Sports

Economy boom, officiating bust

We often take for granted that every game we attend is going to have the officiating necessary to put the outcome in the record book. Most of us do not know where those men and wom ...

Sports Chatter

With the high school football season reaching the midway point for area teams, here’s what we think we’ve learned halfway through the year and perhaps what we may need ...

First night of championship racing at Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway this weekend

AUBURN― After a two-week break, championship racing gets back underway at Fast Fridays this Saturday. With only three nights of racing left in the 2018 season, Fast Fridays Motor ...

Falcons, Bruins spikers win PVL openers

VOLLEYBALL   Colfax and Bear River tuned up for their first pivotal Pioneer ValleyLeague volleyball match of the season by both posting easy wins Monday evening. The Fal ...

Despite new faces Falcons off to 4-0 start

With only nine starters from last season’s team coming back in 2018, it wouldn’t be too farfetched to think that the Colfax Falcons entered the current football season ...

Placer boys take Nevada Union Invite

GRASS VALLEY– Placer’s boys team and Del Oro’s Riley Chamberlain stole top cross-country honors at Saturday’s Nevada Union Invitational ran in Grass Valley. ...

Placer topples Nevada Union in FVL opener

AUBURN– The Placer girls volleyball team has encountered some speed bumps over the latest stretch of the season. Entering Monday, the team hadn’t played an official mat ...

High school sports shrine to induct Mike Ray, Ron Pucci

Two Placer County high-school sports legends are going to soon give Colfax sizeable presence in the Sac-Joaquin Section high-school sports Hall of Fame. Mike Ray, covered Colfax H ...

Del Oro finds redemption from section loss, cruises by Granite Bay

GRANITE BAY− With a combined 17 Sac-Joaquin Section banners between two Sierra Foothill League titans, the highly anticipated rematch of the 2017 D-II section final between D ...

Bruins continue to punish opponents

LAKE OF THE PINES– It was business as usual for the Bear River Bruins football team Friday night. Playing an overmatched Encina Prep team, which suited up just 16 players, t ...

Wildfires doused at home by Hiram Johnson

FORESTHILL-- Compared to recent seasons, the Foresthill football team is ahead of schedule. But the Wildfires have had trouble picking up wins at home so far in 2018. Friday, the ...

That 70s Show

AUBURN− The Placer Hillmen are looking groovy these days.   After last week, where they put 70 points on the LeFebvre Stadium scoreboard ­– the second most i ...

Racing for a championship

SONOMA– Alexander Rossi is knocking on the door of greatness. The 26-year-old Nevada City native, born in Auburn, has a chance to become the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series cham ...

Section final rematch highlights Week 5

Get your popcorn ready. The Sierra Foothill League begins Friday night. Throw in some renewed rivalry games, and we’ve got ourselves a dandy of a preps football weekend. Week ...

Local Flavor

Hillmen alumni had a big week from coast to coast. Here’s what some of the locally grown talent did recently:     Mason and the Miracle   The Fort Myers M ...