football

Cook takes on fight against concussions

Steve Cook figures there is no better place to start the fight against concussions in football than his hometown. Football head injuries ? and their lingering effects - have domin ...

Playoffs not a fair test this time around

Many Colfax High fans were puzzled this week as their outstanding soccer and baseball teams faced some unfamiliar foes in the playoffs, and for good reason. The Falcons more than h ...

Placer football beefs up schedule

A hugely anticipated Placer High football season will be no cakewalk as coach Joey Montoya?s club will take on some impressive non-league competition beginning Aug. 31 in Modesto. ...

Former NFL players to conduct football clinic

Kevin Brown is bringing some of his NFL buddies to the foothills for some flag football. Three former NFL linebackers will conduct a football clinic on May 12 at the turf field nex ...

Hess hauls in scholarship offer

Anthony Hess made certain he didn?t squander his one season in Placer High?s green and gold uniform. The senior caught the eyes of college coaches with his nose for the football, e ...

Saints scandal shames fan

I am a football fan, and for as long as they?ve existed, I have been a fan of the New Orleans Saints. Yes, I am a New Orleans native, having moved to Auburn after losing my home to ...

Placer football hosts pancake breakfast

The Placer High football team will host its annual fundraiser pancake breakfast on Saturday at the Placer High cafeteria. The event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 11. Proceeds from the ...

Concussions take center stage in prep sports

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on concussions in high school sports. The lexicon of football has changed from a player getting his bell rung or having a ...

The concussion discussion

Editor’s note: This is the first of two stories in a series dealing with concussions in high school sports. Kolby Butcher is a boy in a man’s body. At 6-3, 225 pounds h ...

Placer football sending Hess to next level

Updates from a desk littered with playoff brackets, spring schedules and coffee cups:Basketball season is over at Placer High and baseball season is four days from first pitch. So ...

Vanderdoes embraces recruiting ride

As a 6-3, 295-pound junior in high school, it’s never easy for Eddie Vanderdoes to hide. Now that he’s one of the most prized college football recruits in the nation, the lette ...

Vanderdoes a MaxPreps All-American

Placer High Eddie Vanderdoes added another major award to his overflowing trophy cabinet this week. The junior defensive lineman was named a second-team Junior All-American by MaxP ...

Some short, sweet wishes for Christmas

Given the blessings bestowed upon the sports community in the foothills recently, Christmas wish lists are brief this year. But here is a sampling of what some local sports figures ...

The "Battle" evolves and expands

While CIF State Bowl Games were bringing the 2011 high school football season to a close last weekend in Carson, Mark Soto was meeting with school officials from Westlake, Oaks Chr ...

Del Oro's title dream dashed in Carson

CARSON — Del Oro High’s historic 2011 football season ended with one last valiant effort. But Helix showcased its speed and skill in a six-minute blur in the second quarter and ...