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Swim roundup: Dolphins results — girls

Girls 6 and under — 25 free: 1-Zoe Stumbaugh, 22.80; Mia Barsotti, 25.38; Betsy Yost, 26.67. 25 back: Yost, 31.46; Barsotti, 31.77; Stumbaugh, 32.23. 7-8 — 25 free: 1-Morgan Kline, 22.33; 3-Elisha Folsom, 22.79; 4-Emily Foletta, 26.22; 25 back: 1-Eriah Griffith, 24.28; 2-Folsom, 24.97; 4-Kline, 27.62. 25 breast: 2-Fiona Bumgarner, 36.33; 3-Gabriella Doescher, 36.57; 4-Marisa Rush, […]

Prospector Soccer U11 squad takes 1st place

The Prospector Soccer Club U11 girls’ soccer team, Sparks, placed 1st at their first tournament of the season, American River Futbol Club’s Independence Cup at Cherry Island. Sparks ignited quickly in their first game to win 4-0 against River City United FC Freedom. Goalkeeper Juliet Dias and her defense maintained a shut-out game with shots […]

Chaz Smith wins National Fencing Championship

Defeats two–time World Champ for the Gold DIAMOND SPRINGS — Chaz Smith, of the Hangtown Saber Club in Diamond Springs, won the Veteran 50 women’s saber event in dominating fashion at the USA National Championships in Anaheim. The first phase of the competition saw the field divided into pools with results determining the seeding of […]

39th annual Eppie’s Great Race on tap

SACRAMENTO — Well-known Sacramento restaurateur Eppie Johnson celebrates his 39th annual namesake charity triathlon, Eppie’s Great Race, on Saturday. Eppie’s Great Race began as a unique way for Johnson to promote his chain of restaurants in 1974, but quickly established itself as the undisputed “World’s Oldest Triathlon” as well as a fun, family friendly event […]

Fall sport packets for El Dorado High

Those interested in playing a fall sport at El Dorado High School will need to turn in a completed athletic handbook before attending tryouts on Monday, Aug. 6, three days prior to the start of school. Tryouts for football, water polo, girls volleyball, cross-country, boys soccer and girls golf begin on the date stated above. If you […]

Fast and Furious championship coming to Placerville

The Fast and Furious Championship Racing Season presented by Red Hawk Casino and Hoosier Racing Tires is beginning to enter its final weeks continuing Saturday night at Placerville Speedway at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. While two of the weekly divisions are seeing the point standings begin to spread out, the winged sprint car championship […]

Dolphins win dual meet finale

The Dry Diggins Dolphin swim team won its last dual meet of the season last Saturday against the Arden Manor Pirates at the Union Mine High swimming pool. The win gives the Dolphins an undefeated record in Valley Foothill Competitive Aquatic League play going into the league championship meet this Saturday. There were many stand out swims […]

‘Bittersweet’ victory for Tasmanian Devils

EL DORADO HILLS — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils defeated the Broadstone Barracudas, 518-271, on Saturday at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District swimming pool. In the 9-10 Girls 100 yard IM, Katie Sharp, 10, finished Event #1 in 1:28:46, earning the first victory of the day, and launched a Taz momentum that was […]

Big celebrity field slated for American Century Championship

Sports, entertainment superstars signed on SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Where else have you seen the likes of Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo and Ray Romano in the same place? Nowhere but the American Century Championship. They’ll all be at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course this week for the 23rd American Century Championship. One […]

El Dorado drops Sun Devils in doubleheader

The El Dorado Senior Legion baseball team picked up a pair of wins Sunday against the Sierra Sun Devils of Reno on John Escobar Field at El Dorado High School in a doubleheader. In the first game, El Dorado (29-3) cruised to a 6-2 victory. Stellar pitching performances from El Dorado’s Troy Booher and Justin Dillon […]

Outside with Charlie: Outdoor adventures

Hiking season is on and it looks to be a good one. Two recent trips to the high country have been very nice, with great weather and an appreciation for the beauty of El Dorado County and neighboring Alpine County. The last time I wrote about Carson Pass, there was still a bit of snow […]

Victories continue for Senior Legion squad

The victories continued for the El Dorado Senior Legion baseball team, which improved its summer record to 27-3 with a win. Saturday at John Escobar Field at El Dorado High, El Dorado knocked off Pro Players of Sacramento, 13-5. Pro Players scored its first run in the top of the first inning, but El Dorado […]

Forsberg wins second consecutive Mark Forni Classic

Winner picks up $5,000 Saturday was a special night at Placerville Speedway, paying tribute to a late friend of the speedway, Mark Forni, in the Mark Forni Classic. This night is the richest race of the year annually at the 47-year-old dirt track at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds that is known today as the […]

Under the Scoreboard: July 16, 2012

Ponderosa High golfer Corey Pereira finished tied for 16th place at the Callaway Junior World Golf Tournament at Torrey Pine, South, in San Diego in what’s considered the biggest junior event nationally and internationally. The four-day event was cut to 55 players after three days. Pereira, a Bruin senior-to-be, had a stellar junior season for […]

Junior Legion blanks Roseville

EL DORADO — Mercy me! That was the call at the end of the fifth inning at Union Mine High Saturday morning, as the El Dorado Junior Legion baseball squad dismantled visiting Roseville, 11-0, in a mercy-rule game. El Dorado excelled due to the stellar pitching of Ian Boyle, who allowed only one hit, no […]

Sports Schedule: July 18-21, 2012

Wednesday, July 18 Baseball Jr. Legion District Tourney @ EDHS Thursday, July 19 Baseball Sr. Legion Reno Wood Bat Tourney @ Wooster HS ED vs Damone Rebels, 12:30 p.m. ED vs Sierra Sun Devils, 3 p.m. Jr. Legion District Tourney @ EDHS Friday, July 20 Baseball Sr. Legion Reno Wood Bat Tourney @ Wooster HS […]

Bike Hall to honor cyclist Norman Hill

A local family will be recognized tomorrow, July 14, when the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame in Davis unveils an exhibit dedicated to champion cyclist Norman A. Hill. Hill is the grandfather of Vicki Rios, 59, of Pollock Pines. Rios’ family has had memorabilia on Hill kept away for years and now most of […]

Swim roundup

Sharks 488, College Greens 296 Girls (top 3 Sharks) 9-10 — 100IM: 1-Jordyn McPherson, 1:24.85. 11-12 — 100IM: 2-Madeline Dean, 1:17.90; 3-Trinity Williams, 1:40.51. 13-14 — 100IM: 3-Rachel C. Muha, 1:15.83; 15-18 — 100IM: 1-Alex Rader, 1:06.72; 3-Alexandra Nisson, 1:16.82; 4-Torianna Green, 1:21.46. 7-8 — 100MR: 1-Sophie Yoder, Brooklyn Barraza, Anna Pagcaliuagan, Avaleis Vos, 1:22.85; 3-Kirsten […]

Alumni game ends an era

Players from the past 11 seasons were on hand Wednesday to challenge the current El Dorado Seniors’ baseball squad, an annual tradition that has become a highlight of the summer for legion fans in the county. This year’s alumni game weighed a little heavier on the hearts of all who have followed El Dorado legion […]

Seventh Forni Classic tomorrow night

This Saturday will be the highest octane night of the season at Placerville Speedway as the evening pays tribute to the late Mark Forni. At the end of the night a member of the Sprint Car division will proudly hoist the prestigious trophy and a receive a $5,000 payday in the 7th annual Mark Forni […]

El Dorado Jr. Legion turns it on

EL DORADO — Erupting for eight, sixth-inning runs, the El Dorado Post 119 Junior Legion baseball team turned a slim lead into a 10-1 District 7 win over visiting Roseville Tuesday at Union Mine High. The Juniors sent 12 to the plate, garnered six hits — three for extra bases — in taking the first […]

Junior All-Stars eliminated in high-scoring contest

ROSEVILLE — Ponderosa Junior All Star baseball manager Mark Nagy was proud the way his team rallied Tuesday night in the District 54 Little League All-Star Tournament at Mahany Park. After Woodcreek jumped out to a 5-0 after the top of the third inning, Ponderosa scored all of its 13 runs in the bottom of the […]

Taz send Penguins waddling

EL DORADO HILLS — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils overcame archrivals Park Terrace Saturday, defeating the Penguins 416-373 at the El Dorado Hills CSD swimming pool. Both Suburban Swim League clubs entered Saturday’s contest with identical 4-0 records. “It’s going to be nails, man,” Taz head coach Jason Brown said before the epic battle. […]

Body building Trujillo’s way of life

For the last 22 years, pumping iron has become a way of life for Marcie Trujillo. “It’s always been a part of me,” Trujillo said. “It’s a lifestyle. This is what I love to do,” Trujillo was 14 when she became interested in body building. “I would watch ESPN and they would have these workout […]

Allard gets first Petaluma win

Allard mania continues with Civil War win PETALUMA — Pinch-hitting Cameron Park driver extraordinaire Stephen Allard and “Allard mania” trekked to the California coastal range last Saturday as the Hoosier Racing Tires Civil War Sprint Car Series rolled into Petaluma Speedway for its seventh segment. After Allard’s recent series win at Quincy and a pair […]

Ponderosa Juniors stay alive

ROSEVILLE — A two-run single from Matthew Nagy capped a five-run, sixth-inning rally Sunday as the Ponderosa Junior All Stars ousted Folsom American 7-4 in District 54 Little League All Star action at Mahany Park. Ponderosa trailed 4-2 before batting around to take the lead. The victory advanced the All Stars to Tuesday’s rematch with […]

Anderson re-signs with Magic, traded to Hornets

Ryan Anderson received a hefty pay raise from the Orlando Magic — and now has a new NBA team. The former Oak Ridge High and Cal basketball standout who played for the Magic the last three seasons officially agreed Wednesday to re-sign with Orlando, then traded to the New Orleans Hornets as part of a […]

Roundup: July 9, 2012

Baseball Senior Legion Reno Knights’ Fourth of July Tournament El Dorado 9, Alameda 10 — Up against the mandatory time limit Sunday, a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning won it for Alameda in walk-off fashion in semifinal action at the Reno Knights’ Fourth of July Tournament. El Dorado led 9-0 through […]

Legion alumni game set for Wednesday

El Dorado Senior American Legion baseball coaches Rusty McDonald and Fritz Reynolds invite all former players to attend their final alumni game this Wednesday, July 11, at 6 p.m. For information contact McDonald at 644-1962.

Ponderosa Juniors fumble away game to Woodcreek

Breaking: Ponderosa upends Folsom American 7-4 to stay alive ROSEVILLE — Saddled by an uncharacteristic 11 errors Saturday, the Ponderosa Junior All Stars fell to host Woodcreek 19-14 in semifinal action at Mahany Park. Six of the miscues were split evenly between Woodcreek’s eight-run fourth inning that included a grand slam, and its five-run seventh. […]

Roundup: July 8, 2012

Baseball Lodi Wood Bat Tournament Junior Legion  El Dorado Post 119 13, El Dorado Hills Vipers 10 — El Dorado fell behind 9-2 after four innings of Friday’s opener at Zupo Field before rallying when Viper pitching lost the strike zone in the later innings. Mike Green closed the final three innings, striking out six […]

Schedule: July 9-15, 2012

Tuesday, July 10 Baseball Jr. Legion Roseville @ ED, UMHS, 5:30 Little League All Stars Championship game Juniors @ Mahany Park, 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 Baseball Sr. Legion Alumni Game, EDHS, 6 p.m. Little League All Stars Juniors @ Mahany Park, 5 p.m. (if necessary) Thursday, July 12 Baseball Jr. Legion ED @ Roseville, […]

Seniors unscathed at Reno Knights’ tourney

RENO — The El Dorado Senior Legion baseball team improved to 4-0 at the Reno Knights’ 4th of July Tournament after Saturday’s 10-2 victory over Damonte Ranch. The quarterfinal win at Reno High was shortened to five innings due to the eight-run mercy rule. Troy Booher pitched all five innings for El Dorado, allowing five […]

Roundup: July 7, 2012

Baseball Little League All Stars Juniors Gold Rush 5, Lakeside 4 Gold Rush 3, Folsom American 6 El Dorado Hills 13, Folsom American 17  Majors Ponderosa 4, Maidu 5 10/11s El Dorado Hills 6, Woodcreek 3 9/10s El Dorado Hills 8, Roseville West 18 

Dolphins sink Marlins

RANCHO CORDOVA — The Dry Diggins Dolphin swim team competed in its third-of-four league meets last Saturday at Hagan Park against the Cordova Blue Marlins. Despite a late start due to technical difficulties, the Dolphins defeated the Marlins 1753.5-1067.5 for their third conference victory. “They (delay) disrupted the team’s focus but the swimmers rallied back […]

Ponderosa All Stars roll out the offense

GRANITE BAY – After sweeping its pool play but dropping its championship bracket opener, the Ponderosa Major All Stars headed into Tuesday’s matchup with Roseville West in need of a win to stay alive in the District 54 Tournament. Behind four home runs, two by Christopher Daniels, Ponderosa dumped Roseville West 15-7 at Feist Field. […]

Sierra Valley Conference All League teams

Sierra Valley Conference All League Spring season, 2012  Baseball Coach of the Year: Rusty McDonald, El Dorado Most Valuable Player: Justin Dillon, El Dorado Nik Rowen, El Dorado, Chris Swineford, El Dorado, Zack Brown, El Dorado, Nick Bonniksen, El Dorado. Sean Tow, Union Mine, Alex Muzzi, Vista, Ryan Rodriquez, Vista Brysce Gieseke, Vista, Michael Majeski, Vista, Tyler Kaim, Vista, Jake Pott, Galt, Zach Frizzell, Galt, Howie Lyon, Galt, Josh […]

Wiesz takes home Fourth of July Tiner Family Classic

Inaugural winner nets $4,000 A capacity crowd packed the grandstands of Placerville Speedway Wednesday night for the annual July Fourth Spectacular and the Inaugural Tiner Family Classic featuring the sprint cars of the Hoosier Tires Civil War Series in the highest paying Independence Day event in the 47-year history of the local speedway. When the […]

Folsom Lake to host Hydroplane races next summer

Community and business leaders along with H1 Unlimited President, Sam Cole, announce the return of the massive hydroplanes of the H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Series to Granite Bay at the Folsom Lake Recreation Area. The newest venue on the Air National Guard HI Unlimited Hydroplane Race Series, Granite Bay at Folsom Lake will host the races […]

First and goal: Coming home?

Six months ago, I wrote a story on Ryan Anderson, power forward for the Orlando Magic, who shined at Oak Ridge High and Cal before entering the NBA. The Magic were in Sacramento last January to play the Kings. On Monday, the 6-foot-10 Anderson, a restricted free agent, visited with the Kings to explore his […]

Roundup: July 3, 2012

Baseball Little League All-Stars Majors  Ponderosa 3, Lakeside 4 (9 innings) 9/10s Pool play Ponderosa 1, Folsom National 19 Ponderosa 11, Gold Rush 21 

Dolphins’ presence a time-tested Placerville tradition

“Through recreational swimming we promote healthy and positive opportunities that allow children to develop the values of physical fitness, sportsmanship, commitment, and accountability that will empower them to be champions in an out of the water.” — Dolphins’ Mission Statement What indelibly comes to mind when thinking about the town of Placerville? El Dorado High? […]

Allard looks to continue win streak at Tiner Classic

Stephen Allard is the newest addition to what other racers call the “Placerville Posse” and lately he’s on a roll when it comes to victory lane at both Placerville Speedway and the Civil War Sprint Car Series. Tonight, Allard looks to extend his win streak on one of Placerville Speedway’s biggest nights, The July 4th […]

Huge lead disappears for El Dorado Hills All Stars

EL DORADO HILLS — A blowout victory was in the making Monday night at Mitchell Field for the El Dorado Hills 10/11s Little League All Stars baseball team against Woodcreek. El Dorado Hills exploded for eight runs in the first inning alone, a good sign, before Woodcreek slowly tallied three runs in the first three […]

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