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Del Oro's Heyn caps impressive run at Masters

ELK GROVE ? Amy Heyn was an unknown junior varsity runner in 2011, seemingly years away from running on track?s biggest stage in the Sac-Joaquin Section. But there she was Friday n ...

Placer's Crider soars to state meet

ELK GROVE ? Brie Simmons raced across the finish line in her fourth race of the day and looked like she was thirsty for more. Kendal Nielsen was already plotting her game plan for ...

Branum’s state title quest kicks into high gear

Austin Branum wasn’t born with a wrestling pedigree but the Del Oro senior sure has made a career out of the sport. As Branum gears up for his last chance at a state title he isn ...

Peat finds a jumping off point

Bernhard Peat didn’t bring any medals home from the World Masters Athletics Championships last weekend in Sacramento. The Auburn resident did return with a new appreciation for t ...

Nielsen going to great lengths

Kendal Nielsen may be from a small town, but her explosive jumping skills are earning her a big reputation. The Bear River High junior, who competes in the triple jump, long jump, ...

Del Oro pair grab section crowns

Austin Branum and Kevin Burrage took the direct path to the CIF State Wrestling Championships. Foster Fretland took the scenic route. Branum and Burrage brought Sac-Joaquin Sectio ...

Branum into semifinals after beating Thornton

Del Oro High junior Austin Branum stopped Placer senior Joe Thornton at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament Friday in Stockton. The two standouts from the foothills met in ...

Del Oro, Placer stars could clash in quarterfinal

Joe Thornton and Austin Branum train just a few miles apart. They’ve spent the last few weeks collecting medals and bringing championships back to their respective foothills camp ...

Corralejo carries Colfax’s torch

Colfax High wrestler Vinny Corralejo may be sporting the Falcons’ signature green and white, but he will be riding with his friends from the Bear River wrestling team to the ...

O’Rourke mastering the criterium

Michael O’Rourke may still consider himself “a noob” at cycling, but the second-ranked Master’s Criterium racer in the state is anything but. After just six years in the ...