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County wrestlers champions at Tim Brown tourney

SACRAMENTO — Two El Dorado County wrestlers were champions at the close of the 19th annual two-day Tim Brown Memorial Tournament sponsored by Foothill High School this weekend. The tournament, which attracts around 800 of the top wrestlers in Northern California, is generally considered the precursor to February’s post season tournaments as athletes battle for […]

No Comment / January 24, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Close one for Trojans

PONDEROSA'S Jennifer Curto shoots while Trojan Dakota McLarnan stands ground in Friday's intra-county battle. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Bryce Scott scored 36 points — 26 after halftime including 18 in the fourth quarter — as visiting Oak Ridge overcame 11 Ponderosa three-pointers to post a hard-fought 76-67 intra-county Delta River League victory Friday night. With center Will Findlay in constant foul trouble and the perimeter game off, the Trojans (19-0, […]

No Comment / January 24, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Lady Trojans comeback dumps Bruins

PONDEROSA'S Jennifer Curto shoots while Trojan Dakota McLarnan stands ground in Friday's intra-county battle. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

By Tyler Schmidt Mother Lode News While the Oak Ridge boys basketball team survived a tough challenge in Shingle Springs against Ponderosa Friday night, the Lady Trojans had their work cut out for them in El Dorado Hills as the Lady Bruins came in looking for a win in Delta River League action. And the […]

No Comment / January 24, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Bruins take down Oak Ridge wrestlers

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With victories in its first 10 bouts, visiting Ponderosa dominated Oak Ridge 62-10 in Wednesday’s intra-county Delta River League wrestling meet. The Bruins tallied the first 53 points to mathematically win before the Trojans added points near the end of the one-sided match. Ponderosa had six pins, four in a row at one point, and […]

No Comment / January 20, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Tiny Tumblers: Playtime with a purpose

BELLY BUBBLES — €“Gymnastic Instructor Holly Stroncak, 34, Of El Dorado Hills blows bubbles on the bellies of her students at the Tiny Twos tumbling class held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The class is one section of Tiny Tumblers, a series of classes that teaches motor skills to growing children. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene.

They run. They turn somersaults (actually, “forward roll” is the appropriate gymnastics term). Some even stand on their heads. Tiny Tumblers, the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s newest class for preschoolers, teaches toddlers the basics of gymnastics through obstacle courses, music and rhythm games. Under the enthusiastic direction of instructor Hollie Stroncak kids develop […]

1 Comment / January 18, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge, Ponderosa sports schedules

Tuesday, Feb. 8 Girls basketball *Pleasant Grove @ OR, 7 p.m. PHS @ Folsom, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 Boys basketball *Folsom @ PHS, 7 p.m. OR @ Pleasant Grove, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 Boys basketball Folsom @ OR, 7 p.m. PHS @ Jesuit, 7 p.m. Girls basketball PHS @ St. Francis, 7 p.m. […]

No Comment / January 18, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Sports,Sports | Read More »

Youth wrestlers hit the mat, win medals

TOUGH GUYS — Members of the El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club pose with their coach Benjamin West, far right. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills Wrestling Club wrestlers competed in two tournaments this past weekend — Saturday at the 11th annual El Dorado Hills Invitational and Sunday at the Mother Lode Wrestling Association Tournament of Champions qualifier at Angels Camp. Wrestlers who participated in Saturday’s tournament included Daelin and Devin Wofford, Anthony and Joey Whiting, Justin […]

No Comment / January 17, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »