Friday, February 27, 2015
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Roundup: Feb. 11, 2015

Boys basketball Union Mine 73, Rosemont 59 — Bradley Brittain scored a game-high 17 points Tuesday and Andrew Vaughn added 16 as the Diamondbacks toppled the host Wolverines in Sierra Valley Conference action. The two were half of four in double figures for Union Mine as Austin Maranville chipped in with 12 points and Mike […]

Lady D’backs drop home finale

EL DORADO — In a battle for second place in the Sierra Valley Conference at the Snake Pit Tuesday, the Union Mine High girls basketball team fell to Rosemont 52-34, on Senior Night. Behind 15-6 after the first quarter, the Lady Diamondbacks (5-4 in the SVC, 15-11) relied on rebounds and free throws for an 8-4 run that stretched […]

On tap

The Camino Elementary School wrestling team is holding a fund-raising brunch at the Apple Blossom Cafe, 4077 Carson Road in Camino this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cafe will provide a one-time special menu. Local artist Lauren Murphy will perform live music. A percentage of the gross sales will be donated by […]

Ponderosa win keeps playoff bid alive

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Battling to keep its Sac-Joaquin Section playoff hopes alive, the Ponderosa High boys basketball team posted a 58-55 Capital Valley Conference win over Oakmont on Wednesday. Trialing 42-35 late in the third quarter, the Bruins (5-7 in the CVC, 10-14) quickly changed the score to 42-39 thanks to two steals turned into […]

Lady Cougars clinch league banner

Under little fanfare, before a near-empty L.A. Brown Gymnasium and with relative ease, the El Dorado girls claimed the Sierra Valley Conference title with their 41-20 victory over Galt Tuesday night. The banner, in coach Steve Scott’s first year at the helm, is the Cougars’ first since a four-year run as league champs between the […]

Barton Hospital achieves Trauma III Center designation

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Barton Memorial Hospital has been designated a Level III Trauma Center by El Dorado County, made official in the Jan. 28 Board of Supervisors meeting. This makes Barton Hospital the only trauma center in the Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and Carson Valley region. This designation recognizes Barton Hospital as a critical access […]

County asks for continuation of federal funds

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution and letter to the U.S Congress requesting reinstatement of a valuable program that benefits the county and local schools. The Federal Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act passed in 2000 has provided a relatively reliable source of funding over the years for maintenance of […]

South 1 season gets underway

OLYMPIC VALLEY — Making up for lost ground, South 1 Division alpine racers shifted to Alpine Meadows for a Slalom/Giant Slalom doubleheader Tuesday. Individually, Ponderosa’s Tori Castaneda was a dual winner, posting large margins over second place. Teamwise, the Lady Bruins, led by Castaneda, Morgan Minch, Cora Nuttall and Rylee Anderson, took first in each […]

El Dorado sets up Sr. Night showdown

Mounting an invincible lead before its first challenging match, host El Dorado rolled over Galt 56-16 in Sierra Valley Conference mat action. The Cougars, behind five pins, sit at 3-1 heading into next week’s Senior Night match with Union Mine (4-0). Against the Warriors Wednesday, just one match went the distance. “Tonight went well, we were […]

Cougars edge Union Mine

Ian Spencer and Matt Smith each scored a game-high 23 points Tuesday as host El Dorado held off Union Mine 72-68 in a Sierra Valley Conference intra-county battle. The Cougars’ win, before a big crowd, spoiled the return of Diamondback head coach Brad Visman who prepped at El Dorado and then coached five years there. […]

El Dorado races past D’backs

EL DORADO — A four-point halftime lead expanded to double digits in the third quarter of Tuesday’s El Dorado-Union Mine girls basketball game at the Snake Pit. The visiting Lady Cougars (15-7, 5-0) led 20-16 at halftime but finished with a 48-34 win over the Lady Diamondbacks (12-10, 2-3) to conclude the first round of SVC […]

Alpine Race results

South 1 Division Race No. 1 & 2 Alpine Meadows Skiing Girls Giant Slalom   1-Fiona Zeier, PO, 1:08.21; 2-Allena Thompson, OR, 1:09.15; 3-Amanda Pinski, PO, 1:13.47; 4-Ally Roemer, ED, 1:17.25; 5-Danica Stevenson, OR, 1:17.92; 6-Emily O’Donnell, ED, 1:21.00; 7-Marina Neill, PO, 1:21.12; 8-Kat Porter, PO, 1:25.44; 9-Jordan Hardt, PO, 1:25.64; 10-Gillian Davidson, OR, 1:26.64. […]

Roundup: Jan. 28, 2015

Girls basketball Oak Ridge 65, Folsom 56 — Behind season-highs from Isamar Conde and Hailey McCoy, the host Trojans improved to 7-0 in the Sierra Foothill League after Tuesday’s overtime win. Conde scored 21 points while McCoy pumped in 19. Oak Ridge outscored the Bulldogs 9-0 in the extra session. Troy, which trailed 21-13 after […]

City of SLT wins case in federal court

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — South Lake Tahoe’s City Attorney Tom Watson announced that a case in the Federal Court’s Eastern Division presided by the Honorable Garland Burrell resulted in a defense verdict by jury. The case of Patrick Solomon vs. the City of South Lake Tahoe was a complaint of a false arrest when the […]

Three arrested in Tahoe for Roseville robbery

Three men were arrested in South Lake Tahoe in connection with a strong-arm robbery in Roseville. Roseville Police Department were called to the scene of a robbery on Jan. 24, a press release stated. The victim reported he had been beaten and robbed of $30,000 by three suspects. He claimed he was attempting to buy […]

Esmeralda Tunnel work on schedule

Work on the Esmeralda tunnel is on schedule to start water flowing through it March 1, project engineer Daryl Noel told the El Dorado Irrigation District board on Jan. 26. Right now the mining crews on the upstream end of the tunnel has 6 feet of debris left to excavate. As described by Noel, the […]

Turgeon signs with Wingate

Former El Dorado County resident, Austin Turgeon signed late last year with Wingate University (in southwest North Carolina) to play baseball. Born in Placerville, Turgeon attended California Montessori Project Shingle Springs through the 8th grade and Ponderosa his freshman year. Turgeon is now a senior at Athens Christian School in Athens Georgia. Last season he […]

Union Mine scores Senior Night win

EL DORADO — Wednesday night was a big night for Sierra Valley Conference wrestling, as the last two undefeated teams squared off for undisputed rights to the top of the standings as host Union Mine faced off against a formidable Cordova lineup. When the mats were rolled up it was the Diamondbacks who seized the […]

Roundup: Jan. 22, 2015

Girls basketball El Dorado 62, Cordova 51 — In Tuesday’s matchup for first place in the Sierra Valley Conference, the Lady Cougars got up 33-15 at halftime and coasted to the win. Kayla Cotten poured in a season-high 16 points to lead El Dorado; Samantha Klinkenborg scored 11 points, pulled in 18 rebounds and blocked […]

First and goal: Seasons change?

Are El Dorado County high school boys and girls soccer teams going to be play their games during the winter? Wednesday, the Sac-Joaquin Section’s Board of Managers held one of its three yearly meetings in Stockton — the board meets every October, January and April of each school year — in which it discussed moving boys […]

Grizzly boys come so close

GARDEN VALLEY — Three-pointers helped the Golden Sierra boys basketball team in the end but not free throws, as the Grizzlies fell to visiting Rio Vista 46-42 in the last game of a Sierra Delta League varsity doubleheader Wednesday. The Grizzlies (0-4 in the SDL, 4-11) canned two treys in the final eight minutes, all coming […]

Lady Bruins too much for Vikings

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Defense ignited the Ponderosa High girls basketball team to a 71-39 Capital Valley Conference win over Oakmont Tuesday. In the first two minutes of the game, the Lady Bruins (3-2 in the CVC, 12-6) forced the Vikings into four turnovers — 11 by the end of the  quarter — thanks to Ponderosa’s […]

Del Rio’s shooting touch derails Galt

EL DORADO — Kinsey Del Rio scored a game-high 15 points Wednesday, including 11 in the first quarter, as host Union Mine downed Galt 56-34 in girls Sierra Valley Conference action at the Snake Pit. Del Rio’s flurry of three-pointers to open the game was a departure from the point guard’s normal pass first/shoot later […]