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Oak Ridge lacrosse too much for Rams

EL DORADO HILLS — A quick start led the Oak Ridge High boys lacrosse team to a 16-6 victory over St. Mary’s of Stockton Wednesday night in a Sacramento Valley League match at Oak Ridge Trojans Stadium. In the first 12 minutes of the first quarter, the Trojans (1-1, 5-4-1) jumped out to a 5-1 […]

Roundup: Bruin volleyball sweeps Jesuit

Baseball Ponderosa 5, Sheldon 4 — The Bruins scored twice in the bottom of the seventh for Tuesday’s Delta River League walk-off win. The Ponderosa pitching of Jacob Bist and Troy Zeier combined to hold the Huskies to two hits. Offensively, Matt Poulin went 3-for-4 with a double, Matthew McBride went 2-for-4 and Garrett Crawford […]

Trojans blow lead, game to Pleasant Grove

EL DORADO HILLS — After escaping with a 5-4 win at the start a three-game Delta River League series with the Pleasant Grove Eagles, the host Oak Ridge baseball team fell flat on offense after three explosive innings while the bullpen spoiled five and two-thirds of strong innings from Lance Berringer in a 7-6 setback. […]

Mother Lode Century bicycling event is ready to roll

Cyclists from far and wide are signing up for the Mother Lode Century, being held Sunday May 20, 2012. It promises to be the best bicycle ride Northern California has to offer. Conveniently staged in the foothills of the beautiful and historic Gold Country, the Mother Lode offers three ride options: The Gold Dust (31 […]

AquaSol swim trio did travel

Three area AquaSol swimmers, coached by Steve Skidmore, spent spring break attending the Sierra Nevada Swimming’s (SNS) Altitude Training Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Mikaela Fuller, 17, Haley Owens, 15, and Kaela Marcus, 14, participated in workouts at 6,350 feet elevation which included swimming over 14,000 meters a day. Highlights […]

All Star ACRO Gymnastics team set for competitive season

The All Star ACRO Gymnastics team returns all but two members for what promises to be a competitive season of stacking, throwing, technique, balance and form by the five mixed pair, two girls trios and one girls pair that comprise the makeup of the squad. The team has competed in four competitions so far and […]

Roundup: April 17, 2012

Baseball Oak Ridge 5, Pleasant Grove 4 — The Trojans (2-2, 10-5) overcame four errors and an Eagles’ (3-1, 12-4) lead of 3-1 Monday to score three runs in the top of the fourth inning and one in the top of the fifth to Pleasant Grove ace Zack Stillwell. Oak Ridge pitchers Austin Root and […]

Tennis deals with weather delays

The return of good weather this week was good news for area tennis teams. With promising forecasts on the horizon, players returned to the courts after two weeks of rain around a week off for spring break that combined, nearly brought play to a complete stop. It’s back to business now. In the Delta River […]

Union Mine swim swept at Vista

FOLSOM — The Union Mine swim teams traveled to Vista del Lago last Wednesday but unfortunately the Diamondbacks could not return with a win as the Diamondback boys fell 53-117 and the girls lost 39-129. Grady Lynch, Jason Williams, Noah Oglesby, Chris Mooseberger and Dominic Sanquinetti had lifetime best swims despite blowing winds and rain. […]

Outside with Charlie: Springtime is the right time

Ski season is rapidly winding down. Most of the resorts will close between April 15 and April 22. Back country skiers will have a bit more time if they head to the high country. The recent snows have added to the snow pack, but this time of year typically sees a dwindling number of skiers […]

Barla, Reddish highlight Golden Sierra’s Yuba City visit

YUBA CITY — Several Golden Sierra personal bests were set at the 6th annual River Valley Falcons Track and Field Invitational in Yuba City last Saturday. The Grizzlies showed well in the 16-school competition as the varsity girls finished fifth and the boys team secured seventh place. Grizzly senior Connor Barla continued his breakout season […]

Ponderosa soccer ties St. Francis 0-0

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Eighty minutes of the host Ponderosa-St. Francis soccer clash produced a 0-0 tie in Monday afternoon’s Delta River League soccer action. Tie at 1-1-2 in the standings, each gunned for the victory. The Bruins, behind the speed and skills of Sheridan Fox and the power game of Jennifer Waldo up front and […]

Cameron Park’s Elite Taekwondo qualifies for Nationals

Elite Taekwondo USA of Cameron Park competed in Danville March 17 at the California Northern State Taekwondo Championships. The participants, coached by Master John Jonghun Yi, were challenged by over 700 of the toughest competitors from across California. All students qualified to participate in the National Championship tournament in Dallas June 29 to July 2. The team […]

Under the Scoreboard: April 16, 2012

BEST OF LUCK — Diamond Springs’ John O’Neill will compete in his 10th Boston Marathon today. Today’s race covering  26 miles and 385 yard is the 116th running of the famed competiton. * * * Check out http://youtu.be/vEYKRbMnwnQ to see 12 El Dorado High cheerleaders: Gabbie Collier, Heidi Stewart, Lisa Rodriguez, Saige Polk, Ivory Fishel, Jessica Britton, Katie […]

Second half begins for SVC golf teams

Battling the weather has been much the story of the first half of the Sierra Valley Conference boys golf season. Unless greens puddle or thunderstorms move in, the golfers play on. The first half culminated with the first conference 18-hole tournament at Timber Creek Golf Course April 9. The defending SVC champion, Union Mine, which […]

El Dorado soccer snags first league win

In a soccer match shortened by lightning, El Dorado picked up its first Sierra Valley Conference win with Thursday’s 1-0 victory over visiting River City. Offensively, each team was challenged throughout the first half as rain poured on the field, drastically changing the playing conditions. The Cougars, whose offense has struggled, came up short of […]

Saturated grounds cancelled Saturday’s Speedway

Due to heavy rains that saturated the grounds well into Thursday night, officials of Placerville Speedway had to call off Saturday’s race. Despite a clear forecast, the determination was made that the track would not be competitive nor safe to both drivers and fans. Racing will return to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds this Saturday […]

Cougar swim defeats Cosumnes Oaks

El Dorado’s swim team shook off the the rain and cold last Wednesday to post double Sierra Valley Conference victories against visiting Cosumnes Oaks — the Cougar girls winning 123-47 while the boys prevailed 99-71. For the fourth straight meet, the girls won every single event. “The girls team is so strong that at this […]

Schedule: April 16-21, 2012

Monday, April 16 Baseball Kennedy @ ED, 6:30 OR @ Pleasant Grove, 4 p.m. UM @ Vista del Lago, 4:15 PHS @ Sheldon, 4 p.m. GS @ San Juan, 4 p.m. Golf UM @ Liberty Ranch, Dry Creek GC, 3 p.m. Soccer St. Francis @ PHS, 4 p.m. OR @ Folsom, 4 p.m. GS @ […]

Winless weekend for Oak Ridge girls lacrosse

EL DORADO HILLS — The Oak Ridge girls lacrosse team dropped two home games in less than 24 hours over the weekend — falling 12-7 to Granite Bay Friday evening and losing 19-7 to Marin Catholic Saturday afternoon. The second match was the toughest. Highly ranked in the NorCal section, Marin took it to the […]

O’Camb, Bruins power past Union Mine

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Griffin O’Camb’s powerful serving and thunderous kills elevated host Ponderosa to the 25-16, 25-23, 25-27, 25-22 nonleague victory over Union Mine Friday night in boys volleyball. “Our teams feeds off that energy when we get good kills,” O’Camb said after the intra-county win. “We’ll start getting fired up and we will play a […]

Trojan track trio signs

EL DORADO HILLS — Three Oak Ridge High track and field senior athletes signed Letter of Intents Wednesday in the school’s multi-purpose room to compete at the college level. Shannon Trumbull and Jessica Emde are both headed to the University of California, Santa Barbara, while Holli Arrieta will compete for Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Roundup: April 13, 2012

Golf Union Mine 215, Galt 263, Lockeford Springs, Par 36 — UM scores: Jordan Jones, 38; Nathan Fuller, 42; Graham Bennett, 44; Jackson Kronk, 45; Will Van Duesen, 46; Alex Abel Smith, 53. El Dorado 255, Cosumnes Oaks 244, Dry Creek GC — ED scores: Cohl Hatala, 42; Shane Hopkins, 43; Tanner Gould, 52. Baseball […]

Speedway points chase resumes Saturday

Young guns and well decorated racing veterans came together last weekend and made a clear illustration of how competitive and exciting the 2012 chase for the championship at Placerville Speedway is sure to be. This Saturday, the early stages of that war continues with the second round of the Fast and Furious Dirt Track championship […]

Eagles slip past Cougar spikers

After losing its first game Wednesday night at L.A. Brown Gym, the El Dorado High boys volleyball team was looking to bounce back against Sierra Valley Conference foe Vista del Lago. The Cougars survived several rallies in the second set to pull out a 31-29 win over the Eagles but Vista won the match in […]

Annual Camellia Cup Regatta at Folsom Lake

The Folsom Lake Yacht Club will host the 46th Annual Camellia Cup Regatta at the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, Brown’s Ravine, Saturday and Sunday with racing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Camellia Cup Regatta marks the annual start of the boating season. Over 60 sailboats are expected to race in the area’s […]

Roundup: First win, first loss, tough loss

Baseball Union Mine 5, River City 3 — The host Diamondbacks picked up their first win of the season Tuesday behind the combined pitching of starter Tyler Leal and reliever Carlos Romero. Union Mine’s four-run second inning allowed the D’backs to lead the whole way. El Dorado 4, Vista del Lago 7 — The visiting […]

Home run halts Grizzlies’ rally

GARDEN VALLEY — Three more runs to tie and four or more to win was all Golden Sierra High’s baseball team needed late Tuesday afternoon in its nonleague game against Marysville. Trailing 8-1 going into the bottom of the fifth inning, the Grizzlies scored four times to cut the Indians’ lead to an 8-5 margin. One […]

Galt triples up on El Dorado

“Frustrating” was the only word El Dorado softball coach Marci Brown could find to describe Monday’s Sierra Valley Conference game with visiting Galt. The teams waited an hour for officials to show up and with the sun quickly setting the game was called after five innings with Galt on top 13-4. It was an official […]

Roundup: April 10, 2012

Baseball El Dorado 4, Liberty Ranch 2 — In Monday’s Sierra Valley Conference game at Galt, the host Hawks outhit the visiting Cougars, 10-5, but El Dorado (7-0, 14-0-1) took advantage of its hits and eight walks issued by four Liberty Ranch pitchers for the victory. Track and Field Stanford Invitational results Oak Ridge girls  […]

Cougar volleyball upends Union Mine in 4

With team intensity, cohesion and thunderous spikes from Dylan Sellers and Nick Warren, the El Dorado boys volleyball defeated county rival Union Mine in a thrilling 25-23, 25-20, 9-25, 25-16 four-set Sierra Valley League victory Monday night. “Our team played with confidence tonight and really wanted to win this match,” Cougar coach Alan Magat said. […]

Robertson’s hit lifts D’backs over Troy

EL DORADO — Mickaela Robertson’s two-out single through the right side in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday scored Christina Auger from third base, giving host Union Mine the 6-5 nonleague victory over Oak Ridge. Robertson’s heroics came an at bat after Auger had tripled. Auger had her own heroics two innings earlier with […]

DeCaires, Tilford, Micheli charge to victory

Hundreds of eager race fans packed into Placerville Speedway Saturday to witness the opening round of the 2012 Red Hawk Casino-Hoosier Tires-Coors Light championship series opener. When the checkered flag waved on the chilly opening night, three drivers gathered in victory lane with a jump on the 2012 championship. Elk Grove’s Greg DeCaires, a former […]

Former Bruin enjoying Kings-size entertainment life

Kelly Thomas is living and enjoying a Kings-size entertainment life. The 2000 Ponderosa High School graduate and former Bruin cheerleader works for That’s Entertainment International, an entertainment booking agency in Folsom. The agency, owned by her father, Scott, books popular musical and talent acts throughout California and Nevada. “I’ve always been involved in it,” Thomas […]

Under the Scoreboard: April 9, 2012

Oak Ridge’s Bryce Scott heads a list of nine county basketball players given recent All Metro status. Scott, headed to the Lafayette College, was a first-team selection after a senior season in which he averaged 22.5 points per game which led the Delta River League and was fourth highest in the section. Four of the five […]

Schedule: April 9-14, 2012

Monday, April 9 Baseball Galt @ UM, 4:15 ED @ Liberty Ranch, 4:15 Golf UM, ED @ SVC Tourney, Timber Creek GC, 12:30 Softball OR @ UM, 4 p.m. Galt @ ED, 4:15 Volleyball UM @ ED, 6 p.m. GS @ West Campus, 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 Baseball Vista del Lago @ ED, 4:15 […]

Sierra Resort to extend season into late April

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is excited to extend the 2011-12 season through April 22, 2012 with full mountain operations in effect. Enjoy amazing spring events, winter snow conditions and our world-renowned terrain parks seven days a week through closing day. Thanks to late season storms that brought 140 inches of snow in March, Sierra Resort […]

Roundup: Cougar baseball sweeps spring break games

Baseball El Dorado 14, Christopher 0 — The Cougars completed their four-game road sweep with Thursday’s five-inning win at Gavilan Jr. College. El Dorado had expected Christopher to be its toughest challenge going in. “Watching their in and out (infield, outfield warmups) and their pitcher take the mound I felt they were going to be […]

Spring wilderness medicine courses offered

INCLINE VILLAGE — This spring, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association is partnering with the American Red Cross, Wilderness Medicine Institute, Lake Tahoe School and Crested Butte Outdoors for a series of Wilderness Medicine Courses. Whether you’re a crew leader, a wilderness guide, an outdoor enthusiast or you work in a remote environment, these courses will give you the skills you need to […]

Delta River League Winter All League teams

Boys basketball Player of the Year Dakarai Allen, Sheldon Bryce Scott, Oak Ridge Justin Woody, Folsom Parker Uu, Jesuit Bryce Pressley, Jesuit Akachi Okugo, Jesuit Colfax Nordquist, Pleasant Grove Malik Thames, Pleasant Grove Cody Demps, Pleasant Grove D’erryl Williams Kyi Thomas Girls basketball Player of the Year Marissa Wimbley, Pleasant Grove Jenna Klein, Oak Ridge […]

Sierra Valley Conference Winter All League teams

Girls basketball Player of the Year Katelin King, River City Coach of the Year Jamie King, River City Samantha Reeder, El Dorado Emily Boyd, El Dorado Courtney Macklin, El Dorado Madi Aliff, Union Mine Kimee Mueller, Union Mine Jordan Ligons, River City Tori Torres, River City Brinny Simpson, Cosumnes Oaks Danielle Hazlett, Galt Selina Moore, […]

Union Mine Athletic Information Night

Union Mine will host an Athletic Information Night for incoming 2012-13 freshman Wednesday, May 9, at 6 p.m. in the West Gym. All current eighth grade students attending Herbert Green, Mountain Creek and Pleasant Valley Middle Schools are encouraged to attend along with their parents. The Athletic Handbook process as well as the athletic programs at […]

Outside with Charlie: An inside look at snow control on Highway 50

From the early snow in Autumn to the closing day at Tahoe ski resorts, you’ve been heading up Highway 50 for fun on the slopes and in the back-country. Through rain, wind and all kinds of snow storms over Echo Summit, you and yours have made it to Sierra-at-Tahoe, or into the Lake Tahoe Basin, […]

Taylor Phillips wins award

Former Union Mine Lady Diamondback Taylor Phillips was one of four elite Guilford College student-athletes to receive the 2012 Nereus C. English ’26 Athletic Leadership Award. Named for one of the North Carolina campus’ most loyal alumni, the annual prize is the college’s highest honor for athletic ability and leadership. Phillips completed her fourth and […]

Championship racing season kicks off tomorrow

Following last week’s late dose of winter that washed out the Civil War Series opener, Placerville Speedway is geared up to officially open the 2012 Fast and Furious Dirt Track Championship racing season Saturday night at the local bullring with three divisions in competition. The fire-breathing winged 360 sprint cars headline the program at the […]

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