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Mike Bush

Bruins shutdown Broncos

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Defense was a factor for Ponderosa, which blanked Bella Vista 3-0 in Wednesday’s Capital Valley Conference boys soccer game at Bob Bist Soccer Field. The shutout was the fifth in conference play for Ponderosa (6-2-1 in the CVC, 8-3-4), which sets alone in second place behind conference leader Cosumnes Oaks. The Bruins scored their […]

Volek: ‘One game at a time’

All five El Dorado County high school football teams are in league action tonight. Two of the squads open Sierra Valley Conference action; El Dorado is hosting Liberty Ranch and Union Mine welcomes Rosemont. Other county games are Oak Ridge at Granite Bay; Ponderosa travels to Whitney and Golden Sierra entertains Vacaville Christian. Liberty Ranch […]

Cougars, Bruins split contests

EL DORADO — In an intra county non-conference girls water polo match-up, El Dorado dominated Ponderosa that led to a 14-6 win at the Union Mine’s Aquatic Center on Tuesday. Designated as the visitors in this contest, the Lady Cougars (4-3) jumped out to a 5-1 lead after the first period and 9-2 at halftime behind the […]

Trojans handed first league loss

FOLSOM — After completing the first round of Sierra Foothill League action with a 5-0-1 record, the Oak Ridge High boys soccer team opened the second half against rival Folsom on Tuesday night. But the Bulldogs took a bite out of the Trojans’ defense to post a 3-0 win at Prairie City Stadium. This was the […]

El Dorado varsity silences Panthers

EL DORADO — In recent Metro Conference games, the El Dorado girls water polo team has wanted to be aggressive on offense early and often. Exactly that happened for the Lady Cougars in Monday’s match against Florin as they overwhelmed the Panthers 24-7 at the Aquatic Center. Tied early 2-2, El Dorado (3-3 in conference) took off […]

Bruins falter against Broncos

FAIR OAKS — Four, first-half Ponderosa touchdowns was a good, first-half  momentum-booster in Friday’s Capital Valley Conference football game at Bella Vista … but not the five turnovers that came afterwards for the Bruins, who fell to the Broncos 42-34. The game was tied at 28-28 at halftime when the Bruins’ (1-4, 0-2) second fumble of […]

Marshall 5th at CVC meet

ROSEVILLE — Cloudy skies and light rain didn’t stop Ponderosa’s Shane Marshall and Marlee Duane to strong finishes in the Capital Valley Conference No. 1 meet at Maidu Park on Wednesday. Marshall finished fifth in the 3.1 miles race in the varsity boys’ division with a time of 16 minutes, 9 seconds. Finishing in the top […]

Oak Ridge ‘Burns’ Rocklin

EL DORADO HILLS — An early lead paced the Oak Ridge girls water polo team to its first Sierra Foothill League victory of the season with a 13-6 decision over Rocklin at the CSD pool Tuesday. Amanda Burns scored six of the Trojans’ goals that included four in the first half, which led to a 5-2 halftime lead. […]

Trojans back home

Three of the four El Dorado County high school football teams play at home tonight. Oak Ridge welcomes Rocklin; El Dorado entertains Foothill and Golden Sierra hosts Yearington out of Nevada. Ponderosa travels to Bella Vista of Fair Oaks. Rocklin at Oak Ridge The Trojans (1-0 in the Sierra Foothill League, 4-1) have played their last four games […]

Oak Ridge continues its winning ways

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge met one of its season goals with Monday night’s shutout of Sierra Foothill League rival Granite Bay. After 80 minutes under the lights, the Trojans’ 2-0 victory checked that item off their list to remain undefeated in league. Last fall, Oak Ridge lost 2-1 and 3-2 contests to Granite Bay, which won […]

Union Mine races past Zebras

D’backs 735 total offensive yards; game tied seven times LINCOLN — In between its offensive explosiveness, Union Mine used defense that led to a wild 61-55 victory over Lincoln in Friday’s non-league football game. The Diamondbacks (3-2) tied the game at 55-55 after quarterback Brody Pearman scored on a 21-yard keeper with 8:30 left in […]

Cougars corral Mustangs

In its final nonleague contest before Sierra Valley Conference boys soccer action begins today, host El Dorado High scored early in its 3-0 victory over Argonaut Thursday night. The Cougars (4-5-2) punched in the first goal in the 14th minute when forward Manuel Rios booted the ball into the back of the net. Four minutes later, […]

Fast start carries El Dorado boys

EL DORADO — Opening Metro Conference action with two losses, the El Dorado High boys water polo team found the win column after its 18-8 victory over Rosemont at Union Mine’s Aquatic Center on Wednesday. Behind the scoring of Jarrod Tart, the Cougars jumped out to a 7-2 lead in the first period. Tart scored […]

Lady Cougars showing improvement

EL DORADO — Although it won its Metro Conference contest by forfeit, the El Dorado High girls water polo team focused on areas of improvement in its scrimmage against Rosemont at Union Mine’s Aquatic Center on Wednesday. The Lady Cougars (2-1 in conference), who posted an official 5-0 victory when the Lady Wolverines fielded only five players — six […]

League openers tonight

Three of the four El Dorado County high school football teams begin league action tonight. Ponderosa host Antelope; Oak Ridge travels to Woodcreek and Golden Sierra treks to San Juan. The nonleague game is Union Mine playing at Lincoln. Antelope at Ponderosa A new chapter begins tonight in Capital Valley Conference action for Ponderosa coach Jason […]

Ponderosa boys blank Del Campo

Bruins undefeated in conference SHINGLE SPRINGS — Three Ponderosa High boys soccer players led the way in Monday afternoon’s 3-0 Capital Valley Conference win over Del Campo at Bob Bist Soccer Field. Keeping the flow of the offense near the Cougars’ net throughout most of the first half, the Bruins (3-0-1 in the CVC, 5-1-3) had six […]

Grizzlies ground out win

GARDEN VALLEY — One was a solid number in the second and third quarters for Golden Sierra, which posted a 31-28 win over Colfax in Friday’s non-league football game. Ending the second quarter on an 8-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nick Anderson to tight end Nick White with one second left before halftime to lead 17-14, […]

Water polo: Trojans fall in league opener

EL DORADO HILLS — In the first half Tuesday, the Oak Ridge High girls water polo team battled Granite Bay for every possession on offense. But the Lady Trojans’ first home league match of the Sierra Foothill league season was spoiled by the Grizzlies, who posted an 11-3 victory at the El Dorado Hills’ CSD […]

Football: Cougars back home

Three of the five county high school football teams play at home tonight. El Dorado hosts Mesa Verde; Ponderosa entertains Woodcreek and Golden Sierra tackles Colfax. Oak Ridge goes to Nevada to play Reed of Sparks and Union Mine travels to Calaveras. Mesa Verde at El Dorado The Cougars (2-1) get in front of their home fans […]

Oak Ridge harriers compete at SFL meet

FOLSOM — Five members of the Oak Ridge High boys and girls cross-country teams finished in the top 20 in Wednesday’s Sierra Foothill League’s first race of the season at the Willow Hills Reservoir on the Folsom High campus. Taking sixth place for the Trojan boys was Drew Spencer, only a sophomore, finished with a […]

Napear thrilled about arena, season

EL DORADO HILLS — Christmas will be here in three months but one present El Dorado County resident Grant Napear and Sacramento Kings fans can enjoy for many years is currently being built in downtown Sacramento. Over the summer, Napear, an El Dorado Hills resident who calls all of the Kings’ TV games, had a […]

Big plays lead Oak Ridge

SACRAMENTO — Four touchdowns in the second quarter led Oak Ridge to a 56-28 win over host Burbank in Friday’s non-league football game. Trailing 14-7 late in the first quarter, Luke Goins’ 37-yard kickoff return sparked the Trojans (3-0). Oak Ridge tied the game at 14-all with 10:31 left in the half when quarterback Ian Book (12-of-17, 161 […]

Lady D’backs sweep Golden Sierra

EL DORADO — Union Mine defeated Golden Sierra in three straight sets 25-18, 28-26, 25-18 in Thursday’s intra-county volleyball match at the Snake Pit. In the first game, Golden Sierra jumped out to a 10-5 lead behind the play of setter Autumn Nordby and net play from Rylyn Campbell. “We have the energy and the […]

Golden Sierra back in action tonight

Four El Dorado County high school football teams continue their non-league slate tonight, all on the road. Golden Sierra plays at Lindhurst; Oak Ridge travels to Burbank of Sacramento; El Dorado also plays in the Sacramento area as it takes on Rio Americano. Union Mine ventures to Casa Roble in Orangevale. Golden Sierra at Lindhurst The […]

Oak Ridge dominates Ponderosa

EL DORADO HILLS — A fast start led to Oak Ridge posting a 16-4 win over Ponderosa in Tuesday’s intra county non-league girls water polo match at El Dorado Hills’ CSD pool. In the first period, Oak Ridge (1-1) jumped out to a 6-1 lead on three goals from Amanda Burns, two from Meghan Hayward […]

Early lead gives Trojans win over Bruins

EL DORADO HILLS — In their intra county boys water polo meeting at the El Dorado Hills’ CSD swimming pool on Tuesday, Oak Ridge swam past Ponderosa for a 16-7 win. The Trojans (2-0) jumped out to a 5-2 lead after the first period on three goals from Jack Davidson, one of seven seniors on the […]

Cross-country: Cougar harriers edge D’backs in first meet

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Union Mine’s Allison Babbage and El Dorado’s Dalton Douglas-Hiley led in the girls’ and boys’ divisions respectively of the first Sierra Valley Conference cross-country meet at the Shingle Springs Rancheria Activity Area on Wednesday. Returning for her senior year, Babbage took first place on the 3.1 miles course with a time at an even 19 […]

Grizzlies return plenty of experience

Team: Golden Sierra Mascot: Grizzlies Head Coach: Jeremy Nordby, 2nd season Assistant Coaches: Scott London, Assistant Defensive Coordinator; John Piparo, Assistant Defensive Coordinator; Jesse Hamilton, Offensive/Defensive Line; Gayne Johnson, Offensive Line/Defensive Line-Linebackers; Nordby, Running Backs/Offensive Coordinator. League: Sierra Delta League (Bradshaw Christian, Encina, Highlands, Rio Vista, San Juan and Vacaville Christian) 2014 record: 8-3, 5-1 SDL, second place Key losses: […]

Duo shines at World Games

CAMERON PARK — Amber Kaslar enjoys playing various sports from basketball to track and field, softball, swimming, soccer and golf. Over the summer, Kaslar, a 2007 Union Mine High graduate, competed on the golf links in the Special Olympics World Games 2015 in Los Angeles. Kaslar and her partner, Heidi Matlack, captured the bronze medal. “Very exciting,” Kaslar […]

Volleyball: Oak Ridge sweeps Ponderosa

EL DORADO HILLS — On Thursday, the Oak Ridge High and Ponderosa High volleyball teams squared in an intra county and non-league match. The host Lady Trojans, led by new head coach Patrick Sanders, and Lady Bruins, guided by second-year coach Mike Yates, battled for every point in the first two games of their contest. But […]

Football: Cougars’ streak comes to an end

LINCOLN — For a second consecutive game, the El Dorado High football team found itself in familiar territory regarding the score. But this time, three touchdowns in the second half was a plus for the Cougars, but not enough as host Lincoln posted a 59-20 win. The loss ended El Dorado’s 14-game regular season winning streak that started […]

Cougars reload, look for another winning year

Aug. 28 — El Dorado @ South Tahoe Sept. 4 — El Dorado @ Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 — El Dorado vs. Rio Americano (Del Campo), 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 — Mesa Verde @ El Dorado, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 — Foothill @ El Dorado, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 — Liberty Ranch @ El […]

Four teams in action

Just one of the four El Dorado County high school teams in action tonight has a home game. Union Mine will entertain Bear River and will be tested as the Bruins return most of its starters who won the Division V Section Division V title last fall. Elsewhere, Oak Ridge is at Vacaville, Ponderosa makes […]

Playoff changes for water polo

LODI — Last November, the Ponderosa and El Dorado boys water polo teams met in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs in which Ponderosa posted a 14-0 victory. After the match, Bruin head coach Shane O’Rourke and Cougar mentor Zach Davis felt that the match was clearly a mismatch, as the Bruins dominated from the […]

Lady Cougars return with athleticism

El Dorado High volleyball coach Shelley Bishop had plenty of reasons to smile Monday in the Lady Cougars’ Sac-Joaquin Section’s Foundation home match against Vista del Lago. After jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the contest inside L.A. Brown Gym, the Cougars lost the next two sets but rallied to win the rubber game; final scores were 25-22, […]

Trojans win wild one

EL DORADO HILLS — Big plays and numbers fueled Oak Ridge to a 57-55 non-league football home win over Whitney in Friday’s opener for both teams. After Trojan running back Michael Pittman scored his third of a game-high five touchdowns on a 2-yard off-tackle play with 33.5 seconds left in the second quarter for a […]

Trojans win wild one over Wildcats

EL DORADO HILLS — Big plays and numbers fueled Oak Ridge to a 57-55 non-league football home win over Whitney in Friday’s opener for both teams. After Trojan running back Michael Pittman scored his third of a game-high five touchdowns on a 2-yard off-tackle play with 33.5 seconds left in the second quarter, Oak Ridge, […]

Trojan football looks to improve

Team: Oak Ridge Mascot: Trojans Head Coach: Eric Cavaliere, 9th year Assistant Coaches: Mark Watson, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks; Darren Jonutz, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers; Chris Williams, Offensive Line; Kevin Placek, Defensive Line; Ron Martin, Running Backs; Ben Sweet, Defensive Backs; Bill Bunce, Wide Receivers; Kevin Lopina, Quarterbacks. League: Sierra Foothill League (Del Oro, Folsom, Granite Bay, Nevada Union, Rocklin and Woodcreek). 2014 record: 5-5, 3-4 SFL, fifth place. Key losses: Lineman Nolan […]

Squads kick off season tonight

Three of the five El Dorado County high school football teams open their season at home tonight. Oak Ridge will host Whitney, Ponderosa entertains Lincoln and Union Mine welcomes Foothill of Sacramento. El Dorado plays its first of three consecutive road games, starting at South Lake Tahoe. Golden Sierra stays in the foothills but travels […]

Marcus ready for new adventures

In 1997, Kaela Marcus was introduced to the swimming pool as young infant. “My parents wanted me to learn how to swim,” said the El Dorado High swimmer who graduated last spring. “It was just a backyard swimming pool … good size … seven feet at the deepest.” The Marcus family moved to El Dorado […]

Grizzly summer workouts were fruitful

Editor’s note: This is the final of a five-part series on the five El Dorado County high school football teams on what each have done over the summer and spring months to prepare for the upcoming season. In addition, the team previews and schedules will run in upcoming issues. Today’s edition ends with Golden Sierra. GARDEN […]

First and goal: Road games

In 313 words, random thoughts. • One week from today, Week 0 of the high school football season begins. Set the timers on your cell phones and/or watches right now. • In Week 1 and 2, only one of the five El Dorado County high school football teams plays a home game. On Friday, Sept. […]

D’backs focused on fundamentals

Editor’s note: This is the fourth of a five-part series on the five El Dorado County high school football teams and what each have done over the summer and spring months to prepare for the upcoming season. Today’s edition continues with Union Mine. EL DORADO — Seven months ago, two things happened to the Union Mine […]

Imperial Chryslers last two standing

Behind the wheel of his 2001 Mercury Marquis, Ron Cannon was confident he could place in the Open Division of Sunday’s 42nd edition of the annual Placerville Police Officer’s Association Hangtown Destruction Derby at the Placerville Speedway on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. The sergeant for the Placerville Police Department was one of six drivers who competed in […]

Cougars take pride in summer workouts

Editor’s note: This is the third of a five-part series on the five El Dorado County high school football teams on what each have done over the summer. Today’s edition continues with El Dorado. From the time he became the El Dorado High football head coach three years ago, Joe Volek has spent many hours overhauling a […]

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