Placer High

Placer High volleyball players compete at national championships

Seven Placer High girls' volleyball team members competed in their respective age groups at the Girls' Junior National Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Robert McNutt, director of t ...

Placer girls golf lands grant from PWGA

The Placer High girls golf team will get a leg up financially this year with a $300 grant from the Pacific Women's Golf Association. The association awards grants to three school g ...

Community Portrait: After 34 years at the library, time at last to read

As of today there will be one less familiar face around the Auburn Placer County Library. Longtime library employee Karri Samson is retiring from the library staff after 34 years o ...

Noon Hour Update: Man arrested on I-80; former coach has arraignment; history unlocked at Placer High and Western States women

Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Thursday editi ...

"get dressed!" offers refreshing mix for guys and gals

After graduating from Placer High, Maria Francis immersed herself in the world of clothing design.She attended the Art Institute for Fashion in Seattle and then became a designer. ...

Placer's ride comes to end

SACRAMENTO ? Ryan Mason?s powerful right arm was enough to stave off elimination for the Placer High baseball team early Wednesday, but the Hillmen couldn?t find the answer in the ...

Placer snowboarders recover on fresh snow

The Placer snowboarding team bounced back nicely Monday at Boreal Mountain Resort after a down race last week. The boys had three racers place in the top five and four in the top 1 ...

Prep basketball playoff picture takes shape

The latest California Interscholastic Federation Sac-Joaquin Section prep basketball power ranking didn’t yield much change but begins to paint a picture of what the playoffs sho ...

Placer sits 11 snowboarders due to lack of funds

On Sunday, Placer snowboard coach Mark Faulkner had finally lost enough sleep over the stress he faced and sat down to write an email he hoped he would never have to send: Some Pla ...

From the cage to the mat

As Manny Guzman strikes his sparring partner for the first time in a room full of professional fighters, he fits in easily and perhaps stands out slightly. His strikes come with a ...

Hillmen pinning strategy on basics

Don Packheiser doesn’t have a complex, secret formula for success as he takes the reins of the Placer High wrestling program. The veteran coach, who helped build E.V. Cain Middle ...

Veterans Day meaningful

The 2011 Auburn Veterans Day Parade: Good job by all. Well-organized. Good attendance. Good weather. Even the two trucks who had to clear a couple of cars parked to start the parad ...

Placer Union flexes football power

Each year before the Christmas lights go up, football stadiums light up the autumn sky in the foothills. Home playoff games have become an annual tradition at Placer High, Del Oro ...

Mardi Gras fundraiser benefits Placer High

Auburn residents can party Bourbon-Street style Saturday night without leaving town. The Power Club is being transformed into the New Orl-eans French Quarter for a Mardi Gras Dinn ...

Placer Spikers Outlast Falcons In Five

COLFAX – Monday night’s Pioneer Valley League girls volleyball showdown between Placer and Colfax is a fine example of why they keep score in athletics. In a back and forth ...