PVL

SPORTS CHATTER: Placer's realignment talk generating lots of feedback

"It’s my own desire, it’s my own remorse Help me to decide. Help me make the most Of freedom and of pleasure Nothing ever lasts forever Everybody wants to rule ...

Bear River defends PVL swim titles, Placer girls end runner-up

The Bear River High girls swimming team showed how to defend a Pioneer Valley League championship despite tremendous opposition Saturday. The Bruin boys showed how to leave everyo ...

Placer sweeps Colfax in PVL track and field

Placer High athletes are bearing down on three Pioneer Valley League track and field championships. The varsity boys, varsity girls and frosh-soph boys remained undefeated by oust ...

UNBREAKABLE: Placer tennis claims PVL title with 98th consecutive win

Placer senior and No. 1 boys tennis singles player Kyle Fontes worked the baseline like a skilled surgeon Thursday, violently tagging returns to stay inbounds by only few inches, w ...

SPRING ROUNDUP: Placer, Colfax, Bear River results

Placer soccer Vanessa Alonzo scored in the 15th minute of the game after pushing through three defenders to follow up on a goalie deflection. Placer would go on to down Lincoln in ...

Nerissa Long throws three-hit shutout as Bear River downs Placer

Hope Ferri’s spider senses must have been tingling before Placer High centerfielder Kaelin Amrein made connection with Nerissa Long’s sixth-inning pitch, because a scre ...

Colfax takes baseball series finale over Placer

COLFAX ― Trying to remain in the chase for one of the Pioneer Valley League’s three berths to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, the Colfax High baseball team helped itself ...

BEAR NECESSITIES: Baseball Bruins must be great in April to reach section playoffs

The Pioneer Valley League baseball season is a lengthy festival. Each varsity team plays 15 games, facing the other five squads three times, twice a week during five double-featur ...

Time Travelers: Colfax soccer team looks for return to 2013 glory

A year ago – putting it bluntly – the Colfax High girls soccer team was fit to be tied. In what was possibly some sort of a Pioneer Valley League record, the Falcon gi ...

POPULAR MECHANICS: Placer softball squad motoring toward a strong PVL season

If a quarterback is dubbed the field general in football, then a softball pitcher is surely her sport’s president. Bolstered by the mechanics of a dexterous windmill pitch j ...

BRUINS 'R' BACK: Bear River softball returns 8 of 9 top hitters

When iconic Bear River High softball coach Duane Zauner retired from coaching in 2012, he etched his legacy across the athletic tape covering the barrel of a small practice bat uti ...

Placer scores five unanswered runs to take PVL baseball lead over Lincoln

After Lincoln High’s 2-0 lead evaporated in the smoke of hot Placer bats, the Fighting Zebra’s needed to do something, anything, to avoid relinquishing the Pioneer Vall ...

2015 PLACER BASEBALL PREVIEW: Hillmen set sights on a PVL crown

First-year Placer High baseball coach Tony Madrigal calls an end to his team meeting at the mound, a cue for Hillmen players to dart across the landscape of James Field at Auburn R ...

PVL girls basketball scores, standings, upcoming games: Placer girls survive upset-minded Lincoln in overtime

The nine seniors on the varsity girls basketball team at Lincoln High looked to end their prep careers at home Thursday night with a win against unbeaten PVL leader, Placer. For t ...