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Quintet tackles trio of marathons

As if one marathon wasn’t enough, three in one weekend is just what El Dorado Hills local Hassan Aboukhadijeh and his ultra marathon running friends Carina Kool, Youa Buchanan, Damin Estes and Betty McHugh tried recently. The Bear Lake Marathon Weekend is an event that a very brave few compete in each year — consisting […]

H4H volunteers collecting school supplies

Hands4Hope recently launched its second annual School Supply Drive, which will benefit children in need in El Dorado County. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, Hands4Hope youth volunteers will set up a donation table in front of the Office Max, 3041 Forni Road in Placerville. Patrons will be able to purchase prepackaged supply […]

Sports scene: July 19, 2015

Golf fundraiser Cold Springs Golf and Country Club is the host for today’s fundraiser and golf tournament to help local standout Chelsea Stelzmiller with the cost to attend next month’s LPGA Qualifying School. Cost is $150 per person/$500 for a 4some. Includes golf, raffle and dinner. Stelzmiller will direct a clinic that starts at 12:30 […]

Storms’ forecast good

The Sierra Valley Storm PONY baseball program, composed of players from El Dorado Hills and surrounding areas, is faring well this summer with all-star teams competing in the Mustang 9U, Bronco 11U and 12U divisions. The Storm 12s are in their fourth year together and continue to dominate, running through the North Sections and a […]

TRPA, partners urge Congress to adopt restoration legislation

LAKE TAHOE, Nev. — Tahoe Regional Planning Agency officials have voiced their strong support for legislation to reauthorize the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act that was recently introduced in Congress by Tahoe’s Senate delegation. Sponsored by U.S. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nevada) along with Harry Reid (D-Nevada), Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Barbara Boxer (D-California), the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act would authorize up […]

Roundup: July 14, 2015

Baseball El Dorado 5, Reed 2 — Josh Wienholz threw six scoreless innings, scored upon just in Reed’s final at bat, to pitch El Dorado to the second game victory Sunday. Wienholz received all the run support he needed when El Dorado scored four runs in the third and one more in the fifth. In […]

Good turnout for Hangtown Junior Clinic

The recent 29th annual Hangtown Junior Tennis Clinic held at the El Dorado High courts drew 52 players for both the beginners/low intermediate group in the morning and the late morning higher intermediate class. Local certified tennis pro Martha Downing oversaw the drills, assisted by Ponderosa tennis coach Don Eddy, Cheryl Cady from Carmichael and Paul […]

Track champs

The County Sports League 2015 track finals winners of the 4×100 meter race recently show off their medals they won recent. Those winners are, left to right, James McNeice, Austen Olguin, Sawyer Radekin and Jeffery Somera. 

Sharks dart past Sea Otters

FOLSOM — For the second consecutive weekend, the Sierra Sharks recreational swim team notched another Suburban Swim League victory. In Saturday’s meet against the the Folsom Sea Otters, the Sharks took a bite with a 533-232 win. Sierra won 17 of the 20 relay races that led to a 2-2 mark in the SSL. Top […]

Del Paso CC hosts 36th US Senior Open

SACRAMENTO — Del Paso Country Club is the site for this week’s 36th US Senior Open, starting today through June 28. The week begins with practice rounds today, tomorrow and Wednesday, offering spectators the opportunity to watch the world’s best senior golfers practice their skills. Upon entering the main gate, spectators are encouraged to review […]

D’back sports packet reminder

EL DORADO — If you are interested in playing sports this coming fall at Union Mine High School, you will need to turn in a completed Athletic Packet before you can attend tryouts for fall sports on the first day of school, Monday, Aug.10. Tryouts for football, cross-country, boys soccer, girls golf and girls volleyball […]

Roundup: June 16, 2015

Baseball El Dorado Post 119 3, Auburn 7 — Host Post 84’s 6-run second inning held up to win last Sunday’s first game of a doubleheader. For Post 119, Eric Rodenberg had two hits including a double; James Schurtz tripled; and Alex Vargas hit a double. El Dorado Post 119 4, Auburn 13 — Post […]

Taz earn another victory

FOLSOM — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team holds a perfect 3-0 regular season record after Saturday’s 425-364 win over the Broadstone Barracudas at the Broadstone Raquet Club in Folsom. “We’ve practiced all week preparing to swim Taz today,” Barracuda coach/instructor Chris Kwon said. “Taz is so deep and such a strong team. […]

Roundup: June 14, 2015

Baseball El Dorado High School 11, Kennedy 0 — Hunter Susmill and Daniel Riedling combined for the three-hit shutout as the Cougars won Saturday’s first game of a doubleheader in South Sacramento. Susmill went the first five innings, yielding two hits while striking out four. Riedling pitched the last two and fanned two. The Cougars […]

Schedule: June 15-20, 2015

Monday, June 15 Baseball ED Post 119 @ EDHS, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 Baseball Bear River @ EDHS, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20 Baseball South Lake Tahoe @ EDHS, noon, (2) Chico Legion Tourney ED Post 119 vs Grass Valley, 4:30 p.m. Rec Swimming Cordova @ Dolphins Loomis Basin @ Taz Sharks @ Folsom […]

Rogue’s gallery of GOP hypocrites

EDITOR: Many of my letters to the editor have mentioned the rank hypocrisy of the GOP, beginning way back when John Doolittle was channeling official funds to his wife and Larry Weitzman had not yet been convicted of a felony. Then we had Gingrich, Livingston, Henry Hyde, Larry Craig — all moral majority types, strong on […]

Longhofer’s tactics help Tea Party

EDITOR: I see Mr. Longhofer has written another wild-eyed letter about the Tea Party. How they will kill everybody with a virus and other such nonsense. About the only thing he left out was black helicopters. Now anyone who reads this paper knows that Mr. Longhofer has probably been closer to the surface of Mars […]

Million-dollar political horse race

EDITOR: It’s horse racing season folks! Those thoroughbred horse racing fans may have an affinity for the Kentucky Derby, Breeder’s Cup, Belmont Stakes or even the Preakness, but what you may not have known is that El Dorado County has its own high stakes multi-million-dollar-prize silent horse race nearing a multi-million-dollar payout of Daily Double […]

Graduation schedule frustration

EDITOR: Why are almost all the graduation ceremonies in El Dorado County on the same night? I raised my family in El Dorado County and my family stayed on and raised their families in El Dorado County, but my grandchildren go to different high schools. We don’t have that many high schools in our county; […]

Roundup: June 9, 2015

Baseball El Dorado High School 4, Del Oro 3 — Hunter Susmill, in relief of starter James Pizzuti, pitched three scoreless innings, allowing no hits, as the Cougars held off the host Golden Eagles in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader in Loomis. El Dorado scored twice in the first inning as Bryce Culp singled, […]

Local duo came close to placing

CLOVIS — Ponderosa’s Robert Holloway and Union Mine’s Leah Bertuccelli each finished ninth at Saturday night’s 97th annual CIF State Track and Field finals at Veterans Memorial Stadium of Buchanan High. Both competed in the pole vault and were a part of the elite 12 in the boys and girls competition. The top six in each event […]

State berths were within reach

ELK GROVE — Four inches. That was the difference for El Dorado high jumper Samantha Klinkenborg to clinching a berth in the CIF State Track and Field championships. Taking part in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters’ finals at Elk Grove High on Thursday, Klinkenborg, only a sophomore, cleared the bar at 5 feet, 1 inch, for fourth […]

River Management Plan Update Workshop June 3

The El Dorado County Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division, will host a public workshop on the updates to the county’s River Management Plan on Wednesday, June 3 with options to attend either a 2 p.m. session or one at 6:30 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Gold Trail Grange at 319 State Highway […]

Ponderosa team riders finish second in state

LOS OLIVOS — The Ponderosa High mountain bike team took second place at the California State Championship held at Los Olivos Dirt Park last weekend. Almost 800 racers representing 111 teams endured the hilly and dusty course under ever-changing partly cloudy skies. The three year-old Bruins team earned its second consecutive second place finish at the State […]

47th Hangtown Classic: Tomac dominates 450 Class; Martin defends 250 title

450 Class (Moto Finish) Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (1-1) Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (2-2) Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna (3-7) Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Yamaha (8-3) Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki (4-6) Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki (6-8) Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki (7-9) Christophe Pourcel, France, Husqvarna (5-12) Fredrik Noren, Sweden, […]

Roundup: May 16, 2015

Baseball Section playoffs Oak Ridge 9, Davis 0 — Ryan Sullivan (seven strikeouts) and Nolan Boggini combined on a two-hitter anbd the Trojan offense erupted for 15 hits in last Thursday’s playoff opener at SCC. Logan Denholm (double) and Patrick Smith (two doubles) each had three hits and 3 RBIs while Beau Philip, Chris Roppolo and Jake […]

Ponderosa gets split

SACRAMENTO — Plays they couldn’t make and hits they didn’t get plagued the Ponderosa girls who lost Saturday’s Division III quarterfinal playoff game against East Union 7-1 at the Sacramento Softball Complex. The No. 2 Lady Lancers sprayed around a dozen hits including one that left the yard. Three of East Union’s first four hits […]

Lady D’backs shutout in playoff opener

STOCKTON — The third time was not the charm for Union Mine had hoped for in Thursday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoff softball opener against Sierra at the Arnaiz Softball Complex. After losing back-to-back postseason openers the past two years, the No. 4 Lady Diamondbacks (17-6) had the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning but […]

Roundup: May 13, 2015

Softball Division VI playoffs Golden Sierra 0, Mariposa 17 — In a battle between Grizzlies Tuesday at Arnaiz Stadium, top-seeded Mariposa scored 11 runs in the first inning to cruise to the 5-inning mercy rule-shortened game. Golden Sierra finishes with an overall record of 9-8. Golf Masters Tournament The Reserve, Spanos Park Individual: Joe Fowler, […]

Mother Lode captures state title

SAN DIEGO — The Mother Lode Rugby Club JV squad won the California State Championship in San Diego last Saturday with a 10-6 victory over the Coastal Dragons from San Diego. The win capped an undefeated season which included wins over local powerhouses Jesuit and Granite Bay en route to a Northern California Championship, an […]

Cann, Hodges win VCGP classes

VIRGINIA CITY — The 44th Virginia City Grand Prix held the last weekend of April attracted over 750 riders, including many from El Dorado County. The 22-mile endurance race saw riders running for the most laps and racing against the clock. The Pro-Am riders raced on Saturday and the Novice riders on Sunday. Georgetown Divide, […]

Roundup: May 11, 2015

Baseball Division VI playoffs Golden Sierra 4, Delta 6 — In Monday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoff opener in Clarksburg, the Grizzlies led 2-1 until the bottom of the third inning when Delta scored the tying and go-ahead runs. Golden Sierra (9-12) scored its last two runs in the fifth and sixth innings. The Grizzlies stranded five […]

Hangtown Schedule

47th Hangtown Motocross Classic Prairie City State Recreation Park May 14-16 Ticket Information Thursday/Friday Children 5 years & under: Free Children 6-11 years: $10 12 years and older: $20. Saturday Children 5 years & under: Free Children 6-11 years: $20 12 years and older: $40. Schedule Thursday and Friday 7:00 a.m. — *Hangtown Amateur Days […]

Trojans signed to LOIs

EL DORADO HILLS — Seven Trojan athletes, covering all the seasons, signed their Letter of Intent forms at a signing ceremony last month on the campus. Competing at the college level will be: Carolyn Almeida, golf, Lewis and Clark; Shelby Peters, basketball, US Merchant Marine Academy; Grace Derksen, basketball, Cal Lutheran; Madison Topping, lacrosse, Whittier […]

Hangtown Classic returns this week

No race is like it in California. The 47th Annual GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic, the Crown Jewell of the Series, is back at Prairie City State Recreation Park Thursday, May 14 to Saturday, May 16, 2015, with the pros racing on Saturday. It‘s not just any motocross race, but the oldest and one of the […]

Connor Rains signs pro contract

Former Ponderosa High football player Connor Rains has signed a professional free-agent contract with the Denver Broncos of the National Football League, one of nine undrafted players the team agreed to terms with. A two-year starting offensive lineman for Wyoming after arriving as part of the Cowboys’ 2012 recruiting class, Rains is one of three […]

Roundup: May 10, 2015

Girls soccer Division VI playoffs Golden Sierra 1, Millennium 3 — The Grizzlies and Falcons were tied 1-1 at halftime in Thursday’s first round playoff game in Tracy. But Millennium scored two goals in the second half for the win. Golden Sierra finished its season at 10-11-2. Tennis Section playoffs Division IV Union Mine 2, Forest […]

Sports Scene: May 5, 2015

REMEMBERING BERTE REYNOLDS A memorial golf tournament in homor of the late Berte Reynolds will be held May 9 at the Camino Heights Golf Course, with all proceeds to benefit the El Dorado High School girls basketball team. The tournament fee is $60 per person or $300 per five-person team. To register for the tournament […]

Roundup: Laut, Jetter set records; Bruins boys swim/dive league champs

Track and Field Sacramento Meet of Champions American River College Boys — 100: 6-Brandon Jetter, OR, 10.88; 2-Chibuikem Ohanele, OR, 10.98. 200: 17-Ohanele, OR, 23.53. 400: 7-Bret McNamee, OR, 50.12. 330h: 15-Griffin Prather, OR, 41.69. 800: 11-Shane Marshall, PHS, 2:00.28. 4x100L 11-OR (Prather, Ohanele, Christian Wootton, Jetter), 43.67. 4×400: 3-PHS (Mitchell Massera, Patrick Hickey, Jordan […]

Trojans tighten 2nd place hold

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s boys volleyball program hosted Folsom Thursday evening, making quick work of the Bulldogs, 25-8, 25-10 and 25-14 in Sierra Foothill League action. Connor Petersen led Troy’s offense with a game-high seven kills, while teammate Nicholas White had six kills and senior Ben Kopania finished with five. Austin Frese […]

Grizzlies throttle Highlands

GARDEN VALLEY — Capitalizing on Highlands’ very shaky defensive play Friday, host Golden Sierra rolled the Scots 18-0 for the Sierra Delta League Senior Day win. Prior to the first pitch, Beau Burgess, Roger Borba, Dakota Haddock, Dalton Wilson and Ethan Dunn were introduced. All five started for the Grizzlies. “Obviously they were feeling the […]

Roundup: April 29, 2015

Baseball El Dorado 4, Rosemont 1 — Logan Quick pitched a complete-game five-hitter Tuesday as the Cougars picked up a key, late-season Sierra Valley Conference win on the Wolverines’ field. Matt Smith (double) and Zach Culp each had two hits for El Dorado (10-3 in the SVC, 20-5) while Owen MacKendrick and Adam Washabaugh both doubled. […]

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