Friday, April 17, 2015
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Pondo queen on to state competition

Ponderosa senior Tristan Ann Hunter, 18, is a finalist for California’s 35th annual Homecoming Queen title and will compete on April 19 in Anaheim. If selected, Ponderosa’s reigning homecoming queen will represent California at the national competition this summer. Approximately a dozen finalists were selected to compete out of all current high school homecoming queens […]

Horoscope, Thursday, April 2, 2015

Double Trine, Double Luck Two planetary arrangements pave the way for the actions that will produce good fortune. First, Mercury in Aries forms an auspicious trine with Saturn in Sagittarius. It’s the spark that ignites the engine. This could come in the form of an introduction, a phone call or a discovery. The fiery sun […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mercurian Crystal Rain It will rain Mercurian crystals and gold Venusian sand; The rings of Jupiter were bought and sold as Kardashian wedding bands; Mars Rover got kicked over by giant-mutant mules; And that’s the cosmic update, folks! (Happy April Fools’!) ARIES (March 21-April 19). A social situation is overwrought with complications. Lately it’s getting […]

Griz wins big ‘Diehl’

GARDEN VALLEY — Led by senior triple-event winners Ryan Sewell for the varsity boy’s team and Mia Belluomini for the girls, Golden Sierra swept Wednesday’s Sierra Delta League home meet to give first-year coach Christine Diehl her first victories. Beautiful weather served as the backdrop at the Grizzly Dome for host Golden Sierra and visiting Highlands, […]

Lady Trojans three-hit

EL DORADO HILLS — Jacy Boles allowed just three hits and fanned 10 to pitch visiting Woodcreek past Oak Ridge 10-1. Tuesday’s matchup was for the early lead in the Sierra Foothill League as the Timberwolves came in 3-0. The setback saw the Lady Trojans fall to 2-1. Woodcreek stung the ball against Oak Ridge pitching, […]

Lady Diamondbacks slip past Galt’s Warriors

EL DORADO — Off to a winning start this season, the Union Mine High girls soccer team looked to keep the momentum going against Galt in Tuesday’s Sierra Valley Conference opener. The Lady Diamondbacks did just that, posting a 2-1 win over the Warriors. Scoreless until the 19th minute, D’back striker Kinsey Del Rio received […]

Cougar squads remain undefeated

For a third consecutive Sierra Valley Conference meet, the El Dorado High boys and girls swim teams dominated their opponents. Hosting Liberty Ranch Wednesday, the Cougar boys grounded the Hawks 94-72 while the Lady Cougars posted a 127-43 victory over the Lady Hawks. Leading the way for the El Dorado boys was Dylan Thompson, who won a very […]

Today’s Cougar Relays draws big field

Today’s Cougar Coed Relays hosted by El Dorado will be its biggest and most talented field ever with 1,700 athletes, representing 18 schools, expected to attend. Along with the Division IV Cougars, other confirmed local teams are Oak Ridge (D-I), Ponderosa (D-II) and Golden Sierra (D-V). On the roster is another large school, Rocklin, and […]

Jerpbak tames Bella Vista’s Broncos

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa’s Terra Jerpbak pitched out of last-inning trouble Wednesday as the Lady Bruins held off visiting Bella Vista 3-1 in Capital Valley Conference play. The win improved Ponderosa to 2-0 in league and saddled the Broncos with their first loss of the season. “Though it’s early, this was one of our better […]

Bruin riders continue on

MARINA — The Ponderosa Bruins mountain bike team continued where it left off last year, taking the first place team award at the first race of the 2015 season earlier this month. Beautiful weather greeted racers and fans at the old Fort Ord grounds as 31 Division II teams competed — 30 of which placed […]

Ponderosa boys, El Dorado girls post wins

In a tri-county track and field meet between Ponderosa, Golden Sierra and host El Dorado, the Bruin boys and Lady Cougars took the top results. Ponderosa finished the meet with 95 points, followed by El Dorado with 53 and Golden Sierra 11 in the varsity boys division. El Dorado topped Ponderosa, 101-58 in the varsity girls division, with […]

First and goal: Respect

It pays to be a quality program that competes year in and out with a state title as part of the resume. The Oak Ridge High girls basketball team fits that description. Tomorrow at 6 p.m., the No. 2 seed Lady Trojans (25-4) host No. 10 seed Oakland Tech (21-8) in the second round of the CIF State Basketball Championships. […]

On tap

Tomorrow Basketball NorCal Playoffs Oakland Tech @ Oak Ridge, 6 p.m. Wrestling Middle/Junior High NorCal TOC Del Oro, Loomis

Trojan spikers solid in victory

EL DORADO HILLS — In 45 minutes Tuesday, the Oak Ridge High boys volleyball team defeated Capital Christian in straight sets by the final score of  25-17, 25-8, 25-15. In the first set, the Trojans jumped out to a 10-3 lead behind the serving of Ben Kopania and Wyatt Rowland. Along with kills at the net […]