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Falcons gain slight edge in I-80 rivalry

One can’t have Mr. Hyde without Dr. Jekyll. One can’t have Captain Ahab without the great white whale. One can’t have Harry Potter without “he who shall not be named” (Vo ...

Mitchells give back to Hillmen

The first annual Larry D. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a “well rounded student- athlete” from Placer High at the upcoming Senior Awards Banquet.The scholars ...

PVL races will heat up after break

It’s spring break for the local high schools. Although our foothill weather may not suggest spring, spring sports are headed toward their conclusion within the next few weeks. W ...

Former Placer stars quckly turn the page

Matt Ross and Laurel Odom are names still well remembered by Hillmen sports’ fans. The two names conjure of memories of multi-talented sports stars who wore the green and gold, a ...

Hillmen weather the storms

With all the rain, more rain, and still more rain… with all the snow… with all the hail… with all the sleet… with hurricane force winds… it must ...

Athletics could fall under budget axe

High school athletics as we currently know them may not exist next year. Sadly, this may be not a parallel to Chicken Little who constantly uttered the well-known phrase, “The sk ...

Falcons, Eagles should soar in the postseason

There are thin pickings for fans who want to see a boys’ basketball playoff game tonight. Only three of the local teams, Colfax High, Del Oro and Forest Lake Christian, made it t ...

Students spruce up halftime

The thunderous silence of a good deed can quiet even the most vocal rant of teenage critics. While the papers are filled with the misdeeds of teenagers, many of their positive ac ...

Placer-Colfax boys deserve a Friday night showcase

Riddle me this: Something that has been on my mind this basketball season was why the PVL schedule did not allow for a Placer vs. Colfax boys’ basketball game on a Friday evening ...

Italian Piredda gets a taste of life at Placer

“There is nothing like Italian pizza. It is the best in the world. It is simpler and has less ingredients than American pizza,” laughed foreign exchange student Ilaria Piredda. ...

Rivals become buddies on the rugby field

Ryan Sinclair of Colfax High, Grady Waller of Placer, and Dominic Piazza of Del Oro are all teammates. They are teammates on one of the fastest growing club sports in the foothills ...

Hillmen working toward 4th PVL title in a row

Tucked away in the corner of Placer?s ?new gym? is one of the best kept success stories in Hillmen sports. The Placer wrestlers, under head coach Jess Stiff, are vying for their fo ...

PVL crown up for grabs on boys side

The Pioneer Valley League boys’ basketball title race, for the first time in years, has no definitive front runner. With no team in the league dominating non-league play, with th ...

Kendall the reunion spot for Hillmen of all ages

“I’ll see you at the Kendall” and “See you after the game at Ty’s,” are two of the most spoken statements after Christmas in the Auburn region. For many reasons, the K ...

Placer’s Sparks trip cut short

“This place is so nice. I didn’t want to leave,” stated Cody Riggs. Riggs, the starting junior point guard for the Placer High basketball team, summed up the feelings for t ...