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Cross Country: State Finals results

FRESNO — The 29th Annual California Interscholastic Federation Cross Country State Finals was held Saturday at Fresno’s Woodward Park. Twelve area runners competed in three divisions. Of that number, seven ran for the El Dorado boys in the Division III race. Below are times of the local runners. Division 3 boys 18-El Dorado, 473 57-Dalton […]

Oak Ridge out after semifinals loss

ELK GROVE — One field goal for the lead, plus a trip into the red zone and a three-point difference were the story lines for Oak Ridge in Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I football semifinal game against Elk Grove at the Thundering Herd’s field Friday. The Trojans, the No. 3 seed, battled the No. 2 Herd but Elk Grove […]

Roundup: Nov. 29, 2015

Bowling Knotty Pines Lanes, Pollock Pines Mountain Women Bowling League Week 9 Team Standings 1. Pin Pals 23-13 2. Sometimers 22-14 3. Bowlin Baggs 22-14 4. Hillbilliettes 22-14 5. Knotty Girls 19-17 6. Alley Oops! 15-21 7. Fun Gals 15-21 High games: 216 — Jeanne Valentine; 187 — Jeanene Santerelli; 181 — Terese Clusiau. Brunch […]

Schedule: Nov. 30-Dec. 5, 2015

Monday, Nov. 30 Boys basketball Foundation Games Vista del Lago @ PHS, 8 p.m. Foresthill @ GS, 8 p.m. OR @ Christian Bros., 7:30 p.m. ED @ Florin, 7 p.m. Girls basketball Foundation Games Vista del Lago @ PHS, 6 p.m. Foresthill @ GS, 6 p.m. OR @ Christian Bros., 6 p.m. ED @ Argonaut, […]

CHP out in force this week

​SACRAMENTO — Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally one of the busiest travel times in America, can also be one of the deadliest. The California Highway Patrol will have all available officers on patrol during a maximum enforcement period to help avoid tragedies for California motorists. In 2014, over the Thanksgiving weekend, 45 people died in collisions on California roadways […]

Cal Fire now hiring

SACRAMENTO — Have you ever dreamed of working for one of the largest firefighting agencies in the world? Now is the time to apply. Cal Fire is currently accepting applications for seasonal firefighter and defensible space inspector (forestry aide) positions throughout the state for 2016. “Working for Cal Fire can open the door to many exciting opportunities for someone […]

An increased risk of fire is a reality of Thanksgiving

With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, Cal Fire officials remind Californians about the dangers that lurk during the holiday season. When most people think about Thanksgiving, they envision turkey, pumpkin pie and time spent with their loved ones. Who thinks of fire at this time? “During the holidays we tend to have multiple items […]

Sports Scene: Nov. 23, 2015

Youth basketball league Come join the Cameron Park Community Services District for another great 2015 winter youth basketball season. This league will help develop and allow players to play basketball in an organized, fun, and safe atmosphere. Players in each division will learn, develop and improve basic and team oriented skills necessary to be successful […]

Schedule: Nov. 23-28, 2015

Thursday, Nov. 26 Happy Thanksgiving! Friday, Nov. 27 Football Section playoffs D-I: OR @ Elk Grove, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 Cross country OR, ED, GS @ State Championships, Woodward Park, Fresno 8 a.m.

NorCal Tournament loss ends Lady Trojans’ season

FOLSOM — Whether snake bit, unlucky or over-matched, Oak Ridge girls tennis will have to wait at least another year for its first-ever NorCal win. Hosting the 10-team tournament last weekend at the Broadstone Racquet Club, their third straight NorCal appearance, the Lady Trojans fell 5-2 to Saratoga in their first match Friday, ending their […]

Oak Ridge silences Wolfpack

EL DORADO HILLS — Home sweet home. The Oak Ridge High football team had only four home games during the regular season. But the Trojans have enjoyed the luxury of playing their first two Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff games at home that comes with earning the No. 3 seed, including Friday’s game against No. 6 […]

Something stinks about this bug

A year ago the UC Cooperative Extension, Central Sierra, asked you, “Have You Seen This Bug?” It was an alert to let El Dorado County residents know that the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), a new pest attacking many crops, might be coming. There are plenty of BMSB in Sacramento and other parts of the state. So far, […]

Douglas-Hiley, Cougar boys take third

FOLSOM — Despite solid efforts across the board by El Dorado runners at Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin Section race at the Willow Hills Course, the Cougars came out with just half what they had hoped for. For the seventh straight year, El Dorado sends athletes to next week’s State Cross Country Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno […]

Outside with Charlie: Use common sense

What a difference a few days can make. Snow has continued to fall, coating the mountains and raising spirits. Most of the alpine ski resorts opened early. They continue to make snow to add to the base that’s already on the ground. The continued cold weather helps and after last year, building up that base […]

Roundup: Grizzlies, Bruins bounced from postseason

Volleyball Section playoffs Golden Sierra def. by Le Grand 3-2 Ponderosa def. by Rocklin 3-0 DSC_5779 ec w Morgan Schaefer gets the volleyball across the net. Democrat photo by Jackie Penn DSC_5774 ec w Captain, Elise Wilson earns a point from mid court. Democrat photo by Jackie Penn DSC_5767 ec w Left to right: Autumn […]

Season over for Lady Cougars

Though it fought to prolong its season, El Dorado was eliminated for the second straight year by Vanden which defeated the host Cougars 18-25, 24-26, 24-26 in second round Division III playoff action last Thursday. “Too many missed serves, miss-hits and our setting was a little off for our hitting – when on our hitting was […]

OR girls denied repeat

FOLSOM — Rocklin defeated Oak Ridge 5-4 last Thursday to dethron the Division I champs. Coverage of the match will be in Wednesday’s Democrat.

Trojans’ gridiron return triumphant

EL DORADO HILLS — Two weeks of Oak Ridge living one virtue gave way to a night where it perfected another. The Trojans sat idle after losing to Folsom, patiently stewing over that loss but the waiting gave way to a 35-14 win Friday over viciting Monterey Trail to open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I […]

Cougar boys reach state

FOLSOM — The El Dorado varisty boys race team had a third-place finish at Saturday’s Section Finals at the Willow Hills course to qualify for the Nov. 28 state meet at Woodward Park in Fresno. Complete story for all five county schools to run in Wednesday’s Democrat.

Trojans advance to final 4

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High volleyball head coach Patrick Sanders had plenty of reasons to smile after his Lady Trojans swept Rodriguez in Thursday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal match. Sanders’ Trojans dominated the contest in three sets; the final scores were 25-13, 25-8, 25-9. The win sends No. 1 seed Oak Ridge […]

Late goal sinks Oak Ridge’s title hopes

ELK GROVE — In a battle of the No. 1 and No. 2 California high school boys soccer teams for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I title at Cosumnes Oaks High on Saturday, Oak Ridge and Jesuit lived up to the hype. The Trojans, also ranked No. 1 in D-I, were denied an opportunity to win back-to-back section […]

Trojans regroup for NorCals

FOLSOM — Oak Ridge’s comeback in an attempt to defend as Division I section champions fell short last Thursday as Rocklin edged the Lady Trojans 5-4 in a repeat of last year’s title match. Play stretched under the lights at Broadstone Racquet Club as Oak Ridge fought off the chill to get within 4-3. The […]

El Dorado exits early from playoffs

OAKDALE — Aaron Golmitz and Chris Volek posted big numbers for the El Dorado High football team against Oakdale in Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff opener at The Corral but the No. 2 Mustangs prevailed 63-33. Golmitz completed 25-of-32 passes for 256 yards. Volek grabbed 16 receptions for 176 yards and two touchdowns. “I […]

Schedule: Nov. 16-21, 2015

Monday, Nov. 16 Golf CIF State Finals OR’s Lexi Perry, Courtney Clark @ Poppy Hills GC Tuesday, Nov. 17 Volleyball Section playoffs D-I: Pitman @ OR, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 Football Section playoffs D-I: Cosumnes Oaks @ OR, 7 p.m. Tennis NorCal Tournament OR @ Broadstone RC, tba Saturday, Nov. 21 Tennis NorCal Tournament […]

My Turn: A six-point plan for immigration

Recent months have seen a long overdue spotlight put on illegal immigration. Candidates for president and the media have talked about the heinous murders of Kate Steinle in San Francisco and Marilyn Pharis in Santa Maria, allegedly committed this summer by illegal aliens who were multiple offenders, deported multiple times. Likely this would not have […]

Something to Think About: Tell your story

So, The Donald has written a book. Big whoop. So did Dennis Rodman and I’m not even sure he can read. A review of The Donald’s book said that it read like a campaign manifesto, but neglected to give any real information about how he plans to resolve the big issues like health care, immigration […]

Sports Scene: Nov. 10, 2015

Toy Run The 3rd annual Foster Family Toy Run is Sunday Nov. 15 beginning at Sierra Child & Family Services, 4250 Fowler Lane, Diamond Springs. Registration 8-10 a.m., kick stands up at 10:15. $15 donation plus toy/$25 without toy/$10 for passenger. Run ends and party begins at The Rescue Community Center, 4180 Green Vaalley Road, […]

Elizabeth Cameron can do it all

Elizabeth Cameron knows a thing or two about winning it all. Within the past year, she and fellow Oak Ridge volleyball teammates Megan Priest, Hailey Maniglia and Olivia Reid helped their NCVC team win the Junior National 17s title in New Orleans, La. after going 11-0 from a field of 48 teams. Now, the four Trojans […]

Almeida makes history

ROSEVILLE — Oak Ridge’s Madeline Almeida won the Individual Sac-Joaquin Section Singles tennis title last Friday at Johnson Ranch in Roseville. Second last year at the same tournament, Almeida avenged against Franklin’s Jacqui Tan, the defending section champ, with a three-set 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory. “We typically go back-and-forth,” Almeida said of her playing history […]

XC results

Division I girls Oak Ridge results 17-Haley Dean, 20:05; 19-Maddy Denner, 20:06; 21-Arial Hendrickson, 20:21; 26-Mikhayla Polivka, 20:31; 35-Gloria Dabiri, 21:10; 47-Sarah Dolley, 21:28; 63-Peyton Wright, 22:06. D-I boys Oak Ridge results 80-Nolan Vanhonsebrouck, 18:43; 88-Kyle Kauffman, 18:57; 106-Blake Fabian, 19:24. D-II boys Ponderosa results 25-Shane Marshall, 17:01; 66-Nathan Kohl, 17:48; 79-Adam Schumann, 18:04; 93-Carson […]

Top finishes for harriers

ANGELS CAMP — Most of the county varsity cross-country teams raced to top finishes at last Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin Subsection Meet at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds. Leading the way were the El Dorado High boys in second place with 66 points in Division III. The Cougars were paced by Dalton Douglas-Hiley, fifth place, and Charlie Plamondon, Diego Bartolome […]

Tennis: Almeida section champ

ROSEVILLE — Oak Ridge’s Madeline Almeida won the Individual Sac-Joaquin Section tennis title Friday at Johnson Ranch after a three-set win over the No. 1 seed from Franklin High. Extended coverage will be in Wednesday’s Democrat.

Gold Nugget rush for Union Mine

D’backs defeat El Dorado 34-14 EL DORADO — A convincing outcome had Austin Rigsby quickly concluding what went right for his Union Mine side against El Dorado in Friday’s Sierra Valley Conference and Gold Nugget matchup. “We beat them physically, and they couldn’t respond,” Rigby said  after the Diamondbacks’ 34-14 Senior Night/Homecoming triumph. The answers […]

Grizzlies thump Encina on Senior Night

GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra charged through the final week of regular season play with flying colors Friday, downing Encina Prep 56-7 to finish with a 5-1 conference record on Senior Night. Big plays lined the menu as the Grizzlies feasted on a struggling Bulldogs squad. The Griz pushed ahead early with 14 points in the […]

Cross-country: Cougar boys 2nd at Subs

ANGELS CAMP — The El Dorado High varsity boys cross-country team took second at last Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Subsection race in Calaveras County. Complete coverage of all five county schools will be in Wednesday’s Mountain Democrat.

Roundup: Nov. 8, 2015

Soccer Ponderosa 1, Pitman 3 — The No. 5 Bruins saw their season come to a close with Thursday’s Division II playoff loss at No. 4 Pitman. Ponderosa finishes with an overall record of 12-6-4. The Bruins went 9-4-1 in the Capital Valley Conference to take second place.

Schedule: Nov. 9-14, 2015

Monday, Nov. 9 Golf OR @ Nor Cal, Crazy Horse Ranch, Salinas Tennis Section playoffs D-I: Tracy vs. OR, Broadstone RC, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 Tennis Section playoffs D-I: Semifinals, tbd Volleyball Section playoffs First round D-I: Armijo @ OR, 7 p.m. D-II: PHS @ Benicia, 7 p.m. D-III: Central Valley @ ED, 7 pm. […]

On to semis for Trojans

EL DORADO HILLS — For the second time in two months, the Oak Ridge and McClatchy boys soccer teams met — this time in Thursday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal game. The host Trojans (14-1-3), the No. 1 seed in the section and California, silenced the Lions with a 3-1 win. Their first meeting was a 2-2 […]

Bruin comeback falls short

ELK GROVE — In 14 seconds, Ponderosa turned its Capital Valley Conference football finale against Cosumnes Oaks into a one touchdown game Friday. Despite their gallant efforts, the Bruins were bitten by the Wolf Pack, 42-21. The loss ends a long season for Ponderosa (1-6 in the CVC, 2-8). Trailing 21-0 at halftime, Cosumnes Oaks (5-2 […]

Gold Nugget game tonight

Two of the four El Dorado County high school football teams square off tonight. El Dorado makes the five-mile trek to Union Mine in their Sierra Valley Conference and Gold Nugget showdown. In other games, Golden Sierra hosts Encina and Ponderosa is at Cosumnes Oaks. Oak Ridge has the Sierra Foothill League bye. El Dorado […]

One down, three left for Lady Trojans

FOLSOM — A one day delay didn’t stop the Oak Ridge High girls tennis team from posting a 9-0 victory over Pleasant Grove in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff opener at the Broadstone Racquet Club Wednesday. Initially, the match was scheduled for Tuesday but inclement weather pushed back other matches. Oak Ridge (12-2), the Sierra Foothill […]

Almeida takes SFL Singles title

FOLSOM — Positioned after its league championship-clinching victory but before its team playoff opener Wednesday, Oak Ridge partook in last week’s Sierra Foothill League Singles/Doubles Tournament at Folsom High where Madeline Almeida defended her title as Singles champ. In doing so, Almeida won a trio of matches. After a first-round bye, the Trojan junior defeated […]

Oak Ridge notches playoff victory

EL DORADO HILLS — Toward the end of the first half of Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I boys soccer playoff opener with Edison, Oak Ridge’s Nico Carpignano set the tone. The Trojan forward scored the go-ahead goal that broke a 1-1 tie in an eventual 4-1 win that eliminated the Vikings. In the 37th minute […]

Ponderosa boys advance after 2-1 win

SHINGLE SPRINGS — A hard-nosed effort, a big turnout of local fans and even social media helped push Ponderosa past visiting Del Oro 2-1 in first round Division II section playoff action Tuesday night. The victory sent the No. 5 Bruins to yesterday’s match at No. 4 Pitman, a team Ponderosa is unfamiliar with. “We […]

Outside with Charlie: Shorter days

As of last Sunday, the clocks have returned to normal, meaning everything we do, the great outdoors has to change as well. The fall season means the daylight hours get shorter and night time hours get longer. For those of us who head outside to hike, run, cycle, ski, snowshoe and so on, the change […]

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