cross country

Finkbeiner runs, rides in style

As a baby, Christian Finkbeiner whizzed by people in a jogger stroller, complete with a Ferrari symbol. Now as a cross country runner at Placer High, he whizzes by people on the tr ...

No standstill for Stancliff

Luke Stancliff did not do much chasing in his cross country career at Placer High. He’s still having a tough time getting used to it at the college level. The competition at Amer ...

Placer piles up titles

The Placer High girls fought off a threat while the Hillmen boys dominated the trail throughout the Pioneer Valley League cross country season. Both teams captured PVL banners on W ...

Hillmen claim Bella Vista Invite title

The Placer High boys cross country team claimed victory at the Bella Vista Invitational Saturday in what coach Randall Fee will be a precursor to the Sac-Joaquin Section Championsh ...

Placer harriers motor to first place

The Placer High girls re-claimed pole position in the battle for the Pioneer Valley League cross country title with a dominant day in Colfax Wednesday. Senior Christina Winters r ...

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 ...