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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. […]

Helm in Australia’s Ironman

Former Dry Diggins swim coach Daniel Helm, a 1982 El Dorado High graduate, arrived Monday in Australia to compete in Sunday’s 2.4 mile swim/112 mile bike ride/26.2 mile run Australia Ironman, 20 years after competing in his first one and 10 years after leaving the sport. Helm’s first Ironman in the land down under occurred in 1995 […]

Lacrosse: Late rally not enough for Oak Ridge

EL DORADO HILLS — A second half rally was close but no victory host Oak Ridge in a boys Senior Night 14-9 loss to Granite Bay. After it was held to one goal in the third period, Oak Ridge, which trailed 7-6 at halftime, scored most of its goals in the fourth period off face-offs […]

Trojans drop 2nd straight

EL DORADO HILLS — After winning its first 15 Sierra Foothill League baseball games this season, Oak Ridge lost its second consecutive to Folsom with Wednesday’s 7-5 setback at home. The Trojans cut a deficit to 6-5 in the fifth inning when Jake Hathaway singled in Tyson Solis and Beau Philip (2-for-4) and Logan Denholm […]

Exploring the Kids’ Expo

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Fight involving transient reported

A transient man was arrested following a report of a fight on April 19. El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Halyard Lane and Halyard Court in Diamond Springs at 3:34 p.m., a press release stated. The caller told dispatch a fight was between two males with a female trying to intervene, and the caller […]

Sports scene: April 20, 2015

Charity Golf Tournament The Knights of Columbus, for a 17th consecutive year, is hosting the annual Mother Teresa Maternity Home Golf Tournament June 1 at the Cold Springs Golf & Country Club. Registration begins at 11:30 with shotgun start at 1 p.m. Tournament fee is $160 per person/$640 per foursome (includes gold cart, range ball […]

Roundup: Oak Ridge baseball running away with SFL title

Baseball Union Mine 6, Cordova 1 — Colton Peters pitched a complete game four-hitter for the SVC win. Andrew Vaughn and Jonathan Lowder each had two hits for the D’backs. Oak Ridge 13, Del Oro 6 — The Trojans completed the sweep of the Eagles to move to 12-0 in the SFL as Logan Denholm […]

El Dorado drops match in 4

El Dorado’s bid to win its first Sierra Valley Conference match Friday didn’t materialize as Lincoln prevailed over the host Cougars in four sets by a score of 16-26, 26-24, 22-25, 18-25. Tied at a set apiece, El Dorado lost a late lead in the third game and never recovered to fall to 0-4. “We […]

Bruin rally falls short

SHINGLE SPRINGS — A late Ponderosa rally fell short in Friday’s Capital Valley Conference home baseball contest to Cosumnes Oaks, won by the Wolfpack 9-6. Trailing 7-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Bruins (0-7 in the CVC, 8-12) cut the ‘Pack’s lead to 7-5 when Aaron Bezdek drove Davis Carlson home on a single […]

Union Mine track and field routs Galt

EL DORADO — Both Union Mine varsity teams won big over visiting Galt Wednesday in the Diamondbacks’ second-to-last Sierra Valley Conference home meet of the regular season. The Union Mine girls won by a score of 116-1 while the boys prevailed 108-14. In the boys Frosh/Soph competition, Galt pulled out a 64-41 win. At press […]

El Dorado dominates Rosemont

The El Dorado High boys and girls track teams continued their winning ways Wednesday, soundly defeating visiting Rosemont on all three levels. The Cougars boys edged the Wolverines 88-48; in the girl’s division, El Dorado raced past Rosemont 121-6. The El Dorado frosh/soph boys posted a 115-21 win. “In dual meets our numbers (140 athletes) […]

Easy Rider

EL DORADO HIGH alumni Cody Horan competes at the recent Tom Sims Retro World Championships at Boreal Mountain Resort where he won his third consecutive open men’s division title. Photo by Brandon Parrish/Snowboardmag.com

Roundup: April 14, 2015

Baseball Oak Ridge 7, Del Oro 3 — Kyle Lucke tossed a four-hitter for the Trojans in Monday’s Sierra Foothill League road contest. Jeff Cunningham and Trenton Denholm also saw time on the hill for Oak Ridge. At the plate, Oak Ridge (10-0 in the SFL, 16-2) had 14 hits; Tyson Solis and Beau Phillip […]

Roundup: April 11, 2015

Tennis Oak Ridge 7, Nevada Union 2 Singles (OR first): Simon Chan def, Quinn, 6-0, 6-1; Clarence Lai def. Wright, 6-1, 6-2; Kyle Tomaskewski def. Shimek, 6-1, 6-2; Amir Nadami def, by Puleo, 4-6, 2-6; Matthew Maloney def Beltran, 6-3, 6-3; Cole Rickard def. by Conners, 3-6, 3-6. Doubles (OR first): Brandon Sedgwick-Erwin Maquiling def, Malin-Nielson, […]

Hammer no-hits Cougars

EL DORADO — Picking up where she left off before the spring break, Union Mine pitcher Beth Hammer threw her second consecutive no-hitter of the season Thursday as the host Lady Diamondbacks defeated El Dorado 12-0 in intra-county Sierra Valley Conference action. Offensively, Madelynn Heape drove in five runs, three with a home run, Briana Hall added […]

Sports Scene: April 7, 2015

El Dorado Hills CSD 916-933-6624 Pee Wee T-Ball (ages 3-6) Camp participants learn the fundamentals of baseball by learning how to throw, catch, run the bases and hit off a stationary “T”. This 4-week camp meets on Thursdays from May 14 – June 16 and again from July 16 – August 6 at the Promontory […]

Roundup: April 7, 2015

Track and Field Stanford Invitational Oak Ridge finals results Boys — PV: 1-Austin Laut, 15-5. 100: 8-Brandon Jetter, 11.31. 400h: 8-Griffin Prather, 59.56; 4×400: 5-OR (Prather, Josh Gladwell, Jetter, Bret McNamee), 3:30.44. SP: 6-Jack Root, 47-00.75. HJ: 7-William Vaughn, 6-2. Girls — 400h: 4-Jaimi Gotro, 69.52; 5-Kathryn Sanders, 69.71. DMR: 8-OR (Kayla Renner, Briana Dulgar, […]

Ryan Anderson on road to recovery

SACRAMENTO — From the time he stepped onto the Sleep Train Arena floor last Friday, through warm-ups and until his New Orleans Pelicans left the arena with a 101-95 win over the host Sacramento Kings, Ryan Anderson felt beyond good. The former Oak Ridge High and Cal basketball standout made his second and final appearance of the […]

Roundup: April 4, 2015

Baseball El Dorado 6, Washington 5 — Aaron Farney’s ground ball RBI single through the right side capped a bottom-of-the-seventh-inning rally Thursday as the Cougars edged the Eagles in the semifinals of the San Diego Lions’ Tournament. The win advanced El Dorado to the finals against Hemet. Trailing 5-3, Nick Bonniksen singled to lead off […]

Roundup: Mar. 27, 2015

Golf El Dorado 228, Union Mine 238 — 9 holes at Cold Springs CC, par 36. ED scores: Christian Grier, 40; Gabe Fierro 41; Auston Wells, 44; Cody Pugh, 49; Anthony Smylie, 54; Mason Porter, 58. UM scores: Medalist Tyler Peterson, 36; Nate Jetton, 40; Johnny Cray, 49; Zack Gutierrez, 54; Curtis Regan, 59; Zach […]

Combine at Oak Ridge

Are you a youth or returning high school football player who wants to work on his skills this week? The Oak Ridge High football program will be hosting the Nor Cal Next Level Combine at the Trojans’ stadium on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The camp is for fourth through eighth graders, and incoming freshmen […]

Chris Daley’s opinion on open carry

EDITOR: Chris Daley is shooting from the hip again (pun intended) and of course, he is not hitting what he’s shooting at. Critical of the probability that Texans will soon be able to openly carry firearms, Daley carelessly throws around scenarios of Texans going into bars, getting drunk and engaging in gun battles in the […]

State of Jefferson

EDITOR: Aside from the arguments and sentiments behind the succession movement, I see a major problem: El Dorado and Placer counties will become tax-collecting cash cows for the welfare counties to our north. Jefferson is campaigning against “one man, one vote” government. They espouse a “federalist” model where land mass gets senatorial representation rather than […]

Save your sunscreen money, buy a hat

EDITOR: As our dry and dusty weather turns hotter and brighter, many among us will be coaxed by massive ad campaigns, fronted by dermatologists, to buy and apply sunscreens. Maybe these products — can you believe we pay $3 for a day’s worth? — are safe. But maybe not. While deaths from skin cancer have […]

Man’s best friend, or victim?

EDITOR: From the dawn of humanity, companions have been found in the beasts that walk this earth with us. However, many will argue that animals are for more than just being our companions. They are for being our luxury items, and research tools; our guinea pigs, if you will. To some, they are a way […]

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