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Sports Scene: May 28, 2015

E-WASTE COLLECTION The ALT Dolphins community swim team in Cool is raising money to replace 20-plus year-old blocks for the safety and self-confidence for the young swimmers. Dolphin swimmers can begin at age 4 and swim through high school age. All proceeds from the upcoming e-waste event will directly contribute to the purchase. The e-waste […]

Consistency leaps high for Austin Laut

EL DORADO HILLS — New chapters in Austin Laut’s life will begin in upcoming months. Today, the Oak Ridge High senior, who has accumulated a 4.1 grade point average, will receive his diploma. During the summer, Laut will work as a lifeguard at the CSD pool. Toward the end of August, Laut will move to the East Coast to attend Yale in New […]

Eight punch Master’s Meet tickets

TURLOCK — The CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV-V Track And Field Championships opened Tuesday at CSU Stanislaus for El Dorado, Union Mine and Golden Sierra. While the bulk of finals were yesterday, a handful of area field athletes had their fate determined in their attempts to qualify for next week’s Master’s Meet at Elk Grove High. […]

Laut captures D-1 pole vault title

ELK GROVE — Oak Ridge’s Austin Laut leaped to first place at the Sac-Joaquin Section Divisional I Track and Field finals at Elk Grove High on Wednesday. The Trojans’ senior, who currently leads all California high school boys pole vaulters at 16 feet, 2 inches, posted a 15-5 mark to capture the D-I title. His top finish […]

Cougar Award Winners

Natalie Hebron Award Sabrina Tate Bruce Lung Award Joel Kaderka All Metro Matt Smith Sabrina Tate A. Dale Lacky Scholarship Dane Neves CIF Scholar Athlete Nominees Joel Kaderka Dane Neves Rebecca McCaughey Sabrina Tate SVC Scholarship Kaela Marcus Army Junior Athlete of the Year Kelsey Liddell Britton Stark College bound Athletes Matt Smith, Sacramento State […]

Roundup: May 21, 2015

Boys lacrosse North Coast Section Playoffs Oak Ridge 13, College Park 6 Oak Ridge 8, De La Salle 10 Track and field  Division II/III finals Bella Vista High  Girls PV: 4-Rylee Johnson, PHS, 9-2; 7-Taylor Trageser, 9-2. LJ: 6-Emily Herman, PHS, 16-7.5. SP: 11-Ashlynn Cichella, PHS, 32-2. Boys HJ: 8-Jack Hartung, PHS, 5-8. D-IV/V finals […]

Bruin spikers reach section final

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Stepping up efforts across the board, Ponderosa swept its Division II section semifinal playoff match against visiting Placer Tuesday, winning 25-19,25-17, 25-22. The victory sent the Bruins into last night’s section final against the Rio Americano Raiders, the first time since 1987 a Ponderosa volleyball team has made it. Win or lose, the […]

Oak Ridge suffers first postseason loss

SACRAMENTO — An opportunity to score runs came and went fast for Oak Ridge in Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I game against Granite Bay at Union Stadium on Tuesday night. The Trojans, the No. 1 seed who swept the No. 7 seed Grizzlies all three times in Sierra Foothill League action, stranded six runners, four in […]

Office of Education conserves water for community

In response to the current drought and the governor’s proclamation for a 25 percent reduction in water consumption, the El Dorado County Office of Education is leading by example and taking the necessary steps to conserve as much as possible. “We are dedicating the resources necessary to implement a responsible plan that does not damage […]

EOD’s most significant 2014 call

Out of 29 non-demonstration calls by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal team in 2014, the most significant involved the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms on May 6, 2014. An investigation into an Internet business selling illegal weapons parts, homemade explosives and biological toxins lead the FBI and ATF […]

EDSO CIT team expands, helps mentally ill

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Crisis Intervention Team was created as a way of better dealing with the mentally ill. In late 2013, the program received a federal grant, allowing expansion of the team’s service. The team, according to the 2014 Sheriff’s Report, consists of 21 deputies, three patrol sergeants and a lieutenant with advanced training […]

More mailboxes broken open

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office announced that more mailboxes were broken open on May 10, similar to an incident the previous week. Deputies responded to Trinidad Drive in Cameron Park at about 9:15 a.m., a press release stated, with a second mailbox a block away on Gailey Circle. Both had the rear door of […]

Cougars dual meet champs

EL DORADO — El Dorado’s varsity teams completed their undefeated Dual Meet Sierra Valley Conference season after twin wins at Union Mine to emerge undisputed league champions. The Lady Cougars won their head-to-head with the Diamondbacks 110-26 while the El Dorado boys prevailed against their counterparts 105-31. The Cougars varsity boys are undefeated in dual […]

Speedway: DeCaires new sprint division leader entering Saturday’s race

Tomorrow the action resumes at Placerville Speedway with the 50th anniversary Championship Series. Four divisions are expected to pack the evening roster at the quarter-mile bullring on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Saturday’s event will feature the 360 Winged Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and the Pure Stocks joined by the colorful coupes of the Nor Cal Dwarf […]

On tap

Today Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser for long-time Ponderosa football coach Chic Bist, who is fighting pancreatic cancer. At Ponderosa High’s cafeteria in the time slots of 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Spaghetti — both meat and vegetarian — plus salad, garlic bread and dessert. Raffle items and/also T-shirts and bracelets will also be available to purchase. The […]

Girls soccer: Bruins dethrone Lancers

RANCHO CORDOVA — Two Ponderosa girls soccer players led the way in Tuesday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division III first-round 7-1 playoff win at Cordova. The victory sent the No. 10 seed Lady Bruins (9-6-5) to yesterday’s second round at Vista del Lago. Abbie Jones and Jadah Suarez scored two goals each for the Bruins. Suarez scored her first […]

D’backs win last game

EL DORADO — Behind the complete-game pitching of Andrew Vaughn, Union Mine ended it season on a high note with Tuesday’s 6-2 win over visiting Cordova. The D’backs finished 8-13 overall and 5-10 in the Sierra Valley Conference. Prior to the game, Union Mine honored seniors Nate Brown and Colton Lamson. Both seniors started. Brown […]

Roth prelim hearing delayed

The preliminary hearing for a man accused of killing his wife was delayed due to discovery on May 4. Defense attorney Susan Gellman told Judge Kenneth J. Melikian that she had not received necessary documents for a preliminary hearing for her client, Roy Roth, 51, and would be in “much better position on June 8.” […]

BMX rider hits car

A 13-year-old male suffered minor injuries after his bicycle hit a car in Cameron Park on April 23. The teenager was riding his BMX bike at about 2 p.m. eastbound on Greenwood Road when he turned left onto Knollwood Drive, traveling north in the southbound lane, CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson told the Mountain Democrat. As […]

Roundup: Trojan, Bruin linkers take 2nd place at tourneys

Baseball Oak Ridge 5, Folsom 6 — The Trojans rallied from a 5-1 deficit in Monday’s Sierra Foothill League road game, but fell short. In the fifth inning, Oak Ridge (15-1 in the SFL, 22-3) tied the game at 5-5 on Tyson Solis’ bases-loaded double that cleared the bases. But the Bulldogs scored the winning […]

Defense betrays Lady Cougars

For more than a moment Monday at El Dorado’s last home game of the season, the thought hung out there of a possible upset over visiting Liberty Ranch. Afterall, the Cougars had pushed ahead and sat six outs away from giving Joshlyn Wright and Ty Henderson a Senior Day victory. Not to be. It what […]

Outside with Charlie: Ready to launch

If you have a boat with a motor, and you want to float it in Lake Tahoe, your choices for launching have dwindled. So far, Sand Harbor, National Avenue in Tahoe Vista, Coon Street in Kings Beach and El Dorado Beach in South Shore won’t open this season. The boat ramp at Ski Beach in […]

Four divisions for 2nd Posse Challenge

Four divisions will converge tomorrow at the quarter-mile bullring on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for inflated winnings in the second segment of the competitive Placerville Posse Challenge. Saturday’s race card includes the Winged Sprint Car division along with the Late Models and the Pure Stocks. The night offers championship points for two of the […]

El Dorado teams poised for banners

Under perfect weather conditions via limited sunshine, host El Dorado swept all divisions against Cordova at Wednesday’s meet. The varsity girls prevailed 92-44 while on the boy’s side, the Lancers made a run of it but fell to the Cougars 75-61.Both El Dorado teams remain undefeated in Sierra Valley Conference competition — the boys perfect since […]

Cal Fire offers debris burning advice

Debris burning is a common tool used to dispose of vegetation when creating and maintaining defensible space. Since January, the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire (AEU), the U.S. Forest Service and local government cooperators have responded to over 25 escaped debris burns. “Don’t let recent rains give you a false sense of security while […]

Trojans take bite out of Bulldogs

Laut ties own record EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge vauler Austin Laut tied his own state-leading height at Wednesday’s Sierra Foothill league meet against Folsom, one of many highlights in the Trojans sweep of the Bulldogs. Laut’s 16-2 leads California prep levels. The old school mark was from Brian Hanson at 15-6 in 2010. […]

Roth receives new court date

In a short Monday hearing, a man accused of killing his wife received a new court date. Roy Roth, 51, appeared in court with his attorney Mark Ralphs for a hearing lasting only a handful of minutes. Ralphs told Judge Kenneth J. Melikian that he had not yet received any discovery, requesting the hearing be […]

October trial set for alleged King Fire arsonist

A trial for the man who allegedly started the King Fire was scheduled in a short Friday hearing. Wayne Huntsman, 37, appeared briefly in court, hiding his face behind court papers, with his attorney, Bob Banning, to set a schedule for trial. Banning, prosecutor James Clinchard and Judge Kenneth J. Melikian met in chambers prior […]

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