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Roundup: May 10, 2012

Baseball Oak Ridge 20, Ponderosa 6 — Alec de Watteville and Mason Watkins had five hits each, part of the Trojans’ 19-hit attack in Tuesday’s big win in Shingle Springs. de Watteville doubled, tripled and drove in five runs while Watkins doubled and drove in four. Logan Marston (double, three RBIs), Cody Uharriet (double, two […]

Oak Ridge softball crushes Folsom

EL DORADO HILLS — After a season chock full of trials and tribulations, the Oak Ridge Lady Trojans softball squad finally put together a complete game Tuesday, walloping the Folsom Bulldogs 10-0 in five innings. “We’ve come close to pulling out some good wins this season and we weren’t able to get that clutch hit, […]

D’backs win on Senior Day

EL DORADO — For Amy Pedretti and Katie Helmholz, Tuesday marked the final home game of their careers as the two Union Mine seniors took to the diamond to take on Galt. The afternoon was a tough one for the Lady Diamondbacks as the visiting Warriors battled but in the end the strong pitching and […]

Dillon dominates; Cougars lock up league title

“Dominant.” Coach Rusty McDonald could not have thought of a better word to describe Justin Dillon’s pitching in El Dorado’s 6-0 victory over River City, sealing the Sierra Valley Conference title. And dominant he was. Pitching his final game at home, the senior right hander fanned 16, walked only one, and gave up just two […]

Griz spikers advance

GARDEN VALLEY — The long and short of it at the end of Tuesday’s volleyball match in Garden Valley was Del Campo’s serve attempt fell short, its next hit sailed long and host Golden Sierra had the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division II first-round 25-19, 27-25, 25-22 sweep. While the Grizzlies’ win was their first postseason victory […]

Heinz-sight: Time to reflect

Toward the end of this month we say goodbye to the class of 2012. While they’ll soon depart and move on, the memories are lasting. Who’ll soon forget Union Mine winning the Division IV State Volleyball Championship against La Jolla Country Day in a classic David-Goliath matchup with the Lady Diamondbacks showing gritty resolve to […]

44th Hangtown Motocross Classic May 17-19

No race is like it in California, the 44th annual Hangtown Motocross Classic, presented by Coors Light, is back at Prairie City State Recreation Park in Rancho Cordova starting May 17. The first two days, Thursday and Friday, will see the amateurs compete while Saturday, May 19, the pro race will take place. It‘s not […]

Division golf advances Oak Ridge, Pereira, Peil

CAMERON PARK — Ponderosa’s Corey Pereira carded a 70 at Monday’s Division I North Tournament at the Cameron Park Country Club to lead all golfers vying to advance to the Masters next Monday at The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton. Pereira’s two-under finish on the par 72, 18-hole course qualified the Bruin. Teammate Brad […]

Individual section tennis produces two wins

Last week’s individual section’s tournament meant the end of the line for three area qualifiers who combined to go 2-3. At the Division I level, Ponderosa senior Kevin Valentine won his first-round match 6-0, 6-2 at the Brenda Athletic Clubs in Turlock but lost in the quarterfinals to Turlock’s Scott Gray, seeded No. 3, 4-6, […]

Trojan baseball nine crushes Ponderosa

EL DORADO HILLS — Alex Fitchett and Lance Berringer combined to hit for the cycle and drive in seven runs Monday as host Oak Ridge romped past Ponderosa 15-1 in a Delta River League mercy-rule shortened four and a half inning baseball game, the first of a season-ending three-game series between the intra-county rivals. The […]

Roundup: May 8, 2012

Tennis Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Quarterfinal Oak Ridge 0, Davis 9 Singles (OR first): Jimmy Giovannini def. by Hull, 0-6, 3-6; Nic Atkinson def. by Dumit, 3-6, 0-6; Jacob Zetlin def. by Hasley, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7; Carlie Conarro def. by Klavins, 2-6, 6-2, 2-6; Simon Chan def. by Richardson, 2-6, 4-6; Matt Fergerson def. by […]

Anderson NBA’s Most Improved

Oak Ridge High’s Ryan Anderson, a member of the Orlando Magic, was named by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters as the league’s Most Improved Player after averaging 16.1 points and 7-7 rebounds per game this past regular season. Now in his fourth season, Anderson has developed into one the game’s top three-point shooters in […]

Wiesz takes Speedway win in third points race; stock classes repeat

In his first visit of the 2012 season, former two-time Placerville Speedway track champion Colby Wiesz of Colfax drove to victory lane on his family-owned Wiez Motorsports No. 21. The Colfax Comet celebrated his first Red Hawk Casino-Hoosier Racing Tires-Coors Light Championship win with a former  colleague and two repeat winners in the stock car […]

Five titles at Gold Rush Invite

SAN ANDREAS — Five individual titles were crowned at the end of the day by athletes from Golden Sierra and Union Mine High at Friday’s 2012 Gold Rush Elite Track and Field Invitational hosted by Calaveras High. In the varsity girls competition, the Grizzlies tallied 83 points and third place for the best show of […]

Schedule: May 7-12, 2012

Monday, May 7 Baseball PHS @ OR, 4 p.m. Golf Sac-Joaquin Divisionals D-I: OR, PHS @ Cameron Park CC. 1 p.m. D-VI: GS @ Lockeford Springs GC Softball ED @ Vista, 4:15 Tennis Sac-Joaquin D-I quarterfinal OR @ Davis, 3:30 Tuesday, May 8 Baseball OR @ PHS, 4 p.m. River City @ ED, 4:15 Golf Sac-Joaquin […]

Troy drops lacrosse thriller

EL DORADO HILLS — With nothing to play for but pride, Oak Ridge girls lacrosse fought tooth and nail Friday night but ultimately fell in sudden-death, double-overtime to the visiting St. Francis Troubadours 15-16. Oak Ridge had come back from four down with just under six minutes left to send it to overtime but after […]

Cougar softball wins on Senior Day

The El Dorado Lady Cougars hit it out of the park for their 10-3 softball victory against visiting South Tahoe Friday. El Dorado honored seniors Sam Reeder, Leah Headd, Brooks Beals and Hannah Kissler prior to the first pitch. All contributed to the win, highlighted by Beals’ first home run of the season. The hosts […]

Grizzly rally falls short in finale

GARDEN VALLEY — A rally fell short for the Golden Sierra High baseball team Friday afternoon in its Sierra Delta League finale against Vacaville Christian. After the visiting Falcons soared to a 4-0 lead in the first inning on three errors, the Grizzlies clawed  back to cut the lead to 4-2 after a Jeffrey Klahn double and […]

Roundup: May 5, 2012

Softball Ponderosa 3, Sheldon 0 – Paris Hallums’ two-hitter Friday on the Husky’s diamond guaranteed the Lady Bruins the Delta River League title. Taylo Eilders had two RBIs in the win while Rachel Timberman went 2-for-4 with a double and Missy Silveira was 2-for-3. Ponderosa can win the championship outright with a win against St. […]

5-14-12 Mother Teresa Maternity Home fundraiser

Registration deadline is 5-30. – Bob MOTHER TERESA HOME FUNDRAISER: The 14th annual Mother Teresa Maternity Home Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 4 at 1 p.m. at the Cold Springs Country Club Golf Course in Placerville. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. The tournament fee is $150 per person and includes golf, cart, range balls, […]

Roundup: May 4, 2012

Baseball El Dorado 4, River City 0 — The Cougars inched closer toward at least a share of the Sierra Valley Conference title with a victory Thursday afternoon against the Raiders in West Sacramento. El Dorado had 11 hits in the game and held the Raiders to four. Justn Dillon and Chris Swineford were 2-for-4 that included a […]

Grizzly track places 1st and 2nd in last league meet

GARDEN VALLEY — The Golden Sierra Grizzlies track teams wrapped up Sierra Delta League Center meet competition last Wednesday with a win for the varsity girls’ squad and a second place finish for the varsity boys. The Lady Grizzlies shined taking 13 of the 15 events, in the lead up to the Sierra Delta League championships […]

Roundup: May 4, 2012

Baseball Oak Ridge 11, Folsom 4  Ponderosa 4, Pleasant Grove 11 Golden Sierra 1, Valley Christian 8 — The Grizzlies had five hits Wednesday in a Sierra Delta League contest in Roseville.     Softball El Dorado 4, River City 12 — In Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference game in West Sacramento, Brooke Beals had three hits […]

Division tourneys tee off today

Two El Dorado County boys golf teams and six individuals have qualified for their respective division tournaments next week. Union Mine, the defending Sierra Valley Conference champion, took second this season and will play in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV tournament Tuesday at Diablo Grande’s Legends course in Patterson starting at 10 a.m. Oak Ridge […]

Union Mine spikers outlasts El Dorado in five games

EL DORADO — For the seniors on the Union Mine High boys volleyball team, Wednesday evening represented an opportunity to play one final regular season game at the Snake Pit. At the same time, Union Mine attempted to avenge an earlier defeat against intra county and Sierra Valley Conference foe El Dorado. As for the […]

Lady Bruins crush Bulldogs in playoff race

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Seven was an unlucky and lucky number Wednesday afternoon for the Ponderosa High softball team. In the first four innings of its Delta River League game against Folsom, Ponderosa stranded seven runners on the base paths. Then the Bruins scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning that led to […]

Union Mine softball moves into third place

EL DORADO — Union Mine softball pitcher Sarah Phillis had 19 outs and and hadn’t given up a hit when she took the mound in the top of the seventh inning against visiting Liberty Ranch Monday. After shortstop Holly Harnage made the first out with a lunge to stop a hard-hit ball over second base […]

Key dates for incoming Oak Ridge athletes

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge athletics will host an “Incoming Freshmen Parent and Student/Athlete Night” Monday, May 7 at 6 p.m. in the large gym. New transfer students and their parents are welcome to attend.  Steve White, Athletic Director, will disperse important information for parents and students wanting to participate in sports during the 2012-13 […]

Fast and Furious Championship Series resumes Saturday at Placerville

After a week hiatus, the action packed Fast and Furious Dirt Track Racing Championship Series, featuring three divisions, returns to action Saturday night at Placerville Speedway. Winged 360 cubic inch sprint cars will headline the program and will be joined by the fire-breathing Limited Late Model Division and the always exciting Pure Stocks. After his […]

Golden Sierra teams win on Senior Night

GARDEN VALLEY — Three Golden Sierra spring sport’s teams claimed victory Wednesday in honor of their seniors’ final regular season home games. The most dramatic win belonged to the Grizzly girls soccer squad, which posted a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Vacaville Christian — the winner with four minutes left on Mellisa Comstock’s free kick that […]

Roundup: May 2, 2012

Baseball Oak Ridge 12, Folsom 5 — A six-run first inning set the tone. Trojan Mason Watkins went 2-for-3 with three RBIs; Alex FaGalde 2-for-4 with two RBIs; and Jason Ross doubled for two RBIs. Lance Berringer picked up the win. For Folsom, Jake Brandt was 3-for-4 with a double. Golden Sierra 11, Highlands 1 […]

Outside with Charlie: Unplug this week

Are you and yours spending too much time tethered to the electronic grid? If so, perhaps it’s time to assess what you are able to do outside instead of inside. Screen Free Week asks that you do something very simple. Unplug yourself from the TV, Internet, and the various other electronic devices that you spend […]

Oak Ridge lacrosse topples rival Granite Bay

EL DORADO HILLS — The Oak Ridge Trojan boys lacrosse team came into Tuesday’s Senior Night matchup with arch-rival Granite Bay riding a wave of momentum, plenty to roll past the visiting Grizzlies 11-6 to  avenge an earlier loss. “Tonight was probably our most complete game of the season,” coach Brad Speno said. “Our offense […]

Oak Ridge swim 2nd, Ponderosa 4th

SACRAMENTO — Seven Delta River League teams, including Oak Ridge and Ponderosa, converged last weekend at Jesuit for the league swim championships. From the Trojans, three individual and two relay championship records were broken. From the Bruins, two individual championship records were broken. Oak Ridge placed second in the team standings, the girls just seven […]

Cougars complete sweep of Wolfpack

Efficient. Fundamental. Clutch. All were on display Tuesday as the El Dorado High baseball team shut down Cosumnes Oaks 6-2 to post its 22nd victory of the season and maintain its Sierra Valley Conference lead. On the heels of a 7-5 come-from-behind victory at Cosumnes Oaks Monday, Tim Hinrichs took the mound for the Cougars […]

Trojan tennis advances

FOLSOM — If extra rest or practice time helps in the sport of tennis than Oak Ridge has both after making quick work of Tracy 9-0 to open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs Tuesday at Broadstone Racquet Club. The victory advanced the Trojans to Monday’s quarterfinal at Davis, a squad that eliminated Oak Ridge […]

Roundup: May 1, 2012

Baseball Oak Ridge 16, Folsom 3 — In Monday’s Delta River League  at the Trojans’ field, Oak Ridge scored eight times in the bottom of the first inning and had 17 hits en route to victory in a game called after five-innings because of the mercy rule. Bobby Gata (three runs, double), Alec de Watteville (home […]

Chandler Bruttig qualifies for sections

ELK GROVE — Improvement and consistency paid dividends for Union Mine’s Chandler Bruttig who fell a win short of the Super Singles tennis title at last week’s two-day Division III Sierra Valley Conference championship tournament at the Laguna Creek Racquet Club. As the Diamondbacks’ top girls singles player, Bruttig went 8-4 in league and entered […]

Cougar swimmers 2nd at conference championships

EL DORADO — The Sierra Valley Conference swim championships came together without a hitch at Union Mine last weekend, the first time the Diamondbacks have hosted.  Seven teams — El Dorado, Union Mine, Vista del Lago, Cosumnes Oaks, Liberty Ranch, River City and Galt — competed for the conference title. In the varsity competition, Vista’s […]

Grizzly spikers cement standing with four-set win over El Dorado

A lot rode on Tuesday’s intra-county match between Golden Sierra and host El Dorado but to the victor go the spoils. The Grizzlies’ four-set 25-23, 25-20, 17-25, 25-22 win solidified their grasp on second place in the Sacramento Valley League and a win tonight nets the team a home playoff match. “That’s five straight right […]

Ryan’s top throw makes her a Meet of Champions champion

SACRAMENTO — Ali Ryan’s 41-foot, 9-inch shot put was tops at Saturday’s Meet of Champions at American River College, setting a Ponderosa High school record, out-distancing the current section leader and winning the event. Not a bad day for the senior Bruin scholarship basketball player.

Under the Scoreboard: April 29, 2012

Oak Ridge basketball alumni Kristina Williams was named Lewis and Clark’s Female Athlete of the Year for the second straight time. Williams helped the Pioneers to an overall record of 25-4 and into the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament, leading the team in scoring with an average of 15.2 points per game. […]

Ponderosa’s Jerpbak an A. Dale Lacky scholarship winner

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Four-year varsity softball catcher Skye Jerpbak was one of 50 winners presented a A. Dale Lacky/CSEA Scholarship for outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success during their four years of high school. Jerpbak, who won $600, won the Coach’s Award her freshman year and the Bruin Award her junior year. She’s currently […]

Schedule: April 30-May 5, 2012

Monday, April 30 Baseball Folsom @ OR, 4 p.m. Liberty Ranch @ UM, 4:15 GS @ Foresthill, 4 p.m. PHS @ Pleasant Grove, 4 p.m. ED @ Cosumnes Oaks, 4:15 Golf OR, PHS @ DRL Tourney, Ancil Hoffman GC, 12:30 UM, ED @ SVC Tourney, Yolo Fliers Club, 10 a.m. Soccer St. Francis @ OR, […]

Sports Physical Night is May 16

Students planning to participate in the athletic programs at El Dorado, Ponderosa or Union Mine for the 2012-13 school year are required to have a current and complete Sports Participation Health Record and updated immunizations, including tetanus and Hepatitis B. This requirement each school year includes a medical physician’s approval for full participation. In light […]

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