athlete of the week

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 ...

Auburn Journal Male Athlete of the Week: Placer wrestler Jack Morris

Senior Jack Morris of the Placer High wrestling team is preparing for the postseason by wrestling tough in both league and tournament action. Already undefeated in the Pioneer Vall ...

Auburn Journal Female Athlete of the Week: Placer basketball player Baylee Vanderdoes

Baylee Vanderdoes, a 6-foot-1-inch junior forward for the Placer girls varsity basketball team, has learned to blaze her own path long ago. The younger sister of Placer football ic ...

Auburn Journal Male Athlete of the Week: Placer basketball player Jack Kearns

There may not be a deadlier perimeter shooter in the Pioneer Valley League than junior guard/forward Jack Kearns on the Placer High basketball team. Though he often comes off the ...

Auburn Journal Female Athlete of the Week: Forest Lake basketball player Lauren Piner

Lauren Piner, a senior forward for Forest Lake Christian basketball bound for Menlo College on a NAIA scholarship, scored 30 points Tuesday in a 47-45 win over Sacramento Waldorf. ...