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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, ...

Midseason checkup has Hillmen ruling the PVL

With the non-league season in the rear-view mirror and league season in full swing, now is a good time to take a look at the Pioneer Valley League standings for all fall sports.The ...

Running legacies live on at Placer, Del Oro

Over the last 15 years, two schools, Placer High and Del Oro, a mere 10 miles apart, have dominated the prep cross country scene. The number of championships, team and individual, ...

Fans’ conduct can make or break the game

A little civility goes a long ways. Appropriate behavior at high school events can make for a more enjoyable evening for you, the fans sitting around you, and for your son or daugh ...

Sports action heating up in September

The ides of September may not be as dramatic as the Ides of March in 44 B.C., but three weeks into the prep season the foothill high schools have much to be proud of. Silently fly ...

Placer teacher gives triathlons a try

Katy Chamberlin, an English teacher at Placer High, has burst onto the triathlon scene in Northern California. After only four triathlons, she has become one of the most consistent ...

Are you ready for some football?

This morning, around 8 a.m., several hundred football players for each of the local high schools will begin their 2010 seasons. Bear River, Colfax, Del Oro, Foresthill, and Place ...

Hillmen making a run for it

They run for the sheer joy of it. They run in insufferably hot weather. They run with their best friends. They run with Placer High alumni. They are the cross country team of Place ...

Placer strives for more on the gridiron

Pounding up Interstate 5 on a Monday evening with hours of driving ahead of him, Joey Montoya reflected on summer ball for his Placer High football team. “The guys we were expec ...

Renfree moving on after chasing dream

Editor’s note: Matt Renfree is a graduate of Placer High who played college baseball and pitched in the minor leagues. Over the course of an evening, he recalled his experiences ...

Catching up with homegrown talent

Within the last two weeks, Greg Denham, a two-year starter at quarterback for UC Davis, announced that he was stepping away from the game. Most who have followed the Aggies footbal ...