Sports

Going the (correct) distance

Do you know how far you hit the ball? I ask because to be able to play consistent golf ” and thus have more fun ” you must be able to control how far you hit the ball. Whether ...

Position of power

Rick Spears has seen high school sports from a variety of angles. As a student, he played high school sports. As an educator, he coached them ” football, basketball and baseball ...

Hillmen take non-league slugfest at James

The Placer High baseball team outlasted Bear Creek 15-14 Friday at James Field in an exciting non-league contest. The Hillmen improved to 5-3 with the win. They will face Colfax o ...

Jones a mother for all seasons

The term ˜super mom' has been used in many ways, but for Sierra College third baseman Cortney Jones it takes on a whole new meaning. Returning to the field after a three-year hia ...

Placer off and running at Le Febvre

Max Halvorsen handed the baton to anchor Bruno Gotzmer and immediately collapsed on the grass inside the track. He returned to his feet just as quickly, pumping his fists and lett ...

Robinson aims to keep Falcons flying atop PVL

Steve Robinson didn't have a master plan to return to the sidelines at Colfax High's soccer field. But the Falcons first-year girls coach isn't complaining about taking the reins ...

Flood of frosh on the pitch

The road trips are lengthy and the wins are tough to come by, but it's a small price to pay for Chris Asbury, who's helping build a bright future for the Placer High girls soccer p ...

Trout fishing, bass style

Some of the most productive trout fishing of the year in our local lakes occurs in March and April and one of the best ways to cash in on the action is to borrow a trick or two fro ...

Colfax tennis doubles up Lincoln; Placer rolls

Josh Parker pulled out a 6-0, 6-4, 6-0 win at No. 1 boys singles, leading the Colfax High tennis team past Lincoln 6-3 Thursday on the road. Heidi Graves and Kari Zajac both won e ...

Grizzlies fall to Whitney in non-league showdown

Golden Sierra made five errors over the final four innings and lost a sloppy slugfest to visiting Whitney, 10-8, in nonleague baseball action Thursday. The Grizzlies (5-3) scored ...

Bear River stays perfect in PVL

The Bear River High softball team responded to its toughest Pioneer Valley League challenge to date with its best all-around performance of the season Thursday at home. The Bruins ...

Falcon golfers ace Lincoln

Colby Smith and Austin Heikila shared medallist honors, leading the Colfax High golf team to an easy victory Thursday at Lincoln Hills Golf Club. Smith and Heikila both shot even- ...

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 ...