Under the Scoreboard: July 12, 2015

UOP’s Ellen Tiedemann was one of five women water polo student-athletes to earn All-Academic Awards from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches. Tiedemann, a 2013 El Dorado High graduate studying civil engineering, had the ACWPC’s Outstanding distinction of carrying a GPA over 3.71. It was her second straight season getting recognized academically. As a […]

Schedule: July 13-18, 2015

Monday, July 13 Baseball EDHS vs tbd, Reno, 1 p.m. Friday, July 17 Baseball District 7 Jr. Legion Tourney ED Post 119 vs tbd @ tba Saturday, July 18 Baseball EDHS @ South Lake Tahoe, (2), noon District 7 Jr. Legion Tourney ED Post 119 vs tbd @ tba Speedway King of the West Series […]

Roundup: July 12, 2015

Baseball El Dorado High School 20, McQueen 9 — Aided by a good wind that blew out of McQueen’s field, El Dorado High had four players with three hits to back Hunter Susmill’s starting pitching in Saturday’s first game of a doubleheader in Reno. “The wind was blowing out so there were lots of doubles […]

El Dorado Hills 10/11s eliminated by Woodcreek

ROSEVILLE — Three hits in its first at-bat in Thursday’s District 54 tournament title game seemed to give the El Dorado Hills 10/11 All Stars baseball team momentum the rest of the way. But Woodcreek hung onto a 3-1 lead that led to a 4-1 win over El Dorado Hills, which suffered its first loss […]

It’s over for Ponderosa Juniors

ROSEVILLE — In five of seven innings of Friday’s District 54 Tournament championship final at Mahany Park, the Ponderosa Junior All Stars baseball team scored a run. But Maidu, which lost to Ponderosa in the double-elimination tourney early last week, scored three or more in the first three frames that secured a 10-6 victory to capture […]

Pondo All Stars can’t close out

ROSEVILLE — One run didn’t cut it in Ponderosa’s first attempt to lock up the District 54 All Star Juniors title Thursday night at Mahany Park. Why? Because Maidu came up with two for a quick 2-1 victory. Ponderosa controlled its own destiny and against slow starting pitching, wasted a golden opportunity to win the […]

Area players on Rugby All Stars

Five El Dorado County boys were selected to the All Star Rugby JV team representing Northern California. Picked were Garrett Kay, Clayton Macauley, Skyler Mitchell, Jacob Ward and Garrett Shepherd. Their team participated in the Regional Cup Tournament in Bakersfield June 20-21 where they were undefeated against teams from Washington, Southern Cal., and San Diego. […]

Heinz-sight: Cage Part 3

Editor’s note: This is the third and last installment of a trilogy of columns about the stages of owning a batting cage; the good/bad, ups/downs and everything in between. It sat just off the back lawn, smack in the middle of the back 40. The remnants of the Juggs batting cage — most of its […]

Roundup: July 8, 2015

Cold Springs Ladies Golf Pro points & putts July 7 Ace of the month: Ann Morris, net 69 1st flight low gross: Heidi Caldwell, 82 Low net: Gerri O’Donnell, 68; Jerri Arens, 77 2nd flight low gross: Roberta Galvez, 94 Low net: Cathie Attabit, 74; Marge Dodrill, 73 3rd flight low gross: Ann Morris, 98 […]

Midget Lites join track regulars tomorrow

The action resumes tomorrow at Placerville Speedway with four divisions forming the evening roster at the quarter-mile bullring as the El Dorado County Fairgrounds welcomes The Bay Cities Racing Association Midget Lites back to competition to share the spotlight with Placerville’s competitive winged Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stock divisions. As the season […]

El Dorado Hills advances to finals

ROSEVILLE — A crack of the bat in the sixth inning led to joy for members of the El Dorado Hills 10/11 All Star baseball team against Folsom National in the District 54 Tournament’s elimination game at Mahany Park Wednesday. Leading by a slim margin, El Dorado Hills made sure it landed a spot in the title game […]

Late rally falls short for EDH 10/11s

ROSEVILLE — An opportunity to break open a tied game fell short for the El Dorado Hills 10/11 All-Stars baseball squad, which fell to Woodcreek 3-2 in Tuesday’s winner’s bracket game of the District 54 Tournament at Mahany Park. The game was knotted at 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning with one out when Braden Frank walked […]

Club wrestlers place at state

FRESNO — Several wrestlers from the El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club placed at the recent CAUSA Freestyle/Greco State Championships at Selland Arena. The team was led by Josiah Ramos’ first place finish at 75 pounds. Ramos won each of his three matches by technical falls. Eighth grade wrestlers wrestled Freestyle while high schoolers competed in […]

Ponderosa Juniors reach title game

ROSEVILLE — Austin Neher’s five RBIs, a 6-run rally capped by Adam Schumann’s 2-run double and Devon Suske’s shutdown pitching lifted the Ponderosa Junior All-Stars to a come-from-behind 13-8 victory over Folsom National in Monday’s District 54 tournament semifinals action at Mahany Park. Ponderosa’s win advanced it to tomorrow’s championship game. Trailing Folsom at one point […]

Post 119 edges EDHS for 3rd

Sunday’s third/fourth place game at last weekend’s July Fourth Tournament featured host El Dorado High against El Dorado Post 119. The intra-county local matchup was a pitcher’s duel pitting Post 119’s Davis Carlson on the mound opposite James Pizzuti and both delivered. Carlson went the distance in a complete game 2-0 shutout of El Dorado […]

Outside with Charlie: Echo Lakes

Echo Lakes is another of the great lakes in the area that offers quite a few choices for anyone headed out into the high country. The turn to Echo is just short of Echo Summit on Highway 50. Like many of the lakes in the area, Echo is either a destination all by itself, or […]

Roundup: July 6, 2015

Baseball El Dorado Post 119 14, Fairfield 9 In Friday’s opener of the first-ever El Dorado High School Fourth of July Tournament at El Dorado High, Post 119 trailed 9-2 after four innings. Then in the fifth inning, a combination of walks and hits, plus two errors trimmed Fairfield’s lead. In the sixth inning, Post 119 turned […]

Comeback not in Post 119’s deck

One day after rallying from a 9-2 deficit to win 14-9 its first game in the first-ever El Dorado High School Fourth of July Tournament, the El Dorado Post 119 Jr. Legion baseball team found itself in another come-from-behind situation last Saturday. Behind 3-0, Post 119 appeared ready for another come-from-behind win in Saturday’s pool play game against […]

Independence Day racing is ‘Spectacular’

DeCaires, Stone, Murphy fend off on-track fireworks to score July Fourth victories Saturday night saw a sold-out grandstand with one of the largest crowds in several years for the annual Fourth of July Spectacular. This annual night of racing lived up to its name this year with one of the best racing surfaces the holiday […]

El Dorado High splits first two

A smaller lead became bigger and an eventual 6-0 victory for the El Dorado High School summer baseball team over Kennedy at Friday’s first-ever Fourth of July Tournament on El Dorado’s field. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the second inning when El Dorado (17-2) pushed across its first run as Chris Pederson […]

Schedule: July 6-12, 2015

Monday, July 6 Baseball Little League All Stars Juniors @ Mahany Park, Roseville Ponderosa vs. Folsom National, 6 p.m. 10/11s @ Mahany Park, tbd Tuesday, July 7 Baseball Little League All Stars 10/11s @ Mahany Park, Roseville El Dorado Hills vs tba, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 Baseball Liberty Ranch @ EDHS (2), 4 p.m. Little […]

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 […]