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Wiesz takes Speedway win in third points race; stock classes repeat

In his first visit of the 2012 season, former two-time Placerville Speedway track champion Colby Wiesz of Colfax drove to victory lane on his family-owned Wiez Motorsports No. 21. The Colfax Comet celebrated his first Red Hawk Casino-Hoosier Racing Tires-Coors Light Championship win with a former  colleague and two repeat winners in the stock car […]

Five titles at Gold Rush Invite

SAN ANDREAS — Five individual titles were crowned at the end of the day by athletes from Golden Sierra and Union Mine High at Friday’s 2012 Gold Rush Elite Track and Field Invitational hosted by Calaveras High. In the varsity girls competition, the Grizzlies tallied 83 points and third place for the best show of […]

Schedule: May 7-12, 2012

Monday, May 7 Baseball PHS @ OR, 4 p.m. Golf Sac-Joaquin Divisionals D-I: OR, PHS @ Cameron Park CC. 1 p.m. D-VI: GS @ Lockeford Springs GC Softball ED @ Vista, 4:15 Tennis Sac-Joaquin D-I quarterfinal OR @ Davis, 3:30 Tuesday, May 8 Baseball OR @ PHS, 4 p.m. River City @ ED, 4:15 Golf Sac-Joaquin […]

Troy drops lacrosse thriller

EL DORADO HILLS — With nothing to play for but pride, Oak Ridge girls lacrosse fought tooth and nail Friday night but ultimately fell in sudden-death, double-overtime to the visiting St. Francis Troubadours 15-16. Oak Ridge had come back from four down with just under six minutes left to send it to overtime but after […]

Cougar softball wins on Senior Day

The El Dorado Lady Cougars hit it out of the park for their 10-3 softball victory against visiting South Tahoe Friday. El Dorado honored seniors Sam Reeder, Leah Headd, Brooks Beals and Hannah Kissler prior to the first pitch. All contributed to the win, highlighted by Beals’ first home run of the season. The hosts […]

Grizzly rally falls short in finale

GARDEN VALLEY — A rally fell short for the Golden Sierra High baseball team Friday afternoon in its Sierra Delta League finale against Vacaville Christian. After the visiting Falcons soared to a 4-0 lead in the first inning on three errors, the Grizzlies clawed  back to cut the lead to 4-2 after a Jeffrey Klahn double and […]

Roundup: May 5, 2012

Softball Ponderosa 3, Sheldon 0 – Paris Hallums’ two-hitter Friday on the Husky’s diamond guaranteed the Lady Bruins the Delta River League title. Taylo Eilders had two RBIs in the win while Rachel Timberman went 2-for-4 with a double and Missy Silveira was 2-for-3. Ponderosa can win the championship outright with a win against St. […]

5-14-12 Mother Teresa Maternity Home fundraiser

Registration deadline is 5-30. – Bob MOTHER TERESA HOME FUNDRAISER: The 14th annual Mother Teresa Maternity Home Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 4 at 1 p.m. at the Cold Springs Country Club Golf Course in Placerville. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. The tournament fee is $150 per person and includes golf, cart, range balls, […]

Roundup: May 4, 2012

Baseball El Dorado 4, River City 0 — The Cougars inched closer toward at least a share of the Sierra Valley Conference title with a victory Thursday afternoon against the Raiders in West Sacramento. El Dorado had 11 hits in the game and held the Raiders to four. Justn Dillon and Chris Swineford were 2-for-4 that included a […]

Grizzly track places 1st and 2nd in last league meet

GARDEN VALLEY — The Golden Sierra Grizzlies track teams wrapped up Sierra Delta League Center meet competition last Wednesday with a win for the varsity girls’ squad and a second place finish for the varsity boys. The Lady Grizzlies shined taking 13 of the 15 events, in the lead up to the Sierra Delta League championships […]

Roundup: May 4, 2012

Baseball Oak Ridge 11, Folsom 4  Ponderosa 4, Pleasant Grove 11 Golden Sierra 1, Valley Christian 8 — The Grizzlies had five hits Wednesday in a Sierra Delta League contest in Roseville.     Softball El Dorado 4, River City 12 — In Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference game in West Sacramento, Brooke Beals had three hits […]

Division tourneys tee off today

Two El Dorado County boys golf teams and six individuals have qualified for their respective division tournaments next week. Union Mine, the defending Sierra Valley Conference champion, took second this season and will play in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV tournament Tuesday at Diablo Grande’s Legends course in Patterson starting at 10 a.m. Oak Ridge […]

Union Mine spikers outlasts El Dorado in five games

EL DORADO — For the seniors on the Union Mine High boys volleyball team, Wednesday evening represented an opportunity to play one final regular season game at the Snake Pit. At the same time, Union Mine attempted to avenge an earlier defeat against intra county and Sierra Valley Conference foe El Dorado. As for the […]

Lady Bruins crush Bulldogs in playoff race

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Seven was an unlucky and lucky number Wednesday afternoon for the Ponderosa High softball team. In the first four innings of its Delta River League game against Folsom, Ponderosa stranded seven runners on the base paths. Then the Bruins scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning that led to […]

Union Mine softball moves into third place

EL DORADO — Union Mine softball pitcher Sarah Phillis had 19 outs and and hadn’t given up a hit when she took the mound in the top of the seventh inning against visiting Liberty Ranch Monday. After shortstop Holly Harnage made the first out with a lunge to stop a hard-hit ball over second base […]

Key dates for incoming Oak Ridge athletes

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge athletics will host an “Incoming Freshmen Parent and Student/Athlete Night” Monday, May 7 at 6 p.m. in the large gym. New transfer students and their parents are welcome to attend.  Steve White, Athletic Director, will disperse important information for parents and students wanting to participate in sports during the 2012-13 […]

Fast and Furious Championship Series resumes Saturday at Placerville

After a week hiatus, the action packed Fast and Furious Dirt Track Racing Championship Series, featuring three divisions, returns to action Saturday night at Placerville Speedway. Winged 360 cubic inch sprint cars will headline the program and will be joined by the fire-breathing Limited Late Model Division and the always exciting Pure Stocks. After his […]

Golden Sierra teams win on Senior Night

GARDEN VALLEY — Three Golden Sierra spring sport’s teams claimed victory Wednesday in honor of their seniors’ final regular season home games. The most dramatic win belonged to the Grizzly girls soccer squad, which posted a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Vacaville Christian — the winner with four minutes left on Mellisa Comstock’s free kick that […]

Roundup: May 2, 2012

Baseball Oak Ridge 12, Folsom 5 — A six-run first inning set the tone. Trojan Mason Watkins went 2-for-3 with three RBIs; Alex FaGalde 2-for-4 with two RBIs; and Jason Ross doubled for two RBIs. Lance Berringer picked up the win. For Folsom, Jake Brandt was 3-for-4 with a double. Golden Sierra 11, Highlands 1 […]

Outside with Charlie: Unplug this week

Are you and yours spending too much time tethered to the electronic grid? If so, perhaps it’s time to assess what you are able to do outside instead of inside. Screen Free Week asks that you do something very simple. Unplug yourself from the TV, Internet, and the various other electronic devices that you spend […]

Oak Ridge lacrosse topples rival Granite Bay

EL DORADO HILLS — The Oak Ridge Trojan boys lacrosse team came into Tuesday’s Senior Night matchup with arch-rival Granite Bay riding a wave of momentum, plenty to roll past the visiting Grizzlies 11-6 to  avenge an earlier loss. “Tonight was probably our most complete game of the season,” coach Brad Speno said. “Our offense […]

Oak Ridge swim 2nd, Ponderosa 4th

SACRAMENTO — Seven Delta River League teams, including Oak Ridge and Ponderosa, converged last weekend at Jesuit for the league swim championships. From the Trojans, three individual and two relay championship records were broken. From the Bruins, two individual championship records were broken. Oak Ridge placed second in the team standings, the girls just seven […]

Cougars complete sweep of Wolfpack

Efficient. Fundamental. Clutch. All were on display Tuesday as the El Dorado High baseball team shut down Cosumnes Oaks 6-2 to post its 22nd victory of the season and maintain its Sierra Valley Conference lead. On the heels of a 7-5 come-from-behind victory at Cosumnes Oaks Monday, Tim Hinrichs took the mound for the Cougars […]

Trojan tennis advances

FOLSOM — If extra rest or practice time helps in the sport of tennis than Oak Ridge has both after making quick work of Tracy 9-0 to open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs Tuesday at Broadstone Racquet Club. The victory advanced the Trojans to Monday’s quarterfinal at Davis, a squad that eliminated Oak Ridge […]

Roundup: May 1, 2012

Baseball Oak Ridge 16, Folsom 3 — In Monday’s Delta River League  at the Trojans’ field, Oak Ridge scored eight times in the bottom of the first inning and had 17 hits en route to victory in a game called after five-innings because of the mercy rule. Bobby Gata (three runs, double), Alec de Watteville (home […]

Chandler Bruttig qualifies for sections

ELK GROVE — Improvement and consistency paid dividends for Union Mine’s Chandler Bruttig who fell a win short of the Super Singles tennis title at last week’s two-day Division III Sierra Valley Conference championship tournament at the Laguna Creek Racquet Club. As the Diamondbacks’ top girls singles player, Bruttig went 8-4 in league and entered […]

Cougar swimmers 2nd at conference championships

EL DORADO — The Sierra Valley Conference swim championships came together without a hitch at Union Mine last weekend, the first time the Diamondbacks have hosted.  Seven teams — El Dorado, Union Mine, Vista del Lago, Cosumnes Oaks, Liberty Ranch, River City and Galt — competed for the conference title. In the varsity competition, Vista’s […]

Grizzly spikers cement standing with four-set win over El Dorado

A lot rode on Tuesday’s intra-county match between Golden Sierra and host El Dorado but to the victor go the spoils. The Grizzlies’ four-set 25-23, 25-20, 17-25, 25-22 win solidified their grasp on second place in the Sacramento Valley League and a win tonight nets the team a home playoff match. “That’s five straight right […]

Ryan’s top throw makes her a Meet of Champions champion

SACRAMENTO — Ali Ryan’s 41-foot, 9-inch shot put was tops at Saturday’s Meet of Champions at American River College, setting a Ponderosa High school record, out-distancing the current section leader and winning the event. Not a bad day for the senior Bruin scholarship basketball player.

Under the Scoreboard: April 29, 2012

Oak Ridge basketball alumni Kristina Williams was named Lewis and Clark’s Female Athlete of the Year for the second straight time. Williams helped the Pioneers to an overall record of 25-4 and into the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament, leading the team in scoring with an average of 15.2 points per game. […]

Ponderosa’s Jerpbak an A. Dale Lacky scholarship winner

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Four-year varsity softball catcher Skye Jerpbak was one of 50 winners presented a A. Dale Lacky/CSEA Scholarship for outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success during their four years of high school. Jerpbak, who won $600, won the Coach’s Award her freshman year and the Bruin Award her junior year. She’s currently […]

Schedule: April 30-May 5, 2012

Monday, April 30 Baseball Folsom @ OR, 4 p.m. Liberty Ranch @ UM, 4:15 GS @ Foresthill, 4 p.m. PHS @ Pleasant Grove, 4 p.m. ED @ Cosumnes Oaks, 4:15 Golf OR, PHS @ DRL Tourney, Ancil Hoffman GC, 12:30 UM, ED @ SVC Tourney, Yolo Fliers Club, 10 a.m. Soccer St. Francis @ OR, […]

Sports Physical Night is May 16

Students planning to participate in the athletic programs at El Dorado, Ponderosa or Union Mine for the 2012-13 school year are required to have a current and complete Sports Participation Health Record and updated immunizations, including tetanus and Hepatitis B. This requirement each school year includes a medical physician’s approval for full participation. In light […]

Reno High varsity teams sweep Cougar Twilight Invitational

El Dorado senior distance runner, Joe Soik, waited until nearly the end of Friday’s eighth annual Twilight Invitational to compete. Cheering his teammates and helping where needed, Soik had hours to fill before the 3,200 meter race. All that pent energy paid off as Soik nearly lapped the field enroute to breaking the meet record […]

Kaeding races to King of the West victory

It couldn’t have been a better night for San Jose’s Tim Kaeding at the Placerville Speedway Saturday evening. Not only did he win the dash and lead all 30-laps in the main event, but he also claimed the King of the West Series point lead after three rounds of competition. “It feels great to get back […]

Bruins score early, hold on late

EL DORADO HILLS — After years of futility against its arch-rival, the visiting Ponderosa softball team defeated the host Oak Ridge Lady Trojans 6-4 in the “Pink Zone” for just their fifth win against the Trojans in the last eight years. “It feels great, knowing that they’ve dominated us for so long, to come in here […]

Roundup: April 29, 2012

Baseball Oak Ridge 7, Roseville 6 — The Trojans’ five-run fifth inning erased a four-run deficit in Saturday’s victory over the Tigers. Alec de Watteville doubled and tripled, Zack Mahon tripled and drove in two runs, and Mason Watkins, Logan Marston and Cody Uharriet each doubled. El Dorado 3, Galt 2 — The Cougars did […]

Oak Ridge golf falls to second in the standings; Ponderosa sits third

The Oak Ridge and Jesuit boys golf teams were both 9-1 in the Delta River League standings heading into last week’s dual match at Ancil Hoffman Golf Course but when the day was over the Marauders were first all alone with a 184-197 victory. “Bottom line we got spanked,” first year coach Stan Iverson said. […]

Roundup: April 27, 2012

Golf El Dorado 231, River City 277 — Cold Springs CC, ED scores: Medalist Shane Hopkins, 40; Tyler Powell, 41; Cohl Hatala, 48; Tanner Gould, 49; Chase Norton, 53; Gary Shoffner, 58. Union Mine 233, Vista del Lago 219 — Cameron Park CC, par 36. UM scores: Jordan Jones, 41; Nathan Fuller, 46; Will Van […]

D’back soccer spoils El Dorado’s Senior Night

The scoreless drought between the Union Mine and El Dorado soccer squads this season came to an end Thursday thanks to Lea Howton and Taylor Bruno whose second-half goals lifted the visiting Diamondbacks over the Cougars 2-0 in Sierra Valley Conference play. Previously, the teams had battled through three scoreless halves. Open in the middle, […]

Roundup: April 26, 2012

Baseball El Dorado 1, Vista del Lago 3 — In Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference game in Folsom, the Cougars led 1-0 and outhit the Eagles by an 8-3 margin and appeared to be headed toward another conference win. But Vista scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to shock El Dorado (11-2, […]

Snowmaking was a lifesaver

It became an increasingly depressing sight, a constant reminder that the 2011-12 ski season lacked one crucial ingredient – natural snow. It’s one thing for Lake Tahoe ski resorts to receive late-arriving snowfall – it happens. But this year the snow came ridiculously late. “We had spring in winter and winter in spring,” laments Diamond Peak […]

Valentine is Super Singles champ

FOLSOM — Ponderosa’s Kevin Valentine won the Delta River League Super Singles title Tuesday, defeating Oak Ridge’s Jimmy Giovannini in straight sets at the Broadstone Racquet Club. Both Valentine and Giovannini qualified for the individual section’s tournament. During league, Valentine went undefeated thanks to an aerobic weight training class that improved his quickness, speed and […]

Andy Gregg returns with KWS series race

For drivers and teams that compete with the Cancen Oil King of the West Sprint Series presented by Goodyear, returning to the Placerville Speedway Saturday is something many are excited about. There happens to be extra-special meaning for some however, including Placerville’s very own Andy Gregg, a full-time traveler with the Cancen Oil King of […]

D’backs record Senior Night win

EL DORADO — Chloe Hood felt strongly that her Union Mine High girls soccer team could break a 0-0 halftime score Tuesday night against Sierra Valley Conference foe River City at the Diamondbacks’ field. Hood, a senior fullback, and teammate Sierra Wright made sure the Lady D’backs’ Senior Night game was memorable for the nine […]

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