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Oak Ridge loss isn’t pretty

EL DORADO HILLS — After establishing themselves as an area power with five league wins, the Oak Ridge Lady Trojans had only playoff positioning to worry about. With that in mind Wednesday against visiting Sheldon, the Oak Ridge offense was out of sync and its defense never competitive in a 51-40 Delta River League loss […]

South 1 Division puts third race on ice

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Snow managed to stick around for another prep alpine race as the South 1 Division reached its midway point with Monday’s slalom at Sierra-at-Tahoe. It’s wasn’t the fluffy white stuff but an icy base that skiers and snowboarders dealt with in their third race. Weather-wise, conditions were the best yet but without a […]

Three area soccer standouts sign

Three area soccer standouts, Lee Barclay, Eriberto Corona and Connor Swartz signed their Letter of Intents last Wednesday, the official signing day, to play college soccer. Corona, who prepped at Union Mine, will play for Sacramento State. He began playing at age 7 for Sierra Gold SC before moving on to El Dorado United then […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged | 2 Replies

Heinz-sight: Super Bust?

The stage was set for last Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup between the New York Giants and New England Patriots — two good teams, two quality quarterbacks, a high-scoring offense versus a rugged defense and two storied programs from geographical areas that produce classic rivals across an array of sports. So what was missing? The fact […]

Golden Sierra pays tribute to its league MVPs

After more than a year of research and collaboration, the All League MVP boards are up in Rod Hedlund Gym, honoring athletes from the beginning of Golden Sierra’s storied sports history to the present day. Starting in 1981 with Craig Thornley, the list runs all the way through 2011 with Jason Rice, Giana Posely and […]

Schedule: Jan. 2-7, 2012

Tuesday, Jan. 3 Boys basketball Yuba City @ OR, 6 p.m. *Galt @ UM, 7:30 *Vista del Lago @ ED, 7:30 *Vacaville Christian @ GS, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Monterey Trail @ PHS, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 Girls basketball *UM @ Galt, 7:30 *ED @ Vista del Lago, 7:30 Wrestling *Sheldon @ PHS, 6 […]

El Dorado’s Sage Hoffee lives to snowboard

Sage Hoffee’s perfect day is never seeing her house in daylight. Hoffee’s perfect day begins with a pre-dawn departure for Sierra-at-Tahoe; catching the first chair over the summit as the sun rises; a full day on the hill; and watching the sun set before the return trip home. That passion to be in the environment […]

D’backs lose tough one at team championships

Undermanned Golden Sierra happy with showing STOCKTON — The Union Mine High wrestling team fell one win short of advancing from its first-round match with Ceres at Saturday’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Team Dual Championships at Lincoln of Stockton High School. The Diamondbacks, entered as the Sierra Valley Conference’s No. 2 seed, fell by a pin […]

Schedule: Feb. 6-11, 2012

Monday, Feb. 6 Alpine racing ED, PHS, OR, UM, GS @ Sierra-at-Tahoe, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 Girls basketball Folsom @ PHS, 7 p.m. Sheldon @ OR, 7 p.m. *Liberty Ranch @ ED, 7:30 UM @ River City, 7:30 Wednesday, Feb. 8 Boys basketball River City @ UM, 7:30 PHS @ Folsom, 7 p.m. OR […]

Under the Scoreboard: Feb. 6, 2012

Point Loma Nazarene University senior Rhett Beal enjoyed quite a week. The former Ponderosa Bruin sank 22-of-24 free throws in one game, part of a 29-point effort, to lead his Sea Lions’ team past No. 12 Westmont 82-68. Beal’s made free throws tied a Golden State Athletic Conference record and are the most this season […]

Roundup: Feb. 4, 2012

Boys basketball El Dorado 79, Galt 41 — The Cougars took out their frustration of Wednesday’s loss to Cosumnes Oaks by pounding the host Warriors Friday in Sierra Valley Conference basketball action. El Dorado shot 60 percent from the floor including 70 percent from the three-point line. The Cougars outscored Galt 48-19 in the middle quarters. […]

Trojans’ second half play upends Folsom

EL DORADO HILLS — After two quarters of evenly matched play in Friday night’s Delta River League boys basketball game, host Oak Ridge took control on both ends of the floor in the second half to stomp the Folsom Bulldogs 55-43. “Our defense really stepped up in the second half and that was vital against […]

Cougars press Galt for win

For three quarters Friday, the El Dorado High girls basketball team used a variety of defenses against visiting Galt that paid off in another Sierra Valley Conference victory. Overall, the Lady Cougars forced 24 turnovers, paving the way toward a 58-28 victory to improve El Dorado to 8-1 record in conference and 15-7 overall. Galt fell […]

Golden Sierra basketball drops pair to Scots

GARDEN VALLEY —  The Golden Sierra High varsity teams took on Highlands Friday in Sierra Delta League action that were polar opposites of one another. In the girls opener, the Grizzlies couldn’t score enough and fell 43-32 while in the boys game Golden Sierra had trouble stopping a high-flying Scots squad that prevailed 69-38. Daysa […]

Heavenly hosts Nike Chosen Tour

Night Jam to take place on World Cup HEAVENLY, Calif./Nev. — Heavenly Mountain Resort has teamed up with Nike Snowboarding to host the fifth stop of the Nike Winter Chosen Tour on Saturday. The slopestyle rail jam will take place from 4-7 p.m. on World Cup run at the California Main Lodge. Nike’s Winter Chosen […]

Seven Oak Ridge athletes sign Letter of Intent forms

EL DORADO HILLS — Seven Oak Ridge senior athletes signed their Letter of Intent forms Wednesday in the Trojan multi-purpose room. William Boule (Eastern Washington), Dylan Collie (Brigham Young) and  John David Smith (Southern Oregon) signed to continue their football careers, Mandi McBroom (UC Irvine) and Tiffani Reimers (Cal State Fullerton) go on in soccer, Lauren Sende […]

First and goal: Super picks

Are you ready for Super Bowl XLVI? Sunday’s game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis between the New York Giants and New England Patriots should be as exciting as their 2008 matchup in Super Bowl XLII when Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning posted a 17-14 victory to take the Vince Lombardi trophy back to the Big […]

February 03, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged | 1 Reply

Grizzly girls hold off Encina

GARDEN VALLEY — The Golden Sierra girls basketball team fought hard for the win Tuesday night in holding off visiting Encina 50-40 for the Sierra Delta League victory. The Grizzlies were plagued by turnovers and a lack of rebounds as Encina pressured the ball to keep the game close. Despite numerous mistakes the Grizzlies still […]

Roundup: Feb 2, 2012

Boys basketball Union Mine 56, Liberty Ranch 43 — Graham Bennett scored 18 points to lead the Diamondbacks to Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference road win. Union Mine outscored the Hawks in each quarter after the first where the two teams battled to a 4-4 tie. Jordan Jones scored 10 points for the D’backs, Tyler Sutorka […]

Trojan wrestling happy with season-ending dual meet result

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High wrestling coach Casey Rhyan was all smiles Wednesday night for many reasons. The program honored 11 seniors at their final home match and last Delta River League dual meet against Pleasant Grove. Eight seniors won, including four by first-round pins, as the Trojans registered a 62-9 victory. Oak […]

Wolfpack’s big finish does in El Dorado

Wednesday’s showdown between Cosumnes Oaks and host El Dorado for the lead in the Sierra Valley Conference came down to the final eight minutes and who could win out. Tied at 36-all after three quarters, the Wolfpack turned to its athleticism to counter the Cougars’ three-point shooting and outscored the home team 28-21, including 10-of-13 […]

Union Mine wrestlers dominate in Senior Night win

EL DORADO — Union Mine said goodbye to its senior class of wrestlers Wednesday in the last dual meet of the Sierra Valley Conference season before powering past Liberty Ranch 63-16 at the Snake Pit. The Diamondbacks led 39-0 before the Hawks put points on the board. Prior to the action, Union Mine acknowledged the […]

Foothill D’back wrestlers show well at Mountain Clash near the coast

SAN RAFAEL — All six Union Mine High varsity wrestlers who made last weekend’s trek to the Mountain Clash Wrestling Tournament at the College of Marin either took first or second place in a solid showing by the Diamondback sextet. Freshman Colin Hustrulid, sophomore James Warden, senior Mitch Woods and senior Chris Vasquez all placed […]

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 […]

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