Sports

FIGHT to the FINISH: SJS Wrestlers prepare for a grueling season finish in the CIF playoffs

Wrestlers are crazy. They starve themselves to make weight, slap themselves to get pumped and admire an ear pulverized into a cauliflower salad like it’s a piece of art. Wr ...

Colfax girls, boys split PVL basketball games

Usually, when a basketball team’s leading scorer is held to just two points, the odds of that squad being ahead on the scoreboard when the final buzzer sounds aren’t ve ...

Auburn Journal Female Athlete of the Week: Placer basketball player Baylee Vanderdoes

Baylee Vanderdoes, a 6-foot-1-inch junior forward for the Placer girls varsity basketball team, has learned to blaze her own path long ago. The younger sister of Placer football ic ...

SUPER WOMAN: Auburn preschool teacher competes in grueling Spartan Races

Auburn’s Nichole Root is a daytime superhero. The founder of Lolli Totts Preschool flies over fire, plods through lakes of mud and scales 10-foot walls, monkey bars and rope ...

Defense, local grads lead Sierra College men, women to Big 8 basketball wins

ROCKLIN — Placer High graduate Isaiah Pineiro went into another gear by recording a double-double in Sierra College’s 79-61 Big 8 men’s basketball victory over Am ...

Placer girls stay undefeated in PVL basketball with win over Center

Epic contributions from three Placer High girls led the varsity basketball team a 70-47 rout of Center Friday in Pioneer Valley League basketball. The Hillmen are now 13-6 overall ...

Lincoln grabs second win in PVL 65-53 over Bear River

The Lincoln High boys basketball team used 6-foot-6-inch Mitchell Holt to help wear down visiting Bear River and win their second Pioneer Valley League contest 65-53 Thursday. &ld ...

BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL: Autistic Placer freshman scores her first basket amid magic moment

Jocyleen Ditico was born to play basketball. It’s not because she’s six feet tall, or even that she wound up attending classes at a school with one of the most histori ...

EV Cain wrestlers take down defending champs

Creekview Ranch Middle School of Roseville is the defending champion of the Foothill Intermediate Schools Athletic League for wrestling. Not for long. EV Cain took a 59-34 win ov ...

Placer boys erupt late, beat Center 67-58 in PVL hoops

ANTELOPE — After nearly two months proving his worth in clutch moments on the varsity basketball court, Placer High junior Derek Haney has claimed the top rung on Coach Mark ...