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Trojans rally to win playoff opener

EL DORADO HILLS — In his fourth appearance at home plate, Erik McNeill delivered in a big way for the Oak Ridge High baseball team. The junior second baseman, hitless in two at bats with a walk in Monday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I home opener against Napa, struck the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of […]

McClain takes third

STOCKTON — Union Mine’s Spencer McClain won two matches at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III individual section singles tournament at Oak Park Racquet Club, defeating Derrick Witt (Southern League No. 1) 6-2, 6-1 and Mykaiah Clermont (Golden Empire League   No. 1) 6-3, 7-5 on Thursday. In playing his most consistent tennis of the year […]

Sanders continues winning streak

Entering Saturday night’s fifth Jackson Rancheria championship point race at Placerville Speedway, Justin Sanders was poised to put another notch in his early season win streak aboard his Beverly and Rudy Warrington owned #18 sprint car that recently carried him to the top of the point standings. When the checkered flag flew at the end […]

Equine drill team leaps to wins

CERES — The El Dorado County 4-H Equine Drill team competed in the top equestrian rodeo drill teams, as they congregated at the Diamond Bar Arena the weekend of May 3 and 4 for the 2014 California State Drill Team Championships. The competition is put on annually by the California State Horsemen’s Association Inc. Jill […]

Schedule: May 12-17, 2014

Monday, May 12 Baseball Section playoffs D-I: Napa @ OR, 4 p.m. Golf OR @ Masters Tourney, The Reserve, Stockton Tennis Section playoffs D-I: OR @ Davis, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 Softball Section playoffs PHS @ Buhach Colony, 4 p.m. Track and Field ED, UM @ SVC Trials, Folsom HS Volleyball Section playoffs D-I: […]

Cougars wrap up championship season

No intro, set-up or script before or after El Dorado’s Sierra Valley Conference season-ending match with Union Mine. Queens’ “We Are the Champions” blaring from the loudspeakers said it all. The Cougars actually clinched their first-ever league title earlier. Thursday they returned home to relish the moment with Senior Night in addition to turning back […]

Roundup: May 8, 2014

Soccer Section playoffs First round Golden Sierra 1, Amador 3 — In Thursday’s first round Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs in Sutter Creek, the Lady Grizzlies (9-9-6) scored five minutes into the game; Breeze Baiz scored the assist from Melissa Comstock. But Amador scored 10 minutes later for a 1-all contest. The Buffalos raced to another goal […]

Lady Trojans douse Lodi Flames

Oak Ridge advances to semifinals EL DORADO HILLS — The Oak Ridge High varsity girls soccer team hosted Lodi in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs, posting a commanding 3-0 victory Thursday. The Lady Trojans dominated possession throughout both halves, drawing first blood in the 37th minute when Julia Crawford’s corner kick […]

New point leader Sanders looks to continue win streak Saturday

Four division racing program includes Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks and Dwarf Cars Justin Sanders charged from the seventh place starting position last Saturday night to win his second consecutive feature event in as many nights at Placerville Speedway. This Saturday night the young wheelman from Prunedale returns as the point leader of […]

Golden Sierra ends up champions

GARDEN VALLEY —  Luke Linka loves that team his dad coaches “with all his heart.” That team is now Sierra Delta League champions after Wednesday’s harrowing five set, come-from-behind 23-25, 25-17, 23-25, 25-22, 15-13 win over Vacaville Christian, the first title in program history. With the league banner up for grabs, the Grizzlies left the […]

Roundup: May 8, 2014

Tennis Section playoffs Second Round Oak Ridge 9, West 0 Singles (OR first): Charlie Conarro def. Vijeh, 6-3, 6-4; Matt Fergerson def. Yang, 6-0, 6-0; Simon Chan def. Xu, 6-0, 6-0; Clarence Lai def. Thube, 6-0, 6-0; Matt Lai def. Ly, 6-0, 6-1; Sam Miller def. Marquez, 6-3, 6-1. Doubles: (OR first): Hayden Jacobsen-Armon Aranyi […]

On Tap

Mother Lode Century Saturday is the third Mother Lode Century Bike Ride with its scenic route options here in El Dorado County. All routes begin and end in Lotus. For information visit motherlodecentury.com. Amgen Tour reminder Sunday, May 11, at approximately 10:50 a.m., riders will leave the Sacramento Capitol to begin the Stage 1, 120-mile […]

Troy in walkoff

EL DORADO HILLS — Logan Denholm’s RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning drove in Mickey Meinhofer as host and playoff-bound Oak Ridge posted the 7-6 walkoff Senior Day victory over Jesuit Tuesday. Meinhofer had reached on an inning-opening dropped line drive to right field. After Tyson Solis sacrificed and […]

Lady Trojans win exciting home finale

EL DORADO HILLS — Defense came up huge for the Oak Ridge girls lacrosse team in Tuesday’s home game against Davis that led to a narrow 10-9 win. With 29 seconds left after a Davis timeout, the Blue Devils worked theirdownfield before Trojan Mariana Alvear forced a turnover. “Defense won this game for us,” Oak Ridge head […]

Grizzly girls first, boys take second

GARDEN VALLEY— Golden Sierra wrapped up regular season Sierra Delta League competition Wednesday with key performances as the team gears up for next week’s league championship. The team titles were closely contested as the Lady Grizzlies swept past Highlands 140-137 while the varsity boys’ fell to Vacaville Christian 140-122. Forest Lake Christian grabbed the third […]

Grizzlies punch playoff ticket

SACRAMENTO — In two Sierra Delta League hookups, Golden Sierra and Bradshaw Christian have combined to score 57 runs. Tied in the standings, they met again Wednesday in a one game play-off to determine the league’s No. 3 seed. This time, 14 runs — the bulk favoring Golden Sierra in its 12-2 win. Next stop is […]

Oak Ridge wins battle of Trojans

EL DORADO HILLS — Hannah Miller was all over the field for the Oak Ridge High girls soccer team against Lincoln in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff opener. The senior forward had an assist and took many shots on goal that helped her team to a 3-0 win in the battle of the Trojans. The […]

Exhibition tennis: Hangtown Women’s Challenge

It was age and experience against youthful energy last week at El Dorado High in the Hangtown Women’s Tennis Challenge that pitted the Hangtown Women’s Club against the Cougars’ coed team in a friendly exhibition of doubles matches. The format was an 8-point pro set. DSC_0511e DSC_0623e

Roundup: May 5, 2014

Golf Divisionals D-VI — Golden Sierra at Haggin Oaks. Shawn Pearson shot a 95 and advances to the Masters Tournament. D-IV — Union Mine at Manteca Golf Course. Alex Abel-Smith shot a 91 and Tyler Peterson shot 93. Baseball Union Mine 2, Cosumnes Oaks 9 — The D’backs managed just three hits in their final […]

Outside with Charlie: Bike prep

We know that the spring, summer, and autumn seasons in El Dorado County are truly wonderful, and provide for a long stretch of great outdoor weather. We also know that during the winter months, skiing takes over. Or, the couch takes over. Now it’s time to talk about getting your cycling self safely back on […]

May 07, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged | 2 Replies

Team Hardt-Gold win Bass Club event

CLEAR LAKE — The team of Matt Hardt-Tony Gold caught 46.02 pounds of largemouth bass to win the El Dorado Bass Club tournament held on Clear Lake April 26-27. The two-day tournament featured eight two-man teams fishing for a five-fish limit on black bass per day. After struggling to consistently catch fish on day one, Hardt-Gold […]

League championship results; individual sections this week

FAIR OAKS — The Union Mine tennis team served up a strong team-wide effort at the Sierra Valley Conference Tennis Tournament last week at Rollingwood Racquet Club. For the sixth time in the last seven years, the D’backs will send an entrant to the Sac Joaquin Section Tournament tomorrow and Friday at the Oak Park […]

Grizzlies battle in loss to Falcons

GARDEN VALLEY — Monday the Golden Sierra baseball team put up a good fight at home against the Vacaville Falcons but couldn’t pull through and lost 7-2, leaving the Grizzlies in third place in the Sierra Delta League and awaiting the start of the playoffs. It was close until the bottom of the third inning […]

Cougars take home finale

Nick Bonniksen’s pitching or hitting … take your pick. Both factored into Monday’s final Sierra Valley Conference game against Galt. Along with three RBIs from Matt Smith, the host Cougars pulled away for the 8-2 victory. The win was El Dorado’s 11th win in its last 12 games. The Cougars finish league in third place […]

Trojans win first round playoff match

FOLSOM — After posting an 8-2 record in Delta River League action, the Oak Ridge High boys tennis team continued its winning ways Monday in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs with a 9-0 win over Vintage at the Broadstone Racquet Club. Trojan singles players Charlie Conarro, Simon Chan and Clarence Lai […]

D’backs host Sierra Valley Conference swim finals

EL DORADO — The Sierra Valley Conference converged at the Union Mine pool last weekend to determine its varsity league champions and crown its league champ. Titles went to the Vista del Lago girls and the Cosumnes Oaks boys. The Lady Cougars took second with the D’backs, fourth, while in the boys competition, host Union […]

Sanders follows through; Mack wins first

At the annual awards banquet earlier this season, sprint car driver Justin Sanders vowed that he would be a driver giving Placerville Speedway’s veteran drivers a run for their money in the 2014 Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort-Hoosier Tires Championship at the famed bullring. Saturday night, Sanders continued to back that statement with his second straight […]

Roundup: May 3, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 7, Galt 3 — Owen MacKendrick and Zach Terry combined on the two-hitter. Matt Smith went 3-for-4 with home run, double and 3 RBIs; MacKendrick had three hits, two for doubles; Ryan Rodriguez was 3-for-3 with a double; and Zach Culp was 2-for-3 with a double and 2 RBIs. Golden Sierra 9, […]

Schedule: May 5-10, 2014

Monday, May 5 Baseball *Vacaville Christian @ GS, 4 p.m. *Galt @ ED, 4 p.m. Folsom @ PHS, 4 p.m. OR @ Jesuit, 4 p.m. UM @ Cos. Oaks, 4:15 p.m. Golf SJS Sections D-I @ Rancho Solano D-IV @ Manteca GC D-VI @ Haggin Oaks GC Tennis SJS Playoffs Vintage @ OR, Broadstone, 3:30 […]

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 […]

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