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Maneatis makes quick ascent

The winds were whipping last week at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Track and Field Championships and pole vaulters cringed as they walked toward the pit at Elk Grove High. It did ...

Placer crowns three section tennis champs

Tine Hummel has yet to find a true test on the tennis court this spring. Placer High?s German exchange student mowed down the competition at Friday?s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I ...

Hillmen offer friendly fire

Blair Meyer humbly wore the ?No. 2? label all season for the Placer High tennis team. On Friday, he was finally crowned No. 1, though he wasn?t able to complete relish his victory ...

Del Oro star settles for sixth place

Del Oro High senior Austin Branum capped his spectacular high school wrestling career with a sixth place finish at the CIF State Championships Friday and Saturday in Bakersfield. C ...

Talley braces for the PVL’s best

Absence indeed makes the heart grow fonder. For Ryan Talley, two long years without wrestling had him chomping at the bit to get back and do battle on the mat. Now he doesn’t ca ...

Placer boys dominate at PVL opener

The Placer High boys assumed their usual position atop the Pioneer Valley League cross country standings after the first race of the season Wednesday at Gibson Ranch. The Placer gi ...

Peat finds a jumping off point

Bernhard Peat didn’t bring any medals home from the World Masters Athletics Championships last weekend in Sacramento. The Auburn resident did return with a new appreciation for t ...

Auburn native headed to U.S. Track and Field Championships

Bear River High graduate Paul Litchfield is headed to the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships Saturday in Eugene, Ore. Litchfield qualified June 13 by pole vaul ...

Del Oro girls race to Division II crown

The Del Oro High girls track and field team fought off some familiar challengers to take home the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship Friday night at Bella Vista High Scho ...

Kenworthy cruises to repeat

TRUCKEE — Placer High skier Karly Kenworthy defended her reign as the No. 1 girl in the CNISSF state championships, winning Thursday’s slalom race by a margin of almost five se ...

Del Oro junior Branum fifth at state tourney

Austin Branum doesn’t have a big, elaborate meal planned to reward himself for a fifth place finish at the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield Friday and Saturday. ...

Del Oro grapplers dominate SFL tourney

The Del Oro High wrestling team will send nearly a full squad to next week’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Championships, including four Sierra Foothill League champions. On T ...

Dawson set to drive for dough

Randall Dawson is headed to the REMAX World Long Drive Championships in Mesquite, Nev. this week, where he’ll compete against 144 of the top hitters in the world for a grand ...

O’Connor captures sixth at Junior World Championships

Caty O’Connor may not have lived up to her own lofty expectations, but the Placer High graduate certainly caught the attention of the snowboarding world with her performance last ...

Auburn’s Starks takes U-21 title

Fast Fridays was a hub of activity at the Gold Country Fairgrounds Friday night. Including the regular speedway program, the AMA/USA Youth National and the AMA/USA Under 21 Natio ...