated its 33rd anniversary on Saturday, July 14. The branch and unit awarded continuous service pins to shipmates and auxiliary members who are entitled to receive them for the year 2012. Branch 275 shipmates are: Charles T. Sweet, 55 years; Dominic Canale, 50 years; John Bergeson, 30 years; Jannette A. […]

Shark swimmers grab third place

CAMERON PARK — The 10-15 points spread between the host Sierra Sharks and the Folsom Sea Otters finally swung the Sharks’ way at the conclusion of Saturday’s final regular season Suburban Swim League meet at the Cameron Park CSD pool. Now separated by three points entering the freestyle relays, Sierra pulled out the back-and-forth meet […]

6th annual Toe-Up Cup today

World class kayakers will be in Coloma today to compete in the 6th annual Toe-Up Cup to raise money for the Lotus-Coloma Chamber of Commerce. The event is at the American River Resort on New River Road. Local merchants and food vendors will be on hand and there’ll also be a beer garden and a raffle. The band Element of Soul will […]

El Dorado Seniors end season

RENO, Nev. — The El Dorado Senior American Legion baseball team lost their season finale 4-2 to the Reno Muckdogs Sunday at Wooster High School. Overall, El Dorado went 1-4 at the weekend Reno Knights Fourth of July Tournament. Games against Fairfield next Saturday and Sunday were cancelled due to Fairfield’s participation at the Senior […]

Eppies Great Race

The winners of this year’s Tandem Kayak relay division was four Sacramento locals. Current UCLA runner, Amjed Aboukhadijeh of El Dorado Hills completed the 5.82-mile course in 30:05 (5:09 per mile) before handing off to Jason Allen who biked the 12.5 miles in just under 29 minutes. Experienced kayakers Ian and Bob Landry completed their […]

Gina Phillipsen to go on the hunt

Sophomore-to-be Gina Phillipsen is this year’s lucky winner of the third annual Hunting and Academics Contest. She’ll accompany her dad, Paul, to the R&R Hunting Resort in Seneca, South Dakota for three days of pheasant hunting. Gina, sporting a 3.83 GPA, participated in the Key Club, Sign Language Club and CSF at Ponderosa High and […]


Cold Springs Ladies Golf July 10 Pro points & putts Ace of the Month: Judy Goggins, net 69 1st flight low gross: Judy Goggins, 92 Low net: Roberta Galvez, 73; Helen Glenn, 75 2nd flight low gross: Mary Jo Walter, 101 Low net: Elaine Boggess, 74; Cathy Attabit, 77 3rd flight low gross: Lillie Fuentes, […]

El Dorado drops first two at Reno wood bat tourney

RENO, Nev. — The El Dorado Senior Legion baseball team tested its mettle over the weekend by turning in the metal bats for wood at the Reno Knights Fourth of July Tournament at Reno High School. In Thursday’s opener, El Dorado fell to the host team 8-7 despite Zack Mahon’s three-run first-inning home run followed […]

Schedule: July 25-29, 2012

Wednesday, July 25 Racing ASCS Nationals, Placerville Speedway, 7 p.m. Friday, July 27 Rec Swimming Sharks, Taz @ SSL Championships, Sierra College Saturday, July 28 Baseball Sr. Legion ED @ Fairfield Rec Swimming Sharks, Taz @ SSL Championships, Sierra College Sunday, July 29 Baseball Sr. Legion ED @ Fairfield Rec Swimming Sharks, Taz @ SSL […]

Swim roundup: Dolphins results — boys

Boys 6 and under — 25 free: 1-Liam Mellberg, 26.41; 2-Colin Barton, 29.11; 3-Carson Murphy, 32.12. 25 back: 1-Mellberg, 35.36; 2-Landis Mount, 35.95; 3-Tad Carlisle, 41.48. 7-8 — 25 free: 1-Mark Barsotti, 17.85; 2-Daniel Owen, 19.79; 3-Connor Carnahan, 23.57. 25 back: 1-Barsotti, 24.92; 2-Aedan Burge, 26.71; 3-Alexander de Gaust, 26.98; 25 breast: 1-Samuel McVeigh, 29.94; […]

Swim roundup: Dolphins results — girls

Girls 6 and under — 25 free: 1-Zoe Stumbaugh, 22.80; Mia Barsotti, 25.38; Betsy Yost, 26.67. 25 back: Yost, 31.46; Barsotti, 31.77; Stumbaugh, 32.23. 7-8 — 25 free: 1-Morgan Kline, 22.33; 3-Elisha Folsom, 22.79; 4-Emily Foletta, 26.22; 25 back: 1-Eriah Griffith, 24.28; 2-Folsom, 24.97; 4-Kline, 27.62. 25 breast: 2-Fiona Bumgarner, 36.33; 3-Gabriella Doescher, 36.57; 4-Marisa Rush, […]

Fast and Furious championship coming to Placerville

The Fast and Furious Championship Racing Season presented by Red Hawk Casino and Hoosier Racing Tires is beginning to enter its final weeks continuing Saturday night at Placerville Speedway at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. While two of the weekly divisions are seeing the point standings begin to spread out, the winged sprint car championship […]

More than country at the Cozmic Café

The Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, is presenting a fabulous evening of musical entertainment on Saturday, July 21. Brian Oberlin, from Portland, Ore., plays solo swing mandolin with vocals. He also delves into many other genres including western swing, bluegrass and classical Italian mandolin. Along with concerts as a soloist, Oberlin plays with […]

Victories continue for Senior Legion squad

The victories continued for the El Dorado Senior Legion baseball team, which improved its summer record to 27-3 with a win. Saturday at John Escobar Field at El Dorado High, El Dorado knocked off Pro Players of Sacramento, 13-5. Pro Players scored its first run in the top of the first inning, but El Dorado […]

Under the Scoreboard: July 16, 2012

Ponderosa High golfer Corey Pereira finished tied for 16th place at the Callaway Junior World Golf Tournament at Torrey Pine, South, in San Diego in what’s considered the biggest junior event nationally and internationally. The four-day event was cut to 55 players after three days. Pereira, a Bruin senior-to-be, had a stellar junior season for […]

Sports Schedule: July 18-21, 2012

Wednesday, July 18 Baseball Jr. Legion District Tourney @ EDHS Thursday, July 19 Baseball Sr. Legion Reno Wood Bat Tourney @ Wooster HS ED vs Damone Rebels, 12:30 p.m. ED vs Sierra Sun Devils, 3 p.m. Jr. Legion District Tourney @ EDHS Friday, July 20 Baseball Sr. Legion Reno Wood Bat Tourney @ Wooster HS […]

Swim roundup

Sharks 488, College Greens 296 Girls (top 3 Sharks) 9-10 — 100IM: 1-Jordyn McPherson, 1:24.85. 11-12 — 100IM: 2-Madeline Dean, 1:17.90; 3-Trinity Williams, 1:40.51. 13-14 — 100IM: 3-Rachel C. Muha, 1:15.83; 15-18 — 100IM: 1-Alex Rader, 1:06.72; 3-Alexandra Nisson, 1:16.82; 4-Torianna Green, 1:21.46. 7-8 — 100MR: 1-Sophie Yoder, Brooklyn Barraza, Anna Pagcaliuagan, Avaleis Vos, 1:22.85; 3-Kirsten […]

Engagement Kelli Elizabeth Hill-Gabriel Edward Kent

Kelli Elizabeth Hill of Sacramento and Gabriel Edward Kent of Prince George, British Columbia have announced their engagement. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Cheri Hill of Latrobe. She is a 2002 Oak Ridge High School graduate and earned her BS in psychology at the University of Northern British Columbia in 2009. She is currently working toward […]

Party at Allison James

Allison James Estates & Homes Branch Manager Darrin Matthews invited everyone to a grand opening celebration at the Placerville office, 87 Fair Lane. Guest will enjoy a live band, barbecue provided by Land Home Financial Services and children’s activities. Motherlode Rehabilitation Enterprises bartenders will sell beverages. Allison James Estates & Homes has been a major […]

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