Friday, April 17, 2015
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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 […]

Roundup: Mar. 25, 2015

Baseball Ponderosa 8, El Camino 4 — The Bruins scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning to erase a 4-3 deficit Monday. Oak Ridge 9, Rocklin 0 — Kyle Lucke pitched a one-hitter Monday and struck out seven as the Trojans moved to 4-0 in the Sierra Foothill League. Oak Ridge scored […]

Roundup: Mar. 18, 2015

Baseball Golden Sierra 12, Foresthill 4 — The Grizzlies tallied seven runs in the sixth inning of Saturday’s win. El Dorado 1, Galt 10 — The Warriors jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three innings and four-hit the Cougars. Union Mine 5, Rosemont 6 — The host Wolverines rallied with five runs in the […]

Trojan rally falls short

EL DORADO HILLS — The Oak Ridge High girls lacrosse team fell to San Ramon Valley 12-10 in a nonleague home game Saturday evening. The Lady Trojans (2-3) and Lady Wolfpack were tied at 5-5 at halftime. The two teams tied again at 6s and 7s on goals from Cristina Drossos. The Trojans took an […]

Roundup: Mar. 16, 2015

Wrestling NorCal TOC Del Oro High School Local results — 70: Isiah Medina, GV, 3-3. 89: Jared Lewallen, UG, 4-2. 95: Max McCarver, EDH, 3-2; Matt Chapman, G, 0-2. 100: 7-Michael Remer, EDH. 103: 3-Jared Horstman, MV, 4-1; Bryan McCoard, G, 0-2. 112: Justin Lamson, MV, 2-2; David Walker, PV, 2-2; Collin Heck, PV, 2-2. […]

Laut ties school record

GRANITE BAY — Oak Ridge track and field athletes turned in solid performances at the 22-team Sturgeon Invitational at Granite Bay High School as many athletes obtained personal bests and medals. Medals were given to athletes who placed in the top six. The boys varsity team  placed first with 55.5 points to earn the championship […]

Mai chosen for prestigious award

AquaSol and Union Mine head swim coach Darin Mai was selected as one of 25 winners for the Double Goal Coach Award. This award is sponsored by the Positive Coaching Alliance with the goal of identifying coaches who are proficient in their sport and also use their sport to teach athletes life lessons. Mai was […]

Roundup: Mar. 15, 2015

Baseball Oak Ridge 5, Laguna Creek 4 — Trojan reliever Trenton Denholm pitched out of sixth and seventh-inning jams Thursday as Oak Ridge completed the preseason 4-0. Troy scored all its runs in the first three innings highlighted by Jake Hathaway’s RBI double. Ryan Sullivan started and was solid for three innings as was Nolan […]

Lady Cougars belt Mesa Verde

Nine runs in one inning broke open a close game for the El Dorado High softball team in its 12-0 nonleague home win over Mesa Verde Friday. The Cougars (4-5) led 1-0 after the first inning when winning pitcher Joshlyn Wright tripled to the left field fence and scored on Sammi Rowan’s sacrifice fly. In the top of […]

El Dorado’s defense contains Amador

Two early goals and defensive play helped the El Dorado girls soccer team to a 2-1 nonleague win over Amador at Harvey E. West Stadium on Friday. In the 12th minute of the game, Cougar freshman Kaycee Richards scored the first goal off a cross-field pass from Rachael Beam — punching it into the back of […]

Frog legs

EDITOR: I would like to associate this letter to Chuck Bacchi’s letter, “High standards set by Maryann,” which published on March 6, wherein Chuck takes exception to Sue Taylor’s assessment of Maryann Argyres. I’m told that Sue Taylor is deeply informed. I am told that Sue spends untold hours poring over documents, plans, regulations codes […]

In response to Chuck Bacchi’s letter

EDITOR: In Chuck’s letter he assumed he needed to defend Maryann Argyres’ character based on statements made in my letter. If Chuck thought my letter was to discredit Maryann’s character, it was not. Maryann was quite helpful to our family when we were members of Apple Hill and she, along with Edio Delfino and Dick […]

Gun range near schools

EDITOR: Usually once or twice a week I have the privilege of driving my children to their elementary school, a very special school nestled in rolling green hills and under the shadows of century old oak trees. Sometimes it feels a bit like driving back in time. Shingle Springs is a uniquely beautiful place to […]

Proposed 29-lane gun range in Shingle Springs

EDITOR: A 29-lane outdoor commercial gun range and tactical live-fire shoot house is being built by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians on recently acquired off-reservation trust land located at the southeast corner of Highway 50 and Shingle Springs Drive. The proposed range will be within 1,000 yards of two public elementary schools and […]

Youth sports: Julian Monas wins Winter Tour

CAMERON PARK — Nine year-old Julian Monas, a Blue Oak Elementary School student, won the recent U.S. Kids Sacramento Winter Tour at Wildhawk Golf Club. Competing against players from all over northern California, Julian, a Cameron Park resident, overcame tough chilly conditions to card a 37 over nine holes and end up the season’s champion. […]

Roundup: Oak Ridge boys win Whitney Invitational

Track and Field Whitney Invitational Varsity boys: 1-Oak Ridge, 73; 2-Whitney, 68.5. 100: 2-Brandon Jetter, 11.22; 400: 2-Bret McNamee, 52.00; 110h: 2-Jetter, 15.40 (fourth all-time at OR); 300h: 2-Griffin Prather, 41.96; SP: 2-Jack Root, 48-8 (third all-time at OR); PV: 2-Grant Laut, 13-0; 4×100: 3-OR (Prather, Chibuikem Ohanele, Christian Wootton, Jetter), 43.76; HJ: 2-Will Vaughn, […]

Grizzlies smother Wildfire

GARDEN VALLEY — Back on its pitch after hosting the Grizzly Cup last weekend, Golden Sierra blanked Foresthill 7-0 Monday afternoon. Elise Wilson turned in a hat trick for the Grizzlies who peppered Wildfire keeper Grace Sanders with shots. Britney Borello scored twice, Breeze Baiz had one goal as did Becca Torley for her first career goal. Golden […]

Quartet battled to the end

BAKERSFIELD — It doesn’t rival the glory days of Ponderosa High sending multiple wrestlers to the podium at the California Interscholastic Federation State Wrestling Championships, but this year’s Bruins were a formidable force at the state meet. Aside from Zack Velasquez’s title in the 152-pound class, Ponderosa’s other two qualifiers each went 2-2 at Rabobank Arena to […]

Roundup: March 6, 2015

Baseball  Oak Ridge 5, Napa 4 — In wine country Saturday, Chris Roppolo singled in Trenton Denholm to break a tie as the Trojans (2-0) won in 13 innings. Tyson Solis pitched the last two innings for the victory. Troy received quality relief pitching from Jeff Cunningham, Crew Winkler, Conner Davis and Denholm. El Dorado […]

Ponderosa defeats El Dorado in dramatic fashion

SHINGLE SPRINGS — A walk-off passed ball in the seventh inning allowed Ponderosa to post a 9-8 win over El Dorado in an exciting intra county non-league baseball game Thursday. The Bruins’ leadoff hitter Scott Martin (2-for-4, two runs) walked to start the final frame, and moved to second on Logan Ito’s single to right field. […]

Roundup: Mar. 1, 2015

Track and Field Clarke Massey Relays Boys: 3-El Dorado, 36.96; 16-Union Mine, 6 3200: 4-Dalton Douglas-Hiley, ED, 10:22; 5-Jackson Harris, ED, 10:34; 11-Keis Verleur, UM, 11:00; 23-Austin Cordero, UM, 12:08; 26-Rees Verleur, UM, 12:38. 4×100: 7-ED, 45.84; 11-UM (Kyle McDonald, Zac Cherrington, Raine Scott, Aaron Haggerty), 47.68. 4×800: 7-ED, 9:06. SMR: 5-ED, 1:44; 10-UM (Haggerty, […]

Heartbreaker for Ponderosa

TRACY — A full-court drive and layin with 1.2 seconds left lifted No. 3 seed Kimball High to a dramatic 65-64 girls victory over visiting Ponderosa in Sac-Joaquin Section Division II quarterfinals action last Thursday night. The Bruins’ bid to unseat the undefeated Jaguars (29-0) came on the heels of Tuesday’s win at Sacramento High. […]

Roundup: Feb. 24, 2015

Bowling Knotty Pine Lanes, Pollock Pines  Mountain Women Bowling League Team standings  1. Pin Pals 16-8 2. Bowling Baggs 15-9 3. Knotty Girls 13.5-10.5 4. Team Effort 12-12 5. Hillbilliettes 12-12 6. Sometimers 11-13 7. Alley Oops! 8.5-15.5 8. Fun Gals 8-16 High games: 222 — Leslie Fouche-Munoz; 212 — Terese Clusiau; 188 — Jeanne […]

Season over for Golden Sierra

SONORA — The three Golden Sierra Grizzlies who competed at last weekend’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Tournament at Sonora High came up short in their bids to extend the season. Against teams/competition from the Sierra Delta, Golden Empire, Mother Lode, Trans Valley and Southern leagues, Golden Sierra came in 25th from a 32-team field. Wrestling […]