Joey Montoya

Isaac raises the bar at Placer

Tom Isaac lets out a battle cry and bench-presses a barbell loaded with 345 pounds of weight. He said the scream gets his adrenaline flowing and gives him the mental strength to p ...

Teens comment on calendar

Auburn youth said Monday a Recreation and Parks District calendar isn’t really for them, but might be attractive to their parents. The Auburn Area Recreation and Parks District ...

Hillmen settle in for playoffs

Another chapter in Placer High’s storied football history will unfold tonight at Le Febvre Stadium. The Hillmen host Woodland to open the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs as they ho ...

Quarterback claim bogus

Re: “Young Denham waiting his turn at Placer” by Todd Mordhorst (Sierra Scoop, Oct. 16). Call a spade a spade. (Pete) Denham did not come to Placer after his sophomore year at ...

Hillmen prep for Friday face-off

Placer Hillmen head coach Joey Montoya calls out plays to his offensive line during Wednesday afternoon’s practice. After having last Friday off, the Hillmen are ready to face th ...

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 ...