Friday, October 24, 2014

El Dorado teams sweep SVC crowns

Union Mine runners take 2nd FOLSOM — Not one but four Sierra Valley Conference titles have been bestowed onto the El Dorado cross country program — and then some — after Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference finals at Willow Hills in Folsom. The Lady Cougars edged intra county and conference rival Union Mine for the crown. The El […]

Cougars split with McClatchy

EL DORADO — Nathan and Nico Camello accounted for all the scoring in a frantic fourth-quarter Wednesday as host El Dorado held off McClatchy 10-8 in a key Metro Conference match at the Aquatics Center. The win guaranteed the Cougars second place with a shot to tie River City atop the standings. In the girl’s matchup, El Dorado’s […]

Area produces two girl’s champions

IONE — Two local varsity prep girl’s golf teams, Union Mine and Oak Ridge, captured league titles earlier this week after winning their respective league tournaments to close the regular season. Both went undefeated. For each, the journey to end up league champ is unique — the Lady Diamondbacks in what was thought to be a […]

Bruin boys clinch share of title

EL DORADO — Spencer Nisson came up huge Tuesday for Ponderosa which won a share of the Capital Valley Conference title with a 24-2 win over Oakmont on Senior Day at Union Mine’s Aquatic Center. The Bruin senior goalie had eight saves in the first half, finishing with 14. “There’s some shots in deep corners he should be […]

Cougars face ‘Unique’ test

Week 8 kicks off tonight as all five area teams continue their quest toward league titles, playoff slots or both. Bundle up, evenings have been chilly. El Dorado at Cordova The Cougars (2-0 in the SVC, 7-0) and Lancers (1-1, 6-1) tout the region’s top quarterbacks in Nick Bonniksen and Unique Perez. Both are surrounded by […]

HICAP offers assistance during Medicare open enrollment

The El Dorado County Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) is offering free assistance to all Medicare beneficiaries in El Dorado County during Medicare’s Annual Election Period that starts Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. During the Annual Election Period (AEP), also called Open Enrollment, people with Medicare can join, dis-enroll from, or change […]

On tap

Pickleball Open House Try a game of pickleball today between 9 a.m. and noon, courtesy of Cameron Park CSD, on the newly painted pickleball courts at Cameron Park Lake, 2989 Cambridge Road in Cameron Park. Use equipment, get instruction, enjoy some refreshments and try the new game! The Cameron Park CSD will be offering additional […]

Volek: ‘All teams 0-0′

From tonight on, it’s all about conference and league games for the five El Dorado County high school football teams. El Dorado begins Sierra Valley Conference action at Liberty Ranch, Oak Ridge will host Granite Bay in a Sierra Foothill League contest, Ponderosa plays its second consecutive Capital Valley Conference home game against Whitney, Union […]

Water polo: Oak Ridge too much for Nevada Union

EL DORADO HILLS — If the Oak Ridge High boys water polo team wanted to score at random in Tuesday’s Sierra Foothill League match against Nevada Union, it did. The Trojans, leading 6-3 after the first period, broke open the close game in the second period for a resounding 25-7 win over the Miners at the El […]

Bicycling: Local para-cyclist finalist for award

SOMERSET — Jamie Whitmore is one of more than 100 cycling enthusiasts embarking on a ride down the California coastline Saturday in the Mazda Foundation Million Dollar Challenge. A world champion para-cyclist, the Somerset resident will cycle an 86-mile route from San Francisco to Santa Cruz, then help provide the cyclists an inspiring dinner presentation to help […]

Soccer: Warriors contain Cougars’ squad

One day after his El Dorado High boys soccer team had what he feels was one of its best practices of the season, head coach Tony Giles was looking forward to his Cougars battling Galt in a Sierra Valley Conference home game Wednesday. The Cougars had their chances to score throughout both halves, but the […]

El Dorado County August unemployment drops to 6.6%; 1,400-job cutback

The unemployment rate in the Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Roseville MSA was 7.0 percent in August 2014, down from a revised 7.4 percent in July 2014, and below the year-ago estimate of 8.5 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 7.4 percent for California and 6.3 percent for the nation during the same period. The unemployment […]

Union Mine girls drop five-setter

EL DORADO — Host Union Mine picked the wrong time — the fifth set — to commit a series of mistakes Wednesday night, costing the Lady D’backs in a 22-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-15, 12-15 loss to Liberty Ranch at the Snake Pit. Union Mine had momentum after its fourth set victory but three, double-hit infractions […]

Heinz-sight: Royal letdown

The Oakland A’s trade of slugger Yoenis Cespedes for ace Jon Lester in an attempt to push the team over the playoff hump is reminiscent of the dog with the bone that sees his relection (in the water), drops the one he has and loses out on both. Accurate? The trade was gutsy but at the […]

Bruin sweep

EL DORADO — In its quest to remain undefeated in Capital Valley Conference action, the Ponderosa High boys water polo team wasted little time in beating up Roseville, 15-5, Tuesday at Union Mine’s Aquatic Center. The Bruins (6-0 in the CVC, 10-5) jumped out to a 5-0 lead thanks to goals from Reilley Waterman, Connor Overstreet […]

D’back booters shut out

EL DORADO — Throughout Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference soccer match, Union Mine created chances to score but it was visiting Cordova pulling out a 3-0 victory. In the first half, the Diamondbacks had shots on goal from Ernesto Aguilar, Bryce Yaple and Martin Garcia who sent a corner kick over the goal. Union Mine coach Christina Savage […]

Key matchups end in Lady Cougars’ win, boy’s loss

EL DORADO — The El Dorado girls water polo team stayed undefeated in Metro Conference action Wednesday after a tight 11-10 victory over River City at Union Mine’s Aquatic Center. Three different Lady Cougars scored in the first quarter: Maddy Salerno, Bean Salerno off a Megan Moore pass and Anika Morkowski. “In my experience in water […]

Grid season hits the halfway mark

Four of the five El Dorado County high school football teams are at the halfway mark of the season tonight. Oak Ridge travels to Rocklin; Ponderosa hosts Bella Vista; El Dorado hits the road for Foothill; and Union Mine plays at home against Mira Loma. Golden Sierra has a bye. Oak Ridge (1-0, 4-1) at Rocklin, (0-0, […]

Firefighters free for Powder Puff

El Dorado High School extends a special invite/free admission to the service men and women (and their immediate family), who have courageously battled the King Fire to tomorrow’s third annual Powder Puff football games at the Harvey E. West Stadium on campus. The powder puff games are girl’s flag, or touch, football games. There will be two […]

Oak Ridge girls upend Miners 3-1

El DORADO HILL — Oak Ridge extended its perfect streak Tuesday night at home, defeating Nevada Union 25-21, 20-25, 25-15 and 25-17 in Sierra Foothill League volleyball action. Sporting a solid win in game one, Troy faltered throughout game 2 on miscommunication and a troubling service receive — allowing the Miners to pick up a […]

Roundup: Sept. 24, 2014

Golf Oak Ridge 193, Folsom 248 — 9 holes at Empre Ranch, par 36 — OR scores: Medalist Courtney Clark, 34; Emma Sand, 36; Carolyn Almeida, 38; Lexi Perry, 40; Natalie Kinney, 45; Sara Johnson, 45. Union Mine 268, Rosemont 370 — 9 holes at Cordova, par 36. UM scores: Medalist JayKlynn Burns, 44; Cassie […]

Grizzly boys take SDL meet

SACRAMENTO — Ryan Sewell led the Golden Sierra High boys cross country team to a first place finish Wednesday at the Sierra Delta League’s first meet of the season at Renfree Field. Finishing ahead of the pack, Sewell finished the 3.1 miles course with a time of 17 minutes, 13 seconds for first place. “It’s […]

Rough go in the pool for Trojan teams

EL DORADO HILLS — Morgan Jones scored often Tuesday for the Oak Ridge High girls water polo team, which fell to Woodcreek 14-11 in a Sierra Foothill League contest at the CSD pool. The senior driver scored eight of the Trojans’ goals, including three in the first period. That’s when Oak Ridge (0-2 in the SFL, 2-5) led […]

County teams begin league action

Three of the four El Dorado County football teams in action tonight open league play. Ponderosa travels to Antelope to play its first-ever Capital Valley Conference game; Oak Ridge plays its first Sierra Foothill League contest against Woodcreek; Golden Sierra opens Sierra Delta League action at home with San Juan: and Union Mine continues nonconference […]

Mobile ‘weather profiling system’ aids firefighters

Craig Clements stood in the shadow of a pickup truck on the helicopter landing pad at the Pacific Ranger Station near Fresh Pond on Wednesday afternoon. Smoke billowed up from the King Fire as he and his team watched, with Neil Lareau calling in information about the fire’s weather patterns. Their team had been monitoring […]

King Fire cancels Civil War

Due to the growth of the King Fire in El Dorado County and the El Dorado County Fairgrounds overtaken by additional fire crews for an unknown term, tomorrow’s Civil War Series race has been cancelled at Placerville Speedway with a make-up race to be announced soon at an alternative location.

Roundup: Sept 17, 2014

Volleyball Ponderosa def. Antelope 25-17, 25-23, 25-22 Oak Ridge def. Monterey Trail 25-13, 25-19, 25-8 El Dorado def. Del Campo 25-21, 25-10, 25-9 Union Mine def. by Folsom 22-25, 21-25, 20-25 Soccer Oak Ridge 5, Woodcreek 1 — OR goals: Hunter Tully; Nico Carpignano; Clayton Smith; Julian Garcia; Andrew Greer. Assists: Tully; Carpignano; Greer. Saves: […]

On tap

IRONMAN Lake Tahoe One of more than 30 events in the global IRONMAN Series, IRONMAN Lake Tahoe this Sunday leads athletes along a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run utilizing a variety of the city of Lake Tahoe and its surrounding areas. Athletes finish the 140.6-mile course with an energetic welcome at Squaw Valley. […]

Lady Trojan harriers edge new league foes

FOLSOM — Just one point separated the Oak Ridge girls cross country team from the Sierra Foothill League victory Wednesday at the first league meet at the Willow Hills course on the Folsom High campus. The Lady Trojans edged Woodcreek, by a score of 50 to 51. Leading the pack for Oak Ridge was Maddy […]

Ponderosa spikers prevail in 4

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Staving off Vista del Lago’s attempts to force a fifth and deciding game Wednesday, host Ponderosa put down the Eagles 26-28, 25-20, 25-13, 25-22 in nonleague action. After dropping the first set, the Lady Bruins came back to win three straight  — overcoming a late deficit in the fourth set to nail […]

Final nonleague games for some squads

All five El Dorado County high school football teams are back in action tonight with some playing their final nonconference games. Union Mine entertains Calaveras; Ponderosa plays at Woodcreek; Oak Ridge host Reed; El Dorado plays Mesa Verde at San Juan High; and Golden Sierra goes to Colfax. Calaveras (0-3) at Union Mine (1-1) Diamondbacks’ interim […]

Bruins get split

Boys win nailbiter EL DORADO — Two goals in the fourth quarter helped break a tie for the Ponderosa High boys water polo team, which posted a 7-6 win over Bella Vista Tuesday in a Capital Valley Conference match at Union Mine’s Aquatic Center. With the game tied at 5-all entering the final seven minutes, Reilley Waterman […]

Sept. 23 is National Voter Registration Day

At 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, the El Dorado County Elections Department will host a National Voter Registration Day 2014 event at 330 Fair Lane, Building A at the county Government Center as part of a massive 50-state effort to register thousands of voters before Election Day, Nov. 4. The theme for this year’s […]

Sports Scene: Sept. 16, 2014

Wrestling signups The El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club is accepting membership applications for middle school ages 6-8 and elementary grades K-5th grades for the Fall and Winter Folkstyle season November-March. Three divisions based on experience: Novice (1st year), JV (2-3 years) and varsity (competition team). For information visit or email Golf fundraiser Serrano […]

Roundup: Sept. 16, 2014

Bowling Knotty Pines Lanes, Pollock Pines Mountain Women Bowling League Week 1 Team standings 1. Sometimers 3-1 2. Hillbilliettes 3-1 3. Bowlin Baggs 3-1 4. Team Effort 2-2 5. Fun Gals 2-2 6. Pin Pals 1-3 7. Knotty Girls 1-3 8. Alley Oops! 1-3 High games: 213 — Jeanne Valentine; 188 — Pauline Ackerman; 185 […]

El Dorado drops five-setter to Folsom

Despite a lead after three sets and a match-long game effort, host El Dorado fell to Folsom in five Tuesday, 25-19, 17-25, 26-24, 16-25, 11-15. The Cougars fell back 3-0 to open the last set and never led. El Dorado led just once in the fourth set, 2-1, after Abby Bennett’s kill. Unforced errors hampered Cougar […]

Golden Sierra denies Eagles

GARDEN VALLEY — Behind the late play of Rylyn Campbell, Golden Sierra held off visiting El Dorado Adventist School 25-22, 25-21, 25-20 Wednesday in nonleague play. Campbell’s tap broke a 17-17 tie in the final set. Her other gave the Grizzlies a 21-20 advantage before she added a kill off Brittany LaShell’s set to make […]

Tribute to Al Hines also points racing finale

Race fans from El Dorado County and the surrounding communities are gearing up for one of the biggest nights of open wheel racing in the sierra foothills as Placerville Speedway pays homage tomorrow to a legacy in local racing with the 11th Annual Tribute to Al Hinds. For the first time in the history of this event, […]