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Jack Mitchell
1 week ago
Arthur Peacock brings home the bodybuilding hardware. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Saturday, June 11 at the Silver Legacy Casino and Resort in Reno, Nevada, Arthur Peacock entered the 2016 N.P.C Nevada State Bodybuilding Championships.

In June of last year, as some readers may remember, Peacock decided to enter the Nevada State Bodybuilding Championships two weeks after undergoing a heart functioning procedure - a stent being added and the ones in place cleaned out. At the age of 79, Peacock chose to compete in 3 divisions the 60+, the 50+ and 40+. The following placements show the successful results:

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1 week ago
Back Row: Clarence Steele (Coach), Savannah Wallace, Marcus Harrison, Sophia Villa, Donna Jo Dalton, Malena Morrison, Glen Villa Jr.(Coach), Glen Villa Sr. (Coach). Middle Row: Aiden Wallace, Vinny Steele, Sierra Noel, Clarence Steele, Braiden Morrison, Max McCracken, Billy Villa. Front: Eugene Wilkinson. Photo courtesy to the ALD
Fourteen Native American youth from Amador County and surrounding areas travelled to Scottsdale, Arizona to participate in the 18th annual D-Backs Inter-Tribal Tourney (June 8 to 11, 2016). These youth ranged in age from nine to 12 years old and participated as the California Indians. Most kids on the team were 10 and 11, with five kids who had never played baseball. There were 74 teams participating in the tournament from South Dakota, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico and California. There were 24 teams in the 9-12 year old age group.... [Read more]
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John Williamson
1 week ago
The B League Championship game is in the books. There were 6 teams in each league. Each team played 7 regular season games before they all made it to the 3 week playoff. The championship game featured ACES and the Flint Tropics. ACES is a team that has been in the B League for four seasons now and this was their third trip to the championship game. Flint Tropics is a mixture of Calaveras players with a few “free agent” players who have all played in the league before. Flint Tropics was able to take out the undefeated Seekers... [Read more]
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Sheryl Common
1 week ago

JACKS & JILLS- mixed league - Games: M- 191 Dennis Costanzo, 186 Ron Dalman, 180 Sean Casey W- 181 Liz McCulloch, 171 Joy Crabtree, 168 Donna Dalman Series: M- 535 Dennis Costanzo, 487 Bill Kelley, 469 Ron Dalman W- 521 Liz McCulloch, 467 Donna Dalman, 465 Joy Crabtree

SENIOR 49R’S - mixed league - Games: M - 236 Rick Raper & Emil Leese, 202 Emil Leese W- 181, 169 Loretta Croffoot, 167 Althea Geleta Series: M - 620 Emil Leese, 601 Rick Raper, 466 Rick Kromm W - 509 Loretta Croffoot, 444 Althea Geleta, 443 Tereza Taylor

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Mike Sweeney
1 week ago
The Arc and the Journey of Hope cyclists enjoy lunch. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Mike Sweeney

On Tuesday, June 14, The Arc of Amador and Calaveras, as it has for the past 27 years, hosted a welcoming picnic for the Journey of Hope cyclists. The event again took place at St. Sava Mission, off Mission Boulevard, in Jackson, and the cool weather was radically different from the searing heat experienced by the bike riders and supporters in years past.

Twenty-eight cyclists from the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity make up the JOH North Team this year. They left San Francisco on Sunday and, after overnight stops in Napa and Sacramento,...

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Brent Parsons
1 week ago
Motivate Personal Fitness Academy crowned ACRA Men’s Basketball A League Champions. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The Amador adult men”s basketball leagues that were popular 25 years ago under the late Ernie Cain have been resurrected by the Amador County Recreation Agency’’s John Williamson. It wasn’t easy. The leagues actually died a few years back and several attempts by various organizers to restart their pulses failed. Finance, facility, administrative and officiating challenges clogged the arteries. The players lost interest and went back to more traditional, more boring and probably less healthy Sunday evenings. All that changed because... [Read more]
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1 week ago
The awesome new waterslide at Lake Amador. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Sarah Spinetta
Located in the beautiful foothills of the Sierras in Ione, Lake Amador Resort is a family-run business with amenities for people of all ages. The 1300-acre resort has been a family owned and operated business since 1972 and loved by people from all over California. The resort is perfect for outdoor types, who will appreciate the rolling hills where hiking, biking and bird watching are available from autumn to spring. At the venue, you will find accommodations and activities such as fishing, camping, picnic areas, swimming, a... [Read more]
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Via Press Release
1 week ago

The public will have a rare opportunity to raft the Mokelumne River on Sunday, June 19. Make this an extra-special Father’s Day and bring the entire family to enjoy the fun and beauty of the Electra Run. Three raft trips will be led by professional raft guides from O.A.R.S., recognized as one of the finest rafting outfitters in the world. Proceeds from the trips will benefit the Foothill Conservancy and support its work to protect and restore the Mokelumne River and watershed.

This year’s trips provide the unique opportunity to...

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Jack Mitchell
1 week ago
Wade Hurst tosses the caber. See him at the Mother Lode Highland Games this weekend. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Though small in stature Wade Hurst is a giant in the Scottish Highland Athletes community. Wade began his throwing career in Scottish Heavy Athletics in 1995 when he threw his first caber at the San Diego Scottish Highland Games which are held in Vista, California. Wade has been competitively involved in the Heavy Athletics winning probably fifty percent of the games in his category. He’s thrown the caber, weight over bar, weight for distance along with participating in the other athletic events. When he throws weight for distance... [Read more]
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Jack Mitchell
1 week ago
Glory Hole Sports Big Fish of the Week goes to Bob Byrd who caught a 1-pound, 8-ounce trout while trolling a flasher/crawler combo. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Water Conditions: New Melones Lake is currently holding 648,792 acre-feet of water. The lake level came up three feet this past week and continues to rise daily. It is currently at 887 feet above sea level and 198 feet from full. There is still some snow to melt in the high country, hopefully the runoff will continue to fill the lake and offset releases. The water clarity is clear in most of the lake. The water temperature is gradually rising, with the average being 74-80 degrees. The dam area is still buoyed off. Glory Hole Point... [Read more]
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Jack Mitchell
1 week ago

The best Father’s Day ever! We all know Dad loves a good grill session. And since it’s a given he likes baseball too, we’ve got the perfect Father’s Day teed up and ready to go. This Sunday, bring Dad and the rest of the family out to Raley Field for our Father’s Day BBQ. You all can sit back and relax; we’ll take care of the grill (and the cleanup) with a special ticket & BBQ package. Make it easy this Father’s Day, and join us for some BBQ and baseball.

Tonight, June 16 vs. Fresno Grizzlies (HOU) @ 7:05 p.m.

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Jack Mitchell
1 week ago
Am I allowed to have brabed hooks in my boat? Here is your answer from CDFW. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Fishing for Salmon and Rockfish with Mixed Tackle?

Question: I fish out of Port San Luis. When fishing for salmon in a private boat, as long as I am trolling with barbless hooks, am I allowed to have barbed hooks in my boat? I am asking because we would like to troll for salmon in the morning and rockfish in the afternoon. Last year we didn't know what to do so we fished with salmon gear in the morning, then came back in and swapped for our rockfishing gear. That extra trip cost us two hours of travel time and a lot of extra fuel....

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Jack Mitchell
1 week ago
CDFW adds five new k-9 Wildlife Officer teams. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Law Enforcement Division recently certified five new K-9s and their handlers. These teams completed the extensive law enforcement K-9 training academy over the past few months in Tehama County.

Four of the teams are handlers and dogs that are both new to CDFW's K-9 program, while the fifth team is veteran wildlife officer and handler Brian Boyd and his new K-9 "Champ." Boyd and his previous and soon to be retired K-9 "Phebe" were both featured extensively on the National...

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Jack Mitchell
2 weeks ago
The 2016 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will be held Friday, June 17. Photo courtesy to the ALD
Join the 2016 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics — 4 mile run/bicycle ride Friday, June 17. Check-in will be in the Mule Creek parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Participants will run from MCSP to Pizza Factory, Ione. Run begins at 9 a.m. and finishes around 11:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served at Pizza Factory before return to MCSP. Participants receive a Special Olympics shirt with a $25 registration. To register contact: Eddie Escobar, MCSP (209) 274-5019, or Ione Chief Busby at (209) 274-2456. You may also donate online: ... [Read more]
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Carey Erichson
2 weeks ago

Stand proud you noble swingers of clubs and losers of balls, a recent study found the average golfer walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found golfers drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year. That means, on average, golfers get about 41 miles to the gallon.

Kind of makes you proud, almost feel like a hybrid.

The Golfer’s Poem

In my hand I hold a ball, white and dimpled, rather small.

Oh, how bland it does appear, this harmless looking little sphere.

By its size I could not guess, the awesome strength it...

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Jack Mitchell
2 weeks ago
Kelsy Sozzi and Emma Roots celebrate their scholarships at the New York Fitness pool. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Congratulations to Emma Roots (Argonaut) and Kelsy Sozzi (Amador) on receiving the 2016 NYF Swim Scholarship.

One graduating senior from each high school receives the swim scholarship in order to help pay for college expenses. The applicants must have competed with at least one of the local swim teams, in order to qualify for the scholarship. It is also preferred that they maintain a good GPA, and are active in our community.

This year’s Argonaut Winner, Emma Roots, swam for Argonaut High School and for the Ione Marlins Swim...

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Jack Mitchell
2 weeks ago
Lance Eggers, Aiden Hood and Makenna Gamboa celebrate their record-breaking swim meet. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger DispatchLance Eggers, Aiden Hood and Makenna Gamboa celebrate their record-breaking swim meet. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Amador Polar Bears hosted the Highlander Dolphins Saturday, June 4 at the Jackson Pool. This was the Polar Bears’ first Nugget Conference league meet of the season.

Amador Polar Bears, lead by head coach Josh Smart, Assistant Coaches Rachel Fisher and Andrew Crosby, plus many other age group coaches, dominated the Dolphins.

Excitement came strong from relay teams, starting with the 6 and under - mixed freestyle relay. Swimmers Maeve Clinton, Brianna Smith, Alexander Fuller, and Elijah Tuua secured the first relay win of...

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Jack Mitchell
2 weeks ago
Gabriel Pezzi throwing out the first pitch at the Stockton Ports. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Gabriel Pezzi, by all accounts, is like every boy. Full of hopes, dreams and aspirations - and a love for the game of baseball. Like many eleven-year-olds, he dreams of taking that stand on the mound, digging deep and delivering that strike-out to win the World Series.

Those dreams are shared by many children. But for Pezzi, the dream appeared to be just that - a dream that would be unreachable. In fact, even playing baseball at all would be a challenge.

You see, Pezzi was born with Cerebral Palsy. Coming to live with his...

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Jack Mitchell
3 weeks ago

On Saturday, August 6, Amador High school will have physicians on campus in the “B” building providing physicals for $20. These physicals will be needed to participate in all sports including Cheerleading.

We will be giving these physicals in time slots according to your first letter or your last name.

Please follow the schedule:

9:00am – W,X,Y,Z

9:30am – S,T,U,V

10:00am – P,Q,R

10:30am – M,N,O

11:00am – J,K,L

11:30am – G,H,I

12:00pm- D,E,F

12:30pm – A,B,C

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Jack Mitchell
2 weeks ago

On Saturday, August 6, Amador High school will have physicians on campus in the “B” building providing physicals for $20. These physicals will be needed to participate in all sports including Cheerleading.

We will be giving these physicals in time slots according to your first letter or your last name.

Please follow the schedule:

9:00am – W,X,Y,Z

9:30am – S,T,U,V

10:00am – P,Q,R

10:30am – M,N,O

11:00am – J,K,L

11:30am – G,H,I

12:00pm- D,E,F

12:30pm – A,B,C

Note: The forms needed to obtain a physical...

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