Pioneer Valley League

MIXED SIGNALS: Placer's PVL dominance could land Hillmen in new waters

Placer High’s 13 Pioneer Valley League championships during the 2014-15 school year left little doubt to the prestige of recent Hillmen success in athletics. The feats are f ...

Enjoying some outstanding hoops

It has never mattered much to me if March comes in like a lamb or a lion, so long as it comes in with plenty of basketball. As a former sports writer and eternal sports fan, I al ...

Placer's Gums, Thomas combine to down Colfax in PVL baseball showdown

Placer High pitcher Tyler Gums struck out nine Colfax batters in six innings of work and watched teammate Radd Thomas record a thrilling save as the Hillmen hung on to beat visitin ...

NOW SERVING NO. 89: Placer tennis squad looks to keep win streak alive

Tom Isaac digs into a metal basket with one hand, constantly feeding his other with pitching-machine-like precision Monday as Placer High tennis players step up to “thwack!&r ...

Lincoln holds onto third place in PVL with win over Foothill

  In a critical game at Foothill, the Lincoln High girls basketball team held off a hard-charging Mustangs’ five and pulled off a 43-38 win Thursday. The victory allow ...

RIVAL THIS: Placer boys stay tough late to down Bear River 78-55

The Placer High student cheering section, known locally as “The Goldmine” is an explosive force exponentially building in circumference and strength during Pioneer Vall ...

Placer girls stay undefeated in PVL basketball with win over Center

Epic contributions from three Placer High girls led the varsity basketball team a 70-47 rout of Center Friday in Pioneer Valley League basketball. The Hillmen are now 13-6 overall ...

Lincoln grabs second win in PVL 65-53 over Bear River

The Lincoln High boys basketball team used 6-foot-6-inch Mitchell Holt to help wear down visiting Bear River and win their second Pioneer Valley League contest 65-53 Thursday. &ld ...

BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL: Autistic Placer freshman scores her first basket amid magic moment

Jocyleen Ditico was born to play basketball. It’s not because she’s six feet tall, or even that she wound up attending classes at a school with one of the most histori ...

Placer boys erupt late, beat Center 67-58 in PVL hoops

ANTELOPE — After nearly two months proving his worth in clutch moments on the varsity basketball court, Placer High junior Derek Haney has claimed the top rung on Coach Mark ...

WILL POWER: Placer senior wrestler caps comeback thriller over Bear River

It’s not how you start — it’s how you finish, but lucky for Placer High wrestling coach Don Packheiser, he drives a stick shift. With his team about to begin its ...

Colfax claims league opener over Lincoln 50-34

COLFAX – The Colfax High girls basketball team capitalized on Lincoln errors and virtually soared to a 50-34 victory Friday night in the Pioneer Valley League opener for both ...

Placer boys down Lincoln 75-63 to open PVL play

Earl Crabbe Gymnasium was rocking Thursday for the Pioneer Valley League basketball opener. And the Placer boys were rolling. The Hillmen pulled away late before a boisterous hom ...

Lincoln hosts league track trials and finals this Wednesday and Friday

The Lincoln High track and field team swept boys, girls and boys frosh/soph competition at Foothill, had a first and a second at the Sac Town Races last weekend and will host the P ...

Lincoln baseball puts Cougars game in win column

Entering Wednesday afternoon’s Pioneer Valley League game, both Lincoln and Center baseball teams were winless in season play. It came down to the final inning, as the Fight ...