Hillmen

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 ...

Area roundup: Placer soccer allows rare goal in victory over Bear River

Brennan Entz didn’t care about getting a hat trick. Coach Dave Brown wasn’t worried about his team’s shutout streak ending. The Placer High School boys soccer team is more co ...

Placer Hillmen's Jake Lewis enjoys being a bully on the field

Jake Lewis loves to make foes look like fools on the football field. “I like to go out there and hit people and make them look stupid,” the Hillmen’s two-way starting linema ...

Placer Hillmen not happy being Woodcreek's homecoming opponent

The Hillmen still aren’t looking ahead. Not even with Pioneer Valley League play looming. And the Placer High School football team might have extra motivation on the gridiron t ...

Hillmen's Gama Gomez was born to run

Gama Gomez can run all day. In fact, he already does year-round. The Placer High School senior, who played four varsity sports last year, is currently excelling as a star on the Hi ...

Despite off-field trauma, Placer boys soccer team keeps winning

Perhaps it was the jerseys. After being held scoreless in the first half wearing their home-team white soccer uniforms, the Hillmen switched to their green soccer shirts after the ...

Lady Hillmen win first PVL 18-hole meet

The Placer High School girls golf team won the first Pioneer Valley League 18-hole meet with ease on Monday. Hannah Gregg led the Lady Hillmen (468) with a 70 on the par-71 Bartley ...

Andrew Carducci recovery fund established at US Bank

A recovery fund for Andrew Carducci, who was listed in serious condition at Sutter Roseville Medical Center earlier this week, has been established to help with hospital bills. Ca ...

Jalen Lewis comes up with clutch catch in Placer's win

Jalen Lewis grabbed five balls for 70 yards Friday night. But the senior’s biggest catch of the night wasn’t thrown by his own quarterback. With his team up by two po ...

Area roundup: Gregg leads Lady Hillmen golf team to another victory

Hannah Gregg shot a two-over par 38 Thursday afternoon at the Ridge to help her Placer High School girls golf team earn a 279-319 Pioneer Valley League victory over Center. Madi H ...