Golden Sierra boys break through

GARDEN VALLEY — Kevin Friel scored five of his game-high 20 points in overtime Monday and Nick White had four as host Golden Sierra outlasted Vacaville Christian 55-49 for the Grizzlies’ first Sierra Delta League victory. Friel, whose free throw with 33 seconds left in regulation sent the game to overtime, took White’s tip to […]

Carmickle signs with Davis

SACRAMENTO — St. Francis High goalie Allie Carmickle, a Shingle Springs resident, signed to attend and play at UC Davis on National Letter-of-Intent Signing Day last week. “I can’t even describe it,” said Carmickle prior to signing day. “I don’t think I have comprehended it enough and the realization that in less than a year I will […]

Roundup: Feb. 10, 2015

Bowling Knotty Pine Lanes, Pollock Pines Mountain Women Bowling League Team standings 1. Bowlin Baggs 11-5 2. Pin Pals 10-6 3. Knotty Girls 9.5-9.5 4. Sometimers 9-7 5. Hillbilliettes 8-8 6. Alley Oops! 7.5-8.5 7. Team Effort 5-11 8. Fun Gals 4-12 High games: 180 — Jeanne Valentine; 173 — Connie Harding; 170 — Bonnie […]

Golden Sierra loses lead, game

GARDEN VALLEY — Overcoming a 13-point, first-quarter deficit Friday, visiting Encina outscored Golden Sierra over the last three quarters to emerge with the 53-49 victory. The Bulldogs’ win came despite big nights from Grizzlies’ Kevin Friel and Nick White who each posted double-doubles. White scored 14 points and grabbed 20 rebounds while Friel led all […]

Grizzly girls overtake Encina

GARDEN VALLEY — Alexa-Rae Chiaratti sank seven-of-10 free throws in the last two minutes and Emily Alexander scored eight of her 10 points in the fourth quarter as host Golden Sierra rallied to defeat short-handed Encina 42-36 in Sierra Delta League girls action Friday in Garden Valley. The Grizzlies overcame a 31-24 deficit in the […]

Trojans sign LOIs

EL DORADO HILLS — Nine Oak Ridge atletes signed Letter of Intent forms at a signing ceremony last Wednesday at the multi-purpose room on campus. The nine were: Nolan Book, football, UC Davis; Nolan Boggini, baseball, Williamette; Kyle Lucke, baseball, UC San Diego; Jake Hathaway, baseball, University of San Francisco; Sky Divinagracia, softball, George Fox University; […]

Former Bruin volleyball star in Sac State HOF

SACRAMENTO — Ex-Hornet middle blocker Tasman (Dwyer) Nicolodi became the 20th player inducted into the Sacramento State Volleyball Hall of Fame after last night’s team awards and hall of fame banquet. Dwyer, from Ponderosa High, established herself as one of the top players in program history during a star-studded four-year career that lasted from 1998-2001. […]

Roundup: Feb. 9, 2015

Girls basketball El Dorado 47, Cordova 34 — In Thursday’s Sierra Valley Conference road game, the Lady Cougars (8-0 in the SVC, 18-7) broke a 22-22 tie at halftime with an 11-5 scoring advantage to take a 33-27 lead. El Dorado held off Cordova in the fourth quarter for the win. Oak Ridge 58, Woodcreek […]

Schedule: Feb. 9-14, 2015

Monday, Feb. 9 Alpine Racing ED, PHS, UM, OR, GS @ Sierra-at-Tahoe, 9 a.m. Boys basketball Vacaville Christian @ GS, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball Vacaville Christian @ GS, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 Boys basketball UM @ Rosemont, 7:30 p.m. ED @ Galt, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball *Rosemont @ UM, 7:30 p.m. Galt @ ED, […]

Cougars in near upset

For most of the first half and parts of the third quarter of Friday’s Sierra Valley Conference boys basketball contest at L.A Brown Gym, El Dorado looked ready to pull the trigger in scoring buckets against undefeated Cordova. But the visiting Lancers prevailed toward the end of the third quarter, and capitalized on Cougar turnovers […]

Bruins edged for team dual title

STOCKTON — The last match decided Saturday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Wrestling Team Duals’ Division II title between Ponderosa and Benicia at Lincoln High of Stockton. Leading in double-digits most of the way, the Bruins saw their lead first shrink and then disolve as the Panthers posted the come-from-behind 34-31 victory. Ponderosa, winners of the Capital Valley Conference dual […]

Under the Scoreboard: Feb. 8, 2015

Two players who prepped in El Dorado County but played at Folsom Lake College will move on to four-year programs after signing their Letters of Intent. Ex-Ponderosa midfielder Michelle Kimball, pictured above, will transfer to William Jessup University in Rocklin while Alison Darr, a former El Dorado Lady Cougar goal-keeper, will play next for Colorado […]

Roundup: Feb. 4, 2015

Girls basketball Oak Ridge 64, Rocklin 24 — The host Lady Trojans outscored the Thunder 35-10 in the middle quarters of Tuesday’s Sierra Foothill League victory. Oak Ridge, which improved to 9-0 in league and 20-3 overall, was led by Isamar Conde with 16 points. Shelby Peters scored 11 points; Hailey McCoy added 10; Grace […]

Men’s D-I lacrosse at Oak Ridge

EL DORADO HILLS — The El Dorado Community Foundation is in a collaborative effort with the El Dorado Hills Lacrosse Foundation in a bid to strengthen the El Dorado Hills Lacrosse community now and for future generations. Starting with $15,000 seed money, the intent of the Lacrosse Foundation is to engage the EDH lacrosse community […]

Tenner inducted to Villanova Hall

VILLANOVA, Pa — Ponderosa High varsity football head coach Jason Tenner has arrived back east via a red-eye flight from the West Coast to attend tonight’s 39th annual Hall of Fame Awards Dinner at the Connelly Center on the campus of Villanova University. Tenner is one of nine former student-athletes in the 2014 induction class […]

Bruin skiers, boarders lead the way

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Ponderosa High was the big winner of Wednesday’s makeup Slalom race at Sierra-at-Tahoe, as the Bruins had 3-of-4 individual winners and won 3-of-4 team categories. Ponderosa snowboarder Tori Castaneda remained perfect with her fourth win in a row as Bruins went 1-2-3. Skiers Alec Lambres and Fiona Zeier both returned to the win […]

El Dorado joins D’backs at top

Senior Night, big crowd, alumni present — Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference and intra-county clash between host El Dorado and Union Mine to close the regular season had it all. For the host Cougars, sitting in second place, they needed it all and got it by way of a 45-30 victory to pull even with the […]

Ponderosa pins down conference title

FAIR OAKS — Four consecutive wins led the Ponderosa High wrestling team to a 38-25 Capital Valley Conference victory over Bella Vista on Tuesday night to capture the conference crown at 7-0. The Bruins started the meet with the 126-pound class, as Zack Miller won a narrow 9-8 decision. Then Chad Reese (132), Colin Hustrulid (138) and Robert […]

Roundup: Feb. 3, 2015

Boys basketball Ponderosa 54, Bella Vista 60 — The host Broncos’ 20-14 second quarter was the difference for the Bruins in Monday’s Capital Valley Conference loss. Matthew Bejsovec led Ponderosa with 16 points; Josh Bist added 15; Marty Padilla scored nine points; Adam Orr had six; and Kenny Macklin, four.

Outside with Charlie: What lies beneath

Before the storm door opens again and the snows begin to fly, take advantage of it. Wander the shore of Lake Tahoe. The reason to do this is that you hopefully won’t get many chances in your lifetime to walk the shore of the lake, in winter, without snow. Because the rain and snow patterns […]

South 1 gets back to Sierra

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Working with, over and around less-than-ideal snow conditions, the South 1 Division alpine teams completed their third race with Monday’s Giant Slalom at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Despite the season’s late start, the division reached its midpoint in races and have a quick turnaround with today’s makeup back at Sierra that evens the Slalom/Giant Slalom races at two apiece — […]

Local cheer squad advances to Nationals

Eight members of the El Dorado High cheerleading squad and their coaches have earned a trip to the 2015 USA Nationals in Anaheim next month. The team, consisting of Mayra Aguliar, Kalie Carroll, Brittany Chan, Gabbie Collier, Kezia DuBose, Kayla Knight, Saige Polk and Lauryn Roy, along with advisor Wendy Hancock and assistant coach Katie Poleshuk, will compete […]

Lady Bruins corral Broncos

SHINGLE SPRINGS — In its first of three Capital Valley Conference girls basketball games this week, Ponderosa took care of business in the second half to defeat visiting Bella Vista 63-36 Monday. Sitting on a 26-16 halftime lead, the Lady Bruins (6-3 in the CVC, 15-7) made some key three-pointers in the third quarter; two from forward […]

Roundup: Jan. 30, 2015

Girls basketball El Dorado 57, Rosemont 48 — The host Lady Cougars broke from a halftime deadlock to pull away for Thursday’s Sierra Valley Conference win. Kylie Haverson scored 19 points to lead all scorers; Samantha Klinkenborg added 15, Faith Wilson had 10; Kayla Cotten, eight; and Sabrina Tate, four points. Oak Ridge 49, Nevada […]

Titans put the ‘Tease’ to Ponderosa

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Too much Kai Tease the whole game and some Jeremy Eves at key times added up to Antelope’s 64-56 victory over host Ponderosa Friday night. The Bruins fought the whole way but a five and a half minute scoreless drought to open the fourth quarter cost Ponderosa a chance to even the season series. […]

Griz grapplers finish third

GARDEN VALLEY — A 30-point swing cost Golden Sierra the lead and match Thursday as visiting Vacaville Christian posted the come-from-behind 42-28 victory to close the Sierra Delta League schedule. Up 22-6 at one point, the injury-decimated Golden Sierra squad forfeited four of the next five bouts — never to recover. Tuesday at Bradshaw Christian, the […]

Under the Scoreboard: Feb. 2, 2015

UC Santa Cruz basketball senior Sarah Mackey recently became the school’s all-time leader in careeer rebounds after a recent 20-point, 12-rebound effort in a game against Bethesda University of California. Mackey is a former El Dorado Cougar who played for coach Pat Winter. *** Sacramento Kings minority owner Kevin Nagel, a pharmaceutical executive from El […]

D’backs drop testy Snake Pit encounter

EL DORADO — Trailing 48-42 entering the fourth quarter of Friday’s Sierra Valley Conference boys basketball game, Union Mine was within striking distance of Liberty Ranch at the Snake Pit. But the visiting Hawks canned a remarkable 21-of-25 free throws that included a perfect 8-of-8 in the final minute to post a 73-59 win over […]

Oak Ridge silences Thunder on Senior Night

EL DORADO HILLS — A combination of decisions and forfeits helped the Oak Ridge High wrestling team post a 56-12 Sierra Foothill League home finale win against Rocklin on Senior Night Thursday. Out of 14 matches, the Trojans (3-2 in the SFL) won four by decisions, six by forfeits and one by pin. In the […]

Schedule: Feb. 2-7, 2015

Monday, Feb. 2 Alpine Racing PHS, ED, UM, OR, GS @ Sierra-at-Tahoe, 9 a.m. Boys basketball PHS @ Bella Vista, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Bella Vista @ PHS, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 Boys basketball Liberty Ranch @ ED, 7:30 p.m. UM @ Cordova, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball Rocklin @ OR, 7 p.m. Cordova @ […]

South 1 season gets underway

OLYMPIC VALLEY — Making up for lost ground, South 1 Division alpine racers shifted to Alpine Meadows for a Slalom/Giant Slalom doubleheader Tuesday. Individually, Ponderosa’s Tori Castaneda was a dual winner, posting large margins over second place. Teamwise, the Lady Bruins, led by Castaneda, Morgan Minch, Cora Nuttall and Rylee Anderson, took first in each […]

El Dorado sets up Sr. Night showdown

Mounting an invincible lead before its first challenging match, host El Dorado rolled over Galt 56-16 in Sierra Valley Conference mat action. The Cougars, behind five pins, sit at 3-1 heading into next week’s Senior Night match with Union Mine (4-0). Against the Warriors Wednesday, just one match went the distance. “Tonight went well, we were […]

Bruins pin down Roseville

SHINGLE SPRINGS — One goal the Ponderosa High wrestling team set this season was to win the Capital Valley Conference crown. Now the Bruins are a step away after Wednesday’s home conference finale/Senior Night 60-10 victory over Roseville. Ponderosa jumped out to a 24-0 lead thanks to the middleweights who won the first five matches. […]

Cougars edge Union Mine

Ian Spencer and Matt Smith each scored a game-high 23 points Tuesday as host El Dorado held off Union Mine 72-68 in a Sierra Valley Conference intra-county battle. The Cougars’ win, before a big crowd, spoiled the return of Diamondback head coach Brad Visman who prepped at El Dorado and then coached five years there. […]

El Dorado races past D’backs

EL DORADO — A four-point halftime lead expanded to double digits in the third quarter of Tuesday’s El Dorado-Union Mine girls basketball game at the Snake Pit. The visiting Lady Cougars (15-7, 5-0) led 20-16 at halftime but finished with a 48-34 win over the Lady Diamondbacks (12-10, 2-3) to conclude the first round of SVC […]

Alpine Race results

South 1 Division Race No. 1 & 2 Alpine Meadows Skiing Girls Giant Slalom   1-Fiona Zeier, PO, 1:08.21; 2-Allena Thompson, OR, 1:09.15; 3-Amanda Pinski, PO, 1:13.47; 4-Ally Roemer, ED, 1:17.25; 5-Danica Stevenson, OR, 1:17.92; 6-Emily O’Donnell, ED, 1:21.00; 7-Marina Neill, PO, 1:21.12; 8-Kat Porter, PO, 1:25.44; 9-Jordan Hardt, PO, 1:25.64; 10-Gillian Davidson, OR, 1:26.64. […]

Roundup: Jan. 28, 2015

Girls basketball Oak Ridge 65, Folsom 56 — Behind season-highs from Isamar Conde and Hailey McCoy, the host Trojans improved to 7-0 in the Sierra Foothill League after Tuesday’s overtime win. Conde scored 21 points while McCoy pumped in 19. Oak Ridge outscored the Bulldogs 9-0 in the extra session. Troy, which trailed 21-13 after […]

Fine-tuning for max glide

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a behind the scenes look at those who make the ski and snowboard experience at Sierra-at-Tahoe much more enjoyable. Paul Sokolov has been working as a tech at the ski tuning shop at Sierra-at-Tahoe for the last 15 years. He is one of many people working behind […]

Ryan was willing, just not able

PORTLAND, Ore. — Buried in archives within the University of Portland women’s basketball Website are news releases of Ali Ryan’s pending arrival as a freshman recruit. Not too much later the trail stops. Ryan’s college highlights should blanket the site but they don’t and never will. Beset by the same injury since her junior year […]

Outside with Charlie: The condition of conditions

Spring skiing conditions generally happen in late March after the winter storms taper off. Classic spring conditions can be challenging as skiers and riders have to adapt to the icy stuff because there isn’t any soft snow. Around noon, there’s generally a couple of hours of really sweet skiing and riding on perfect conditions. After lunch, things can […]

Local club has top finishers

EL DORADO HILLS — Over the weekend, members of the El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club competed at three tournaments. On Saturday in Rocklin at the Hardwood Palace was the middle school Natomas Tournament of Champions qualifier. First-place trophies went to Jose Sanchez, Kai Schaefer and Kaden West. At the Elementary Championships at Kerr Middle School in Elk Grove, Gavin Luna brought home […]

Roundup: Jan. 23, 2015

Boys basketball El Dorado 61, Galt 47 — The Cougars returned home and returned to the win column with Thursday’s Sierra Valley Conference victory. Matt Smith scored 25 points and blocked three shots to lead El Dorado; Isaac Bugbee had 10 points; Brian Lane scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds; Cam Battersby scored six; […]

Golden Sierra in 1st place tie

GARDEN VALLEY — Without breaking much of a sweat, host Golden Sierra remained undefeated in the Sierra Delta League after its quick 30-18 win over Rio Vista Thursday. There was just one bout, won by the Rams. All Grizzly points came from forfeits as Matt Wallis (160 pounds), James Azbill (170), Jordan Miyara (180), John […]

Under the Scoreboard: Jan. 25, 2015

Former Golden Sierra High ace right-handed pitcher Tyler Waldron, a former All Metro Player of the Year as a senior for the Grizzlies, was selected in the minor league Rule 5 draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. Waldron played collegiate ball for Pacific and Oregon State. Until he was picked up by St. Louis, Waldron […]

Bist leads Bruins over Tigers

SHINGLE SPRINGS — As the last five seconds of the second quarter ticked off the clock in Friday’s Capital Valley Conference boys basketball game against Roseville, Ponderosa’s Josh Bist looked for a teammate inside the paint. But with all his teammates manned up, Bist drove toward the basket for a quick shot. As the buzzer […]