PVL

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Area roundup: Placer soccer allows rare goal in victory over Bear River

Brennan Entz didn’t care about getting a hat trick. Coach Dave Brown wasn’t worried about his team’s shutout streak ending. The Placer High School boys soccer team is more co ...

Despite off-field trauma, Placer boys soccer team keeps winning

Perhaps it was the jerseys. After being held scoreless in the first half wearing their home-team white soccer uniforms, the Hillmen switched to their green soccer shirts after the ...

Lady Hillmen win first PVL 18-hole meet

The Placer High School girls golf team won the first Pioneer Valley League 18-hole meet with ease on Monday. Hannah Gregg led the Lady Hillmen (468) with a 70 on the par-71 Bartley ...

Cross Country roundup: Placer High varsity boys, girls both win at PVL No. 1

Ruth Braica got her wish. The Placer High School varsity girls cross country team beat Bear River — and the rest of the Pioneer Valley League — at Gibson Ranch on Wedn ...

Lady Hillmen are on a mission to beat Bear River

Ruth Braica made it real clear what her Placer High School girls cross country team needs to do today in order to win the Pioneer Valley League Meet No. 1 at Gibson Ranch: Beat Bea ...

Bruins press on with optimism

With just over a week until the season kicks off, the Bear River High football team was hard at work preparing for the upcoming season during practice last week. In 90-degree heat ...

Bruins blossomed in spring

At Bear River High, mostly dismal fall and winter sports seasons gave way to a very happy spring during the 2009-10 school year. In the fall, only the Bruins’ girls cross countr ...

Heaps of highlights for Hillmen

After a topsy-turvy 2008 football season, Placer High took a more conventional route to success last fall. The result was the same – another trip to the Sac-Joaquin Section Divis ...

Whitney claws past Colfax

COLFAX — Unbeaten no more, the Colfax High girls soccer team is shifting its attention to another goal never before achieved at the school. Whitney dominated its regular season ...

Hillmen stretch streak in rout

Anthony Amara had four hits, Cameron Southward hit a grand slam and Placer High won its fourth straight Wednesday afternoon, pounding Colfax 16-3 in a Pioneer Valley League blowout ...

Nielsen leaps into record books

LAKE OF THE PINES — Michael Reid’s jaw dropped the first time he watched Kendal Nielsen triple jump. Nielsen, a Bear River High sophomore-to-be competing at an all-comers meet ...