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Cougars bring home the banners

Look for Division I, II and V results in Wednesday’s Democrat EL DORADO — El Dorado cemented its top standing in the Sierra Valley Conference with a sweep of all four divisions at last week’s rainy league championships at Union Mine. The Cougars had healthy winning margins for each over second-place Cordova. The D’backs took third except […]

El Dorado dominates Rosemont

The El Dorado High boys and girls track teams continued their winning ways Wednesday, soundly defeating visiting Rosemont on all three levels. The Cougars boys edged the Wolverines 88-48; in the girl’s division, El Dorado raced past Rosemont 121-6. The El Dorado frosh/soph boys posted a 115-21 win. “In dual meets our numbers (140 athletes) […]

Cougar teams control Hawks

Starting Sierra Valley Conference track and field action late in the season has its advantages for the El Dorado program. With Cougar athletes in good shape and healthy, El Dorado dominated all levels at Wednesday’s conference home meet against Liberty Ranch at Harvey E. West Stadium. In the boys division, El Dorado grounded the Hawks 128-12. […]

Cougars sweep Martinez Relays

MARTINEZ — El Dorado’s depth, talent and size served it well at last weekend’s 83rd annual Martinez Relays as Cougar varsity and frosh/soph teams won all four divisions. The meet, the oldest continuous running track meet in the state, is a survival test in utilizing personnel in the right places — favoring a complete team […]

Respectable area finishes

FRESNO — Temperatures in the High 60’s greeted the hoards of runner’s from every corner of California for the CIF State Cross Country Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno on Saturday. The excellent weather and fast course provided an appropriate stage on which some of the best runners in the United States displayed their talents. “Year […]

El Dorado flexes its running prowess

RANCHO CORDOVA — Cooler temperatures, faster times and better performances were the case at Wednesday’s second Sierra Valley Conference meet at Hagan Park, attended by El Dorado and Union Mine. With dual victories, the Cougar boys and girls teams established themselves as the teams to beat in the race for the league crown. The El […]

Cougars push their way through to Masters

TURLOCK — The Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV/V Track and Field Divisional Meet at CSU Stanislaus concluded last Thursday with three more individual and one relay team champions — all El Dorado Cougars. Sierra Valley Conference champion Cambron Lyles was a double winner in hurdles, capturing the 110 distance at 14.47 seconds, and the 300 hurdles […]

Track/Field: Four years straight for El Dorado boys

Cougar Cambron Lyles a triple winner; Union Mine sweeps throwing events FOLSOM — Spirited competition once again was the theme of the meet as three of the top teams in the Section for Division IV squared off at Folsom High for the Sierra Valley Conference Championships last week. “There is no question that the SVC […]

Track and Field: El Dorado splits with Vista

Host El Dorado Cougars and Vista del Lago squared off for an afternoon of exciting Sierra Valley Conference Dual Meet action Wednesday. As predicted, the Lady Eagles flew to the 81-54 win while the Cougar boys kept their four-year league win streak alive with the 87-48 win. The girls score was tied with three events left […]

Cougar squads capture conference banners

Track and Field fans who packed the home stands at El Dorado High School Thursday witnessed performances by Sierra Valley Conference athletes who turned in quality performances. As the sun set on the Sierra Sapphire track, the host Cougars were at the top of the heap for both varsity boys and girls teams in the final conference standings. “The overall team […]

Cougars, Trojans at Bronco Invite

FAIR OAKS — The Oak Ridge and El Dorado track and field teams were a part of an 18-team field at last weekend’s Bronco Invitational at Bella Vista High School. Each team produced a winner. Cougar Matt Johnson took first in the pole vault while Trojan Jacob Sipes won the 300m hurdles. The top six […]

Cougars win big tri-meet

The showdown between Sierra Valley Conference powers El Dorado, Vista del Lago and River City was intense from the opening gun as numerous seasonal and all-time bests were turned in by all competing teams in all divisions. When the smoke cleared, the Cougars’ sweep maintained their multi-division undefeated streak. “All three coaches knew that this […]

Cougar boys, girls sweep Cosumnes Oaks

ELK GROVE — The El Dorado Track and Field program began its 2013 season right where it left off last year as the Cougars took 3-of-4 Divisions at the 24-team 80th Martinez Relays and won their Sierra Valley Conference showdown with Cosumnes Oaks by sweeping all divisions in that meet as well. With numbers swelling […]

Gregg set records at Woodward Park finale

FRESNO — Conditions couldn’t have been better for the state cross country championships at Fresno’s Woodward Park last Saturday. Pesky valley fog gave way to brilliant sunshine as runner’s from California’s 10 Sections gathered for the 26th annual CIF State Cross Country Championships. The crowd of between 5,000 to 7,000, best described as a “constant […]

El Dorado boys advance to States

Fast course yields quick times FOLSOM — Clear skies, crisp temperatures and a compacted course resulted in very fast racing at Saturday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Cross-Country Championships at Willow Hills course near Folsom High School for the El Dorado, Union Mine and Golden Sierra squads. Several of the county’s top runners ran personal bests in […]

D-II-IV: Gregg 2nd; Babbage, Kauhaahaa 4th

Bruin Redor 6th ANGELS CAMP — Last Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Sub Sections served as the all-important qualifier for the upcoming Section Cross Country finals this weekend at the Willow Hills course behind Folsom High. El Dorado County will be well represented as teams and/or individuals from all five schools qualified. In the girl’s Division-II varsity […]

El Dorado boys three-peat

Gregg, Pizzuti, Plamondon win titles FOLSOM — The clouds cleared in time for an excellent day of cross country at Willow Hills, site of the Sierra Valley Conference League Cross Country Championships. With two teams ranked in the top 10 in the state (Division III), the races were fast and didn’t disappoint. Prior to the […]

El Dorado rolls at league race

Gregg captures 1st place; Cougar girls finish 2nd SACRAMENTO — The team results were the same but the individual winner changed as Sean Gregg of El Dorado outlasted Vista del Lago’s Zach Jaeger at Tuesday’s second Sierra Valley Conference cross-country meet at Granite Regional Park. As temperatures hovered near 100 degrees, the Cougar boys team […]

Harms, Berringer return on West Coast swing

Senior Cora Harms and junior Kayla Berringer of the nationally-ranked University of North Carolina volleyball team will be with the Tar Heels when they play at the Labor Day Tournament this weekend at UC Davis. See Harms and Berringer in action Friday at 5 p.m. at the Rec. Hall and at noon and 5 p.m. Saturday. […]

Cougar harriers gain valuable experience

FRESNO — The fastest runners in California, including representatives from El Dorado, Ponderosa and Oak Ridge high schools converged on Fresno for some very fast racing at the CIF State Cross Country Championships over Thanksgiving weekend. Featuring many of the top Individuals and top teams in the United States, the 2010 version of the State […]

Cougar harriers qualify 4 teams

ANGELS CAMP — Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin subsection cross country meet at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds served two functions. One is for teams and individuals to qualify for this Saturday’s Masters Meet and the other is for the front running teams in all divisions to “posture and test” their competitors in preparation for the state meet qualifier. […]

Banner day for Cougar cross country teams

A cross country championship banner is a rare sight in the foyer of the El Dorado High gym, but if Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference championship results were any indication, athletic director Joe Volek may have to make more room. Solid pack running combined with an understanding of their place in school history, the young Cougar […]

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