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Hillgals take it up a notch

Michaela Leonard credited luck for a couple of huge plays that went Placer High’s way Wednesday night at Earl Crabbe Gym. But there is a reason she’s the reigning Most Valuable ...

Hillgals dig in, aim higher

August practices inside steamy Earl Crabbe Gym are more intense than ever and Placer High volleyball coach Jennifer Wright believes this could be the year her squad makes noise as ...

Placer powers into round 2

Last year at this time, Emma Oehler was on a volleyball court 2,500 miles east of Auburn. The scenery has changed a bit and Oehler’s position has taken a turn, but she’s embrac ...

Hillgals sweep up Falcons

It only felt like a five-game volleyball thriller Wednesday night at Earl Crabbe Gym. In reality, Placer High swept Colfax 25-23, 25-23, 25-23 to remain in the driver’s seat for ...

No lapse for Leonard, Hillgals

It only looks like Michaela Leonard is practicing her dance moves on the volleyball court. In reality she’s gearing up for what will likely end with a spike smacking the gym floo ...

Placer aces latest PVL test

Less than 48 hours after the biggest match of her high school career, Kirstin Schauble was back on the volleyball court to do it all over again. The Placer sophomore did not back ...

Hillgals still aiming high

After saying goodbye to one of the top teams ever at Placer High, volleyball coach Jennifer Wright isn’t about to panic. And even though the Hillgals return just four players fr ...