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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 […]

Roundup: Oct. 21, 2012

Volleyball Ponderosa def. Folsom 15-25, 25-20, 25-18, 9-25, 17-15 — PHS kills: Lindsey Bowles, 18; Megan Jones, 13; Lauren Williams, 8. Assists: Kylie Christensen, 20; Nicole Banke, 15. Aces: Banke, 3; Bowles, 3; Morgan O’Neill, 2. Blocks: Sarah Walker, 2; Williams, 2. Digs: O’Neill, 25; Christensen, 15; Bowles, 12; Banke, 9. Serve receive: O’Neill, 43; Jones, […]

Oak Ridge girls win 1st D-1 title

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Both Oak Ridge and Ponderosa closed out the regular season with Thursday’s intra-county match at the Millennium SportsClub. The Lady Trojans, who finished tied with St. Francis atop the Delta River League standings, defeated the Bruins 7-2. Troy’s victory was their first Division I championship and meant the team hosts the Troubadours […]

Martin’s touchdown run tips Bruins 20-17

EL DORADO HILLS — Blake Martin’s 75-yard late fourth quarter touchdown run gave Oak Ridge the lead before Zack Claiborne’s strip and Jacob Proul’s fumble recovery ended Ponderosa’s last hope as the host Trojans ground out a hard-fought 20-17 Delta River League victory Friday night. Working his way back from an injury, Martin ran for […]

Schedule: Oct. 22-27, 2012

Monday, Oct. 22 Golf OR. PHS @ Sections, Serrano CC, 8 a.m. UM, ED @ Sections, Elkhorn GC Tennis St. Francis @ OR, Broadstone, 3:45 Volleyball OR @ PHS, “Dig Pink,” 5:30 GS @ Rosemont, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 Soccer ED @ UM, 6:30 *Pleasant Grove @ OR, 3:30 GS @ Rio Vista, 3:30 […]

Liberty Ranch flys by Cougars

GALT — Quarterback Nick Bonniksen passed for 173 yards and wide receiver Zachary Culp had nine receptions for 96 yards but it wasn’t enough for El Dorado which lost to Liberty Ranch 63-7 Saturday night at Erv Hatzenbuhler Field. The Cougars’ lone touchdown came in the second quarter when Derek Delfino hauled in a 4-yard pass from Bonniksen. Overall, mistakes […]

Grizzlies win league finale

GARDEN VALLEY — Ten seniors on the Golden Sierra High boys soccer team won’t soon forget their final home game of the season. Against San Juan Thursday in a Sierra Delta League match, the Grizzlies (8-10-3, 5-4-3) scored two goals in the second half for a 3-0 win over the Spartans on Senior Day. Despite the […]

Put Union Mine in the win column

GALT — The one certain thing Friday at Erv Hatzenbuhler Field was either Union Mine or host Galt would win its first football game of the season. Each came in 0-7 overall but behind Sean Tow’s 313 yard rushing and five touchdowns, the Diamondbacks took the 34-12 Sierra Valley Conference win over the Warriors. Hampered by a season-long […]

Golden Sierra dominates

GARDEN VALLEY — Behind a devastating run attack led by Adam Sewell (10 carries, 120 yards, two touchdowns) combined with a defense that suffocated visiting Rio Vista, Golden Sierra was in control start to finish en route to a convincing 55-7 victory Friday. After a rough start, the Grizzlies have reeled off four straight victories. […]

Ponderosa gets past Trojans

 SHINGLE SPRINGS — In vying for a potential postseason spot, host Ponderosa had to earn it against arch-rival Oak Ridge Thursday. “Oak Ridge always comes out strong and with a lot of effort,” Bruin coach Greg Spangler said after his Bruins were able to pull out a gritty 1-0 Delta River League soccer win over the […]

Sierra-at-Tahoe to host preseason events

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – With winter right around the corner Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is excited to offer multiple preseason events to generate early season stoke and support the local community. Sierra Resort is happy to continue their longstanding commitment to the community and share their excitement for the upcoming 2012-13 season. “Part of our role […]

Grizzlies take over 1st place

GARDEN VALLEY — Wednesday’s volleyball match between host Golden Sierra and Vacaville Christian was big … it just didn’t feel big. The Grizzlies took the match in three sets, avenged their lone Sierra Delta League loss and in so doing, took over first place in the standings. Golden Sierra didn’t need its ‘A’ game to subdue […]

D’backs’ victory affirms league title

EL DORADO — The Union Mine girls golf team won Monday’s season-ending Sierra Valley Conference tournament at Empire Ranch Golf Course, capping an undefeated run that had the Lady Diamondbacks capture the program’s fifth straight league title. “The girls were really excited about winning. I think we had it set in our mind we had a […]

AquaSol names award winners

EL DORADO — AquaSol celebrated its 2011-2012 season with five awards covering 10 swimmers. Kaela Marcus was awarded the coveted Terry Jones Award, given to those that have most fervently adhered to the training program, committed themselves as student -athletes and best represented what  Terry instilled in his swimmers. From 2001 to 2007, Jones coached […]

Delta River League holds first meet

SACRAMENTO — Running flat lands is considered the norm for the Oak Ridge High boys cross-country team. “They are familiar with this course,” said Trojans head coach Rob Fairley, whose squad competed in the Sac Jamboree at Granite Regional Park last month. On Wednesday, Oak Ridge returned to compete in the first Delta River League Meet, […]

Bruins, Trojans ready to rumble

Tonight, Ponderosa takes on long-time intra county rival Oak Ridge in an important Delta River League football game. The winner clinches at least an at-large Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth. The loser, with two games left, can still reach the playoffs but must win at least one more league game. Golden Sierra, 3-0 in the Sierra Delta […]

Area rivals team up Friday to “Tackle Hunger”

CAMERON PARK — The Food Bank of El Dorado County is proud to announce the first ever “Tackle Hunger” football game tonight in El Dorado County, pitting host Oak Ridge against intra-county rival Ponderosa. The teams are partnering with the Food Bank to benefit the county’s most at risk children, seniors and families. “Oak Ridge […]

Roundup: Oct. 18, 2012

Tennis Oak Ridge 7, Sheldon 2 Singles (OR first): Rachael Librach def. Nguyen 6-1, 6-2; Hannah Crookham def. Tan 6-2, 6-3; Miranda Miller def. Ho 6-0, 6-0; Gabby Zeagler def. Vo 6-0, 6-2; Megan McMillen def. by Sedgwick, 2-6, 1-6; Lauren Ropollo def. Liang, 6-3, 6-0. Doubles (OR first): Sydney Newman-Jessica Williams def. by Ngo-Curranag […]

Sports scene: Oct 16, 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 […]

Trojans take 3rd, Bruins come in 4th

CAMERON PARK — The Delta River League closed out its regular season girls golf schedule with Monday’s golf tournament at the Cameron Park Country Club. The order of finish duplicated the final league standings. St. Francis and Pleasant Grover ended up 1-2; Oak Ridge took third; Ponderosa, fourth; and Folsom and Sheldon 5-6. Monday, the […]

Roundup: Oct. 15, 2012

Golf Union Mine 266, Cosumnes Oaks 322 — Cameron Park CC, par 37. UM scores: Medalist Megan Sturgeon, 50; Kinsey Del Rio, 52; Trisha Tolbert, 53; Marilyn Dunne, 53; Maleah Denault, 58; Sarah Bence, 65. Soccer Golden Sierra 3, Faith Christian 1 — In Monday’s nonleague game in Garden Valley, Matt Smith scored two of […]

Time for annual Grizzly Run

The 33rd annual Grizzly 5K and 10K Runs will take place Sunday, Oct. 21 at Golden Sierra High School. The Georgetown Running Club is sponsoring the event. The races, a combination of run and walk, are scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is $20 for the race and T-shirt. Students in grades kindergarten through high […]

Outside with Charlie: Fall colors

Right about now, every year, the same question pops up. Are the aspens in Hope Valley changing yet? The annual question is much like the one about the wildflower blooms around Carson Pass in spring. The color show is a rolling one. Hope Valley, as of recently, is starting to look pretty good. There is […]

Ponderosa gives scare to No.1 Troubadours

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa’s energetic, enthusiastic solid play Monday night fell just short of toppling No. 1 ranked St. Francis which escaped with the 25-22, 26-28, 29-27, 25-22 Delta River League volleyball win. In trying to level the Troubadours with just their third loss, the Lady Bruins could claim the moral victory after pushing the […]

Troy subdues Folsom in 5

EL DORADO HILLS — A near carbon copy of Oak Ridge-Folsom girls Delta River League volleyball match from last month repeated itself Monday as the host Lady Trojans took a decisive 25-16, 25-12, 11-25, 22-25, 15-10 victory after Folsom battled back from down 2-0 to force the fifth set. “We played very clean, textbook volleyball,” […]

Trojans also shine at Bronco Invite

FOLSOM — The Oak Ridge High cross-country teams participated last weekend at the Bronco Invite at the Willow Hills course. Eleven Trojan runners obtained medals by placing in the top 25 in their races. Ellie Velez earned third place in the varsity girls large school race. Briana Dulgar and Mikhayla Polivka placed third and 13th, respectively, in […]

Cougars suffer shutout

In the first 40 minutes of Monday night’s Sierra Valley Conference match, the El Dorado boys soccer team went toe-to-toe with Vista del Lago. The game was scoreless at halftime — just fine for the host Cougars — but the Eagles found their way to the goal early in the second half to post a […]

Sugar Bowl inks deal to operate Royal Gorge Cross-Country Ski Resort

  DONNER SUMMIT, CALIF. — Sugar Bowl Resort has signed an agreement to operate Royal Gorge Cross Country Resort, America’s largest cross-country operation, which is being purchased by the Truckee Donner Land Trust, the Trust for Public Land and the Northern Sierra Partnership. The Sugar Bowl Resort operating agreement was inked on Monday, Oct. 1, […]

Cougars can’t stop Cosumnes Oaks

El Dorado High School’s varsity football program suffered a tough 43-0 Sierra Valley Conference loss Friday night at home to a Cosumnes Oaks Wolfpack squad ranked 13th in the area. Facing a well-equipped Wolfpack team, El Dorado put forth a determined effort throughout the night, and while the scoreboard remained bereft of any Cougar points […]

Grizzlies alone atop the Sierra Delta League

GARDEN VALLEY — Tough defense, special teams and a ball bouncing their way led to the Golden Sierra Grizzlies’ 16-14 Homecoming victory over visiting Highlands Friday in a key Sierra Delta League matchup. The Griz win gave them a 3-0 record in league, good for first place. Both the Scots and Golden Sierra came in […]

Schedule: Oct. 15-20, 2012

Monday, Oct. 15 Golf OR, PHS @ DRL Tourney, Cameron Park CC, noon UM, ED @ SVC Tourney Soccer Faith Christian @ GS, 3:30 Vista del Lago @ ED, 6:30 Volleyball Folsom @ OR, 5:30 GS @ Bradshaw Christian, 5:30 St. Francis @ PHS, 5:30 UM @ Cosumnes Oaks, 6 p.m. Water polo OR girls […]

Oak Ridge fast start leaves Huskies reeling

SACRAMENTO — Rebounding in resounding fashion from last week’s loss to Folsom, Oak Ridge crushed host Sheldon 63-7 in Delta River League action Friday night. The Trojans led 49-0 before the Huskies scored on special teams. Even the high-flying, gymnastic-oriented Oak Ridge cheerleaders kicked you-know-what with their halftime performance. “I knew this team would be […]

Bruins drop Delta River League home opener

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The much-hyped Delta River League showdown between Ponderosa and Pleasant Grove never came to fruition as the visiting Eagles buried the Bruins 35-7 Friday. Ponderosa, coming in off its stellar defensive performance against Jesuit last week, couldn’t duplicate that effort. “We just didn’t execute. We got out-coached, outplayed and out-executed,” Bruin coach […]

Roundup: Oct. 12, 2012

Tennis Oak Ridge 8, Folsom 1 Singles (OR first): Tori Trylovich def. Hayes 6-0, 6-0; Rachael Librach def. Crippen, 6-3, 6-1; Teja Chalmcherla def. Arcelli 6-0, 6-0; Hannah Crookham def. Wu 6-0, 6-1; Miranda Miller def. Tangella 6-0, 6-4; Gabby Zeagler def. Chow, 6-1, 6-1. Doubles (OR first): Lauren Roppolo-Heather Dunham def. Prazid-Montecillo 6-1, 7-5; […]

D’backs need OT against Golden Sierra

EL DORADO — The Union Mine and Golden Sierra volleyball teams needed overtime to decide Thursday’s nonleague intra-county match — won by the host Diamondbacks 25-21, 25-17, 19-25, 22-25, 16-14. That it took overtime was a testament to the Grizzlies’ grit and determination to battle back from a 2-games-to-none deficit. “I haven’t followed their season […]

Sports scene: Oct. 11, 2012

Self defense This class sponsored by Placerville Recreation for ages 18 and up is great for anyone who wants to work on hand/foot and eye coordination. Students work on strikes, kicks, blocks, focus and self-discipline. Fee of $119 includes a free uniform. The next classes at Foothill Taekwondo in Placerville, 1319 Broadway, will run on […]

Local swimmers show well at Jr. Olympics

Two dozen members of the Aquasol Swim team participated in Sierra Nevada Long Course Junior Olympics at the Summer Sanders Pool in Roseville recently. Kaela Marcus, 15, swam to 12 personal best times and qualified for International Grand Prix competition in so doing. Marcus won both the 100 and 200 breaststroke races by huge margins, clocking 1:16.45 […]

Heinz-sight: Let’s go Oakland!

How about them Oakland A’s? Can you believe their remarkable run over the last part of the season to overtake Texas and go from potential Wild Card entrant to American League West Division champs? With rookie starting pitchers … are you kidding? Win or lose yesterday in the do-or-die fifth game with Detroit, hats off […]

As temperatures cool, the action heats up

All division matchups tonight on the gridiron. Two teams, Ponderosa and Golden Sierra, are unblemished in league and play at home: the Bruins hosting Pleasant Grove while the Grizzlies entertain the Highlands Scots. The other local game has El Dorado welcoming Cosumnes Oaks and on the road, Oak Ridge travels to Sheldon. Fall is upon […]

Trojans hang tough in loss to St. Francis

EL DORADO HILLS — Riding the momentum of seven straight wins, the host Oak Ridge volleyball team entered Wednesday’s match against St. Francis with all the confidence in the world. Though the Lady Trojans hung tough with the nationally ranked Troubadours, the visitors ultimately pulled away, winning in three sets 25-14, 25-23, 25-16. “There’s a […]

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