Cameron Spencer heading to Humboldt

Cameron Spencer’s soccer plans, post-graduation from Ponderosa High, is to resume his career at Humboldt State University for the Lumberjacks. The mascot is fitting. Aside from soccer, Spencer, who also excels in the classroom, is recognized for his creative craft with wood working which has twice won him an ‘Excellence in Student Achievement’ award as a […]

Schedule: June 16-21, 2014

Monday, June 16 Baseball ED Post 119 @ Chico Tourney ED @ Fairfield Tourney -Championship game (if necessary) Tuesday, June 17 Baseball ED Post 119 @ Chico Tourney Wednesday, June 18 Baseball ED Post 119 @ Chico Tourney Friday, June 20 Baseball Lodi @ ED Post 119, UMHS, 6 p.m. Saturday, June 21 Baseball ED […]

American Century discounted tickets

Savings at 127 NorCal and Nevada Raley’s store locations SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. — Discounted tickets to the 25th American Century Championship, the all-star sports and celebrity golf tournament July 15-20 at Tahoe South, are now on sale at Raley’s, Nob Hill and Bel Air locations throughout Northern California and Nevada. Celebrating 25 years as […]

El Dorado gets sweep

Gold Rush no-no Triple A Cubs’ pitcher Kyle Breibart tossed a mercy rule-shortened no-hitter against the Angels at Rotary Park, striking out nine in a 16-0 victory. FAIRFIELD — The El Dorado High summer baseball team pitched and hit well in its two victories Wednesday at Laurel Creek Park to kick off the Fairfield Father’s […]

First and goal: Luv for Love?

There’s a buzz that the Sacramento Kings should gamble and make a move to land All-Star Minnesota Timberwolves’ center Kevin Love. But should the Kings try to land Love prior to, if not the day of the NBA Draft, which is Thursday, June 26? Would Gene Simmons of Kiss turn down an opportunity to making […]

Tahoe Donner golf specials

TRUCKEE — The Tahoe Donner Golf Course is offering fantastic golf specials this month including a Father’s Day Special, Drive-and-Dine Special and a Locals Special. Through June 15, Tahoe Donner Golf Course is offering a Father’s Day Golf Special. Those who purchase a 4-play pack (for the public) at $319 including a shared cart or […]

Getting a ‘kick’ out of futsal

Stephen Beck has coached youth club soccer teams and camps in El Dorado County for many years. But for the last five years, the county resident has been involved in futsal, a modified form of soccer played with five players on each team, indoors. The emphasis of futsal is controlling the smaller ball on the ground. […]

Wheelbarrow races this Saturday

The 70th running of the John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races, an annual crowd favorite and free with admission to the El Dorado County Fair, is Saturday at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Presented by Kiwanis of Placerville, the event features eight race categories: Kids, Youth Girls, Youth Boys, Teenage Girls, Teenage Boys, High School Challenge, […]

Outside with Charlie: Open terrains

Slowly but surely the high country is more accessible. The snow packing the north facing slopes is giving way to the warmer temperatures. As more terrain opens up, there are some things that you do have to keep in mind as you hike way up there. The streams that are fed by melting snow vary […]

Taz Devils upend Sierra’s Sharks

CAMERON PARK — Despite an eventful week for the El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team, the Taz defeated the Sierra Sharks on Saturday at the Cameron Park Community Services District swimming pool, 498-291. The Taz won 55 of 83 races including most of the relay events. Most races had either Taz Devils or Sharks […]

Dolphins win opener

The Dry Diggin Dolphin swimmers opened their season Saturday with a resounding win over visiting Arden Manor, 1,951-611, as the Dolphins won 78 of 84 events. In the battle of the Dolphins for top spots, the breakdown saw the girls win 1,047-293, and the boys prevailed 904-318, as both turned in multiple wins. On the girls’ […]

Cambron Lyles

COMPETING IN THE 110-meter hurdles at the 96th annual CIF State Track and Field Championships at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis, El Dorado High’s Cambron Lyles, seen here competing at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters at Elk Grove High on May 30, lowered his time at 14.53 seconds in Friday’s trials, but placed 16th in […]

Forsberg bags win in benefit race

Saturday produced five different winners, as the Placerville Speedway hosted its seventh Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Championship event of the season at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Four of those victorious came in the form drivers. The biggest winner of the night was the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County, which benefited from […]

Late rally gives El Dorado victory

EL DORADO — In an intra-county diamond contest, the El Dorado Summer baseball team broke a 4-all tie with the El Dorado Post 119 Junior American Legion squad for an 11-5 victory Thursday at Union Mine High. El Dorado (4-0) scored seven runs in the top of the sixth inning off three hits, two walks, a […]

El Dorado sweeps Post 119 squad

Getting another summer of travel baseball started, the El Dorado Summer baseball team hosted the El Dorado Post 119 Junior American Legion team at El Dorado High on Saturday, as the host cruised to a 12-1 victory in a game called after five innings because of the mercy rule. Post 119 led off the game against El […]

Sports scene

Golf Fundraiser The Bob West Drive for Marshall (Medical Center) Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, June 27. Registration will start at 10:30 a.m. Shotgun Start will be at noon. Tournament fee of $176 includes golf fee, cart, lunch on golf course, dinner afterwards, prizes and range balls. Golf shirts provided by sponsor Union Bank. […]

Roundup: June 8, 2014

Rec Swimming Girls Dry Diggin Dolphins 1,047, Arden Manor 293 Boys Dry Diggin Dolphns 904, Arden Manor 318 Note: Coverage of the Dolphins and Sharks-Taz will be in Wednesday’s Mountain Democrat. Optimist All Star Baseball Small Schools South 5, North 1 Large Schools North 8, South 2 Optimist All Star Volleyball Girls North def. South […]

Under the Scoreboard: June 16, 2014

Two Oak Ridge Trojans made the All Metro First Team. In baseball, Austin Root joined an elite group of Sac Joaquin section pitchers while for softball, Oak Ridge catcher Caitlyn Olan was selected for the utility position. In all, 11 area players were recognized. Second-team honors went to Ponderosa pitcher Terra Jerpbak and Bruin shortstop […]

Schedule: June 9-14, 2014

Wednesday, June 11 Baseball El Dorado @ Fairfield Tourney, (2) Friday, June 13 Mutton Bustin ED County Fairgrounds, 6:30 p.m. Saturday. June 14 Baseball El Dorado @ Fairfield Tourney, (2) ED Post 119 @ CHS, 2 p.m. Rec swimming Dolphins @ Orangevale, 8 a.m. Sharks @ College Greens, 8 a.m. Broadstone @ Taz, 8 a.m. […]

On tap

Track and Field The 96th CIF Track and Field Championships are today and tomorrow at the Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan High in Clovis. Today’s field events trials begin at 3 p.m. with track at 5. Tomorrow’s field finals start at 4:30 with track at 6. Baseball The 43rd Optimist baseball games are tomorrow at […]

Two from area get recognition

The CIF Sac-Joaquin Section awarded $35,600 in scholarships last month to the 51 winners of the A. Dale Lacky/CSEA Scholarships for outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success during their four years of high school. Two local athletes, El Dorado’s Michael Weston and Oak Ridge’s Trent Buenzli, each received $600. The award, named after […]

Upcoming

Junior Tennis Clinic The 28th Annual Hangtown Junior Tennis Clinic, sponsored by the Hangtown Women’s Tennis Club, is June 9-13 at Ponderosa High for kids age 12-18. Clinic Director is Martha Downing, a certified tennis pro and former Director of Tennis ar Millennium Sports Club. High Intermediate to Advanced are 8:30-10 a.m. and Beginners to […]

Camp taught kids fundamental skills

In order to be one of the best high school basketball players in the Sacramento region, mastering the fundamentals is a prerequisite. Approximately 50 kids did just that this week at the 22nd annual Oak Ridge Summer Basketball Camp, held in the Trojans’ gym that began Monday and ran through yesterday. The camp, separated into afternoon […]

Point’s race benefits Boys, Girls Club

Program includes Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks, BCRA Midget Lites After a week off, the excitement of Weekly Points Racing resumes tomorrow night in the Jackson Rancheria Championship Season with four divisions are on the menu of this action-packed event benefitting one of the area’s well-known charitable organizations, the Boys and Girls Club of […]

H’town Classic recap

RANCHO CORDOVA — The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, made its second and final stop in California on Saturday with the 46th running of the GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic for round two of the 12-race championship series. The 450 class saw an all-new winner as rookie Ken Roczen captured his first career […]

Barnes last link to 2011 title team

Optimist All Star Volleyball games Capital Christian High June 5, 2014 Boys @ 5 p.m. Girls @ 7 p.m. Andrea Barnes graduated last Thursday evening from Union Mine but as a committed Diamondback there’s just one more thing she has to do. Represent. Tomorrow at Capital Christian High in Sacramento, Barnes dons school colors one last […]

Taz win opener

EL DORADO HILLS — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team defeated the Folsom Sea Otters at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District swimming pool Saturday in the first dual Suburban Swim League meet of the season for both teams. The final score was 650-138. The meet started off strong for the Taz […]

46th Hangtown Classic

RANCHO CORDOVA — Ken Roczen and Jeremy Martin were big winners at Saturday’s pro races. Look for the Democrat to run the official Hangtown Moto Cross press release in Wednesday’s sports page. Hangtown8 Hangtown3

Forsberg wins Civil War Series race

Andy Forsberg, took advantage of late a restart, and excited the capacity crowd at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night as he picked up his first Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster win of the season, marking the series’ fourth different winner in as many events. Placerville driver Andy Gregg, led the field to green […]

Post 119 splits with Auburn

EL DORADO — Host El Dorado Post 119 Junior American Legion split its doubleheader with Auburn Post 84 Saturday at Union Mine High, winning the opener in walk-off fashion before falling 10-2 in the afternoon game. Wanting to bounce back from Wednesday’s summer-opening setback at Auburn, El Dorado’s Tyler Kremer squared his team’s record with […]

Under the Scoreboard: June 1, 2014

Ponderosa’s Chris Snyder has accepted a full-ride offer to take his basketball career to Colorado and Regis University. This past winter, Snyder led the Bruins in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots. As a senior, Snyder was first-team All League and an Honorable Mention All Metro selection. *** El Dorado High Athletics has annouced that David […]

Schedule: June 2-7, 2014

Monday, June 2 Baseball El Dorado @ Del Oro, 5 p.m. Thursday, June 5 Baseball El Dorado @ ED Post 119, UMHS, 5 p.m. Volleyball Optimist All Star game Capital Christian -Boys match, 5 p.m. -Girls match, 7 p.m. Friday, June 6 Track and Field CIF State Finals -Cambron Lyles @ Veterans Memorial Stadium, Clovis […]

Lady D’backs leap in field events

ELK GROVE — Two Union Mine field female athletes made progress in their respective events Thursday at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters at Elk Grove High. Lady Diamondback Leah Bertuccelli, competing in the pole vault, has a new PR with a leap of 10 feet, 7 inches for fifth place. Bertuccelli, a junior, had a has previous mark […]

Hoyt gets close but she’ll have to wait

ELK GROVE — El Dorado high jumper Makayla Hoyt fell one spot shy of qualifying for the state finals at Friday’s Master Meet, taking fourth place at Elk Grove High. As two jumpers battled for first and second, Hoyt and Davis’ Caitlin Mazzoleni both failed to clear 5-5. Mazzoleni’s fewer misses gave her the nod […]

Lyles clears last hurdle for state berth

Cougar 4×100 record ELK GROVE — Cambron Lyles felt improvement was key to his track season and he continued that route in the 110 hurdles finals Friday at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters at Elk Grove High. The El Dorado runner hurdled to a second place time of 14.54 seconds to earn a spot at the 96th […]

Congratulations Class of 2014!!!

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Softball: Bastien named South MVP

SACRAMENTO — Samantha Bastien’s two, run-scoring singles earned her the South’s team MVP award after Wednesday’s 37th Optimist Senior All Star small school game at Capital Christian High but on the back of an eight-run third inning, the North prevailed 10-3. Bastien, from Golden Sierra, singled in the South’s first run with a one-out, line-drive […]

On tap

Track and Field The Masters Meet wraps up today at Elk Grove High. Field finals begin at 2 p.m. with the track finals starting at 6 p.m. Adult admission is $10; students K-12 $5 and children 5 and under are free. Hangtown Classic The 46th running of the Hangtown Motocross at Prairie City State Recreation […]

Softball: Quartet bonded with new teammates

SACRAMENTO — Just playing in the 37th annual Optimist High School All-Star Game at the Augie Sorgea Softball Complex on the Capital Christian High campus was awesome for four Oak Ridge and Ponderosa seniors Wednesday. Oak Ridge’s Caitlyn Olan and Lindsay Zito joined Ponderosa’s Taylor Doane and Rachel Timberman on the South squad that lost to […]

Taz set to open season

EL DORADO HILLS — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team kicks off its season tomorrow when the Taz host the Folsom Sea Otters. Brand-new endeavors for the 49-year-old Taz program includes welcoming in new head coach Marc Brown. Not new to the Taz organization, Brown previously served as assistant coach for three consecutive years […]

Civil War rolls into town

The region’s top 360ci drivers hit the famous Placerville Speedway red clay tomorrow with the highly competitive Civil War Sprint Car Series. Lat season’s four appearances in Placerville saw local driver Andy Gregg pick up two of the four wins along with Greg DeCaires and Tim Kaeding winning the Al Hinds Memorial season finale. Leading […]

Sports Scene: May 27, 2014

Junior Tennis Clinic The 28th Annual Hangtown Junior Tennis Clinic, sponsored by the Hangtown Women’s Tennis Club, is June 9-13 at Ponderosa High for kids age 12-18. Clinic Director is Martha Downing, a certified tennis pro and former Director of Tennis ar Millennium Sports Club. High Intermediate to Advanced are 8:30-10 a.m. and Beginners to […]

Dillon delivers key WAC win

MESA, Ariz. — Justin Dillon improved to 4-1 on the season after seven-innings of one-run ball over the weekend to pitch Sacramento State over CSU Bakersfield 3-1 in Western Athletic Conference Tournament baseball action. The victory allowed the Hornets (39-22), who dropped their opener to Bakersfield last Thursday, to stay in the hunt for the […]

Lyles set for big finish

Any athlete wants their performance to peak at the right time. Cambron Lyles’ timing couldn’t be better — literally. Lyles, a four-year performer for the El Dorado Track and Field team, has done just that — hit his stride in both the 100 and 300 hurdle events — as he awaits the start of tomorrow’s […]