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Oak Ridge sticks it to T’Wolves

EL DORADO HILLS — Forget trick plays. Oak Ridge’s first Sierra Foothill League victory swung on a trick-question play, an instance that defied logic in its 38-20 victory over Woodcreek Friday night. The host Trojans nursed a 10-7 lead and faced a fourth-and-9 at the Timberwolves’ 31. Instead of letting quarterback Ian Book determine the […]

Roundup: Sept. 26, 2014

Volleyball Oak Ridge def. Folsom 25-21, 25-4, 25-9 Golden Sierra def. San Juan 25-8, 25-9, 25-15 Ponderosa def. Del Campo 25-10, 25-16, 25-17 Union Mine def. by Casa Roble 21-25, 25-22, 19-25, 21-25. Kills: Kylie Russell, 13; Gabrielle Fredericks, 7. Aces: Savannah Scott, 5; Fredericks, 2; Jordyn Trulli, 2; Karly Dales, 2. Blocks: Fredericks, 5. […]

Grizzlies crush San Juan

GARDEN VALLEY — It was thunder in the sky and thunder on the field Friday as Golden Sierra steamrolled visiting San Juan 64-6 in Sierra Delta League action. Coming off a tough loss to Colfax, the Grizzlies surged forward with a chip on the shoulder en route to a 28-0 rout in the first quarter. […]

Tennis: Bruin tennis defeated by Roseville

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The rain let up, the sun came out and Ponderosa played it’s Capital Valley Conference match with visiting Roseville Thursday. Unfortunately for the Lady Bruins, the Tigers prevailed 8-1. The visitors won five of six singles matches and swept doubles play. Ponderosa’s Grace Guimont, at No. 6 singles, used a strong forehand […]

D’backs overwhelm Lincoln

EL DORADO — Union Mine football appeared in midseason form against Lincoln Friday in a nonconference game. With a strong running game, precise passing and a stout defense, the host Diamondbacks rolled to an impressive 60-32 victory over the Fighting Zebras. Union Mine (3-1) was paced during the game by running back Austin Rigsby, who scored four […]

Tennis: Lady Trojans pound former section champs

FOLSOM — Madeline Almeida is a sophomore who plays with experience for the Oak Ridge girls tennis team. In Thursday’s Sierra Foothill League contest against Granite Bay at the Broadstone Racquet Club, Almeida, who plays tennis year-round, posted a straight set victory that helped Oak Ridge to an 8-1 victory. The win was huge. Though the Trojans […]

Water polo: Bruins edge Cougars twice

EL DORADO — Ponderosa and El Dorado hooked up Saturday for two closely contested matches at the Aquatic Center on the Union Mine campus. The Bruins won both — the girls powered their way to the 9-8 victory while the boys held off their Cougar counterparts 7-6. The intra-county matchups were a part of a […]

Schedule: Sept 29 – Oct. 4, 2014

Monday, Sept. 29 Golf PHS @ CVC Tourney UM, ED @ SVC Tourney, Mather GC, 11:30 a.m. Soccer Roseville @ PHS, 3:15 p.m. Vacaville Christian @ GS, 4 p.m. Rosemont @ ED, 7 p.m. UM vs Liberty Ranch, Walker Park, 7 p.m. Water polo ED @ McClatchy, 4/5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 Golf OR vs […]

Ponderosa drops league opener

ANTELOPE — Two interceptions were helpful for Ponderosa Friday in its Capital Valley Conference football opener against host Antelope, which broke free from a 6-all tie in the first quarter to post a 48-20 win over the Bruins. With 7:49 left in the first quarter, Ponderosa (0-1, 2-2) scored its first touchdown when running back Ryan […]

JV Cougars capture Davis Fall Classic

CLASSIC CHAMPS — The El Dorado junior varsity volleyball team extended its win streak to eight matches, and 16 straight sets in winning the Davis Fall Classic all-day tournament Sept. 20. An all-team effort led to successful 2-0 wins against Pioneer, Will C. Wood, and host Davis. In bracket play, the Lady Cougars soundly defeated […]

Firefighters free for Powder Puff

El Dorado High School extends a special invite/free admission to the service men and women (and their immediate family), who have courageously battled the King Fire to tomorrow’s third annual Powder Puff football games at the Harvey E. West Stadium on campus. The powder puff games are girl’s flag, or touch, football games. There will be two […]

Dry Creek Hills Demo Day taking place Saturday

RANCHO MURIETA — Ride some hot new mountain bikes, check out some sweet, local trails, and wash it all down with an ice-cold, local brew at the Deer Creek Hills Mountain Bike Demo Day, scheduled for Saturday at the Deer Creek Hills Preserve from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day of fun is co-sponsored […]

Oak Ridge girls upend Miners 3-1

El DORADO HILL — Oak Ridge extended its perfect streak Tuesday night at home, defeating Nevada Union 25-21, 20-25, 25-15 and 25-17 in Sierra Foothill League volleyball action. Sporting a solid win in game one, Troy faltered throughout game 2 on miscommunication and a troubling service receive — allowing the Miners to pick up a […]

Roundup: Sept. 24, 2014

Golf Oak Ridge 193, Folsom 248 — 9 holes at Empre Ranch, par 36 — OR scores: Medalist Courtney Clark, 34; Emma Sand, 36; Carolyn Almeida, 38; Lexi Perry, 40; Natalie Kinney, 45; Sara Johnson, 45. Union Mine 268, Rosemont 370 — 9 holes at Cordova, par 36. UM scores: Medalist JayKlynn Burns, 44; Cassie […]

Grizzly boys take SDL meet

SACRAMENTO — Ryan Sewell led the Golden Sierra High boys cross country team to a first place finish Wednesday at the Sierra Delta League’s first meet of the season at Renfree Field. Finishing ahead of the pack, Sewell finished the 3.1 miles course with a time of 17 minutes, 13 seconds for first place. “It’s […]

Rough go in the pool for Trojan teams

EL DORADO HILLS — Morgan Jones scored often Tuesday for the Oak Ridge High girls water polo team, which fell to Woodcreek 14-11 in a Sierra Foothill League contest at the CSD pool. The senior driver scored eight of the Trojans’ goals, including three in the first period. That’s when Oak Ridge (0-2 in the SFL, 2-5) led […]

County teams begin league action

Three of the four El Dorado County football teams in action tonight open league play. Ponderosa travels to Antelope to play its first-ever Capital Valley Conference game; Oak Ridge plays its first Sierra Foothill League contest against Woodcreek; Golden Sierra opens Sierra Delta League action at home with San Juan: and Union Mine continues nonconference […]

Bruin spikers let one slip away

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Failing to temper or match Whitney’s ratcheted-up play late in Tuesday’s Capital Valley Conference match, host Ponderosa lost in five sets to the bigger Wildcats 16-25, 25-19, 25-23, 19-25, 8-15, its second straight league loss at home. After holding a 2-1 games lead, the Lady Bruins lost the fourth and trailed the […]

Roundup: Sewel, OR girls golf take 1st place

Waterpolo  Boys El Dorado 9, Rio Linda 8 — Goals: Dylan Thompson 4, Nico Camello 2, Josh Wienholz 1, Nathan Camello 1, Justin Jumper 1. Steals: Thompson 3, Nathan Camello 2, Nico Camello 1, Wienholz 1, Austin Davis 1. Assists: Wienholz 2, Thompson 1, Nico Camello 1, Nathan Camello 1, Keefe Pesko 1, Davis 1, […]

Outside with Charlie: King’s toll

The King Fire has brought a screeching halt to quite a few outdoor recreation plans, including postponing several youth and high school athletic contests. The fire is massive, complex, and continues to be dangerous. While there are still outdoor recreation possibilities, you’ll have to check not only where the fire is actively burning, but the […]

Hangtown’s Smith a national champ

Will represent USA DIAMOND SPRINGS — Chaz Smith of Hangtown Saber Club in Diamond Springs regained the US National Championship Veteran-50 last month in Columbus, OH and was named by USA Fencing to the 2014 Veterans World Championship Team representing the US in Hungary this October. “Local girl makes good,” commented Hangtown Saber Head Coach […]

Linthicum a 3-time Length of Tahoe finisher

LAKE TAHOE — Conventional thinking for some feel the world’s natural wonders are there for specific reasons: A tall mountain should be climbed; a wilderness trail is for hiking; and a large body of water, like Lake Tahoe, is to swim. Tom Linthicum bought into the latter. The Fair Play resident is believed to be the only […]

Lady Diamondbacks win at Frogtown

ANGELS CAMP — Union Mine’s varsity girls cross country team continued its strong early season results with a win Saturday at the Bret Harte Frogtown Invitational held at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds. It was an opportunity for the D’backs to see both the course and many of the schools they’ll compete against later in the […]

Trojans, Grizzlies compete at Josh Ruff Memorial

FOLSOM — Saturday was a good day for the Oak Ridge and Golden Sierra High cross country programs at the annual Josh Ruff Memorial Trojan Invitational at Willow Hills on the Folsom High campus. Twenty-five schools competed in the memorial of Josh Ruff, a 2007 Oak Ridge alumnus who died two years ago. The Oak […]

Sports Scene: Sept. 21, 2014

Golf fundraiser Serrano Country Club, in conjunction with the Armed Forces Foundation, is hosting an inaugural golf tournament today. All proceeds will be donated to the AFF, which offers assistance to active-duty military personnel, National Guard, reserve components and military families. Sponsorship hole opportunities are available for $250, $500 and $1,000. Registration is at 10 […]

Roundup: Sept. 20, 2014

Tennis Ponderosa 4, Del Campo 5 Singles (PHS first): Ashley Tank def. Bovdreau, 6-2, 6-2; Lexi Comstock def. by Yarmolyuk, 1-6, 0-6; Jaclyn Fields def. Kisel, 1-6, 6-4, 7-5; Laura Parkyn def. by Chrisco, 6-6, 0-6, 4-6; Natanya Ackerly def. Griffith, 6-3, 6-3; Grace Guimont def. Zaragoza, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3. Doubles (PHS first): Katie Johnson-Regan […]

Oak Ridge loses to Reed

EL DORADO HILLS — Offensively Friday, Oak Ridge was challenged to find any rhythm while on the defensive side of the ball it was faced with containing the punishing rushing attack of visiting Reed High from Sparks, Nev. “We went into this game knowing that Reed is a top Nevada team who looks to dominate at the […]

Ponderosa falls to Timberwolves

ROSEVILLE — Ponderosa High wrapped up preseason action Friday night at Woodcreek, falling 28-14 to an undefeated Timberwolves program in nonconference play. For the Bruins, it was a tale of missed opportunities in the red zone. Ponderosa fought its way inside the 20 four times but failed to find pay dirt against a stout Woodcreek […]

Golden Sierra suffers first loss

COLFAX — Behind a potent ground game and several back-breaking special team plays, host Colfax doubled up Golden Sierra 42-21 Friday evening — handing the Grizzlies their first loss of the season. The Falcons’ 84-yard game-opening kickoff return for a touchdown by Tim Rawlins (18 rushes, 141 yards, five touchdowns) set a negative tone although Golden Sierra […]

Union Mine gets victory in home opener

EL DORADO — To hear Austin Rigsby explain it, the injured elbow that forced him to miss a good chunk of his first varsity season wasn’t such a bad thing. “I sat out most of the season because of this,” said the Union Mine tailback, pointing to the bulky brace on his left elbow after […]

Lady Trojans tame Woodcreek netters

Bruins edged by Del Campo FOLSOM — In a Sierra Foothill League girls tennis match Thursday at Broadstone Racquet Club, Oak Ridge remained undefeated with an 8-1 win over Woodcreek. The Lady Trojans (4-0 in the SFL, 6-0) were led by the doubles squads which won all three matches. Two of the three were settled […]

Schedule: Sept. 22-27, 2014

Monday, Sept. 22 Golf OR @ SFL Meet, tbd Soccer Rio Vista @ GS, 4 p.m. PHS @ Del Campo, 7 p.m. Water polo ED @ Rio Linda, 4/5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 Golf OR @ Folsom, Empire Ranch GC, 3:30 p.m. ED @ Galt PHS @ Roseville, Sierra View CC, 3:15 p.m. UM vs […]

El Dorado stays perfect after 42-0 win

CITRUS HEIGHTS — Three El Dorado High football players helped set the tone in the first half of Friday’s nonconference game against Mesa Verde, a 42-0 win at San Juan High’s McArthur Field. On their second possession in the first quarter, the Cougars (4-0) scored their first touchdown when running back Tyler Clanin (11 carries for 106 […]

D’backs stumble against Bear River

EL DORADO — It wasn’t long after the start of Union Mine’s nonleague match with Bear River Thursday that for the Lady Diamondbacks to win they’d have to do so without their ‘A’ game. Not happening. Saddled with countless unforced errors and no one to blame but itself, Union Mine lost to the visiting Bruins […]

King Fire cancels Civil War

Due to the growth of the King Fire in El Dorado County and the El Dorado County Fairgrounds overtaken by additional fire crews for an unknown term, tomorrow’s Civil War Series race has been cancelled at Placerville Speedway with a make-up race to be announced soon at an alternative location.

Roundup: Sept 17, 2014

Volleyball Ponderosa def. Antelope 25-17, 25-23, 25-22 Oak Ridge def. Monterey Trail 25-13, 25-19, 25-8 El Dorado def. Del Campo 25-21, 25-10, 25-9 Union Mine def. by Folsom 22-25, 21-25, 20-25 Soccer Oak Ridge 5, Woodcreek 1 — OR goals: Hunter Tully; Nico Carpignano; Clayton Smith; Julian Garcia; Andrew Greer. Assists: Tully; Carpignano; Greer. Saves: […]

On tap

IRONMAN Lake Tahoe One of more than 30 events in the global IRONMAN Series, IRONMAN Lake Tahoe this Sunday leads athletes along a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run utilizing a variety of the city of Lake Tahoe and its surrounding areas. Athletes finish the 140.6-mile course with an energetic welcome at Squaw Valley. […]

Lady Trojan harriers edge new league foes

FOLSOM — Just one point separated the Oak Ridge girls cross country team from the Sierra Foothill League victory Wednesday at the first league meet at the Willow Hills course on the Folsom High campus. The Lady Trojans edged Woodcreek, by a score of 50 to 51. Leading the pack for Oak Ridge was Maddy […]

Ponderosa spikers prevail in 4

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Staving off Vista del Lago’s attempts to force a fifth and deciding game Wednesday, host Ponderosa put down the Eagles 26-28, 25-20, 25-13, 25-22 in nonleague action. After dropping the first set, the Lady Bruins came back to win three straight  — overcoming a late deficit in the fourth set to nail […]

Final nonleague games for some squads

All five El Dorado County high school football teams are back in action tonight with some playing their final nonconference games. Union Mine entertains Calaveras; Ponderosa plays at Woodcreek; Oak Ridge host Reed; El Dorado plays Mesa Verde at San Juan High; and Golden Sierra goes to Colfax. Calaveras (0-3) at Union Mine (1-1) Diamondbacks’ interim […]

Bruins get split

Boys win nailbiter EL DORADO — Two goals in the fourth quarter helped break a tie for the Ponderosa High boys water polo team, which posted a 7-6 win over Bella Vista Tuesday in a Capital Valley Conference match at Union Mine’s Aquatic Center. With the game tied at 5-all entering the final seven minutes, Reilley Waterman […]

Sports Scene: Sept. 16, 2014

Wrestling signups The El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club is accepting membership applications for middle school ages 6-8 and elementary grades K-5th grades for the Fall and Winter Folkstyle season November-March. Three divisions based on experience: Novice (1st year), JV (2-3 years) and varsity (competition team). For information visit EDHwrestling.com or email EDHwrestling@ymail.com. Golf fundraiser Serrano […]

Roundup: Sept. 16, 2014

Bowling Knotty Pines Lanes, Pollock Pines Mountain Women Bowling League Week 1 Team standings 1. Sometimers 3-1 2. Hillbilliettes 3-1 3. Bowlin Baggs 3-1 4. Team Effort 2-2 5. Fun Gals 2-2 6. Pin Pals 1-3 7. Knotty Girls 1-3 8. Alley Oops! 1-3 High games: 213 — Jeanne Valentine; 188 — Pauline Ackerman; 185 […]

Fast starts catalyst for Cougar wins

EL DORADO — The El Dorado varsity girls and boys water polo teams each won their matchup with Laguna Creek Monday at the Aquatic Center on the campus of Union Mine High. The Lady Cougars opened play and overwhelmed the Lady Cardinals 15-2 while the boys followed with a 14-8 victory. Both were playing their […]

Old Greenwood a classic Jack Nicklaus design

TRUCKEE — The illustrious name alone – Jack Nicklaus – draws golfers to this scenic course in Lake Tahoe. And for most golfers, after they play a round at the Nicklaus-designed track, they vow a return trip to Old Greenwood. That was the case for Larry Ballew and his son Marcus, who played Old Greenwood for the first time […]

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