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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 ...

It takes two to title: Placer downs Center as PVL finish draws near

A 54-35 win over visiting Center High kept Placer’s dreams of a Pioneer Valley League boys basketball championship a tangible reality Wednesday, with only hostile ground rema ...