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Falcons Threw Kitchen Sink At Hillmen

With his team still viable in the hunt for a CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth, Colfax High football coach Tony Martello says his Falcons weren’t in the business Friday night ...

Wild weather plays havoc with PVL soccer matches

Monday’s blast of unsettled weather that hit the foothills area also had a big impact on the Pioneer Valley League soccer matches that were played that afternoon. At Lake of the ...

Placer girls golfer Gregg releases recruiting video

Placer girls golfer Hannah Gregg released a recruiting video Sunday. Watch her video here. For more on Hannah Gregg, check out this Sept. 5 feature on the Lady Hillmen senior.  ...

Placer soccer keeps title hopes alive, beats Colfax 4-2

The Placer Hillmen and Colfax Falcon soccer teams are both headed to the upcoming CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs but Thursday night at LeFebvre Stadium there were still bragging ...

Placer plans to protect QB Peter Denham better this week

When the Hillmen and Lincoln Fighting Zebras meet for Friday’s Pioneer Valley League game at 7:30 p.m., it’s quite possible that 80 percent of the plays called between the two ...

Lady Hillmen in their happy place after winning Pioneer Valley League title

Madi Holm is peaking at the perfect time. The Placer High school senior golfer recorded her first eagle on a 404-yard, par-5 hole Monday and helped the Lady Hillmen cap off a perfe ...

Placer defense shuts down Bear River in 14-7 win

Bear River struck first. The Hillmen defense made sure the Bruins didn’t strike again. Placer forced seven punts and four turnovers, Todd Valliere and Michael Robinson rushed fo ...

Placer High alum attending his first Hillmen game in 71 years

Norman Ayres has lived a fruitful life. The 90-year-old Placer High School alumnus served in the U.S. Navy in World War II as an electricians mate in San Francisco, has hunted in ...

Striker loss struck a chord with teacher

I never thought I would write a letter to the editor, but your article on the rattlesnake named Striker, struck a real chord with me (“Placer High loses its fiercest biology ...

Placer's Stone Sander gives verbal commitment to Sacramento State

Stone Sander, a senior on the Placer High School football team, verbally committed to Sacramento State Sunday. Sander, a two-way starter for the Hillmen (6-0, 1-0 Pioneer Valley L ...

King of the Hill-men: Vanderdoes says league win is highlight of his big week

Capping off a big week, Eddie Vanderdoes was named homecoming king at halftime of his Placer Hillmen’s football game. But for the senior defensive lineman, who was formally honor ...

Placer manhandles Foothill

Placer High sure knows how to schedule a homecoming opponent. The Hillmen ran for three touchdowns, threw for two and Tony Suverkropp returned an interception for a score … all i ...

Area roundup: Placer girls cruise past Colfax volleyball team in league match

Another Pioneer Valley League match, another sweep for Placer. Raquel Quirarte had a team-high 11 kills, Kirstin Schauble chipped in with seven kills and five aces, and the visitin ...

Placer Hillmen staying focused despite homecoming distractions

There have been plenty of distractions this week. Powder puff. A U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection ceremony. Homecoming. But the song remains the same: The Hillmen (5-0) are f ...

The Incredible Hulk: Placer Hillmen’s Suverkropp leading team in tackles again

Tony Suverkropp is a tackling machine. “That’s a good way to explain him,” coach Joey Montoya said. “He’s a great football player and a great kid — a vocal leader.” T ...