Olympics

Our predictions for the region, 2009

As we bid farewell to 2008 and welcome 2009 with open arms — and, hopefully, fuller retirement portfolios — we look to that time-honored tradition of New Year’s resolutions t ...

Quite a splash

Ron Buda claims he was a “terrible swimmer” with the Auburn Robalos more than 40 years ago. He found his niche in coaching and raised the Placer High swimming program to promin ...

Phelps’ medals tarnished by his mother’s stories

Sure, Michael Phelps’ 100-meter butterfly win was exhilarating, and his eight gold medal performances were amazing, but do we have to listen to his mother tell stories? Phelps ...

Riders on Felt bikes grab 2 golds

Two Olympic bikes designed by Auburn’s Jim Felt have rolled in golden performances at the Beijing Games in the past three days. German cyclist Jan Frodeno, riding a Felt Bicycle ...

Club helps put America’s health back on track

As our nation’s young athletes compete in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, I am full of admiration for each of them. I can only imagine the tremendous challenges, pain and se ...

Reigning world champ Johnson the favorite with gymnasts

One name dominated discussion of Olympic gymnastics favorites this week at Auburn Gymnastics Center. U.S. star Shawn Johnson was the overwhelming pick to win gold among the young ...

Letting it fly in the foothills

ROCKLIN — A broken hand is enough to spoil just about any teenager’s summer, let alone a discus thrower with aspirations to make the Junior Olympics. A wakeboarding accident l ...

Sierra Scoop: Foothills get a bitter taste of possible Olympic scene

Placer High’s most decorated alum Stacy Dragila won’t be representing the U.S. at the Olympics this year after she finished seventh at the Trials last weekend. Newcastle native ...

Lachemann lives another dream

Marcel Lachemann celebrated many milestones as a major league coach. He was in the dugout for Reggie Jackson’s 500th home run, Rod Carew’s 3000th base hit and Don Sutton’s 3 ...