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Union Mine track and field routs Galt

EL DORADO — Both Union Mine varsity teams won big over visiting Galt Wednesday in the Diamondbacks’ second-to-last Sierra Valley Conference home meet of the regular season. The Union Mine girls won by a score of 116-1 while the boys prevailed 108-14. In the boys Frosh/Soph competition, Galt pulled out a 64-41 win. At press […]

Roundup: April 15, 2015

Swimming Girls Ponderosa 95, Bella Vista 89 200 MR – P (Ashlie Stoddard, Gabby Costamagna, Jacqueline Nisson, Alexandra Nisson), 2:01.17; 200 free: 1-Natalie Bresnahan, 2:09.78; 200 IM: 1-J.Nisson, 2:23.34; 100 fly: 1-Stoddard, 1:08.41; 100 free: 1-Bresnahan, 56.81; 500 free: 1-J. Nisson, P, 5:40.77; 200 FR: 1-P (Costamagna, Katy Suggs, Barbie Suggs, Bresnahan), 1:51.03; 100 back: 1-Stoddard, P, 1:07.31; 100 breast: 1-Costamagna, 1:15.62; 400 FR: […]

El Dorado dominates Rosemont

The El Dorado High boys and girls track teams continued their winning ways Wednesday, soundly defeating visiting Rosemont on all three levels. The Cougars boys edged the Wolverines 88-48; in the girl’s division, El Dorado raced past Rosemont 121-6. The El Dorado frosh/soph boys posted a 115-21 win. “In dual meets our numbers (140 athletes) […]

Dwarf cars join tomorrow’s action

The action resumes at Placerville Speedway tomorrow with four divisions at the second event of the 50th Anniversary Championship Season. Saturday’s race will feature the 360 Winged Sprint Cars and Limited Late Models together with the Pure Stocks, joined by the colorful coupes of the Nor Cal Dwarf Cars. While the Sprint Cars will make […]

D’backs pull even with Cordova

EL DORADO — Beth Hammer’s four-hit, five stikeout effort led host Union Mine to a 1-0 victory over Cordova Wednesday, tying the Lancers atop the league standings. The Diamondbacks’ victory avenged an earlier loss on Cordova’s field. “Games like this that are a real grind but makes you a stronger team,” Union Mine coach Rob […]

Beam’s laser wins it for El Dorado

Judging by the swarm of family and friends gathered around El Dorado’s Rachael Beam Tuesday, you’d think she just won the World Cup. Better yet, Beam’s first-half goal decided the outcome in the Cougars’ key inter-county clash with Union Mine — one the hosts took by a 1-nil score. Beam’s breakthrough 16 minutes into the […]

Many winners at conference finale

EL DORADO — Strong finishes highlighted Wednesday’s intra county/Sierra Valley Conference dual meet finale between host Union Mine and El Dorado at the Western Slope Aquatic Center. The varsity boys races ended in an 85-all tie. The Cougars are 4-0-1, Union Mine 3-1-1 and Cordova 3-1 — the champion to be decided at the SVC championships. El Dorado’s Dylan […]

Easy Rider

EL DORADO HIGH alumni Cody Horan competes at the recent Tom Sims Retro World Championships at Boreal Mountain Resort where he won his third consecutive open men’s division title. Photo by Brandon Parrish/Snowboardmag.com

Roundup: April 14, 2015

Baseball Oak Ridge 7, Del Oro 3 — Kyle Lucke tossed a four-hitter for the Trojans in Monday’s Sierra Foothill League road contest. Jeff Cunningham and Trenton Denholm also saw time on the hill for Oak Ridge. At the plate, Oak Ridge (10-0 in the SFL, 16-2) had 14 hits; Tyson Solis and Beau Phillip […]

Recruiting expert to speak at El Dorado

El Dorado High student-athletes and their parents can get a strong dose of reality about the world of college recruiting from national keynote speaker Jack Renkens at the school’s Forum Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. It’s never too early to start nor can you get too much help for student athletes serious about continuing […]

Outside with Charlie: Hiking season

This is probably the last week for downhill skiing at most of the resorts in Tahoe. Squaw Valley, Northstar, Kirkwood, Mt. Rose, Heavenly, and Boreal are listing Sunday as their last day for this season. Bear Valley over on Highway 4 will close too. The storm that blew through early last week helped keep the resorts […]

Bruin bikers extend lead

PETALUMA — The Ponderosa High School mountain bike team rode to victory at the first-ever NorCal high school race held in Petaluma last weekend. The victory extends the Bruins’ team lead in the 33-team race series with one race remaining. Second place is held by the Spartans, a composite team of local riders, with the Reno/Tahoe […]

Trojan duo shine at Arcade Invitational

ARCADIA — Two Oak Ridge track and field athletes competed at the prestigious Arcade Invitational and the rest to the Thunder Invite in Rockland for a successful weekend of competition. Seniors Austin Laut and Brandon Jetter competed in Arcadia against top prep athletes throughout the nation. Also present was Union Mine senior vaulter Leah Bertuccelli. Laut won […]

Lady Cougars edge Grizzlies

GARDEN VALLEY — In an intra-county non-conference girls soccer game Monday, El Dorado edged Golden Sierra 1-0. The game’s only goal came in the 12th minute when Lady Cougar forward Rachael Beam received the pass from midfielder Kaycee Richards and fired the ball straight into the Lady Grizzlies’ net. Beam had four of the El Dorado’s nine […]

Conde shines as Optimist All Star

ANTELOPE — Oak Ridge senior Isamar Conde scored a game-high 16 points at Saturday’s 38th Annual Optimist girl’s All Star basketball game at Center High for the South team which fell 63-58 to the North. Conde bucketed four three-pointers while Trojan teammate Grace Derksen added six points. Oak Ridge’s Shelby Peters was also on the […]

Roundup: April 11, 2015

Tennis Oak Ridge 7, Nevada Union 2 Singles (OR first): Simon Chan def, Quinn, 6-0, 6-1; Clarence Lai def. Wright, 6-1, 6-2; Kyle Tomaskewski def. Shimek, 6-1, 6-2; Amir Nadami def, by Puleo, 4-6, 2-6; Matthew Maloney def Beltran, 6-3, 6-3; Cole Rickard def. by Conners, 3-6, 3-6. Doubles (OR first): Brandon Sedgwick-Erwin Maquiling def, Malin-Nielson, […]

Drivers make push in points opener

Speedway opened its championship points racing season Saturday night with four divisions, hearty car counts and inflated winnings to kick off the 50th Anniversary Season. In the Sprint Car Division, Colby Wiesz of Colfax took command of the feature event to take home the $2000 win; Ryan McDaniel drove to victory in the Late Model […]

Hammer no-hits Cougars

EL DORADO — Picking up where she left off before the spring break, Union Mine pitcher Beth Hammer threw her second consecutive no-hitter of the season Thursday as the host Lady Diamondbacks defeated El Dorado 12-0 in intra-county Sierra Valley Conference action. Offensively, Madelynn Heape drove in five runs, three with a home run, Briana Hall added […]

El Dorado nine defeats D’backs 9-1

After losing to Sierra Valley Conference and intra county baseball foe Union Mine last month, El Dorado has been on a tear. The Cougars, winners of eight of their last 10, made it 9-of-11 after defeating the Diamondbacks 9-1 Friday in a rescheduled makeup. The two meet in the rubber match at Union Mine’s field on Thursday, […]

Oak Ridge girls fall to Grizzlies

EL DORADO HILLS — A second half rally fell short Friday for the Oak Ridge girls lacrosse team, which fell to Granite Bay by an 18-14 score. Trialing 13-6 at halftime, the Trojans (5-4) and Grizzlies combined for five goals in the first seven minutes of the second half. Oak Ridge cut the Griz lead to 15-10 […]

Schedule: April 12-18, 2015

Monday, April 13 Baseball OR @ Del Oro, 4 p.m. PHS @ Oakmont, 4 p.m. Softball Cosumnes Oaks @ PHS, 4 p.m. ED @ Galt, Galt SB Complex, 3:30 p.m. UM @ Rosemont, 4:15 p.m. Girls soccer Rocklin @ OR, 4 p.m. PHS @ Whitney, 7 p.m. ED @ GS, 5 p.m. Volleyball GS @ […]

Union Mine plays Cordova to a draw

EL DORADO — A late stoppage of play favored host Union Mine in Thursday’s Sierra Valley Conference girls soccer game, which led to a 1-1 tie against Cordova. The visiting Lancers were pressing on offense when a player went down to injury — the delay allowed the Lady Diamondbacks time to regroup and hold Cordova off the […]

Cougar teams control Hawks

Starting Sierra Valley Conference track and field action late in the season has its advantages for the El Dorado program. With Cougar athletes in good shape and healthy, El Dorado dominated all levels at Wednesday’s conference home meet against Liberty Ranch at Harvey E. West Stadium. In the boys division, El Dorado grounded the Hawks 128-12. […]

Ponderosa spikers power past ‘Pack

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Behind its ability to elevate its play, host Ponderosa completed its first Capital valley conference run-through with Tuesday’s 25-11, 25-14, 25-18 sweep of Cosumnes Oaks. The Bruins (6-1) easily took the first two sets before rallying from a 9-4 deficit in the third. Ponderosa’s lone CVC setback was to Roseville. “Cosumnes Oaks is […]

Roundup: April 9, 2015

Baseball Oak Ridge 8, Granite Bay 1 — The Trojans had “Lucke” on their side in Wednesday’s Sierra Foothill League road game. Oak Ridge (7-0 in the SFL, 13-2) pitcher Kyle Lucke pitched six innings, striking out six and yielding three hits. Nolan Boggini pitched the final frame. Oak Ridge scored half of its runs […]

World of Outlaws: Schatz scores fourth victory

Donny Schatz battled past Kyle Hirst and forward from a fifth place starting position at Wednesday’s Brad Sweet Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown to score his fourth World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season. Schatz’s win came as the series returned to the track for the first time since 1992. “The locals […]

Four divisions at points opener

With two high-profile preseason events already completed, Placerville Speedway is locked and loaded to officially open the 2015 Championship Series tomorrow. The inaugural leg of the new Placerville Posse Challenge offers inflated winnings for all three weekly divisions and the opportunity to cash in on additional bonus funds. Saturday’s race card includes the Winged Sprint Car […]

Oak Ridge girls in tie with Folsom

EL DORADO HILLS — Although his Oak Ridge High girls soccer team ended Wednesday’s Sierra Foothill League home game in a 1-1 draw to Folsom, head coach Joe Champion liked the Lady Trojans’ performance. For 80 minutes, the Trojans marked up the Bulldogs’ offense , allowing few shots and just one goal. “I was really pleased with […]

Track and Field: Laut vaults to Stanford win

PALO ALTO — Oak Ridge pole vaulter Austin Laut took first place at last weekend’s prestigious two-day Stanford Invitational meet at the Palo Alto campus. Laut’s vault of 15-5 won it from a field of 88 schools representing the western region. The Trojan is currently tied for the state’s best mark at 16 feet.

Outside with Charlie: Fine-tuned

Snow is predicted to fall on and off this week — just where and how much won’t be known until it’s over. It’s that time of year when your plans can be changed by how the storm door works. What would be nice is a massive blast of snow. Right now though, we’ll take anything. […]

Sports Scene: April 7, 2015

El Dorado Hills CSD 916-933-6624 Pee Wee T-Ball (ages 3-6) Camp participants learn the fundamentals of baseball by learning how to throw, catch, run the bases and hit off a stationary “T”. This 4-week camp meets on Thursdays from May 14 – June 16 and again from July 16 – August 6 at the Promontory […]

World of Outlaws makes local visit

It has been more than 20 years since the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series last took on the high-banked, quarter-mile Placerville Speedway. The opportunity to bring the series back tonight after all that time came at the hands of one Outlaws competitor, Brad Sweet, but it’s another who brings a very special connection to […]

Roundup: April 7, 2015

Track and Field Stanford Invitational Oak Ridge finals results Boys — PV: 1-Austin Laut, 15-5. 100: 8-Brandon Jetter, 11.31. 400h: 8-Griffin Prather, 59.56; 4×400: 5-OR (Prather, Josh Gladwell, Jetter, Bret McNamee), 3:30.44. SP: 6-Jack Root, 47-00.75. HJ: 7-William Vaughn, 6-2. Girls — 400h: 4-Jaimi Gotro, 69.52; 5-Kathryn Sanders, 69.71. DMR: 8-OR (Kayla Renner, Briana Dulgar, […]

Ryan Anderson on road to recovery

SACRAMENTO — From the time he stepped onto the Sleep Train Arena floor last Friday, through warm-ups and until his New Orleans Pelicans left the arena with a 101-95 win over the host Sacramento Kings, Ryan Anderson felt beyond good. The former Oak Ridge High and Cal basketball standout made his second and final appearance of the […]

Special ‘Day’ for Lady Bruins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — A hat trick helped the Ponderosa High girls soccer team to a 4-0 Capital Valley Conference win over Antelope at Simon-Bruin Stadium on Monday. The Lady Bruins (3-3-2 in the CVC, 4-5-2) jumped out to a 3-0 halftime lead. Two of those goals came from sophomore forward Alexis Day, who finished with three […]

Schedule: April 6-11, 2015

Monday, April 6 Baseball Granite Bay @ OR, 4 p.m. Girls soccer Antelope @ PHS, 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 Baseball UM @ ED, 4 p.m. Softball Granite Bay @ OR, 4 p.m. Cosumnes Oaks @ PHS, 4 p.m. Boys tennis Del Oro @ OR, Broadstone, 3:30 p.m. PHS @ Bella Vista, 3:30 p.m. Boys […]

Travels to resort have produced many stories

The story of Sorensen’s Resort is complex. From the first actual cabin built in 1907, through the years to what it is now. The resort has been an ever evolving story of determination, gumption, blind faith and luck. Travel through Hope Valley long ago was very different from it is today. Travelers, on foot, horse, […]

Speedway: Hirst records career win

Two-time and defending King of the West champion Kyle Hirst fired off a warning shot at the opening round in 2015 that he will certainly be a player once again. He drove to victory at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night. It was Hirst’s 12th career series win and tied him with former driver Kevin […]

Softball: Lady Grizzlies tame Lions

GARDEN VALLEY — Allie Widmann stood tall for the Golden Sierra High softball team in Thursday afternoon’s 20-1 home non-league win against Leroy Green Academy. The 4-foot-11 Lady Grizzly senior shortstop went 2-for-2 and drove in three runs. She also walked two times and scored three of Golden Sierra’s runs. One of Widmann’s hits came in the […]

Roundup: April 4, 2015

Baseball El Dorado 6, Washington 5 — Aaron Farney’s ground ball RBI single through the right side capped a bottom-of-the-seventh-inning rally Thursday as the Cougars edged the Eagles in the semifinals of the San Diego Lions’ Tournament. The win advanced El Dorado to the finals against Hemet. Trailing 5-3, Nick Bonniksen singled to lead off […]

Under the Scoreboard: April 4, 2015

Six Oak Ridge High girls basketball players, led by Isamar Conde’s first-team selection, are a part of the All Metro teams annouced last week. Conde, a senior, finished strong in helping Oak Ridge reach the CIF NorCal title game at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. Senior guard Grace Derksen was named to the second team […]

Track opens 50th Anniversary Season

High profile opener features live music and to-and-from shuttle service The much-anticipated 50th anniversary racing season is set to take the first green flag tomorrow at Placerville Speedway and open in grand fashion. The race features the fire-breathing 410 cubic powered sprint cars of the King of the West Series and Midgets of the Bay Cities Racing […]

Roundup: April 2, 2015

Baseball El Dorado 7, Sierra Canyon 3 — Nick Bonniksen scattered nine hits over seven innings in Wednesday’s win at Hoover High to give the Cougars a 3-0 record at the San Diego Lions Tournament. Bonniksen, who had two of El Dorado’s 10 hits, struck out eight and allowed just one earned run. Sierra Canyon, […]

Bruin cyclists back in the lead

LAGUNA SECA – The Ponderosa High School mountain bike team rode to victory at the cycling race at Laguna Seca last weekend. After three races the Bruins’ lead the five race NorCal series with 6,006 points. Second place is held by the Spartans, a composite team of local riders with 5,851 points. Marin Academy holds […]

County Sports League

Wrestling Tournament  Sixth-eighth grade 70s — 1-Zach Ratcliff, GTR; 2-Aiden Joyce, MAR; 3-Zach Cox, MAR 76s — 1-Riley Jones, GTR; 2-Cameron Douglas. 89s — 1-Bradley Morris, GTR; 2-Matt Chapman, GEO; 3-Brayden Brunius, CAM; 4-Nate Amann, MAR. 95s — 1-Miles Tresser, CMP, 2-Daniel Bunantello, GEO; 3-Rory Hidgon, MAR; 4-Jeremiah Holton, SR. 103s — 1-Luis Ramirez, MAR; […]

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