Sports

TGIF: Fast Fridays dirt motorcyles return to Auburn tonight

That familiar engine buzz will once again serenade Auburn’s night sky. The speed-racing, dirt-kicking, turn-drifting Fast Friday’s Motorcycle Speedway returns to the G ...

Placer overcomes Colfax in PVL softball

If Placer High’s 7-1 Pioneer Valley League softball team had any inclination to look past 2-6 Colfax in preparation for Thursday’s showdown with 8-0 Bear River, they su ...

small schools - BIG MOMENTS: Foresthill, Forest Lake Christian track teams target league championships

Two of the smallest schools in the Sac-Joaquin Section have seen big results in track and field this year. Foresthill is poised to win both divisions of the tri-conference champio ...

Stanley Brown’s eagle flies Placer to a PVL golf championship

By the time Stanley Brown had birdied hole No. 17 at the Darkhorse Golf Course in Auburn Monday, he had all-but guaranteed his medalist finish in the final Pioneer Valley League to ...

May 5 spring sports roundup: Placer snares walk-off baseball win over Lincoln

Baseball Placer 4, Lincoln 3 Shane Betts reached first safely as a ball skipped past first in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday, ultimately scoring two runs as Placer (11- ...

Placer surges past Ripon in section tennis playoffs

Placer High’s Gavin Ware may have missed his shot at the Pioneer Valley League singles tennis championship last week, but he lofted himself above the Trans Valley League Tues ...

Placer steals PVL soccer title over Colfax

The Placer High girls soccer team took care of business by ousting Center 2-0 Tuesday — luckily for the Hillmen, Foothill took care of Colfax. Thanks to a 1-2-2 Falcon slide ...

DEPTH CHARGE: Placer, Bear River split PVL swim honors

They didn’t always touch first, but they touched often. Placer High’s boys swimming team broke Bear River’s streak of five consecutive Pioneer Valley League swim ...

Auburn-area athletes shine at PVL tennis tournament

Prep tennis players from Placer, Colfax and Bear River made up 14 of the 16 section qualifiers from the Pioneer Valley League last week by reaching the final round of the PVL singl ...

May 1 spring sports roundup: Placer varsity, JV baseball teams take wins over Bear River

Placer 5, Bear River 0 The Hillmen rebounded from Tuesday’s seventh-inning disaster by downing the host Bruins with a dominant pitching performance by Owen Hurley and Jay Ma ...

Stanley Brown leads Placer to atop the PVL golf standings

What can Brown do for you? He might just win a Pioneer Valley League golf title for Placer High coach Greg French. Two days after shooting a remarkable three-under-par 33 at the ...

CHAMPIONSHIP MOMENTUM: Placer volleyball surges toward section playoffs with big SVC wins

You have to find the gaps in Placer High’s team huddle in order to take a photo of volleyball coach Andrew Klem. The Del Oro graduate, junior Olympic athlete and collegiate ...