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Sophia Miller's career is set to begin on ‘Empty’

When Placer High School is looking for someone to sing the national anthem before a football game, they can always turn to the coach’s kid sister. Sophia Miller, whose gran ...

Auburn Police: Racial slur sparked fight involving Patterson players after Placer football loss

Details emerged Monday about a racially charged, physical confrontation between Patterson High School football players and Auburn spectators after the team’s Nov. 11 playoff loss ...

Heat turned back on for Del Oro-Placer football

Ask Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner about the Del Oro-Placer football rivalry that will again play out tonight in Loomis and the floodgates of memories open. Bonner, a 1969 Del Oro ...

Auburn “Bad Boys” calendar fundraiser aims for potentially risqué laughs

Auburn-area men are posing for a fund-raising calendar. And the mystery for now is how far will they go. The “Full Bounty of Placer County – The Bad Boys of Auburn” calenda ...

Storied Placer student athlete Dalton Dyer perseveres against the odds again

Life’s twists and turns have taken Placer High grad Dalton Dyer on an uncertain path during his 18 years. Dyer gained national attention two years ago when he challenged Califor ...

Placer Hillmen, Sonora Wildcats square off Friday in playoff football

Walk down a street in Sonora and you’ll probably catch sight of some green and gold. People are wearing it with pride – pride in their football team. They love their Wildcats. ...

Placer Hillmen face Calaveras Redskins in high school football playoff

A Gold Rush town. Highway 49 runs through it. The county seat. A winning football team determined to drive deeper into the playoffs. In a game of 20 Questions, many of the answers ...

Placer Hillmen football fever sweeping over Auburn as wins mount up

A clash of Lincoln and Auburn high school football teams with identical 7-0 records is amping up community excitement. For Placer’s rejuvenated football program, Friday’s game ...