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Ironwoman champ will race again

SHINGLE SPRINGS —  Nicole Young, 40, from Shingle Springs, is a seasoned and conditioned athlete who typically is a top-three finisher of runs, duathlons, relays and triathlons. She also is a two-time Ironwoman champion of Eppie’s Great Race, a Sacramento run-bike-paddle triathlon in its 38th year. Her horrifying and life-changing story began on a Thursday in […]

Foothill Gold sparkles

After 13 wins and three losses, the Foothill Gold ASA girls fast pitch softball team won the championship at the Colorado Sparkler tournament over the July 4 weekend. Foothill Gold dug itself out of the loser’s bracket after a two-game elimination only to win nine consecutive games, qualifying for the championship game against the undefeated […]

Taz Devils swim past Sierra Sharks

EL DORADO HILLS — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils and Sierra Sharks of Cameron Park/Shingle Springs waged a spirited contest through much of Saturday’s meet before the Taz pulled away for a 479-417 victory in Suburban Swim League action. The Taz win sets up another epic showdown with the two-time defending champion Park Terrace […]

Roundup: July 11, 2011

Baseball Big League All Stars District 54 – 2, District 45 Hayward 11 — District 54 managed just three hits Sunday night to drop its first game at the Big League Area Tournament at Fitzgerald Field in Benicia. The team’s next game is Tuesday against the winner of Benicia-San Jose.

Woodcreek rally denies El Dorado Hills’ 9/10 All Stars

EL DORADO HILLS  — The stage was set Sunday afternoon at Jeff Mitchell Field in El Dorado Hills. The vibes were good, anticipation high and the moment right as the local 9/10 All Stars took the field for the bottom of the sixth inning, poised to take down Little League giants with just three outs to go for the […]

Snowline Juniors content reaching district finals

FOLSOM — The Snowline Junior Little League All Stars ran into tough pitching in Sunday night’s championship game against Woodcreek and the result was a 15-1 loss at Lembi Field for the District 54 banner. Woodcreek’s big right-hander Dylan Spezia brought the heat, striking out eight, and had more than enough offensive run support in the […]

Under the Scoreboard: July 11, 2011

Cal-Hi Sports has named Ponderosa outfielder Tyler Evanoff to its All State Second Team and Oak Ridge pitcher Chris Muse-Fisher to the All State Third Team. Evanoff will play at Cal Poly and Muse-Fisher will try out for Cal-Berkeley. In softball. Oak Ridge High pitcher Kacey Stanchek was selected to the Cal-Hi All State Third […]

Loss forces must-win for El Dorado Hills All Stars

EL DORADO HILLS — Propelled by a two-out, four-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning, the 9/10 Woodcreek All Stars bested El Dorado Hills 13-6 in Saturday night’s All-Star matchup for the District 54 title at Jeff Mitchell Field. El Dorado relief pitcher Will Crookham recorded two easy outs to start the fifth […]

Schedule: July 11-17

Monday, July 11 Baseball Little League All Stars Seniors @ Lembi Field Championship, 5 p.m. Juniors @ Lembi Field Championship, (if necessary), 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 Baseball Post 119 Sr, Legion ED @ Area Tournament, Arcada Post 119 Jr, Legion District Tournament, TBD Little League All Stars Seniors @ Lembi Field Championship (if necessary), […]

Ponderosa 10/11s play for banner but Roseville West gets it

ROSEVILLE — Jeremy Giuntoli and Jared Tavares combined to strike out 13 Ponderosa batters Saturday night as the Roseville West 10/11s All Stars won the District 54 title by a 7-3 score at the Maidu Complex. Tavares fanned the side in the sixth to deny the type of comeback Ponderosa had Friday when it defeated […]

Big League All Stars win first two at Area Tourney

BENICIA — Chris Rickon allowed one earned run over a seven-inning complete game performance Friday as the District 54 Big League All Stars handled Stockton 10-2 in the opening round of the Big League Area Tournament at Fitzgerald Field. District followed up on Saturday with a 7-6 win over host Benicia as Matt Deane pitched […]

Snowline Juniors fall to Woodcreek

FOLSOM – Eleven walks, nine of whom scored, spelled doom for the Snowline Little League Junior All Stars who fell 20-5 to Woodcreek Friday at Lembi Field. Adam Washabaugh’s sacrifice fly scored Dan Carey for a first-inning lead before Woodcreek came back with nine runs in the second. Nathanial Erskine’s double sent Trevon Williams to […]

District 54 Big League wins section

SACRAMENTO — Chris Rickon’s shut-down pitching over the last two innings protected a three-run lead Thursday to secure District 54′s 10-6 victory over District 5 for the Section 4 Big League title at American River College. The victory advanced District 54 to last night’s District II Big League Area Tournament in Benicia. District 54 played Stockton, […]

Jr. Legion posts a baker’s dozen in 13-2 victory

EL DORADO — El Dorado Post 119 erupted for 13 runs between the fourth and fifth innings Thursday to pick up a 13-2 District 7 Junior Legion victory over visiting Roseville at Union Mine High School. El Dorado trailed 2-0 at one point before igniting with 12 of its 14 hits in the mercy-rule win. […]

Life is anything but a drag for “Team Clevenger” racing family

EL DORADO HILLS — Makinna Clevenger wants you to believe she’s a normal teenager. She just graduated from Oak Ridge High School, where she was a good student, played rugby and was a popular cheerleader. But unlike the other cheerleaders, this 18-year-old spends her free time rocketing down a race track at 200 mph. So much […]

Roundup: July 8, 2011

Little League All Stars Seniors Gold Rush def. by Roseville West Juniors Snowline def. Lakeside 11′s El Dorado Hills def. Ponderosa Ponderosa def. Lakeside 9/10s El Dorado Hills def. Maidu

El Dorado County Sports League track and field championship results

Pentathlon Boys A: 1-Zach Culp, HG, 5; 2-Colin Hustrulid, PV, 12; 3-Travis Bruss, NS, 16; 4-Jonathan Fischer, CMP, 17. Boys B: 1-Shay Barba, PV, 8; 2-Eric Yamzon, 8; 3-Grant Seely, HG, 15; 4-Jackson Harris, CMP, 19. Girls A: 1-Abby Bennett, HG, 7; 2-Yvonne Taylor, PV, 10; 3-Maylene Coetzee, NS, 13; 4-Lexie Padilla, CMP, 20 Girls […]

The Outdoorsman: Fish go deep in hot weather

Down they go. The hot days click the air conditioners on for humans while fish head for deeper water and better temperatures. It’s called the thermocline where cool water reigns. Where the bite had been in the top 15- to 20-foot depths, now it’s 40 to 60 feet where kokanee and trout are more comfortable. […]

District 54 Big League plays tonight for Section 4 title

SACRAMENTO — Andrew Lee pitched six and two-thirds of three-hit ball Tuesday as the District 54 Big League All Stars defeated District 5 by a 9-7 score at American River College. The two teams are in the midst of a best-of-three series for the Section 4 title. Wednesday, District 5 bounced back with a 12-4 […]

Forfeits force cancellation of District Sr. Legion Tournament

This weekend’s District 7 Senior American Legion baseball tournament hosted by El Dorado Post 119 is off according to El Dorado head coach Rusty McDonald. Tuesday, McDonald was informed by American Legion commissioners that the two other teams participating, Roseville and Del Oro, had failed to comply with league rules that state rosters and other […]

Outside with Charlie: Hikers beware

Most of the outdoor recreation enthusiasts in our area know the hiking season in the higher reaches of the county has been curtailed due to the long winter and cold, snowy, spring. Kayaking, canoeing, or swimming in an alpine lake are not readily available but a bit lower in elevation, Sly Park, Ice House, Union […]

Samantha Klinkenborg qualifies for Junior Olympics

Samantha Klinkenborg, a 12-year-old attending Herbert Green, qualified for the Regional Junior Olympic Championships after placing second in the high jump at the Pacific Association USA Track and Field Junior Olympic Championships June 24-26 in Union City. Samantha cleared on her first attempts at all heights through 4-feet-6-inches to earn silver in her age group. […]

Roundup: July 5

Baseball Little League All Stars Pool play Juniors El Dorado Hills 15, Folsom American 2 Snowline 12, El Dorado Hills 7 Gold Rush 9, Lakeside 11 Gold Rush 1, Maidu 3 Note: Snowline, Lakeside, Woodreek and Roseville West advance to the championship round. Majors Ponderosa 9, Snowline 7 El Dorado Hills 12, Folsom National 2 […]

El Dorado wins Burlingame Tournament

BURLINGAME — Danny Muzzi, back from arm trouble and pitching in relief in Sunday night’s championship game of the Burlingame Tournament, stranded the tying run at third base with one out on back-to-back strikeouts as the El Dorado Post 119 Senior Legion baseball team edged San Mateo 9-8 for the title. At one point, El […]

Post 119 Juniors repeat as wood bat champs

LODI — Garrett Crawford’s double to the wall in left- center field, scoring John Creason and RJ Blake, stood as the game-winning runs Sunday as the El Dorado Junior Legion baseball team repeated as wood bat champions after a 6-4 win over Lincoln High of Stockton at Tony Zupo Field. Crawford’s hit came in the […]

Attention: Post 119 Seniors crush San Carlos, reach tourney finals

BURLINGAME — After two, tight to-the-wire last-inning wins at the Burlingame Tournament, the El Dorado Post 119 Senior American Legion baseball team whipped San Carlos by the score of 16-1 early Sunday. San Carlos was expected to be El Dorado’s toughest challenge in pool play but Post 119 came out swinging and will now face […]

Tiner outwits Sweet in high octane Civil War feature at Placerville

Throughout the 2011 Hoosier Racing Tires Civil War Sprint Car Series campaign, Visalia’s Steven Tiner has been a factor in nearly every feature event as well as in the championship point standings. Saturday night, the latest driver from the Northern California family that is rich in the history of open wheel racing advanced from the […]

Sierra Sharks pull out tight victory over Granite Bay

GRANITE BAY — The Sierra Sharks remained undefeated after edging Granite Bay by three points, 449-446, Saturday, June 25. This is the first year the Gators are competing in the Suburban Swim League against the likes of the Sharks and El Dorado Hills’ Tasmanian Devils. Previously, Granite Bay swam with the Dry Diggins Dolphins in the […]

Tahoe Rim Trail offers free guided hikes in July, August

The snow hasn’t stopped the Tahoe Rim Trail Association. The group kicked off its summer hiking season with some great free public hikes in June. Now July is here along with some dry sections of trail. Join TRTA for free guided hikes every week through the end of August. These hikes are great for all […]

Roundup: July 3, 2011

Baseball Junior Legion El Dorado Post 119 Juniors 10, Westlane 5 — Garrett Crawford, Chris Swineford and Alex Lylte each drove in two runs Saturday to advance El Dorado into tonight’s championship of the Lodi Wood Bat Tournament at Zupo Field. Post 119 will face either Lodi or Lincoln. Bryson Campbell pitched into the fifth […]

Schedule: July 4-10

Monday, July 4 Happy Fourth of July! Tuesday, July 5 Baseball Little League All Stars Juniors @ Lembi Field Championship round, 5 p.m. Majors @ Fiest Field Championship rounds, 5:30 11s @ Maidu Complex Ponderosa vs El Dorado Hills, 7:30 9/10s @ Jeff Mitchell Field El Dorado Hills vs Maidu, 7:30 Wednesday, July 6 Baseball […]

El Dorado Post 119 posts another come-from-behind walk-off win.

BURLINGAME — Justin Dillon’s two-out single to left field, on the heels of Jerrod Bravo’s two-run single to center that tied the score, gave the El Dorado Post 119 Senior American Legion baseball team a dramatic last-inning come-from-behind 5-3 victory over Redwood City Saturday on the second day of the Burlingame Tournament. Friday, El Dorado […]

Roundup: July 2, 2011

Baseball Senior Legion El Dorado Post 119 Seniors 2, Burlingame 1 – El Dorado prevailed in Friday’s tournament opening pitcher’s duel as Troy Booher scattered three hits in a complete game, eight strikeout performance from the mound and Post 119 won it on Jerrod Bravo’s two-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning. El Dorado actually trailed 1-0 […]

Record-shattering season to conclude with Fourth of July weekend skiing

LAKE TAHOE — For the second consecutive season, the seven Ski Lake Tahoe resorts are reporting an increase in skier visitation numbers that once again outperformed the percentage growth at U.S. ski resorts as a whole by more than four times the national average. Nearly eclipsing the all-time mark set during the 2004-05 season, the […]

Juniors fall flat against Whitney

EL DORADO — A total of five hits meant no rallies or late comebacks last Thursday for the El Dorado Post 119 Junior Legion baseball team, which fell to visiting Whitney 11-3 in District 7 play at Union Mine High School. El Dorado matched a Whitney run in the first inning on Nic Rowen’s RBI single […]

Full contact football camp draws 170 future stars

EL DORADO HILLS — During the first real hot spell of this summer, 170 young football players, ages 6-14, took the field at Oak Ridge High School for three days of conditioning, drills, practice and scrimmages. And despite the heat — which can be intense on the two-year-old synthetic turf fields —  the campers never […]

The Outdoorsman: Ice House and Union Valley ready

Ice House and Union Valley lakes are producing. Julie Siebert at the Ice House store told me, “Ice House is producing well on rainbows and some browns. The lake is up to 70 percent full and the campgrounds and launch ramp are open.” Although unconfirmed, Julie added, “I heard there was a big brown in […]

Post 119 Seniors overcome Wong, Flames in 14-8 win

FOLSOM — Scoring nine runs in its final two at bats, El Dorado’s Senior American Legion baseball team outlasted host Folsom 14-8 Wednesday at Vista del Lago High School. After a rain out Tuesday at Del Oro, Post 119 avenged an earlier home loss to the Flames behind an 18-hit attack led by Tyler Evanoff’s […]

Roundup: June 30, 2011

Baseball Little League All Stars Majors Snowline 3, Maidu 16 Ponderosa 0, Roseville West 11 11s Ponderosa 10, Gold Rush 0

Speedway features racing, Family Blast tonight

California’s top sprint car and dirt modified drivers will converge at Placerville Speedway Saturday for a night of explosive racing at the quarter-mile clay oval, followed by a spectacular pyrotechnics display after dark. It’s time to celebrate Independence Day weekend in pure American style with auto racing and fireworks all wrapped into one fantastic package. […]

Samantha Rains signs with Dominican

SAN RAFAEL — The Dominican University of California women’s volleyball team will be considerably taller next season with the addition of 6-footers Samantha Rains of Ponderosa High School and Skyler Moon, a transfer from Cabrillo College in Aptos, plus 5-10 Rachael deVries out of Davis Senior High School. In addition, Dominican second-year head coach Gayle […]

Dolphins out race Rollingwood Rockets

EL DORADO — The Dry Diggins Dolphins swim team hosted the Rollingwood Rockets Saturday at the Western Slope Aquatic Center as a trial to see if the Rockets’ Sacramento Swim League and the Dolphins’ Valley Foothill Competitive Aquatic League would benefit from a merger. “I do not expect to win. This will be a fast […]

Kirkwood kicks off summer season with Independence Day celebrations and fireworks

KIRKWOOD — Kirkwood gets ready to spring into summer this weekend with the resort’s annual Independence Day celebrations/fireworks and a host of other activities and special events. Saturday, July 2, marks the beginning of the resort’s summer season. The weekend kicks off with the Volunteer Fire Department barbecue Saturday afternoon and the Motherlode Cruisers Classic […]

Outside with Charlie: Ride on Iron Mountain

Sacramento, Davis, Folsom. El Dorado Hills, Placerville, Pollock Pines, Auburn, Nevada City, Baxter, Lake Tahoe, Truckee — great places to ride a road or mountain bike — but there’s a difference between the first three and the others. Sacramento, Davis and Folsom offer lengthy, pleasant routes that are flat for the most part. There are […]

Home runs help, then hurt, Post 119 Srs. in split

Justin Dillon’s two-run home run and a second that drove in three, part of a 10-run second inning Saturday, helped the El Dorado Post 119 Seniors to a 13-0 win over Roseville in the first game of a District 7 doubleheader. In the second game, El Dorado lost an 8-6 lead with three outs to […]

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