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Hot-handed Hillmen top ice-cold Bruins 66-41 in PVL basketball

LAKE OF THE PINES — Placer came into the final game of the first half of Pioneer Valley League play Friday night unbeaten but vulnerable, with two injured starters sidelined. ...

Placer girls take control of PVL rivalry with 55-38 rout of Colfax

COLFAX — Placer High’s waning grip on the Pioneer Valley League girl’s basketball throne is suddenly looking more like a reserved seat. Staggered by a league-ope ...

Del Oro, Placer take dual meet wrestling wins

Placer 66, Colfax 3 Cooper Wilkin’s one-point defeat at 170 pounds was the lone blemish on an otherwise spotless night for the Placer wrestling team Wednesday. Bryce Cook ( ...

BOARDS AND BREWS: Friday's Art of Beer event supports local skateboard non-profit

What happens when a skater grows up? Unless life has come a full 900 degrees and inspired a video game franchise, avenues for applying a childhood passion are limited. Not everyo ...

Jan. 28 prep hoops roundup: Del Oro, Placer, Foresthill teams prevail

Del Oro girls 48 Nevada Union 40 Junior guard Ty Maranan popped for 15 points in Grass Valley Tuesday night to help lift the Del Oro Golden Eagles to a 48-40 Sierra Foothill Leagu ...

Placer, Foothill prevail in PVL boys hoops

COLFAX — It was business as usual Wednesday night for the Placer High boys basketball team. Controlling all facets of the game from start to finish, the Pioneer Valley Leagu ...

IT’S A STRIPED BANNER: Lincoln downs Bear River 42-27 for the PVL wrestling title

LINCOLN — Drew Engberson sent Bear River High wrestling fans into a frenzy with his sudden turn and pin of Lincoln’s Zenon Lopez with just 59 seconds remaining in his 1 ...

SCRAMBLE TO GLORY: Sac-Joaquin Section wrestlers close in on the prep postseason

Editor's note: See state and section rankings at the bottom of this story. Del Oro climbs the ranks Noah Blake debuted so far down the California Wrestling Newsletter state r ...

Del Oro, Placer girls, Foresthill boys notch wins

Prep basketball action heated up on Tuesday night in the foothills. Here's a recap of area games: Girls Del Oro 48 Nevada Union 40, at Grass Valley - Junior guard Ty Maranan ...

Falcon girls cut down Bruins, 60-49

It took the Colfax Falcons girls basketball team a while to solve Bear River’s zone defense Tuesday night in a key Pioneer Valley League match-up played in the Bruins’ ...

Placer High announces second class of Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

It seemed impossible to follow last year’s first class of Placer High School Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees. The program designed to honor Hillmen athletes, teams, coaches, ...

Auburn Gymnastics level 6 boys called up to the podium for the first time

AUBURN — The reaction on the faces of the three Level 6 boys, Christopher Otis, Beck Thomas and Zeph Thomas, from Auburn Gymnastics Center was priceless when the announcer ca ...

RISING TO THE TOP: Placer boys become the only unbeaten PVL basketball team with rout of Center

Auburn — When Placer basketball coach Mark Lee pulled his starters off the Earl Crabbe gym floor midway through the fourth quarter in Placer’s win over Center Friday ni ...