Football

Placer High defense could be scary good

When the Placer Hillmen allowed runs of 55 and 65 yards in the first quarter of their Week 2 game against Foothill of Palo Cedro, a sense of deja vu was in the air. It appeared tha ...

Placer Hillmen too much to handle for Foothill of Palo Cedro

EL DORADO HILLS – It’s usually a good sign when your second-unit offense gets playing time in the fourth quarter. Such was the case Friday night for the Placer Hillmen, ...

Area roundup: Lady Hillmen volleyball team remains perfect, gets victory at Woodcreek

Lauren Collins had 13 kills and Raquel Quirarte 12, as the Placer High School girls volleyball team remained unbeaten after a 25-17, 23-25, 25-11, 25-14 victory at Woodcreek on Thu ...

Placer High football ready for another battle

Looking to build off a Week 1 victory, the Placer High School football team will try to keep its perfect record intact when the Hillmen meet a strong Foothill of Palo Cedro team at ...

Honoring Nickerson

The field at Colfax High School was the scene of a community in mourning this weekend, as the Colfax Jr. Falcons honored 12-year-old fallen team member Tyler Nickerson, who died tr ...

Area roundup: Del Oro still winless after defeat in Southern Calif.

For the second straight week, the Del Oro Golden Eagles varsity football team lost to a squad from Westlake Village in a Battle for Veterans showdown. On Friday, Del Oro (0-2) fell ...

Wildfires take optimistic approach after suffering 18-6 loss to San Juan

Two late turnovers cost the Foresthill Wildfires big time on Friday night. But coach Jim Herlehy thinks his team’s 18-6 loss at San Juan might be beneficial in the long run. ...

Placer off and running: Hillmen win opener, have ‘kinks’ to work out

MODESTO — Joey Montoya had plenty of praise to describe the aftermath of his Placer High School football team’s 48-30 opening-night victory at Central Catholic in Modes ...

Placer High runs past Central Catholic, 48-30

MODESTO - The Hillmen started off fast and they finished strong. Aside from a couple of unforced turnovers and three consecutive long touchdown drives allowed, the Placer High Scho ...

Dinner raises $5K for all three Placer football teams

The first annual Placer Hillmen football “Kick-Off” Fundraising Dinner was rather successful for a first-time event. The new dinner, which started this year and took p ...

Placer High School ready for some football

The wait is over. The Placer Hillmen are ready to kick off their 2012 high school football campaign Friday at 7 p.m. against the Central Catholic Raiders in Modesto. The Raiders (1 ...

Placer High football taking it one day at a time

He isn’t putting much weight into the preseason rankings. He isn’t thinking about winning a section championship. He says he isn’t even focusing on the outcome of ...

Penn State football slammed with NCAA sanctions

UPDATE 5:20 P.M. JULY 23 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A potential exodus of star athletes. No hope of playing in the postseason. More than a decade of accomplishments erased fro ...

Placer mom has Hillmen pride

This is the second in a five-part series on parent fans as high school football teams go into playoffs. Look for profiles of fans from these schools in upcoming editions of the Jou ...

Head injuries on the rise in sports

Head injuries resulting in concussions occur more frequently than previously thought. We’re learning more about the problem and the important consequences.Each year, more tha ...