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Ponderosa volleyball sweeps Cougars

SHINGLE SPRINGS — After a narrow 3-2 win over Woodcreek last Friday, the Ponderosa Bruins came into Tuesday’s nonleague match against visiting El Dorado with clear-cut goals. “We needed to improve our serves, both on the offensive and defensive ends. We let Woodcreek go on runs and we barely escaped with a win,” Ponderosa coach […]

Bonniksen tames D’backs’ bats

Freshman Nicholas Bonniksen pitched a four-hitter and struck out seven and Justin Dillon drove in two runs as host El Dorado opened the Sierra Valley Conference schedule with a 5-1 intra-county victory over Union Mine Tuesday. Bonniksen’s senior-like performance included first-pitch strikes, command of the strike zone and few hard hit balls — the exception […]

Significant snowfall makes for promising spring season

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Mother Nature and the lucky Leprechaun found powder at the end of the rainbow with a late season storm that dropped 5-9 feet of new snow at Tahoe South resorts this past weekend, providing great spring skiing conditions through Easter and beyond. Forecasts predict sunny skies throughout the week. South Lake […]

Gridiron meets slopes at 12th annual Winter Fest

SANRA CLARA — The San Francisco 49ers are heading to the snowy slopes of Olympic Valley, Calif, where current players, coaches, alumni, Winter Olympians and 49ers Foundation supporters will come together for the 12th Annual Winter Fest, a world-class charity event at the luxurious Resort at Squaw Creek, March 22-25. A wide array of participants, […]

Heinz-sight: Squashing the injury bug

If the Oak Ridge girls basketball team took note of what happened Saturday night at Power Balance Pavilion in the girls NorCal final, their season-ending loss to the Berkeley Yellowjackets stings a bit less. Berkeley, considered a perennial state power, led Kennedy 32-16 at the half and won by 18. Four days earlier at Berkeley, […]

Trojan, Bruin golf finish 2-3 at league tourney

CAMERON PARK — Oak Ridge High boys golf coach Stan Iverson and Ponderosa coach Richard Fox were glad snow wasn’t on the Cameron Park Country Club’s golf course Monday afternoon during the Delta River League’s second tournament. Players and coaches donned slacks, jackets and gloves while playing the 18-hole course still wet from last weekend’s […]

Roundup: March 20, 2012

Girls soccer Ponderosa 1, Pleasant Grove 1 — Senior Aubrey Wimmer scored the Bruins’ goal. Oak Ridge 1, Sheldon 1  Boys tennis Oak Ridge 8, Sheldon 1 Singles (OR first): Nic Atkinson def. Andy Phan, 6-1, 6-2; Simon Chan def. Alvin Tan, 6-1, 6-2; Charlie Conarro def. Keith Thor, 6-0, 6-0; Matt Fergerson def. Andy […]

Preston Dean has the brawn and brains to match

ACADEMIC AWARDS 6th – 8th Grade                          California Jr Scholastic Federation member 8th Grade                                    President’s Award for Education Excellence 9th Grade                                    Oak Ridge HS Citizenship Hero Award 9th – 11th Grade                        Principal’s Honor Roll 12th Grade                                  National Football Foundation Scholastic Athlete Award ATHLETICS Baseball (1999 – 2008)               El Dorado Hills Little League Football (2002 -2007)               […]

Dardano makes All West Elite Lacrosse team

EL DORADO HILLS — El Dorado Hills’ Christian Dardano was selected to the All West Elite Travelling Lacrosse team after an intense three-day tryout where Christian left it all on the field to be selected among the top eighth-grade boys lacrosse athletes in Northern California. All West Elite Lacrosse is centered on three core principles: Respect, […]

Nelson to play for William Jessup in Rocklin

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High point guard Olivia Nelson made it official Friday when she signed her Letter of Intent to play basketball next season at William Jessup in Rocklin where she’ll join brother Austin who is an assistant coach. Forced to assume a greater role midway though last season and all of her senior […]

Shaun White Superpipe draws crowds at Northstar

NORTHSTAR — This ominous, 22-foot high superpipe frequently acts as a magnet. Both snowboarders and skiers of all levels are drawn to this portion of the mountain at Northstar California ski resort, where they love to peer down the enormous chute that measures more than 500 feet in length. Skiers and riders stare in amazement […]

Under the Scoreboard: March 18, 2012

Oak Ridge High state medalist Keaton Subjeck (160 pounds) is one of two area wrestlers named to the All Metro Wrestling’s first team. Subjeck, a Delta River League and Divisional champion and second at Masters, went 44-4 during his junior season. Also named was Ponderosa junior heavyweight Jeff Camilli, 41-11 on the season, who was a league champ, […]

Marble Valley’s ‘Super Six’ finished second at CSL tournament

The Marble Valley Mustangs rode just six players all the way to last month’s championship game in the County Sports League conference tournament but came up short to Sierra Ridge 42-38 for the title. As the No. 3 seed, the Mustangs, featuring Siera Rasmussen, Olivia Smith, Maeve Nave, Taylor Foster, Emilee Hoffman and Kassidy Lyons, […]

Schedule: March 19-24, 2012

Monday, March 19 Baseball Vista del Lago @ UM, 4:15 Diving Pleasant Grove @ OR, CSD, 2 p.m. Golf OR, PHS @ DRL Tourney, Cameron Park GC, noon Soccer Sheldon @ OR, 4 p.m. GS @ Highlands, 3:30 Softball South Lake Tahoe @ ED, 3:30 Tennis Sheldon @ OR, Broadstone, 3:45 PHS @ Pleasant Grove, […]

Spring Fiesta and plentiful snowfall arrive at Sierra-at-Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – With storms stacked to the horizon and snow on the way, winter is far from over at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort. Accompanying the late season snowfall Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is planning to enhance the months of March and April with its signature Spring Fiesta, which includes marquee events and a few key deals that will […]

Roundup: March 16, 2012

Golf El Dorado 237, Galt 278 – Par 36 at  Lockeford Springs (Lodi). ED top scorers: Tyler Powell 43, Cohl Hatala 46, Auston Wells 48. Galt’s Tanner Choate was the medalist with a 37. Soccer Union Mine 0, Cosumnes Oaks 3 Volleyball Ponderosa def. Franklin 25-14, 25-16, 25-16 – PHS kills: Griffin O’Camb, 16. Aces: […]

Thunder volleyball sweeps Oak Ridge

EL DORADO HILLS — A young Oak Ridge High volleyball team fell to visiting Rocklin 25-19, 25-9, 26-24 in volleyball action Thursday night in El Dorado Hills. “We’re still getting used to each others tendencies, and the team chemistry will come with time,” junior Michael Montejano said after the Trojans showed glimpses of greatness but […]

Chances come and go for Lady Cougar booters

Scoring opportunities came and went for the El Dorado High girls soccer team in Thursday night’s Sierra Valley Conference match against Liberty Ranch that ended in a 2-0 loss on the Cougars’ field. The game was scoreless until the 20th minute of the first half when Hawks’ midfielder Marcias Alexia booted the ball in from […]

Cougars outswim Union Mine for dual win

Unless you had a prime spot under one of the many Easy-Up tents that ringed El Dorado High’s swimming pool or a decent umbrella, chances were you didn’t avoid the driving rain at Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference swim meet between the host Cougars and Union Mine. While bystanders were forced to cover up, it was […]

Trojan track teams perform well

The Oak Ridge track and field teams are off to good start this season. Several athletes at the March 3 Sacramento State High School Classic Invite and March 10 Gilbert/King Invite earned medals. The only team scores came from the Gilbert/King Gilbert. The varsity girls were second with 84 points; varsity boys sixth with 28 […]

Roundup: March 15, 2012

Soccer El Dorado 0, River City 0 — Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference match ended in a stalemate. Union Mine 0, Del Campo 0 — The Lady Diamondbacks tied the host Cougars in Wednesday’s nonleague action under rough field conditions. According to coach Terri Ackers, Union Mine had a goal called back and was never given […]

Vista stymies Griz rally

GARDEN VALLEY — Behind 2-0 in its Sierra Valley Conference match to Vista del Lago, the Golden Sierra High boys volleyball team rallied in the third game before falling Wednesday evening in four sets by a score of 25-11, 25-20, 24-26, 25-20. The loss gives the Grizzlies a 1-1 record in conference play. The third set […]

County Sports League basketball/wrestling tournament results

El Dorado County Sports League Girls Basketball tournament results: 2011-12 Seventh grade Championship Markham 26, Herbert Green 21 — MAR: Caiyla Cotton 9 points and Taylor Quiada 5; HG: Ashley Boyd 11 and Lindsey Whited 4. Third place Sierra Ridge 26, Pleasant Valley 19 — SR: Amanda Logan 10, Hayley Hurst, N. Hanson, T. Bryte 4 each; PV: […]

Yellowjackets’ sting Oak Ridge with season-ending setback

BERKELEY — Rachel Howard scored 14 points and Berkeley’s scoring all came from its starters to turn back visiting Oak Ridge 49-38 last Tuesday in a CIF NorCal semifinal girls basketball playoff game. The Trojans sent the host Yellowjackets to the foul line 20 times in the fourth quarter in an attempt to extend the […]

Roundup: March 13, 2012

Baseball Ponderosa 10, Roseville 11 — In a nonleague game Monday afternoon in Roseville, the Bruins led 10-3 going into the bottom of the sixth inning. That’s when the host Tigers scored eight runs for a come-from-behind win over Ponderosa (1-3), which had eight hits in the game. Blake Yaeger had one of those hits […]

Patience, practice keys to becoming an expert skier

Five tips to master the slopes 1. Your most important and versatile piece of equipment is your pole. A good pole touch is a box of tricks that encourages timing, balance, good biomechanics, aggression, turning power, tactics and ultimately, a progression to expert terrain. 2. Upper/lower body separation. Though your skis may be completing a […]

El Dorado Hills’ Brandon Claiborne wins gold in Jr. High TOC

LOOMIS — Brandon Claiborne, 13, a member of the El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club, won the 135-pound weight class in the 44th annual Northern California Junior High Tournament of Champions Saturday. Claiborne, who took third last year as a seventh-grader in his third year of wrestling, breezed with a technical fall in his opening match […]

Coach Squarejaw: Basketball Madness

This week, 68 teams start their hike on the basketball trail that is commonly referred to as “March Madness.” What a grand time of year for us who love the college basketball game. At the start of March, 350 Division 1 NCAA College teams were searching to get invited to the “dance” by either winning […]

D’back spikers sweep West Campus

EL DORADO — Other than losing a huge second-set lead in Monday’s home match with West Campus, it was smooth sailing for the Union Mine boys volleyball team that posted the 25-15, 27-25, 25-17 victory. The Diamondbacks led 23-11 in game No. 2 of their Sierra Valley Conference opener before the Warriors awoke to outscore […]

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Bruin skiers third at CNISSF state finals

NORTHSTAR — The Ponderosa boys ski team rallied a day after what head coach Adam Savakus called “a disastrous Giant Slalom race” to finish third at the California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation State Championships at NorthStar. Overall, combined with the girl’s ninth-place finish, the Bruins also took third place in combined points. Ponderosa also […]

Schedule: March 12-17, 2012

Monday, March 12 Soccer GS @ San Juan, 3:30 PHS @ Woodcreek, 5:30 OR @ Rio Americano, 4 p.m. Tennis Jesuit @ OR, Broadstone, 3:45 PHS @ Sheldon, 3:45 Volleyball GS @ Capital Christian, 6 p.m. West Campus @ UM, 6 p.m. ED @ Vista del Lago, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 Baseball Galt @ […]

Bay-bound Oak Ridge girls to face Berkeley again

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s backcourt of Jenna Klein and Jenn Hoffman combined for 19 points as the Lady Trojans led start to finish in their 44-29 NorCal victory over Heritage-Brentwood Saturday night in El Dorado Hills. Dealing with the Patriot’s physicality wasn’t pretty but Oak Ridge effectively grinded its way to next […]

Roundup: March 10, 2012

Baseball Oak Ridge 12, Rosemont 2 — The Trojans won their home opener Friday behind Austin Root’s four-hitter. Root, making his varsity debut, struck out five and walked none. Alex Fitchett’s two-run triple staked Oak Ridge to a 2-0 first-inning lead and after a single run in the third, Troy scored five in the fifth […]

Ponderosa baseball outslugs Diamondbacks

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Union Mine High’s baseball team scored five runs in the top of the first inning Friday afternoon but after that host Ponderosa took charge the rest of the way for a 19-6 nonleague victory that ended after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule. Ponderosa scored two runs in the first inning […]

Snowboarders win state titles

NORTHSTAR — El Dorado snowboarder Sage Hoffee capped her impressive high school resume by taking first place in last Thursday’s Giant Slalom race to close the California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard state championships at Northstar. Hoffee, a perfect 6-for-6 in the South 1 Division regular season, paced a strong showing by the Lady Cougar […]

Lady Cougars put up the good fight

El Dorado put up a good fight against the tough Wolfpack of Cosumnes Oaks in Thursday night’s Sierra Valley Conference soccer opener but when the game finished the score was a 3-1 Lady Cougar loss. “There were lots of shots and three shots were fair play to them” El Dorado coach Joe Champion said. In […]

Roundup: March 10, 2011

Softball Golden Sierra 26, Encina Prep 1 — Savannah Stephens went 4-for-4 with three triples, three RBIs and scored five runs in Thursday’s blowout. Maci Ruiz. Hollis Johnson and Samantha Bastien each doubled and drove in two, Jordan Perry tripled and Allie Widman scored three runs. Ponderosa 4, Whitney 1 — Paris Hallums pitched a […]

Seven qualified for weekend TOC wrestling

Seven grapplers qualified at the Tournament of Champions qualifier held late last month in Roseville. Those grapplers advancing to this weekend’s TOC at Del Oro High are: Jack Santina, Ryan Campbell, Dylan Chima, Jackson Redhair, Jack Likins, Ricky Eymann and Tofer Lewis. Jared Horstman, a fifth-grade club wrestler, also qualified but is too young to […]

Ponderosa volleyball fails in fifth-game bid

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The Ponderosa High boys volleyball team’s only chance to win Thursday’s match with visiting Roseville was to take the Tigers to the end. In desperate need to win the fourth game to force the winner-takes-all fifth set, the Bruins held the early advantage before four consecutive mishits derailed the hosts. The quartet […]

Oak Ridge soccer falls to Bella Vista

EL DORADO HILLS — Failing to provide a successful press in the open field, and a stagnant offense doomed the Oak Ridge Lady Trojans as they fell to the visiting Bella Vista Broncos 1-0 Thursday afternoon in nonleague soccer action. The match started slowly as early missed opportunities prevented the Trojans from reaching the scoreboard […]

Rahlves’ Banzai Tour hits Sugar Bowl

TRUCKEE — The Rahlves’ Banzai Tour is in the midst of its exciting 2012 big mountain free-skiing-meets-skier/boarder-cross event series in Tahoe. Where ski cross is like supercross on a manicured track, the Rahlves’ Banzai is like motocross on the mountain. This rousing competition makes its way to Sugar Bowl tomorrow and Sunday. The final stop […]

Outside with Charlie: Cycling evolution

Last weekend’s North American Handmade Bike show in Sacramento showcased one-of-kind, built-for-you-only bikes. The technology was amazing. This was art on two or three wheels — not a lightweight event put on by a fringe group in spandex and silly hats. My wife I went to the opening with press passes in hand and had brief two […]

Free kids event at midget race track

The American Quarter Midget Association of Prairie City will be hosting our annual Open House  tomorrow between 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. Our open house event includes free training rides, free food for kids who complete a training ride; plus, get your picture taken in a real Quarter Midget race car. All the safety gear is […]

Roundup: March 8, 2012

Baseball Golden Sierra 18, Rio Vista 13 — Bouncing back from Tuesday’s loss at El Dorado, the Grizzlies outlasted the visiting Rams in their Sierra Delta League opener Wednesday in a slugfest as both teams put up big offensive numbers. For Golden Sierra, Jeffrey Klahn went 3-for-4, Brayden Ellis had two singles, Kyle Moe had […]

Grizzly soccer notches league win

GARDEN VALLEY — Kaleigh Brothers scored two goals in the final 40 minutes Wednesday, helping the Golden Sierra High girls soccer team post the 5-1 Sierra Delta League victory over visiting Encina. The Grizzlies (2-0 in league, 2-1) led 2-0 at halftime when Brothers scored her first goal in the 42nd minute of the game […]

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