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GOLDEN SIERRA celebrates their victory that gave the Grizzlies an undeated Sierra Delta League season. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

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Oak Ridge High football — After finishing with 2-3 records their first two years in the Delta River League, the Trojans went 4-1 to take second placed in having their best season since moving to Division I. Overall, Oak Ridge went 12-2 and capped off its season by playing Granite Bay in the CIF  Section Division I title game.

Golden Sierra High football — After starting its season with a 1-3 record, Golden Sierra rattled off six consecutive Sierra Delta League wins for an outright title, the first time in school history a Grizzly varsity football team had an undefeated league record.

El Dorado High Alpine Racing teams — The Cougars won the CNISSF combined state snowboard title last March, outpointing Pleasant Valley of Chico 1241-1205.

Ponderosa High Alpine Racing teams — The Bruins team took home four banners in: boys skiing, boys snowboarding, combined ski and combined snowboarding last February at the South Division I championships at Sierra-At-Tahoe. The Ponderosa boys ski team was also third in the CNISSF State Championships at Northstar.

Union Mine High girls golf — The Lady Diamondbacks won an outright Sierra Valley Conference title last October at the Empire Ranch Golf Course. Union Mine finished with 498 points and 32 points ahead from second place finisher Vista del Lago. For the girls program it was its fifth straight conference banner.

El Dorado Adventist girls volleyball — The Lady Eagles, coached by Greg McEwen, posted a 21-1 record that included six victories to win the season-ending PUC Invitational Tournament.

Ponderosa High boys volleyball — Last May, the Bruin spikers went 7-1 in the Delta River League to claim the title. Ponderosa finished its season with a 20-9 record, falling in the section’s D-I semifinal playoffs against Rocklin.

El Dorado High track and field/Cross Country — The Cougar boys and girls track team won Sierra Valley Conference titles last May. El Dorado also went deep in the section’s sub-section and section meets. Last fall the boys Cross Country team three-peated in league and made it to the state finals.

Ponderosa High softball — The Lady Bruins knocked off St. Francis in the Delta River League finale to win an outright league title. Ponderosa breezed through the section’s D-I playoffs, reaching the section title game. Ponderosa posted an 8-2 record in league and 22-9 overall.

El Dorado girls basketball — The Lady Cougars, coach by Pat Winter, overcame key injuries to make school history in winning their fourth straight league title.

Golden Sierra softball — The Lady Grizzlies were the top school in the Sierra Delta League by posting an 11-1 record for an outright league title.

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