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Placer High’s built-in-1936 gym getting the Crabbe Stare

Venerable. Awe-inspiring. Nostalgic. The 78-year-old Earl Crabbe Gymnasium at Placer High School inspires plenty of superlatives as visitors enter the Depression-era building and ...

Another View: There’s plenty to smile about – and a few things to be grumpy about, too

Some things make me smile and others make me grumpy. I know that the behavior and events I witness as I walk around town or sit on my front porch ruminating on should not have such ...

Reader Input: Competition builds strength

When will Placer High School’s athletic director make the Kendall Arnett Basketball Tournament a signature event? Invite the best teams rather than “softies” Plac ...

The economics of playoff football: Sac-Joaquin Section takes a big bite out of local gate

The stands at Auburn’s LeFebvre Stadium may be full for Friday's high school football playoff showdown between Placer High and Oakdale. But while the gate will be one of the bigg ...

Placer Hillmen football fever sweeping over Auburn as wins mount up

A clash of Lincoln and Auburn high school football teams with identical 7-0 records is amping up community excitement. For Placer’s rejuvenated football program, Friday’s game ...