Wednesday, March 4, 2015
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Trojans can’t catch McClatchy in Sleep Train quest

STOCKTON — Let’s face it, Oak Ridge wouldn’t mind if the CIF changed venues for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinal game. Win or lose, the Lady Trojans don’t play their best on the UOP campus. Take Tuesday against McClatchy. Miserable first half, decent first half — 56-40 loss to the Lions. At stake was […]

El Dorado boys take home opener

In its first home match of the season at L.A. Brown Gym Tuesday, the El Dorado High boys volleyball team defeated Bella Vista 25-11, 25-18, 25-17. In the first set, El Dorado broke free from a 6-5 advantage when Nathan Camello served the Cougars’ next four points for a 10-6 lead. After the Broncos scored twice, […]

Horoscope, Thursday, March 5, 2015

Clean, Green Full Moon A higher-minded perspective allows us to observe the battle between the selfish bipeds and the rest. We think we’re better, but our use of plastic bags and water bottles doesn’t just hurt the other creatures of the world. If we create extinction, we go on the list, too. This message was […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mercury and Jupiter Fire Trine One of the ways the universe teaches patience is by annoying us. If the whole world were just 10 percent more tolerant, it would be like paradise came down. Whatever ruffles your feathers, you can thank Mercury and Jupiter for the bothersome gift. You’ll be a better person for it. […]

Cougars fall in 1st round

SACRAMENTO — Throughout the season en route to winning an outright Sierra Valley Conference title, the El Dorado High girls basketball team dominated opponents with full-court pressure defense and turned turnovers into points. In Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff game at Christian Brothers, the Cougars received a dose of their own medicine as the host Falcons forced […]

Lichty gets Big 8 hole-in-one

PALO ALTO — Considering the circumstances, environment and location, what happened to Tanner Lichty in early February at the 14-team Standford Invitational tournament on the Stanford University golf course is probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Playing for the American River College men’s golf team, Lichty, a 2011 El Dorado High graduate, sank a hole-in-one on the […]

Trojan cheer shines in Sunshine State

EL DORADO HILLS — Members of the Oak Ridge High School cheerleading competition team recently competed at the National High School Cheerleading Championships at the ESPN Wide World of Wide of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. where the Trojans took second place in Division I out of 29 teams in the open division. Morgan Becker, Oak […]

Outbracket playoffs tip-off tonight

Two of the seven El Dorado County high school basketball teams that qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs tip-off tonight in outbracket matchups at their respective gyms. In a Division II game, the Ponderosa boys squad (12-14), the No. 15 seed, hosts No. 18 Vintage of Napa, which took third place in the Monticello Empire […]

Rollover due to wet conditions

A rollover in Cameron Park resulted in minor injuries on Feb. 8. Daniele Phillips, 23, of Cameron Park, was driving a 2001 green Subaru Outback eastbound on Highway 50 near Cambridge Road at about 12:25 p.m. when she lost control of the car, CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson said. She was allegedly driving at an unsafe […]

Horoscope, Thursday, February 5, 2015

Moon of Critical Thought The Virgo moon favors an intellectually disciplined process of gathering, analyzing and applying information. Clarity, accuracy and relevance matter. So does fairness. If there’s a problem you haven’t been able to solve by feeling your way through, now is the time to flip to the logical part of you. Bonus: There’s […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Full Moon After Party You may find some rather odd remnants in the after party of the Leo full moon, souvenirs that will be lucky for you in the future if you use them to recall the creative, playful mood of yesterday. The moon is still in Leo, so follow the urgings of your heart, […]

DUI patrols set for Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. That’s why the California Office of Traffic Safety and police, Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol are urging football fans to choose sides now: drinking or […]

Roundup: Jan. 14, 2015

Girls basketball El Dorado 42, Rosemont 31 — The Lady Cougars jumped out to a 26-8 halftime lead to cruise past the host Wolverines to open Sierra Valley Conference action Monday night. Faith Wilson led El Dorado with 13 points; Kylie Haverson bucketed seven; Kayla Cotten added six points; and Sabrina Tate scored five. Ponderosa […]

Speedway announces 2015 sponsors

As Placerville Speedway embarks on a landmark 50th aniversary season, it is proud to welcome Red Hawk Casino and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians as the official title sponsor of the quarter-mile clay oval that has been home to auto racing at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville since 1965. The upcoming season […]

Roundup: Jan. 7, 2015

Boys basketball El Dorado 46, Casa Roble 61 — The host Rams outscored the Cougars 40-25 in the second and fourth quarters Tuesday. Cam Battersby led El Dorado (8-6) with 15 points; Matt Smith scored 11; Ian Spencer added seven; Brian Lane had six; and Christian Robson scored five points. Ponderosa 53, Antelope 61 — […]

Northstar’s halfpipe opens today

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Northstar California Resort will open this winter’s first halfpipe to skiers and riders today. Located on Pipeline trail and accessible via Vista Express, the halfpipe is a popular and highly-anticipated feature among Northstar’s terrain park users. Its addition allows for a contiguous, uninterrupted terrain park descent from the top of Pinball Park, which […]

Chilly glow

Sunrise Jan. 4. Democrat photo by Michael Raffety

Roundup: Dec. 31, 2014

Boys basketball Kendell Arnett Tournament — Placer High  El Dorado 71, Colfax 53 — The Cougars outscored the Eagles 41-24 in the second half. Matt Smith scored 23 points to lead El Dorado; Ian Spencer added 14; Cam Battersby had 10; Dylan Heibel, nine; Isaac Bugbee, six; Christian Robson, five; and Ryan Campbell and Brian […]