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Oak Ridge boys come up short

SACRAMENTO — If or when Oak Ridge gets around to watching game film of last Friday’s playoff exit at Sheldon, there’s sure to be a collective cringe in the room. Turnovers are a part of basketball but the ones the Trojans made cost them any chance to upset the host Huskies who eliminated Oak Ridge from […]

Trojans advance to D-I semis

EL DORADO HILLS — In Thursday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal home game, the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team had a strong finish to post a 49-25 win over River City. The victory advances the Lady Trojans, the No. 2 seed, into Tuesday’s semifinal game against No. 3 McClatchy at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. The […]

Three Bruins, Trojans reach Rabobank

Velasquez, Claiborne pin down crowns STOCKTON — Ponderosa High wrestler Zack Velasquez entered the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament with a perfect 45-0 record and added four more wins on his way to the 152-pound title at Stockton Arena Saturday. After winning his first three matches by pins, Velasquez took an early commanding leading over Merced’s Romeo Medina […]

Roundup: Mar. 1, 2015

Track and Field Clarke Massey Relays Boys: 3-El Dorado, 36.96; 16-Union Mine, 6 3200: 4-Dalton Douglas-Hiley, ED, 10:22; 5-Jackson Harris, ED, 10:34; 11-Keis Verleur, UM, 11:00; 23-Austin Cordero, UM, 12:08; 26-Rees Verleur, UM, 12:38. 4×100: 7-ED, 45.84; 11-UM (Kyle McDonald, Zac Cherrington, Raine Scott, Aaron Haggerty), 47.68. 4×800: 7-ED, 9:06. SMR: 5-ED, 1:44; 10-UM (Haggerty, […]

Heartbreaker for Ponderosa

TRACY — A full-court drive and layin with 1.2 seconds left lifted No. 3 seed Kimball High to a dramatic 65-64 girls victory over visiting Ponderosa in Sac-Joaquin Section Division II quarterfinals action last Thursday night. The Bruins’ bid to unseat the undefeated Jaguars (29-0) came on the heels of Tuesday’s win at Sacramento High. […]

Schedule: Mar. 2-7, 2015

Monday, Mar. 2 Alpine Racing ED, PHS, OR, UM, GS @ Mammoth Baseball GS @ Bear River, 3:30 p.m. Golf ED, UM @ Jessup Memorial, Cold Springs OR @ Del Rio Tourney, Modesto Soccer OR @ PHS, 8 p.m. Western Sierra @ GS, 5 p.m. Mira Loma @ UM, 6 p.m. Softball Sac High @ […]

Trojans steamroll Bear Creek

EL DORADO HILLS — Behind disruptive pressure by its defense and a solid display of outside shooting, host Oak Ridge overwhelmed Bear Creek 62-20 in its girl’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff opener Tuesday night. The win advanced the Lady Trojans (24-3) to yesterday’s second-round matchup with River City. Against the Bruins, Isamar Conde led […]

Cougars fall in 1st round

SACRAMENTO — Throughout the season en route to winning an outright Sierra Valley Conference title, the El Dorado High girls basketball team dominated opponents with full-court pressure defense and turned turnovers into points. In Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff game at Christian Brothers, the Cougars received a dose of their own medicine as the host Falcons forced […]

Locals ready for Masters

Who: Oak Ridge, Ponderosa, El Dorado and Union Mine What: Sac-Joaquin Section/Les Schwab Tires Masters Wrestling Tournament Where: Stockton Arena When: Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. both days   STOCKTON — There are 30 El Dorado County high school wrestlers with one goal in mind — placing high at this weekend’s Sac-Joaquin Section’s Masters Tournament at […]

Roundup: Feb. 26, 2015

Boys basketball Section playoffs Ponderosa 65, Modesto Christian 78 — Despite a team-high 17 points from senior Matthew Bejsovec and 14 by freshman Adam Orr, the 15th-seed Bruins saw their season end at the hands of the No. 2 host Crusaders Wednesday night in a Sac-Joaquin Division II section playoff matchup. Ponderosa trailed by seven at […]

Bruin girls slay mighty Dragons

SACRAMENTO — For more than a decade, Sacramento High’s varsity girls basketball program has been an unstoppable postseason institution — cruising through the opening rounds of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs year after year. Not so on Tuesday, as visiting 11th seed Ponderosa slayed the No. 6 Dragons in an 81-74 upset that rocked the Division II bracket […]

Oak Ridge takes care of the home court

Millhollin nets 21 in win EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge started fast Wednesday night and never let up in its 64-40 Sac-Joaquin Division I Section playoff victory over visiting Bella Vista. Trojan starters, led by point guard Tyus Millhollin’s game-high 21 points, scored all but two of the team’s points. The Oak Ridge backcourt […]

Lichty gets Big 8 hole-in-one

PALO ALTO — Considering the circumstances, environment and location, what happened to Tanner Lichty in early February at the 14-team Standford Invitational tournament on the Stanford University golf course is probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Playing for the American River College men’s golf team, Lichty, a 2011 El Dorado High graduate, sank a hole-in-one on the […]

On tap

Today/Tomorrow Wrestling Girls State Championships Visalia Convention Center Boys Masters Stockton Arena Tonight Boys basketball Section playoffs D-I: OR @ Sheldon, 7 p.m. Next week Alpine Racing CNISSF State Championships Mammoth, CA      

Roundup: Feb. 24, 2015

Bowling Knotty Pine Lanes, Pollock Pines  Mountain Women Bowling League Team standings  1. Pin Pals 16-8 2. Bowling Baggs 15-9 3. Knotty Girls 13.5-10.5 4. Team Effort 12-12 5. Hillbilliettes 12-12 6. Sometimers 11-13 7. Alley Oops! 8.5-15.5 8. Fun Gals 8-16 High games: 222 — Leslie Fouche-Munoz; 212 — Terese Clusiau; 188 — Jeanne […]

Outside with Charlie: Snowshoe trek

Up Highway 88 there’s some good news for the snowshoe and cross country crowd. It’s hard to imagine when you drop down from Luther Pass onto Highway 89 and  see Hope Valley devoid of snow, but there are a couple of possibilities. A small bit of snow dropped over the weekend and added a few […]

Mt. Rose Ski Resort celebrates 50 years

Although now just an amusing footnote in the annals of Mt. Rose Ski Resort history, old-timers can recall a time when this mountainous area in the Carson range was quite the winter battleground. Starting in the mid-1960s and continuing for more than two decades, one side of Slide Mountain was Slide Mountain Ski Resort, while […]

South 1 Division All League snowboard team

Boys 1 – Charlie Plamondon, El Dorado 1 – Cameron Peeters, El Dorado 3 – Jonas Rogers, El Dorado 3 – Talon Green, Ponderosa 5 – Brad Smith, El Dorado 6 – Ryan Hughes, Union Mine 7 – Will Cann, Golden Sierra 8 – Bryson Able, Union Mine 8 – John Behman, Ponderosa 10 – […]

South 1 Division All League ski team

Girls 1 – Allena Thompson, Oak Ridge 2 – Fiona Zeier, Ponderosa 3 – Amanda Pinski, Ponderosa 4 – Ally Roemer, El Dorado 5 – Marina Neill, Ponderosa 6 – Danica Stevenson, Oak Ridge 7 – Lily Doshier, Oak Ridge 8 – Stephanie Pinski, Ponderosa 9 – Miranda Jachens, Ponderosa 10 – Kat Porter, Ponderosa […]

Oak Ridge boys host playoff opener

Bruins, D’backs in action For the first time since becoming Division I five years ago, the Oak Ridge High boys basketball team will host a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff game. Historically, the Trojans (17-9), as D-II members of the Sierra Valley Conference, have hosted many playoff games over the years. Tonight at 7, Oak Ridge, the […]

Season over for Golden Sierra

SONORA — The three Golden Sierra Grizzlies who competed at last weekend’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament at Sonora High came up short in their bids to extend the season. Against teams/competition from the Sierra Delta, Golden Empire, Mother Lode, Trans Valley and Southern leagues, Golden Sierra came in 25th from a 32-team field. Wrestling […]

Roundup: Feb. 22, 2015

Cold Springs Ladies Golf Pro points & putts February 10 Ace of the Month: Roberta Galvez, net 69 Low gross: Patty Mitchell, 79 Low net: 1st flight: Heidi Caldwell, 71; Judy Goggins, 74 2nd flight: Helen Glenn, 70; Jody Clark, 73; Rosemary Authier, 75 3rd flight: Pat Panto, 73; Lillie Fuentes, 75; Esther Purdie, 75

Ponderosa 2nd in section; advance 10 to Masters

BENICIA — Ponderosa’s two-day jaunt to Benicia High School for the weekend’s Sac-Joaquin Section Divisional Tournament was a success as nine Bruins wrestled in the finals — four coming away with titles. Team-wise, Ponderosa just missed out on the section banner. The host Panthers took it with 257 total points to the Bruins’ 251.5. “The […]

Deja vu for Oak Ridge mat trio

LOOMIS — Been there, done that for Oak Ridge at Saturday’s championships of the two-day Sac-Joaquin Section Division IA Divisionals at Del Oro High. In an exact replay of last weekend’s finals of the Sierra Foothill League Tournament, the same three Trojans made it to the end, faced the same opponent in that match and secured […]

El Dorado drops playoff opener

Unable to finish like it had started, host El Dorado fell to Ceres 58-54 in Sac-Joaquin Section Division III outbracket play Friday night. The Bulldogs, seeded last, overtook the No. 15 Cougars in the second half. Despite two clutch three-pointers in the final minute, El Dorado couldn’t catch Ceres and saw its season end. “With the […]

Bruins ‘crush’ Vintage

SHINGLE SPRINGS — In the early minutes of the first quarter of its CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division II outbracket game Friday, the Ponderosa High School boys basketball team matched Vintage point-for-point. But behind Matthew Bejsovec’s scoring that led to a double-digit halftime lead, the host Bruins upended the Crushers 67-50. The playoff win, Ponderosa’s first since the […]

Lady squads ready for the post-season

Two of the three El Dorado County high school girls basketball teams competing in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs will face league champions in the first round tomorrow. In Division I, Oak Ridge, winners of the Sierra Foothill League crown at 12-0 and 23-3 overall, is the No. 2 seed and will host No. 15 Bear Creek of […]

Cougars capture crowns

SACRAMENTO — El Dorado High wrestlers Willy Gadow and Alex LeBaron feel hard work translates into success. The two Cougars saw their dedication in the practice room pay off Saturday, as they won the 106 and 195-pound weight class titles, respectively, at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Tournament at Foothill High. Each grappler posted a […]

Schedule: Feb. 23-28, 2015

Monday, Feb. 23 Tennis PHS @ OR, Broadstone, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 Girls basketball Section playoffs D-I: Bear Creek @ OR, 7 p.m. D-II: PHS @ Sac High, 7 p.m. D-III: ED @ CBS, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25 Boys basketball Section playoffs D-I: Bella Vista @ OR, 7 p.m. D-II: PHS @ Modesto […]

SVC Winter All League teams

Boys basketball Coach of the Year Josh Williams, Liberty Ranch Co-Most Valuable Player DeAndre Stallings, Liberty Ranch Co-Most Valuable Player Jordan Roberson, Cordova Matt Smith, El Dorado Ian Spencer, El Dorado Isaac Bugbee, El Dorado Andrew Vaughn, Union Mine Bradley Brittain, Union Mine Girls basketball Coach of the Year Chris Del Rio, Union Mine Most Valuable […]

Sports Scene: Feb. 19, 2015

Gym facility rental  Cameron Park Community Services District’s Community Gym can be used during off peak times with up to 50 percent off the regular fee. Available times include weekdays and Sundays before 4 p.m.,  when available. To make reservations or more information, contact the Cameron Park Community Services District at 530-677-2231.  

Roundup: Feb. 20, 2015

Bowling Knotty Pine Lanes, Pollock Pines Mountain Women Bowling League Team standings 1. Pin Pals 13-7 2. Knotty Girls 12.5-7.5 3. Bowling Baggs 12-8 4. Sometimers 10-10 5. Hillbilliettes 9-11 6. Team Effort 8-12 7. Fun Gals 8-12 8. Alley Oops! 7.5-12.5 HIgh game: 203 — Sue Coggins; 183 — Jeanen Santerelli; 180 — Jeanne […]

Trojan cheer shines in Sunshine State

EL DORADO HILLS — Members of the Oak Ridge High School cheerleading competition team recently competed at the National High School Cheerleading Championships at the ESPN Wide World of Wide of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. where the Trojans took second place in Division I out of 29 teams in the open division. Morgan Becker, Oak […]

Outbracket playoffs tip-off tonight

Two of the seven El Dorado County high school basketball teams that qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs tip-off tonight in outbracket matchups at their respective gyms. In a Division II game, the Ponderosa boys squad (12-14), the No. 15 seed, hosts No. 18 Vintage of Napa, which took third place in the Monticello Empire […]

Oak Ridge boys secure third place

GRANITE BAY — A fast run in the fourth quarter resulted in visiting Oak Ridge posting a 47-44 win over Granite Bay in Tuesday’s Sierra Foothill League boys basketball finale to take third place. The win ensured the Trojans’ a first-round Sac-Joaquin Section Division I home playoff game against Bella Vista next Wednesday. Leading 32-31 as they […]

Banzai Tour this weekend at Alpine Meadows

Banzai Tour Stops Alpine Meadows: Feb. 21-22 Kirkwood: March 7-8 Sugar Bowl: March 14-15 It’s quite a mixture of skiers and riders of all levels, gathering for a fun and competitive experience on the slopes, where they get to experience a legitimate racing environment. Now in its fifth year, the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour is billed […]

Lady Trojans race past Grizzlies

GRANITE BAY — Dramatically improved second-half of league defensive play was evident by the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team in Tuesday’s finale against Granite Bay, won easily by the Lady Trojans 55-19. Oak Ridge aggressively forced turnovers from the start to put the finishing touches on its perfect 12-0 run through the Sierra Foothill League, 23-3 […]

El Dorado boarders hoard banners

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Three division snowboard banners — the most obtainable — went to El Dorado after Monday’s final Giant Slalom race at the Aspen West course at Sierra-at-Tahoe. The Cougar boys capped a strong season with wins in each of the six South 1 Division races to compile 1372 points. Union Mine was second with […]

Outside with Charlie: Finding snow

Despite the snow that recently graced the mountains, it’s still slim pickings for the cross country crowd. The downhill resorts made out pretty well though, and reported up to 40 inches of new snow at the top of their mountains. New snow is always good, especially if you are running a ski resort of any […]

Ponderosa ski South 1 champs

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Fueled by the return of two top skiers, the Ponderosa boys team rallied for the win Monday to take the South 1 Division title in the last regular season Giant Slalom race on Bear’s steep and technical course at Sierra-at-Tahoe. The Bruins had a clean sweep in winning all three banners at the awards ceremony afterwards. […]

Hunting contest reminder

A contest is underway for El Dorado County students aged 12-16 for a 4-night, 3-day pheasant hunt with parent/guardian at R&R Pheasant Hunting Resort (rpheasanthunting.com) in Seneca South Dakota, which is one of only a few Cabela’s certified hunting destinations. The program goal is to tie together academic achievement with the enjoyment of the shooting […]

Roundup: Feb. 17, 2015

Girls basketball Ponderosa 52, Cosumnes Oaks 50 — The Lady Bruins (10-4 in the Capital Valley Conference, 19-8) trailed 46-37 entering the fourth quarter of Monday’s contest in Elk Grove, where they outscored the Lady Wolf Pack 15-4 to secure the conference’s No. 3 playoff seed.  

Bruins shock Wolfpack

SHINGLE SPRINGS — In its Capital Valley Conference finale and Senior Night  Monday, the Ponderosa High boys basketball team canned big-time shots when  needed to post an exciting 78-72 win over first-place Cosumnes Oaks. The victory ends the regular season for the Bruins (7-7 in the CVC, 12-14), who won their last four conference games. Ponderosa also kept […]

Host Cougars have most champions

Zach Brazell’s shot, snap and spin around for the takedown with 16 seconds left against Rosemont’s Darrion Taylor closed Saturday’s Sierra Valley Conference Wrestling Championships hosted by El Dorado. Brazell’s 2-0 win in the heavyweight bout made him one of five Cougar league champs. Cordova was next with four, Rosemont has three and Union Mine, […]

Bruins get Sr. Night win

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa continued its push to the playoffs Friday night, rolling through Roseville 65-27 in Capital Valley Conference action. For co-captain Mackenzie O’Donnell, Ashlyn Zentner and team manager Naomi Parrilla, the win was a fitting sendoff for the Ponderosa seniors serving in their last regular season home game. Fellow co-captains Madison Clayton and Danielle […]

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