Hillmen

Community Portrait: Hillmen sports star Pineiro pays it forward

Isaiah Pineiro is a senior at Placer High School. Most Hillmen sports followers would identify him as the tall, stand-out wide receiver/free safety on this year’s championsh ...

Placer plans to protect QB Peter Denham better this week

When the Hillmen and Lincoln Fighting Zebras meet for Friday’s Pioneer Valley League game at 7:30 p.m., it’s quite possible that 80 percent of the plays called between the two ...

Placer defense shuts down Bear River in 14-7 win

Bear River struck first. The Hillmen defense made sure the Bruins didn’t strike again. Placer forced seven punts and four turnovers, Todd Valliere and Michael Robinson rushed fo ...

Placer High alum attending his first Hillmen game in 71 years

Norman Ayres has lived a fruitful life. The 90-year-old Placer High School alumnus served in the U.S. Navy in World War II as an electricians mate in San Francisco, has hunted in ...

Placer's Stone Sander gives verbal commitment to Sacramento State

Stone Sander, a senior on the Placer High School football team, verbally committed to Sacramento State Sunday. Sander, a two-way starter for the Hillmen (6-0, 1-0 Pioneer Valley L ...

King of the Hill-men: Vanderdoes says league win is highlight of his big week

Capping off a big week, Eddie Vanderdoes was named homecoming king at halftime of his Placer Hillmen’s football game. But for the senior defensive lineman, who was formally honor ...

Placer manhandles Foothill

Placer High sure knows how to schedule a homecoming opponent. The Hillmen ran for three touchdowns, threw for two and Tony Suverkropp returned an interception for a score … all i ...

Placer Hillmen staying focused despite homecoming distractions

There have been plenty of distractions this week. Powder puff. A U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection ceremony. Homecoming. But the song remains the same: The Hillmen (5-0) are f ...

The Incredible Hulk: Placer Hillmen’s Suverkropp leading team in tackles again

Tony Suverkropp is a tackling machine. “That’s a good way to explain him,” coach Joey Montoya said. “He’s a great football player and a great kid — a vocal leader.” T ...