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Celebrity golf at Tahoe

STATELINE, Nev. — Celebrities from across the entertainment and sports worlds gathered last weekend for the annual American Century Golf Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. Look for further coverage in an upcoming Mountain Democrat. tahoe_11w

Dodgeball: Not the national pastime but …

… still relevant, still time-tested and still a heap of fun. That describes an early summer dodgeball class offered by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and held at the CSD gym. Everyone’s had a brush with dodgeball at the grade school level, The sport, around for generations, was made into a major motion picture […]

Roundup: July 22, 2014

Dolphin stats VFCAL Meet Girls 6 and under — 25 free: 1-Emma Frazer, 22.19; 4-Maggie Yost, 24.96; 7-Heidi Schneider, 26.57. 25 back: 1-Frazer, 25.77; 4-Amelia Leo-Frazee, 27.94; 5-Yost, 29.27. 100FR: 1-Frazer, Yost, Hannah Musgrove, Schneider, 1:43.17; 4-Pearl Cooney, Lauren Dorrough, Maya Musgrove, Sage Warren, 1:57.54.; 5-Leo-Frazee, Emily Murphy, Meagan Sare, Naomi Morgan, 2:05.06. 7-8 — […]

Dolphins ring up another title

CITRUS HEIGHTS — The Dry Diggin Dolphins’ swim program captured its fourth straight Valley Foothill Competitive Aquatic League championship last weekend — outpointing four other clubs at Rusch Park. While Orangevale gave the Dry Diggins’ squad a run for its money in first-place finishes, the Dolphins still won 32 of 84 events. The boys registered […]

Sharks defeat Loomis Basin in season finale

LOOMIS — In its final regular season summer meet of the season Saturday, the Sierra Sharks swim team took a bite out of the Loomis Basin Dolphins, 464-323. In addition, five Sharks won a combined five races each that included being members of relay teams. For the boys, Paul Vos and Justin Lehr, both competing […]

Valley View Sports Park

Construction to begin on joint project Officials held a recent groundbreaking ceremony for the first El Dorado Hills sports field and park south of Highway 50. Construction should be complete in early November. The Valley View Sports Park project is a joint use partnership between the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and the Buckeye Union […]

Under the Scoreboard: July 20, 2014

Former Golden Sierra baseball standout Tyler Waldron is a step away from the big leagues in pitching for Indianapolis, the Triple A farm team for the Pittsburgh Pirates which drafted him out of Oregon State. Waldron, who as a senior for the Grizzlies was the All Metro Player of the Year, is currently injured and on […]

Becker slips by in wild KWS finish

A packed house Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway witnessed one of the craziest finishes seen in a long time, when leader Brent Kaeding spun on the cushion during the final corner and Sean Becker snuck by for the dramatic victory. The unbelievable win for Becker was his 10th career with the King of the […]

Sports Scene: July 20, 2014

Wrestling reunion The Ponderosa wrestling program is holding a reunion, hosted by Aaron Reeves, July 26 at 6 p.m. For questions or information, call Richard Fox at 530-558-5731. Host needed The Warren High Cross-County boys team from Downey, CA seeks a host when it returns to El Dorado County next month for an 11th year […]

Sophia Barden wins strut title

STOCKTON — El Dorado Hills native Sophia Barden recently won the National Title in Strut at the 56th annual U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships held July 7-12 at the Stockton Arena. Competing amongst the best 13 year-olds in the nation, Barden captured first place in Strut with 18.30 points and was second in solo, 2-Baton […]

Roundup: July 20, 2014

Baseball Arizona Tournament El Dorado Hills 17, Hawaii 7 — The 50/70 team opened last Thursday with a 10-run victory. Golf AJGA Junior Tournament Serrano Scores: Boy — T13: Quinn Carlsen, 74-76-71–221; T30: Charlie Cameron, 73-71-82–226; 34: Tyler Gunderson, 74-77-76–227; T36: Dylan VanderVeer, 77-76-76–229; T41: Cooper Hunt, 75-82-75–232; T41: Kevin Huff, 79-72-81–232; T51: Austin Long, […]

Schedule: July 21-26

Tuesday, July 22 Baseball Hard 90 @ EDHS, 7 p.m. Friday, July 25 Baseball EDHS @ Lodi, (2), 4 p.m. Rec Swimming Taz, Sharks @ SSL Champs, Sierra College Saturday, July 26 Baseball Pro Players @ EDHS, (2), 4 p.m. Speedway Points Race No. 12, 7 p.m. Rec Swimming Taz, Sharks @ SSl Champs, Sierra College […]

Season over for Post 119

AUBURN — Throughout the summer season, El Dorado Post 119 Jr. Legion baseball coach Brett Robinson has stressed the words “have a plan” to his players when they’re at the plate. In its semifinal game against Grass Valley in the District 7 American Legion Junior Championships at James Field Friday, Post 119′s plans on extending its season were doused […]

Sports Scene: July 17, 2014

Wrestling reunion The Ponderosa wrestling program is holding a reunion, hosted by Aaron Reeves, July 26 at 6 p.m. For questions or information, call Richard Fox at 530-558-5731.

Outside with Charlie: Still time

It’s time to take a hike or ride a bike. Really, it is … before school starts in early August. Once school is back in session, trips are relegated to the weekends. If there’s football, soccer, cheerleading, school work or band, all bets are off. Take advantage of what’s left of the summer break to enjoy […]

Hansen walk-off gives Rush title

EL DORADO HILLS — The El Dorado Hills Rush baseball team has won one tournament championship and is looking for another. Competing in the Intermediate 50/70 division of the Nor Cal Divisional Tournament last week in Chowchilla, the Rush posted a 4-1 record that included winning the title game, 7-6, on a walk-off home run by Nate Hansen. Prior to […]

Roundup: July 18, 2014

Baseball  El Dorado 13, Pro Players 2 — Matt Smith hit a grand slam in the bottom of the second inning in the nightcap of Tuesday’s doubleheader. His blast was one of 11 hits for El Dorado (22-4). Smith went 2-for-4 and 4 RBIs, Alex Pereira went 3-for-4 with an RBI, Zach Culp and Louis […]

Last visit for KWS Series

Red clay high-banks of Placerville Speedway host the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series for the final time this season on Saturday. The always challenging unique confines of Placerville Speedway welcomes the King of the West 410 Sprint Cars tomorrow for round 12 of the series. Kyle Hirst holds a commanding 102-point advantage but come in […]

Johnson out as D’back football coach

EL DORADO — Union Mine is looking for a new varsity football coach less than a month before the season starts. Dave Johnson, who has taught physical education and ran the Diamondbacks’ grid program since Union Mine’s inception at the start of the 1999-2000 school year, is no longer running the program, according to Union Mine […]

El Dorado bats stay hot in 10-run win

In recent weeks, hitting has been contagious for the El Dorado High summer baseball team. Against Pro Players in the first game of a doubleheader at Escobar Field Tuesday. El Dorado banged out 18 hits, including eight in one inning, en route to a 17-7 victory. The game was called after five innings because of the […]

Post 119 splits; District play next

EL DORADO — If Logan McMahon’s fifth-inning solo home run to extend El Dorado Post 119′s lead was insurance, his two-run double in the sixth was icing. McMahon, a senior-to-be at Ponderosa, finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs — the last two part of El Dorado’s six-run, sixth-inning that cemented a first-game 11-3 victory over Chico […]

Fourth Tahoe Trail 100 race

TRUCKEE — Endurance mountain bikers will compete in the Tahoe Trail 100-Kilometer Race at Northstar California Resort Saturday — all vying to qualify for the legendary challenge of the Leadville Trail 100-mile mountain bike race next month in Colorado. Start time for the Tahoe Trail 100 race is  7 a.m. at the Northstar Castle Peak parking area […]

Sports Scene

Host needed The Warren High Cross-County boys team from Downey, CA seeks a host when it returns to El Dorado County next month for an 11th year of summer training. The state-ranked team consists of coach Ramon Miranda and 17 runners in need of space to pitch tents for the dates Aug. 17-20. If you have […]

Sharks fall to Broadstone

CAMERON PARK — Hoping to win its second straight interrupted only by the July 4 holiday weekend, the Sierra Sharks instead fell to visiting Broadstone last Saturday at the Community Center pool. The Folsom-based Barracudas outpointed the Sharks on both the boys and girl’s side — prevailing by an overall final score of 447-342. Sierra […]

Long is Serrano AJGA qualifier

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s Austin Long is a qualifier to this week’s American Junior Golf Association tournament at Serrano Country Club in El Dorado Hills. Monday’s AJGA qualifier, an 18-hole stroke play event, was for the AJGA Junior Tournament which got underway yesterday with the opening round and ends Thursday. Monday, Long […]

Taz send Gators back to swamp

SACRAMENTO — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team improved to 6-0 after Saturday’s defeat of the College Greens Gators 534-254. The Taz shares an extensive history with the Gators as both are the only teams in the Suburban Swim League that have been continuous participants since the league’s establishment in 1967. “It’s very […]

Sports Scene: July 14, 2014

NFL Flag Football  Enjoy football without the physical contact? League focuses on fundamentals, teamwork and improving individual skills in a competitive, yet fun environment. Practices and games are held at the Promontory Synthetic Field in El Dorado Hills. Participants receive an official NFL Jersey, a set of NFL flags and a personalized award. Practices are […]

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Serrano Country Club site of AJGA tournament

EL DORADO HILLS — Serrano Country Club is hosting an American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) boys/girls golf tournament beginning with qualifying, and followed by tournament play Tuesday through Thursday. In the Monday qualifier, 96 juniors will be playing for 10 tournament spots. The tournament field will have 72 boys and 24 girls, representing some of […]

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Four different drivers celebrate wins

Returning to action following the annual July Fourth Spectacular, it was business as usual for competitors at Placerville Speedway, as the Jackson Rancheria Casino Championship season roar past its halfway mark on Saturday. The race was the second of three benefit races for the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County and the large […]

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Schedule: July 14-19

Tuesday, July 15 Baseball Pro Players @ EDHS, (2), 4 p.m. Friday, July 18 Baseball ED Post 119 @ District Tourney, tba Saturday, July 19 Baseball ED Post 119 @ District Tourney, tba Speedway King of the West 410 Sprint Series Rec Swimming Dolphins @ VFCAL Champs, Rusch Park Sharks @ Loomis Basin, 8 a.m. […]

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Under the Scoreboard: July 13, 2014

Four area long distance runners were among the finishers of the recent Western States 100-mile Endurance Run, the world’s oldest and most prestigious 100-mile trail race that starts in Squaw Valley and ends in Auburn. Cool’s Meghan Arbogast, 53, considered one of “the finest over-50 runners in the world” and a race favorite according to a wser.org […]

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Victories continue for El Dorado

More than a dozen hits, and good pitching, led to the El Dorado High Summer Legion baseball team to an 8-2 victory over Rio Americano in the first game of a Saturday home doubleheader. El Dorado, which had a combined four hits in the first two innings, increased its 2-1 lead to 6-1 in the bottom of […]

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Roundup: July 14, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 13, Rio Americano 0 — Nick Bonniksen struck out nine Rio batters in Saturday’s night cap game for El Dorado (19-4), and Josh Wienholz tossed the final inning. The game was called after five innings because of the mercy rule. El Dorado had 15 hits, and scored in every inning that included […]

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Saturday’s race benefits Boys and Girls Club

Racing resumes at Placerville Speedway this Saturday night with the 11th points race of the season. Winged Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stocks will all return to compete for the season crown with the addition of the Nor Cal Dwarf Cars. Saturday’s event benefits one of the area’s most popular non-profit organizations, the […]

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Roundup: July 9, 2014

Baseball El Dorado Post 119 3, Grass Valley 1 — Tony Ceirante scattered four hits over five innings and Mitch McCulloch closed out the final two in Wednesday’s Junior Legion win at Union Mine High. Logan McMahon went 2-for-2 with an RBI for Post 119 and Clay Boswell had a double and drove in a […]

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Heinz-sight: Darn it!

Heading into last weekend, three of our Little league All Star teams — albeit all from El Dorado Hills — sat in very good shape. All three were undefeated going to semifinal play and … get this … at two of the levels long-time nemesis Woodcreek had already been dispatched to the loser’s bracket — […]

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Comebacks not enough

ROSEVILLE — Behind 5-0 after the first inning, the El Dorado Hills 9-10 All Stars baseball team put on its rally caps in the second inning to take a 6-5 lead in the District 54 title game against Woodcreek at Richards Field Tuesday. But Woodcreek scored often in the final two innings that led to a 20-8 […]

El Dorado Hills 9/10s oh so close

ROSEVILLE — For the third time in four days, the El Dorado Hills 9-10 All Stars baseball team played Woodcreek and, for the second time in two days, had the chance to claim the District 54 title at Richards Field. Depsite a 45-minute delay, both teams provided excitement from the first pitch to the last. In the […]

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“Where’s McLeod Giveaway Days” on Tahoe Rim Trail

STATELINE, NV — The 2nd Annual Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge continues to build momentum as over 350 hikers, bikers and equestrians and five large Reno-Tahoe base corporations engage their employees in the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. The program, now in its second year, has inspired both novice and seasoned trail users to begin tackling small sections […]

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Outside with Charlie: Tour de Eldorado

The big one of cycling, the Tour de France, entered its 101st year last Saturday. The race, which is 3 weeks long, started in England with a royal send-off. On July 27, on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, the race will end. It’s long and grueling in many respects. All kinds of weather, 100 mile plus […]

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El Dorado Hills 9/10s upend Woodcreek

Advance to title game ROSEVILLE — Three home runs gave the El Dorado Hills 9-10 All Star baseball team a berth in the District 54 championship game. Playing Woodcreek at Richards Field Sunday, El Dorado Hills produced an 11-6 victory. Last night, El Dorado Hills (3-0) played Woodcreek again for a chance to lock up the […]

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D’back fall sports requirements

Those interested in playing sports this coming fall at Union Mine High School need to turn in a completed Athletic Packet before attending tryouts on the first day of school, August 7. All tryouts for football, cross country, boys soccer, girls golf, and girls volleyball begin on Monday, August 11, immediately after school. If you do not have a current […]

EDH 10/11s stumble but still alive

EL DORADO HILLS — Looking to extend their stay in the winner’s bracket, the El Dorado High 10/11 All Stars returned to Jeff Mitchell Field Monday to take on Woodcreek whose offense had plans of its own in pouring on run-after-run for the runaway 15-1 mercy rule-shortened victory. El Dorado Hills’ best chance to see […]

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El Dorado bests Post 119 for Slam title

LODI — The oddity engulfing Monday’s Lodi Summer Slam championship game at Zupo Field couldn’t be overlooked — both teams, from El Dorado County, were vying for the title in Sac Joaquin County. Only one could land on top. On the strength of two big innings, that distinction belonged to El Dorado High after its 19-5 […]

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Roundup: July 7, 2014

Baseball Lodi Summer Slam El Dorado 10, Fairfield 3 — Owen MacKendrick pitched into the fifth inning and Ian Philbrick finished up as the Cougars won their second game at Zupo Field Sunday to reach the finals. Offensively, Louis Merlo was 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs; Kent Schardt went 3-for-4; Zach Culp was 2-for-4 with 3 […]

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