Joey Montoya

Hillmen right at home

After an unprecedented buffet of home cookin’ last season, the Placer High football team is ready to plate up again. The Hillmen open up a much-anticipated season tonight at LeF ...

Our View: Friday night lights shine brightest when sportsmanship prevails

Are you ready for some football? As if Mother Nature knew of tonight’s big games, high school football in the foothills returns with cooler temps, high expectations and excited ...

Dyer’s story made reader smile

After reading the article in the Journal (“Coach keeps Dyer in the game,” June 4-5 issue), about the great thing our Placer High Football Coach Joey Montoya and his wife, Mega ...

Looking back at 2007

The year 2007 brought Auburn a change in Placer High head football coaches, a King in trouble and a congressman under fire. Placer Vineyards, a new dog park and Best Buy were appro ...

Well-fought season comes to an end

STOCKTON — Hundreds of Placer High football fans bellowed out the school’s alma mater one last time following a brilliant offensive display Friday night in Stockton. Unfortuna ...

Our View: Foothills offer many reasons to give thanks

Life in the Sierra foothills in and around Auburn offers many reasons to give thanks. Following are some of reasons why we at the Journal are thankful this Thanksgiving holiday. ...

Consider hoofing it to tonight’s game at LeFebvre

Placer High’s LeFebvre Stadium is amping up with the high-energy Hillmen football team. Tonight Placer (7-1), faces rival Colfax High (6-2), in what should be a streetfight on t ...

Placer High pays tribute to Joshua Hardt

Before Joshua Hardt was an Army hero, he was a hero on the football field at Placer High. His alma mater honored the soldier who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month by pre ...

Coaches wear many hats

Friday night lights. Hillmen football style. Sitting in the stands, the parents wait in keen anticipation. Milling around the snack bar, the students socialize, oblivious to the ...

Placer summer football practice starts Monday

Placer High’s varsity, junior varsity and freshman football teams will all begin summer practice on Monday. The JV and freshman squads will practice from 3-5 p.m. Monday, while ...

It was an awesome run

FOLSOM — Hugs abounded in the visitors locker room outside Folsom High’s Prairie City Stadium. Placer’s extraordinary journey through the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV pla ...

The Hillmen are back

DIXON — In late October, Jake Lopez was hobbling on a sprained ankle and the Placer High football team was down in the dumps. The Sac-Joaquin Section had taken away three of thei ...

Raiders’ Cable was only fooling himself

When punter Shane Lechler did his best Harlem Globetrotter impression and Sebastian Janikowski (yes, the 6-foot-2, 250-pound kicker) was called on to run for a first down on fourth ...

Fans roar as Hillmen soar

DIXON — Dalton Dyer felt right at home on the south sideline at Dixon High’s new football stadium Friday night.     In front of nearly 2,000 family, friends and classmates ...

Readership, comments explode on Placer forfeit story

It’s been an exciting weekend for local news. The Placer High forfeit story has shown us the communication power of Auburnjournal.com and Placeropolis.com. After we broke the Pla ...