Volleyball playoff scores: Nov. 16, 2010

The Union Mine High girls volleyball team crushed visiting Christian Brothers in the semifinals of the Division III Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, earning a berth in Thursday’s championship game with a 25-8, 25-17, 25-13 sweep of the Falcons. Golden Sierra also advanced to play Thursday in the Division IV championship after downing Escalon in four sets […]

El Dorado boys team is state-bound

FOLSOM — It’s a first for El Dorado High cross country coaches Peanut and Tena Harms. The El Dorado boys varsity team qualified for the CIF State Meet in Fresno Nov. 27. Running at Willow Hills Saturday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III meet, the boys team finished second behind Sonora and won a tie-breaker […]

D’backs’ savvy setter is very Savidge

Senior led Union Mine to new heights EL DORADO — Listed at 5-foot, 3-inches tall on the Union Mine High roster but Logan Savidge is really 5-3 and a half and makes sure everyone knows about that half inch. After all, in her chosen sport of volleyball every little bit helps. Regardless of her stature, she’s […]

Outside with Charlie: Nov. 16, 2010

Shorter days The first snows of this autumn-winter season have decorated the slopes in the Crystal Basin and Tahoe areas, hopefully the start of a very good snow season. The trails in the high country have taken on a new dimension. There isn’t a great deal of snow but there’s enough to cover the ground. […]

Ponderosa girls qualify for state meet

Three Bruin boys advance FOLSOM — In an early Division II cross country race at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet in Folsom Saturday, the Ponderosa High boys team came within five points of qualifying as a team, but later in the day the Bruin girls made up for the disappointment somewhat as they took the […]

Trojan cross country teams advance

FOLSOM — After two years of frustration, Oak Ridge High cross country runner Benji Xie will run in the CIF State Cross Country meet Nov. 27 in Fresno. The star-crossed Xie, who was the No. 2 runner on the Trojan team behind Amjed Aboukhadijeh, collapsed on the Willow Hills course in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet the past […]

D’backs advance past Sonora

Tow brothers combine for four touchdowns EL DORADO — With a stellar regular season complete and a share of the Sierra Valley Conference title sealed up, Union Mine High began its postseason quest toward a Division IV Sac-Joaquin Section championship Friday against visiting Sonora. As the two opened play in front of a capacity crowd, […]

Lights go out on Oak Ridge

Resilient comeback is not enough STOCKTON — In what became one of the craziest games of the year, the Oak Ridge High Trojans and host Lincoln of Stockton Trojans endured a power outage, two days of play, a major comeback and a last minute game-winning drive. Lincoln of Stockton came out victorious in the see-saw […]

Sports schedule: Nov. 15, 2010

Tuesday, No. 16 Volleyball Sac-Joaquin Section semifinal playoffs Division I OR @ St. Francis, 7 p.m. PHS @ St. Mary’s (Stockton), 7 p.m. Division III Christian Brothers @ UM, 7 p.m. Division IV Escalon @ GS, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 Basketball Point Loma (Rhett Beal) @ St. Mary’s (Brad Waldow), Moraga, 7 p.m. Volleyball […]

Small fencing club medals on big stage

DIAMOND SPRINGS  — The competitive season for fencers kicked into gear in early October and athletes from Hangtown Saber Club have been racking up medals, performing at a high level at both regional and national competitions. Nationally, the first North American Cup of the USA Fencing Association’s 2010-11 calendar held in Cincinnati Oct 15-18, saw […]

Grizzlies put Mariposa on ice

MARIPOSA — It was cold, it was a long way from home and it was worth it. Golden Sierra High’s trek across four county lines for its first postseason football game in three years was a success Friday as the Grizzlies held off host Mariposa 27-14 to open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs. Adam Sewell’s […]

Ponderosa wins in four

EL DORADO HILLS — Lianna Sybeldon got her wish. After her emphatic kill on a perfect set from Madison Macauley finally ended Thursday’s quarterfinal match that eliminated Golden Valley, Sybeldon shared that she hoped the Ponderosa High volleyball team would have the chance to play St. Mary’s. The matches are set and Sybeldon and the […]

D’backs corral Mustangs

OAKDALE — The Union Mine High volleyball team put away host Oakdale in three games Thursday, winning the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III quarterfinal match by scores of 25-16, 25-15, 26-15. Health-wise, the fifth-seeded Lady Diamondbacks weren’t 100 percent but are feeling better after sweeping the fourth-seed Mustangs to earn the right to host Christian Brothers […]

Grizzly volleyball reaches semifinals

Sweep sets up Tuesday’s Escalon match GARDEN VALLEY — The sign of a good team is its ability to persevere and perform under pressure. The Golden Sierra High volleyball team did just that Thursday, fighting off five opening-game set points on its way to a 31-29, 25-20, 25-17 Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV quarterfinal win over visiting […]

Announcement: Union Mine dominates East Union

EL DORADO — For Union Mine High’s volleyball team, Tuesday night marked the beginning of a team goal the Diamondbacks set at the beginning of the season. After cruising through the Sierra Valley Conference undefeated the D’backs hit an unexpected bump — a loss to Vista del Lago that cost the outright conference title. Instead […]

Volleyball teams advance

In the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section volleyball playoffs Ponderosa (Division I) defeated Golden Valley in four games, 25-21. 25-19.22-25 and 25-22 (see “Ponderosa wins in four”); Oak Ridge (Division I) defeated Lincoln of Stockton 25-18, 19-25, 26-24, 18-25, 15-9; Union Mine (Division III) beat Oakdale 25-16, 25-15, 25-16 (see “D’backs corral Mustangs”); and Golden […]

Roundup: Nov. 12, 2010

Water polo Boys Oak Ridge 5, Jesuit 15 — The Trojans’ playoff run came to at end with Thursday’s loss to the Marauders in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinals at Tokay High School. Oak Ridge finished with an overall record of 24-22.

Gridiron preview: Nov. 12, 2010

The brackets are set for the prep football playoffs as the season starts its 11th week or “second season.” Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs include Union Mine, Oak Ridge and Golden Sierra. The Diamondbacks have the only home game, hosting Sonora in Division IV action; the Trojans travel to face Lincoln of Stockton in a D-1 […]

AquaSol gives end of season awards

The AquaSol year around swim team held its end of the season banquet with many deserving awards distributed by coaches Steve Skidmore, Janine Joy and Abby Goode. The team’s season was highlighted by winning the Sierra Nevada Team Spirit Award twice for both the short and long course Junior Olympics in 2010. From 2001 to […]

Ponderosa water polo season wraps up

The Ponderosa Bruin water polo teams wrapped up their respective fall seasons. This was the first year in their five year history that they did not fulfill a position in the Sac-Joaquin Section finals for both the boys and girls varsity teams. Despite this upset, the teams performed well at the Division I level. With […]

Roundup: Nov. 17, 2010

County Sports League 2010 Cross Country Championships Boys 3rd grade team scores: Large school: William Brooks, 68; Oak Meadow, 69; Blue Oak, 70; Camerado, 131. Small school: Lakeview, 9; Lake Forest, 21; California Montessori Project, 45; El Dorado Adventist, 48. Individual (top 20): Evan McCormick, LV, 4:51; Zach Standley, WB, 4:51; Zach Nkadi, SV, 55; […]

The Outdoorsman: Nov. 12, 2010

Dungeness time The Dungeness crab season opened Nov. 6. The delectable aristocrat may now be had along the California coast. Fish and Game reports November and December are the best months for taking this prized crustacean. The daily limit is 10 for private boaters above 5.75-inches, and six for charter boats and they must be 6 […]

Running in the rain

CAMINO — The Apple Hill Harvest Run that benefits Camino School drew plenty of participants despite the rainy conditions Nov. 7. The three runs — and 8.5 mile race, kids’ run and 3.5 mile race, all started at Para Vi Winery in Camino. The festive atmosphere wasn’t dampened by the rain and everyone enjoyed apple […]

Cougars fall short

WOODLAND — After a season of adversity the El Dorado High volleyball team came together Tuesday for the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Division III playoffs and nearly pulled off what could have been called an upset. Playing on the road, the 10th-ranked Cougars faced a scrappy team from Pioneer in Woodland that was seeded […]

Grizzly volleyball survives scare

GARDEN VALLEY — The Golden Sierra High volleyball team kicked off the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs Tuesday at home against Modesto Christian. Despite an off-night, the Grizzlies prevailed 25-21, 25-22, 25-17 to advance to Thursday’s match with Summerville. The Griz looked sharp early in the first set as Caitlin Hess set the tone with […]

Bruins sweep Beyer

EL DORADO HILLS — The Ponderosa High volleyball team found out it didn’t need its best to win a postseason match Tuesday. Against visiting Beyer to open the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs, the Lady Bruins played just well enough to advance past the Patriots in three, 25-20, 25-21, 25-13. Clearly, […]

Oak Ridge volleyball wins opener

EL DORADO HILLS — After an initial stumble out of the gates, host Oak Ridge High righted itself and cruised past Franklin 25-19, 25-9, 25-17 to open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I volleyball playoffs Tuesday night. The victory advanced the Trojans to Thursday’s quarterfinals at Lincoln of Stockton. “I think we were too confident to […]

Roundup: Nov. 10, 2010

Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Soccer Union Mine 0, Central Valley 5 — The Diamondbacks were blanked in their second Division IV playoff match at Central Valley Tuesday. The host team scored twice in the first half and three times in the second. Union Mine managed six shots on goal; Kyle Listar and Derek Saich combined for […]

Cougar harriers qualify 4 teams

ANGELS CAMP — Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin subsection cross country meet at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds served two functions. One is for teams and individuals to qualify for this Saturday’s Masters Meet and the other is for the front running teams in all divisions to “posture and test” their competitors in preparation for the state meet qualifier. […]

Outside with Charlie: Nov. 9, 2010

Autumn tuneup This is a great time to ride your road bike or mountain bike. The air is cooler and the colors are beautiful. It’s also time to tune up your trusty steed. Mountain bikes really need to be cleaned. Road bikes usually don’t get quite as mucked up. Making sure everything is in good shape […]

Roundup: Nov. 9, 2010

Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Tennis Oak Ridge 2, St. Mary’s 7 Singles (OR first): Tori Trylovich def. by Ferrari 6-0, 3-6, 4-6; Katrina Lund def. by Figone 6-7, 1-6;  Victoria Waugh def. Williams 6-4, 6-3; Julia Lund def. by Stephens 6-7, 0-6; Julia Dunnigan def. by Seals 6-3, 2-6, 4-6; Kaitlin Corell def. by Precissi 0-6, 3-6. Doubles: Lauren Roppolo-Alexis […]

Trojan, Bruin x-country teams qualify

ANGELS CAMP — After competing against each other in the Delta River League this season, the Oak Ridge High and Ponderosa cross country teams entered Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin Section cross country subsection meet in two different divisions at the Frogtown course at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp. The Trojans faced Division I competition while […]

D’backs dump River City; SVC co-champs

Tow’s career night and second half defense give Union Mine a share of the league title EL DORADO — Sean Tow rushed for 311 yards and five touchdowns Friday as host Union Mine High knocked River City from the unbeaten ranks with a 36-14 victory before a packed house celebrating Senior Night. The win enabled […]

Under the Scoreboard: Nov. 8, 2010

Two former Bruin basketball players will compete against each other when the Pt. Loma basketball team plays St. Mary’s College Nov. 18 in Moraga. Rhett Beal, an all conference player in the Golden State Athletic Conference as a sophomore last year, plays for Pt. Loma. Brad Waldow, who graduated from Ponderosa this past spring, is […]

Roundup: Nov. 8, 2010

Sac Joaquin Section playoffs Water polo Boys Oak Ridge 14, Lincoln 3 — OR goals: Riley McNamara, 5; Garrison Yeandle, 2; Bryan Cole, 2; Jackson Rogers; Bryan Bare, Assists: McNamara, 4; Rogers, 2; Joshua Verner; Shane O’Rourke. Steals: Yeandle, 6; Cole, 5; McNamara, 4. Saves: O’Rourke, 10. Girls El Dorado 1, Granite Bay 14 Soccer […]

Ponderosa falls to Jesuit

CARMICHAEL — Hugs were shared and a few tears were shed at the end of Saturday afternoon’s Ponderosa-Jesuit High football game for the end of a summer and fall of practice and training that started with so much anticipation and culminated in a 28-7 loss to the Marauders. “We’ve all been together since the start […]

Folsom’s offense overpowers Trojans

EL DORADO HILLS — Delta River League-leading Folsom came to Oak Ridge High Friday night needing a victory to win the league title outright. Despite a fired-up crowd on a warm November night, the Trojans were outmatched by the Bulldogs’ size and speed and were knocked off in an offensive battle that Folsom easily won 55-34. In front of a hometown crowd in support of […]

Cougars can’t stop Vista

FOLSOM — With touchdowns on its first five possessions and an interception return on El Dorado’s second series, host Vista del Lago overwhelmed the Cougars 41-0 Friday at Prairie City Stadium to close the regular season. The Eagles’ Senior Night was also a must win for Vista. Junior Logan Smith got behind El Dorado’s secondary […]

Sports schedule: Nov. 8, 2010

Monday, Nov. 8 Golf UM @ CIF/NCGA playoffs, Stockton CC Tuesday, Nov. 9 Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs (single elimination) Soccer Division IV UM @ Central Valley, 3 p.m. Tennis Team tennis playoffs Division I Oak Ridge @ St. Mary’s, Stockton, 2 p.m. Volleyball Division I Franklin @ OR, 7 p.m. Beyer @ PHS (OR gym), 5 […]

Oak Ridge soccer season ends

DAVIS — Long a dominating team in Division II competition, the Oak Ridge High boys soccer team’s season ended Thursday with a 6-0 defeat to powerhouse Davis in the first round of the Sac Joaquin Section Division I playoffs. The Trojans, coached by Henry Reis, ended the year with a 3-4-1 record in the Delta […]

Listar’s goal lifts Union Mine soccer

D’backs play Central Valley tomorrow EL DORADO — Kyle Listar’s one-time run-on shot 20 minutes into the first half stood up Thursday night as host Union Mine High opened the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs with a 1-0 victory over Oakdale. The Diamondbacks, seeded third out of the Sierra Valley Conference, and the Mustangs, the Valley Oak […]

Herbert Green dominates football tourney

Beautiful weather greeted the teams at Pleasant Valley School for the three-day flag football tournament to wrap up the County Sports League season. After a first-round bye, Pleasant Valley’s seventh-grade team rolled ov er Sierra Ridge, 34-12, in the semifinals. On the other side of the bracket, Herbert Green, also with a bye in the […]

D’backs share conference volleyball title

Union Mine, Vista SVC co-champs EL DORADO — After the first defeat in months and the first league loss, the Union Mine High volleyball team now must share the Sierra Valley Conference title. Vista del Lago’s four-game win over Union Mine also spoiled Senior Night — but it’s not the end of the world for […]

County Sports League

Girls Cross Country results 3rd grade team scores: Large school: Oak Meadow, 48; Golden Hills, 69; William Brooks, 71; Green Valley, 76. Small school: Lake Forest, 12; Buckeye, 26; Latrobe, 38; Jackson, 44. Individual (top 20): Megan Tomasetti, GV, 5:03; Sydney Banks, OM, 5;06; Ally Tomasetti, GV, 5:09; Lauren Helwig, LF, 5:13; Lizzie Allison, GH, […]