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Escalon advances to third straight section final with thrilling win over Ponderosa
When the ball hit the floor out of bounds and the whistle blew signaling a win for Escalon in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinal match against Ponderosa, Cougars outside hitter Emily Vickers burst into tears of joy.She wasn’t alone in her exuberance.Setter Rylie Lattig hugged coach Teresa Williamson, their teammates jumped up and down on the sidelines and members of the student section spilled off the bleachers, some running onto the court.The top seeded Cougars came out on top after a five-set slugfest...
When the ball hit the floor out of bounds and the whistle blew signaling a win for Escalon in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III semifinal match against Ponderosa, Cougars outside hitter Emily Vickers burst into tears of joy.
She wasn’t alone in her exuberance.
Setter Rylie Lattig hugged coach Teresa Williamson, their teammates jumped up and down on the sidelines and members of the student section spilled off the bleachers, some running onto the court.
The top seeded Cougars came out on top after a five-set slugfest with the No. 4 Bruins, 25-18, 13-25, 25-19, 20-25, 16-14, advancing to Saturday’s section final where they will play last year’s Division III runner up, Christian Brothers.
“You could just tell walking in that both teams wanted it so bad,” said Vickers. “Whoever loses doesn’t get to go to sections so it was a really big deal.
“(Winning) feels so good, I’m so happy right now. When that last point hit, I started crying because I was so happy.”
Escalon advances to its third straight section title game. They took home back-to-back Division IV titles in 2019 and 2021. This is the first time it will play for a blue banner in Division III.
“I feel like us being a D-4 team but moving up to D-3 for playoffs, we are the underdog even though we’re seeded first,” said Williamson. “I think that puts a lot of pressure on us but this is the team I want to play in D-3 with.”
They played tougher competition in their preseason and at local tournaments, but nothing can prepare a team for a playoff atmosphere. After sweeping their way through the first round and quarterfinals, the Bruins proved to be the best team Escalon played this postseason.
“They showed a lot of heart and character and they never gave up all the way through the fifth set,” said Williamson. “It was about who was going to make the least errors.”
Escalon pulled ahead 2-1 but Ponderosa looked like it took momentum back in the fourth. An early five-point lead prompted a Cougars time out and though they were able to pull within one point at 16-15, the Bruins opened it up with five unanswered capped by two straight blocks at the net, making it a 21-15 game.
Ponderosa’s defense was good at the net and even better in coverage. The Cougars had to adjust.
“We knew that the tip wasn’t open … so we just had to swing,” Vickers said. “It was hard because the block was big. It felt like stuff that we were doing wasn’t working, but I think just staying mentally tough helped a lot.”
The fifth set was back and forth. Ponderosa would go up one, Escalon would tie. The Cougars only led twice in the set. First at 7-6, then at 15-14. They scored the game’s final two points.
Their veterans came up big when the team needed it most. Lattig finished with 51 assists, 16 digs and three aces. Senior Faye Hernandez tallied a team-high 27 digs and junior Macie Vickers added 13 digs.
“In the beginning we were kind of down because we would be making plays, they were just putting it away,” said Vickers who finished with a 20-kill, 20-dig double double. “I think just coming together as a team really helped us in the end.
“It was intense but it’s definitely a moment that you want to be in. It’s something you wouldn’t trade for the world. It’s such a good feeling, especially pulling it out.”
This story was originally published November 2, 2022, 10:46 AM.
Owners of Ponderosa Lodge that burned to the ground plan to rebuild
Five days after the Ponderosa Lodge above Springville burned to the ground, the owners have decided to rebuild.Dave Sharp explains what convinced them to start over.This community needs it. We need it. We need the morale. We're gonna stand up, dust off and keep on going.It's been a whirlwind of emotions for the owners of Ponderosa Lodge in Sequoia National Forest. Sharp believes falling ice from the storm damaged a propane tank causing an explosion.Five days after the Ponderosa Lodge above Spring...
Five days after the Ponderosa Lodge above Springville burned to the ground, the owners have decided to rebuild.
Dave Sharp explains what convinced them to start over.
This community needs it. We need it. We need the morale. We're gonna stand up, dust off and keep on going.
It's been a whirlwind of emotions for the owners of Ponderosa Lodge in Sequoia National Forest. Sharp believes falling ice from the storm damaged a propane tank causing an explosion.
Five days after the Ponderosa Lodge above Springville burned to the ground, the owners decided to rebuild. (Credit: David Sharp)
"It was a matter of five minutes before a third of the building was engulfed in flames. There was nobody that could get there that quick."
What's left of the building is covered with a fresh blanket of snow. The lodge which sits at 7200 feet in the Sierra was not insured.
The insurance carrier dropped them after wildfires in the same area back in 2020.
"Our life savings and everything that we put into it. Our blood, sweat, and tears and everything beyond our life savings and five years of our work just all gone in a matter of minutes."
For the past four days, Dave and Jen Sharp have wondered about their future. A friend started a gofundme account and they decided the lodge, general store and coffee shop will be rebuilt in phases.
Ponderosa Lodge was the only business that did what we did up here. It's the only place up here. We kind of lost our crown up here.
Sharp says it's too early to know when the rebuild will get started because they're still dealing with heavy snow and ice.
If you would like to help the Sharp's rebuild Ponderosa Lodge, click here to make a donation.
Sequoia mountain lodge destroyed by fire. Snow and rain conditions could be to blame
Ponderosa Lodge, a rustic mountain inn, tavern and general store in the southern Sierra, was destroyed by fire on Friday.Storm conditions may have caused the fire and kept firefighters from accessing the area.The lodge was in the community of Ponderosa, near the Trail of 100 Giants in Sequoia National Forest east of Porterville.Pictures and video of the fire were circulating on social media Friday evening. They show flames engulfing a building set ...
Ponderosa Lodge, a rustic mountain inn, tavern and general store in the southern Sierra, was destroyed by fire on Friday.
Storm conditions may have caused the fire and kept firefighters from accessing the area.
The lodge was in the community of Ponderosa, near the Trail of 100 Giants in Sequoia National Forest east of Porterville.
Pictures and video of the fire were circulating on social media Friday evening. They show flames engulfing a building set back among high mounds of snows. A video, posted to the Friends Who Like Upper Tule Facebook group, shows large flames burning behind a set of pine trees.
The lodge confirmed news of the fire on Saturday.
Per a post on Instagram: “It’s with a heavy heart we announce the lodge is closed indefinitely.”
According to the post, and another by the lodge’s owner (Pondo Dave on Facebook), the cause of the fire hasn’t been determined, but it appears to be related to a propane line which may have been struck by a large chunk of ice that melted and fell from the lodge’s roof.
The property was uninsured.
In the lodge’s Instagram post, the owners said its insurance had been canceled by its carrier during the fire season and they had been unable to get a new policy in place. A GoFundMe has been set up and has raised nearly $40,000.
“We put our heart, soul and everything we had into this lodge. We are truly devastated and heartbroken to say the least.”
In an email to The Bee, David Sharp, who owns Ponderosa Lodge with his wife Jen, said the roads to the lodge were not accessible “and basically compromised below as well as above.”
“We could not get the necessary help to save the lodge.”
Ponderosa Lodge was built in the 1960s and had become a fixture in the area under several different owners. Among those who frequented the lodge was the author T.C. Boyle, who shared news of the loss on Twitter.
“Turn the page: the Ponderosa Lodge is no more,” he wrote.
“I just learned that it burned down during the snowstorm when firefighters couldn’t get there to save it. The place gave the mountaintop its life and for nearly half a century it sustained me and Frau B. and our children and friends.”
This story was originally published March 11, 2023, 1:56 PM.
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Update! Caltrans Public Notice – Public Information Workshop Regarding US 50, Ponderosa, South Shingle Springs Interchange Project
Update! Public Notice - Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration, Availability of the Initial Study/Environmental Assessment, and Public Informational Workshop
What is Being Planned?
The El Dorado County Department of Transportation and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) propose to modify the existing U.S. Highway 50/Ponderosa Road/South Shingle Springs Road Interchange and realign frontage roads at Durock Road, North Shingle Road and Wild Chaparral Drive in El Dorado County, California. The purpose of the proposed Ponderosa Interchange modification and road realignments is: (1) address an existing operations problem; (2) improve Levels of Service (LOS); (3) maintain adequate LOS for main-line operations and existing access points to and from U.S. 50; (4) improve multimodal mobility (e.g. bike and pedestrian) within and through the interchange, and (5) provide for future traffic growth at this interchange projected to occur from planned regional growth.
Why this Public Notice?
El Dorado County and Caltrans have studied the effects this project may have on the environment and determined that it will not significantly affect the quality of the environment. Our findings are contained in the Initial Study/Environmental Assessment. This notice is to inform you of the preparation and availability of the Initial Study/Environmental Assessment. Additionally, a public informational workshop will be held to give you an opportunity to discuss the project and weigh-in on the alternatives that are proposed.
The Initial Study/Environmental Assessment and other project information are available for review on weekdays from January 26, 2018 to March 26, 2018 between 8:00 AM–5:00 PM at the following locations:
A public informational workshop regarding this project will be held at the El Dorado County Planning Commission Hearing Room, 2850 Fairlane Court, Building “C”, Placerville, CA 95667 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Where you come in
Please read the Initial Study/Environmental Assessment and learn how this project can affect you. If you have any questions or comments, please submit your comments in writing no later than Monday, March 26, 2018 to Ms. Donna Keeler, Principal Planner, El Dorado County Department of Transportation, 2850 Fairlane Court, Building “C”, Placerville, CA 95667. After comments are received from the public and reviewing agencies, the County and Caltrans may 1) give environmental approval to the proposed project, 2) do additional environmental studies, or 3) abandon the project. If the project is given environmental approval and funding is appropriated, the County could design and construct all or part of the project.
For more information about this project, please contact Ms. Donna Keeler, Principal Planner, El Dorado County Department of Transportation, at (530) 621-3829 or email@example.com. Individuals who require documents in alternative formats or require special accommodations (American Sign Language interpreter, accessible seating, documentation in alternative formats, etc.) are requested to contact (530) 621-3829-Voice
Flood evacuation warnings in Fresno, Madera, Tulare as atmospheric river arrives
An excessive rainstorm headed to the San Joaquin Valley that could flood streams, rivers and storm drains led officials in Fresno, Madera and Tulare counties to announce evacuation warnings.The latest atmospheric river was expected to bring heavy rainfall starting Thursday in a storm too warm for much of the precipitation to turn to snow, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford.The Sierra Nevada was blank...
An excessive rainstorm headed to the San Joaquin Valley that could flood streams, rivers and storm drains led officials in Fresno, Madera and Tulare counties to announce evacuation warnings.
The latest atmospheric river was expected to bring heavy rainfall starting Thursday in a storm too warm for much of the precipitation to turn to snow, according to the National Weather Service in Hanford.
The Sierra Nevada was blanketed in the past couple of months in snowfall that doubled the normal precipitation in some areas, and others saw even more.
The service issued a flood watch for all of the San Joaquin Valley below 4,000 feet from Thursday afternoon to Sunday morning.
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The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office created a real-time map of the eastern part of the county that could be subjected to evacuations if conditions become hazardous.
As of Thursday morning, that included mostly any area east of the Friant-Kern Canal.
“During a warning, residents are encouraged to begin gathering belongings and be prepared for an evacuation order,” the office said on social media.
The county announced Thursday that it was relocating its emergency shelter from Reedley College to the Sanger Community Center, 700 Recreation Ave. The new shelter was set to open at 3 p.m. Thursday.
The Madera County Sheriff’s Office issued warnings to:
Ponderosa in Tulare County was under evacuation warning as on Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The warning includes all businesses, homes and structures within the community, and all roadways, Forest Service Roads, access ways attached to Mountain 107 (also known as the Western Divide Highway) north of Mountain Road 50, and south of Highway 190.
Later in the day, the office extended the warning to any homes and businesses along the Kings River from the Fresno County line to the Kings County line.
“The Kings River water flow is expected to increase to dangerous levels,” the sheriff’s office said on social media.
Tulare County officials said those in areas under warning should be prepared to leave in a hurry.
•Stock up on several days worth of food, water, medications and other necessary supplies.
•Refill home propane tanks and/or secure adequate firewood for heating.
•Refill primary and backup fuel supplies for generators and vehicles.
•Charge backup batteries for your electronic devices.
•Sandbag vulnerable structures in low-lying areas and near creeks, streams, rivers, canals or other waterways.
•Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle with food, water and blankets in case you become stranded. Do not leave your vehicle, if stranded, in the snow.
Here are general safety tips around flooded or snowed-in areas:
•Never drive into flood waters because they are deeper, colder and faster-moving than they appear.
•Do not operate electrical equipment in standing water.
•Operate generators only in well-ventilated areas.
•Do not use ovens, ranges or barbecues for home heating.
•When you’re safe, call your relatives after evacuation.
Each county and sheriff’s office also has a Facebook page with updates.
This story was originally published March 9, 2023, 9:53 AM.