Sports

Placer ekes out another thriller

The Placer High girls soccer team picked up a huge breakthrough on the road Thursday as Celeste Havener's first-half goal held up in a 1-0 victory at Whitney. The Hillgals (3-0 PV ...

Le Febvre Relays turn 70 Saturday

A long, rich track and field tradition will continue Saturday at Placer High's Le Febvre Stadium. The Hillmen will host the 70th Le Febvre Relays, welcoming 26 talented squads to t ...

Falcons throw out the record

GRASS VALLEY ” Jordan England couldn't contain her surprise when she learned Forest Lake Christian's loss to Nevada Union Thursday was the soccer team's eighth in 13 games this s ...

Hillmen edge Golden Eagles on the links

The Placer High boys golf team topped rival Del Oro Wednesday at The Ridge in a match shortened to seven holes due to lightnining on the course. Nick Veatch fired a 29 for the low ...

Falcons fighting injury bug

COLFAX ” Colfax High softball coach Laura Campbell wishes someone could invent a repellent for the injury bug. The Falcons were 8-1 entering Pioneer Valley League play a year ag ...

Riecks already making Waves

When Cory Riecks was looking for a college men's volleyball program to join, Placer High boys coach Robert McNutt played matchmaker. McNutt called his old college coach, Pepperdin ...

Bruin soccer notches historic win over Miners

The Bear River High girls soccer team posted the first win over Nevada Union in school history Tuesday, beating the visiting Miners 1-0 as Whitney Smith kicked in the game-winner 1 ...

Placer softball dominates another non-league foe

The Placer High softball team posted its second non-league blowout win in as many days with a 21-1 blasting of Foresthill Tuesday at home. Kelsey Rohde smacked a home run and adde ...

Ross strikes out 13 as Hillmen rally past Whitney

Placer High junior Matt Ross was money on the mound again for the Hillmen Tuesday afternoon. Ross struck out 13 at Whitney and the Placer baseball team rallied with three runs in ...

Placer looks to bridge the gap

The Placer High girls soccer team will either embark on a long run of success or begin rebuilding this spring. Coach Steve Cook led the Hillgals to a long-awaited playoff berth la ...

Aiming for some goals

LOOMIS ” The Del Oro High girls soccer team has allowed only seven goals in seven games this season and have held their opponents scoreless three times. Head coach Nathan Willia ...

Shoot your way out of trouble

In a perfect world, you'd consistently hit great drives down the middle of the fairway and your approach shots would never miss a green. Tour pros can't even do that. So maybe yo ...

Ready for a revival

GARDEN VALLEY ” It has been close to a decade since Golden Sierra High's softball team was a serious contender for the Golden Empire League title. It's been a very, very long ti ...

Del Oro bats come to life in SFL opener

The Del Oro High baseball team pounded out 19 hits, including home runs from Jake Bews and Brian Rowe in a 15-8 win at Woodcreek Friday to open Sierra Foothill League play. The Go ...

Hillgals hungry for a breakthrough

Hailey Stockman and Tiffany Harrington have seen the Placer High softball program rise from the gutter to respectability during their careers. The seniors are hoping the Hillgals c ...