football

Former Colfax High receiver to play at SOU

Mike Olson is proof that sometimes big things come in small packages. And if things go as planned this Fall, Olson will get a chance to prove that speed, quickness and determinati ...

The blitz is on for the Battle

Mark Soto is in the mortgage business, spent countless days over the past 15 years as a football coach and is now putting in long hours to prepare for the Battle at the Capital foo ...

Placer football will be worth the long wait

Coaches are torn and players are grateful, but the general consensus is, the Sac-Joaquin Section’s mandatory three-week break from sports before the fall season opens is a good t ...

The storm before the calm

There were no shoulder pads thumping or helmets cracking on the Placer High football team’s practice field Wednesday afternoon. But with their opening game just over six weeks aw ...

Colfax, Placer will play in Cal Football Showcase

The final details of some game times and match-ups still need to be finalized, but it was confirmed this week that the Colfax Falcons will be playing the kickoff game of the 2011 C ...

Centi packed a punch at Placer

It’s tough for Placer High fans not to picture what might have been if Darren Centi was on the football field against Oakdale last fall, or on the basketball court for a bigger c ...

Prep sports camps on tap this month

The Placer High boys basketball program will host its annual camp for third through eighth grade boys from June 13-17 at Placer High School.The camp is conducted by coach Mark Lee, ...

Coach writes more than the playbook

Editor’s Note: Sports reporter Sara Seyydin caught up with Placer JV football coach Jim Packheiser to interview him about his recently published novel, “The Sun King Pr ...

Sac State swoops in to sign Burnett

Collin Burnett’s dream of playing football at a Division I university appeared to be on hold just last week. A surprise call from Sacramento State led to a meeting Tuesday dur ...

Montoya takes on new challenges

For Joey Montoya, Placer High’s head football coach, there is no offseason. There may be no games on Friday night, but there is plenty to do to prepare for the first game next se ...

Changes in the works for Placer football

Even though it is the end of April, there is still much activity surrounding Placer High football. Perhaps the most intriguing is the possible new look for Placer’s football helm ...

Can Grimes measure up?

Kevin Grimes is facing some long odds, working to overcome his shortcomings and having to prove himself to people all over again. It’s just the way he likes it. Grimes arrived i ...

Man convicted of threatening coach

Del Oro High football coach Casey Taylor is resting a little easier after a man who had made threats against the coach was handed a six-month jail sentence. Dennis Blaine McLin, 66 ...

Klem drawn back to the gridiron

Josh Klem, a Placer High grad of 2010, is by all accounts a very bright young man. While at Placer, he maintained a grade point average above 4.0. His schedule was filled with AP ...

Placer-Colfax boys deserve a Friday night showcase

Riddle me this: Something that has been on my mind this basketball season was why the PVL schedule did not allow for a Placer vs. Colfax boys’ basketball game on a Friday evening ...