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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 […]

Gold Rush Cubs win Triple A championship

After a long season and a final spirited battle, the Cubs of Gold Rush Little League won the Triple A championship at Rotary Park, defeating the A’s 11-5. Colton Peters started on the mound for the Cubs while Bryce Culp was the A’s starting pitcher. Culp’s home run in the second inning gave the A’s […]

El Dorado Junior Legion walks off with victory

EL DORADO — Chris Swineford’s one-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday scored Garrett Crawford and Bryson Campbell to give El Dorado Post 119 a 6-5 walk-off  victory over visiting Auburn Post 84 at Union Mine High in District 7 Junior Legion baseball action. El Dorado held a 4-3 advantage after Nic […]

To be a Junior, gotta have a nickname

Union Mine, El Dorado, Ponderosa and Golden Sierra players make up this summer’s El Dorado Post 119 Junior Legion baseball team whose home field is Union Mine High School. Five Cougars, four Diamondbacks, four Bruins and three Grizzlies fill out the roster. Brett Robinson returns as head coach along with assistant Kevin McPeters. Rounding out […]

Dolphins out swim Blue Marlins

Coach Kristen Stumbaugh couldn’t be happier about her Dry Diggins Dolphins recreation swim team’s start. The Dolphins are now 2-0 in the Valley Foothill Competitive Aquatic League standings after cruising past the Cordova Blue Marlins 1,630-1,133 Saturday at Cordova. The weather was sunny and warm in contrast to opening day when the Dolphins defeated Auburn […]

The Outdoorsman: Eagle Lake is the ticket

Eagle Lake — it’s a long drive but well worth the effort for fisher folks. There are easy pickings right now at Eagle Lake, which is located near Susanville in Lassen County. Anglers are calling the action “hot,” with many catching their two-fish limits after just a couple of hours of trolling. Almost everything is […]

Roundup: June 16, 2011

Baseball Senior Legion El Dorado Post 119 Seniors 12, Pro Players Baseball 6 — The Post 119 Seniors doubled up Pro Players at Sheldon High Wednesday. The game was stopped after six innings as the host team ran out of pitching. El Dorado, with five games in Reno this weekend, went with a staff approach, […]

El Dorado Seniors flex offensive muscle to sweep Del Oro

The El Dorado Post 119 Senior Legion baseball team turned its bats loose Tuesday to crush visiting Del Oro 13-3 and 18-1 in a District 7 doubleheader sweep. Expecting two seven-inning games, El Dorado barely played a combined nine due to the mercy rule and shocked everyone by not scoring in its final at bat of […]

Post 119 Juniors baffled by Grass Valley pitching

EL DORADO — The El Dorado Post 119 Juniors managed just two hits and failed to score a run in a 6-0 loss to Grass Valley in Tuesday’s District 7 Junior Legion baseball game at Union Mine High School. “I can’t really explain it. We just came out flat and basically slept-walked through the game,” El Dorado […]

EDH wrestlers medal in freestyle state tourney

FRESNO — The Dave Schultz Kids Freestyle State Tournament was held June 11-12 at Selland Arena in Fresno. The El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club entered five wrestlers in the tourney: Jack Santina, Mikey Mello, Ricky Eyman, Scotty Moore and Kaden West. Kaden was 5-1 and took second in the intermediate division after losing his finals […]

Taz Devils overcome rain, Dolphins and Gators

EL DORADO HILLS —  The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils defeated the visiting College Greens Gators Saturday to raise their record to 2-0. The Taz entered the meet with one Suburban Swim League victory after beating the Loomis Basin Dolphins opening day in a meet marked by steady rainfall. “Nobody can remember a meet in […]

Heinz-sight: Public vs. private

Before I dive head-first into the pool this summer with the Sharks, Dolphins and Taz Devils, and prior to covering the bases with our Legion and Little League baseball teams, here’s a final point about Oak Ridge High’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I  baseball playoff run that ended with a loss to Jesuit in the championship […]

Findlay, Watson, Lee awarded A. Dale Lacky scholarships

The CIF Sac-Joaquin Section awarded 49 graduating seniors A. Dale Lacky/CSEA Scholarships totaling $34,400 this spring. The annual awards recognize the student/athletes for their outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success during their four years of high school. Three from El Dorado County made the list: Oak Ridge High’s Will Findlay and Megan Watson, […]

Roundup: June 13, 2011

Baseball Senior Legion El Dorado Post 119 Seniors 5, Chico 1 — Troy Booher scattered eight hits in six and two-thirds innings Sunday as El Dorado split its doubleheader with the Nuts at Doreyland Field. Booher struck out five before turning it over to Reed Omohundro. Offensively, Tanner McMahon’s towering solo home run put Post 119 […]

Hirst extends win streak to three in a row

Track regular Golobic steals spotlight from BCRA Midget stars; Holbrook wins in Pure Stocks When late July rolls around, Placerville Speedway will host the first ever ASCS Bullring Nationals with some of the biggest stars in the sport gracing the roster. It’s no question that when that two-day event arrives, Sacramento’s Kyle Hirst will be […]

Oak Ridge’s Ales South Optimist team MVP

SACRAMENTO — When the dust settled from a wild eighth inning that saw two teams combine for 12 runs, the South emerged 13-9 winners over the North at Saturday’s annual Optimist Senior All-Star baseball game at American River College. Oak Ridge High’s Austin Ales, in his final time wearing his Trojan No. 10 uniform, was […]

Under the Scoreboard: June 13, 2011

How time flies — Union Mine alumnus Erik Hunter, who graduated in 2007 after putting Diamondback and AquaSol swimming on the map, graduated May 27 from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis with a degree in mechanical engineering and was sworn in to the U.S. Navy as an ensign. Hunter swam all four years […]

Schedule: June 13-19

Tuesday, June 14 Baseball Post 119 Sr. Legion Del Oro @ ED, (doubleheader), 5 p.m. Post 119 Jr. Legion Grass Valley @ ED, UMHS, 5:30 Wednesday, June 15 Baseball Post 119 Sr. Legion ED @ Pro Players Baseball, Sheldon HS, 5 p.m. Thursday, June 16 Baseball Post 119 Jr. Legion Auburn @ ED, UMHS, (doubleheader), […]

Roundup: June 12, 2011

Baseball Senior Legion El Dorado Post 119 Seniors 14, Del Norte 1 — El Dorado’s Roger Gadow (triple), Tanner McMahon (double), Marc Fackrell (double) and Justin Dillon each had three hits as Post 119 blasted Del Norte Saturday in a game shortened to five innings. The win went to Curtis Cantaloube who pitched the whole […]

Attention: Optimist baseball later today

Seven county players are on rosters for today’s annual Optimist Senior All Star baseball game at American River College. Oak Ridge High’s Austin Ales, Cole Hansen and Chris Muse-Fisher, along with Ponderosa’s Tyler Evanoff, Hunter Gallant and Jerrod Bravo were selected to the South squad in the large school game that starts approximately 30 minutes […]

El Dorado’s perfect season goes up in ‘Flames’

The El Dorado Post 119 Senior Legion baseball team dropped its first game of the summer Friday night as the visiting Folsom Flames used two big innings to come away 9-4 victors. After El Dorado’s Tyler Evanoff drove in a third-inning run, Folsom erased the 1-0 deficit with five runs in the fourth and another […]

Affordable football camps offered this summer

The non-profit California Football Coaches Association is offering 12 football camps, a football coaches clinic and an athletes lifting clinic throughout the Sacramento and Stockton areas this June and July. Youth and high school athletes and coaches can listen and learn from some of the finest coaches at all levels and participate in age and […]

Bob Fogle unretires

After 17 years as the District 54 Administrator and 52 years handling various other duties for Little League International, Bob Fogle, of Cameron Park, retired last fall. His days of being a travel agent were over, his days and nights tending to everything having to do with District 54 were over and he was ready […]

El Dorado Juniors come back on Whitney

EL DORADO — Alex Alvarez’ two-run single highlighted a four-run fifth inning Thursday and Bryson Campbell got the final out in the seventh inning with the bases loaded as El Dorado Post 119 Junior Legion defeated visiting Whitney Post 620 by the score of  7-5. El Dorado’s win was its second straight over Post 620. After a […]

Swim Roundup: Sierra Sharks

Suburban Swim League June 4 Sierra Sharks 517-Folsom Sea Otters 379 Girls 6 & under: 25 free: 1-Analeis Vos, 19.72. 25 back: 1-A. Vos, 26.25. 7-8: 100 MR: 2-Lauren Kott, Samantha Bacon, Delaney Lardie, Makenna Swars, 1:32.43. 25 free: 2-Lardie, 18.37. 50 free: 1-L. Kott, 39.03. 25 back: 1-L. Kott, 21.35. 25 breast: 2-S. Bacon, […]

Subject, West place high for El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club

CLOVIS — Oak Ridge wrestler, Keaton Subjeck, who will be a junior this fall, took third place after three days of wrestling in both the Western States Championships and the America’s Cup Championship held back-to-back at Clovis High School May 27-29. Wrestling in the 18-and-under, 165-pound division Sunday in the Western States Championships, Subjeck took […]

Hirst leads ‘Wild Winged Wednesday’ flag to flag

Racing returns Saturday night with BCRA Midgets, Sprints, Pure Stocks The 2011 Fast and Furious Dirt Track Racing Season resumed at Placerville Speedway Wednesday evening as California’s best 360 Sprint Car drivers converged at the quarter-mile bullring on “Wild Winged Wednesday” for the Hoosier Racing Tires Civil War Sprint Car Series. An impressive crowd packed the […]

South dominates North in Optimist softball

SACRAMENTO — Prep softball took a final bow Wednesday in the 34th Optimist All Star North-South game at Capital Christian High School, won by the South 14-6. Oak Ridge’s Kasey Stanchek and Jenessa Jeppesen, Ponderosa’s Olivia Lucatuorto and Golden Sierra’s Sarah Rasmussen each donned school colors one final time to partake in the annual event […]

The Outdoorsman: Stripers hit and miss

Some areas along the Sacramento River produced a good striper bite … fishing in other areas was slowed by murky water following the intermittent rains and wind. While 6-pounders were common around Freeport, not many exceeded that size. Pile worms and anchovies were the best bait to use. The bite for trollers was much better […]

Hangtown Saber Club men’s team wins championship

DIAMOND SPRINGS — The Hangtown Saber Club fencers came home from the Pacific Coast Championships — the sectional championships for California, Nevada and Hawaii — with two bronzes medals, two finalists and one stirring championship victory. Held at the Marin Center, the men’s team event was the highlight for the Hangtown fencers. Curtis Andrus, Kyle […]

Roundup: June 8, 2011

Baseball Post 119 Senior Legion El Dorado 16, West Sacramento 2 — Tyler Evanoff’s lead-off home run jump-started a 3-for-5 evening that included four RBIs for the Ex-Ponderosa Bruin Tuesday as host El Dorado improved to 4-0 on the summer. The offensive explosion supported starter Danny Muzzi who went four innings and allowed one run. […]

Outside with Charlie: Happy trails Roger

Family, friends and colleagues gathered at Placerville’s Federated Church June 4 to honor Roger Chappell, who passed into eternal wilderness May 13. Those who knew him will appreciate “eternal wilderness.” Born in Placerville, Chappell graduated from El Dorado High. Except for his time at college and his first teaching job in Cupertino, he spent his […]

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