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SPRING ROUNDUP: Placer softball squad stomps Sacramento

Placer softball The Hillmen belted 12 hits in a 14-1 shellacking of visiting Sacramento Monday. The game ended after just five innings (mercy rule). “We had good situationa ...

Woodcreek wrestler Lauren Mason of Auburn places fourth at Girls Folkstyle Nationals

Woodcreek High junior and Auburn resident Lauren Mason has a spectacular résumé. Mason is the 2015 California Interscholastic Federation girls wrestling runner-up an ...

ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Auburn-area graduates excel at the next level

For Austin Smotherman, last weekend’s return to California proved to be something special. Playing for the Southern Methodist University golf team at the prestigious Goodwin ...

Del Oro and Auburn Goldminer shooters hit metal in Trap debut

In his first high school contest since winning the Junior Varsity U.S. Open National Jr. Championship in Las Vegas last July, Del Oro High sophomore Eric Windeshausen walked away w ...

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE: Bear River swimmers aspire to win section titles

If Natural Selection worked any faster, Bear River seniors Jack Herron and Shane Anderson would surely grow gills. The standouts swim year-round for Northern Sierra Aquatics and r ...

Placer sweeps Colfax in PVL swimming

A big crowd gathered at Auburn’s Recreation Park for an exciting swim meet between Placer and Colfax coed programs Friday. Fast times and stellar strokes won the day, and so ...

Auburn Journal Male Athlete of the Week: Placer pitcher Tyler Gums

Tyler Gums start to the 2015 baseball season has been redonkulous. In five appearances, stretched across 30 innings, Gums has allowed just 16 hits, four earned runs (0.93 ERA) and ...

Auburn Journal Female Athlete of the Week: Placer swimmer Payton Ambrosia

Payton Ambrosia’s enthusiasm transcends her own environment, whether it’s a prep pool, class room or positive Twitter feed. The captain on Placer’s swim team and ...

Fortier’s Frontier: Auburn native makes her mark on NCAA tourney

The athletic insight and strategies of a Placer High graduate have not only advanced to the NCAA level, but specifically the third round of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basket ...