Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Local spiker shines

El Dorado High boys volleyball player Elijah Magat, located second to right in the bottom row, was chosen to participate in the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Tulsa, Okla. This team of high-performing athletes represented the Northern California Region at this annual tournament. It is an honor to be selected to compete against other boys representing […]

Sports Scene: July 26, 2014

Cameron Park CSD 530-677-2231  Swim lessons Registration is still available for the last session swim lesson July 28 to Aug. 7. Lessons are scheduled in two-week sessions that include 25-minute classes that run from Monday through Thursday unless noted otherwise. Private lessons are also available. Kids Summer Day Camp Allows the children to participate […]

Rush sit a win from Series

NOGALES, Ariz. — The El Dorado Hills Rush doubled up Southern California 6-3 Wednesday night to move to 5-1 at the West Regional Tournament at Fleischer Park. The victory set up a rematch with Nogales (Arizona District 8), the host team who earlier dealt El Dorado Hills a 7-6 setback. The winner advances to the […]

Tasmanian Devils go undefeated

EL DORADO HILLS — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils concluded their regular season Saturday by defeating the Granite Bay Gators 432-353 during the last dual meet of the Suburban Swim League. With the win, the Taz held top placement in the league with a perfect 7-0 record. As tradition, eight graduating seniors were honored poolside. Ashley […]

Dodgeball: Not the national pastime but …

… still relevant, still time-tested and still a heap of fun. That describes an early summer dodgeball class offered by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and held at the CSD gym. Everyone’s had a brush with dodgeball at the grade school level, The sport, around for generations, was made into a major motion picture […]

Sophia Barden wins strut title

STOCKTON — El Dorado Hills native Sophia Barden recently won the National Title in Strut at the 56th annual U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships held July 7-12 at the Stockton Arena. Competing amongst the best 13 year-olds in the nation, Barden captured first place in Strut with 18.30 points and was second in solo, 2-Baton […]

Senior Farmers’ Market check booklets available

The El Dorado County Area Agency on Aging has a limited supply of Senior Farmers’ Market check booklets available for qualified El Dorado County seniors. Farmers’ Market check booklets will be distributed on first-come, first-served basis to seniors who are at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines (one person household with annual […]

Connections – One Stop offers services for disabled job seekers

El Dorado County residents who are disabled and looking for work are invited to take advantage of free services and special funding offered through Connections – One Stop. “The El Dorado County Connections – One Stop program can help disabled individuals search for a good job, develop a quality resume, enhance job interview skills and […]

Sports Scene: July 14, 2014

NFL Flag Football  Enjoy football without the physical contact? League focuses on fundamentals, teamwork and improving individual skills in a competitive, yet fun environment. Practices and games are held at the Promontory Synthetic Field in El Dorado Hills. Participants receive an official NFL Jersey, a set of NFL flags and a personalized award. Practices are […]

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Roundup: July 14, 2014

Baseball El Dorado 13, Rio Americano 0 — Nick Bonniksen struck out nine Rio batters in Saturday’s night cap game for El Dorado (19-4), and Josh Wienholz tossed the final inning. The game was called after five innings because of the mercy rule. El Dorado had 15 hits, and scored in every inning that included […]

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Burke’s Corner: July 11, 2014

By Burke Bruttig Burke’s Corner is a once-a-week photo corner of answers to questions of  seriousness, controversy or lightness in El Dorado County. Look for me in the community each week to ask you the question of the week and get your answer! For future question suggestions, comments or contact, Burke can be reached at […]

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CDFW to hold public workshop on lead bullet ban

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold a public workshop on Tuesday, July 29 to discuss the implementation of the lead bullet ban. The workshop will be held at the Rancho Cordova Library at 9845 Folsom Blvd. in Sacramento from 7-8:30 p.m. A CDFW representative will detail a proposed implementation plan; the PowerPoint […]

Roundup: July 7, 2014

Baseball Lodi Summer Slam El Dorado 10, Fairfield 3 — Owen MacKendrick pitched into the fifth inning and Ian Philbrick finished up as the Cougars won their second game at Zupo Field Sunday to reach the finals. Offensively, Louis Merlo was 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs; Kent Schardt went 3-for-4; Zach Culp was 2-for-4 with 3 […]

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Jeepers Jamboree Outdoor Expo

For the first time ever, on Wednesday July 23, the small town of Georgetown will be transformed into an outdoorsman and off-roader’s paradise. Take the opportunity to see the newest Jeep products along with hundreds of custom Jeep builds coming through town for the Jeepers Jamboree. There will be semi-trucks full of deals on products […]

Roundabout initiative makes it to Nov. ballot

It is official; the anti-roundabout initiative passed the last step to go before voters in the November general election, according to Friends of Historic Hangtown, the petition sponsors. Group member Evelyn Veerkamp said Friends of Historic Hangtown approved the following statement at its meeting on Wednesday, June 4. “City Clerk Susan Zito informed us Tuesday […]

Ham radio operators to give public demo

The El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club will be participating with amateur operators from around the U.S. and the world in the Amateur Radio Relay Leagues “ARRL” Field Day exercise the weekend of June 28-29. Local “hams” will camp at the site starting Friday night in order to get ready for the drill that begins […]

Marlins draft former Trojan

Former Oak Ridge High and Cal pitcher Kyle Porter was selected by the Florida Marlins in last week’s Major League Baseball Draft in the 31st round. This past season for the Bears, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Porter went 6-5 with a 3.01 ERA. During his years at Cal, he picked up a combined 15 wins with a […]

Roundup: June 20, 2014

  Cold Springs Ladies golfPro points & puttsJune 10 Ace of the Month: Marge Dodrill, net 67Overall low gross: Jerri Arens, 86Overall low net: Marge Dodrill1st flight low net: Cathie Dyer, 58; Mary Jo Walter, 70; Karen Beckman, 702nd flight low net: Helen Glenn, 67; Kathy Goldman, 67; Karen McCaughern, 683rd flight low net: Jo-Ann […]

Sharks win first meet of season

There were 21 Sierra Sharks swimmers who had qualifying times for next month’s Meet of Champions at the team’s first dual meet of the season against College Greens, who the Sharks took a bite out of with a 474-313 win June 14. Boys with qualifying times for the MOC were Avery Pellicano (ages 7-8), Kai Curry (9-10), […]

Taz dominate Penguins

EL DORADO HILLS — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team prepared all week for a close competition against their archrivals the Park Terrace Penguins which took place on Saturday. Both teams entered the contest with commanding records of 2-0, buit the Taz dominated with a final score of 503-286. Though not the tight […]

Roundup: June 16, 2014

Baseball Fairfield Father’s Day Tournament El Dorado 1, Napa 4 — El Dorado finished 3-2 in the tournament, good for top 4 after Sunday’s setback in the semifinals. Zach Terry pitched a complete game, surrendering two runs in the first inning and another two in the sixth. El Dorado scored in the fifth when Zach Culp […]

Sports scene: June 15, 2014

Quarterback school West Coast Youth Football will be holding a quarterback school that will teach the fundamentals to youth football players interested in playing the position at Oak Ridge High on Friday, June 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 28 from 8 to 11 a.m. Seven Division scholarship quarterbacks have attended this […]

6-7 Mutton Bustin results

1 – Jarro Castallanos, Dixon, 80 2 – Olivia Novelo, Shingle Springs, 79 3 – Aiden Curtin, Placerville, 78 Mutton8w Mutton9w Mutton10w

Cameron Spencer heading to Humboldt

Cameron Spencer’s soccer plans, post-graduation from Ponderosa High, is to resume his career at Humboldt State University for the Lumberjacks. The mascot is fitting. Aside from soccer, Spencer, who also excels in the classroom, is recognized for his creative craft with wood working which has twice won him an ‘Excellence in Student Achievement’ award as a […]

American Century discounted tickets

Savings at 127 NorCal and Nevada Raley’s store locations SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. — Discounted tickets to the 25th American Century Championship, the all-star sports and celebrity golf tournament July 15-20 at Tahoe South, are now on sale at Raley’s, Nob Hill and Bel Air locations throughout Northern California and Nevada. Celebrating 25 years as […]

Late rally gives El Dorado victory

EL DORADO — In an intra-county diamond contest, the El Dorado Summer baseball team broke a 4-all tie with the El Dorado Post 119 Junior American Legion squad for an 11-5 victory Thursday at Union Mine High. El Dorado (4-0) scored seven runs in the top of the sixth inning off three hits, two walks, a […]

Board response to no confidence

EDITOR: This is an open letter to Patrick Easton, president of the Diamond Springs/El Dorado Professional Firefighters Local 4972: The Board of Directors of the Diamond Springs-El Dorado Fire Protection District values the dedication and commitment of all the employees of the district both career and volunteer. The Fire District Board has been elected to […]

Recovering abandoned vehicles

EDITOR: On Thursday, May 22, California Highway Patrol, G&O Towing and Forest Service personnel spent their day recovering abandoned vehicles in the Eldorado National Forest. This is a great example of agencies partnering to ensure the forest is safe, clean and resources are protected for all forest visitors. Illegal trash and vehicle dumping in the […]

Post 119 splits with Auburn

EL DORADO — Host El Dorado Post 119 Junior American Legion split its doubleheader with Auburn Post 84 Saturday at Union Mine High, winning the opener in walk-off fashion before falling 10-2 in the afternoon game. Wanting to bounce back from Wednesday’s summer-opening setback at Auburn, El Dorado’s Tyler Kremer squared his team’s record with […]

Hanging out

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Law changes student immunization exemption process

AB 2109, a new California law that began Jan. 1, 2014, changes the process for parents to request immunization exemptions for their children. “The purpose of this new law is to better inform parents about the benefits and risks of immunizations,” said Supervising Public Health Nurse Lynnan Svensson with the El Dorado County Health and […]

Gun Owners of California back Hoffman

FOLSOM — Joseph Hoffman has earned the endorsement of Gun Owners of California Campaign Committee (GOCCC) for election to Superior Court Judge in El Dorado County. His strong defense of the U.S. Constitution has earned him the support of El Dorado Sheriff John D’Agostini and Congressman Tom McClintock, two strong unequivocal defenders of the Second Amendment. […]

Sports Scene: May 27, 2014

Junior Tennis Clinic The 28th Annual Hangtown Junior Tennis Clinic, sponsored by the Hangtown Women’s Tennis Club, is June 9-13 at Ponderosa High for kids age 12-18. Clinic Director is Martha Downing, a certified tennis pro and former Director of Tennis ar Millennium Sports Club. High Intermediate to Advanced are 8:30-10 a.m. and Beginners to […]

Bruin bike team 2nd best in state

MONTEREY — The second-year Ponderosa high school mountain bike team earned second place at the recent California State Championships near Laguna Seca Raceway. The Bruins competed head-to-head against 72 Division II teams featuring 776 athletes that had qualified from across California, making it the largest high school race in history. The Bruins had three individuals endure […]

Ponderosa’s Fields 4th at Freestyle Nationals

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa’s Jaclyn Fields took fourth place in the Body Bar FILA Cadet Freestyle Wrestling Nationals at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas. The Bruin junior lost a tough 5-3 battle to New Hampshire’s Olivia Toth in the 3rd/4th place championship bout. Earlier this month, Fields won the Sacramento Area Wrestling Association (SAWA) […]

Caution urged for Memorial Day weekend

SACRAMENTO — Memorial Day weekend is often considered to be the kick-off for summer vacations and outdoor activities, but Cal Fire officials are asking the public to use caution as fire danger remains higher than normal. As the weekend approaches, temperatures are forecast to increase leading to a higher fire threat in California. “We are […]

Vacancy on education council

The El Dorado County Early Care and Education Planning Council is accepting applications for board membership to fill two vacancies serving at the discretion of the Board of Supervisors. Successful applicants would be those who are concerned about and/or experienced with child care and early education issues. One vacancy is a designee position which is […]

PLINK clean-up May 24

Please Leave It NRA Klean volunteers will convoy out of the Pollock Pines Safeway parking lot (Highway 50, Exit 60) at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 24. We will pick up litter and put up targets where it is legal to shoot. PLINK will supply tools, bags, cold soft drinks and lunches. We are usually […]