Placer High School

Sgt. Hardt remembered as ‘giving son’

An Auburn-area soldier killed Saturday while on duty in Afghanistan is being remembered as a young man who wanted to change the world. Football player, avid fisherman, outdoorsm ...

Gregg sparks Hillgals’ upswing

Carol French’s transition to coaching the Placer High girls golf team was pretty straight forward. Hannah Gregg’s move to the Hillgals’ club was a little more com ...

Falcons sweep up Whitney to remain perfect

Cassandra Campbell had nine digs, seven kills and three blocks and the Colfax High volleyball team swept visiting Whitney 25-19, 25-17, 25-20 Tuesday night. Iona Lofrano had seven ...

Applegate man killed in Afghanistan

A Placer High School graduate is among the casualties of one of the single deadliest attacks in Afghanistan. Josh Hardt, 24, of Applegate, was killed during a weekend attack that ...

Placer grad finds life in the cage to his liking

At 22 years old, Sunny Kandola is pretty much a normal young man finding his way through life full of hope for the future. He’s newly married and working full time with his fath ...

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 ...