Monday, October 20, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Roundup: Oct 17, 2014

Tennis Ponderosa 5, Oakmont 4 Singles (PHS first): Ashley Tank def. by Arendain, 3-6, 1-6; Jaclyn Fields def. Smith, 6-3, 6-; Lexi Comstock def. by Sorgea, 4-6, 2-6; Natanya Akerly def. by Geissberger, 6-7, 6-7; Grace Guimont def. Lievares, 6-4, 7-6; Katie Johnson def. by Bartolome, 2-6, 0-6. Doubles (PHS first): Regan Blomquist-Taylor Cargile def. […]

Union Mine jumps back in the saddle

EL DORADO — Shaking off the bitter taste of two of its wins wiped away due to a CIF rule infraction, Union Mine looked impressive Friday in its 46-14 Sierra Valley Conference win over visiting Galt. Diamondbacks’ running back Austin Rigsby bursted through for a 7-yard touchdown run and a 6-0 lead in the first quarter. […]

Cougar boys keep it rolling

Clanin gains 287 yards Tips for attending an El Dorado High football game: Save the concession stand visits for later; forgo postgame plans until the game is over; and, most importantly, take the Cougars seriously. A 60-43 homecoming victory over Rosemont again showcased El Dorado’s ability to outlast an opponent.Behind the clutch receiving of Zach Culp […]

Golden Sierra runs out of time

SACRAMENTO — Trailing by 8 points and 99 yards away from the end zone with under three minutes left, a 22-yard run by Golden Sierra’s Brenden Nutt and a Nathan Anderson-to-Dominic Chamberlain 27-yard pass got the Grizzlies to the Bradshaw Christian 32 before the Pride’s Grant Dragmire sealed the home team’s Sierra Delta League 36-28 […]

Volleyball: El Dorado sweeps Griz

GARDEN VALLEY — El Dorado’s “Dig Deep to Dream Big” 2014 fall tour made a stop in Garden Valley Thursday night — but only for three sets as the Lady Cougars swept host Golden Sierra 25-20, 25-8, 25-16. The Placerville team took the court upon entering the building and left quickly after its win. “Lately […]

Water polo: Ponderosa inches near title; Hill nets 10 goals

EL DORADO — Two is the magic number for the Ponderosa boys water polo team. In a Capital Valley Conference contest Thursday at Union Mine’s Aquatic Center, the Bruins (10-0, 15-6) silenced the Del Campo Cougars, 24-10. Talon Green broke a 4-4 tie on a pass from teammate Connor Overstreet who, with Reilley Waterman, pitched in […]

Schedule: Oct. 20-25, 2014

Monday, Oct. 20 Golf PHS @ CVC Tourney, Cameron Park CC, noon OR @ SFL Tourney, Auburn Valley Soccer *Oakmont @ PHS, 3 p.m. Bradshaw Christian @ GS, 3:30 p.m. UM @ Cordova, 7 p.m. Liberty Ranch @ ED, 7 p.m. Volleyball Rosemont @ ED, 7 p.m. UM @ Liberty Ranch, 7 p.m. Water polo […]

Lady Cougars overcome Union Mine

EL DORADO — Shaking off a slow start and then putting down Union Mine’s bid to force a fifth set, visiting El Dorado defeated the Diamondbacks 12-25, 25-17, 25-19, 26-24 Wednesday night at the Snake Pit. Union Mine (3-2) did take the first set the Cougars have dropped in Sierra Valley Conference play — convincingly — […]

Trojans slip past T’Wolves

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High boys soccer head coach Joe Champion admitted he was nervous about the second half of his Wednesday’s Sierra Foothill League home game against Woodcreek. That’s because until the last two minutes of the game, the Trojans led by just a goal. To the rescue came forward Julian Garcia […]

D’backs drop rematch to Hawks

EL DORADO — In its first five Sierra Valley Conference boys soccer games, Union Mine has scored only two goals — one of them against Liberty Ranch which paid a visit Wednesday. Despite falling to the Hawks 3-1 in their first meeting last month, the Diamondbacks had an opportunity to score in the rematch. But the […]

Week 7: Bruins control destiny

All five El Dorado County football teams have big conference/league games tonight. Ponderosa plays at Del Campo; Oak Ridge travels to Del Oro; El Dorado plays host to Rosemont; Union Mine entertains Galt; and Golden Sierra makes the trek to Bradshaw Christian. Ponderosa at Del Campo The winner of the Ponderosa (2-1 in the Capital […]

Painted Pickleball courts debut

CAMERON PARK — The Cameron Park CSD held a Pickleball Open House last Friday on the newly painted courts at Cameron Park Lake. The Cameron Park CSD will be offering additional programs with pickleball. Photo-1

Strong D’back, Trojans’ showing

Yack 1st in Division III/IV race FRESNO — The Union Mine and Oak Ridge cross country teams competed at last weekend’s 36th Clovis Invitational at Woodward Park. In the Division III/IV girls race, Union Mine took 2nd as a team with 70 points. Leading the way in first place was Michaela Yack with a time […]

El Dorado 2nd at first Cougar Coed

EL DORADO — Last Saturday’s final round of the inaugural four-team Cougar Coed Tournament was bittersweet for host El Dorado. Prior to facing Frankin to end the day, the Cougar varsity teams watched Benicia depart the Aquatics Center with the championship trophy — awarded on a tiebreaker. El Dorado proceeded to whip the Wildcats — the […]

Troy defeats mixed Broncos’ squad

EL DORADO HILLS — Behind Will Kirk’s team-high four goals, Oak Ridge picked up a key 14-5 victory over visiting Bella Vista Monday at the CSD pool in El Dorado Hills. For the record, the Trojans faced two opponents. Due to a scheduling mishap, the Bronco varsity didn’t enter the water until the third quarter. Oak […]

Outside with Charlie: Blue Lake ride

As the aspens in the high country dance into their autumn colors, cyclists take note as it’s a wonderful time to pedal your two-wheeled steed on the roads and trails in the Sierra. The choices are many. One of the best places this time of year is the road leading to Blue Lakes. The Blue […]

Griz shut out at home

GARDEN VALLEY — With limited chances to put the ball into the back of the net Monday, host Golden Sierra suffered a 5-0 Sierra Delta League loss to visiting Encina. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Two goals came from Sabastian Santos, who scored his first in the 11th minute. “In the second half we […]

Roundup: Oct. 11, 2014

Volleyball NorCal Invitiational (Gold Division, El Dorado second place) El Dorado def. Galileo 25-13, 25-17 El Dorado def. Windsor, 25-18, 22-25, 15-9 El Dorado def. Casa Grande 25-22, 16-25, 15-9 El Dorado def. Windsor 25-20, 25-22 El Dorado def. by San Marin 20-25, 19-25 El Dorado def. by St. Patricks 24-26, 25-23, 13-15 (championship) Nonleague […]

Grizzlies pick up I-80 road win

VACAVILLE — Brenden Nutt and Dominic Chamberlain scored three touchdowns apiece as Golden Sierra outlasted host Vacaville Christian 49-32 in Sierra Delta League action Friday night. Though the Grizzlies started and ended well, in between they left the door open via mistakes to allow the Falcons to stay in the hunt. Golden Sierra led by just one […]

Fast start does it for Bruins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The scoring came quickly as Ponderosa achieved perfection with its first four drives Friday against Whitney, resulting in the 28-7 Capital Valley Conference victory. Thanks to the fearless rushing of Ryan Edelmann and sure-handed receiving of Josh Bist, the Bruins scored touchdowns the first four times they had possession. No fundamental was […]

EL Dorado rally overtakes Hawks

GALT — El Dorado High’s varsity football program extended its perfect record Friday night on the road, traveling to/returning from Liberty Ranch with a 40-29 comeback Sierra Valley Conference victory. Cougar conditioning kicked in late as El Dorado reversed a 10-point fourth quarter deficit with 21 unanswered points on three Nick Bonniksen touchdown passes in an […]

Schedule: Oct. 13-18, 2014

Monday, Oct. 13 Soccer Encina @ GS, 3:30 p.m. PHS @ Whitney, 7 p.m. Volleyball UM @ Rosemont, 6:30 p.m. ED @ Galt, 7 p.m. Water polo Bella Vista @ OR boys, CSD, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 Golf Nevada Union vs OR, Serrano CC, 3 p.m. Galt vs ED, Cold Springs GC Oakmont vs […]

Trojans fall in 3

EL DORADO HILLS — A quick start in the third set appeared to favor Oak Ridge in Thursday’s Sierra Foothill League volleyball home match against top ranked Granite Bay. The Lady Trojans jumped out 4-0 behind the serving of junior outside hitter Olivia Reid. With kills from Hailey Maniglia and Kimmy Tuttle, Oak Ridge led 7-3 before the […]

Oak Ridge squanders chances

Repeat of 2012 section finals favors Granite Bay EL DORADO HILLS — A seven-point halftime deficit was almost eliminated by the Oak Ridge High football team in Friday’s Sierra Foothill League home game against Granite Bay. Trailing 17-10 at halftime, the Trojans failed to capitalize on several third quarter opportunities and never caught the Grizzlies, […]

Outside with Charlie: Scenic wonders

Hope Valley is famous for the its beauty. The area, along Highway 88 in Alpine County, is a scenic wonderland. All four seasons have a multitude of reasons to visit. There are wide open valley vistas, mountain peaks, the West Fork of the Carson River, and a few lakes in this historic corridor. Scattered liberally […]

El Dorado girls dominate Hawks

Behind a solid all-around team performance Monday night, El Dorado swept visiting Liberty Ranch 25-18, 25-22, 25-12 to improve to 2-0 in the Sierra Valley Conference. The Hawks’ last visit to the foothills ended in a five-set win at Union Mine. Not so against the Lady Cougars who controlled all facets leading up to a third […]

Griz give it up in 9-1 loss

GARDEN VALLEY — Highland’s hat-trick flurry to open the match and a second-half scoring spree were decisive blows by the Scots who ran away from host Golden Sierra Monday in their 9-1 Sierra Delta League victory. The visitors were skilled, fast and quick to the ball. Highlands spaced the field, ran the sidelines and crossed […]

Under the Scoreboard: Oct. 6, 2014

Toward the end of summer, former Golden Sierra High softball standout Samantha Bastien accepted a scholarship to play the sport at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. The former Lady Grizzly catcher, who was the Sierra Delta League’s three-time league MVP, and named Defensive Player of the Year three times, is one of two young women […]

Football: Cougars improve to 5-0 with lopsided win

SACRAMENTO — Fresh off its bye week, the El Dorado High football team dominated from kick-off to the final second in the fourth quarter en route to a 51-0 non-conference victory over Foothill at Negri Field of Foothill Stadium on Friday. El Dorado has started its season at 5-0, and it’s believed to be the first […]

Football: Trojans struck by Thunder

ROCKLIN — It’s hard telling the more impressive at Rocklin High Friday night: its dance squad, the halftime pyrotechnics show or its football team. Safe guess to say Oak Ridge thinks it’s the latter after the Thunder rolled past the Trojans 59-21 in Sierra Foothill League action. Rocklin, which celebrated its homecoming, owned field positioning all evening. Thunder quarterback […]

Schedule: Oct. 6-11, 2014

Monday, Oct. 6 Soccer Antelope @ PHS, 3 p.m. Highlands @ GS, 4 p.m. ED @ Cordova, 7 p.m. UM @ Galt, 7 p.m. Volleyball Liberty Ranch @ ED, 7 p.m. UM @ Cordova, 7 p.m. Water polo ED @ Florin, 4/5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 Golf UM @ ED, Cold Springs GC Whitney @ […]

Football: Bruins stampede Broncos in homecoming game

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The Ponderosa High football team was motivated to change its fortunes Friday at Simon-Bruin Stadium, which led to a 34-0 stomping over Bella Vista in the Bruins’ homecoming game. In the Capital Valley Conference contest, the Bruins wasted little time in taking control of the contest, as the Ponderosa defense suffocated the Broncos the […]

Volleyball: Grizzlies fall out of first place

GARDEN VALLEY — Golden Sierra’s tied for first-place status atop the Sierra Delta League in volleyball is no more after visiting Vacaville Christian dealt the Grizzlies a three-set defeat 22-25, 19-25, 22-25. Golden Sierra (3-1) hits the road this week for matches at Bradshaw Christian and Encina, trailing the Falcons (4-0) by a game in […]

Trojans, D’backs at Stanford run

PALO ALTO — The Oak Ridge and Union Mine varsity boys and girls cross country teams competed at last weekend’s prestigious 41st Stanford Invitational at the university golf course. Teams from throughout California and non-California teams were in attendance that featured many of the top high school and collegiate cross country athletes in the nation. […]

Outside with Charlie: Autumn is here

With help from a good storm front that passed through, coupled with the massive effort by fire crews, the King Fire has been damped down. While it isn’t out, it isn’t the monster that it was over the last two weeks. We even had the first snow of the season last Friday night. Impressive. There […]

Cougars split with McClatchy

SACRAMENTO — El Dorado experienced both ends of the emotional spectrum in its key Metro Conference matches at McClatchy Monday — the boys squeezing out an exhilarating 13-12 victory but the girls dropping a 7-5 heartbreaker. “The boys were so pumped,” said Cougars’ coach David Pimentel in an email to the Democrat. “We were up […]

Better late than never for Bruins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Roseville’s last-minute attempt for a clear off its line caromed off Chris Rudfelt back into the goal — giving host Ponderosa a dramatic 3-2 win Monday afternoon. Andrew Doe’s side throw-in to the box and ensuing melee for the tie-breaker improved the Bruins to 3-1-1 in the Capital Valley Conference. Rudfelt’s winner was his first […]

Golden Sierra picks up first victory

GARDEN VALLEY — A three-minute span was all Golden Sierra needed Monday for the Sierra Delta River League soccer win against Vacaville Christian — the Grizzlies’ first of the season. Scoring twice toward the end of the second half to break open a 1-all tie, the Griz posted a 3-1 win. In the 73rd minute, Riley […]

Oak Ridge sticks it to T’Wolves

EL DORADO HILLS — Forget trick plays. Oak Ridge’s first Sierra Foothill League victory swung on a trick-question play, an instance that defied logic in its 38-20 victory over Woodcreek Friday night. The host Trojans nursed a 10-7 lead and faced a fourth-and-9 at the Timberwolves’ 31. Instead of letting quarterback Ian Book determine the […]

Grizzlies crush San Juan

GARDEN VALLEY — It was thunder in the sky and thunder on the field Friday as Golden Sierra steamrolled visiting San Juan 64-6 in Sierra Delta League action. Coming off a tough loss to Colfax, the Grizzlies surged forward with a chip on the shoulder en route to a 28-0 rout in the first quarter. […]

D’backs overwhelm Lincoln

EL DORADO — Union Mine football appeared in midseason form against Lincoln Friday in a nonconference game. With a strong running game, precise passing and a stout defense, the host Diamondbacks rolled to an impressive 60-32 victory over the Fighting Zebras. Union Mine (3-1) was paced during the game by running back Austin Rigsby, who scored four […]

Water polo: Bruins edge Cougars twice

EL DORADO — Ponderosa and El Dorado hooked up Saturday for two closely contested matches at the Aquatic Center on the Union Mine campus. The Bruins won both — the girls powered their way to the 9-8 victory while the boys held off their Cougar counterparts 7-6. The intra-county matchups were a part of a […]

Schedule: Sept 29 – Oct. 4, 2014

Monday, Sept. 29 Golf PHS @ CVC Tourney UM, ED @ SVC Tourney, Mather GC, 11:30 a.m. Soccer Roseville @ PHS, 3:15 p.m. Vacaville Christian @ GS, 4 p.m. Rosemont @ ED, 7 p.m. UM vs Liberty Ranch, Walker Park, 7 p.m. Water polo ED @ McClatchy, 4/5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 Golf OR vs […]

Suspect sought in SLT burglary

On Sept. 21 at approximately 2:19 a.m., Mi Pueblo Market (3885 Pioneer Trail) in South Lake Tahoe was the victim of a commercial burglary. The unidentified suspect used a crowbar to force his way into the business. Once inside of the business, the suspect stole coins, phone cards and cash. The total amount of loss […]