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Speedway: July Fourth Spectacular to provide exciting races

On Saturday night, the 50th anniversary of the July Fourth Spectacular at Placerville Speedway is going to be a night of continued great tradition and celebration with the thrill of local championship auto racing and the spectacle of a giant pyrotechnic display. The grandstands at Placerville Speedway is the place to be to enjoy El Dorado County’s […]

Baseball: Thrilling finish for El Dorado Hills, Ponderosa

FOLSOM — It was a battle to the last out between the Ponderosa and El Dorado Hills 9/10-year-old All-Star baseball squads faced off in the double-elimination game of the District 54 Tournament at Hazel McFarland Park on Wednesday night. After a grueling six innings, El Dorado Hills defeated Ponderosa 14-11. The win sends El Dorado Hills into today’s […]

Roundup: July 3, 2015

Baseball District 54 All-Star Tournaments 9/10 — McFarland Park, Folsom  El Dorado Hills def. Snowline El Dorado Hills def. by Woodcreek Ponderosa 14, Cosumnes River 3 Hangtown 0, Folsom American 16 Hangtown 3, Maidu 12 Snowline 4, Lakeside 31 10/11 — Mahany Park  Hangtown/Snowline 0, Lakeside 12 Ponderosa def. Hangtown/Snowline Ponderosa def. by Woodcreek El Dorado […]

Swimming: Sharks drop contest

FOLSOM — The Sierra Sharks swam hard in the pool in last Saturday’s road meet against the Broadstone Barracudas, but came out short with a 480-309 loss. The Sharks, 2-3 in dual meets this season, lost to the Barracudas in the boys division, 245-144. The Lady Sharks were bitten by a 227-162 margin. Setting a […]

On Tap: Locals squads prepare for tourney

The first-ever El Dorado High School Fourth of July Tournament, which will feature local and out-of-area baseball teams, starts today, Friday, through Sunday at the Cougars’ field. El Dorado and El Dorado Post 119 join Fairfield, Chico Kennedy of Sacramento and Reed of Sparks, Nev. in round-robin today and Saturday. El Dorado High joins Kennedy and Chico […]

Divide eliminated by Folsom National

ROSEVILLE — After losing 9-0 to El Dorado Hills in District 54 Tournament game on Tuesday, the Divide 10/11 All-Stars baseball team were looking forward to generating some runs across home plate looked forward to its Wednesday’s contest against Folsom National at Mahany Park. But Divide saw its season come to an end fast, as Folsom […]

Bruins squad capture Silver crown

WOODLAND — The Bruins 16U summer baseball travel team, consisting of mostly Ponderosa High student-athletes posted a 3-1 record at the All-World Tournament held at the Woodland Sports Complex that included winning the Silver Division Championship last weekend. In the first game on Saturday, the Bruins beat D-1 Tigers 8-3, led by top hitters Riley […]

Outside with Charlie: Perfect place

Lakes in the high country can be destinations or jump off points for day trips or longer hikes into the backcountry. Most of the lakes you can drive to have picnic areas, camping, and some way to launch a kayak, canoe, or boat. Wrights Lake, and the area around it, is a perfect place to […]

Softball: KG Hitters advance

KG Hitters 14U Orchard travel softball team earned a berth in the Premiere Girls Fastpitch National tournament in Stockton last weekend. The squad played hard in the three-day tournament to came out ahead and earned themselves a berth to the PGF Nationals in Huntington Beach next month. KG played cohesively defensively and offensively to beat […]

El Dorado Hills Major win big

EL DORADO HILLS — Home runs and pitching ignited the El Dorado Hills Major All-Stars baseball team to a 12-3 win over Folsom American in a District 54 Tournament game on Deputy Jeff Mitchell Field at William Brooks Elementary School Sunday evening. Erik Bare and Drake Bicknell led off the top of the first inning […]

Taz wins friendly league meet

EL DORADO HILLS — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team was too much for the Granite Bay Gators at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Swimming Pool on Saturday. In its last home dual meet of the season, Taz took a bite out of the Gators with a 550-239 win to remain […]

Ponderosa lead slips away is district play

FOLSOM — A late rally fell short for the Ponderosa 9-10 All Star baseball team, which fell to Folsom American 10-5 in the District 54 Tournament at McFarland Park on Monday. With one out in the top of the sixth inning, Ponderosa’s Alex Reil and Jack Moore had back-to-back singles. After a strike out, Aidan Beck […]

Dolphins dominate Arden Manor

SACRAMENTO — For a second consecutive weekend, the Dry Diggins Dolphins swim team crushed its opponent. Making the trek to the Capital City to compete against Arden Manor, the Dolphins won 72 of the 80 races and relays en route to an overall score of 2,011-631. Winners on the girls’ side for the Dolphins were Pearl […]

Good turnout for Hangtown Junior Clinic

The recent 29th annual Hangtown Junior Tennis Clinic held at the El Dorado High courts drew 52 players for both the beginners/low intermediate group in the morning and the late morning higher intermediate class. Local certified tennis pro Martha Downing oversaw the drills, assisted by Ponderosa tennis coach Don Eddy, Cheryl Cady from Carmichael and Paul […]

Sports Scene: June 29, 2015

El Dorado Hills CSD 916-933-6624 Rockball Basketball Clinic (grades 1-8) This newly offered clinic provides the framework for new and experienced players to learn or build on existing skills and help elevate their game to the next level. Fun drills will teach basics as well as advanced skills sets are taught in small groups to […]

Strikeouts hurt El Dorado High in loss

On Thursday, El Dorado High School summer baseball team fell 10-1 to the visiting NBP Baseball U19 Club, which put up runs in the first five innings — the exception was a scoreless two-inning stint by Josh Wienholz who struck out four. Strikeouts hurt the host team which fanned a dozen times. El Dorado faced […]

Track champs

The County Sports League 2015 track finals winners of the 4×100 meter race recently show off their medals they won recent. Those winners are, left to right, James McNeice, Austen Olguin, Sawyer Radekin and Jeffery Somera. 

Under the Scoreboard: June 29, 2015

Former Golden Sierra softball standout Samantha Bastien completed her first season for the Texas Wesleyan University softball team in Fort Worth, Texas this past spring. Bastien batted an even .500 batting average. Two of her hits were a double and home run.

Gregg drives to 20th career victory

For the first half of the 50th anniversary Red Hawk Casino championship season, Placerville’s Andy Gregg had his 20th career win on his racing bucket list that he picked up Saturday night in the Placerville Posse Challenge at the Placerville Speedway on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. After he suffered his share of shortfalls week […]

Schedule: June 29 – July 5, 2015

Monday, June 29 Baseball Little League All Stars 9/10s @ McFarland Park, Folsom Ponderosa vs. Hangtown-Folsom American winner, 5 p.m. 10/11s @ Mahany Park, Roseville Divide vs. EDH/Folsom American winner, 5 p.m. Juniors @ Mahany Park, Roseville Hangtown/Snowline-Lakeside winner vs. Cosumnes River, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 Baseball Little League All Stars Juniors @ Mahany […]

Helm has strong finish at Australian Ironman

Daniel Helm Editor’s note: Former Dry Diggins Dolphins’ swim coach Daniel Helm, a 1982 El Dorado High graduate, returned to compete in his first Ironman event in 10 years in the country where he entered his very first triathlon. The following, in his words, is a first-hand account of what he experienced. This is part […]

Grizzlies’ Webb SDL volleyball MVP

GARDEN VALLEY — After a hand in helping his team to the league title, Golden Sierra’s Joe Webb was named the Sierra Delta League MVP award for the boys spring volleyball season. A three-sport athlete, the recent varsity volleyball season was Webb’s’ second. He’s also played two season’s of varsity soccer and more recently competed at the […]

Naturals take U18 tourney title

TURLOCK — Behind flawless defense and big bats last weekend, the El Dorado Hills Naturals won the USSSA U18 June Jamboree Baseball Tournament in Turlock. The tournament featured elite 18U teams from San Jose , Roseville/Rocklin and the Central Valley. The Naturals outscored their opponents 22-2 with pitchers R.J. Routon, C.J. Pallari and John Cross […]

Sports Scene: June 25, 2015

El Dorado Hills CSD 916-933-6624 Rockball Basketball Clinic (grades 1-8) This newly offered clinic provides the framework for new and experienced players to learn or build on existing skills and help elevate their game to the next level. Fun drills will teach basics as well as advanced skills sets are taught in small groups to […]

Sheer determination carried Miki Sparks to finish

Miki Sparks competed in the Women’s Division of the 71st running of the John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races last Sunday at the El Dorado County Fair. From the start, the 28 year-old Placerville resident and other contestants competed with their bags of sand (ore) and wheelbarrows — navigating through hills, fallen trees trestle, railroad ties, log […]

Taz torpedo Loomis, stay undefeated

EL DORADO HILLS — The Loomis Basin Dolphins were no match for the Tasmanian Devils swim team Saturday at the El Dorado Hills Community District Swimming Pool. After their 614-175 victory, the Taz are 4-0 on the regular season, positioned on top of the Suburban Swim League standings. Throughout the week, Taz coaches instructed athletes […]

Dolphin swim nets Blue Marlins

EL DORADO — Winning 49 of 84 events last Saturday, nearly all the relays, the host Dry Diggins Dolphins cruised past the Cordova Blue Marlins by an overall score of 1650.5-1237.5 at the Aquatic Center pool. The Dolphin girls out pointed their counterparts 866.5-623.5, winning 19 individual races and nine relays. The boys prevailed 784-614 […]

Racing back on track tomorrow

With the break for the El Dorado County Fair now in the history books, Placerville Speedway roars back into action tomorrow night with a big night of racing. Not only is it a battle for the season titles, it’s a ‘duel’ night of competition as the event is also the second leg of the high […]

Roundup: June 25, 2015

Baseball El Dorado High School 6, Fairfield TC 5 — The Cougars made three runs in the third inning and another three in the sixth hold up to take Tuesday’s first game at Laurel Creek Park in Fairfield. The host team jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first inning, forcing El Dorado High […]

Outside with Charlie: Happy trails

Summer is here. As county residents are headed into prime hiking time, it’s time to review what to take when you head out for a day hike in the forest. After you have figured out where you will be hiking, get a map that clearly shows the trail or trails that you’ll be on. It […]

Sharks dart past Sea Otters

FOLSOM — For the second consecutive weekend, the Sierra Sharks recreational swim team notched another Suburban Swim League victory. In Saturday’s meet against the the Folsom Sea Otters, the Sharks took a bite with a 533-232 win. Sierra won 17 of the 20 relay races that led to a 2-2 mark in the SSL. Top […]

Star-studded lineup back at Edgewood

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (Calif./Nev.) – Multi-talented actor and musical artist Justin Timberlake is the latest superstar athlete/entertainer slated to participate in next month’s American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe. The 26th annual American Century Championship is set for July 17-19. The 54-hole event, televised nationally by […]

Snyder wheels her way to repeat

Makenzie Snyder and Grant Krale each had exactly one thousand reasons to smile Sunday evening after the 71st running of the John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races at the El Dorado County Fair Grandstands. Synder, a Coloma resident and former Ponderosa High/Chico State volleyball star, defended her title by leading from start-to-finish — toting 45.20 pounds of ore. […]

Fair favorite Mutton Bustin’ delights the crowd

Fair goers converged at the grandstands Friday for the annual Mutton Bustin’ contest featuring the Lil Busters and Busters age divisions. A total of 41 youngsters participated, both girls and boys, to see who could stay up the longest. The first three players for the Busters category were: Charlie Lemos, age 6, Placerville; 2-Dillon Gygax, […]

Del Paso CC hosts 36th US Senior Open

SACRAMENTO — Del Paso Country Club is the site for this week’s 36th US Senior Open, starting today through June 28. The week begins with practice rounds today, tomorrow and Wednesday, offering spectators the opportunity to watch the world’s best senior golfers practice their skills. Upon entering the main gate, spectators are encouraged to review […]

Schedule: June 22-27, 2015

Monday, June 22 Baseball Father’s Day Summer Slam, Chico ED Post 119 vs. Chico Suns Red, Doryland Field, 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 23 Baseball EDHS @ Fairfield, 4 p.m. (2) Father’s Day Summer Slam, Chico ED Post 119 vs. Westside Braves, Doryland Field, 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 24 Baseball Father’s Day Summer Slam, Chico ED […]

Under the Scoreboard: June 20, 2015

Jerrod Bravo and Cal State Fullerton’s time at the recent College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. was brief as the Titans dropped their first two games of the double-elimination bracket play. Bravo, a 2011 Ponderosa graduate whose big 2-run single at the Super Regional finals against Louisville helped Fullerton advance, ended […]

El Dorado High splits with Bluejacks

Rory Patterson’s two-out, seventh-inning pop fly fell into no man’s land Saturday, scoring Alex Pereria with the winning run as El Dorado High School rallied to edge visiting South Lake Tahoe 4-3. The victory gave the Cougars a split of their doubleheader. In the first game, the Bluejacks rode two big innings to a 19-8 […]

Heinz-sight: Dubs did it

Candlestick Park, third base line, day game. My answer to the question ‘do you know where you were the last time the Golden State Warriors won the NBA championship?’ Fast-forward 40 years, the answer becomes less exciting: home, living room couch, next to the pooch. Forty years between titles is a long wait. For some […]

Bruins hire new baseball coach

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ben Peterson was named the new Ponderosa High baseball head coach. In addition to his diamond duties, Peterson will also be teaching mathematics on campus. He takes over the baseball program for Robert Taylor, who coached the Bruins’ team for the last two seasons. Peterson’s coaching experience includes assisting with recruiting for William […]

On tap

Today  Mutton Bustin El Dorado County Fair Grandstands, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20 Baseball South Lake Tahoe @ EDHS, noon, (2) Father’s Day Summer Slam ED Post 119 vs. Grass Valley Miners, Chico High, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 21 Baseball Father’s Day Summer Slam ED Post 119 vs. Reno Rebels, Chico High, 4:30 p.m. Wheelbarrow […]

Roundup: June 18, 2015

Baseball Tournament of Champions Juniors El Dorado Hills 6, Woodcreek 10 Ponderosa 17, Cosumnes River 23 Majors El Dorado Hills ‘A’ 3, Folsom National ‘B’ 6 Ponderosa ‘B’ 1, Folsom National ‘A’ 6  

Cougars blitz Bear River

El Dorado High School put together 19 hits Wednesday, capping the game with an eight-run inning, to overwhelm visiting Bear River 17-1 in a summer matchup under the lights. The Grass Valley squad ran into an offensive juggernaut, especially at the end. Just two of the Cougar hits went for extra bases, the rest singles. […]

Sharks fall to Park Terrace

CAMERON PARK — After winning its first dual meet two weeks ago, the Sierra Sharks couldn’t stay the course in last Saturday’s home meet against Park Terrace — falling to the Penguins 484.5-304.5 at the Cameron Park Community Center Pool. The Sharks, 1-2 in dual meets this season, had many high-point winners. Avery Pellicano (7-8) set […]

Mallory Velte wins Body Bar title

Former two-time California State Wrestling Champion Mallory Velte qualified last month for the UWW Junior World Championships after taking the gold medal at the Body Bar UWW Junior Nationals in Irving, Texas. Pitted in a best-of-three, winner-takes-the-title showdown with McKendree University’s Alexis Porter, the defending champion and 2014 Junior World Team member, the two took […]

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