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UM Football Schedule

Aug. 28 — Foothill @ Union Mine Sept. 4 — Bear River @ Union Mine Sept. 11 — Union Mine @ Casa Roble Sept. 18 — Union Mine @ Calaveras Sept. 25 — Union Mine @ Lincoln Oct. 9 — Rosemont @ Union Mine Oct. 16 — Union Mine @ Galt Oct. 23 — Union […]

UM Football roster

1-Andrew Vaughn, Sr. 2-Justin Beckham, Jr. 3-Hank Hasemeier, Sr. 4-Austin Rigsby, Sr. 5-Zach Cherrington, Sr. 6-Bradley Brittain, Sr. 7-Christian Beck, Sr. 9-Brody Pearman, Sr. 10-Nate Eschleman, Jr. 11-Cruz Rodriguez, Sr. 12-Mason McLaury, Sr. 13-Kameron White, Jr. 15-Max Fitzpatrick, Sr. 21-Hayden Dunne, Jr. 27-Matt Springer, Jr. 28-Nick Evans, Jr. 32-Joe Ferrand, Jr. 33-Cameron Cathey, Jr. 34-Trevor […]

Horoscope, Friday, August 21, 2015

Sun Square Saturn The square of the sun and Saturn will be the last of its kind to bother us for months. True to the nature of the Leo sun, a big finish is in order. In this case, the “finish” has to do with a personal lesson. What’s the ritual, gesture or occurrence that […]

Supervisors use rare eminent domain

El Dorado County supervisors voted unanimously Aug. 11 to begin condemnation proceedings in order to acquire by eminent domain two small parcels of land needed for rights of way on two bridge projects. Each action required a separate hearing recommended by the Community Development Agency’s Transportation Division. The first item involved an eight-tenths of an acre […]

Taz swim doles out scholarships

EL DORADO HILLS — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian swim program held its annual Awards Night recently at Bertlesen Park. In addition to honoring swimmers for efforts and abilities, the team announced the The Mick and Sandy Malaney Taz Scholarship award winners: Zack Closson, Patty Lacerna, Morgan Jones, Zack Scade, Aroma Bargava, and Baili Ebinger. […]

Roundup: Aug. 13, 2015

Cold Springs Ladies Golf Pro points & putts August 11 Ace of the month: Patty Mitchell, net 69 1st flight low gross: Patty Mitchell, 78 Low net: Jerri Arens, 72; Rosemary Authier, 73 2nd flight low gross: Mary Jo Walter, 94 Low net: Judy Goggins, 72; Helen Glenn, 72 3rd flight low gross: Liz Kane, […]

Unrestricted combo passes available

DONNER SUMMIT, Calif. — Woodward Tahoe and Sugar Bowl Resort have partnered on a 2015-16 season pass that offers unrestricted access to both Sugar Bowl Resort and the Woodward Tahoe facility for the entire winter season, plus unlimited access to the Woodward Tahoe facility for the remainder of this summer and fall. Woodward Tahoe is […]

Kid’s Night opens family-fun weekend

Grab the bikes and bring the tikes. It’s time for the Mountain Democrat Kid’s Night at Placerville Speedway tomorrow night. This event will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado County and is the biggest night for the littlest of race fans as it marks the first of two big days of family […]

Sports Scene: Aug. 14, 2015

Cameron Park CSD 530-677-2231 Pooch Plunge & Laps at the Lake Come out Saturday to compete in 5K event. Sign up starts at 8 a.m. at Cameron Park Lake. Enjoy this Cameron Park Lake 5K run starting at 8 a.m. or walk at 9 a.m. with your furry friend, and afterwards let them cool off in our Pooch […]

On tap

Saturday Speedway “Kid’s Night,” Points Races Gates 5 p.m., qualifying 6:30. Sunday Speedway 42nd Hangtown Destruction Derby, 1 p.m.

Bruin varsity has productive summer

Editor’s note: This is the second of a five-part series on the five El Dorado County high school football teams on what each have done over the summer and spring months to prepare for the upcoming season. In addition, the team previews and schedules will run in upcoming weeks. Today’s edition continues with Ponderosa. SHINGLE SPRINGS […]

Football: Trojans focused on off-season workouts

Editor’s note: This is the first of a five-part series on the five El Dorado County high school football teams on what each has done over the summer and spring months to prepare for the upcoming season. In addition, the team previews and schedules will run in upcoming weeks. Today’s edition leads off with Oak […]

Speedway: Big prize set for Mark Forni Classic

Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway the who’s who of winged 360 sprint car racing in California will gather for their shot at the lucrative $10K that is up for grabs to the winner of the 10th annual Mark Forni Classic. A race that pays homage to the late Mark Forni, who was a staple […]

On tap

Monday High school fall athletics All five El Dorado County high schools — Oak Ridge, Ponderosa, El Dorado, Union Mine and Golden Sierra — begin practices in football, volleyball, boys soccer, girls golf, girls tennis, water polo (boys and girls) and cross-country (boys and girls). Previews of varsity teams are scheduled to run in upcoming weeks […]

Football: Book commits to Fighting Irish

EL DORADO HILLS — Prior to the start of the upcoming Oak Ridge High football season, quarterback Ian Book wanted to resolve his future in terms of his college education and continuing his career on the gridiron. By this time next year, Book will be part of one of the country’s prestigious college football programs. Earlier […]

Swimming: Strong finish for Sharks

ROSEVILLE — Out of 35 teams from the greater Sacramento area that competed in the Meet of Champions at the Roseville Aquatics Complex last weekend, the Sierra Sharks made a big splash. The Sharks took second place with 344.50 points among small teams. The Broadstone Barracudas, out of Folsom, captured first place with 429.50 points. Two more […]

Free trees for new Arbor Day members

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. — Add color to your landscape year-round by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the foundation’s Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid between Oct. 15 and […]

Taz second behind Park Terrace

ROCKLIN — Despite edging its rival in the Park Terrace Penguins by 13 points in a Suburban Swim League dual meet last month, the El Dorado Hills Tasmanian squads came up short in the league championships held at Sierra College last Saturday. Combined team scores the Taz took second place with 1,268 points behind the […]

Bonus winnings fuel tomorrow’s race

With August upon us, it’s not only the temperatures that are going to be hot this weekend as Placerville Speedway roars back into action this Saturday night with a big night of racing. The 2015 Red Hawk Casino Championship Series returns to action in the battle for the season titles. It’s also a duel night […]

Le brothers tee off on world course

EL DORADO HILLS — Brothers Justin and Nicholas Le are in North Carolina this week for the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship and career-wise, they’re just getting started. Proud father Kevin Le chalked up their success to hard work. “We think about Tiger Woods,” he said. “If he could do it, so can Justin and […]

Sports scene: July 30, 2015

Fall Ball Signups Hangtown Little League — formerly known Gold Rush Little League — is offering an instructional season of fall ball to further develop and improve player’s skills in order to get them ready for the next division next spring. Fall ball is also meant for both boys and girls ages 8-13 who have […]

On tap

Saturday Swimming Sac Valley Meet of Champions Taz, Sharks, Dolphins @ Roseville Aquatics Complex, 9 a.m. Speedway Championship Points Racing Sunday Swimming Sac Valley Meet of Champions Taz, Sharks, Dolphins @ Roseville Aquatics Complex, 9 a.m. Editor’s note: The Democrat’s swim coverage earlier this week for the Sharks incorrectly identified their SSL Meet as the […]

Gill completes elite East Coast event

EL DORADO HILLS — Jim Gill lined up with other elite athletes from around the world last weekend for a great cause: the iconic Ironman Lake Placid — part of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Team for Cures. The El Dorado Hills resident completed the Ironman with an official time of 12 hours, 6 minutes. […]

County to buy more land for rare plants

Pronouncing the names of El Dorado County’s rare plant species almost requires a degree in Latin and botany. Found in the county’s Pine Hill Preserve, several of the species are considered rare because they are only found in a very specific and ancient kind of environment known as gabbro soil. Eight of them, in fact, […]

It’s wildfire season — watch for smoke

With the official arrival of summer, El Dorado County health officials remind residents to take precautions should wildfire smoke impact the areas in which they live, work and recreate. Dave Johnston, El Dorado County Air Quality Management District air pollution control officer, said wildfires in the county and region can produce smoke that causes health […]

Sports Scene: July 24, 2015

Placerville Rec and Parks 530-642-5232 Junior Lifeguard Camp If you want to become a lifeguard, you still have time at the Placerville Aquatic Center, located at 3071 Benham St. The fun team-building program teaches lifeguards to work together to save/protect lives every day. Participants will practices lifeguarding skills that include rescue procedures while in the […]

Sharks headed to SSL Championships

GRANITE BAY — Despite strong performances from their top swimmers, the Sierra Sharks squads lost their Suburban Swim League season finale to host Granite Bay 452-334 at the Gators’ pool last Saturday. Results split between the boys and girls. Sierra prevailed on the boy’s side 206-182 but its girls fell 262-125. Overall, the Sharks finish […]

DeCaires looks to continue momentum

Championship racing continues tomorrow night at Placerville Speedway with four divisions converging at the quarter-mile bullring on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for the 12th championship points race of the season. Saturday’s race card includes the Winged Sprint Car division along with Late Models and the Pure Stocks. The night offers championship points for all […]

El Dorado douses Folsom Flames

In its first of four home games to close out the season this week, the El Dorado High School summer baseball team made Tuesday’s game against the Folsom Flames one for the scrapbook. Tied entering the final inning, El Dorado, which was behind early in the game, rallied to post a 5-4 win over the Flames. […]

Flying free

Sierra wildlife rescue Red-shouldered hawk release Red-shouldered hawk release

Sidebar for Jeepers Jamboree

Jeepers Jamboree events July 22: Jeepers Jamboree Outdoor Expo (free to the public) will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Main Street in Georgetown. July 23-26: Jeepers Jamboree four-day event July 24-26: Jeepers Jamboree three-day event July 31 through Aug. 2: Jeep Jamboree event plus Camp Rubicon activities

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