Oak Ridge tri-champs

GRANITE BAY — On the heels of last week’s high-energy Senior Night win over Rocklin, Oak Ridge defeated host Granite Bay 25-18, 25-10, 25-19 Monday to close the Sierra Foothill League season. The win over last year’s Division I state champions gave the Lady Trojans a share of the league title with the Grizzlies and […]

Analysis: Russell takes page from Tucker’s playbook

No one rejoiced more after Union Mine’s title-clinching win than Kylie Russell whose handprints were all over Monday’s huge victory. In the aftermath, Russell’s emotions were mixed — elated, speechless, numb, overcome with joy — as she came to grips with what just happened. Going in, she and the D’backs had faced a tall order. […]

Oak Ridge girls take Masters

STOCKTON — The Oak Ridge girls golfers stayed on their roll with the low team score at Monday’s Masters Tournament at The Reserve. The Trojans’ six golfers shot a 420 to best Davis by seven strokes and Granite Bay by 24. All three advance to next week’s NorCal Tournament at The Club at Crazy Horse […]

Three area teams all tri-champions

Oak Ridge wins piece of SFL title GRANITE BAY — On the heels of last week’s high-energy Senior Night win over Rocklin, Oak Ridge defeated host Granite Bay 25-18, 25-10, 25-19 Monday to close the Sierra Foothill League season. The win over last year’s Division I state champions gave the Lady Trojans a share of […]

First and goal: Dynasty

In 1979, the rock ‘n’ roll band Kiss came out with its 14th record, “Dynasty,” which included disco and pop songs instead of the hard rock that the make-up wearing quartet recorded on previous records. On Jan. 12, 1981, eight days before Ronald Reagan was officially sworn into the first of two terms as President of the United States, a […]

Lady Grizzlies zip past ‘Dogs

GARDEN VALLEY — In a Sierra Delta League volleyball finale that took all of 35 minutes, Golden Sierra dispatched Encina in straight sets, 25-8, 25-7, 25-11, Monday on Senior Night. The Lady Grizzlies (8-4 in the SDL, 15-10) used their passing and outside hitting for a 13-1 lead in the first game as Jazmin Lutey-Willard serving […]

Cross Country: Lady Trojans win league title

ROCKLIN — The Oak Ridge varsity girls’ cross-country team put in a stellar performance Friday to win the Sierra Foothill League finals and earn the league banner. The Lady Trojans scored 45 points to beat Woodcreek by eight points, and the majority set significant personal bests for the 3.1-miles race on a rainy evening at Johnson-Springview Park. Freshmen Elena and […]

SFL All League Tennis

Sierra Foothill League All League Tennis Most Valuable Player Madeline Almeida, Oak Ridge First Team Teja Chalamcherla, Oak Ridge Lilly Wainwright, Oak Ridge Hannah Crookham, Oak Ridge Navenna Atotta, Rocklin Anna Bothe, Rocklin Talia Panadero, Rocklin Ratheya Rajukumar, Granite Bay Kristen Hilburn, Granite Bay Kristina Calistro, Woodcreek Dani Arendain, Woodcreek Ashley Isaac, Del Oro Shreya […]

Oak Ridge bitten by Folsom Bulldogs

FOLSOM — If the Oak Ridge High football team was going to secure an at-large Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth Friday, it had to find a way to slow down or stop Folsom in Friday’s Sierra Foothill League contest. But the host Bulldogs scored on their first four possessions en route to a 42-7 victory over […]

Sports scene: Oct. 31, 2014

Coach needed Oak Ridge High is looking for a softball head coach. If you are interested in this position, please send a letter of interest and a resume to Oak Ridge High School – Athletic Office, 1120 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills, 95762 by Monday, Nov. 17.

Roundup: Oct. 31, 2014

Tennis Sierra Foothill League Singles/Doubles Tournament Super Singles: Madeline Almeida, OR, def. Mehta, GB, 6-0 6-0; def. Panadero, R, 6-2, 6-4; def. Isaac, DO, 3-6, -6, 6-0. Teja Chalamcherla, OR, def. Yates, R, 6-2, 6-0; def. Arendain, WC, 7-5, 6-1; def. by Isaac, DO, 2-6, 2-6. Champion: Almeida, OR. Singles: Kassidy Lyons, OR, def. Hopping, […]

Treats turn into nightmare for Bruins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — A treat for the Ponderosa High football team in Halloween’s Capital Valley Conference home game against Roseville came at the start of the second half. But the Tigers pulled out a 39-7 win. Trailing 19-0 at halftime, the Bruins’ kickoff return team received the treat when defensive back Zack Steiner recovered a fumble […]

Cougars grab share of conference crown

Four touchdowns in the first quarter set the tone for El Dorado High football team, which clinched at least a share of the Sierra Valley Conference title with a 63-13 win over Galt at Harvey West Stadium on Thursday. The first touchdown for the Cougars (4-0 in the SVC, 9-0) came within two minutes of […]

Union Mine shuts down Lancers

EL DORADO — With a driving cold rain pounding the gridiron Halloween night, Union Mine treated itself to a 35-0 victory over visiting Cordova in Sierra Valley Conference action. On the opening kickoff, Austin Rigsby raced 90 yards for the first of his three touchdowns to give the Diamondbacks (3-1 in the SVC, 5-4) a quick 7-0 lead […]

Oak Ridge gets back at Rocklin

EL DORADO HILLS — Revenge is a dish best served cold and Rocklin tasted just that during Thursday’s Halloween-eve Sierra Football League volleyball match, as Oak Ridge upended the Thunder 26-24, 25-14, 27-25. The victory pulled fourth-ranked Oak Ridge even with No. 2 Rocklin for second place in the SFL, and atoned for an earlier setback on […]

Grizzlies hold off Rams

GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra’s 27 unanswered points spanning the second and third quarters held up Friday, as the host Grizzlies turned back Rio Vista 27-22 to cement second place in the Sierra Delta League. The last 12 minutes of the rainy Holloween-night affair was fitting — Golden Sierra received a scare as the visitors scored two touchdowns […]

Schedule: Nov. 3-8, 2014

Monday, Nov. 3 Golf OR @ Masters, Spanos Park, Stockton Volleyball *UM @ ED, Pink VolleyFest, 7 p.m. *Encina @ GS, 5:30 p.m. OR @ Granite Bay, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 Soccer Section playoffs D-I: Monterey Trail @ OR, 3 p.m. D-II: Grant @ PHS, 6:30 p.m. Tennis Section playoffs D-I: Atwater/Napa winner vs OR, Broadstone, […]

Outside with Charlie: Fall tune-up

Autumn shows up with beautiful changes each year and we have a front row seat for all of it. The tree’s steady and stupendous leaps into color show us a rolling canvas of beauty. The days get just a little shorter every day. The wind blows and the leaves fall, and a little rain on […]

Roundup: Oct. 29, 2014

Volleyball Oak Ridge def. Woodcreek 25-16, 25-21, 25-16 El Dorado def. Cordova 25-8, 25-14, 25-12 El Dorado JV def. Cordova 25-8, 25-8 El Dorado Frosh def. Cordova 25-21, 25-18 Ponderosa def. by Roseville 16-25, 22-25, 19-25 Golden Sierra def. by Vacaville Christian 17-25, 11-25, 18-25 — Kills: Paige Murchison, 8. Blocks: Rylyn Campbell, 2; Lindsay […]

Cougars crush Florin, await playoffs

EL DORADO — Closing out the regular season Metro Conference schedule with Senior Day at the Aquatic Center Wednesday, El Dorado destroyed visiting Florin —the boys winning 22-3 and the girls shutting out the Panthers 23-0. Afterwards, the team held an emotional potluck get-together at the pool and honored seniors Maddy Salerno, Emily Oliver, Kylie Hammond, […]

Football: Grizzlies ready for big game

Four of the five El Dorado County high school football teams continue their quest toward league championships and/or playoff berths tonight in Week 8. Golden Sierra welcomes Rio Vista; Oak Ridge makes the short trek to Folsom; Ponderosa entertains Roseville; and Union Mine plays its last home game of the season by taking on Cordova. […]

Union Mine girls sweep Wolverines

EL DORADO — Union Mine took another step forward toward next week’s league-ending match with El Dorado by defeating visiting Rosemont 25-16, 25-9, 25-12 on Senior Night at the Snake Pit Wednesday. On an evening honoring seniors Kara Campbell, Jordyn Trulli, Gabrielle Fredericks and Savannah Scott, the win puts the D’backs a game behind the […]

El Dorado fights off D’back challenge

EL DORADO — The very definition of a hard-fought, intra-county rivalry battle took place Wednesday night at Union Mine between the Diamondbacks and El Dorado to close the Sierra Valley Conference season. Not decided until the final whistle, the Cougars hung on for the 2-1 victory. Both had incentive to avoid the SVC cellar. El Dorado came […]

Roundup: Oct. 28, 2014

Volleyball El Dorado def. Cordova 25-8, 25-14, 25-12 — Kills: Kylie Haverson 8, MacKenzie Niemann 8, Abby Bennett 6, Makayla Hoyt 4. Aces: Niemann 6, Sabrina Tate 4, Haverson 3, Riley Weinhold 2, Faith Wilson 2. Digs: Joy Martin 8, Haverson 3, Weinhold 2, Tate 2. Assists: Tate 13, Weinhold 10, Rachel Rus 2, Bennett […]

Oak Ridge claims North I section title

FAIR OAKS — A week after winning its league championship, the Oak Ridge girls golf team followed up with an impressive first-place showing at Monday’s Division I North Divisional Tournament at the North Ridge Country Club. Paced by Emma Sand’s team-low score of 81 (18 holes, par 72), tied for sixth best, the Lady Trojans […]

Sports Scene: Oct. 28, 2014

Basketball After School Clinics Cameron Park CSD is offering an after school basketball clinic with former Harlem Globetrotter Sterling “Smooth” Forbes and qualified staff. The program will be held at the Community Center Gym on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. starting Oct. 29 to Nov. 26. The program is for youth grades first through eighth. The fee […]

SVC All League Golf

Sierra Valley Conference All League Golf Most Valuable Player Natalie Whitford, Liberty Ranch 1-Isabel Rosales, Cordova 2-JayKlynn Burns, Union Mine 3-Larissa Garcia, Union Mine 4-Alexandra Belarrminio, Galt 5-Cassie Gutenberger, Union Mine 6-Ivory Linger, El Dorado 7-Kelly Garvey, Liberty Ranch 8-Theresa Zachry, El Dorado 9-Bailee Tolbert, Union Mine 10-Gabby Gonzales, Galt

El Dorado girls win thriller; boys roughed up

Lady Cougars still in hunt for title WEST SACRAMENTO — Anika Morkowski’s go-ahead goal and Bean Salerno’s timely steal gave the El Dorado High girls water polo team an 8-7 win over River City on Monday. The Lady Cougars (9-3 in the Metro Conference, 14-6) and Lady Raiders traded leads and ties throughout the match […]

Cougars take on Galt tomorrow

Clinching a share of the Sierra Valley Conference title is on the line for El Dorado in its first and only Thursday night football home game against Galt. The Cougars (3-0 in the SVC, 8-0) can do just that with a win over the Warriors (0-3, 3-5). This is Galt’s second trek into El Dorado County; the Warriors […]

Grizzly loss ends SDL season

GARDEN VALLEY — Hoping to improve on the home pitch an initial 3-1 setback Golden Sierra had in its first Sierra Delta League go-around with San Juan, the Grizzlies instead suffered the same outcome Monday as the Spartans swept the season series. Golden Sierra, thanks to the saves of keeper Micah Wever, shut out San Juan […]

Football: D’backs survive Hawks’ best shot

EL DORADO — Trevor Reed has a message for anyone who missed Union Mine’s effort against Liberty Ranch: You had to be there. The contributions of the Diamondbacks’ defense to a 35-32 Sierra Valley Conference football victory saved the season, as much as it provided a happy homecoming. The junior’s 85-yard-interception return for a touchdown was one of […]

Football: Ponderosa gets needed victory

ROSEVILLE — Some nights all cylinders are firing. Others it’s just a struggle to score. But big plays, defensive lapses and a myriad of penalties took a bit of the shine off for Ponderosa in Friday night’s 41-12 Capital Valley Conference win over Oakmont. “We played well in stretches tonight, but we were not very crisp […]

Volleyball: Bruins handle El Dorado

While prep sports turned its attention to Friday football, the Ponderosa and El Dorado girls volleyball teams clashed in an intra-county, nonleague match — won by the visiting Lady Bruins 25-16, 25-21, 25-17 at L.A. Brown Gym. Both came in after mid-week losses — Ponderosa the previous evening to league-leading Oakmont and the Cougars last Wednesday at […]

Roundup: Oct 25, 2014

  Tennis Ponderosa 1, Cosumnes Oaks 8 Singles (PHS first): Ashley Tank def. by Paran, 1-6, 1-6; Jaclyn Fields def. by Pullen, 1-6,0-6; Laura Parkyn def. by Anderson, 0-6, 1-6; Natany Ackerly def. by Kum, 0-6, 1-6; Grace Guimont def. Macedo, 6-1, 7-5; Katie Johnson def. by Wong, 1-6, 2-6. Doubles (PHS first): Regan Blomquist-Kat […]

Football: Oak Ridge knocks off Nevada Union

EL DORADO HILLS — Needing a win to aide its playoff chances, and supported intensely by a loud homecoming crowd on Senior Night, Oak Ridge High’s varsity football program delivered a 24-21 Sierra Foothill League victory over Nevada Union in a game that kept the outcome from becoming apparent until the final Miner possession. Leading 17-7 […]

Tennis: Lady Trojans win share of title

FOLSOM — Twice was nice Thursday for the Oak Ridge High girls tennis team, which zipped past Del Oro for a 6-3 victory to claim a share of the Sierra Foothill League title on Senior Day. The Lady Trojans (11-1 in the SFL, 12-1), who share the title with Rocklin, also earn the league’s No. […]

Football: Golden Sierra comes up big

GARDEN VALLEY — For Golden Sierra, Friday night marked an opportunity for the Grizzlies to get back to their winning form as they posted a 43-0 Sierra Delta League win over Highlands. Wasting no time, Golden Sierra (3-1 in the SDL, 6-2) vaulted out to a 13-0 lead as Jordan Corvello intercepted a pass and […]

Football: Cougars remain perfect

RANCHO CORDOVA — For the second time this season, the El Dorado High football team found itself trailing in a Sierra Valley Conference contest. But the Cougars rallied from a 20-10 halftime deficit to Cordova behind their proficient offense, plus key defensive plays to post a come-from-behind 38-26 conference win Friday at Lancer Stadium. El Dorado […]

Schedule: Oct. 27 – Nov. 1, 2014

Monday, Oct. 27 Golf Sac-Joaquin Sections OR @ Northridge UM, ED @ Castle Oaks Soccer *San Juan @ GS, 3:30 p.m. PHS @ Cos. Oaks, 7 p.m. ED @ Galt, 7 p.m. UM @ Rosemont, 7 p.m. OR vs Nevada Union, Sierra College, 3:30 p.m. Tennis PHS @ CVC Tourney, Bella Vista OR @ SFL […]

Roundup: Oct. 22, 2014

Tennis Oak Ridge 7, Granite Bay 2 Singles (OR first): Teja Chalamcherla def. by Rajakumar, 2-6, 3-6; Lily Wainwright def. Hilburn, 6-3, 7-5; Hannah Crookham def. Menta, 6-3, 6-0; Kassidy Lyons def. Rowe, 6-1, 6-1; Julia VanBoening def. by Hielfer, 3-6, 2-6; Mansi Gupta def. Hrodz, 6-3, 6-2. Doubles (OR first): Jessica Williams-Lan Zhao def. […]

El Dorado teams sweep SVC crowns

Union Mine runners take 2nd FOLSOM — Not one but four Sierra Valley Conference titles have been bestowed onto the El Dorado cross country program — and then some — after Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference finals at Willow Hills in Folsom. The Lady Cougars edged intra county and conference rival Union Mine for the crown. The El […]

Cougars split with McClatchy

EL DORADO — Nathan and Nico Camello accounted for all the scoring in a frantic fourth-quarter Wednesday as host El Dorado held off McClatchy 10-8 in a key Metro Conference match at the Aquatics Center. The win guaranteed the Cougars second place with a shot to tie River City atop the standings. In the girl’s matchup, El Dorado’s […]

Area produces two girl’s champions

IONE — Two local varsity prep girl’s golf teams, Union Mine and Oak Ridge, captured league titles earlier this week after winning their respective league tournaments to close the regular season. Both went undefeated. For each, the journey to end up league champ is unique — the Lady Diamondbacks in what was thought to be a […]

Bruin boys clinch share of title

EL DORADO — Spencer Nisson came up huge Tuesday for Ponderosa which won a share of the Capital Valley Conference title with a 24-2 win over Oakmont on Senior Day at Union Mine’s Aquatic Center. The Bruin senior goalie had eight saves in the first half, finishing with 14. “There’s some shots in deep corners he should be […]

Cougars face ‘Unique’ test

Week 8 kicks off tonight as all five area teams continue their quest toward league titles, playoff slots or both. Bundle up, evenings have been chilly. El Dorado at Cordova The Cougars (2-0 in the SVC, 7-0) and Lancers (1-1, 6-1) tout the region’s top quarterbacks in Nick Bonniksen and Unique Perez. Both are surrounded by […]