Schedule: April 26-May 2, 2015

Monday, April 27 Baseball Del Campo @ PHS, 4 p.m. OR @ Folsom, 4 p.m. UM @ Liberty Ranch, 4 p.m. Girls soccer PHS @ Cosumnes Oaks, 7 p.m. GS @ Highlands, 5:30 p.m. Golf OR @ SFL Tourney No. 2, Auburn Valley, noon PHS @ CVC Tournament, Woodcreek GC, 3:15 p.m. ED, UM @ SVC […]

Races called

Saturday’s racing action at Speedway was cancelled because of too much rain and standing water. Look for the track action to resume this weekend.

El Dorado girls blank Warriors

One of the three shots on goal that Kaycee Richards had led the El Dorado High girls soccer team to Thursday’s 2-0 Sierra Valley Conference win over Galt at Harvey E. West Stadium to keep their playoff hopes alive. The game was 0-0 until the 72nd minute when Richards, whose previous shots on goal were in […]

Roundup: April 22, 2015

Golf El Dorado 223, Galt 312 — 9 holes at Cold Springs, par 36.ED scores: Co-Medalist Auston Wells, 4; Co-Medalist Christian Grier, 41; Gabe Fierro, 43; Anthony Smylie, 46; Cody Pugh, 52; Aaron Morris, 55. Union Mine 229, Rosemont 329 — 9 holes at Cameron Park CC, par 36 — UM scores: Medalist Tyler Peterson, […]

Bruins’ defense blows lead

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The first rule on defense in softball is to catch the ball. The second rule is don’t screw up the first. By all accounts, Ponderosa pulled the latter in the field Tuesday and dropped its key Capital Valley Conference matchup with visiting Del Campo 7-5. Defensively, the Bruins had trouble in back-to-back […]

Outside with Charlie: Ready to launch

If you have a boat with a motor, and you want to float it in Lake Tahoe, your choices for launching have dwindled. So far, Sand Harbor, National Avenue in Tahoe Vista, Coon Street in Kings Beach and El Dorado Beach in South Shore won’t open this season. The boat ramp at Ski Beach in […]

Four divisions for 2nd Posse Challenge

Four divisions will converge tomorrow at the quarter-mile bullring on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for inflated winnings in the second segment of the competitive Placerville Posse Challenge. Saturday’s race card includes the Winged Sprint Car division along with the Late Models and the Pure Stocks. The night offers championship points for two of the […]

El Dorado teams poised for banners

Under perfect weather conditions via limited sunshine, host El Dorado swept all divisions against Cordova at Wednesday’s meet. The varsity girls prevailed 92-44 while on the boy’s side, the Lancers made a run of it but fell to the Cougars 75-61.Both El Dorado teams remain undefeated in Sierra Valley Conference competition — the boys perfect since […]

Ponderosa boys destroy Cougars

SHINGLE SPRINGS — In Tuesday’s Capital Valley Conference boys volleyball match, Ponderosa swept Del Campo; the final scores were 25-4, 25-9, 25-13. The Bruins, who remain in second place in the CVC at 9-1 and 11-2 overall, jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first game in which half of their points came from Cougar side […]

Trojans take bite out of Bulldogs

Laut ties own record EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge vauler Austin Laut tied his own state-leading height at Wednesday’s Sierra Foothill league meet against Folsom, one of many highlights in the Trojans sweep of the Bulldogs. Laut’s 16-2 leads California prep levels. The old school mark was from Brian Hanson at 15-6 in 2010. […]

Ownership change revives Sorensen’s

Editor’s note: This is part II of a look at the history of Sorensen’s Resort. Johan Hultin had quite a vision for Sorensen’s and Hope Valley. Depending on how you look at it, things either turned out not so well for Hultin, or turned out very well for Sorensen’s Resort and Hope Valley in general. […]

Motherlode Century Spring Classic

The fourth annual Motherlode Century Bike Ride, held in the scenic foothills of the Gold Country, is Saturday May 9. Rolling through ranch, forest, farms and vineyards, the Motherlode Century guides you through Northern California’s most beautiful landscapes — offering five route options from 34 leisurely to 97 challenging miles. It’s mission is to provide […]

Laut state’s best in pole vault

GRASS VALLEY — The Oak Ridge varsity boys, varsity girls, and Frosh/Soph boys were victorious over host Nevada Union last week. Valuable points were earned by athletes in running and field events. Several obtained personal records in their events. Competing in the shot put and discus, Jack Root  placed first in both events. His 51-0 […]

Roundup: April 21, 2015

Lacrosse Oak Ridge girls 17, Casa Roble 0 — Trojan goals: Allison Harris, 3; Bailey Eastman, 2; Madi Hallare, 2; Brooke Hull, 2; Alia Crook, 2; Courtney Watts; Sara Cody; Mady Olds; Bri Gross; Sidney Salmon; Aly De Caro. Assists: Skylar Shuette, 3; Sam Donaghey, 2; Emma Reed; De Caro; Crook. Saves: Laurel Maunder, 2. […]

Trojans inch closer to outright title

Lucke one-hitter EL DORADO HILLS — In 12 Sierra Foothill League baseball games this season, Oak Ridge has averaged nearly eight runs per game. In Monday’s league home game against Nevada Union, the Trojans nearly doubled that with a 15-0 mercy rule shortened victory over Nevada Union. The win gives Oak Ridge (13-0 in the SFL) […]

Sports scene: April 20, 2015

Charity Golf Tournament The Knights of Columbus, for a 17th consecutive year, is hosting the annual Mother Teresa Maternity Home Golf Tournament June 1 at the Cold Springs Golf & Country Club. Registration begins at 11:30 with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Tournament fee is $160 per person/$640 per foursome (includes gold cart, range ball […]

Roundup: Oak Ridge baseball running away with SFL title

Baseball Union Mine 6, Cordova 1 — Colton Peters pitched a complete game four-hitter for the SVC win. Andrew Vaughn and Jonathan Lowder each had two hits for the D’backs. Oak Ridge 13, Del Oro 6 — The Trojans completed the sweep of the Eagles to move to 12-0 in the SFL as Logan Denholm […]

Schedule: April 19-25, 2015

Monday, April 20 Baseball Nevada Union @ OR, 4 p.m. Antelope @ PHS, 4 p.m. Golf ED, UM @ SVC Tourney, Empire Ranch Girls soccer Del Oro @ OR, 4 p.m. *Oakmont @ PHS, 4 p.m. Lacrosse OR girls @ Casa Roble, 6:30 p.m. Softball UM @ ED, 4 p.m. Swimming GS vs Dixon @ Lindhurst, […]

Tiner, McDaniel, Zoller post race victories

Another solid roster of entries packed Placerville Speedway for Saturday’s championship points race. Steven Tiner drove to victory in the Sprint Car division and shared in celebration with Rich Zoller of Cameron Park, a first-time winner in the Pure Stock division. Ryan McDaniel drove to his second Late Model victory while Shawn Jones won the […]

El Dorado drops match in 4

El Dorado’s bid to win its first Sierra Valley Conference match Friday didn’t materialize as Lincoln prevailed over the host Cougars in four sets by a score of 16-26, 26-24, 22-25, 18-25. Tied at a set apiece, El Dorado lost a late lead in the third game and never recovered to fall to 0-4. “We […]

Trojans lose tough one

EL DORADO HILLS — The Oak Ridge and Jesuit boys lacrosse teams faced off in a Sacramento Valley League double overtime game Friday with the Marauders netting the winning shot for a 10-9 victory over the Trojans. When the fourth quarter ended, the score was tied 9-9. Oak Ridge, which started the quarter in a 7-7 tie with the […]

Bruin rally falls short

SHINGLE SPRINGS — A late Ponderosa rally fell short in Friday’s Capital Valley Conference home baseball contest to Cosumnes Oaks, won by the Wolfpack 9-6. Trailing 7-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Bruins (0-7 in the CVC, 8-12) cut the ‘Pack’s lead to 7-5 when Aaron Bezdek drove Davis Carlson home on a single […]

Ponderosa too much for Roseville

Bruin boys aim for title SHINGLE SPRINGS — In Thursday’s Capital Valley Conference home meet, the Ponderosa High boys swimming team remained undefeated with a 122-58 win over Roseville. The Bruins (6-0 in the CVC) are looking to win the school’s first conference title in the sport since Ponderosa opened its doors in the early […]

Cougars stay in contention

Matt Smith delivered two solo home runs in support of starting pitcher Logan Quick Thursday and Owen MacKendrick nailed down the last two outs as El Dorado downed visiting Liberty Ranch 7-4 in Sierra Valley Conference action. The win, coupled with Galt’s loss to Rosemont, placed the Cougars (7-3) a game behind the Warriors with […]

Union Mine track and field routs Galt

EL DORADO — Both Union Mine varsity teams won big over visiting Galt Wednesday in the Diamondbacks’ second-to-last Sierra Valley Conference home meet of the regular season. The Union Mine girls won by a score of 116-1 while the boys prevailed 108-14. In the boys Frosh/Soph competition, Galt pulled out a 64-41 win. At press […]

Roundup: April 15, 2015

Swimming Girls Ponderosa 95, Bella Vista 89 200 MR – P (Ashlie Stoddard, Gabby Costamagna, Jacqueline Nisson, Alexandra Nisson), 2:01.17; 200 free: 1-Natalie Bresnahan, 2:09.78; 200 IM: 1-J.Nisson, 2:23.34; 100 fly: 1-Stoddard, 1:08.41; 100 free: 1-Bresnahan, 56.81; 500 free: 1-J. Nisson, P, 5:40.77; 200 FR: 1-P (Costamagna, Katy Suggs, Barbie Suggs, Bresnahan), 1:51.03; 100 back: 1-Stoddard, P, 1:07.31; 100 breast: 1-Costamagna, 1:15.62; 400 FR: […]

El Dorado dominates Rosemont

The El Dorado High boys and girls track teams continued their winning ways Wednesday, soundly defeating visiting Rosemont on all three levels. The Cougars boys edged the Wolverines 88-48; in the girl’s division, El Dorado raced past Rosemont 121-6. The El Dorado frosh/soph boys posted a 115-21 win. “In dual meets our numbers (140 athletes) […]

Dwarf cars join tomorrow’s action

The action resumes at Placerville Speedway tomorrow with four divisions at the second event of the 50th Anniversary Championship Season. Saturday’s race will feature the 360 Winged Sprint Cars and Limited Late Models together with the Pure Stocks, joined by the colorful coupes of the Nor Cal Dwarf Cars. While the Sprint Cars will make […]

D’backs pull even with Cordova

EL DORADO — Beth Hammer’s four-hit, five stikeout effort led host Union Mine to a 1-0 victory over Cordova Wednesday, tying the Lancers atop the league standings. The Diamondbacks’ victory avenged an earlier loss on Cordova’s field. “Games like this that are a real grind but makes you a stronger team,” Union Mine coach Rob […]

Beam’s laser wins it for El Dorado

Judging by the swarm of family and friends gathered around El Dorado’s Rachael Beam Tuesday, you’d think she just won the World Cup. Better yet, Beam’s first-half goal decided the outcome in the Cougars’ key inter-county clash with Union Mine — one the hosts took by a 1-nil score. Beam’s breakthrough 16 minutes into the […]

Many winners at conference finale

EL DORADO — Strong finishes highlighted Wednesday’s intra county/Sierra Valley Conference dual meet finale between host Union Mine and El Dorado at the Western Slope Aquatic Center. The varsity boys races ended in an 85-all tie. The Cougars are 4-0-1, Union Mine 3-1-1 and Cordova 3-1 — the champion to be decided at the SVC championships. El Dorado’s Dylan […]

Easy Rider

EL DORADO HIGH alumni Cody Horan competes at the recent Tom Sims Retro World Championships at Boreal Mountain Resort where he won his third consecutive open men’s division title. Photo by Brandon Parrish/Snowboardmag.com

Roundup: April 14, 2015

Baseball Oak Ridge 7, Del Oro 3 — Kyle Lucke tossed a four-hitter for the Trojans in Monday’s Sierra Foothill League road contest. Jeff Cunningham and Trenton Denholm also saw time on the hill for Oak Ridge. At the plate, Oak Ridge (10-0 in the SFL, 16-2) had 14 hits; Tyson Solis and Beau Phillip […]

Recruiting expert to speak at El Dorado

El Dorado High student-athletes and their parents can get a strong dose of reality about the world of college recruiting from national keynote speaker Jack Renkens at the school’s Forum Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. It’s never too early to start nor can you get too much help for student athletes serious about continuing […]

Outside with Charlie: Hiking season

This is probably the last week for downhill skiing at most of the resorts in Tahoe. Squaw Valley, Northstar, Kirkwood, Mt. Rose, Heavenly, and Boreal are listing Sunday as their last day for this season. Bear Valley over on Highway 4 will close too. The storm that blew through early last week helped keep the resorts […]

Bruin bikers extend lead

PETALUMA — The Ponderosa High School mountain bike team rode to victory at the first-ever NorCal high school race held in Petaluma last weekend. The victory extends the Bruins’ team lead in the 33-team race series with one race remaining. Second place is held by the Spartans, a composite team of local riders, with the Reno/Tahoe […]

Trojan duo shine at Arcade Invitational

ARCADIA — Two Oak Ridge track and field athletes competed at the prestigious Arcade Invitational and the rest to the Thunder Invite in Rockland for a successful weekend of competition. Seniors Austin Laut and Brandon Jetter competed in Arcadia against top prep athletes throughout the nation. Also present was Union Mine senior vaulter Leah Bertuccelli. Laut won […]

Lady Cougars edge Grizzlies

GARDEN VALLEY — In an intra-county non-conference girls soccer game Monday, El Dorado edged Golden Sierra 1-0. The game’s only goal came in the 12th minute when Lady Cougar forward Rachael Beam received the pass from midfielder Kaycee Richards and fired the ball straight into the Lady Grizzlies’ net. Beam had four of the El Dorado’s nine […]

Conde shines as Optimist All Star

ANTELOPE — Oak Ridge senior Isamar Conde scored a game-high 16 points at Saturday’s 38th Annual Optimist girl’s All Star basketball game at Center High for the South team which fell 63-58 to the North. Conde bucketed four three-pointers while Trojan teammate Grace Derksen added six points. Oak Ridge’s Shelby Peters was also on the […]

Roundup: April 11, 2015

Tennis Oak Ridge 7, Nevada Union 2 Singles (OR first): Simon Chan def, Quinn, 6-0, 6-1; Clarence Lai def. Wright, 6-1, 6-2; Kyle Tomaskewski def. Shimek, 6-1, 6-2; Amir Nadami def, by Puleo, 4-6, 2-6; Matthew Maloney def Beltran, 6-3, 6-3; Cole Rickard def. by Conners, 3-6, 3-6. Doubles (OR first): Brandon Sedgwick-Erwin Maquiling def, Malin-Nielson, […]

Drivers make push in points opener

Speedway opened its championship points racing season Saturday night with four divisions, hearty car counts and inflated winnings to kick off the 50th Anniversary Season. In the Sprint Car Division, Colby Wiesz of Colfax took command of the feature event to take home the $2000 win; Ryan McDaniel drove to victory in the Late Model […]

Hammer no-hits Cougars

EL DORADO — Picking up where she left off before the spring break, Union Mine pitcher Beth Hammer threw her second consecutive no-hitter of the season Thursday as the host Lady Diamondbacks defeated El Dorado 12-0 in intra-county Sierra Valley Conference action. Offensively, Madelynn Heape drove in five runs, three with a home run, Briana Hall added […]

El Dorado nine defeats D’backs 9-1

After losing to Sierra Valley Conference and intra county baseball foe Union Mine last month, El Dorado has been on a tear. The Cougars, winners of eight of their last 10, made it 9-of-11 after defeating the Diamondbacks 9-1 Friday in a rescheduled makeup. The two meet in the rubber match at Union Mine’s field on Thursday, […]

Oak Ridge girls fall to Grizzlies

EL DORADO HILLS — A second half rally fell short Friday for the Oak Ridge girls lacrosse team, which fell to Granite Bay by an 18-14 score. Trialing 13-6 at halftime, the Trojans (5-4) and Grizzlies combined for five goals in the first seven minutes of the second half. Oak Ridge cut the Griz lead to 15-10 […]

Schedule: April 12-18, 2015

Monday, April 13 Baseball OR @ Del Oro, 4 p.m. PHS @ Oakmont, 4 p.m. Softball Cosumnes Oaks @ PHS, 4 p.m. ED @ Galt, Galt SB Complex, 3:30 p.m. UM @ Rosemont, 4:15 p.m. Girls soccer Rocklin @ OR, 4 p.m. PHS @ Whitney, 7 p.m. ED @ GS, 5 p.m. Volleyball GS @ […]