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Sheriff D’Agostini names David McCracken as Search and Rescue Volunteer of the Year

Last month the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office recognized the outstanding achievements of Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers who give of their time so that others may survive. Each year, volunteers are recognized for their outstanding contributions in Search and Rescue. In 2011 David McCracken, a Cameron Park resident, was honored as the Volunteer of the […]

No Comment / December 08, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Lady Bruins hold off Cougar comeback

Old rivalries never die. The traditional preseason girls basketball game between El Dorado and visiting Ponderosa is as important to the players as games were when the teams competed in the Sierra Valley Conference. For the second year in a row, the Lady Bruins came out on top Tuesday, edging El Dorado 44-41 and ending […]

No Comment / November 30, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

Bruins drop foundation twinbill

PONDEROSA'S Nicco Bruks shoots over Falcon Mitesh Patel in Monday's Foundation Game in Shingle Springs. Photo by jannaweissphotography.com

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Four of the 156 Sac-Joaquin Section basketball teams participating in Monday’s Foundation Games were in action at Ponderosa High as the Bruins hosted Christian Brothers for a varsity girls/boys doubleheader. The unofficial lead-in to the 2011-12 season  — games that don’t count toward standings, power rankings or contacts — had the Falcons […]

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Hometown hero: Nicholas Madsen

Air Force Airman Nicholas D. Madsen graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

No Comment / November 30, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Play ball

Youth basketball The Cameron Park Recreation Department is offering its Youth Basketball League. The league is open to first- through 12th-graders. The first- and second-grade is an instructional league and will consist of one-hour games on Saturdays. There is no practice for this league. Fee is $95 for residents; $100 for non-residents. Price includes T-shirt. […]

No Comment / November 29, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

Jack O’Camb signs off after 35 years

PHS vs. Jesuit 1

By Scott Warden SHINGLE SPRINGS — For decades air waves have been graced with the smooth Shakespearean eloquence of Vin Scully, the outrageous, exciteable tones of John Madden, the cool, calm delivery of the irreplaceable Harry Kalas and the speedy wit hammered out by Chick Hearn. Each one will be forever remembered for their own […]

No Comment / November 29, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports | Read More »

Five Bruins sign to join college programs

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Five Ponderosa High athletes — three soccer, one swim, one spiker — recently signed their Letter of Intent forms in the school’s library to play at the college level. From the pitch, Aubrey Wimmer and Bre DuHamel are a package deal as they’re both headed to Arizona Christian University, Connor Swartz takes […]

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