Union Mine’s start holds against Griz

EL DORADO — Three Union Mine pitchers held down Golden Sierra in all but one inning Friday, adding up to an 8-2 nonleague win for the host Diamondbacks. Offensively, Union Mine scored all the runs it needed with a five-run first inning as Brenden Hunter (3-for-4, 2 RBIs), Brendan McKillop and Austin Helmholz (double ) […]

D’back bats get offensive with El Dorado

Visiting Union Mine erupted for 10 fourth-inning runs Thursday to overwhelm El Dorado 15-0 in five innings of intra-county Sierra Valley Conference play. Laura Dager delivered the big blow, a two-run home run halfway up the spruce that towers over the high left field fence, driving in Jessica Dager. “The pitch was right down the […]

El Dorado teams sweep D’backs

Boone Bates and Makana Kauhaahaa strive for excellence against each other. Bates, a senior on the El Dorado High boys track team, and Kauhaahaa, also a senior on the Union Mine boys squad, competed against each other in the 800 meters in Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference and intra-county meet at Harvey E. West Stadium. Competing neck-to-neck […]

Roundup: Mar. 19, 2014

Tennis Oak Ridge 9, Ponderosa 0 Singles (OR first): Charlie Conarro def. Trip Moore, 6-3, 6-0; Matt Fergerson def. Quaid Moore, 6-0, 6-3; Simon Chan def. Hunter Portillo, 6-0, 6-0; Clarence Lai def. Kyle Johnson, 6-0, 6-0; Matt Lai def. James Kanzaki, 6-2, 6-2; Sam Miller def. Brandon Kanzaki, 6-2, 6-0. Doubles (OR first): Hayden […]

Sports scene

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Cougars fall to River City

El Dorado High’s varsity girls soccer program hosted River City Tuesday night, fighting hard but coming up short in a 2-1 Sierra Valley Conference loss. Caught off guard by an early Raiders push, El Dorado gave up two quick goals in the opening 15 minutes of play before renegotiating the pace and holding its guests […]

Lady Bruins too much for Cordova

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Back-to-back doubles paved the way toward the end of Tuesday’s nonleague softball game between Ponderosa against Cordova. The Lady Bruins plated five more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 10-0 win. The game was called because of the mercy rule. Bailey Nordquist and Shawna Boley clubbed back-to-back doubles to start […]

Pickett receives Spirit Award

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Zach Pickett, a Ponderosa High water polo player in Shingle Springs has been selected the 2014 national recipient of the “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” was created by the NFHS to recognize those individuals who […]

El Dorado comes on to defeat Raiders

Host El Dorado improved to 3-1 in the Sierra Valley Conference in taking the opener of a three-game series with River City 9-4 Monday afternoon. Michael Green allowed eight hits in six innings and the Cougars overcame a 3-2 deficit with four runs in the fourth and three in the fifth. “We did not play […]

Roundup: Mar 17, 2014

Golf DRL Tourney No. 2 Ancil Hoffman GC Team scores: 1-Jesuit, 376; 2-Oak Ridge, 388; 3-Folsom, 389; 4-Ponderosa, 431; 5-Pleasant Grove, 431; 6-Sheldon, 522. PHS scores: Howie Gould, 80; Logan Sivers, 83; Jarred Levine, 88; Jay Hageman, 89; Renz Bacol, 91; Joe Fowler, 95. OR scores: Charlie Cameron, 75; Tyler Gunderson, 76; Quinn Carlsen, 79; […]

Ponderosa girls shut down Wildcats

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The luck of the Irish was with Ponderosa’s Sydney Rivera during the Bruins’ St. Patrick’s Day matchup with Whitney. The senior midfielder had Monday’s only goal as Ponderosa posted the 1-0 girls soccer nonleague win. In the 52nd minute, Samantha Fowler’s inbound toss from the corner had the Whitney defense hustling toward the ball […]

Records fall at Ruptier Invite

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Under sunny skies last weekend, Ponderosa High hosted the Ron Ruptier Invitational track and field meet that included athletes from Union Mine, Golden Sierra, Galt and Rio Linda. “It’s been a rocky start for this meet” said Karen Norwood, Ponderosa’s head coach, referring to  2012′s inaugural event held under a torrent rain storm […]

Bruins fall in 4

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High hosted Roseville Thursday night, beating its guests 25-16 in game one before losing the next three 25-19, 25-23 and 29-27. “We played well,” Bruin head coach Amy Stockett said. “We unfortunately weren’t able to keep enough momentum in the last three games.” The match allowed both squads to see how […]

Roundup: March 13, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 6, Cosumnes Oaks 5 — The Cougars (2-1, 5-1) won in the bottom of the ninth on Michael Green’s two-out RBI hit to the gap after Louis Merlo had reached on an error and Matt Smith singled. Zach Terry started and minimized the damage while Owen MacKendrick pitched from the fifth inning […]

Schedule: Mar. 17-22, 2014

Monday, Mar. 17 Baseball River City @ ED, 4 p.m. UM @ Rio Americano, tba Golf OR, PHS @ DRL Meet No. 2, Ancil Hoffman GC, 1 p.m. Soccer Whitney @ PHS, 4 p.m. OR @ Rio Americano, 4 p.m. Tennis Highlands @ GS, 3 p.m. Volleyball Antelope @ OR, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 18 Baseball […]

Trojans’ NorCal trek gets diverted

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge’s gritty second-half attempt to overtake Monte Vista fell short Saturday and the host Trojans were eliminated from the NorCal playoffs after a 54-42 loss to the Mustangs. Though Oak Ridge (26-6) trimmed a once 15-point deficit to two in the fourth quarter, Monte Vista scored 15 of the last […]

Lacrosse: Oak Ridge aggressive in tough loss

EL DORADO HILLS — Tanner Rosenbaum and Tyler Hersh shined Saturday afternoon for the Oak Ridge High lacrosse team, which fell to Amador Valley, 7-6. Rosenbaum had a hat trick with his second and third goals within a minute of the other at the start of the third period. The third goal gave Oak Ridge […]

Lacrosse: Trojan girls blast Palo Alto

EL DORADO HILLS – Oak Ridge decimated its visitors from Palo Alto on the lacrosse field Friday night, scoring nonstop en route to an 18-3 victory. Oak Ridge sprung into offensive attack-mode and didn’t stop. A steal and score from Kayla Galet followed by three more goals gave the Trojans an early 4-0 lead before […]

Grizzlies get first win

GARDEN VALLEY — Jeff Klahn pitched three strong innings and hit a grand slam Thursday as host Golden Sierra cracked the win column after a 20-2 win over Encina in Sierra Delta League action. Bulldog pitching hit 10 Grizzly batters. One was Klahn who also walked twice before drilling a pitch just right of center […]

Golden Sierra 10-runs Spartans

GARDEN VALLEY — Savannah Stephens rapped out three hits to drive in four runs, Samantha Bastien doubled twice and Marina Alexander scattered three hits in Friday’s senior trio-led 11-1 Sierra Delta League victory by Golden Sierra over visiting San Juan. After the Grizzlies scratched across two second-inning runs on a passed ball and Allie Widmann’s […]

Tennis: D’backs edge Cougars

Union Mine won 3-of-5 doubles to squeak out the narrow Sierra Valley Conference win Tuesday. The teams split singles in both boys and girls. The D’backs won both boys/girls No. 2 doubles and mixed to prevail. Thursday, March 27, the Cougars will play the Hangtown Women’s Tennis team. Union Mine 5, El Dorado 4 Singles […]

Swimming: Cougars, Bruins split scrimmage

Wednesday’s tri-meet featuring host El Dorado and Ponderosa turned into a scrimmage after Casa Roble dropped out the day before. Below are submitted results. Ponderosa times were unavailable. Girls El Dorado 84, Ponderosa 66 200MR: 1-Samantha Woo, PHS, 200 freestyle: 1-Kaela Marcus, ED, 2:05.74. 200IM: 1-Taylor Lehr, PHS. 50 free: 1-Kyle Covington, ED, 27.29. 100 […]

Roundup: March 12, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 6, Cosumnes Oaks 8 — In a Sierra Valley Conference game in Elk Grove Wednesday, the Cougars scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning but it wasn’t enough. Michael Green had a triple, Zach Culp had a double and Ryan Rodriguez went 2-for-3 for El Dorado (1-1, 4-1), which had five hits […]

Cedar Springs Waldorf captures title

FAIR OAKS — The Cedar Springs Waldorf School (CSWS) girls basketball team won the Carmen Farr Memorial Championship late last month. The young team was guided by longtime coaches Todd Grosby and Keri Cummings and  triumphed with great poise, confidence and sportsmanship. The Hawks were led by eighth graders Kendall Curtis and Violet Maguire; seventh […]

D’back spikers fall to Davis

EL DORADO — Union Mine High’s varsity boys volleyball program hosted Davis Tuesday night, falling in four games to the Blue Devils 25-16, 25-21, 23-25 and 25-18. Davis jumped out to an early lead in game one, notching a win without much struggle from the hosts. Union Mine saw a change in confidence during games […]

Recount lifts Cougars

A recalculation of last week’s state championship snowboard results by the California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation has determined that errors were made effecting the previously reported numbers. The uncovered mistakes benefits the El Dorado snowboard team of Ellie Spelhaug, Taylor Caldwell, Madison Orr, Marisa McGrew and Sofia Costa. Instead of a third place […]

Union Mine wins conference opener

El DORADO — In its Sierra Valley Conference opener Tuesday, the Union Mine High softball team had nine hits in its 4-1 win over Liberty Ranch. In the bottom of the second inning, the Diamondbacks’ Larissa Garcia singled and moved to second base on Carley Stevens’ bunt single. Calista Almer drove in Garcia on an error to […]

D’back boys push past Liberty Ranch

EL DORADO — Three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning broke open a close Sierra Valley Conference baseball game for Union Mine, which posted a 5-2 win over Liberty Ranch. Leading 2-1 entering the fifth, the Diamondbacks (1-1, 2-2) scored when Lucas Fuller walked, moved to second base on Austin Helmholz’s single and […]

Oak Ridge plays to draw

EL DORADO HILLS — The Oak Ridge girls’ soccer team led visiting Franklin for much of Tuesday’s game, but it mattered not, as the showdown ended in a 1-1 draw. Franklin scored the equalizer with 15 minutes remaining and Oak Ridge was unable to regain the advantage. “We knew it was going to be a […]

Grizzlies blank Encina

GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra opened its Sierra Delta League home schedule Tuesday, blanking Encina 7-0 after three, first-half goals and four in the second. The wind-swept victory improved the Grizzlies to 2-1 in league. Golden Sierra came in after hosting last weekend’s Grizzly Cup Classic, won by Union Mine. Against the Bulldogs, Melissa Comstock […]

Sierra to honor Olympians

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Lake Tahoe community will honor its three USA team members in a city-wide celebration, Saturday, March 15. Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman, who won gold for snowboarding slopestyle and freeskiing halfpipe, respectively, and Hannah Teter who placed fourth in snowboarding halfpipe, will be lauded at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort. A procession will […]

County Sports League

County Sports League Girls Basketball Playoffs Eighth grade Championship Herbert Green 42, Gold Trail 30 — HG: Madi Ball, 10; Maisey Bruno, 10; Sarah Holm, 7; Maddie Dean, 7. GT: Sydney Emmons, 8; Lexi Tarailo, 6; Danae Ford, 6; Shelbey Miller, 6. Third place Sierra Ridge 24, Markham 23 OT — SR: Cynthia Gooley, 9; […]

Hockey trio plays for title

El Dorado County ice hockey players Justin Brim (Camino), Davis Holmes (El Dorado Hills) and Noah Paul (South Lake Tahoe) are headed to Valencia to participate in this year’s California State Ice Hockey Championship. The trio plays for the Capital Thunder Midget 16AA hockey team in Roseville. With a season that starts with August try […]

Roundup: Mar 11, 2014

Track and Field King/Gilbert Invitational Granite Bay High School Varsity boys (4th place, 45 points) TJ: 6-Kasian Strawick, 39-2.75. 100: 1-Dominick Worsham, 11.55; 3-Brandon Jetter; 5-Bryce Williams, 11.66. 110hh: 6-Jetter, 16.46. 300h: 5-Griffin Prather. HJ: 2-Will Vaught, 6-6. PV: 2-Austin Laut, 13-6. 4×100: 3-Jetter, Kasian Strawick, Williams, Worsham, 44.65. SP: 4-Nathan McHone, 42-9. Varsity girls […]

Outside with Charlie: Longer days

Daylight savings time is here. Outside of pushing the clocks around, I don’t know what good it does us. Since we’ve jumped ahead an hour, there is an impact on outdoor recreation. The clock switch comes just 10 days before spring officially arrives March 20. It’s called the Vernal Equinox. On this day, daytime and […]

Oak Ridge girls corral Mustangs

EL DORADO HILLS — Seven hits in two innings set the tone Monday for the Oak Ridge High softball team against Monterey Trail in its 12-2, six-inning, mercy rule-shortened nonleague win. Trojan catcher Caitlyn Olan clubbed a three-run homer over the left-center field fence to end it. Oak Ridge leadoff hitter Kendall Kelly, second baseman […]

Griz spikers sweep Encina

GARDEN VALLEY — The Golden Sierra boys volleyball team hosted its first Sierra Delta League match against Encina Monday, starting off with a bang in taking it in three sets 25-9, 25-15, 25-20. Grizzly coach Glen Linka is hopeful his team can meet its goals this season which he outlined after the victory. “Win our […]

Bakersfield breakdown for area grapplers

A rough go of it at Rabobank BAKERSFIELD – El Dorado County has established a solid resume of success at the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield but 2014 will go down as a departure. Eight areas wrestlers competed but none made it to the second day, a rarity for the annual event at Rabobank […]

Roundup: Mar. 8, 2014

  Baseball Union Mine 14, Casa Roble 0 — The D’backs erupted for eight runs in the fifth inning to win the mercy rule-shortened game. Ronnie Hatrje went 3-for-4 while RJ Blake, Joel Pedretti and Nate Brown each had two hits. On the mound, Blake spun a one-hitter. Golden Sierra 3, Vacaville Christian 13 — […]

D’backs, Cougars end in draw

In the final seven minutes of its Sierra Valley Conference and intra county girls soccer game, Union Mine had three chances to score on El Dorado. But the Lady Diamondbacks’ shots missed, as they and the Lady Cougars settled for a 1-1 tie in the conference opener for both teams. “We crashed the goal, but it […]

Schedule: Mar. 10-15, 2014

Monday, Mar. 10 Baseball Valley Christian @ PHS, 3:30 p.m. Cosumnes Oaks @ ED, 4 p.m. UM @ Liberty Ranch, Comm. Park, 4:15 p.m. Golf PHS, ED, UM @ Jessup Tourney, Cold Springs CC, noon Soccer OR @ Whitney, 3:30 p.m. Softball PHS @ UM, 3:45 p.m. Monterey Trail @ OR, 3:30 p.m. Volleyball Encina […]

El Dorado boys edge Bruins 2-1

Nick Bonniksen and Owen MacKendrick combined on a eight-hitter Saturday and Zach Culp’s RBI single broke a fifth-inning tie as host El Dorado pushed past Ponderosa 2-1 in the twice delayed intra-county nonleague matchup of local schools. Bonniksen went the first four, allowing the sole Bruin run, while MacKendrick pitched the final three to out-duel […]

Trojans finish second to St. Mary’s

SACRAMENTO — In the third quarter of its CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I title game Saturday at Sleep Train Arena, the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team had St. Mary’s on the ropes. The Trojans had mounted a run to obliterate the Rams’ 39-31 halftime lead. Key baskets from Shelby Peters and Ali Bettencourt helped tie […]

Cougar boarders take third

TRUCKEE — The California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation State Championships concluded with Thursday’s slalom snowboard race at Northstar. El Dorado’s Taylor Caldwell duplicated her third place Giant Slalom standing, placing third from a field of 57 riders. The Cougar senior, who won all six South 1 Division races, was also third on the […]

Union Mine splits first meet

EL DORADO — New Union Mine High swim coach Darin Mai had 43 swimmers compete in their first Sierra Valley Conference meet against River City Wednesday. The Diamondbacks split with the Raiders; the Lady D’backs knocked off the Lady Raiders, 93-66, while the boys fell, 90-74. For the girls, Kaitlin Watkins was first in the […]