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Donna Kelley, CNC
5 days ago
Magnesium-rich spinach

Are you feeling tired all the time – fatigued – just don’t have that energy to keep going?

You may not be alone. Most of us living in this modern stressful era may be experiencing more than normal tiredness, especially, if we are grabbing fast foods and eating the standard American diet to get quickly to our next task. Carbonated drinks (soda), caffeine, and alcohol deplete magnesium levels in the body. Also stress, associated with a fast-paced lifestyle, may be depleting magnesium levels, as well. So, how is the lack of...

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John Williamson
3 days ago
ACRA’s Men’s Basketball League is in its second week of the season. Photo courtesy to the ALD

The Amador County Recreation Agency’s Men’s Basketball League is back again. The highly anticipated league has not disappointed one bit. There are eight total teams in the league this season, with four A League teams and four B League teams. We are two weeks into the season and we have already seen a 100 point game, game winning shots and new teams forming quick rivals.

Last Sunday night, all four teams played at Amador High School. The first game of the night was two B League teams, ACES vs. The Botto Inn. It was a rematch of the B...

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Guest Commentator
3 days ago
Alexa Kerr helped Amador remain perfect in the Mothe Lode League as they defeated Summerville. ALD photo by Jack Mitchell

The Amador High Tennis team remained perfect in League play on Tuesday, winning their third game in a row in the Motherlode League against Summerville 7-2. The Buffaloes were able to close out some very close matches, with three contests coming down to third set tie-breaks, all of which Amador won.

Alexa Kerr took her singles match 3-6, 6-4,10-4. Brook Hemig and Renee Hoover won their doubles match 6-1, 6-7 (2-7), 10-4. Brandon Del Porto and David Hoover won 6-7 (4-7) 7-5, 10-5 after dropping the first set in a tie break, then...

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Guest Commentator
3 days ago

A large crowd packed into the hotel ballroom on Saturday night for the latest edition of the Jackson Casino’s Mixed Martial Arts fight series, titled Global Knockout 3. The audience was loud in its support for fighters from throughout the region, but loudest by far for hometown favorite George Gurion, who fought fourth on the card, making his professional fight debut.

While other fighters entered the cage to recorded rock or rap songs, Gurion, a member of the Ione Band of Miwok, entered the cage accompanied by traditional Native...

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Jack Mitchell
3 days ago
Matt Conrardy won the 5k race with a time of 17:43, and Craig Conrardy took second place with a time of 27:17 in the 50-59 age group. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Jackson Junior High Science and Amador High Cross Country conducted their 5k run/walk fundraiser as part of the Jackson Lions Club Dandelion Days this past Saturday.

With great support from the commnuity last year, Jackson Junior High Science was able to replace old equipment and supplies, and helped Amador Cross Country to purchase new warm ups.

This year’s event was a great success due in large part to some amazing local sponsors. Thank you to the Gold Level Sponsors: Toma & Associates, Inc; Davenport Properties Real Estate,...

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Jack Mitchell
3 days ago

The Challenge of Champions Rodeo is a statewide championship rodeo hosted by the California High School Rodeo Association. This past weekend was the 18th year the event has been held in Plymouth, and it was better than ever.

Early champions in Plymouth were Drew Mauro in Bareback Riding, Reed Neely in Saddle Bronc and Casssidy Barnes in Breakaway Roping. Tyler Muth grabbed the win in Steer Wrestling for District 8, while Kelsi Pond won the Pole Bending at the Challenge of Champions.

Jesse Clark took top honors in Tie Down Roping,...

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3 days ago
Amador Buffaloes’ Abby Poppert scored the only goal against Calaveras in San Andreas. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Jack Mitchell

In what has become quite the heated rivalry in Mother Lode League girls soccer, Amador High’s teams traveled to Calaveras Tuesday to engage in another all-out brawl. When the dust settled, both games had ended in draws.

The JV Thundering Herd finished with a score of 1-1. And in the nightcap, the varsity side tallied no goals. Bad. But Calaveras also scored none. Good. End result: 0-0.

They say a tie is like kissing your sister. There was a lot of smooching going on Tuesday in San Andreas.

VARSITY

The Amador side managed only 11...

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Jack Mitchell
3 days ago
Matthew Spinetta talks with coach and Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation Program Director after the Head 2 Head Ski Race at Kirkwood. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by David Gebauer
It didn’t take long for Jim Reilly’s prediction to come to fruition. Reilly, Program Director for the Kirkwood Ski Education Program and Professional Ski Coach had said that he saw a lot of talent in Matthew Spinetta and his racing. “Matthew is always on time, always willing to learn and help out,” said Reilly in an interview a month ago. “It’s my job to help him get where he wants to go with his racing. That’s what we do for all these kids. I see a lot of potential in Matthew.”Reilly’s coaching, and the coaching staff at Kirkwood... [Read more]
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Kathleen Lynch
3 days ago
Adeline Nordahl prepares to call of a target while her teammates watch. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Kathleen Lynch
Forty-five A&A Shooters started their trap season on Saturday with a 100 target competition held at Livermore/Pleasanton Rod and Gun Club. Over 300 youth shooters representing 10 trap teams from Northern California competed for individual awards in five different categories. High School teams from Granite Bay, Clayton Valley, Yuba City, Sutter, Berean Christian along with gun club teams from Coon Creek, Los Banos, Livermore, Tulare and the local True Sportsman Club A&A Shooters rounded out the competitors. All teams are registered... [Read more]
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Mike Meserole
3 days ago
Argonaut’s Ryan Halvorson swats one against Sonora on Tuesday. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Jack Mitchell

A big seventh inning for Sonora propelled the Wildcats past the Mustangs in a huge Mother Lode League battle Tuesday at Argonaut High School. The Mustangs led most of the way, but gave up a two run lead in the seventh by giving up six runs to Sonora on their way to an 8-4 defeat.

The game started out promising as Sean Purdy started the game for the Mustangs. Purdy went four and two thirds innings, struck out six batters and only gave up two runs as Argonaut led 3-2 heading into the sixth inning. In the sixth inning Argonaut added to...

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Jack Mitchell
3 days ago

From my vantage point I was sure it had gone in the hole. In fact, I have to admit I held my breath for a second to see if I would here the flag and the hollow sounding thunk as the ball dropped in the cup.

If you have ever played Castle Oaks, most are familiar with the shot to get to the green on hole number two. Or in my case, the shot to get to the sand or the water.

This past Tuesday, Amador faced Argonaut in the Big Game golf match at Castle Oaks Golf Course, in Ione. So, I made the trip down for some pics and hopefully some...

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Mike Meserole
3 days ago
Landry Eagye

JUNIOR VARSITY

Argonaut Junior Varisty may be the big story right now. On Tuesday the Mustangs beat Sonora in a 5 inning romp, 17-1.

Jillian Welch was 3-4 with a triple, double and a single. Lauryn Davis was 2-3 with two triples. Landrey Eagye pitched the full game for the win.

That puts Argonaut at 8-2 on the season and 3-0 in the Mother Lode League.

VARSITY

In varsity girl’s softball, there were three games played around the Mother Lode League Tuesday.

The Argonaut Lady Mustangs handled business as they destroyed the visiting...

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Mike Meserole
1 week ago
Ryan Albiani on the mound against the Franklin Yellow Jackets. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Jack Mitchell

VARSITY PRESEASON

The Argonaut Varsity Baseball team got a much needed win last Tuesday against a very good Franklin Yellow Jackets team at Argonaut High School by a score of 6-4. The Mustangs found themselves in an early hole as Franklin put up two runs in the first inning and led 2-0 heading to the second.

Argonaut would get one run back in the bottom of the second on an RBI by Dylan Speer, but still trailed 2-1 going to the third inning. After blanking the Yellow Jackets for a second straight inning the Mustangs then rallied for...

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Kathleen Lynch
1 week ago
Cassandra Smith, a senior at Amador High School received the Wayne Weinert CAP award for Coachability, Best Attitude and Perserverance presented by Head Coach Richard Lynch. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Kathleen Lynch

The True Sportsman’s Club A&A Shooters recently kicked off their season in the warm confines of the American Legion Hall with a gathering of young athletes and their parents. All listened intently as Head Coach Richard Lynch spoke about the season’s goals and expectations. A humorous, but serious, skit on safe gun handling and appropriate shooting attire was created and performed by A&A Shooters Dylan Smith, Carter Kaup and Alex Case, drama students at Amador High School.

Cassandra Smith, a senior at Amador High, was voted by her...

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Via Press Release
1 week ago
Amador’s Team Captain Abby Poppert scored a hat trick against Sonora, as the Junior Varsity Blue Crew went on to win 6 - 0. Amador Ledger Dispatch photos by Jack Mitchell
Properly attired for St. Paddy’s Day by wearin’ a bit o’ their away green uniforms, Sonora High School’s Wildcats showed up Tuesday at Amador ready to do some battle with the host Buffaloes. It was the visitors’ debut in the Mother Lode League, but as it turned out for both the Amador JV and varsity sides, the Blue Crew had a little more luck o’ the Irish on their side. The JV team started things off with a 6-0 win, followed by a 4-1 win for the varsity side. Both Amador squads opened the season as defending champions for the past... [Read more]
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Jack Mitchell
1 week ago
Karen Oneto puts the soft touch on a return. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Jack Mitchell

The Mustangs fell just one game short of victory against the Linden Lions in their tennis tournament this past Tuesday. It was as close as can be, but Linden managed to pull off the win.

On the winning side for Argonaut Wyatt Johnson beat Branden Jensen of Linden 6-1, 6-1; Robert Gutierrez beat Linden’s Joseph Cordero 6-2,6-1; Sarah Daly defeated Katie Lagorio 6-0, 6-0; and in women’s doubles Cheyanne Sheridan and Lauren Armstrong defeated Anna Miller and Jackie Mendogor 6-1, 6-4.

Coming up short of victory on the day, Karen Oneto...

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Via Press Release
1 week ago
Sacramento Sports Commission Launches Corporate Run 3.1. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Sacramento Sports Commission Launches Corporate Run 3.1

The Sacramento Corporate Run 3.1 is being touted as Sacramento’s largest office party hosted to promote wellness and bring together Sacramento’s corporate and business community. The Corporate Run will be a 5K run/walk held on Thursday, May 21, 2015, beginning on Capitol Mall and 4th Street with the much anticipated Corporate Village and After-Party held on Capitol Mall.

The 3.1 mile (5K) course takes you on a brief scenic tour of Downtown Sacramento. Runners will catch...

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Mark Kautz
1 week ago
Three rainbow caught on Power Bait. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Mark Kautz

One would ask, “Why isn’t this guy fishing Lake Pardee?” “Why isn’t this guy fishing Lake Amador?”

I’m sure there are fish in both places, but I listen to the chatter out there and there isn’t much about either place.

I’m sure Lake Pardee stocked before the opening, but nothing is being said about catching. Granted the DFW planted the week of February 22 and their website says the week of March 8, but all I’m hearing is fish swimming around and nobody catching.

Lake Amador has stocked a lot since the first of the year. They...

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Via Press Release
1 week ago
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With help from EBMUD, Chinook salmon persevered against perilous river conditions during the 2014 fall run.

Despite extreme drought conditions, 12,118 Chinook salmon returned to the Mokelumne River last fall to spawn, becoming the river’s fifth-largest run in 74 years, East Bay Municipal Utility District announced this week.

This is the fourth consecutive year the number of Chinook salmon returning to the Mokelumne River exceeded 12,000 fish, nearly triple the river’s long-term annual average. Of the returning salmon, about...

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Via Press Release
1 week ago
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Come join in the fun of catching, cleaning and eating a fish at the Grand Opening of Lake Camanche Children’s Fishing Area on Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Shore, Tule Day Use.

The first 50 kids get a free fishing pole and tackle box with tackle. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hot dogs and soft drinks will be provided for free.

Fishing is free for children ages 1 through 12 years of age. Parents, siblings or other adults may assist.

Experienced fishermen will be available to teach angling...

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