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Trojan second-half rally nets win

 EL DORADO HILLS — After a sluggish first half where both teams struggled to get off shots,  the Oak Ridge Trojan soccer squad came back from a second-half deficit to pull off a late 2-1 win, improving its record to 1-2 on the young season. Defense dictated the whole first half with just four shots […]

Heinz-sight: Are you ready …

… for some high school football? The prep season’s in full swing with preseason games and league play right around the corner. A fall treasure and a part of small-town Americana fabric, a high school football game is a fun way to spend a Friday evening. Consider. Right now the weather couldn’t be better. It’s […]

GS FB roster

Golden Sierra High 2012 Varsity Football Team Mascot: Grizzlies Colors: Black and Gold 3: Bryson Campbell 4: Gracen Christensen 5: Daniel Lesher 6: Anthony Rosas 7: Ethan Bentley 10: Brian Cann 12: Rocky Sacks 20: Adam Sewell 21: Austin Mason 22: Thai Mason 24: Cameron Stephens 25: Samuel Steward 45: Zander Mishler 51: David Studebaker […]

Golden Sierra program strives for character, competitiveness

Team: Golden Sierra High Division: VI League: Sierra Delta League — Bradshaw Christian, Encina, Highlands, Rio Vista, San Juan, Vacaville Christian 2011 record: 5-5; fourth place Head coach: John Hilton Assistant coaches: John Piparo (Defensive Coordinator, running backs, outside linebackers); Mark Brunton (Special Teams Coordinator, quarterback, inside linebackers); Eric Agee (offensive line, defensive line); Chris Whitted (wide […]

GS FB Schedule

Golden Sierra High 2012 Varsity Football Schedule Preseason Friday, Aug. 24: Golden Sierra @ Capital Christian — L47-3 Friday, Aug. 31: Golden Sierra @ Johnson — W20-19 Friday, Sept. 7: Rio Americano @ Golden Sierra — L28-7 Friday, Sept. 14: El Dorado @ Golden Sierra, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21: Bye Sierra Delta League Friday, […]

Ponderosa eager for turnaround

Team: Ponderosa High League: Delta River League — Oak Ridge, Folsom, Jesuit, Pleasant Grove, Sheldon Division: I 2011 record: 2-8 Head Coach: Jason Tenner Assistant coaches: Brad Lawson (defensive line, offensive line); Rob Ralph (offensive line), Dwayne Brekke (wide receivers), Danny Basham (linebackers, running backs), Allen McCoy (defensive line), Xavier Williams (defensive backs) Key dates: Aug. […]

PHS FB Roster

Ponderosa High 2012 Varsity Football Team Mascott: Bruins Colors: Green and Grey 2: Wyatt Kelly 3: Cody Spencer 4: Colby Chiverton 5: Andrew Olson 6: Darren Brundage 7: Alex Roberds 8: Trae Providence 9: Cody Selders 10: Curtis Goldsmith 11: Jake Bist 12: Curtis Catron 13: Josh Bist 16: Jake Cano 17: Tyler Mickelson 18: […]

PHS FB Schedule

Ponderosa High 2012 Varsity Football Schedule Preseason Friday, Aug. 31: Valley @ Ponderosa — W63-0 Friday, Sept. 7: Ponderosa @ Cordova — W45-8 Friday, Sept. 14: Union Mine @ Ponderosa, 7:15 Friday, Sept. 21: Ponderosa @ Natomas, 7:15 Friday, Sept. 28: Rio Linda @ Ponderosa, 7:15 (Homecoming) Delta River League Saturday, Oct. 6: Ponderosa @ […]

D’backs inexperienced but talented

Team: Union Mine League: Sierra Valley Conference Division: IV 2011 record: 5-4, third place Head Coach: Dave Johnson Assistant coaches: Shane Saba (Defensive Coordinator), Ben Moran (Special Teams, receivers, defensive backs), Kelly Truax (running backs, Special Teams), Kevin Hart (offensive line), Bryan Middleton (receivers, defensive backs), Paxton Fitzpatrick (defensive line). Key dates: Aug. 24 season/home opener […]

UM FB Roster

Union Mine High 2012 Varsity Football Team Mascot: Diamondbacks Colors: Burgundy and Navy 1: Scott McIntyre 2: Anthony Beck 3: Levi Pivoda 4: Sam Armanino 5: Jake Horn 6: Smith Purdum 7: Tyler Underhill 10: Hunter Henderson 11: Zac Kraus 12: Tyler Parker 17: Sean Tow 18: Derek Hamlin 20: Matt Cathey 21: Jasper Spence […]

UM FB Schedule

Union Mine High 2012 Varsity Football Schedule Preseason Friday, Aug. 24: Union Mine @ El Camino — L49-0 Friday, Aug. 31: Union Mine @ Bear River — L42-6 Friday, Sept. 7: Colfax @ Union Mine — L42-0 Friday, Sept. 14: Union Mine @ Ponderosa, 7:15 Sierra Valley Conference Friday, Sept. 21: River City @ Union […]

OR FB Roster

Oak Ridge High 2012 Varsity Football Team Mascot: Trojans  Colors: Navy and Gold 2: Bradford Buenzli 3: Josh Wellman 4: Justin Priest 5: Jason Samuels 6: Colton Giorgi 7: Blake martin 8: Trent Buenzli 9: Byron Spain 10: Jacob Sipes 11: Ross Dwelley 12: Kevin Valdez 13: Ryan Lamb 14: Michael DeBeau 15: Chad Augood […]

Oak Ridge football stays the course

Team: Oak Ridge League: Delta River League — Ponderosa, Folsom, Pleasant Grove, Jesuit, Sheldon. Division: I 2011 record: 7-5; third place; 1-1 in playoffs Head coach: Eric Cavaliere Assistant coaches: Mark Watson (quarterbacks); Ron Martin (running backs, defensive backs); Darren Jonutz (Defensive Coordinator, linebackers); Aaron Brackney (offensive line); Kevin Lopina (tight ends, outside linebackers); Kevin Placek […]

OR FB Schedule

Oak Ridge High 2012 Varsity Football Schedule Preseason Friday, Aug. 24: Oak Ridge @ Vista del Lago — W42-6 Friday, Aug. 31: Oak Ridge @ Rocklin — W16-7 Saturday, Sept. 8: Washington @ Oak Ridge — W49-0 Friday, Sept. 14:  Grant @ Oak Ridge, 7:15 Friday, Sept. 21:   Oak Ridge @ Vacaville, 7:30 Friday, […]

ED FB roster

El Dorado High 2012 Varsity Football Team Mascot: Cougars Colors: Blue and White  1: Clay Sutton 2:  Chris Harris 5: Nick Bonniksen 7: Nathan Wheeler 8: Caleb Melton 10: Christian Wisniewski 12: Bradly Schmidt 13: Garrett Scalaro 14: Clayton Van Duyn 15: Ryan Hamilton 16: Zachary Culp  17: Alex Lopez 18: Jacob Dwyer 19: Gavin […]

New coach, feel at El Dorado

Team: El Dorado High League: Sierra Valley Conference — Cosumnes Oaks, Galt, Liberty Ranch, River City, Union Mine, Vista del Lago Division: IV 2011 record: 2-8; sixth place Head coach: Joe Volek Assistant coaches: Mike Mitchell (Defensive Coordinator); Travis Cox (running backs); Chris Delfino (defensive ends); Greg Danker (tight ends and special teams); Chad Palen (offensive line); […]

ED FB Schedule

El Dorado High 2012 Varsity Football Schedule  Preseason Friday, Aug. 24:  South Lake Tahoe @ El Dorado — W40-34 Friday, Aug. 31: El Dorado @ Tokay — L49-7 Friday, Sept. 7: Brookside Christian @ El Dorado — L36-6 Friday, Sept. 14: El Dorado @ Golden Sierra, 7:15 Friday, Sept. 21: Vista del Lago @ El […]

Roundup: Sept. 7, 2012

Cross country Willow Hills Relays Varsity boys (Relay Team) — JT Janecek, 19:38; Garrett Amidon, 20:40; Frank Sciales 19:41; Johnny Ploke, 22:13; Colin Pilcher, 19:34. Varsity boys (Individual) — Joey Linares, 22:28; Kevin Kaita, 22:20; Andre Henry, 24:55. Varsity girls (Individual)— Alison Bamford. 21:52; Mia Brower, 25:04; Sami Kilcollins, 21:35; Brianna Williams, 26:23. F/S boys Relay Team — 1-Jordan Hordesky, 8:34; Chad Vardas, 8:56; Patrick Irwin, 8:43; Bret McNamee, 8:57; Brett […]

Good showing by Trojans at Craft

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge volleyball coach Becky Potter had a beaming smile on her face Saturday afternoon inside the Trojan gym after a 4-1 overall record at the 24th annual Christine Craft Memorial Tournament. In its first match in the Gold bracket, Oak Ridge beat Monterey Trail in straight sets before losing to El […]

Knights darken Cougars’ night

The visiting Brookside Christian football team stunned El Dorado Friday night, scoring its first touchdown just 90 seconds into the game as Knight quarterback Austin Caldron’ first three passes had the Stockton team on the board. After the Cougars went three-and-out, Caldron’s 25-yard pass to Javier Rodriguez made it a 12-0 game with 7:20 left […]

Turnovers cost Golden Sierra

GARDEN VALLEY — Tied up at 7-all, visiting Rio Americano took advantage of two key defensive stops to pull out a 28-7 road win over host Golden Sierra Friday. “Tonight was probably our best offensive game, moving the ball-wise,” Grizzly coach John Hilton said. “We put ourselves in a few tough situations and we just […]

Oak Ridge aerial assault riddles Huskies

EL DORADO HILLS — To conclude the annual Football for Families showcase Saturday, the Oak Ridge Trojan football team walloped visiting Washington 49-0. Senior quarterback Jason Samuels torched the Husky defense for four touchdowns in the first half, three to Byron Spain. Oak Ridge ups its record to 3-0 while Washington from Fremont fell to […]

Schedule: Sept 10-15, 2012

Monday, Sept. 10 Golf OR, PHS @ DRL Tourney, Wild Hawk, noon UM @ San Leandro Invite. Monarch Bay GC, noon Soccer Cordova @ OR, 4 p.m. Tennis OR @ Cordova, 3:30 Water polo PHS @ Jesuit, 3:45 Tuesday, Sept. 11 Golf UM @ ED, Cold Springs, 3:30 Soccer River City @ ED, 6:30 Encina […]

Bruins rush past Lancers

RANCHO CORDOVA — Christian Canepa and Austin Tibbs scored two touchdowns each for Ponderosa  which beat Cordova, 45-8, Friday at Lancer Stadium in nonleague action. Canepa scored his first touchdown on a 33-yard run with 11:51 left in the second quarter followed by his second touchdown (15-yard run) which gave the Bruins a 28-0 lead. […]

D’backs can’t stop Colfax

EL DORADO — Michael Wilson passed for 338 yards and three touchdowns and visiting Colfax chalked up another 159 on the ground to easily defeat Union Mine 42-0 in nonleague football action Friday. The Falcons’ big numbers spoiled the Diamondbacks’ home opener and the return of Sean Tow, Union Mine’s main offensive weapon, who was […]

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Trojans host Craft tourney

EL DORADO HILLS — The 24th Christ Craft Volleyball Tournament, hosted by Oak Ridge High, takes place tomorrow with three local teams participating in the annual event. Held in honor of Craft, a Trojan volleyball player who lost her life shortly after graduation, the Craft tourney takes place at two venues: Oak Ridge in El […]

Bruins keep the Gold Boot

Tuesday’s annual soccer match between Ponderosa and host El Dorado for the rights to the Gold Boot plaque was pretty even with one exception: Trevor Swartz. The Bruin junior was the difference, scoring four goals to lead Ponderosa past the Cougars 4-1. Swartz, back in the fold after a switch of club teams allowed him […]

Local prep football tonight and tomorrow

Fall is in the air, it’s a tad cooler … perfect for Friday night football. Four of the five county teams play at home this week. Tonight, Union Mine hosts Colfax; El Dorado entertains Brookside Christian; Golden Sierra welcomes Rio Americano and Ponderosa is at Cordova. Tomorrow, Oak Ridge is home to Washington-Fremont. Colfax (0-2) […]

Cougar spikers outlast Grizzlies

The annual preseason meeting between the El Dorado and Golden Sierra girls volleyball teams gave fans plenty cheer about before the Cougars fought off spirited rallies and comebacks from the determined Grizzlies to prevail with a four-set 25-19, 25-27, 25-23, 25-19 victory Tuesday evening. Sitting in the coaches’ chairs were two longtime friendly rivals, Justin […]

D’back girls drop home opener in five sets

EL DORADO — New Union Mine volleyball coach Marti Howton and the Lady Diamondbacks appeared  headed toward their first official victory of the season Wednesday against Yuba City at the Snake Pit but the Honkers rallied from a 2-1 deficit to win the match in five sets. Yuba City spoiled Union Mine’s home opener, posting […]

Roundup: Sept. 5, 2012

Volleyball Oak Ridge def. Nevada Union 25-20, 26-28, 19-25, 25-21, 15-12 Ponderosa def. by Del Oro 16-25, 15-25, 19-25 — PHS kills: Lindsey Bowles, 8; Maddie Clayton, 6. Assists: Kylie Christiansen, 15; Nicole Banke, 7. Digs: Kenna Davidson, 7; Christiansen, 6. Serve receive: Davidson, 18; Bowles, 15; Megan Jones, 15. Soccer Golden Sierra 5, Bear […]

Oak Ridge overwhelms Diamondbacks

EL DORADO HILLS — In an intra-county nonleague match in which both squads tried different schematics, the Oak Ridge Trojan soccer team bowled over visiting Union Mine 8-0 Tuesday. “We played well, but there is a lot to work on before league play starts,” Oak Ridge coach Henry Reis said. The host Trojans got on […]

Scorpion U14 boys win Soccerfest

EL DORADO HILLS — The Sierra Gold SC Scorpions U14 Boys took first place at the El Dorado Hills Soccerfest held on August 18-19. In the preliminary rounds, the Scorpions, coached by Ron Piaszk and Cody Smith, outscored the El Dorado Hills Avengers 5-2, the Lodi Earthquakes 3-0 and scored a much needed goal in a close […]

CrossFit trains outside the “box”

CAMERON PARK — Talk about passion. Two years ago, Scott Reynolds, Rob Enright and Megan Nichols ran a fitness program out of a garage. With a small arsenal of weights and other items Reynolds built himself, CrossFit in Cameron Park relied on word of mouth to expand membership and revenue. Nowadays, the trio still trains […]

P.A.R.T.Y. prepares for back-to-school/golf fundraiser

P.A.R.T.Y. and back-to-high-school? Parents, teachers, school administrators, police officers and students agree that P.A.R.T.Y. and back-to-school go great together, especially when P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth)  promotes injury prevention through reality education, enabling youth to recognize risks and make informed decisions about activities and behavior. P.A.R.T.Y. reality education is delivered by […]

Football for Families Showcase

EL DORADO HILLS — This weekend the Oak Ridge High football program will host the 2012 Football for Families Showcase Event. Seven schools will participate in two days of football with part of the proceeds going to support the Football for Families and Sierra Forever Families organizations which assist foster children programs. Football for Families […]

Get Ready to Run

Runners, walkers and outdoor enthusiasts will take to the trails on Saturday, Sept. 22 when local nonprofit INALLIANCE hosts the 4th Annual Gold Rush Fun Run on the El Dorado Trail beginning in Placerville. Participants will weave their way through the Sierra Nevada Foothills in 10 mile, 10K, 5K and 1 mile races along what […]

What they did last summer

Ponderosa High’s Brittany Anselmo, Marcus Nunley, Charles Hedin and Clark (Lee) Skinner probably won’t write the proverbial “what I did this summer” paper upon their return to the new school year — but if they did they’d have a lot to tell. Correction: Brag about. All four short and long distance track runners qualified for […]

Schedule: Sept. 3-8, 2012

Monday, Sept. 3 Happy Labor Day! Tuesday, Sept. 4 Golf OR @ UM, Cameron Park CC, 3 p.m. ED @ Galt, 3:30 Soccer UM @ OR, 4 p.m. PHS @ ED, 6:30 GS @ Bear River, 4 p.m. Tennis OR @ Lodi, 3:30 Volleyball GS @ ED, 6 p.m. OR @ Nevada Union, 6 p.m […]

Roundup: Friday, Aug. 31

Football Oak Ridge 16, Rocklin 7 — In Friday’s non-league game, Oak Ridge quarterback Jason Samuels completed 12 of 21 passes for 141 yards and running back Blake Martin had four carries for 38 yards that helped pave the way toward the Trojans’ second consecutive victory of the season. But the big play for the Trojans […]

Trojan squads sweep Broncos

EL DORADO HILLS — The Oak Ridge High water polo squads opened the 2012 season with a sweep of visiting Bella Vista Broncos; the girls won a narrow 4-3 game while the boys came out on top 13-6 Thursday at the El Dorado Hills Community Service District pool. The girls squad, whose only senior is […]

Grizzlies stop Warriors for first win

“The defense did a good job. This team really takes defense to heart. They love the defensive aspect of the game, and they always have since I’ve been here. We need our defense to help us out offensively.” Golden Sierra football coach John Hilton SACRAMENTO — A lot of excitement can occur within 40 seconds […]

Oak Ridge takes down Golden Sierra

EL DORADO HILLS — In an intra-county contest Thursday night, the Oak Ridge High volleyball team sent Golden Sierra home with a loss in the Trojans’ first home match of the season. The Lady Trojans beat the Grizzlies in four games, 22-25, 25-15, 25-18, 25-19. Oak Ridge coach Becky Potter said she was optimistic about […]

Ponderosa crushes Valley in opener

SHINGLE SPRINGS — When Ponderosa stepped onto the gridiron to start its new season Friday at Simon Bruin Stadium against Valley, the Bruins quickly established that this year the team is confident and will play with a tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm with a 63-0 win. “Our goal is to prepare hard every week, improve and […]

Tokay Tigers tame Cougars

LODI — Capitalizing on three early interceptions, host Tokay High built a big first-half lead and never looked back in a 49-7 nonleague victory over El Dorado at Lodi’s Grape Bowl Friday night. Tigers wide receiver Gary Norwood caught two touchdown passes and returned a pick off for another while fullback Bryson Schreiner added three […]

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