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It’s Oak Ridge and Folsom tonight on the gridiron

Three El Dorado County high school football teams continue league action tonight and a fourth plays Saturday afternoon. Tonight in El Dorado Hills, Oak Ridge opens Delta River League action with a huge test against Folsom. Union Mine travels to Galt to play Liberty Ranch in a Sierra Valley Conference game and Golden Sierra journeys […]

Lady Trojan tennis blanks Bruins

FOLSOM — To end the first round of Delta River League action, the Oak Ridge High girls tennis team won seven of nine matches in straight sets Tuesday afternoon at the Broadstone Racquet Club, blanking intra county and league rival Ponderosa, 9-0. The Trojans (12-3, 5-0) swept doubles and won four-of- six singles matches in […]

Trojan spikers rally past Bruins

EL DORADO HILLS — Two things disappeared after the third set of Wednesday’s intra-county volleyball match between host Oak Ridge and Ponderosa — the Trojans to regroup and discuss matters and the Bruins’ momentum going forward. Down two games to one, Oak Ridge reversed course to rally for the 25-22, 18-25, 15-25, 25-13, 15-6 Delta River […]

Cougars cruise to victory

EL DORADO — With tenacious defense, relentless pressure and an offense that used precision passing, the water polo squad from El Dorado dominated Kennedy from start to finish en route to a convincing 17-1 victory Tuesday at the Aquatics Center on the Union Mine campus. “Our team was happy with our effort today and the […]

Ponderosa posts shutout

EL DORADO HILLS – Following up its 2-1 win over Pleasant Grove to close last week, Ponderosa picked up another soccer victory in dispatching rival Oak Ridge 4-0 Tuesday in Delta River League action. “We expected Oak Ridge to come out today and play really hard, they always do,” Bruin coach Greg Spangler said. “(Winning […]

Football a Camilli family affair

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Playing football runs in Jeff Camilli’s family. The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Ponderosa senior linebacker has two great uncles who played at Utah State and two other uncles that played at four-year colleges. Today, 10 four-year colleges are expressing interest in Camilli, a two-way starter at inside linebacker and tight end. Known in the Sacramento […]

Downing, USA win Marble Cup

For a fourth consecutive year, Shingle Springs resident Martha Downing competed for the USA when she played at last month’s 32nd annual International Tennis Federation Super Senior International Team Competition in Umag and Novigrad, Croatia. A former four-time USTA Nor Cal Senior Player of the Year, Downing, 63, played doubles and was teamed with Toni […]

Outside with Charlie: Salmon, bears & beer

October brings shorter days, cooler temperatures and fine, colorful fall foliage. At Lake Tahoe, it also brings salmon, bears and Oktoberfest. This weekend (Oct. 6-7) is the annual Kokanee Salmon Festival at the Taylor Creek Visitors Center. The center is located three miles north of the “Y,” on Highway 89. This is a fantastic family […]

Trojan harriers fare well at Stanford Invite

PALO ALTO — It was a good day of racing for the Oak Ridge cross country teams at the 39th Annual Stanford Cross Country Invitational against teams from California and out of state. The varsity girls’ team placed third out of 27 teams in the Division 1 race. Captain Rachel Peterson led Oak Ridge with […]

Roundup: Oct. 1, 2012

Tennis Oak Ridge 7, Sheldon 2 Singles (OR first): Rachael Librach def Nguyen, 6-1, 6-3; Teja Chalamcherla def. Tan, 6-0, 6-0; Hannah Crookham def. Ho, 6-1, 6-4; Gabby Zeagler def. Vo, 6-0, 6-1; Megan McMillen def. Sedgwick, 6-3, 6-4; Haesoo Kim def. by Liang, 0-6, 2-6. Doubles (OR first): Ashley Gonzales-Jessica Williams def. Ngo-Currameng, 1-6, […]

Prospector Fury wins Soccerfest

EL DORADO HILLS — The U14 girls Prospector Fury is rapidly carrying the torch of a winning tradition established by previous prospector Fury teams, evidenced by the fact that this year’s Fury team hasn’t finished lower than fourth in any tournament — capped off by winning the recent El Dorado Hills Soccerfest Championship. The Fury’s […]

Lady Bruins get it right after rough start

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Back-to-back timeouts, untied shoelaces — all in an effort to ice Alex Rader — didn’t work as the Ponderosa senior caught Pleasant Grove off guard with a match-ending ace to close the Bruins’ 15-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-22 win over the visiting Eagles Monday night. Rader’s kill on Kylie Christensen’s assist had tied […]

Golden Sierra 2nd at league meet

SACRAMENTO — The Golden Sierra Cross Country teams opened Sierra Delta League competition with second place finishes Wednesday at Renfree Field. The fledging league in its third year showed marked improvement as five of the six schools competing had at least one team in either the Varsity or JV races. For the first time in three […]

Late field goal sinks Ponderosa

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Host Ponderosa’s hopes to ride into league play next week undefeated were dashed Friday as Rio Linda converted a 34-yard field goal that barely cleared the cross bar — leveling a difficult 15-13 setback to the Bruins on Homecoming. Ponderosa had gone in front 13-12 after covering 80 yards in only three plays, highlighted […]

Roundup: Sept. 29, 2012

Volleyball El Dorado def. Cosumnes Oaks 25-19, 25-11, 25-16 Ponderosa def. by Christian Brothers 13-25, 12-25, 12-25. Kills: Alex Rader, 8. Assists: Kyle Christensen, 6; Nicole Banke, 6. Digs: Rader, 9; Morgan O’Neill, 7; Christensen, 7; Lindsey Bowles, 5. Serve receive: Rader, 24; O’Neill, 14; Bowles, 10. Water polo El Dorado boys def.Florin 16-1 El […]

Grizzlies force the action in 35-12 victory

VACAVILLE — Behind an aggressive defense that produced four turnovers and a run-oriented offense that found the end zone four times, Golden Sierra picked up its second win with Friday’s 35-12 Sierra Delta League victory over host Vacaville Christian. The Grizzlies had three interceptions — one that Brian Cann returned for a touchdown — and […]

Cougars fumble away game to Raiders

WEST SACRAMENTO — Jeremiah Romero shined for the El Dorado High football team Friday against River City in a Sierra Valley Conference game, won by the host Raiders 47-8. The Cougars junior defensive back intercepted a pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter and, toward the end of the […]

Union Mine falters against Wolfpack

EL DORADO — Still looking for its first win of the 2012 campaign, the Union Mine Diamondbacks football team fell to the visiting Cosumnes Oaks Wolfpack Friday by the score of 55-7. “They’re just better than we are. Better athletically, better physically, more speed. That’s it in a nutshell,” D’back coach Dave Johnson said. Celebrating Homecoming and […]

Schedule: Oct 1-6, 2012

Monday, Oct. 1 Volleyball Pleasant Grove @ PHS, 5:30 OR @ Sheldon, 5:30 GS @ San Juan, 5:30 Tuesday, Oct. 2 Cross Country UM, ED @ SVC Meet, Granite Reg’l Park, 4 p.m. Golf OR, PHS @ DRL Tourney, Empire Ranch, 1 p.m. ED @ Liberty Ranch, 3:30 Soccer PHS @ OR, 3:30 UM @ […]

DFG to hold permit-only wild pig hunts in Yolo County

Offered through the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program, a total of 64 hunters will be selected to hunt wild pigs Nov. 5-Dec. 3 through a random drawing for an access permit. Hunts will be held at the Bobcat Ranch, located in Yolo County’s Vaca Mountain foothills, west of Winters. Hunting under the SHARE Program helps achieve […]

Bruins overtake Pleasant Grove 2-1

SHINGLE SPRINGS — After coming up with a loss to Jesuit to open league play, the Ponderosa Bruin men’s soccer team came back from an early deficit to beat the visiting Pleasant Grove Eagles 2-1 Thursday. “We played well, today was a good recovery from the loss to Jesuit. That was a tough way to […]

El Dorado soccer blanks D’backs

The El Dorado boys soccer team displayed aggressive offense and solid defense to turn back visiting Union Mine 4-0 Thursday night in the team’s first Sierra Valley Conference matchup. Both came in needing a win. The Cougars struck first after Sam McCrea carried possession through the middle but ran into a mark. Teammate Brandon Eldridge […]

Bruin harriers come in first in Tahoe Invite

NORTH TAHOE — Ponderosa cross country took first in the 3.3 mile varsity run at the 37th Annual Kiwanis Mountain Motivational Invitational at North Tahoe High. Listed below are Bruin results. PHS times: 3-Christine Redor, 25:07.94; 5-Brooke Ruppenthal, 26:03.94; 7-Hannah O’Donnell, 26:34.06. 11-Claire Hoffman, 26:57.00; 41-Kayla Rush, 30:24.18; 57-Teagan Tomasello, 31:42.69;                     […]

Outside with Charlie: Two fine Autumn hikes

Summer faded out rather graciously, with a soft and colorful sunset. Autumn has whispered in right on time and brought with it beautiful hiking weather. The days will get a bit shorter each day and the light will change. With some luck, the high country will show reds, golds, and yellows soon. Here are two […]

Tough games in store

League action continues for Union Mine and El Dorado tonight in the Sierra Valley Conference while Golden Sierra plays its Sierra Delta League opener and Ponderosa its last nonleague game. Two home games: the Bruins have their win streak on the line against Rio Linda and the Diamondbacks hope to stop a skid against Cosumnes […]

Roundup: Sept 27, 2012

Volleyball Oak Ridge def. Folsom 25-19, 24-26, 25-20, 16-25, 16-14 Ponderosa def. by St. Francis 18-25, 19-25, 13-25 — Kills: Lindsey Bowles, 10. Assists: Nicole Banke, 8; Kylie Christensen, 7. Blocks: Sarah Walker, 5; Bowles, 2. Digs: Morgan O’Neill, 5. Aces: Alex Rader, 7. Serve receive: O’Neill, 21; Bowles, 20; Rader, 16. Water polo Ponderosa […]

El Dorado Adventist gives Griz girls a scare

GARDEN VALLEY — Two well-timed clutch tips from Alexis Hall — one the match winner — ended Golden Sierra’s three-set 26-24, 25-18, 26-24 victory over visiting El Dorado Adventist Wednesday night. The Grizzlies had their backs to the wall in the first and last set, rallying in both. In each, the Lady Eagles were ahead […]

Roundup: Sept. 26, 2012

Golf SVC League Tourney Bartley Cavanaugh GC  Team scores: 1-Union Mine 474; 2-Vista del Lago 502; 3-Cosumnes Oaks 512; 4-Galt 6-3; 5-El Dorado 606. UM scores: Megan Sturgeon, 85; Trisha Tolbert, 90; Kinsey Del Rio, 98; Marilyn Dunne, 98; Larrisa Garcia, 103; Maleah Denault, 112. ED scores: Kaitlyn Strahlendorf, 103; Sami Jumper, 121; Ivory Linger, […]

Cougar varsity squads rip Rosemont

EL DORADO — EL Dorado water polo coach Liz Tiedemann dodged the obvious with her comments following Tuesday’s Metro Conference match with Rosemont at the Aquatic Center on the Union Mine campus. She wouldn’t pile on and say what everyone saw: the Cougar varsity boy and girl teams had their way with the Wolverines in […]

Heinz-sight: Well done Wellman

Every team needs a Josh Wellman and every Josh Wellman needs … well … an opportunity. Wellman made the most of his last Friday in Oak Ridge’s big victory over Vacaville. The Trojan  junior was slated to be a backup on defense (secondary) and have a part-time role on offense (running back). That changed in […]

Roundup: Sept. 25, 2012

Bowling Mountain Women Bowling League – Week 2 Team : W L 1. Knotty Girls, 7-1 2. Fun Gals, 7-1 3. Bowling Angels, 5-3 4. Hillbilliettes, 4-4 5. Alley Opps!, 4-4 6. Ms. Fits, 2-6 7. Pin Pals, 2-6 8. Bowlin Baggs, 1-7 High scratch games Dani Yandow – 222 Cheryl Haas – 214 Marci […]

Cougar swimmer Owens a Scholar Athlete

Haley Owens, 16, a member of the Aquasol USA swim team, is one of eight swimmers from the Sacramento region named a Scholar Athlete by USA Swimming, the sport’s national governing body. The award is given to members of USA Swimming that achieve time standards that are “Grand Prix” level while maintaining a high GPA. Last […]

Melanie Hern reaches her goal

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Melanie Hern kept her focus on the prize, her nose to the grindstone and eye on the ball. Since the age of 6 Hern knew what she wanted, went after it and will now reap the rewards. Currently, the 20 year-old Shingle Springs’ native is in Lakewood, Fla. rehearsing for the upcoming […]

Isaac Sanchez earns ‘The Big Break’

Isaac Sanchez is receiving the big break in his golfing career. A professional golfer for the last 13 years who for the last two has honed his skills at the Cameron Park Country Club, Sanchez, a Folsom resident, will be one of 12 featured golfers appearing on The Golf Channel’s TV reality show “The Big […]

History meets history as Tiner wins 9th Tribute to Al Hinds Civil War finale

Forsberg becomes most decorated series champion with 7th title The grandstands at Placerville Speedway were packed full on Saturday night as the speedway officially closed its 2012 racing season by honoring its late managing promoter with the Thompsons’ Auto Center Tribute to Al Hinds featuring the competitive Civil War Sprint Car Series in its championship […]

Schedule: Sept. 24-29, 2012

Monday, Sept. 24 Volleyball GS @ Vacaville Christian, 5:30 Tuesday, Sept. 25 Golf UM @ Liberty Ranch, Dry Creek GC, 3:30 ED @ Cosumnes Oaks, 3:30 Soccer Jesuit @ PHS, 4 p.m. Liberty Ranch @ ED, 6:30 OR @ Folsom, 4 p.m. UM @ Galt, 6:30 GS @ San Juan, 4 p.m. Tennis St. Francis […]

Bruins fall to Placer

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High’s varsity girls volleyball program fell 25-19, 25-19, 21-25, 25-23 to Placer Thursday. The match was Ponderosa’s first with a fully-active roster this season as injuries and illness have plagued the Lady Bruins as they prepare for conference action on Wednesday. While the full starting block didn’t have enough to overtake […]

Cougars blanked by Wolfpack

For the final 40 minutes of its Sierra Valley Conference game Thursday, the El Dorado High boys soccer team played aggressive defense but the visiting Cosumnnes Oaks still scored two goals to secure a 4-0 win over the Cougars. El Dorado booters Oscar Esparza, Gabe Hurwitt, Christian Fitzgerald, Sam McCrea, Tyler Rossi, Aaron Line, Richie Armstrong, […]

Bist’s touchdown passes ground Nighthawks

Bruins makes catches on both sides of the ball SACRAMENTO — Jake Bist led an offensive attack in the second half for the Ponderosa High football team Friday resulting in a 60-13 nonleague victory over host Natomas. Overall, Bist completed 15-of-24 passes for 267 yards and four touchdowns. The Bruins led 26-13 at the half and extended after […]

Union Mine comes close

EL DORADO  — Behind solid tackling on defense and a punishing ground attack on offense, host Union Mine controlled the first half Friday but not the second, eventually owning a difficult 13-9 setback at the hands of the Raiders. “Our team played hard tonight and gave a good effort but we made some mistakes in […]

Eagles pummel El Dorado

After an exulting JV game in which El Dorado upset previously unbeaten Vista del Lago 16-14, the varsity Cougars fell flat in their matchup against the Eagles, losing 79-14. Vista gained quick momentum, scoring on its first play from scrimmage as Josh Pfeffer took a handoff 44 yards for a touchdown. After El Dorado’s second […]

Trojans overcome Vacaville 24-21

VACAVILLE — Byron Spain’s twisting, reach-back 11-yard grab of a Jason Samuels’ delivery put Oak Ridge ahead with a minute left and the defense held on as a Vacaville’s game-tying field goal attempt fell short — preserving the Trojans’ hard-fought 24-21 nonleague victory Friday night. Nick Gordon’s strip and Josh Welman’s fumble recovery halted a […]

Roundup: Sept. 21, 2012

Volleyball El Dorado def. Galt 25-15, 25-8, 25-4 Oak Ridge def. Christian Brothers 25-19, 13-25, 31-29, 19-25, 15-13 Soccer Union Mine 0, Liberty Ranch 0 — D’back keeper Nick Boring posted 12 saves in Thursday’s Sierra Valley Conference match. El Dorado 0, Cosumnes Oaks 4  Water polo Ponderosa 13, Christian Brothers 10 Pnderosa 13, Woodcreek […]

First and goal: Back to D-II

Tonight, the Ponderosa High football team plays at Natomas of Sacramento looking to improve to 4-0. Five months ago, the Ponderosa High softball team won the Delta River League crown, and played league rival Sheldon for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I title game. The Bruins boys volleyball team also won the league title last spring and […]

Sports scene: Sept. 20, 2012

Flag football sign-ups Cameron Park Recreation is holding sign-ups for the fall flag football leagues. The department is interested in kids who are in second to eighth grades. A skills rating clinic will also be held Saturday, Sept. 29 for those who are signed up at Dave West Park from 4 to 6 p.m. Coaches […]

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