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Kathleen Lynch
3 days ago
Dylan Smith placed second in Varsity and Zack Mason placed first in Entry Level this past week. Photo courtesy to the ALD

A small but energetic group of A&A Shooters have been following up their Saturday trap practices with learning how to break targets on the skeet field. They joined other teams from the California Youth Shooting Sports Association at Stockton Trap and Skeet last weekend for the second CYSSA skeet competition.

A&A’s Varsity shooter, Dylan Smith broke 95 of his 100 targets to tie with Sutter High School’s, Dino Manuel. A high pressure sudden death shoot-off with a crowd of fans and shooters watching was good practice for both...

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3 days ago
Not In The Face was crowned dodgeball tournament champions. Photo courtesy to the ALD from ACRA

Last Saturday the Amador County Recreation Agency collaborated with two students from Sacramento State to host the annual Dodgeball Tournament. The event was a ton of fun and involved a lot of sweat, as one could imagine. The tournament began at two o’clock in the afternoon and ran until about six in the evening.

We had a number of teams come out to participate who were all from different age groups and backgrounds, and for that we are very grateful. As soon as everyone was registered, we laid down the rules and kicked off the...

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Jack Mitchell
1 week ago
The 2016 Castle Oaks Junior Golf registration is now open for youth interested in learning everything they need to know to become a golfer. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Castle Oaks Golf Course and the 2016 Castle Oaks Junior Golf Program are now taking registrations for the upcoming 2016 Junior Golf session.

Assessments will be held on Sunday, May 1 — with the first session starting on Sunday, May 8. There is a $30 entry fee for the session which includes a golf shirt.

You must fill out a registration form to participate in the program. Registration froms can be picked up at the Castle Oaks Golf Course, 1000 Castle Oaks Drive, in Ione. For more information contact the Castle Oaks Pro Shop at...

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Via Press Release
1 week ago
Local residents of Camanche, Max and Nick reeled in these two cats while bank fishing off the North Shore Day Use area on Friday, April 15. They weighed in at 5.6 pounds and five pounds. No bait was listed. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

As Lake Camanche warms up and an extra-large plant was delivered to Pardee fishing was slower at both the pond and lake this past week. Those that did come to Camanche weren’t disappointed. Catfish, bass and trout were all hot this week. Trout baits reported at the fish cleaning station were red garlic scented powerbait and mouse tails.Water temps continue to rise as well with anglers reporting 67-71 degrees.

The lake has continued to rise as the snow is melting. Lake Camanche was 30.50 feet to spill level as of April 19 and 53...

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Jack Mitchell
1 week ago
A question or two on abalone covered in California Outdoors Q&As. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Selling Tickets for a Fundraiser Serving Abalone?

Question: My husband and I dive for abalone in Humboldt where we live. If we don’t consume them right away, we freeze them whole in the shell as the local wildlife officer advised us years ago. I also work for a nonprofit hospice in Sutter County and they will soon have a fundraiser at a private house where many of our staff will prepare appetizers for 100 guests. I want to prepare abalone appetizers from three abalone that we already have tagged and frozen from last season. The...

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Jack Mitchell
1 week ago
Ballroom dance classes start April 30
Learn the Rumba, Swing and the Waltz with instructor Elaine Gosing. These classes will be starting April 30 on Saturdays from 1 p.m. — 4 p.m. at the HUB, 206B Main Street in Jackson. The Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Only 10 spots are available. Please contact Barbara at ACRA at (209) 223-6349 or email her at bnichols@amadorgov.org. [Read more]
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Jack Mitchell
1 week ago
Registration for ACRA's new Men's UpCountry Softball League is now open
Amador County Recreation Agency's new Men’s Upcountry Softball League starts June 13, at Pioneer Park. Games will be held on Monday and Wednesday nights. Teams will play every team twice, double Elimination and play-offs for every team. Included will be a Homerun Derby and Horse Shoe Tournament. Pre-Register by June 6. Cost: $650 per team. A managers meeting will be held on June 8, 6 p.m. at the ACRA office. Call (209) 223-6349 or email jwilliamson@amadorgov.org for more infomration. Visit us on Facebook: johnatacra.org [Read more]
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Jack Mitchell
1 week ago
Register for Youth Flag Football
Youth Flag Football, (4th – 6th) and (7th - 8th) grades. First Game is Sunday, June 26 at 5:30 p.m. at Jackson Junior High. The Cost is $40 per player and that includes 6 games and a T-shirt. Plus an end of season party with pizza, drinks and awards for the top teams. Call (209) 223-6349 or email jwilliamson@amadorgov.org. Sign-ups also available online at goacra.org. Coaches and referees are needed. Registration is betwwen now and June 20. [Read more]
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Jack Mitchell
1 week ago
Bike and wine through Shenandaoah Valley with ACRA and Andis wines.
Bike with Amador County Recreation Agency and wine with Andis Wines. Food available for purchase. Bike through beautiful Shenandoah Valley riding by 20-30 wineries. Start and finish at Andis Winery, 11000 Shenandoah Rd., Plymouth, CA. Saturday, June 4. Pre-register by May 27, for a T-shirt. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. Check in time 7:30 a.m. Two different distances — 15 miles $35 or 30 miles $45. Contact ACRA at (209) 223-6349 or email jwilliamson@amadorgov.org for more information. Register Online at Active.com (search Bike and Wine)... [Read more]
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Jack Mitchell
2 weeks ago
The 11th annual Preston Golf Classic held this year on April 28, at the Castle Oaks Golf Course in Ione is an event you don’t want to miss. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The 11th annual Preston Castle Golf Classic returns Thursday, April 28, at the Castle Oaks Golf Course in Ione. The day starts at 11 a.m. with registration, lunch, and a putting contest, followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Besides golf and cart, your Registration includes lunch, putting contest and other prize opportunities. Your day of golf doesn’t end there — it also includes dinner at the Castle Oaks Clubhouse with the chance to win outstanding raffle prizes. Don’t miss this sell-out golf tournament — register now. Your $95 entry... [Read more]
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Dan The Stat Man
2 weeks ago
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Oak Monkeys downed Bulls Up 13-2

That Team surprised The Pointers 8-7

Who Darted beat Dart Attack 13-2

Final Standings:

Damaged Darts 216

Who Darted 213

Oak Monkeys 208

The Pointers 188

That Team 135

Dart Attack 129

Top Dog 120

Bulls Up 98

Damaged Darts repeat as league champs, but they just managed to hold on to first...

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John Williamson
2 weeks ago
The Botto Inn was crowned ACRA’s 2016 Spring Volleyball League champions. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch from John Williamson

ACRA’s 2016 Spring Volleyball League had its playoff tournament Sunday, April 1 at Argonaut High School. There were seven teams in the league this season, which is the most ever. This league is only 2-3 years old now, and hopefully it will continue to grow. The league is for adults and high school students. It is a six week league and each team plays two matches every Sunday.

After the five weeks of regular season the seeds were set and the one day single elimination tournament would decide it all.

The day started off with the...

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Mica Mendiola
2 weeks ago
Nikko Reyes has completed a long journey from a near fatal car accident to the INBA Northern California Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships in Vallejo where he won second place in the Men’s Physique Open and fifth place in the Men’s Physique Novice. Photos courtesy to the ALD

You may recognize this friendly face if you’re a regular at our local Starbucks on Old Mill Lane in Jackson. Amador County local, 22-year-old Nikko Reyes, competed in the INBA Northern California Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships in Vallejo, CA on Saturday, March 26.

Originally from Calaveras County, Reyes attended Bret Harte High School and participated in several sports — wrestling, track and field and cross country.

In 2013, when Reyes moved to Amador County, he was introduced to the fitness industry by his friend...

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Sheryl Common
2 weeks ago
Gold Country Lanes Bowling Leagues strking it right. Photo courtesy to the ALD

CRACKERJACKS - women’s league - Games: 185 Marge Wilson, 180 Sharon Jensen, 179 Laurie Sundholm Series: 471 Joy Crabtree, 468 Laurie Sundholm

NEWCOMERS - mixed league - Games: M 234, 225 Rick Land, 231 Ed Malnburg Jr., W 196 Leslie Borges, 187 Liz McCulloch, 180 Lovell Smith Series: M 651 Rick Land, 569 Dennis Costanzo, 567 Ed Malnburg Jr. W 533 Liz McCulloch, 503 Carol Roy, 494 Leslie Borges

GCL NONSMOKERS - mixed league - Games: M 234 Emil Leese, 217 Lonnie Mateo, 201 Jason Gray W 243 , 200 Joy Crabtree, 180 Sharon...

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Jack Mitchell
2 weeks ago
Timothy Salada of Sacramento was out here on March 23 and brought in this 2.14 crappie that he caught out in the north ramp cove. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Crappie and trout were the story this week. Crappies were found in the shallows around vegetation. Trout were found off shore at south day use in the cove beyond the boat ramp, by boat and at the pond. Popular baits for trout were garlic scented power bait, nightcrawlers behind a dodger and rapalas. Crappie bait was not listed. Anglers have been reporting warmer surface temperatures ranging from 65-69 degrees depending on location on the lake.

Lake Camanche continues to receive large releases from Lake Pardee. At 97 percent full...

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Jack Mitchell
2 weeks ago
Mind Matters' Off The Beaten Path will be held in Murphy's on Saturday, April 30. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Off the Beaten Path, the Walk/Run for Autism Awareness will be staged for the fifth year on Saturday, April 30 in Murphys Community Park. The money raised will go to support Mind Matters, the Murphys based non-profit clinic that treats Autism and other learning disorders.

The event will feature a 1K run, open to boys and girls aged seven and younger, and two other races, 5K and 10K, open to men and women of all ages. The scenic course will begin at the park and continue on Six Mile Road past rolling hills and beautiful vineyards....

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Jack Mitchell
2 weeks ago
A&A Shooters recently were awarded an NRA Foundation Award totaling $7,313.90. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The NRA Foundation has awarded the A&A Shooters a grant totaling $7,313.90 in order to purchase shotgun shells for their youth clay target program. "We are very grateful for the NRA’s investment in the youth of our community”.

The A&A Shooters are a local youth shotgun team (6th through 12th grade) registered with the California Youth Shooting Sports Association. The CYSSA is a statewide youth shooting sports organization. The A&A Shooters are sponsored by the True Sportsman Club, Inc.

The CYSSA is a youth development program...

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Jack Mitchell
3 weeks ago
The 2016 Bunsen to Beaker run was held at Dandelion Days and raised nearly $6,000. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch from David Tearpak

The Bunsen to Beaker results are in, and by any level of measurement it was a great turnout with a great level of sponsorship.

Between entries and sponsors almost $6,000 was raised. Thanks to the sponsors: Pizza Plus, Roaring Camp – Dennis Rodman, Davenport Properties, Toma and Associates, Plasse’s Resort, Dr. Bob Hartmann and Mel Welsh, Eastons Service and Repair, Sweet Pea Septic, Speedys Potable Water Service, Mike Nesler and Diane Stuart, Crossfit Rugged Edge, New York Fitness, State Farm – Anne Lintz, Mike Slater, CPA,...

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3 weeks ago

Looking for a little fun and competition this April? In a couple weeks the Amador County Recreation Agency, with the help of two event planning students from Sacramento State, will be hosting their annual Dodgeball Tournament. The event will take place at Argonaut High School on Saturday, April 16th. It begins at 2 p.m. and will continue until the games are over.

The tournament will follow a six versus six double elimination format. The winning team(s) will be given prizes including t-shirts for 1st and a $50 gift certificate to...

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3 weeks ago

CRACKERJACKS - women’s league - Games: 199 Joy Crabtree, 185 Liz McCulloch, 181 Sharon Jensen Series: 517 Joy Crabtree, 508 Kathy Griggs, 505 Sharon Jensen

NEWCOMERS - mixed league - Games: M - 220, 203 Rick Land, 204 Dale Frankel, W - 203 Mae Painter, 185 Leslie Borges, 181 Carol Roy Series: M - 601 Rick Land, 578 Dennis Costanzo, 548 Dale Frankel W - 506 Mae Painter, 499 Joy Crabtree, 491 Leslie Borges

GCL NONSMOKERS - mixed league - Games: M - 247, 235 Emil Leese, 232 Kent Evans W - 201 Carol Maloney, 183 Carol...

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