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Bruins succumb to Whitney

ROCKLIN — Whitney’s fast start — three scores in less than seven minutes — put Ponderosa in an early hole and the host Wildcats went on to defeat the Bruins 42-6 in Capital Valley Conference action Friday night. Before fans could blink it was 22-zip as Whitney, despite fumbling a punt that Bruin Kris Charron […]

Marianne Whitney Chavez

Feb. 25, 1932 — March 10, 2015 Marianne Whitney Chavez, loving wife and mother of eight, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on March 10, 2015, due to acute kidney and lung failure. She was born Feb. 25, 1932, in Manhattan, Kansas, to Clifton and Helen Whitney. They soon moved to California […]

Roundup: Oak Ridge boys win Whitney Invitational

Track and Field Whitney Invitational Varsity boys: 1-Oak Ridge, 73; 2-Whitney, 68.5. 100: 2-Brandon Jetter, 11.22; 400: 2-Bret McNamee, 52.00; 110h: 2-Jetter, 15.40 (fourth all-time at OR); 300h: 2-Griffin Prather, 41.96; SP: 2-Jack Root, 48-8 (third all-time at OR); PV: 2-Grant Laut, 13-0; 4×100: 3-OR (Prather, Chibuikem Ohanele, Christian Wootton, Jetter), 43.76; HJ: 2-Will Vaughn, […]

Sonja “Sue” Frizzell Whitney

June 28, 1944 — May 13, 2014 Sonja “Sue” Frizzell Whitney, 69, passed away on May 13, 2014, in her daughter’s arms, “her calf.” She was the daughter of Irving and Arlie Frizzell. She was born on June 28, 1944, in Joplin, Mo., and was preceded in death by her parents and only sibling, Jack […]

Whitney Standal

Whitney Standal, 18 El Dorado High School College/major: Azusa Pacific University, majoring in psychology Career goal: Neuropsychologist 10 years into the future: Working in my practice as a neuropsychologist, married and with a family and helping other people. Community service: Through church and in student leadership roles in high school, I worked with local businesses […]

Whitney Cummings takes on Tahoe at MontBleu

The brassy comedian, notable TV star and talk show host, Whitney Cummings, will bring her barbed, observational delivery style to Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort, Casino and Spa for a night of laughs on Friday. Aug. 9. With model looks and real life experience on the catwalk, Cummings isn’t one for silently posing in the background. […]

Jamie Kae Whitney Baxley

July 24, 1943 — March 3, 2013 Jamie Kae Whitney Baxley was a fourth-generation resident of El Dorado County born on July 24, 1943. She was raised in Kelsey and graduated from El Dorado High School in 1961. She was the wife of Bill Baxley and mother of Richard, Deron and Christie Christensen. She was […]

Whitney Standal

Whitney Standal, a senior at El Dorado High School, has established leadership abilities and used those skills at 2012 Girls State at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont. The senior was one of 500 girls who attended the summer government camp. She was on the De Anza City Council, one of 32 California cities that were […]

Whitney bounces Bruins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Soccer’s infamous, unwritten two-minute rule — never give up a goal to open either half or right after you score — reared its ugly head in Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division II first-round playoff match between host Ponderosa and Whitney. It was the latter, roughly 20 seconds after the Bruins had pulled to […]

Ray E. Whitney

Nov. 4, 1944 – April 11, 2012 Ray was born and raised in Placerville and attended El Dorado High School. He passed away April 11, 2012, following a long illness. He is the beloved husband of 46 years to Sue; much loved father of Scott and Shawn (Dina); and Papa to Shawn Michael. He is […]

Ray E. Whitney

November 4, 1944 – April 11, 2012 A lifelong resident of Placerville, Calif. Services will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be posted at www.chapelofthepinesfunerals.com

Lady Cougars tame Whitney Wildcats

It’s an age-old dilemma — schedule an easy preseason and pump up your record or go head-to-head with some of the best teams for experience? El Dorado girls basketball coach Pat Winter always takes the second option and now, heading into the Cougars’ own Jan Vitell Memorial Tournament next week, the Lady Cougars are playing […]

Juniors fall flat against Whitney

EL DORADO — A total of five hits meant no rallies or late comebacks last Thursday for the El Dorado Post 119 Junior Legion baseball team, which fell to visiting Whitney 11-3 in District 7 play at Union Mine High School. El Dorado matched a Whitney run in the first inning on Nic Rowen’s RBI single […]

El Dorado Juniors come back on Whitney

EL DORADO — Alex Alvarez’ two-run single highlighted a four-run fifth inning Thursday and Bryson Campbell got the final out in the seventh inning with the bases loaded as El Dorado Post 119 Junior Legion defeated visiting Whitney Post 620 by the score of  7-5. El Dorado’s win was its second straight over Post 620. After a […]

John Womak and Whitney Person Engagement

Bruce Person of Placerville, Janet Winters of Grizzly Flat and Paul and Judy Womack  of Diamond Springs are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Whitney Person and John Womack. Whitney is a 2003 graduate of Union Mine High School and  earned a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition from Chico State University. She is […]

El Dorado girls outlast Whitney

With 13 seconds left in the game Sarah Mackey stepped to the free throw line for the El Dorado girls basketball team. The Cougars had let a once comfortable 10-point lead with a 1:34 left cut to two as visiting Whitney mounted a ferocious comeback over the closing moments of the first round of the […]

El Dorado outlasts Whitney

After dominating Whitney in the first half of the Gold Dust Tournament’s opening game at El Dorado High Thursday night, the El Dorado Cougars let the Wildcats back into the game in the second half and with two minutes left, clung to a precious one-point lead. David Cochran came down with a big rebound on […]

Cougars sweep Whitney

Democrat staff writer Carla Lizarraga is graduating early but sheÕs still around which was good news for the El Dorado High volleyball team Tuesday as the senior was a key factor in the CougarsÕ 25-23, 25-20, 25-21 sweep of visiting Whitney. Lizarraga turned in some big plays including a side tip to win the first […]

This is a valuable book for Mt. Whitney hikers

Democrat correspondent Every year about 30,000 outdoor enthusiasts acquire a permit to climb Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the contiguous 48 states. They all set out with good intentions, but only one-third of those who attempt the climb actually reach the summit. This book can help increase the odds of making it and also […]

Schedule: Feb. 8-13, 2016

Monday, Feb. 8 Alpine Racing OR, PHS, ED, GS, UM @ Sierra-at-Tahoe, 9 a.m. Boys basketball GS @ Vacaville Christian, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball GS @ Vacaville Christian, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Feb. 9 Boys basketball Galt @ ED, 7 p.m. UM @ Rosemont, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Rosemont @ UM, 7 p.m. Oakmont @ PHS, […]

Roundup: Feb 4, 2016

Girls basketball Ponderosa 69, Whitney 49 — The Lady Bruins held their opponent to just five points in the fourth quarter en route to victory on the road. Danielle Craft finished with a game-high 23 points while Saraya Smith and Juliana Blaine each had 15. Cassidy Pensa finished with nine points while Lauren Joy had six and […]

Cristin Claire Hesse-Gill

Nov. 22, 1980 — Jan. 15, 2016 Cristin Claire Hesse-Gill, 35, of Pollock Pines, Calif., peacefully passed away and into the arms of her sweet Jesus on Jan. 15, 2016. She was also greeted there by her Grammas Rosemary Hesse and Doris Gill, her uncle Mark Hesse, aunt Linda Hesse, and Monte Montillier; Angel the […]

Schedule: Feb, 1-6, 2016

Monday, Feb. 1 Alpine Racing PHS, OR, ED, UM, GS @ Sierra-at-Tahoe Boy basketball Bella Vista @ PHS, 7 p.m. Girls basketball PHS @ Bella Vista, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 Boys basketball *Cordova @ UM, 7 p.m. ED @ Liberty Ranch, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Liberty Ranch @ ED, 7 p.m. OR @ Rocklin, […]

Charlotte Emily Dryden

Nov. 22, 1920 — Jan. 23, 2016 Charlotte Emily Dryden passed away peacefully of natural causes Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. She lived a long, healthy life. She was born in Healdton, Okla., on Nov. 22, 1920, to Raleigh and Jewell Knight Brooks. Charlotte spent her early years in Healdton before the family moved to Lindsey, […]

Dispensary case decision postponed

A preliminary ruling for the Pure Life Marijuana Dispensary case scheduled Monday was delayed until next month. The four defendants involved in the case — Kelly Chiusano, Summer Bradley, Christopher Brown and Whitney Marchand — along with counsel and several supporters, appeared in El Dorado County Superior Court. This is the second time Judge Kenneth Melikian has postponed a decision. In December […]

Sac State exhibit traces global reach of hip-hop

Since its origins in the Bronx in the 1970s, hip-hop has not only influenced music, poetry and dance, it’s had an impact on art as well. “Pump Up the Volume!,” a free exhibit running through Feb. 26 in California State University, Sacramento’s Robert Else Gallery, features the art of Jane Dickson and Joe Lewis, who […]

Roundup: Jan 13, 2016

Girls basketball Ponderosa 66, Whitney 46 — The host Lady Bruins jumped out to a 43-16 halftime lead and coasted to Tuesday’s CVC victory. Danielle Craft scored a game-high 25 points; Saraya Smith added 19; Cassidy Pensa chipped in 7; and Madison Clayton had 6. El Dorado 62, Rosemont 55 — The Cougars opened the […]

Schedule: Jan. 11-16, 2016

Monday, Jan. 11 Alpine Racing OR, PHS, ED, UM, GS @ Sierra-at-Tahoe, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12 Boys basketball Liberty Ranch @ UM, 7 p.m. OR @ Woodcreek, 7 p.m. ED @ Rosemont, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Rosemont @ ED, 7 p.m. Whitney @ PHS, 7 p.m. UM @ Liberty Ranch, 7 p.m. Wrestling Del […]

Roundup: Jan. 6, 2015

Boys basketball Ponderosa 60, Antelope 46 — The Bruins won their Capital Valley Conference opener Wednesday, separating from the visiting Titans with a 15-8 second quarter. With six three-pointers, Adam Orr’s 18 points led Ponderosa which also received 17 from Kenny Macklin to go with nine rebounds, three assists and three steals. Also in double […]

Schedule: Jan. 4-9, 2016

Monday, Jan. 4 Boys basketball ED @ El Camino, 7 p.m. Colfax @ GS, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball GS @ Marysville, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5 Boys basketball Casa Roble @ ED, 7 p.m. Folsom @ OR, 7 p.m. UM @ Bear River, 7 p.m. Girls basketball PHS @ Antelope, 7 p.m. Vista del Lago […]

Marijuana dispensary ruling expected next month

An emotional afternoon for defendants ended the lengthy preliminary hearing in the People v. Pure Life Dispensary case. El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Kenneth Melikian did not make a ruling on the last day in mid-December, instead suggesting defendants waive time so he could “get it right.” “It’s been complicated and complex,” Melikian said. […]

Bruins second at Duals

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Four Ponderosa High wrestlers shined Friday at the Ponderosa Duals inside the Bruins’ gym. Bruin senior Kyle Jennings (220 pounds), ranked fifth in the state, led the way for All-Tourney selection with a perfect 5-0 record. “His expectations are pretty high,” said Ponderosa head coach Tyson Escobar. “He wants to be section […]

Grizzly squads sweep Wildfires

GARDEN VALLEY — A three-point play toward the end of the fourth quarter paced the Golden Sierra High boys basketball team to a 54-51 win over Foresthill in Monday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Foundation Game at Ron Hedlund Gym. With 2:51 left in the game, the Grizzlies, who trailed 46-44, saw the momentum change when Allan Nicholson, one of […]

Pot dispensary hearing continues

The People vs. Pure Life Collective case continued in court last week for another round of preliminary hearings. Kelly Chiusano, CEO of the Pure Life Collective; Summer Bradley, CFO of the Pure Life Collective; Chris Brown, a Pure Life employee and vendor, and Whitney Marshand, also a Pure Life employee — all accused of illegally selling marijuana […]

Lady Trojans’ postseason exit too soon

EL DORADO HILLS — Coming out of a timeout in the fifth and final set of Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinal volleyball playoff match, tied at 3-all, host Oak Ridge and Pitman resumed their back-and-fourth slugfest. Tied at two wins each, the host Lady Trojans and Pride knew whoever had the momentum had the upper hand toward […]

DUI Log

Jeremy Meyers, 45, from Cool, booked on Nov. 5 by Placerville CHP, bail listed $15,000. Whitney Wells,26, from Placerville, booked on Nov. 5 by Placerville CHP, bail listed $5,000. Dena Reed, 45, from Placerville, booked on Nov. 6 by Placerville PD, bail listed $15,000. Jarred Flory, 27, from Rancho Cordova, booked on Nov. 7 by […]

Ponderosa girls share CVC title

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The pre-Halloween scare dished out by Ponderosa on Thursday, though frightening, was probably good for the soul. With a piece of the Capital Valley Conference title on the line, the accompanying banner looked in doubt until the Lady Bruins rallied from behind for the tense, five-set 25-19, 22-25, 27-29, 25-21, 15-12 victory […]

Oak Ridge-Folsom tonight

Oak Ridge hosts Folsom in what could be deemed the biggest prep football game in the Sacramento region if not the entire Sac-Joaquin Section tonight. Other county games have Ponderosa at Roseville; El Dorado travels to Galt; Union Mine plays at Cordova and Golden Sierra goes to Rio Vista. Folsom at Oak Ridge The Trojans (5-0 […]

Roundup: Trojans advance to Masters

Golf Division 1 North Tournament @ Silverado (18 holes, par 72) 1-Granite Bay, 415; 2-Oak Ridge, 423; 3-Rocklin, 449; 4-St. Francis, 468; 5-Pleasant Grove, 491; 6-Vacaville, 514; 6-Davis, 527; 7-Wood, 588. OR scores: Lexi Perry, 83; Courtney Clark, 84; Emma Sand 84; Natalie Kinney, 85; Caleigh Clark 87; Meha Sodhi, 90. Division II Tournament @ […]

Roundup: Oct. 20, 2015

Golf League Tournaments Capital Valley Conference 18 holes at Cameron Park CC, par 72 1-Ponderosa, 501; 2-Roseville, 515; 3-Whitney, 517; 4-Cosumnes Oaks, 525; 5-Antelope, 546; 6-Oakmont, 569; 7-Bella Vista, 615; Del Campo DQ. Bruins: Jasmine Monas, 91; Cora Nuttall, 96; Kaylee Wilson, 97; Catherine Dodds, 108; Gianna Barber, 109; Eden Hall, 119. Ponderosa finished in […]

Belltower: A famous flying boat and remote-control lawn rebates

I always enjoy reading Larry Weitzman’s writeup of the Capital Airshow. He always takes great photos as well. This year his mention of the C-5 Super Galaxy, with its wingspan of 223 feet and length of 247 feet, caught my attention. Before visiting my aunt and cousins in Portland, Ore., we stayed overnight in McMinnville […]

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