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D-II-IV: Gregg 2nd; Babbage, Kauhaahaa 4th

Bruin Redor 6th ANGELS CAMP — Last Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Sub Sections served as the all-important qualifier for the upcoming Section Cross Country finals this weekend at the Willow Hills course behind Folsom High. El Dorado County will be well represented as teams and/or individuals from all five schools qualified. In the girl’s Division-II varsity […]

D-I: Oak Ridge girls take 1st

ANGELS CAMP — It was a great day of racing for the Oak Ridge cross country teams at the sub section meet at Angels Camp last Saturday as mild temperatures, blue skies and brilliant fall colors made for a picture perfect day. Oak Ridge had four teams (varsity boys, varsity girls, sophomore boys, frosh/soph girls) […]

Lady Trojans survive quarterfinals scare

FOLSOM — The Oak Ridge girls tennis team advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals after Monday’s 5-4 win over Armijo at the Broadstone Racquet Club but it wasn’t easy. After the Trojans cruised to singles wins behind No. 1 Tori Trylovich and No. 3 Teja Chalamcherla in the daylight, the stubborn Monticello Empire League champs […]

Roundup: Nov. 4, 2012

Tennis CIF Individual Sections Division I  First round: Oak Ridge’s Tori Trylovich def. Cat Paw U, Davis, 6-1, 6-0 Second round: Trylovich def. Elizabeth Stephens, St. Mary’s, 6-1, 6-1 Semis: Trylovich def. by *Abby Bacharach, Del Oro, 6-0, 2-6, 3-6 *Eventual section champ Water polo Section playoffs First Round D-I: Oak Ridge boys 15, Downey 3 […]

Cougars roll over Galt

GALT — Turning seven Galt turnovers into touchdowns, El Dorado buried the host Warriors 65-20 to close the Sierra Valley Conference season. Friday’s formula was simple: Galt put it on the ground, the Cougars recovered, the Cougars scored. A combination of El Dorado hits and Warrior mishandles added up to the Cougars’ biggest win of […]

Grizzlies’ win makes school history

6-0 in league GARDEN VALLEY — Under a chill and low fog that made for a perfect night for football in Garden Valley Friday, host Golden Sierra managed to do what no other team Grizzly had done before — finish undeafeated in league after its 37-0 win over San Juan. The victory enabled the Grizzlies […]

Schedule: Nov. 5-10, 2012

Monday, Nov. 5 Tennis Section Playoffs D-I: Armijo @ OR, Broadstone, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 Tennis Section Playoffs Davis @ OR, Broadstone RC, 2 p.m. Volleyball Section Playoffs D-I: OR @ Lincoln-Stockton, 7 p.m. D-II: Yuba City @ PHS, 7 p.m. D-III: ED @ Rosemont, 7 p.m. D-IV: Colfax @ GS, 7 p.m. D-IV: […]

Oak Ridge knocks out Marauders

EL DORADO HILLS — Looking to polish off a landmark 9-1 season, Oak Ridge did just that Friday, exhausting visiting Jesuit 28-14 behind power running and a quick-strike passing attack. The Trojans’ Senior Night and Homecoming victory clinched a home playoff game next week while eliminating the Marauders from the postseason picture. “We knew that […]

Vista doubles up D’backs 42-21

EL DORADO — Union Mine’s determination, pride and desire to finish on a three-game winning streak  on Senior Night wasn’t a match for visiting Vista del Lago with its eyes squarely fixed on the Sierra Valley Conference title. On the strength of 28 unanswered points, the Eagles overcame an early deficit to register the 42-21 […]

Big plays propel Bruins

Ponderosa qualifies for playoffs SACRAMENTO — Big plays on special teams and defense played a critical role in the fourth quarter for the Ponderosa High football team in Friday’s game against host Sheldon as the Bruins edged the Huskies 49-46 in the Delta River League finale. The win was much-needed for the Bruins who earned an at-large […]

Quick Pitch: Tip of the cap

You’ve got to tip your hat to the El Dorado High volleyball team this season. Granted, the Cougars have talent on the court. Between Kylee Hardy’s distribution at the net, Courtney Macklin’s power above it, Keeley Franz’ ability to create a “where did she come from?” moment and the capabilities of each girl on the […]

Cougars grind out win over D’backs

El Dorado High’s varsity volleyball program closed out its regular season on the highest of high notes Tuesday evening at home, defeating crosstown rival Union Mine 25-17, 23-25, 25-19, 24-26, 18-16 en route to earning a tie with the Lady Diamondbacks for second place in the Sierra Valley Conference. “That was just an absolute dogfight […]

Battle of Lady Trojans goes to Oak Ridge

FOLSOM — Four of six Oak Ridge High girls tennis players won their singles matches to help the Lady Trojans beat Lincoln of Stockton, 6-3, Tuesday afternoon at Broadstone Racquet Club in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs. Oak Ridge (17-4), which won the Delta River League crown, earned a first-round […]

Grizzlies can win banner outright tonight

Tonight, one El Dorado County high school football team has a chance to clinch an outright league title,  another a shot at a tri-championship while another is battling for its playoff life. On the schedule for the final week of the regular season, Golden Sierra hosts San Juan in a Sierra Delta League matchup; Oak […]

Roundup: Oct. 31, 2012

Water polo CIF Section Playoffs El Dorado boys 7, American Canyon 12 — ED goals: Max Foster, 2; Dakota Keeton; Bishoy Awad; Karl Unferferth; Daniel Vance; Jordan Prall.

Whitney bounces Bruins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Soccer’s infamous, unwritten two-minute rule — never give up a goal to open either half or right after you score — reared its ugly head in Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division II first-round playoff match between host Ponderosa and Whitney. It was the latter, roughly 20 seconds after the Bruins had pulled to […]

Sports scene: Oct. 30, 2012

Hunter safety Hunter safety classes for ages 10 and up are taught monthly in the Cameron Park CSD social room by Larry Nelson. Class manuals are available at the CSD or online at dfg.ca.gov. Participants may receive their hunter safety certificates the same day. This is classroom instruction only and will include firearm handling. Subjects […]

Roundup: Grizzlies win Sierra Delta League title

Volleyball Golden Sierra def. Rio Vista 25-11, 25-12, 25-22 — In Monday’s Sierra Delta League finale in Rio Vista, the Grizzlies (11-1, 13-9) won an outright league crown and their second consecutive. Golden Sierra won eight of its last nine matches. The Grizzlies should host a first round of the upcoming Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. GS […]

Harvest Run this Sunday

CAMINO — What began as an earnest attempt by the Apple Hill Growers Association to convince visitors that the season didn’t close at the end of October has evolved into one of the most popular family races in Northern California. The growers organized every aspect of the race at first, but after over a decade […]

First and goal: SF Rock City

On my Mountain Democrat Twitter and Facebook profiles, I stated that I firmly believed the San Francisco Giants would beat Detroit in the World Series in five games. But a sweep is just as good, right? Today, San Francisco will be rocking as the victory parade takes place on Market Street. To celebrate two World Series […]

Oak Ridge volleyball takes second

SACRAMENTO — From the start of its first game until the completion of its second, the Oak Ridge High volleyball team played solidly across the board Monday night against host St. Francis. Unfortunately for the Lady Trojans, the Troubadours won the Delta River League finale in straight sets 25-20, 25-20, 25-18 to deny Oak Ridge […]

Ponderosa girls clinch playoff berth

SHINGLE SPRINGS — With Sheldon the only barrier standing in the way of a playoff berth, the host Ponderosa volleyball team made quick work of the Huskies 25-9, 25-11, 25-22 for a Senior Night victory to close the Delta River League season. “I thought we played well. We knew what was at stake so we […]

Roundup: Oct. 27, 2012

Soccer Ponderosa 3, Sheldon 0 — Bruins goals: Trevor Swartz, 3. Assists: Josh Holbrook, 2; Matt Culver. Senior Day for Jarrad Saint, Eric Ray, Nathaniel Israel, Spencer DeVetter, Culver, Joe Cornelius, Josh Arevalo and Keenan Akers. Union Mine 1, Vista 6 — Senior Day for Sean Fitch, AJ Hillenbrand, Daniel Saich, Emerson Herrmann, Luis Viayra and Tomas […]

Tow’s big night does in El Dorado

Fueled by a tremendous rushing performance by senior Sean Tow, the Union Mine Diamondbacks pushed through El Dorado 55-28 in the “Golden Nugget Game” Friday evening in Cougar country. Tow’s 370-yard, four-touchdown performance was the cornerstone of a D’back offense that averaged two touchdowns per quarter in the Sierra Valley Conference rivalry matchup. Union Mine […]

Trojans 2nd at league finals

FOLSOM — Excellent weather and great course conditions was the consensus before, during and after the Delta River League held its varsity 5k Cross Country finals Saturday morning at Willow Hills in Folsom. Jesuit won boys race while S. Francis was first in the girls race. Oak Ridge was second in both while Ponderosa was […]

Gallant Ponderosa effort isn’t enough

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa’s visions of shocking first place Folsom in Friday’s Delta River League Senior Night matchup fell short as the visiting Bulldogs emerged the 42-25 victor. The Bruins gave Folsom all it could handle, playing like a team on a mission while standing toe-to-toe with the Bulldogs to give them something they hadn’t […]

Golden Sierra wraps up regular season

SACRAMENTO — Alex Sinigur (17:17) led the 1-2-7-9-14 finish for powerful Highlands in last Wednesday’s showdown for the Sierra Delta League cross country championship against Golden Sierra’s young developing squad at Renfree Field. Grizzly sophomore Hunter Hughes delivered a gutsy performance in the varsity boys individual race, finishing third and shaving over a minute off […]

Oak Ridge overcomes slow start, Eagles

SACRAMENTO — Dominating … on both sides of the ball. Rallying from an early 12-0 hole, visiting Oak Ridge ran and threw all over host Pleasant Grove for a 38-19 win to put itself in position for a possible Delta River League title. For a team known to throw the ball at will, it was […]

Grizzlies guaranteed co-championship

Sierra Delta League Golden Sierra   5-0 Highlands   4-1 Bradshaw C.   3-2 Victory C.   3-2 Rio Vista   2-3 Encina Prep    1-4 San Juan   0-5 SACRAMENTO — Behind an efficient ground game and aggressive defense, Golden Sierra clinched a share of the Sierra Delta League banner with Saturday’s 35-14 victory […]

Schedule: Oct. 29 – Nov. 3, 2012

Monday, Oct. 29 Golf Masters Tourney, The Reserve, Stockton Volleyball OR @ St Francis, 5:30 *Sheldon @ PHS, 5:30 GS @ Rio Vista, 5:30 Tuesday, Oct. 30 Soccer SJS Playoffs Whitney @ Ponderosa, 5 p.m. Tennis SJS Playoffs Downey/Lincoln-Stockton winner @ OR, Broadstone, 2 p.m. Volleyball *UM @ ED, 6 p.m. Water polo D-II SJS […]

Trylovich crowned Super Singles champ

SACRAMENTO — Oak Ridge’s No. 1 singles player Tori Trylovich defeated St. Francis’ Jessica Jossiah 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 Tuesday at the Natomas Racquet Club to win the Delta River League’s Super Singles title. The victory returns Trylovich to the Individual section tournament next week. Look for more results from the Delta River League championships, including […]

D’backs, Cougars tonight

Several local games of interest tonight starting with the intra-county matchup between Union Mine and El Dorado. Down in Shingle Springs, Ponderosa has its hands full with undefeated Folsom. Oak Ridge has a tough one against Pleasant Grove at Sheldon High while tomorrow night Golden Sierra takes on Encina at El Camino High. Union Mine […]

El Dorado boys three-peat

Gregg, Pizzuti, Plamondon win titles FOLSOM — The clouds cleared in time for an excellent day of cross country at Willow Hills, site of the Sierra Valley Conference League Cross Country Championships. With two teams ranked in the top 10 in the state (Division III), the races were fast and didn’t disappoint. Prior to the […]

Trojan water polo ends Bruins’ season

EL DORADO — Bryan Cole scored consecutive goals to break a fourth period tie as Oak Ridge held off host Ponderosa 11-9 to close the regular season at the Aquatics Center Wednesday afternoon. A lot rode on the outcome, hence the big crowd for the final intra-county match under a downpour, sun and a double […]

Roundup: Oct. 25, 2012

Volleyball Ponderosa def. Folsom 14-25, 25-20, 25-13, 26-24 — PHS kills: Alex Rader, 18; Lendsey Bowles, 15; Morgan Jones, 5. Assists: Nicole Banke, 21; Kylie Christensen, 19. Aces: Morgan O’Neill, 7; Christensen, 4; Bowles, 3; Rader, 3. Blocks: Lauren Williams, 2; Sarah Walker, 2; Digs: O’Neill, 22; Rader, 13; Christensen, 10; Bowles, 9; Banke, 6. […]

Oak Ridge girls get Senior Night sweep of Eagles

EL DORADO HILLS — After honoring its seven seniors, the Oak Ridge Lady Trojan volleyball team showed why its second in the Delta River League after sweeping Pleasant Grove, 26-24, 25-14, 25-14. “We did a good job of maintain focus throughout. I think we wavered a little bit early on after the emotion of Senior […]

Cougars, D’backs play to 1-1 draw

EL DORADO — Union Mine hosted El Dorado in Sierra Valley Conference action Tuesday, a matchup that wound up a 1-1 draw while exposing different perspectives from each respective program. For the Diamondbacks, the tie was a record of how far the program had come. “It’s really difficult,” Diamondback head coach Jason Bourdett said. “When […]

Early snowfall in Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – The first significant snowfall has arrived with 12-16 inches of powder at Tahoe South (tahoesouth.com/) resorts and 5-8 inches at lake level along with a healthy expectation of a bountiful ski and snowboard season. The season officially begins Nov. 16 when Heavenly Mountain Resort opens, weather and conditions permitting. Kirkwood Mountain […]

Roundup: Oct. 23, 2012

Knotty Pine Lanes — Pollock Pines, CA Mountain Women Bowling League — Week 6 Team Standings 1. KNOTTY GIRLS 18-6 2. SOMETIMERS 17-7 3. FUN GALS 15-9 4. ALLEY OOPS! 14-10 5. MS. FITS 9-15 6. HILLBILLIETTES 9-15 7. PIN PALS 8-16 8. BOWLIN BAGGS 6 18 High games 206 – Jeanne Valentine 201 – […]

Sports scene: Oct. 23, 2012

Hunting contest A contest is underway for El Dorado County students aged 12-16 for a 4-night, 3-day pheasant hunt with parent/guardian at R&R Pheasant Hunting Resort (rpheasanthunting.com) in Seneca South Dakota, which is one of only a few Cabela’s certified hunting destinations. This is the fourth year that the contest has taken place. The program […]

Oak Ridge gets top seeding

Rainout leads to coin toss Monday’s highly anticipated one-match play-off between Oak Ridge and St. Francis at the Broadstone Racquet Club was canceled due to the rain. Tied in the Delta River League standings and each an owner of a 6-3 win over the other, Monday’s match was to determine seeding for the upcoming section […]

County Sports League wraps up football, volleyball seasons

GARDEN VALLEY — The El Dorado County Sports League saw the conclusion of its flag football and girls volleyball seasons with two fine tournaments. In girls volleyball, 12 schools met at Golden Sierra High School to determine 7th and 8th grade league champions. In the 7th grade, Herbert Green rolled through pool play without a […]

Weather belts section golfers

Han advances to Masters EL DORADO HILLS — Though rain, wind and more rain put a damper on Monday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I North Girls Golf Tournament at Serrano Country Club, it didn’t deny Oak Ridge High’s Beomyun Han. Han, one of three Trojans in the individual field, carded a 90 under tough conditions […]

Trojans ratchet up play to sweep Bruins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The cause was good, the atmosphere was great and the volleyball was fantastic. The much-anticipated rematch of an earlier five-set match between the Oak Ridge Trojans and Ponderosa Bruins rekindled the same emotion. Monday, on the night of the 5th annual Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness and fundraiser night, the visiting Lady […]

Vista volleyball sweeps Cougars

El Dorado High’s varsity Lady Cougar volleyball program dropped three straight games at home Thursday evening, falling to an undefeated Vista del Lago squad in Sierra Valley Conference action. The Cougars, coming into Thursday’s match with some big momentum after back-to-back 3-0 victories over Galt and River City, looked to give the Eagles their first […]

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