Monday, September 15, 2014

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 […]

Drought affects some well owners; storage is key

As a Stage 2 drought alert continues to plague the state of California and water users are urged to continue conservation measures, people with private wells on their property are finding their wells going dry. “A lot of people have what we call ‘marginal’ wells,” said Tony Segarra of Gary Tanko Well Drilling, “wells that […]

Italy on Wheels ready to roll

A taste of Italy is getting close. The festival celebrating Italian cars, motorcycles, bicycles and food is scheduled for Sept. 13 at the Murer House Museum at 1125 Joe Murer Court in Folsom. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the admission is free. If you like Ferraris, Maseratis, Lamborghinis, […]

Tomorrow’s racing honors Mark Forni

Past Forni Classic winners 2013- Andy Gregg 2012- Andy Forsberg 2011- Andy Forsberg 2010- Mason Moore 2009- Sean Becker 2008- Sean Becker 2007- Greg DeCaires 2006- Kyle Hirst This Saturday will be the richest night of the season at Placerville Speedway as the evening will pay tribute to the late Mark Forni. At the end […]

Meet the Trojans

EL DORADO HILLS — On Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m., the 2014 Oak Ridge High football team will be the center of attention at the El Dorado Hills Town Center Amphitheater. In addition to meeting players on this year’s varsity roster, plus the junior varsity and freshman grid squads, the Oak Ridge High dance […]

Outside with Charlie: Trail dos, don’ts

Taking your trusty mountain bike out on the trails is always a good thing to do. You’re out in the forest, or perhaps an urban/wild land setting, and it’s pedal time. Whether you are on a hard tail or a fully sprung unit doesn’t matter. It’s just good being out there. The recent thunderstorms gracing […]

Kid’s clinic has British ambience

CAMERON PARK — Learning how to play futbol, British style, made its way to Christa McAuliffe Park recently. Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp, conducted a week-long soccer clinic at the park through Cameron Park Community Services District. Almost a dozen kids, ages 4-8, competed in morning sessions. The kids learned the basics of soccer that included ball control and foot skills. […]

Grizzlies’ Nordby ready for new challenge

GARDEN VALLEY — Jeremy Nordby knows Golden Sierra High football very well. He started at fullback and outside linebacker on the 1994 Golden Sierra squad that won the Golden Empire League crown. The Grizzlies went deep in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs but lost to Bear River 3-0 in overtime for the title at the […]

Things get heated at Charter Review Committee hearing

One action to delete a section was taken by the Charter Review Committee amidst a heated debate and one committee member announcing that she was planning on introducing a bill to the state Legislature. The hearing began with Cherie Raffety, the county treasurer-tax collector, asking the committee to review the Grand Jury candidate process at a […]

Region Builders pulls support of own ballot measure

In a surprise announcement last Wednesday, Joshua Wood, executive director of Region Builders, notified the Mountain Democrat that it was withdrawing its support from the ballot measure it sponsored. In a written statement from Wood, he said, “Region Builders sponsored Control Growth to Fix Our Local Roads Committee has decided to close down and withdraw our support […]

Camp draws good numbers

While there’s bubbling anticipation at El Dorado High for the start of the fall volleyball season, it’s too soon. Being July, it’s first things first so the order of business last month was the annual Girls Volleyball Camp at El Dorado High. Ran in conjunction with the City of Placerville Recreation and Parks Department, the four-day […]

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New law tackles gridiron concussion problem

El Dorado County varsity high school football head coaches have mixed feelings regarding a new state law Gov. Jerry Brown signed last week. The bill, AD 2127, limits full-contact football practices to two hours a week during the season and prohibits summer full-contact camps, including those out-of-state. The bill’s aim is to reduce the number of concussions […]

Outside with Charlie: Rafting denied

If your summertime fun includes heading up to Tahoe City to rent a raft for the float down the Truckee River to the River Ranch restaurant, you won’t like this. Sad but true, the river rafting outfits in Tahoe City have had to close. The flow of water from Lake Tahoe into the Truckee River […]