Monday, July 28, 2014

Camp experience is ‘priceless’

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Summer is the best time to prepare for the high school wrestling season that competes in the winter. That’s how Ponderosa High wrestling coach Tyson Escobar sees it. Escobar and most of the Bruin grapplers returning this winter were hosts of the 12th annual California Gold Wrestling Camp inside the Bruins’ gym. “It’s […]

Speedway races cancelled

Saturday’s races at the Placerville Speedway, which is on the site of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, were cancelled because of an emergency fire camp and evacuation center set up for the Sand Fire at the Amador and El Dorado County lines that started Friday, according to the speedway’s Website. At deadline, it was […]

El Dorado doubles up on Pro Players

Two runs scored in the top of the first inning by the visitors was no problem for the El Dorado High Summer Legion baseball team. Hosting Pro Players Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader, El Dorado doubled its runs in its first at-bat, and added more throughout the game to post an 8-4 win. Along with winning […]

Under the Scoreboard: July 26, 2014

Ten-year-old Sophie Yoder from the Sierra Marlins’ swim program has been selected for the Western Zone Select team that will represent the Sierra Nevada region for the upcoming 2014 Western Zone Age Group Championships Aug. 6-9 in Federal Way, Wash. A recent dual gold medal winner at the JO Championships, Sophie, from Shingle Springs and […]

Roundup: July 26, 2014

Baseball El Dorado Hills 0, Nogales 4 — Representing Northern California, the El Dorado Hills 50/70 Intermediate team fell short of reaching the World Series after its second setback to the host Nogales, Ariz. team Thursday night at Fleischer Park. Both vyed for the Western Regional District 8 championship and to advance to Livermore, site […]

Quarter century later, Rypien wins ACCG again

STATELINE, Nev. — The 2014 American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course was memorable due to the inclement weather most of the week. After Sunday’s 3-hour rain delay, former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien (76 points) went on a surge to win his second ACGC title. He won the inaugural title in […]

Sports Scene: July 24, 2014

Wrestling reunion The Ponderosa wrestling program is holding a reunion, hosted by Aaron Reeves, July 26 at 6 p.m. For questions or information, call Richard Fox at 530-558-5731.  

Outside with Charlie: Paddle time

If you have a canoe, kayak, or stand up paddle board, now is the time to launch at one of the great lakes in the high country. There’s quite a few choices. each coming with its own beauty and splendiforousness. Here’s four that offer a great time on the water, in different ways. Sly Park  — The closest, […]

Midget Lites join tomorrow’s action

Four divisions will be on Saturday’s menu as the championship point battles wind toward the final chapter of the season in all three of the weekly divisions. Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stocks are joined by the exciting Midget Lites of the Bay Cities Racing Association. In the Sprint Car division, Greg […]

El Dorado rallies for last-inning victory

In the majority of its games this season, the El Dorado High Summer Legion baseball team has dominated. Not Tuesday against Hard 90 as El Dorado found itself having to come-from-behind in a 5-4 win. Trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Nathaniel Erskine and Louis Merlo walked while El Dorado teammate Ian Philbrick singled to right field to […]

Celebrity golf at Tahoe

STATELINE, Nev. — Celebrities from across the entertainment and sports worlds gathered last weekend for the annual American Century Golf Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. Look for further coverage in an upcoming Mountain Democrat. tahoe_11w

Roundup: July 22, 2014

Dolphin stats VFCAL Meet Girls 6 and under — 25 free: 1-Emma Frazer, 22.19; 4-Maggie Yost, 24.96; 7-Heidi Schneider, 26.57. 25 back: 1-Frazer, 25.77; 4-Amelia Leo-Frazee, 27.94; 5-Yost, 29.27. 100FR: 1-Frazer, Yost, Hannah Musgrove, Schneider, 1:43.17; 4-Pearl Cooney, Lauren Dorrough, Maya Musgrove, Sage Warren, 1:57.54.; 5-Leo-Frazee, Emily Murphy, Meagan Sare, Naomi Morgan, 2:05.06. 7-8 — […]

Dolphins ring up another title

CITRUS HEIGHTS — The Dry Diggin Dolphins’ swim program captured its fourth straight Valley Foothill Competitive Aquatic League championship last weekend — outpointing four other clubs at Rusch Park. While Orangevale gave the Dry Diggins’ squad a run for its money in first-place finishes, the Dolphins still won 32 of 84 events. The boys registered […]

Sharks defeat Loomis Basin in season finale

LOOMIS — In its final regular season summer meet of the season Saturday, the Sierra Sharks swim team took a bite out of the Loomis Basin Dolphins, 464-323. In addition, five Sharks won a combined five races each that included being members of relay teams. For the boys, Paul Vos and Justin Lehr, both competing […]

Valley View Sports Park

Construction to begin on joint project Officials held a recent groundbreaking ceremony for the first El Dorado Hills sports field and park south of Highway 50. Construction should be complete in early November. The Valley View Sports Park project is a joint use partnership between the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and the Buckeye Union […]

Under the Scoreboard: July 20, 2014

Former Golden Sierra baseball standout Tyler Waldron is a step away from the big leagues in pitching for Indianapolis, the Triple A farm team for the Pittsburgh Pirates which drafted him out of Oregon State. Waldron, who as a senior for the Grizzlies was the All Metro Player of the Year, is currently injured and on […]

Becker slips by in wild KWS finish

A packed house Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway witnessed one of the craziest finishes seen in a long time, when leader Brent Kaeding spun on the cushion during the final corner and Sean Becker snuck by for the dramatic victory. The unbelievable win for Becker was his 10th career with the King of the […]

Sports Scene: July 20, 2014

Wrestling reunion The Ponderosa wrestling program is holding a reunion, hosted by Aaron Reeves, July 26 at 6 p.m. For questions or information, call Richard Fox at 530-558-5731. Host needed The Warren High Cross-County boys team from Downey, CA seeks a host when it returns to El Dorado County next month for an 11th year […]

Roundup: July 20, 2014

Baseball Arizona Tournament El Dorado Hills 17, Hawaii 7 — The 50/70 team opened last Thursday with a 10-run victory. Golf AJGA Junior Tournament Serrano Scores: Boy — T13: Quinn Carlsen, 74-76-71–221; T30: Charlie Cameron, 73-71-82–226; 34: Tyler Gunderson, 74-77-76–227; T36: Dylan VanderVeer, 77-76-76–229; T41: Cooper Hunt, 75-82-75–232; T41: Kevin Huff, 79-72-81–232; T51: Austin Long, […]

Schedule: July 21-26

Tuesday, July 22 Baseball Hard 90 @ EDHS, 7 p.m. Friday, July 25 Baseball EDHS @ Lodi, (2), 4 p.m. Rec Swimming Taz, Sharks @ SSL Champs, Sierra College Saturday, July 26 Baseball Pro Players @ EDHS, (2), 4 p.m. Speedway Points Race No. 12, 7 p.m. Rec Swimming Taz, Sharks @ SSl Champs, Sierra College […]

Season over for Post 119

AUBURN — Throughout the summer season, El Dorado Post 119 Jr. Legion baseball coach Brett Robinson has stressed the words “have a plan” to his players when they’re at the plate. In its semifinal game against Grass Valley in the District 7 American Legion Junior Championships at James Field Friday, Post 119′s plans on extending its season were doused […]

Serrano Country Club site of AJGA tournament

EL DORADO HILLS — Serrano Country Club is hosting an American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) boys/girls golf tournament beginning with qualifying, and followed by tournament play Tuesday through Thursday. In the Monday qualifier, 96 juniors will be playing for 10 tournament spots. The tournament field will have 72 boys and 24 girls, representing some of […]

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Four different drivers celebrate wins

Returning to action following the annual July Fourth Spectacular, it was business as usual for competitors at Placerville Speedway, as the Jackson Rancheria Casino Championship season roar past its halfway mark on Saturday. The race was the second of three benefit races for the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County and the large […]

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Schedule: July 14-19

Tuesday, July 15 Baseball Pro Players @ EDHS, (2), 4 p.m. Friday, July 18 Baseball ED Post 119 @ District Tourney, tba Saturday, July 19 Baseball ED Post 119 @ District Tourney, tba Speedway King of the West 410 Sprint Series Rec Swimming Dolphins @ VFCAL Champs, Rusch Park Sharks @ Loomis Basin, 8 a.m. […]

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Under the Scoreboard: July 13, 2014

Four area long distance runners were among the finishers of the recent Western States 100-mile Endurance Run, the world’s oldest and most prestigious 100-mile trail race that starts in Squaw Valley and ends in Auburn. Cool’s Meghan Arbogast, 53, considered one of “the finest over-50 runners in the world” and a race favorite according to a […]

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Victories continue for El Dorado

More than a dozen hits, and good pitching, led to the El Dorado High Summer Legion baseball team to an 8-2 victory over Rio Americano in the first game of a Saturday home doubleheader. El Dorado, which had a combined four hits in the first two innings, increased its 2-1 lead to 6-1 in the bottom of […]

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“Where’s McLeod Giveaway Days” on Tahoe Rim Trail

STATELINE, NV — The 2nd Annual Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge continues to build momentum as over 350 hikers, bikers and equestrians and five large Reno-Tahoe base corporations engage their employees in the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. The program, now in its second year, has inspired both novice and seasoned trail users to begin tackling small sections […]

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Outside with Charlie: Tour de Eldorado

The big one of cycling, the Tour de France, entered its 101st year last Saturday. The race, which is 3 weeks long, started in England with a royal send-off. On July 27, on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, the race will end. It’s long and grueling in many respects. All kinds of weather, 100 mile plus […]

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El Dorado Hills 9/10s upend Woodcreek

Advance to title game ROSEVILLE — Three home runs gave the El Dorado Hills 9-10 All Star baseball team a berth in the District 54 championship game. Playing Woodcreek at Richards Field Sunday, El Dorado Hills produced an 11-6 victory. Last night, El Dorado Hills (3-0) played Woodcreek again for a chance to lock up the […]

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EDH 10/11s stumble but still alive

EL DORADO HILLS — Looking to extend their stay in the winner’s bracket, the El Dorado High 10/11 All Stars returned to Jeff Mitchell Field Monday to take on Woodcreek whose offense had plans of its own in pouring on run-after-run for the runaway 15-1 mercy rule-shortened victory. El Dorado Hills’ best chance to see […]

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El Dorado bests Post 119 for Slam title

LODI — The oddity engulfing Monday’s Lodi Summer Slam championship game at Zupo Field couldn’t be overlooked — both teams, from El Dorado County, were vying for the title in Sac Joaquin County. Only one could land on top. On the strength of two big innings, that distinction belonged to El Dorado High after its 19-5 […]

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Tough loss for EDH Majors

GRANITE BAY — Drew Walling’s successive strikeouts stranded Anthony McDaris at second base in the bottom of the sixth inning Saturday as Lakeside edged El Dorado Hills 6-5 in District 54 Little League Majors’ All Star action at Feist Park. El Dorado Hills had battled back from a 5-0 deficit and were in good shape […]

Golobic takes July Fourth victory

Gardner wins Pure Stock feature event; Trimble repeats in Limited Late Models Sprint Car driver Shane Golobic never gave up the fight Friday night and his perseverance paid off when the checkered flag waved at Placerville Speedway following the 10th championship points race of the season. Golobic’s win came before a sold-out, electrifying crowd for the annual […]

Under the Scoreboard: July 6, 2014

Camino’s Geoff Merker of Cuesta College was awarded the Warren Hansen Scholar-Athlete Award and will represent the school at the conference and state levels as a COA Pepsi Scholar Award nominee. Merker is a two-year member of the school’s wrestling program and helped lead the team to the SouthEast Conference title and to sixth at […]

Roundup: July 6, 2014

Baseball Lodi Summer Slam El Dorado 11, Chico 2 — Nick Bonniksen struck out seven in five innings of three-hit pitching as the Cougars won their tournament opener Saturday. El Dorado scored four runs in the second inning and another seven in the fourth. Alex Pereira went 4-for-4 with 3 RBIs; Nathaniel Erskine was 2-for-2; […]

Schedule: July 7-13, 2014

Monday, July 7 Baseball EDHS. ED Post 119 @Lodi Summer Slam, Zupo Field Little League All Stars Majors @ Feist Park -Championship, 5 p.m. 10/11s @ Mitchell Field -ED vs Woodcreek, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 Baseball Little League All Stars Majors @ Feist Park -Championship, if necessary, 5 p.m. 10/11s @ Mitchell Field -Championship, […]

Big win for EDH 9-10s

ROSEVILLE — Eight hits that included back-to-back home runs set the tone for the El Dorado Hills 9-10 All-Star baseball team, which routed Cosumnes River 13-3 in the District 54 tournament at Richards Field Thursday. El Dorado Hills sent 17 batters to the plate in the first inning and produced 12 runs off eight hits, four walks, hit […]

Program for depression, disorders

The National Alliance on Mental Illness El Dorado/West Slope is now offering a peer-to-peer education program for all persons coping with depression, bi-polar, schizophrenia, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder. This program will consist of 10 weeks, two hours per session, and there is no charge. It will be taught by a trained team of individuals […]

DeCaires charges to his third win

It was exactly one year ago that Elk Grove driver Greg DeCaires experienced a win streak at Placerville Speedway shortly after teaming with Placerville car owner Dale Miller. It was déjà vu for the veteran driver Saturday as DeCaires drove to his second straight and third overall victory just one week before the highly anticipated […]

Heinz-sight: Symbolic

History is full of protest movements, domestic and international. Here at home, our very founding dates back to the Boston Tea Party whose 1773 protest escalated into the American Revolution. Since, there’s been the anti-war protests, 1965′s March on Washington and Occupy Wall Street to name a few. Overseas saw the Hungaria and Prague uprisings, […]

‘Fists of Freedom’ documents iconic moment

Ex-Olympians John Carlos and Tommie Smith, members of the 1968 U.S. Men’s Track and Field team, were on hand at Regal Placerville Stadium 8 Thursday for the showing of “Fists of Freedom,” a 1999 documentary about how their lives were before, during and after the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. More than 100 people attended the […]

El Dorado sweeps past Lodi

Continuing its summer dominance at home, El Dorado scored nine, first-inning runs and cruised past Lodi 10-0 victory in Saturday’s first game of a doubleheader. Zach Terry got the start and was immediately in control, striking out a batter in a scoreless first. In the bottom half, Adam Washabaugh singled to load the bases before the […]

Schedule: June 30 – July 6, 2014

Monday, June 30 Baseball Little League All Stars Seniors @ Mahany Park -Gold Rush vs Woodcreek, 6:30 Juniors @ Stonehouse Park, 5 p.m. Majors @ Feist Park, 5 p.m. 10/11s @ Mitchell Field, 5, 7:30 p.m. 9/10s @ Richard Field, 5, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 1 Baseball Little league All Stars Seniors @ Mahany Park […]