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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Author Archive: Jerry Heinzer

Cougars 1, Grizzlies 1

Kylie Haverson’s stop of a Golden Sierra penalty kick with minutes left preserved El Dorado’s 1-1 tie with the visiting Grizzlies. Tuesday’s late-season nonleague intra-county matchup saw a successful Cougar PK by Kaylynn Cuddy tie the match with 20 minutes. Haverson (12 saves) held her ground on Kaitlyn Swatski’s PK attempt, batting away the low […]

Cougars capitalize against Union Mine

Errors costly for Diamondbacks EL DORADO — Ryan Rodriguez capped an 11-run second inning with a grand slam as El Dorado defeated host Union Mine Wednesday afternoon in the first of a three-game Sierra Valley Conference set. All 11 runs came with two out. Errors let in five of the runs, Michael Green singled in […]

Pedal power at the forefront next month

The Motherlode Century Bike Ride Saturday, May 10, 2014 Estimated travel times Hwy. 49, Lotus to Cool, 6:30-9:30 a.m. Hwy. 193, Cool to Greenwood Rd., 7-10 a.m. Greenwood Rd., from Hwy. 193 to Marshall Rd., 7:45-10:30 a.m. Garden Valley Rd. and Hwy. 193, Garden Valley to Rock Creek Rd., 8:15-11 a.m. Rock Creek Rd. from […]

Savannah Stephens can swing the bat

Someone tip Savannah Stephens’ hitting coach Mike McCauley for the work he’s done. The Golden Sierra shortstop has pulverized Sierra Delta League pitching the last few years … so much even she wonders what might have happened had she played for a bigger school in a higher division — thoughts quickly countered by advice Stephens […]

Ponderosa volleyball is a family affair

They’re not the first, won’t be the last … but they could be the first in their sport. Ponderosa High’s spring volleyball team contains a rarity. Four Charron brothers: Tanner, Taylor and twins Kyle (older by four minutes) and Kristian are all varsity players, all on the same team and all from the same family […]

Softball: Grizzlies win wild one

GARDEN VALLEY —  Kristine Mendoza’s two-out, two-run single to left center field broke a sixth-inning tie Friday and host Golden Sierra held off Bradshaw Christian’s rally-bid in the seventh to defeat the Pride 15-14 in a wide-open Sierra Delta League matchup. The victory avenged an earlier loss by the Grizzlies at Bradshaw Christian and improved […]

Soccer: Grizzlies score late, avoid tie

GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra extended its win streak to four after defeating San Juan 2-0 Tuesday in Garden Valley. The Grizzlies scored twice in succession, two-thirds into the match. The victory came at a price as Alexa Chiaratti suffered a hip injury. Jockeying for position in the Sierra Delta League standings, Golden Sierra (6-3-1) […]

Cougars get Senior Day split

EL Dorado bid farewell to its seniors Wednesday prior to facing Cosumnes Oaks in a Sierra Valley Conference meet. The teams split: the Lady Cougars winning 100-70 while the boys lost 119-51. Prior to the first event, the Cougars rolled out the red carpet for Haley Owens, Kyle Covington, Matt Coen, Katryna Holifield, Lola Pesce, […]

Oak Ridge athletes compete at Stanford Invite

PALO ALTO — Eighteen Oak Ridge athletes competed in the prestigious Stanford Track and Field Invitational last weekend. Senior Rachel Peterson placed 10th in her heat with a time of 10:20.74 in the 3000 meter run — the equivalent to her best 3200 meter time of 11:04 which she set in May 2013. Peterson also […]

Tennis: D’backs, Trojans duplicate wins

Both Union Mine and Oak Ridge swept its respective local counterparts last week as the rain abated to allow tennis to resume. The D’backs doubled up El Dorado 6-3, splitting singles but taking four of five doubles matches. El Dorado won No. 1 girls singles, No. 2 boys and No. 1 girls doubles. Sitting at […]

Ponderosa’s Wright has the right stuff

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High’s Parker Wright won his pitching duel with Jesuit lefty Chris Loeb Monday afternoon as the host Bruins edged the Marauders 2-1. The victory was Ponderosa’s first Delta River League win after its tough series last week against Sheldon. The loss dropped Jesuit to 1-3 in league. Parker allowed just two […]

Roundup: April 4, 2014

Baseball  Oak Ridge 4, Pleasant Grove 1 — The Trojans broke a 1-all tie in the top of the 10th inning  Thursday. Tyson Solis (2-for-5, double) joined Erik McNeill (double) and Brogan Cooper (2-for-4) in the Trojans’ nine-hit attack. Austin Root went 7 innings and Cooper the last 3. Oak Ridge 0, Pleasant Grove 10 […]

Bruins sweep

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Six Delta River League sets equals two wins for Ponderosa which followed up its victory at Jesuit with Friday’s 26-24, 25-21, 25-14 victory over visiting Oak Ridge. After the first set went overtime, the Bruins led the second after breaking a 13-13 tie before storming back from an early deficit in the […]

D’backs fall in extras

EL DORADO — River City pushed across two eighth-inning runs Friday and rode the complete game pitching of Austin Miller to upend host Union Mine 4-2 in Sierra Valley Conference action. The Raiders tied the score in the sixth and won it two innings later. The two teams resumed the series Saturday with a doubleheader […]

Schedule: April 7-12, 2014

Monday, April 7 Baseball Sheldon @ OR, 4 p.m. Jesuit @ PHS, 4 p.m. Vista @ UM, 4:15 p.m. Softball Sheldon @ OR, 4 p.m. Volleyball GS @ Vacaville Christian, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 Baseball GS @ Encina, 4 p.m. Golf Liberty Ranch vs UM, Cameron Park CC, 3:30 p.m. GS vs Vacaville Christian, […]

Lady Trojans pull away

SHINGLE SPRINGS — “Make ‘em pay” were the final words Amber Orchard heard as teammate Caitlyn Olan was walked to load the bases in the sixth-inning of Thursday’s intra-county Delta River League clash between visiting Oak Ridge and Ponderosa. Orchard did, ripping a huge 3-run double, as the Trojans pulled away to defeat the Bruins […]

Heinz-sight: Know now

The recent revelation by Stanford’s Sara James of her battle with Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome begs the question … was she afflicted with the early stages of the condition while leading Oak Ridge to the 2010 CIF State Girls Division I title? The timeline given is vague — “sometime” between James’ senior season at Oak […]

Soccer: Oak Ridge edges Ponderosa

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Anna Lippuner’s penalty kick late in the second half capped a comeback that gave Oak Ridge the 2-1 Delta River League victory over host Ponderosa Tuesday. Mother Nature’s wrath — varying degrees of rain, chill and wind gusts  — threatened to undermine play on the pitch. Not until the Bruins broke the […]

Area teams reach midpoint

The spring boys and coed tennis teams, dancing around rain storms, are nearing completion of the first go-around in league play or in some cases opening the second round. Two area teams, Oak Ridge and Union Mine, had good starts before absorbing losses. In head to head matchups, the D’backs edged El Dorado 5-4 while […]

Grizzlies roll past Bradshaw Christian

GARDEN VALLEY — They’re on the schedule and they have to be played. Still, there’s not a lot to be gained when an undefeated Sierra Delta League team goes against one that’s winless. Monday at Golden Sierra, the host Grizzlies (5-0) had it easy with Bradshaw Christian, defeating the Pride 25-11, 25-12, 25-14. Bradshaw Christian […]

Sports Scene: Mar. 27, 2014

El Dorado Hills CSD 916-933-6624 Pee Wee Soccer (ages 3-6) Children are exposed to the fundamentals of soccer in cluding the goalie position. This 4-week camp meets on Thursdays April 10 to May 1 at the Promontory Community Park Girls Softball Field. Parents can pick from 4 p.m. (3 year olds only with parent participation […]

Lady Diamondbacks turn back Vista

EL DORADO — A day after demolishing a nonleague opponent, host Union Mine took care of Vista del Lago 7-2 Tuesday for its fifth Sierra Valley Conference victory without a loss. One swing off the bat of Mickaela Robertson — a second-inning three-run home run — gave Union Mine the lead and all the run […]

Intra-county meet a split decision

EL DORADO — Host Union Mine and El Dorado each took home wins from Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference meet at the Western Slope Aquatic Center — the D’backs winning 115-54 for boys and the Lady Cougars prevailing 122-47. The inclement weather failed to slow El Dorado’s girls who took first in each event. Kyle Covington […]

Heinz-sight: Never know

The Pleasant Grove girls basketball team plays this Saturday for the Division I state title at Sleep Train Arena. Or, as most prep hoopsters call it, Arco Arena. Congrats to the Lady Eagles for making it all the way to the championship game. Who saw that coming? If Mercer is the ultimate bracket-buster to the […]

Roundup: Mar. 24, 2014

Softball El Dorado 13, Folsom 12 — The Lady Cougars overcame a 12-6 deficit with six runs in the sixth inning and scored a run in the bottom of the eighth for the walk-off win Monday. Kelsey Liddell went 4-for-5; Ty Henderson was 3-for-5 with a double; Shelby Rowan was 3-for-5; and Sammie Rowan went 3-for-5. […]

Cook’s clutch against Union Mine

EL DORADO HILLS — Bailey Cook’s two-out, sixth-inning double to the gap in left-center scored pinch-runner Jenna Fitzgerald all the way from first base in Oak Ridge’s 5-4 victory over Union Mine. The Trojans’ come-from-behind win Saturday morning opened Oak Ridge’s round-robin tournament. Both Troy and the D’backs played Center in the afternoon. Trailing 4-2, […]

Union Mine’s start holds against Griz

EL DORADO — Three Union Mine pitchers held down Golden Sierra in all but one inning Friday, adding up to an 8-2 nonleague win for the host Diamondbacks. Offensively, Union Mine scored all the runs it needed with a five-run first inning as Brenden Hunter (3-for-4, 2 RBIs), Brendan McKillop and Austin Helmholz (double ) […]

D’back bats get offensive with El Dorado

Visiting Union Mine erupted for 10 fourth-inning runs Thursday to overwhelm El Dorado 15-0 in five innings of intra-county Sierra Valley Conference play. Laura Dager delivered the big blow, a two-run home run halfway up the spruce that towers over the high left field fence, driving in Jessica Dager. “The pitch was right down the […]

Sports scene

Cameron Park CSD 530-677-2231 2014 Spring Classes Flag Football League Join for another season of the NFL sponsored Flag Football League. League allows players the opportunity to learn and develop skills necessary to be succeed in football. The league is designed for all skill levels and children between 2nd and 8th grades, divisions […]

Sierra offers Keepin’ It Real passes

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is offering the Keepin’ It Real Unlimited Season Pass for a limited time only. Through April 30, 2014 guests can buy a Keepin’ It Real Unlimited Season Pass for $289 and get unrestricted access to the mountain seven days a week, all season long, with no restrictions the entire […]

South Lake Tahoe honors its Olympians

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Sochi Olympians Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman and Hannah Teter were celebrated by their local community last Saturday with an array of festivities. Anderson and Bowman both won gold medals. Procession4w RedCarpet w Processionw ParadeHighFivew

El Dorado comes on to defeat Raiders

Host El Dorado improved to 3-1 in the Sierra Valley Conference in taking the opener of a three-game series with River City 9-4 Monday afternoon. Michael Green allowed eight hits in six innings and the Cougars overcame a 3-2 deficit with four runs in the fourth and three in the fifth. “We did not play […]

Roundup: Mar 17, 2014

Golf DRL Tourney No. 2 Ancil Hoffman GC Team scores: 1-Jesuit, 376; 2-Oak Ridge, 388; 3-Folsom, 389; 4-Ponderosa, 431; 5-Pleasant Grove, 431; 6-Sheldon, 522. PHS scores: Howie Gould, 80; Logan Sivers, 83; Jarred Levine, 88; Jay Hageman, 89; Renz Bacol, 91; Joe Fowler, 95. OR scores: Charlie Cameron, 75; Tyler Gunderson, 76; Quinn Carlsen, 79; […]

Trojans’ NorCal trek gets diverted

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge’s gritty second-half attempt to overtake Monte Vista fell short Saturday and the host Trojans were eliminated from the NorCal playoffs after a 54-42 loss to the Mustangs. Though Oak Ridge (26-6) trimmed a once 15-point deficit to two in the fourth quarter, Monte Vista scored 15 of the last […]

Grizzlies get first win

GARDEN VALLEY — Jeff Klahn pitched three strong innings and hit a grand slam Thursday as host Golden Sierra cracked the win column after a 20-2 win over Encina in Sierra Delta League action. Bulldog pitching hit 10 Grizzly batters. One was Klahn who also walked twice before drilling a pitch just right of center […]

Golden Sierra 10-runs Spartans

GARDEN VALLEY — Savannah Stephens rapped out three hits to drive in four runs, Samantha Bastien doubled twice and Marina Alexander scattered three hits in Friday’s senior trio-led 11-1 Sierra Delta League victory by Golden Sierra over visiting San Juan. After the Grizzlies scratched across two second-inning runs on a passed ball and Allie Widmann’s […]

Tennis: D’backs edge Cougars

Union Mine won 3-of-5 doubles to squeak out the narrow Sierra Valley Conference win Tuesday. The teams split singles in both boys and girls. The D’backs won both boys/girls No. 2 doubles and mixed to prevail. Thursday, March 27, the Cougars will play the Hangtown Women’s Tennis team. Union Mine 5, El Dorado 4 Singles […]

Swimming: Cougars, Bruins split scrimmage

Wednesday’s tri-meet featuring host El Dorado and Ponderosa turned into a scrimmage after Casa Roble dropped out the day before. Below are submitted results. Ponderosa times were unavailable. Girls El Dorado 84, Ponderosa 66 200MR: 1-Samantha Woo, PHS, 200 freestyle: 1-Kaela Marcus, ED, 2:05.74. 200IM: 1-Taylor Lehr, PHS. 50 free: 1-Kyle Covington, ED, 27.29. 100 […]

On tap

Oak Ridge hosts Monte Vista Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Trojans’ NorCal playoff opener.

Recount lifts Cougars

A recalculation of last week’s state championship snowboard results by the California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation has determined that errors were made effecting the previously reported numbers. The uncovered mistakes benefits the El Dorado snowboard team of Ellie Spelhaug, Taylor Caldwell, Madison Orr, Marisa McGrew and Sofia Costa. Instead of a third place […]

Grizzlies blank Encina

GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra opened its Sierra Delta League home schedule Tuesday, blanking Encina 7-0 after three, first-half goals and four in the second. The wind-swept victory improved the Grizzlies to 2-1 in league. Golden Sierra came in after hosting last weekend’s Grizzly Cup Classic, won by Union Mine. Against the Bulldogs, Melissa Comstock […]

County Sports League

County Sports League Girls Basketball Playoffs Eighth grade Championship Herbert Green 42, Gold Trail 30 — HG: Madi Ball, 10; Maisey Bruno, 10; Sarah Holm, 7; Maddie Dean, 7. GT: Sydney Emmons, 8; Lexi Tarailo, 6; Danae Ford, 6; Shelbey Miller, 6. Third place Sierra Ridge 24, Markham 23 OT — SR: Cynthia Gooley, 9; […]

El Dorado boys edge Bruins 2-1

Nick Bonniksen and Owen MacKendrick combined on a eight-hitter Saturday and Zach Culp’s RBI single broke a fifth-inning tie as host El Dorado pushed past Ponderosa 2-1 in the twice delayed intra-county nonleague matchup of local schools. Bonniksen went the first four, allowing the sole Bruin run, while MacKendrick pitched the final three to out-duel […]

Cougar boarders take third

TRUCKEE — The California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation State Championships concluded with Thursday’s slalom snowboard race at Northstar. El Dorado’s Taylor Caldwell duplicated her third place Giant Slalom standing, placing third from a field of 57 riders. The Cougar senior, who won all six South 1 Division races, was also third on the […]

Roundup: Mar. 5, 2014

Golf DRL Tournament No. 1, Empire Ranch GC Team scores: 1-Oak Ridge, 364; 2-Jesuit, 379; 3-Folsom, 402; 4-Ponderosa, 420; Pleasant Grove, 421; Sheldon, 552. OR scores: Medalist: Tyler Gunderson, 69; Connor Gaymon, 71; Quinn Carlsen, 72; Charlie Cameron, 74; Dylan Vanderveer, 78; Austin Long, 78. PHS scores: Joe Fowler, 82; Howie Gould, 82; Jarred Levine, 82; […]

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