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Post 119 Juniors repeat as wood bat champs

LODI — Garrett Crawford’s double to the wall in left- center field, scoring John Creason and RJ Blake, stood as the game-winning runs Sunday as the El Dorado Junior Legion baseball team repeated as wood bat champions after a 6-4 win over Lincoln High of Stockton at Tony Zupo Field. Crawford’s hit came in the […]

Attention: Post 119 Seniors crush San Carlos, reach tourney finals

BURLINGAME — After two, tight to-the-wire last-inning wins at the Burlingame Tournament, the El Dorado Post 119 Senior American Legion baseball team whipped San Carlos by the score of 16-1 early Sunday. San Carlos was expected to be El Dorado’s toughest challenge in pool play but Post 119 came out swinging and will now face […]

Tiner outwits Sweet in high octane Civil War feature at Placerville

Throughout the 2011 Hoosier Racing Tires Civil War Sprint Car Series campaign, Visalia’s Steven Tiner has been a factor in nearly every feature event as well as in the championship point standings. Saturday night, the latest driver from the Northern California family that is rich in the history of open wheel racing advanced from the […]

Sierra Sharks pull out tight victory over Granite Bay

GRANITE BAY — The Sierra Sharks remained undefeated after edging Granite Bay by three points, 449-446, Saturday, June 25. This is the first year the Gators are competing in the Suburban Swim League against the likes of the Sharks and El Dorado Hills’ Tasmanian Devils. Previously, Granite Bay swam with the Dry Diggins Dolphins in the […]

Tahoe Rim Trail offers free guided hikes in July, August

The snow hasn’t stopped the Tahoe Rim Trail Association. The group kicked off its summer hiking season with some great free public hikes in June. Now July is here along with some dry sections of trail. Join TRTA for free guided hikes every week through the end of August. These hikes are great for all […]

Roundup: July 3, 2011

Baseball Junior Legion El Dorado Post 119 Juniors 10, Westlane 5 — Garrett Crawford, Chris Swineford and Alex Lylte each drove in two runs Saturday to advance El Dorado into tonight’s championship of the Lodi Wood Bat Tournament at Zupo Field. Post 119 will face either Lodi or Lincoln. Bryson Campbell pitched into the fifth […]

Schedule: July 4-10

Monday, July 4 Happy Fourth of July! Tuesday, July 5 Baseball Little League All Stars Juniors @ Lembi Field Championship round, 5 p.m. Majors @ Fiest Field Championship rounds, 5:30 11s @ Maidu Complex Ponderosa vs El Dorado Hills, 7:30 9/10s @ Jeff Mitchell Field El Dorado Hills vs Maidu, 7:30 Wednesday, July 6 Baseball […]

El Dorado Post 119 posts another come-from-behind walk-off win.

BURLINGAME — Justin Dillon’s two-out single to left field, on the heels of Jerrod Bravo’s two-run single to center that tied the score, gave the El Dorado Post 119 Senior American Legion baseball team a dramatic last-inning come-from-behind 5-3 victory over Redwood City Saturday on the second day of the Burlingame Tournament. Friday, El Dorado […]

Roundup: July 2, 2011

Baseball Senior Legion El Dorado Post 119 Seniors 2, Burlingame 1 – El Dorado prevailed in Friday’s tournament opening pitcher’s duel as Troy Booher scattered three hits in a complete game, eight strikeout performance from the mound and Post 119 won it on Jerrod Bravo’s two-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning. El Dorado actually trailed 1-0 […]

Record-shattering season to conclude with Fourth of July weekend skiing

LAKE TAHOE — For the second consecutive season, the seven Ski Lake Tahoe resorts are reporting an increase in skier visitation numbers that once again outperformed the percentage growth at U.S. ski resorts as a whole by more than four times the national average. Nearly eclipsing the all-time mark set during the 2004-05 season, the […]

Juniors fall flat against Whitney

EL DORADO — A total of five hits meant no rallies or late comebacks last Thursday for the El Dorado Post 119 Junior Legion baseball team, which fell to visiting Whitney 11-3 in District 7 play at Union Mine High School. El Dorado matched a Whitney run in the first inning on Nic Rowen’s RBI single […]

Full contact football camp draws 170 future stars

EL DORADO HILLS — During the first real hot spell of this summer, 170 young football players, ages 6-14, took the field at Oak Ridge High School for three days of conditioning, drills, practice and scrimmages. And despite the heat — which can be intense on the two-year-old synthetic turf fields —  the campers never […]

The Outdoorsman: Ice House and Union Valley ready

Ice House and Union Valley lakes are producing. Julie Siebert at the Ice House store told me, “Ice House is producing well on rainbows and some browns. The lake is up to 70 percent full and the campgrounds and launch ramp are open.” Although unconfirmed, Julie added, “I heard there was a big brown in […]

Post 119 Seniors overcome Wong, Flames in 14-8 win

FOLSOM — Scoring nine runs in its final two at bats, El Dorado’s Senior American Legion baseball team outlasted host Folsom 14-8 Wednesday at Vista del Lago High School. After a rain out Tuesday at Del Oro, Post 119 avenged an earlier home loss to the Flames behind an 18-hit attack led by Tyler Evanoff’s […]

Roundup: June 30, 2011

Baseball Little League All Stars Majors Snowline 3, Maidu 16 Ponderosa 0, Roseville West 11 11s Ponderosa 10, Gold Rush 0

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 […]

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