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Roundup: Feb 4, 2016

Girls basketball Ponderosa 69, Whitney 49 — The Lady Bruins held their opponent to just five points in the fourth quarter en route to victory on the road. Danielle Craft finished with a game-high 23 points while Saraya Smith and Juliana Blaine each had 15. Cassidy Pensa finished with nine points while Lauren Joy had six and […]

Bruins clinch CVC

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Bring on Benicia. Pondoerosa’s varsity squad secured its Capital Valley Conference championship Tuesday night at home, defeating Bella Vista 49-16 in front of a packed-out Senior Night crowd. Bruin seniors Kyle Jennings and Elan Tubbs both earned pins in their matches while they — along with fellow senior Zach Stewart, were honored […]

UM, ED Sierra Valley Conference champs

EL DORADO — For the second consecutive year, the Sierra Valley Conference will have co-champion banners created for varsity wrestling. This year, however, it will only be two teams instead of three — Union Mine and El Dorado High. The D’Backs defeated their intra-county conference rivals Wednesday night at home, winning 37-33 on Senior Night. […]

Troy downs Woodcreek

EL DORADO HILLS — Already accepted to Chico State and the University of Nevada, Oak Ridge senior wrestler Nick Diaz-Kokaisl still waits to hear from his his top college choice. “If I got in to Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo), that would be nice,” the Trojans’ 180-pounder said after his team’s 55-8 home victory over Woodcreek […]

Conservation mandate met for seventh straight month

SACRAMENTO — Californians have reduced water use by 25.5 percent since June, continuing to meet Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s 25 percent mandate despite a decline in the statewide water-savings rate during the last three months of 2015. In December the statewide conservation rate was 18.3 percent, down from 20.4 percent in November, compared to the same months in 2013. A drop in […]

Westmont project continued; new commissioner seated

It was a short meeting on Jan. 28 for the El Dorado County Planning Commission as the main agenda item was continued. Previously scheduled was a hearing on the proposed Westmont Living Facility in El Dorado Hills. A decision was made to continue consideration of the project off calendar because a different California Environmental Quality Act document needs to be prepared. Staff […]

Union Mine rallies past El Dorado

EL DORADO — Sonny Garcia’s emotions were the best indicator of his Union Mine basketball team’s fortunes Wednesday night. The Diamondbacks’ junior guard wore a look of frustration during the second quarter of his club’s entertaining 69-56 home win over El Dorado. He buried a free throw before glaring toward the Cougar students, busy savoring […]

Roundup: Jan. 27, 2016

Wrestling El Dorado 42, Galt 24 106-Haley Beecher pinned; 113-Kylie Beecher pinned; 120-Austin Olguin won 12-6; 126-Gabe Argimon pinned; 132-Declan Russell by pin; 138-Willy Gadow won 10-2; 145-Kai Schaefer by pin; 152-Rory Patterson won 11-8; 160-Ben Grigsby by pin; 170-Oskar Shepherd won 8-1; 182-Double forfeit; 195-Branson Kirby won by tech 17-2; 220-ED forfeit; 285-Zach Brazell by […]

Ponderosa boys beat up on Wolfpack

SHINGLE SPRINGS — The Bruin boys extended their win streak to four Wednesday night at home, dropping Cosumnes Oaks 78-53 in Capital Valley Conference action. Brennan Wheeler finished with a game-high 22 points while Kenny Macklin dropped 18 on the night, as Ponderosa cruised through four quarters of large-margin leads. Up 22-10 after the first […]

Cougars upend Lady D’backs

El Dorado High’s girls program moved atop the Sierra Valley Conference standings Tuesday evening, defeating intra-county rival Union Mine 49-39 at home. Molly Hargon finished with a game-high 15 points for the Cougars while Sam Klinkenborg had 12 in the victory. “We played with a lot of aggression tonight,” Klinkenborg said. “Any time we play Union Mine […]

D’back give-and-take leads to win

EL DORADO — Union Mine’s claim to victory in Wednesday’s home dual with Rosemont had to make up for lost ground as three forfeits loomed in the background. In winning 9-of-11 matches that took place, the D’backs succeeded, coming out on top 43-24 at the Snake Pit. Union Mine improved to 3-1 in the Sierra […]

Sports scene: Jan. 28, 2016

Play Ball The final registration date for the upcoming Little League spring baseball season is tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the upper division evaluations located at Charles Brown School at 6520 Oak Dell Road in El Dorado. Upper division players (ages 10-14) are required to attend the evaluations in preparation for the […]

PHS girls top Tigers

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Saraya Smith scored 18 of her 23 points in the second half — 13 in a pivotal third quarter — as Ponderosa defeated visiting Roseville 59-46 for its fifth straight Capital Valley Conference win. With all but two of her team’s points in the third, Smith single-handily kept Ponderosa within range after an injury to Madison […]

Bruin tourney gets down and dirty

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Ponderosa High’s varsity program hosted its “Dirty 530″ tournament over the weekend, with five teams competing including squads from De la Salle and Chico High. The Bruins split 1-1 after a 41-24 loss to De la Salle and a 32-26 victory over Chico, but for head coach Tyson Escobar and his team, it wasn’t about the […]

OR wrestling bounces back

EL DORADO HILLS — In a tuneup before its weekend tournament at Morro Bay, host Oak Ridge bounced back in the Sierra Foothill League win column with a 48-15 victory over Granite Bay Thursday in an early afternoon dual meet. The Trojans forfeited once (220 pounds) and lost 11-6 (140), 4-0 (147) and 5-3 (184) […]

Cougars crush Galt

El Dorado High’s varsity girls hit double-digits in all four quarters of Sierra Valley Conference play Thursday night, downing Galt 66-26. After a rocky start, the Lady Cougars overwhelmed their guests, dropping 16 points in the first quarter to lead 38-15 at half. Sarah Holm finished with a game-high 20 points while Molly Hargon and Sam Klinkenborg […]

Roundup: Jan. 24, 2016

Girls basketball Union Mine 50, Rosemont 38 — The Lady D’Backs improved to a 3-2 SVC record with their road victory Thursday night. Maleah Denault had a team-high 11 points while Breanna Heinrich’s finished with 10. Kaitlin Lishman had 9 points while Katie Vick had 7 and Riley Rupley scored 6. Katie Parker, Isabella Ancona and Bethany Hammer each contributed 2 points. Oak […]

Trojans get it done against Del Oro

EL DORADO HILLS — The play wasn’t pretty nor textbook but in the end it was effective for the Oak Ridge girls who defeated Del Oro 54-31 at home Wednesday evening. The win improved the Lady Trojans to 5-0 in the Sierra Foothill League, 18-1 overall. Oak Ridge missed shots, free throws and turned the […]

On tap

Tomorrow Dirty 530 Duals @ PHS Round 1, 11 a.m. PHS vs Granite Bay Chico vs Del Oro DLS vs Elk Grove Round 2, 12:30 PHS vs Del Oro Elk Grove vs Chico Granite Bay vs DLS Round 3, 2 p.m. PHS vs Chico Elk Grove vs Granite Bay Del Oro vs DLS

El Dorado dominates Liberty Ranch

El Dorado High’s varsity wrestling program cruised to another commanding victory Wednesday night at home, dismantling Liberty Ranch 60-9 on Senior Night in league duals action. Five Cougar grapplers walked away with pins, three of which came in the first round. Haley Beecher garnered her second first-round pin of the year in the 106-pound division, […]

Oak Ridge beat by a dozen

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s varsity boys program suffered through a tough loss at home Tuesday, falling 64-52 go a Del Oro squad that outplayed the Trojans in all aspects of the game. Troy trailed the Golden Eagles through all four quarters, failing to jump ahead despite keeping within striking distance. “We flat-out […]

Christner’s solid college career

Kaitlyn Christner’s college volleyball career ended late last year but not before she and her Cal State University San Bernardino teammates put up quite a fight. Against West Washington University in a NCAA-D-II Regional Final, CSUSB battled into overtime of an epic 5-setter that actually saw Christner’s squad have match point at 14-13 before WWU scored […]

Diamondback boys score first conference victory

EL DORADO — It took a team-wide effort, all 32 minutes and end-to-end play for Union Mine to get its first Sierra Valley Conference win Tuesday — a 69-59 victory over the Galt Warriors at the Snake Pit. Fourteen Diamondbacks, led by Andrew Vaughn’s team-high 15 points, cracked the scoring column as Union Mine coach […]

10. Placerville’s aging infrastructure

As the streets crumbled below Placerville residents’ tires and as it became more and more apparent that the city’s Public Works crews were almost constantly working on sewer and water line repairs, the bitter truth became all too immediate in 2015: The city’s infrastructure is woefully in need of fixing. The year would not end […]

9. TGPA/ZOU adopted

After years of meeting, planning and countless staff hours the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors adopted most of the project known as the Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Update on Dec. 15. Prepared by the Community Development Agency’s Long Range Planning Division, the multi-year project had considerable support from the Community Economic Development […]

8. The drought continues

The drought got real in 2015 as Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency following an April snow survey at Echo Summit where there was nothing to measure. The first time California has ever put in place mandatory water restrictions, the governor went on to announce a mandatory 25 percent cut in water use across the state. […]

College signing: Chloe Mitchell picks Fordham

SACRAMENTO — When it came time to select her school for college, St. Francis High senior swimmer and El Dorado Hills resident Chloe Mitchell had a good idea of the atmosphere and environment she was looking for. After taking three visits, Mitchell chose to swim for Fordham next fall. “Fordham felt more like home,” Mitchell […]

Roundup: Dec. 23, 2015

Boys basketball St. Hope Elite Hoops Classic Oak Ridge 61, Granite Bay 66 — The Trojans dropped Tuesday’s game to their Sierra Foothill League rivals. Yesterday, Oak Ridge took on Newark Memorial for seventh place of the Platinum Division. Ponderosa 53, McClatchy 58 — The Bruins played Valley yesterday for 11th place in the Gold […]

Girls basketball: El Dorado picks up win

EL DORADO HILLS — Off to a fast start in its seventh place game at the Trojan Toss Up at Oak Ridge Tuesday, the El Dorado High girls basketball team battled to notch a 54-47 win over River City. Leading the way for El Dorado (3-8) was guard Faith Wilson, who was named to the all-tourney […]

Girls basketball: Oak Ridge captures Toss Up trophy

Hailey McCoy MVP EL DORADO HILLS — For the season, the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team is 3-0 on its home court. The third win came Tuesday night against Inderkum at the 21st annual Trojan Toss Up Tournament title game. Playing in front of an estimated 300 fans, Oak Ridge (9-1) led after tip-off and coasted to a […]

Cougar awards

Team MVP · Carter Meyers Defensive Player of the Year · Carter Meyers Bleeding Blue Award · Carter Meyers The “BIG CAT” · Zach Brazell VARSITY CORE (Team captians) · Carter Meyers · Britton Stark · Chris Volek · Aaron Golmitz · Steve Fox Football Scholar-Athletes (3.15 as a team) Criteria: 3.5 GPA or above, played […]

Girls basketball: Lady Bruins take fifth place at Toss Up

EL DORADO HILLS — Twenty two straight points delivered the early knock-out punch Tuesday as Ponderosa won the Toss Up Tournament consolation title with its 52-34 victory over Kennedy at the Oak Ridge gymnasium. The Lady Bruins finished 2-1, losing their opener to Inderkum, edging River City and dominating the Cougars who in past years have made strong […]

Trojans overpower Eagles

EL DORADO HILLS — Hailey McCoy’s 11-point explosion, part of her 14-point second quarter, allowed host Oak Ridge to pull away from Pleasant Grove Monday night for a 63-39 victory in second-round play at the annual Toss Up Tournament. McCoy’s run turned a 23-19 lead into a 34-21 advantage after she went strong with a baseline move […]

Roundup: Dec. 22, 2015

Boys basketball St. Hope Elite Hoop Classic Ponderosa 40, Pittsburg 35 Ponderosa 66, Johnson 68 — Kenny Macklin scored 21 points for the Bruins; Brennan Wheeler added 17; Jordan Brennen added 10; Remington Smith bucketed 6; Adam Orr, 5; Cameron Sherrod, 3; and Troy Whitfield and Daniel Doe had 2 each. Oak Ridge 62, Lawndale […]

Five champs at Manges Invite

ORANGEVALE — All five county varsity teams competed at last weekend’s Marty Manges Invitational at Casa Roble High School. Four fielded champions, including Ponderosa which saw two wrestlers win their bracket. Bruin Kyle Jennings won the 220-pound weight class, his second tournament win on the young season after taking last week’s Curt Mettler Invite in […]

On Tap: Lady Trojan Toss Up Tournament

Tomorrow Girls basketball Trojan Toss Up, ORHS -PHS vs Inderkum, 5 p.m. -OR vs El Dorado, 6:45 Monday, Dec. 21 Girls basketball OR, PHS, ED @ Trojan Toss Up, ORHS Winner’s bracket: 6:45, 8:15 Loser’s bracket: 3:30, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22 Girls basketball OR, PHS, ED @ Trojan Toss Up, ORHS Finals: 8:15 3rd/4th […]

First and goal: Expand season

If the National Football League started the playoffs today, most likely the Oakland Raiders, at 6-7 but let’s say they are 9-7 for argument’s sake, would extend their season. But that’s if the NFL would wake up and adapt this playoff format in which the National Football and American Football conferences would qualify eight teams each […]

Griz girls slip past Mavs

GARDEN VALLEY — For the second time this season, the Golden Sierra High girls basketball squad played Mesa Verde. This time, it was on the Lady Grizzlies’ home court of Rod Hedlund Gym and Tuesday’s result was the same for Golden Sierra, which knocked off the Mavericks 48-36 in a nonleague contest. Their first meeting was […]

Bruins rolled out the welcome mat

What exactly is a vegemite sandwich? If you’re connected to the Ponderosa Lady Bruins’ varsity basketball team and hosted Tenison Woods College players from Australia, you may know. Last weekend, the Lady Titans, coached by Ciaran Buckley, competed at the Battle in the Foothills Tournament in Shingle Springs — the stop smack in the middle […]

Big second half carries Diamondbacks

EL DORADO — Less than 24 hours after losing a triple overtime contest, the Union Mine High boys basketball team bounced back to defeat South Lake Tahoe 52-36 at the Snake Pit Wednesday. The nonleague game was tied 14-14 at halftime in which both teams displayed defense inside the paint. But each had trouble moving […]

Roundup: Dec. 9, 2015

Boys basketball Oak Ridge 58, Vacaville 39 Ponderosa 65, Inderkum 59 El Dorado 33, Lincoln 59 Girls basketball Oak Ridge 58, Deer Valley 32 — Hailey McCoy, 14; Bri Gross, 9; Kassidy DeLapp, 8; Laura Soper, 8; Siera Rasmussen, 7; Brianna Dulgar, 6; Brittany Belanger, 4; S. Lamy, 2. Golden Sierra 32, Amador 36 Wrestling […]

On tap

Today Boys basketball Battle in the Foothills @ PHS -PHS vs Pacific Coast Prep, 8 p.m. Girls basketball Battle in the Foothills @ PHS -UM vs Team Australia, 3:30 -PHS vs Vista del Lago, 6:30 GSHS Tournament -GS vs Western Sierra, 7:30 Tomorrow Boys basketball Battle in the Foothills @ PHS -PHS vs Bishop Manogue, […]

Golden Sierra gets win over Knights

GARDEN VALLEY — After his Golden Sierra High boys basketball team knocked off Foresthill in the Sac-Joaquin Section’s Foundation Game early last week, head coach Al Toney pushed for his Grizzlies for improvement on defense in practices. In Tuesday’s nonleague home game against the Buckingham Charter squad, the Grizzlies reaped their rewards at Ron Hedlund […]

Union Mine girls double up Grizzlies

GARDEN VALLEY — Early turnovers disappeared for the most part for Union Mine, which posted a 44-22 win over Golden Sierra in an intra-county nonleague girls basketball game at Ron Hedlund Gym Tuesday. The Lady Diamondbacks and Lady Grizzlies were guilty of committing a combined nine turnovers in the first quarter. Golden Sierra (4-3) led 13-9 […]

Ponderosa boys roll over Antelope

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Winning all but one of its matches, host Ponderosa routed Antelope 66-3 Wednesday to open the Capital Valley Conference schedule. Bruins pinned six Titans and won four-of-five decisions. Antelope forfeited three weight classes — its final point tally unable to overcome even one. “This was good (team showing) after last weekend which […]

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