Sports Scene: July 24, 2015

Placerville Rec and Parks 530-642-5232 Junior Lifeguard Camp If you want to become a lifeguard, you still have time at the Placerville Aquatic Center, located at 3071 Benham St. The fun team-building program teaches lifeguards to work together to save/protect lives every day. Participants will practices lifeguarding skills that include rescue procedures while in the […]

Sharks headed to SSL Championships

GRANITE BAY — Despite strong performances from their top swimmers, the Sierra Sharks squads lost their Suburban Swim League season finale to host Granite Bay 452-334 at the Gators’ pool last Saturday. Results split between the boys and girls. Sierra prevailed on the boy’s side 206-182 but its girls fell 262-125. Overall, the Sharks finish […]

DeCaires looks to continue momentum

Championship racing continues tomorrow night at Placerville Speedway with four divisions converging at the quarter-mile bullring on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for the 12th championship points race of the season. Saturday’s race card includes the Winged Sprint Car division along with Late Models and the Pure Stocks. The night offers championship points for all […]

El Dorado douses Folsom Flames

In its first of four home games to close out the season this week, the El Dorado High School summer baseball team made Tuesday’s game against the Folsom Flames one for the scrapbook. Tied entering the final inning, El Dorado, which was behind early in the game, rallied to post a 5-4 win over the Flames. […]

After SSL run, Taz Devils set sights on Champs

FOLSOM — Saturday’s swim meet produced a huge victory for the El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils as they defeated the Folsom Sea Otters during the last dual meet of the Suburban Swim League season. The 668-121 final earned the Taz a number of honors, the least of which was first place in the SSL this […]

Outside with Charlie: Pitch a tent

Camping is a wide-ranging term. From your backyard with the kids, to multi-day stays at campgrounds, or several nights under the stars while backpacking, it’s just a pretty big word. It could be that your idea of camping involves a motor home or a travel trailer. Tents of all shapes and sizes are the staple […]

American Century Championship results

American Century Championship 2-15 Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course Stateline, Nevada Purse: $600,00 1-Mark Mulder   82   $125,00 2-Eric Gagne   81   $60,000 3-Josh Scobee   79   $35,000 4-Mardy Fish   71   $25,000 5-Rick Rhoden   63   $20,000 6-Jack Wagner   61  $17,323 7-John Elway   59   Amateur 8-Vinny Del […]

Dolphins win 5th consecutive VFCAL title

CARMICHAEL — The 2015 summer season came to a fantastic end for the Dry Diggins Dolphins swim team, which captured the Valley Foothill Competitive Aquatic League at Rusch Park last Saturday. Combined team scores, the Dolphins finished with 1694.5 points. The Orangevale Tiger Sharks were within a bite of the Dolphins but finished second at […]

Sports Schedule: July 20-25

Monday, July 20 Golf Stelzmiller fundraiser Cold Springs G&CC, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21 Baseball Folsom @ EDHS, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23 Baseball NBO @ EDHS, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 24 Rec swimming Sharks, Taz @ SSL Champs Sierra College Saturday, July 25 Baseball Kennedy @ EDHS, 4 p.m., (2) Speedway Points Race No. […]

Hirst wins third straight KWS race

Chico’s Kyle Hirst has been the hottest driver as of late with the King of the West Sprint Car Series and continued that on Saturday by claiming his fourth overall win of the year at Placerville Speedway. The win for Hirst gave him a season sweep of the two Placerville Speedway KWS events and was […]

Sports scene: July 19, 2015

Golf fundraiser Cold Springs Golf and Country Club is the host for today’s fundraiser and golf tournament to help local standout Chelsea Stelzmiller with the cost to attend next month’s LPGA Qualifying School. Cost is $150 per person/$500 for a 4some. Includes golf, raffle and dinner. Stelzmiller will direct a clinic that starts at 12:30 […]

Back-to-back losses ends summer

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Four hits came off the bats of four El Dorado Jr. Legion Post 119 players in Friday’s District 7 Tournament opener against Auburn Post 84 at Ponderosa High’s diamond. But Auburn, which entered the tourney as the No. 2 seed and El Dorado No. 3, had one hit more and posted a 2-0 […]

Local soccer clinic offered for free

Marco Sanchez has loved soccer since he can remember and almost always has a soccer ball handy to show off his juggling skills or practice some moves. Now he wants to share those skills with to his community. Sanchez will head up a free soccer clinic for children age five to 10 years at White […]

Roundup: July 20, 2015

Baseball El Dorado High School 4, South Lake Tahoe 1 — James Pizzuti’s complete-game three-hitter lifted EDHS in Saturday’s first game of a doubleheader sweep at South Shore. Pizzuti, who struck out four, received run support in the third and fifth innings. El Dorado High’s third-inning run came on Kent Schardt’s fielder’s choice that scored […]

Storms’ forecast good

The Sierra Valley Storm PONY baseball program, composed of players from El Dorado Hills and surrounding areas, is faring well this summer with all-star teams competing in the Mustang 9U, Bronco 11U and 12U divisions. The Storm 12s are in their fourth year together and continue to dominate, running through the North Sections and a […]

Fond memories for Williams

LODI — For the last 14 years, John Williams served as the Sac-Joaquin Section assistant commissioner — a position he actively sought in 1999. “I was in the newspaper business and I wanted out,” said Williams, who worked as a sports writer, sports editor, managing editor and production manager for different newspapers for a combined […]

Terra Jerpbak takes talents to Yale

RESCUE — Terra Jerpbak’s graduation in May left a hole in the Ponderosa softball program maybe too big to fill. A four-year starter for the Lady Bruins, Jerpbak’s pitching and her bat will be sorely missed. To cap her senior season, Jerpbak was named an All-Metro First Team as a pitcher and separately, the Capital […]

Taekwondo sisters bring back gold

AUSTIN, Tex. — Three El Dorado Hills sisters, all El Dorado Hills Taekwondo Center students, struck gold on USA Taekwondo’s largest stage this past week in Austin, Texas at the USAT National Championships. Amongst 7,000 competitors overall, Aleena, Sharlene and Catarina Duong were among the contingency of more than 700 competitors from California to make […]

King of the West invades Placerville

Lemoore’s Carson Macedo leads a hot and heavy King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series point battle into the always action-packed Placerville Speedway tomorrow night. The Bullring Nationals had been held in 2011 and ’12 as an ASCS-sanctioned event, with the winners being Wayne Johnson and Mason Moore. The event name is being revived […]

First and goal: Boys of summer

For the last two summers, Mike Frank has taken a group of El Dorado Hills pre-teenage boys into All Star battle. Last week that squad, now the El Dorado Hills 10/11 All Stars, played for the District 54 Tournament title against Woodcreek at Roseville’s Mahany Park. Members of the El Dorado Hills’ all star squad were: Cole […]

Outside with Charlie: Taxis & trails

A friend asked about the water taxi at Echo Lakes after reading the last Outside column. It’s operated by the Echo Lake Chalet, and runs on a demand basis throughout the day. The cost is $12, each way, and there has to be a minimum of 3 paying passengers for it to make the run […]

Taz one victory from perfection

GRANITE BAY — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team defeated the Granite Bay Gators, 477-312, last Saturday at the Granite Bay High School pool. Saturday’s victory gives the Devils a 6-0 record — one win from obtaining a perfect record on the regular season. After the Taz in the Suburban Swim League, the Park […]

Sharks put the bite to Loomis Basin

CAMERON PARK — In its second-to-last home meet of the season, the Sierra Sharks recreational swim teams dominated the visiting Loomis Basin Dolphins 548-227 in last Saturday’s meet at the Cameron Park Community pool. Broken down by divisions, the Lady Sharks swam laps around the Lady Dolphins, 275-112. For the boys, Sierra also dominated by a 266-111 […]

Post 119 endures wait, then ‘Blues’ in loss

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Members of the El Dorado Post 119 Jr. Legion baseball team warmed up prior to its Sunday doubleheader and regular season home finale against the Chico Blues with a mini-scrimmage on the Ponderosa High diamond. Come game time, El Dorado was ready to go but Chico nowhere to be found. Post 119 […]

Roundup: July 14, 2015

Baseball El Dorado 5, Reed 2 — Josh Wienholz threw six scoreless innings, scored upon just in Reed’s final at bat, to pitch El Dorado to the second game victory Sunday. Wienholz received all the run support he needed when El Dorado scored four runs in the third and one more in the fifth. In […]

Locals Gregg, Silva take Placerville victories

The championship battles resumed at Placerville Speedway Saturday night with four action packed divisions for the 11th Red Hawk Casino Championship points race of the season. The evening saw one repeat winner in victory lane and three new faces celebrating the fruits of their labor at the 50 year old dirt track located on the El […]

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 […]