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Amanda Williams

Not Golden Sierra Grizzlies’ afternoon

GARDEN VALLEY — It was one of those games where little went right for Golden Sierra — offensively, defensively, you name it and it didn’t pan out. The beneficiary, San Juan, jumped all over that fact to rout the host Grizzlies 9-1 in Sierra Delta League action Wednesday afternoon. Coming after Monday’s 4-1 win over Victory Christian, […]

Ponderosa girls sweep past Oakmont

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The host Ponderosa girls won their second consecutive Capital Valley Conference match after defeating Oakmont 25-9, 25-11, 25-13 Tuesday night. The Lady Bruins faced a Viking team far removed from last year’s undefeated squad that had a perfect 14-0 league run. “They lost a ton of seniors and are very young … […]

Cougar teams dunked twice by McClatchy

EL DORADO — Hoping to gain ground on perennial Metro Conference power McClatchy Monday at the Aquatic Center with two varsity wins, it was the Lions who doled out the hurt with big victory margins — winning the girls match 18-5 and also the boys, 14-6. The Lady Cougars, trailing McClatchy by a game in the standings, opened […]

Diamondbacks absorb first loss of the season

EL DORADO — Despite a high-energy, second-half push to tie its Sierra Valley Conference opener Monday night, host Union Mine suffered its first loss of the season as Liberty Ranch came out with the 3-2 victory. Stuck in an identity crisis — passivity in the first 40 minutes followed by raised intensity after that — the Diamondbacks […]

Trojan football outlasts Woodcreek

ROSEVILLE — How much edge-of-your-seat suspense can one football program endure? If you’re Oak Ridge, the answer is a lot. Hours after their JV team won on a thrilling last-second play, the Trojan varsity outlasted host Woodcreek 35-28 in overtime to open the Sierra Foothill League schedule. What 48 regulation minutes couldn’t decide, the back end of […]

Grizzlies’ effort isn’t enough

Larson scores twice GARDEN VALLEY — Brody Passmore scored four goals including a second-half hat trick as visiting Bradshaw Christian denied Golden Sierra its first Sierra Delta League win with a 5-2 victory. The Grizzlies stayed with the Pride, cutting 2-0 and 3-1 deficits to one, and in position to tie late in the match but Will Cann’s shot […]

Union Mine avoids fifth set

EL DORADO — Play with fire, get burned. Ask Union Mine whose easing up Tuesday made its match with Casa Roble closer than expected. As it turned out, the Lady Diamondbacks were just singed in their 25-9, 23-25, 25-13, 31-29 non-league victory at the Snake Pit. On cue, the 1-14 Rams closed in on Union […]

Cougars get by Placer

Turns out Serena Franz thrives on pressure. Performing in front of a college program on hand to watch her, Franz put on a show Monday to lead host El Dorado past Placer 25-15, 17-25, 25-17, 25-11. Franz’ play stood out and so did her teammates for a good all-around night for the Lady Cougars. “That was […]

Oak Ridge drops shootout

SPARKS, Nev. — Shaking off a fourth-quarter deficit, host Reed High rallied past Oak Ridge 54-42 Friday night on the strength of Michael Penn’s five rushing touchdowns. The Raiders’ win came despite a stellar performance by Trojan quarterback Ian Book and his receivers. The two teams met last year with Reed also posting a 12-point […]

Volleyball: Bruins sweep Antelope

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa defeated Antelope in work-like fashion Tuesday, upending the visiting Titans 25-17, 25-15, 25-15 to open the Capital Valley Conference season. Fresh off their Silver Bracket title at last weekend’s Chris Craft Tournament, the Lady Bruins weren’t challenged in their first league match. “We had control most of the time tonight, worked […]

Gold for Trojans, Silver for Bruins

EL DORADO HILLS — Jenna Miller’s kill on Elizabeth Cameron’s set ended the day-long Chris Craft Tournament Saturday with host Oak Ridge as champs of the Gold Bracket after its tense 25-18, 17-25, 15-12 win over Vista del Lago. The Trojans made the finals with a competitive 26-24, 25-16 victory over Granite Bay, setting the […]

Grizzlies give one away

OLIVEHURST — A 22-yard loss on the last play against Lindhurst said it all bout Golden Sierra’s performance Friday night — namely not a lot went right. Seven turnovers, led by Blazer Izayah Mitchiner’s three interceptions, saddled the Grizzlies with a 25-15 loss. “What do you do? Seven turnovers makes it hard to win a game,” Golden […]

El Dorado girls sweep past Grizzlies

El Dorado improved to 7-1 after taking the first of back-to-back-to-back home nonleague matches this week — Tuesday’s 25-17, 25-15, 25-12 intra-county victory over Golden Sierra. The Cougars threw many weapons the Grizzlies’ way. Hitting came from Kylie Haverson, Serena Franz, Rachel Stevenson and Bella Danker; Makayla Hoyt and Lauren Tigue manned the middle, Greta […]

Billy Joel makes it back to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Billy Joel’s reached a point in his career where he can play when he wants, where he wants and what he wants. In that order, last Saturday, Joel and band performed at San Francisco’s AT & T Park in San Francisco and the set list was as expected — classic favorites. The […]

Griz drop league opener

GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra’s solid effort that took it deep into Wednesday’s Sierra Delta League tied with visiting Highlands ended with two late Scots’ goals and 4-2 setback for the host Grizzlies. Excessive heat divided the match into four quarters so players could hydrate. After trailing 1-0 at the half and by two early in the third, […]

On tap

Saturday Volleyball Chris Craft Tournament Oak Ridge High School Large Gym/Small Gym Pool 1 Granite Bay Lodi Oakmont Red Bluff Pool 2 Oak Ridge Bella Vista Bradshaw Christian Colfax Pool 3 Spanish Springs Vacaville Del Oro Capital Christian Pool 4 Ponderosa Vista del Lago Folsom Deer Valley Pool play begins at 8 a.m.

Second Tilford tribute tomorrow

Added winnings on the line  Tomorrow brings both inflated winnings and memories of a racing legend together as the season’s second-to-last championship event pays homage to one of the most decorated stock car wheelmen in the history of Placerville Speedway with the second annual Tribute to Donnie Tilford and Big Trophy Night. The second edition […]

Diamondback girls win home opener

EL DORADO — Union Mine had a successful start to its season Wednesday, defeating visiting Placer 25-21, 26-24, 25-18. The Lady Diamondbacks pulled out the second set, scoring the final seven points with their backs to the wall. Union Mine relied on its captain Kylie Russell and the senior came through with key hits and on serve. […]

Ponderosa girls sweep Grizzlies

GARDEN VALLEY — Ponderosa and host Golden Sierra met up for Monday’s annual Foundation Game with the Lady Bruins taking the win in three sets 25-7, 25-11, 25-17. The intra-county exhibition, a lead-in into the regular season, benefits the A. Dale Lacky scholarship fund. Outcomes do not count for or against a team in the standings. […]

Timing is now for Union Mine varsity

Team: Union Mine Mascot: Diamondbacks Head Coach: Davy Johnson Assistant Coaches: Matt Cathey, Mike Springer, Bryan Middleton, Andrew Middleton, Michael Scott. League: Sierra Valley Conference (El Dorado, Cordova, Galt, Liberty Ranch, Rosemont) Division: IV 2014 record: 5-5, 3-2 SVC, third place Key losses: Nate Brown Key returners: Austin Rigsby, Brody Pearman, Key games: Home and season […]

El Dorado continues regular season roll

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A second half comeback and big-time performances from quarterback Aaron Golmitz and receiver Chris Volek lifted El Dorado past host South Lake Tahoe 35-32 Friday — the Cougars’ fourth straight win over the Vikings and 14th consecutive regular season victory dating back to 2013. Ahead 18-7 as the third quarter opened, South […]

Local blogger has his say

Ryan Guderyon was just an infant when the 2000 Subway Series between the New York Mets/New York Yankees played out. Still, he knows all about it. Though before his time, he recalls the 1969 Miracle Mets, the ’74 series loss to Oakland and the infamous ’86 win over Boston when a late, sixth-game miscue sparked the […]

Heinz-sight: Primal instinct

“Orienteering” is a word that’s never graced the Mountain Democrat sports pages in the 15 years I’ve been here. Pretty sure “rappeling” hasn’t either. Now that they have, both are associated with Primal Quest Lake Tahoe 2015, the multi-sport expedition that began last week on the South Shore at Lake Tahoe and wraps up today […]

Bruins bank on being better, doing better

Team: Ponderosa Mascot: Bruins Head Coach: Jason Tenner, 9th year. Assistant Coaches: Brad Lawson, Defensive Line; Dwayne Brekke, Wide Receivers; Riki King, Offensive/Defensive Line; Jeff Lewallen, Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks; Kesean Caston, Defensive Backs; Drake Ussery, Running Backs; Justin Michaelis, Defensive Backs/Video; David Henderson, Linebackers/Video; Tenner, Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers, Offensive Line. League: Capital Valley Conference (Antelope, […]

Youths try hand in local triathlon

EL DORADO HILLS — Young athletes swam, biked and ran in the Iron Hills Youth Triathlon last Saturday, impressing everyone with their skills.   Youth Triathlon c 9 year old Grant Griffin completes the last segment of the Youth Triathlon in El Dorado Hills. Youth Triathlon b 8 year old Naya Winn makes it over […]

Taz swim doles out scholarships

EL DORADO HILLS — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian swim program held its annual Awards Night recently at Bertlesen Park. In addition to honoring swimmers for efforts and abilities, the team announced the The Mick and Sandy Malaney Taz Scholarship award winners: Zack Closson, Patty Lacerna, Morgan Jones, Zack Scade, Aroma Bargava, and Baili Ebinger. […]

Update: Stelzmiller makes Stage II cut

RANCHO MIRAGE — Overcoming immense pressure to conclude last week’s Stage I of the Ladies’ LPGA Qualifying School at Mission Hills Country Club, Placerville’s Chelsea Stelzmiller carded just under the wire to qualify for October’s second stage in Florida. At stake is a much-sought-after LPGA tour card — the incentive that attracted over 280 golfers, including […]

John Mellencamp delivers in return to Sacramento

John Mellencamp’s music doesn’t come from the east or west coasts, it’s from America’s heartland. In July Mellencamp, backed by a six-piece band, showcased his music at Sacramento’s Community Center Theater as part of his 80-city Plain Spoken Tour that wraps up soon in his native Indiana. It’s been awhile since Mellencamp played the River […]

Ponderosa summer camp nothing but duals

SHINGLE SPRINGS — A 12-team field representing four states filled out the annual California Gold Wrestling Camp host by Ponderosa High School recently. According to Bruin head coach Tyson Escobar, the camp has morphed from a skills-learning agenda to full-on duals which is preferred by everyone. Aside from a weigh-in, warm-up and technique session to […]

Stelzmiller aims to enhance professional profile

Chelsea Stelzmiller is back. Today at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Stelzmiller is among 288 aspiring professionals aiming to raise their status and obtain a much-coveted LPGA (Ladies’ Professional Golfing Association) tour card — the gateway to bigger earnings. The home-grown product of Cold Springs Golf and Country Club is a rookie pro but just […]

All were aboard for Train’s Tahoe stop

Train frontman Pat Monahan has a unique ability to exude thorough appreciation not only to what he’s doing but to anyone traveling the journey with him. That was evident as Train pulled into Stateline for a near sold-out show at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, the fourth-to-last stop on its Picasso at the Wheel summer […]

El Dorado’s summer season comes to an end

Missed opportunities, mental lapses and physical errors was the unfortunate takeaway from El Dorado High’s 7-1 setback to visiting NBO Thursday evening. With Kennedy cancelling the weekend’s double-header, the loss ended El Dorado’s summer season. Overall, it went 23-5. “It was a good summer and the kids played well at times and poor at times. […]

Terra Jerpbak takes talents to Yale

RESCUE — Terra Jerpbak’s graduation in May left a hole in the Ponderosa softball program maybe too big to fill. A four-year starter for the Lady Bruins, Jerpbak’s pitching and her bat will be sorely missed. To cap her senior season, Jerpbak was named an All-Metro First Team as a pitcher and separately, the Capital […]

Pondo All Stars can’t close out

ROSEVILLE — One run didn’t cut it in Ponderosa’s first attempt to lock up the District 54 All Star Juniors title Thursday night at Mahany Park. Why? Because Maidu came up with two for a quick 2-1 victory. Ponderosa controlled its own destiny and against slow starting pitching, wasted a golden opportunity to win the […]

Heinz-sight: Cage Part 3

Editor’s note: This is the third and last installment of a trilogy of columns about the stages of owning a batting cage; the good/bad, ups/downs and everything in between. It sat just off the back lawn, smack in the middle of the back 40. The remnants of the Juggs batting cage — most of its […]

Ponderosa Juniors reach title game

ROSEVILLE — Austin Neher’s five RBIs, a 6-run rally capped by Adam Schumann’s 2-run double and Devon Suske’s shutdown pitching lifted the Ponderosa Junior All-Stars to a come-from-behind 13-8 victory over Folsom National in Monday’s District 54 tournament semifinals action at Mahany Park. Ponderosa’s win advanced it to tomorrow’s championship game. Trailing Folsom at one point […]

Post 119 edges EDHS for 3rd

Sunday’s third/fourth place game at last weekend’s July Fourth Tournament featured host El Dorado High against El Dorado Post 119. The intra-county local matchup was a pitcher’s duel pitting Post 119’s Davis Carlson on the mound opposite James Pizzuti and both delivered. Carlson went the distance in a complete game 2-0 shutout of El Dorado […]

Good turnout for Hangtown Junior Clinic

The recent 29th annual Hangtown Junior Tennis Clinic held at the El Dorado High courts drew 52 players for both the beginners/low intermediate group in the morning and the late morning higher intermediate class. Local certified tennis pro Martha Downing oversaw the drills, assisted by Ponderosa tennis coach Don Eddy, Cheryl Cady from Carmichael and Paul […]

Strikeouts hurt El Dorado High in loss

On Thursday, El Dorado High School summer baseball team fell 10-1 to the visiting NBP Baseball U19 Club, which put up runs in the first five innings — the exception was a scoreless two-inning stint by Josh Wienholz who struck out four. Strikeouts hurt the host team which fanned a dozen times. El Dorado faced […]

Fair favorite Mutton Bustin’ delights the crowd

Fair goers converged at the grandstands Friday for the annual Mutton Bustin’ contest featuring the Lil Busters and Busters age divisions. A total of 41 youngsters participated, both girls and boys, to see who could stay up the longest. The first three players for the Busters category were: Charlie Lemos, age 6, Placerville; 2-Dillon Gygax, […]

El Dorado High splits with Bluejacks

Rory Patterson’s two-out, seventh-inning pop fly fell into no man’s land Saturday, scoring Alex Pereria with the winning run as El Dorado High School rallied to edge visiting South Lake Tahoe 4-3. The victory gave the Cougars a split of their doubleheader. In the first game, the Bluejacks rode two big innings to a 19-8 […]

Heinz-sight: Dubs did it

Candlestick Park, third base line, day game. My answer to the question ‘do you know where you were the last time the Golden State Warriors won the NBA championship?’ Fast-forward 40 years, the answer becomes less exciting: home, living room couch, next to the pooch. Forty years between titles is a long wait. For some […]

Cougars blitz Bear River

El Dorado High School put together 19 hits Wednesday, capping the game with an eight-run inning, to overwhelm visiting Bear River 17-1 in a summer matchup under the lights. The Grass Valley squad ran into an offensive juggernaut, especially at the end. Just two of the Cougar hits went for extra bases, the rest singles. […]

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