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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 […]

Reno High varsity teams sweep Cougar Twilight Invitational

El Dorado senior distance runner, Joe Soik, waited until nearly the end of Friday’s eighth annual Twilight Invitational to compete. Cheering his teammates and helping where needed, Soik had hours to fill before the 3,200 meter race. All that pent energy paid off as Soik nearly lapped the field enroute to breaking the meet record […]

Kaeding races to King of the West victory

It couldn’t have been a better night for San Jose’s Tim Kaeding at the Placerville Speedway Saturday evening. Not only did he win the dash and lead all 30-laps in the main event, but he also claimed the King of the West Series point lead after three rounds of competition. “It feels great to get back […]

Bruins score early, hold on late

EL DORADO HILLS — After years of futility against its arch-rival, the visiting Ponderosa softball team defeated the host Oak Ridge Lady Trojans 6-4 in the “Pink Zone” for just their fifth win against the Trojans in the last eight years. “It feels great, knowing that they’ve dominated us for so long, to come in here […]

Roundup: April 29, 2012

Baseball Oak Ridge 7, Roseville 6 — The Trojans’ five-run fifth inning erased a four-run deficit in Saturday’s victory over the Tigers. Alec de Watteville doubled and tripled, Zack Mahon tripled and drove in two runs, and Mason Watkins, Logan Marston and Cody Uharriet each doubled. El Dorado 3, Galt 2 — The Cougars did […]

Oak Ridge golf falls to second in the standings; Ponderosa sits third

The Oak Ridge and Jesuit boys golf teams were both 9-1 in the Delta River League standings heading into last week’s dual match at Ancil Hoffman Golf Course but when the day was over the Marauders were first all alone with a 184-197 victory. “Bottom line we got spanked,” first year coach Stan Iverson said. […]

Roundup: April 27, 2012

Golf El Dorado 231, River City 277 — Cold Springs CC, ED scores: Medalist Shane Hopkins, 40; Tyler Powell, 41; Cohl Hatala, 48; Tanner Gould, 49; Chase Norton, 53; Gary Shoffner, 58. Union Mine 233, Vista del Lago 219 — Cameron Park CC, par 36. UM scores: Jordan Jones, 41; Nathan Fuller, 46; Will Van […]

D’back soccer spoils El Dorado’s Senior Night

The scoreless drought between the Union Mine and El Dorado soccer squads this season came to an end Thursday thanks to Lea Howton and Taylor Bruno whose second-half goals lifted the visiting Diamondbacks over the Cougars 2-0 in Sierra Valley Conference play. Previously, the teams had battled through three scoreless halves. Open in the middle, […]

Roundup: April 26, 2012

Baseball El Dorado 1, Vista del Lago 3 — In Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference game in Folsom, the Cougars led 1-0 and outhit the Eagles by an 8-3 margin and appeared to be headed toward another conference win. But Vista scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to shock El Dorado (11-2, […]

Snowmaking was a lifesaver

It became an increasingly depressing sight, a constant reminder that the 2011-12 ski season lacked one crucial ingredient – natural snow. It’s one thing for Lake Tahoe ski resorts to receive late-arriving snowfall – it happens. But this year the snow came ridiculously late. “We had spring in winter and winter in spring,” laments Diamond Peak […]

Valentine is Super Singles champ

FOLSOM — Ponderosa’s Kevin Valentine won the Delta River League Super Singles title Tuesday, defeating Oak Ridge’s Jimmy Giovannini in straight sets at the Broadstone Racquet Club. Both Valentine and Giovannini qualified for the individual section’s tournament. During league, Valentine went undefeated thanks to an aerobic weight training class that improved his quickness, speed and […]

Andy Gregg returns with KWS series race

For drivers and teams that compete with the Cancen Oil King of the West Sprint Series presented by Goodyear, returning to the Placerville Speedway Saturday is something many are excited about. There happens to be extra-special meaning for some however, including Placerville’s very own Andy Gregg, a full-time traveler with the Cancen Oil King of […]

D’backs record Senior Night win

EL DORADO — Chloe Hood felt strongly that her Union Mine High girls soccer team could break a 0-0 halftime score Tuesday night against Sierra Valley Conference foe River City at the Diamondbacks’ field. Hood, a senior fullback, and teammate Sierra Wright made sure the Lady D’backs’ Senior Night game was memorable for the nine […]

4-30-12 Kidder Klassic golf tournament at Cameron Park

* * * MIKE: This is big fundraiser – would like to run this on 4-25 and again in the middle of May. Tx. Bob KIDDER KLASSIC TIME: The 20th annual Kidder Klassic golf tournament is scheduled for Monday, May 21, at noon, at the Cameron Park Country Club. Check-in time begins at 10 a.m. […]

Union Mine swim teams defeat Warriors

EL DORADO — The Union Mine swim team hosted Galt Monday for its last Sierra Valley Conference meet of the season before championships this weekend. The Diamondbacks won easily as the girls scored a 119-40 victory while the boys prevailed 109-51. “Best meet so far,” Union Mine coach Steve Skidmore said. “A good dress rehearsal […]

Bruin spikers sweep Oak Ridge

EL DORADO HILLS — The dress up came prior to Tuesday’s Ponderosa-Oak Ridge boys volleyball match where both teams donned an array of costumes during warmups. The dress down occurred once play began as the visiting Bruins swept the Trojans 25-16, 25-23, 25-17. Ponderosa claimed its seventh straight win with the sweep while Oak Ridge’s […]

Roundup: April 25, 2012

Baseball Oak Ridge 9, Sheldon 6 — The Trojans scored six in the second inning and another three in the fifth to win Tuesday’s Delta River League road game. Bobby Gatta went 3-for-4 with two RBIs; Alec de Watteville doubled and tripled to drive in three; and Jason Ross had two RBIs. Ross picked up […]

Fury come up short in Association Cup final

Making history as the first Under-19 Girls Prospector SC team to reach a final in CYSA’s Association Cup late last month, the Prospector Fury, coached by Brad Silverbush, lost on penalties 4-2 on to the Kingsburg Kickers of Fresno County. After conceding a goal on a dubious penalty-kick call by the referee, the Fury scored […]

Lady Bruins, Trojans booters end contest in draw

SHINGLE SPRINGS — In a match fought tooth and nail, the Oak Ridge Trojans and Ponderosa Bruins girls soccer teams played to a gritty 0-0 draw Monday in an intra-county and Delta River League contest at Simon Bruin Stadium. More than once, each team’s offense had opportunities to break the double-donut, but great keeping by […]

Ducks Unlimited: Local chapter to host annual dinner

Placerville Chapter Ducks Unlimited 2012 Annual Dinner May 4, 2012 El Dorado County Fairgrounds Doors: 5:30 Hosted bar Dinner: 7:30 Raffle/Auction to follow Cost: $65 For tickets contact Todd Reynolds at 530-651-3088   The local chapter Placerville Ducks Unlimited is gearing up for its annual dinner at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. The Friday, May […]

Roundup: April 24, 2012

Baseball Oak Ridge 14, Sheldon 0 — In Monday’s Delta River League game at the Trojans’ field, Oak Ridge (3-4, 11-7) scored nine runs in the bottom of the third inning to increase its lead from 4-0 en route to an easy victory over Sheldon. Top hitters for Oak Ridge were Zach Mahon, who was […]

Golden Sierra golf continues to grow

This is the second year Scott Gilliland has led the Golden Sierra boys varsity golf team and the former college basketball player is pleased with the growth and the enthusiasm the team has shown. While wins aren’t rolling in, the interest is there. The team has three returning players and is made up of four […]

Dillon’s two home runs power Cougars past Union Mine

EL DORADO — For the baseball squad from Union Mine, the season has been a challenge with a series of close games and difficult defeats. On the other side of the diamond, just about everything has gone right for El Dorado as the Cougars have consistently crushed their opponents with authority. Monday afternoon, none of that […]

Forsberg drives to first win

 Tilford, Micheli repeat in stock cars   Clear skies and warm temperatures brought both a packed grandstand and packed pit area Saturday afternoon at Placerville Speedway for the second Red Hawk Casino-Hoosier Tires-Coors Light-Pepsi Cola point race of the 2012 Fast and Furious Championship Racing Season. When the final checkered flag of the night waved […]

Golden Sierra baseball retires No. 15

GARDEN VALLEY — Before friends, family, work colleagues and several former players, former long-time head baseball coach Mark Hendrix had his uniform, No. 15, retired in a ceremony prior to the start of Friday’s Golden Sierra-San Juan game. After Rod Hedlund characterized Hendrix as “one of the greatest coaches at Golden Sierra” and someone who […]

Roundup: April 21, 2012

Baseball El Dorado 5, Union Mine 3 — The Cougars turned four hits into five runs, including four in the top of the first inning, to win Thursday’s intra-county game over the host Diamondbacks. Nick Bonniksen pitched a complete game for El Dorado. Offensively, Chris Swineford had two RBIs and Justin Dillon and Alex Alvarez […]

Bruin nine drops Saturday doubleheader

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The Ponderosa baseball team fell further in the Delta River League standings Saturday, losing both games in a makeup doubleheader with visiting Folsom. After a tough 7-4 loss in the first game, the Bruins suffered through a 20-9 drubbing in the second, called at the end of six on the 10-run rule. […]

Schedule: April 23-28, 2012

Monday, April 23 Baseball ED @ UM, 4:15 Sheldon @ OR, 4 p.m. Jesuit @ PHS, 4 p.m. Soccer OR @ PHS, 4 p.m. GS @ Bradshaw Christian, 4 p.m. Softball Bear River @ UM, 4 p.m. ED @ Cosumnes Oaks, 4:15 Swim Galt @ UM, 4 p.m. Tennis OR, PHS @ DRL Singles Tourney, […]

Trojan girls lacrosse pens Broncos

EL DORADO HILLS — After losing rough games to Granite Bay and Marin Catholic, the Oak Ridge girls lacrosse team came to a crossroads. “We were really struggling to find our identity throughout the beginning of the season,” Trojan coach Ed Holton said. Taking huge steps toward finding that identity Friday night, Oak Ridge pummeled […]

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