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Union Mine accelerates to win

EL DORADO — Three Union Mine High boys basketball players scored in double digits in Thursday’s 81-46 Sierra Valley Conference win over Rosemont. The Diamondbacks (2-2 in the SVC, 11-9) led from tip-off to the final buzzer. Union Mine was led by Andrew Vaughn’s game-high 25 points that included 12 points in the first quarter for […]

Dirty Five-Thirty Duals a grinder

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Four of Northern California’s toughest high school wrestling programs gathered at Ponderosa High to compete in the first-ever, round-robin Dirty Five-Thirty Duals Saturday afternoon. The Bruins hosted Elk Grove, Oakdale and De La Salle, all of whom are ranked in the top 20 among California high school wrestling teams. Ponderosa defeated Oakdale, 42-19, […]

Oak Ridge crashes its way to victory

EL DORADO HILLS — On a night shots were there but weren’t consistently falling, the Oak Ridge girls more than overcompensated with a strong rebounding effort to power past visiting Granite Bay 53-29 in Sierra Foothill League action Friday evening. The Trojans’ rebounding success, especially offensive, made for more opportunities to score after initial shot attempts rimmed […]

Trojans hold off Granite Bay

EL DORADO HILLS  — Tyus Millhollin’s game-high 22 points, including 11 in a key third-quarter push, lifted host Oak Ridge past Granite Bay 56-49 to close the first round of Sierra Foothill League play Friday night. Millhollin scored all but six of his points in the second half. The Trojans (3-3) held off the Grizzlies (2-4) […]

South 1 sets up opener

To get their season under way after a two-week delay, South 1 Division skiers and snowboarders will compete in a Giant Slalom/Slalom doubleheader tomorrow beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Alpine Meadows. The races will be held on the ‘Kangaroo’ course and can be walked to from the base lodge. Live-Timing.com and race.skialpine.com are available to […]

Schedule: Jan. 26-31, 2015

Tuesday, Jan. 27 Alpine Racing ED, PHS, UM, OR, GS @ Alpine Meadows, 9 a.m. Boys basketball UM @ ED, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball ED @ UM, 7:30 p.m. Folsom @ OR, 7 p.m. Cosumnes Oaks @ PHS, 7 p.m. Wrestling GS @ Bradshaw Christian, 6 p.m. OR @ Nevada Union, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. […]

Turgeon signs with Wingate

Former El Dorado County resident, Austin Turgeon signed late last year with Wingate University (in southwest North Carolina) to play baseball. Born in Placerville, Turgeon attended California Montessori Project Shingle Springs through the 8th grade and Ponderosa his freshman year. Turgeon is now a senior at Athens Christian School in Athens Georgia. Last season he […]

Union Mine scores Senior Night win

EL DORADO — Wednesday night was a big night for Sierra Valley Conference wrestling, as the last two undefeated teams squared off for undisputed rights to the top of the standings as host Union Mine faced off against a formidable Cordova lineup. When the mats were rolled up it was the Diamondbacks who seized the […]

Roundup: Jan. 22, 2015

Girls basketball El Dorado 62, Cordova 51 — In Tuesday’s matchup for first place in the Sierra Valley Conference, the Lady Cougars got up 33-15 at halftime and coasted to the win. Kayla Cotten poured in a season-high 16 points to lead El Dorado; Samantha Klinkenborg scored 11 points, pulled in 18 rebounds and blocked […]

First and goal: Seasons change?

Are El Dorado County high school boys and girls soccer teams going to be play their games during the winter? Wednesday, the Sac-Joaquin Section’s Board of Managers held one of its three yearly meetings in Stockton — the board meets every October, January and April of each school year — in which it discussed moving boys […]

Grizzly boys come so close

GARDEN VALLEY — Three-pointers helped the Golden Sierra boys basketball team in the end but not free throws, as the Grizzlies fell to visiting Rio Vista 46-42 in the last game of a Sierra Delta League varsity doubleheader Wednesday. The Grizzlies (0-4 in the SDL, 4-11) canned two treys in the final eight minutes, all coming […]

Lady Bruins too much for Vikings

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Defense ignited the Ponderosa High girls basketball team to a 71-39 Capital Valley Conference win over Oakmont Tuesday. In the first two minutes of the game, the Lady Bruins (3-2 in the CVC, 12-6) forced the Vikings into four turnovers — 11 by the end of the  quarter — thanks to Ponderosa’s […]

Del Rio’s shooting touch derails Galt

EL DORADO — Kinsey Del Rio scored a game-high 15 points Wednesday, including 11 in the first quarter, as host Union Mine downed Galt 56-34 in girls Sierra Valley Conference action at the Snake Pit. Del Rio’s flurry of three-pointers to open the game was a departure from the point guard’s normal pass first/shoot later […]

El Dorado girls take to the mat

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will the El Dorado High girls wrestling team. But five Lady Cougars — six counting another who’s out for the season — is an excellent start. Typically, wrestling programs have very few girls willing to endure the physicality, time committment and technical aspects of the sport. Not […]

Roundup: Jan. 20, 2015

Bowling Knotty Lanes, Pollock Pines Brunch Bunch Bowling League Team Standings 1. Way Knotty 43-25 2. Team 1 42-26 3. Assorted Nuts 37.5-30.5 4. Pine Nuts 35-33 5. Who Cares 35-33 6. It’s About Time 28-40 7. The Sliders 26.5-41.5 8. Time To Spare 25-43 High games: 199 — Leslie Fouche-Munoz; 181 — Phyl Warrick; […]

Outside with Charlie: Avalanche beware

Those heading to the back country during winter on skis, snowshoes, snowmobiles or any other type of gear should first check with the Sierra Avalanche Center Website at sierraavalanchecenter.org. When there’s snow on the ground in the high country, avalanches are always lurking around the edges. Experienced back country travelers know that conditions may look […]

Behind the scenes at Sierra

Next time you hit the slopes, carve turns and have an uber wonderful day, keep in mind there’s an entire team of people at the resort, most of whom you might never see, dedicated to making that happen. Ski resorts are multi-faceted, complicated places to operate. There’s somewhat of a moving maze of parts that […]

Rattlers Association Cup state champs

The Cameron Park-based Prospector Rattlers U-12 team, behind four shutout wins and one loss, captured the Cal North Association State Championship after its recent victory over the Visalia Galaxy Strikers. Avenging a preliminary round loss to the defending champion Strikers, the Rattlers rebounded with a 2-0 win behind stellar defense. The Rattlers scored both goals […]

Sports scene: Jan. 18, 2015

El Dorado Hills CSD 916-933-6624 Youth Dodgeball (ages 7-12) Catch Dodgeball fever by playing this fast-paced and fun indoor game. Participants have fun while working on their hand-eye coordination, agility and learning the value of teamwork. Teams are formed each night for this 4 week session from March 6-27. Camp runs from 6:30-7:15 p.m. for […]

Roundup: Jan. 18. 2015

Girls basketball Oak Ridge 50, Del Oro 45 — The Lady Trojans rallied to Friday’s Sierra Foothill League victory with a 20-10 fourth quarter. Isamar Conde led the Trojans with 17 points; Grace Derksen scored 11; Kassidy De Lapp added seven; and Briana Dulgar and Yumi Drossos had six points each. Golden Sierra 30, Vacaville […]

Oak Ridge captures War Challenge

Three Cougars place in top five EL DORADO HILLS — For a third time this season, the Oak Ridge High wrestling team won a tournament championship — and right inside its own gym. Saturday, with 166.5 points, the Trojans captured their annual Trojan War Challenge team crown, first from a field of 23 schools. Four Oak […]

Cougars ground Hawks

Haverson records double-double A furry of rebounds in the first quarter set the tone early for the El Dorado High girls basketball team, which posted a 54-35 Sierra Valley Conference win over Liberty Ranch inside L.A. Brown Gym Friday. The Lady Cougars (2-0 in the SVC, 12-7) grabbed 19 boards in the first quarter. El […]

Second quarter does in D’backs

EL DORADO — In its first Sierra Valley Conference home game of the season Thursday, Union Mine looked to have a strong showing but visiting Cordova came away with an 87-55 win. The Diamondbacks (0-2 in the SVC, 9-9) had seven rebounds, compared to the Lancers’ four, in the first quarter, as Union Mine held an […]

Schedule: Jan. 19-25, 2015

Tuesday, Jan. 20 Boys basketball ED @ Cordova, 7:30 p.m. UM @ Galt, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball Cordova @ ED, 7:30 p.m. Oakmont @ PHS, 7 p.m. Galt @ UM, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 Boys basketball Rio Vista @ GS, 7:30 p.m. PHS @ Oakmont, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Rio Vista @ GS, 6 […]

Ponderosa gets going

Ponderosa sophomore Kendyl Maher banked in a three-pointer from the wing with no time left Friday to lift the JV squad to a dramatic 24-23 victory. Maher’s game-winner left her fingertips as the buzzer sounded.   Bruins’ tale of two halves SHINGLE SPRINGS — Sometimes an earful goes a long way. It did for the […]

Roundup: Jan. 14, 2015

Girls basketball El Dorado 42, Rosemont 31 — The Lady Cougars jumped out to a 26-8 halftime lead to cruise past the host Wolverines to open Sierra Valley Conference action Monday night. Faith Wilson led El Dorado with 13 points; Kylie Haverson bucketed seven; Kayla Cotten added six points; and Sabrina Tate scored five. Ponderosa […]

Speedway announces 2015 sponsors

As Placerville Speedway embarks on a landmark 50th aniversary season, it is proud to welcome Red Hawk Casino and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians as the official title sponsor of the quarter-mile clay oval that has been home to auto racing at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville since 1965. The upcoming season […]

Cougar boys take down Rosemont

With wins up and down the lineup covering light, middle and upper weights, El Dorado pinned a 45-27 defeat on visiting Rosemont in Sierra Valley Conference mat action Wednesday night. Both teams forfeited two weight divisions. For the Cougars, Joe Carlisle (132 pounds) and Ben Grigsby (138) went unopposed for 12 mid-match points that boosted El […]

Outside with Charlie: Weathernomics

A decent set of storms dropped enough snow in the high country last month to allow the ski resorts, big and small, to open. The holidays were great for skiers and snowboarders, cross country skiers, and snowshoe enthusiasts. Recent storms have mostly headed elsewhere. While there have been a few days of very light snow, […]

Oak Ridge upends T’wolves 49-22

EL DORADO HILLS — Kassidy De Lapp had a double-double for the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team Wednesday, which posted a 49-22 Sierra Foothill League win over Woodcreek. The Lady Trojan freshman center registered a game-high 12 points and 11 rebounds — scoring half of her points in the third quarter that helped Oak Ridge (4-0 […]

D’backs rally for victory

EL DORADO — Two Union Mine girls basketball players scored in double figures — one aided by key fourth-quarter free throws — leading to a 53-48 Sierra Valley Conference win over Liberty Ranch in the opener for both teams at the Snake Pit Tuesday. Lady Diamondback Courtney Bruno scored eight of her 14 points in the final […]

El Dorado wins SVC opener

Two key scoring plays, both involving Ian Spencer and Isaac Bugbee, late in the fourth quarter Tuesday helped turn the tide for host El Dorado in its 61-56 victory over Rosemont to open Sierra Valley Conference play. Both involved good defense by one team but better offense by the other. On the first, the Cougars […]

Common sense safety tips on the slopes

Ski resorts nationwide are participating in National Safety Month this month with the goal of educating skiers and snowboarders about being safe and practicing common sense on the slopes. The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) believes education, helmet use, respect and common sense are vital for everyone to understand when cruising down the mountain. Every resort, […]

Mixed All Star Dual Team takes third place

ELK GROVE — Elite middle school wrestlers came together from all over El Dorado County to form an All-Star Dual Team to compete at the Brandon Matsumoto Team Duals at Kerr Middle School in Elk Grove. The wrestlers placed third as a team out of 10 teams — its only loss to the first place team by […]

SFL Fall All League

Volleyball Coaches of the Year Breanne Wymore, Oak Ridge Christy Bergin, Oak Ridge Tricia Plummer, Granite Bay Dave Muscarella, Rocklin Moct Valuable Players Kelly Krigger, Oak Ridge Maddie Haynes, Rocklin Kimmy Tuttle, Oak Ridge Olivia Reed, Oak Ridge Elizabeth Cameron, Oak Ridge Football Coaches of the Year Kris Richardson, Folsom Troy Taylor, Folsom Offensive Player […]

Bruin wins “Doc” B. title

CLOVIS — Ponderosa senior Zachary Velasquez captured first place in the 160-pound division at the prestigious two-day Doc Buchanan Invitational Wrestling Tournament last weekend at Clovis High School. In the finals, Velasquez edged Folsom’s Lorenzo De La Riva by a 3-1 decision. In the semis, Velasquez defeated Buchanan’s Anthony Montalvo. Team-wise, the Bruins placed 20th with […]

Former Cougar takes over at Union Mine

Team off to good start EL DORADO — Union Mine High boys basketball head coach Brad Visman has his Diamondback players spreading the wealth on the court and off to a winning start. Last night, the D’backs entered their Sierra Valley Conference opener at Liberty Ranch with a 9-7 record after a 6-1 mark to […]

Bruins battle Broncos in loss

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High’s varsity boys basketball program hosted Bella Vista Friday night, falling to the Broncos 51-45 in Capital Valley Conference action. The Bruins traded buckets with their guests through the majority of the first half, but couldn’t shut down Bella Vista’s offense in the second quarter, trailing 26-19 at halftime. Grinding through […]

No snow cancels opener

Today’s South 1 Division ski and snowboard race opener at Sierra-at-Tahoe has been cancelled according to the division’s Website. The reason given was that there’s not enough snow pack to set a course. That same reason caused the start of last season to be postponed and eventually shifted to Northstar to ensure the regular season […]

Roundup: Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Boys basketball Oak Ridge 75, Rocklin 59 — Three Oak Ridge players scored in double figures in Saturday’s Sierra Foothill League road win. Conor Jeffery was the Trojans’ leading scorer with 22 points, Connor Schumutte 18 and Cole Compton 15. Tyus Millhollin followed in scoring with eight, Kisilewicz five, Jarod Casey-Holland four and Connor Davis three. […]

Scots get Garden Valley twin bill

GARDEN VALLEY — Siblings Isaiah and Acacia Tenette each claimed game-high scoring honors for their respective teams Friday as Highlands swept Golden Sierra in a varsity boys/girls Sierra Delta League doubleheader in Garden Valley. Isaiah bucketed 23 points to pace the Scots’ 72-42 win to close the night while earlier, Acacia pumped in 18 during […]

Oak Ridge girls bury Miners

EL DORADO HILLS — A rough first quarter start didn’t last long for the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team, which routed Nevada Union, 61-22, in a Sierra Foothill League home game Friday. The Lady Trojans and Lady Miners combined for 13 turnovers in the first quarter. But toward the end, Oak Ridge (3-0, 13-3) […]

Defense the key in Trojan win

EL DORADO HILLS — Playing its first Sierra Foothill League home game Friday, the Oak Ridge High boys basketball team played solid defense that led to a 54-37 win over Nevada Union. Hanging onto a 30-21 halftime lead, the Trojans (2-1, 12-5) went on an 8-0 run in the first three minutes of the third […]

Schedule: Jan, 12-17, 2015

Tuesday, Jan. 13 Boys basketball Rosemont @ ED, 7:30 p.m. Woodcreek @ OR, 7 p.m. UM @ Liberty Ranch, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball Liberty Ranch @ UM, 7:30 p.m. PHS @ Whitney, 7 p.m. ED @ Rosemont, 7:30 p.m. Wrestling OR @ Del Oro, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 Boys basketball Whitney @ PHS, 7 […]

Roundup: Jan. 7, 2015

Boys basketball El Dorado 46, Casa Roble 61 — The host Rams outscored the Cougars 40-25 in the second and fourth quarters Tuesday. Cam Battersby led El Dorado (8-6) with 15 points; Matt Smith scored 11; Ian Spencer added seven; Brian Lane had six; and Christian Robson scored five points. Ponderosa 53, Antelope 61 — […]

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