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Del Oro, Granite Bay to play for section crown

Del Oro and Granite Bay have gone over the roadblocks that momentarily slowed them down en route to their third match this season. The two boys tennis teams dispatched their oppone ...

Hillgals snap playoff draught

The quest for its first playoff appearance in 15 years had already taken long enough for the Placer High softball team. So, despite a vastly different lineup, the Hillgals droppe ...

Eagles clipped by Grizzlies in golf sectionals

The on-course rivalry with Granite Bay High continued Tuesday as Del Oro came up short in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II tournament at Rancho Murieta Country Club in Rancho Mu ...

Placer tennis explodes into third round

The Placer High coed tennis team continued its mark toward the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III crown Monday with a 7-0 win over visiting Calaveras. All of the Hillmen won in conv ...

Bruins explode past rival Colfax

LAKE OF THE PINES ? It took the Bear River High softball team five innings to swing their bats to life Wednesday. So when they took the field again Friday offense was a top priorit ...

Eagles drop heartbreaker to Roseville

LOOMIS ? In March, when Del Oro High was shocked by Roseville in a nine-run loss, the atmosphere was almost jovial. The Golden Eagles still had a lot to play for and that was just ...

Placer ends Bear River's eight-year run

LAKE OF THE PINES ? It didn?t matter that the Placer High softball hadn?t beaten Bear River in eight years. It didn?t matter that the Hillgals trailed by one run going into the six ...

Noder's goal nets Placer victory

The Hillgals? hopes of the postseason may be over but they?re not done with this season. Placer scored 10 minutes into the second half Monday off a corner kick from Caitlin Letcher ...

Colfax tennis advances in Division III playoffs

The No. 3-seeded Colfax High coed tennis team kicked off the postseason with big wins from their top players on the way to a 5-4 win over No. 2-seeded Riverbank in the first round ...

Placer swings into PVL title

CARMICHAEL ? Austin Childress topped his tee shot on the 16th hole, but with the way the Placer senior played Monday it didn?t matter. Although his tee shot only traveled about 40 ...

Del Oro, Placer ready for playoff race

April brought us rained-out games galore and sometimes full weeks without contests because of the weather. But now that the sun is shining high above and April has turned into May ...

Home runs at a premium this season

When Alyssa Reina swings through a ball her form is textbook, a smooth motion all the through the ball that looks so refined it?s become natural. Opposing pitchers have almost beco ...

Shorthanded Eagles dispatch Woodcreek

ROSEVILLE ? Without two of its best hitters Friday, the Del Oro High softball team needed players to step up in roles they weren?t accustomed to against rival Woodcreek. The increa ...

Attack-minded Placer falls to Lincoln

Attack was the word on Placer High’s mind Thursday night at Le Febvre Stadium as it tried to secure a playoff bid. Unfortunately for the Hillgals, Lincoln wasn’t about to let s ...

Eight Del Oro athletes sign with colleges

LOOMIS – It took Logan Lamb a little while to warm up to his college of choice but when his starting quarterback and second-leading rusher made their commitments it made his deci ...