Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Search Results for: tom van der wende

Coach Tom Van Der Wende coaches last Senior Night match

EL DORADO HILLS — Thursday was Senior Night for the nine Oak Ridge seniors and it marked the final regular season match of coach Tom Van Der Wende’s career. After a rousing send-off for Jon Tuttle, Tim Spykerman, Connor Dunham, Nathan Lambert, Chris Gomm, Connor Blakeman, Luke Whitcomb, Jack Hoisington and Mike Whitcomb, the Trojans took […]

Best of 2011: Honorable mention

In reviewing past issues, many sports stories stood out other than the top 10 that recently ran in the Mountain Democrat. To recognize those individual/team achievements and milestones, below is our honorable mention list for the 2011 calendar year. Jeff McKenzie wins junior college state title Former Oak Ridge Trojan Jeff McKenzie, having pitched all […]

Trojan, D’back volleyball fall in semis

SACRAMENTO — Oak Ridge High’s bid to win a Sac-Joaquin Division I volleyball title in coach Tom Van Der Wende’s final year on the sideline fell short as Jesuit took its third match of the season from the Trojans, ousting the El Dorado Hills squad 22-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-21 in Tuesday’s section semifinals. Playing on the Marauders’ […]

Trojan boys rip Capital Christian

EL DORADO HILLS — It wasn’t “easy” playing for or coaching Oak Ridge High in its volleyball match Tuesday with visiting Capital Christian — it was too easy. No matter who occupied the court, the Trojans scored at will and with additional points via Cougar errors, the hosts rolled to the 25-7, 25-12, 25-13 non-conference […]

Trojan volleyball defeats Rocklin

Mother Lode News The Oak Ridge High boys volleyball squad has a date with Rocklin this week in the semifinals of the Sac-Joaquin Section championships. Overcoming a first-game loss to visiting Del Oro Thursday, the Trojans won three straight games to eliminate the Golden Eagles 21-25, 25-16, 25-17 and 24-22. Next up is the Thunder, […]

It was a sizzling time

The 13th annual Chili Cook Off and Classic Car Show presented by Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises Inc. was the best ever, according to Susie Davies, executive director of MORE. “Thanks to all our friends in Pollock Pines and the wonderful showmanship of our new best friend, Dave Bender of CBS 13 News, Sacramento. With 24 […]

Winners, buyers listed for 2011 Junior Livestock Auction

2011 EL DORADO COUNTY JR. LIVESTOCK AUCTION TOTAL GROSS SALES: $235,931 19 Steers (Average Sale Price $2.73 / LB.) 120 Hogs (Average Sale Price $3.40 / LB.) 59 Lambs (Average Sale Price $4.57 / LB.) 10 Goats (Average Sale Price $6.07 / LB.) 13 Rabbit Meat Pens (Average Sale Price $363/ Pen) 9 Poultry Meat […]

Heard over the back fence: Watch out for ‘Dork in Disguise’

NO MODESTY HERE: John Chapman forwarded the following T-shirt statement: “Please take a moment to appreciate my vast knowledge and experience.” • • • NEW ORGAN: On Sunday, Feb. 27, a new church organ will be dedicated at the Church of Our Savior in Placerville. Larry Ramos will play for the regular 10:30 a.m. service […]

Stepping out: Limited quantities make for unlimited taste

“You Americans have the loveliest wines in the world, you know, but you don’t realize it. You call them ‘domestic’ and that’s enough to start trouble anywhere.” — H. G. Wells Cedar Creek Ranch and Vineyards Last Halloween I attended a wine pairing at Zachary Jacques featuring some delicious wines from a winery I had […]

Dave Barry’s Year in Review

McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) Let’s put things into perspective: 2010 was not the worst year ever. There have been much worse years. For example, toward the end of the Cretaceous Period, the Earth was struck by an asteroid that wiped out 75 percent of all the species on the planet. Can we honestly say that we had […]

Every 15 minutes: a sober look at drunk driving

Village Life staff writer Seeing may not be believing, but itÕs a good start. ThatÕs the theory behind the ÒEvery 15 MinutesÓ program which graphically demonstrates the results of drinking and driving for Oak Ridge High School students on April 3rd and 4th. Oak Ridge DriverÕs Education teacher Tom VanderWende described the program as Òvery […]

Category Archives

Browse by Date



EDH Fire Dept. annexing Latrobe

By Noel Stack | From Page: A1, 8 Comments

Motorcycle fatality in Greenwood

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

Greenwood School being restored

By Rebecca Murphy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Cal Fire increasing staffing, hiring

By Cal Fire | From Page: B1

EID restricts watering days

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A1, 13 Comments

Lover’s Leap fall injures man

By Tahoe Tribune | From Page: A1

Tea Party meeting April 17

By Tea Party Patriots Of El Dorado Hills | From Page: A3, 69 Comments

Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking May 1

By El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition | From Page: A6

Floating body not a body

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A7

Old mill a goner

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A11, 18 Comments | Gallery



Murder? Suicide?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 8 Comments

‘Drive Clean’

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 19 Comments

Middle class getting poorer?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 54 Comments

Real estate lies

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 16 Comments

A great big thanks

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5



Ponderosa volleyball is a family affair

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A8 | Gallery

Aussie team makes visit

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A8

Griz have challenging day

By Mike Bush | From Page: A8 | Gallery

Outside with Charlie: Switch gear

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A8

Roundup: April 15, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery



At a glance: Take aim on fun

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

Men to walk a mile in her shoes

By Center For Violence-Free Relationships | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Runners stampede for Sugarloaf scholarships

By El Dorado County Office of Education | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Team works to fight disease

By Placerville Kiwanis | From Page: B3

COOL School is accepting applications

By Rescue Union | From Page: B4

Band of Miwoks fund mission

By Shingle Springs Band Of Miwok Indians | From Page: B12



Crime Log: March 25-27

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

Weather stats 4-15-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2



Numa Edward “Ed” Roberts

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Ronald Russell Rohrer

By Contributor | From Page: A2, 2 Comments


Real Estate



New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A10


By Contributor | From Page: A10

Horoscope, Thursday, April 17, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Horoscope, Wednesday, April 16, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A10


By Contributor | From Page: A10

Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A10


By Contributor | From Page: A10


By Contributor | From Page: A10