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, […]

Gridiron preview

Prep football’s regular season ends tonight with the postseason right around the corner. Golden Sierra has its spot in the playoffs and both Union Mine and Oak Ridge are in position to secure a berth. The Diamondbacks battle River City for the Sierra Valley Conference title; Oak Ridge hosts Delta River League-leading Folsom  in a […]

Roundup: Nov. 4, 2010

Volleyball El Dorado def. Dixon 25-21, 25-11, 25-15 Oak Ridge def. Folsom 25-15, 25-12, 25-19 Golden Sierra def. Highlands 25-8, 25-12, 25-6

Bruins fall to St. Francis in 4

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The Delta River Leagaue season has been a roller coaster ride for the Ponderosa High volleyball team, culminating with a league match against St. Francis Wednesday night. The determined Bruins looked forward to the challenge of facing the league-leading Troubadours and had moments of brilliance throughout the match. Ponderosa was solid in […]

The Outdoorsman: Nov. 5, 2010

Take your pick Bass, crappies, trout or catfish — Lake Amador near Ione is the place where all four species are biting. Weekly trout plants help trouters fishing from shore, boats or float tubes. Most of the trout range from 2 to 3 pounds with a few as high as 6 to 8 pounds. Shore anglers are tossing […]

Hey, it’s Slammin’ Katie Vaughn

Flowing pony tail, beaming smile and killer game By Jerry Heinzer Democrat staff writer EL DORADO HILLS —  At one time the roster included Kaleigh, Kayla and Katie; then there was Kayla and Katie; now it’s just Katie. The Oak Ridge High volleyball team’s run of terrific outside hitters whose names all start with the […]

Union Mine golf reaches NorCals

D’back girls take second at Masters STOCKTON — The Union Mine High girls golf team came in second Monday at the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Golf Tournament at The Reserve at Spanos Park. Cassidy Stelzmiller carded a team-low 78 as the Lady Diamondbacks tallied a team score of 436, eight fewer than third-place Lodi. St. […]

Trojan tennis wins playoff opener

FOLSOM — Taking care of business in its playoff opener Tuesday afternoon, the Oak Ridge High tennis team easily defeated Merced 8-1 at the Broadstone Racquet Club. The Trojans won all six singles matches and two-of-three doubles to advance to the the quarterfinals next Monday. Oak Ridge will face  St. Mary’s of Stockton which defeated […]

Oak Ridge cross county wins league meet, banners

FOLSOM — The Oak Ridge High and Ponderosa cross country teams wrapped up the Delta River League championships Saturday at Folsom’s Willow Hills course. The Trojans swept the banners with the varsity boys, varsity girls, frosh/soph boys and frosh/soph girls all winning league titles. The Bruin varsity boys took second while Ponderosa’s varsity girls were […]

Heinz-sight: Nov. 2, 2010

Giants and Ghouls The celebrations in San Francisco after the last out when the Giants clinched the World Series title Monday were wild. Due to the onset of cooler fall temperatures, it’s good to know some revelers warmed themselves by starting bonfires. The City’s been electric with playoff hysteria which has amped up with each […]

D’back volleyball sweeps El Dorado

Cougars celebrate Senior Night Winning easily, closely and in comeback fashion describes Union Mine High’s three-game sweep Monday that spoiled El Dorado’s Senior Night. After a quick 25-7 opening set victory, the Diamondbacks outlasted the Cougars 25-21 in the second and rallied from a deficit to win the third, 25-18. “We came in fired up against […]

Delta River League tennis finals a tough go

FOLSOM — Last week’s Delta River League tennis championships at Broadstone Racquet Club mirrored the Oak Ridge and Ponderosa High move to Division I — deeper, tougher and better competition. Where in past season’s the year-ending tournament was kind to Trojan and Bruin netters in the Sierra Valley Conference finals, this year it wasn’t as […]

Union Mine suffers first defeat

Missed opportunities spoil D’backs’ perfect season EL DORADO — When the Union Mine High Diamondbacks and Vista Del Lago Eagles jogged back on the field for the second half Friday, a non-working scoreboard showed neither with points. Ironically, that was also the halftime score. As both team’s defenses took the spotlight, it was the Eagle […]

Grizzlies lock up playoff spot

McKain’s big night includes five touchdowns GARDEN VALLEY — For the group of football players from Golden Sierra High, the season has been a test in perseverance, endurance, heart and desire. The team from Garden Valley has suffered through injuries, a three-game losing streak and players have learned new positions out of necessity — showing […]

‘Stormin’ Norman’ hits the trail: CDT

Editor’s note: Stormin’ Norman’ started this year’s treks on the southern portion of the Continental Divide Trail. “Under most conditions, the best roof for your bedroom is the sky.” Fletcher, 1989 The plan I began my 10th season of long distance hiking on the Continental Divide Trail with a 360-mile spring trek through central New […]

Oak Ridge devastates Jesuit 51-15

EL DORADO HILLS — With an explosive first quarter that included a pair of touchdowns on its first two offensive series and some of the most relentless defensive plays seen this season, the Oak Ridge High football team showed visiting Jesuit it wasn’t about to let a brutal loss to Pleasant Grove ruin the rest […]

Ponderosa’s football struggles continue

SACRAMENTO- Host Sheldon High was focused Friday, knowing it needed one more league win to qualify for playoffs — and running out of time to get it. The Huskies were hungry for victory and it showed as they out-matched Ponderosa in both effort and talent. In front of a booming home crowd on a rainy night, Sheldon […]

Turnovers hurt El Dorado … again

Galt’s defense intercepts five Cougar passes GALT - For the most part, Mother Nature didn’t douse El Dorado High’s Sierra Valley Conference football game Friday down Highway 99  though interceptions did rain over Galt. The Warriors nabbed five Cougar throws, turning three into first-half touchdowns, and easily took away the 42-0 victory at Erv Hatzenbuhler Field. While mistakes hurt […]

Banner day for Cougar cross country teams

A cross country championship banner is a rare sight in the foyer of the El Dorado High gym, but if Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference championship results were any indication, athletic director Joe Volek may have to make more room. Solid pack running combined with an understanding of their place in school history, the young Cougar […]

Bruins cool Huskies

SHINGLE SPRINGS – With some starters out, playing another home game on the road and fighting for better playoff positioning, Ponderosa High volleyball showed its toughness and resiliency Thursday in three tough games against visiting Sheldon. Never wavering, the Bruins came away with a victory in three straight games by the scores of  25-21, 25-16, and 25-18. Ponderosa proved its depth as Emily Summers […]

Roundup: Oct. 29, 2010

Volleyball Golden Sierra def. Rio Vista 25-11, 25-3, 25-11 Oak Ridge def. by St. Francis 12-25, 24-26, 25-27 Ponderosa def. Folsom 25-15, 25-18, 25-22 — Kills: Lianna Sybeldon, 14; Samantha Rains, 8; Sara Hickenbottom, 7; Bayley Blackney, 5. Aces: Rains, 2. Blocks: Hickenbottom, 2; Sybeldon, 2. Assists: Madison Macauley, 28; Emily Summers, 7. Digs: Lindsey […]