Monday, September 29, 2014

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, […]

First for Babbage, Harris, El Dorado squads

HERALD — Union Mine’s Allison Babbage, El Dorado’s Jackson Harris, plus the Cougars’ boys and girls varsity teams all raced to top finishes Wednesday at the Sierra Valley Conference’s first cross country meet of the season at Rancho Seco Park. Babbage, a junior, finished the 3.1 miles course with a time of 21 minutes, 11 seconds […]

Cougar Wall of Fame events

The second annual Wall of Fame Celebration takes place at halftime of tonight’s game. Entering the class is: Christine Harms (volleyball/cross country/ track and field); Jordan Williams (football/wrestling); John Hanson (cross country/  track and field); Kyle Kenworthy (football/skiing/swimming); Marvin Penner (basketball); Rod Lung MacKenzie (football/wrestling/baseball/track); Kasey Garcia (soccer); Brenda Payton (cross country/track and field); Kelley […]

Lady Trojans sweep Bruins

EL DORADO HILLS — In their first and only nonconference volleyball meeting Wednesday, Oak Ridge and Ponderosa provided excitement in front of their respective fans inside the Trojans’ gym. There were several long rallies in the contest, but Oak Ridge (9-0) posted a three-game sweep over Ponderosa (5-6) by the scores of 25-20, 25-17, 25-21. In […]

Week 2 matchups

Three of the five El Dorado County high school football teams are hosting nonconference games tonight, while Ponderosa and Union Mine have byes. Rio Americano (0-2) at El Dorado (2-0) Cougar quarterback Nick Bonniksen controls the offense, and Carter Meyers leads the defense in tonight’s game against the Raiders. El Dorado hosts its second consecutive game. […]

Sports Scene: Sept. 2, 2014

Ski/Snowboard meeting The El Dorado High ski and snowboard team will host a student and parent information meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the forum on the school campus. Start time is 6 p.m. For more information, contact coach Jeff French at 530-748-5650. Volleyball camp Fundamental volleyball classes are available for grades 4 to 8 […]

Pereira wins another title

SACRAMENTO — Former Ponderosa High golfer Corey Pereira fired a 5-under-par 67 to win the California State Fair Men’s Amateur Championship at Haggin Oaks’ Alister MacKenzie Course over the Labor Day weekend. The former Bruin, who plays on the Washington men’s golf team, had a one-shot lead before he pulled out the win with a […]

Board of good sports

El Dorado County supervisors  Brian Veerkamp and Ron Mikulaco took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the government center Thursday afternoon. Veerkamp noted that the challenge began when Mountain Democrat Publisher Richard Esposito challenged Placerville City Councilwoman Wendy Thomas, who passed it on to the supervisors. County Youth Commissioners led by Lisa Boyle administered the […]

GDPUD adopts new budget

A budget for the current fiscal year was adopted by board of the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District at its Aug. 12 meeting. The new budget comes in at $3.735 million for the 2014-15 year, a reduction of 8 percent over 2013-14 with both revenue and expenses down. The biggest drop in operating revenue is projected to be […]

Tahoe trained for mass casualties

South Lake Tahoe, along with multiple local agencies participated in a mass casualty incident training Monday. The MCI training included a scenario of a major plane crash at Lake Tahoe Airport with multiple causalities. The purpose of the plan was to formulate comprehensive action of rescue, medical and firefighting operations to combat the effects of […]

Farm Bureau endorses Pratt for Dist. 2

After interviewing and carefully reviewing the qualifications of the candidates, the El Dorado County Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors voted to endorse Dave Pratt in the Board of Supervisors District 2 special election. “Dave Pratt is unquestionably the best candidate to represent farmers and he’s earned our support,” said Farm Bureau President Jim Davies. “He […]

Folsom challenges Mather decision

Days after Sacramento County filed a Notice of Determination to move forward with the expansion of Mather Airport’s air cargo operations, the city of Folsom said, “Not so fast.” Citing several California Environmental Quality Act violations, including the project was approved and the NOD filed before all environmental findings were considered, Folsom assistant city attorney […]