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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 […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged | 3 Replies

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 […]

El Dorado soccer shuts out D’backs

EL DORADO — Both the Union Mine and El Dorado soccer squads approached Monday’s intra-county match as an opportunity to get their seasons moving in the right direction. The teams played to a 0-0 draw Sept. 10 in the Del Campo Jamboree at Cherry Island and were both hoping to improve on that outcome. “We […]

Cougars drop match with Vista Eagles

With preseason matches in the books and the Sierra Valley Conference volleyball schedule underway, teams are jockeying for early positioning as they meet for the first time. Both El Dorado and visiting Vista del Lago were undefeated coming into Monday night’s match, but the Cougars were gunned down by the Eagles in a three-game sweep, […]

Roundup: Sept. 27, 2011

Tennis Oak Ridge 9, Sheldon 0 Singles (OR first): Rachel Librach def. Nguyen 6-2, 6-0; Teja Chalamcherla def. Ho 6-3, 6-2; Hannah Crookham def. Tan 6-1, 6-1; Gabby Zeagler def. Vo 6-2, 6-2; Miranda Miller def. Ngo 6-0, 6-0; Haesoo Kim def. Siggard 6-1, 6-2. Doubles (OR first): Megan Eaves-Emily Beasy def. Nguyenn-Wand 6-4, 7-6; […]

Union Mine volleyball romps past Raiders

EL DORADO — Volleyball matches don’t get much easier than Monday night’s Sierra Valley Conference contest between host Union Mine and River City. It took just about an hour for the Lady Diamondbacks to hand the visitors a lopsided 25-9, 25-9, 25-9 defeat in the second match of the league schedule. D’back coach Mike Yates […]

Bandits are senior champs

The Bandits are the 2011 champions of the Placerville Prospectors Senior Softball Club. After taking first place in the regular season the team swept the playoffs to win the title. Managed by Steve “Doc” Drogin, the Bandits only lost six games in the 30-game season. The club’s oldest active player is Harley Weldin, who pitched two […]

REEL ROCK Film Tour premiers at High Altitude Fitness

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — High Altitude Fitness will premier the Reel Rock Film Tour Oct. 6 at 8 p.m., at its facility located at 880 Northwood Blvd. in Incline Village. Tickets are $10 — climb that day, watch the show and save the ticket to use as a free day pass to come back any […]

Oak Ridge, Ponderosa harriers compete at Stanford Invite

PALO ALTO — Saturday’s annual trip to the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto was a success for both the Oak Ridge and Ponderosa cross country teams. The weather was perfect for the event held on Stanford’s golf course. Competing against top Division I level programs from throughout the state, the Trojan varsity girls finished second […]

Ellen Tiedemann earns All American honor

USA Water Polo named El Dorado High water polo player Ellen Tiedemann an Academic All-American with Outstanding Achiever status. Over the summer, Tiedemann competed for American River Water Polo Club at the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics in Irvine. Along with carrying a 4.10 grade-point average, the El Dorado junior swims and plays water polo […]

Kaeding wins tribute race as Forsberg takes title

The 2011 Hoosier Racing Tires Civil War Sprint Car Series came to a conclusion Saturday night in grand fashion with the eighth Annual Tribute to Al Hinds at the Placerville Speedway. When the checkered flag flew, one popular California driver added a special victory to his resume while another scored the richest championship title in the […]

Grizzly football returns to the win column

GARDEN VALLEY — After two straight road losses, Golden Sierra High’s football team returned to the Griz Dome Friday and with the home crowd at its back, did what it has done best on the home turf — win. Behind a resurgent ground game, the Grizzlies held on for a 17-6 Sierra Delta League victory […]

Bennett’s last-second interception secures Union Mine victory

Tow runs for 273 yards, scores twice ELK GROVE — Graham Bennett wanted to redeem himself. After a shaky first half saw Bennett throw two consecutive interceptions in Union Mine’s Sierra Valley Conference opener against host Cosumnes Oaks Friday, the senior quarterback, in a twist of irony, made amends by taking back what he’d given away. […]

Schedule: Sept. 26, 2011

Monday, Sept. 26 Golf OR @ Susan G. Komen tourney, Catta Vedera CC Soccer *ED @ UM, 6:30 *Sheldon @ OR, 4 p.m. *PHS @ Pleasant Grove, 4 p.m. *San Juan @ GS, 4 p.m. Volleyball *River City @ UM, 6 p.m. *Vista del Lago @ ED, 6 p.m. Tennis *Sheldon @ OR, Broadstone RC, […]

Roundup: Sept 25, 2011

Girls volleyball Woodcreek Invitational Oak Ridge 9, Ponderosa 8 — PHS goals: Heidi Hill, 4; Ellie Miller, 2; Adrianne Dreese; Clare Kessler. Assists: Hannah Milanowski; Hannah Hill. Steals: Hannah Hill, 4. Saves: Leight Thomas, 5. Ponderosa 6, Ygnacio Valley 5 — PHS goals: Hannah Hill, 4; Dreese, Heidi Hill. Assists: Miller, Milamowski. Steals: Hannah Hill, […]

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