Friday, March 6, 2015

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 […]

Roundup: Feb. 22, 2015

Cold Springs Ladies Golf Pro points & putts February 10 Ace of the Month: Roberta Galvez, net 69 Low gross: Patty Mitchell, 79 Low net: 1st flight: Heidi Caldwell, 71; Judy Goggins, 74 2nd flight: Helen Glenn, 70; Jody Clark, 73; Rosemary Authier, 75 3rd flight: Pat Panto, 73; Lillie Fuentes, 75; Esther Purdie, 75

El Dorado drops playoff opener

Unable to finish like it had started, host El Dorado fell to Ceres 58-54 in Sac-Joaquin Section Division III outbracket play Friday night. The Bulldogs, seeded last, overtook the No. 15 Cougars in the second half. Despite two clutch three-pointers in the final minute, El Dorado couldn’t catch Ceres and saw its season end. “With the […]

Lady squads ready for the post-season

Two of the three El Dorado County high school girls basketball teams competing in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs will face league champions in the first round tomorrow. In Division I, Oak Ridge, winners of the Sierra Foothill League crown at 12-0 and 23-3 overall, is the No. 2 seed and will host No. 15 Bear Creek of […]

Hunting contest reminder

A contest is underway for El Dorado County students aged 12-16 for a 4-night, 3-day pheasant hunt with parent/guardian at R&R Pheasant Hunting Resort ( in Seneca South Dakota, which is one of only a few Cabela’s certified hunting destinations. The program goal is to tie together academic achievement with the enjoyment of the shooting […]

Roundup: Feb. 17, 2015

Girls basketball Ponderosa 52, Cosumnes Oaks 50 — The Lady Bruins (10-4 in the Capital Valley Conference, 19-8) trailed 46-37 entering the fourth quarter of Monday’s contest in Elk Grove, where they outscored the Lady Wolf Pack 15-4 to secure the conference’s No. 3 playoff seed.  

Fifth race in the books; last Giant Slalom planned for today

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Back on track after several delays to start the season, South 1 Division held its fifth ski and snowboard race, third slalom, Thursday at Sierra-at-Tahoe. The season was expected to conclude with today’s final Giant Slalom race followed by the awards ceremony. Heading into the regular season finale, El Dorado appears unsurpassable as it […]

Oak Ridge advances 13

FOLSOM — Oak Ridge 145-pounder Brandon Claiborne was one of three Trojans who won titles at Saturday’s Sierra Foothill League championships at Folsom High — joining teammates Josh Ploke (106) and Patrick Irwin (220). Five Oak Ridge matmen advanced to the finals. Two Trojans took second: Mikey Mello (113) and Jackson Redhair (120). Thirteen Trojans finished […]

Write on topic

EDITOR: I am writing in response to Sylvia Medley’s letter about my objection to Mr. Altshuler’s columns. I am sorry that she has endured “venomous diatribes” by Larry Weitzman and Chuck Norris. (She also mentioned “despicable political cartoons,” but she needs to understand cartoons are in a different category than editorials and columns.) I don’t […]

Hold him accountable

EDITOR: The arrogance of the man is astonishing and frightening. Taking a revered occasion such as the National Day of Prayer and turning it into an equivocation of Islamic terrorism by comparing it to Christianity of a thousand years ago leaves me flabbergasted. The stultifying level of this man’s arrogance was further demonstrated when he […]

Sports Scene: Feb. 10, 2015

Youth wrestling fundraiser The Camino Elementary School wrestling team is holding a fund-raising brunch at the Apple Blossom Cafe, 4077 Carson Road in Camino this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cafe will provide a one-time special menu. Local artist Lauren Murphy will perform live music. A percentage of the gross sales will […]

Chelini to play for Cal Lutheran

SACRAMENTO — St. Francis High senior Izzy Chelini, an El Dorado Hills resident, signed a Letter of Intent to attend and play at Cal Lutheran. She plays for a San Juan soccer club. “Izzy has been playing with us since the under nines,” said San Juan director Tony Perez. “She has always stood out as […]

Roundup: Feb. 10, 2015

Bowling Knotty Pine Lanes, Pollock Pines Mountain Women Bowling League Team standings 1. Bowlin Baggs 11-5 2. Pin Pals 10-6 3. Knotty Girls 9.5-9.5 4. Sometimers 9-7 5. Hillbilliettes 8-8 6. Alley Oops! 7.5-8.5 7. Team Effort 5-11 8. Fun Gals 4-12 High games: 180 — Jeanne Valentine; 173 — Connie Harding; 170 — Bonnie […]

Swearing in concerns

EDITOR: I am troubled by the front page and picture story on the Wednesday, Jan. 7 paper of the swearing-in of our current Superior Court judges at the Red Hawk Casino and conducted by their tribal chairman. I have great respect for our judicial system and its personnel, but can we assume there will be […]

Toys for Tots

EDITOR: The Placerville Police Department is proud and thankful to have partnered with the Toys for Tots organization this past holiday season to help the children of Placerville. We are thankful for all the hard work put in by Sue and Hollis Henderson along with all of the hardworking volunteers that make this program successful […]

Quilt of Valor

EDITOR: On Jan. 26, my father Arnold Rowell received a Quilt of Valor from the Freedom Quilters of Placerville. These handmade quilts are being presented to veterans in recognition of their service and sacrifice. Unable to serve in the regular service due to a childhood hip injury, my dad joined the Merchant Marines and was […]

Roundup: Jan. 30, 2015

Girls basketball El Dorado 57, Rosemont 48 — The host Lady Cougars broke from a halftime deadlock to pull away for Thursday’s Sierra Valley Conference win. Kylie Haverson scored 19 points to lead all scorers; Samantha Klinkenborg added 15, Faith Wilson had 10; Kayla Cotten, eight; and Sabrina Tate, four points. Oak Ridge 49, Nevada […]

D’backs drop testy Snake Pit encounter

EL DORADO — Trailing 48-42 entering the fourth quarter of Friday’s Sierra Valley Conference boys basketball game, Union Mine was within striking distance of Liberty Ranch at the Snake Pit. But the visiting Hawks canned a remarkable 21-of-25 free throws that included a perfect 8-of-8 in the final minute to post a 73-59 win over […]

I hope his friends read Altshuler’s column

EDITOR: Mr. Altshuler raised a lot of good points in his recent column. I hope his friends on the left took them to heart. He mentions the gap widening between the rich and poor, which is a real problem. Unfortunately, the left’s answer to it is increased welfare and making minimum wages high enough to […]

Placerville Main Street Rehabilitation Project

EDITOR: Our downtown is a rich, eclectic blend of our historic past from many eras as well as current craft and creativity. Any design effort in Placerville’s Main Street historic district should honor and highlight our historic past, while holding true to our present and looking into the future. Adding new street furnishings that mimic […]

Roundup: Jan. 23, 2015

Boys basketball El Dorado 61, Galt 47 — The Cougars returned home and returned to the win column with Thursday’s Sierra Valley Conference victory. Matt Smith scored 25 points and blocked three shots to lead El Dorado; Isaac Bugbee had 10 points; Brian Lane scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds; Cam Battersby scored six; […]

Golden Sierra in 1st place tie

GARDEN VALLEY — Without breaking much of a sweat, host Golden Sierra remained undefeated in the Sierra Delta League after its quick 30-18 win over Rio Vista Thursday. There was just one bout, won by the Rams. All Grizzly points came from forfeits as Matt Wallis (160 pounds), James Azbill (170), Jordan Miyara (180), John […]

USFS King Fire proposal

EDITOR: We, the public, lost 63,000 acres of our land in the King Fire. The U.S. Forest Service, as the stewards of that land, are proposing to treat less than 14,000 acres in their proposed restoration effort. That leaves us with 50,000 acres that will soon be covered with brush and fallen burned snags, creating […]

Amazing community

EDITOR: What an amazing giving community we live in. Our fifth annual Camino Cares Christmas Giving Program has been our most successful yet. This year we helped 129 needy youth, 18 years and younger. Every individual received a jacket or a hoodie, pajamas and underwear. In addition we had enough brand new books donated to […]

Roundup: Jan. 20, 2015

Bowling Knotty Lanes, Pollock Pines Brunch Bunch Bowling League Team Standings 1. Way Knotty 43-25 2. Team 1 42-26 3. Assorted Nuts 37.5-30.5 4. Pine Nuts 35-33 5. Who Cares 35-33 6. It’s About Time 28-40 7. The Sliders 26.5-41.5 8. Time To Spare 25-43 High games: 199 — Leslie Fouche-Munoz; 181 — Phyl Warrick; […]

Rattlers Association Cup state champs

The Cameron Park-based Prospector Rattlers U-12 team, behind four shutout wins and one loss, captured the Cal North Association State Championship after its recent victory over the Visalia Galaxy Strikers. Avenging a preliminary round loss to the defending champion Strikers, the Rattlers rebounded with a 2-0 win behind stellar defense. The Rattlers scored both goals […]

Keep Union Mine open

EDITOR: It was suggested in a recent letter to the editor that the building of Union Mine High School was a mistake and should be closed. I disagree with this suggestion. If UMHS were closed, I believe our county would lose one of its best schools. One of the reasons given to justify closing UMHS […]

Cafe Todami

EDITOR: Tucked away in the whispering pines at Pleasant Valley Road and Hanks Exchange Road in Placerville, my daughter and I recently found an undiscovered jewel. While the signage is not state-of-the-art, but rather hand-painted, that rustic, welcoming ambiance continues as you walk through the doors of Cafe Todami. Two Korean sisters had a vision […]

Roundup: Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Boys basketball Oak Ridge 75, Rocklin 59 — Three Oak Ridge players scored in double figures in Saturday’s Sierra Foothill League road win. Conor Jeffery was the Trojans’ leading scorer with 22 points, Connor Schumutte 18 and Cole Compton 15. Tyus Millhollin followed in scoring with eight, Kisilewicz five, Jarod Casey-Holland four and Connor Davis three. […]

Sports Scene: Dec. 28, 2014

El Dorado Hills CSD 916-933-6624 Youth Dodgeball (ages 7-12) Catch Dodgeball fever by playing this fast-paced and fun indoor game. Participants have fun while working on their hand-eye coordination, agility and learning the value of teamwork. Teams are formed each night for this 4 week session from March 6-27. Camp runs from 6:30-7:15 p.m. for […]

Roundup: Dec. 26, 2014

Girls basketball Southern California Holiday Classic Oak Ridge 70, Torrey Pines 53 Oak Ridge 60, Mater Dei Catholic 51 — The Lady Trojans won on the strength of a 12-3 overtime. Boys basketball St. Hope’s Classic Ponderosa 48, Foothill 58 Ponderosa 74, Tancho Cucamongo 83 Ponderosa 55, Silverado 57

Roundup: Dec. 24, 2014

Boys basketball St. Hope Elite Classic Ponderosa 48, Foothill-Palo Cedro 58 — The Bruins (3-5) trailed 45-42 going to the fourth quarter but were held to six points in Tuesday’s loss. Matthew Bejsovec scored 19 points followed by Josh Bist with 10. Kenny Macklin and Jordan Brennan had six points each, Marty Padilla four and Brennan Wheeler […]

Oak Ridge graduate named UAV coach

LANCASTER — University of Antelope Valley Director of Athletics Jeff Bussell has announced the hiring of Brad Rogers as the first ever head men’s basketball coach for UAV. Rogers comes to the Pioneers after spending the last three years working as an assistant men’s basketball coach and assistant athletic director at Arizona Christian University. “Brad’s success in […]

Former Cougars return for alumni game

A team comprised of players from the classes 2008 to 20013 defeated the El Dorado High boys varsity team 84-76 in an alumni game exhibition last Monday in the Cougars’ gym. The El Dorado alumni starters were Jared Gavard (Class of 2008), Justin Gavard (2010), Garrett Keith (2010), Ben Thomas (2011) and Justin Morrison (2012). […]

Roundup: Dec. 21, 2014

Boys basketball St. Hope’s Classic Oak Ridge 68, Lawndale 60 Ponderosa 64, Kennedy 74 — After a 49-49 tie after three quarters, the Cougars outscored the Bruins 25-15 in the fourth. Leading Ponderosa was Marty Padilla with 15 points; Brennan Wheeler had 14 and pulled down eight rebounds; Jordan Brennan added nine points; and Josh […]

Law enforcement

EDITOR: In light of all the current bad publicity toward law enforcement in general, I thought it might be nice for those folks who agree that the majority of law enforcement personnel are doing a good job to send them a Christmas card. Placerville CHP Office: P.O. Box 1417 Placerville, CA 95667 Placerville Police Department: […]

How times have changed

EDITOR: I was fortunate to have been raised during the ’50s and early ’60s, in what I now call “the age of innocence.” My, how times have changed. As an elementary schooler, I proudly wore an “I Like Ike” campaign button. I had no idea of it all; it was just that I liked the […]

Sierra-at-Tahoe open for business

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Following last week’s storm that left more than 15 inches of fresh snow in the Sierra, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort opened last Friday for the 2014-15 winter season. As early season conditions still exist, the resort will operate limited terrain accessed by the Grandview Express and Easy Rider Express. “We are excited to […]

Military support group decorates tree as tribute

The Military Family Support Group decorated the Veerkamp Tree at the El Dorado County Veterans Monument as a tribute to local veterans, military service members and their families. The gorgeous silver fir tree is covered with patriotic ornaments, which have the names of local active duty service members and their current area of service — […]