Monday, January 26, 2015

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 […]

New Year’s closures set

Some offices throughout El Dorado County will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 due to New Year’s Day, a state and federal holiday. Here’s a look at what local residents may expect: All schools in El Dorado County will be closed. The offices of the police, El Dorado County Sheriff and fire departments will […]

Early Care and Education council vacancy

The El Dorado County Early Care and Education Planning Council is accepting applications for board membership to fill three vacancies serving at the discretion of the Board of Supervisors. Successful applicants would be those who are concerned about and/or experienced with child care and early education issues. One vacancy is a designee position which is […]

Water rights law celebrates its 100th anniversary

By Tim Moran State Water Resoucrces Control Board In the long and contentious history of water rights in California, one date stands out: Dec. 19, 1914, exactly 100 years ago. That year brought order and structure to California’s previously often chaotic and litigious water rights landscape. It also marks a dividing line in the hierarchy of […]

Union Mine depth does in Grizzlies

GARDEN VALLEY — Balanced scoring by the Union Mine girls Wednesday and great production off the bench allowed the Lady Diamondbacks to crush host Golden Sierra 60-20 in nonleague action at the Rod Hedlund gym. The victory improved Union Mine to 8-3. Ten D’backs scored but jus one in double figures as Isabel Rojas tallied 10 points. […]

First and goal: Home for the holidays

For the first time in three years, El Dorado County San Francisco 49er fans will watch the upcoming NFL playoffs without their Bay Area team battling for a Super Bowl appearance. Sitting with a 7-7 record entering Saturday’s game against the San Diego Chargers, the 49ers are out of the playoff picture for the first […]

Upper weights tilt match for Bruins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — In its first Capital Valley Conference home wrestling match of the season Wednesday, host Ponderosa knocked off Cosumnes Oaks 56-20. At one point during the match, the Bruins (2-0) led 27-20 after the 160-pound match in which Bruin grappler Garrett Estes was pinned. But Ponderosa won the final five matches from the 170s to […]

School boundary complaints voiced at board meeting

Parents and students attended last Tuesday’s El Dorado Union High School District board meeting to express their continued concerns with school boundaries. Since the boundaries were redrawn in 2005, a small number of El Dorado Hills students change schools at every level instead of going to recognized feeder schools in their neighborhoods. Some of the […]