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Feds come to rescue of Ophir firehouse in the nick of time

FEMA has come to the rescue of Placer County Fire’s Ophir station on Wise Road. Placer Fire Chief Brad Harris said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a $1. ...

Hinch an All-American at ASU

Derick Hinch capped his college pole vault season with an All-American performance at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. The Placer High graduate took thi ...

Mason mows ?em down

It didn?t happen often, but on occasion this spring, Ryan Mason wasn?t able to dominate hitters. But when he didn?t, Mason?s Placer High baseball teammates had his back. ?All the ...

New heights for foothills athletes

The 2011-12 prep sports year was memorable from the opening kickoff last August to the final putt just last week.A slew of championships, a bunch of star athletes and a handful of ...

AJ Male Athlete of the Year: Ryan Mason

Ryan Mason

Footballs, flags fly at Placer

A handful of Placer High football fans got an appetizer Wednesday evening at Le Febvre Stadium before the feast of hard-hitting football to come in just a few short months. The P ...

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 ...

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 ...

Placer baseball: Let's play 2

The Placer High baseball team will need to go the distance today to continue on its quest for a Sac-Joaquin Section Division III championship. The Hillmen will send senior Ryan Mas ...

Hillmen drop series opener

The Placer High baseball team has its back against the wall again. After rallying to win the Pioneer Valley League championship in the last week of the season, coach John Hilton i ...

Playoffs not a fair test this time around

Many Colfax High fans were puzzled this week as their outstanding soccer and baseball teams faced some unfamiliar foes in the playoffs, and for good reason. The Falcons more than h ...

Hillmen's run worth the wait

Talk of championships for the 2012 Placer High baseball team began long before a wild final week of regular season play earlier this month. There was a buzz on Auburn Little Leagu ...

The "Untouchables"

Not all records were made to be broken. There are several track and field marks in the foothills that are so lofty; they will likely be around for generations. Some already have. E ...

Hillgals gut it out for PVL crown

COLFAX ? Christina Winters left her track coach amazed, and delighted Friday afternoon at the Pioneer Valley League Track and Field Championships. The Placer High senior convinced ...

Placer swings to fourth co-ed title

The Sac-Joaquin Section championship tennis match on Friday at Oak Park in Stockton took a little longer than most of Placer High?s matches this spring. The outcome was the same. P ...