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Lady Trojans take third place at Shoot Out

EL DORADO HILLS — After a tough two-point loss to Lincoln-of-Stockton Friday night in the second-round of the Trojan Toss Up Tournament, the Oak Ridge girls basketball team entered Saturday’s third place game with a mission. “We definitely drew motivation from Friday’s loss. We knew we could have beat (Lincoln-of-Stockton), and we came into today with something to prove,” […]

Roundup: Dec. 10, 2011

Basketball Girls Trojan Shoot Out Oak Ridge 37, Lincoln-Stockton 39 – The Trojans lost their close, second-round game Friday and play Saturday afternoon (today) at 2:30 for third/fourth place El Dorado 28, Del Oro 36 – The Golden Eagles outscored the Cougars 24-9 in the first and fourth quarters, including 14-4 in the fourth, to […]

Bruin water polo celebrates season

The Ponderosa High 2011 water polo season celebrated the end of the season Nov. 19 with a fundraising party that raised almost $2,000 for next year’s team. The season finale brought families together to support the opportunities water polo has provided their athletes. The Bruin girls team ended the season with a 10-11 record and […]

Roundup: Dec. 9, 2011

Tournament basketball Boys Folsom Vista Classic El Dorado 69, Inkerkum 74 — Despite a second-half comeback Thursday, the Cougars couldn’t erase a 14-point halftime deficit in Thursday’s tournament opener. Joe Visman scored 27 points to lead El Dorado while Nick Jemmott had 13 and Justin Morrison, 12. Mark Mackes tourney Oak Ridge 56, Burbank 59 — […]

Union Mine wrestlers edge El Dorado

With takedowns, reversals, escapes and pins, wrestling was in full swing Wednesday night as host El Dorado took on Union Mine in the first Sierra Valley Conference dual meet of the season. Both the Cougars and Diamondbacks wrestled with energy and intensity over the entire evening looking to get off to a strong start. With […]

Oak Ridge upends El Dorado at Trojan Shoot Out opener

EL DORADO HILLS — In what both Oak Ridge and El Dorado High coaches Steve White and Pat Winter described as a “work-out-the-kinks” game, the host Lady Trojans came out on top 61-48 over the Cougars in the first round of the annual Trojan Shoot Out Thursday. “I liked the effort our girls put out on the […]

Trojan basketball clobbers Vista 65-29

EL DORADO HILLS — The visiting Vista del Lago Eagles landed with a thud on the Oak Ridge basketball court Tuesday night as the Trojan varsity team easily triumphed, 65-29, in its home opener. Strong double-team defense kept Vista del Lago’s shooters from getting good looks at the basket. Troy also took advantage of sloppy passing on […]

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows host Learn to Ski Weekends

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows offer beginner lift tickets, lessons and rental packages OLYMPIC VALLEY — This weekend, beginner skiers and riders can take their first turns on the snow at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows for just $30. The cost includes a beginner lift ticket, rental equipment and lessons during the 12th Annual Learn […]

12 teams to compete in Ponderosa Duals

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The 24th annual Ponderosa Duals wrestling tournament starts at 9 a.m. Friday at Ponderosa. The tournament, previously called the Dave Walker, will host 12 teams this year: Ponderosa 1, Granite Bay, Merced, Cosumnes Oaks, Roseville, Del Campo, Vista del Lago, Lincoln (of Lincoln), Will C. Wood, Rosemont, Damonte Ranch from Reno, and […]

Kirkwood offers Preview Weekend III

Kirkwood builds on momentum and pushes to open more lifts and terrain KIRKWOOD — With two successful preview weekends under their belt, Kirkwood Mountain Resort is pushing to open more lifts, more terrain and have more fun than any other resort in the Tahoe Basin. This past weekend, Preview Weekend II consisted some of the best […]

El Dorado’s Jesslyn Jana signs with Arizona Christian

PHOENIZ, Ariz. — The Arizona Christian University women’s soccer program, coached by Carl Cecil, has signed center midfielder Jesslyn Jana from El Dorado. Jana will begin her collegiate soccer career as a freshman at Arizona Christian in Phoenix in the fall of 2012. She will play her senior season at El Dorado and she also […]

Arizona Christian signs Ponderosa soccer athletes

PHOENIX, Ariz. —  The Arizona Christian University women’s soccer program, coached by Carl Cecil, has signed defenders Breana Duhamel and Aubrey Wimmer from Ponderosa. Duhamel and Wimmer begin their collegiate soccer careers as freshmen at Arizona Christian in Phoenix in the fall of 2012. Both players will play as seniors for Ponderosa’s soccer team this […]

Union Mine boys move to 5-0 with victory over Bret Harte

EL DORADO — Scott McIntyre scored 10 of his game-high 15 points in Union Mine’s 15-0 fourth quarter run Tuesday as the host Diamondbacks pulled away for a 72-55 nonleague victory over Bret Harte. After the Bullfrogs scored the first four points of the fourth to get within 51-48, Union Mine (5-0) took off behind […]

Roundup: Dec. 7, 2011

Girls basketball Union Mine 40, Capital Christian 63 — The Lady Diamondbacks never overcame a slow start in Tuesday’s nonleague road loss. The Cougars jumped out to a 42-15 advantage after two quarters. Madi Aliff led Union Mine with 10 points while Trisha Tolbert added seven. Golden Sierra 51, Foresthill 61 — The host Grizzlies […]

12 Buffalo Chips county cross country runners qualify for Jr. Olympics

Several El Dorado County young runners who compete for the Buffalo Chips youth running team qualified for the Junior Olympics National Cross Country Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Whispering Pines Golf Course. “More than 3,000 athletes ages 7-18 will race in two-year age increments at distances ranging from 2,000 to […]

Roundup: Dec. 6, 2011

Tourament basketball Boys Argonaut Tournament Union Mine 43, Red Bluff 29 — Thomas Callonea, 13 points; Alec Vaughn, 11. Union Mine 48, Capital Christian 44 — Vaughn, 14 points; Callonea, 12. Union Mine 66, Argonaut 52 — Callonea, 23 points; Vaughn, 12; Graham Bennett, 10. Jack Scott Tournament Oak Ridge 53, Roseville 43 — Bryce […]

Hillgals gang up on Bruins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Preseason basketball games are meant to sharpen skills and prepare for the upcoming league seasons that begin in January. The Ponderosa girls basketball team learned it has a lot left to work on after with three tournament losses last weekend and a 51-65 defeat Monday to visiting Placer. Rebounding, defense and sinking […]

Ponderosa’s Gold Country Classic featured three Bruin champions

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High hosted its first Gold Country Classic individual wrestling tournament Saturday with three Bruins placing first in their respective weight brackets. Christian Canepa, 132 pounds, Sean Melton (138) and Nick Troquato (170) were each undefeated at the end of the day. After a first-round bye, Canepa registered a 15-0 win before […]

Buzzer-beater denies Cougars Gold Dust championship

Tyler Lawrence’s follow shot at the final horn lifted Amador Valley to a 56-54 victory over host El Dorado for the Gold Dust title late Saturday night. The Cougars had 22.5 seconds to defend and send the game to overtime. El Dorado forced Shaun Hogan into a miss down low but Lawrence, in perfect position […]

Schedule: Dec. 5-10, 2011

Monday, Dec. 5 Girls basketball Placer @ PHS, 7:30 Tuesday, Dec. 6 Boys basketball Bret Harte @ UM, 7:30 Vista del Lago @ OR, 7 p.m. GS @ West Campus, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Foresthill @ GS, 7 p.m. ED @ South Lake Tahoe, 6:30 UM @ Capital Christian, 7 p.m. Wrestling PHS @ Rodriquez, […]

Ponderosa boys finish fourth at Gold Dust

The Ponderosa Bruins boys basketball team fell to the Whitney Wildcats 62-50 Saturday afternoon at El Dorado High in the battle for third place at the Gold Dust Tournament. “We didn’t execute very well today and they knocked down shots when they needed to,” Bruin coach Andy Beal said. The Wildcats jumped out to an 18-11 […]

D’backs deny La Jolla Country Day’s three-peat attempt; win program’s first state title trophy

Set I Union Mine 25, La Jolla Country Day 18 Flow: D’backs prove right from the start they can take La Jolla’s best shot; Madison Berridge’s service run and the play of Andrea Barnes lead Union Mine to a 9-2 start; Mikayla Tucker heats up. Key plays: Barnes’ tip for 8-2; Jacqueline Swarbrick’s back-to-back deflected kill and […]

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Local basketball teams split Gold Dust results

Behind balanced scoring with all five starters in double-digits, host El Dorado held off a hot, second-half shooting Whitney team Friday to prevail 69-64 in second-round action at the Gold Dust Tournament. The victory advanced the Cougars to Saturday’s championship game against Amador Valley, a 63-53 winner over Ponderosa. El Dorado also overcame foul trouble […]

Union Mine volleyball plays for state title today

The Union Mine girls take the court today at noon at the University of Concordia in Irvine for a shot at the CIF Division IV state title. The D’backs’ opponent is La Jolla Country Day who’s making its third appearance in the finals. Follow the action on Comcast SportsNet California (local Comcast channel 721) or […]

Run with Santa Saturday

Wear a Santa hat or your favorite holiday costume and kick off the holiday season at Saturday’s 2nd annual Run with Santa (today, Dec. 3). Running Santa The Run with Santa is a 5K fun run/walk. Come by the morning of the event to register. Registration opens at 7 a.m. Price On-site “day of” registration $25. […]

Kirkwood announces Preview Weekend II

  KIRKWOOD – Kirkwood Mountain Resort unveiled plans for Preview Weekend II starting today through Sunday. The resort will be operational, spinning Chair No. 5 throughout the weekend and offering skiing and riding on the race course with good coverage. This weekend will be a great chance for skiers and riders to get their winter legs […]

Cougars crush Rosemont to open Gold Dust

Joe Visman and Nick Jemmott combined for 39 points Thursday as host El Dorado opened the Gold Dust Tournament with a solid 73-46 win over Rosemont. The Cougars led 36-25 at halftime before breaking away in the third, starting with an 11-0 spurt to open the quarter. The Cougars outscored the Wolverines 22-7 to lead […]

Bruins overwhelm Sonoma Valley in Gold Dust opener

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The Ponderosa High varsity boys basketball squad started the season victoriously Thursday, blasting the Sonoma Valley Dragons 67-22 to open the Gold Dust Tournament. “It was great to get an opening win and give our kids confidence. We were trying to work the bugs out tonight against a young Sonoma Valley team,” […]

Heinz-sight: Destiny’s D’backs

Unless some generous Union Mine fan steps up, the Union Mine girls volleyball team has to pretty much foot the bill for Friday’s trip to Irvine in Southern California to play in Saturday’s CIF State Division IV Volleyball Championship match against La Jolla Country Day. Well, it’s just one more challenge. Would the Lady Diamondbacks […]

Schedule: Gold Dust Tournament opens tonight

Schedule: Updated each day Thursday: Games at El Dorado: Amador Valley vs Christian Brothers, 6 p.m.; El Dorado vs Rosemont, 7:30 p.m. Games at Ponderosa: Whitney vs Colfax, 6 p.m.; Ponderosa vs Sonoma Valley, 7:30 p.m. Friday: Games at El Dorado: El Dorado vs winner Whitney/Colfax, 6 p.m.; Ponderosa vs Amador Valley, 7:30 p.m. /Christian Brothers […]

Lady Bruins hold off Cougar comeback in annual meeting

Old rivalries never die. The traditional preseason girls basketball game between El Dorado and visiting Ponderosa is as important to the players as games were when the teams competed in the Sierra Valley Conference. For the second year in a row, the Lady Bruins came out on top Tuesday, edging El Dorado 44-41 and ending […]

Lady Diamondbacks win it all

EL DORADO — They did it. The 2011 Northen California Regional championship volleyball plaque will forever rest in a trophy case on Koki Lane — the result of another riveting performance from the Lady Diamondbacks. Continuing its magical postseason trek, host Union Mine entertained a packed Snake Pit with a rousing 25-21, 16-25, 25-23, 25-12 […]

Richard Hunter takes on first Ironman

Editor’s note: After El Dorado Hills’ Richard Hunter was diagnosed with retinitus pigmentosa, an eye disease that leads to complete loss of sight, he became a runner. He’s been training hard since competing in the Boston Marathon in 2008 and is breaking down barriers for visually impaired athletes through the C Different Foundation. Hunter worked […]

Bruins drop Foundation twinbill

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Four of the 156 Sac-Joaquin Section basketball teams participating in Monday’s Foundation Games were in action at Ponderosa High as the Bruins hosted Christian Brothers for a varsity girls/boys doubleheader. The unofficial lead-in to the 2011-12 season  — games that don’t count toward standings, power rankings or contacts — had the Falcons […]

El Dorado cross country team makes progress

FRESNO — The El Dorado boys cross country team improved three places to 18th place in its second appearance in the CIF State Division III Meet at Fresno’s Woodward Park Nov. 26. “We ended up finishing as the second team from our section — just like the section meet when we lost to Placer by […]

Oak Ridge harriers show well at state meet

FRESNO — The Oak Ridge cross country teams ended the season with strong showings in Division I at the CIF State Meet Nov. 26 at Fresno’s Woodward Park. The girls team took 15th with 396 points out of 22 teams while the boys were 18th with 453 points, also in a 22-team field. The weather was […]

Outside with Charlie: Walk off Thanksgiving calories

Thanksgiving is behind us so to speak. It’s not just the actual day — it’s the week of preparation leading up to it and the following days consuming very tasty leftovers. It’s a whole package. In reality it’s the time of year when we collectively toss all food-related sensibility out the window. Eating is a […]

2011 Delta River League All League Teams

Football Co-Most Valuable Players: Mark Jenkins, Pleasant Grove; Tanner Trosin, Folsom Co-Offensive Players of the Year: Cody Demps, Pleasant Grove; J’Juan Muldrow, Folsom Defensive Player of the Year: DJ Dunn, Pleasant Grove All Purpose Player: Nate Iese; Sheldon Lineman of the Year: Arik Armstead, Pleasant Grove Special Teams Player: Marcus White, Pleasant Grove First Team Defense Linemen: Kaden Mosbacher, Ponderosa; Zach Claiborne, Oak Ridge; […]

Heinz-sight: Wow! factor now applies

Union Mine’s head volleyball coach Mike Yates characterized his team during its current playoff run as a talented group of consistent players without that “wow! factor” other teams seem to have. While he’d know, the argument can be made, especially after Saturday’s NorCal semifinals victory over Sacred Heart Prep, that when Sierra Valley Conference MVP […]

Five Bruins sign to join college programs

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Five Ponderosa High athletes — three soccer, one swim, one spiker — recently signed their Letter of Intent forms in the school’s library to play at the college level. From the pitch, Aubrey Wimmer and Bre DuHamel are a package deal as they’re both headed to Arizona Christian University, Connor Swartz takes […]

D’back girls take out Sacred Heart Prep: host NorCal finals tonight

What they’re saying “The comeback in the second game was key, proved that we’re a championship team and was our defining moment. Without it, they (Sacred Heart Prep) probably get the sweep and are half way home by now.” Coach Mike Yates on rallying from 1-8 and 15-20 deficits. “To rally from five points down […]

Schedule: Nov. 28-Dec. 3, 2011

Monday, No. 28 Boys basketball Foundation games CBS @ PHS, 8 p.m. Foresthill @ GS, 7 p.m. ED b0ys @ Calavares, 7:30 OR @ Rocklin, 8 p.m. Girls basketball CBS @ PHS, 6 p.m. Foresthill @ GS, 5:30 OR @ Rocklin, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 Boys basketball Highlands @ UM, 7:30 GS @ Mesa […]

Lake Tahoe resorts open with outstanding conditions/party atmosphere

The most affordable stay-and-ski packages in the country lure early season skiers and snowboardersLAKE TAHOE – The majority of the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts will open for the 2011-12 winter season this week with impressive early season skiing and snowboarding conditions, unbeatable early season vacation packages, non-stop entertainment and new guest amenities from recent resort capital improvements. […]

Stormin’ Norman masters Yellowstone segment of the Continental Divide Trail

Editor’s note: “Stormin’ Norman,” aka Norm Stolt of Somerset, 70, is on a mission to complete the “Triple Crown” of hiking: the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide trails. Over the past 10 years Stormin’ has finished the Appalachian and Pacific Crest trails, along with the Tahoe Rim Trail.  Last year he planned to hike […]

Heavenly partnership to enhance its ski/snowboard parks

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. — In keeping with its new tag line “All In,” Heavenly Mountain Resort  has announced a new partnership with Snow Park Technologies (SPT) that will take its parks to the next level. Skiers and snowboarders who visit Lake Tahoe’s premier winter destination this season will see a renewed dedication to its parks, […]

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