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Winter passes 300 wins

El Dorado High girls basketball head coach Pat Winter picked up his 300th career win on the road toward the end of last week. Tuesday against Sierra Valley Conference foe Liberty Ranch at LA Brown Gym, Winter watched his Lady Cougars extend his victory count with a 55-39 win. After Liberty Ranch jumped out to a 3-2 […]

Roundup: Feb. 12, 2014

Boys basketball El Dorado 60, Liberty Ranch 58 — The Cougars took over sole possession of second place in the Sierra Valley Conference with Tuesday’s clutch road win. Both teams came in 6-3 in league. El Dorado, which shot 56 percent from the floor, enjoyed a 32-23 halftime lead before holding on in the second […]

Lady Trojans repeat as DRL champs

EL DORADO HILLS — Ali Bettencourt buried four, first-half three-pointers — three early in the game — and Saraya Smith scored all 10 of her points in the second quarter as host Oak Ridge clinched the Delta River League title with Tuesday’s ‘Pink Zone’ 68-50 victory over St. Francis. Just two teams, Sheldon (tonight) and […]

Gold for Anderson; bronze for Mancuso

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — South Lake Tahoe snowboarder Jamie Anderson made snowboard history by winning the gold medal for slopestyle at the Sochi Olympic games in Russia. Squaw Valley’s Julia Mancuso took the bronze medal at Monday’s Super Combined race. Mancuso’s Olympic medal was her fourth. She becomes the most decorated women’s Olympic alpine racer […]

Roundup: Feb. 11, 2014

Bowling  Knotty Pine Lanes, Pollock Pines  Mountain Women Bowling League Week 20 Team standings 1. Alley Oops 10-6 2. Bowling Baggs 10-6 3. Hillbilliettes 9-7 4. Sometimers 8-8 5. Knotty Girls 8-8 6. Pin Pals 8-8 7. Team Effort 7-9 8. Fun Gals 4-12 High games: 206 — Connie Harding; 201 — Jeanene Santerelli; 191 […]

South 1 racers back at Sierra

Thanks to an influx of new snow due to recent storm systems, the South 1 Division’s oft-interrupted alpine race season resumes competition today with two Slalom runs on Lower Main at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Lack of snow needed to set a safe course at Sierra pushed South 1 to Heavenly Resort for two, same-day races late last […]

Gish accepts Red Bull ride

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Cameron Gish, a former Red Bull Rookies Cup competitor and 2013 AFM three-class champion, has been offered a ride on the RoadRace Factory Red Bull team in this year’s AMA Pro Road Racing Series when the season kicks off on March 13 in Daytona, Florida. Cameron, a Ponderosa graduate and Shingle Springs […]

Outside with Charlie: Avalanche awareness

Winter has returned with a roar thanks to a freight train of storms that graced us over the last week. If you’ve been here very long, you know that predicting what winter brings is risky. The storms came in with lots of moisture and higher snow levels. The Pineapple Express has rolled over us before […]

Grizzlies post dual Senior Night wins

GARDEN VALLEY — It was Senior Night in the Grizzly den Monday as Golden Sierra honored its upperclassmen with two monumental wins as the girls beat Highlands 55-29 and the boys  slipped by the Scots 67-64. The girls pulled away in the second half of Monday’s opener thanks to on-point passing and stellar rebounding that […]

Bruins’ double OT heartbreak

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Outscoring host Ponderosa 8-2 in the second overtime Friday, Pleasant Grove outlasted the Bruins 60-54 in Delta River League play. Ponderosa had chances: tied and Josh Bist at the free throw line with 11 seconds left in regulation; then up three with a minute left in the first overtime. “I love my […]

Roundup: Feb. 9, 2014

Girls basketball Ponderosa 54, Pleasant Grove 68 — The Lady Bruins fell back 22-7 after the first quarter in Friday’s Delta River League road loss to the Eagles. Danielle Craft scored 31 points, hitting five, three-pointers and made 10-of-12 free throws while Madison Clayton added eight points and Alex Boyle, five.

No. 4 Trojan girls blitz No. 6 Del Oro

EL DORADO HILLS — Buoyed by a lead-grabbing 11-0 run to end the first quarter and a defensive effort yielding five points in the middle two, host Oak Ridge easily defeated Del Oro in a mid-afternoon girls nonleague game Saturday. The victory was the Trojans second straight in less than 24 hours and came on […]

Oak Ridge falls to Folsom in OT

EL DORADO HILLS — Three Oak Ridge High basketball players scored in double digits in Friday’s Delta River League home game against Folsom but the Bulldogs escaped with a 73-64 overtime victory. Trojan guard Tyus Millhollin scored 10 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter including two, three-pointers. Forward Connor Sende scored five of his […]

El Dorado boys crush Galt’s Warriors

El Dorado High’s varsity boys basketball program pulled off a commanding Sierra Valley Conference win over Galt Friday night at home, overpowering the Warriors 68-13 in a game that saw every Cougar on the roster score. There were many positives throughout. Stifling defense held Galt to a single point in the first quarter, while the […]

Grizzlies drop two to Encina

GARDEN VALLEY — Despite their best efforts Friday, Golden Sierra’s basketball teams had tough losses to Encina — the girls falling 41-30 and the boys 88-41 in Sierra Delta League action. Turnovers and missed free throws hurt the Lady Grizzlies, and Encina was to quick on defense with steals. Play was aggressive with many technical fouls, all […]

Schedule: Feb. 10-15, 2014

Monday, Feb, 10 Alpine Racing PHS, ED, OR, UM, GS @ Sierra-at-Tahoe Boys basketball *Highlands @ GS, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball *Highlands @ GS, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 Boys basketball PHS @ Sheldon, 7 p.m. UM @ River City, 7:30 p.m. ED @ Liberty Ranch, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball St. Francis @ OR, 7 […]

Oak Ridge can still catch Folsom

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s Kevan Cryan knows Pleasant Grove’s Rossin Erbe very well on the mat as the two have competed against each other almost a half-dozen times over the years. At Wednesday’s Senior Night and Delta River League dual meet finale inside the Trojans’ gym, Cryan posted a close 13-8 decision […]

South 1 clean up day

South 1 Division racers, coaches and volunteers will conduct the first of two scheduled clean up days this Sunday at Sly Park Lake. In addition to cleaning up the exposed lake bottom, student athletes will be educated about water conservation and the serious nature of a clean water supply. South 1 is hoping to raise funds […]

Cougars fall to Cosumnes Oaks

El Dorado High’s varsity boys basketball program hosted Cosumnes Oaks Tuesday evening, suffering a 75-53 loss in Sierra Valley Conference action. While the Cougars enjoyed spurts of momentum, they struggled to compete with a Wolfpack squad that featured a bigger and faster roster. “Those guys (Cosumnes Oaks) are a good team,” Cougar head coach Conrad […]

Drossos’ trey keys Trojans

EL DORADO HILLS — Yumi Drossos was one of two Oak Ridge High girls basketball players who scored in double figures in Tuesday’s 52-47 Delta River League home win over Pleasant Grove. Pleasant Grove led 36-35 with 16 seconds left in the third quarter when Drossos (13 points) eyed the basket and fired a three-pointer […]

Roundup: Feb. 5, 2014

Wrestling Ponderosa 42, Jesuit 19 — 106-TJ Holloway by pin; 114-Austin Ward by forfeit; 120-Brenden Gehlen by pin; 126-Pre Deitchman def. 2-1; 132-Chad Reese def. 10-3; 138-Forfeit; 145-Robert Holloway by pin; 152-Elon Tubbs by 9-4 decision; 160-Luc Deitchman by 8-2 decision; 170-Trae Providence by 7-2 decision; 182-Joshua Ferry by pin; 195-Joe DelValle def. 9-0; 220-Kyle […]

D’backs struggle to score

EL DORADO — Liberty Ranch’s two-man attack of DeAndre Stallings and Chris Childs combined for 31 points Tuesday as the Hawks cruised past host Union Mine 62-27 in Sierra Valley Conference hoops action at the Snake Pit. Stallings-Childs were near unstoppable as the visitors raced to a 14-5 first-quarter advantage, led 36-13 at the half […]

Patrick Lewis wins last home match

GARDEN VALLEY — Patrick Lewis and his mom Angie had Senior Night all to themselves. While the spotlight was nice, the Golden Sierra wrestler would have preferred to share the mat as lack of numbers hurt the Grizzlies’ cause in their 54-18 Sierra Delta League loss to Bradshaw Christian Tuesday. Of the 14 weight classes, […]

Outside with Charlie: Framework

Bicycle builders generally use quite a bit of sophisticated tools, some very old, to make their bicycles. The builders use jigs for the frames. They bend and shape the materials, if they are a metal of some kind, perhaps titanium, steel, or aluminum. For other materials, the jig provides a template for other, non-metal materials. […]

Ali Bettencourt comes into her own

EL DORADO HILLS — From the time she started playing in elementary school to AAU travel ball to high school, Ali Bettencourt has continued to hone her basketball skills. The three-year shooting guard for the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team is proficient at running the floor, finding open teammates, shooting both at the arc and […]

Roundup: Feb. 4, 2014

Girls basketball Union Mine 54, Galt 39 — In a Sierra Valley Conference road game last Thursday, the visiting Lady Diamondbacks (2-6, 7-13) jumped out to an 11-7 first quarter lead and built it to a 28-20 halftime advantage. Union Mine outscored Galt in the second half, 26-19, for the win. Stephanie Preacher scored 11 […]

Club grapplers at Invite

ORANGEVALE — The El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club competed at Casa Roble High over the weekend at the Orangevale Wrestling Invitational. At the varsity level, Mikey Mello placed first and both Jackson Redhair and Riley Lewallen were third and Brody Deatherage was fourth. Kaden West, Connor King and Caleb Humbird all went 2-2 while Max McCarver was 1-2. At […]

Tahoe area well represented at Sochi

Not only is Lake Tahoe one of the finest ski and snowboarding regions in the country, it also produces some of the nation’s top skiers and riders. That’s evident as the 2014 Winter Olympics near as nine skiers and riders from Lake Tahoe ski resorts compete in Sochi beginning Friday. Here is a look at […]

Hydroplanes a no-go at Folsom

Series expects 2015 return SACRAMENTO — Officials of H1 Unlimited, the series that brought Unlimited Hydroplane racing back to Sacramento in 2013 after a 45 year absence, has announced that the low water level in Folsom Lake has led it to abandon plans to return this year. In a brief statement, H1 Chairman Sam Cole, […]

Roundup: Feb. 2, 2014

Boys basketball El Dorado 61, Vista del Lago 49 — The Cougars tightened their grip on fourth place in the Sierra Valley Conference standing after Friday’s road win. El Dorado enjoyed a solid start with a 16-5 first-quarter lead and finished the fourth strong to secure the victory. Ian Spencer and Matt Smith each scored […]

It’s all Oak Ridge against Lady Bruins

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s varsity girls basketball program hosted intra-county rival Ponderosa Thursday night, defeating the Lady Bruins handily in a 64-20 Delta River League victory. The Bruins, 0-4 in league action heading into the game, found themselves outmatched against an undefeated squad from Troy with an expansive offensive arsenal. The hosts […]

Surprise stunner in Shingle Springs

Bruins defeat rival Trojans SHINGLE SPRINGS — Chris Snyder’s recent bout with the flu left the 6-foot-9 center for the Ponderosa High basketball team completely drained. “I didn’t eat anything for three days straight,” Snyder said. “I could barely run.” Snyder felt much better Friday against Delta River League and intra-county rival Oak Ridge and […]

Vista girls hold off El Dorado

Vista del Lago’s captain trio Caprina Pipion, Emily Anderson and Sydney Larocca combined for 43 points and most of the damage as the visiting Eagles turned back El Dorado 58-42 last Thursday in Sierra Valley Conference girls basketball action. The Cougars competed with Vista but just couldn’t match its firepower despite a team-high 15 points […]

Diamondback shooters unload on Galt

EL DORADO — Paced by three players in double figures and 10 three-pointers, host Union Mine put on a scoring display that knocked off Galt 76-53 in Sierra Valley Conference action Friday at the Snake Pit. Joey Ravetto scored 15 points to lead the Diamondbacks followed by Tyler Parker and Mike McNeill with 11 apiece. […]

Schedule: Feb. 3-8, 2014

Tuesday, Feb. 4 Boys basketball Cosumnes Oaks @ ED, 7:30 p.m. Liberty Ranch @ UM, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball Pleasant Grove @ OR, 7 p.m. St. Francis @ PHS, 7 p.m. ED @ Cosumnes Oaks, 7:30 p.m. UM @ Liberty Ranch, 7:30 p.m. Wrestling Bradshaw Christian @ GS, 6 p.m. PHS @ Jesuit, 6 p.m. […]

Golden Sierra boys pull out victory

Lady Grizzlies battle against Rams GARDEN VALLEY — Host Golden Sierra engaged in two close Sierra Delta League boys and girls basketball games with Rio Vista Wednesday — the boys won the nightcap 54-51 after the girls dropped the opener 33-30. In the boys contest, the Grizzlies closed out with crucial free throws from Peter Biersteker. Prior […]

Roundup: Jan. 30, 2014

Boys basketball  Union Mine 36, Cosumnes Oaks 67 — The Diamondbacks trailed only 22-11 in Tuesday’s Sierra Valley Conference game in Elk Grove. But the host Wolf Pack held the D’backs to five points in the second quarter to lead 36-16 at halftime. Michael O’Neill had 11 points for the D’backs (1-6, 5-14). Sean Verbitsky […]

Jesuit rolls Oak Ridge

EL DORADO HILLS — Leave it to the section’s second-ranked team to quiet the host gym by turning a close game into a route like what happened Wednesday night in El Dorado Hills. Flexing both offensive and defensive muscle, particularly in the middle quarters, No. 2 Jesuit upended Oak Ridge 75-57 in Delta River League […]

Rough start continues for Ponderosa

SHINGLE SPRINGS — In a Delta River League girls basketball contest, Ponderosa lost to Sheldon, 67-33, at the Bruins’ gym Tuesday. Ponderosa continued its rough start to league play, sliding to 0-4, and 10-11 for the season. “Our goal is to get better against each opponent, the second time we face them this year,” said […]

Twice is nice for El Dorado

Three seniors on the El Dorado High wrestling team combined for a 4-0 record Wednesday in a Sierra Valley Conference dual meet against Liberty Ranch and Galt on Senior Night at LA Brown Gym. In their matches against Liberty Ranch, Tryston Alvarez-Ross (160 pounds), Jeremiah Romero (170) and Rick Reed (182) won by pins. Romero […]

Venue change comes at steep price

In a perfect alpine winter race season, South I Division skiers and snowboarders are halfway through their schedule with sights set on qualifying for March’s CNISSF State Championships at Northstar. But California’s worst recorded drought has threatened the season for the approximately 168 prep racers from El Dorado, Ponderosa, Union Mine, Golden Sierra, Oak Ridge, […]

Sports Scene: Jan. 29, 2013

Long jump/triple coach wanted The El Dorado High School track and field program is looking for an experienced long jump/triple jump coach for the upcoming season. For more information, contact Cougar head coach Peanut Harms at 530-748-5506.

Bruin ski, Cougar boards take early lead

STATELINE, Cal/Nev. — Three El Dorado County high school alpine racers — Ponderosa skiers Alec Lambres and Fiona Zeier, along with El Dorado snowboarder Taylor Caldwell — kicked off the season with multiple top finishes Monday at Heavenly Ski Resort’a World Cup run as the South 1 Division held its first two Giant Slalom races […]

First and goal: Halfway mark

If the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section boys and girls basketball playoffs started today, half of the 10 El Dorado County squads would advance. For the boys, Oak Ridge, member of the six-school Delta River League, is battling for one of the four playoff spots. As of yesterday, Oak Ridge is in third place at 2-1 in […]

Roundup: Jan. 28, 2014

Sacramento Area Wrestling Association Folkstyle Wrestling Championships  EDH Club had 8 champions. First place: Kaden West, Justin Lamson, Brody Deatherage, Kade Roeder, Zane Roeder, Josiah Ramos, Riley West, Payton Gunter. Second place: Christian Pebley, Caleb Humbird, Jose Sanchez. Third place: Riece Pollard, Kai Schaefer, Julian Sanchez. Fourth place: Jackson Ramos, Caleb Challen, Anthony Whiting. Fifth place: Justin Ramos Natomas […]

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