Joel Thys

Placer seniors seek to go out on top

After suffering a stress fracture the first week of April, Placer High leadoff hitter Jordan Arndt missed 12 games. “He had a tough time with it,” said catcher Joel Thys. “H ...

Turner’s pinch double propels Placer to win

Senior Lane Turner’s pinch-hit, two-run double in the fourth inning put the Placer High baseball team ahead to stay Friday night in the Hillmen’s 5-2 victory over Colfax at Aub ...

Long Beach's latest catch

Joel Thys won’t mind getting called a Dirtbag next year. In fact, he’ll wear the name with pride. The Placer High senior has already verbally committed to play baseball at Lo ...