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Valentine is Super Singles champ

FOLSOM — Ponderosa’s Kevin Valentine won the Delta River League Super Singles title Tuesday, defeating Oak Ridge’s Jimmy Giovannini in straight sets at the Broadstone Racquet Club. Both Valentine and Giovannini qualified for the individual section’s tournament. During league, Valentine went undefeated thanks to an aerobic weight training class that improved his quickness, speed and […]

Best of 2012: Individual Performance

Keaton Subjeck — The annual boys CIF State Wrestling Championships is without question the most difficult, grueling and challenging event a prep athlete faces. Simply gualifying is a big accomplishment but to come away with one of eight awarded medals is huge. The Oak Ridge 160-pound junior did just that last March at Fresno’s Rabobank Arena when […]

Delta River League All League, Spring 2012

Softball Player of the Year Natalie Kessing, Ponderosa Gianna Bilotta, Ponderosa Sky Jerpbak, Ponderosa Paris Hallums. Ponderosa Lauren Bertoy, Oak Ridge Jackie Schmaeling, Oak Ridge Jade Matsumoto, Oak Ridge Bailey O’Mara, St. Francis Alexis Viramontes, St. Francis Stephanie Heyward, St. Francis MeShalon Moore, Sheldon Amber Glenn, Sheldon Alexis Cooper, Sheldon Amber Murray, Pleasant Grove Lindsey […]

River Cats name area athletes to All-City teams

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats’ Triple-A baseball team, an affiliate of the Oakland A’s, named 36 local athletes to its 2011-12 Fall, Winter, Spring All-City teams. The athletes were honored in a ceremony prior to a River Cats’ game May 13. Those who chose to attend received a ticket to the game  and an […]

Ponderosa High School presents scholars

Ponderosa High School hosted its annual Scholarship and Awards Night on May 1. The school staff wants to extend congratulations to the Class of 2012 valedictorians: Skye Jerpbak and Samantha Kennedy and salutatorians: Maris Dyer, Ben Estacio, Connor Grubaugh and Ty Pensa. Ponderosa is also proud to announce the appointment of Amy Silverbush to the […]

Ponderosa High School 2012 graduates

Morgan Aasen, Judi Adams, Christina Kiley Michele Adams-D’Onofrio, Anna Elizabeth Adamski, Taylor Renee Agricola, Matt Aguiar, Nicole Alberghini, Ryan Jet Albertazzi, Tyler Alberts, Duncan Alexander, Meagan Allstead, Lauren Almeida, Katia Alvaro, Dalton Amolsch, Elizabeth Marie Anderson, Jami Anderson, Kelsey Anderson, Wade Anderson, Brooke Lorraine Andrew, Kasandra Andrews, Ryan Ansell, Arvind Rajan, Gabrielle Attisani, Forrest Taylor Bacchi, […]

Individual section tennis produces two wins

Last week’s individual section’s tournament meant the end of the line for three area qualifiers who combined to go 2-3. At the Division I level, Ponderosa senior Kevin Valentine won his first-round match 6-0, 6-2 at the Brenda Athletic Clubs in Turlock but lost in the quarterfinals to Turlock’s Scott Gray, seeded No. 3, 4-6, […]

Tennis deals with weather delays

The return of good weather this week was good news for area tennis teams. With promising forecasts on the horizon, players returned to the courts after two weeks of rain around a week off for spring break that combined, nearly brought play to a complete stop. It’s back to business now. In the Delta River […]

Roundup: March 27, 2012

Tennis Oak Ridge 6, Pleasant Grove 3 Singles (OR first): Jimmy Giovanni def. Doty, 7-5, 6-1; Nic Atkinson def. Kankis, 6-2, 6-2; Jacob Zetlin def. Roberts, 6-2, 6-1; Simmon Chan def. McBroom, 6-3, 6-2; Charlie Conarro def. Velasco, 6-0, 6-0; Matt Fergerson def. Wagner, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. Doubles (OR firts): Matthew Lai-Scotty Lee def. by […]

Roundup: March 22, 2012

Baseball El Dorado 7, Liberty Ranch 5 — In Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference game in Galt, the Cougars (2-0, 5-0-1) scored four times in the top of the first inning to account for half of their runs. El Dorado poked 10 hits and used five Hawks (1-2, 4-3) errors to its advantage. Timothy Hinrichs, Zack Brown […]

Roundup: March 21, 2012

Tennis Ponderosa 1, Jesuit 8 Singles (PHS first): Kevin Valentine def. Orlando, 6-0, 6-1; Jake Wiesner def. by Beynars, 3-6, 0-6; Trip Moore def. by Lin, 0-6, 1-6; Adrian Elkmans def. by Fretz, 1-6, 1-6; Brendon Sauer def. by Hambly, 2-6, 1-6; Max Donovan def. by Gilles, 2-6, 3-6. Doubles (PHS first): Spencer Preciado-Skler Levenson […]

Roundup: March 20, 2012

Girls soccer Ponderosa 1, Pleasant Grove 1 — Senior Aubrey Wimmer scored the Bruins’ goal. Oak Ridge 1, Sheldon 1  Boys tennis Oak Ridge 8, Sheldon 1 Singles (OR first): Nic Atkinson def. Andy Phan, 6-1, 6-2; Simon Chan def. Alvin Tan, 6-1, 6-2; Charlie Conarro def. Keith Thor, 6-0, 6-0; Matt Fergerson def. Andy […]

Roundup: March 13, 2012

Baseball Ponderosa 10, Roseville 11 — In a nonleague game Monday afternoon in Roseville, the Bruins led 10-3 going into the bottom of the sixth inning. That’s when the host Tigers scored eight runs for a come-from-behind win over Ponderosa (1-3), which had eight hits in the game. Blake Yaeger had one of those hits […]

Roundup: March 8, 2012

Baseball Golden Sierra 18, Rio Vista 13 — Bouncing back from Tuesday’s loss at El Dorado, the Grizzlies outlasted the visiting Rams in their Sierra Delta League opener Wednesday in a slugfest as both teams put up big offensive numbers. For Golden Sierra, Jeffrey Klahn went 3-for-4, Brayden Ellis had two singles, Kyle Moe had […]

Roundup: March 6, 2012

Softball Ponderosa 3, Vista del Lago 4 — Despite four errors, the host Eagles denied the Lady Bruins a season-opening win Monday. Ponderosa outfielder Taylor Eilders went 2-for-4 at the plate and Skye  Jerpbak was 2-for-3. Shasta Stintson and Mackenzie Mueller split time on the mound for Ponderosa. Soccer Oak Ridge 0, McClatchy 5  Boys […]

Boys State is a life changing experience

Five boys from El Dorado County, chosen from the five traditional high schools and sponsored by American Legion Post No. 119,  participated in Boys State this summer and their lives were forever changed. The five Boys State participants were: Kyle Cerniglia, Joshua Jetter, Will Meigs, Oscar Rodriguez and Kevin Valentine. “I have a broader perspective […]

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Delta River League: All League Teams

Baseball Player of the Year: Tyler Evanoff, Ponderosa Coach of the Year: Joe Potulny, Jesuit First team: Oak Ridge: Chris Muse-Fisher, Austin Ales, Cole Hansen, Jake Wehr, Zach Mahon; Ponderosa: Hunter Gallant, Jerrod Bravo; Jesuit: Zach Green, Logan James, Louis Mejia, Brian Celsi, Joe Williams; Pleasant Grove: Zach Stilwell, Josh Adams, Garrett Heisinger Boys Golf Most […]

Delta River League: 2011 All League Teams

Baseball Player of the Year: Tyler Evanoff, Ponderosa Coach of the Year: Joe Potulny, Jesuit First team:Oak Ridge: Chris Muse-Fisher, Austin Ales, Cole Hansen, Jake Wehr, Zach Mahon; Ponderosa: Hunter Gallant, Jerrod Bravo; Jesuit: Zach Green, Logan James, Louis Mejia; Brian Celsi, Joe Williams; Pleasant Grove: Zach Stilwell, Josh Adams, Garrett Heisinger Boys Golf Most […]

Trojan tennis co-shares banner; D’backs also in playoffs

Sac-Joaquin Section playoff team tennis gets underway this week with two local teams in contention. In Division III coed play, Union Mine takes to the home court today in an outbracket match against Sacramento Country Day while Oak Ridge’s boys tennis hosts Napa tomorrow in a D-I matchup at the Broadstone Racket Club. The Trojans’ […]

Roundup: April 14, 2011

Softball Golden Sierra 2, Vista del Lago 5 — The host Eagles broke a 2-2 tie with three sixth-inning runs and overcame four errors in the field to win Wednesday’s nonleague game. Offensively for the Grizzlies, Jordan Perry went 2-for-4 and Savannah Stephens doubled. On the mound, Sarah Rasmussen went the distance. Ponderosa 4, Sheldon 5 […]

Roundup: April 13, 2011

Boys golf Sierra Valley Conference 18-hole tournament at Castle Oaks GC: 1-Vista del Lago, 401; 2-Union Mine, 410; 3-El Dorado, 438; 4-Cosumnes Oaks, 452; 5-Liberty Ranch, 455; 6-River City, 554; 7-Galt, DQ. ED scores: Tanner Lichty, 79; Shane Hopkins, 85; Andrew Montez, 86; Tyler Powell, 89; Cohl Hatala, 99; Zane Hatala, 101. UM scores: Kyle […]

Roundup: April 8, 2011

Boys golf Ponderosa defeated Jesuit 196-204 at Cameron Park CC. PHS scores:  Co-medalists: Corey Pereira, Brad Peil, even-par 36; Derek Trofimczuk, 37; Jeremy Ashburn, 43; Mike Green, 44; Danny Gassman, 47. El Dorado defeated Cosumnes Oaks 217-253 at Cold Springs CC. ED scores: Medalist Tanner Lichty, 39; Tyler Powell, 42; Andrew Montez, 42; Shane Hopkins, […]

Roundup: March 30, 2011

Coed tennis Union Mine 6, El Dorado 3 Singles (UM first): Machaela Melrose def. by Savannah Barnhill 6-4, 1-6, 3-6; Taylor McClain def. Ian Gollihar 6-0, 6-0; Dylan Jocoy def. by B. Allen 1-6, 1-6; Jake Schecter def. Chris Bodle 6-2, 6-0. Doubles (UM first): Ellie Klumb-Ali Learner def. Daria Vanderlinden-Kadra Rademacher 6-2, 6-2; Darby […]

Roundup: March 29, 2011

Baseball El Dorado 4, River City 0 — The Cougars moved to 2-0 in the Sierra Valley Conference with Monday’s road victory. Roger Gadow pitched the first six innings with seven strikeouts and Justin Dillon (two strikeouts) threw the seventh. El Dorado scored two in the top of the first on Gadow’s RBI groundout and […]

Trojan, Bruin tennis teams break serve in a new league

Both the Oak Ridge and Ponderosa High boys tennis teams embark on new challenges this spring playing in a new league and a higher division. One thing that won’t change: as members of the Delta River League, the Trojans and Bruins will still play each other twice during the regular season. Despite its string of […]

Roundup: March 16, 2011

Tennis Oak Ridge 8, Ponderosa 1 Singles (OR first): Tanner Schmutte def. by Kevin Valentine 6-7 (6-8). 6-6 (retired); Andrew Hall def. Christian Bower 6-2, 6-3; Jimmy Giovannini def. Jake Wiesner 6-0, 6-0; Alex Charn def. Forrest Bacchi 6-1, 6-1; Jacob Zetlin def. Jeff Picard 6-0, 6-0; Nick Atkinson def. Brendon Sauer 6-0, 6-1. Doubles […]

Roundup: Dec. 17, 2013

Wrestling Curt Mettler Invitational Elk Grove High Oak Ridge 2nd place with 130.5 points 2-Brandon Claiborne, (defeated Merced’s Mark Anthony Taijeron 15-0 in the semis. Taijeron ranked 3rd in section). 2-Sherman McVay, 4-1, (defeated Escalon’s Dominic Freeseha in semis. Freeseha ranked 2nd in section). 2-James Portilla, 3-1. 2-Bishane Sagal, 3-1. 4-Josh Ploke, 3-2. 5-Ryan Redhair, […]

Roundup: Trojan netters advance

Tennis CIF Playoffs Oak Ridge 9, Armijo 0 Singles (OR first): Brandon Sutter def. Mestas, 6-0, 6-0; Jacob Zetlin def. Marquez, 6-1, 6-1; Charlie Conarro def. Wadsworth, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2; Simon Chan def. Dolan, 6-2, 6-4; Matt Fergerson def. Nsayen, 6-2, 6-3; Matthew Lai def. San Miguel, 6-0, 6-0. Doubles (OR first): Clarence Lai-Scotty Lee […]

Cameron Park Florist is warm and welcoming

Last year Pauline Murphy-Wachtel traded pennies for petals when she left the banking business and bought Cameron Park Florist. The flower shop has served the community for 33 years, providing beautiful arrangements for anniversaries, proms, weddings, holidays, funerals and those very important “I’m Sorry” moments. The shop also features plants, dish gardens and silk flower […]

Heard over the back fence: MOREs to their credit

Democrat staff writer At the El Dorado MORE awards luncheon, the following MORE clients and staff were honored for their outstanding achievements: Recognition of Client Achievers: Life Skills Achievers Ð Joey S., Brenda T., Roger C., and Shelly. Job Skills Achievers Ð Mark M., Michelle M., Jamison M., and Shannon R. Classic Achievers Ð Angela […]

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