Wednesday, April 16, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Outside with Charlie: Switch gear

It’s time to put the skis and boards away. Most of the Tahoe resorts will close April 20th, Squaw Valley on April 27. It’s doubtful a massive snow storm would change those plans. We’re swinging into a different recreational season. Longer days means more time to stay outside. The river sports crowd will have to […]

Ponderosa volleyball is a family affair

They’re not the first, won’t be the last … but they could be the first in their sport. Ponderosa High’s spring volleyball team contains a rarity. Four Charron brothers: Tanner, Taylor and twins Kyle (older by four minutes) and Kristian are all varsity players, all on the same team and all from the same family […]

Aussie team makes visit

CAMERON PARK — A touring Australian Rugby Club makes a local stop when its takes on the Mother Lode Football Club tomorrow at Christa McCauliffe Park at 5 p.m. Both varsity and JV will be in action. The Mother Lode club combines players from Folsom-area high schools on up the hill. On Saturday, the Mother […]

Griz have challenging day

RANCHO CORDOVA — If the Golden Sierra High baseball team had its way, instant reply would have been used Monday at the 44th annual Cordova Easter Baseball Tournament. A play at second base didn’t favor the Grizzlies, who lost 3-0 to Cordova, in their second tourney game of the day. In the morning game, Golden […]

Horoscope, Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse It sometimes takes a moment of doubt or the fear of losing someone to help us understand what we have in another person. The point is cosmically illustrated in the moment the full moon in Libra disappears in a shadow. The total lunar eclipse helps us understand the opportunity […]

Horoscope, Monday, April 14, 2014

Pluto Retrograde While we might like to believe we are the primary engines in our lives, ignoring the influence of environmental factors and parenting would be a mistake. Pluto begins a retrograde journey through Capricorn that pulls our awareness to the authority figures that have shaped us. Being aware of their influence is the key […]

On tap

Fishing Derby Rain or shine, don’t miss out on the 27th annual Placerville Fishing Derby and casting contest Saturday, April 12 at Lumsden Park. Fishing divisions and times are as follows: Toddler-2nd grade, 9-11 a.m.; 3rd-8th grade, 11- 1 p.m. The El Dorado County Fish & Game Commission will stock Lumsden Pond with Rainbow Trout. […]

County agencies team up to combat fraud

Committing welfare fraud and avoiding prosecution in El Dorado County is difficult thanks to the diligence of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and District Attorney’s Office who are working together to identify, investigate and prosecute cases. Last year alone, their administrative oversight and teamwork resulted in the referral of over […]

Manson earns USASA invite

CAMERON PARK — Michael Manson, a 13-year old Cameron Park resident, was invited to compete at the 2014 United States Amateur Snowboarding Association (USASA) Nationals in Slopestyle and Boarder Cross events that started April 1 in Copper Mountain, Co. To qualify for the USASA 2014 National Championships, Manson earned multiple first and second place awards […]

Tennis: D’backs, Trojans duplicate wins

Both Union Mine and Oak Ridge swept its respective local counterparts last week as the rain abated to allow tennis to resume. The D’backs doubled up El Dorado 6-3, splitting singles but taking four of five doubles matches. El Dorado won No. 1 girls singles, No. 2 boys and No. 1 girls doubles. Sitting at […]

Good start leads to Oak Ridge victory

EL DORADO HILLS — Kyle Stephens made his first start on the mound for Oak Ridge Monday in the Trojans 11-1 Delta River League baseball win over Sheldon. The senior, who missed last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, shut out the Huskies for four innings, giving up three hits, and struck out three Husky batters. […]

Ponderosa’s Wright has the right stuff

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High’s Parker Wright won his pitching duel with Jesuit lefty Chris Loeb Monday afternoon as the host Bruins edged the Marauders 2-1. The victory was Ponderosa’s first Delta River League win after its tough series last week against Sheldon. The loss dropped Jesuit to 1-3 in league. Parker allowed just two […]

Frosh Info Night at Union Mine

Union Mine High School will host the Athletic Information Night for all incoming freshmen who will be attending Union Mine for the school year 2014-15 Wednesday night, April 30, 6-7  p.m. in the East Gym. All current eighth grade students attending Herbert Green, Mountain Creek, and/or Pleasant Valley Middle Schools are encouraged to attend the night along with their […]

Race opener draws capacity crowd

The new racing season opened in big way Saturday night at Placerville Speedway located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. A standing room only crowd packed the grandstands and one of the largest car counts for a weekly point race in recent history filled every available space in the pit area to build a spectacular […]

Under the Scoreboard

Oak Ridge senior Jenn Hoffman was a first team selection to the All Metro basketball team. Teammate Ali Bettencourt was named to the second team. Honorable Mention went to Ponderosa’s Danielle Craft. For the boys, Trojan Connor Sende and Bruin Chris Snyder were Honorable Mention All Metro picks. Saturday, Hoffman and Bettencourt combined for 12 […]

Bruins sweep

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Six Delta River League sets equals two wins for Ponderosa which followed up its victory at Jesuit with Friday’s 26-24, 25-21, 25-14 victory over visiting Oak Ridge. After the first set went overtime, the Bruins led the second after breaking a 13-13 tie before storming back from an early deficit in the […]

D’backs fall in extras

EL DORADO — River City pushed across two eighth-inning runs Friday and rode the complete game pitching of Austin Miller to upend host Union Mine 4-2 in Sierra Valley Conference action. The Raiders tied the score in the sixth and won it two innings later. The two teams resumed the series Saturday with a doubleheader […]

Schedule: April 7-12, 2014

Monday, April 7 Baseball Sheldon @ OR, 4 p.m. Jesuit @ PHS, 4 p.m. Vista @ UM, 4:15 p.m. Softball Sheldon @ OR, 4 p.m. Volleyball GS @ Vacaville Christian, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 Baseball GS @ Encina, 4 p.m. Golf Liberty Ranch vs UM, Cameron Park CC, 3:30 p.m. GS vs Vacaville Christian, […]

Oak Ridge wins it in walk-off style

EL DORADO HILLS — On the white board inside the Oak Ridge baseball team’s dugout reads, “Adversity or failure allows us the opportunity to reach our potential.” In the bottom of the seventh inning of Saturday’s Delta River League home game against Pleasant Grove, the Trojans faced the adversity of a 2-all tie but used […]

Lady Trojans pull away

SHINGLE SPRINGS — “Make ‘em pay” were the final words Amber Orchard heard as teammate Caitlyn Olan was walked to load the bases in the sixth-inning of Thursday’s intra-county Delta River League clash between visiting Oak Ridge and Ponderosa. Orchard did, ripping a huge 3-run double, as the Trojans pulled away to defeat the Bruins […]

Outside with Charlie: Extended season

Up until last Saturday, the many mountain bike trails in Lake Tahoe were mostly open and rideable, according to the Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association. Recent storms have boiled up, and it seems now all the snow dances have paid off. The Tahoe ski resorts are all reporting around 2 feet or so of new snow. […]

Ex-Cougar Cody Horan is Sims open class winner

SODA SPRINGS — El Dorado High alumni Cody Horan claimed first place in the open class of the recent 2014 Tom Sims Retro World’s Snowboarding Championships at Soda Springs, the place competitive snowboarding got its start back in 1983. Horan won the giant slalom’s timed, best-of-two-runs event. His second run time of 30.36 was the […]

Area teams reach midpoint

The spring boys and coed tennis teams, dancing around rain storms, are nearing completion of the first go-around in league play or in some cases opening the second round. Two area teams, Oak Ridge and Union Mine, had good starts before absorbing losses. In head to head matchups, the D’backs edged El Dorado 5-4 while […]

Grizzlies roll past Bradshaw Christian

GARDEN VALLEY — They’re on the schedule and they have to be played. Still, there’s not a lot to be gained when an undefeated Sierra Delta League team goes against one that’s winless. Monday at Golden Sierra, the host Grizzlies (5-0) had it easy with Bradshaw Christian, defeating the Pride 25-11, 25-12, 25-14. Bradshaw Christian […]

EDSO searching for robber

Sheriff John D’Agostini is seeking your help. The Sheriff’s Detectives need to identify a man responsible for two armed robberies. On Saturday, March 15, between 1 and 2 a.m., an unidentified man armed with a handgun entered a convenience store in the 3400 block of Coach Lane in Cameron Park. The man demanded money from […]

Horoscope, Thursday, March 27, 2014

Split-Toned Moon A friendly Aquarius moon rules the day, and an introspective Pisces moon takes over the evening, and so two distinctly different moods prevail. What seems like a good idea early on may, a few hours later, seem childish, impractical or even outright ridiculous. There’s no need to make a hasty final judgment — […]