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East meets West as AquaSol swimmers train together

Placerville mom Chandra Schreck was late this year filling out paperwork to participate in the 4 H International Exchange Program that would bring a Japanese student to her home for a month this summer. The program, in conjunction with Japan’s Labo progam, pairs students with families in both countries. The exchanges are on an alternating […]

Three awarded Tyler Flynn ‘Forever 44′ scholarships

Every year, three Tyler Flynn “Forever 44″ Memorial Scholarships are awarded to student-athletes from Ponderosa, Union Mine and El Dorado high schools. College-bound seniors who have had exemplary athletic careers and whose personal standards and accomplishments are a positive model for others, are selected to receive the scholarships. Along with doing well academically, the candidates […]

Come race in beautiful Indian Valley

The first Mountain Circle Marathon/Half Marathon/10K is Saturday, Aug. 20, in the scenic Indian and Genessee valleys in Plumas County. All revenue will benefit foster children served by Mountain Circle Family Services. This is a fun community event with a beautiful course, prizes, awards and unique roadside water and treat stations on out-and-back courses that […]

Zip Tahoe offers zip lines and canopy tours at Kirkwood

KIRKWOOD — Thrill seekers are experiencing a new adrenalin rush this year thanks to Zip Tahoe’s state of the art zip line tour at Kirkwood Mountain Resort. Zip Tahoe includes eight different lines and multiple suspension bridges. “The tour is a breath of fresh air for visitors to the Tahoe area looking for new excitement” […]

Hangtown Destruction Derby roars to new high

Some said it was the best destruction derby Placerville had ever seen. The 38th annual Placerville Police Officers Association’s Hangtown Destruction Derby absolutely destroyed the belief that Sunday was a day of relaxation. The El Dorado County Fairgrounds produced a cacophony of noise — complete with roaring engines, smashing fenders and screaming fans. This year’s […]

Forsberg outwits Trulli for Kids’ Night Sprint win

Auburn’s Andy Forsberg continued to dominate Placerville Speedway Saturday in the eighth Red Hawk Casino-Hoosier Racing Tires Championship season series. Before packed stands for Mountain Democrat Kids’ Night, Forsberg earned his third Sprint Car victory in the 25-lap feature to increase his point lead en route to a potential third title. Forsberg nearly had a […]

The mentor and his prize pupil

DIAMOND SPRINGS — Ever want to test your boxing skills in the ring, float like a butterfly, sting like a bee? You can with proper guidance. Drop into Orr’s Martial Arts and Family Fitness at its new location on the corner of Enterprise and Merchandise in Diamond Springs, and meet Michael Pettaway. He will teach you to hook, jab, counterpunch […]

Roundup: Aug. 14, 2011

Cold Springs Country Club Ladies Golf 2011 Major tournament results Three day 18-hole Club Championship: Aug. 9 Open division Low gross: Jerri Arens, 281 Low net: Gloria Gaetano, 223; Charlotte Henderson, 227 Senior division: Low gross: Roberta Galvez, 271 Low net: Rosemary Authier, 205; Ann Morris, 209 President’s Cup: May 12 Match play 1st flight: […]

InAlliance Run/Walk is Oct. 8

Runners, walkers and outdoor enthusiasts will take to the trails on Saturday, Oct. 8, when local nonprofit InAlliance hosts the third annual Gold Rush Fun Run & Walk fundraiser on the El Dorado Trail beginning in Placerville. Participants will weave their way through the Sierra Nevada Foothills in 10 mile, 10K, 5K and 1 mile […]

Oak Ridge alumni win TRI for FUN Triathlon

Saturday, Aug. 6, three Oak Ridge High alumni combined their endurance specialties to form a triathlon relay team for the 28th annual TRI for FUN Triathlon at Rancho Seco Park. Connor Benander, who attends Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cody Kaiser, an elite, nationally ranked cyclist, and Amjed Aboukhadijeh, who is currently competing on UCLA’s […]

Speedway hosts Mt. Democrat Kids’ Night

Grab the bikes and bring the tykes. Saturday is “Mountain Democrat Kids’ Night” at Placerville Speedway. This event is the biggest night for the littlest race fans annually and marks the first of two big days of family fun at the speedway. The evening will feature the return of Red Hawk Casino Championship point racing […]

Mr. Smith goes to Waynesburg

Joey Smith will major in athletic training in college starting this fall, but he may want to consider a minor in marketing. After all, the recent El Dorado High graduate negotiated his own deal to play baseball for Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania. Wanting to continue his career after high school, Smith promoted the one thing he could sell — himself. Partnering with a […]

Hunting contest winner announced

Something special happens when two far-sighted people band together with the generous owner of a renowned hunting club. For Brock Boyd, 12, and his dad Steve, 47, of Placerville, that something special is an all-inclusive, three-day, four-night trip of a lifetime to R&R Hunting Resort, a Cabela’s certified destination, in Seneca, S.D. Brock’s whole family […]

Tahoe Rim Trail Association offers backcountry camp

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev, — The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) is hosting a Backcountry Camp on the Tahoe Rim Trail Sept. 3-5. Volunteers have shown their appreciation for this public recreation trail through 25 years of backcountry camps. The camp will be held near the Mt. Rose Trailhead of the TRT, at the top of […]

The Outdoorsman: The bite is on

Our area rivers and lakes are producing … there is no sign of the usual late summer dog days just yet. The summer salmon run is on from the mouth of the American River at Discovery Park, south to Rio Vista and all the way beyond Antioch and Pittsburg. Fishing folks are everywhere. The boat […]

Spencer and Corinna make a stylish splash at Nationals

Three things all synchronized swimmers need are grace, stamina and gelatin (yes, you read that right). Just ask Oak Ridge students Spencer Gates, 15, and Corinna Jacobs, 16. The Sacramento Synchronized Swim Team members and coach Kristin Walton came home from the USA Synchronized Swimming Age Group Nationals 2011 this summer in Federal Way, Wash., with an impressive […]

Trojans greet their fans

EL DORADO HILLS — The second annual “Meet the Trojans” celebration Saturday featured the Junior Trojans Football and Cheer, the Oak Ridge High cheerleaders and the star of the show — the Oak Ridge football team. Fans, parents and students gathered at Town Center in El Dorado Hills as the team kicked off the high […]

Destruction Derby crashes into Placerville Speedway Sunday

Placerville Speedway will host the sounds of smashing sheet metal and the roar of smoking engines and cheering spectators as one of El Dorado County’s oldest charitable events returns for its 38th consecutive year Sunday. It’s time for the classic annual Hangtown Destruction Derby, an afternoon of car-crushing mayhem that is fun for the entire […]

Local entrepreneur creates The CÖR Bench

Entrepreneurship 101: See need, develop need, market need. Greg Reffner knows the steps well. As the corporate executive officer and owner of CÖR Systems, the Union Mine High graduate and former Diamondback skier and soccer player, created and developed the CÖR Bench, a hybrid exercise system that forces core musculature activation and increases range of motion. […]

Outside with Charlie: Wildflowers abound

Here we are — the middle of August and the weather is gorgeous. It’s been relatively mild all over, so being outside is wonderful. The Carson Pass area is arguably one of the premier hiking destinations around here. By itself, it’s stunning and even more coupled with the drive to get there. It’s worth the […]

Fred Belt cycles through Central America

Editor’s note: After undergoing five-way bypass surgery in 1998, Placerville’s Fred Belt gave up running marathons and took up cycling. His new passion has taken him all over the world — across the United States from coast to coast in 27 days, the length of the California coast, Tibet, Mongolia, Alaska and now Central America. […]

Ensign wins inaugural USAC sprint race at Speedway

Placerville Speedway hosted a unique night of racing last Saturday night with three divisions of wingless open wheel race cars in competition. The event brought the United States Auto Racing Club Western Classic Sprint Car Series to the quarter-mile track for the first time in history in an event that paid tribute to the late […]

Taz Devils splash to second place at ‘Champs’

The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils recreation swim team raced to a second place finish at the Suburban Swim League Championships July 30-31. Despite posting very fast times, the Taz couldn’t overcome their rivals, the two-time defending champion Park Terrace Penguins, who out-pointed the Taz over the three-day competition 1,355–1,048.50. The Sierra Sharks from Cameron […]

Samantha Klinkenborg takes eighth in nation

WICHITA, KAN. — Samantha Klinkenborg, 12, of Placerville, bravely competed in 105-degree, humid, hot weather at Cessna Stadium in Kansas and was rewarded with a trip to the medal stand after her event in the 45th USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships July 26-27 at Wichita State University. Samantha finished eighth in the […]

Carson Valley’s Divine 9 is a golfer’s dream

CARSON CITY, NEV. — Carson City and Carson Valley golf courses in Nevada are vibrant green, fairways are lush and putts roll smoothly at the Divine 9 layouts. The golf season is in full swing. The nine courses that represent the best in golf between Lake Tahoe and Reno provide a variety of challenges and […]

Speedway event caps double-header weekend

Tony Hunt will look to add to his points lead as the USAC Western Classic Racing Series continues its inaugural season with a return to Dennis Gage’s Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night and the series debut at Alan Handy’s Placerville Speedway Saturday night. A strong field of traditional non-wing sprint cars will be in […]

The Outdoorsman: Basin bonanza

You might make a cast and hook up but you won’t know what it is. Could be a salmon, a striper or a shad. It’s possible it could be a late arriving steelhead. What am I referring to? There is plenty of activity and often shoulder-to-shoulder anglers at the Nimbus Basin above the Sunrise Bridge on […]

Bormann new crew chief for Eddie Sharp Racing

Justin Lofton isn’t alone during his return to Eddie Sharp Racing. Not only will he have the familiar face of team owner Eddie Sharp leading the way, but he’ll also have the know-how in new crew chief Dan Bormann. Bormann is the son of Charles and Sharon Borman of Shingle Springs. The family moved here […]

Dry Diggins Dolphins announce season awards

The Dry Diggins Dolphins had much to celebrate at their annual end of season picnic and awards night. In the second year of operating as a parent-run organization, the Dolphins swept through the season undefeated and dominated “Champs” to complete a perfect year under head coach Kristen Stumbaugh. The Dolphin award is given to the […]

Tahoe Rim Trail Association needs help

INCLINE VILLAGE, NEV. — Summer is in full swing and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association is working hard to repair and improve the trail after the long winter. The association is seeking volunteers in three major areas: Trail maintenance, the Rim to Reno trail project and the Daggett Summit trail project. Groups are welcome to […]

Sparks sparkle in Junction City Silver Cup

ROSEVILLE — The Prospector Club U10 girls’ soccer team, the Sparks, placed first in its first tournament of the season — The Junction City Silver Cup. The team won its first game 8-2 against the East Sac Impalas. The girls played a tough match in the second game and pulled out a 2-0 victory over RCU […]

Four medal in Western States Police and Fire Games

El Dorado County came up big in the annual Western States Police and Fire Games June 8 in Ontario. Tom Vigen, 71, broke a record in the bench press, hoisting 308 pounds to earn a gold medal in his age group. This was a “raw meet,’ meaning no bench shirts for added support were worn […]

Lacrosse is fastest growing sport in the west

Upcoming NITRO Lacrosse clinics/workouts (August through October — all times and locations are TBD at this time) • Small group clinics (maximum eight players) two to three days per week. • General skills & drills • Position specific • GamePlay — a unique workout where coaches observe scrimmage and have brief break-out drills based on what […]

CASA BOCA ’95 soccer blanks competition at showcase tournament

PLEASANTON — The CASA (Capital Athletic Soccer Academy) BOCA U16 girls soccer team, CASA BOCA Jrs. ’95, featuring nine local girls from the county, shut out the competition at the recent elite Pleasanton Rage College Showcase. Of 56 participating teams, CASA BOCA was one of only two teams that kept its competitors from scoring. The […]

Wayne Johnson completes weekend sweep in Bullring Nationals

Bullring Nationals Finale from Placerville Speedway Locked in from Friday Night’s Preliminary Feature:  38-Wayne Johnson, 87-Aaron Reutzel, 99-Brady Bacon, 57-Shane Stewart.   Heat Races (Top 12 in Passing Points to “A” Main, including the four heat race winners; Balance to Two “B” Mains):   Heat One (10 Laps): 1. 9-Wright, 2. 88-Crawley, 3. 0-Chappell, 4. […]

El Dorado Fall Sports Clearance Night is Wednesday

El Dorado High School will host Fall Sports Clearance Night Aug. 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the main office at the high school. All student-athletes who want to try out for a fall sport at El Dorado — football, boys soccer, cross country, cheer, water polo, girls volleyball and girls golf, must be […]

Union Mine athletic packets available today

Students interested in playing sports this fall at Union Mine High need to turn in a completed athletic packet before attending tryouts for fall sports on the first day of school, Aug. 8. All tryouts for football, cross country, boys soccer, girls golf and girls volleyball will begin Monday, Aug. 8, immediately after school. For […]

Park Terrace swamps Sierra Sharks

CAMERON PARK — A week after the Sierra Sharks clobbered College Greens 592.50-291.50 in Suburban Swim League action, the Park Terrace Penguins came to the Cameron Park Community Services District pool and returned the favor in the last dual meet of the year. The 295-602 point loss dropped the Sharks to 4-3 on the season […]

Bullring Nationals make Placerville Speedway debut

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by K&N Filters National series ventures into new territory this weekend with a debut appearance atop the high-banked, quarter-mile Placerville Speedway. Friday night’s action starts at 6:30 p.m., and the green flag waves Saturday night at 7:30. Saturday’s Bullring Nationals finale offers up $6,000 to win. Carrying the hot hand […]

Round Valley Run/Walk is Aug. 6

It’s time to register for the 29th annual Round Valley Run and Walk in beautiful Plumas County. The event, hosted by Plumas Rural Services Community Connections will take place at Round Valley Lake in the mountains of Greenville in Plumas County, Saturday, Aug. 6. The event is a fundraiser for the county-wide volunteer program Community […]

Middle-schooler lands 1st fish in Hawaiian tourney

Brad Smith, an Edwin Markham Middle School student, landed a 28-pound Ono within the first half hour of the Kona Kick Off Fishing Tournament June 25-26 in Kona, Ha. It was the first fish caught by any of the teams aboard more than 30 boats in the tournament. Smith, who is just 13 years old, […]

Girls volleyball league to start fall season

EL DORADO HILLS — Making the cut for the school team or being selected on an elite club squad aren’t prerequisites to participate in the El Dorado Hills Community Service District girls volleyball league. The desire to have fun and learn the sport is all that matters. The new league, which runs on Tuesday nights […]

The Outdoorsman: Kokanee limits

You’ll find easy limits of kokanee if you are on the water early — that’s the story at Union Valley Reservoir off Highway 50 above Placerville, according to Julie Siebert at the Ice House store. “The action at Ice House Reservoir is also still good,” noted Julie. “Small rainbows are the ticket there — but […]

Derek Trofimczuk counts his blessings

Working hard and dedicating oneself to a goal most often reaps rewards. Throw in a little luck, talent and being in the right place at the right time — could that be almost too much to ask? Not for Cameron Park’s Derek Trofimczuk. It’s the best of times right now for him and he’s mature […]

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