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El Dorado Hills sailor takes Camellia Cup

FOLSOM — Sailor Craig Lee of El Dorado Hills, Calif. had been competing in the Camellia Cup, the Sacramento area’s longest running sailboat regatta, since the age of 14.  On Sunday (Apr. 27), Lee finally accomplished his lifelong ambition of, at age 60, becoming Camellia Cup champion. Sailing his single-handed Banshee, In n Out, for the […]

D’backs fall to River City 3-2

EL DORADO — Union Mine had a memorable season-ending home match Thursday under the lights, unfortunatley the Lady D’backs fell 3-2 to River City. Coming in, Union Mine sat in fifth place at 2-8-1 in the Sierra Valley Conference. Just two scored Thursday. The Raiders’ Jaylen Crim had a hat trick while D’back Jimena Jovel […]

Local swimmers make splash at league finals

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High swimmers and the Ponderosa dive teams made a splash at the Delta River League finals at the Community Service District’s aquatic center Saturday. Oak Ridge’s Ethan Dillard was a double winner — 200 IM with a time of 1 minute, 58.66 seconds and the 100 breast stroke with a […]

Cougars drop season finale

El Dorado High’s varsity girls soccer program hosted Galt Thursday, falling 1-0 to the Lady Warriors in Sierra Valley Conference action. “We played a great first half,” Cougar head coach Chris Herrman said. “We did a lot better opening up our passing and controlling possession — we just struggled to finish on the offensive end.” […]

Union Mine blanked by Wolfpack pitching

EL DORADO — Despite a promising start to the game, host Union Mine fell to Cosumnes Oaks 3-0 Friday in a Sierra Valley Conference baseball game. Brendan Hunter, Joel Pedretti and Colton Merrill had hits with two outs for Union Mine in the bottom of the first inning but the trio was left stranded. Union […]

Golden Sierra has to scoreboard watch

GARDEN VALLEY — Rio Vista broke loose for seven, fourth-inning runs Friday to deal Golden Sierra a 13-3 setback to close the regular season. The Rams (11-0) are Sierra Delta League champs while the Grizzlies (7-5) need help to reach the postseason from Victory Christian in their season-ending game against Bradshaw Christian. If not, Golden […]

Roundup: April 30, 2014

Golf Delta River League Championships 1-Jesuit, 383; 2-Oak Ridge, 399; 3-Folsom, 411; 4-Ponderosa, 415; 5-Pleasant Grove 427; 6-Sheldon, 540. Note: Also the final league standings. OR low scores: Quinn Carlsen, 78; Connor Gaymon, 78. PHS scores: Logan Shivers, 79. Note: Shivers qualified for the Section Tourney. Sierra Valley Conference Championships 1-Vista, 379; 2-Galt, 448; 3-El […]

Oak Ridge boys, girls race toward wins

EL DORADO HILLS — Chubi Ohanele has competed in track and field since he was in middle school and Wednesday against Ponderosa in a Delta River League meet, the Oak Ridge freshman showed he can compete at the varsity level. Ohanele won the 100 meters at 11.19 seconds. He also took second place in the 200 […]

Golden Sierra teams split SDL meet

GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra wrapped up another day at the races with the varsity girls securing the team win, 174–133, over Highlands and the varsity boys falling short in a closely fought battle to Vacaville Christian, 126–122. The Lady Grizzly sprinters were the stars of the afternoon. The duet of seniors Becca Brown and […]

Bruins too aggressive for Trojans

EL DORADO HILLS — Ponderosa High softball coach Dwayne Brekke wanted more aggressiveness at the plate and on the base paths in Tuesday’s intra-county/Delta River League “Pink Game’ showdown with Oak Ridge. The Lady Bruins did shift into high gear, banging out 15 hits for a 13-3 victory over the Trojans. The loss knocked Oak […]

Ponderosa boys stand alone

EL DORADO HILLS — In its final season in the Delta River League, Ponderosa is leaving with a championship banner. Taking on intra-county/league rival Oak Ridge Wednesday, the Bruins played solid in beating the Trojans in four games, 25-17, 24-26, 25-19, 25-19 for Ponderosa’s second league banner in three seasons. “I think we did a pretty […]

Back on track as racing returns

After Mother Nature rendered the grounds at Placerville Speedway beyond the point of rescue last week, racing returns tomorrow with an action-packed four division race card. The Winged 360 cubic inch powered sprint cars, well-populated Limited Late Model Division, Pure Stocks and the visiting Midget Lites of the BCRA will run. For young fans, the […]

Grizzlies lock up postseason slot

GARDEN VALLEY — Wednesday’s Golden Sierra-Rio Vista matchup was crucial for the Grizzlies as a win secured a playoff spot. Utilizing hustle, determination and effort, the Grizzlies turned back the visiting Rams 8-6 in Sierra Delta League action. The team also picked up a victory via a Highlands forfeit to move to 7-4 in league. […]

Roundup: April 28, 2014

Softball Golden Sierra 23, Encina 3 — Savannah Stephens went 4-for-4 with two doubles and 4 RBIs; Allie Widmann was 3-for-3 with a double and 5 RBIs; Samantha Bastien knocked in four runs on three hits and a double; Carley Kauffman had three hits, a double and 3 RBIs; and Kristine Mendoza went 3-for-4. On […]

Sports Scene: April 29, 2014

Self Defense Foothill Raekwondo will host a second Women’s Self Defense class Saturday, May 3, between noon and 2 p.m. Call 530-344-8400 for details. Cheer Tryouts All Star Elite Cheer is holding a tryout clinic Saturday. May 17 betweem 9 a.m. and 12:30. Fee of $25 includes T-shirt. For information call 530-622-7684 or email info-@allstarelitecheer.com.

Trojan Sports Physical Night

The El Dorado Union High School District and Oak Ridge High Athletic Department requires a current and completed Sports Participation Health Record with a medical physician’s approval each school year. All athletes must have a medical physician’s approval to participate in sports. Clearance for a sport is required to try out, practice and/or participate. Students […]

Merlo’s bat carries Cougars

EL DORADO — Mike Green pitched a complete-game, seven-hitter and Louis Merlo led the offense with four hits, a home run and four RBIs as visiting El Dorado doubled up Union Mine 8-4 Monday afternoon. The victory gave the Cougars a season sweep of the D’backs. El Dorado is currently in a battle with Cosumnes […]

Sweep gives Bruins league banner

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Proving it’s earlier sweep at Jesuit was no fluke, Ponderosa duplicated the outcome with Monday’s 25-17, 25-21, 26-24 Senior Night win over the Marauders. Prior to play, the Bruins honored Tanner Charron, Kellen Salluce, Davis Alexander and Eric Jenkins. With two matches left, the victory clinched a share of the Delta River […]

Oak Ridge powers past Ponderosa

EL DORADO HILLS — Two hits in the top of the first inning gave Ponderosa momentum against Oak Ridge in Monday’s intra county and Delta River League baseball game. Brett Pankow and Shea McLinden smacked singles to right field. Add in a walk to Parker Wright, and the Bruins loaded the bases. But Oak Ridge pitcher […]

Ponderosa wins NorCal title

COBB — The Ponderosa high school mountain bike team captured the NorCal Conference Championship last weekend at Boggs Mountain state forest in Lake County. The second-year Bruins’ team competed against 28 other Division II teams from the North Conference. As a team, Ponderosa won three of the four spring races held across Northern California and will compete next […]

Sports Scene: April 27, 2014

OPEN HOUSE Join All Star Gymnastic and Cheer at its “Flip 4 Spring” All Star Open House Saturday May 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. See both gymnastict and cheer team performances. Included are exhibitions, games, prizes, bounce house, vendors and more. Event will be at 6160 Entrprise Dr., Ste. A in Diamond Springs. […]

Roundup: April 24, 2014

Baseball Oak Ridge 4, Franklin 3 — The Trojans were outhit by Wildcats, 8 to 6, but picked up the win in Saturday’s nonleague game at Sacramento City College. Logan Denholm was 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs. Oak Ridge 1, Folsom 5 — In Thursday’s Delta River League home game, Oak Ridge (7-2, […]

All Star Cheer wins titles

ANAHEIM — Two All Star Elite cheer teams won national championships at the recent American Showcase All Star National Championships at the Anaheim Convention Center. From the 500 teams in divisions based on age, gender, skill level and team size, All Star Elite’s Youth Level 2 team and Senior Level 2 took first place for […]

Weather’s aftermath cancels racing

Heavy rains last Friday and lingering precipitation in the region forced the cancellation of last Saturday’s point race at Placerville Speedway. Saturated grounds combined with cool temperatures didn’t allow for ample drying time in the pit area and on the racing surface for a  suitable night of safe, quality competition. Racing is set to resume […]

Schedule: April 28 – May 3, 2014

Monday, April 28 Baseball ED @ UM, 4:15 p.m. PHS @ OR, 4 p.m. Golf UM, ED @ SVC Meet, Dark Horse GC, 12:30 p.m. PHS, OR @ DRL Tourney, Cameron Park CC, noon GS @ SDL Tourney, Davis Municipal GC Softball GS @ Encina, 4 p.m. Tennis GS @ SDL Tourney, Miller Park Volleyball […]

Trojans’ fast start sinks Ponderosa

EL DORADO HILLS — Two goals in the first half helped Oak Ridge post a 3-1 win over Ponderosa in a Delta River League girls soccer game Thursday. In the ninth minute, the Trojans (5-0-3, 8-3-5) got their quick start rolling when Megan Graham booted the ball from 10 yards into the net for a […]

Bruins fall 3-1 to Eagles

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa’s golden opportunity to overtake Pleasant Grove both on the field and in the Delta River League standings slipped through its hands Thursday. Trailing by a run but with runners perched at second and third and no outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, three straight Bruins went down and so […]

Speedway: Topless division one of five tomorrow night

The crowds have been impressive as well as impressed by the amazing action at Placerville Speedway thus far in the 2014 championship racing season, and week No. 4 will be no exception  as five divisions converge at the quarter-mile clay track, three of which bring the banner of totally topless action into the marquee. Tomorrow night, […]

Roundup: April 23, 2014

Baseball Oak Ridge 5, Folsom 4 — Kyle Barisone had the winning  RBI in the 10th inning in Wednesday’s Delta River League road game. The Trojans (7-1, 11-7) trailed 2-0, led 4-2, and were tied when the Bulldogs scored twice in the seventh. Ryan Sullivan pitched three shutout innings. Ponderosa 2, Pleasant Grove 4 —Ryan Carey smacked […]

On tap

Camellia Cup The 48th annual Camellia Cup Regatta officially opens the boating season Saturday and Sunday at Brown’s Ravine on Folsom Lake. Over 50 sailboats are expected. Racing begins at 10:30 a.m., both days. Rodeo The Ram Rodeo Series rides into the Auburn Gold Country Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday. Speaker Ex-Major Leaguer Jose Canseco highlights […]

Brown leads Golden Sierra

GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra hosted and competed Wednesday alongside six other schools in a successful afternoon at the second Sierra Delta League track and field meet, Grizzly team took first: the girls edging Highlands 130-126 and the boys topping Vacaville Christian 139-102. Becca Brown, continuing her senior-year dominance, placed first in the 400 meter […]

Cougars 1, Grizzlies 1

Kylie Haverson’s stop of a Golden Sierra penalty kick with minutes left preserved El Dorado’s 1-1 tie with the visiting Grizzlies. Tuesday’s late-season nonleague intra-county matchup saw a successful Cougar PK by Kaylynn Cuddy tie the match with 20 minutes. Haverson (12 saves) held her ground on Kaitlyn Swatski’s PK attempt, batting away the low […]

Cougars capitalize against Union Mine

Errors costly for Diamondbacks EL DORADO — Ryan Rodriguez capped an 11-run second inning with a grand slam as El Dorado defeated host Union Mine Wednesday afternoon in the first of a three-game Sierra Valley Conference set. All 11 runs came with two out. Errors let in five of the runs, Michael Green singled in […]

Troy unpends Davis

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s varsity boys lacrosse program hosted Davis Tuesday night, downing the Top-25 ranked Blue Devils 7-5 in a close battle. “This was a great win for us,” head coach Chad Walden said. “Our attack line with Tanner (Rosenbaum), Conner (Herr) and Austin (Hunter) played its best game of the […]

El Dorado wins tri-meet

Makayla Hoyt stood tall for the El Dorado High girls track team at Wednesday’s tri-Sierra Valley Conference home meet against Galt and Liberty Ranch. The 6-foot-1 sophomore took first place in the 100 meter hurdles with a season personal best time and also took first in the high jump and second in the 300 hurdles. “I […]

El Dorado spikers blank D’backs

EL DORADO — In each of its sets at Tuesday’s 25-20, 25-15, 25-16 Sierra Valley Conference victory over host Union Mine, El Dorado jumped out to huge leads only to have the D’backs rally. In the first game, the Cougars (10-0, 13-6) led 12-5 before sideouts allowed Union Mine (1-9, 1-10) to go on a 5-4 run […]

D’backs drop the ‘Hammer’

EL DORADO — Three Union Mine Diamondbacks made huge contributions in Tuesday’s 10-0 Sierra Valley Conference win over visiting El Dorado. Calista Almer went 3-for-3 and Laura Dager went 3-for-4 with two doubles. The D’backs (9-1, 14-3-1) had 11 hits in the game. “They stayed focused and sharp,” said Union Mine coach Rob Diggle, “and it begins in […]

Sports Scene: April 22, 2014

RUN FOR MASON A run/walk for Mason Kelly is May 31, at 10 a.m. at Folsom Point, Folsom. Mason, a youngster,  battles neuroblastoma (Stage 4), a rare form of cancer. Registration cost is $35 until May 29. From May 30-31, registration is $40. Check-in and Bib pickup time is 9 to 9:45 a.m. on race […]

Roundup: April 22, 2014

Bowling Knotty Pine Lanes, Pollock Pines  Mountain Women Bowling League  Week 30 Team standings  1. Knotty Girls 35-21 2. Bowlin Baggs 34-22 3. Team Effort 34-22 4. Sometimers 33-23 5. Fun Gals 26-30 6. Alley Oops! 24-32 7. Hillbilliettes 22-34 8. Pin Pals 16-40 High games: 266 — Jeanne Valentine; 212 — Sue Coggins; 205 […]

Pedal power at the forefront next month

The Motherlode Century Bike Ride Saturday, May 10, 2014 Estimated travel times Hwy. 49, Lotus to Cool, 6:30-9:30 a.m. Hwy. 193, Cool to Greenwood Rd., 7-10 a.m. Greenwood Rd., from Hwy. 193 to Marshall Rd., 7:45-10:30 a.m. Garden Valley Rd. and Hwy. 193, Garden Valley to Rock Creek Rd., 8:15-11 a.m. Rock Creek Rd. from […]

Outside with Charlie: Transitioning

Now that the ski season has closed, what to do next. Unless you spent a great deal of time on the slopes this year, you may find your legs get a little grumpy as you transition to hiking or biking. Take this into account when you plan your spring adventures. The best thing is to […]

Pitching the ‘Root’ cause of Trojans’ victory

Meinhofer 2-run single EL DORADO HILLS — Austin Root went the distance on the mound for the Oak Ridge High baseball team Monday that led to a 4-1 win over Folsom. The senior struck out five Bulldog batters, including three in the last two innings of the Delta River League game. Root, who has an earned run […]

Sports Scene: April 20, 2014

Mitokids walk The “Help Mitokids” group will host a 5k run/walk April 26 at the El Dorado Hills Town Center. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and runners take off at 9:30 a.m. The fee is $20 per person and includes a T-shirt. For more information, visit helpmitokids.org. Mitokids supports those affected by Mitochondrial Disease. Golf Fundraiser […]

All Star team shows competive balance

All Star Gymnastics and Cheer’s competitive Gymnastics team just wrapped up a fantastic competition as 14 gymnasts, ranging from Levels 2 through 6, traveled to Grass Valley, Elk Grove, Oroville, and Roseville for their competitions. The team had great success both individually and as a team, bringing home several first, second, and third place team […]

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