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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 ...

Tourney time about more than just ball

‘Tis the season for high school basketball tournaments. A longstanding tradition for all teams, tournaments are at their peak right now. Just this past weekend, Placer, Del Oro ...

Centi a Hillman for all seasons

Darren Centi, Placer High’s superb multi-talented athlete, is a man for all seasons. This past fall he was a standout receiver and defensive back for the Hillmen. This winter h ...

Sting of loss lingers for Montoya

Four days his football team’s heart-breaking loss to Oakdale, Placer head coach Joey Montoya summed up his feelings in three words, “I’m still bummed.”“This is the most d ...

Pondering the playoff picture

Interesting how a budding dynasty can sneak up on you. Case in point would be the Placer High girls’ volleyball team. Taking the reins of the Placer program five years ago, Jenn ...

Let’s spruce up a classic rivalry game

The Placer High vs. Colfax High rivalry is a community treasure. As such, it should be nurtured and treated with care. Whether it is football, volleyball, basketball, or wrestling, ...