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Trojans prevail in intra-county clash with Bruins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — It’s a game both teams look toward each season. Friday night, Ponderosa and Oak Ridge continued their intra-county football rivalry and for the first half, it was a defensive gem. The Trojans only mustered a seven-point halftime lead but the second half was a different story as Oak Ridge got its offense […]

Diamondbacks rush to victory

EL DORADO — Sean Tow’s career-best 414 yards rushing on 18 carries with four touchdowns lifted host Union Mine over Galt 40-14 in Friday’s Sierra Valley Conference matchup. Tow was a one-man wrecking crew in the second quarter as the junior running back had touchdown runs of 38 and 59 yards, followed by an electrifying […]

October 17, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged | 1 Reply

Balanced attack leads Liberty Ranch over El Dorado

Hawk duo runs for 412 yards, six touchdowns Christian Wisniewski found his passing groove early and often for the El Dorado High football team Friday night but it wasn’t enough. In the first half of the Cougars’ Sierra Valley Conference homecoming game against Liberty Ranch, Wisniewski completed 8-of-18 passes for 135 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Gabe […]

Football roundup: Oct. 14, 2011

Union Mine 40, Galt 14 — Sean Tow rushed for a career-high 414 yards on 18 carries and scored four touchdowns as the Diamondbacks won their homecoming game over the Warriors. Tow had 320 of his yards by halftime, including a 95-yard touchdown run, as Union Mine rolled to a 34-0 lead. D’back quarterback Graham Bennett threw […]

Jr. Trojan to play in All-American Bowl

Oak Ridge Jr. Trojan quarterback Jack Laing, 12, of El Dorado Hills has been named to the third annual Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl. Jack will join dozens of peers in his age group nationwide in an east meets west clash that is part of a week-long series of events leading up to the nationally-televised, sixth […]

October 19, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged | 5 Replies

Roundup: Kelsey Del Rio makes hole-in-one

Girls golf Union Mine 285, Vista del Lago 331 at Cameron Park CC: UM scores: Medalist Hannah Moylan, 47; Megan Sturgeon, 57; Kalina Maricich, 58; Marilyn Dunne, 61; Kelsey Del Rio, 62 (Hole-in-one); Trisha Tolbert, 63. “Amazingly this is Kelsey’s first year of golf and for all of you including myself who have never had […]

Golden Sierra girls take Pride in victory

SACRAMENTO — All indicators pointed to a long night for the Golden Sierra girls volleyball team Thursday: late start, on the road, against an opponent who not only played them tough two weeks ago in a five-set match but was responsible for ending the Grizzlies unbeaten league streak last year. In the end, none of […]

Griz harriers run in ‘The Other Meet’

SACRAMENTO — A hardy group of Golden Sierra harriers enjoyed perfect weather and course conditions for the fourth annual “The Other Meet” cross country invitational at Granite Park in Sacramento. The Other Meet has increased in popularity over the years as schools opt to stay local rather than travel to Clovis for the state-wide Clovis […]

October 17, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged | 1 Reply

Hangtown Women’s Tennis Club seeks new members

Hangtown Women’s Tennis Club wants you. The popular tennis group, started in 1976 by Dot Gilmour, plays round robin doubles every Wednesday at El Dorado High School. The group begins play at 9 a.m. during the winter, weather permitting, and at 8 a.m. during the hot summer months. The club, which is holding its annual […]

Local football teams look to rebound Friday night

After four losses last week, area teams are eager to return to the win column. Friday’s big game pits Oak Ridge against Ponderosa in Shingle Springs for the annual intra-county battle that will pack the house; both Union Mine and El Dorado celebrate homecoming with games against Galt and Liberty Ranch, respectively; while Golden Sierra […]

Oak Ridge boys water polo swamps Wildcats

EL DORADO HILLS — Franklin’s boys water polo team had something to cheer about at the end of the Sacramento Valley League match against Oak Ridge Wednesday when the Wildcat goalie lobbed a shot the length of the pool and scored at the buzzer. The score didn’t affect the outcome — a dominant Trojan 20-7 […]

Practice makes perfect for Lady Trojan water polo

EL DORADO HILLS — The Oak Ridge varsity girls water polo team racked up the goals against Franklin Wednesday afternoon in the El Dorado Hills CSD pool. The Trojans topped the Wildcats 14-3 in what coach Tim McCormick said all came down to precision plays designed in practice and beautifully executed in the Sacramento Valley League […]

Roundup: Oct. 13, 2011

Girls golf Ponderosa 275, St. Francis 219 at Cameron Park CC. PHS scores: Makenzie Shivers, 52; Sara DiMaggio, 53; Emily Olander, 56; Maggie Nuttall, 57; Shannon Earl, 57; Julia Martin, 58.  Tennis Oak Ridge 6, Sheldon 3 Singles (OR first): Rachel Librach def. Deanna Nguyen 6-3, 6-1; Lauren Roppolo def. Katy Ho 6-2, 6-0; Gabby Zeagler def. […]

The Outdoorsman: Santa Cruz for tuna

If you enjoy 30-mile boat rides out of Santa Cruz you can count on going home with lots of albacore. Monterey boats are finding the albies within 20 miles. Some boats are landing up to 30 fish. Charter boats along the coast were scoring on rockfish and some halibut. Salmon is the story inland. The kings […]

Bruin soccer settles for draw

SHINGLE SPRINGS — This season’s Delta River League schedule has been challenging for Ponderosa’s soccer team. Every match has been a battle against tough Division I teams. Wednesday the Bruins took the pitch looking for their first league victory but settled for a 1-1 tie with Pleasant Grove after 80 grueling minutes. Ponderosa dominated the […]

El Dorado soccer picks up key victory

Santos Rios’ goal with eight minutes left broke a tie score Wednesday and host El Dorado held on for a 2-1 win over Cosumnes Oaks in an important Sierra Valley Conference soccer match. Rios’ score kept the Cougars’ playoff hopes alive and helped offset Monday’s 6-0 loss to league-leading Vista del Lago. “It’s a big […]

Cardiac arrest is not just an adult problem

SAN DIEGO — Picture the typical cardiac arrest patient and what comes to mind? Certainly not a high school athlete. But that was the case one recent Friday when a 16-year-old Los Angeles High School cheerleader collapsed to the ground and later died despite resuscitation efforts. She’s not alone. This past year there have been […]

Lady Bruins post easy volleyball win

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Substituting freely Tuesday, host Ponderosa High easily defeated an under-sized Sheldon team 25-16, 25-21, 25-8 in Delta River League volleyball action. The Lady Bruins improved to 3-1 while the Husky girls fell to 0-4. Tuesday’s victory for Ponderosa was the calm before the storm as the Bruins take on St. Francis in their […]

AquaSol posts best times in Penguin Plunge

GRASS VALLEY — AquaSol entered 30 swimmers in the second short-course meet of the 2011-12 season. There were 410 swimmers from 11 swim teams in the Sierra Nevada and Reno Swim regions. The meet featured some very good swims from all ages. AquaSol, a USA Swim team based at the Western Slope Aquatic Center, took […]

Oak Ridge water polo splits with McClatchy

EL DORADO HILLS — Monday’s non-league water polo matches hosted by Oak Ridge at the El Dorado Hills CSD pool ended with mixed results. The Trojan girls lost the early match 10-7 but the boys team swamped the Lions 11-2. Bryan Cole opened the scoring in the boys game with a powerful shot past the […]

Griz junior varsity spikers take second in TOC

CARMICHAEL — The Golden Sierra junior varsity volleyball team had a great outing last weekend at the Tournament of Champions, taking second after knocking off five teams to reach the finals. The Grizzlies didn’t drop a single game en route to facing a much larger Roseville High squad for the tournament title. The Griz swept […]

Outside with Charlie: It’s a great time of year

It’s the middle of October. The days are shorter — it’s darker later in the morning and earlier at night — but there’s still plenty to do despite the rain and early snow in the high country. It’s time to check that your gear is in good shape for winter. Take wet weather gear and […]

Roundup: Oct: 11, 2011

Soccer Oak Ridge 1, Folsom 3 Oak Ridge JV 1, Folsom 0  Ponderosa 1, Jesuit 8 Union Mine 0, River City 2 El Dorado 0, Vista del Lago 5 El Dorado JV 0, Vista del Lago 4

Union Mine sets record straight with Vista

EL DORADO — “I knew it would be like this,” relieved Union Mine volleyball coach Mike Yates said after Monday night’s showdown between the Diamondbacks and visiting Vista del Lago. As the D’backs celebrated their four-set 25-22, 17-25, 27-25, 26-24 hard-fought victory over the Eagles, Yates remembered two bitter losses to Vista in 2010. The […]

Jr. Cougars wrap up season Saturday

The El Dorado Junior Cougars Youth Football and Cheer teams are hosting the Highlands Junior Scots Saturday for the final games of the season. Everyone is encouraged to come out and support the teams. The first game featuring the Junior PeeWees (ages 7-8) starts at 10 a.m. The PeeWees (9-10) and the Junior Midgets (11-12) […]

Sparks sparkle in Gold Rush Tourney

SACRAMENTO —  The Prospector Sparks, a girls under 10 select soccer team, placed third in the American River Youth Soccer League’s Goal Rush Tournament at Cherry Island in late September. It was the second tournament in a row the girls earned a bronze medal while conceding only one goal. The team, which was formed last […]

Schedule: October 10, 2011

Monday, Oct. 10 Soccer Jesuit @ PHS, 6 p.m. GS @ Bradshaw Christian, 3:30 UM @ River City, 6:30 ED @ Vista del Lago, 3:30 OR @ Folsom, Kemp Park, 6 p.m. Tennis St. Francis @ PHS, Millennium SportsClub, 3:45 OR @ Folsom, 3:45 Volleyball Vista @ UM, 6 p.m. Water polo McClatchy boys/girls @ […]

It’s all Pleasant Grove in Bruins’ Delta River League opener

ELK GROVE — With leaves falling, wind blowing and chilling temperatures both morning and night to introduce the autumn season, Ponderosa High opened its Delta River League season Friday on the road against powerhouse Pleasant Grove. Once Ponderosa kicked off to the Eagles to start the game, the Bruins quickly knew what they’d face the entire evening: a quick and […]

Penalties and mistakes costly for Golden Sierra

NORTH HIGHLANDS — Host Highlands scored all the points it needed in the first half and enjoyed the Golden Sierra High football team’s gift of penalties and mistakes in the second to come out 19-7 winners of Friday’s Sierra Delta League football matchup. A victory was within reach for the Grizzlies toward the end of […]

Turnovers spoil Trojans’ Homecoming date with Sheldon

EL DORADO HILLS —  Sometimes numbers are deceiving. When a team has seven turnovers, the final score is usually a runaway. Not so Friday. Amid momentum swings and big plays, host Oak Ridge stayed within striking distance of a win but unfortunately the Trojans’ last-minute drive ended with their final turnover of the night — […]

First-play touchdown sets tone for Cosumnes Oaks in shutout of Cougars

ELK GROVE — It takes Cosumnes Oaks all of 17 seconds for a solid kickoff return and 56-yard aerial scoring strike to put points on the scoreboard — and the rest of the game to never look back. Setting the tone right from the start, the 20th-ranked host Wolfpack added four, second-quarter touchdowns to coast […]

Football roundup: Oct. 7, 2011

It was a long night for all four El Dorado County football teams — four games, four losses. Union Mine was the only winner on the night — the D’backs had a bye. Ponderosa 7, Pleasant Grove 58 — Pleasant Grove ran wild over the Bruins. Ben Boardway reeled in a 16-yard pass from Jacob […]

Lady Trojans clip Eagles’ wings

EL DORADO HILLS — Taking advantage of numerous errors by Pleasant Grove, host Oak Ridge swept past the Eagles 25-19, 25-15, 25-13 Thursday in Delta River League volleyball action. Pleasant Grove’s many mistakes accounted for most of the Lady Trojans’ points while strong offense made up the rest. The Eagles flew ahead of the Trojans early […]

Cougar harriers win 3 of 4 divisions in conference meet

ELK GROVE — El Dorado took first place in three of the four races in Wednesday’s second Sierra Valley Conference cross country meet at Elk Grove Park. “Thankfully we have remained injury free and both the kids and the coaches know we have better races to come,” said Cougar cross country coach Peanut Harms, who […]

Roundup: Oct. 7, 2011

Volleyball Golden Sierra def. Highlands 25-10, 25-12, 25-22 – GS Kills: Katie Christner, 12; Alix Nordby, 10. Aces: Tiffany Grey, 8. Blocks: Christner, 3; Caitlin Hess, 2. Assists: Grey, 18; Kaleigh Brothers, 6. Digs: Christner, 10; Sierra Cokinos, 8, Brittany Tillotson, 6; Stephanie Schrader, 6; Grey, 5; Amanda Lashell, 5. Serve receive: Cokinos, 10; Christner, […]

Roundup: Oct. 6, 2011

Girls golf Union Mine 22, El Dorado 255 at Cameron Park CC. UM scores: Hannah Moylan, 38; Trisha Tolbert, 43; Kelsey Del Rio, 46; Kalina Maricich, 47; Megan Sturgeon, 48; Marilyn Dunne, 54. ED scores: Medalist Jessica Slightham, 34; Megan Heller, 51; Kaitlyn Strohlendorf, 54; Kayla Stein, 56; Sami Jastrab, 60. Soccer Golden Sierra 0, […]

Area football teams face fierce competition Friday

Oak Ridge and Ponderosa open the Delta River League schedule tonight: the Bruins play Pleasant Grove at Sheldon High School while the Trojans entertain Sheldon for their homecoming. In other games, Golden Sierra visits Highlands in Sierra Delta League action and El Dorado travels to Elk Grove to play Cosumnes Oaks in a Sierra Valley […]

Galt slips and slides past El Dorado

The soccer ball skipped over the turf with super speed, followed by 12-foot slide tackles. That describes Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference soccer game at El Dorado. Monsoon-like weather greeted visiting Galt and the Cougars as they took the pitch. The rain-soaked Warriors pressured the Cougars all night and finally wore El Dorado down enough to tie […]

The Outdoorsman: Fishing better in cooler water

Fishing is perking up. Waters are growing cooler with some lakes beginning to turn over as cooler water rises to the top. More salmon are moving in and up the rivers. Many of the kings are small and many of them are jacks. But the action is good at Benicia where a large population of […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Tagged | 3 Replies

D’back spikers stop Cougars in their tracks

The much-antiicipated Sierra Valley Conference volleyball match between county rivals, El Dorado and visiting Union Mine, turned sour for the Cougars within the first few minutes of Wednesday’s contest. Despite all of El Dorado’s practice and preparation, Union Mine dominated in the three-game, hour- long sweep, defeating El Dorado 25-11, 25-10, 25-8. The D’backs’ hard […]

Bruin soccer falls 1-0 to Sheldon

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High soccer coach Don Aguiar stated the obvious after Wednesday’s match with Sheldon when he said, “The soccer gods weren’t with us.” Neither was Lucky Luck or Mother Nature who both factored into the Huskies taking the 1-0 victory to keep the Bruins winless in the Delta River League standings. Fernando […]

Oak Ridge frosh/soph cross country teams place in Trojan Invite

FOLSOM — Thanks to the work of 50 volunteers, enthusiastic cross country teams from 17 high schools and 161 youth participants, Saturday’s seventh annual Trojan Cross Country Invitational was a success. The invitational was held at the Willow Hills cross country course adjacent to Folsom High School, the site of the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet […]

Murieta Equestrean Center hosts Dressage Championships

Preparations for the 44th Annual California Dressage Society Championship Show presented by HorseShow.com are over and the show began Thursday, offering spectacular competition through Sunday at the Murieta Equestrian Center, 7200 Lone Pine Drive, in Rancho Murieta. Northern California’s premier events facility offers plenty of free seating and parking, VIP hospitality, food service and equine-themed vendors, […]

Golden Sierra volleyball rolls over Rio Vista

GARDEN VALLEY — Tuesday’s Sierra Delta League volleyball match between Golden Sierra and visiting Rio Vista met expectations. Although the Grizzlies have only played the Rams twice since the new league was formed, they knew enough about Rio Vista to expect an early evening. The three-game sweep lasted a bit over an hour as the […]

Oak Ridge outlasts Ponderosa in overtime win

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Leave it to intra-county rivals Oak Ridge and Ponderosa to extend a volleyball match to five games and when that’s not enough, overtime. The Trojans’ never-say-die attitude paid off Tuesday as they rallied from a 2-1 deficit to defeat the host Bruins 25-19, 21-25, 19-25, 25-21, 18-16 in Delta River League action. Oak Ridge trailed late […]

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