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Cougars name scholar athletes

El Dorado High seniors Brooke Beals and Gabe Derilo were each named the school’s Student Athletes of the Year at the recent 2012 Scholarship Night awards ceremony. Beals received the Natalie Hebbron Award while Derilo was given the Bruce Lung Award. Each matched the criteria to win: a GPA over 3.0 and the completion of […]

Pickett’s shop carries great sports memorabilia

Tod Pickett collected his first baseball card in 1974. “A George Brett rookie card,” Pickett said of the former Kansas City Royals third baseman and current Hall of Famer. Pickett worked at an ice cream store in Costa Mesa when he purchased his first baseball card. Since then, the 51 year-old Cameron Park resident has collected […]

Outside with Charlie: Take a hike

June always comes with weather surprises. From sunny and warm to storms that drop the snow level to 4,000 feet, it’s an interesting month for the outdoor crowd. Early season hiking is here, finicky weather and all. Keep in mind that the higher into the mountains, the more likely you’ll find snow on the trail. This […]

El Dorado Seniors sweep Orland

Taylor Shores made a good first impression upon his El Dorado Senior Legion baseball teammates and head coach Rusty McDonald Sunday afternoon at John Escobar Field at El Dorado High. Shores, who pitched for the Sacramento City College baseball team this past spring, tossed a no-hitter in his debut in the second game of a […]

Cameron Park’s Allard breaks Forsberg’s win streak at Placerville

Tilford and Micheli continue to dominate stock classes; Kinney rolls to BCRA win Since the start of the season there has been much anticipation and hype surrounding the placement of the well decorated veteran Stephen Allard in the seat of the Kami Arnold and Scott Russell owned No. 14r sprint car at Placerville Speedway. For […]

Under the Scoreboard: June 11, 2012

Cal Berkeley junior Deborah Maier (Ponderosa) took third place in the women’s 10,000 meter run (32:47.20) at last weekend’s NCAA Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. Oak Ridge alum and fifth-year senior Alex Kosinski (Oregon)) finished eighth (16:24.42) in the women’s 5,000 race. UC Santa Barbara’s Derek Masterson (Ponderosa) qualified for […]

Seniors sweep Chico 6-5, 8-2

The host El Dorado Senior American Legion baseball team took a doubleheader from Chico Saturday, winning the opener 6-5 in extra innings before a less tense 8-2 victory in the second game. El Dorado improved to 7-0 on the season. Thanks to clutch relief from Alex FaGalde who pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam […]

Schedule: June 11-17

Tuesday, June 12 Baseball Sr. Legion Lodi @ ED, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 Baseball Jr. Legion ED @ Father’s Day Tourney, 11:45, 2:30 Thursday, June 14 Baseball Sr. Legion Chico Father’s Day Tourney ED vs Clayton Valley, 1 p.m. Friday, June 15 Baseball Sr. Legion Chico Father’s Day Tourney ED vs. Sierra Sun Devils, […]

Post 119 Juniors suffer first league loss

EL DORADO — Two hits can win in baseball but rarely when the other team has a dozen which was the case Thursday for the El Dorado Junior Legion baseball team. Del Oro had 12 hits in handing Post 119 its first District 7 loss, 10-1, at the Union Mine High baseball field. The loss […]

Post 119 Juniors dump Cordova

EL DORADO — The El Dorado Jr. Legion baseball team scored all the runs it needed with two outs in the first inning of Wednesday’s home game against Cordova. Zach Culp stroked a double to left center and Ian Boyle followed with a towering home run to left. Cordova never recovered, eventually falling to Post […]

15th Annual Tyler Flynn golf tourney is June 23

The Tyler Flynn Golf Tournament invites the public to join in to help fund “Forever 44″ scholarships for El Dorado, Union Mine and Ponderosa High athletes. The 15th annual tournament is Saturday, June 23, at Camino Heights Golf Course. Tee time will be noon with an 11:30 a.m. course registration. Advance registration can be made […]

Pereira ties for sixth at State Championships

SAN GABRIEL — Ponderosa High senior Corey Pereira added to his long list of golfing accomplishments Wednesday when he tied for sixth place in individual competition at the CIF State Boys State Golf Championships at San Gabriel Country Club. The Bruin is the first player from El Dorado County to medal at the state tourney. […]

Swim Roundup

Suburban Swim League Sierra Sharks 411, Broadstone Barracudas 377 Top 3 Shark placers listed  Girls (events by age) 6 and under — 25 free: 3-Linden Krieger, 24.52; 4-Hollyn Krieger, 24.71; 8-Phoebe Yoder, 27.57. 25 back: 1-P. Yoder, 28.62; 2-H. Krieger, 29.55; L. Krieger, 35.76. 7-8 — 100MR: 1-Julianna Lenzi, Sophie Yoder, Anna Pagcaliuagan, Analeis Vos, […]

Forsberg, Tilford, Micheli lead Speedway standings

Final championship race prior to annual fair break The contingent for the 2012 Placerville Speedway winged sprint car championship continues to take stellar shape. Saturday night marks the final night of racing at Placerville Speedway prior to the annual fair break with many drivers looking to gain extra ground in the championship point standings as […]

Colorado Rockies draft Dillon

Wednesday was a good day for Justin Dillon. As member of the El Dorado Senior Legion baseball team, the recent El Dorado High graduate went 2-for-4 with a home run in his team’s 9-3 win over Manhart. Earlier, Dillon learned he was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 39th round of Major League Baseball […]

Long ball gives Seniors 9-3 victory

The El Dorado Senior Legion baseball team scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday and remained undefeated after its 9-3 victory over Manhart at John Escobar Field at El Dorado High. With one out in the Seniors’ final at bat, Dylan Duhamel clubbed a solo home run over the centerfield fence […]

Seniors hope for strong summer showing

The El Dorado Senior Legion baseball team has fielded another solid cast of players for the 2012 summer. The team is led by returners Joey Smith (Waynesburg, El Dorado), Hunter Gallant (Williamette, Ponderosa) and Jerrod Bravo (Sac City, Ponderosa) on the infield. Zack Mahon (Oak Ridge) will man first base while Cody Morris (Oak Ridge), […]

Masterson, Kosinski win NCAA conference titles

Two former area athletes now competing at the the college level were both successful at their recent, respective league championships — each winning Division I titles. Kosinski, who briefly held the national record back in 2007 as an Oak Ridge prep in the 1,600, won the Pac-12 championship in the 10,000 with a time of […]

Roundup: June 4, 2012

Baseball Senior Legion El Dorado 7, Fair Oaks 2 — Dom Campodonico pitched six strong innings to pick up the win as the Seniors improved to 4-0 with Sunday’s victory on the road. El Dorado broke a 2-2 tie with five runs in the seventh before Alex FaGalge came in to pitch a scoreless 7th. […]

Oak Ridge honors its athletes

RANCHO CORDOVA — Oak Ridge seniors Haley Simmons (Volleyball) and Garrison Yeandle (Water Polo, Swim) were named the Outstanding Career Senior Female and Male Athletes at a recent Oak Ridge Athlete of the Year dinner at the Spaghetti Factory. The award honors two students who earn three varsity letters, maintain a 2.8 GPA, are good […]

Under the Scoreboard: June 4, 2012

Ponderosa High’s Ali Ryan (Basketball, Track and Field) and Kaden Mosbacher (Football, Track and Field) are the Bruins’ Female and Male Athletes of the Year. The Ponderosa Scholar Athletes of the Year are Sydney Blakeley (Track and Field) and Connor Grubaugh (Water Polo, Swim). * * * USC’s Matt Foat (Ponderosa, Sierra College) was an […]

Forsberg rolls to third victory

Tilford continues streak; Becker takes Midget victory Defending three-time Placerville Speedway track champion Andy Forsberg continued his winning ways  Saturday night in the sixth Red Hawk Casino-Hoosier Racing Tires-Coors Light championship event of the season. For the third time this season, Forsberg drove the FnF Racing No. X1 sprint car to victory lane at the […]

Area athletes fail in CIF State Finals bid

CLOVIS — Just qualifying for the CIF State Track and Field Championship is a big accomplishment — bringing back one of the six awarded medals per event grants that athlete not only elite-status for California but the nation as well. Unfortunately, the six El Dorado County participants at Buchanan High in Clovis — Ponderosa’s Sydney […]

Schedule: June 4-10, 2012

Monday, June 4 Baseball Sr. Legion Fair Oaks @ ED, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 Baseball Sr. Legion Manhart @ ED, 7 p.m. Jr. Legion Cordova @ ED, UMHS, 6 p.m. Golf CIF Boy’s State Championship Corey Pereira @ San Gabriel CC Thursday, June 7 Baseball Jr. Legion Del Oro @ ED, UMHS, 5:30 Friday, […]

Seniors take pair from Oroville

Strong starts from pitchers Troy Booher and Tommy Hummer and three homes runs off the bat of Justin Dillon helped the host El Dorado Senior American Legion baseball team to a 10-1 and 7-5 sweep of Oroville Post 95 Saturday. Booher went six innings in the opener, allowing four hits while striking out five. He […]

Post 119 Juniors remain undefeated

EL DORADO — For the first several innings Saturday morning the El Dorado Junior Legion baseball team scored its fair share of runs.The middle innings were scarce before Post 119 (3-0) came alive toward the end to post an 8-1 victory over the Auburn Post 84 squad. “That’s what we’ve been doing this year,” El […]

Roundup: June 1, 2012

Junior Legion Baseball El Dorado Post 119 6, Auburn Post 84 2 — The Juniors improved to 2-0 on the season with Wednesday’s road win. John Creason gave up one run in five innings while Mike Green closed out with five strikeout in two innings. Offensively, Matt Smith and Troy Zeier were each 2-for-3 with […]

Goyette to go for it

Much like she did at last weekend’s Masters mile (1,600) when she was involved in the pack with Ponderosa’s Christine Redor and along with Redor, broke away to finish second. Maxine Goyette was one of about 10 runners who opened up and with 400 meters left she was in the top five. She opened up […]

Athletic packets available for D’back fall sports

EL DORADO — If you are interested in playing a fall sport at Union Mine that begin in August, you will need to turn in a completed athletic packet before attending tryouts on the first day of school. All tryouts for football, cross country, boys soccer, girls golf, and girls volleyball begin Thursday, Aug. 9, immediately after school. If […]

Bruin quartet on the big stage in Clovis

The four Lady Bruins headed to Buchanan High today for the two-day CIF State Track and Field Championship all have their eye on one prize: a state medal. To have a chance, the goal is to perform well and qualify in today’s preliminaries for a chance to return for tomorrow’s finals. The top six placers […]

Barla aims for CIF finals

There’s no question Connor Barla’s participation at this weekend’s CIF State Track and Field Championships will cause him to miss his high school graduation at Golden Sierra. But with family, friends and the school behind him, Barla is excited to compete. At Buchanan High in Clovis, Barla will soar with the best of the best […]

Pereira wins Future Collegians Championship

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Competing in and around tropical storm Beryl this past Memorial Day weekend, Ponderosa senior-to-be Corey Pereira won the Future Collegians World Tour boys 16-19 Tournament on the PGA National Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The victory came while Pereira awaits to play in next Wednesday’s CIF State Golf Championships […]

Championship points racing returns tomorrow

After a week off for the Memorial Day Holiday, Placerville Speedway roars back into action Saturday night with the sixth championship point race of the Fast and Furious Dirt Track Racing Season. The event will feature four divisions of racing including winged 260 sprint cars, the Bay Cities Racing Association midgets, the Nor Cal Dwarf […]

Juniors open victoriously

EL DORADO — It wasn’t pretty for the host El Dorado Post 119 Junior Legion baseball team in its summer opener Wednesday but the 8-6 victory over Auburn made up for it. Jitters hit both teams defensively but more so Post 84 which gave away four first-inning runs. El Dorado jumped out to a 7-1 […]

Local trio enjoys final softball game

Ponderosa catcher Skye Jerpbak and left fielder Natalie Kessing joined Oak Ridge’s Jade Matsumsoto and Bruin coach Dwayne Brekke as part of the South squad in the 35th annual High School Softball All-Star Game. In the nine-inning game, the North erased a 5-2 South lead to post a 10-5 win. Jerpbak started behind the plate […]

Optimist softball tonight

Three local senior girls and one coach are on the South roster for tonight’s annual Optimist All-Star Softball game at Capital Christian High School in Sacramento. Representing Division I Sac-Joaquin Section finalist Ponderosa is catcher Skye Jerpbak and outfielder Natalie Kessing, the Delta River League’s Most Valuable Player. Kessing will attend San Diego State while […]

Dillon delivered for Cougars

Justin Dillon arrived at a crossroads midway through his athletic career at El Dorado after an injury relegated him to the sidelines. Up to that point, the Cougar had spread his talent playing football in the fall, basketball in the winter and baseball in the spring. With time to access his future, Dillon cut two sports […]

Maier makes NCAA history on 10k run

Deborah Maier, a 2008 Ponderosa High School graduate, is making her marks for the Cal Bears. Maier, a junior who competes in indoor track, waited until the Payton Jordan Invitational last month to make her outdoor debut. Competing in the 10,000 meters, Maier turned in a record-setting time of 32 minutes, 12.47 seconds, earning the junior […]

Outside with Charlie: Outdoor adventure awaits

The Memorial Day weekend was a mix of snow, hail, rain, wind and sunshine. The unofficial start of summer wasn’t at all summery. It rarely is. Take heart though. The opportunities to get outside and have fun grow by the day. Just look east to the Crystal Basin and the melting snow fields. The American […]

Blue Diamond girls take league

The Blue Diamonds of the Foothill Girls Softball League 8U had reason to smile after winning their league championship. Team members are: Alexis Mackie, Annalisa Yanagihara, Bailey McGovern, Emma Nelson, Isabel Ortega, Kylie Kirtlan, Madeline Carson, Natalie Machon, Natalie Mancinelli, Olivia Medina, Samantha Boeck and Kennedy Sather. The team is coached by Lesa Boeck, Travis […]

Under the Scoreboard: May 28, 2012

Lauren Clifford, a champion swimmer and 2008 valedictorian at El Dorado High is now finishing her junior year at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill, where she is studying Kinesiology. Clifford swims for the Northwestern Wildcats in the Big 10 Division I conference and has qualified to compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials this summer in […]

American Quarter Midget Racing events for kids

The American Quarter Midget Association, a family-oriented sport that involves racing in special prepared cars, offers racing for any child ages 5 to 16. The cars, rules and safety procedures are designed specifically for kids. This sport is definitely the “best kept secret” you’ll ever come across. We are located inside the Prairie City State Vehicular […]

Six county athletes advance to state finals

ELK GROVE — Cool temperatures and nagging winds affected performances throughout the day, but six qualifying finishes were achieved by El Dorado county athletes at Friday’s CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet at Elk Grove High, serving as the regional qualifier for next weekend’s CIF-State Championships at Buchanan High School in Clovis. Ponderosa girls’ team led the […]

River Cats name area athletes to All-City teams

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats’ Triple-A baseball team, an affiliate of the Oakland A’s, named 36 local athletes to its 2011-12 Fall, Winter, Spring All-City teams. The athletes were honored in a ceremony prior to a River Cats’ game May 13. Those who chose to attend received a ticket to the game  and an […]

TRTA National Trails Day this Saturday

STATELINE, NEV. — Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for American Hiking Society’s 20th annual National Trails Day event Saturday. Come celebrate the start of our trail season by volunteering to build trail or by joining us for a guided hike around the new Van Sickle Bi-State Park. The event begins at Van Sickle CA/NV […]

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