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Bruins just miss another upset

The Bear River High boys' run in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs was cut short Friday night in Calaveras. The Bruins were in control for much of the contest before the ...

Bruins’ warm spell is enough

LAKE OF THE PINES — After watching his team’s shooting touch for a quarter Thursday night, Bear River High coach Jeff Bickmore wasn’t ambitious enough to hope for a hot strea ...

Hillmen halted; Bruins stun Sonora

The Placer High boys proved they weren’t a typical No. 15 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs. But they couldn’t overcome Sierra big man Will Ward and ...

Bear River girls silence Hughson

The Bear River High girls coasted into the second round of the Division IV playoffs as senior Jenn Meylor put on a show in a 64-31 win over Hughson Tuesday at Lake of the Pines. Me ...

Colfax locks up title in Lincoln

It wasn’t easy, but Colfax High finished off Lincoln and kept the Pioneer Valley League championship to itself Wednesday night.The Falcons pulled out a 36-25 win on the road ...

Bear River doubles up Colfax; Placer tripped up

The Bear River High girls basketball team turned up the defense and knocked off rival Colfax Friday night at Lake of the Pines.The Bruins limited the Falcons to just six second-hal ...

Placer puts clamps on Colfax

COLFAX — Even with its top two scorers blanketed for much of the night, the Placer High boys basketball team managed to turn in a gem of a game Thursday night.Meanwhile Colfa ...

McCullough erupts for 23 points as Placer girls win big

The Placer High girls outscored Center 37-18 in the second and third quarters Wednesday night on their way to a 67-43 victory in Antelope.Junior Kerry McCullough poured in 23 point ...

Center’s final surge sinks the Hillmen

In a game that featured several long scoring runs by each team, Center had the final, decisive streak Tuesday night at Earl Crabbe Gym.The defending Pioneer Valley League champions ...

Athletic programs avoid peril, for now

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on the state of the foothills’ athletic programs one year after a series of lawsuits filed by the American Civil ...

Placer fades against Foothill

Foothill High coach Glasco Cameron constantly preaches defense to his team, but it was the Mustangs’ offense that buried Placer Thursday night at Earl Crabbe Gym.The Lady Hil ...

Bruins edge Hillmen in grudge match

The Bear River High wrestling team conquered rival Placer Wednesday night by the slimmest of margins and now controls its destiny in the Pioneer Valley League title race. Michael M ...

Hillmen keep their cool, beat Bruins

As emotions ran high and their rivals closed in Friday night at Earl Crabbe Gym, the Placer High boys never blinked. Trailing the whole game, Bear River battled back to take the le ...

Colfax girls get to work early to top Lady Hillmen

The Colfax High girls got off to a hot start and held on to beat rival Placer Tuesday night in an early Pioneer Valley League showdown in Colfax.The Falcons outscored the Lady Hill ...

Early surge ignites Lady Hillmen

The Placer High girls answered Center’s frantic play with its own whirling dervish Thursday night in the form of Kerry McCullough. The junior was her usual Energizer Bunny-se ...