Lady Trojans three-hit

EL DORADO HILLS — Jacy Boles allowed just three hits and fanned 10 to pitch visiting Woodcreek past Oak Ridge 10-1. Tuesday’s matchup was for the early lead in the Sierra Foothill League as the Timberwolves came in 3-0. The setback saw the Lady Trojans fall to 2-1. Woodcreek stung the ball against Oak Ridge pitching, […]

Lady Diamondbacks slip past Galt’s Warriors

EL DORADO — Off to a winning start this season, the Union Mine High girls soccer team looked to keep the momentum going against Galt in Tuesday’s Sierra Valley Conference opener. The Lady Diamondbacks did just that, posting a 2-1 win over the Warriors. Scoreless until the 19th minute, D’back striker Kinsey Del Rio received […]

Cougar squads remain undefeated

For a third consecutive Sierra Valley Conference meet, the El Dorado High boys and girls swim teams dominated their opponents. Hosting Liberty Ranch Wednesday, the Cougar boys grounded the Hawks 94-72 while the Lady Cougars posted a 127-43 victory over the Lady Hawks. Leading the way for the El Dorado boys was Dylan Thompson, who won a very […]

Today’s Cougar Relays draws big field

Today’s Cougar Coed Relays hosted by El Dorado will be its biggest and most talented field ever with 1,700 athletes, representing 18 schools, expected to attend. Along with the Division IV Cougars, other confirmed local teams are Oak Ridge (D-I), Ponderosa (D-II) and Golden Sierra (D-V). On the roster is another large school, Rocklin, and […]

Ponderosa girls fall to Tigers

SHINGLE SPRINGS — A heavy heart and weary legs were two seasons preventing Ponderosa from mounting its best effort in Monday’s Capital Valley Conference matchup with visiting Roseville. The other — injuries — just added to the outcome in a Tigers’ 2-0 shutout of the Bruins. Roseville scored twice in the second half for the difference […]

Outside with Charlie: Spring’s here

Winter handed off the reins to spring on March 20th, bringing with it a small bit of snow overnight on the 22d. It was good to see it, and to have rain in the places where it doesn’t snow. If anyone has a direct line to the head of the Weather Gods Union, call them. […]

Roundup: Mar. 25, 2015

Baseball Ponderosa 8, El Camino 4 — The Bruins scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning to erase a 4-3 deficit Monday. Oak Ridge 9, Rocklin 0 — Kyle Lucke pitched a one-hitter Monday and struck out seven as the Trojans moved to 4-0 in the Sierra Foothill League. Oak Ridge scored […]

Laut sets, Jetter resets records

FOLSOM — The Oak Ridge High School track and field athletes turned in many outstanding performances in the running and field events at the Depth Charge meet at Folsom High last Saturday. Many Oak Ridge athletes obtained personal bests and medals at the meet under great conditions. Eight schools participated but team scores were available. The Trojans athletes competed […]

D’backs’ Hammer 3-hits Rosemont

EL DORADO — In Monday’s Sierra Valley Conference home contest, the Union Mine High softball team used the pitching of Beth Hammer and Laura Dager’s key two-run single for a 4-0 victory over Rosemont. Up 1-0 as they entered the bottom of the fifth inning, the Lady Diamondbacks (4-0 in the SVC, 7-4) used three hits, a walk […]

Roundup: Mar. 18, 2015

Baseball Golden Sierra 12, Foresthill 4 — The Grizzlies tallied seven runs in the sixth inning of Saturday’s win. El Dorado 1, Galt 10 — The Warriors jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three innings and four-hit the Cougars. Union Mine 5, Rosemont 6 — The host Wolverines rallied with five runs in the […]

Grizzlies blank Scots

GARDEN VALLEY — Breeze Baiz and Jenna Matyac scored second-half goals Friday and host Golden Sierra, behind air-tight defense, blanked Highlands 2-0 in Sierra Delta League girls action under the lights. “I was please with how we played — we moved the ball and we’re really starting to come together,” Grizzly coach Trenton Mol said. […]

Trojans denied state finals bid

SACRAMENTO — Oak Ridge High’s quest for its second state title — first with the new logo – will have to wait as the Lady Trojans suffered their second NorCal finals setback in three years with Saturday afternoon’s 58-49 loss to McClatchy at Sleep Train Arena. The Lions’ second postseason win over Oak Ridge advanced […]

Trojan rally falls short

EL DORADO HILLS — The Oak Ridge High girls lacrosse team fell to San Ramon Valley 12-10 in a nonleague home game Saturday evening. The Lady Trojans (2-3) and Lady Wolfpack were tied at 5-5 at halftime. The two teams tied again at 6s and 7s on goals from Cristina Drossos. The Trojans took an […]

Under the Scoreboard: Mar. 22, 2015

Former Oak Ridge basketball standout Bryce Scott started for the Lafayette Leopolds against Villanova last Thursday in the NCAA March Madness men’s basketball tournament, won by the Wildcats. *** Jeremiah Salmonson, brother of former Golden Sierra baseball player Joshua Salmonson (now playing for Folsom Lake College), hosts a weekly baseball show every Thursday at 7 […]

Ponderosa gets past D’backs

EL DORADO — Four hits was good enough for Ponderosa, which beat Union Mine 5-3 in a nonleague/intra-county baseball matchup Saturday. Trailing 3-2 in the top of the fifth inning, Bruin leadoff hitter Scott Martin smacked his second double of the game to left field. Logan Ito walked to put Ponderosa runners at first and second […]

Oak Ridge takes Woodcreek 3-1

EL DORADO HILLS — In its first two Sierra Foothill League baseball games last week against Woodcreek, Oak Ridge scored a combined 23 runs. In last Friday’s third contest, the Trojans pulled out a 3-1 win over the visiting Timberwolves to remain perfect in league (3-0) and on the season (8-0). Oak Ridge broke a […]

Schedule: Mar. 23-28, 2015

Monday, Mar. 23 Baseball OR @ Rocklin, 4 p.m. PHS @ El Camino, 4 p.m. Golf GS @ SDL Tourney OR @ SFL Tourney, Lincoln Soccer Roseville @ PHS, 4 p.m. Softball Rosemont @ UM, 4:15 p.m. Galt @ ED, 4:15 p.m. GS @ Foresthill, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 24 Baseball Cordova @ UM, 4 […]

Volek honored by NFL chapter

El Dorado High A.D. and varsity football coach Joe Volek was honored by the National Football Foundation’s Sacramento Chapter at a Sunday banquet with the R.P. “Red” Smith Award for outstanding service as the chapter’s Coach of the Year.

Roundup: Mar. 18, 2015

Baseball Oak Ridge 10, Woodcreek 7 — The visiting Trojans put on their rally caps again in Wednesday’s league road game. Oak Ridge (2-0 in the SFL, 7-0) trailed 6-5 in the top of the fifth inning when it scored four runs for a 9-6 lead. The Trojans added their final run in the sixth. Jake Hathaway, plus Troy teammates […]

Union Mine girls best El Dorado

Union Mine’s 1-2 top of the order Calista Almer and Madelynn Heape combined for six hits and five RBIs as the visiting Diamondbacks won their second straight Sierra Valley Conference game with Wednesday’s 12-3 victory over host El Dorado. Almer’s solo home run off Cougar starter Joshlyn Wright (six strikeouts) came on the game’s fourth pitch. […]

Round 2: Oak Ridge-McClatchy

EL DORADO HILLS — Fresh off Tuesday’s big win over Berkeley (see above), Oak Ridge squares off against McClatchy tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Sleep Train Arena for the girls CIF NorCal title and the right to play the south winner for the state championship. The two met March 3rd at Stockton’s UOP in the section semifinals, […]

Outside with Charlie: Closures

By now you may have heard that Sierra-at-Tahoe has suspended operations due to the lack of snow. General Manager John Rice said that the lack of new snow, coupled with the recent warm temperatures, has made it necessary to shut the slopes down for now. Sierra-at-Tahoe is known for its varied terrain and very friendly/family […]

Trojan bikers take the lead

GRANITE BAY — The Oak Ridge High mountain bike team overtook the Ponderosa squad in team points for the NorCal season by winning the Granite Bay Grinder high school cycling race at Granite Bay State Park last weekend. The Trojans’ victory gave them a total of 2,072 points for the season. The Bruins are second at 1,977 and […]

D’backs overtake Grizzlies

Editor’s note: Without delving deep into the varied messaging behind The Tortoise and the Hare, a loose interpretation of Aesop’s Fable is that those positioned to prevail don’t always …  GARDEN VALLEY — Racing out to the early lead by winning the first two sets, host Golden Sierra fell victim to Union Mine’s measured, methodical […]

Lady Trojans reach NorCal finals

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge signed, sealed and delivered its ticket to Sleep Train Arena Tuesday night at home via a commanding victory over post-season rival Berkeley, 58-49, in girls CIF NorCal Division I semifinal action. A flawless 12-0 regular season, high seeding and victory over Oakland Tech merited a home playoff game against Berkeley. […]

Sports scene: Mar. 17, 2015

Vintage ball The community is encouraged to attend Fairplay’s Pioneer Park this Saturday for a Gold Country Vintage Baseball exhibition game, circa 1880s era style. The 18 and over men’s league will pit two teams for seven innings of hardball. Play begins at 10 a.m. For those interested in joing the league, contact Marcus Hanson […]

Roundup: Mar. 16, 2015

Wrestling NorCal TOC Del Oro High School Local results — 70: Isiah Medina, GV, 3-3. 89: Jared Lewallen, UG, 4-2. 95: Max McCarver, EDH, 3-2; Matt Chapman, G, 0-2. 100: 7-Michael Remer, EDH. 103: 3-Jared Horstman, MV, 4-1; Bryan McCoard, G, 0-2. 112: Justin Lamson, MV, 2-2; David Walker, PV, 2-2; Collin Heck, PV, 2-2. […]

Laut ties school record

GRANITE BAY — Oak Ridge track and field athletes turned in solid performances at the 22-team Sturgeon Invitational at Granite Bay High School as many athletes obtained personal bests and medals. Medals were given to athletes who placed in the top six. The boys varsity team  placed first with 55.5 points to earn the championship […]

Cougars sweep Martinez Relays

MARTINEZ — El Dorado’s depth, talent and size served it well at last weekend’s 83rd annual Martinez Relays as Cougar varsity and frosh/soph teams won all four divisions. The meet, the oldest continuous running track meet in the state, is a survival test in utilizing personnel in the right places — favoring a complete team […]

Mai chosen for prestigious award

AquaSol and Union Mine head swim coach Darin Mai was selected as one of 25 winners for the Double Goal Coach Award. This award is sponsored by the Positive Coaching Alliance with the goal of identifying coaches who are proficient in their sport and also use their sport to teach athletes life lessons. Mai was […]

Trojans rally in league opener

EL DORADO HILLS — In its Sierra Foothill League baseball home opener Monday, Oak Ridge scored its runs late to knock off Woodcreek 13-4. The visiting Timberwolves led 4-1 entering the bottom of the fifth inning when Trojan Tyson Solis (3-for-4, 3 RBIs) singled to lead off. After Logan Denholm walked, Tony Bolinger singled in Solis and Denholm to cut […]

Union Mine girls blank Warriors

EL DORADO — Beth Hammer allowed four hits and struck out nine Monday as host Union Mine opened Sierra Valley Conference play with a 3-0 shutout of Galt. Hammer fanned four in a row, including the side in the third inning. She whiffed the final Warrior on three pitches after Galt sent the tying run […]

Roundup: Mar. 15, 2015

Baseball Oak Ridge 5, Laguna Creek 4 — Trojan reliever Trenton Denholm pitched out of sixth and seventh-inning jams Thursday as Oak Ridge completed the preseason 4-0. Troy scored all its runs in the first three innings highlighted by Jake Hathaway’s RBI double. Ryan Sullivan started and was solid for three innings as was Nolan […]

Oak Ridge sets up Berkeley rematch

Trojans take NorCal opener EL DORADO HILLS — Missing from Oak Ridge High’s section semifinals loss to McClatchy last week at UOP was a shot-making difference-maker to put pressure on the defense and open it up for everyone else. With the job open, Trojan senior Yumi Drossos filled the void Saturday night and did so in a big way. […]

Schedule: Mar. 16-21, 2015

  Monday, Mar. 16 Baseball Woodcreek @ OR, 4 p.m. Golf OR @ Thunder Tourney, 1:30 p.m. UM @ Aiello Invite, 8:30 a.m. Soccer Granite Bay @ OR, 4 p.m. PHS @ Del Campo, 4 p.m. GS @ Bear River, 3;30 p.m. Softball Galt @ UM, 4:15 p.m. ED @ Cordova, 4:15 p.m. Swimming Rio […]

Peters’ pitching stymies Cougars

EL DORADO — Round one the Sierra Valley Conference/intra county baseball clash between Union Mine and El Dorado went to the Diamondbacks who knocked off the Cougars 4-1 Thursday afternoon. D’back freshman Colton Peters went five and a third innings, scattering five hits, striking out one and walking one. Andrew Vaughn finished on the hill. […]

Lady Cougars belt Mesa Verde

Nine runs in one inning broke open a close game for the El Dorado High softball team in its 12-0 nonleague home win over Mesa Verde Friday. The Cougars (4-5) led 1-0 after the first inning when winning pitcher Joshlyn Wright tripled to the left field fence and scored on Sammi Rowan’s sacrifice fly. In the top of […]

El Dorado’s defense contains Amador

Two early goals and defensive play helped the El Dorado girls soccer team to a 2-1 nonleague win over Amador at Harvey E. West Stadium on Friday. In the 12th minute of the game, Cougar freshman Kaycee Richards scored the first goal off a cross-field pass from Rachael Beam — punching it into the back of […]

Roundup: Mar. 11, 2015

Volleyball Ponderosa def. Antelope 23-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-19 Golden Sierra def. Bradshaw Christian 23-25, 25-18, 25-9, 25-23 Union Mine def. by Antelope 23-25, 19-25, 22-25 Union Mine def. by Kennedy 18-25, 25-21, 19-25, 26-24, 4-15 Baseball El Dorado 7, Cordova 0 — Owen MacKendrick drove in five runs, four on a first-inning grand slam, and […]

Jerpbak tames Bella Vista’s Broncos

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa’s Terra Jerpbak pitched out of last-inning trouble Wednesday as the Lady Bruins held off visiting Bella Vista 3-1 in Capital Valley Conference play. The win improved Ponderosa to 2-0 in league and saddled the Broncos with their first loss of the season. “Though it’s early, this was one of our better […]

Bruin riders continue on

MARINA — The Ponderosa Bruins mountain bike team continued where it left off last year, taking the first place team award at the first race of the 2015 season earlier this month. Beautiful weather greeted racers and fans at the old Fort Ord grounds as 31 Division II teams competed — 30 of which placed […]

Ponderosa boys, El Dorado girls post wins

In a tri-county track and field meet between Ponderosa, Golden Sierra and host El Dorado, the Bruin boys and Lady Cougars took the top results. Ponderosa finished the meet with 95 points, followed by El Dorado with 53 and Golden Sierra 11 in the varsity boys division. El Dorado topped Ponderosa, 101-58 in the varsity girls division, with […]

First and goal: Respect

It pays to be a quality program that competes year in and out with a state title as part of the resume. The Oak Ridge High girls basketball team fits that description. Tomorrow at 6 p.m., the No. 2 seed Lady Trojans (25-4) host No. 10 seed Oakland Tech (21-8) in the second round of the CIF State Basketball Championships. […]

On tap

Tomorrow Basketball NorCal Playoffs Oakland Tech @ Oak Ridge, 6 p.m. Wrestling Middle/Junior High NorCal TOC Del Oro, Loomis

Trojan spikers solid in victory

EL DORADO HILLS — In 45 minutes Tuesday, the Oak Ridge High boys volleyball team defeated Capital Christian in straight sets by the final score of  25-17, 25-8, 25-15. In the first set, the Trojans jumped out to a 10-3 lead behind the serving of Ben Kopania and Wyatt Rowland. Along with kills at the net […]