Schedule: Sept. 21-26, 2015

Monday, Sept. 21 Soccer Del Campo @ PHS, 3:30 p.m. GS @ Rio Vista, 4 p.m. Volleyball Placer @ ED, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 Golf OR @ Folsom, Empire Ranch, 3:50 p.m. Roseville @ PHS, Cameron Park CC, 3:15 p.m. Galt @ ED, Cold Springs CC, 3:30 p.m. UM @ Rosemont, Cordova GC, 3:30 p.m. Tennis […]

Bruins fall to Woodcreek

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High football coach Jason Tenner took stock of the Bruins’ locker room at halftime of Friday’s KCRA Game of the Week against undefeated Woodcreek and didn’t like what he saw. Though the local faithful filled Simon-Bruin Stadium to capacity, the Bruins did little but deflate the festive atmosphere. “I saw defeat looking at […]

D’backs edged by Redskins

SAN ANDREAS — Union Mine came up short to Calaveras, losing a 28-21 non-league football road game Friday. The visiting Diamondbacks (2-2) scored in the second, third and fourth quarters. Union Mine quarterback Brody Pearman scored the first one on a 13-yard run. The host Redskins, who crossed the plane in the first and second […]

Fast start ensures El Dorado victory

Behind a devastating rushing attack led by Steven Fox’s career-high 299 yards and an equally impressive aerial display, El Dorado, on the strength of a school-record 624 yards, whipped visiting Mesa Verde 71-33 Friday. Just one minute in, the Cougars found the end zone on Carter Meyers’ 51-yard scoring run and by the end of […]

Grizzlies ground out win

GARDEN VALLEY — One was a solid number in the second and third quarters for Golden Sierra, which posted a 31-28 win over Colfax in Friday’s non-league football game. Ending the second quarter on an 8-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nick Anderson to tight end Nick White with one second left before halftime to lead 17-14, […]

Roundup: Sept 16, 2015

Golf Union Mine 266, El Dorado 308 — 9 holes at Cold Springs CC, par 36. UM scores: Medalist Jayklynn Burns, 48; Cassie Gutenberger, 52; Anna Salvestrin, 54; Claire Gregory, 56; Cordaelia Farrell, 56; Candace Wallace, 70. ED scores: Hannah Morgan, 56; Abbie Morgan, 61; Lauren Lewis, 61; Natalie Van Leeuwen, 63; Lindsey Kopping, 67; […]

Celebrate National Gymnastics Day

DIAMOND SPRINGS — To celebrate National Gymnastics Day tomorrow, All Star Gymnastics and Cheer, located in Diamond Springs, will host a variety of activities at its facility from 9-10:30 a.m. Gymnasts, families, friends and enthusiasts are invited to gymnastic clubs to participate in a range of activities including cartwheel-a-thons, open houses, fitness activities and fun […]

Speedway: Al Hinds Tribute closes race season

Race car show, barbecue, high winnings for 121h annual event  Race fans gear up for one of the biggest nights of open-wheel racing in the foothills as Placerville Speedway pays homage to a legacy in local racing — tomorrow’s 12th annual Tribute to Al Hinds as an exciting season officially comes to an end. In […]

Water polo: Trojans fall in league opener

EL DORADO HILLS — In the first half Tuesday, the Oak Ridge High girls water polo team battled Granite Bay for every possession on offense. But the Lady Trojans’ first home league match of the Sierra Foothill league season was spoiled by the Grizzlies, who posted an 11-3 victory at the El Dorado Hills’ CSD […]

Football: Cougars back home

Three of the five county high school football teams play at home tonight. El Dorado hosts Mesa Verde; Ponderosa entertains Woodcreek and Golden Sierra tackles Colfax. Oak Ridge goes to Nevada to play Reed of Sparks and Union Mine travels to Calaveras. Mesa Verde at El Dorado The Cougars (2-1) get in front of their home fans […]

Oak Ridge harriers compete at SFL meet

FOLSOM — Five members of the Oak Ridge High boys and girls cross-country teams finished in the top 20 in Wednesday’s Sierra Foothill League’s first race of the season at the Willow Hills Reservoir on the Folsom High campus. Taking sixth place for the Trojan boys was Drew Spencer, only a sophomore, finished with a […]

Volleyball: Bruins sweep Antelope

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa defeated Antelope in work-like fashion Tuesday, upending the visiting Titans 25-17, 25-15, 25-15 to open the Capital Valley Conference season. Fresh off their Silver Bracket title at last weekend’s Chris Craft Tournament, the Lady Bruins weren’t challenged in their first league match. “We had control most of the time tonight, worked […]

Traversing the Trans-America trail

Editor’s note: Thru-hiker, race-walker and now distance-biker Norm Stoldt, aka Stormin Normin, tackled the Eugene, Oregon, to Missoula, Montana stage of Trans-America Bicycle Trail last spring. Below in part II, Stoldt offers up descriptive details of life on the trail. I found Oregon and both Idaho and Montana to be very cyclist friendly. The larger […]

Outside with Charlie: Alternatives

The Butte Fire wreaking havoc on our neighbors in Amador and Calaveras Counties is devastating. Hopefully the fire will be more contained as the week progresses, and everyone will stay safe. The smoke that’s generated has made things in El Dorado County very hazy and varies in intensity throughout the day — from a slight […]

Napear thrilled about arena, season

EL DORADO HILLS — Christmas will be here in three months but one present El Dorado County resident Grant Napear and Sacramento Kings fans can enjoy for many years is currently being built in downtown Sacramento. Over the summer, Napear, an El Dorado Hills resident who calls all of the Kings’ TV games, had a […]

Primal Quest race is a big success

Eleven Primal Quest Expedition Adventure Race teams returned to their luxuries at home: showers, fresh sheets and endless supplies of hot and cold food — well-deserved after trekking unsupported nine days through the beautiful and epic landscape of El Dorado County including the Tahoe Basin, El Dorado and Tahoe National Forests and the historic city […]

Roundup: Sept. 13, 2015

Golf El Dorado 294, Cordova 357 — 9 holes at Cold Springs, par 36. ED scores: Natalie Van Leeuwen, 52; Lauren Lewis, 56; Hannah Morgan, 59; Lindsey Kopping, 60; Abbie Morgan, 67; Haley Warneke, 72. Oak Ridge 202, Rocklin 221 — 9 holes at Whitney Oaks, par 35. Trojan low score: Courtney Clark, 39. Cold […]

El Dorado bounces back against Rio

FAIR OAKS — Firing on all cylinders Friday night at Del Campo High, El Dorado dismantled Rio Americano High 50-13 in non-conference preseason action. Looking to right the ship after losing 59-20 to Lincoln, El Dorado came out with discipline, intensity and a rate of play that paralyzed/punished the Raiders. Cougar quarterback Aaron Golmitz was near-perfect, distributing an […]

Gold for Trojans, Silver for Bruins

EL DORADO HILLS — Jenna Miller’s kill on Elizabeth Cameron’s set ended the day-long Chris Craft Tournament Saturday with host Oak Ridge as champs of the Gold Bracket after its tense 25-18, 17-25, 15-12 win over Vista del Lago. The Trojans made the finals with a competitive 26-24, 25-16 victory over Granite Bay, setting the […]

Big plays lead Oak Ridge

SACRAMENTO — Four touchdowns in the second quarter led Oak Ridge to a 56-28 win over host Burbank in Friday’s non-league football game. Trailing 14-7 late in the first quarter, Luke Goins’ 37-yard kickoff return sparked the Trojans (3-0). Oak Ridge tied the game at 14-all with 10:31 left in the half when quarterback Ian Book (12-of-17, 161 […]

Grizzlies give one away

OLIVEHURST — A 22-yard loss on the last play against Lindhurst said it all bout Golden Sierra’s performance Friday night — namely not a lot went right. Seven turnovers, led by Blazer Izayah Mitchiner’s three interceptions, saddled the Grizzlies with a 25-15 loss. “What do you do? Seven turnovers makes it hard to win a game,” Golden […]

Union Mine gets 20-point victory

ORANGEVALE — Solid defense, strong offense and outstanding special teams pushed Union Mine to a 20-point halftime lead Friday on its way to a convincing 40-20 win over host Casa Robles. After Austin Rigsby’s 3-yard touchdown run for a 7-0 lead, the defense, led by Justin Beckham, went to work and created chaos as Jarod Bond […]

Lady D’backs sweep Golden Sierra

EL DORADO — Union Mine defeated Golden Sierra in three straight sets 25-18, 28-26, 25-18 in Thursday’s intra-county volleyball match at the Snake Pit. In the first game, Golden Sierra jumped out to a 10-5 lead behind the play of setter Autumn Nordby and net play from Rylyn Campbell. “We have the energy and the […]

Schedule: Sept. 14-19, 2015

Monday, Sept. 14 Soccer PHS @ Bella Vista, 4 p.m. Volleyball GS @ Capital Christian, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 Golf UM @ ED, Cold Springs CC, 3:30 p.m. OR @ Del Oro, Morgan Creek GC, 4 p.m. Del Campo @ PHS, Cameron Park CC, 3:15 p.m. Soccer ED @ Casa Roble, 7 p.m. Tennis […]

El Dorado girls sweep past Grizzlies

El Dorado improved to 7-1 after taking the first of back-to-back-to-back home nonleague matches this week — Tuesday’s 25-17, 25-15, 25-12 intra-county victory over Golden Sierra. The Cougars threw many weapons the Grizzlies’ way. Hitting came from Kylie Haverson, Serena Franz, Rachel Stevenson and Bella Danker; Makayla Hoyt and Lauren Tigue manned the middle, Greta […]

Roundup: Sept. 9, 2015

Tennis Oak Ridge 8, Nevada Union 1 Singles (OR first): Margaret Asperheim lost 2-6, 3-6; Kelly McMillen won 6-2, 6-1; Julia VanBoening won 6-3, 6-4; Cheljea Jang won 6-2, 6-3; Kapri Lyons won 6-1, 6-4; Grace Hsueh won 6-2, 6-4. Doubles (OR first): Darshini Gupta-Brooke Rose won 6-3, 6-4; Sophia Schroeder-Archita Bhattacharya won 6-1, 6-2; […]

Griz drop league opener

GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra’s solid effort that took it deep into Wednesday’s Sierra Delta League tied with visiting Highlands ended with two late Scots’ goals and 4-2 setback for the host Grizzlies. Excessive heat divided the match into four quarters so players could hydrate. After trailing 1-0 at the half and by two early in the third, […]

Golden Sierra back in action tonight

Four El Dorado County high school football teams continue their non-league slate tonight, all on the road. Golden Sierra plays at Lindhurst; Oak Ridge travels to Burbank of Sacramento; El Dorado also plays in the Sacramento area as it takes on Rio Americano. Union Mine ventures to Casa Roble in Orangevale. Golden Sierra at Lindhurst The […]

Oak Ridge dominates Ponderosa

EL DORADO HILLS — A fast start led to Oak Ridge posting a 16-4 win over Ponderosa in Tuesday’s intra county non-league girls water polo match at El Dorado Hills’ CSD pool. In the first period, Oak Ridge (1-1) jumped out to a 6-1 lead on three goals from Amanda Burns, two from Meghan Hayward […]

Early lead gives Trojans win over Bruins

EL DORADO HILLS — In their intra county boys water polo meeting at the El Dorado Hills’ CSD swimming pool on Tuesday, Oak Ridge swam past Ponderosa for a 16-7 win. The Trojans (2-0) jumped out to a 5-2 lead after the first period on three goals from Jack Davidson, one of seven seniors on the […]

Cross-country: Cougar harriers edge D’backs in first meet

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Union Mine’s Allison Babbage and El Dorado’s Dalton Douglas-Hiley led in the girls’ and boys’ divisions respectively of the first Sierra Valley Conference cross-country meet at the Shingle Springs Rancheria Activity Area on Wednesday. Returning for her senior year, Babbage took first place on the 3.1 miles course with a time at an even 19 […]

On tap

Saturday Volleyball Chris Craft Tournament Oak Ridge High School Large Gym/Small Gym Pool 1 Granite Bay Lodi Oakmont Red Bluff Pool 2 Oak Ridge Bella Vista Bradshaw Christian Colfax Pool 3 Spanish Springs Vacaville Del Oro Capital Christian Pool 4 Ponderosa Vista del Lago Folsom Deer Valley Pool play begins at 8 a.m.

Sports scene: Sept. 10, 2015

Coaching vacancies Oak Ridge Varsity Boys Lacrosse, Head Coach – Spring 2016. Must be 25 year/+. Season stipend $3,008.00. Send Letter of Interest and a resume to Oak Ridge Athletics Office, 1120 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762. Deadline Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. Oak Ridge Varsity Boys Volleyball, Head Coach – Spring 2016. […]

Grizzlies return plenty of experience

Team: Golden Sierra Mascot: Grizzlies Head Coach: Jeremy Nordby, 2nd season Assistant Coaches: Scott London, Assistant Defensive Coordinator; John Piparo, Assistant Defensive Coordinator; Jesse Hamilton, Offensive/Defensive Line; Gayne Johnson, Offensive Line/Defensive Line-Linebackers; Nordby, Running Backs/Offensive Coordinator. League: Sierra Delta League (Bradshaw Christian, Encina, Highlands, Rio Vista, San Juan and Vacaville Christian) 2014 record: 8-3, 5-1 SDL, second place Key losses: […]

Outside with Charlie: Three hikes

Labor Day has come and gone and all schools are back in session. The days are a bit shorter now so there’s less time if you want a simple hike — out of town, in the high country, preferably with a lake involved to relax by. We have just what you’re looking for in our […]

Duo shines at World Games

CAMERON PARK — Amber Kaslar enjoys playing various sports from basketball to track and field, softball, swimming, soccer and golf. Over the summer, Kaslar, a 2007 Union Mine High graduate, competed on the golf links in the Special Olympics World Games 2015 in Los Angeles. Kaslar and her partner, Heidi Matlack, captured the bronze medal. “Very exciting,” Kaslar […]

GS FB Schedule

Aug. 28 — Golden Sierra @ Foresthill (won 62-0) Sept. 11 — Golden Sierra @ Lindhurst, 7 p.m. Sept. 18 — Colfax  @ Golden Sierra, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 25 — Golden Sierra @ San Juan, 7 p.m. Oct. 2 — Yerington, Nev. @ Golden Sierra, 7 p.m. Oct. 9 — Vacaville Christian @ Golden Sierra, 7 […]

GS FB Roster

2-Danny Sewell, Jr. 3-Chris Mejia, Jr. 5-Talon Albert, Sr. 8-Reily Prine, Sr. 10-Jeff Gale, Sr. 16-Nathan Anderson, Sr. 22-Kevin Friel, Jr. 24-Brenden Nutt, Sr. 28-Skyler Watson, Sr. 38-Zach Martinez, Sr. 46-Garrett Gwinnup, Jr. 48-Nick White, Sr. 52-Kyler Prust, Jr. 56-Mason McKinney, Sr. 57-Nick Peaker, Jr. 63-John Koll, Sr. 65-Ruben Maravilla, Jr. 70-Will Echeveria, Jr. 72-Jerramy […]

Roundup: Sept. 6, 2015

Boys soccer Union Mine 5, Argonaut 1 Golden Sierra 0, Western Sierra 4 Girls golf Ponderosa 257, Antelope 297 — 9 holes at Cameron Park CC, par 36: PHS scores — Medalist Jasmine Monas 40, Gianna Barber 52, Kaylee Wilson 52, Eden Hall 55, Cora Nuttall 58, Catherine Dodds 48. Girls tennis Oak Ridge 6, […]

Volleyball: Oak Ridge sweeps Ponderosa

EL DORADO HILLS — On Thursday, the Oak Ridge High and Ponderosa High volleyball teams squared in an intra county and non-league match. The host Lady Trojans, led by new head coach Patrick Sanders, and Lady Bruins, guided by second-year coach Mike Yates, battled for every point in the first two games of their contest. But […]

Speedway: Trio take wins in 2nd tribute to Donnie Tilford

The stands were packed at Placerville Speedway Saturday night as the penultimate race of the season paid tribute to legendary local driver Donnie Tilford. While heavy winnings were the theme, no cash value could be put on the win on this very special night for Folsom’s Jon Tilford. The veteran driver and former champion, won the $500 Pure Stock feature event […]

Soccer: Trojans shutout Ponderosa

EL DORADO HILLS — It felt like fall had arrived Friday night, lending a cool crisp air as the environment enveloping the intra county and preseason rivalry match between the Oak Ridge and Ponderosa boys soccer teams. This year belonged to Oak Ridge, which posted a 5-0 win over the visiting Bruins. “It was a great night […]

Football: Bruins grounded by Eagles

FOLSOM — The season started in a positive fashion for Ponderosa football as it gathered a victory over Lincoln in the season opener. Then the Bruins looked to continue their winning ways with their first road game of the season against Vista del Lago on Friday. But the Eagles produced a 35-28 win. The contest […]

Football: D’backs lose tough one to Bruins

EL DORADO — The scene at Union Mine High had completely changed just one week removed from devastation. In its home and season opener against Foothill seven days earlier, tragedy struck Union Mine as two members of the Diamondbacks’ junior varsity team had to be hospitalized after their game. Despite high emotions, the D’back faithful was […]

Football: Oak Ridge silences Bulldogs

VACAVILLE — Ian Book scored four touchdowns in various ways for the Oak Ridge High football team, which improved to a 2-0 record with a decisive 43-14 non-league win over the Vacaville Bulldogs on Friday. The Trojans’ quarterback, who has made a verbal commitment to play at Norte Dame after he graduates next spring, threw […]