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Pride softball U16s take second

EL DORADO HILLS — The USA Pride U16 softball team placed 2nd in the ASA Memorial Day Classic Tournament, one of Northern California’s largest with over 180 combined teams playing on fields throughout Sacramento, Folsom, Lincoln, Roseville, Rocklin and Elk Grove. A portion of all tournament fees collected goes toward a college scholarship fund. Proud […]

Ponderosa to sponsor Junior TOCs

Beginning tomorrow, the Ponderosa Little League Juniors division (13-14 year-olds) is sponsoring the District 54 Little League Tournament of Champions for the first time since the Ponderosa Little League was established. Games will be held at the Rasmussen Park on Mira Loma Drive in Cameron Park. Competing teams come from Roseville, Granite Bay, Folsom, Garden […]


Baseball Junior Legion El Dorado Post 119 6, Del Oro 3 — The Juniors won the second game as Bryson Campbell went 2-for-3 with a double and John Creason doubled. El Dorado Post 119 6, Del Oro 14 — Post 119 was outhit 14 to six in the first-game loss. El Dorado 15, Yolo Post […]

Lotus youngster braves Alcatraz elements

Nine year-old Jordan Freer is fearless, especially for a cause she believes in. Last Memorial Day, the Dry Diggin Dolphin swimmer didn’t hesitate jumping into waters off Alcatraz Island with 350 others to swim the 1.5 miles to San Francisco’s Crissy Beach. Participating in the Orca Alcatraz Swim Challenge, the young Lotus resident, with dad […]

Downing elected to NorCal Hall of Fame

Long-time area tennis pro Martha Downing is one of four new inductees into the NorCal USTA Tennis Hall of Fame. The four-time USTA NorCal Senior Player of the Year has been a teaching pro for over 35 years, most recently as the Tennis Director at the Millenium SportsClub in Shingle Springs, a position she held […]

Cougars name scholar athletes

El Dorado High seniors Brooke Beals and Gabe Derilo were each named the school’s Student Athletes of the Year at the recent 2012 Scholarship Night awards ceremony. Beals received the Natalie Hebbron Award while Derilo was given the Bruce Lung Award. Each matched the criteria to win: a GPA over 3.0 and the completion of […]

Under the Scoreboard: June 11, 2012

Cal Berkeley junior Deborah Maier (Ponderosa) took third place in the women’s 10,000 meter run (32:47.20) at last weekend’s NCAA Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. Oak Ridge alum and fifth-year senior Alex Kosinski (Oregon)) finished eighth (16:24.42) in the women’s 5,000 race. UC Santa Barbara’s Derek Masterson (Ponderosa) qualified for […]

Schedule: June 11-17

Tuesday, June 12 Baseball Sr. Legion Lodi @ ED, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 Baseball Jr. Legion ED @ Father’s Day Tourney, 11:45, 2:30 Thursday, June 14 Baseball Sr. Legion Chico Father’s Day Tourney ED vs Clayton Valley, 1 p.m. Friday, June 15 Baseball Sr. Legion Chico Father’s Day Tourney ED vs. Sierra Sun Devils, […]

Swim Roundup

Suburban Swim League Sierra Sharks 411, Broadstone Barracudas 377 Top 3 Shark placers listed  Girls (events by age) 6 and under — 25 free: 3-Linden Krieger, 24.52; 4-Hollyn Krieger, 24.71; 8-Phoebe Yoder, 27.57. 25 back: 1-P. Yoder, 28.62; 2-H. Krieger, 29.55; L. Krieger, 35.76. 7-8 — 100MR: 1-Julianna Lenzi, Sophie Yoder, Anna Pagcaliuagan, Analeis Vos, […]

Engagement Leslie Reinhardt-Alex Duncan

Leslie Reinhardt and Alex Duncan, both of Rancho Cordova, have announced their engagement. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Marion Reinhardt of Placerville. She is a 2000 Ponderosa High School graduate and attended Sierra College in Rocklin and California State University, Chico. She is a customer service manager for Albano, Dale, Dunn, and […]

Masterson, Kosinski win NCAA conference titles

Two former area athletes now competing at the the college level were both successful at their recent, respective league championships — each winning Division I titles. Kosinski, who briefly held the national record back in 2007 as an Oak Ridge prep in the 1,600, won the Pac-12 championship in the 10,000 with a time of […]

Roundup: June 4, 2012

Baseball Senior Legion El Dorado 7, Fair Oaks 2 — Dom Campodonico pitched six strong innings to pick up the win as the Seniors improved to 4-0 with Sunday’s victory on the road. El Dorado broke a 2-2 tie with five runs in the seventh before Alex FaGalge came in to pitch a scoreless 7th. […]

Oak Ridge honors its athletes

RANCHO CORDOVA — Oak Ridge seniors Haley Simmons (Volleyball) and Garrison Yeandle (Water Polo, Swim) were named the Outstanding Career Senior Female and Male Athletes at a recent Oak Ridge Athlete of the Year dinner at the Spaghetti Factory. The award honors two students who earn three varsity letters, maintain a 2.8 GPA, are good […]

Under the Scoreboard: June 4, 2012

Ponderosa High’s Ali Ryan (Basketball, Track and Field) and Kaden Mosbacher (Football, Track and Field) are the Bruins’ Female and Male Athletes of the Year. The Ponderosa Scholar Athletes of the Year are Sydney Blakeley (Track and Field) and Connor Grubaugh (Water Polo, Swim). * * * USC’s Matt Foat (Ponderosa, Sierra College) was an […]

Area athletes fail in CIF State Finals bid

CLOVIS — Just qualifying for the CIF State Track and Field Championship is a big accomplishment — bringing back one of the six awarded medals per event grants that athlete not only elite-status for California but the nation as well. Unfortunately, the six El Dorado County participants at Buchanan High in Clovis — Ponderosa’s Sydney […]

Schedule: June 4-10, 2012

Monday, June 4 Baseball Sr. Legion Fair Oaks @ ED, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 Baseball Sr. Legion Manhart @ ED, 7 p.m. Jr. Legion Cordova @ ED, UMHS, 6 p.m. Golf CIF Boy’s State Championship Corey Pereira @ San Gabriel CC Thursday, June 7 Baseball Jr. Legion Del Oro @ ED, UMHS, 5:30 Friday, […]

Roundup: June 1, 2012

Junior Legion Baseball El Dorado Post 119 6, Auburn Post 84 2 — The Juniors improved to 2-0 on the season with Wednesday’s road win. John Creason gave up one run in five innings while Mike Green closed out with five strikeout in two innings. Offensively, Matt Smith and Troy Zeier were each 2-for-3 with […]

Pereira wins Future Collegians Championship

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Competing in and around tropical storm Beryl this past Memorial Day weekend, Ponderosa senior-to-be Corey Pereira won the Future Collegians World Tour boys 16-19 Tournament on the PGA National Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The victory came while Pereira awaits to play in next Wednesday’s CIF State Golf Championships […]

Optimist softball tonight

Three local senior girls and one coach are on the South roster for tonight’s annual Optimist All-Star Softball game at Capital Christian High School in Sacramento. Representing Division I Sac-Joaquin Section finalist Ponderosa is catcher Skye Jerpbak and outfielder Natalie Kessing, the Delta River League’s Most Valuable Player. Kessing will attend San Diego State while […]

Blue Diamond girls take league

The Blue Diamonds of the Foothill Girls Softball League 8U had reason to smile after winning their league championship. Team members are: Alexis Mackie, Annalisa Yanagihara, Bailey McGovern, Emma Nelson, Isabel Ortega, Kylie Kirtlan, Madeline Carson, Natalie Machon, Natalie Mancinelli, Olivia Medina, Samantha Boeck and Kennedy Sather. The team is coached by Lesa Boeck, Travis […]

Under the Scoreboard: May 28, 2012

Lauren Clifford, a champion swimmer and 2008 valedictorian at El Dorado High is now finishing her junior year at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill, where she is studying Kinesiology. Clifford swims for the Northwestern Wildcats in the Big 10 Division I conference and has qualified to compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials this summer in […]

River Cats name area athletes to All-City teams

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats’ Triple-A baseball team, an affiliate of the Oakland A’s, named 36 local athletes to its 2011-12 Fall, Winter, Spring All-City teams. The athletes were honored in a ceremony prior to a River Cats’ game May 13. Those who chose to attend received a ticket to the game  and an […]

Schedule: May 28 – June 3, 2012

Monday, May 28 Baseball Senior Legion ED @ Fairfield, scrimmage, 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30 Baseball Junior Legion Auburn @ ED Post 119, UMHS, 5:30 Softball Annual Optimist All Star game Natalie Kessing, Skye Jerpbak, Jade Matsumoto @ Capital Christian, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31 Baseball Senior Legion ED @ Lodi, Zupo Field, 7 p.m. […]

Sports scene

Class and signup information: Placerville Recreation and Parks Department: 549 Main St., Placerville. 530-642-5232; Cameron Park Community Services District: 2502 Country Club Drive. 530-677-2231; El Dorado Hills Community Services District: 1021 Harvard Way. 916-933-6624 Basketball league  Cameron Park CSD is offering a High School Spring League. Get your friends together and sign up as team. Games […]

Mother Lode Rugby comes close

SACRAMENTO — It wasn’t for lack of trying, rather a lack of tries that hampered the Mother Lode Rugby U19 girls side that fell short to Fullerton 15-8 at last weekend’s State Cup match at Jesuit High School. Mother Lode, composed of girls from Oak Ridge, Ponderosa and El Dorado, struck first on a 3-point kick […]

On Duty Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Heidi I. Lorenz

Heidi Lorenz, a 2008 graduate of El Dorado High School, will graduate from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolils, MD. on Tuesday, May 29. Commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps as 2nd Lt., Lorenz has completed four years of intensive academic, physical and professional training that earned her a BS […]

Engagement Michelle Lee Blas-Brandon Johnathan Allen

Lance and Jennifer Allen announce the engagement of their son Brandon Johnathan Allen of El Dorado Hills to Michelle Lee Blas, daughter of Bill and Carol Blas of Truckee. The bride works as an esthetician. The groom is a 1998 El Dorado High School graduate. He works for an investment firm in Sacramento. The wedding will be […]

Ben Thomas signs with Quincy University

Senior Ben Thomas, instrumental in El Dorado’s basketball run the last two years under coack Ken Macklin, has signed a Letter of Intent to play next season for Quincy University in Illinois. Thomas will join his brother Jake who plays for the football program.

Ex-Trojans factor into another state title

Austin Ales, a former Oak Ridge High baseball player donning the uniform for Cosumnes River College, played a critical role Sunday afternoon in helping the Hawks win the California Community College Athletic Association championship at Bakersfield College. In the  8-6 victory over Rio Hondo College of Whittier in extra innings, Ales pitched a scoreless 12th inning […]

Schedule: May 21-26, 2012

Monday, May 21 Golf NorCal Tournament Corey Pereira @ Butte Creek CC, 10 a.m. Softball  Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs Sacramento Softball Complex D-1: PHS vs. Tokay, 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 Baseball Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs Tony Zupo Field ED vs. Sonora, 4 p.m. 2nd game if necessary, 7 p.m. Softball Sac Joaquin Section Playoffs Sacramento Softball […]

County Sports League Track and Field Championships

Optimist Club of El Dorado Hills Country Sports League Track and Field Championships Union Mine, May 9, 11  Girls — 65 hurdles: Girls A, 1-HGR-Elizabeth Vaccaro, 11.42, Girls B, 1-PV-Breanne Gloia, 11.44, Girls C-1-GHI-Julia Lathrop, 11:47; Mile: Girls B-1-MAR-Danny Destefano, 8:39.83, Girls C-NOR-Madisyn Schmitz, 6:17.56; 400: Girls A, 1-HGR-Allison Babbage, 1:07.75, Girls B, 1-MAR-Madelyn Davis, 1:19.56, Girls […]

Optimist All Stars very recognizable

Tonight’s Optimist All Star boys and girls volleyball matches at Capital Christian High School will have a distinct El Dorado County flavor with local players and coaches on both South rosters. The boys match, now in its 15th year, starts at 5 p.m. On the South roster is Griffin O’Camb, Duncan Alexander and Riley Moore from […]

On Duty Army Pfc. Austin J. Hicks

Army Pfc. Austin J. Hicks graduated from basic military training at Fort Jackson, S.C. During the nine-weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed […]

On Duty Air Force 2nd Lt. Drew Dela Cruz

Drew Dela Cruz, a 2007 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, will graduate from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. next week. Earning the title as 2nd Lt., Dela Cruz will graduate with a BS degree in behavioral sciences. After a 60-day vacation, 2nd Lt. Dela Cruz will report to flight […]

Wedding Allison Garcia-Taylor Noble

Allison Garcia of Folsom and Taylor Noble of El Dorado Hills were married on Tuesday, April 3. The bride is the daughter of Stacey Renee Jensen of Folsom. The groom is the son of James H. Noble Jr. and Jill Noble of El Dorado Hills. The wedding was held at the Sacramento County Courthouse in Sacramento. Judge Jacki […]

Engagement Kendall Christine Fredericks-Kyle Stewart Brunet

Kendall Christine Fredericks and Kyle Stewart Brunet, both of Placerville, have announced their engagement. The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Darlene Fredericks of Biggs. She is the co-owner of Mountain Mail in Placerville, and also works as a hair stylist at Dynamic Images in Placerville and at the Last Tangle in Chico. The groom is […]

Roundup: May 16, 2012

Volleyball Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs Division II Semifinals Golden Sierra def. by Whitney, 16-25, 17-25, 25-22, 15-25 Soccer Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs Division VI Golden Sierra def. by Forest Lake Christian 2-0 Baseball Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs Division VI Golden Sierra 4, Mariposa 9  Cold Springs Ladies Golf Pro points & putts May 1 Ace of the Month: […]

Trojans open Thursday

Due to Monday’s 6-2 outbracket win by Franklin over Vintage, Oak Ridge’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I baseball opener against Davis is tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Sacramento City College. In other baseball openers, El Dorado takes on Manteca at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Zupo Field in Lodi and Golden Sierra faces Mariposa at Galt Community […]

El Dorado track and field sweeps divisions

ELK GROVE — Competing in the Sierra Valley Conference meet at Cosumnes Oaks last week, El Dorado’s Track and Field teams showed their mettle in sweeping both varsity and frosh/soph divisions for the second year in a row. In all, the Cougars advanced 25 varsity athletes to this week’s Sac-Joaquin Section Divisional IV-V meet at […]

Pereira advances to NorCals

STOCKTON — Ponderosa golfer Corey Pereira shot an impressive two-under par 70 at Monday’s Masters Golf Tournament at The Reserve in Spanos Park, the day’s third lowest score. Pereira’s efforts earned him a slot at next Week’s CIF Northern California Golf Championships at the Butte Creek Country Club in Chico. It’s Pereira’s second trip to […]

Roundup: May 13, 2012

Softball Golden Sierra 0, Elliot Christian 11 — The Grizzlies closed the regular season with Friday’s home nonleague loss, getting one-hit in the five inning setback. Volleyball Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs Oak Ridge def. by Granite Bay 3-0  Track and Field Sierra Valley Conference Finals *Girls — 100: 3-Sara Slightam, ED, 12.89. 200: 3-Grace Abela, ED, 27.05. […]

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