Sports

2016 Placer High School Athletic Hall of Fame: 2004 cross country state champions were the ultimate student athletes

Placer High’s 2004 state champion girls cross country team is the collective poster child for the dream of every prep coach — and not just because of their tremendous f ...

2016 Placer High School Athletic Hall of Fame: Free-spirited O’Connor enjoyed the snowboarding lifestyle

Caty O’Connor has had her fun. Now, albeit a few years behind schedule, she’s cracking the books again in pursuit of her collegiate degree. After competing nationally ...

2016 Placer High School Athletic Hall of Fame: Bill Flake was tough as nails and good as gold

As far as Halls of Fame go, Bill Flake is starting to get used to this induction stuff. And, putting it mildly, deservingly so. Flake, a longtime Placer High coach and teacher wh ...

Placer track and field stars shine through rain

Late showers couldn’t prevent Placer High’s varsity boys, varsity girls and junior varsity boys track and field squads from sweeping Lincoln in impressive fashion Wedne ...

Placer’s Kaitlyn Rubio collects her 10th, 11th home run of 2016

Kaitlyn Rubio speaks softly and carries a big stick. Placer’s slugging senior, already bound for the University of New Mexico on a softball scholarship, leads the Sac-Joaqui ...

2016 Placer High School Athletic Hall of Fame: Carol French paved the way for Hillmen golfers

It’s tough to walk down an Auburn-area hall without encountering Auburn sports icon Carol French, who shot the cover off golf balls before there even was a Placer High girls ...

2016 Placer High School Athletic Hall of Fame: Auburn’s Jeff Hamilton was once the world’s fastest skier

When Jeff Hamilton strapped on a pair of skis, he knew only one way to get from the top of the mountain to the bottom – fast. So fast, in fact, that Hamilton at one time was ...

April 28 spring sports roundup: Foresthill clinches CVCL softball title

Softball Foresthill 6, Woodland Christian 2 Amber MacKay hit 3 for 4 with two runs and three RBIs Monday as the Wildfires clinched the Central Valley California League championsh ...

April 27 spring sports roundup: Placer softball, volleyball teams nab conference wins

Softball Placer 5, Lincoln 3 The Hillmen took a gigantic PVL win over Lincoln after a triple and two hits from Emily Geil. Placer allowed two unearned runs, but rallied behind sp ...

SHOOT-A-THON: Colfax event draws hundreds, raises money for ‘Pay it Forward’

The hills near Colfax reverberated with the sounds of trap shooting at the 2nd Annual Kids vs Cops vs Media Shoot-A-Thon benefitting the Placer 10-35 Foundation was held Sunday. ...

Bear River stuns Placer after seventh-inning Hillmen collapse

This one will sting for a bit. Placer High’s baseball team let its shot at a Pioneer Valley League title slip through invisible holes in the mitt Tuesday, muffing a routine ...

GOAL IN SIGHT: Placer gains ground on Colfax with 1-0 win over Lincoln

Placer High’s path to the Pioneer Valley League soccer title is in sight, but in need of a “solid” from conference foes Lincoln and Foothill — though Lincol ...