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Six lady wrestlers advance

SACRAMENTO — Six local girl wrestlers placed in the top 8 at last weekend’s two-day North Regional Qualifying Tournament at Natomas High. Medalists advanced to the Masters Championships. There was one finalist, Oak Ridge’s Emily Se placed second while El Dorado’s Jessica Killian was third and Haley Beecher took fourth. Other El Dorado advancers were: […]

Bruins breeze by Bella Vista

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High’s varsity boys extended their undefeated home court record one more night, defeating Bella Vista 81-72 in Bruin country Monday evening. Down 20-18 after the first quarter, Ponderosa returned to form in the second quarter with major contributions from Kenny Macklin, Brennan Wheeler and Adam Orr to lead 43-37 at half. Macklin […]

On the agenda: El Dorado Irrigation District

The agenda for the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting on Monday, Jan. 25, will be light. Two items are on the agenda: a presentation on annual state legislation by Reeb Government Relations and the board will be asked to take action on a contract amendment with Robertson-Bryan Inc. in the not-to-exceed amount of $44,250 for […]

CHP explorers wanted

The California Highway Patrol, Placerville area, Explorer Program is a unique and challenging opportunity that allows young men and women (ages 15-21) to be an integral part of the department’s operations and experience what a career in law enforcement would be like. Explorers are trained in many aspects of law enforcement and they work with officers in […]

Sybeldon named All-American

University of Washington’s Lianna Sybeldon, a Ponderosa graduate, wrapped up her college career by being named First-Team All-American, the first Husky selected since 1997. A middle blocker, Sybeldon led UW in kills and blocks, finishing third all-time in blocks at the school. Behind Sybeldon, the Huskies shared the Pac 12 title and reached the Elite […]

Roundup: Jan 13, 2016

Girls basketball Ponderosa 66, Whitney 46 — The host Lady Bruins jumped out to a 43-16 halftime lead and coasted to Tuesday’s CVC victory. Danielle Craft scored a game-high 25 points; Saraya Smith added 19; Cassidy Pensa chipped in 7; and Madison Clayton had 6. El Dorado 62, Rosemont 55 — The Cougars opened the […]

On tap

Tomorrow The Foothill Throwers track group holds its 5th annual Shot Put and Discus Clinic, featuring 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Stephanie Brown-­Trafton, at Ponderosa High School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Space is limited to 50 participants and is on a first come basis. Contact Dave Mosbacher at (530) 417-­4211 or via email at […]

Union Mine takes Hawks to buzzer

EL DORADO — Union Mine High’s varsity basketball program came within one shot of delivering the first loss of the year to Liberty Ranch Tuesday night at home, falling 57-54 to the Hawks in Sierra Valley Conference action. Tied 28-28 at halftime, the Diamondbacks met their opponent blow-for-blow through all four quarters of regulation, suffering […]

Ponderosa’s CVC streak remains intact

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Winning 12-of-14 matches, host Ponderosa defeated Del Campo 54-6 Wednesday to improve to 4-0 in the Capital Valley Conference. Except for Matt Monroe’s pin and a technical decision by Zach Miller, the visitors competed well in the lightweights, extending the Bruins to the full three periods or in one case, overtime. “We […]

D’backs punish Liberty Ranch

EL DORADO — Union Mine High’s varsity wrestling program made quick work of Liberty Ranch Wednesday night at home, defeating the Hawks 64-18 in league dual action. With three forfeits to overcome in the 106, 113 and 120-pound divisions, the Diamondbacks got to work quickly in their individual matches, earning six first-period pins, seven pins […]

Roundup: Jan. 6, 2015

Boys basketball Ponderosa 60, Antelope 46 — The Bruins won their Capital Valley Conference opener Wednesday, separating from the visiting Titans with a 15-8 second quarter. With six three-pointers, Adam Orr’s 18 points led Ponderosa which also received 17 from Kenny Macklin to go with nine rebounds, three assists and three steals. Also in double […]

Beecher’s pin sets tone for El Dorado

El Dorado opened up its 2016 dual meet schedule with a home dual against Cordova Wednesday night, coming away with a commanding 50-24 victory over the Lancers. Cougar head coach David Pimentel and his crew in blue knew the value of pins, having to overcome three forfeits in the 160, 182 and 220-pound weight divisions. It […]

Oak Ridge girls survive early test

EL DORADO HILLS — A solid fourth-quarter effort on the heels of a strong finish to the third propelled host Oak Ridge past Folsom 50-43 in a tense Sierra Foothill League opener Wednesday night. For two and a half quarters, the Lady Bulldogs were more than the Trojans could handle, enjoying a nine-point halftime lead that […]

Throwers clinic next week

The Foothill Throwers track group will be holding the 5th annual  Shot Put and Discus Clinic on January 16 at Ponderosa High School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic features 3-time Olympian, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist, current American Record Holder and 2016 Olympic hopeful in the women’s discus, Stephanie Brown-­Trafton, leading up the […]

Cougars get by Casa

Backed by a 17-point performance by junior power forward Bill Bumbaca, the El Dorado High varsity basketball program muscled its way to a 45-35 victory over Casa Roble Tuesday night at home. In a grueling grind that gave no indication of a solid outcome until midway through the fourth quarter, El Dorado traded buckets with […]

Aliff chosen Model Coach

Union Mine Athletic Director and cross country coach Jay Aliff is one of six recipients of the 2015-16 Sac-Joaquin Section Model Coach Award. The award honors coaches who are positive roll models on campus and in the community. Each model coach receives a plaque and lifetime Sac-Joaquin Section pass at an awards breakfast in April […]

Outside with Charlie: Fat bikes

Added to the gear that snow hounds around here can use are fat bikes. They aren’t particularly fat but its rims and tires carry extra bulk. I spoke with Andrew Molinari at Placerville Bike Shop. He said the tires are around 3 1/2 inches wide, some even wider. Rims are wider to accommodate this size. […]

Trojans upend Shasta

EL DORADO HILLS — Playing its first home game, Oak Ridge defeated Shasta 55-45 in Monday’s Trojan Toss Up opener. A fourth quarter surge carried the Trojans past the Wolfpack. Leading 39-37 after three quarters, Oak Ridge (8-4) broke loose with a 7-2 run but Shasta trimmed the Trojans’ advantage to 46-43 with four minutes remaining in […]

El Dorado girls win Vitell opener

Behind a season-high in points scored and contributions from up and down the lineup, host El Dorado opened its Jan Vitell Tournament with a 72-19 shellacking of Summerville Monday night. The Cougars’ previous high was 59 in a win over Granite Bay. El Dorado’s lead reach 50 in the fourth quarter on a Molly Hargon […]

Union Mine falls to bigger Broncos

Relying on the inside presence of sisters Rebecca and Rachael DiRegolo, Bella Vista posted a 57-35 victory over Union Mine in both teams’ Jan Vitell Tournament opener Monday. One DiRegolo stood 6-3, the other 6-2. Hence, both controlled the paint and gave the Diamondbacks little daylight. Bella Vista scored the first nine points and its press […]

Horoscope, Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Solstice Celebration Many celebrated the winter solstice yesterday, and many will celebrate it today, including the hundreds of visitors who will visit Stonehenge to watch the sun rise over the mysterious ancient monument. On a personal note, this passage represents new hope. Ward away darkness and hold onto the promise that illuminates the brighter days […]

Horoscope, Monday, December 21, 2015

Winter Solstice Stonehenge, Newgrange, the ancient Mayan city of Tulum — all are archeological wonders built to frame the sun as she bursts into Capricorn. What fresh hope would you like to frame as the season changes? Open yourself up to the possibility that the way will be illuminated for you after the long night.  […]

County counsel takes top job for Sacramento County

El Dorado County Counsel Robyn Drivon has resigned the position she has held since last fall. The Board of Supervisors officially and unanimously accepted her letter of resignation at 5 p.m. during a closed session following this week’s regular Tuesday board meeting. The action takes effect Jan. 8. One minute later, supervisors voted unanimously to […]

Fundraiser to help Sierra Nevada House

The Random Strangers, once billed as the New Year’s Eve headliner at the Sierra Nevada House, will host a fundraiser for employees now out of work and for the business that burned earlier this week. The fundraiser will be held at the Gold Trail Grange, 319 Highway 49 in Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma, from 9 […]

Horoscope, Thursday, December 17, 2015

Cosmic Lunch Luck First the Pisces moon agitates Saturn, which starts the day off on a moody note. No one wants breakfast served with a side of life lessons, but in some small way it happens anyway. Are we supposed to be grateful? That may be a stretch, but at least take it in stride. […]

Horoscope, Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Simple Lunar Shift As the moon shifts from intellectual Aquarius to emotional Pisces, resist the urge to over-complicate things. If you impose too many rules on the universe, the universe, which doesn’t respond well to being bossed around, will impose too many rules on you. Simplify your life and it will be simpler to manifest […]

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