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Practice makes perfect for Lady Trojan water polo

EL DORADO HILLS — The Oak Ridge varsity girls water polo team racked up the goals against Franklin Wednesday afternoon in the El Dorado Hills CSD pool. The Trojans topped the Wildcats 14-3 in what coach Tim McCormick said all came down to precision plays designed in practice and beautifully executed in the Sacramento Valley League […]

Roundup: Oct. 13, 2011

Girls golf Ponderosa 275, St. Francis 219 at Cameron Park CC. PHS scores: Makenzie Shivers, 52; Sara DiMaggio, 53; Emily Olander, 56; Maggie Nuttall, 57; Shannon Earl, 57; Julia Martin, 58.  Tennis Oak Ridge 6, Sheldon 3 Singles (OR first): Rachel Librach def. Deanna Nguyen 6-3, 6-1; Lauren Roppolo def. Katy Ho 6-2, 6-0; Gabby Zeagler def. […]

The Outdoorsman: Santa Cruz for tuna

If you enjoy 30-mile boat rides out of Santa Cruz you can count on going home with lots of albacore. Monterey boats are finding the albies within 20 miles. Some boats are landing up to 30 fish. Charter boats along the coast were scoring on rockfish and some halibut. Salmon is the story inland. The kings […]

Bruin soccer settles for draw

SHINGLE SPRINGS — This season’s Delta River League schedule has been challenging for Ponderosa’s soccer team. Every match has been a battle against tough Division I teams. Wednesday the Bruins took the pitch looking for their first league victory but settled for a 1-1 tie with Pleasant Grove after 80 grueling minutes. Ponderosa dominated the […]

El Dorado soccer picks up key victory

Santos Rios’ goal with eight minutes left broke a tie score Wednesday and host El Dorado held on for a 2-1 win over Cosumnes Oaks in an important Sierra Valley Conference soccer match. Rios’ score kept the Cougars’ playoff hopes alive and helped offset Monday’s 6-0 loss to league-leading Vista del Lago. “It’s a big […]

Cardiac arrest is not just an adult problem

SAN DIEGO — Picture the typical cardiac arrest patient and what comes to mind? Certainly not a high school athlete. But that was the case one recent Friday when a 16-year-old Los Angeles High School cheerleader collapsed to the ground and later died despite resuscitation efforts. She’s not alone. This past year there have been […]

Lady Bruins post easy volleyball win

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Substituting freely Tuesday, host Ponderosa High easily defeated an under-sized Sheldon team 25-16, 25-21, 25-8 in Delta River League volleyball action. The Lady Bruins improved to 3-1 while the Husky girls fell to 0-4. Tuesday’s victory for Ponderosa was the calm before the storm as the Bruins take on St. Francis in their […]

AquaSol posts best times in Penguin Plunge

GRASS VALLEY — AquaSol entered 30 swimmers in the second short-course meet of the 2011-12 season. There were 410 swimmers from 11 swim teams in the Sierra Nevada and Reno Swim regions. The meet featured some very good swims from all ages. AquaSol, a USA Swim team based at the Western Slope Aquatic Center, took […]

Oak Ridge water polo splits with McClatchy

EL DORADO HILLS — Monday’s non-league water polo matches hosted by Oak Ridge at the El Dorado Hills CSD pool ended with mixed results. The Trojan girls lost the early match 10-7 but the boys team swamped the Lions 11-2. Bryan Cole opened the scoring in the boys game with a powerful shot past the […]

Griz junior varsity spikers take second in TOC

CARMICHAEL — The Golden Sierra junior varsity volleyball team had a great outing last weekend at the Tournament of Champions, taking second after knocking off five teams to reach the finals. The Grizzlies didn’t drop a single game en route to facing a much larger Roseville High squad for the tournament title. The Griz swept […]

Outside with Charlie: It’s a great time of year

It’s the middle of October. The days are shorter — it’s darker later in the morning and earlier at night — but there’s still plenty to do despite the rain and early snow in the high country. It’s time to check that your gear is in good shape for winter. Take wet weather gear and […]

Roundup: Oct: 11, 2011

Soccer Oak Ridge 1, Folsom 3 Oak Ridge JV 1, Folsom 0  Ponderosa 1, Jesuit 8 Union Mine 0, River City 2 El Dorado 0, Vista del Lago 5 El Dorado JV 0, Vista del Lago 4

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 […]

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