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Placer football gets a big lift

The Placer High football team kicked off a busy month Tuesday with a full afternoon of activity, including an impressive display in the weight room at the annual lift-a-thon fundra ...

Cook takes on fight against concussions

Steve Cook figures there is no better place to start the fight against concussions in football than his hometown. Football head injuries ? and their lingering effects - have domin ...

Hillmen fill the generation gap

Tyler Graves knew from the time he could hold a football that he was destined to be a Hillman. Relatives take a look at 6-2, 225-pound James Hubbard and say he looks a lot like hi ...

Hillmen sail past South Anchorage

From Stockton to Alaska, the Placer High football team has yet to find a real challenge this season. The Hillmen dominated the first half and held off an inspired effort from Sout ...

Hillmen might leave the bus at home?

The camaraderie and bonding of a long bus ride could be replaced by a mass carpool to games if things don’t change soon for the Placer High football program. Coach Joey Montoya s ...

Nothing holding Hillmen back

Joey Montoya will never gush, but a slight smile creeps across his face when he talks about the talent on this year’s edition of the Placer High football team. In his fifth year ...

Hillmen dig deep during heaven week

Placer High players were dragging each evening after two-a-day practices, a sure sign of what has traditionally been called “hell” week. Coach Joey Montoya, always quick to loo ...

Placer football will be worth the long wait

Coaches are torn and players are grateful, but the general consensus is, the Sac-Joaquin Section’s mandatory three-week break from sports before the fall season opens is a good t ...

The storm before the calm

There were no shoulder pads thumping or helmets cracking on the Placer High football team’s practice field Wednesday afternoon. But with their opening game just over six weeks aw ...

Montoya takes on new challenges

For Joey Montoya, Placer High’s head football coach, there is no offseason. There may be no games on Friday night, but there is plenty to do to prepare for the first game next se ...