football

Placer can’t chase down Colfax

The Colfax High football team played a near-perfect first half Friday night at Le Febvre Stadium. The Falcons defended their lead throughout a smashmouth second half and drained th ...

Young gets better with age

COLFAX — Austin Young is perfectly honest when it comes to his relationship with Colfax High football coach Tony Martello. “I would say it’s bittersweet,” Young said. The t ...

Placer eager for another title shot

Despite all of Placer High’s recent success on the football field, a Pioneer Valley League title has eluded the Hillmen.Coach Joey Montoya has seen his team fall in its bigge ...

Arellano kicks it up a notch

Ulises Arellano is making more than his share of saves this fall. The Placer High senior is the backbone of the defense on a soccer team that is close to clinching a league title f ...

Del Oro wins in dramatic fashion at Nevada Union

The Del Oro High battled its way to a 35-31 victory over Nevada Union Friday night, scoring the winning touchdown with just 26 seconds to go. The Golden Eagles (6-1 overall, 2-0 SF ...

Bear River falls to Center, 35-28

ANTELOPE- After a grueling loss in week six to Placer it seemed facing a team with a 2-4 record the following Friday would cure any ails the Bear River High football team would ha ...

Hillmen hammer Lincoln 49-19

Some called it a “trap game” for the Placer High football team Friday night as the Hillmen hosted Lincoln. The contest was sandwiched between huge games with Bear River and Col ...

Lincoln looms in Placer’s latest rivalry game

The Lincoln High football team may not share the proximity to Placer of Bear River or Colfax, but the Zebras’ 2009 victory over the Hillmen denied them their first Pioneer Va ...

Placer-Bear River rivalry a big hit

It’s tough living in enemy territory. But Jim Nieto is grateful his neighbors’ weapons are usually just rolls of toilet paper.The Bear River High principal lives in Aub ...

Midgets fight for perfect 10

The Placer Jr. Hillmen Midgets may be 6-0, but they play with the hunger of a team that’s 0-0. Eighth grader Jacob Capra, a right tackle for the Jr. Hillman Midgets, said that ...

Del Oro capitalizes on opportunities for 37-7 victory over Rocklin

ROCKLIN _ Rocklin High’s football team appeared they would make a game of it in the Second Annual Battle for the Shield, but Del Oro had other plans. After taking a 21-0 lead int ...

Placer defense answers the call at Bear River

LAKE OF THE PINES – On a night filled with defensive highlights, Colton Davenport struck the final, decisive blow at Bear River High.The Placer senior went high in the air to pic ...

League season opener honors fallen officer

In what has become a traditional rivalry game, Del Oro High will visit Thunder Stadium to take on Rocklin in the Battle for the Shield football game. The game honors the memory of ...

Placer makes quick work of El Dorado

The high school homecoming crown often goes to the high profile quarterback or the star running back. It was fitting Placer High voted an offensive lineman onto the throne Friday n ...

Hillmen fill the generation gap

Tyler Graves knew from the time he could hold a football that he was destined to be a Hillman. Relatives take a look at 6-2, 225-pound James Hubbard and say he looks a lot like hi ...