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Roundup: Mar. 1, 2011

Baseball El Dorado 12, Dixon 1 — The host Cougars rapped out a dozen hits Monday to easily win behind the five-inning mercy rule. Starter Justin Dillon and reliever Roger Gadow, who pitched the fifth, teamed for a two-hitter. Gadow swung the big bat going 3-for-3 with a home run and five RBIs; Joey Smith […]

Under the Scoreboard: Feb. 28

Oak Ridge graduate Kristina Williams was just named Player of the Year by the Northwest Conference. The 5-foot-9 sophomore guard for the Lewis and Clark University girls basketball team has averaged 16.4 points per game and is first in the conference stats in free throws made at a .857 percent clip. Lewis and Clark is […]

Lady Cougars reach the semis

El Dorado High’s Sarah Mackey capped her four-year varsity career at home in fine fashion Thursday, pouring in a team-high 15 points, grabbing 14 rebounds and blocking a half dozen shots to lead the Lady Cougars to a 51-40 second-round win over  East Union in girls Sac-Joaquin Section Division III basketball action. The victory advanced El Dorado to next […]

Trojan press gets to Eagles in fourth

EL DORADO HILLS  — Oak Ridge’s full-court press proved to be the difference late against Pleasant Grove as the  host Trojans won 58-51 Thursday in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I second-round girls basketball match-up. Point guard Carly Bettencourt played a near complete game, controlling the tempo for the Trojans in a fast-paced fourth quarter that saw […]

Nine wrestlers advance to Bakersfield

Waldhauser wins Masters title STOCKTON — In a rematch between the Nos. 2- and 3-ranked wrestlers in the state, Oak Ridge’s Vince Waldhauser, 160 pounds, prevailed over McNair’s James Wilson 9-3 to win the second Masters championship of his prep career Saturday. Earlier in the season at the Tim Brown Memorial Tournament, Waldhauser defeated Wilson […]

Masters wrestling roundup: Feb. 26, 2011

STOCKTON — Wrestling continues today in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet at Stockton Arena with 10 El Dorado County wrestlers still in the hunt for a berth in the CIF State Championships in Bakersfield March 4-5. Entering today’s rounds, Union Mine’s Cody Tow, 130 pounds, and Mitch Woods (171) were undefeated. Joining them in the […]

Sports schedule: Feb. 28, 2011

Monday, Feb. 28 Baseball Dixon @ ED, 3:30 Granite Bay @ OR, 3:30 Boys golf ED, UM, PHS @ John Jessup Memorial Tournament, Cold Springs CC, noon Softball West Campus @ ED, 3:30 Boys tennis PHS @ CBS, 3:45 Coed tennis GS @ ED, 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 Baseball GS @ Brookside Christian, 3:30 […]

Foothill bounces Cougar boys 62-54

The effort was clearly there for the El Dorado High boys basketball team, just not the result the Cougars wanted. A magical season that included 21 straight wins and an undefeated league season ended Friday night in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs as Foothill’s Michael Bryson scored 11 of his […]

The Outdoorsman: Pardee opener great

In spite of the storm that hampered opening day last Friday, dozens of fisher folks showed up to Lake Pardee and had great success. The success rate was helped by the more than 13,000 pounds of trout released into the lake for opening weekend. For many it was easy catching a limit of five. Scott […]

South 1 Division All League teams

Listed below are the South 1 Division All League skiing and snowboard teams for both boys and girls. Of the 42 athletes, 41 are from El Dorado County. Girls snowboard 1-Sage Hoffee, El Dorado 2-Brooke Beals, El Dorado 3-Ashley Ritters, Ponderosa 4-Katie Harris, El Dorado 5-Kassi Hoelscher, Union Mine 6-Monica Zutter, Ponderosa 7-Maggie Nuttall, Ponderosa […]

Cougars advance to 2nd round

El Dorado’s David Cochran put on his uniform and laced up his sneakers before Wednesday’s home playoff game and then went out and wore Sonora’s two centers up and down the court for much of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III opener. The fit was perfect. Despite yielding 3 to 4 inches in size, Cochran and Co. […]

Oak Ridge boys ousted by McNair

STOCKTON — McNair’s 11-4 run late in the third quarter gave the host team the lead for good and the Eagles, paced by five players in double figures, ended Oak Ridge’s season with a 62-58 victory in the first round of the boys Sac-Joaquin Section Division I basketball playoffs Wednesday night. After spotting McNair a […]

El Dorado girls outlast Whitney

With 13 seconds left in the game Sarah Mackey stepped to the free throw line for the El Dorado girls basketball team. The Cougars had let a once comfortable 10-point lead with a 1:34 left cut to two as visiting Whitney mounted a ferocious comeback over the closing moments of the first round of the […]

Placerville Speedway offers exciting 2011 schedule

The much anticipated schedule has been released for the 2011 racing season at Placerville Speedway by the office of Handy Racing Promotions Inc., the management group for the quarter-mile clay oval on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. As Placerville Speedway begins its 46th year of continuous operation in the foothills, the new schedule assembled by promoter […]

Lady Trojans put out Lodi’s flame

EL DORADO HILLS — The fact that the Oak Ridge girls basketball team outscored Lodi 40-15 in the second half of Tuesday’s first-round Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff game to post a 60-34 victory didn’t surprise. What did was its first-half play and one-point lead. As Oak Ridge raced out to a 12-0 advantage, the […]

Heinz-sight: Who is Ken Macklin?

Google “Ken Macklin,” El Dorado High’s varsity basketball boys head coach, and wait just a 16th of a second to get 1,680,000 results. Scroll down and you’ll find a Ken Macklin on the faculty of the Department of Poultry Science at Auburn University, Ken Macklin the comic book artist and illustrator, Ken Macklin the Kern County […]

All volunteer group patrols the backcountry

Cross country skiing has always been part of the fabric of winter recreation in El Dorado County. The most famous cross country skier from our area was Jon Torsteinson-Rue, a Norwegian who grew up in the Telemark region of Norway. He emigrated to America and changed his name to John A. Thompson. We know him […]

Under the Scoreboard: Feb. 20, 2011

With PGA pro Phil Mickelson following the University of San Diego team around Pelican Hills Golf Club’s Ocean North course, Union Mine graduate who is now a senior at USD, Ken McCready, won individual medalist honors with a 7-under par 203 over three days. McCready shot 65-70-71 to hold off a UCLA player. UCLA finished […]

Sports schedule: Feb. 21-26

Monday, Feb. 21 Happy Presidents’ Day! Tuesday, Feb. 22 Girls basketball Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs (single elimination) Division I No. 14 Lodi @ No. 3 Oak Ridge, ORHS, 7 p.m. Division III: No. 15 Whitney @ No. 2 El Dorado, EDHS, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 Boys basketball Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs (single elimination) Division I No. […]

D’backs, Cougars send 7 to Masters

EL DORADO — A very tough and talented Oakdale wrestling team dominated the Division IV meet at Union Mine this weekend, but Union Mine bested every other team, finishing second against stiff competition. The Diamondbacks landed four wrestlers in the finals and three came away with titles. “This was a great event for all of […]

D-1 wrestlers show strength in numbers

ELK GROVE — It was a near 100-percent success rate for Ponderosa and Oak Ridge wrestlers this weekend at the two-day Divisional Sac-Joaquin Division 1 North meet hosted by Franklin High. At stake was advancement to the Masters Meet starting Friday at the Stockton Arena. Of the 24 Bruins and Trojans competing, 22 move on, including all […]

Lady Trojans spoil Bruins’ Senior Night

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The Ponderosa girls’ basketball team celebrated Senior Night at home against intra-county rival Oak Ridge Friday night for the final Delta River League game of the season. In a packed gym in front of an enthusiastic Bruin crowd, Ponderosa honored its two seniors, Nikki Johnson and Bethany Farmer, and then took the […]

Oak Ridge boys hold off Bruins 64-60

EL DORADO HILLS — Hitting on four of six free throws in the final 49 seconds and withstanding Ponderosa’s fourth-quarter three-point barrage, the Oak Ridge boys basketball team stayed just beyond the Bruins’ grasp and held on for a 64-60 victory to close the Delta River League regular season Friday. The Trojans held a 15-point third-quarter lead at […]

Lady D’backs celebrate Senior Night

EL DORADO — Posters hung on the walls of the Snake Pit honored seniors Camille Waldon, Ashlynn Parker and Taylor DeSilva for Thursday’s Senior Night girls basketball game between Union Mine and visiting Cosumnes Oaks. After the festivities, the seniors set the tone early as Waldon took a pass from Kimee Mueller and dished to […]

El Dorado seals perfect season

El Dorado High boys basketball programs have gone for 26 seasons without winning a league title. That all changed this year. The Cougars took on all challengers and stormed through 11 games in the Sierra Valley Conference without a loss and clinched the SVC championship with two wins last week. Wednesday El Dorado had one […]

Countdown for county wrestlers

Friday and Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin Section divisional wrestling tournaments are the final qualifying meets for next week’s big Masters tournament in Stockton as the athletes look to qualify for the CIF State Meet. El Dorado County has two top-ranked wrestlers including Cody Tow, who just moved up from No. 2 in the state to No. 1 […]

D’backs’ late rally clips Vista

EL DORADO – Riding the solid all-around performance from Graham Bennett, the Union Mine boys basketball team outlasted Vista del Lago 65-61 in a highly competitive Senior Night battle Wednesday. With the Diamondbacks’ postseason aspirations hinging on the successful defense of their last Sierra Valley Conference home game, the Snake Pit was ready to send […]

The Outdoorsman: Variety at Folsom Lake

More anglers are showing up at Folsom Lake these days because fishing has improved with the numerous warmer days. If you want 2- to 3-pound rainbow trout do some trolling up the north fork. Trailing rapalas or spoons seems to have best results and nightcrawlers are also enticing the ‘bows to bite. Often while trolling you […]

Roundup: Feb. 16, 2011

Girls basketball El Dorado 57, River City 45 — The Lady Cougars wrapped up their Sierra Valley Conference schedule with Tuesday’s win on the Raiders’ court. El Dorado’s perfect 12-0 run gave the program its third straight undefeated league season and 42nd consecutive league victory. Leading the way offensively was Samantha Reeder with 26 points; […]

Golden Sierra gets Sr. Night victory

GARDEN VALLEY — Playing for the final time on their home floor, Golden Sierra High seniors Emily Matthews and Gwen Brown combined for 15 points and 18 rebounds Tuesday as the Grizzlies, behind an active defense, overcame a slow start to upend visiting Rio Vista 39-17 in Sierra Delta League girls basketball action. The victory was the […]

Outside with Charlie: Be safe

Going into the forest any time of year requires planning and common sense. Heading out in the winter requires more planning, more common sense and a good deal of knowledge about winter in the woods. Downhill skiers know that ski resorts take safety quite seriously. Ski area boundaries are well defined and qualified members of […]

Bruins, El Dorado win ski titles

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Despite a push by El Dorado in the final race of the season, Ponderosa’s boys skiers claimed their fourth consecutive South 1 Division ski title at Sierra-at-Tahoe. The Bruins won Monday’s race on Lower Main by the score of 104-103 over the Cougars to total 629 team points for a 17-point winning margin […]

Jonah Harm selected to All Star meet

Placerville’s  Jonah Harm, 10, a member of AquaSol, was selected from Sierra Nevada Swimming to participate in the two-day All Star short course meet Jan. 22-23 in Selma. There were three teams competing at the meet representing Central California, Sierra Nevada and San Diego Imperial.  There were 48 swimmers on each team, 16 swimmers, eight […]

Cougar boys snowboard champs by a mere point over Union Mine

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — El Dorado High’s Lars Bolster knew the score and he knew he had to do something about it. Throwing caution to the wind — which was aplenty for Monday’s final regular season South 1 Division race — the senior Cougar snowboarder went for it in his second slalom run on Sierra-at-Tahoe Lower Main […]

Delta River League tourney advances 23 from area

ELK GROVE — The Ponderosa and Oak Ridge wrestling teams started the postseason and the road to the state meet Saturday at Pleasant Grove in the Delta River League championships. The top four wrestlers in each weight class advance to this weekend’s Divsional meet at Franklin High. Ponderosa’s entire team of 14 will move on […]

Weekend roundup

Boys basketball Ponderosa 48, Jesuit 65 — Bruin seniors who played in their last game at home Friday include Zacc Williams, Dom Campodomico, Ryan Miles, Taylor Bybee, Travis Fisher, Chris Brown and Griffin Fontana. Against the Marauders, Fisher scored 11 points; Williams, 10; Brown, eight; and Bybee, seven. Girls basketball Golden Sierra 43, San Juan […]

Sports schedule: Feb. 14-19

Monday, Feb. 14 Alpine racing ED, GS, PHS, UM @ Sierra-at-Tahoe, slalom, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 Girls basketball *Rio Vista @ GS, 7 p.m. UM @ Vista, 7:30 ED @ River City, 7:30 Wednesday, Feb. 16 Boys basketball *Rio Vista @ GS, 7 p.m. *River City @ ED, 7:30 *Vista @ UM, 7:30 Thursday, […]

Three Griz wrestlers qualify to move on

SACRAMENTO — At the end of a long day of competition at Capital Christian Saturday, two Golden Sierra wrestlers were champions and one placed second in the Golden Empire/Sierra Delta League championships. The SDL was allowed two wrestlers per weight class while the GEL sends four in each bracket to the small school subsection meet […]

Sierra Valley Conference wrestling decides champions

FOLSOM — Six Diamondbacks and one Cougar won titles at Saturday’s Sierra Valley Conference wrestling championships at Vista del Lago. The tournament is the first step in wrestling’s postseason. In all, 17 area grapplers who placed in the top four from Union Mine and El Dorado plus an alternate move on to this weekend’s Division […]

Lady Cougars clinch 3rd consecutive championship

Before Friday night’s Sierra Valley Conference game between the El Dorado girls basketball team and visiting Union Mine, the Lady Cougars honored seniors Sarah Mackey and Jenni McCaughey. As part of the Senior Night festivities, El Dorado coach Pat Winter also presented flowers to the three Union Mine seniors — Taylor DeSilva, Ashlynn  Parker and […]

Oak Ridge boys fall short in overtime

EL DORADO HILLS — The Oak Ridge boys basketball team entered Friday’s game against Folsom on a high note after having knocked off Pleasant Grove Wednesday and breaking a four-game losing streak, but the high was erased with an 58-50 overtime loss to the Bulldogs. The Trojans played the first half without their leading scorer Bryce […]

El Dorado boys put away D’backs

EL DORADO – Daniel Smith, Joe Visman and David Cochran teamed to score 49 points Friday and El Dorado, on the strength of a 25-10 fourth quarter, upended host Union Mine 66-46 at the Snake Pit. The Cougar trio did most of their damage in the first and third quarters — scoring 36 of El Dorado’s […]

The Outdoorsman: American River steelies

The steelhead are here in big numbers in the American River. Trollers are doing well in the main river primarily around Sailer Bar and the Nimbus crowd is also doing well tossing spinners and crawlers. Many of the steelies range from 4 to 10 pounds with a 2-pound limit. It appears this is just the start […]

Roundup: Feb. 10, 2011

Girls basketball El Dorado 55, Liberty Ranch 38 — The Lady Cougars outscored the Hawks 35-19 in the middle two periods to guarantee a share of the Sierra Valley Conference title. El Dorado is 10-0 in league with two to play. Ponderosa 61, Folsom 45 — The Lady Bruins completed a season sweep of the Bulldogs to […]

Cougars boys clinch 1st title since mid-80s

It’s official! No team can catch El Dorado now. Wednesday’s game pitting Liberty Ranch at El Dorado turned into a yawner after one quarter and ended with the Cougars easily winning their 24th game of the year 83-49. But it was the event of this century for the Cougar boys basketball team as it wrapped […]

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