football

Geissler just kickin’ it

Matti Geissler’s mission for his year in the United States is to experience as many new things as he can. He can check off his list kicking one of the biggest field goals in Col ...

Hillmen regroup for Homecoming

There’s no denying the pain the Placer High football players felt last Friday night as their Pioneer Valley League championship hopes took a major hit with a double-overtime ...

Rock-toss sentence wrong for teens

I am a parent of a 17-year-old boy, and a good friend of Hunter (Perez) (Journal, Oct. 15). I have had the pleasure of watching him on and off the football field, had him in my hom ...

Loss leaves Sierra College at 0-2 in conference

Jeff Tisdel does not expect any sympathy cards. His Sierra College football team has had its way with the Valley Conference the past three years, but the tables are turning against ...

Foresthill locks up playoff bid

FORESTHILL - Rain couldn't douse the Wildfires, and on Friday night at Sebastian Stadium, the Valley Christian football team couldn’t either. While wet conditions forced both te ...

Colfax stuns Placer in double OT

COLFAX — Josh Moreno and Jake Karbowski could barely manage words to describe their feelings Friday night. They were choked up with tears of joy after what Colfax High football c ...

Bear River surges past Lincoln 39-21

LAKE OF THE PINES – The Bear River High football team, led by James Harris, Sam Houston and junior Brendon Wooner, outgunned Lincoln in a rain-drenched Pioneer Valley League show ...

Homecoming pride on the Hill

Get ready to feel that Hillmen pride this week. Placer High School has a jam-packed Homecoming week scheduled with plenty of chances for fun and community spirit. Students have a ...

It’s all ball for Baldoni

One of the top linebackers in the Pioneer Valley League the last two seasons is now perhaps the best fullback in the league. For Tommy Baldoni, not a lot has changed since 2009, w ...

Another hurdle for Hillmen

There is an old adage in sports that states, “Defense wins championships.” And for years it was defense that won football championships. Today, however, this adage has ...

Sierra College swaps quarterbacks again

Here he goes again. Jeff Tisdel is switching quarterbacks for the second time this season with Sierra College’s football team. The head coach is creating a “two-headed monste ...

Wilson torn between Placer, Colfax during rivalry week

Dan Wilson has called the Auburn area home for most of his entire life. Other than a trip down to Sacramento to complete his degree at Sacramento State University, Wilson epitomize ...

Let’s spruce up a classic rivalry game

The Placer High vs. Colfax High rivalry is a community treasure. As such, it should be nurtured and treated with care. Whether it is football, volleyball, basketball, or wrestling, ...

Young Denham waiting his turn at Placer

There’s a familiar sight on the Placer High sidelines during junior varsity games this fall. He’s bigger now, but Pete Denham is back fetching footballs after extra point kicks ...

Bear River struggles to a victory against Center

LAKE OF THE PINES — Despite a less-than-stellar first-half performance and a patchy defense that had trouble containing a determined young Center team, Bear River outscored t ...