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On Duty Navy seaman apprentice Marissa J. Bond

Navy seaman apprentice Marissa J. Bond recently graduated from basic U.S. Naval boot camp at Great Lakes, Ill. The seaman apprentice successfully completed an intensive nine-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Naval core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Upon completion of basic training, she will complete 15 weeks […]

Roundup: Sept. 19, 2012

Golf Ponderosa 256, Oak Ridge 278 — Cameron Park GC, par 36, PHS scores: Makenzie Shivers 41; Sabrina Piatt 51; Emily Olander 53; Ally DeGunther 54; Julia Martin 57; Shannon Earl 58. OR scores: Carolyn Almeida 51; Victoria Han 55. Ponderosa 257, Pleasant Grove 219 — Cameron Park GC, par 36. PHS scores: Olander, 47; Shivers, 49; […]

Juniors matchup pits local teams

Crosstown rivals square-off Saturday in the junior football programs when the Union Mine Jr. Rattlers host the El Dorado Jr. Cougars at Union Mine High. Just like their high school counterparts, the Jr. Rattlers and Cougars share the same division. These local matchups have been exciting over the last couple of years. As feeder programs […]

Sunday’s Swim-a-thon a success

CAMERON PARK — Friends, family, supporters and yes — Olympic medal winners — came together Sunday afternoon to raise funds for Zachary Pickett, the Ponderosa athlete who suffered a spinal cord injury days before the start of the 2012-13 school year. Granite Bay sisters Alyssa and Haley Anderson, who each won a swim medal at […]

Sports scene: Sept. 18, 2012

Flag football signups Cameron Park Recreation is holding signups for the fall flag football leagues. The department is interested in kids who are in second to eighth grades. A skills rating clinic will also be held Saturday, Sept. 29 for those who are signed up at Dave West Park from 4 to 6 p.m. Coaches […]

Bruins program trims girls team

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High’s water polo teams have yet to play league matches but the season has already been beset by challenges. Prior to school starting, standout varsity 11th-grader, Zach Pickett, was injured in a diving accident and although he’s made excellent progress, won’t likely return this season. The varsity team has rallied around […]

Schedule: Sept. 17-22, 2012

Monday, Sept. 17 Golf UM, SVC @ SVC Tourney Volleyball Encina @ GS, 5:30 Tuesday, Sept. 18 Golf OR @ PHS, Cameron Park GC, 3 p.m. UM @ Cosumnes Oaks, Bartley Cavanaugh, 3:30 Soccer UM @ River City, 6:30 ED @ Vista del Lago, 3:30 GS @ Vacaville Christian, 4 p.m. Tennis Pleasant Grove @ […]

Sports scene

Take it to the Hoops camp Join Bob Ackley and Mike Orchard for a fun basketball camps for boys in grades 4-8 to learn the fundamentals of the game of basketball, including passing, dribbling and shooting. Participants will take part in drills, individual and team competition to prepare for playing on your next team. Camp […]

Pickett Swim-a-Thon Sunday

Several fundraisers are upcoming for Zach Pickett, the Ponderosa senior severely injured in a fluke diving mishap, starting with Sunday’s Swim-a-Thon at the Cameron Park CSD. Since the accident, the Pickett family has incurred untold expenses from travel, parking, rehab, home remodel, wheelchair van and additional debilitating expenses yet to come. The community support to […]

Westphal’s pass taekwondo, kukkiwon tests

Bob and Connie Westphal, owners and instructors at Foothill Taekwondo (1319 Broadway, Placerville) and Cameron Park Taekwondo 3181 Cameron Park Drive, No. 103), successfully tested and were awarded the rank of 6th degree Black Belt (International Taekwondo Federation) and 1st degree Dan Black Belt in Kukkiwon. The Westphals, along with other black belts, tested in […]

Annual quilt show is ‘A Picnic in the Pines’

The 12th annual Needle Nellie Quilt Show, “A Picnic in the Pines,” is Saturday Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Georgetown Park. The Nellies’ “opportunity quilt” will be on display. Proceeds from ticket sales to win the Party in the Garden quilt will go to the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department Training Center. […]

Teddy Bears are picnicking at Rainbow Orchards

Fun is afoot at Rainbow Orchards, 2569 Larsen Drive in Camino. On Saturday, Sept. 15 the 14th annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic sets up under the apple trees between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The magical day is filled with games, on-stage performances, petting zoo, a teddy bears’ parade, face painting, bounce house and other amusements. […]

Roundup: Sept. 12, 2012

Golf Union Mine 260, El Dorado 337 — Cold Springs CC, par 36. UM scores: Kinsey Del Rio, 49; Trisha Tolbert, 51; Megan Sturgeon, 51; Larrisa Garcia, 53; Marilyn Dunn, 56; Meleah Denault, 65. ED scores: Kaitlyn Strahlendorf, 63; Theresa Zachry, 67; Megan Lubinski, 69; Sami Jumper, 69; Lindsey Thomas, 69; Ivory Linger, 69. Volleyball […]

Roundup: Sept 11, 2012

Golf Delta River League Tournament Wildhawk GC, 18 holes, par 72 Team scores: 1-St. Francis, 389; Pleasant Grove, 401; Oak Ridge 447; Ponderosa 477. Individual scores — PHS: Makenzie Shivers, 77 (tied for third); Emily Olander, 85; Sabrina Piatt, 99. OR: Beomyun Han, 85; Shaivani Sharma, 85; Carolyn Almeida, 86; Kylie Harrop-St. John, 95; Courtney […]

Roundup: Sept. 7, 2012

Cross country Willow Hills Relays Varsity boys (Relay Team) — JT Janecek, 19:38; Garrett Amidon, 20:40; Frank Sciales 19:41; Johnny Ploke, 22:13; Colin Pilcher, 19:34. Varsity boys (Individual) — Joey Linares, 22:28; Kevin Kaita, 22:20; Andre Henry, 24:55. Varsity girls (Individual)— Alison Bamford. 21:52; Mia Brower, 25:04; Sami Kilcollins, 21:35; Brianna Williams, 26:23. F/S boys Relay Team — 1-Jordan Hordesky, 8:34; Chad Vardas, 8:56; Patrick Irwin, 8:43; Bret McNamee, 8:57; Brett […]

Schedule: Sept 10-15, 2012

Monday, Sept. 10 Golf OR, PHS @ DRL Tourney, Wild Hawk, noon UM @ San Leandro Invite. Monarch Bay GC, noon Soccer Cordova @ OR, 4 p.m. Tennis OR @ Cordova, 3:30 Water polo PHS @ Jesuit, 3:45 Tuesday, Sept. 11 Golf UM @ ED, Cold Springs, 3:30 Soccer River City @ ED, 6:30 Encina […]

Country time under the pines

Geoff Miller, son of Placerville favorite Hank Falconer, has become one of Northern California’s most exciting and up-and-coming country and western music performers. Miller and his group, the Geoff Miller Band, is appearing at Findleton Estate Winery, 3500 Carson Road in Camino, from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9. Miller follows in the […]

Roundup: Sept. 5, 2012

Volleyball Oak Ridge def. Nevada Union 25-20, 26-28, 19-25, 25-21, 15-12 Ponderosa def. by Del Oro 16-25, 15-25, 19-25 — PHS kills: Lindsey Bowles, 8; Maddie Clayton, 6. Assists: Kylie Christiansen, 15; Nicole Banke, 7. Digs: Kenna Davidson, 7; Christiansen, 6. Serve receive: Davidson, 18; Bowles, 15; Megan Jones, 15. Soccer Golden Sierra 5, Bear […]

Schedule: Sept. 3-8, 2012

Monday, Sept. 3 Happy Labor Day! Tuesday, Sept. 4 Golf OR @ UM, Cameron Park CC, 3 p.m. ED @ Galt, 3:30 Soccer UM @ OR, 4 p.m. PHS @ ED, 6:30 GS @ Bear River, 4 p.m. Tennis OR @ Lodi, 3:30 Volleyball GS @ ED, 6 p.m. OR @ Nevada Union, 6 p.m […]

Roundup: Friday, Aug. 31

Football Oak Ridge 16, Rocklin 7 — In Friday’s non-league game, Oak Ridge quarterback Jason Samuels completed 12 of 21 passes for 141 yards and running back Blake Martin had four carries for 38 yards that helped pave the way toward the Trojans’ second consecutive victory of the season. But the big play for the Trojans […]

Roundup: Aug. 31, 2012

Volleyball El Dorado def. by Monterey Trail 25-23, 19-25, 16-25, 25-17, 12-15 Soccer El Dorado 0, Del Campo 2 El Dorado JV 1, Del Campo 1 Golf Oak Ridge 256, Roseville 235 — Sierra View par 37. OR low scores: Han, 43; Almeida, 43.

Roundup: Aug. 30, 2012

Soccer El Dorado 1, Amador 1 Oak Ridge 0, McClatchy 2 Golden Sierra 0, Rio Linda 4 Volleyball Oak Ridge def. by Del Oro 25-14, 19-25, 23-25, 25-7, 15-17 El Dorado def. by Folsom 21-25, 19-25, 25-22, 25-18, 6-15  Golf Union Mine 294, Galt 360 — Dry Creek GC. UM scores: Trisha Tolbert, 53; Megan […]

Thunder storms through tournaments

EL DORADO HILLS — The El Dorado Hills Thunder U12 girls soccer team defeated the Petaluma Bulldogs in convincing fashion by a score of 4-0 on August 19th to capture the 2nd Annual El Dorado Hills Soccerfest Tournament. The Thunder played tenacious defense over the course of the two-day tournament allowing just two goals in […]

Anniversary: Olanios celebrate 50 years

John F. Kennedy was President of the United States, Ringo Starr replaced Pete Best behind the drums in the Beatles and the New York Yankees went seven games to beat the San Francisco Giants in the World Series. The year was 1962. In that same year on Aug. 4, Avelino Olanio and Sharon Kaia eloped to […]

Rebulican headquarters to open

The El Dorado County Republican Committee is having a grand opening and “Watch the Convention” party at the new El Dorado County Republican Headquarters at 621 Placerville Drive (across from Home Depot) on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. There will be refreshments, candidates, information, voter registration materials and Romney/Ryan goodies available. Committee members invite […]

Pickett fundraisers set

Several fundraisers are upcoming for Zach Pickett, the Ponderosa senior severely injured in a fluke diving mishap, starting with next Thursday’s Spaghetti Feed at Holy Trinity. Since the accident, the Pickett family has incurred untold expenses from travel, parking, rehab, home remodel, wheelchair van and additional debilitating expenses yet to come. The community support to […]

Festival schedule

Friday, Sept 14 River Trip — Birds of Chicago, 11 a.m. River Hike — Joe Craven, 2 p.m. Campgrounds: Camp Lotus — Gordy Ohliger, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. EarthTrek — Garrin Benfield, 5:30 and 8 p.m. American River Resort — Greg Newlon, 5:30 p.m.; Friday Night Showcase, 7 p.m. Hot spots: Sierra Nevada House — […]

Festival sponsors

The American River Music Festival deeply appreciates the support of the sponsors and partners who back the event. Please consider these merchants and entrepreneurs when shopping, dining and looking for services. Thank you! The Mountain Democrat El Dorado Arts Council El Dorado Savings Bank Madroña Vineyards Air Quality Management District of El Dorado County KVMR […]

Talented line-up set for American River Music Festival

The sixth annual American River Music Festival presents a talented line-up for fans to enjoy during the three-day celebration of music and moving water. The festival is Sept. 14, 15 and 16 on the banks of the pictoresque South Fork of the American River in the heart of Gold Country in the Coloma Valley, El […]

Festival ticket packages

There are several ticket packages available for the sixth American River Music Festival, Sept. 14, 15 and 16 on the South Fork of the American River in the Coloma Valley. Saturday or Sunday main stage pass Adults: $35 in advance, $40 at the gate Youth, 8-17: $15 Youth, 7 and under: Free Saturday and Sunday […]

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 […]

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