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Union Mine sets record straight with Vista

EL DORADO — “I knew it would be like this,” relieved Union Mine volleyball coach Mike Yates said after Monday night’s showdown between the Diamondbacks and visiting Vista del Lago. As the D’backs celebrated their four-set 25-22, 17-25, 27-25, 26-24 hard-fought victory over the Eagles, Yates remembered two bitter losses to Vista in 2010. The […]

Jr. Cougars wrap up season Saturday

The El Dorado Junior Cougars Youth Football and Cheer teams are hosting the Highlands Junior Scots Saturday for the final games of the season. Everyone is encouraged to come out and support the teams. The first game featuring the Junior PeeWees (ages 7-8) starts at 10 a.m. The PeeWees (9-10) and the Junior Midgets (11-12) […]

Sparks sparkle in Gold Rush Tourney

SACRAMENTO —  The Prospector Sparks, a girls under 10 select soccer team, placed third in the American River Youth Soccer League’s Goal Rush Tournament at Cherry Island in late September. It was the second tournament in a row the girls earned a bronze medal while conceding only one goal. The team, which was formed last […]

Schedule: October 10, 2011

Monday, Oct. 10 Soccer Jesuit @ PHS, 6 p.m. GS @ Bradshaw Christian, 3:30 UM @ River City, 6:30 ED @ Vista del Lago, 3:30 OR @ Folsom, Kemp Park, 6 p.m. Tennis St. Francis @ PHS, Millennium SportsClub, 3:45 OR @ Folsom, 3:45 Volleyball Vista @ UM, 6 p.m. Water polo McClatchy boys/girls @ […]

It’s all Pleasant Grove in Bruins’ Delta River League opener

ELK GROVE — With leaves falling, wind blowing and chilling temperatures both morning and night to introduce the autumn season, Ponderosa High opened its Delta River League season Friday on the road against powerhouse Pleasant Grove. Once Ponderosa kicked off to the Eagles to start the game, the Bruins quickly knew what they’d face the entire evening: a quick and […]

Penalties and mistakes costly for Golden Sierra

NORTH HIGHLANDS — Host Highlands scored all the points it needed in the first half and enjoyed the Golden Sierra High football team’s gift of penalties and mistakes in the second to come out 19-7 winners of Friday’s Sierra Delta League football matchup. A victory was within reach for the Grizzlies toward the end of […]

Turnovers spoil Trojans’ Homecoming date with Sheldon

EL DORADO HILLS —  Sometimes numbers are deceiving. When a team has seven turnovers, the final score is usually a runaway. Not so Friday. Amid momentum swings and big plays, host Oak Ridge stayed within striking distance of a win but unfortunately the Trojans’ last-minute drive ended with their final turnover of the night — […]

First-play touchdown sets tone for Cosumnes Oaks in shutout of Cougars

ELK GROVE — It takes Cosumnes Oaks all of 17 seconds for a solid kickoff return and 56-yard aerial scoring strike to put points on the scoreboard — and the rest of the game to never look back. Setting the tone right from the start, the 20th-ranked host Wolfpack added four, second-quarter touchdowns to coast […]

Football roundup: Oct. 7, 2011

It was a long night for all four El Dorado County football teams — four games, four losses. Union Mine was the only winner on the night — the D’backs had a bye. Ponderosa 7, Pleasant Grove 58 — Pleasant Grove ran wild over the Bruins. Ben Boardway reeled in a 16-yard pass from Jacob […]

Lady Trojans clip Eagles’ wings

EL DORADO HILLS — Taking advantage of numerous errors by Pleasant Grove, host Oak Ridge swept past the Eagles 25-19, 25-15, 25-13 Thursday in Delta River League volleyball action. Pleasant Grove’s many mistakes accounted for most of the Lady Trojans’ points while strong offense made up the rest. The Eagles flew ahead of the Trojans early […]

Cougar harriers win 3 of 4 divisions in conference meet

ELK GROVE — El Dorado took first place in three of the four races in Wednesday’s second Sierra Valley Conference cross country meet at Elk Grove Park. “Thankfully we have remained injury free and both the kids and the coaches know we have better races to come,” said Cougar cross country coach Peanut Harms, who […]

Roundup: Oct. 7, 2011

Volleyball Golden Sierra def. Highlands 25-10, 25-12, 25-22 – GS Kills: Katie Christner, 12; Alix Nordby, 10. Aces: Tiffany Grey, 8. Blocks: Christner, 3; Caitlin Hess, 2. Assists: Grey, 18; Kaleigh Brothers, 6. Digs: Christner, 10; Sierra Cokinos, 8, Brittany Tillotson, 6; Stephanie Schrader, 6; Grey, 5; Amanda Lashell, 5. Serve receive: Cokinos, 10; Christner, […]

Roundup: Oct. 6, 2011

Girls golf Union Mine 22, El Dorado 255 at Cameron Park CC. UM scores: Hannah Moylan, 38; Trisha Tolbert, 43; Kelsey Del Rio, 46; Kalina Maricich, 47; Megan Sturgeon, 48; Marilyn Dunne, 54. ED scores: Medalist Jessica Slightham, 34; Megan Heller, 51; Kaitlyn Strohlendorf, 54; Kayla Stein, 56; Sami Jastrab, 60. Soccer Golden Sierra 0, […]

Area football teams face fierce competition Friday

Oak Ridge and Ponderosa open the Delta River League schedule tonight: the Bruins play Pleasant Grove at Sheldon High School while the Trojans entertain Sheldon for their homecoming. In other games, Golden Sierra visits Highlands in Sierra Delta League action and El Dorado travels to Elk Grove to play Cosumnes Oaks in a Sierra Valley […]

Galt slips and slides past El Dorado

The soccer ball skipped over the turf with super speed, followed by 12-foot slide tackles. That describes Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference soccer game at El Dorado. Monsoon-like weather greeted visiting Galt and the Cougars as they took the pitch. The rain-soaked Warriors pressured the Cougars all night and finally wore El Dorado down enough to tie […]

The Outdoorsman: Fishing better in cooler water

Fishing is perking up. Waters are growing cooler with some lakes beginning to turn over as cooler water rises to the top. More salmon are moving in and up the rivers. Many of the kings are small and many of them are jacks. But the action is good at Benicia where a large population of […]

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D’back spikers stop Cougars in their tracks

The much-antiicipated Sierra Valley Conference volleyball match between county rivals, El Dorado and visiting Union Mine, turned sour for the Cougars within the first few minutes of Wednesday’s contest. Despite all of El Dorado’s practice and preparation, Union Mine dominated in the three-game, hour- long sweep, defeating El Dorado 25-11, 25-10, 25-8. The D’backs’ hard […]

Bruin soccer falls 1-0 to Sheldon

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High soccer coach Don Aguiar stated the obvious after Wednesday’s match with Sheldon when he said, “The soccer gods weren’t with us.” Neither was Lucky Luck or Mother Nature who both factored into the Huskies taking the 1-0 victory to keep the Bruins winless in the Delta River League standings. Fernando […]

Oak Ridge frosh/soph cross country teams place in Trojan Invite

FOLSOM — Thanks to the work of 50 volunteers, enthusiastic cross country teams from 17 high schools and 161 youth participants, Saturday’s seventh annual Trojan Cross Country Invitational was a success. The invitational was held at the Willow Hills cross country course adjacent to Folsom High School, the site of the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet […]

Murieta Equestrean Center hosts Dressage Championships

Preparations for the 44th Annual California Dressage Society Championship Show presented by HorseShow.com are over and the show began Thursday, offering spectacular competition through Sunday at the Murieta Equestrian Center, 7200 Lone Pine Drive, in Rancho Murieta. Northern California’s premier events facility offers plenty of free seating and parking, VIP hospitality, food service and equine-themed vendors, […]

Golden Sierra volleyball rolls over Rio Vista

GARDEN VALLEY — Tuesday’s Sierra Delta League volleyball match between Golden Sierra and visiting Rio Vista met expectations. Although the Grizzlies have only played the Rams twice since the new league was formed, they knew enough about Rio Vista to expect an early evening. The three-game sweep lasted a bit over an hour as the […]

Oak Ridge outlasts Ponderosa in overtime win

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Leave it to intra-county rivals Oak Ridge and Ponderosa to extend a volleyball match to five games and when that’s not enough, overtime. The Trojans’ never-say-die attitude paid off Tuesday as they rallied from a 2-1 deficit to defeat the host Bruins 25-19, 21-25, 19-25, 25-21, 18-16 in Delta River League action. Oak Ridge trailed late […]

Griz will run rain or shine Oct. 16

The 32nd annual Grizzly 5K and 10K Runs start and end at Golden Sierra High in Garden Valley Sunday, Oct. 16. The 5 and 10K Run/Walk begin at 9 a.m. sharp rain or shine. The forecast is calling for clear skies and 60 degree termperatures at race time. The 5K is on an out-and-back course […]

Roundup: Oct. 4, 2011

Girls golf Delta River League tournament at Cameron Park CC: 1-Pleasant Grove, 417; 2-St. Francis, 428; 3-Oak Ridge, 483; 4-Ponderosa, 512; 5-Sheldon, default. Individual scores: Medalist: Ashley Noda, SF, 77; 6-Beomyun Han, OR, 84; Julia Bulotti, OR, 96; Sara DiMaggio, PHS, 97; Shivani Sharma, OR, 98; Carolyn Almeida, OR, 98; Emily Olander, PHS, 104; Makenzie […]

Pleasant Grove blanks Trojan soccer

EL DORADO HILLS — Visiting Pleasant Grove’s goal nine minutes into the second half accounted for the only scoring Monday as the Eagles edged Oak Ridge 1-0 in Delta River League soccer action. The Trojans controlled first-half play but couldn’t capitalize on their offensive chances. Defensively, Oak Ridge broke down and failed to clear an […]

Cougar spikers roll over Liberty Ranch

It might have been easy to coast in Monday night’s 25-9, 25-13, 25-14 victory over Liberty Ranch, but the El Dorado volleyball team had more to think about than the Hawks. ” “Tonight was good preparation for Union Mine. We worked on making good passes and running our plays. There was no fooling around,” Cougar […]

Oak Ridge girls sweep Huskies

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s varsity girls volleyball team tamed the Sheldon Huskies at last Thursday’s Delta River League home game. The Lady Trojans won the match 3-0 with the first two games going their way 25-16 and 25-20. In the third set the girls really tightened the leash, toppling the Huskies 25-5. […]

Under the Scoreboard: Oct. 3, 2011

Two Placerville Parks and Recreation summer league softball teams won their respective divisions in the 25th annual League Championship Series encompassing teams from the greater Sacramento area. “The Team,” which competed in the coed division included Tim Simmons, Tyson Ward, Troy Faber, John Carter, Cameron Allen, Arley Ordway, Courtney Blohm, Anna Wong, Trina Vann, Abby […]

Schedule: Oct. 3-8, 2011

Monday, Oct. 3 Golf OR, PHS @ DRL Tourney No. 2, Cameron Park CC, 11 a.m. Soccer *Pleasant Grove @ OR, 4 p.m. *River City @ ED, 6:30 *PHS @ Folsom, Kemp Park, 6 p.m. *GS @ Highlands, 3:30 Tennis *Pleasant Grove @ OR, Broadstone RC, 3:45 *PHS @ Folsom, 3:45 Volleyball *Galt @ UM, […]

Freedom ’98 wins bronze at Davis Premiere Cup tourney

DAVIS — The American River Futbol Club Under 14 girls soccer team, Freedom ’98, placed third at the Davis Legacy Premiere Cup Tournament hosted by the Davis Legacy Soccer Club Sept. 24. It was the fifth time the Freedom team made the finals or semifinals of a tournament this season. Freedom got off to a good […]

Giana Poseley leads Griz girls cross country team to first

SACRAMENTO — Golden Sierra’s Giana Poseley led the varsity girls cross country team to first place in the first Sierra Delta League meet of the season at Renfree Field in Sacramento. Poseley turned in a time of 22 mintues, 02 seconds on the three-mile course. All five Griz runners finished in the top 10 for […]

Bradshaw Christian dampens Golden Sierra’s homecoming

GARDEN VALLEY — Bradshaw Christian’s football fans got a real treat Friday night. Golden Sierra’s halftime homecoming celebration featured float after float honoring the school and the community  — the ROP firefighters, auto shop, wood shop/construction, the mentoring group and even the local pizza eatery all had entries. The festivities included a musical presentation by […]

Placer’s punishing ground attack pounds El Dorado

AUBURN — El Dorado’s difficult task Friday against host Placer was to find a way to slow down the Hillmen, the state’s highest-scoring team through the first three weeks of the prep football season. Unfortunately for the Cougars, they didn’t have an answer as Placer rolled to a 55-13 nonleague victory. Though the score didn’t […]

D’backs overcome two-touchdown deficit only to fall 39-38

EL DORADO — Trailing by a point to host Union Mine with 25 seconds left in Friday night’s game after the Hawks had scored a late touchdown, Liberty Ranch coach Anthony Linebaugh decided to go for the two-point conversion looking for a win instead of a tie. After Diamondback and officials’ timeouts, Liberty Ranch converted […]

Trojans bury Fairfield with big second half

FAIRFIELD — Scoring four consecutive third-quarter touchdowns, visiting Oak Ridge broke loose to whip Fairfield 48-6 Friday to close the preseason. The Trojans turned an 11-point halftime lead into a rout — starting with Bradford Buenzli’s 90-yard touchdown return of the second half kickoff. Oak Ridge improved its record to 4-1 heading into next week’s […]

Cougar water polo teams swamp Florin

EL DORADO — Thursday’s Metro Conference water polo match wasn’t exactly a nail-biter — but the El Dorado boys and girls teams aren’t complaining. After defeating Rosemont on the road in Tuesday’s league opener, the Cougars romped over visiting Florin at the Western Slope Aquatic Center. The girls won the first match 12-2 and the […]

Roundup: Sept. 30, 2011

Volleyball Golden Sierra def. San Juan 25-14, 25-15, 25-15 Ponderosa def. Pleasant Grove 25-20, 27-25, 25-14 — PHS kills: Lianna Sybeldon, 18; Lindsey Bowles, 7. Aces: Alex Mettler, 2; Layne Davidson, 2. Blocks: Sybeldon, 5. Assists: Mettler, 27. Digs: Ali Lindsey, 10; Sybeldon, 8; Mettler, 8; Hailey Bellmer, 5; Davidson, 5. Service receive: Bowles, 13; […]

Snap to it: EDH fitness center wants you to walk/run for the cure

Want to do something to celebrate/honor someone you know who has been touched by breast cancer? Lace up and head to Snap Fitness in El Dorado Hills, where owner Cynthia Breazeale recently installed a PINK 625T Cybex treadmill. For every mile logged on the treadmill in October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Cybex, Snap […]

Roundup: Sept. 29, 2011

Girls golf Union Mine 285, Galt 318 at Cameron Park CC. UM scores: Medalist Hannah Moylan, 49; Kalina Maricich, 53; Trisha Tolbert, 54; Marilyn Dunne, 64; Kelsey Del Rio, 65. Volleyball Union Mine def. Liberty Ranch 25-13, 25-10, 25-8 El Dorado def. Cosumnes Oaks 25-17, 25-13, 25-17 Oak Ridge def. Monterey Trail 25-18, 25-22, 20-25, […]

Rough match-ups await area football teams Friday

It’s week six of the high school football schedule with four tough games on tap. Oak Ridge faces the unknown in Fairfield and El Dorado will have its hands full with Placer in nonleague games. Union Mine hosts Liberty Ranch and Golden Sierra takes on Bradshaw Christian. Ponderosa has a bye. Liberty Ranch (2-3) at Union […]

Trojan soccer slips past Bruins 2-1

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Sean Woldberg and Roger Blum scored minutes apart late in the second half Wednesday as visiting Oak Ridge held off Ponderosa 2-1 in Delta River League intra-county soccer action. The Trojan goals offset one by Bruin Spencer DeVetter near the end that put Ponderosa right back in contention. All of Wednesday’s scoring […]

Ponderosa will host ‘DIG PINK’ event Tuesday

According to the American Cancer Society there are about 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women, about 57,650 new cases of carcinoma and about 39,520 deaths from breast cancer each year. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States and is second behind lung […]

Falcons upend Bruin spikers

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Watching Tuesday night’s volleyball match at Ponderosa go Christian Brothers’ way was baffling. Sporting a solid preseason record, playing at home and with talented seniors led by Lianna Sybeldon — the best player on either side of the court — Ponderosa had everything working in its favor. Yet it was the Falcons, […]

Vigen, Rodriguez add more gold to their collections

Frank Rodriguez and Tom Vigen competed in the United States Powerlifting Association power lifting and bench press championships in Grass Valley Sept. 10. Both lifters broke American bench press records and won gold medals for their respective age groups. Vigen, 71, who weighs 179 pounds, benched 308 pounds; Rodriguez, 46, who weighs 180, benched 363 […]

Griz cross country competes in Yuba-Sutter Invite

MARYSVILLE — Sixteen schools took part in the Yuba-Sutter cross country invitational on Riverfront Park’s 5K course in Marysville Sept. 23. With afternoon temperatures topping out at 103 degrees the Golden Sierra harriers found the dusty course along the river levy road grueling. River Valley High’s Leann Jarvis was the runaway winner of the varsity […]

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