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Bruins ‘crush’ Vintage

SHINGLE SPRINGS — In the early minutes of the first quarter of its CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division II outbracket game Friday, the Ponderosa High School boys basketball team matched Vintage point-for-point. But behind Matthew Bejsovec’s scoring that led to a double-digit halftime lead, the host Bruins upended the Crushers 67-50. The playoff win, Ponderosa’s first since the […]

Lady squads ready for the post-season

Two of the three El Dorado County high school girls basketball teams competing in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs will face league champions in the first round tomorrow. In Division I, Oak Ridge, winners of the Sierra Foothill League crown at 12-0 and 23-3 overall, is the No. 2 seed and will host No. 15 Bear Creek of […]

Cougars capture crowns

SACRAMENTO — El Dorado High wrestlers Willy Gadow and Alex LeBaron feel hard work translates into success. The two Cougars saw their dedication in the practice room pay off Saturday, as they won the 106 and 195-pound weight class titles, respectively, at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Tournament at Foothill High. Each grappler posted a […]

Schedule: Feb. 23-28, 2015

Monday, Feb. 23 Tennis PHS @ OR, Broadstone, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 Girls basketball Section playoffs D-I: Bear Creek @ OR, 7 p.m. D-II: PHS @ Sac High, 7 p.m. D-III: ED @ CBS, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25 Boys basketball Section playoffs D-I: Bella Vista @ OR, 7 p.m. D-II: PHS @ Modesto […]

SVC Winter All League teams

Boys basketball Coach of the Year Josh Williams, Liberty Ranch Co-Most Valuable Player DeAndre Stallings, Liberty Ranch Co-Most Valuable Player Jordan Roberson, Cordova Matt Smith, El Dorado Ian Spencer, El Dorado Isaac Bugbee, El Dorado Andrew Vaughn, Union Mine Bradley Brittain, Union Mine Girls basketball Coach of the Year Chris Del Rio, Union Mine Most Valuable […]

Sports Scene: Feb. 19, 2015

Gym facility rental  Cameron Park Community Services District’s Community Gym can be used during off peak times with up to 50 percent off the regular fee. Available times include weekdays and Sundays before 4 p.m.,  when available. To make reservations or more information, contact the Cameron Park Community Services District at 530-677-2231.  

Roundup: Feb. 20, 2015

Bowling Knotty Pine Lanes, Pollock Pines Mountain Women Bowling League Team standings 1. Pin Pals 13-7 2. Knotty Girls 12.5-7.5 3. Bowling Baggs 12-8 4. Sometimers 10-10 5. Hillbilliettes 9-11 6. Team Effort 8-12 7. Fun Gals 8-12 8. Alley Oops! 7.5-12.5 HIgh game: 203 — Sue Coggins; 183 — Jeanen Santerelli; 180 — Jeanne […]

Trojan cheer shines in Sunshine State

EL DORADO HILLS — Members of the Oak Ridge High School cheerleading competition team recently competed at the National High School Cheerleading Championships at the ESPN Wide World of Wide of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. where the Trojans took second place in Division I out of 29 teams in the open division. Morgan Becker, Oak […]

Outbracket playoffs tip-off tonight

Two of the seven El Dorado County high school basketball teams that qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs tip-off tonight in outbracket matchups at their respective gyms. In a Division II game, the Ponderosa boys squad (12-14), the No. 15 seed, hosts No. 18 Vintage of Napa, which took third place in the Monticello Empire […]

Oak Ridge boys secure third place

GRANITE BAY — A fast run in the fourth quarter resulted in visiting Oak Ridge posting a 47-44 win over Granite Bay in Tuesday’s Sierra Foothill League boys basketball finale to take third place. The win ensured the Trojans’ a first-round Sac-Joaquin Section Division I home playoff game against Bella Vista next Wednesday. Leading 32-31 as they […]

Banzai Tour this weekend at Alpine Meadows

Banzai Tour Stops Alpine Meadows: Feb. 21-22 Kirkwood: March 7-8 Sugar Bowl: March 14-15 It’s quite a mixture of skiers and riders of all levels, gathering for a fun and competitive experience on the slopes, where they get to experience a legitimate racing environment. Now in its fifth year, the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour is billed […]

Lady Trojans race past Grizzlies

GRANITE BAY — Dramatically improved second-half of league defensive play was evident by the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team in Tuesday’s finale against Granite Bay, won easily by the Lady Trojans 55-19. Oak Ridge aggressively forced turnovers from the start to put the finishing touches on its perfect 12-0 run through the Sierra Foothill League, 23-3 […]

El Dorado boarders hoard banners

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Three division snowboard banners — the most obtainable — went to El Dorado after Monday’s final Giant Slalom race at the Aspen West course at Sierra-at-Tahoe. The Cougar boys capped a strong season with wins in each of the six South 1 Division races to compile 1372 points. Union Mine was second with […]

Outside with Charlie: Finding snow

Despite the snow that recently graced the mountains, it’s still slim pickings for the cross country crowd. The downhill resorts made out pretty well though, and reported up to 40 inches of new snow at the top of their mountains. New snow is always good, especially if you are running a ski resort of any […]

Ponderosa ski South 1 champs

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Fueled by the return of two top skiers, the Ponderosa boys team rallied for the win Monday to take the South 1 Division title in the last regular season Giant Slalom race on Bear’s steep and technical course at Sierra-at-Tahoe. The Bruins had a clean sweep in winning all three banners at the awards ceremony afterwards. […]

Hunting contest reminder

A contest is underway for El Dorado County students aged 12-16 for a 4-night, 3-day pheasant hunt with parent/guardian at R&R Pheasant Hunting Resort (rpheasanthunting.com) in Seneca South Dakota, which is one of only a few Cabela’s certified hunting destinations. The program goal is to tie together academic achievement with the enjoyment of the shooting […]

Roundup: Feb. 17, 2015

Girls basketball Ponderosa 52, Cosumnes Oaks 50 — The Lady Bruins (10-4 in the Capital Valley Conference, 19-8) trailed 46-37 entering the fourth quarter of Monday’s contest in Elk Grove, where they outscored the Lady Wolf Pack 15-4 to secure the conference’s No. 3 playoff seed.  

Bruins shock Wolfpack

SHINGLE SPRINGS — In its Capital Valley Conference finale and Senior Night  Monday, the Ponderosa High boys basketball team canned big-time shots when  needed to post an exciting 78-72 win over first-place Cosumnes Oaks. The victory ends the regular season for the Bruins (7-7 in the CVC, 12-14), who won their last four conference games. Ponderosa also kept […]

Host Cougars have most champions

Zach Brazell’s shot, snap and spin around for the takedown with 16 seconds left against Rosemont’s Darrion Taylor closed Saturday’s Sierra Valley Conference Wrestling Championships hosted by El Dorado. Brazell’s 2-0 win in the heavyweight bout made him one of five Cougar league champs. Cordova was next with four, Rosemont has three and Union Mine, […]

Bruins get Sr. Night win

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa continued its push to the playoffs Friday night, rolling through Roseville 65-27 in Capital Valley Conference action. For co-captain Mackenzie O’Donnell, Ashlyn Zentner and team manager Naomi Parrilla, the win was a fitting sendoff for the Ponderosa seniors serving in their last regular season home game. Fellow co-captains Madison Clayton and Danielle […]

Fifth race in the books; last Giant Slalom planned for today

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Back on track after several delays to start the season, South 1 Division held its fifth ski and snowboard race, third slalom, Thursday at Sierra-at-Tahoe. The season was expected to conclude with today’s final Giant Slalom race followed by the awards ceremony. Heading into the regular season finale, El Dorado appears unsurpassable as it […]

Trojan girls lock up title

EL DORADO HILLS — Grace Derksen led a balanced scoring attack with 14 points Friday, leading Oak Ridge past Del Oro 54-42 for the Sierra Foothill League girls title. Trojan varsity teams played back-to-back — both winning; both celebrating Senior Night. The girls win gave them the outright banner as it pushed Troy two games ahead of […]

Cougars beat out D’backs for 3rd

EL DORADO — The final four minutes of Friday’s El Dorado-Union Mine boy’s basketball matchup was the most exciting for fans at the Snake Pit. Though the Diamondbacks rallied from a 17-point deficit, the Cougars made 8-of-12 free throws to secure a 65-58 victory for third place and the Sierra Valley Conference’s guaranteed third playoff […]

Oak Ridge advances 13

FOLSOM — Oak Ridge 145-pounder Brandon Claiborne was one of three Trojans who won titles at Saturday’s Sierra Foothill League championships at Folsom High — joining teammates Josh Ploke (106) and Patrick Irwin (220). Five Oak Ridge matmen advanced to the finals. Two Trojans took second: Mikey Mello (113) and Jackson Redhair (120). Thirteen Trojans finished […]

El Dorado goes undefeated

Win over Union Mine leads to 10-0 record Despite a late Union Mine run to tighten the score Thursday, host El Dorado completed its perfect Sierra Valley Conference run with a 43-36 win over its rivals. The Lady Cougars (10-0 SVC, 20-7) led 37-17 when the fourth quarter started and 43-27 in the final minute, 15 seconds […]

Roundup: Feb. 14, 2015

Boys basketball Ponderosa 93, Roseville 89 3 OT — Outscoring the host Tigers 16-12 in the third overtime period, the Bruins outlasted Roseville Friday. Ponderosa was led by Matthew Bejsovec’s 33-point, 10-rebound effort while Kenny Macklin scored a season-high 20 points. Josh Bist had 10 points, 10 assists and four steals; Adam Orr chipped in […]

Schedule: Feb. 16-21, 2015

Monday, Feb. 16 Boys basketball *Cosumnes Oaks @ PHS, 7 p.m. Girls basketball PHS @ Cosumnes Oaks, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17 Boys basketball OR @ Granite Bay, 7 p.m. Girls basketball OR @ Granite Bay, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 Wrestling D-I @ Del Oro, 11 a.m. D-II @ Benicia, 11 a.m. D-III @ River […]

Roundup: Feb. 11, 2015

Boys basketball Union Mine 73, Rosemont 59 — Bradley Brittain scored a game-high 17 points Tuesday and Andrew Vaughn added 16 as the Diamondbacks toppled the host Wolverines in Sierra Valley Conference action. The two were half of four in double figures for Union Mine as Austin Maranville chipped in with 12 points and Mike […]

Lady D’backs drop home finale

EL DORADO — In a battle for second place in the Sierra Valley Conference at the Snake Pit Tuesday, the Union Mine High girls basketball team fell to Rosemont 52-34, on Senior Night. Behind 15-6 after the first quarter, the Lady Diamondbacks (5-4 in the SVC, 15-11) relied on rebounds and free throws for an 8-4 run that stretched […]

On tap

The Camino Elementary School wrestling team is holding a fund-raising brunch at the Apple Blossom Cafe, 4077 Carson Road in Camino this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cafe will provide a one-time special menu. Local artist Lauren Murphy will perform live music. A percentage of the gross sales will be donated by […]

Ponderosa win keeps playoff bid alive

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Battling to keep its Sac-Joaquin Section playoff hopes alive, the Ponderosa High boys basketball team posted a 58-55 Capital Valley Conference win over Oakmont on Wednesday. Trialing 42-35 late in the third quarter, the Bruins (5-7 in the CVC, 10-14) quickly changed the score to 42-39 thanks to two steals turned into […]

Lady Cougars clinch league banner

Under little fanfare, before a near-empty L.A. Brown Gymnasium and with relative ease, the El Dorado girls claimed the Sierra Valley Conference title with their 41-20 victory over Galt Tuesday night. The banner, in coach Steve Scott’s first year at the helm, is the Cougars’ first since a four-year run as league champs between the […]

Grizzly girls take it to the wire

GARDEN VALLEY — Kierra Mackenzie sank four free throws in the final six seconds for Vacaville Christian, which spoiled Golden Sierra’s Senior Night with a 31-27 Sierra Delta League win. Mackenzie made 10 free throws in the fourth quarter. Sixteen of her game-high 18 points came from the charity stripe. Prior to tipoff, the Grizzlies […]

Outside with Charlie: Some snow

The storm door has cracked open a bit. The recent storms brought high winds, lots of rain, and in the high country, snow. Now if the East Coast would just ship its storms out here … The resorts in Lake Tahoe, the ones that are open, all reported good new snow and very good ski […]

Sports Scene: Feb. 10, 2015

Youth wrestling fundraiser The Camino Elementary School wrestling team is holding a fund-raising brunch at the Apple Blossom Cafe, 4077 Carson Road in Camino this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cafe will provide a one-time special menu. Local artist Lauren Murphy will perform live music. A percentage of the gross sales will […]

Chelini to play for Cal Lutheran

SACRAMENTO — St. Francis High senior Izzy Chelini, an El Dorado Hills resident, signed a Letter of Intent to attend and play at Cal Lutheran. She plays for a San Juan soccer club. “Izzy has been playing with us since the under nines,” said San Juan director Tony Perez. “She has always stood out as […]

Fields advances to state finals

STOCKTON — Ponderosa High senior Jaclyn Fields placed third in her weight division last weekend at the 2015 Girls Wrestling Regional Invitational. Held at McNair High School, Fields (160-pounds) went 4-1 against competition from the Sac-Joaquin and all Northern sections. She registered four pins. After a first-round bye, Fields, who has a wrestling scholarship to Eastern […]

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 […]

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