Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Jennings wins national title

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Kyle Jennings had something to prove on the wrestling mat. The Ponderosa High grappler recently won the national championship of the 220-pound class for sophomores at the National High School Coaches Association Grade Level National Championships held in Virginia Beach, Va. The sophomore won the title with a 3-2 overtime decision over Kyle […]

Savannah Stephens can swing the bat

Someone tip Savannah Stephens’ hitting coach Mike McCauley for the work he’s done. The Golden Sierra shortstop has pulverized Sierra Delta League pitching the last few years … so much even she wonders what might have happened had she played for a bigger school in a higher division — thoughts quickly countered by advice Stephens […]

King of the West roars into Placerville

After opening its season last weekend, the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series are back at it this Saturday at the Placerville Speedway for the “Hoosier Tires Gold Country Shootout.” Tomorrow’s event will be the second of five KWS shows this season filmed for airing by MAVTV American Real. One of the hottest […]

First and goal: Bunt etiquette

In baseball and softball, there are multiple situations to bunt. The main reason is for the batter to sacrifice himself/herself to move runners into scoring position, setting up a better opportunity to score. Another is to get something going as it puts pressure on the defense to make the play. When used appropriately, bunting is an […]

Oak Ridge suffers tough 2-1 setback

SACRAMENTO — On the field, the Oak Ridge High baseball team outhit Granite Bay, 6-5. But the Grizzlies pulled out a thrilling 2-1 win over the Trojans in a pool play game Wednesday of the Boras Baseball Classic Tournament at Don McAuliffe Field. “Offensively, we had plenty of opportunities to drive in a run,” Oak Ridge head […]

Old mill a goner

The old sawmill in Camino that saw service for over a hundred years is in the process of being dismantled with no new plans for the site at present. Owned by Sierra Pacific Industries and located on Carson Road in Camino, spokesperson Mark Palicki said the main sawmill building has been coming down over the […]

Roundup: April 9, 2014

Softball Union Mine 12, Galt 0 — Beth Hammer allowed two hits in six innings, struck out 11 and went 3-for-5 at the plate with 4 RBIs in Tuesday’s Sierra Valley Conference game. Shyanne Winje was 3-for-5 with two doubles and 4 RBIs; Miah Linson (double), Calista Almer and Madelyn Heape also each had three […]

Soccer: Grizzlies score late, avoid tie

GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra extended its win streak to four after defeating San Juan 2-0 Tuesday in Garden Valley. The Grizzlies scored twice in succession, two-thirds into the match. The victory came at a price as Alexa Chiaratti suffered a hip injury. Jockeying for position in the Sierra Delta League standings, Golden Sierra (6-3-1) […]

Grizzlies sweep

GARDEN VALLEY — After two cancelled meets, Wednesday marked Golden Sierra’s first Sierra Delta League meet. The varsity boys’ competition, close throughout, had the Grizzlies scoring big in the distance events to slip past Vacaville Christian 127-121. The Lady Grizzly nabbed five first place finishes and top team honors with a 130 to 118 win over […]

Track: Oak Ridge squads race past Pleasant Grove

EL DORADO HILLS — Rachel Peterson has been lowering her times in the 1600 and 3200 meter races — and that’s a good thing. The Oak Ridge long distance runner shined in Wednesday’s Delta River League home dual meet against Pleasant Grove. Peterson, a senior, was first in the 1600 at 5 minutes, 27.50 seconds […]

Four divisions Saturday

Placerville Speedway gears up for another big night of championship point racing tomorrow night with four divisions competing. In the Sprint Car division, Andy Forsberg leads while Steven Tiner is four points behind, Andy Gregg is third tied with Matt Peterson and Willie Croft is fifth. The early point standings in the Limited Late Model division […]

Troy triumphs 9-5

EL DORADO HILLS — Host Oak Ridge overcame Lincoln Tuesday night by a 9-5 score. With a roster troubled by injuries, the Trojans were forced to grind it out against a stingy Zebra squad. Oak Ridge dominated in face offs, winning 12-of-17 in a game where persistence decided the victor. Austin Hunter led the charge […]

Hole in one

Union Mine’s Tyler Peterson used a pitching wedge to ace the 123-yard third hole at Cameron Park Country Club during Tuesday’s Sierra Valley Conference match against Liberty Ranch. Peterson was also the medalist with a low of 42 (see Roundup). Union Mine #2, Tyler Petterson. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

Horoscope, Thursday, April 10, 2014

Creative Leo Moon Just as the first rays of the sun show up in the sky before the sun rises over the horizon, there will be some preliminary mental tinkering that precedes a big idea. That’s why it’s important to let your thoughts dance and play under this creative Leo moon, even if those thoughts […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Leo Moon Lights a Match The lethargic areas of life will now get a jolt of electric motivation as the recent addition of the Leo moon raises the sum to four fire-sign luminaries ruling the skies. The appetite for excitement is stronger, and even the mild-mannered will be drawn to the heat. Those in the […]

CPCSD board candidates special meeting tonight

With one vacancy on the board of the Cameron Park Community Services District, a special meeting will be held on April 7, 5:30 p.m. to interview candidates vying for the spot. According to General Manager Mary Cahill, eight people have filled out applications for the position. They are Mark Harris, Keith Kaplan, Gerald Lillpop, Steven […]

Horoscope, Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Sun and Pluto Fight Over Fate The sun in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn argue over our notions of fate. The sun insists that fate is largely a matter of self-determination, while Pluto makes a sound case for the influence of mysterious, unseen forces. Whatever your beliefs, it’s a time to work with everything […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Squares and Trines To rebel against those who nurture and raise us is a natural step in life’s cycle. Children grow and fly from the nest. Workers learn enough to become the boss. With the Aries sun at a terse angle to Jupiter in Cancer, there is tension around the maternal forces in our lives. […]

Petition for writ of mandate explained

El Dorado County Counsel Ed Knapp sent the following description and discussion on the petition for a writ of mandate and the county’s role in the process: “This is election season, so it is the time when all County Counsel’s offices around the state become involved in cases like this, because County Counsel’s offices represent […]