Oak Ridge boots past El Dorado

An inter-county preseason boys soccer match between Oak Ridge and El Dorado at the Cougars’ field led to the visiting Trojans posting a 4-0 victory Thursday. The game served as a nice opportunity for fans to see the progress of both programs. Joe Champion is heading the Oak Ridge boys soccer after coaching boys at […]

Schedule: Sept. 9-14, 2013

Monday, Sept. 9 Golf OR @ Foundation Tourney, Serrano, 11 a.m. Soccer PHS @ UM, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 Golf Galt @ UM, Cameron Park CC, 3:30 p.m. Soccer River City @ OR, 3:30 p.m. Colfax @ GS, 5:30 p.m. Amador @ UM, 6:30 p.m. Tennis Bella Vista @ OR, Broadstone, 3:45 p.m. Volleyball […]

Bruins shut down Vikings

SACRAMENTO — Two was a good number for the Ponderosa High football team against Valley at Cosumnes River College Friday. Bruins quarterback Cody Chiverton threw two touchdown passes to wide receiver Josh Bist. Safety Conrad Washington had two interceptions that led to Ponderosa (2-0) posting a 35-0 win over Valley, which was playing its home […]

Trojans use big plays to silence Thunder

EL DORADO HILLS — Squaring off the last time as non league opponents, the Oak Ridge Trojans and Rocklin Thunder football teams treated fans to a preview of a typical Sierra Foothill League game next year — plenty of offense, key defensive stops and down to the wire action. Oak Ridge made the final big plays, […]

Roundup: Sept. 6, 2013

Volleyball El Dorado def. Folsom 19-25, 25-14, 27-25, 20-25, 15-6 — Key hitting from Kylie Haverson, Julia Hoyt, Joy Martin and Makayla Hoyt. Blocking by Abby Bennet, Sabrina Tate and Serena Franz. “It was a team effort and the girls held strong. Great passing made for a great offense.” — Cougar coach Shelley Bishop. El […]

Schedule: July 23-28, 2013

Tuesday, July 23 Baseball Christian Brothers @ CAB, EDHS, (2), 4 p.m. Friday, July 26 Swimming Taz, Sharks @ Champs Saturday, July 27 Baseball Folsom @ CAB, EDHS, (2), 4 p.m. Speedway Points race No. 10 Swimming Taz, Sharks @ Champs Sunday, July 28 Swimming Taz, Sharks @ Champs

Delta River League decides standings

SACRAMENTO — The Oak Ridge and Ponderosa varsity track and field teams combined for five individual champions at last week’s Delta River League finals at Sheldon High. Additionally, the Trojan boys 4×100 relay team also won a league banner. Team-wise, the Trojan boys came in second behind Jesuit (113-108) while Ponderosa was third (102). On […]

Andy Gregg takes the 3rd race

Over the past month, record crowds have been common place at Placerville Speedway since the opening of the racing season. This Saturday night, that large crowd was more vocal than ever as they cheered one of their locals to victory at the El Dorado County Faigrounds. Placerville’s Andy Gregg muscled his way to his first […]

Lady Trojans’ 2nd half comeback falls short

Berkeley holds on SACRAMENTO — A landmark season for the Oak Ridge girls basketball team came to a disappointing close Saturday at Sleep Train Arena in the CIF NorCal Division I Championship. The Trojans let an 8-0 lead against Berkeley slip away and a late rally wasn’t enough as the Yellow Jackets held off Oak […]

Lambres 1st; Bruin boys 2nd; team 3rd

MT. SHASTA — Ponderosa’s Reid Lambres showed at last week’s CNISSF State Finals at Mt. Shasta he was more than just the South I Division’s best skier. On a bigger stage against more and better competition, the Bruin won both Wednesday’s Giant Slalom and Thursday’s slalom to end his senior season as the undisputed state […]

Grizzly booters blank Cougars

GARDEN VALLEY — In the nonleague opener for both girls soccer teams, El Dorado and Golden Sierra played a physical contest. But the host Grizzlies found the net that led to a 2-0 victory over the Cougars. The game was tied at 0-all at halftime before Golden Sierra (1-0) scored its goals in the second […]

Schedule: Feb. 25 – Mar. 2, 2013

Monday, Feb. 25 Golf UM, PHS, ED @ Jessup Tournament, Cold Springs CC, noon Soccer Bella Vista @ OR, 3:30 p.m. Volleyball OR @ Placer, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 Baseball GS @ Marysville, 3:30 p.m. Soccer Argonaut @ UM, 6 p.m. GS @ Marysville, 3:30 PHS @ Vista del Lago, 5 p.m. Softball West Campus […]

Ponderosa captures Divisional crown

TURLOCK — Jeff Camilli is headed to Fresno State University on a football scholarship. But for now, he’s putting all of his attention on the wrestling mat for Ponderosa. Coming into the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Divisional I-A tournament at Pitman, Camilli won all four of his matches in the 287-pound class to claim the title, […]

Ponderosa claims share of league title

SACRAMENTO — Step No.1 toward another winning season, according to Ponderosa High wrestling coach Tyson Escobar, was completed at the Delta River League tournament at Sheldon High. The Bruins entered Saturday with a 4-1 dual meet league record but topped Folsom, which handed the Bruins their only loss, to claim a share of the league […]

Union Mine girls sweep Cougars

EL DORADO — Revenge was sweet for the six seniors on the Union Mine High girls basketball team. For the last three seasons, they’ve wanted to beat intra-county and Sierra Valley Conference rival El Dorado and this year they did — not once but twice — the second coming Thursday at the Snake Pit with […]

Schedule: Feb. 11-16, 2013

Monday, Feb. 11 Alpine Racing PHS, ED, OR, ED, GS @ Sierra-at-Tahoe Girls basketball River City @ ED, 7:30 p.m. UM @ Vista del Lago, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 12 Boys basketball ED @ Vista del Lago, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball *PHS @ OR, 7 p.m. *Rio Vista @ GS, 6 p.m. Boys basketball *OR […]

Cougars win twice, Oak Ridge once at 3-team dual

El Dorado wrestling hosted a three-team dual Thursday that included Oak Ridge and Whitney. Both local squads defeated the Wildcats before the Cougars rallied to defeat the Trojans on a pin by John Kunkle in the evening’s final match. Oak Ridge, minus its top guns, opened with its 47-24 win against Whitney. Starting at the […]

Schedule: Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2013

Monday, Jan. 28 Alpine Racing ED, PHS, UM, OR, GS @ Sierra-at-Tahoe, 9 a.m. Girls basketball Galt @ UM, 7:30 p.m. ED @ Vista del Lago, 7:30 p,m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 Boys basketball Galt @ ED, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball OR @ Pleasant Grove, 7 p.m. PHS @ St. Francis, 7 p.m. Wrestling *ED @ UM, […]

Grizzly wrestling splits double dual

GARDEN VALLEY — The Golden Sierra wrestling team faced a full Lindhurst squad on one mat but a depleted Marysville lineup on the other for Thursday’s double-dual meet in Garden Valley. The Grizzlies fell somewhere in between in fielding 10 grapplers; dropping a 28-24 decision to the Blazers but defeating the Indians 18-6. Just four Grizzly wrestlers […]

Trojans handle Folsom

EL DORADO HILLS — After a tough loss to Pleasant Grove to open the Delta River League schedule, Oak Ridge fired on all cylinders in beating Folsom 46-29 at home Friday. The Trojans led 22-4 at halftime, 15-4 after the first quarter. “When we’re running our defense correctly, it’s a very difficult defense to score on. Even we […]

Heinz-sight: Memorable moments

As we look forward to another year of athletic accomplishments by our El Dorado County athletes, it’s also a time to look back with pride on what 2012  gave us. Through hard work, effort, resilience and determination, our athletes and athletic teams didn’t disappoint and offered an array of highlights from the alpine racers that open the year; football […]

Girls: Lady D’backs split

EL DORADO — Five minutes not scoring a basket is a long time as the Union Mine High girls basketball team found out Friday against Bret Harte at the first game of the Union Mine Challenge. The Lady Diamondbacks’ second-quarter scoring drought that produced just four points was the difference as the Bullfrogs leapt to the 38-31 […]

Schedule: Nov. 26-Dec. 1, 2012

Monday, Nov. 26 Boys Basketball Foundation Games Rocklin @ OR, 8 p.m. Rio Linda @ PHS, 8 p.m. GS @ Foresthill, 7:30 ED @ Nevada Union, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball Foundation Games Rocklin @ OR, 6 p.m. Rio Linda @ PHS, 6 p.m. GS @ Foresthill, 6 p.m. ED @ Nevada Union, 5:30 Tuesday, Nov. 27 […]

Schedule: Nov. 12-17, 2012

Monday, Nov. 12 Veteran’s Day Tuesday, Nov. 13 Volleyball Section Playoffs D-II: PHS @ El Camino, 7 p.m. D-III: ED @ Oakmont, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 Volleyball Section Playoffs D-II Finals, UC Davis, 6 p.m. D-III Finals, UC Davis, 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 Football Section Playoffs D-I: Pitman @ OR, 7 p.m. D-V: […]

Big plays propel Bruins

Ponderosa qualifies for playoffs SACRAMENTO — Big plays on special teams and defense played a critical role in the fourth quarter for the Ponderosa High football team in Friday’s game against host Sheldon as the Bruins edged the Huskies 49-46 in the Delta River League finale. The win was much-needed for the Bruins who earned an at-large […]

Bruins fall to Placer

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High’s varsity girls volleyball program fell 25-19, 25-19, 21-25, 25-23 to Placer Thursday. The match was Ponderosa’s first with a fully-active roster this season as injuries and illness have plagued the Lady Bruins as they prepare for conference action on Wednesday. While the full starting block didn’t have enough to overtake […]

Bist’s touchdown passes ground Nighthawks

Bruins makes catches on both sides of the ball SACRAMENTO — Jake Bist led an offensive attack in the second half for the Ponderosa High football team Friday resulting in a 60-13 nonleague victory over host Natomas. Overall, Bist completed 15-of-24 passes for 267 yards and four touchdowns. The Bruins led 26-13 at the half and extended after […]

Union Mine comes close

EL DORADO  — Behind solid tackling on defense and a punishing ground attack on offense, host Union Mine controlled the first half Friday but not the second, eventually owning a difficult 13-9 setback at the hands of the Raiders. “Our team played hard tonight and gave a good effort but we made some mistakes in […]

Eagles pummel El Dorado

After an exulting JV game in which El Dorado upset previously unbeaten Vista del Lago 16-14, the varsity Cougars fell flat in their matchup against the Eagles, losing 79-14. Vista gained quick momentum, scoring on its first play from scrimmage as Josh Pfeffer took a handoff 44 yards for a touchdown. After El Dorado’s second […]

Trojans overcome Vacaville 24-21

VACAVILLE — Byron Spain’s twisting, reach-back 11-yard grab of a Jason Samuels’ delivery put Oak Ridge ahead with a minute left and the defense held on as a Vacaville’s game-tying field goal attempt fell short — preserving the Trojans’ hard-fought 24-21 nonleague victory Friday night. Nick Gordon’s strip and Josh Welman’s fumble recovery halted a […]