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Drowning at Union Valley

The body of a man who was pulled from the Union Valley Reservoir Tuesday afternoon has been identified as 20-year-old Oakland man Stafone Deshun Jackson, authorities announced. Jackson had traveled to the Union Valley Reservoir to camp with several friends Tuesday morning, said El Dorado County sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Byers. Shortly after arriving, the group […]

The Outdoorsman: Ice House and Union Valley ready

Ice House and Union Valley lakes are producing. Julie Siebert at the Ice House store told me, “Ice House is producing well on rainbows and some browns. The lake is up to 70 percent full and the campgrounds and launch ramp are open.” Although unconfirmed, Julie added, “I heard there was a big brown in […]

Bear attacks camper at Union Valley

A bear attacked a camper at Union Valley ReservoirÕs Yellowjacket Campground about 2:30 a.m. Friday, confirmed sheriffÕs Lt. Bryan Golmitz Sunday. A state Department Fish & Game spokeswoman said a husband and wife heard a noise outside their tent and saw a bear going through their cooler. The man went out with a .45 caliber […]

Nick Bonniksen no-hits Union Mine

EL DORADO — See ball, hit ball is one of the ways to keep it simple in baseball, another is to avoid a well-rested Nick Bonniksen. Toeing the rubber for the first time in nine days, Bonniksen, El Dorado’s ace, sparkled with seven, no-hit innings to pitch the Cougars past host Union Mine 4-0 in […]

Union Mine track and field routs Galt

EL DORADO — Both Union Mine varsity teams won big over visiting Galt Wednesday in the Diamondbacks’ second-to-last Sierra Valley Conference home meet of the regular season. The Union Mine girls won by a score of 116-1 while the boys prevailed 108-14. In the boys Frosh/Soph competition, Galt pulled out a 64-41 win. At press […]

Union Mine plays Cordova to a draw

EL DORADO — A late stoppage of play favored host Union Mine in Thursday’s Sierra Valley Conference girls soccer game, which led to a 1-1 tie against Cordova. The visiting Lancers were pressing on offense when a player went down to injury — the delay allowed the Lady Diamondbacks time to regroup and hold Cordova off the […]

Union Mine girls best El Dorado

Union Mine’s 1-2 top of the order Calista Almer and Madelynn Heape combined for six hits and five RBIs as the visiting Diamondbacks won their second straight Sierra Valley Conference game with Wednesday’s 12-3 victory over host El Dorado. Almer’s solo home run off Cougar starter Joshlyn Wright (six strikeouts) came on the game’s fourth pitch. […]

Union Mine girls blank Warriors

EL DORADO — Beth Hammer allowed four hits and struck out nine Monday as host Union Mine opened Sierra Valley Conference play with a 3-0 shutout of Galt. Hammer fanned four in a row, including the side in the third inning. She whiffed the final Warrior on three pitches after Galt sent the tying run […]

Valley View Elementary in EDH closer to opening

For two years Valley View Elementary has been ready to accommodate students, but hasn’t had the bodies to fill its classrooms. Finally, the school in the Blackstone community is closer to opening. “We are accepting registrations next year for Valley View,” said Buckeye Union superintendent David Roth by phone. “However the numbers remain fairly low […]

Cougars edge Union Mine

Ian Spencer and Matt Smith each scored a game-high 23 points Tuesday as host El Dorado held off Union Mine 72-68 in a Sierra Valley Conference intra-county battle. The Cougars’ win, before a big crowd, spoiled the return of Diamondback head coach Brad Visman who prepped at El Dorado and then coached five years there. […]

Union Mine accelerates to win

EL DORADO — Three Union Mine High boys basketball players scored in double digits in Thursday’s 81-46 Sierra Valley Conference win over Rosemont. The Diamondbacks (2-2 in the SVC, 11-9) led from tip-off to the final buzzer. Union Mine was led by Andrew Vaughn’s game-high 25 points that included 12 points in the first quarter for […]

Union Mine scores Senior Night win

EL DORADO — Wednesday night was a big night for Sierra Valley Conference wrestling, as the last two undefeated teams squared off for undisputed rights to the top of the standings as host Union Mine faced off against a formidable Cordova lineup. When the mats were rolled up it was the Diamondbacks who seized the […]

Former Cougar takes over at Union Mine

Team off to good start EL DORADO — Union Mine High boys basketball head coach Brad Visman has his Diamondback players spreading the wealth on the court and off to a winning start. Last night, the D’backs entered their Sierra Valley Conference opener at Liberty Ranch with a 9-7 record after a 6-1 mark to […]

Union Mine depth does in Grizzlies

GARDEN VALLEY — Balanced scoring by the Union Mine girls Wednesday and great production off the bench allowed the Lady Diamondbacks to crush host Golden Sierra 60-20 in nonleague action at the Rod Hedlund gym. The victory improved Union Mine to 8-3. Ten D’backs scored but jus one in double figures as Isabel Rojas tallied 10 points. […]

Union Mine shuts down Lancers

EL DORADO — With a driving cold rain pounding the gridiron Halloween night, Union Mine treated itself to a 35-0 victory over visiting Cordova in Sierra Valley Conference action. On the opening kickoff, Austin Rigsby raced 90 yards for the first of his three touchdowns to give the Diamondbacks (3-1 in the SVC, 5-4) a quick 7-0 lead […]

Union Mine girls sweep Wolverines

EL DORADO — Union Mine took another step forward toward next week’s league-ending match with El Dorado by defeating visiting Rosemont 25-16, 25-9, 25-12 on Senior Night at the Snake Pit Wednesday. On an evening honoring seniors Kara Campbell, Jordyn Trulli, Gabrielle Fredericks and Savannah Scott, the win puts the D’backs a game behind the […]

Union Mine jumps back in the saddle

EL DORADO — Shaking off the bitter taste of two of its wins wiped away due to a CIF rule infraction, Union Mine looked impressive Friday in its 46-14 Sierra Valley Conference win over visiting Galt. Diamondbacks’ running back Austin Rigsby bursted through for a 7-yard touchdown run and a 6-0 lead in the first quarter. […]

Lady Cougars overcome Union Mine

EL DORADO — Shaking off a slow start and then putting down Union Mine’s bid to force a fifth set, visiting El Dorado defeated the Diamondbacks 12-25, 25-17, 25-19, 26-24 Wednesday night at the Snake Pit. Union Mine (3-2) did take the first set the Cougars have dropped in Sierra Valley Conference play — convincingly — […]

Life as I know it: From Sun Valley to Indianapolis

In my last column, I told of going to Detroit, Mich., and being discharged from the Coast Guard. I immediately, with my few possessions, hitchhiked to Indianapolis to see Peggy. She was still in nursing school. I stayed near, or at, the hospital for several days and we spent as much time together as possible. […]

Cougars blank Union Mine 2-0

El Dorado and Union Mines squared off at the Cougars’ home pitch Friday, each in search of their first Sierra Valley Conference victory. For the Diamondbacks and Cougars, their respective soccer campaigns have been a struggle to find the back of the net. The Cougars scored early in the match as Alex Jimenez took a penalty kick and buried the […]

Union Mine girls drop five-setter

EL DORADO — Host Union Mine picked the wrong time — the fifth set — to commit a series of mistakes Wednesday night, costing the Lady D’backs in a 22-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-15, 12-15 loss to Liberty Ranch at the Snake Pit. Union Mine had momentum after its fourth set victory but three, double-hit infractions […]

Letter to Union of Concerned Scientists

EDITOR: Dear President Kenneth Kimmell and Executive Director Kathleen Rest: In the 1960s I was totally against installing California’s state and federal aqueducts to Southern California cities. Many electrical pumping stations elevate the water along our Central Valley (400-plus miles). The Edmondson pumping plant is the largest with 14 Westinghouse electrical pumps; each pump is […]

Union Mine to host Regional College Fair

The El Dorado Union High School District will hold its annual Regional College Fair on Monday, Oct. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Union Mine High School in the large gym and cafeteria, with break-out sessions in the Theatre at the Mine at 5:30, 7, and 7:45 p.m. Representatives from the University of California system, California […]

Union Mine beats Golden Sierra in five

GARDEN VALLEY — Sparked by the late-match heroics of Kara Campbell and Kylie Russell, Union Mine rallied for the five-set 23-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22, 15-11 non-league volleyball victory at Golden Sierra Thursday night. The Diamondbacks trailed after three sets and were behind in the fourth at 14-17 when Kaitlin Lishman tapped down an errant Grizzly […]

Lady D’backs shine at Lagoon Valley

Oak Ridge girls place runners in top 20 VACAVILLE — Union Mine and Oak Ridge girls cross-country teams had strong showings at the Lagoon Valley Classic Cross Country Invitational last Saturday. In the Small Schools division, the Lady Diamondbacks took second place as a team with 98 points, behind Placer which was first with 58 points. […]

Union Mine falls 29-6

GRASS VALLEY — Nate Brown was all over the field for the Union Mine High football team, which fell to Bear River 29-6 in a nonconference game Friday. Returning kickoffs and punt returns, the Diamonbacks’ senior tallied 133 yards on special teams play, 68 on the opening kickoff to the Bruins’ 14 yard line. “He did the […]

Union Mine looks to improve

2014 Union Mine Football Schedule Aug. 29: @ Foothill — won 49-0 Sept. 5: @ Bear River, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12: Bye Sept 19: Calaveras, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 26: Lincoln-Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3: Mira Loma, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 10: @ Rosemont, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 17: Galt, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 24: Liberty Ranch, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 31: Cordova, 7:15 p.m. Nov. 7: @ […]

Heard over the back fence: High school reunion time

CHEERFUL IS BETTER: John Bruno sent the following “Life’s Little Instruction Calendar” quote: “Try always to be the cheerful guest. Remember, curiosity and generosity are two antidotes to aging.” EFFECTIVE AUG. 1: Residents of the Outingdale service area are once again subject to a Stage 4 Water Emergency.  Due to state restrictions, outdoor water use is […]

Valley View Sports Park

Construction to begin on joint project Officials held a recent groundbreaking ceremony for the first El Dorado Hills sports field and park south of Highway 50. Construction should be complete in early November. The Valley View Sports Park project is a joint use partnership between the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and the Buckeye Union […]

Heard over the back fence: EDHS 55th reunion planned

ANOTHER TEN COMMANDMENTS: Thanks to Jewel Blair-Smith, we have the following “Layman’s 10 Commandments” quote: “So why is a car’s windshield so large and the rear view mirror so small? Because our past is not as important as our future. So, look ahead and move on.” EDHS CLASS REUNION: The El Dorado High School Class of 1959 […]

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 […]

Union Mine blanked by Wolfpack pitching

EL DORADO — Despite a promising start to the game, host Union Mine fell to Cosumnes Oaks 3-0 Friday in a Sierra Valley Conference baseball game. Brendan Hunter, Joel Pedretti and Colton Merrill had hits with two outs for Union Mine in the bottom of the first inning but the trio was left stranded. Union […]

Cougars capitalize against Union Mine

Errors costly for Diamondbacks EL DORADO — Ryan Rodriguez capped an 11-run second inning with a grand slam as El Dorado defeated host Union Mine Wednesday afternoon in the first of a three-game Sierra Valley Conference set. All 11 runs came with two out. Errors let in five of the runs, Michael Green singled in […]

Frosh Info Night at Union Mine

Union Mine High School will host the Athletic Information Night for all incoming freshmen who will be attending Union Mine for the school year 2014-15 Wednesday night, April 30, 6-7  p.m. in the East Gym. All current eighth grade students attending Herbert Green, Mountain Creek, and/or Pleasant Valley Middle Schools are encouraged to attend the night along with their […]

Soccer: One goal helps Union Mine beat El Dorado

EL DORADO — Union Mine High’s varsity girls soccer program hosted Sierra Valley Conference and intra-county rival El Dorado Tuesday night, posting a 1-0 win at the Diamondbacks’ field. Both squads fought for dominance in a game that was kept in limbo through two halves, with only a handful of shots on goal coming at […]

Union Mine wins conference opener

El DORADO — In its Sierra Valley Conference opener Tuesday, the Union Mine High softball team had nine hits in its 4-1 win over Liberty Ranch. In the bottom of the second inning, the Diamondbacks’ Larissa Garcia singled and moved to second base on Carley Stevens’ bunt single. Calista Almer drove in Garcia on an error to […]

Union Mine splits first meet

EL DORADO — New Union Mine High swim coach Darin Mai had 43 swimmers compete in their first Sierra Valley Conference meet against River City Wednesday. The Diamondbacks split with the Raiders; the Lady D’backs knocked off the Lady Raiders, 93-66, while the boys fell, 90-74. For the girls, Kaitlin Watkins was first in the […]

Cougars pressure Union Mine

EL DORADO — El Dorado’s smothering full-court press was the difference Tuesday as the Lady Cougars upended host Union Mine 40-25 in Sierra Valley Conference action. El Dorado forced 22 Union Mine turnovers, 12 in the second half when it pulled away. “We like to press,” El Dorado head coach Pat Winter said. “Our philosophy […]

Union Mine girls put away Galt

EL DORADO — Kinsey Del Rio scored 16 points and Savannah Scott 15 as host Union Mine pulled away in the second half to register the 55-37 victory over Galt. The victory evened the Diamondbacks’ Sierra Valley Conference record to 1-1 while the Warriors remain winless on the season. “They’ve improved despite their record (0-14),” […]

Johnson out as Union Mine AD

EL DORADO — Long-time Union Mine High School Athletic Director Dave Johnson has been relieved of his Athletic Director duties at the school. Asked why Johnson was relieved, Union Mine Principal Tony DeVille said, “I cannot go into it. It’s a personnel matter.” Johnson was quoted in a recent Mountain Democrat issue regarding the sentencing of […]

The night the lights went out at Union Mine

Smoke, too, at the Snake Pit EL DORADO — In the last 12 days until Tuesday, the Union Mine High girls basketball have played nine games that included four games in three days at the High Sierra Winter Challenge at Spanish Springs, Nev. “We have been playing a lot,” Union Mine head coach Chris Del Rio […]

Union Mine ends its season

FOLSOM — Union Mine High’s varsity football program wrapped up its season Friday, falling 45-0 to Vista del Lago in a frustrating Sierra Valley Conference closer at Prairie City Stadium. As has been the story for the Diamondbacks this year, the opposition boasted more size, speed and depth. “It’s been a tough year,” Union Mine […]

Union Mine girls take over 3rd place

EL DORADO — Union Mine needed just 40 minutes Thursday to sweep Liberty Ranch in a Sierra Valley Conference Senior Night match at the Snake Pit. The Lady Diamondbacks (7-4, 7-8) prevailed 25-10,  25-11, 25-20. Union Mine dominated the first set behind seniors Brooke Howton, Taylor Thomas, Macallan Smith, McKaela Vonasek, Madi Verner and Andrea Barnes. “We played better this time […]

Union Mine close but no cigar

EL DORADO — Liberty Ranch broke from a 14-14 tie and eight-point halftime lead to hold off host Union Mine 35-26 in Friday’s Sierra Valley Conference football game on the Diamondbacks’ field. The two teams combined for 34 second-quarter points. The D’backs rattled the Hawks in the third quarter by holding them to 42 combined yards but […]

Union Mine drops to 0-6

ELK GROVE — It was a tough evening for Union Mine High’s varsity football program Friday as host Cosumnes Oaks routed the Diamondbacks 45-6 in Sierra Valley Conference action. Matching up against a Wolfpack squad with more speed, size and numbers, Union Mine struggled to find footing on both sides of the ball. “We have […]

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