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Roundup: Feb. 1, 2012

Girls basketball Ponderosa 42, St. Francis 62 — The host Lady Bruins hoped to reverse their fortunes against the Troubadours Tuesday and split the season series but despite a marked improvement, St. Francis still got the Delta River League win. “We lost but that was much better than the last time we played them. Last time […]

Oak Ridge comeback falls short

EL DORADO HILLS — In a matchup of the area No. 2 and 3-ranked teams, host Oak Ridge fell to the Pleasant Grove Eagles 56-51 in Tuesday night’s Delta River League action. “We came out sluggish, and weren’t able to control the game from there on, even after we got some better play. They’re too […]

Union Mine rally can’t catch Hawks

EL DORADO — Union Mine’s fourth-quarter comeback ran out of time Tuesday as visiting Liberty Ranch defeated the Lady Diamondbacks 47-43 at the Snake Pit. The Sierra Valley Conference setback dealt a blow to Union Mine’s playoff chances. The D’backs came in 16th in the power rankings and needed a win to improve their standing. […]

Roundup: Jan. 31, 2012

Boys basketball Golden Sierra 37, Vacaville Christian 59 — In their second meeting in Sierra Delta League play this season last Friday in Vacaville, the Grizzlies (0-7, 2-19) and the Falcons hoped for a close battle like the first matchup that had Vacaville winning by 10. This time, Vacaville Christian outscored Golden Sierra toward the […]

Another Collie chooses to play for BYU

EL DORADO HILLS — Dylan Collie’s verbal commitment to attend Brigham Young University this fall becomes official today, the official day for high school student-athletes to sign on the dotted line and cement their futures as collegiate athletes. Collie’s signature on his Letter of Intent continues a family tradition of Cougar receivers that began with […]

Alpine skiers, boarders get through second race

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Despite a shortage of snow, South 1 Division skiers and snowboarders still managed to complete their second alpine race Monday at Sierra-at-Tahoe. The side-by-side Giant Slalom on Lower Main featured one new individual winner in Union Mine boarder Carter Price, who edged El Dorado’s Colby Haffner in a reverse of their last head-to-head […]

Under the Scoreboard: Jan. 30, 2012

Oak Ridge freshman football coach Vance Mueller was named the new varsity head coach at Cordova High. Mueller, a running back for the Los Angeles Raiders in the mid to late 1980s, becomes the Lancers’ third coach in five seasons. He’ll have his work cut out for him as the Lancers have produced an 8-32 record since […]

Team effort carries Lady Diamondbacks past Galt

EL DORADO — Shaking off a dismal offensive performance in its last game two days earlier, the Union Mine girls basketball team opened the second round of the Sierra Valley Conference schedule with Friday’s 61-38 victory over visiting Galt. The Lady Diamondbacks relied on pressure defense, transition offense and overall balance from the entire roster to erase the memory of Wednesday’s home […]

Energetic Lady Cougars ground Eagles

On the back of each El Dorado High girls basketball player’s warm-up shirt are three ‘E’ words: Energy, Enthusiasm and Effort. The Lady Cougars lived them Friday night in their Sierra Valley Conference matchup with Vista del Lago. After its loss to River City earlier in the week to end its 46-league game winning streak, […]

Schedule: Jan. 30 – Feb. 4, 2012

Monday, Jan. 30 Alpine racing PHS, OR, ED, UM, GS @ Sierra-at-Tahoe, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 Girls basketball Pleasant Grove @ OR, 7 p.m. St. Francis @ PHS, 7 p.m. Liberty Ranch @ UM, 7:30 Encina @ GS, 7 p.m. ED @ Cosumnes Oaks, 7:30 Wrestling ED @ River City, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. […]

Oak Ridge gets 24 from Scott in win over Bruins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — After Oak Ridge High’s exciting victory earlier in the week over top-ranked Sheldon, the Trojans turned their attention toward Shingle Springs Friday and their matchup with intra-county rival Ponderosa. With renewed thoughts of chasing first place in the Delta River League standings, Oak Ridge hoped to  maintain its momentum against the Bruins […]

Roundup: Jan. 28, 2012

Boys basketball El Dorado 61, Vista del Lago 52 — The Cougars’ fifth straight Sierra Valley Conference victory Friday avenged an earlier loss to the Eagles. Visiting El Dorado led by eight at halftime and won the second half by a point. Ben Thomas and Joe Visman each scored 16 points for the Cougars, Justin […]

South 1 Division opener is in the books

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Finally. After two weeks without snow and another under the threat of too much, South I Division varsity ski and snowboarders shook off the rain Thursday to complete the season’s first Giant Slalom race on Lower Main at Sierra-at-Tahoe. El Dorado and Ponderosa emerged the big winners, splitting the six team awards while […]

Heinz-sight: C’mon man!

The 49ers loss to the New York Giants last Sunday night in which they came awfully close to reaching the Super Bowl officially ended the NFL season for Bay Area teams. For some it was too much to take. Seriously, death threats? The way the game went, a mistake by either would decide it. It just […]

Klein shines for Lady Trojans in victory over Ponderosa

EL DORADO HILLS — Jenna Klein knows practice makes perfect, whether it’s in a team environment or honing her long-range shooting skills alone with her dad. “If we don’t do three’s at practice, I’ll go to the gym,” said Klein, who said she usually spends “about an hour” on shots behind the arc. The extra […]

Kirkwood Mountain Resort first in Tahoe to open 100% of terrain

KIRKWOOD — The almost five feet of snow that slammed Kirkwood Mountain Resort this past weekend has transformed the resort, allowing it to open 100 percent of terrain and lifts and move to full operations by the weekend. Throughout the week, the resort has consistently opened more terrain. Timber Creek, Tahoe’s premiere beginner and family […]

Trojan basketball shocks top-ranked Sheldon

EL DORADO HILLS  — A Delta River League win still a win for the Oak Ridge High boys basketball team — even if it is against No. 1 ranked team in the Sacramento area. Hosting top-ranked Sheldon Wednesday night, the Trojans made up for missing nearly a dozen layups to shock the first-place Huskies 39-35. […]

Folsom upstages Ponderosa wrestling in key dual

FOLSOM — Winning 10 of 14 matches including eight straight at one point, host Folsom all but locked up the Delta River League wrestling championship with Wednesday’s 47-13 Senior Night victory over Ponderosa. The Bulldogs avenged last year’s loss to the Bruins that stopped their consecutive run on league titles at four, giving Ponderosa its […]

Roundup: Jan. 26, 2012

Girls basketball Union Mine 35, Cosumnes Oaks 46 — In a Sierra Valley Conference home game Wednesday, Union Mine (2-4 in conference, 11-10 overall) combined an off-shooting night with unforced turnovers in the loss to the Elk Grove school. “It was definitely not a well-executed game on our part,” Union Mine head coach Chris Del […]

2012 Sierra Sharks Swim Team Registration

Online registration for the 2012 Sierra Sharks Swim Team begins Feb. 15 for both returning and new swimmers continues through April 29. Returning 2011 Shark team members must register by March 15 to retain their spot on the team. New swimmers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis according to age group openings so don’t […]

Bulldogs lead start to finish against Bruins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Wednesday’s Delta River League matchup between the Folsom Bulldogs and host Ponderosa had the Bulldogs take an early lead, extend and hang on after a Bruin rally to win 68-57. “We let the game get out of hand in the first half, especially the second quarter, and we weren’t able to catch […]

Roundup: Sinner sinks Folsom at buzzer

Girls basketball Ponderosa 52, Folsom 51 — Brooke Sinner’s offensive rebound and putback, two of her 10 fourth-quarter points, beat the buzzer to give the Lady Bruins Tuesday’s Delta River League road win. Ponderosa  outscored the Bulldogs 15-11 in the fourth quarter. Sinner led the Bruins with 12 points, Jensen Lewis scored 10, Jennifer Curto […]

Today’s makeup race official start to South 1 season

After two weeks of no snow and one where bad weather prevented the team buses from departing, the South 1 Division alpine racing season will officially get underway today at Sierra-at-Tahoe with a Giant Slalom race on Lower Main. Today’s race, moved from Wednesday due to the fact two of the schools had transportation problems, […]

Youth All Star Shrine Bowl games featured area talent

El Dorado County was well-represented in the recent California-Florida Youth All Star Shrine Bowl games in Florida. Eight 8th-graders from the Union Mine Junior Rattlers, Oak Ridge Junior Trojans and Golden Sierra Junior Grizzlies were among the 45 youth football players selected to participate in this year’s event. Joshua Middleton and Brody Pearman from the […]

Kirkwood blanketed by three feet of snow; opens chairlifts and terrain

KIRKWOOD — A classic Sierra snowstorm stalled out over Kirkwood Mountain Resort this past weekend, blanketing the slopes with more than three feet of snow which has allowed the resort to open additional chairlifts and terrain. The much anticipated weather system rolled in late Thursday afternoon with intense snowfall rates of more than an inch […]

Outside with Charlie: Let it snow

Finally, some snow. As I write this, it is cold and snowing nicely in Pollock Pines. Winter sports hounds are grinning from ear to ear. It’s time to head up to the high country with your skis and snowshoes at last. The deeper snow is at the higher elevations. Downhill skiers will have a much better base to glide on after […]

Snowfall covers Sierra-at-Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Winter arrived at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort, which received 16 inches of snow from the first storm system with more expected throughout last weekend according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The wet snow that fell built a base that set Sierra up for the rest of the winter. With more snow […]

Mother Nature answers call with two feet of snow and more expected

Storm system answers pent-up demand; winter in full swing at Tahoe SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – After two months of pray for snow parties, Mother Nature finally heard the call, leaving Tahoe snow enthusiasts dancing in the streets and skiing on the mountains with  twofeet of powder at area ski resorts in the last 24 hours. […]

Keaton Subjeck places first at Tim Brown Memorial

Woods, Camilli place second SACRAMENTO — In his 160-pound finals match late Saturday afternoon at the Tim Brown Memorial Wrestling Tournament, Oak Ridge High wrestler Keaton Subjeck was more than anxious to get an early start against Oakmont’s Peter Santos. “I was aggressive throughout the match,” Subjeck said. “He’s a good wrestler.” Subjeck jumped out to a 5-0 lead […]

El Dorado Hills 8th graders take hoops tournament title

The El Dorado Hills eighth grade boys basketball team won the recent 16-team Optimist Club of South Tahoe Basketball Tournament with victories over Pau-Wa-Lu (47-18), Martinez (34-22), Cunha (41-23), and Union Hills (41-27) for the championship. Pictured left to right is: Coach Conlan Kisilewicz, coach Paul Kisilewicz, Keaton Kisilewicz, Sean Garmston, Armand Souliman, Tyus Millhollin, Cole Compton, Kevin Kassis and […]

Under the Scoreboard: Jan. 22, 2012

Cameron Park’s Mike Wells bowled his first 300 game in “33 years of trying” at the Lake Bowl in Folsom. Wells’ masterpiece involved “all perfect strikes.” * * * Golden Sierra held its annual Dan Arena JV Tournament Saturday featuring 12 schools. Four Grizzly wrestlers competed: Amanda Noone and Emmalee D’Angelo placed first and third respectably in […]

Schedule: Jan. 24-28, 2012

Tuesday, Jan. 24 Boys basketball UM @ Cosumnes Oaks, 7:30 GS @ Bradshaw Christian, 7 p.m. Girls basketball OR @ Sheldon, 7 p.m. PHS @ Folsom, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 Boys basketball Sheldon @ OR, 7 p.m. Folsom @ PHS, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Cosumnes Oaks @ UM, 7:30 OR vs. Summerville, Argonaut, 7:30 […]

Lady Bruins toppled by Sheldon 67-43

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa’s game plan Friday against visiting Sheldon was shut down the Huskies’ main offensive threats and deal with the visitor’s full court pressure. Despite the Lady Bruins’ intense efforts all four quarters, Sheldon still took the 67-43 Delta River League victory. While the Huskies scored with efficiency and ease, the Bruins struggled to […]

Roundup: Jan. 21, 2012

Girls basketball Oak Ridge 47, St. Francis 41, OT — The Lady Trojans dealt the Troubadours their first Delta River League loss with Friday’s overtime road win. Oak Ridge outscored St. Francis 13-9 in the fourth quarter to extend the game. Troy trailed 25-12 at the half before ralling in the thrid and fourth quarters. […]

El Dorado turns back River City

El Dorado’s boys basketball team earned its fourth consecutive victory Friday with a 69-59 win over visiting River City. The Cougars’ 0-2 start in the Sierra Valley Conference schedule is becoming a distant memory as they prepare to start the second half next Friday against conference leader Vista del Lago. El Dorado, the defending champion, […]

Trojan boys fall short at home

EL DORADO HILLS — In a game scoring was hard to come by, host Oak Ridge couldn’t keep pace with second-ranked Jesuit and lost the Delta River League matchup Friday by a 61-45 score. “We played well, but we let them get away from us in the second half,” Trojan coach Steve Scott said. Points […]

Tip beats buzzer and D’backs

EL DORADO — Just 35 precious seconds remained when Union Mine’s Scott McIntyre took Tommy Callonea’s pass and drove with purpose to the rim. Though the junior guard was unable to convert, he drew a Vista del Lago foul and after several bounces of the ball, calmly swished both free throws to knot the score […]

Grizzly basketball splits with Rio Vista

GARDEN VALLEY — Matt Smith’s last-second, 35-foot attempt at a game-tying three-pointer rimmed out as Golden Sierra fell to visiting Rio Vista 55-51 in a tense Sierra Delta League battle and nightcap to Friday’s girls/boys varsity doubleheader. Earlier, the Grizzly girls utilized a strong second half, the rebounding of Desiree Benedict, 11 points from Kaylee […]

Heinz-sight: Feeling gypped?

Was KCRA’s “High School Playbook Game of the Week” Wednesday featuring the Union Mine girls basketball team and host El Dorado lacking? Did fans get what they voted for? To be fair, KCRA’s coverage was likely spread throughout the evening but the 11 p.m. broadcast, the one we all tune in for, was very weak. […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged | 2 Replies

Ponderosa wrestlers record intra-county win over Oak Ridge

SHINGLE SPRINGS — If the Ponderosa High wrestling team wanted to stay undefeated in Delta River League action Wednesday night going into its dual meet against rival Oak Ridge, it needed solid performances from most of its grapplers. The Bruins (3-0) accomplished that and then some at their gym after winning 10 of the 13 weight […]

Taz swimmers: Get ready to hit the pool

Online registration for swimmers ready to make a splash as an El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devil begins Jan. 23 at edhtaz.org. A warning for those procrastinators … “It fills up pretty quick,” said EDH Taz Vice-president Jack Peterson. Returning swimmers have a “pretty much guaranteed” spot, said EDH Taz President Brett Jones. New swimmers are accepted on a first-come, […]

Roundup: Jan. 19

Girls basketball Golden Sierra 38, San Juan 56  — Senior guard Kaylee Schrader had 14 points for Golden Sierra in Wednesday’s Sierra Delta League game against San Juan in Garden Valley. Following Schrader in scoring for the Griz (1-3 in league, 7-8) were junior guards Sierra Cokinos and Sierra Monroe with eight points each, senior forward […]

Lady Cougars overtake D’backs in fourth quarter

Jessica Heinrichs and Samantha Reeder combined for 12 fourth-quarter points, including El Dorado’s final six in the last 1:32, helping the host Cougars overcome a late deficit to upend upset-minded Union Mine 42-34 Wednesday night. Heinrichs’ free throw broke a 30-30 tie with 3:26 left. Reeder added a clutch three-pointer and El Dorado held the […]

Grizzlies pin their way to a win

GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra wrestlers knew they had an uphill climb in Tuesday’s Sierra Delta League dual meet with visiting Bradshaw Christian and only one way to get there — pin the Pride to the mat. Bradshaw Christian received 30 forfeit points the Grizzlies had to make up and Golden Sierra came through with […]

El Dorado basketball holds off Union Mine 57-52

D’back Tommy Callonea buckets game-high 23 points EL DORADO — The El Dorado boys basketball team hung on against a late charge from Union Mine Tuesday to win by five, 57-52, in a game much closer than the score indicates. The Diamondbacks pulled within two points with 48 seconds left but Nick Jemmot’s layup made […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged | 1 Reply
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