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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 […]

Cougar soccer schooled by Wolfpack

While it was a 5-1 loss, there was a high spot in Tuesday’s Sierra Valley Conference girls soccer game between El Dorado and visiting Cosumnes Oaks. The Lady Cougars scored their first official goal in the flow of the game in the league season when Taylor McKeand’s shot from the 15-yard line caught the Wolfpack […]

Lady D’backs shut out Raiders

EL DORADO — Union Mine’s softball team used solid fielding, timely hitting and an outstanding pitching performance from Audrey Osborne to shut out visiting River City 5-0 Tuesday in Sierra Valley Conference action. “Our team did fundamental things well today,” Union Mine coach Rob Diggle said. “We got key hits, drove in runs with sacrifice […]

Trojan baseball escapes late-game rally for win over rival Bruins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The Trojans withstood a seventh-inning rally to beat Ponderosa 6-4 in Tuesday’s Delta River League baseball matchup. Oak Ridge starting pitcher Chris Muse-Fisher went the distance, striking out seven while allowing four runs on 10 hits. Heading into the bottom of the seventh the Bruins were pegged with a five-run deficit, but […]

Trojan lacrosse can’t catch Granite Bay

EL DORADO HILLS — Despite a late second-half charge by the host Oak Ridge girls lacrosse team Tuesday, Granite Bay held on for the 12-9 Sacramento Valley League victory. Trailing by five, the Lady Trojans broke from a timeout determined to come back with 8:29 left in the second half. Megan Lee pushed her way […]

Folsom ‘Dogs stun Ponderosa

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Monday’s Delta River League girls soccer game between Ponderosa and visiting Folsom started slowly with both teams struggling for the first 20 minutes. The Bruins got going after Michelle Kimball crushed a shot into the back of the net for a 1-0 advantage and at halftime, Ponderosa appeared on the way to […]

Roundup: April 5, 2011

Baseball Oak Ridge 21, Folsom 8 — Back-to-back-to-back errors by the Bulldogs’ shortstop paved the way for an eight-run seventh inning Monday as the Trojans blasted host Folsom in Delta River League action. Each team committed five errors — the difference was Oak Ridge had 20 hits to nearly match its scoring total. Cole Hanson’s […]

Core fitness: Sitting can kill you

There is hardly anything we do anymore in the course of the day that does not involve some form of sitting: driving to and from work, sitting at a desk, sitting at every meal, sitting on the couch, or as I find myself doing right now, working on the computer. We have become a society […]

Speedway opens with back-to-back nights of racing

After weeks of rain outs and cancellations it’s finally time for dirt-track racing as Placerville Speedway opens is 46th season at the EL Dorado County Fairgrounds with two consecutive nights of racing presented by Handy Racing Promotions Inc. For the first time in recent history, the point racing season will open on a Friday night […]

Swim roundup: March 28-April 1

Delta River League Varsity girls: Ponderosa 58, Folsom 36 Varsity boys: Ponderosa 58, Folsom 36 SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa set three school records in a big win over Folsom last week in both the boys and girls varsity divisions. “I felt like our team worked together today to make some special things happen,” Bruin coach […]

Golden Sierra vacuums a week’s worth of rain from the track for its 1st meet

GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra High hosted the inaugural track meet of the new Sierra Delta League with all schools from the league competing. The Grizzly varsity girls finished first in the team competition, while the varsity boys placed third. The participating schools included Rio Vista, Bradshaw Christian, San Juan, Encina, Vacaville Christian and Highlands. […]

6 teams compete in Cougar Coed Relays

Friday’s Cougar Coed Relays included six teams competing on a bright, cool afternoon just made for racing. The meet started with a memorial lap for Tim Mulholland, a member of El Dorado’s track and cross country teams, who lost his life in a car accident the previous Sunday. Track teams from each school met on […]

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Trojan tracksters have record day

FAIR OAKS — Saturday’s Bronco Invitational at Bella Vista turned into a personal record meet for the Oak Ridge track and field teams. In a field of 28 teams competing, the Trojan varsity girls took first overall with 84 points, the varsity boys tied with Lincoln of Stockton for third place with 38 points and […]

Jumping through hoops didn’t stop Kyle Ferguson

It’s not often a wrestler has to jump through hoops as part of his or her training, but El Dorado’s Kyle Ferguson, the winner of the 130-pound USA Wrestling Frosh/Soph California State Championship, had to do just that to even compete. Ferguson, a Cougar sophomore who took second in the Sierra Valley Conference and second […]

Under the Scoreboard: April 4, 2011

Eight area hoopsters — four from Oak Ridge, four from El Dorado — landed on this year’s All Metro basketball teams. From the Trojans, senior Carly Bettencourt was a second-team pick for the girls while junior Bryce Scott was selected to the boys third team. Oak Ridge seniors Will Findlay and Dakota McLarnan made honorable […]

Sports schedule: April 4-9

Monday, April 4 Baseball Sheldon @ PHS, 4 p.m. UM @ River City, 4:15 OR @ Folsom, 4 p.m. ED @ Vista, 4 p.m. Soccer Folsom @ PHS, 4 p.m. Encina @ GS, 6:30 OR @ Pleasant Grove, 4 p.m. Softball OR @ Pleasant Grove, 4 p.m. ED @ Cosumnes Oaks, 4:15 Coed tennis GS […]

Oak Ridge lacrosse outdueled by Granite Bay

EL DORADO HILLS — The Oak Ridge boys lacrosse team hosted Granite Bay in a league game Friday. Despite the Trojans’ rowdy cheering section, Oak Ridge fell to the Grizzlies 11-5. Granite Bay came out hot and scored three goals in the first eight minutes — the third of the three on a great long-range shot from the […]

Roundup: April 2, 2011

Softball Oak Ridge 2, Sheldon 4 — The host Huskies broke a 2-2 tie with two sixth-inning runs to saddle the Trojans with their first Delta River League loss Friday. Renee Bardini had two of the three Oak Ridge hits including a triple. El Dorado 5, River City 9 — The Lady Cougars held an […]

Trojans struggle to match potent Roseville offense

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge mounted a seventh-inning two-out rally to bring the deficit to four, but ultimately fell 8-4 to Roseville in Friday’s non-conference varsity baseball match-up. Entering the final frame for the Trojans, pinch-hitting outfielder Cody Uharriet stepped up to the plate with two outs and two runners on. Sitting on a […]

Pleasant Grove overpowers Bruin softball

SHINGLE SPRINGS — In a battle of highly ranked softball programs, Pleasant Grove defeated host Ponderosa 9-5 in Delta River League action Friday afternoon. The Eagles relied on pitcher Ally Carda, who was solid through five innings before the Bruins made some late noise. Carda also hurt Ponderosa with her bat, slugging a first-inning two-run […]

EDA ’94 wins Nomads College Coaches Showcase

SAN DIEGO — After a long season and having lost several players to injuries, the El Dorado Academy  ’94 girls soccer team had one last tournament to play March 26-28 in San Diego. The team rallied around senior goalie Sarah Avery in her last event with the team, to play six games and win the […]

Union Mine track wins three of four in double dual meet

EL DORADO — The Union Mine track and field teams hosted Cosumnes Oaks and River City for a Sierra Valley Conference double dual meet Wednesday. The varsity boys team defeated both teams while the girls split, beating River City but falling to Cosumnes Oaks. With a put of 38 feet, 10 inches, Chris Vasquez was […]

Roundup: April 1, 2011

Coed tennis Union Mine 7, Liberty Ranch 2 Singles (UM first): Machaela Melrose def. by Gomes, 3-6, 2-6; Taylor McClain def. Payne, 6-0, 6-1; Ellie Klumb def. by A. Heymore, 6-4, 4-6, 0-1 (default); Matt Wallace def. D. Haymore, 6-0, 1-6, 6-1. Doubles (UM first): Ali learner-Gabby Aveni def. Sanders-Fergoso, 6-2, 6-2; Tim Murphy-William gardner […]

Union Mine softball upends El Dorado

While the El Dorado softball team is a work in progress, Union Mine’s Lady Diamondbacks are flexing their muscle in the newly realigned Sierra Valley Conference. Thursday the Lady Cougars struggled in a 17-3 loss at home against the D’backs. The game was called at the end of five innings. Tori McLaury went all six […]

Bruin baseball drops league opener

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Everything was fantastic Thursday as the Ponderosa baseball team finally took the field — the sun was shining, the weather was warm with a slight breeze  — and baseball was back. The Bruins, looking to open the Delta River League season with a victory over Pleasant Grove, got off to a good […]

Speedway opening is delayed

Heavy equipment operators continued to work Thursday with Handy Racing Promotions and members of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds to prepare Placerville Speedway for Saturday’s season opener. But it was determined that extensive repair of the facility’s underground drainage structure is required due to severe damage from the recent storms. While the needed engineering will […]

Wild one goes against Golden Sierra

GARDEN VALLEY — Adam “AK 47″ Kester’s two-run double was the decisive blow in a five-run seventh inning Thursday as visiting San Juan dealt mistake-prone Golden Sierra its first Sierra Delta League loss by the score of 17-10. Before Kester shot his hit down the right-field line, the Grizzlies clung to hopes of a comeback. […]

Bruin, Trojan soccer teams tie in 1st league match

EL DORADO HILLS — With the wind swirling on a bright and sunny afternoon in El Dorado Hills the Oak Ridge and Ponderosa girls soccer teams renewed their rivalry Wednesday and ended up playing to a 1-1 draw. Ponderosa was coming off a big 5-0 shutout over Pleasant Grove in its Delta River League opener […]

D’back tennis off to a good start

EL DORADO — Union Mine’s 6-3 victory over El Dorado Monday improved the Diamondbacks to 5-0 in the Sierra Valley Conference. This is the first year the D’backs have competed as a coed team. After close losses to Center and Argonaut in the preseason, Union Mine has found the league competition to its liking. Playing […]

D’back baseball edges Galt in extra innings

EL DORADO — Sean O’Leary said it all. “We play best in tight spots.” It doesn’t get much tighter than down two runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning — but the Union Mine baseball team pulled off a crowd-pleasing comeback to win its second Sierra Valley Conference game with a […]

The Outdoorsman: High fives … a salmon season

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus in April — at least for ocean salmon seekers. The season opens April 2 from Horse Mountain south to the Mexican border. A second season will open in May from Horse Mountain north. Two kings per day is the limit with a minimum of 24 inches in length. […]

Cougars win two from Liberty Ranch

Joey Smith did a trio of things for El Dorado in it’s second-game victory over Liberty Ranch Wednesday evening. At the plate he rapped out three hits including a three-run home run and on the mound the Cougar senior threw three innings of relief as El Dorado defeated the Hawks to complete its Sierra Valley […]

Two Cameron Park Tigers place at girls wrestling championship

Jaclyn and Abyah Fields, members of the Cameron Park Tigers Wrestling Club, competed in the 13th annual California USGWA Girls Wrestling State Championships March 27 at Mt. Pleasant High School in  San Jose. Abyah, a fifth-grader at Green Valley Elementary, won the championship in the elementary 105-pound division after pinning Cheryl Jimenez of San Jose […]

Weather doesn’t dampen Diamondbacks’ Distance Extravaganza

EL DORADO — Union Mine’s track and field team hosted its second Diamondback Distance Extravaganza last Friday despite the rain and even snow that blanketed the Western Slope. “It was a perfect opportunity to race for the distance specialists as rain has hampered the team for the past two weeks,” Union Mine coach Jay Aliff […]

Roundup: March 30, 2011

Coed tennis Union Mine 6, El Dorado 3 Singles (UM first): Machaela Melrose def. by Savannah Barnhill 6-4, 1-6, 3-6; Taylor McClain def. Ian Gollihar 6-0, 6-0; Dylan Jocoy def. by B. Allen 1-6, 1-6; Jake Schecter def. Chris Bodle 6-2, 6-0. Doubles (UM first): Ellie Klumb-Ali Learner def. Daria Vanderlinden-Kadra Rademacher 6-2, 6-2; Darby […]

Oak Ridge baseball falls to Granite Bay

EL DORADO HILLS — The sun was finally out, the field was dry enough to play on and the fans were ready to watch some baseball. The only sour note Tuesday was the outcome as the Oak Ridge baseball team fell behind Granite Bay early and couldn’t make up the deficit, eventually losing to the […]

Trojan softball blanks Ponderosa

EL DORADO HILLS — Defeating Oak Ridge High softball is one thing, pinning the loss on its ace Kasey Stanchek is quite another as visiting Ponderosa found out Tuesday. Taking advantage of two first-inning runs without benefit of a hit and behind Stanchek on the mound, the Trojans dealt Ponderosa its first loss — winning […]

El Dorado swim teams sweep Liberty Ranch

Twice rescheduled due to heavy rains, the Liberty Ranch swim team might wish it had never made the trip to El Dorado for Monday’s makeup meet. The Cougars swamped the Hawks — the boys team won 112-43 and the girls came out on top 118-50. The girls won every race but one, prompting coach Marc […]

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