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6 days ago
Every Sunday 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Argonaut High School. Going on now. Cost is $2 per person (First time is free). For all co-ed adults and High School Students. 2 nets set up — all skill levels welcome. Any questions: Call ACRA at (209) 223-6349 or email jwilliamson@amadorgov.org. [Read more]
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6 days ago
Registration is now open for Fall Junior Team Tennis. Boys & Girls Ages 7-14 play on co-ed teams in three ability levels: beginning, intermediate and advanced. No experience is necessary, beginners are welcome! League matches will run six consecutive Sundays from October 4 to November 8 and each team will have one practice per week starting in mid-September. Cost is $70 first child, $45 second child, $10 third child (max of $125 per household). Early bird special: take $10 off your total if registration is postmarked by August 7. Fee... [Read more]
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6 days ago

The Jackson Elks will host their annual Soccer Shoot this year on Saturday August 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Toyon Middle School for CYSL and Saturday, August 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Howard Park for MLYSL. The competition is for ages 4 to 13, parent or guardian signature is required to participate.

Award for first place and ribbons for second and third place. All participants will receive a participation award.

Winners will receive their first place prizes at the Elks Award Dinner to be held on Wednesday, August 26 at 6...

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6 days ago
Want to help local kids and get some exercise at the same time? How about becoming a soccer ref? The Mother Lode Youth Soccer League is looking for a few good people to be referees. You should have an appreciation for the game, stamina to run up and down the field, strong character and confidence in your decision making. And be available on weekends August through October. MLYSL will train you if you’re not already certified and you’ll make $10 to $25 a game, with three to six games every Saturday. You can email refereecoordinator.mly... [Read more]
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Jack Mitchell
6 days ago
The 42nd annual Jug and Rose fund-raiser run is slated for Saturday, September 12. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Amador High School Performing Arts’ presents the 42nd annual Jug and Rose fund-raiser run on Saturday, September 12 at 8 a.m. in Volcano.

Early registration forms are available at the following sponsor locations: Spinetta Family Vineyards (Shenandoah Valley); Starbucks Coffee (Martell); Black Diamond Graphics (West Point); Safeway, New York Fitness, Gordon Hill Flower Shop, JB’s Awards and Engraving (Jackson); Amador County Recreation Agency (Sutter Creek); St. George Hotel, Whiskey Flat Saloon, Volcano Union Inn and Pub, Volcano...

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6 days ago
Lon Simmons at his induction into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Northern California Oakland A’s, San Francisco Giants and 49er Football fans, as well as professional athletes and sports officials all across America lost a special sporting legend on Easter Day this year and last night we had the pleasure of honoring this wonderful man Mr. Lonnie “Lon” Alexander Simmons long time sports caster in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 50 years. Last night, droves of Lon’s fans, friends and Giants officials celebrated Lon’s life at AT&T Park in San Francisco. “Lon” as many of you baseball fans may have... [Read more]
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6 days ago
Kaila Taylor exercises with weights. ALD photo by Sarah Spinetta
After three weeks of strength training, yoga, Zumba and fitness games, these kids are having a great time. Amador Athletic Club Trainer Kim Guttormsen, designer of Kids Fit Summer Program, loves coming up with new programs and fitness games. “Kids can get bored easily so I came up with things like fitness monopoly, musical hoops and hand hockey,” says Kim. “I also have guests come in to help with things like nutrition, fly fishing and hiking.” Trainers Pamela Stroude, Dot Bonilla and Mike Currie also add their skills, and Kristi... [Read more]
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2 weeks ago
Registration is now open for Fall Junior Team Tennis. Boys & Girls Ages 7-14 play on co-ed teams in three ability levels: beginning, intermediate and advanced. No experience is necessary, beginners are welcome! League matches will run six consecutive Sundays from October 4 to November 8 and each team will have one practice per week starting in mid-September. Cost is $70 first child, $45 second child, $10 third child (max of $125 per household). Early bird special: take $10 off your total if registration is postmarked by August 7. Fee... [Read more]
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2 weeks ago

Castle Oaks Golf Course will hold their summer camp for youth golfers July 20 - July 24. Cost is $50.00 and the camp is open to both girls and boys. Ages and times are as follows:

Ages 7-9: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Ages 10-12: 11 a.m. to Noon

Ages 13 and over: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Some ages may move up, depending on ability. The camp includes four one hour classes, tournament entry for both players and a barbecue. Adult/Junior scramble and barbecue is on Friday, July 24 at 2 p.m.

Instruction includes: safety, rules and...

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Kathleen Lynch
2 weeks ago
A&A Shooters display their hardware at the Awards ceremony. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Kathleen Lynch

The youth clay target team, A&A Shooters, rocked the awards ceremony at the US Open Youth Clay Shooting Championships held at the Clark County Shooting Complex in Las Vegas last week with A&A individual shooters and squads appearing on the podium more than any other teams competing, placing in all three clay target disciplines of skeet, sporting clays and trap. There were over 350 youth shooters at the four day competition with teams represented from Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Pennsylvania, Arizona and California.

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2 weeks ago

Want to help local kids and get some exercise at the same time? How about becoming a soccer ref? The Mother Lode Youth Soccer League is looking for a few good people to be referees. You should have an appreciation for the game, stamina to run up and down the field, strong character and confidence in your decision making. And be available on weekends August through October.

MLYSL will train you if you’re not already certified and you’ll make $10 to $25 a game, with three to six games every Saturday. You can email refereecoordinator....

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Via Press Release
2 weeks ago

The Jackson Elks will host their annual Soccer Shoot this year on Saturday August 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Toyon Middle School for CYSL and Saturday, August 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Howard Park for MLYSL. The competition is for ages 4 to 13, parent or guardian signature is required to participate.

Award for first place and ribbons for second and third place. All participants will receive a participation award.

Winners will receive their first place prizes at the Elks Award Dinner to be held on Wednesday, August 26 at 6...

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Jack Mitchell
2 weeks ago
Front row: Manager Ross Tomczak, Will Fraser, Corey Eckhart, Coleman Neely, Tim McCarthy, Josh Sober, Jacob Green, Cole Austin Back row: Coach Jason Green, Wyatt Elmore, Seth Tomczak, Derek Weart, John Larson, Gus Gedney, Coach John Gedney. Photo courtesy of Whitney Eckhart

For the first time in history, Amador County was awarded the honor of hosting the 2015 Little League Baseball District 15 All Star Tournament — June 27 through July 12 at Mollie Joyce Park in Pioneer and at Howard Park in Ione.

Both on and off the field, Amador County rose to the historic occasion pulling off an extremely successful tournament.

As many Amador County residents are aware, the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians and volunteers rebuilt Mollie Joyce Park as part of the Amador County Park Restoration — and the...

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Via Press Release
3 weeks ago
The 16th Annual Mike Neville Basketball tournament will be held tomorrow, Saturday, July 11, at Bryson Park in Sutter Creek, starting at noon. Three-on-three Team spots are still open, to sign up your team, call (209) 304-6532. Teams must sign-up before the event. All proceeds from this event benefit Amador County Youth Programs. [Read more]
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3 weeks ago
Mike Nasiatka and a volunteer at Carson Pass. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Sarah Spinetta
Some people love to preserve the beauty of nature and want to keep that beauty for generations to come. One of these people is veteran Amador High School math teacher Mike Nasiatka. In addition to being a full-time teacher, he has been volunteering his time for a few years to help keep the trails usable year-round around Carson Pass. Nasiatka assists at the Carson pass info center helping hikers, answering questions and checking for safety concerns. He is very dedicated to volunteering and enjoys investing his time in helping people... [Read more]
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3 weeks ago
Dancers who train at The Studio display their talents and skills for Amador County audiences. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Sarah Spinetta

Does your child love dancing or want to learn how to dance? If so, consider The Studio Performing Technique Dance School. Cara Agustin is the owner, artistic director and instructor at The Studio.

Agustin started and continued dancing through life because she wanted to be able to focus on herself and to discover who she was. “Being in the studio was time I got to focus on me and push my mind and body to their limits,” Agustin said. She is an extremely well-rounded dancer. She began her dance training with Sue Brumet’s Dance...

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John Tuttle
3 weeks ago
Ginger and Ron DeGrange, left and right, with their daughter, Shawna, center. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Ron DeGrange was raised in Ione, Amador County California. As a youngster, his heroes were the cowboys who worked on the 36,000 acre Arroyo Seco Spanish Land grant Ranch headquarters there in Ione. These cowboys included Dick Lavingnino, Bill Waddell and Jerry Lamb.

When DeGrange graduated from Ione High School, he took a job starting colts for Harold Cummins in Sutter Creek, trying to learn the trade. Harold, being a horse trader from time to time, would buy mustang colts off the Nevada Desert, as well as raise some nice quarter...

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John Tuttle
3 weeks ago

Exercise enthusiasts know that an effective workout does not end with your last rep or final second on the treadmill. What you do upon finishing a workout can go a long way toward aiding your recovery and making your exercise routine that much more effective.

During a workout, muscle and tissue can suffer some damage, and what men and women do after such workouts can determine whether their muscles recover in time for the next workout or they struggle to rebuild. The following are a handful of post-workout activities for athletes...

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Kathleen Lynch
4 weeks ago
A&A Squad and individual winners. Inigo Baxter, Adam Marxmiller, Chet Castoe, Abby Lehman, Shad Nordahl, Humera Ali, Coach Richard Lynch, Shane Mason, Kobe Wright and Chloe Hedger (Michael O’Meara not pictured). Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The California Youth Shooting Sports Association held their State Trap Championship at Kingsburg Gun Club on June 20-21. The local A&A Shooters took 42 of their team members to compete against youth shooters from 36 other teams throughout California for Individual, Squad and Team awards. With over 600 youth shooters participating, it was the largest youth shoot held in the history of the Kingsburg Gun Club. The A&A Shooter’s head coach, Rich Lynch tells his team that the state championship is the yardstick by which each individual... [Read more]
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Via Press Release
4 weeks ago
This year’s Tri-Amador Triathlon will be held on Sunday, October 4. This is an USAT sanctioned triathlon. If you are not a member we will sign you up, included in the price. The swim takes place in the waters of Lake Camanche, the bike ride features a loop through the beautiful hills of Buena Vista and the run is an out-and-back on the lakeview China Gulch Trail. Race shirts are guaranteed to sign-ups prior to September 15. Sprint Individual is $75 and Sprint Relay is $100. Check in begins at 6:30 a.m. Race starts at 8:30 a.m.... [Read more]
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