cross country

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 ...

Sports teams work to fill funding voids

Coach Jennifer Wright is breathing a little easier knowing the Placer High girls volleyball team raised enough money to play this year. Since a recent American Civil Liberties Un ...

Rivals hit the trail, together

When Kevin Ostenberg heard the news earlier this fall that his Del Oro High cross country team would be competing at the Division II level in the postseason, his reaction was not f ...

Finkbeiner brings home section title

While his team just missed out on a trip to the CIF State Championships, Placer High junior Christian Finkbeiner made no mistake in making his reservation. Finkbeiner outran the r ...

College runners stay the course

A soccer player for most of her childhood, Nicole Bowler burned out on the sport before her senior year at Del Oro High. Still, she wanted to keep competing in sports. Given how m ...

A pair of PVL titles for Placer

It’s a new year, but on the same Twelve Bridges cross country course, Placer High truned in the same results it has since it moved the Pioneer Valley League in 2006. The Placer ...

Placer runners dominate in Folsom

The Placer High boys and girls cross country teams looked sharp in a tune-up for next month’s Sac-Joaquin Section championships in Folsom last weekend. Both teams finished in fi ...

Placer back on top at PVL meet

The course changed, the weather changed, but little else was different at the second Pioneer Valley League cross country meet of the season Wednesday in Colfax.The Placer High boys ...

Running legacies live on at Placer, Del Oro

Over the last 15 years, two schools, Placer High and Del Oro, a mere 10 miles apart, have dominated the prep cross country scene. The number of championships, team and individual, ...

Hillmen right back on track

Don’t expect the Placer High girls cross country team to intimidate fellow runners with their icy stares before today’s Pioneer Valley League Meet in Sacramento. “We’re go ...

Off the Course with: Breanne Mitchell

School: Bear River Year: Sr. Sport: Cross country Accomplishments: Mitchell won her first three races of the season and was second in her latest event -the Nevada Union Invitationa ...

Staring down greatness

“I discovered greatness within me despite my disadvantage, and I believe that there is greatness within everyone.” Michael Kinoshita The bruises, gashes and scratches on M ...

Harcus makes big stride

Last fall, Shannon Harcus was a spectator at the Western Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships in Reno, where she waved a sign and cheered on her good friend and former t ...

Garcia 15th at Foot Locker nationals

Oakmont High freshman Karlie Garcia joined 39 other qualifiers Saturday to run in the rain at Morley Field in San Diego. The event was the Foot Locker Cross Country Nationals and ...

Garcia surprises field at Foot Locker regional

The results just keep pouring in for Oakmont High runner Karlie Garcia. One week after finishing fourth at the state cross country finals, the freshman was at it again, this time a ...