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Roundup: Aug. 3, 2015

Baseball West Zone Championship Sierra Valley Storm 12U 6, Hawaii 3 Sierra Valley Storm 12U 11, Ingelwood PONY 5 Sierra Valley Storm 12U 13, Orem, Utah 2 Note: As of press time Sunday, the Storm was scheduled to play Ingelwood again for the championship. The winner advances to the Bronco Division World Series that begins […]

Under the Scoreboard: Aug. 3, 2015

Former Oak Ridge Trojan and third-team college All-American Jeff McKenzie is now playing professional baseball in Europe, pitching for the Division I Rouen Huskies after two seasons in the Chicago White Sox organization. As a sophomore at Delta College in Stockton, McKenzie pitched the team to a win in the state championship game and was named […]

Stelzmiller aims to enhance professional profile

Chelsea Stelzmiller is back. Today at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Stelzmiller is among 288 aspiring professionals aiming to raise their status and obtain a much-coveted LPGA (Ladies’ Professional Golfing Association) tour card — the gateway to bigger earnings. The home-grown product of Cold Springs Golf and Country Club is a rookie pro but just […]

Make that five wins for Jinkerson at speedway

For the second week in a row, Sean Becker captured the checkered flag at Placerville Speedway Saturday night, which netted him a $2,000 victory. Becker hopes his good fortune will carry into next weekend when the win will pay $10,000 for the Mark Forni Classic. The veteran driver was joined in victory lane by Randy McDaniel, who […]

West Nile virus kills Nevada County resident

SACRAMENTO — California Department of Public Health Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith recently announced the first confirmed death in California due to West Nile virus. The deceased person was a senior citizen in Nevada County. “This death is a tragic reminder of how severe West Nile virus disease can be,” said Smith. “West Nile […]

Becker pays tribute after sprint win

Earlier in the week, Roseville’s Sean Becker planed on racing go karts Saturday night as he hadn’t secured a seat in a sprint car for the upcoming weekend. After a call from Woodland car owner Dan Monhoff, Becker’s last minute plan change paid off as the driver known as “The Shark” ended up in victory lane […]

Roundup: July 26, 2015

Cold Springs Ladies golf 18ers Club Championship July, 2015 Open division Champion: Patty Mitchell, 84, 79, 83 – 246 2nd low gross: Jerri Arens, 87, 87, 86 – 260 Low net: Cathie Dyer, 75, 70, 74 – 219 Senior division Champion: Karen Beckman, 87, 87, 83 – 257 1st low net: Liz Kane, 71, 68, […]

First and goal: Honor request

From 1990 to 2009, Junior Seau terrorized offensive linemen, running backs and quarterbacks in the National Football League. The former San Diego Charger, Miami Dolphin and New England Patriots’ inside linebacker played 268 games during his career, most with the Chargers (1990-2002), Seau recorded many sacks, tackles and interceptions. He also helped the Chargers’ in 1994 […]

NorCal team wins national title

The Northern California Volleyball Club 17-1 Black team won the national division gold medal at the 2015 USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships in New Orleans July 3. Four of the girls on the winning team attend Oak Ridge. Setter Elizabeth Cameron, 17, middle blocker Hailey Maniglia, 17, libero Megan Priest, 17, and outside hitter […]

El Dorado’s summer season comes to an end

Missed opportunities, mental lapses and physical errors was the unfortunate takeaway from El Dorado High’s 7-1 setback to visiting NBO Thursday evening. With Kennedy cancelling the weekend’s double-header, the loss ended El Dorado’s summer season. Overall, it went 23-5. “It was a good summer and the kids played well at times and poor at times. […]

After SSL run, Taz Devils set sights on Champs

FOLSOM — Saturday’s swim meet produced a huge victory for the El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils as they defeated the Folsom Sea Otters during the last dual meet of the Suburban Swim League season. The 668-121 final earned the Taz a number of honors, the least of which was first place in the SSL this […]

Outside with Charlie: Pitch a tent

Camping is a wide-ranging term. From your backyard with the kids, to multi-day stays at campgrounds, or several nights under the stars while backpacking, it’s just a pretty big word. It could be that your idea of camping involves a motor home or a travel trailer. Tents of all shapes and sizes are the staple […]

American Century Championship results

American Century Championship 2-15 Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course Stateline, Nevada Purse: $600,00 1-Mark Mulder   82   $125,00 2-Eric Gagne   81   $60,000 3-Josh Scobee   79   $35,000 4-Mardy Fish   71   $25,000 5-Rick Rhoden   63   $20,000 6-Jack Wagner   61  $17,323 7-John Elway   59   Amateur 8-Vinny Del […]

Dolphins win 5th consecutive VFCAL title

CARMICHAEL — The 2015 summer season came to a fantastic end for the Dry Diggins Dolphins swim team, which captured the Valley Foothill Competitive Aquatic League at Rusch Park last Saturday. Combined team scores, the Dolphins finished with 1694.5 points. The Orangevale Tiger Sharks were within a bite of the Dolphins but finished second at […]

Sports Schedule: July 20-25

Monday, July 20 Golf Stelzmiller fundraiser Cold Springs G&CC, 12:30 Tuesday, July 21 Baseball Folsom @ EDHS, 7:30 Thursday, July 23 Baseball NBO @ EDHS, 7:30 Friday, July 24 Rec swimming Sharks, Taz @ SSL Champs Sierra College Saturday, July 25 Baseball Kennedy @ EDHS, 4 p.m., (2) Speedway Points Race No. 12 Rec swimming […]

Hirst wins third straight KWS race

Chico’s Kyle Hirst has been the hottest driver as of late with the King of the West Sprint Car Series and continued that on Saturday by claiming his fourth overall win of the year at Placerville Speedway. The win for Hirst gave him a season sweep of the two Placerville Speedway KWS events and was […]

Back-to-back losses ends summer

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Four hits came off the bats of four El Dorado Jr. Legion Post 119 players in Friday’s District 7 Tournament opener against Auburn Post 84 at Ponderosa High’s diamond. But Auburn, which entered the tourney as the No. 2 seed and El Dorado No. 3, had one hit more and posted a 2-0 […]

Local soccer clinic offered for free

Marco Sanchez has loved soccer since he can remember and almost always has a soccer ball handy to show off his juggling skills or practice some moves. Now he wants to share those skills with to his community. Sanchez will head up a free soccer clinic for children age five to 10 years at White […]

Roundup: July 20, 2015

Baseball El Dorado High School 4, South Lake Tahoe 1 — James Pizzuti’s complete-game three-hitter lifted EDHS in Saturday’s first game of a doubleheader sweep at South Shore. Pizzuti, who struck out four, received run support in the third and fifth innings. El Dorado High’s third-inning run came on Kent Schardt’s fielder’s choice that scored […]

Outside with Charlie: Taxis & trails

A friend asked about the water taxi at Echo Lakes after reading the last Outside column. It’s operated by the Echo Lake Chalet, and runs on a demand basis throughout the day. The cost is $12, each way, and there has to be a minimum of 3 paying passengers for it to make the run […]

Taz one victory from perfection

GRANITE BAY — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team defeated the Granite Bay Gators, 477-312, last Saturday at the Granite Bay High School pool. Saturday’s victory gives the Devils a 6-0 record — one win from obtaining a perfect record on the regular season. After the Taz in the Suburban Swim League, the Park […]

Sharks put the bite to Loomis Basin

CAMERON PARK — In its second-to-last home meet of the season, the Sierra Sharks recreational swim teams dominated the visiting Loomis Basin Dolphins 548-227 in last Saturday’s meet at the Cameron Park Community pool. Broken down by divisions, the Lady Sharks swam laps around the Lady Dolphins, 275-112. For the boys, Sierra also dominated by a 266-111 […]

Post 119 endures wait, then ‘Blues’ in loss

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Members of the El Dorado Post 119 Jr. Legion baseball team warmed up prior to its Sunday doubleheader and regular season home finale against the Chico Blues with a mini-scrimmage on the Ponderosa High diamond. Come game time, El Dorado was ready to go but Chico nowhere to be found. Post 119 […]

Locals Gregg, Silva take Placerville victories

The championship battles resumed at Placerville Speedway Saturday night with four action packed divisions for the 11th Red Hawk Casino Championship points race of the season. The evening saw one repeat winner in victory lane and three new faces celebrating the fruits of their labor at the 50 year old dirt track located on the El […]

Under the Scoreboard: July 12, 2015

UOP’s Ellen Tiedemann was one of five women water polo student-athletes to earn All-Academic Awards from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches. Tiedemann, a 2013 El Dorado High graduate studying civil engineering, had the ACWPC’s Outstanding distinction of carrying a GPA over 3.71. It was her second straight season getting recognized academically. As a […]

Schedule: July 13-18, 2015

Monday, July 13 Baseball EDHS vs tbd, Reno, 1 p.m. Friday, July 17 Baseball District 7 Jr. Legion Tourney ED Post 119 vs tbd @ tba Saturday, July 18 Baseball EDHS @ South Lake Tahoe, (2), noon District 7 Jr. Legion Tourney ED Post 119 vs tbd @ tba Speedway King of the West Series […]

Roundup: July 12, 2015

Baseball El Dorado High School 20, McQueen 9 — Aided by a good wind that blew out of McQueen’s field, El Dorado High had four players with three hits to back Hunter Susmill’s starting pitching in Saturday’s first game of a doubleheader in Reno. “The wind was blowing out so there were lots of doubles […]

El Dorado Hills 10/11s eliminated by Woodcreek

ROSEVILLE — Three hits in its first at-bat in Thursday’s District 54 tournament title game seemed to give the El Dorado Hills 10/11 All Stars baseball team momentum the rest of the way. But Woodcreek hung onto a 3-1 lead that led to a 4-1 win over El Dorado Hills, which suffered its first loss […]

It’s over for Ponderosa Juniors

ROSEVILLE — In five of seven innings of Friday’s District 54 Tournament championship final at Mahany Park, the Ponderosa Junior All Stars baseball team scored a run. But Maidu, which lost to Ponderosa in the double-elimination tourney early last week, scored three or more in the first three frames that secured a 10-6 victory to capture […]

Pondo All Stars can’t close out

ROSEVILLE — One run didn’t cut it in Ponderosa’s first attempt to lock up the District 54 All Star Juniors title Thursday night at Mahany Park. Why? Because Maidu came up with two for a quick 2-1 victory. Ponderosa controlled its own destiny and against slow starting pitching, wasted a golden opportunity to win the […]

Granite Bay woman eyes Assembly

Granite Bay resident Suzanne Jones has filed with the California Secretary of State to be a candidate for the 6th Assembly District seat currently held by Beth Gaines. Jones, a sitting Placer County Board of Education Trustee and chairperson of the Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council, said taking this step is a logical progression for […]

Club wrestlers place at state

FRESNO — Several wrestlers from the El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club placed at the recent CAUSA Freestyle/Greco State Championships at Selland Arena. The team was led by Josiah Ramos’ first place finish at 75 pounds. Ramos won each of his three matches by technical falls. Eighth grade wrestlers wrestled Freestyle while high schoolers competed in […]

Ponderosa Juniors reach title game

ROSEVILLE — Austin Neher’s five RBIs, a 6-run rally capped by Adam Schumann’s 2-run double and Devon Suske’s shutdown pitching lifted the Ponderosa Junior All-Stars to a come-from-behind 13-8 victory over Folsom National in Monday’s District 54 tournament semifinals action at Mahany Park. Ponderosa’s win advanced it to tomorrow’s championship game. Trailing Folsom at one point […]

Post 119 edges EDHS for 3rd

Sunday’s third/fourth place game at last weekend’s July Fourth Tournament featured host El Dorado High against El Dorado Post 119. The intra-county local matchup was a pitcher’s duel pitting Post 119’s Davis Carlson on the mound opposite James Pizzuti and both delivered. Carlson went the distance in a complete game 2-0 shutout of El Dorado […]

Outside with Charlie: Echo Lakes

Echo Lakes is another of the great lakes in the area that offers quite a few choices for anyone headed out into the high country. The turn to Echo is just short of Echo Summit on Highway 50. Like many of the lakes in the area, Echo is either a destination all by itself, or […]

Roundup: July 6, 2015

Baseball El Dorado Post 119 14, Fairfield 9 In Friday’s opener of the first-ever El Dorado High School Fourth of July Tournament at El Dorado High, Post 119 trailed 9-2 after four innings. Then in the fifth inning, a combination of walks and hits, plus two errors trimmed Fairfield’s lead. In the sixth inning, Post 119 turned […]

Comeback not in Post 119’s deck

One day after rallying from a 9-2 deficit to win 14-9 its first game in the first-ever El Dorado High School Fourth of July Tournament, the El Dorado Post 119 Jr. Legion baseball team found itself in another come-from-behind situation last Saturday. Behind 3-0, Post 119 appeared ready for another come-from-behind win in Saturday’s pool play game against […]

Independence Day racing is ‘Spectacular’

DeCaires, Stone, Murphy fend off on-track fireworks to score July Fourth victories Saturday night saw a sold-out grandstand with one of the largest crowds in several years for the annual Fourth of July Spectacular. This annual night of racing lived up to its name this year with one of the best racing surfaces the holiday […]

El Dorado High splits first two

A smaller lead became bigger and an eventual 6-0 victory for the El Dorado High School summer baseball team over Kennedy at Friday’s first-ever Fourth of July Tournament on El Dorado’s field. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the second inning when El Dorado (17-2) pushed across its first run as Chris Pederson […]

Schedule: July 6-12, 2015

Monday, July 6 Baseball Little League All Stars Juniors @ Mahany Park, Roseville Ponderosa vs. Folsom National, 6 p.m. 10/11s @ Mahany Park, tbd Tuesday, July 7 Baseball Little League All Stars 10/11s @ Mahany Park, Roseville El Dorado Hills vs tba, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 Baseball Liberty Ranch @ EDHS (2), 4 p.m. Little […]

Pet owners face citation if animals endangered in hot weather

El Dorado County Animal Services is advising pet owners to not leave dogs, cats or other pets unattended in vehicles during hot weather. “Each year, pets die in hot cars,” said Henry Brzezinski, chief of Animal Services. “California law allows Animal Services officers to take swift action to help an animal that may be in […]

Dementia workshop next week

El Dorado County Senior Day Care Services is offering “Dementia 101,” a workshop for family and friends who care for people with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. The workshop will be held Saturday, July 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pilot Hill Grange No. 1, 1701 Highway 193 in Cool. The workshop […]

Sports Scene: June 29, 2015

El Dorado Hills CSD 916-933-6624 Rockball Basketball Clinic (grades 1-8) This newly offered clinic provides the framework for new and experienced players to learn or build on existing skills and help elevate their game to the next level. Fun drills will teach basics as well as advanced skills sets are taught in small groups to […]

Strikeouts hurt El Dorado High in loss

On Thursday, El Dorado High School summer baseball team fell 10-1 to the visiting NBP Baseball U19 Club, which put up runs in the first five innings — the exception was a scoreless two-inning stint by Josh Wienholz who struck out four. Strikeouts hurt the host team which fanned a dozen times. El Dorado faced […]

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