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Heinz-sight: The next ?

I don’t pretend to understand everything that happens during MLB’s annual player draft but what I do get is that some of it is based on projectibility. It answers for me the why and how of some picks. One regional selection that caught my attention was Grant High’s Shaq Thompson taken in the 18th round, […]

Seniors take Burlingame title

BURLINGAME — The El Dorado Senior American Legion baseball team received a dominate pitching performance from Justin Dillon Sunday to defeat San Bruno 11-1 in five innings in the championship game of the annual Burlingame Fourth of July Tournament. The mercy-rule victory at Washington Park gave El Dorado its second straight Burlingame Tournament title. Dillon […]

Roundup: July 2, 2012

Baseball Junior Legion El Dorado Post 119 10, Grass Valley 11 — The Juniors lost seventh, ninth and 10th-inning leads in falling at Grass Valley Saturday. The winning run was a walk-off ground ball with one down and runners at second and third. El Dorado held leads of 7-5 going to the bottom of the […]

Kaeding ends dry spell with KWS victory

California racing legend Brent Kaeding hadn’t won a Golden State King of the West 410 Series event since July of 2009, the longest dry spell he’d experienced in his entire 30-plus year career. That all changed Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway, as the man simply known as “BK” made a pass of Kyle Hirst […]

July 4th Civil War boasts record-high $$

Inaugural Tiner Family Classic concludes with post race fireworks display The combination of patriotism and auto racing comes together in grand fashion Wednesday, July 4th as Placerville Speedway hosts its highest-paying Independence Day event in its 47-year history with the inaugural Tiner Family Classic. The event features the combination of the competitive Hoosier Racing Tires […]

Roundup: July 1, 2012

Baseball Little League All Stars Pool play Juniors Ponderosa 16, Lakeside 7 — Aaron Bezdek 5-for-5, HR, 5 RBIs; Max Hall 4-for-5, 2B, 2 RBIs; Brandon Wetklow, 2B, five RBIs; Matthew Nagy, 5 runs; Nicholas King, three runs, two RBIs; Davis Carlson, 2B. Win: Nagy. Save: Erik Rodenberg. El Dorado Hills 3, Woodcreek 5 Majors […]

El Dorado Seniors play for title

BURLINGAME — The El Dorado Senior American Legion baseball team rode three straight complete-game pitching performances last weekend to reach the championship game of the Burlingame Fourth of July Tournament at Washington Park in Burlingame. The Seniors faced either San Bruno or Palo Alto yesterday afternoon for the title. Saturday, Taylor Shores’ five-hitter gave El […]

Schedule: July 2-8, 2012

Monday, July 2 Baseball Little League All Stars Majors @ Feist Field, 5:30 10-11s @ Mitchell Field, 5, 7:30 9-10s @ Richards Field, 5, 7:30 Tuesday, July 3 Baseball Little League All Stars Majors @ Feist Field, 5:30 10-11s @ Mitchell Field, 7 p.m. 9-10s @ Richards Field, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 4 Happy July […]

Roundup: June 30, 2012

Baseball Little League All Stars Pool play Majors El Dorado Hills 6, Gold Rush 0 10/11s Gold Rush 7, Woodcreek 19 

Home runs defeat Junior Legion squad

EL DORADO — Back-to-back home runs in the top of the third inning by Grass Valley Thursday was the difference against the El Dorado Post 119 Junior Legion baseball team which dropped the district game 4-1. After the visitors jumped out to the 3-0 lead thanks to the roundtrippers, El Dorado made noise of its […]

Thunder win Tahoe tourney

The El Dorado Hills Soccer Club’s U12 Girls Competitive Team, Thunder, won the recent CUFA Tahoe soccer tournament. In their first game, the Thunder tied the Folsom Phenoms, 1-1 before defeating SoCal’s Burbank Red Machine 01’s, 3-1.  In the semifinals the Thunder secured their place in the championship match by beating the Monterey County Orchard Valley […]

Dolphins swimmers defeat Auburn

EL DORADO — The Placerville Dry Diggins Dolphins and the Auburn Robalos braved the cold weather last Saturday for an exciting VFCAL meet that ended with a victory for the Dolphins, their second straight. There were many exciting races to watch, and still more improved times from the team as a whole. “It was great […]

Outside with Charlie: Canoeing or kyaking

June is coming to a close. It’s brought summer to us, along with all of the typical ups and downs of June weather. We are surrounded by some of the greatest lakes anywhere, varied in size, altitude and boating possibilities. If you haven’t been out in a canoe or kayak, it’s a good time of year […]

Ponderosa camp comes up “Gold”

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The fifth annual California Gold Wrestling Camp that ended Wednesday drew 17 teams from two states totaling 280 wrestlers between the grades of incoming freshmen to soon-to-be seniors. Ponderosa hosted the three-day camp on six mats which saw each team participate in nine dual matches. Area teams included the Bruins and Vista […]

Talented field for tomorrow’s King of the West

Placerville Speedway plays host Saturday to the 13th round of action for the Cancen Oil King of the West Sprints Series presented by Goodyear. The Placerville Speedway is also known for having some of the most loyal and vocal fans seen in Northern California auto racing. “The fans at Placerville are always great and really […]

Roundup: June 29, 2012

Baseball Junior Legion El Dorado Post 119 10, Grass Valley 12 — Despite out-hitting Grass Valley 15-9, errors and walks were too much for El Dorado to overcome. Offensively for Post 119, Mike Gould and Matt Smith both were 4-for-5 with a double; RJ Blake went 2-for-4 with a double; and Brian Smith (on his birthday) […]

Freedom ’98 girls take second

RENO, Nev. — The American River Futbol Club U14 girls soccer team, Freedom ’98, placed second at their first tournament of the season, the Zephyr Cup. Freedom, now in its fourth season, features players from both El Dorado and Sacramento counties. Freedom won its first two games by shutouts. In the first, Freedom beat the Elk Grove Renegades, […]

All Star Gymnastics team showcases skills

Squad qualifies for Nationals EL DORADO — It was a showcase of strength, balance, flexibility and grace last weekend as All Star Gymnastics hosted the 2012 Acrobatic Gymnastics Regional Championships at Union Mine High. Acrobatic gymnastic teams from all over California converged on the Snake Pit, competing in the partner categories and skill levels. Acro-gymnastics […]

Taz Devils outswim Sierra Sharks

CAMERON PARK — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils defeated the Sierra Sharks 422-367 last Saturday in an intra-county swim matchup at the Cameron Park Community Services District Pool. The meet was close, competitive and both teams demonstrated great sportsmanship. At various breaks during the meet, the spread was between 10-15 points. Individually, the Taz, led […]

Roundup: June 25, 2012

Baseball Senior Legion El Dorado 8, Concord Zephers 0 — Taylor Shores pitched a complete game three-hitter and struck out nine in Sunday’s doubleheader opener. Hunter Gallant went 3-for-4 with a home run; Joey Smith and Jerrod Bravo each had two hits including a double; Justin Dillon had a pair of hits; and Chris Swineford […]

Junior Legion baseball splits doubleheader with Vacaville

EL DORADO — A late rally in the seventh inning led to an extra-inning game Saturday afternoon for the El Dorado Post 119 Junior Legion baseball team. But hoped for a doubleheader sweep were dashed as Vacaville held a rally of its own to post a 9-6 victory in nine innings at the Union Mine High […]

Allard races to 2nd straight victory

Tilford and Micheli continue domination The 2012 Fast and Furious Championship point racing season resumed at Placerville Speedway Saturday night with four divisions of racing on the quarter-mile dirt oval sponsored by Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Tires, Coors Light and Pepsi Cola. For the second straight event in a row, Stephen Allard took the win […]

Schedule: June 25 – July 1, 2012

Monday, June 25 Baseball Little League All Stars (Pool play) 9/10s @ Richards Field Gold Rush vs El Dorado Hills, 5 p.m. Ponderosa vs Woodcreek, 7:30 10/11s @ Mitchell Field El Dorado Hills vs Folsom National, 5 p.m. Ponderosa vs Maidu, 7:30 11/12s @ Feist Field Snowline vs Maidu, 5:30 Ponderosa vs Folsom American, 5:30 […]

Ponderosa Junior Giants win it all

CAMERON PARK — Nicholas King allowed just three hits while striking out seven Friday to lift the Ponderosa Giants to a 10-0 victory over the Folsom American White Sox for the District 54 Junior Tournament of Champions title at Rasmussen Park. Backed by stellar defense (no errors) and timely hitting, King breezed to the finish […]

Grand slam gives Senior Legion baseball victory

Joey Smith was hitless in three of his first four trips to home plate Saturday afternoon for the El Dorado Senior Legion baseball team. Smith smacked a fastball over the left field fence for a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning that was part of the rally leading to an El Dorado […]

El Dorado Juniors clip Lodi

EL DORADO — Carlos Romero proved he was ready for his first start of the season Friday, pitching a 3-0 shutout against visiting Lodi in El Dorado Jr. Legion action. Romero scattered five hits over six innings and walked none. Bryson Campbell took over in the top of the seventh and struck out two of […]

Two place for EDH Wrestling Club

The El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club had two placers at the 2012 Dave Shultz USA Wrestling Freestyle State Tournament at the Selland Arena June 1-3 in Fresno. First grader Scotty Moore took third while sixth grader Mikey Mello was fourth. Also competing was Ricky Eyemann who went 2-2. “I was impressed with how our wrestlers competed. USA Wrestling Freestyle […]

Points racing returns to Speedway

Wingless Sprints join Winged Sprints, Late Models and Pure Stocks After a one week break, the 2012 Fast and Furious Dirt Track Championship Racing series presented by Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Tires and Coors Light returns to Placerville Speedway Saturday night with four divisions of racing. Winged 360 Sprint Cars will headline the action along […]

Dolphin swim outmaneuvers Tigers

ORANGEVALE — Placerville’s Dry Diggins Dolphins started their competitive season with a victory Saturday against the host Orangevale Tigersharks, winning 1,586.5-1,285.5. Despite the heat, Dolphin swimmers showed up ready to race, evident in many swims throughout the day. “It was a very exciting first league meet and many personal best times were swam. We have […]

Ponderosa comes up short against Woodcreek

FOLSOM — Too much power and solid pitching greeted the Ponderosa Yankees squad from the other side of the bracket in Wednesday’s District 54 Little League Tournament of Champions Majors finals at Mann Park. Woodcreek’s Padres, on the strength of three home runs and a combined effort from the mound, took the title with a […]

El Dorado Seniors pound West Sac

El Dorado pitcher Reed Omohundro got all the runs he needed thanks to Hunter Gallant’s two-run homer in the third inning of Tuesday night’s baseball game with West Sacramento. But the Seniors weren’t done. Omohundro’s six-inning shutout performance coupled with an eight-run offensive explosion in the third let everyone go home early as El Dorado […]

Roundup: June 20, 2012

Baseball District 54 Little League Tournament of Champions Juniors  Ponderosa Giants 6, Maidu Red Sox 5 — A key throw-out by Ponderosa catcher Don Hood at third base wiped away the potential tying run in the top of the seventh inning Tuesday, preserving the Giants’ tense 6-5 win at Rasmussen Park. The victory sends Ponderosa into […]

Kujawa’s walk-off lifts Yanks

FOLSOM — Michael Kujawa’s single past a drawn-in infield scored Cameron Cole in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday at McFarland Park, sending the Ponderosa Yankees to the 9-8 victory over the Lakeside Cardinals and into the District 54 Little League TOC title game. After Lakeside pulled even with three runs in its last […]

It’s 23 years for Davey “Doc” Wiser

For the last 22 years, Davey “Doc” Wiser has competed in the annual John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races in Placerville for a good reason — he’s a competitor. “I love running,” said Wiser, 70. “I use to run cross-country in high school, plus track and played football. I love sports.” Wiser was an iron man […]

Annual wheelbarrow event provides excitement

Veerkamp wins 8th title, Snyder 1st women’s title Steve Askin heard the chants of people calling out his name from the grandstands. The crowd’s encouragement for Askin was because he was competing in the Old Timer’s Division of the annual John M. Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races — with only one leg. His determination to finish earned […]

Roundup: June 19, 2012

Baseball Little League Tournament of Champions Juniors Snowline 8, Roseville West 5 El Dorado Hills 0, Folsom American 23 Majors Gold Rush ‘B’ 1, El Dorado Hills ‘B’ 0 Gold Rush ‘A’ 5, Roseville West ‘B’ 6 Ponderosa ‘B’ 1, Woodcreek ‘A’ 3 Golde Rush ‘B’ 2, Lakeside ‘A’ 7 Snowline ‘A’ 6, Folsom American […]

Snowline Juniors oust Gold Rush

CAMERON PARK — Nathaniel Erskine’s 92-pitch relief effort Monday ended when the Snowline hurler painted the outside corner for the game-ending strikeout, preserving his Giants’ 12-10 District 54 Little League Juniors victory over the Gold Rush Marlins in Tournament of Champions play at Rasmussen Park. Erskine fanned the last two after Gold Rush had tightened […]

Area youths get taste of full contact football

Fundamentals taught at 3-day camp EL DORADO HILLS — Former Oak Ridge football coach Chris Jones feels the best way for young players to pick up the sport is to make sure they have a good experience learning the basics of the game. Jones, now the Vista del Lago varsity coach, and Mark Watson, who […]

Under the Scoreboard: June 17, 2012

Former El Dorado High swimmer Mikaela Macklin from Placerville is one of five San Diego State Aztecs to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials set to take place in Omaha, Neb., between June 25 and July 2. There, the top two qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London. Macklin, a junior, will compete in the 200 […]

Schedule: June 18-24, 2012

   Monday, June 18 Baseball Little League TOCs Juniors @ Rasmussen Park Gold Rush vs. Snowline-Roseville West winner, 5 p.m. Majors @ McFarland Park Winner’s bracket, 5, 7:30 p.m. Majors @ Mann Field Winner’s bracket, 5, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 Baseball Senior Legion West Sacramento @ ED, 7 p.m. Little League TOCs Juniors @ […]

Roundup: June 18, 2012

Baseball Senior Legion Father’s Day Tournament El Dorado 6, San Mateo 0 — Justin Dillon pitched a two-hitter with 12 strikeouts in Sunday’s final tournament game for the Seniors. Jerrod Bravo (two doubles) and FP Santangelo each had two hits and Hunter Gallant tripled. El Dorado  6, Petaluma 10 — The Seniors lost their second […]

Roundup: June 16, 2012

Baseball Senior Legion Father’s Day Tournament El Dorado 6, Sierra Sun Devils 7 – The Seniors dropped their first game of the summer with Friday’s early morning loss to Sierra. El Dorado led 4-2 after the first inning before the Sun Devils went in front for good in the second. Troy Booher pitched the whole […]

Roundup: June 15, 2012

Baseball Senior Legion Chico Father’s Day Tournament El Dorado 9, Sonoma 1 — The Seniors won their opener at Chico’s Doreyland Field behind Reed Omohundro’s five-inning, five-hitter. Offensively, Justin Dillon was 2-for-3 with three RBIs; Joey Smith 2-for-3 with a triple; and Hunter Gallant and Cody Morris each drove in two runs. El Dorado scored […]

Five Trojan seniors to play college hoops

EL DORADO HILLS — Five recently graduated Oak Ridge Lady Trojans agreed to deals that allow them to play basketball at the college level. It’s uncommon that many from one class move on, especially from a public school, but Jenna Klein, Lauren Sende, Kaitlyn Lendrum, Katie Hoisington and Jacki Bateman each made it happen. Four […]

Pride softball U16s take second

EL DORADO HILLS — The USA Pride U16 softball team placed 2nd in the ASA Memorial Day Classic Tournament, one of Northern California’s largest with over 180 combined teams playing on fields throughout Sacramento, Folsom, Lincoln, Roseville, Rocklin and Elk Grove. A portion of all tournament fees collected goes toward a college scholarship fund. Proud […]

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