Placer High School

Hillmen football ignites crowds on Friday nights

The fever is back at LeFebvre stadium. Fans are packing the Placer High home football games and are rightfully proud. Tonight the mighty Hillmen face Mesa Verde. If you haven’t ...

He’s a walking history of Auburn auto lore

After three years of service in the Korean War, Pat Butler landed in Texas and took a job at a Lincoln/Mercury dealership. “I would walk over to get a filter and the parts guys ...

Dalton Dyer a hit on, off the field

Dalton Dyer expected to get high-fives from his Placer High teammates and coaches on the football field last fall. It turns out he’s a bigger hero to thousands of foster youth an ...

Gold Country Fair a nostalgic romp back to fun times

A trek to the annual Gold Country Fair is always a trip back in time, but this year’s edition just might be the most nostalgic ever. Couldn’t we all use a small dose of simple ...

Placer High helps fire victims

In their own wacky, original way, Placer High students and staff did what they could Tuesday to raise funds for victims of the 49 Fire. A fundraiser hosted by the school’s lead ...

Blessed to live in Auburn

As I arrived at my son’s football game at Placer High School at 2:30 Sunday I noticed for the first time the black cloud of smoke over North Auburn. I could hear the different p ...

Schools continue to assess 49 Fire's impact

Local educators are still waiting to hear from families they believe have been displaced by the 49 Fire. Michele Schuetz, Auburn Union Elementary School District superintendent, s ...

Individual acts of kindness multiply in wake of 49 Fire

Auburn is ground zero for firefighting efforts and for helping fire victims. A 275-acre blaze that destroyed 60 homes and businesses Sunday evening rattled the very heart of our c ...

Vintage vinyl and radio broadcast Lauer’s passion

Al Lauer’s love of music goes back to his childhood in Auburn, a passion he has embraced since then. He still remembers that first album he bought was by the Herman's Hermits. H ...

Placer High school year information packets must be picked up Monday

Because of budget constraints, Placer High School will not be mailing instructional material as in years past. Peter Efstathiu, Placer High School principal, said some information ...

‘Urinetown’ a real stunner

“Urinetown” (really uncomfortable emphasis, discomfort fades after the first few scenes) is the best of years of plays at Placer High School. All the actors are so good, you ...

Catch a perfect new musical

If you’re in town this weekend or next there’s a great chance to be astonished at the current work of our local theatrical talent in “Urinetown, The Musical.” The cast is ...

Wrestling room appreciated

I just wanted to issue a huge thanks to Gregg Roberts of Placer Union High School District, Placer High Principal Mr. Efstathiu, and Vice Principal Mr. Pantelioni for their work in ...

Buck Gein: Low-key, authentic American hero

It’s not often that you meet and talk with a real American hero. Buck Gein is 91 years old and is the real deal, a B-24 navigator with 35-plus bombing missions during World War I ...

Better look out for No. 1

That’s right, you read the posters correctly. The Placer Union Summer Theatre Academy is putting on a play called “Urinetown: The Musical.” While this may spur the obvious w ...