Victories continue for El Dorado

More than a dozen hits, and good pitching, led to the El Dorado High Summer Legion baseball team to an 8-2 victory over Rio Americano in the first game of a Saturday home doubleheader. El Dorado, which had a combined four hits in the first two innings, increased its 2-1 lead to 6-1 in the bottom of […]

July 14, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Roundup: July 14, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 13, Rio Americano 0 — Nick Bonniksen struck out nine Rio batters in Saturday’s night cap game for El Dorado (19-4), and Josh Wienholz tossed the final inning. The game was called after five innings because of the mercy rule. El Dorado had 15 hits, and scored in every inning that included […]

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Saturday’s race benefits Boys and Girls Club

Racing resumes at Placerville Speedway this Saturday night with the 11th points race of the season. Winged Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stocks will all return to compete for the season crown with the addition of the Nor Cal Dwarf Cars. Saturday’s event benefits one of the area’s most popular non-profit organizations, the […]

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Roundup: July 9, 2014

Baseball El Dorado Post 119 3, Grass Valley 1 — Tony Ceirante scattered four hits over five innings and Mitch McCulloch closed out the final two in Wednesday’s Junior Legion win at Union Mine High. Logan McMahon went 2-for-2 with an RBI for Post 119 and Clay Boswell had a double and drove in a […]

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Heinz-sight: Darn it!

Heading into last weekend, three of our Little league All Star teams — albeit all from El Dorado Hills — sat in very good shape. All three were undefeated going to semifinal play and … get this … at two of the levels long-time nemesis Woodcreek had already been dispatched to the loser’s bracket — […]

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Comebacks not enough

ROSEVILLE — Behind 5-0 after the first inning, the El Dorado Hills 9-10 All Stars baseball team put on its rally caps in the second inning to take a 6-5 lead in the District 54 title game against Woodcreek at Richards Field Tuesday. But Woodcreek scored often in the final two innings that led to a 20-8 […]

El Dorado Hills 9/10s oh so close

ROSEVILLE — For the third time in four days, the El Dorado Hills 9-10 All Stars baseball team played Woodcreek and, for the second time in two days, had the chance to claim the District 54 title at Richards Field. Depsite a 45-minute delay, both teams provided excitement from the first pitch to the last. In the […]

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“Where’s McLeod Giveaway Days” on Tahoe Rim Trail

STATELINE, NV — The 2nd Annual Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge continues to build momentum as over 350 hikers, bikers and equestrians and five large Reno-Tahoe base corporations engage their employees in the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. The program, now in its second year, has inspired both novice and seasoned trail users to begin tackling small sections […]

July 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Outside with Charlie: Tour de Eldorado

The big one of cycling, the Tour de France, entered its 101st year last Saturday. The race, which is 3 weeks long, started in England with a royal send-off. On July 27, on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, the race will end. It’s long and grueling in many respects. All kinds of weather, 100 mile plus […]

July 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

El Dorado Hills 9/10s upend Woodcreek

Advance to title game ROSEVILLE — Three home runs gave the El Dorado Hills 9-10 All Star baseball team a berth in the District 54 championship game. Playing Woodcreek at Richards Field Sunday, El Dorado Hills produced an 11-6 victory. Last night, El Dorado Hills (3-0) played Woodcreek again for a chance to lock up the […]

July 09, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

D’back fall sports requirements

Those interested in playing sports this coming fall at Union Mine High School need to turn in a completed Athletic Packet before attending tryouts on the first day of school, August 7. All tryouts for football, cross country, boys soccer, girls golf, and girls volleyball begin on Monday, August 11, immediately after school. If you do not have a current […]

EDH 10/11s stumble but still alive

EL DORADO HILLS — Looking to extend their stay in the winner’s bracket, the El Dorado High 10/11 All Stars returned to Jeff Mitchell Field Monday to take on Woodcreek whose offense had plans of its own in pouring on run-after-run for the runaway 15-1 mercy rule-shortened victory. El Dorado Hills’ best chance to see […]

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El Dorado bests Post 119 for Slam title

LODI — The oddity engulfing Monday’s Lodi Summer Slam championship game at Zupo Field couldn’t be overlooked — both teams, from El Dorado County, were vying for the title in Sac Joaquin County. Only one could land on top. On the strength of two big innings, that distinction belonged to El Dorado High after its 19-5 […]

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Roundup: July 7, 2014

Baseball Lodi Summer Slam El Dorado 10, Fairfield 3 — Owen MacKendrick pitched into the fifth inning and Ian Philbrick finished up as the Cougars won their second game at Zupo Field Sunday to reach the finals. Offensively, Louis Merlo was 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs; Kent Schardt went 3-for-4; Zach Culp was 2-for-4 with 3 […]

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Tough loss for EDH Majors

GRANITE BAY — Drew Walling’s successive strikeouts stranded Anthony McDaris at second base in the bottom of the sixth inning Saturday as Lakeside edged El Dorado Hills 6-5 in District 54 Little League Majors’ All Star action at Feist Park. El Dorado Hills had battled back from a 5-0 deficit and were in good shape […]

Golobic takes July Fourth victory

Gardner wins Pure Stock feature event; Trimble repeats in Limited Late Models Sprint Car driver Shane Golobic never gave up the fight Friday night and his perseverance paid off when the checkered flag waved at Placerville Speedway following the 10th championship points race of the season. Golobic’s win came before a sold-out, electrifying crowd for the annual […]

Under the Scoreboard: July 6, 2014

Camino’s Geoff Merker of Cuesta College was awarded the Warren Hansen Scholar-Athlete Award and will represent the school at the conference and state levels as a COA Pepsi Scholar Award nominee. Merker is a two-year member of the school’s wrestling program and helped lead the team to the SouthEast Conference title and to sixth at […]

Roundup: July 6, 2014

Baseball Lodi Summer Slam El Dorado 11, Chico 2 — Nick Bonniksen struck out seven in five innings of three-hit pitching as the Cougars won their tournament opener Saturday. El Dorado scored four runs in the second inning and another seven in the fourth. Alex Pereira went 4-for-4 with 3 RBIs; Nathaniel Erskine was 2-for-2; […]

Schedule: July 7-13, 2014

Monday, July 7 Baseball EDHS. ED Post 119 @Lodi Summer Slam, Zupo Field Little League All Stars Majors @ Feist Park -Championship, 5 p.m. 10/11s @ Mitchell Field -ED vs Woodcreek, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 Baseball Little League All Stars Majors @ Feist Park -Championship, if necessary, 5 p.m. 10/11s @ Mitchell Field -Championship, […]

Big win for EDH 9-10s

ROSEVILLE — Eight hits that included back-to-back home runs set the tone for the El Dorado Hills 9-10 All-Star baseball team, which routed Cosumnes River 13-3 in the District 54 tournament at Richards Field Thursday. El Dorado Hills sent 17 batters to the plate in the first inning and produced 12 runs off eight hits, four walks, hit […]

Pickett picks up National Award

BOSTON, Mass. — Ponderosa High graduate Zach Pickett was presented the National High School Spirit of Sport Award last Sunday at the National Federation of State High School Associations 95th Annual Summer Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. zach_award

July Fourth Spectacular is tonight

Patriotism and auto racing come together tonight at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for the July Fourth Spectacular at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. This annual event is expected to draw thousands as it’s the only Fireworks display in El Dorado County taking place west of South Lake Tahoe on the Independence Holiday. Gates will open […]

Sports Scene: July 3, 2014

Advanced passing/receiving school West Coast Youth Football is having an advanced passing and receiving school at Oak Ridge High from Monday, July 7 to Wednesday, July 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. This school will group players by age, grade, experience and ability. Players from the same team — playing together on the same youth […]

EDH 10/11s defeat Roseville West

EL DORADO HILLS — Taking on Roseville West at Jeff Mitchell Field Wednesday, the El Dorado Hills 10-11 All-Stars had the opportunity to clinch a spot in the tournament semifinal and thanks to eight early runs did just that with a 10-6 victory. El Dorado Hills got out to a quick 2-0 lead in the […]

Gold Rush, Divide 9/10s knocked out

ROSEVILLE — The Gold Rush 9/10 All Stars out-hit Folsom American 14-9 in Tuesday’s elimination game at Richards Field. But Folsom took advantage of seven walks, two hit batters and two fielder’s choices to post a 15-5 mercy rule-shortened win. After Folsom jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning, Gold Rush responded […]

Local pair set bench marks

Retired law enforcement officers Tom Vigen and Walt Finn participated in the recent U.S. Police and Fire Bench Press Championships in San Diego. Both won gold medals and set new records. Vigen, 74, body weight 163 pounds, bench-pressed 252 pounds lifting in the 70-74 age group/148-165 weight class. Finn, 56, body weight 178 pounds, benched […]

Taz team routs Loomis Basin

LOOMIS — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team positioned itself one step closer to a perfect season after defeating the host Loomis Basin Dolphins last Saturday at Del Oro High 650-138. Top Taz point scorers of the day were as follows: Katie Tadayeski, 10 points, 6 and under girls; Callahan McColley, 8 points, 6 and […]

El Dorado Hills Major All Stars remain undefeated

GRANITE BAY — A home run and an unexpected steal kept the El Dorado Hills All-Stars baseball team undefeated in the District 54 Majors All-Stars Tournament Wednesday at Ronald L. Fiest Park. El Dorado Hills, which trailed 3-0 after the top of the first inning, rallied to post a 10-6 win over Folsom National. The win improves the local […]

Sharks back in the win column

CAMERON PARK — The Sierra Sharks’ swim team bounced back after last week’s loss at Park Terrace by defeating the Folsom Sea Otters 513-273 at the Cameron Park Community Center pool Saturday. Of the 83 events, Sharks touched first 65 percent of the time. That number held for both individual and relay races. Sierra evened […]

Roundup: July 1, 2014

Baseball Little League District 54 All Stars Seniors Gold Rush 0, Woodcreek 12 Juniors Ponderosa 10, Gold Rush 6 Ponderosa 15, Roseville West 2 El Dorado Hills 7, Cosumnes River 10 Snowline 0, Folsom American 15 Majors El Dorado Hills 12, Gold Rush/Divide 0 Ponderosa 4, Folsom National 10 Ponderosa 2, Roseville West 22 Snowline […]

Ex-Olympians return to Echo Summit

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their fists in the air again last Friday morning at Echo Summit. The ex-Olympians, members of the 1968 U.S. Olympic Men’s Track and Field team who raced neck-and-neck in the 200 meters at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, were guest speakers at the ‘Return […]

Snowline’s rally falls short

RANCHO MURIETA — One run was all the Snowline Junior All-Stars baseball team needed at the District 54 All-Stars Tournament at Stonehouse Park on Monday. But host Cosumnes River stopped Snowline’s come-from-behind rally in the bottom of the seventh inning to hang onto a 10-9 victory. The loss eliminated Snowline in the double-elimination tournament. Cosumnes River led 10-7 […]

DeCaires charges to his third win

It was exactly one year ago that Elk Grove driver Greg DeCaires experienced a win streak at Placerville Speedway shortly after teaming with Placerville car owner Dale Miller. It was déjà vu for the veteran driver Saturday as DeCaires drove to his second straight and third overall victory just one week before the highly anticipated […]

Heinz-sight: Symbolic

History is full of protest movements, domestic and international. Here at home, our very founding dates back to the Boston Tea Party whose 1773 protest escalated into the American Revolution. Since, there’s been the anti-war protests, 1965′s March on Washington and Occupy Wall Street to name a few. Overseas saw the Hungaria and Prague uprisings, […]

‘Fists of Freedom’ documents iconic moment

Ex-Olympians John Carlos and Tommie Smith, members of the 1968 U.S. Men’s Track and Field team, were on hand at Regal Placerville Stadium 8 Thursday for the showing of “Fists of Freedom,” a 1999 documentary about how their lives were before, during and after the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. More than 100 people attended the […]

El Dorado sweeps past Lodi

Continuing its summer dominance at home, El Dorado scored nine, first-inning runs and cruised past Lodi 10-0 victory in Saturday’s first game of a doubleheader. Zach Terry got the start and was immediately in control, striking out a batter in a scoreless first. In the bottom half, Adam Washabaugh singled to load the bases before the […]

Schedule: June 30 – July 6, 2014

Monday, June 30 Baseball Little League All Stars Seniors @ Mahany Park -Gold Rush vs Woodcreek, 6:30 Juniors @ Stonehouse Park, 5 p.m. Majors @ Feist Park, 5 p.m. 10/11s @ Mitchell Field, 5, 7:30 p.m. 9/10s @ Richard Field, 5, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 1 Baseball Little league All Stars Seniors @ Mahany Park […]

Roundup: June 27, 2014

Baseball Little League All Stars Juniors Snowline 6, Roseville West 5 El Doradl Hills 5, Woodcreek 10 Ponderosa 4, Folsom American 10 Gold Rush 1, Woodcreek 8 Majors El Dorado Hills 11, Maidu 1 Snowline 2, Folsom National 19 10/11s Gold Rush 4, Folsom American 5 Ponderosa 2, Folsom National 12 Snowline 2, Maidu 29 […]

Baseball: ED 7, Del Oro 6

El Dorado High baseball held off visiting Del Oro Thursday night to post the one-run win. After the Golden Eagles, who trailed 7-3, pulled within a run in the fifth inning, relievers Louis Merlo and Nick Bonniksen pitched scoreless innings with Bonniksen’s save nailing down the final three outs. It wasn’t El Dorado’s best base-running […]

Lehr wins academic contest

Union Mine senior-to-be Anika Lehr is this year’s winner of the annual academic contest that awards the winner a trip to the R&R Pheasant Hunting Resort in Seneca, South Dakota. Lehr is a varsity soccer player for the Lady Diamondbacks. Ankia Lehr

Heinz-sight: Will it or won’t it?

Every four years when the FIFA Men/Women’s World Cup rolls around — right now the men — the soccer interest here in the United States increases ten-fold. Is it a passing fad? It’s a fact the Cup is the most viewed and followed sporting event in the world, bigger than the Olympic games. Here’s another important […]

Little League All Star tournaments

Tomorrow marks the start of the summer District 54 Little League All Star season for all levels except Juniors which got underway June 24, and Seniors who begin Monday. The locations are as follows: 9/10s at Richards Field in Roseville; 10/11s at Jeff Mitchell Field in El Dorado Hills; Majors at Feist Park in Granite […]

Outside with Charlie: Hike prep the key

Summer arrived right on time and the crowds that are beginning to flow to the mountains are ample proof that it’s summer vacation time. The campgrounds are open, excluding Wrights Lake. The campground hosts have been busy making everything ready in the developed areas up in the Crystal Basin, Lake Tahoe, and over on Highway […]

Tight battles for ninth points race

Four divisions are on the menu at Speedway tomorrow night as the championship point battles have tightened in all three of the weekly divisions. Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stocks return to action on the quarter-mile in the battle for the 2014 track championship presented by the New Jackson Rancheria Casino […]