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Trouble in bear country

A bear is causing local residents grief. Auburn resident Sue Ingle, who lives on Wescott Court near Robie Point, said her neighbor alerted her early Wednesday morning to the fact ...

Nielsen: A soaring recovery

Kendal Nielsen is jumping back into competition Friday at Sacramento State for the National Junior Olympics. The Bear River junior qualified two weeks ago at the USATF Junior Olymp ...

Auburn edged by Rocklin

The Auburn Little League Major Division All-Stars nearly pulled off a triple play Saturday night at Twin Oaks Park in Rocklin. But a Rocklin baserunner was called safe at the plate ...

Rampaging Penryn bears appear to have moved on

A Penryn family – and its chickens – are resting easier five days after bears rampaged through their poultry coop. Floyd and Suzanna Giaccani were victimized Thursday night af ...

Placer freshmen manhandle Mesa Verde

Running back Michael Robinson rushed for 160 yards and scored four touchdowns Thursday night, leading Placer High’s freshman football team to a 42-7 victory over visiting Mesa Ve ...

Young Bruins are on the ascent

LAKE OF THE PINES — The Bear River High volleyball team was agonizingly close to earning a trip to the postseason in 2008. And the cruel reality of graduation claimed eight pla ...

Grimes on the move again

To get on the playing field, Kevin Grimes has happily accepted a variety of defensive roles for the University of Nevada football team. Now the Bear River High graduate is happily ...

Motorcyclist hits bear on rural road

Man overcame nature when a motorcyclist collided with a bear Monday morning. At about 5:50 a.m. 47-year-old Carl Strain was driving his red and silver Kawasaki motorcycle on Highw ...

Media Life: “Supernanny” on hunt for out-of-control Placer County kids

Placer County’s most dysfunctional families are wanted in a casting call for TV’s “Supernanny” that lands Aug. 23 in Roseville. The ABC reality show is on the hunt for all ...

How to: Kick a field goal

The first time Cody Van Fossen kicked a field goal for Bear River High, there wasn’t much pressure on him. “It was in my JV year, and we were already winning by 40 points,” ...

Hillmen wrestlers have room to move

Placer High wrestlers will no longer have to deal with dodging lunch tables and the smell of tater tots lingering in the air at practice. The Hillmen trained in the Placer cafeter ...

Beskeen heads down the home stretch

LAKE OF THE PINES — It took a freak accident for Jordan Beskeen to discover one of his greatest skills on the baseball field. Several years ago in a Junior Little League game o ...

Homeowner interrupts 2 a.m. bear break-in

Waking up Thursday morning to the sound of scratching coming from his kitchen, Weimar homeowner Gus Hetland decided to investigate. But the shape he could make out near his supper ...

Bear River dominates D-11

The Bear River Astros narrowly missed perfection this year. Bear River swept Tri-City in a best-of-three series last weekend to win the California District 11 Little League Major ...