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Gregg 12th best in D-III

FRESNO — El Dorado’s Sean Gregg placed 12th in the boys 5,000 meter race with a time of 15:46, both school records, at Saturday’s State Cross Country Finals at Woodward Park. Teamwise, the Cougars came in 13th. Story to follow in a future Democrat. Results: D-III boys — 12-Sean Gregg; 60-Ian Janoska; 90-Ryan Gray; 134-Charlie […]

Schedule: Nov. 26-Dec. 1, 2012

Monday, Nov. 26 Boys Basketball Foundation Games Rocklin @ OR, 8 p.m. Rio Linda @ PHS, 8 p.m. GS @ Foresthill, 7:30 ED @ Nevada Union, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball Foundation Games Rocklin @ OR, 6 p.m. Rio Linda @ PHS, 6 p.m. GS @ Foresthill, 6 p.m. ED @ Nevada Union, 5:30 Tuesday, Nov. 27 […]

Changes taking place at Tahoe resorts

ALPINE MEADOWS: Challenging mountain, favorite of locals, which speaks volumes about the terrain. Location: Highway 89, six miles west of Tahoe City Elevation: Base 6,835; Summit 8,637 Adult lift ticket: TBA Lifts 11; Trails 100-plus Phone: 530- 583-4232 Website: skialpine.com BEAR VALLEY: Friendly resort that caters to families. Location: Take Highway 4 to Bear Valley Elevation: Base […]

At Oak Ridge, d-e-f-e-n-s-e wins championships

… And right now the Oak Ridge unit is firing on all cylinders under Trojan defensive coordinator Darren Jonutz. Never more evident than in Saturday’s win over Burbank that saw Oak Ridge control, contain, stop — you name it — the vaunted Titan offense. As nice as the win is, Jonutz and Co. know they […]

Sierra opens Thanksgiving Day

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort will open for the 2012-13 season on Thursday, November 22, offering Easy Rider Express lift, Rock Garden lift, and three surface lifts, giving guests access to four trails including, Broadway, Easy Street, Echo, and Lower Sleighride. Building on the reputation as one of the nation’s top terrain park […]

Sports scene: Nov. 21, 2012

Coach needed Oak Ridge High School is looking for a girls lacrosse head coach to add to the staff. If interested, please send a letter of interest and resume to the Oak Ridge High School Athletic Office, 1120 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills, 95762 by Nov. 26. Applicants must be 25 years or older. Wrestling […]

Roundup: Nov. 20, 2012

Bowling Knotty Pine Lanes, Pollock Pines, CA Mountain Women Bowling League Team Standings: W L 1. Sometimers 27.5-12.5 2. Knotty Girls 26-14 3. Fun Gals 22-18 4. Alley  Oops! 20-20 5. Hillbilliettes 17-23 6. Bowlin Baggs 17-23 7. Ms. Fits 15.5-24.5 8. Pin Pals 15-25 High games: 225 – Connie Harding; 214 – Cheryl Haas; 210 […]

Diamond Springs’ resident bags trophy elk

Editor’s note: Below is the conclusion of the early October hunting trip Diamond Springs’ resident John Sethre took to White Peaks Ranch in Utah to hunt elk. Accompanying Sethre were four generations of his extended family: nephew Gary McCarty, 73; Gary’s son Gordie McCarty, 45; and Gary’s grandson Erik Abraham, 13. Erik’s dad JT accompanied the […]

Mother Lode Rugby revs up

Rugby is coming back to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The USA team is the retaining gold medalist from 1924 when rugby was last in the games. If you crave a good scrum much sooner, sign up for the coed teams of the Mother Lode Rugby Football Club. Registrations for potential and interested […]

Heinz-sight: Trojans-Titans … again

If tomorrow’s Oak Ridge-Burbank Sac-Joaquin Section Division I football playoff matchup reeks of familiarity it’s because these two met last season to open the postseason. The Trojans took that one 30-28 in a tense battle that went to the wire. More of the same tomorrow? Let’s hope so. Offensively, it’s the Titans’ speed against the Trojans’ […]

Outside with Charlie: Turkey day skiing

Look east. The mountains are white. Ski season is here and it looks more and more like skiing on Thanksgiving will be more than a token run here and there this year. The early storms put down a good blanket of base and everyone who could blow snow, blew it, big time. The result is […]

Hunt expedition covered four generations

Participants John Sethre, age 87 – Uncle to Gary McCarty Gary McCarty, age 73 – Gordie McCarty and Annette McCarty/Abraham’s (Erik’s mother) father Gordie McCarty, age 45 – Gary’s son, organizer of the expedition Erik Abraham, age 13 – Gary’s grandson, son of Annette JT Abraham, age 46 – Erik’s father, spouse of Annette Mike […]

Roundup: Nov. 19, 2012

Golf Cold Springs Ladies 18-hole Golf Nov. 13 Ace of the Year: Mary Jo Walter, net 73 1st flight low gross: Berta Galvez, 94 Low net: Mary Jo Walter, 73; Rosemary Authier, 74 2nd flight low gross: Janet Peterson, 99 Low net: Bolet Salvador, 76; Kathy Goldman, 78 3rd flight low gross: Diane Eden, 117 […]

Sports scene: Nov. 18, 2012

Adult 5X5 Basketball The Cameron Park Community Service District is taking team signups for the next Tuesday evening adult basketball league. The league starts Nov. 20 and will run thru Jan. 22. Deadline for registration is Nov. 13 at 5:00 pm. The team fee is $425. For further information, contact the CSD office at 677-2231. Wrestling […]

Under the Scoreboard: Nov. 18, 2012

Thirteen local players were selected to participate in last Saturday’s Youth Shrine Bowl football game at Hughes Stadium in Sacramento. Representing the South from Ponderosa: Clayton Macauley, Garrett Kay, Scott Martin, Nicholas Bera and Zachary Miller. From Oak Ridge: Michael Pittman, William Hayden, Jake Topping and Chase Siegel. From Union Mine: Juan De Sales and […]

Winter’s back at Heavenly

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. — Lifts began turning at Heavenly Mountain Resort last Wednesday  morning, signaling winter is back at Lake Tahoe’s top ski and snowboard destination. Early-season storms combined with the West Coast’s largest snowmaking system have given Heavenly the ability to stage its earliest opening since 2004-05. All access to the mountain at […]

Schedule: Nov. 22-24, 2012

Thursday, Nov. 22 Happy Thanksgiving! Saturday, Nov. 24 Cross Country CIF State Finals, Woodward Park, Fresno Football SJS Playoffs No. 3 OR @ No. 2 Burbank, 1 p.m.

Oak Ridge football survive’s Pitman

Trojans advance after 17-16 win EL DORADO HILLS — With powerful rushing, timely defense and clutch special teams play, host Oak Ridge held off a late surge from the Pitman Pride to win Friday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinals 17-16. The win moves the Trojans into Saturday’s semifinals at Burbank which beat Pleasant Grove 32-27. Oak […]

Golden Sierra’s rally falls short

GARDEN VALLEY — A kickoff return and three consecutive penalties played in favor of the Golden Sierra High football team in Friday’s CIF Sac-Jouaquin Section Division V game against Le Grand — a faked field goal didn’t. In the end, the visiting Bulldogs, the defending section champions, edged the Grizzlies, 24-22. The loss ends a 6-win run […]

Trojan athletes sign with four-year colleges

EL DORADO HILLS — In front of many family, friends and coaches, 13 Oak Ridge High School student-athletes signed their Letters of Intent forms with four-year colleges Wednesday inthe school’s multi-purpose room. Those student-athletes are: Jordan Gotro, diving, University of South Carolina; Lauren Bertoy, softball, Stanford; Haley Anderson, basketball, UC San Diego; Keaton Subjeck, wrestling, Stanford; Jackie Schmaeling, softball, St. […]

Eagles ground Bruin spikers

SACRAMENTO — In defeating Del Oro in the second round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs, the Ponderosa High volleyball team came in confident Tuesday for its semifinal match at El Camino. Though the Lady Bruins grabbed the initial lead, they couldn’t stop the soaring Eagles who won in straight sets 25-16, 25-21, […]

Home sweet home for Trojans, Griz

Two El Dorado County high school football teams are hosting CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoff games tonight. Oak Ridge will host Pitman of Turlock in the section’s Division D-I quarterfinals in El Dorado Hills and Golden Sierra welcomes Le Grand in a D-V contest. Pitman (9-2) at Oak Ridge (10-1) For a second consecutive week, Oak Ridge […]

Cougars’ season swept away

ROSEVILLE — Host Oakmont was good as advertised Tuesday in its Sac-Joaquin Division III semifinal volleyball match against visiting El Dorado, eliminating the Lady Cougars 15-25, 18-25, 19-25. Not the outcome El Dorado envisioned but little dispute the better team won. As the bracket’s top seed, the Vikings bumped, passed and spiked their way to the section […]

Sports Scene: Nov. 13, 2012

Youth basketball leagues Signups are ongoing for the Cameron Park Recreation Dept. Youth Basketball Leagues open to grades 1-12. Grades 1-2 in an instructional league with one hour games on Saturdays. Fee is $95 resident/$100 non resident. Price includes T-shirt. Registration deadline is Dec. 5. Registration fees for 3-12 (one pracice/game per week) is $105 […]

El Dorado boys advance to States

Fast course yields quick times FOLSOM — Clear skies, crisp temperatures and a compacted course resulted in very fast racing at Saturday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Cross-Country Championships at Willow Hills course near Folsom High School for the El Dorado, Union Mine and Golden Sierra squads. Several of the county’s top runners ran personal bests in […]

Sierra’s value to season passholders

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Tahoe’s best value offers more skiing and snowboarding benefits. Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort season passholders can now enjoy free skiing or riding at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows from opening day until December 21, 2012, as well as from April 15, 2013 until closing day. In between early and late season, Sierra Resort […]

Ponderosa sends Redor to Fresno

FOLSOM — Ponderosa’s Christine Redor captured fifth place in last Saturday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Section Meet at Willow Hills, finishing with a time of 19:11. Redor’s performance, an improvement of 26 seconds on the course, qualified the junior for an individual spot at the State Meet Nov. 24 at Fresno’s Woodward Park. Though […]

Roundup: Nov. 13, 2012

Bowling Knotty Pine Lanes, Pollock Pines, CA Brunch Bunch Team Standings: W L 1. Assorted Nuts 25-15 2. Way Knotty 24-16 3. Who Gas 23-17 4. Who Cares 23-17 5. Pine Nuts 21-19 6. It’s About Time 16-24 7. Time To Spare 16-24 8. The Sliders 12-28 High games: Week 10: Carole Perusse, 195; Cora Molina, 183; Conie […]

Oak Ridge harriers come up short

FOLSOM — The 2012 cross country season concluded for the Oak Ridge cross country teams at the Section Meet last Saturday at the Willow Hills course in Folsom. The Trojan varsity boys and girls teams both placed fourth in their Division I races. The top two varsity boys teams (Davis and Woodcreek) and the top […]

El Dorado boys return to State Meet

FOLSOM — The El Dorado boys Cross Country team finished second at Saturday’s Division III Section meet at Willow’s Pass and qualified for the state championships in Fresno. Complete varsity coverage of Saturday’s Sections race for El Dorado, Union Mine, Ponderosa and Oak Ridge, with photos, will appear in Wednesday’s Mountain Democrat.

Under the Scoreboard: Nov. 11, 2012

The Union Mine girls volleyball team fell to top seed Escalon 3-1 last Thursday to finish their season 14-12. * * * El Dorado grad Mikaela Macklin, a junior at the San Diego State University, won her first Mountain West Conference Athlete of the Week award for an overall pentathlon title against the University of San Diego […]

Schedule: Nov. 12-17, 2012

Monday, Nov. 12 Veteran’s Day Tuesday, Nov. 13 Volleyball Section Playoffs D-II: PHS @ El Camino, 7 p.m. D-III: ED @ Oakmont, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 Volleyball Section Playoffs D-II Finals, UC Davis, 6 p.m. D-III Finals, UC Davis, 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 Football Section Playoffs D-I: Pitman @ OR, 7 p.m. D-V: […]

Trojans pull away in win

EL DORADO HILLS — Withstanding the wind, weather and the option offense, the Oak Ridge Trojans blew out the visiting Enochs Eagles of Modesto 49-21 in the first round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs Friday. The two teams combined for four touchdowns within the first five minutes before Oak Ridge took over. “We […]

Lady Cougars reach semis

SACRAMENTO — Kylee Hardy’s ear-to-ear grin hid the fact she and her El Dorado teammates were engaged in last Thursday’s pressurized, fight-for-your-life second-round Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff match against Rio Americano. Soon, her grin reflected the visiting Lady Cougars’ 3-set upset of the 5th-seeded Raiders. El Dorado’s stunning 25-22, 25-22, 26-24 victory featured clutch […]

Elk Grove blanks Ponderosa 41-0

ELK GROVE — For 36 minutes, the Ponderosa football team stayed within striking distance of host Elk Grove in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoff opener Friday night before three, fourth-quarter touchdowns cemented the Thundering Herd’s 41-0 victory over the Bruins. Ponderosa, the No. 14 seed, trailed 21-0 entering the fourth quarter before Elk Grove’s (10-1) Robert Frazier […]

Bruins stun Golden Eagles

LOOMIS  — Lindsey Bowles and the seniors of the Ponderosa volleyball team knew their careers weren’t quite over yet. After sweeping Yuba City to begin the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-II playoffs, Bowles and Co. still had to play No. 4 seed Del Oro, which had swept the Bruins in their only other meeting this year. Playing […]

Jr. Rattler Pee Wees edged for title

The unbeaten (9-0) Union Mine Jr. Rattlers Pee Wee football team faced the 7-1 Monterey Trail last Sunday at El Dorado High School for the Sacramento Youth Football League Division II championship, won by the Jr. Mustangs 6-0. Using its ball/clock control offense to near perfection, Monterey Trail shut down Union Mine’s highly touted offense […]

Playoffs tonight

The Sac-Joaquin Sections playoffs open tonight with two matchups featuring two county teams: Oak Ridge hosting Enochs in Division I and Ponderosa traveling to face Elk Grove in a D-II battle. Sierra Delta League champion Golden Sierra has a bye. Enochs (6-4) at Oak Ridge (9-1) The Modesto-based Eagles finished in second place in the […]

Roundup: Nov. 7, 2012

Tennis Section Playoffs Oak Ridge 3, Davis 6 Singles (OR first): Tori Trylovich def. Guinard 4-6, 7-5, 10-8; Rachael Librach def. by Paw U 2-6, 0-6; Teja Chalamcherla def. by Yang, 7-5, 4-6, 4-10; Hannah Crookham def. Cajandig 6-3, 7-5; Miranda Miller def. by Donahue 0-6, 6-7; Gabby Zeagler def. Mould 6-3, 6-3. Doubles (OR […]

D’backs lassoe Argonaut 3-0

EL DORADO — For two games Tuesday, host Union Mine was challenged by Argonaut in its first-round Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff volleyball match. Demonstrating resilency and determination, the Lady Diamondbacks won those 25-21, 28-26 and took the third set to oust the Mustangs. “Our team has grown through the season and has greatly improved […]

Lady Bruins sweep Yuba City

Ponderosa earns 2nd-round rematch with Del Oro SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa volleyball rode the momentum of a season-ending win into its Division II playoff opener against Yuba City Tuesday, sweeping the visiting Honkers 25-11, 25-17, 25-10. “We played just well enough to win. I think we didn’t play the way we were capable of playing,” […]

Colfax volleyball shocks Grizzlies

GARDEN VALLEY — The end came quickly for Golden Sierra in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoff opener Monday as visiting Colfax swept the Grizzlies out of the postseason 3-0. Golden Sierra’s first lead in its 16-25, 19-25, 21-25 mistake-filled setback didn’t come until the third set. By then, the Falcons couldn’t be denied. The […]

Outside with Charlie: Some snow, more needed

Looking east at our local slice of the Sierra, snow has blanketed the high country. A couple of ski resorts have already had skiers and boarders make tracks: Squaw Valley opened for a day, and Boreal is open for very limited hours, on limited runs. Most of the rest of the resorts will stick to […]

Sports scene: Nov. 6, 2012

Rec officials Gold Country Officials, for the past 20 years, has provided basketball and flag football officials for the Placerville and Cameron Park Recreation Departments and takes pride in hiring the youth of El Dorado County. They’re announcing training clinics at the Placerville Rec. Dept. Nov. 11 and 18 at 6:30 p.m. For information call Al Pitetti […]

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