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Cougar Award Winners

Natalie Hebron Award Sabrina Tate Bruce Lung Award Joel Kaderka All Metro Matt Smith Sabrina Tate A. Dale Lacky Scholarship Dane Neves CIF Scholar Athlete Nominees Joel Kaderka Dane Neves Rebecca McCaughey Sabrina Tate SVC Scholarship Kaela Marcus Army Junior Athlete of the Year Kelsey Liddell Britton Stark College bound Athletes Matt Smith, Sacramento State […]

Twice is nice for El Dorado race teams

SACRAMENTO — Halfway through Saturday’s Sierra Valley Conference swim finals at Rosemont High, El Dorado was winning the girls division while Cordova looked like it was going to claim victory for the boys. But the Cougar boys squad rallied. Trailing Cordova by nearly 100 points (217-122) at one time, they fought back to join the Lady Cougars in winning […]

Many winners at conference finale

EL DORADO — Strong finishes highlighted Wednesday’s intra county/Sierra Valley Conference dual meet finale between host Union Mine and El Dorado at the Western Slope Aquatic Center. The varsity boys races ended in an 85-all tie. The Cougars are 4-0-1, Union Mine 3-1-1 and Cordova 3-1 — the champion to be decided at the SVC championships. El Dorado’s Dylan […]

Cougar squads remain undefeated

For a third consecutive Sierra Valley Conference meet, the El Dorado High boys and girls swim teams dominated their opponents. Hosting Liberty Ranch Wednesday, the Cougar boys grounded the Hawks 94-72 while the Lady Cougars posted a 127-43 victory over the Lady Hawks. Leading the way for the El Dorado boys was Dylan Thompson, who won a very […]

SVC Spring All League

Softball Most Valuable Player Calista Almer, Union Mine Jessica Dager, Union Mine Beth Hammer, Union Mine Shyanne Winje, Union Mine Madi Heape, Union Mine Trinity Jackson, El Dorado Boys volleyball Most Valuable Player Elijah Magat, El Dorado Coach of the Year Alan Magat, El Dorado Tait Miller, El Dorado Caleb Wetmore, El Dorado Nathan Camello, […]

Ponderosa strong at section finals

LODI — Five El Dorado County high school swimmers and a relay team placed in the top eight at the Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Finals at Tokay High on Saturday. Ponderosa’s Taylor Lehr, a senior who will swim at the University of Tennessee on a scholarship this fall, took fourth place in the 100 backstroke with […]

Woo prepares for final splash

Samantha Woo is looking forward to competing at the Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Trials and Finals at Tokay High of Lodi. The Ponderosa High senior, who is headed to Fresno Pacific University on a scholarship, wants to make a big splash in the 50 and 100 freestyle races. In the Delta River League championships held almost two […]

D’backs host Sierra Valley Conference swim finals

EL DORADO — The Sierra Valley Conference converged at the Union Mine pool last weekend to determine its varsity league champions and crown its league champ. Titles went to the Vista del Lago girls and the Cosumnes Oaks boys. The Lady Cougars took second with the D’backs, fourth, while in the boys competition, host Union […]

Roundup: April 24, 2014

Baseball Oak Ridge 4, Franklin 3 — The Trojans were outhit by Wildcats, 8 to 6, but picked up the win in Saturday’s nonleague game at Sacramento City College. Logan Denholm was 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs. Oak Ridge 1, Folsom 5 — In Thursday’s Delta River League home game, Oak Ridge (7-2, […]

Cougars get Senior Day split

EL Dorado bid farewell to its seniors Wednesday prior to facing Cosumnes Oaks in a Sierra Valley Conference meet. The teams split: the Lady Cougars winning 100-70 while the boys lost 119-51. Prior to the first event, the Cougars rolled out the red carpet for Haley Owens, Kyle Covington, Matt Coen, Katryna Holifield, Lola Pesce, […]

Roundup: April 2, 2014

Soccer Golden Sierra 3, Rio Vista 2 — The Grizzlies overtook the Rams for third place in the Sierra Delta League with Tuesday’s home win. Robin Moore assisted Jazmin Lutey-Willard with the game-winner in the second half for Golden Sierra (4-3-1, 5-7-3). Breeze Baiz scored Golden Sierra’s first two goals with assists from Erin Anderson […]

Intra-county meet a split decision

EL DORADO — Host Union Mine and El Dorado each took home wins from Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference meet at the Western Slope Aquatic Center — the D’backs winning 115-54 for boys and the Lady Cougars prevailing 122-47. The inclement weather failed to slow El Dorado’s girls who took first in each event. Kyle Covington […]

Roundup: Mar. 19, 2014

Tennis Oak Ridge 9, Ponderosa 0 Singles (OR first): Charlie Conarro def. Trip Moore, 6-3, 6-0; Matt Fergerson def. Quaid Moore, 6-0, 6-3; Simon Chan def. Hunter Portillo, 6-0, 6-0; Clarence Lai def. Kyle Johnson, 6-0, 6-0; Matt Lai def. James Kanzaki, 6-2, 6-2; Sam Miller def. Brandon Kanzaki, 6-2, 6-0. Doubles (OR first): Hayden […]

Swimming: Cougars, Bruins split scrimmage

Wednesday’s tri-meet featuring host El Dorado and Ponderosa turned into a scrimmage after Casa Roble dropped out the day before. Below are submitted results. Ponderosa times were unavailable. Girls El Dorado 84, Ponderosa 66 200MR: 1-Samantha Woo, PHS, 200 freestyle: 1-Kaela Marcus, ED, 2:05.74. 200IM: 1-Taylor Lehr, PHS. 50 free: 1-Kyle Covington, ED, 27.29. 100 […]

Roundup: March 12, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 6, Cosumnes Oaks 8 — In a Sierra Valley Conference game in Elk Grove Wednesday, the Cougars scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning but it wasn’t enough. Michael Green had a triple, Zach Culp had a double and Ryan Rodriguez went 2-for-3 for El Dorado (1-1, 4-1), which had five hits […]

Roundup: Mar. 5, 2014

Golf DRL Tournament No. 1, Empire Ranch GC Team scores: 1-Oak Ridge, 364; 2-Jesuit, 379; 3-Folsom, 402; 4-Ponderosa, 420; Pleasant Grove, 421; Sheldon, 552. OR scores: Medalist: Tyler Gunderson, 69; Connor Gaymon, 71; Quinn Carlsen, 72; Charlie Cameron, 74; Dylan Vanderveer, 78; Austin Long, 78. PHS scores: Joe Fowler, 82; Howie Gould, 82; Jarred Levine, 82; […]

Cougars defeat Galt 53-23

Faith Wilson pumped in 15 points to lead 11 Cougars that scored as host El Dorado pulled away in the second half of its 53-23 victory over visiting Galt Tuesday. The win was the Cougars’ (1-2) first in Sierra Valley Conference play. El Dorado led by 10 at the half but tripled that margin for […]

Cougars win twice; make Vitell finals

Kyle Haverson scored 24 points — 12 each night — as host El Dorado picked up two weekend wins to reach the finals of the 37th Jan Vitell Memorial Tournament. The Cougars upended Amador 53-13 Friday and followed up with Saturday’s 51-29 victory over Lodi. El Dorado tips off tonight at 8 p.m. against Oakmont. […]

Injuries slow El Dorado girls

Cotten All-Tourney EL DORADO HILLS — El Dorado wrapped up its appearance at the Shoot-Out with a strong second-half Saturday morning against Davis in a game the Blue Devils won 57-31. Snapping out of a first-half slump, the Cougars turned it around in the second and outscored Davis 19-10 in the fourth quarter to follow […]

Girls basketball: Bruins hold off Cougars

Ponderosa picked up a much-needed victory Tuesday, defeating host El Dorado 42-32 in an intra-county girls basketball matchup at L.A. Brown Gym. Danielle Craft scored 15 points and Madison Clayton 12 as the Bruins bounced back from Monday’s loss to Granite Bay. Both Craft and Clayton tallied eight second-half points. “The team did a lot […]

Lady Cougars excited for new season

Eight upperclassmen and five under classmen suited up for El Dorado coach Pat Winter Monday at L.A. Brown Gym against Nevada Union for the annual Foundation Game, won by the Miners 78-48. Returning seniors are Gina Somara, Katryna Helm and Hannah Dixon; the juniors are Sabrina Tate, Marissa Garcia, Karla Reyes, Rebecca McCaughey, Jessica Jemmott […]

Roundup: Swimming and track results

Swimming Boys El Dorado 89, Liberty Ranch 57 200 medley relay–ED (Garry Wriedt, Dylan Thompson, Matthew McNicolas, Dakota Keeton), 1:54.44; 200 free–Thompson, ED, 2:08.93; 200 IM–Matt Coen, ED, 2:24.98; 50 free–Andrew Coen, ED, 23.22; 100 fly–Mac Guinn, ED, 58.97; 100 free–A.Coen, ED, 51.18; 200 free relay–ED (Keeton, A. Coen, M. Coen, Thompson), 1:40.45; 100 back–Guinn, […]

Roundup: April 3, 2013

Baseball  Oak Ridge 1, Rocklin 3 — In Wednesday’s non-league road game, Tanner Ales had two of the Trojans’ three hits. John Rico had an RBI for Oak Ridge (6-4). The Thunder broke a 1-all tie in the bottom of the sixth inning with two runs. Tommy Hummer and Brogan Cooper split time on the mound […]

Roundup: Mar. 20, 2013

Baseball Golden Sierra 13, San Juan 12 — The host Grizzlies outlasted the Spartans to win a wild Sierra Delta League matchup Tuesday. Nick White (three RBIs) and Joshua Salmonson (double) each went 3-for-4; Bryson Casmpbell doubled twice and drove in two; Kyle Moe (2 RBIs) and Cameron Stephens  both had two hits and a […]

AquaSol trio going to US Olympic Center

AquaSol swim team members Marissa Garcia, Kaela Marcus and Kyle Covington are headed to the US Olympic Center in Colorado Springs to train the Long Course at 7,800 feet elevation, receive presentations by resident coaches/swimmers and meet various members of USA’s national team. The trio earned a spot on the team from Sierra Nevada Swimming […]

Roundup: Mar. 13, 2013

Soccer Oak Ridge 3, Folsom 0 — It was Miller time in Wednesday’s home win: Hannah Miller scored twice and Miranda Miller, once. Assisting was Carisa Rivers, Marissa Ribiero and Caira Woo. Goalie Nina Grimes had five saves. Ponderosa 1, Colfax 0 Volleyball Ponderosa def. by Jesuit 25-18, 12-25, 25-19, 23-25, 11-15 Tennis Ponderosa 9, […]

Pickett returns to action in Cougar sweep

El Dorado hosted Ponderosa in nonleague swimming action Wednesday. The Cougar boys and girls both defeated their counterparts: the Lady Cougars prevailing 100-62 while the boys edged the Bruins 86-81. The El Dorado girls won eight of 11 events including two of the three relays. The Cougar boys touched first in nine events. Wednesday’s meet […]

AquaSol attends UC Berkeley meet

BERKELEY — Seventeen members of Aquasol’s senior group attended the meet on the campus of UC Berkeley that played host to 300 swimmers representing 25 teams from Northern and Southern California. Kaela Marcus, 15, made the finals in the 200 backstroke (8th) with a new AA time of 2:17.83 (a whopping 5-second drop from her […]

El Dorado boys advance to States

Fast course yields quick times FOLSOM — Clear skies, crisp temperatures and a compacted course resulted in very fast racing at Saturday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Cross-Country Championships at Willow Hills course near Folsom High School for the El Dorado, Union Mine and Golden Sierra squads. Several of the county’s top runners ran personal bests in […]

AquaSol names award winners

EL DORADO — AquaSol celebrated its 2011-2012 season with five awards covering 10 swimmers. Kaela Marcus was awarded the coveted Terry Jones Award, given to those that have most fervently adhered to the training program, committed themselves as student -athletes and best represented what  Terry instilled in his swimmers. From 2001 to 2007, Jones coached […]

Local swimmers show well at Jr. Olympics

Two dozen members of the Aquasol Swim team participated in Sierra Nevada Long Course Junior Olympics at the Summer Sanders Pool in Roseville recently. Kaela Marcus, 15, swam to 12 personal best times and qualified for International Grand Prix competition in so doing. Marcus won both the 100 and 200 breaststroke races by huge margins, clocking 1:16.45 […]

Sierra Valley Conference All League teams

Sierra Valley Conference All League Spring season, 2012  Baseball Coach of the Year: Rusty McDonald, El Dorado Most Valuable Player: Justin Dillon, El Dorado Nik Rowen, El Dorado, Chris Swineford, El Dorado, Zack Brown, El Dorado, Nick Bonniksen, El Dorado. Sean Tow, Union Mine, Alex Muzzi, Vista, Ryan Rodriquez, Vista Brysce Gieseke, Vista, Michael Majeski, Vista, Tyler Kaim, Vista, Jake Pott, Galt, Zach Frizzell, Galt, Howie Lyon, Galt, Josh […]

Mills churns out two 2nd-best section times

LODI — Qualifying for CIF Sac-Joaquin Sections in swimming is hard work; finishing in either the top eight for finals or top 16 for consolations is an honor. Swimmers from 27 leagues (over 175 schools) competed in prelims last Thursday and Friday at Tokay High with the top 16 from each event returning Saturday. El […]

El Dorado track and field sweeps divisions

ELK GROVE — Competing in the Sierra Valley Conference meet at Cosumnes Oaks last week, El Dorado’s Track and Field teams showed their mettle in sweeping both varsity and frosh/soph divisions for the second year in a row. In all, the Cougars advanced 25 varsity athletes to this week’s Sac-Joaquin Section Divisional IV-V meet at […]

Cougar swimmers 2nd at conference championships

EL DORADO — The Sierra Valley Conference swim championships came together without a hitch at Union Mine last weekend, the first time the Diamondbacks have hosted.  Seven teams — El Dorado, Union Mine, Vista del Lago, Cosumnes Oaks, Liberty Ranch, River City and Galt — competed for the conference title. In the varsity competition, Vista’s […]

Cougar swim sinks Liberty Ranch

GALT — The El Dorado High swim team traveled to Liberty Ranch last Wednesday and came home with a double victory as the Cougar girls (128-42) and boys (112-50) defeated the Warriors. The win places the El Dorado girls and boys in second place in the Sierra Valley Conference. This is the fifth straight meet […]

Roundup: Bruin volleyball sweeps Jesuit

Baseball Ponderosa 5, Sheldon 4 — The Bruins scored twice in the bottom of the seventh for Tuesday’s Delta River League walk-off win. The Ponderosa pitching of Jacob Bist and Troy Zeier combined to hold the Huskies to two hits. Offensively, Matt Poulin went 3-for-4 with a double, Matthew McBride went 2-for-4 and Garrett Crawford […]

Cougar swim defeats Cosumnes Oaks

El Dorado’s swim team shook off the the rain and cold last Wednesday to post double Sierra Valley Conference victories against visiting Cosumnes Oaks — the Cougar girls winning 123-47 while the boys prevailed 99-71. For the fourth straight meet, the girls won every single event. “The girls team is so strong that at this […]

El Dorado swim team dominates

Winning every race to be won, El Dorado’s swim team out-swam visiting Galt Wednesday – the girls prevailing 134- 35 and the boys outscoring the Warriors 120-35 in the Sierra Valley Conference meet. “We dominated every race,” said Cougar Coach Marc Hughes.  “We owned the pool!” For the girls, double event winners were Marissa Garcia in […]

Cougars outswim Union Mine for dual win

Unless you had a prime spot under one of the many Easy-Up tents that ringed El Dorado High’s swimming pool or a decent umbrella, chances were you didn’t avoid the driving rain at Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference swim meet between the host Cougars and Union Mine. While bystanders were forced to cover up, it was […]

El Dorado swim optimistic about upcoming season

With spring right around the corner, the El Dorado High swim team is busy preparing for another successful and exciting season. “I am really optimistic about our chances this year,” Cougar coach Marc Hughes said. The girls team is led by sophomore standouts Haley Owens and Kyle Covington who, along with junior Ellen Tiedemann, will […]

AquaSol posts best times in Penguin Plunge

GRASS VALLEY — AquaSol entered 30 swimmers in the second short-course meet of the 2011-12 season. There were 410 swimmers from 11 swim teams in the Sierra Nevada and Reno Swim regions. The meet featured some very good swims from all ages. AquaSol, a USA Swim team based at the Western Slope Aquatic Center, took […]

AquaSol shows spirit and swims to new records in Junior Olympics

The AquaSol USA year-round swim team competed in the Sierra Nevada Regional Long Course Junior Olympics in July. The meet in Redding hosted 500 swimmers from the Oregon border to Merced, east as far as Winnemucca, Nev., and the Sacramento area. AquaSol sent just 28 swimmers to the meet but scored 398 points to finish […]

Five AquaSol swimmers make finals in Junior Olympic Meet

FAIRFIELD — Eighteen members of the AquaSol year-round swim team participated in the Junior Olympic Short Course meet, which hosted more than 554 swimmers representing 25 teams from Sierra Nevada Swimming. Time standards of “BB” or better were needed to swim in this meet. AquaSol had 57 best times and achieved 19 new time standards. There […]

AquaSol survives Arctic Freeze

WOODLAND — Nine members of the AquaSol swim team participated in the Woodland Arctic Challenge, which hosted 400 swimmers representing 30 teams from Sierra Nevada and Pacific Swimming. AquaSol swimmers posted 12 best times and one new time standard at the meet. Hannah Covington, 13, had outstanding swims, with her first Junior Olympic cut in […]

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