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Under the Scoreboard: April 18

Golden Sierra sports fans update: Tyler Waldron, a Grizzly graduate in 2007 who led the baseball team to its first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section title, is pitching in the Single A minors for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ West Virginia Power team. He started April 10 and got the win, going five innings, allowing no runs or walks and striking […]

Schedule: April 18-24

Monday, April 18 Baseball Surewest-Woodcreek Spring Tourney Casa Roble vs. OR @ OR, 11 a.m. UM vs. Yuba City @ OR, 2 p.m. OR vs. Yuba City @ OR, 4 p.m. PHS @ Roseville, 2 p.m. Atascadero Tourney ED vs. Templeton, 2 p.m. ED vs. Lynbrrok, 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 Baseball Surewest Tourney, TBA […]

Roundup: Apri 17, 2011

Baseball Surewest-Woodcreek Varsity Invitational Oak Ridge 9, Union Mine 2 — The host Trojans went up 8-0 after three innings and coasted to Saturday’s tournament win behind the starting pitching of Jake Wehr. Offensively for Oak Ridge, Luke Eicher hit a home run and drove in four runs; Lance Berrenger went 2-for-3, 2 RBIs; Matt […]

Golden Sierra baseball sweeps doubleheader

GARDEN VALLEY — Fans might have found it hard to believe the same two teams played the second game of Friday’s doubleheader between the Golden Sierra baseball team and visiting Highlands. After crushing the Scots 19-4 in the first game, the Grizzlies barely survived to win the second game 9-8. “That was quite a game and […]

Roundup: April 16, 2011

Softball Ponderosa 7, Antelope 3 — The Lady Bruins opened the Stephanie Le Doux Tournament Friday with a victory over the Titans. Katie Pieplow went 3-for-3 for Ponderosa; Olivia Lucatuorto was 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Raven Ikeda, 1B, 3B; Courtney Jenkins, 2-for-2; Giana Bilotta, 2 RBIs. Ponderosa 0, Del Oro 2 – The Bruins managed […]

Trojans go ‘Pink’ to give Folsom the blues

EL DORADO HILLS — Kasey Stanchek allowed just one hit while striking out a dozen Friday and Jenessa Jeppesen’s second-inning lead-off home run to straightaway center field stood up as the game-winner as host Oak Ridge downed neighboring Folsom 9-0 in Delta River League softball action. Both teams donned various combinations of the color pink on […]

Union Mine nine upends El Dorado

Just two days after El Dorado’s baseball team defeated Union Mine on the Diamondbacks’ home field behind a one-hitter from Justin Dillon, the D’backs turned the tables and took down the Cougars 9-6 at L.A. Brown Field. The intra-county battles between these teams mean more than bragging rights this year with both now competing in […]

Diamondback soccer rallies for dramatic victory

EL DORADO — The Sierra Valley Conference season has been rocky for the Union Mine girls soccer team, one filled with close losses and would-be wins that turned into draws. Thursday the Diamondbacks knew they would be hard-pressed to earn a victory over visting Galt, a team that was second in the standings coming in […]

Roundup: April 15, 2011

Baseball Oak Ridge 15, Sheldon 9 – Behind a 19-hit attack, the Trojans improved to 5-2 with Thursday’s Delta River League win. Cole Hanson was 4-for-5, 3B, 2B, 4 RBIs; Zach Mahon, 4-for-6, 3 RBIs; Luke Eicher, 3B, 2B, 3 RBIs; Austin Ales, 2-for-5; and Jake Wehr, 2-for-4. The game was marred by 13 errors. […]

Bruin baseball takes down 1st-place Franklin

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Blake Yaeger’s three-run triple was the big blow in an eight-run sixth inning, Nick Perata added a two-run double and Troy Booher pitched a complete game as host Ponderosa dealt first-place Pleasant Grove a 10-3 setback in Delta River League baseball action Thursday afternoon. The Bruins avoided a sweep by the Eagles with the […]

Roundup: April 14, 2011

Softball Golden Sierra 2, Vista del Lago 5 — The host Eagles broke a 2-2 tie with three sixth-inning runs and overcame four errors in the field to win Wednesday’s nonleague game. Offensively for the Grizzlies, Jordan Perry went 2-for-4 and Savannah Stephens doubled. On the mound, Sarah Rasmussen went the distance. Ponderosa 4, Sheldon 5 […]

Union Mine grand slams Liberty Ranch

EL DORADO — A day after Union Mine was shut down by El Dorado, the Diamondback baseball team returned to the diamond Wednesday hoping its bats would do a little more talking against Liberty Ranch. Once the hometown team went to the plate in the bottom half of the first inning it was evident that […]

Second Speedway point race honors Doug Veerkamp Engineering

The Winged 360 Sprint Cars return to Placerville Speedway at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds Saturday night along with fire-breathing late model stock cars and the always exciting Pure Stock division. The racing season at Placerville Speedway is presented by Red Hawk Casino in conjunction with Hoosier Racing Tires West. Association sponsors for the championship […]

The Outdoorsman: Ocean salmon aplenty

It was a good opening weekend for ocean salmon season — especially in the Santa Cruz and Monterey areas. It was a blowout on the north coast so the boats didn’t get out. The only deterrent was the number of shakers — salmon who measured below the 24-inch minimum. The Monterey boats did better than […]

Trojan softball loses pitcher’s duel to St. Francis

EL DORADO HILLS — The Oak Ridge offense failed to advance a runner past second base in falling 4-0 to St. Francis in Wednesday’s Delta River League softball game. St. Francis starting pitcher Stephanie Heyward had an afternoon to remember, throwing a complete game one-hit beauty to go with a huge three-run triple in the […]

Oak Ridge soccer ties Huskies

EL DORADO HILLS — Ashley Pearl can use all the technical jargon she wants to describe stopping several point-blank Sheldon shots in the second half that saved Oak Ridge’s hide but that still doesn’t explain how the Trojan goalie single-handedly helped her team avoid a loss. On the other side, the Huskies boarded the bus […]

Swim roundup: April 11-15, 2011

Sierra Valley Conference Varsity girls: El Dorado 105, Cosumnes Oaks 65 Varsity boys: El Dorado 100, Cosumnes Oaks 70 ELK GROVE — The El Dorado swim teams made the trip to Elk Grove for Tuesday’s makeup meet with Cosumnes Oaks worthhile, coming home with victories in both the boys and girls divisions. “It was a […]

Grizzly girls track strikes gold in Amador Relays

AMADOR — Coach Mike Brown’s Golden Sierra girls track team won the team title and the lion’s share of the gold from the 2011 Amador Relays track meet at Amador High School. Under sunny skies and cool temperatures, the Grizzly girls raced to victories in the 4-by-100, 4-by-400, 4-by-800, sprint medley and distance medley relays. […]

Cougars’ Justin Dillon pitches one-hit shutout over D’backs

EL DORADO — El Dorado’s Justin Dillon had one of those near-perfect days on the mound Tuesday — a day when a pitcher takes control of a game and dominates the opposition. It’s even sweeter when the offense provides run support against a hometown rival. Cougar coach Rusty McDonald started Dillon Tuesday against Union Mine […]

Cameron Price wins national boardercross event

Cameron Price, 18, of Diamond Springs, placed first in the nation in the 18-22 men’s jams division at the 2011 USASA National Snowboard boardercross competition at Copper Mountain, Colo., last week. A 2010 Union Mine graduate, Price bested a field of 26 other riders, including current Diamondback Ian Diem, who placed third. Price navigated through […]

Roundup: April 13, 2011

Boys golf Sierra Valley Conference 18-hole tournament at Castle Oaks GC: 1-Vista del Lago, 401; 2-Union Mine, 410; 3-El Dorado, 438; 4-Cosumnes Oaks, 452; 5-Liberty Ranch, 455; 6-River City, 554; 7-Galt, DQ. ED scores: Tanner Lichty, 79; Shane Hopkins, 85; Andrew Montez, 86; Tyler Powell, 89; Cohl Hatala, 99; Zane Hatala, 101. UM scores: Kyle […]

Roundup: April 12, 2011

Boys golf Delta River League 18-hole tournament at Cameron Park CC: 1-Jesuit, 379; 2-Ponderosa, 405; 3-Folsom, 407; 4-Pleasant Grove, 428; 5-Oak Ridge, 429; 6-Sheldon, 507.PHS individual scores: 1 (four-way tie)-Corey Pereira, 74; Derek Trofimczuk, 74; Jeremy Ashburn, 77; Brad Peil, 83; Mike Green, 97; Logan Shivers, 112. OR scores: Reid Edlund, 80; Tyson Tavalero, 85; Cory Dela Cruz, […]

Oak Ridge track competes in Arcadia Invitational

LOS ANGELES — Thirteen Oak Ridge track and field athletes competed at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational in Los Angeles April 8-9 against top competitors from around the nation. Benji Xie, Will Findlay and Shannon Trumbull turned in outstanding performances. Xie broke the school record in the 3,200-meter seeded race Saturday night, blazing eight laps in […]

Grizzlies challenge first-place Bradshaw Christian

GARDEN VALLEY — A true measure of a team’s success is whether it shows improvement during the course of the season. Though victory eluded host Golden Sierra Monday evening, the Grizzlies challenged first-place Bradshaw Christian after a one-sided loss to the Pride in the teams’ first match. Erin Anderson’s second-half goal gave Golden Sierra the lead before […]

Outside with Charlie: More options

This is the second column about what to do for recreation at the end of winter if you’ve run out of lift ticket money and enthusiasm. Bike riding is one option. The El Dorado Trail is in our back yard but isn’t the only place to ride — and riding isn’t the only thing to […]

Lady Diamondbacks shut out by Eagles

EL DORADO — Union Mine’s softball team dropped to 3-3 in the Sierra Valley Conference standings after Monday’s 11-0 loss to visiting Vista del Lago. The Lady Diamondbacks left nine runners stranded, once with bases loaded, against the opportunistic Eagles. Vista pitcher Morgan Theis scattered seven hits, walked none and struck out seven to keep […]

Trojans blank Pleasant Grove with near no-hitter from Ales

EL DORADO HILLS — Starting pitcher Austin Ales threw a two-hit gem for Oak Ridge, humbling the previously undefeated Eagles 6-0 in Monday’s Delta River League varsity baseball matchup. Ales breezed through the first six innings, facing the minimum number of Eagle batters without yielding a single hit (a double-play in the second erased a […]

Woollardi brings down the roof

POLLOCK PINES — Tom Woollardi of Sierra Springs is one bowler hoping Knotty Pine Lanes in Pollock Pines  reopens soon. Shortly before the roof literally caved in on the popular gathering spot, Woollardi, 64, rolled the first 300 game of his life — 12 strikes in a row. Woollardi and his wife Rebecca were bowling […]

Hangtown Saber Club fencers qualify for national championships

DIAMOND SPRINGS — Three members of the Hangtown Saber Club in Diamond Springs qualified for USA Fencing’s National Championships based on their placement in the divisional qualifying event held April 3 in Rancho Cordova. The national championships will be held July 1-10 in Reno and will draw thousands of fencers from across the United States […]

Bruin track combines to win Lancer Invitational

RANCHO CORDOVA — The Ponderosa track teams combined scores in three divisions to win the overall title of the Lancer Invitational at Cordova High School Saturday.  The varsity boys were second to Sheldon in a field of 22 schools with 50 points; the girls team totaled 85 points and also finished second in an 18-team […]

Swim roundup: April 4-8

Delta River League Varsity girls: Oak Ridge 63, St. Francis 107 Varsity boys: Oak Ridge 93, Jesuit 93 EL DORADO HILLS — “What a great day for a meet,” Oak Ridge coach Patrick Foster said. “It was the first year in five years that Jesuit and St. Francis traveled for a league meet. The teams put […]

Sills takes Wingless Sprint Car feature victory

Racing’s doubleheader that opened the Placerville Speedway season this weekend had a big share of the action Saturday on the quarter-mile clay oval at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. The “Totally Wingless” event featured the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Car Series, the Midgets and Midget Lites of the Bay Cities Racing Association and the Nor […]

Under the Scoreboard: April 10, 2011

After winning WAC Track Athlete of the Week honors last week, Ponderosa graduate Samantha Diaz, who now runs for the University of Nevada, Reno, had another great meet at Sacramento State’s Mondo Mid Major Invitational this weekend. Diaz ran the 800-meters placing second at 2:08.07. Diaz’s time is an individual best, the fourth-best time in […]

Schedule: April 11-16, 2011

Monday, April 11 Baseball Pleasant Grove @ OR, 4 p.m. PHS @ Jesuit, 4 p.m. UM @ Vista, 4:15 Golf PHS, OR @ DRL Tournament, Cameron Park CC, noon UM, ED @ SVC Tourney, Castle Oaks GC, noon GS @ San Juan, 3 p.m. Soccer Bradshaw Christian @ GS, 6:30 Folsom @ OR, 4 p.m. […]

Friday’s Speedway opener cold but dry

Drivers and fans braved the unusually cool temperatures Friday evening for the long-awaited Placerville Speedway Red Hawk Casino championship opener presented by Hoosier Tires, Riebes Auto Parts, the Mountain Democrat and Pepsi Cola. The evening featured three divisions on the track that underwent significant repairs by Handy Racing Promotions to fix drain damage from heavy […]

Roundup: April 9, 2011

Baseball El Dorado 12, Argonaut 1 — Chris Swineford doubled twice and drove in five runs as the Cougars crushed the visiting Buffaloe in a Saturday matinee cut short due to the mercy rule. Nic Rowen added two hits including a double and Justin Dillon went 2-for-2 with two RBIs. On the mound, CJ Campini, […]

Bruin girls show Bulldogs no mercy

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa cruised to its first league win Friday, beating the Folsom Bulldogs 12-2 in a Delta River League varsity softball matchup. The Bruins’ offense erupted in the second inning on the strength of a six-run two-out outburst. Shortstop Olivia Lucatuorto broke the seal off the pivotal inning with a line-drive single into […]

Grizzly softball freezes Spartans

GARDEN VALLEY — Not only is the Golden Sierra softball team undefeated and leading the Sierra Delta League standings, the Grizzly girls are tough. Thursday’s April storm that looked like a winter wonderland in Garden Valley didn’t stop the Grizzlies from taking the field to peg visiting San Juan with its second loss of the […]

All Star Gymnastics to host Gold Rush Classic Acro-Gymnastics meet

DIAMOND SPRINGS — All Star Gymnastics and Cheer is hosting the second annual Gold Rush Classic April 16-17. Acrobatic gymnastic athletes of all levels from all over California will compete hoping to qualify for the state championships in May. The event is open to the public. Opening ceremonies and competition begin at 9:30 a.m. on […]

Roundup: April 8, 2011

Boys golf Ponderosa defeated Jesuit 196-204 at Cameron Park CC. PHS scores:  Co-medalists: Corey Pereira, Brad Peil, even-par 36; Derek Trofimczuk, 37; Jeremy Ashburn, 43; Mike Green, 44; Danny Gassman, 47. El Dorado defeated Cosumnes Oaks 217-253 at Cold Springs CC. ED scores: Medalist Tanner Lichty, 39; Tyler Powell, 42; Andrew Montez, 42; Shane Hopkins, […]

Jesuit ends Trojans’ two-game win streak

EL DORADO HILLS — Coming off a two-game winning streak, the Oak Ridge baseball team hoped to keep the good times rolling against Jesuit Thursday. Instead, the game turned into a one-sided Delta River League loss with Jesuit rapping out 14 hits en route to a 14-3 victory over the Trojans. Despite the cold, gusting […]

Gold Country Karate tourney discovers gold

EL DORADO — The Gold Country Karate Tournament Saturday attracted an energetic and determined crew of nearly 50 martial artists from the Placerville area to compete in forms, sparring, grappling, board- and brick-breaking and more. The first open tournament held in many years in this area was judged by Shihan Newman of New Man’s Karate, […]

The Outdoorsman: More stripers showing

Despite murky waters in the Sacramento River from recent storms and the continued run off, more striped bass are moving upriver. There is good striper action along the Benicia shoreline and further upriver at Cache and Lisbon sloughs the bite has been fair. Some schools of linesides were concentrated in the Yuba City area. Pile […]

Oak Ridge soccer unlucky, unfortunate and unable against St. Francis

EL DORADO HILLS — With the wind at its back, St. Francis tallied a trio of second-half goals to pin a 3-0 defeat on host Oak Ridge in Delta River League soccer action Wednesday afternoon. In need of a league win, the Trojans found little success at the offensive end with few if any shot […]

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