Elite Taekwondo USA brings home medals

CAMERON PARK — Elite Taekwondo USA took nine competitors to the 2011 USA Taekwondo National Qualifier recently held in San Diego. This is the first of three qualifiers on the road to the National Competition and Junior Olympics as well as team USA tryouts later this year. Athletes competed in sparring, poomsae and sports poomsae over […]

Del Oro too much for Pondo

Tuesday night Ponderosa’s boys volleyball team had an opportunity to see how much progress and improvement it has made during the preseason in a home match with Del Oro. The Bruins faced a very menacing and physically imposing opponent. The Golden Eagles stared across the net — some of the players tall enough to almost […]

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Ponderosa swimmers split with Pleasant Grove

The Ponderosa swim teams held their first Delta River League meet of the season at the Cameron Park Community Service District pool where they’ve been training while their home pool at the school is being refurbished. The Bruin boys won five events but were edged by Pleasant Grove by a single point, 84-85. “Our team […]

Taekwondo student brings home the gold

Twelve-year-old Allison Prior of El Dorado Hills traveled to Austin, Texas, last month to compete in the 12-13 year old Cadet 2 category in Sports Poomsae (forms) at USA Taekwondo’s 2011 U.S. Open. She topped all opponents. Allison’s field of competitors consisted of 22 athletes who traveled from Korea, Mexico, Canada, and 11 states. In […]

Bruins basketball feels heartache

RYAN MILES puts up a layup during the Bruins’ final game of the season against Oak Ridge High School. After several near-comebacks, Ponderosa was unable to pull off the win and ended the season with a sobering 2-20 record and no playoff berth. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

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Pondo’s boy skiers secure 4th title

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE — Despite a push by El Dorado in the final race of the season, Ponderosa’s boys skiers claimed their fourth consecutive South 1 Division ski title at Sierra-at-Tahoe. The Bruins won Monday’s race on Lower Main by the score of 104-103 over the Cougars to total 629 team points for a 17-point winning margin […]

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Folsom overwhelms Pondo boys

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Cold shooting, nonexistent offensive rhythm and turnovers cost host Ponderosa High a chance to win its first Delta River League game Wednesday night in Shingle Springs. Folsom steadily built its lead in the second half to come out 57-42 winners. An optimistic Bruins’ squad took to the court hoping to even the […]