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Pride pounds Grizzlies

GARDEN VALLEY — Though Golden Sierra never gave up and kept spirits high, the host Grizzlies couldn’t match Bradshaw Christian in Wednesday’s 55-25 Sierra Delta League setback. Bradshaw demonstrated right from the toss why it’s undefeated in league. Demonstrating effective ball handling skills — whether foot movement to set up the drive to the basket, […]

Roundup: Jan. 27, 2011

Girls basketball Union Mine 51, Cosumnes Oaks 38 — The Lady Diamondbacks outscored the host Wolfpack in the first three quarter to post Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference victory. Tiffany Nesterenko led Union Mine with 10 points; Hannah Moylan added nine; Madi Aliff bucketed seven points; Haley Caruthers had five; Ashlynn Parker, Taylor DeSilva and Kelsey Del […]

D’backs misfire in loss to Wolfpack

EL DORADO — When the basketball team from Union Mine High took to the court Tuesday night, the Diamondbacks were looking to improve on their record against Cosumnes Oaks and move up in the Sierra Valley Conference standings. At the start of the contest the visiting Wolfpack ran out to a 7-2 advantage before Union […]

Oak Ridge streak ends at 19

EL DORADO HILLS — An undefeated Oak Ridge Highboys basketball team faced off with Sierra Valley Conference opponent Pleasant Grove Wednesday in a back-and-forth battle and despite Bryce Scott’s game-high 32 points, the Eagles came away with the hard fought win 65-60. “Pleasant Grove is a very good team,” Trojan coach Bob Christensen said post-game. […]

Roundup: Jan. 26, 2011

Girls basketball Oak Ridge 51, Pleasant Grove 43 — The Lady Trojans held off another strong challenger in the Delta River League. The score was tied at 26 at halftime but Oak Ridge outscored Pleasant Grove 16-8 in the third quarter to take the lead for good. Haley Anderson had a game-high 12 points, Carly […]

Ponderosa rolls over Folsom

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The Ponderosa girls basketball team shrugged off Friday’s loss to Oak Ridge in a big way Tuesday, dominating visiting Folsom 66-44. With the victory the Lady Bruins (16-5 overall, 2-2 in league) evened their Delta River League record. Folsom didn’t have chance against the Bruins Tuesday. Ponderosa set the tempo and took […]

Expedition: Kirkwood expands into new hub

KIRKWOOD — Kirkwood Mountain Resort is hosting the grand opening of Expedition: Kirkwood Outfitters on Saturday, Jan. 29. Expedition: Kirkwood is North America’s first and California’s premiere resort-based high alpine adventure program offering guests a range of specialty clinics, private guiding and intro to backcountry courses. The flagship product for Expedition: Kirkwood is a Powder Cat […]

Outside with Charlie: Cross country skiing

We live in an area with easy access to the wonderful Sierra and four seasons of recreational opportunities. Right now the snow in the high country is attracting skiers, Alpine and Nordic, in record numbers. Nordic skiers, otherwise known as cross country skiers, have miles of territory to explore. The entire cross country experience is […]

Third Alpine race is in the books

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — The South 1 Division Alpine racing season hit its midpoint with Monday’s first slalom race on Lower Main at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Again skiers and snowboarders enjoyed good conditions for the side-by-side racing and the outcome featured several new winners. Ponderosa High snared several victories. The Bruin boys defending champion ski team picked up its […]

Waldhauser is Wrestler of the Week

Oak Ridge wrestler Vince Waldhauser was just named Wrestler of the Week by The California Wrestler. Waldhauser, who took second at the Walsh Ironman Tournament in Ohio in December and took first at the Doc Buchanan Tournament in Clovis in January, won the Tim Brown Memorial Tournament’s 160-pound bracket in Sacramento this past weekend. Waldhauser […]

Two Tumble Time gymnasts go to state

CAMERON PARK — Tumble Time Gymnastics and Dance in Cameron Park, recently completed its second season of competitive artistic women’s gymnastics. It was an exciting program as Tumble Time transitioned into the competitive side of artistic gymnastics after being a recreation-only gymnastics program for over 10 years. Last year’s team had four girls, three competing […]

Roundup: Jan. 23, 2011

Boys basketball El Dorado 70, River City 68 — The Cougars rallied to outscore the host Raiders 27-17 in the fourth quarter Friday and remain undefeated in the Sierra Valley Conference at 6-0. Joe Visman scored a game-high 27 points while Nick Jemmott and Daniel Smith each had 13 as El Dorado improved to 20-2 […]

Schedule: Jan. 24-29, 2011

Monday, Jan 24 Alpine racing ED, UM, PHS, GS @ Sierra-at-Tahoe, 9 a.m. Wrestling Highlands @ GS, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 25 Boys basketball Cosumnes Oaks @ UM, 7:30 Bradshaw Christian @ GS, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Folsom @ PHS, 7:30 OR @ Pleasant Grove, 7 p.m. Wrestling ED @ Cosumnes Oaks, 7 p.m. Wednesday, […]

Tim Brown Memorial Tournament crowns two county champs

SACRAMENTO — Two El Dorado County wrestlers were champions at the close of the 19th annual two-day Tim Brown Memorial Tournament sponsored by Foothill High School this weekend. The tournament, which attracts around 800 of the top wrestlers in Northern California, is generally considered the precursor to February’s post season tournaments as athletes battle for […]

Two Cougar wrestlers take first at Jason White Memorial tourney

OLIVEHURST — Six El Dorado wrestlers competed in the Jason White Memorial Tournament at Lindhurst High School Saturday. Back from an injury, Kyle Ferguson, 130 pounds, earned the Outstanding Wrestler award. Seeded first, Ferguson had bye in the first round and pinned his opponent in the quarterfinals. He was ahead 5-0 before recording his second […]

Oak Ridge survives scare

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Bryce Scott scored 36 points — 26 after halftime including 18 in the fourth quarter — as visiting Oak Ridge overcame 11 Ponderosa three-pointers to post a hard-fought 76-67 intra-county Delta River League victory Friday night. With center Will Findlay in constant foul trouble and the perimeter game off, the Trojans (19-0, […]

Lady Trojans’ second-half rally buries Bruins

EL DORADO HILLS — While the Oak Ridge boys basketball team survived a tough challenge in Shingle Springs against Ponderosa Friday night, the Lady Trojans had their work cut out for them in El Dorado Hills as the Lady Bruins came in looking for a win in Delta River League action. And the Bruins proved […]

Lady Cougars’ fourth-quarter surge downs Raiders

Over the course of the first five games of the Sierra Valley Conference league schedule, El Dorado High has faced little resistance in sporting a perfect 5-0 record heading into Friday’ game with River City. For three quarters the Raiders did challenge the Cougars who were unable to build their customary large lead and  held […]

Newman earns 5th degree black belt

Scott Newman of Placerville, owner of New Man’s Karate, returned from training in Post Falls, Idaho, as a 5th degree black belt in Koden Kan Martial Arts. Having studied the system developed in the United States continuously for 26 years, Newman is now the highest ranked black belt and next in line under Michael Foley, […]

The Outdoorsman: Ice fishing

Grab an ice augur and make tracks for your favorite ice-fishing lake. The ice in many Sierra lakes is sufficiently deep to walk on. Caples, Red and Silver lakes off Highway 88 are ready with depths ranging from 6 inches to 2 feet. Boca Lake near Truckee off 80 is ready along with Davis and […]

Roundup: Jan. 20, 2011

Girls basketball Golden Sierra 45, San Juan 49 — The Grizzlies fell in overtime Wednesday as the host Spartans outscored the Garden Valley team 12-8 in the extra period. Golden Sierra lost a five-point lead it held after three quarters of the Sierra Delta league matchup. Sarah Scroggins scored a dozen points to lead the […]

Lady Cougars hold off D’backs

EL DORADO — El Dorado’s Lady Cougars, 4-0 in the Sierra Valley Conference, might have expected an easy win Wednesday against cross-county rival Union Mine. Instead, the Lady Diamondbacks, 1-2 in the SVC, were ready for the battle. When it was over the Cougars prevailed with a hard-fought 45-34 victory. “People thought we were going […]

Announcement: Bruin grapplers take Oak Ridge down

Ponderosa flexes its muscle EL DORADO HILLS — With victories in its first 10 bouts, visiting Ponderosa dominated Oak Ridge 62-10 in Wednesday’s intra-county Delta River League wrestling meet. The Bruins tallied the first 53 points to mathematically win before the Trojans added points near the end of the one-sided match. Ponderosa had six pins, […]

Cougar wrestlers edge Liberty Ranch

A day after getting thumped by Vista the El Dorado wrestling team bounced back Wednesday to defeat Liberty Ranch 36-30 in Sierra Valley Conference dual meet action. The score was tied at 24 going into the last match of the night between El Dorado’s Jesse Romero and George Saenz at 171 pounds. But Romero left […]

El Dorado boys outlast D’backs

Cougars outscore Union Mine 17-9 in fourth Nick Jemmott’s turnaround bank shot with three minutes left in the fourth quarter, part of a 9-4 run down the stretch, gave El Dorado High the lead for good as the host Cougars held off visiting Union Mine 43-37 for a tense intra-county Sierra Valley Conference victory Tuesday […]

Coach Squarejaw: Packers vs Bears

The game with the most interesting history to watch this weekend is Sunday’s National Football Conference championship between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. Growing up in the Midwest, games between these two were nicknamed the “black and blue bowls” because of how tough and brutal they were. Sunday’s game is only the […]

Roundup: Jan. 18, 2011

Boys basketball Oak Ridge 64, Rio Americano 45 — The Trojans outscored the Raiders 34-12 in the second half of Monday’s Common Good Classic matchup at Antelope High School. Rio American had held a 33-30 halftime lead. Oak Ridge was led by Bryce Scott’s game-high 22 points; John Cunningham added 10; Tyler Simms and DJ […]

Cross country skiing offers fitness and scenic views

There are spectacular views at many of the ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe region. But do many people really take the time to look around and marvel at the beauty? In the more hustling, crowded environment of Tahoe’s downhill resorts, which typically attract large crowds of skiers and snowboarders, the splendor of the Sierra […]

Second alpine race goes El Dorado’s way

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Sunshine and firm conditions greeted South 1 Division skiers and snowboarders for Monday’s second giant slalom race on Lower Powderhorn at Sierra-at-Tahoe. El Dorado High swept the team points categories at the Martin Luther King holiday competition while Ponderosa skier Reid Lambres joined repeat winners Molly Armanino (Union Mine, ski), and El Dorado […]

Maranda Smith returns to Florida

GAINESVILLE, FLA. – The alarm sounded at 3 a.m. on Friday. At 4 Patty and Warren Smith were out the door of their home in Placerville heading for the airport in Sacramento, making sure to arrive early for their cross-country flight to Jacksonville. They landed in Florida around 4 p.m. and Patty raced to the […]

Ponderosa unveils a gem of a gym

SHINGLE SPRINGS — It’s got curb appeal, grandiosity and loads of amenities. It’s also centrally located — smack in the middle of the school’s campus. Yes, Ponderosa High’s newly reconfigured gym is the jewel of the Delta River League. Thanks to Measure Q, the bond measure passed by voters in 2008, the funding was also available. […]

Lady Cougars unblemished in SVC

For the girls basketball team from El Dorado High, last Friday was another typical night on the court in its Sierra Valley Conference season. Keyed over the course of the contest by the overall play of Samantha Reeder who accounted for 13 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals, the Cougars raced out to […]

Schedule: Jan. 17-22, 2011

Monday, Jan. 17 Alpine racing ED, PHS, UM, GS @ Sierra-at-Tahoe, 9 a.m. Boys basketball Common Good Classic OR vs. Rio Americano, Antelope HS, 4:30 Girls basketball Common Good Classic OR vs. Bella Vista, Antelope HS, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 Boys basketball *UM @ ED, 7:30 *GS @ San Juan, 7 p.m. Wrestling *ED […]

Roundup: Jan. 16, 2011

Boys basketball Oak Ridge 57, Folsom 34 — The Trojans held the host Bulldogs to single-digit scoring after the first quarter Friday to improve to 2-0 in Delta Rive League play. Oak Ridge led just 16-14 after the first eight minutes but extended to a seven-point halftime lead and doubled that after three quarters. Bryce […]

Union Mine rally downs River City

EL DORADO — The Union Mine boys basketball team came back late in Friday’s Sierra Valley Conference game with River City to pick up its second league victory 60-54. The Diamondbacks were down by 17 points early in the second half, cut the deficit to 10 heading into the fourth quarter and took their first […]

Lady Trojans break skid

EL DORADO HILLS — Carly Bettencourt scored a game-high 20 points and Dakota McLarnan added 15 Friday as Oak Ridge High stopped a five-game losing streak by upending visiting Folsom 74-30. The victory gave the Trojans their first win of 2011 and squared their Delta River League record at 1-1 as they prepare to take […]

El Dorado Hills youth wrestlers compete

The El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club wrestlers competed in two tournaments this past weekend — Saturday at the 11th annual El Dorado Hills Invitational and Sunday at the Mother Lode Wrestling Association Tournament of Champions qualifier at Angels Camp. Wrestlers who participated in Saturday’s tournament included Daelin and Devin Wofford, Anthony and Joey Whiting, Justin […]

Bruins can’t answer Huskies

SHINGLE SPRINGS — With a timely steal at mid-court, Ponderosa’s Ryan Miles, who finished a strong night on the hardwood with eight points, raced the length of the court and softly put in a shot off the glass to give the host Bruins an early lead in their Delta River League encounter with Sheldon Wednesday […]

The Outdoorsman: Port for stripers

Water clarity is good right now and the striped bass are there at the Port of Sacramento. The bass aren’t big but if you hit the right day they seem to be plentiful and are ranging from 5 to 10 pounds. Large minnows work and so do deep diving plugs. You may hook as many […]

Lady Cougars bury Galt

Sam Reeder bucketed two free throws, Jenni MaCaughey nailed a three and Sarah Mackey scored off an inbound play to get the El Dorado girls basketball team off to a 7-0 start Wednesday night against Galt. From there the Lady Cougars never looked back as they handed Galt its first league loss, 66-33. “Pat told us to go out […]

Troy’s epic comeback downs Jesuit

EL DORADO HILLS — The Oak Ridge boys basketball team trailed Jesuit for nearly the entire game in Wednesday’s first Delta River League. But with the home crowd rocking the gym the Trojans came from behind in the second half for what became an epic battle as Troy forced the contest into overtime and finished […]

Roundup: Basketball, Jan. 12

Boys basketball Oak Ridge 82, Jesuit 66 — Oak Ridge trailed by 12 at the half and 10 heading into the fourth. The Trojans tied it and won their first Delta River League game in overtime. Bryce Scott, scoreless in the first half, put up 21 in the second half and overtime. Tyler Simms had […]

Grizzly girls fall short

GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra’s bid to overtake visiting Highlands in the fourth quarter fell short Wednesday as the Scots held on for a 34-27 Sierra Delta League victory at Rod Hedlund gym. The Grizzlies’ girls basketball team trailed 30-16 entering the final eight minutes and reeled off eight straight points while holding Highlands scoreless […]

Cougars take Galt down

Tuesday night was a step forward for the El Dorado wrestling team after a tough Sierra Valley Conference opening dual meet at Union Mine last week. “Tonight everyone gave a strong effort and did what we asked them to do,” El Dorado coach Dave Pimentel said after the Cougars defeated Galt 45-26. “Our team had some […]

Union Mine wrestling rips River City

EL DORADO — The Union Mine varsity wrestling team needed just an hour to send River City packing Tuesday, defeating the Raiders 57-18 in a Sierra Valley Conference dual meet. “Our one goal this year is to win the league title,” D’back coach Tim Brown said. “We’ve always been a tough good team but we bumped […]

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