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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 […]

Markham student this year’s hunting contest winner.

Paris Hokanson, a student at Markham, won the annual hunting contest that each year rewards one student for academic achievement. Hokanson is the youngest winner ever of the contest and its sixth girl in the seven years its been held. The prize is a four-night, three-day stay at the R & R Pheasant Hunting resort […]

Outside with Charlie: Gentler hikes

The weather is perfect for hiking. Up in the Crystal Basin you’ll find the paved trail at Union Valley is a gentle and very nice place to start. The key here is that it is a gently rolling trail with enough ups and downs to make your legs and lungs work without getting into a […]

Dolphins take it to Tiger Sharks

EL DORADO — The Dry Diggins Dolphins picked up their second straight win of the summer, defeating the Orangevale Tiger Sharks 1720.5-1229.50 last Saturday at the Aquatic Center on the Union Mine High campus. Both boys and girls Dolphin team prevailed: the girls winning 874.5-628.5 while the boys were victorious 846-601. Of the 62 individual […]

D’back sports packet reminder

EL DORADO — If you are interested in playing sports this coming fall at Union Mine High School, you will need to turn in a completed Athletic Packet before you can attend tryouts for fall sports on the first day of school, Monday, Aug.10. Tryouts for football, cross-country, boys soccer, girls golf and girls volleyball […]

Roundup: June 16, 2015

Baseball El Dorado Post 119 3, Auburn 7 — Host Post 84’s 6-run second inning held up to win last Sunday’s first game of a doubleheader. For Post 119, Eric Rodenberg had two hits including a double; James Schurtz tripled; and Alex Vargas hit a double. El Dorado Post 119 4, Auburn 13 — Post […]

Cougars roll past Post 119 Juniors

In an intra-county game Monday night, the El Dorado High School summer team scored early and often to record a 7-2 win over the El Dorado Jr. Legion Post 119 squad on the Cougars’ field. After Post 119 went down in order in the top of the first inning, El Dorado High (8-0) put on a hitting […]

Taz earn another victory

FOLSOM — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team holds a perfect 3-0 regular season record after Saturday’s 425-364 win over the Broadstone Barracudas at the Broadstone Raquet Club in Folsom. “We’ve practiced all week preparing to swim Taz today,” Barracuda coach/instructor Chris Kwon said. “Taz is so deep and such a strong team. […]

Jerrod Bravo goes after World Series title

OMAHA, Neb. — Jerrod Bravo is living the dream playing baseball for Cal State Fullerton at the College World Series, knows it and understands the moment. As a kid growing up in Cameron Park, Bravo recalled watching the Titans on TV, vocalized his desire to become a team member and then went out and made it […]

Roundup: June 14, 2015

Baseball El Dorado High School 11, Kennedy 0 — Hunter Susmill and Daniel Riedling combined for the three-hit shutout as the Cougars won Saturday’s first game of a doubleheader in South Sacramento. Susmill went the first five innings, yielding two hits while striking out four. Riedling pitched the last two and fanned two. The Cougars […]

Daring pass steals it for DeCaires

In the world of motor sports, racing enthusiasts and competitors alike often rate an event’s entertainment value by the number of entrants, focusing on “car count” more so than the quality of competition. Saturday night, a light car count gave race fans who endured the extreme heat one of the most exciting races of the […]

Under the Scoreboard: June 14, 2015

Three former area softball players completed their college softball seasons. Union Mine alumni Sarah Phillis enjoyed her second year at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colo., shining on defense with a .960 fielding percentage. She also batted .270, scored 31 times and drove in 24 runs. The Mavericks finished the season at 33-23, 28-11 […]

Schedule: June 15-20, 2015

Monday, June 15 Baseball ED Post 119 @ EDHS, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 Baseball Bear River @ EDHS, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20 Baseball South Lake Tahoe @ EDHS, noon, (2) Chico Legion Tourney ED Post 119 vs Grass Valley, 4:30 p.m. Rec Swimming Cordova @ Dolphins Loomis Basin @ Taz Sharks @ Folsom […]

El Dorado turns back Folsom

An early lead set the tone for the El Dorado High School summer baseball team, which improved to 5-0 with a 5-2 win over Folsom in Thursday night’s home game. The Cougars led 3-1 after three innings. But visiting Folsom used five hits that included two doubles and three singles in the top of the […]

Foothill Gold 14U softball team playing well

CAMERON PARK — The Foothill Gold 14U fast-pitch softball team out of Cameron Park won an earlier tournament and were also, more recently, the runner-up in the Gold Bracket of a USSSA Tournament. The team is coached by Danny Vaqueiro and Steve Lee. The players, from both Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills are: Brooke […]

On tap

  Saturday, June 13 Speedway Championship Series Points Race Sunday, June 14 Baseball NCAA College World Series Jerrod Bravo/ CSU Fullerton vs Vanderbilt TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Neb., 5 p.m. ESPN2

Roundup: June10, 2015

Cold Springs Ladies Golf Pro points & putts June 9 Ace of the month: Heidi Caldwell, net 67 Overall low gross: Heidi Caldwell, 83 Overall low net: Cathie Dyer, net 69 1st flight net: Ellen Page, 70; Elaine Boggess, 71; Jerri Arens, 72 2nd flight net: Helen Glenn, 73; Cher Williams, 76; Karen McCaughern, 76 […]

Sports scene: June 12, 2015

Soccer camp The Oak Ridge Boys Soccer Summer Camp is Monday, July 13 through Thursday, July 16th at the Oak Ridge Stadium. Open to 8th, 9th and 10th graders (based upon 2015/16 enrollment). Camp runs from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Cost $150 per camper (includes Oak Ridge Soccer t-shirt). To register, visit oakridgesoccer.com.

Final pre-fair fix for race fans

The action resumes tomorrow at Placerville Speedway with 50th Anniversary Red Hawk Casino Championship series racing. Three divisions form the evening roster once again at the quarter-mile bullring for the final night of racing prior to the week break to allow for the El Dorado County Fair. Saturday’s event features the 360 Winged Sprint Cars and […]

Freehill brothers win Arenacross titles

EL DORADO HILLS — Without a doubt, 11-year-old Ty Freehill wants to become a professional arenacross/motocross racer. His younger brother Nate, 8, has racing dreams too. Both riders came one step closer toward going pro last month when they earned first place in their respective age categories at the AMA Amateur National Arenacross Championships in Las Vegas. […]

Post 119 notches first win

SHINGLE SPRINGS — One more run proved to be the difference for the El Dorado Post 119 Jr. Legion baseball team, which posted a 5-3 victory over Auburn Post 84 on Ponderosa High’s diamond Wednesday. Leading 4-0 in the top of the sixth inning, Post 119 watched their lead shrink to 4-3 when Auburn scored all […]

Shasta Millhollin lands Jessup job

Former Bruin takes over women’s volleyball program ROCKLIN – William Jessup University has announced that Shasta Millhollin-Bossom will be its new women’s volleyball coach. Millhollin-Bossom brings a great balance of coaching and playing experience to the Warriors. She possesses a rich coaching history with some of the most elite high school, club and college teams […]

Outside with Charlie: Enjoy it now

Last week’s rainstorms did a pretty good job of soaking the forest and adding a bit of run-off to the rivers and streams coursing through the mountains and foothills. Lake Tahoe reached its natural rim of 6,223 feet. A little trickle of water, for a short time, flowed into the Truckee River at Fannie Bridge. […]

Roundup: June 9, 2015

Baseball El Dorado High School 4, Del Oro 3 — Hunter Susmill, in relief of starter James Pizzuti, pitched three scoreless innings, allowing no hits, as the Cougars held off the host Golden Eagles in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader in Loomis. El Dorado scored twice in the first inning as Bryce Culp singled, […]

El Dorado Hills Taz swim clips Penguins

SACRAMENTO — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils defeated the Park Terrace Penguins with a narrow victory of just 13 points last Saturday at the Park Terrace Swim and Tennis Club in Sacramento. The final score was 401-388. Separately, the girls won 208-192; the boys lost 203-197. Taz head coach Marc Brown started prepping his […]

Peyton Bilo PRs at state meet

CLOVIS — Peyton Bilo, a recent St. Francis High graduate who is an El Dorado Hills resident, ran a personal-best in the 3200 meters at Saturday’s 97th annual CIF State Track and Field Championships at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan High. In the 1.9-miles race, Bilo finished with a time of 10 minutes, 31.67 seconds to finish […]

Sharks regain their winning strokes

CAMERON PARK — The Sierra Sharks touched the team win column last Saturday after a season-opening setback — upending College Greens 423-364 at the Cameron Park Community Center pool. Broken down, the boys prevailed 234-153 behind high point-earners Miles Tresser, Nicholas Pagcaliuagan and Avery Pellicano. On the girl’s side, the Gators out-swam Sierra 204-185. Overall, […]

Cox gets long-awaited Placerville win

As a youngster, Justyn Cox spent many Saturday night’s in the grandstands at Placerville Speedway watching his father Terry race and a number of veteran drivers that were his heroes. During those years, Cox desired to follow in their footsteps and one day stand in victory lane at the track that is tough to tame […]

Local duo came close to placing

CLOVIS — Ponderosa’s Robert Holloway and Union Mine’s Leah Bertuccelli each finished ninth at Saturday night’s 97th annual CIF State Track and Field finals at Veterans Memorial Stadium of Buchanan High. Both competed in the pole vault and were a part of the elite 12 in the boys and girls competition. The top six in each event […]

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