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Kirkwood Mountain Resort first in Tahoe to open 100% of terrain

KIRKWOOD — The almost five feet of snow that slammed Kirkwood Mountain Resort this past weekend has transformed the resort, allowing it to open 100 percent of terrain and lifts and move to full operations by the weekend. Throughout the week, the resort has consistently opened more terrain. Timber Creek, Tahoe’s premiere beginner and family […]

Trojan basketball shocks top-ranked Sheldon

EL DORADO HILLS  — A Delta River League win still a win for the Oak Ridge High boys basketball team — even if it is against No. 1 ranked team in the Sacramento area. Hosting top-ranked Sheldon Wednesday night, the Trojans made up for missing nearly a dozen layups to shock the first-place Huskies 39-35. […]

Folsom upstages Ponderosa wrestling in key dual

FOLSOM — Winning 10 of 14 matches including eight straight at one point, host Folsom all but locked up the Delta River League wrestling championship with Wednesday’s 47-13 Senior Night victory over Ponderosa. The Bulldogs avenged last year’s loss to the Bruins that stopped their consecutive run on league titles at four, giving Ponderosa its […]

Roundup: Jan. 26, 2012

Girls basketball Union Mine 35, Cosumnes Oaks 46 — In a Sierra Valley Conference home game Wednesday, Union Mine (2-4 in conference, 11-10 overall) combined an off-shooting night with unforced turnovers in the loss to the Elk Grove school. “It was definitely not a well-executed game on our part,” Union Mine head coach Chris Del […]

2012 Sierra Sharks Swim Team Registration

Online registration for the 2012 Sierra Sharks Swim Team begins Feb. 15 for both returning and new swimmers continues through April 29. Returning 2011 Shark team members must register by March 15 to retain their spot on the team. New swimmers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis according to age group openings so don’t […]

Bulldogs lead start to finish against Bruins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Wednesday’s Delta River League matchup between the Folsom Bulldogs and host Ponderosa had the Bulldogs take an early lead, extend and hang on after a Bruin rally to win 68-57. “We let the game get out of hand in the first half, especially the second quarter, and we weren’t able to catch […]

Roundup: Sinner sinks Folsom at buzzer

Girls basketball Ponderosa 52, Folsom 51 — Brooke Sinner’s offensive rebound and putback, two of her 10 fourth-quarter points, beat the buzzer to give the Lady Bruins Tuesday’s Delta River League road win. Ponderosa  outscored the Bulldogs 15-11 in the fourth quarter. Sinner led the Bruins with 12 points, Jensen Lewis scored 10, Jennifer Curto […]

Today’s makeup race official start to South 1 season

After two weeks of no snow and one where bad weather prevented the team buses from departing, the South 1 Division alpine racing season will officially get underway today at Sierra-at-Tahoe with a Giant Slalom race on Lower Main. Today’s race, moved from Wednesday due to the fact two of the schools had transportation problems, […]

Youth All Star Shrine Bowl games featured area talent

El Dorado County was well-represented in the recent California-Florida Youth All Star Shrine Bowl games in Florida. Eight 8th-graders from the Union Mine Junior Rattlers, Oak Ridge Junior Trojans and Golden Sierra Junior Grizzlies were among the 45 youth football players selected to participate in this year’s event. Joshua Middleton and Brody Pearman from the […]

Kirkwood blanketed by three feet of snow; opens chairlifts and terrain

KIRKWOOD — A classic Sierra snowstorm stalled out over Kirkwood Mountain Resort this past weekend, blanketing the slopes with more than three feet of snow which has allowed the resort to open additional chairlifts and terrain. The much anticipated weather system rolled in late Thursday afternoon with intense snowfall rates of more than an inch […]

Outside with Charlie: Let it snow

Finally, some snow. As I write this, it is cold and snowing nicely in Pollock Pines. Winter sports hounds are grinning from ear to ear. It’s time to head up to the high country with your skis and snowshoes at last. The deeper snow is at the higher elevations. Downhill skiers will have a much better base to glide on after […]

Snowfall covers Sierra-at-Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Winter arrived at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort, which received 16 inches of snow from the first storm system with more expected throughout last weekend according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The wet snow that fell built a base that set Sierra up for the rest of the winter. With more snow […]

Mother Nature answers call with two feet of snow and more expected

Storm system answers pent-up demand; winter in full swing at Tahoe SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – After two months of pray for snow parties, Mother Nature finally heard the call, leaving Tahoe snow enthusiasts dancing in the streets and skiing on the mountains with  twofeet of powder at area ski resorts in the last 24 hours. […]

Keaton Subjeck places first at Tim Brown Memorial

Woods, Camilli place second SACRAMENTO — In his 160-pound finals match late Saturday afternoon at the Tim Brown Memorial Wrestling Tournament, Oak Ridge High wrestler Keaton Subjeck was more than anxious to get an early start against Oakmont’s Peter Santos. “I was aggressive throughout the match,” Subjeck said. “He’s a good wrestler.” Subjeck jumped out to a 5-0 lead […]

El Dorado Hills 8th graders take hoops tournament title

The El Dorado Hills eighth grade boys basketball team won the recent 16-team Optimist Club of South Tahoe Basketball Tournament with victories over Pau-Wa-Lu (47-18), Martinez (34-22), Cunha (41-23), and Union Hills (41-27) for the championship. Pictured left to right is: Coach Conlan Kisilewicz, coach Paul Kisilewicz, Keaton Kisilewicz, Sean Garmston, Armand Souliman, Tyus Millhollin, Cole Compton, Kevin Kassis and […]

Under the Scoreboard: Jan. 22, 2012

Cameron Park’s Mike Wells bowled his first 300 game in “33 years of trying” at the Lake Bowl in Folsom. Wells’ masterpiece involved “all perfect strikes.” * * * Golden Sierra held its annual Dan Arena JV Tournament Saturday featuring 12 schools. Four Grizzly wrestlers competed: Amanda Noone and Emmalee D’Angelo placed first and third respectably in […]

Schedule: Jan. 24-28, 2012

Tuesday, Jan. 24 Boys basketball UM @ Cosumnes Oaks, 7:30 GS @ Bradshaw Christian, 7 p.m. Girls basketball OR @ Sheldon, 7 p.m. PHS @ Folsom, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 Boys basketball Sheldon @ OR, 7 p.m. Folsom @ PHS, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Cosumnes Oaks @ UM, 7:30 OR vs. Summerville, Argonaut, 7:30 […]

Lady Bruins toppled by Sheldon 67-43

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa’s game plan Friday against visiting Sheldon was shut down the Huskies’ main offensive threats and deal with the visitor’s full court pressure. Despite the Lady Bruins’ intense efforts all four quarters, Sheldon still took the 67-43 Delta River League victory. While the Huskies scored with efficiency and ease, the Bruins struggled to […]

Roundup: Jan. 21, 2012

Girls basketball Oak Ridge 47, St. Francis 41, OT — The Lady Trojans dealt the Troubadours their first Delta River League loss with Friday’s overtime road win. Oak Ridge outscored St. Francis 13-9 in the fourth quarter to extend the game. Troy trailed 25-12 at the half before ralling in the thrid and fourth quarters. […]

El Dorado turns back River City

El Dorado’s boys basketball team earned its fourth consecutive victory Friday with a 69-59 win over visiting River City. The Cougars’ 0-2 start in the Sierra Valley Conference schedule is becoming a distant memory as they prepare to start the second half next Friday against conference leader Vista del Lago. El Dorado, the defending champion, […]

Trojan boys fall short at home

EL DORADO HILLS — In a game scoring was hard to come by, host Oak Ridge couldn’t keep pace with second-ranked Jesuit and lost the Delta River League matchup Friday by a 61-45 score. “We played well, but we let them get away from us in the second half,” Trojan coach Steve Scott said. Points […]

Tip beats buzzer and D’backs

EL DORADO — Just 35 precious seconds remained when Union Mine’s Scott McIntyre took Tommy Callonea’s pass and drove with purpose to the rim. Though the junior guard was unable to convert, he drew a Vista del Lago foul and after several bounces of the ball, calmly swished both free throws to knot the score […]

Grizzly basketball splits with Rio Vista

GARDEN VALLEY — Matt Smith’s last-second, 35-foot attempt at a game-tying three-pointer rimmed out as Golden Sierra fell to visiting Rio Vista 55-51 in a tense Sierra Delta League battle and nightcap to Friday’s girls/boys varsity doubleheader. Earlier, the Grizzly girls utilized a strong second half, the rebounding of Desiree Benedict, 11 points from Kaylee […]

Heinz-sight: Feeling gypped?

Was KCRA’s “High School Playbook Game of the Week” Wednesday featuring the Union Mine girls basketball team and host El Dorado lacking? Did fans get what they voted for? To be fair, KCRA’s coverage was likely spread throughout the evening but the 11 p.m. broadcast, the one we all tune in for, was very weak. […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged | 2 Replies

Ponderosa wrestlers record intra-county win over Oak Ridge

SHINGLE SPRINGS — If the Ponderosa High wrestling team wanted to stay undefeated in Delta River League action Wednesday night going into its dual meet against rival Oak Ridge, it needed solid performances from most of its grapplers. The Bruins (3-0) accomplished that and then some at their gym after winning 10 of the 13 weight […]

Taz swimmers: Get ready to hit the pool

Online registration for swimmers ready to make a splash as an El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devil begins Jan. 23 at edhtaz.org. A warning for those procrastinators … “It fills up pretty quick,” said EDH Taz Vice-president Jack Peterson. Returning swimmers have a “pretty much guaranteed” spot, said EDH Taz President Brett Jones. New swimmers are accepted on a first-come, […]

Roundup: Jan. 19

Girls basketball Golden Sierra 38, San Juan 56  — Senior guard Kaylee Schrader had 14 points for Golden Sierra in Wednesday’s Sierra Delta League game against San Juan in Garden Valley. Following Schrader in scoring for the Griz (1-3 in league, 7-8) were junior guards Sierra Cokinos and Sierra Monroe with eight points each, senior forward […]

Lady Cougars overtake D’backs in fourth quarter

Jessica Heinrichs and Samantha Reeder combined for 12 fourth-quarter points, including El Dorado’s final six in the last 1:32, helping the host Cougars overcome a late deficit to upend upset-minded Union Mine 42-34 Wednesday night. Heinrichs’ free throw broke a 30-30 tie with 3:26 left. Reeder added a clutch three-pointer and El Dorado held the […]

Grizzlies pin their way to a win

GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra wrestlers knew they had an uphill climb in Tuesday’s Sierra Delta League dual meet with visiting Bradshaw Christian and only one way to get there — pin the Pride to the mat. Bradshaw Christian received 30 forfeit points the Grizzlies had to make up and Golden Sierra came through with […]

El Dorado basketball holds off Union Mine 57-52

D’back Tommy Callonea buckets game-high 23 points EL DORADO — The El Dorado boys basketball team hung on against a late charge from Union Mine Tuesday to win by five, 57-52, in a game much closer than the score indicates. The Diamondbacks pulled within two points with 48 seconds left but Nick Jemmot’s layup made […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged | 1 Reply

Roundup: Jan. 18, 2012

Boys basketball Golden Sierra 37, San Juan 65 — The Grizzlies fell to 0-4 in the Sierra Delta League with Tuesday’s home loss. Peter Biersteker led Golden Sierra with eight points, Matt Smith had seven, and Jason Boyle and Connor Barla each had six points.

Foothill Throwers clinic attracts world-class athletes

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Would $20 get you in the door to witness an Olympic event? Maybe a qualifier but not the real deal like that which takes place in London, England, site of the upcoming 2012 Summer games. Even if it did, how close would you be? Twenty bucks at last Saturday’s full-day Shot Put and Discus Clinic […]

Connor Rains lands at the University of Wyoming

Since Connor Rains put in a ton of effort this past football season earning multiple All-State honors in helping the American River College football team go undefeated, a recent Saturday 5:30 a.m. flight out of Sacramento seemed unfair. Rains didn’t mind. The ticket for that departure opened up the next chapter to his career, one […]

Hangtown saber fencers medal at North American Cup

Chaz Smith knocks off two-time world champion for the gold DIAMOND SPRINGS — In a stunning upset, Chaz Smith of the Hangtown Saber Club won USA Fencing’s Veteran event at the North American Cup (NAC) in Kansas City Dec. 11, defeating a two-time Veteran World champion to take the gold. Hangtown’s head coach, Ted Smith, […]

Roundup: Jan. 17, 2012

Girls basketball Nonleague Oak Ridge 55, Nevada Union 52 — In Monday’s contest in Grass Valley, the Trojans outscored the Miners in the second quarter, 17-6, which proved to be the difference in the final score. Oak Ridge (13-5) led 32-26 at halftime, but Nevada Union (7-10) outscored Oak Ridge in the second half, 26-23. […]

Second-ranked Pleasant Grove too strong for Lady Bruins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Despite 17 points from Olivia Nelson and 13 by Ashley Beck, host Ponderosa fell to 2nd-ranked Pleasant Grove 68-49 in Delta River League basketball action Friday night. The Lady Bruins sank six three-pointers, three by Nelson, but the Eagles made 10 — five in a decisive third quarter when they pulled away. […]

Elite Wrestling Club continues its success

The El Dorado Hills Elite Wrestling Club spread itself out last weekend with wrestlers competing at three different tournaments with success. Most of the team was at Twelve Bridges in Lincoln on Saturday and three club wrestlers, highlighted by Kaden West’s first-pace finish, participated at El Dorado Hills Invitational at Oak Ridge High. On Sunday, 14 club […]

January 16, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged | 1 Reply

Schedule: Jan 16-21, 2012

Monday, Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Holiday Tuesday, Jan. 17 Boys basketball ED @ UM, 7:30 San Juan @ GS, 7 p.m. Wrestling Bradshaw Christian @ GS, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 Girls basketball UM @ ED, 7:30 San Juan @ GS, 7 p.m. Wrestling OR @ PHS, 6 p.m. ED @ Galt, 7 p.m. […]

Roundup: Jan. 15, 2012

Girls basketball Oak Ridge 52, Del Oro 32 — The Lady Trojans outscored the Golden Eagles 30-10 in the second half for the difference in Saturday’s Common Good Classic at Antelope High. Jenn Hoffman buried seven three-pointers on her way to a game-high 21 points for Oak Ridge while Jenna Klein added 13. El Dorado […]

D’backs, Trojans shine at Oak Ridge Invitational

Union Mine’s Sean Tow, Mitchell Woods; Oak Ridge’s Keaton Subjeck win titles EL DORADO HILLS — Sean Tow feels he’s in good shape. But the Union Mine High wrestler feels his best days are yet to come. “Right now I’m almost there,” Tow said. “My back was hurting at the beginning of the year, so I […]

Roundup: Jan. 14, 2012

Boys basketball Folsom 52, Folsom 37 – Bryce Scott scored 23 points and handed out six assists in Friday’s Delta River League victory over the host Bulldogs. Scott Sanchez added 11 points, Matt Howard scored seven points and had five assists and Bryan Bare tallied six points. Ponderosa 28, Pleasant Grove 78 – The host […]

Cougars get physical en route to grounding Hawks

Leading 34-30 in Friday’s Sierra Valley Conference game against Liberty Ranch, the El Dorado High boys basketball team wanted to get physical. Inside the L.A. Brown Gym, that’s exactly what the Cougars did over the final 16 minutes. Using its height and strength near the basket in the third and fourth quarters to increase its lead to […]

AquaSol swimmers perform well at Husky Invitational

SEATTLE, Wash. — Six members of Placerville’s USA swim team traveled to the 63rd Husky Invitational Swim Meet in early December that played host to 425 swimmers representing 40 USA and collegiate teams from all over the country. The group saw 90 percent personal best times at a meet that was as high a caliber […]

Second alpine race postponed

South 1 Division coordinator Sally Zutter informed the Mountain Democrat that today’s race has been cancelled and the season pushed back by two weeks. An updated schedule with Feb. 20 and 27 added is available on south1race.org “Obviously, at this point, Jan. 23 is in jeopardy too. But I saw four forecasts this morning that […]

Griz wrestlers split double dual; Carey medals at Mark Fuller

MARYSVILLE — In Thursday’s night double dual meet at Marysville High, the Golden Sierra wrestling squad split its matches with Lindhurst and the host Indians for a successful showing by the Grizzly grapplers. Against the Blazers, Austin Mason, Drake Jaramillo, Zander Mishler, Logan Kirby, Jim Hansen, and Patrick Lewis each pinned their opponents. Tommy Carey […]

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