athlete of the week

Auburn Journal Female Athlete of the Week: Placer track and field athlete Jessica Lee

Track and field athletes are forever striving to improve, be it their time or distance. Jessica Lee did both recently in the midst of a brilliant track season for Placer High. The ...

Auburn Journal Male Athlete of the Week: Placer tennis player Kyle Fontes

The first tennis player in the Sac-Joaquin Section to win four straight mixed doubles titles is well-deserved Auburn Journal Athlete of the Week, Kyle Fontes. The Placer High seni ...

Auburn Journal Male Athlete of the Week: Placer baseball player Zack Madrigal

Three-year varsity player Zack Madrigal has played every position on the Placer High baseball team but first base. He has thrown out five of nine would-be base stealers from behind ...

Auburn Journal Female Athlete of the Week: Placer soccer player Samantha Slade

Four scores and five days ago, Samantha Slade was unstoppable. The junior forward on Placer High’s girls soccer scored four consecutive unanswered goals to lift the Hillmen ...

Auburn Journal Male Athlete of the Week: Placer volleyball player Parker Houston

Parker Houston was born to play volleyball. He’s tall, quick, an efficient hitter at the net and a precise passer in transition. He’s a big reason that Placer is 5-0 to ...

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 ...

Auburn Journal Female Athlete of the Week: Placer runner Annabelle Johnson

Sophomore Annabelle Johnson is already on the cusp of a huge season for Placer High track and field. She played a major role in Placer’s shuttle hurdles victory at the LeFebv ...

Auburn Journal Male Athlete of the Week: Placer basketball player Marcus Ante

Placer High junior Marcus Ante picked the end of the season to deliver his best performances on the basketball court. In the regular season game against Colfax that nearly cost Pl ...

Auburn Journal Male Athlete of the Week: Placer basketball player Conner Entz

It may be tough to find a better pressure defender in the PVL than shaggy-haired Placer High senior Conner Entz. The nimble frame of Entz can shadow even the most savvy of ballhand ...