Monday, July 28, 2014

Help SWR with squirrel babies

If you or your community, scout or other group is looking for a worthwhile project to help our wildlife, building a squirrel pre-release cage on your property would be a tremendous help to successfully rehabbing our young squirrels. Out of over 1,200 animals received each year for rehab, we take in more squirrels than any […]

Outside with Charlie: Still time

It’s time to take a hike or ride a bike. Really, it is … before school starts in early August. Once school is back in session, trips are relegated to the weekends. If there’s football, soccer, cheerleading, school work or band, all bets are off. Take advantage of what’s left of the summer break to enjoy […]

Hansen walk-off gives Rush title

EL DORADO HILLS — The El Dorado Hills Rush baseball team has won one tournament championship and is looking for another. Competing in the Intermediate 50/70 division of the Nor Cal Divisional Tournament last week in Chowchilla, the Rush posted a 4-1 record that included winning the title game, 7-6, on a walk-off home run by Nate Hansen. Prior to […]

Last visit for KWS Series

Red clay high-banks of Placerville Speedway host the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series for the final time this season on Saturday. The always challenging unique confines of Placerville Speedway welcomes the King of the West 410 Sprint Cars tomorrow for round 12 of the series. Kyle Hirst holds a commanding 102-point advantage but come in […]

Johnson out as D’back football coach

EL DORADO — Union Mine is looking for a new varsity football coach less than a month before the season starts. Dave Johnson, who has taught physical education and ran the Diamondbacks’ grid program since Union Mine’s inception at the start of the 1999-2000 school year, is no longer running the program, according to Union Mine […]

El Dorado bats stay hot in 10-run win

In recent weeks, hitting has been contagious for the El Dorado High summer baseball team. Against Pro Players in the first game of a doubleheader at Escobar Field Tuesday. El Dorado banged out 18 hits, including eight in one inning, en route to a 17-7 victory. The game was called after five innings because of the […]

Long is Serrano AJGA qualifier

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s Austin Long is a qualifier to this week’s American Junior Golf Association tournament at Serrano Country Club in El Dorado Hills. Monday’s AJGA qualifier, an 18-hole stroke play event, was for the AJGA Junior Tournament which got underway yesterday with the opening round and ends Thursday. Monday, Long […]

Saturday’s race benefits Boys and Girls Club

Racing resumes at Placerville Speedway this Saturday night with the 11th points race of the season. Winged Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stocks will all return to compete for the season crown with the addition of the Nor Cal Dwarf Cars. Saturday’s event benefits one of the area’s most popular non-profit organizations, the […]

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Heinz-sight: Darn it!

Heading into last weekend, three of our Little league All Star teams — albeit all from El Dorado Hills — sat in very good shape. All three were undefeated going to semifinal play and … get this … at two of the levels long-time nemesis Woodcreek had already been dispatched to the loser’s bracket — […]

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Comebacks not enough

ROSEVILLE — Behind 5-0 after the first inning, the El Dorado Hills 9-10 All Stars baseball team put on its rally caps in the second inning to take a 6-5 lead in the District 54 title game against Woodcreek at Richards Field Tuesday. But Woodcreek scored often in the final two innings that led to a 20-8 […]

El Dorado Hills 9/10s oh so close

ROSEVILLE — For the third time in four days, the El Dorado Hills 9-10 All Stars baseball team played Woodcreek and, for the second time in two days, had the chance to claim the District 54 title at Richards Field. Depsite a 45-minute delay, both teams provided excitement from the first pitch to the last. In the […]

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Pleasant Valley parade

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Pickett picks up National Award

BOSTON, Mass. — Ponderosa High graduate Zach Pickett was presented the National High School Spirit of Sport Award last Sunday at the National Federation of State High School Associations 95th Annual Summer Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. zach_award

July Fourth Spectacular is tonight

Patriotism and auto racing come together tonight at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds for the July Fourth Spectacular at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. This annual event is expected to draw thousands as it’s the only Fireworks display in El Dorado County taking place west of South Lake Tahoe on the Independence Holiday. Gates will open […]

Sports Scene: July 3, 2014

Advanced passing/receiving school West Coast Youth Football is having an advanced passing and receiving school at Oak Ridge High from Monday, July 7 to Wednesday, July 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. This school will group players by age, grade, experience and ability. Players from the same team — playing together on the same youth […]

EDH 10/11s defeat Roseville West

EL DORADO HILLS — Taking on Roseville West at Jeff Mitchell Field Wednesday, the El Dorado Hills 10-11 All-Stars had the opportunity to clinch a spot in the tournament semifinal and thanks to eight early runs did just that with a 10-6 victory. El Dorado Hills got out to a quick 2-0 lead in the […]

Gold Rush, Divide 9/10s knocked out

ROSEVILLE — The Gold Rush 9/10 All Stars out-hit Folsom American 14-9 in Tuesday’s elimination game at Richards Field. But Folsom took advantage of seven walks, two hit batters and two fielder’s choices to post a 15-5 mercy rule-shortened win. After Folsom jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning, Gold Rush responded […]

Local pair set bench marks

Retired law enforcement officers Tom Vigen and Walt Finn participated in the recent U.S. Police and Fire Bench Press Championships in San Diego. Both won gold medals and set new records. Vigen, 74, body weight 163 pounds, bench-pressed 252 pounds lifting in the 70-74 age group/148-165 weight class. Finn, 56, body weight 178 pounds, benched […]

El Dorado Hills Major All Stars remain undefeated

GRANITE BAY — A home run and an unexpected steal kept the El Dorado Hills All-Stars baseball team undefeated in the District 54 Majors All-Stars Tournament Wednesday at Ronald L. Fiest Park. El Dorado Hills, which trailed 3-0 after the top of the first inning, rallied to post a 10-6 win over Folsom National. The win improves the local […]

Roundup: July 1, 2014

Baseball Little League District 54 All Stars Seniors Gold Rush 0, Woodcreek 12 Juniors Ponderosa 10, Gold Rush 6 Ponderosa 15, Roseville West 2 El Dorado Hills 7, Cosumnes River 10 Snowline 0, Folsom American 15 Majors El Dorado Hills 12, Gold Rush/Divide 0 Ponderosa 4, Folsom National 10 Ponderosa 2, Roseville West 22 Snowline […]

Lehr wins academic contest

Union Mine senior-to-be Anika Lehr is this year’s winner of the annual academic contest that awards the winner a trip to the R&R Pheasant Hunting Resort in Seneca, South Dakota. Lehr is a varsity soccer player for the Lady Diamondbacks. Ankia Lehr

Heinz-sight: Will it or won’t it?

Every four years when the FIFA Men/Women’s World Cup rolls around — right now the men — the soccer interest here in the United States increases ten-fold. Is it a passing fad? It’s a fact the Cup is the most viewed and followed sporting event in the world, bigger than the Olympic games. Here’s another important […]

Little League All Star tournaments

Tomorrow marks the start of the summer District 54 Little League All Star season for all levels except Juniors which got underway June 24, and Seniors who begin Monday. The locations are as follows: 9/10s at Richards Field in Roseville; 10/11s at Jeff Mitchell Field in El Dorado Hills; Majors at Feist Park in Granite […]

Tight battles for ninth points race

Four divisions are on the menu at Speedway tomorrow night as the championship point battles have tightened in all three of the weekly divisions. Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stocks return to action on the quarter-mile in the battle for the 2014 track championship presented by the New Jackson Rancheria Casino […]

Devils unblemished at 4-0

EL DORADO HILLS — The El Dorado Hills Tasmanian Devils swim team defeated the visiting Broadstone Barracudas 479-310 last Saturday to become the Suburban Swim League’s only undefeated team. Six year-old Katie Tadayeski (6 and under) established a new team record for the 25 yard backstroke. Her time of 20.62 replaces the previous 22.10 record set by […]

Seven-run first inning sinks Post 119

EL DORADO — Though the hit differential was close, the score wasn’t in Wednesday’s El Dorado Post 119-Del Oro Junior Legion baseball matchup that saw the Loomis team prevail 11-1 at Union Mine High. Del Oro did its damage early, as the game was called because of the mercy rule. El Dorado finished with eight hits, […]

Protest duo at documentary showing

A two-day celebration honoring the 1968 U.S. Olympic Men’s Track and Field Trials at Echo Summit, begins Thursday in Placerville. Scheduled at 1 p.m. at the Placerville Regal Theatre, 337 Placerville Drive, are Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who won gold and bronze medals in the 200-meter race, respectively, at the ’68 Olympics in Mexico […]