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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 […]

Roundup: June 27, 2011

Baseball Junior Legion El Dorado Post 119 Jrs. 4, Del Oro 1 — Bryson Campbell and Alex Alvarez combined on a two-hitter as El Dorado completed its doubleheader sweep of Del Oro Saturday at Union Mine High School. Post 119 improved to 7-2 in District 7 play — also winning the opener 9-6. El Dorado […]

Point leader Andy Forsberg wins elusive feature event

Defending track champion and current point leader Andy Forsberg of Auburn reminded Placerville Speedway’s fans why he’s called “Mr. Excitement” Saturday night. Forsberg led every lap of the 25-lap feature in the ninth Fast and Furious Dirt Track Racing Championship Winged Sprint Car point race. After qualifying fifth and finishing third in preliminary heat races, Forsberg earned […]

Swim roundup: Sierra Sharks vs Loomis Basin Dolphins

Suburban Swim League Sierra Sharks 544, Loomis Basin Dolphins 353 June 18 Girls 6 & under: 25 free: 1-A. Vos, 19.91; 2-Wurm, 26.99. 25 back: 1-A. Vos, 24.25; 3-Alyssa Harmon, 34.06. 7-8: 100 MR: 2-Makenna Swars, Samantha Bacon, Lauren Kott, Delaney Lardie, 1:30.87; 3-Mia Dale, Katherine Mansfield, Julianna Lenzi, Araceli Ramos, 1:48.15. 25 free: 1-L. […]

Under the Scoreboard: June 27, 2011

California at Berkeley  freshman Kyle Porter has been named a Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All American, just the school’s eighth-ever first-year player to earn that award. The former Oak Ridge Trojan posted an overall record of 6-0 with an ERA of 1.89, striking out 57 in 57 innings of work. Porter, who both started and relieved […]

Schedule: June 27 – July 2

Monday, June 27 Baseball Little League All Stars Juniors @ Lembi Field Gold Rush vs Folsom National, 5 p.m. Majors @ Feist Field Snowline vs Maidu, 5:30 Ponderosa vs Roseville West, 5:30 11s @ Maidu Complex Gold Rush vs Ponderosa, 7:30 9/10s @ Jeff Mitchell Field El Dorado Hills vs Roseville West, 5 p.m. Gold […]

New King Jimmer Fredette will play in Tahoe’s celebrity tourney

STATELINE, NEV. – Jimmer Fredette, the Brigham Young guard selected 10th overall in the NBA Draft, will display his talents as a professional athlete for the first time this summer at the 2011 American Century Championship (www.tahoecelebritygolf.com) celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe’s Edgewood Golf Course. The 54-hole tournament will be televised live by NBC […]

Lytle stars as Post 119 Jrs. snag game one from Eagles

EL DORADO — On the strength of an impressive pitching and hitting performance from Alex Lytle, the El Dorado Post 119 Juniors prevailed 9-6 over visiting Del Oro in the first game of Saturday’s District 7 Legion doubleheader at Union Mine High. Lytle went four innings strong, allowing just two earned runs on three hits […]

Bob West Drive for Marshall, great day ‘fore’ a great cause

The 28th Bob West Drive for Marshall, the granddaddy of fundraising tournaments in El Dorado County, teed off on a gorgeous sunny day June 13 with a field of 115 golfers. Marshall Foundation exceeded last year’s totals in raising funds that will help to improve the overall health of the community including fighting testicular cancer. “Over the […]

Placerville Speedway returns to action

After a week off, Placerville Speedway gets back to business Saturday night for the Fast and Furious Dirt Track Racing Season presented by Handy Racing Promotions Inc. This week the 360 cubic inch Winged Sprint Cars return along with the Limited Late Models and the Pure Stocks. As they head into their sixth championship event […]

The Outdoorsman: Salmon are back

The reports are in from Eureka south to Monterey, “The kings are back.” Boats out of Eureka found easy limits with most kings running from 8 to 15 pounds. Some boats netted their limits in just a couple of hours. It was hit and miss out of Shelter Cove but the kings were bigger … […]

Roundup: June 23, 2011

Baseball Senior Legion El Dorado Post 119 Seniors 9, Roseville 4 — El Dorado improved to 3-0 in District 7 play after Wednesday’s nine-inning win at Oakmont High School. Reed Omohundro pitched six innings for Post 119, striking out two and allowing two earned runs. Nathan Kelleher-Crew threw the final three and allowed one run. […]

Dry Diggins Dolphins tame Tiger Sharks

Placerville’s Dry Diggins Dolphins recreation swim team faced more than its share of challenges last week and still came home winners, defeating the Orangevale Tiger Sharks 1,82.5-1,091.5. A broken pump at the Dolphins’ home pool, the Western Slope Aquatic Center at Union Mine, forced the team to practice at another facility. Expecting to host the Tiger […]

Bridge, Nooner on Saturday’s Optimist football roster

Two area football players who graduated recently have been selected to play in Saturday’s 55th Optimist All-Star football game at American River College. Union Mine defensive back/wide receiver Beau Bridge and Ponderosa lineman Riley Nooner have roster spots on the South team for the annual event. Both athletes competed in multiple sports. Nooner played football, […]

Roundup: June 22, 2011

Baseball Junior Legion El Dorado Post 119 Juniors 3, Chico Reds 0 — Zach Brown pitched a complete game two-hitter Tuesday, striking out 11, as El Dorado evened its record to 2-2 at the the Chico Summer Slam Tournament. Playing at Doreyland Field, the score was 0-0 through five and a half innings before Post […]

El Dorado Hills Little League hosting 9-10 All Stars

EL DORADO HILLS — El Dorado Hills Little League has been selected by District 54 to host its first All-Star Tournament for 9- and 10-year-olds. The tournament will be held June 25-July 10 at Deputy Jeff Mitchell Field in El Dorado Hills and will host teams from El Dorado Hills, Ponderosa, Folsom American, Folsom National, […]

John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races feature tougher course, added challenge

It just wouldn’t be Father’s Day without wheelbarrow racing. Regardless of the economy or gas prices, wheelbarrow race fans know that Sunday afternoon at the El Dorado County Fair is reserved for the annual John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races — the epitome of a family fun. The rules are: Each competitor starts with a wheelbarrow, […]

Outside with Charlie: Snow in the hills

Summer is here. Considering what this winter and spring were like, summer is welcome. The landscape is a bit different. Record snowfall is limiting the number of areas open for families to enjoy. Want to float your boat? You can enjoy a day on the water at Lake Tahoe and Natoma, Jenkinson, Ice House, Folsom […]

Roundup: June 21, 2011

Baseball Junior Legion El Dorado Post 119 Jrs 6, Reno 5 — In take-one-for-the-team fashion, El Dorado’s John Creason wore a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday as Post 119 picked up its first win at the Chico Summer Slam Tournament at Doreyland Field. El Dorado trailed 5-2 […]

Tahoe Rim Trail Association offers youth backcountry camps

RENO, NEV. —  The Tahoe Rim Trail Association and Sierra Nevada Journeys are partnering for the fourth annual Youth Backcountry Camps summer program. We invite all youths (ages 14-17) to attend 2011 Youth Backcountry Camps (YBCC). These programs are a unique opportunity for teens to develop backcountry skills in the beautiful mountains of Lake Tahoe. […]

Swim Roundup: Sierra Sharks

Suburban Swim League Sierra Sharks 495, Broadstone Barracudas 396 June 11 Boys 6 & under: 25 back: 2-Pagcaliuagan, 37.84. 7-8: 100 MR: 1-Miles Tresser, Nathan Stoddard, Bryce Bacon, Logan Lardie, 1:25.29. 25 free: 1-Tresser, 16.22; 3-Stoddard, 18.26. 50 free: 1-Lardie, 32.89; 2-Ben Parisek, 42.46. 25 back: 2-Tresser, 21.43; 2-Stoddard, 23.69. 25 breast: 3-Lardie, 27.00. 25 […]

Roundup: June 20, 2011

Baseball Senior Legion El Dorado Post 119 Seniors 21, Galena 6 — Hunter Gallant went 5-for-6 with a home run and three RBIs to pace a 21-hit attack for El Dorado’s fourth and final victory of its Reno swing. Sunday was supposed to be a doubleheader but Galena’s lack of pitching changed the game to […]

Schedule: June 20-26

Monday, June 20 Baseball Post 119 Jr. Legion ED @ Chico Summer Slam, 8 a.m. Little League TOC Juniors @ Lembi Park, Folsom Snowline vs Roseville West, 5 p.m. El Dorado Hills vs Maidu/Folsom American winner, 8 p.m. Majors @ Mann Park, Folsom Snowline B/El Dorado Hills winner vs Folsom American B, 7:30 Majors @ […]

Roundup: June 17, 2011

Baseball Senior Legion El Dorado Post 119 Seniors 12, Damonte Ranch 0 — Justin Dillon’s grand slam backed Nathan Kelleher-Crew’s two-hitter over five innings Friday as El Dorado easily won its opener of its three-day, five-game Reno visit. Jeff Miller hit a two-run homer; Tyler Evanoff had three hits and two RBIs; Shane Murphy had two hits […]

First ‘Making the Grade Run for Education’ is on Father’s Day

EL DORADO HILLS — Calling all runners, walkers, dads and kids. Don’t miss the inaugural “Making the Grade Run for Education,” makingthegraderun.org,  scheduled for June 19. This fun and festive event will have something for everyone — 10K and 5K run/walks, professionally-timed by Capital Road Race Management — as well as two fun runs specifically […]

Gold Rush Cubs win Triple A championship

After a long season and a final spirited battle, the Cubs of Gold Rush Little League won the Triple A championship at Rotary Park, defeating the A’s 11-5. Colton Peters started on the mound for the Cubs while Bryce Culp was the A’s starting pitcher. Culp’s home run in the second inning gave the A’s […]

El Dorado Junior Legion walks off with victory

EL DORADO — Chris Swineford’s one-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday scored Garrett Crawford and Bryson Campbell to give El Dorado Post 119 a 6-5 walk-off  victory over visiting Auburn Post 84 at Union Mine High in District 7 Junior Legion baseball action. El Dorado held a 4-3 advantage after Nic […]

To be a Junior, gotta have a nickname

Union Mine, El Dorado, Ponderosa and Golden Sierra players make up this summer’s El Dorado Post 119 Junior Legion baseball team whose home field is Union Mine High School. Five Cougars, four Diamondbacks, four Bruins and three Grizzlies fill out the roster. Brett Robinson returns as head coach along with assistant Kevin McPeters. Rounding out […]

Dolphins out swim Blue Marlins

Coach Kristen Stumbaugh couldn’t be happier about her Dry Diggins Dolphins recreation swim team’s start. The Dolphins are now 2-0 in the Valley Foothill Competitive Aquatic League standings after cruising past the Cordova Blue Marlins 1,630-1,133 Saturday at Cordova. The weather was sunny and warm in contrast to opening day when the Dolphins defeated Auburn […]

The Outdoorsman: Eagle Lake is the ticket

Eagle Lake — it’s a long drive but well worth the effort for fisher folks. There are easy pickings right now at Eagle Lake, which is located near Susanville in Lassen County. Anglers are calling the action “hot,” with many catching their two-fish limits after just a couple of hours of trolling. Almost everything is […]

Roundup: June 16, 2011

Baseball Senior Legion El Dorado Post 119 Seniors 12, Pro Players Baseball 6 — The Post 119 Seniors doubled up Pro Players at Sheldon High Wednesday. The game was stopped after six innings as the host team ran out of pitching. El Dorado, with five games in Reno this weekend, went with a staff approach, […]

El Dorado Seniors flex offensive muscle to sweep Del Oro

The El Dorado Post 119 Senior Legion baseball team turned its bats loose Tuesday to crush visiting Del Oro 13-3 and 18-1 in a District 7 doubleheader sweep. Expecting two seven-inning games, El Dorado barely played a combined nine due to the mercy rule and shocked everyone by not scoring in its final at bat of […]

Post 119 Juniors baffled by Grass Valley pitching

EL DORADO — The El Dorado Post 119 Juniors managed just two hits and failed to score a run in a 6-0 loss to Grass Valley in Tuesday’s District 7 Junior Legion baseball game at Union Mine High School. “I can’t really explain it. We just came out flat and basically slept-walked through the game,” El Dorado […]

EDH wrestlers medal in freestyle state tourney

FRESNO — The Dave Schultz Kids Freestyle State Tournament was held June 11-12 at Selland Arena in Fresno. The El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club entered five wrestlers in the tourney: Jack Santina, Mikey Mello, Ricky Eyman, Scotty Moore and Kaden West. Kaden was 5-1 and took second in the intermediate division after losing his finals […]

Taz Devils overcome rain, Dolphins and Gators

EL DORADO HILLS —  The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils defeated the visiting College Greens Gators Saturday to raise their record to 2-0. The Taz entered the meet with one Suburban Swim League victory after beating the Loomis Basin Dolphins opening day in a meet marked by steady rainfall. “Nobody can remember a meet in […]

Heinz-sight: Public vs. private

Before I dive head-first into the pool this summer with the Sharks, Dolphins and Taz Devils, and prior to covering the bases with our Legion and Little League baseball teams, here’s a final point about Oak Ridge High’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I  baseball playoff run that ended with a loss to Jesuit in the championship […]

Findlay, Watson, Lee awarded A. Dale Lacky scholarships

The CIF Sac-Joaquin Section awarded 49 graduating seniors A. Dale Lacky/CSEA Scholarships totaling $34,400 this spring. The annual awards recognize the student/athletes for their outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success during their four years of high school. Three from El Dorado County made the list: Oak Ridge High’s Will Findlay and Megan Watson, […]

Roundup: June 13, 2011

Baseball Senior Legion El Dorado Post 119 Seniors 5, Chico 1 — Troy Booher scattered eight hits in six and two-thirds innings Sunday as El Dorado split its doubleheader with the Nuts at Doreyland Field. Booher struck out five before turning it over to Reed Omohundro. Offensively, Tanner McMahon’s towering solo home run put Post 119 […]

Hirst extends win streak to three in a row

Track regular Golobic steals spotlight from BCRA Midget stars; Holbrook wins in Pure Stocks When late July rolls around, Placerville Speedway will host the first ever ASCS Bullring Nationals with some of the biggest stars in the sport gracing the roster. It’s no question that when that two-day event arrives, Sacramento’s Kyle Hirst will be […]

Oak Ridge’s Ales South Optimist team MVP

SACRAMENTO — When the dust settled from a wild eighth inning that saw two teams combine for 12 runs, the South emerged 13-9 winners over the North at Saturday’s annual Optimist Senior All-Star baseball game at American River College. Oak Ridge High’s Austin Ales, in his final time wearing his Trojan No. 10 uniform, was […]

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