Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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County Sports League Girls Basketball Tournament results

County Sports League Girls Basketball Playoffs Eighth grade  Championship Markham 37, Herbert Green 32 — Markham: Kyli Segura 18, Skylar Winter 9. HG: Danielle Sime 14, Kiersten Parker 12. Third place Golden Sierra 41, Gold Trail 23 — GT: Ashley Tolbert and Taylor Sexton 8 points each. Semifinals Markham 38, Gold Trail 12 — Markham: […]

Roundup: Mar. 31, 2015

Baseball El Dorado 10, Horizon Christian Academy 2 — Owen MacKendrick pitched six innings, struck out nine, gave up five hits, two runs and walked no one as the Cougars opened up the San Diego Lion’s Tournament with Monday’s win at Clairemont High. Offensively, Nick Bonniksen, Matt Smith (two doubles, four RBIs) and Nathaniel Erskine […]

Dead deer has neighbors crying ‘foul’

Who ya gonna call? When Waterford resident Ann Spade recently found a dead deer in her yard, she thought a quick phone call to El Dorado County Animal Services would solve the problem. Nearly a week later, the deer was still there. “It was rotting and smelled horrible, even half a mile away,” said neighbor Kim […]

Citizens can report wildlife mortality to CDFW online

Californians around the state can now use an online tool to report incidents of fish and wildlife mortality directly to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. By contributing to CDFW’s growing database, citizens can help state environmental scientists gather important information necessary to monitor and evaluate wildlife populations and help prevent and control emerging […]

Action plan made for mental health issues in Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — On March 5, more than 80 individuals made an action plan to address the gaps with mental health services in the South Lake Tahoe community. Donald Ashton, director of El Dorado County Health and Human Services, started the morning with the “the ugly, the bad and the good” to describe the […]

Committee vs. commission detailed at upcoming BOS meeting

Are you on a committee or a commission? The clerk of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, Jim Mitrisin, intends to clear up, once and for all, the difference between a committee and a commission at the March 24 board meeting. In short, and without stealing his thunder, one of them has a degree […]

Volek honored by NFL chapter

El Dorado High A.D. and varsity football coach Joe Volek was honored by the National Football Foundation’s Sacramento Chapter at a Sunday banquet with the R.P. “Red” Smith Award for outstanding service as the chapter’s Coach of the Year.

Union Mine girls best El Dorado

Union Mine’s 1-2 top of the order Calista Almer and Madelynn Heape combined for six hits and five RBIs as the visiting Diamondbacks won their second straight Sierra Valley Conference game with Wednesday’s 12-3 victory over host El Dorado. Almer’s solo home run off Cougar starter Joshlyn Wright (six strikeouts) came on the game’s fourth pitch. […]

Round 2: Oak Ridge-McClatchy

EL DORADO HILLS — Fresh off Tuesday’s big win over Berkeley (see above), Oak Ridge squares off against McClatchy tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Sleep Train Arena for the girls CIF NorCal title and the right to play the south winner for the state championship. The two met March 3rd at Stockton’s UOP in the section semifinals, […]

Outside with Charlie: Closures

By now you may have heard that Sierra-at-Tahoe has suspended operations due to the lack of snow. General Manager John Rice said that the lack of new snow, coupled with the recent warm temperatures, has made it necessary to shut the slopes down for now. Sierra-at-Tahoe is known for its varied terrain and very friendly/family […]

D’backs overtake Grizzlies

Editor’s note: Without delving deep into the varied messaging behind The Tortoise and the Hare, a loose interpretation of Aesop’s Fable is that those positioned to prevail don’t always …  GARDEN VALLEY — Racing out to the early lead by winning the first two sets, host Golden Sierra fell victim to Union Mine’s measured, methodical […]

Lady Trojans reach NorCal finals

EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge signed, sealed and delivered its ticket to Sleep Train Arena Tuesday night at home via a commanding victory over post-season rival Berkeley, 58-49, in girls CIF NorCal Division I semifinal action. A flawless 12-0 regular season, high seeding and victory over Oakland Tech merited a home playoff game against Berkeley. […]

Roundup: March 4, 2015

Softball Ponderosa 10, St. Francis 4 — The Bruins scored four runs in the sixth and another four in the seventh inning to win Tuesday’s nonleague road game. Karsen O’Rourke went 4-for-5 for Ponderosa while Mckenna Rickles and Annie Weiss each had two hits. On the mound, Terra Jerpbak wen the distance. Union Mine 3, […]

On tap

Today/tomorrow Wrestling CIF State Championships Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield Soccer UM, GS @ Grizzly Cup Classic Tomorrow Softball UM @ OR, 9:45 a.m. Track/Field ED, PHS @ Ruptier Invite

Lambres 2nd, Thompson 4th in state GS race

MAMMOTH — Ponderosa’s Alec Lambres was less than two seconds from a state title Wednesday as the Bruin took second place in the Giant Slalom race as skiers took over Mammoth Mountain at the California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation championships. Lambres’ two runs totaled 1:09.73 and was just off the combined 1:07.86 by Del […]

Snowboarders improve; Costa 8th All State

MAMMOTH — Tuesday held better results for area snowboarders at the  California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Slalom races on Mammoth Mountain despite the tough competition. El Dorado’s Sofia Costa was again the 0nly local girl’s rider to finish top 10 while on the boy’s side, two snowboarders — Golden Sierra’s Will Cann and Cougar […]

Velasquez eyes state’s top prize

Zack Velasquez has been on a mission since injuring his ankle last year. The Ponderosa High 152-pound wrestler, with a perfect 49-0 record, headlines a list of six Ponderosa and Oak Ridge matmen competing this weekend at the CIF State Wrestling Championships at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, beginning today. Medals are awarded to those who finish in the […]

Roundup: Mar. 3, 2015

Track and Field Clarke Massey Relays Boys: 3-El Dorado, 36.96; 16-Union Mine, 6 3200: 4-Dalton Douglas-Hiley, ED, 10:22; 5-Jackson Harris, ED, 10:34; 11-Keis Verleur, UM, 11:00; 23-Austin Cordero, UM, 12:08; 26-Rees Verleur, UM, 12:38. 4×100: 7-ED, 45.84; 11-UM (Kyle McDonald, Zac Cherrington, Raine Scott, Aaron Haggerty), 47.68. 4×800: 7-ED, 9:06. SMR: 5-ED, 1:44; 10-UM (Haggerty, […]

Trojans steamroll Bear Creek

EL DORADO HILLS — Behind disruptive pressure by its defense and a solid display of outside shooting, host Oak Ridge overwhelmed Bear Creek 62-20 in its girl’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff opener Tuesday night. The win advanced the Lady Trojans (24-3) to yesterday’s second-round matchup with River City. Against the Bruins, Isamar Conde led […]

Locals ready for Masters

Who: Oak Ridge, Ponderosa, El Dorado and Union Mine What: Sac-Joaquin Section/Les Schwab Tires Masters Wrestling Tournament Where: Stockton Arena When: Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. both days   STOCKTON — There are 30 El Dorado County high school wrestlers with one goal in mind — placing high at this weekend’s Sac-Joaquin Section’s Masters Tournament at […]

Roundup: Feb. 26, 2015

Boys basketball Section playoffs Ponderosa 65, Modesto Christian 78 — Despite a team-high 17 points from senior Matthew Bejsovec and 14 by freshman Adam Orr, the 15th-seed Bruins saw their season end at the hands of the No. 2 host Crusaders Wednesday night in a Sac-Joaquin Division II section playoff matchup. Ponderosa trailed by seven at […]

Bruin girls slay mighty Dragons

SACRAMENTO — For more than a decade, Sacramento High’s varsity girls basketball program has been an unstoppable postseason institution — cruising through the opening rounds of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs year after year. Not so on Tuesday, as visiting 11th seed Ponderosa slayed the No. 6 Dragons in an 81-74 upset that rocked the Division II bracket […]

Oak Ridge takes care of the home court

Millhollin nets 21 in win EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge started fast Wednesday night and never let up in its 64-40 Sac-Joaquin Division I Section playoff victory over visiting Bella Vista. Trojan starters, led by point guard Tyus Millhollin’s game-high 21 points, scored all but two of the team’s points. The Oak Ridge backcourt […]

On tap

Today/Tomorrow Wrestling Girls State Championships Visalia Convention Center Boys Masters Stockton Arena Tonight Boys basketball Section playoffs D-I: OR @ Sheldon, 7 p.m. Next week Alpine Racing CNISSF State Championships Mammoth, CA      

SVC Winter All League teams

Boys basketball Coach of the Year Josh Williams, Liberty Ranch Co-Most Valuable Player DeAndre Stallings, Liberty Ranch Co-Most Valuable Player Jordan Roberson, Cordova Matt Smith, El Dorado Ian Spencer, El Dorado Isaac Bugbee, El Dorado Andrew Vaughn, Union Mine Bradley Brittain, Union Mine Girls basketball Coach of the Year Chris Del Rio, Union Mine Most Valuable […]

Sports Scene: Feb. 19, 2015

Gym facility rental  Cameron Park Community Services District’s Community Gym can be used during off peak times with up to 50 percent off the regular fee. Available times include weekdays and Sundays before 4 p.m.,  when available. To make reservations or more information, contact the Cameron Park Community Services District at 530-677-2231.  

Roundup: Feb. 20, 2015

Bowling Knotty Pine Lanes, Pollock Pines Mountain Women Bowling League Team standings 1. Pin Pals 13-7 2. Knotty Girls 12.5-7.5 3. Bowling Baggs 12-8 4. Sometimers 10-10 5. Hillbilliettes 9-11 6. Team Effort 8-12 7. Fun Gals 8-12 8. Alley Oops! 7.5-12.5 HIgh game: 203 — Sue Coggins; 183 — Jeanen Santerelli; 180 — Jeanne […]

Oak Ridge boys secure third place

GRANITE BAY — A fast run in the fourth quarter resulted in visiting Oak Ridge posting a 47-44 win over Granite Bay in Tuesday’s Sierra Foothill League boys basketball finale to take third place. The win ensured the Trojans’ a first-round Sac-Joaquin Section Division I home playoff game against Bella Vista next Wednesday. Leading 32-31 as they […]

Banzai Tour this weekend at Alpine Meadows

Banzai Tour Stops Alpine Meadows: Feb. 21-22 Kirkwood: March 7-8 Sugar Bowl: March 14-15 It’s quite a mixture of skiers and riders of all levels, gathering for a fun and competitive experience on the slopes, where they get to experience a legitimate racing environment. Now in its fifth year, the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour is billed […]

Lady Trojans race past Grizzlies

GRANITE BAY — Dramatically improved second-half of league defensive play was evident by the Oak Ridge High girls basketball team in Tuesday’s finale against Granite Bay, won easily by the Lady Trojans 55-19. Oak Ridge aggressively forced turnovers from the start to put the finishing touches on its perfect 12-0 run through the Sierra Foothill League, 23-3 […]

Drought workshop proposed for Georgetown Divide PUD

The drought was on everyone’s mind at the Feb. 10 board meeting of the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District. According to General Manager Wendell Wall, the current water storage in Stumpy Meadows Reservoir is at 10,790 acre-feet or 54 percent of capacity. He said that is the lowest storage level in the lake in the past 49 […]

Caltrans restoring Bridal Veil Falls culvert

Caltrans has begun its project to restore the culvert at Bridal Veil Falls. The culvert was damaged during the King Fire, said Caltrans spokesperson Steve Nelson. The culvert itself goes under the highway, and is big enough to allow workers to go inside and fix it. Depending on the weather, Nelson said, the project should […]

Trojans sign LOIs

EL DORADO HILLS — Nine Oak Ridge atletes signed Letter of Intent forms at a signing ceremony last Wednesday at the multi-purpose room on campus. The nine were: Nolan Book, football, UC Davis; Nolan Boggini, baseball, Williamette; Kyle Lucke, baseball, UC San Diego; Jake Hathaway, baseball, University of San Francisco; Sky Divinagracia, softball, George Fox University; […]

Roundup: Feb. 4, 2015

Girls basketball Oak Ridge 64, Rocklin 24 — The host Lady Trojans outscored the Thunder 35-10 in the middle quarters of Tuesday’s Sierra Foothill League victory. Oak Ridge, which improved to 9-0 in league and 20-3 overall, was led by Isamar Conde with 16 points. Shelby Peters scored 11 points; Hailey McCoy added 10; Grace […]

Men’s D-I lacrosse at Oak Ridge

EL DORADO HILLS — The El Dorado Community Foundation is in a collaborative effort with the El Dorado Hills Lacrosse Foundation in a bid to strengthen the El Dorado Hills Lacrosse community now and for future generations. Starting with $15,000 seed money, the intent of the Lacrosse Foundation is to engage the EDH lacrosse community […]

Tenner inducted to Villanova Hall

VILLANOVA, Pa — Ponderosa High varsity football head coach Jason Tenner has arrived back east via a red-eye flight from the West Coast to attend tonight’s 39th annual Hall of Fame Awards Dinner at the Connelly Center on the campus of Villanova University. Tenner is one of nine former student-athletes in the 2014 induction class […]

Bruin skiers, boarders lead the way

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Ponderosa High was the big winner of Wednesday’s makeup Slalom race at Sierra-at-Tahoe, as the Bruins had 3-of-4 individual winners and won 3-of-4 team categories. Ponderosa snowboarder Tori Castaneda remained perfect with her fourth win in a row as Bruins went 1-2-3. Skiers Alec Lambres and Fiona Zeier both returned to the win […]

El Dorado joins D’backs at top

Senior Night, big crowd, alumni present — Wednesday’s Sierra Valley Conference and intra-county clash between host El Dorado and Union Mine to close the regular season had it all. For the host Cougars, sitting in second place, they needed it all and got it by way of a 45-30 victory to pull even with the […]

Ponderosa pins down conference title

FAIR OAKS — Four consecutive wins led the Ponderosa High wrestling team to a 38-25 Capital Valley Conference victory over Bella Vista on Tuesday night to capture the conference crown at 7-0. The Bruins started the meet with the 126-pound class, as Zack Miller won a narrow 9-8 decision. Then Chad Reese (132), Colin Hustrulid (138) and Robert […]

GOP lawmakers introduce legislation to encourage early college savings

SACRAMENTO –Assembly Members Jim Patterson (R-Fresno), Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore), Frank Bigelow (R- O’Neals) and Bill Brough (R-Dana Point) introduced legislation recently that would encourage early college savings by making contributions to California’s college savings plan tax deductible. “This is California’s opportunity to help parents saving their own hard-earned dollars to keep more of that […]

Roundup: Feb. 3, 2015

Boys basketball Ponderosa 54, Bella Vista 60 — The host Broncos’ 20-14 second quarter was the difference for the Bruins in Monday’s Capital Valley Conference loss. Matthew Bejsovec led Ponderosa with 16 points; Josh Bist added 15; Marty Padilla scored nine points; Adam Orr had six; and Kenny Macklin, four.

BOS tackles mitigation of oak woodlands and future wildlife tunnels

In a special meeting Jan 26, El Dorado County Supervisors moved forward on the General Plan’s Biological Resources element by adopting a methodology for measuring development impacts on the county’s oak tree resources. As recommended by its consulting firm, Dudek & Associates, the board chose the “oak woodland” option over the “oak canopy” method for […]

Local club has top finishers

EL DORADO HILLS — Over the weekend, members of the El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club competed at three tournaments. On Saturday in Rocklin at the Hardwood Palace was the middle school Natomas Tournament of Champions qualifier. First-place trophies went to Jose Sanchez, Kai Schaefer and Kaden West. At the Elementary Championships at Kerr Middle School in Elk Grove, Gavin Luna brought home […]

Cougar boys take down Rosemont

With wins up and down the lineup covering light, middle and upper weights, El Dorado pinned a 45-27 defeat on visiting Rosemont in Sierra Valley Conference mat action Wednesday night. Both teams forfeited two weight divisions. For the Cougars, Joe Carlisle (132 pounds) and Ben Grigsby (138) went unopposed for 12 mid-match points that boosted El […]